The Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic upholds the decision of the Competition Office after the intervention of the European Commission (Cargo Slovakia)

Relevant facts In the following judgement, the Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic confirmed the decision of the Slovak Antimonopoly Office (hereinafter referred to as "Office") where the Office stated that the railway company Železničná spoločnosť a.s., later its successor, Železničná spoločnosť Cargo Slovakia, a.s., abused its dominant position in the period 2004-2006 by terminating the Agreements on Prices with shipping companies providing railroad freight transport for the company Holcim (Slovakia), the biggest producer and provider of building stuffs in the country. In that case, the Office applied the economic continuity test for the first time in the Slovak legal practice. This test enabled the Office to continue the administrative procedure with the successor of an undertaking, which

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  • Havel, Holasek & Partners (Brno)
  • Havel, Holasek & Partners (Brno)

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Robert Neruda, Peter Demcak, The Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic upholds the decision of the Competition Office after the intervention of the European Commission (Cargo Slovakia), 22 December 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin Amicus curiae, Art. N° 38155

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