The Czech Regional Court holds that a request for information is inadmissible only if excessive in a case concerning an abuse of dominance in the telecom sector (Telefonica)

Subject matter of the case In March 2011, the Office for Protection of Competition (the “Office”) initiated administrative proceedings against Telefónica Czech Republic (“Telefónica“) for alleged abuse of dominant position by means of a margin squeeze in the market of access to Internet services through broadband ADSL technologies. So far, the Office has not taken a decision on the merits of the case. Previous interventions by Czech courts The current administrative proceedings were preceded by so called “preliminary investigations” conducted by the Office. These investigations lasted from November 2008 until September 2011 when, at Telefónica‘s request, the Office was ordered by the Regional Court in Brno [1] to discontinue preliminary

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