CEE: EU & Competition Monthly Bulletin - September

08 October 2018 | schoenherr publications newsletters

Stay informed about the latest developments in competition law in Central and Eastern Europe with Schoenherr's multi-jurisdictional newsletter. Each issue offers insight into developments in merger control, anti-trust, as well as public and private enforcement in the region.

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MERGER CONTROL

  • Belgium/EU: European Commission (EC) clears Shazam/Apple merger unconditionally after referral from, inter alia, Austria
     
  • Bulgaria: First sanction for incomplete information in merger notification

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CARTEL PROHIBITION

  • Austria: Semperit fined EUR 1.6 million for market sharing within a JV
     
  • Czech Republic: Rail freight transporters fined for bid-rigging
     
  • Hungary: Substantial reduction of medical equipment bid rigging fine
     
  • Moldova: Three construction companies fined for bid rigging
     
  • Romania: Market for non-prescription medicine and dietary supplements under scrutiny
     
  • Serbia: Four new cartel probes against baby care companies have been opened
     
  • Slovakia: Slovakia's Antimonopoly Office (SAO) has opened an e-commerce sector inquiry

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ABUSE OF DOMINANCE

  • Austria: Data firm abused dominant position according to court
     
  • Moldova: Moldova's Supreme Court upholds abuse fine against electricity firm
     
  • Poland: Polish window maker Fakro challenges a decision of the European Commission (EC) before the General Court 
     
  • Romani: Romania's Competition Council (CC) commenced proceedings against a hydropower firm
     
  • Serbia: MasterCard may have restricted competition by imposing excessive fallback interchange feeds
     
  • Turkey: Google fined for abuse of dominance

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PUBLIC ENFORCEMENT

  • Czech Republic: Czech Competition Authority (CCA) and Czech Energy Regulatory Office (CERO) cooperate in monitoring the wholesale electricity and gas markets
     
  • Slovakia: Slovakia's Antimonopoly Office (SAO) has published updated guidelines on its method of setting fines

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PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT

  • Hungary: Hungarian court has asked the ECJ to give guidance on jurisdiction regarding truck cartel damages claims

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