Romanian Competition Council (Bucharest)

Romanian Competition Authority

Romanian Competition Council (Bucharest)

The Competition Council was established by Competition Law no. 21 of 10 of April 1996, republished, with the subsequent amendments and completions. The Romanian Competition Authority started its activity on the 6th of September 1996 by drafting the necessary secondary legislation necessary for enforcing the Competition Law (no.21/1996), which entered into force on the 1st of February 1997. As national competition authority, the institution enforces and ensures the application of the national and Community rules on competition. At the same time, the Competition Council has the role of national contact authority on State aid between the European Commission, on one hand, and the pubic institutions State aid suppliers and beneficiaries, on the other hand. The Competition Council has also the role of representing Romania in the relation with the international institutions on competition ; moreover, it is responsible for managing the relation with the institutions of the European Union, according to the relevant provisions of the European legislation, and it cooperates with other competition authorities.

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21969 Bulletin

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority opens an investigation into alleged imposition of unfair and unjustified commercial conditions by a producer of spare parts for cars (Auto Italia)

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THE COMPETITION COUNCIL HAS OPENED AN INVESTIGATION INTO A POTENTIAL ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION OF AUTO ITALIA* The Competition Council has opened an investigation on a possible abuse of dominant position of Auto Italia Impex SRL on the market of supplying original spare parts for the (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority approves the acquisition of a sanitary, heating and air-conditioning company by a property developer (Impact Developer & Contractor / R.C.T.I. Company)

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COMPETITION COUNCIL APPROVED THE TAKING OVER OF R.C.T.I. COMPANY BY IMPACT DEVELOPER & CONTRACTOR* The Competition Council approved the transaction by which Impact Developer & Contractor SA takes over R.C.T.I. Company SRL. Impact Developer & Contractor SA develops residential real (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority approves the acquisitions of 7 companies in the gambling sector by a new holding company (HoldCo / Club King / Cemarbet / Saed Electronic / Get’s Bet Online / GTB Line Software...)

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THE COMPETITION COUNCIL APPROVED THE TAKING OVER OF SOME COMPANIES BY HOLD CO* The Competition Council approved the taking over of Club King SRL, Cemarbet SRL, Saed Electronic SRL, Get’s Bet Online LTD, GTB Line Software SRL, Neosoft Tech Support SRL and Neosoft Limited by Emma Gamma and (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority assesses a takeover of a company active in the construction of hydroelectric power facilities by a firm which builds and designs electricity infrastructure (Electromontaj / Hidroconstrucția)

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THE COMPETITION COUNCIL ASSESSES THE TAKING OVER OF HIDROCONSTRUCTIA SA BY ELECTROMONTAJ SA * The Competition Council assesses the transaction by which Electromontaj SA takes over Hidroconstrucția SA and the companies that it controls. Electromontaj SA, part of Group H4L, designs, builds, (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority assesses an American in vitro diagnostics company’s joint takeover by a private equity firm and a South Korean rival (Meridian Bioscience / Bionsensor / SJL Partners)

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The Competition Council assesses the taking over of Meridian Bioscience by Biosensor and SJL Partners* The Competition Council assesses the transaction by which SD Biosensor, Inc. and SJL Partners, LLC take over Meridian Bioscience, Inc. SD Biosensor, Inc. is a South Korean company, (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority approves the takeover of a wind energy company and its subsidiaries by an investment company (GIP Gutenberg / WPD Offshore)

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The Competition council approved the taking over by GIP Gutenberg GMBH of some wind energy companies* The Competition Council approved, from the national security point of view, the transaction by which GIP Gutenberg GmbH buys wpd offshore Gmbh and, by default, wpd offshore Black Sea 1 S.R.L., (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority approves the takeover of 7 renewable energy companies by a renewable energy facilities developer (Energy Power Holding / Power L.I.V.E. / ONE / Rott Energy / Zagra Hidro / Corabia Solar...)

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The Competition council assesses the taking over of some renewable energy companies by energy power holding GMBH* The Competition Council assesses the transaction by which Energy Power Holding GmbH takes over the companies Power L.I.V.E. ONE, Rott Energy, Zagra Hidro, Corabia Solar, Holrom (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority approves the takeover by a UK Investment company of an Israeli information technology company based on compatibility with foreign investment considerations (Tufin Software / Talon Midco)

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The taking over of Tufin software technologies by Talon Midco 3 Limited doesn’t have risks or threats for national security* The Competition Council approved, from the national security point of view, the transaction by which Talon MidCo 3 Limited buys the majority of shares of Tufin Software (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority assesses the takeover of a specialised medical provider, particularly of medical imaging, by a chain of private health clinics (Medici / Med Life)

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THE COMPETITION COUNCIL ASSESSES THE TAKING OVER OF MEDICI’S BY MED LIFE* The Competition Council assesses the transaction by which Med Life takes over Medici’s Group. Med Life SA is a private healthcare operator, with clinics in different cities in Romania. The company is listed on Bucharest (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority will assess the acquisitions of 7 companies involved in the gambling industry by a joint-venture based out of the Cyprus for anticompetitive effects (HoldCo / Club King / Cemarbet / Saed Electronic / Get’s Bet Online / GTB Line Software...)

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THE COMPETITION COUNCIL ASSESSES THE TAKING OVER OF SOME COMPANIES BY HOLD CO* The Competition Council assesses the taking over of Club King SRL, Cemarbet SRL, Saed Electronic SRL, Get’s Bet Online LTD, GTB Line Software SRL, Neosoft Tech Support SRL and Neosoft Limited by Emma Gamma and (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority assesses proposed takeover between two petroleum and gas retail companies (Rombeer Crîngașu / Flagas)

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The Competition Council assess the taking over of Rombeer Crîngașu by Flagas* The Competition Council assesses the transaction by which Flagas takes over Rombeer Crîngașu and 14 gas stations from Dâmbovița and Prahova counties owned under the name ”RBS Gas”. Flagas SRL sells car fuels (gasoline, (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority authorises the takeover of a computer hardware and software company by a computer IT Company due to unlikelihood of impact on effective competition in the market (2net Computer / Top Tech / Bittnet Systems)

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THE COMPETITION COUNCIL AUTHORIZED THE TAKING OVER OF 2NET COMPUTER AND TOP TECH BY BITTNET SYSTEMS * The Competition Council authorized the transactions by which Bittnet Systems SA takes over the companies 2Net Computer SRL and Top Tech SRL. Bittnet Systems is active, mostly, in the area of (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority launches for public debate the commitments of a car manufacturing company following a finding of infringement for abuse of dominance (Volvo Romania)

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The Competition Council launches for public debate the commitments proposed by Volvo Romania* The Competition Council launches for public debate the commitments proposed by Volvo Romania in order to remove the competition concerns related to the investigation on a potential abuse of dominant (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority approves the acquisition of a pharma firm and a personal care products producer by a conglomerate (Pavăl Holding / Farmacia Tei / Bebetei)

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THE COMPETITION COUNCIL APPROVED PAVĂL HOLDING’S ENTRY INTO THE SHAREHOLDING OF FARMACIA TEI* The Competition Council approved the transaction through which Pavăl Holding enters the shareholding of Farmacia Tei and Bebetei Investments Group. Pavăl Holding SRL bought 30% of the social capital of (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority assesses takeover transaction of two construction companies by an investment fund for impact on competition (Lorencic / Lonrencic Bauservice / Unternehmensbeteilgungs Aktiengesells)

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Competition council assesses the taking over of Lorencic Gmbh and Lorencic Bauservice SRL by Invest Unternehmensbeteiligungs Aktiengesells* The Competition Council assesses the transaction through which Invest Unternehmensbeteiligungs Aktiengesellschaft (Austria) takes over Lorencic GmbH Nfg (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority approves a transaction by which 3 Belgian companies will be controlled by two telecommunication companies (RCS & RDS / Citymesh)

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Competition Council approved the transaction by which 3 companies from Belgium will be controlled by RCS & RDS S.A and Citymesh N.V* The Competition Council approved the transaction by which RCS & RDS S.A. and Citymesh N.V. will control together three companies from Belgium : InfraCo (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority approves a merger between two Italian companies active in pharmaceutical and home beauty products (Fameccanica / Angelini Holding)

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THE COMPETITION COUNCIL APPROVED THE TAKING OVER OF FAMECCANICA BY ANGELINI HOLDING* The Competition Council approved the transaction by which Angelini Holding S.p.A., Italy, takes over Fameccanica Data S.p.A., Italia. Angelini Group operates in the following business sectors : (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority approves the takeover of active assets of a steel production company by an alloy production company (COS Targoviste / AFV Acciaierie)

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The Competition council approved the taking over of active assets of COS Târgoviște by AFV ACCIAIERIE BELTRAME SPA, Italia* The Competition Council approved the transaction by which AFV Acciaierie Beltrame SpA, Italy, takes over the functional assets related to the production of steel and long (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority unconditionally approves the acquisition of a car rental company by its competitor (Premium Leasing / Autonom Services)

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The Competition Council assesses the taking over of Premium Leasing S.R.L. By Autonom Services S.A.* The Competition Council assesses the transaction by which Autonom Services S.A. intends to take over Premium Leasing S.R.L., part of Țiriac Group. Autonom Services S.A., established in 2006, (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority approves the acquisition of an electric motor component manufacturer by a steel component supplier (Kienle + Spiess / Feintool Holding)

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The Competition Council approved the taking over of Kiendle + Spiess gmbh, Germany by Feintool Holding gmbh, Germany* The Competition Council approved the transaction by which Feintool Holding GmbH, Germany, takes over Kienle + Spiess GmbH, Germany. Feintool Holding GmbH, Germany, is active (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority recommends division of public procurement contracts into road modernisation and repair works to increase competition in the bidding process

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Consiliul Concurrentei : Division into lots of roads modernisation and repair works increases competition * The Competition Council recommends to the local public authorities to divide into lots the public procurement contracts / framework agreements for road modernization and repair works, (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority for the first time opens investigation into possible anti-competitive behaviour in the labour force market for motor vehicle production

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The competition council has opened an investigation on labour force market* The Competition Council has opened, for the first time, an investigation on the possible anticompetitive behaviour of some undertakings on the market of skilled / specialized labour force in the field of motor vehicle (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority unconditionally approves the takeover of an automobile spare parts import and distribution company by an automobile spare parts wholesaler (Augsburg / Autonet)

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The Competition Council approved the taking over of Augsburg International Impex SRL by Autonet Group Holding* The Competition Council approved the transaction by which Autonet Group Holding AG, Switzerland, takes over Augsburg International Impex SRL. Autonet Group Holding AG, Switzerland, (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority unconditionally approves the takeover of an infertility diagnosis medical center by a clinical and paraclinical medical center (Life Line / Unirea)

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The Competition council approved the taking over of life line-medical center S.R.L by Unirea medical center S.R.L* The Competition Council approved the transaction through which Centrul Medical Unirea S.R.L. takes over Life Line - Medical Center S.R.L. Unirea Medical Center is the operator of (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority sanctions six undertakings for bid rigging with fine of LEI 2,52M (Upipsa / Axa / Uzina Rominex / Uzitnet Industry / Prelmet / Industrial Repairs and Assembly of Excavators)

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The competition council sanctioned six undertakings with fine of LEI 2,52 Million for Bids Rigging The Competition Council sanctioned six undertakings with fines totalling lei 2,521,087 (approx. Euro 521,000 ) for rigging the bids within the tenders organized by Societatea Complexul Energetic (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority assesses a takeover transaction between two steel companies for compatibility with market competition (Kiendle / Feintool Holding)

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The Competition Council assesses the taking over of Kiendle + Spiess GMBH, Germany, by Feintool Holding GMBH, Sweden* The Competition Council assesses the transaction through which Feintool Holding GmbH from Sweden intends to take over Kienle + Spiess GmbH from Germany. Feintool Holding GmbH (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority approves takeover of oil services of a crude oil company by a technology services provider in the oil industry (Forasol / Schlumberger)

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The Competition council approved the taking over of some activities belonging to Schlumberger group by GSP* The Competition Council authorized the transaction by which Forasol S.R.L., a member of the GSP Group, took over some business related to activities in the field of oil services (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority approves the takeover of an agricultural distributor and cereal cultivator by an investment firm and an individual (RDF / Roca Investments / Mrs. Florin-Ioan Deznan)

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THE COMPETITION COUNCIL APPROVED THE TAKING OVER OF RDF S.A. AND RDF AGRICULTURĂ BY ROCA INVESTMENTS AND MRS. FLORIN-IOAN DEZNAN* The Competition Council approved the trasnsaction through which Roca Investments S.A. and Mrs. Florin-Ioan Deznan take over RDF S.A. and its subsidiary RDF (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority opens an investigation into possible abuse of dominant position and restriction on market entry by a pharmaceutical company in the medicines market (Boehringer Ingelheim)

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The Competition council opened an investigation on medicine market* • Possible abuse of dominant position of Boehringer Ingelheim RCV Gmbh&CO. KG The Competition Council opened an investigation into a possible abuse of a dominant position of Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co. KG. KG, (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority approves the takeover of a national producer of agricultural goods and equipment by a Czech company and an individual (Agronom / Agrofert / Aarko Aračić)

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The Competition Council approved the taking over of Agronom D.O.O. by Agrofert A.S. and DL. Aarko Aračić* The Competition Council approved the transaction by which Agrofert a.s. from the Czech Republic and Mr. Darko Aračić jointly takes over Agronomist d.o.o., Croatia. Agrofert Group a.s. is (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority approves the acquisition of a national cosmetic medical company by a Dutch investment fund (Morphosis / Clinica Medical Service)

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The Competition Council approved the taking over of Clinica Medical Service S.R.L. By Morphosis Capital Fund I Cooperatief U.A.* The Competition Council approved the transaction through which Morphosis Capital Fund I Cooperatief U.A. takes over Clinic Medical Service S.R.L. and, indirectly, (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian High Court of Cassation and Justice confirms a telecommunications operator abused its dominant position and reduces the fine imposed by the Competition Authority (Vodafone)

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The High Court of Cassation and Justice confirmed the abuse of dominant position of Vodafone* The High Court of Cassation and Justice irrevocably confirmed the violation of the Competition Law by Vodafone which abused of its dominant position in relation with SC Netmaster Communications SRL. (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority launches a public debate over an online food delivery platform’s proposals to mitigate competition concerns arising from the potential acquisition of German rivals (Glovoappro / Foodpanda / Delivery Hero)

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The Competition Council launches for public debate the commitments proposed by Glovoappro s.r.l. to take over Foodpanda ro s.r.l. and Delivery Hero dmart s.r.l.* The Competition Council launches for public debate the commitments formulated by Glovoappro S.R.L. (“Glovo”) in order to eliminate the (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority opens an investigation into a possible price fixing agreement between a paint manufacturer and its distributors (Fabryo)

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The Competition Council has opened an investigation on paints market* The Competition Council has opened an investigation into a possible agreement on the market for the production and marketing of paints and decorative coatings between Fabryo Corporation S.R.L. and some of its distributors. (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority approves the takeover of 3 building materials companies by a cement manufacturer (Romcim / Euroagregate / SUT-ICIM / I.R.C.A.)

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The Competition Council approved the taking over of Euroagregate SRL, SUT-ICIM SA and I.R.C.A. SRL by Romcim SA* The Competition Council approved the transaction through which Romcim SA takes over Euroagregate SRL, SUT-ICIM SA and I.R.C.A. SRL. Romcim SA is part of the CRH Group and is active (...)

Romanian Competition Authority  The Romanian Competition Authority unconditionally approves the acquisition of a software company by its competitor (High-Tech Systems & Software / Kaseke)

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The Competition Council approved the taking over of High-Tech Systems & Software SRL by Kaseke Limited* The Competition Council approved the transaction through which Kaseke Limited takes over the company High-Tech Systems & Software SRL and, indirectly, the company Winsoft Suport SRL. (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority implements new rules on promoting the information on the operational leasing market (Association of Operational Leasing Companies)

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NEW RULES TO IMPLEMENT ON OPERATIONAL LEASING INFORMATION PROMOTION* The Competition Council has imposed new rules on promoting the information on the operational leasing market, so that the companies not to coordinate their behaviour, avoiding the infringement of the competition rules. Thus, (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority unconditionally approves the acquisition of an acoustic system and upholstery division by a manufacturer of parts and accessories for vehicles (Faurecia Automotive / Adler Pelzer)

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The Competition Council approved the taking over of Acoustic System Division belonging to Faurecia Automotive Holdings S.A.S. by Adler Pelzer Holding GMBH, Germany* The Competition Council approved the transaction by which Adler Pelzer Holding GmbH, Germany, takes over the acoustic system and (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority approves the merger of two companies in the fruits and vegetables distribution market (Frankort & Koning Beheer Venlo / TP Haluco)

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The Competition Council approved the taking over of TP Haluco Holding B.V. By Frankort & Koning Beheer Venlo B.V.* The Competition Council approved the transaction by which Frankort & Koning Beheer Venlo B.V takes over TP Haluco Holdings B.V. In Romania, Frankort & Koning Beheer (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority approves the takeover of a company active in the manufacturing and marketing of flexible packaging by an investment company (Wendel / Propak Ambalaj Üretim ve Pazarlama)

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The Competition Council approved the taking over of Propak Ambalaj Üretim ve Pazarlama A.S by Wendel Group* The Competition Council approved the transaction through which the Wendel Group, through Constantia Flexibles International GmbH, takes over Propak Ambalaj Üretim ve Pazarlama A.S., (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority approves a partial acquisition of a Romanian gas distributor by an international financial institution (EBRD / Vestmoldtransgaz)

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Competition Council approved the transaction by which the European Bank For Reconstruction And Development takes over a part of Vestmoldtransgaz SRL* The Competition Council approved the operation by which the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) takes over a part of the (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority opens an investigation into possible anti-competitive behavior of undertakings operating in the archiving services market (Enterprise Software Development / All Businesses Management / Cityplan Studio)

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The Competition Council carries out an investigation into the archiving services market* The Competition Council has opened an investigation on a possible anti-competitive behavior of some undertakings operating on the market of electronic / digital and physical archiving of documents, as well (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority opens an investigation into a possible abuse of dominance by a national telecommunications company (Telekom Romania Communications)

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The Competition Council opens investigation into possible abuse of dominant position of Telekom Romania communications SA* The Competition Council is carrying out an investigation regarding a possible abuse of a dominant position of Telekom Romania Communications SA on the market of the (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority fines a national association and 16 financial companies €8.47 million for exchanging information (Association of Romanian Financial Companies)

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The Competition Council has fined the Romanian Association of Financial Companies and 16 financial companies euro 8.47 million* The Competition Council has fined the Association of Romanian Financial Companies (hereinafter ALB) and 16 member companies lei 41,251,774 (approx. Euro 8.47 million) (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority assesses the outsourcing of some services by oil & gas company (OMV Petrom / Dietscon consortium / Bonatti association)

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The Competition Council Assesses the Outsourcing of Some Services by OMV Petrom* The Competition Council assesses the transactions through which OMV Petrom SA outsources some general surface operations general services related to the activities of extraction and production of oil and natural (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority analyses the competitive impact of legislation requiring accounting and medical services firms to be owned or managed only by field professionals

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The Competition Council Analyses the Impact of Accounting and Medical Services Legislation on Competition* The Competition Council conducts a study to analyse the impact of the legislative provisions that oblige the undertakings in the field of accounting and medical services to be owned and / (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority sanctions 5 companies with €468,000 for rigging the bids on rehabilitation of the streets in Pitesti (Construct Steel Market / Construcții Drumuri și Lucrări de Artă / Comesad Drumuri / General Trust Argeș / Selca)

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The Competition Council Sanctioned Five Companies With Lei 2.23 Million for Riging the Bid* The Competition Council sanctioned with fines amounting 2,237,094 lei (approx. 468,000 euro) five companies for rigging the bids on rehabilitation of the streets in Pitesti, as follows : Construct Steel (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority approves a transaction through which two banks become shareholders in a provider of integrated cash management services already owned by third competing bank, subject to conditions (BRD / Raiffeisen / CIT One / Banca Comercială Română)

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The Competition Council Approved the Transaction Through Which BRD and Raiffeisen Enter CIT One Shareholders* The Competition Council approved the transaction through which BRD - Groupe Société Générale SA (BRD) and Raiffeisen Bank SA enter the shareholding of CIT One SRL, together with Banca (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority assesses the taking over of glass packing solutions provider by glass packing manufacturer for the food and beverage industry (Vetropack Austria Holding / Glass Container)

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The Competition Council Assesses the Taking Over of Glass Container by Vetropack Austria Holding AG* The Competition Council assesses the transaction by which Vetropack Austria Holding AG intends to take over Glass Container Company S.A. and Glass Container Prim S.A., located in Republic of (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority fines a pharmaceutical company for non-compliance with some of its remedial commitments agreed off the back of an investigation regarding possible abuse of dominant position (GlaxoSmithKline)

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The Competition Council Sanctioned Glaxosmithkline Srl With Fine of 11.9 Million Lei* The Competition Council sanctioned GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) SRL with fine of lei 11.9 million for non-compliance with some of its commitments assumed during the investigation regarding a possible abuse of (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority authorizes the transfer of some assets between 2 companies operating in the production and marketing of automotive and other spare parts (Delfingen Industry / Schlemmer Group)

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The Competition Council Authorized the Taking Over of Some Assets of Schlemmer Group by Delfingen Industry S.A.* The Competition Council authorized the transaction by which Delfingen Industry S.A. takes over some assets and shares of the Schlemmer Group. Delfingen Industry S.A. is based in (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority launches for public debate the commitments proposed by 3 companies applying to use commercial rooms inside an international airport (Dnata Catering / Millenium Pro Design / CN Aeroporturi București)

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The Competition Council Launches for Public Debate the Commitments Proposed by Dnata Catering SRL, Millenium Pro Design SRL and CN „Aeroporturi București” SA* The Competition Council launches for public debate the commitments proposed by Dnata Catering SRL, Millennium Pro Design SRL and Compania (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority launches for public debate the commitments proposed by banks intending to become joint shareholders of a provider of integrated cash management services (Société Générale / Raiffeisen Bank / Banca Comercială Română)

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The Competition Council Launches for Public Debate the Commitments Proposed by BRD, Raiffeisen and BCR* The Competition Council launches for public debate the commitment proposals formulated by BRD - Groupe Société Générale SA (BRD), Raiffeisen Bank SA and Banca Comercială Română (BCR) in order to (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority opens investigation into the takeover of certain assets and shares between 2 competitors in the market for automotive components (Schlemmer Group / Delfingen Industry)

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The Competition Council Analyses the Taking Over of Some Assets of Schlemmer Group by Delfingen Industry S.a* The Competition Council analyses the transaction by which Delfingen Industry S.A. intends to take over some assets and shares of Schlemmer Group. Delfingen Industry S.A., based in (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority recommends relaxation of conditions for registering the mortgage notices in the national register for movable property publicity

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The Competition Council Recommends "relaxation” of Conditions for Registering the Mortgage Notices in the National Register for Movable Property Publicity* Following a sector inquiry, the Competition Council found that certain conditions of accessing the market for mortgage registration (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority recommends that retailers affected by COVID-19 can negotiate their rental agreements as a group through intermediaries to avoid breaking competition law in the process

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The Competition Council Makes Recommendations in the Context of Reopening the Shopping Centres* The Competition Council recommends those companies that have rented commercial spaces in shopping centres to independently negotiate their contractual conditions with the owners/administrators of (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority expects to see price reductions in the natural gas market following its liberalization and global decreases in oil prices

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The Liberalization of the Natural Gas Market Should Lead to Price Reduction* In the context of the liberalization of the gas market for household consumers, the Competition Council points out that both at wholesale and retail level (household customers), there must be a normal competitive (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority issues findings from its study on the impact of the collaborative economy on the competitive environment and the competition policy

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The Development of the Collaborative Economy and the Relaxation of Market Access Conditions for Traditional Service Providers Leads to the Improvement of Competition* The Coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated once again that digitalization, increasing the importance of platforms, technological (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority fines six undertakings for an anticompetitive agreement in the market of maintenance services required for ship equipment (Japan Radio / Alphatron Marine / Space Electronics / Alhoutyam / Navtron / Polar Denizcilikve Deniz Malzemeleri)

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The Competition Council sanctioned with 2 million euro six companies for anticompetitive agreements* The Competition Council sanctioned with fines totalling 9,002,621.75 lei (approx. 2 million Euro) for an anti-competitive agreement aiming at the limitation of marketing of the maintenance (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority fines 13 tourism agencies and the National Associations of Tourism Agencies €2.4M for coordinating behavior (ANAT)

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The Competition Council sanctioned 13 tourism agencies and Anat with fines of €2,45 million* The Competition Council sanctioned 13 tourism agencies and the National Associations of Tourism Agencies (ANAT) with total fines of 11.419.539.35 Lei (approximately €2,45 million) for coordinating (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority fines a company operating in the retail market of IT products, home appliances and marketing via e-commerce platforms for gun jumping (Corsar Online)

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The Competition Council sanctioned Corsar Online Srl with fines of 1.6 million lei * The Competition Council sanctioned the company Corsar Online SRL with fines of approximately 1.6 million lei for the implementation of a merger before being authorized by the Competition Authority. In the (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority opens an investigation into alleged abuse of dominant position on the market of energy production and trading (Hidroelectrica)

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The Competition Council investigates a possible abuse of dominant position of Hidroelectrica SA* The Competition Council opened an investigation concerning an alleged dominant possition of Hidroelectrica SA on the market of Romanian market energy production and trading. The Competition (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority opens a procedure against a company suspected of abuse of dominance in the mediation services market through online platforms (Dante International)

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The Competition Council analyses a possible abuse of dominant position of Dante International SA* The Competition Council opened an investigation on a possible abuse of dominant position by Dante International SA on the mediation services market through online platforms in Romania. Dante (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian High Court of Cassation confirms the infringement of competition law by a manufacturer of oil and gas during cartel participation (OMV Petrom)

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The Competition Council has irrevocably won the trial with OMV PETROM Marketing* The High Court of Cassation and Justice confirmed irrevocably the infringement of the Competition Law by OMV PETROM MARKETING (at the date of infringement called OMV) by participation in a cartel besides other (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority fines two companies on the market of automatic mail processing for an agreement to share their clients (Lykos Romania / Zipper Data)

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The Competition Council has sanctioned two companies on the Romanian market of automatic mail processing* The Competition Council has sanctioned the companies Lykos SA Romania and Zipper Data SRL with fines amounting of 4,454,380 lei (approx. 994.000 Euro) for anticompetitive agreement. (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority fines electricity suppliers for anticompetitive agreements in the electricity producing and trading markets (Hidroelectrica)

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The Competition Council has sanctioned Hidroelectrica SA and its 10 contractual partners with fines amounting 165,843,604 lei* The Competition Council has sanctioned Hidroelectrica SA and its 10 contractual partners, mainly electricity traders, with fines amounting 165,843,604 lei (approx. (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority fines two companies on the market of movies exploitation in cinemas for resale price maintenance (Intercomfilm Distribution / Hollywood Multiplex Operations)

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The Competition Council has sanctioned with fines SC Intercomfilm Distribution SRL and SC Hollywood Multiplex Operations SRL* The Competition Council has sanctioned the companies SC Intercomfilm Distribution SRL and SC Hollywood Multiplex Operations SRL with fines of 107.571 lei (approx. Euro (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority launches a market test concerning a possible abuse of dominance in the pharmaceutical sector (GlaxoSmithKline)

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The Competition Council launches for public debates the commitments formulated by S.C. GLAXOSMITHKLINE S.R.L.* The Competition Council launches for public debates the commitments formulated by S.C. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) S.R.L. within the investigation on possible abuse of dominant position of (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority welcomes the judgment of the EU Court of Justice upholding its interpretation in case of private pension fund (ING Pensii)

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The Court of Justice of the European Union confirms the interpretation of the Competition Council in case of private pension fund in Romania* The Court of Justice of the European Union confirmed the interpretation of the Competition Council on the agreement’s nature to which the private (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian High Court of Cassation and Justice upholds irrevocably the sanctions pronounced by the Romanian Competition Authority against two undertakings for bid rigging (Condmag / Inspet)

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The High Court of Cassation and Justice has confirmed irevocably the sanctions aplied by the Romanian Competition Council to CONDMAG and INSPET companies* The High Court of Cassation and Justice has confirmed irevocably the sanctions aplied by the Romanian Competition Council in 2012 to (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority clears a merger in the banking sector although the parties have realized the merger before clearance (Transilvania Bank / Volksbank Romania)

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Transilvania Bank can involve in the activity of Volksbank Romania* The Competition Council issued a derogation decision from the provisions of the Competition Law so that Transilvania Bank to involved in the activity of Volksbank Romania and Volksbank Services Romania before obtaining the (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Authority imposes fines on several undertakings for failure to comply with their antitrust remedies in the mobile phone market (Avenir Telecom / Euronet Services / Professional Football League)

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For the first time : The Competition Council applies sanctions for failure to comply with the commitments* The Competition Council has sanctioned Avenir Telecom and Euronet Services companies and the Professional Football League (LPF) with fines totalling 705,079 lei (approx. 156,340 euros) (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Council imposes fines on eight undertakings active on the taxi market for a tacit agreement aiming to fix the price for transportation (Pelicanul and Meridian)

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Fines on taxi market in Bucharest and Ilfov* The Competition Council has sanctioned with fines totaling 2,264,875 lei (505,021 Euro) 8 enterprises active on the taxi transportation market in Bucharest and Ilfov region for participation in a tacit agreement/ concerted practice to fix the tariff (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Council imposes fines on twenty-five undertakings for implementing price fixing agreements on the retail food market (Mega Image, Metro Cash&Carry, Real Hypermarket)

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The Competition Council has sanctioned 25 companies on the retail food market* The Competition Council has sanctioned 25 companies on the retail food market (4 retailers and 21 suppliers) with fines totaling 154,029,538 lei (approx. 35 million Euro). The sanctions were applied within the (...)

Romanian Competition Authority The Romanian Competition Council imposes fines on eleven media companies for having entered an anticompetitive agreement whose object was to eliminate competitors from media communication services market (Zenith Media Communications)

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The Competition Council has sanctioned 11 media companies* The Competition Council has sanctioned 11 media companies with fines totaling 14,567,555 lei (approximately Euro 3.2 million). The competition authority found out that 11 companies have participated in a anticompetitive agreement (...)

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