Gábor Báthory

Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
Lawyer (Associate)

Gábor Báthory is an associate practising EU law with Van Bael & Bellis in Brussels. Gábor’s practice focuses on EU competition law, international trade law and EU internal market law. In the field of EU competition law, Gábor handles a wide range of matters including merger control, cartel investigations (both complaints and cartel defence) and state aid. The clients he has assisted in competition law matters include companies in the retail, chemical, steal, aviation and automotive industries. In the field of international trade law, Gábor specialises in EU trade remedies, including anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and anti-circumvention. He regularly assists clients throughout trade remedy investigations, particularly in relation to the preparation of questionnaire responses, the preparation for and the handling of on-the-spot verifications and representation before the European Commission. His expertise also comprises assisting clients in customs matters involving national customs authorities and OLAF. Gábor also routinely assists clients in litigation before the European Courts and he has extensive experience in representing clients before the European institutions in cases concerning EU internal market rules (four freedoms). Further to this, Gábor represents clients before the EU institutions and before the European Court of Human Rights in cases concerning infringements of the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights and the European Convention of Human Rights.


20774 Bulletin

Gábor Báthory The Budapest Court of Appeal clarifies rules concerning the calculation of cartel fines and confirms rules concerning the use of documents seized in dawn raids (Adeptus Zrt. a. o.)


By decision of 15 October 2008, the Budapest Court of Appeal (the CoA) partially amended a decision issued by the Budapest Metropolitan Court (BMC) with respect to the calculation of cartel fines. The Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) issued a decision in 2005 in a bid-rigging case (...)

Gábor Báthory The Hungarian Competition Authority invokes cartel rules and leniency policy with regard to an exclusive distribution agreement in the healthcare sector (Kortex / Olympus)


On 18 December 2007, the Hungarian Competition Authority (“GVH”) fined Kortex Mérnöki Iroda Kft. (“Kortex”), a company specialised in the construction of hospitals and the distribution of medical equipment, HUF 77m (approximately € 300,000) for concluding an anti-competitive agreement with Olympus (...)

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