The Bulgarian Commission on Protection of Competition fines for the first time a company for an abuse of stronger bargaining position (Siemens)

On 26 May 2016 the Bulgarian Commission on Protection of Competition sanctioned Siemens Bulgaria for abuse of stronger bargaining position as per the new Article 37a of the Bulgarian Protection on Competition Act. Siemens Bulgaria is a subsidiary of the corporation Siemens AG (Germany). The new provision of Article 37a (adopted in July 2015) prohibits any act or omission of an undertaking having a stronger bargaining position, which is contrary to the good commercial practice and harms or may harm the interests of the weaker contractual party and the interests of the consumers. Factual Background The proceedings pursuant to Article 37a were initiated upon the request of Bright Engineering Ltd. The company is one of the leaders in South East Europe in the areas of industrial

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Kameliya Naydenova, The Bulgarian Commission on Protection of Competition fines for the first time a company for an abuse of stronger bargaining position (Siemens), 26 May 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2016, Art. N° 80150

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