The Competition Authority adjusts the basic amount of the fine to take into account aggravating circumstances. Aggravating factors that may increase the amount of the fine include:

– the particularly anticompetitive nature of a practice;

– its duration and organized nature;

– the fact that the practice took place on an emerging market;

– the continuous participation in the collusive behavior;

– the fact that the practice has been the subject of a previous injunction;

– knowledge of the unlawful nature of the practice;

– the position of the undertaking on the market due notably to its particular reputation, quality, the fact that it belongs to a large group where it does not act autonomously on the market or its economic power;

–  the fact that the undertaking’s behavior is an example to others notably in its position as dominant market leader;

– the undertaking’s role as leader.