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Competition & Antitrust

13 June 2019
Sanaya F Vachha Penalty imposed on electric cable manufacturers for non-disclosure of material information

Pakistan - Vellani & Vellani

The Competition Commission recently initiated proceedings against 18 electric cable manufacturers which had engaged in deceptive marketing practices under the Competition Act by failing to disclose to consumers that there were cash/cash coupons in the packaging of electric wire cable bundles. The commission's enquiry concluded that on account of this omission, purchasers of the product had been unaware of the coupons and this benefit had instead transferred to various electricians.

Author: Sanaya F Vachha
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Pawel Kulak Constitutional Tribunal finds undertakings have right to appeal against consent to conduct searches

Poland - Schoenherr

The Constitutional Tribunal recently analysed regulations regarding dawn raids carried out by the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection and ruled that the respective law is not in line with the Constitution insofar as it excludes the possibility to challenge rulings allowing searches to be conducted. As a result, the Competition Act will be amended to provide searched undertakings with the possibility to appeal against Circuit Court consent to conduct searches.

Author: Pawel Kulak
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