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Kambourov & Partners Defends Lidl Against Allegations of Abuse of Stronger Bargaining Position in Bulgaria

Kambourov & Partners Defends Lidl Against Allegations of Abuse of Stronger Bargaining Position in Bulgaria

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Kambourov & Partners has successfully defended Lidl in two proceedings before the Bulgarian Commission on Protection of Competition (CPC) pertaining to alleged infringements of the novel Art. 37a of the Bulgarian Protection of Competition Act (PCA), which prohibits abuse of stronger bargaining position.

In the first case the CPC found that the alleged conduct did not fall into the temporal scope of Art. 37a PCA. In the second case the CPC concluded that Lidl was in no stronger bargaining position vis-a-vis the applicant and the conduct of Lidl did not amount to abuse.

These two proceedings, according to Kambourov & Partners, are only the second and third decisions ever applying Art. 37a PCA, following the CPC's May 2016 sanction of Siemens. Тhe two decisions of the CPC in the proceedings against Lidl are, the firm reports, "the only ones so far to find no infringement of Art. 37a PCA by the respondent."

The Kambourov & Partners competition team was led by Managing Partner Stefan Tzakov and included Associates Elena Apostolova and Plamen Yotov,

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Schoenherr is a leading full-service law firm providing local and international companies stellar advice that is straight to the point. With 14 offices and 4 country desks Schoenherr has a firm footprint in Central and Eastern Europe. Our lawyers are recognised leaders in their specialised areas and have a track record of getting deals done with a can-do, solution-oriented approach. Quality, flexibility, innovation and practical problem-solving in complex commercial mandates are at the core of our philosophy.

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