Applications to the Competition Authority may be grouped under two headings:
All individuals and organizations may file their complaint or information applications with the Competition Authority with regard to practices which they believe involve infringements of competition. Applications to the Authority may be filed by natural persons as well as by institutions, organizations, associations and similar legal persons.
In order for the application to be processed within a short period, it would be helpful that information as detailed as possible and any documents concerning the subject of complaint be submitted to the Authority and formal requirements included in the Communiqué no 2012/2 on the Application Procedure for Infringements of Competition be taken into consideration.
Communiqué on the Application Procedure for Infringements of Competition
More detailed information concerning the formal requirements that must be included in complaint applications may be found at the following link:
Negative Clearance/Exemption applications may be filed by any one of the parties to the agreement. Such applications are required to be filed by filling out the notification form in the Guidelines on the Voluntary Notification of Agreements, Concerted Practices and Decisions of Associations of Undertakings, issued by the Competition Board.
---> Guidelines on the Voluntary Notification of Agreements, Concerted Practices and Decisions of Associations of Undertakings
Similarly, applications for Merger/Acquisition transactions may be filed by any one of the parties to the transaction. Such applications are filed by filling out the notification form in the Communiqué Concerning the Mergers and Acquisitions Calling for the Authorization of the Competition Board, No:2010/4 issued by the Competition Board, and by attaching the necessary documents.
---> Communiqué Concerning the Mergers and Acquisitions Calling for the Authorization of the Competition Board
All information requested in the notification forms for Negative Clearance/Exemption and Merger/Acquisition applications must be provided fully and accurately. Later changes to this information also need to be notified to the Authority.
In case agreements or mergers/acquisitions subject to notification are not notified, or misleading or false information is provided in applications, the Board is entitled to impose administrative fines.
No cost under the name of charge or under any other name is incurred during any complaints or applications filed with the Competition Authority.