A Slovak court imposes liability on successor despite lack of such rule being specifically provided by statute (Cargo Slovakia)

Introduction In January 2012 the Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic annulled the decision of the Regional Court in Bratislava allowing the appeal of Zeleznicna spolocnost Cargo Slovakia, a.s. (“Slovak Cargo”) [1]. Slovak Cargo was fined by the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic (“AMO”) in July 2006 for abuse of dominant position of its predecessor, Zeleznicna spolocnos, a.s. (“ZS”) in the period of 15 March 2004 and 31 December 2004 consisting in unlawful termination of price agreements for railway shipping with certain competitors. Through termination of price agreements with competitors by the ZS as incumbent, ZS achieved a substantial increase in prices for railway shipping. As a result, freight forwarders were deprived of possibility to conclude railway shipping contracts

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  • Diwok Hermann Petsche (Baker McKenzie Vienna)

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Katerina Schenkova, A Slovak court imposes liability on successor despite lack of such rule being specifically provided by statute (Cargo Slovakia), 31 janvier 2012, Bulletin e-Competitions January 2012, Art. N° 47982

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