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British American Tobacco

November 29th, 2017

In November 2017 KG’s competition team defended the Company before the Athens Administrative Court of Appeal, in an appeal filed by the Union of the Athens & Suburbs Cigarette Wholesalers representing 120 members against HCC’s decision 612/2015 accepting commitments offered by BAT involving the amendment of certain terms in its distribution agreement with its appointed Athens & suburbs distributors and rejecting the Union’s complaint against the company for violation of article 101 & and 102 of TFEU and its Greek equivalents. 


The complaint involved alleged horizontal concerted practices of BAT together with its competitor tobacco manufacturing & trading companies during the restructuring (downsizing) of its distribution network, abuse of a sole or (alternatively) collective dominant position and anticompetitive vertical restraints in the company’s agreements with distributors.