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Type of case:

Restrictive agreement

Undertaking(s) concerned:

  • Hungarian Branch of Alcon Services AG
  • Alcon Hungária Gyógyszerkereskedelmi Kft.

Short description:

The undertakings concerned restricted competition by creating and operating a rebate system to the detriment of the online retailers of CIBA contact lenses and care products.


The GVH obliged the Hungarian Branch of Alcon Services AG to pay a fine of HUF 51,356,000 (EUR 165,670), and Alcon Hungária Gyógyszerkereskedelmi Kft. (Alcon Hungária) to pay a fine of HUF 52,343,000 (EUR 168,850) for the infringement. By setting a 60 day time limit the GVH prohibited the continued operation of the rebate system containing unlawful conditions.


6 August 2015

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