The Czech Supreme Administrative Court confirms the wide discretion of the Competition Authority when requiring data from third parties including competitors of the undertaking under scrutiny (RegioJet)

On 7 January 2016, the Supreme Administrative court rejected cassation appeal of RegioJet, a.s. (“RGJ”) against the previous judgment of the Regional Court in Brno which rejected claim against the Czech Office for Protection of Competition (“Office”) alleging that the Office acted contrary to law when it had requested numerous accounting and other data from RGJ in connection with abuse of dominant position proceedings against its competitor Ceske drahy (Czech Railways). The Supreme Administrative Court ruled that the Office has a wide (even though not unlimited)

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Jiri Kindl, The Czech Supreme Administrative Court confirms the wide discretion of the Competition Authority when requiring data from third parties including competitors of the undertaking under scrutiny (RegioJet), 7 January 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin Transport (rail), Art. N° 78316

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