The Budapest Metropolitan Court of Appeal confirms the annulment of the decision of the Competition Office and sets guidelines for repeated proceedings in road construction cartel matter (Egút Egri Építő / Colas Dunántúli Út-és Vasútépítő)

The Budapest Metropolitan Court of Appeal (the “Court of Appeal”) recently delivered a judgment that provides an insight into the Court of Appeal’s approach to a number of substantive law and procedural law issues concerning cartel matters. The case before the Court of Appeal concerned the second instance review of a first instance judgment, which annulled certain parts of the decision of the Hungarian Competition Office (the “HCO”). This article contains some highlights of those rulings of the Court of Appeal that could be applicable to any cartel case, and which, for this reason, could attract the interest of legal practitioners. The importance of the definition of the relevant market in cartel matters Until now, in response to applicants’ criticism of the HCO’s casual approach to market

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  • Lakatos, Köves (Budapest)

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Eszter Ritter, The Budapest Metropolitan Court of Appeal confirms the annulment of the decision of the Competition Office and sets guidelines for repeated proceedings in road construction cartel matter (Egút Egri Építő / Colas Dunántúli Út-és Vasútépítő), 5 October 2011, e-Competitions October 2011, Art. N° 40927

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