The UK Office of Fair Trading finds abuse of dominance by predatory conduct in the bus industry (Cardiff Bus)

By its decision of 18 November 2008, the Office of Fair Trading (the ‘OFT') found that, during the period from 19 April 2004 to 18 February 2005, Cardiff City Transport Services Limited (‘Cardiff Bus') infringed the prohibition imposed by section 18(1) (the ‘Chapter II prohibition') of the Competition Act 1998, by engaging in predatory conduct which amounted to the abuse of its dominant position in the relevant markets. The decision has not been appealed and has, therefore, become definitive. The Chapter II prohibition mirrors Article 82 EC and, under section 60 of the Competition Act, must be applied so far as is possible (having regard to any relevant difference between the provisions concerned) with a view to securing that there is no inconsistency with the principles laid down in the

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  • King’s College (London)

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Renato Nazzini, The UK Office of Fair Trading finds abuse of dominance by predatory conduct in the bus industry (Cardiff Bus), 18 November 2008, e-Competitions November 2008, Art. N° 25131

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