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Monopoly Over Imported Gas Abolished
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has abolished the monopoly over imported gas sales held by the state gas company Naftogaz of Ukraine.
13 Nov 2012
Changes In The Competition Law Procedure In The Czech Republic
The Czech Chamber of Deputies has recently passed a long expected draft of an amendment to the Act on Protection of Competition (the "Act").
Czech Republic
31 Jul 2012
Czech Republic: New Business Opportunity Within The Czech Postal Market
In June 2012, a bill to amend the Czech Postal Services Act was finally approved.
Czech Republic
12 Jul 2012
Food Sector Remains A Key Priority For EU Competition Authorities
The European Competition Network (ECN), consisting of the competition authorities of the 27 EU Member States, has published a detailed report setting out the enforcement activities of competition authorities in the food sector.
European Union
20 Jun 2012
ECJ Ruling On Loyalty Discounts As Abuse Of Dominance
On 19 April 2012, a judgment of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rejected an appeal by Tomra Systems ASA against a 2010 judgment of the General Court.
European Union
27 Apr 2012
Abusive Pricing: ECJ Clarifies Rules On Selective Discounts And Below-Cost Selling
Yesterday, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down its judgment on a preliminary reference from the Danish Supreme Court regarding the rules on selective discounts and below-cost selling under the competition law prohibition of the abuse of a dominant market position.
European Union
5 Apr 2012
OFT Publishes Full Tobacco Retail Pricing Decision
The OFT has published its full decision on the tobacco investigation, in which it found that two tobacco manufacturers and ten retailers had engaged in unlawful retail pricing conduct, breaching the Chapter I prohibition of the Competition Act 1998 (the Act).
12 Jul 2010
Collapse of OFT's Case Against One Current and Three Former BA Executives
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) announced on 10 May 2010 that it has dropped its criminal proceedings against one current and three former executives of British Airways (BA) following a significant collapse in the prosecution’s evidence.
17 May 2010
OFT Concludes Tobacco Retail Pricing Investigation with Ł225 Million Fine
The Office of Fair Trading ("OFT") has today fined two tobacco manufacturers and ten retailers a total of Ł225 million for engaging in unlawful practices in relation to retail prices for tobacco products in the UK. It is the largest total fine imposed by the OFT to date.
19 Apr 2010
Minimum Retail Pricing For Cigarettes Infringes EU Law
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has found that legislation in France, Austria and Ireland fixing minimum prices for tobacco products including cigarettes infringes European Union law.
10 Mar 2010
UOKiK Fines For Resale Price Maintenance
Competition Authority (UOKiK) has recently announced three decisions in which business have been fined a total of PLN 253,000 (c. €62,000) for price-fixing agreements.
5 Feb 2010
Cartel In Construction Materials Market
Ceramic tile producer Cersanit S.A. has been fined for entering into anti-competitive agreements with its wholesalers.
8 Jan 2010
Construction Recruiters Fined Ł39.27 Million For Collective Boycott And Price Fixing
The UK's Office of Fair Trading (OFT) on 30 September 2009 fined six recruitment agencies a total of Ł39.27 million for agreeing to boycott another company and agreeing to fix target fee rates in the supply of candidates to the construction industry, in breach of the Competition Act 1998 (CA 1998).
5 Oct 2009
Criminalisation Of Cartels
On 1 January 2010, criminal sanctions will be introduced for behaviour that leads to or facilitates the creation of a cartel, regardless of whether Czech or EU competition law applies.
Czech Republic
1 Apr 2009
Massive Cartel Fines For The Upstream Oil Sector
Yesterday, the European Commission announced that it has imposed fines totalling over €131 million on five companies involved in the marine hoses cartel, which operated worldwide between 1986 and 2007.
3 Feb 2009
New Anti-Monopoly Proceedings Against PKN Orlen
Anti-monopoly proceedings have been brought against PKN Orlen, one of the leading oil companies in Central and Eastern Europe and the biggest in Poland.
25 Jul 2008
A Wake Up Call For The Oil Industry - Time To Review Your Competition Compliance
The first ever convictions in the UK for a cartel offence were handed down yesterday to three UK executives in the oil services sector.
16 Jun 2008
Competition Commission Lifts SME Bank Price Controls
On 21 December 2007 the Competition Commission confirmed its decision to lift temporary price controls imposed in 2003 on the UK’s four largest banks that serve small and medium sized enterprises (Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds TSB and RBS).
4 Jan 2008
OFT Agrees Settlements In Dairy Investigation
On 7 December 2007 the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) announced that it has concluded early resolution agreements with Asda, Dairy Crest, Safeway (regarding conduct before it was acquired by Morrisons), Sainsbury’s, The Cheese Company and Wiseman.
13 Dec 2007
OFT Provisional Decision On Dairy Sector Price Fixing
On 20 September 2007 the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) announced that it has provisionally decided that certain dairy processors and large supermarkets have colluded to increase the prices of dairy products, in contravention of UK competition law.
26 Sep 2007
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