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  1. Legal news
    14 July 2020
    Loosening restrictions on non-compete for start-ups

    The Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) allowed non-compete undertakings beyond its past practice in a scale-up investment round into the Hungarian software developer training start-up, CodeCool.

  2. Legal news
    12 June 2020
    Relentless crackdown on unfair trading practices against consumers in Hungary

    In the last eight months, the Hungarian Competition Office (“GVH”) initiated a host of inspections and imposed unprecedented fines on online service operators for misleading consumers. A trend seems to unfold of the GVH ...

  3. Legal news
    15 September 2020
    Consumers subjected to unfair B2C commercial practices due to COVID-19

    The Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) keeps a watchful eye over advertisement claims regarding alleged COVID-19 treatments that exploit the vulnerability of consumers in the current pandemic. The GVH initiated an ...

  4. Legal news
    13 October 2020
    Big data in verticals - the next big investigation in Hungary?

    Issues around Big Data and access to data as an essential input are rapidly gaining importance in vertical relationships. This was made clear in the Commission’s recently published evaluation of stakeholder input in the ...

  5. Legal news
    16 February 2021
    Make sure it's fresh and clear – The HCA’s guidelines on environmental claims

    The growing expectation of consumers towards manufacturers in offering environmental-friendly products and the impact of this expectation to commercial practises did not go unnoticed in Hungary either. At the end of ...

  6. Legal news
    19 September 2019
    Competitive Edge: Competition & EU law news - September 2019

    Keeping you up to date on Competition & EU Law developments in Europe and beyond

  7. Legal news
    16 July 2020
    Competitive Edge: Competition & EU law news - July 2020

    Keeping you up to date on Competition & EU Law developments in Europe and beyond.

  8. Legal news
    18 July 2018
    New best practice rules for internal documents under the EU Merger Regulation

    In January 2018 , Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, announced that the Commission were preparing a set of best practices on requests for internal documents in merger cases, on the strength of internal ...

  9. Legal news
    07 May 2019
    The EC puts an end to decades of competition law enforcement against interchange fees: What's next for interchange fees?

    We provide below a brief recap on the many-many years of competition law enforcement by the European Commission (EC) against interchange fees, a summary of the EC decision of 29 April 2019 related to Visa's and ...