Region: Hungary

EU opens Phase II probe into Slovenian fuel deal

The European Commission has opened an in-depth probe into oil and gas supplier MOL’s €301 million takeover of rival OMV’s subsidiary in Slovenia, over concerns that it may significantly reduce competition in the country’s motor fuel retail market.

23 June 2022

EU orders Hungary to revoke insurance tie-up veto

The European Commission has accused the Hungarian government of violating EU merger control rules when it vetoed an insurance tie-up on foreign investment grounds, because the decision infringed on the commission’s exclusive authority to examine transactions with an EU dimension.

21 February 2022

DLA Piper hires new competition co-heads in Hungary

Gábor Fejes and Zoltán Marosi have left Oppenheim to head up DLA Piper’s antitrust practice in Hungary, taking the majority of their former team’s associates with them.

18 February 2022

Hungary opens abuse probe into Google’s song lyrics service

The Hungarian Competition Authority is investigating whether Google has abused its dominance by giving preferential treatment to its own song lyrics service when generating lyrics on its search engine.

08 June 2021

Hungary settles with artificial nail supplier over RPM

The Hungarian Competition Authority has reached a settlement with a nail products supplier accused of setting resale prices and including geographical restrictions in contracts with distributors that sold its products to nail salons.

12 March 2021

Hungary fines recruitment association for price-fixing and no-poach agreements

The Hungarian Competition Authority has fined a recruitment association €2.8 million for imposing rules on its members that set minimum prices for their services and prevented them from recruiting each other's employees.

07 January 2021

Hungary

Featured in GCR 100 2021

Hungary’s antitrust enforcer provides a steady stream of behavioural work to its local competition bar, which comprises a mix of local and global law firms advising on national and cross-border deals and investigations.

11 December 2020

Hungary fines Heineken for compliance breach

Hungary’s Competition Authority has fined Heineken for submitting evidence in the wrong format when trying to show its compliance with commitments requiring it to reduce its use of exclusivity clauses in the hospitality sector.

21 October 2020

ECJ: conduct can be by-object and by-effect infringement

Anticompetitive conduct can be both a by-object and by-effect infringement under EU competition law, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

02 April 2020

EU secures commitments from Romanian gas supplier

Romania’s state-owned gas supplier, Transgaz, has agreed to supply other EU member states with a minimum quantity of natural gas to resolve a European Commission antitrust probe.

06 March 2020

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