Competition law affects all players in all fields. Manufacturers, importers, wholesalers and retailers all have to adhere to the restrictions that result from competition law. Breaches of the law can have serious consequences, both in the form of penalties and negative publicity.
The code of conduct regulations impose restrictions on both what competitors can agree between themselves and what can be agreed between players at different levels in the distribution chain. For players with marketing power there are also regulations governing the misuse of dominant positions. Competition law also contains so-called structure rules - rules that give the Competition Commission the right to step in in the event of buy-outs and mergers.
Grette can assist with the process of acquiring approval from the Competition Commission in association with such transactions.
Grette has developed a specific tool for compliance measures so that the individual seller and others know the boundaries and grey areas so everyone knows what they must not do and when they need to seek professional assistance. Grette also assists with reporting business mergers.