The Hungarian Competition Authority establishes that the conclusion of exclusive distribution agreements could also constitute a concentration under certain circumstances (Pappas Auto, Danube Truck/Iveco)

I. Facts Pappas Auto Magyarország Kereskedelmi és Szervíz Kft. (“Pappas Auto”) and Danube Truck Magyarország Kft. (“Danube Truck”) acquired the vehicle distribution, spare part supply and maintenance branches of IVECO commercial vehicles and buses from IVECO S.p.A. (“IVECO”). Both Pappas Auto and Danube Truck belong to the Pappas Group that is engaged in the retail distribution, spare part supply and maintenance services of Mercedes, Kia and Fiat-branded vehicles. IVECO’s subsidiary, IVECO Magyarország Kft. (“IVECO Hungary”) imported IVECO-branded vehicles to Hungary and transmitted them to independent distributors. The Competition Council (the decision-making body of the Hungarian Competition Authority, “GVH”) of the GVH had to reach a conclusion regarding the question whether the distribution

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  • Dentons (Budapest)
  • Hungarian Competition Authority (Budapest)

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Tihamer Toth, Aranka Nagy, The Hungarian Competition Authority establishes that the conclusion of exclusive distribution agreements could also constitute a concentration under certain circumstances (Pappas Auto, Danube Truck/Iveco), 30 June 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin Exclusive distribution, Art. N° 68843

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