The Hungarian Supreme Court upholds second instance judgment in the Budapest road construction cartel case and rules on the admissibility of evidence and the applicability of the ECHR to cartel proceedings (Betonút)

On 6 February 2012 the Hungarian Supreme Court adopted a judgment in which the decision of the Hungarian Competition Office (“HCO”) and the earlier judgments of the Metropolitan Court and the Metropolitan Court of Appeal in a cartel matter relating to road construction works in Budapest were upheld. The reasoning of the Supreme Court judgment contains interesting points on the admissibility of evidence and the application of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”) to the cartel proceedings of the HCO. On the admissibility of evidence One piece of evidence used by the HCO was a photocopy of a hand-written note. This note was used by

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Eszter Ritter, The Hungarian Supreme Court upholds second instance judgment in the Budapest road construction cartel case and rules on the admissibility of evidence and the applicability of the ECHR to cartel proceedings (Betonút), 6 February 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin Burden of proof, Art. N° 45018

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