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Competition & Antitrust

19 September 2019
Anna Turi Compensating consumers may save reputation

Hungary - Schoenherr

Misleading business-to-consumer information may lead to significant fines. Two recent Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) decisions prove that the HCA has maintained its position as a watchdog of both consumer rights and fair competition. In both cases, the companies were investigated by the HCA because they had omitted to tell customers important information, thereby harming them.

Authors: Anna Turi, Márk Kovács
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Man Mohan Sharma Supreme Court permits material seized during dawn raid to be used as evidence

India - Vaish Associates Advocates

On 15 January 2019 the Supreme Court allowed the Competition Commission of India's (CCI's) appeal against a Delhi High Court order which had prohibited the CCI director general from acting on the evidence seized during a dawn raid of 19 September 2014. The dawn raid in question was the first to be conducted by the director general and formed part of the investigation into JCB India Limited's alleged abuse of its dominant position.

Author: Man Mohan Sharma
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Eva Škufca Amendments to Competition Act on horizon

Slovenia - Schoenherr

The Ministry of Economic Development and Technology is contemplating significant amendments to Slovenia's antitrust and merger control proceedings and has prepared a draft amendment to the Prevention of Restriction of Competition Act. However, the ministry has yet to communicate when the proposed amendments will be placed in the legislative proceeding of the National Assembly and it remains unclear when the draft amendment will come into effect and how it will be worded.

Authors: Eva Škufca, Urša Picelj
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Gönenç Gürkaynak Competition Board orders gym franchiser to revise non-compete and non-poaching clauses

Turkey - ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

The Competition Board recently published the results of its preliminary investigation into a gym franchise business following a complaint that its franchising agreements violated Law 4054 and the Block Exemption Communique on Vertical Agreements. The board ordered the franchiser to revise its non-compete and non-poaching clauses to comply with competition law in terms of duration, geographical area and written consent.

Author: Gönenç Gürkaynak
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Recent updates

Man Mohan Sharma CCI finds no evidence of resale price maintenance in sale of Kaff appliances on Snapdeal

India - Vaish Associates Advocates

Author: Man Mohan Sharma
Samuel Beighton UK competition authority continues to penalise individuals for competition law infringements

United Kingdom - Gowling WLG

Authors: Samuel Beighton, Bernardine Adkins
Keiji Tonomura New protection for Big Data under Unfair Competition Prevention Act

Japan - Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Author: Keiji Tonomura
Hao Zhan Why doesn't safe harbour rule apply to non-IP monopoly agreements?

China - AnJie Law Firm

Authors: Hao Zhan, Ying Song, Zhan Yang
Sanaya F Vachha Competition Commission initiates Phase II review of Uber's acquisition of Careem

Pakistan - Vellani & Vellani

Author: Sanaya F Vachha
Shai Bakal Competition authority initiates wide-reaching reform of merger reporting regulations

Israel - Tadmor Levy & Co

Authors: Shai Bakal, Roi Krause
Anna Turi By cash or card? HCA releases findings of sector inquiry into bank card acceptance market

Hungary - Schoenherr

Authors: Anna Turi, Márk Kovács
Désirée Stebler Federal Administrative Court rules on abuse of dominant position

Switzerland - Lenz & Staehelin

Author: Désirée Stebler