unfair trade practices info corner

To improve the position of SME in the food supply chain, the EU has adopted legislation that bans certain unfair trading practices ("UTP"). Corresponding national rules in Central and Eastern Europe are often significantly stricter than the EU counterparts, sometimes expanding the rules on unfair abuses of significant market power ("SMP") also to other industries. We help our clients navigate this patchwork and structure their contractual relationships accordingly. Should stakeholders take issue with the practices of our clients, we have significant experience in defending them before authorities and courts.

This info corner summaries the main UTP acts and other acts aiming to curb the exercise of SMP, decisions, supplementing materials, as well as our insights and thoughts on this topic.    

Laws and Codes

  • Competition Act EN


Leading Cases

Studies, notes and links


Schoenherr Publications on UTP

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