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Competition & Antitrust

17 October 2019
Galina Petkova CPC fines snack distributor for unfair solicitation of customers

Bulgaria - Advokatsko Druzhestvo Andreev Stoyanov & Tsekova in cooperation with Schönherr

The Commission on the Protection of Competition (CPC) recently fined a snack distributor 4% of its annual turnover for the unfair solicitation of customers. The commission relied on its earlier practice to determine whether a promotional campaign launched by the distributor had infringed the Competition Protection Act. This decision is a helpful reminder that in order to avoid competition law violations, companies must carefully consider which prizes to offer in promotional campaigns.

Authors: Galina Petkova, Rosen Manchev
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Yoshihiko Matake Recent developments regarding attorney-client privilege

Japan - Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Japan is one of only three OECD jurisdictions to not recognise attorney-client privilege. In response to discussions and lobbying, the Diet has announced amendments to the Anti-monopoly Law which will partially introduce attorney-client privilege in administrative investigations pursuant to ordinances under the law or certain prescribed guidelines.

Author: Yoshihiko Matake
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Authors: Martin André Dittmer, Thomas Skou
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Authors: José Inácio Ferraz De Alemeida Prado Filho, Bruna Anklam
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India - Vaish Associates Advocates

Author: Man Mohan Sharma
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Switzerland - Lenz & Staehelin

Authors: Marcel Meinhardt, Simona Baselgia
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Turkey - ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

Author: Gönenç Gürkaynak
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Hungary - Schoenherr

Authors: Anna Turi, Márk Kovács