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Competition & Antitrust

13 August 2020
Galina Petkova Competition analysis of production, transmission and supply of heating for household and non-household needs

Bulgaria - Schoenherr

The Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) recently opened a sector analysis of the markets for the production, transmission and supply of heating for household and non-household needs and vertically connected markets. The CPC pointed out that it has examined various aspects of the energy sector in recent years (eg, proceedings for antitrust breaches by participants on the relevant market).

Author: Galina Petkova
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Pawel Kulak UOKiK publishes guidelines regarding competition-related fines imposed on managers

Poland - Schoenherr

Under the Competition Act, when an undertaking is fined for being a party to a restrictive agreement, the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) can impose financial penalties on the undertaking's managers. The UOKiK recently published a soft law document which provides detailed rules for determining such penalties. According to the new guidelines, fine calculations are a multi-stage process in which an array of objective and subjective criteria are taken into account.

Author: Pawel Kulak
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Eva Škufca Administrative Court revokes TV channel divestment order

Slovenia - Schoenherr

​The Administrative Court recently overturned a Competition Protection Agency (CPA) divestment order, pursuant to which Dutch telecoms provider United Group was required to sell its Sport Klub TV channels for having breached the competition rules relating to market concentration. Although the court's ruling returns the case to the CPA for reconsideration, it does not affect the CPA's earlier decision to fine United Group €3.7 million for the late notification of its acquisition of the Sport Klub TV channels.

Authors: Eva Škufca, Urša Picelj
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Recent updates

Eva Škufca Court slashes Agrokor's gun-jumping fine to €1 million

Slovenia - Schoenherr

Authors: Eva Škufca, Urša Picelj
Ying Song Hybrid antitrust law – interaction between administrative enforcement and private action

China - AnJie Law Firm

Author: Ying Song
Sascha Dethof Federal Court of Justice demonstrates antitrust law limits to data collection through Facebook

Germany - Fieldfisher (Germany) LLP

Author: Sascha Dethof
Martin André Dittmer Pharmaceutical distributor found guilty of excessive pricing

Denmark - Gorrissen Federspiel

Authors: Martin André Dittmer, Thomas Skou
Lucía Ojeda Cárdenas Three for one: austerity initiative to blend regulatory and antitrust institutions

Mexico - SAI Law & Economics

Authors: Lucía Ojeda Cárdenas, Mariana Carrion
Adam Bell COVID-19 Weekly Report (25-31 May 2020)

International - International Law Office

Author: Adam Bell

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