Hungarian Competition Authority

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Hungarian Competition Authority The Hungarian Competition Authority initiates proceedings for a suspected cartel during a procurement of health equipment aimed at saving energy (Siemens Healthcare)

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The GVH has initiated a proceeding for a suspected cartel* On 11 April 2016 the Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal – GVH) initiated a competition supervision proceeding against several undertakings (Siemens Healthcare Kft., GE Hungary Ipari és Kereskedelmi Kft., PHILIPS (...)

Hungarian Competition Authority The Hungarian Competition Authority fines two undertakings for creating and operating a rebate system to the detriment of their online retailers of contact lenses and care products (Alcon Hungária)

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The GVH stepped up against the restriction of the online distribution of contact lenses and care products* The Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) established in its decision that by creating and operating a rebate system to the detriment of the online retailers of CIBA contact lenses and (...)

Hungarian Competition Authority The Hungarian Competition Authority imposes a procedural fine against a company refusing to communicate accurate data to calculate a fine for an infringement (Cemex)

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A procedural fine of HUF 20 million for Cemex* The Competition Council of the Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) imposed a procedural fine of HUF 20 million on Cemex Hungária Epítőanyagok Kft. (Cemex) because the undertaking failed to provide accurate data to the GVH to enable it to impose a (...)

Hungarian Competition Authority The Hungarian Competition Authority accepts the commitments offered by two companies operating in the market of card payment services and closes the cartel proceeding (MasterCard / OTP)

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The case of MasterCard and OTP is closed by the acceptance of commitments* The Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal – GVH) accepted the commitments offered by MasterCard Europe Sprl (MasterCard) and OTP Bank Nyrt. (OTP), through the implementation of which the undertakings (...)

Hungarian Competition Authority The Hungarian Competition Authority accepts the commitments of two water companies regarding the data used for the calculation of a contribution on water utility and closes the antitrust proceeding against them (Fővárosi Vízművek and Fővárosi Csatornázási Művek)

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The proceedings against Fővárosi Vízművek Zrt. and Fővárosi Csatornázási Művek Zrt. have ended with the acceptance of commitments* The Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal – GVH) accepted the commitments of Fővárosi Vízművek Zrt. (FVM) and Fővárosi Csatornázási Művek Zrt. (FCSM), (...)

Hungarian Competition Authority The Hungarian Competition Authority imposes fines on several driving schools for concerting on the prices of their trainings (ATI Autóközlekedési Tanintézet)

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The driving schools in Győr have concerted the price of their trainings* According to the decision of the Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal – GVH), the ATI Autóközlekedési Tanintézet Kft., "BILUX" Győr-Moson-Sopron Megyei Gépjárművezető Kft., HORVÁTH TANODA Oktató és (...)

Hungarian Competition Authority The Hungarian Competition Authority imposes fines on four regional publishers for having implemented an anticompetitive agreement aiming to share markets in the county-wide daily newspapers market (Axel Springer)

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Regional publishers shared the market of county-wide daily newspapers* The Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal – GVH) established that Axel Springer Magyarország Kft. (Axel Springer, its new name: Mediaworks Kft.), Russmedia Kft. (Russmedia, its former name: Inform Média), (...)

Hungarian Competition Authority The Hungarian Competition Authority imposes fines on seven undertakings for having implementing an anticompetitive agreement in the car refinishing paints used in domestic damage calculation software market (Autocolor Festékgyártó és Forgalmazó Kft)

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Press Release published on the official website of the Hungarian Competition Authority. GVH decision is made in the car refinishing paints agreement* The Gazdasági Veresenyhivatal (GVH – the Hungarian Competition Authority) stated that importers of car refinishing paints and an undertaking (...)

Hungarian Competition Authority The Hungarian Competition Authority imposes fines of € 1 million on one producer of TV and computer monitor tubes for having implementing anticompetitive practices (Samsung SDI / LG Philips Displays)

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Press Release published on the official website of the Hungarian Competition Authority. Fine imposed by the GVH for restrictive agreement* The Gazdasági Versenyhivatal (GVH – the Hungarian Competition Authority) stated that Samsung SDI (Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. in joint and several liability with (...)

Hungarian Competition Authority The Hungarian Competition Authority imposes fines on eight ready-mix concrete manufacturers in Budapest and on the Hungarian Concrete Association for engaging in a price fixing agreement (Betonpartner)

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2.7 billion fine on several ready-mix concrete manufacturers in Budapest* The Gazdasági Versenyhivatal (GVH – the Hungarian Competition Authority) in its decision on 30 June 2014 imposed a total fine of 2 790 200 000 HUF (9 300 000 EUR) on eight ready-mix concrete manufacturers in Budapest and (...)

Hungarian Competition Authority The Hungarian Competition Authority initiates a competition supervision proceeding following its unannounced inspection held at the seats of two realtors (Duna House / Otthon Centrum Franchising)

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The GVH commenced proceeding because of suspected cartel* On 3 July 2014 the Gazdasági Versenyhivatal (GVH – Hungarian Competition Authority) launched a competition supervision procedure against DUNA HOUSE FRANCHISE Kft. (Real Estate Agency) and Otthon Centrum Franchising Tanácsadó Kft. (Real (...)

Hungarian Competition Authority The Hungarian Competition imposes fines for exchange of information via market research services concerning the individual sales volumes for contact lenses (CooperVision Optikai Cikkeket Forgalmazó)

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Restrictive agreements on the market of contact lenses* The Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal - GVH) decided that CooperVision Optikai Cikkeket Forgalmazó Kft., FOTEX-OFOTÉRT Optikai és Fotócikk Kereskedelmi Kft., Johnson Johnson Egészségügyi és Babaápolási Termékeket Gyártó (...)

Hungarian Competition Authority The Hungarian Competition Authority accepts commitments concerning changes made to the gas oil wholesale listed prices in relation to an allegation of abuse of dominance (MOL)

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GVH has accepted commitments offered by the MOL* The Gazdasági Versenyhivatal (GVH, the Hungarian Competition Authority) has accepted commitments offered by MOL Magyar Olaj-és Gázipari Nyrt (MOL – the Hungarian Oil Company). According to the commitments, in the next 5 years the changes made to the (...)

Hungarian Competition Authority The Hungarian Competition Authority establishes anti-competitive behaviour consisting in price fixing and market sharing during the tender for a complex measuring of thermal stations (Geoservice)

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Fines imposed for restrictive practices* The Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) established that GEO-LOG Környezetvédelmi és Geofizikai Kft. (GEO-LOG), and “GEOSERVICE” Geofizikai, Geológiai és Kútszelvényező Kft. (GEOSERVICE) had breached competition rules by concluding integrated, complex and (...)

Hungarian Competition Authority The Hungarian Competition Authority conducts on spot inspections without prior notification at the premises of a number of TV-broadcasting companies (Media Support and Asset Management Fund)

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Suspected cartel in public procedure* On 21 February 2014 the Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal – GVH) initiated a supervision proceeding against HTD Szaknévsor Kiadó Kft., JRM Produkció Kft., Nosztalgia-Design Kft., “PUPU Produkció” Filmgyártó Kft., TVP Televíziós és videó (...)

Hungarian Competition Authority The Hungarian Competition imposes fines on 11 financial institutions due to their concerted practice aimed at limiting the full prepayment of foreign currency loans (Budapest Bank)

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9,5 billion HUF fine in the "full prepayment loan banking case"* The Gazdasági Versenyhivatal (GVH, the Hungarian Competition Authority) in its decision delivered on 19 November 2013 imposed a fine of 9.488.200.000 (cca 31,6 million Euro) on 11 financial institutions due to their concerted (...)

Hungarian Competition Authority The Hungarian Competition Authority establishes vertical restrictive agreements between book publishers and retailers and imposes fines (Pécsi Direkt)

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Restrictive agreements on the book market* The Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal - GVH) determined that Pécsi Direkt Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató Kft., Líra Könyv Zrt., Libri Könyvkereskedelmi Kft, and Sun Books Könyvkereskedelmi Kft ("f.a." - being liquidated), which are book (...)

Hungarian Competition Authority The Hungarian Competition Authority finds that cable companies have applied restrictive conditions in their model contracts for programme distribution and imposes fines (Kábelkommunikációs / Kábeltelevíziós)

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Restrictive practices of cable associations* The Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal - GVH) established that the Hungarian Cabel Communications Association (Magyar Kábelkommunikációs Szövetség - MKSZ) and the Hungarian Cable Television and Telecommunication Association (Magyar (...)

Hungarian Competition Authority The Hungarian Competition Authority discontinues the proceedings concerning the practice of recommended end-user prices contained in contracts with cash-register services providers (ALT CASH)

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The GVH terminated its proceedings against ALT CASH Kft.* The Hungarian Competition Authority (hereinafter: GVH) terminated the proceedings it had initiated against ALT CASH Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató Kft. for a suspected infringement of the prohibition of restrictive agreements. Based on the (...)

Hungarian Competition Authority The Hungarian Competition Authority terminates its investigation in connection with the price setting of certified translations and attestation of translations (Országos Fordító)

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Investigation against OFFI terminated by the Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH)* On 21 May 2013, the Gazdasági Versenyhivatal (GVH - Hungarian Competition Authority) terminated the competition supervision proceedings that had been initiated against OFFI. The GVH investigated whether the (...)

Hungarian Competition Authority The Hungarian Competition Authority initiates a competition supervision procedure against a dominant undertaking on the market for debit cards (MasterCard Europe)

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Competition supervision procedure initiated against MasterCard Europe Sprl* The Gazdasági Versenyhivatal (GVH - Hungarian Competition Authority) has initiated a competition supervision procedure against MasterCard Europe Sprl for an alleged abuse of a dominant position. The GVH noticed that (...)

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