The Czech Supreme Administrative Court confirms that, while a bus station does not constitute an essential facility, a discriminatory refusal of access to it amounts to an abuse of dominant position (SAD Liberec)

By its judgement of 26 April 2010, the Czech Supreme Administrative Court confirmed a previous decision of the Regional Court in Brno, upholding a decision of the Office for the Protection of Competition in the ČSAD Liberec case. In 2005, ČSAD Liberec (“ČSAD”), the operator of the bus station in the Czech city of Liberec and of different bus lines running from/to that city, including a profitable line connecting Liberec to Prague, refused access to its bus station to a competing bus carrier, Student Agency (“SA”). SA intended to start its own line between Prague and

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  • Czech Ministry of Justice (Prague)
  • Czech Ministry of Justice (Prague)

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Robert Pelikán, Jan Převrátil, The Czech Supreme Administrative Court confirms that, while a bus station does not constitute an essential facility, a discriminatory refusal of access to it amounts to an abuse of dominant position (SAD Liberec), 26 April 2010, e-Competitions April 2010, Art. N° 32065

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