A Hungarian Court of Appeal upholds the Competition Authority’s decision having established an abuse of dominant position by the monopolist electricity provider on sub-markets of the electricity supply sector (DÉMÁSZ)

With its final judgment of second instance on 17 September 2008, the Metropolitan Court of Appeal upheld the judgment of first instance and therefore the decision of the Hungarian Competition Authority in the lawsuit brought by Dél-magyarországi Áramszolgáltató Zrt. (DÉMÁSZ) as Plaintiff against the Hungarian Competition Authority as Defendant and established that DÉMÁSZ abused its dominant position on the market. I. Background The Plaintiff is an electricity provider company in the southern part of Hungary that had a monopoly to supply electricity to municipalities and other consumers. In addition, it occupied a strong position on three other related sub-markets (maintenance, modernization/improvement, and operation of the street lighting system). Its strong position originated from the

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  • Hogan Lovells (Budapest)
  • DIGI (Budapest)

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Ákos Kovách, Sambor Ryszka, A Hungarian Court of Appeal upholds the Competition Authority’s decision having established an abuse of dominant position by the monopolist electricity provider on sub-markets of the electricity supply sector (DÉMÁSZ), 17 septembre 2008, e-Competitions September 2008, Art. N° 22892

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