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The Kiev Commercial Court of Appeal quashes a Lower Court’s ruling upholding the decision of the Antimonopoly Committee in a case involving allegations of anticompetitive information exchange (AC Nielsen)

On 31 March 2016, the Kiev Commercial Court of Appeal (the "Court of Appeal") quashed the ruling of the Kiev Commercial Court (the "Lower Court") upholding the decision of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (the "AMC") in the case involving allegations that certain trade chains had restricted competition in Kiev by exchanging commercially sensitive information through Limited Liability Company "AC Nielsen Ukraine" ("AC Nielsen"). Facts of the Case: On 29 April 2015, as the result of the investigation launched in May 2012, the AMC announced prohibition decision, No. 182-p, against AC Nielsen and certain trade chains. By this decision the market research firm was found to: • facilitate exchange of commercially sensitive information among the trade chains; • increase transparency in

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Sergiy Glushchenko, The Kiev Commercial Court of Appeal quashes a Lower Court’s ruling upholding the decision of the Antimonopoly Committee in a case involving allegations of anticompetitive information exchange (AC Nielsen), 31 March 2016, e-Competitions March 2016, Art. N° 79191

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