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Competition & Antitrust

02 July 2020
Anna Turi HCA imposes record fine on Booking.com for unfair commercial practices

Hungary - Schoenherr

The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) recently imposed a record fine on Booking.com BV for undertaking unfair commercial practices by misleadingly advertising certain hotel rooms with "free cancellation" and engaging in pressure selling. Although a surprise for many industry players, this decision aligns with the HCA's tendency to impose significantly higher fines in unfair commercial practice cases compared with previous years.

Author: Anna Turi
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Gönenç Gürkaynak Recent amendments to law on protection of competition

Turkey - ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

After rounds of revisions and failed enactment attempts over a span of several years, the proposal for amendments to Law 4054 on the Protection of Competition has finally been approved by Parliament. According to the proposal's recital, the amendments to Law 4054 aim to embody the Turkish Competition Authority's 20-plus years' enforcement experience and bring Turkish competition law closer to EU competition law.

Author: Gönenç Gürkaynak
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Recent updates

Lucía Ojeda Cárdenas COFECE deemed to have jurisdiction to review Uber-Cornershop merger

Mexico - SAI Law & Economics

Authors: Lucía Ojeda Cárdenas, Alejandra Magaña Cruz
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Israel - Tadmor Levy & Co

Authors: Shai Bakal, Ram Yamin
Carlos Trujillo Competition authority introduces fast-track merger procedure

Ecuador - Meythaler & Zambrano Abogados

Author: Carlos Trujillo
Eva Škufca CPA praises Coca-Cola for good business practices

Slovenia - Schoenherr

Authors: Eva Škufca, Urša Picelj
Robin D Adelstein Global antitrust and competition trends in 2020

International - Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Authors: Robin D Adelstein, Gerald A Stein, Amanda Wait, Vic Domen

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