Shell gas station needs to pay 79 million for anti-competitive actions

АЗС Shell должна выплатить 79 миллионов из-за антиконкурентных действий

Kyiv economic court ruled to collect from the LLC “Alliance holding” (a network of filling stations under the Shell brand) fine 79,4 million hryvnias for violation of the antitrust laws.

This is evidenced by the data on the website of the Economic court of Kiev, reports enkorr.

“The amount of 79,4 million UAH consists of a fine in the amount of UAH 39.7 million for anticompetitive concerted actions, and the same penalties for late payment,” reads the message.

It is noted that the fine was imposed on “Alliance holding” in October 2016, along with the other six operators, which the Committee accused of conspiring. The company received the third largest fine after OKKO and WOG.

“Alliance holding” tried to challenge in court the decision on the penalty. This process lasted over a year, but in February 2018, the Supreme court rejected the company’s appeal.

After that, the court has turned the AMC with the claim to enforce the fine and penalty.

In March 2019, the court began to re-examine the claim of “Alliance Holding” to AMC for cancellation of the penalty under newly discovered circumstances. This process lasts up to the present moment and is under appeal. The next meeting is scheduled for August 15.

“Sokar”, OKKO and WOG continue to challenge the decision of the AMCU in the courts.

We will remind that for today the network of Shell in Ukraine with 132 stations in 18 regions of Ukraine.