Competition Act 2002

F27[ Right of action for breach of section 15B.

15C

15C. (1) Any person who is aggrieved in consequence of any conduct which is prohibited under section 15B shall have a right of action under this subsection for relief against any of the following:

(a) any grocery goods undertaking which is or has at any material time been a party to the prohibited conduct;

(b) any director, manager or other officer of such an undertaking, or a person who purported to act in any such capacity, who authorised or consented to, as the case may be, the prohibited conduct.

(2) The Authority shall have a right of action under this subsection in respect of conduct which is prohibited under section 15B.

F28[(3) Subject to subsection (4), an action under subsection (1) may be brought in the Circuit Court or in the High Court.]

F29[(3A) Subject to subsection (5), an action under subsection (2) may be brought in the Circuit Court or in the High Court.]

F28[(4) Subsections (4), (5), (8) and (9) of section 14 apply with the necessary changes for the purposes of an action under subsection (1) of this section and, for that purpose, a reference in subsections (4), (5), (8) and (9) of section 14 to an action under subsection (1) of that section is to be read as a reference to an action under subsection (1) of this section.]

F29[(5) Subsections (3) and (5) of section 14A (inserted by section 4 of the Competition (Amendment) Act 2012) apply with the necessary changes for the purposes of an action under subsection (2) of this section and, for that purpose, a reference in subsections (3) and (5) of section 14A to an action under subsection (1) of that section is to be read as a reference to an action under subsection (2) of this section.]]

Annotations

Amendments:

F27

Inserted (20.03.2006) by Competition (Amendment) Act 2006 (4/2006), s. 1, S.I. No. 127 of 2006.

F28

Substituted (31.10.2014) by Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 (29/2014), s. 52(a) and (c), S.I. No. 366 of 2014, subject to transitional provisions in s. 6.

F29

Inserted (31.10.2014) by Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 (29/2014), s. 52(b) and (d), S.I. No. 366 of 2014, subject to transitional provisions in s. 6.