The Hungarian Competition Council accepts commitments to reduce the duration of non-compete obligations in beer supply agreements (Borsodi Sörgyár)

The Hungarian Competition Council terminates an investigation concerning beer supply agreements by adopting a commitment decision and making the commitments of a beer producer binding, pursuant to which the duration of non-compete obligations is to be reduced to five years. The background of the investigation The investigation concerned the beer supply agreements that Borsodi Zrt., one of the three major brewers in Hungary, concluded with a large number of hotels, restaurants and cafés. In the framework of these agreements, Borsodi Zrt. undertook to install and maintain technical services equipment (TSE) used to dispense draught beer at outlets. In return, the partner operating the outlet undertook to purchase a certain minimum quantity of beer from Borsodi Zrt., and

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Márton Horányi, The Hungarian Competition Council accepts commitments to reduce the duration of non-compete obligations in beer supply agreements (Borsodi Sörgyár), 16 April 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin Commitment Decisions, Art. N° 20835

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