Endre Gombai

Hogan Lovells (Budapest)

Formerly with Partos & Noblet - Hogan Lovells (Budapest)

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Hogan Lovells (Budapest)


20990 Bulletin

Csaba Tóth, Endre Gombai The Hungarian Competition Office establishes that the telecom incumbent abusively used of its dominant position on the ADSL Internet market (Magyar Telekom)


In its decision of 5 September 2006 the Hungarian Competition Office established that the practice adopted by Hungarian Telekom for ADSL-modem removal infringed Article 21 (a) of the Hungarian Competition Act - the equivalent provision to Article 82 of the EC Treaty. Hungarian Telekom, which (...)

Csaba Tóth, Endre Gombai The Hungarian Council of the Competition Office finds exclusive press distribution agreements anticompetitive but exempts them under the national block exemption regulation on vertical agreements (Pesti Est Media)


Background The Pesti Est media company is the largest player on the market of free program magazines in Hungary, distributing 130,000 copies a week of its magazine in Budapest. The Competition Office started an investigation into whether Pesti Est’s exclusive agreements in relation to their (...)

Csaba Tóth, Endre Gombai A Hungarian Court finds the fee recommendation of a lawyers’ association incompatible with national competition provision (Debrecen City Bar of Solicitors)


The Debrecen City Bar is an association of local lawyers, where the membership is obligatory. The association is empowered with public rights ; it may deliver obligatory decisions and non-obligatory recommendations as well. The general assembly of the Bar issued a recommendation on lawyers’ (...)

Csaba Tóth, Endre Gombai The Hungarian Competition Authority finds an exclusivity clause has an effect on trade between member States and may distort competition in the sport events sector (Aréna, Multimédia Light and Sound, Ticketpro)


Background Aréna Üzemelteto Rt. received the right from the Hungarian State to be the controlling company of the Budapest Sports Stadium (hereinafter: the Budapest Sports Stadium). Aréna was, at the time of the investigation, an affiliate of the French Bouygues group. Multimédia Light and Sound (...)