NKO has successfully represented Konica Minolta before the Administrative Court of Serbia in a dispute with the Serbian Competition Authority over a fine imposed for allegedly entering into restrictive agreements.
Schoenherr has advised ProPellets Austria on a dawn raid by the Austrian Federal Competition Authority and its subsequent investigation into the Austrian pellets market.
Competition law and data protection law are both regarded as essential parts of digital markets and the digital economy. Although they are two separate disciplines, these disciplines have started to overlap, especially when it comes to digital markets where the economic value of data has started to be discussed in conjunction with the concept of big data.
The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) recently published a draft report on its findings based on an accelerated sector inquiry into Hungary's online accommodation booking market. The sector inquiry was launched on 24 August 2023 after the HCA received numerous complaints during the peak summer holiday season about the practices of Booking.com, a key market player, for withholding payments to accommodation providers.
Some significant amendments to the Hungarian Competition Act have entered into force. The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) has been very active recently in various sectors. This summary briefly describes the most important changes. Some of the changes require an update to the compliance materials for Hungary.
Kinstellar and Schoenherr have announced that PowerChina's acquisition of a 51% stake in the Vetrozelena wind farm from CWP Europe has now closed.