On behalf of the team

On 14 October 2020, Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) published a press release stating that it had reached a settlement with ThyssenKrupp GfT Gleistechnik GmbH and ThyssenKrupp Materials Services GmbH on damages for (possible) cartel agreements in the “private market rail cartel”. [1]DB schließt Vergleich mit thussenkrupp zu Schadenersatz beim Schinenkartell‘, 14 October 2020, Deutsche Bahn’s website. The background to the settlement is a fine imposed in 2013 by the German competition authority, the Bundeskartellamt, on DB and various construction companies that carried out infrastructure projects for DB. ThyssenKrupp supplied, among other things, the materials for those projects. The details of the settlement have not been disclosed.