Stay informed about the latest developments in competition law in Central and Eastern Europe with Schoenherr's multi-jurisdictional newsletter. Each issue offers insight into developments in merger control, anti-trust, and unfair competition in the region.

This edition's main takeaways:

Several investigations in CEE pertaining to collusion in response to the current emergency.

Unfair competition:
The Czech Supreme Court has ruled that parts of the Czech UTP act are unconstitutional.
A draft UTP act has been proposed in Romania, which would up the ante on local UTP enforcement significantly.
EUR 7m fine in Hungary on

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Table of Contents

COVID-19 advisory and enforcement
National competition authorities' advisory and enforcement in the context of COVID-19 (April 2020) 

Pool equipment supplier may face fine for vertical restraints

Czech Republic
Unfair Competition: Czech Constitutional Court upholds Act on Significant Market Power but declares 3 % limit on marketing payments unconstitutional 

Collusion fine on banking association overturned by country's top court 
Hungarian Competition Authority imposed a record fine of HUF 2.5bln (approx. EUR 7m) on for unfair commercial practices 
Investigation into aggressive communication practices on website 
Upcoming amendments to the Competition Act

The renewal of the Competition Council president's mandate falls outside the scope of the ECN+ Directive 
Consultation on draft legislation to implement the Unfair Trading Practices Directive  

Competition Authority opens industrial park abuse inquiry  
Slovak postal firm under scrutiny for withholding information 

The Agency exposes Coca-Cola as an example of good practice in ensuring compliance with competition regulations 

Turkish Coca-Cola bottling company facing competition investigation   

Originally published 22 May, 2020

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