The Athens Administrative Court of Appeals totally annuls a fine imposed by the Hellenic Competition Commission based on mitigating factors (Unilever Hellas)

On June 2014, the Athens Administrative Court of Appeals issued decision number 3807/2014 annulling a fine imposed by the Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC) on Unilever Hellas for engaging in conduct to restrict parallel imports. Brief History In short, the HCC, in the context of an ex officio investigation in the detergents sector, examined a clause in the agreements between Unilever and certain super markets during 2000-2003 which was found to restrict parallel imports, since it explicitly prohibited super markets from purchasing products offered by Unilever from third-party importers. The HCC (decision 441/V/2009) found that: a) Unilever was playing a leading role in the implementation of the said clause by threatening super markets that breach of this clause would render the

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  • Prentoulis Gerakini Law Partnership (Athens)

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Nancy Gerakini, The Athens Administrative Court of Appeals totally annuls a fine imposed by the Hellenic Competition Commission based on mitigating factors (Unilever Hellas), 10 June 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin Parallel imports, Art. N° 70971

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