The European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2018

Hungary: Competition Authority

14 August 2017

Legislation Significant changes were made to the Hungarian Competition Act (Act LVII of 1996 on the Prohibition of Unfair and Restrictive Practices) in 2016, mainly in the field of merger control. The amendments entered into force in December 2016. In addition, by amending the Competition Act, the legislators have fulfilled their obligation to incorporate the provisions of the 2014/104/EU Directive ‘on certain rules governing actions for damages under national law for infringements of the competition law provisions of the Member States and of the European Union' into the national law by the deadline of 27 December 2016.

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