The Hungarian Metropolitan Court of Appeal upholds an infringement decision of the NCA concerning an exclusive supply and purchasing arrangement and finds that the addressees of the decision have no standing to challenge immunity granted to another party (Kortex Mérnöki Iroda)

The Metropolitan Court of Appeal upheld a decision of the Hungarian Competition Authority concerning an exclusive supply – exclusive purchasing arrangement and found that the addressees of the decision have no standing to challenge immunity granted to another party. I. The background of the case By its decision of 18 December 2007, the Hungarian Competition Authority imposed a fine of HUF 77 million (ca. € 308 000) on a healthcare engineering company, Kortex Mérnöki Iroda Kft. («Kortex»), for entering into an exclusive supply and exclusive purchasing arrangement with a distributor of medical devices, Olympus Hungária Kft. («Olympus») [1] The parties entered into an arrangement exclusively for a public procurement procedure concerning the reconstruction of a hospital: they agreed in connection

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Márton Horányi, The Hungarian Metropolitan Court of Appeal upholds an infringement decision of the NCA concerning an exclusive supply and purchasing arrangement and finds that the addressees of the decision have no standing to challenge immunity granted to another party (Kortex Mérnöki Iroda), 17 November 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2010, Art. N° 34794

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