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Browsing our site, you will find information on the legal framework, establishment, jurisdiction and functions of the C.P.C. and also recent decisions of the C.P.C. Useful information on the submission of complaints and notification forms can also be found. Moreover, you may be briefed on the development of the european competition policy and find useful links with the European Union and other National Competition Authorities.

Our Site is updated on a regular basis with news concerning the C.P.C., recent decisions, new investigations and developments in relation to the legal framework governing the C.P.C.


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Notification of a concentration concerning the creation of the joint venture company Broadband Connectivity Solutions (Restricted) Limited, by Al Yah Satellite Communications PrJSC and Hughes Network Systems LLC.

Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition by Advent International Corporation of the share capital of Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt GmbH & Co. KG, Verwaltung “NRS” GmbH and of certain assets

PRESS RELEASE: The Commission for the Protection of Competition in the course of the investigation of the complaint by Pittas Dairies Ltd and Pittas Dairy Industries Ltd against the Pancyprian Organisation of Cattle Farmers (POCF) Public Ltd with its decision imposed on the Pancyprian Organisation of Cattle Farmers (POCF) Public Ltd, total administrative fines amounting to €1.557.18 for two infringements of Article 6 (1) (a) of the Protection of Competition Laws of 2008 and 2014.

PRESS RELEASE: The Commission for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter the “CPC”), has decided to declare the concentration regarding the creation of the Joint Venture VLPG PLANT LTD by the companies Petrolina (Holdings) Public Ltd, Cooperative Society SYNGERGAZ Ltd and Intergaz Ltd, compatible with the operation of competition in the market, subject to specific conditions undertaken by the undertakings participating in the transaction.

Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition of the share capital of CYCMC I Limited by AEPF III 34 S.a.r.l.

Notification of a concentration concerning the joint control of the UCPIH Ltd by The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and Dragon Capital Investments Ltd

PRESS RELEASΕ: The Commission for the Protection of Competition announces that it has notified a Statement of Objections to the Community Council of Kouklia regarding a prima facie infringement of Section 6(1)(a) of the Protection of Competition Laws of 2008 and 2014.

Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition of the share capital of LOGOCOS NATURKOSMETIK AG and Logo-Bau GmbH & Co. Grundstucksverwaltungs KG by L’Oreal S.A.

Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition of part of the share capital of The Collected Group LLC by KKR & Co Inc.

Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition of the share capital of mertus 435.GmbH, SUSE Linux GmbH and SUSE LLC by EQT Fund Management S.a.r.l., via Marcel Bidco GmbH

Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition of the share capital of Radisys Corporation by Reliance Industries Ltd, via Integrated Cloud Orchestration Inc..

Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition of part of the share capital of Sportradar AG by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition of the dealership of Peugeot vehicles of Demstar Automotive Ltd, by GPA Vision Drive Ltd

Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition of the share capital of PVHC Holding Corp by Onex Corporation, through Spray Parent, Inc.

Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition by Archer Daniels Midland from (UK) Ltd of the share capital of Probiotics International Ltd

Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition of the share capital of PET Engineering S.r.l. by Sidel Participation SAS

Notification of the acquisition of control of certain assets and liabilities of Starbucks Corporation by Nestlé S.A.

Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition by Investment Corporation of Dubai of the freight forwarding business of Inchcape Shipping Services Holdings Limited

The Commission for the Protection of Competition has decided to launch a full investigation of the merger regarding the creation, by the companies Petrolina (Holdings) Public Ltd, SYNERGKAZ Ltd and Intergaz Ltd, of a joint venture called VLPG PLANT LTD.

Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition by the Hellenic Bank Public Company Ltd of activities and assets which belong to the Cyprus Co-operative Bank Ltd

Notification of concentration regarding the creation of the venture VLPG PLANT LTD by Petrolina (Holdings) Public Ltd, Synergas Ltd και Intergaz Ltd.

Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition of Westag & Getalit Aktiengesellschaft by Broadview Holding B.V., via Broadview Industries AG

Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition by AstroBank Ltd of some of the activities of USB Bank Ltd

Notification of concentration regarding the acquisition by EQT Mid Market Europe Limited Partnership, of the share capital of Dunlop Protective Footwear Holding BV, via Dune Bidco BV.

Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition of SAKZA Group a.s. by KKCG AG, via SAKZA Group PLC

PRESS RELEASE: Ex-officio investigation against the Pancyprian Organisation of Cattle Farmers (POCF) Public Ltd of suspected infringements of articles 3 or/and 6 of the Protection of Competition Law, 2008 and articles 101 or/and 102 of the TFEU (Decision dated: 17/10/2014)

Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition by APS Capital Group s.r.o., Loan Management Investicni Fond a.s., Balbec Invest III S.a.r.l. and Seta Subco 1 S.a.r.l.of joint control of Heta Real Estate d.o.o. Beograd, various special-purpose vehicles and certain real estate from

Notification of a concentration concerning the creation by Amathus Public Ltd and Kanika Group Ltd of a joint venture, which will take over jointly with Kanika Hotels Ltd, the AMAVI HOTEL

Notification of concentration regarding the acquisition by SAP SE, of the share capital of Callidus Software Inc., via SAP America Inc.

PRESS RELEASE: The Commission for the Protection of Competition with its decision no. 6/2016 dated 27/01/2016 imposed on JCC Payment Systems Limited, Bank of Cyprus Public Company Ltd, Marfin Popular Bank Public Co Ltd, Hellenic Bank Public Co Ltd, USB Bank Plc, Alpha Bank Cyprus Ltd, Emporiki Bank of Cyprus Ltd, National Bank of Greece (Cyprus) Ltd and Societe Generale Cyprus Ltd, total administrative fines amounting to €31.009.766 for the infringement of Articles 3(1)(a) and 6(1)(a) and (b) of the Protection of Competition Laws of 2008 and 2014 and Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, following a complaint submitted by FBME Card Services Ltd


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