The Hungarian Supreme Court rules that the railways incumbent request for an unconditional bank guarantee from new entrants to the liberalized railway market does not amount to an abuse of dominant position on the basis of Art. 102 TFEU and its national equivalent (MÁV)

In 2006, the Hungarian Competition Office (“HCO”) fined the Hungarian State Railways (“MÁV”) for an abuse of dominant position under Article 82 EC (now Article 102 TFEU) and Section 21 of the Hungarian competition act. In decision no. Vj-22/2005/145, the HCO ruled that following the liberalisation of railway transport in Hungary after accession to the European Union in 2004, MÁV abused its dominant position in order to foreclose the cargo forwarding market from new entrants. Three types of conduct were classified as illegal: 1. MÁV required an unconditional bank guarantee from each of the forwarding companies as a precondition to granting access to the railway network for 2005, despite the fact that such companies had to dispose over a bank guarantee in order to obtain

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  • Lakatos, Köves & Partners (Budapest)

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Eszter Ritter, The Hungarian Supreme Court rules that the railways incumbent request for an unconditional bank guarantee from new entrants to the liberalized railway market does not amount to an abuse of dominant position on the basis of Art. 102 TFEU and its national equivalent (MÁV), 24 mars 2010, e-Competitions March 2010, Art. N° 32134

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