Region: Hungary

EU takes Vodafone/Liberty Global to Phase II

The European Commission is investigating Vodafone’s €18.4 billion buyout of Liberty Global in depth amid concerns the tie-up could lead to reduced competition in Germany and the Czech Republic.

13 December 2018

Hungary exempts media deal from antitrust scrutiny

Hungary’s competition enforcer will not review the merger of several media companies, because the government has decreed the deal to be in the public interest.

07 December 2018

Hungary reduces bank cartel fines

Hungary’s Competition Authority has halved the total fines it levied against eight banks in 2013 for colluding to prevent customers from paying back foreign exchange-based loans in full, reducing the total sanctions it imposed from €29.4 million to €15.5 million.

29 August 2018

Hungary clears telecom deal after raids

Hungary’s competition enforcer has cleared Digi’s purchase of smaller fixed-lined telecommunications company Invitel, after carrying out its first-ever raids in the context of a merger investigation.

11 May 2018

Vodafone bids for Liberty Global in central Europe

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Latham & Watkins and Slaughter and May will act in Vodafone’s proposed €18.4 billion buyout of Liberty Global in Germany, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic – a deal that could draw considerable antitrust scrutiny.

10 May 2018

US FTC info leads to merger reversal and fine in Hungary

Hungary’s competition watchdog reversed its clearance of German chipmaker Infineon’s acquisition of US semiconductor technology company Wolfspeed on Tuesday, and fined Infineon 75.9 million forints (€244,000) for providing misleading information.

05 May 2017 faces price coordination probe

Hungary’s Competition Authority has opened an investigation into travel website after raiding the company earlier this month.

24 March 2017


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12 December 2016

Kinstellar’s Budapest competition team decamps to LKT

08 July 2016

Hungary fines banking association for information exchange

14 January 2016

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