The Romanian Competition Council sanctions a collective boycott aimed at the elimination of a competitor from the market (Brand Programming Network)

Introduction The Romanian Competition Council ("RCC") published in January 2015 a decision ("RCC Decision") pursuant to an investigation concerning an alleged cartel on the market for media buying services ("RCC Investigation"). The RCC Investigation involved a significant number of companies i.e. 11 companies active on the market for media buying services. The RCC Investigation is the first such inquiry carried out in the media sector and involving exclusionary practices carried-out by a large number of companies. In October 2012, the RCC decided to open an investigation having as object the breach of art. 5 of Competition Law (which mirrors the provisions of art. 101 TFEU) and performed dawn-raids at several companies active in the media sector. General context regarding the

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  • DLA Piper Dinu SCA (Bucharest)
  • DLA Piper Dinu SCA (Bucharest)

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Alina Lacatus, Sandra Moga, The Romanian Competition Council sanctions a collective boycott aimed at the elimination of a competitor from the market (Brand Programming Network), 3 December 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2014, Art. N° 71868

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