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  1. Legal news
    14 July 2021
    An alternative approach to resolving a potential competition law issue

    The Office for the Protection of Competition (Office) recently applied an alternative solution to a potential competition issue related to vertical resale price agreements and customer restriction agreements. Although ...

  2. Legal news
    19 April 2021
    Request for a CJEU preliminary ruling regarding the evidence disclosure under the EU Damages Directive

    The Czech Supreme Court lodged a request for a preliminary ruling (Case C-57/21) on 1 February 2021 regarding evidence disclosure under the EU Damages Directive 2014/104/EU.

  3. Legal news
    16 February 2021
    More powers for the Czech competition authority?

    Currently, there are two bills being discussed in the Czech Parliament. Under the first bill, which implements the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) in the Czech Republic, the Czech Office for the ...

  4. Legal news
    14 July 2021
    UOKiK‘s 2020 report shows a stricter approach to competition breaches

    At the end of June, the Polish Competition Authority (UOKiK) published its annual activity report for 2020 (the Report). The Report shows that last year was particularly notable for UOKiK’s enforcement.

  5. Legal news
    13 October 2021
    Ceramic bricks market: conclusions of the first ever accelerated sector inquiry

    The Hungarian Competition Authority (“GVH”) concluded its accelerated sector inquiry, the first ever of this kind of procedure, in relation to the ceramic brick market on 23 September 2021. In its conclusions, the GVH ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Legal news
    15 September 2020
    UOKiK investigates rebate practices of 19 retail chains in Poland

    In early July, the Polish competition authority (UOKiK) has opened preliminary investigations into the rebate practices of 19 retail chains. In particular, the authority will focus on whether retrospective rebates are ...

  8. Legal news
    16 November 2020
    UOKiK imposes record fines on companies involved in developing Nord Stream 2

    The President of the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection ("UOKiK") has imposed the biggest fine for gun-jumping ever by a national competition authority. The UOKiK imposed a fine of over PLN 29 billion ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Legal news
    08 February 2019
    European Commission approves €36 million Polish investment aid to LG Chem's electric vehicles batteries plant

    The European Commission has cleared Poland's €36 million investment aid to LG Chem for a new electric vehicle batteries plant in the Dolnoślaskie region under the EU State aid rules.