Administrative proceedings banned under the Law on Emergency Administration in Systemic Companies

The Croatian Competition Agency accepted the sixth report of the trustee on the implementation of the remedies in the concentration between the undertakings Agrokor/Mercator set forth in the decision of the CCA on the basis of which this concentration was conditionally approved in 2014.

The sixth report is going to be the final one taking into account the fact that the Law on Emergency Administration in Systemic Companies in the Republic of Croatia, under Chapter 5 Article 41 paragraphs 1, 2, 3, and 6, bans the initiation and conducting of any administrative proceedings against Agrokor or other companies that are defined as systemic.

The ban stipulated in the provisions concerned applies also to the Croatian Competition Agency, says the Commercial Court in Zagreb in its reply to the question raised by the Croatian Competition Agency within its scope of work.

Namely, in its reply the Commercial Court in Zagreb explained that the ban applies also to the Croatian Competition Agency within its scope. Therefore, as long as the Law on Emergency Administration in Systemic Companies in the Republic of Croatia remains in force the CCA is not going to conduct any administrative proceedings with respect to the companies covered by this law.