Please find below the slides of the presentation by Tihamér TÓTH.
A new article was published by our member: CSERES, K. J. – P. SZILÁGYI: The Hungarian Car Insurance Cartel Saga. In BARRY, R.: Landmark Cases in Competition Law - Around the World in Fourteen Stories. (Kluwer Law International, AH Alphen aan den Rijn, 2013) 145 – 166.
A new article was published by our member: SZILÁGYI, P.: Regulation of Competition in Media Markets. In KOLTAY, A.: Hungarian Media Law. (Complex, Budapest, 2012) 255 – 265.
A new article was published by our member:
Szilágyi, Pál, Hungarian Competition Policy as a Model-Child (December 31, 2008). Szilágyi, Pál: Hungarian Competition Policy as a Model-Child, Competition Law Research Centre, Competition Law Working Papers Nr. 2008/1.. Available at SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2074554
A new working paper was published on the role of the efficiency defence in EU merger control.
SZILÁGYI, Pál: How to give a meaningful interpretation to the efficiency defence in European Competition Law?, CLRC WP 2011/3.
The paper is also available on SSRN: Szilágyi, Pál, How to Give a Meaningful Interpretation to the Efficiency Defence in European Competition Law? (August 31, 2011). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1920463
Abstract: The role of the efficiency defence in competition law, particularly in European Union competition law was always heavily debated since the adoption of the first merger regulation in the European Community, later the European Union. According to the current interpretation of the notion of dominance by the ECJ it is not possible to justify a merger creating or strengthening a dominant position based on efficiency justification. Moreover, the structural presumptions underlying the system of merger control prevail in such situations. If the merged undertaking does not have a dominant position, efficiency gains can outweigh the harm to competition on the condition that the benefits reach the consumers. This approach is not only consistent with past case law, but is also reflecting the traditions of the Harvard- and Freiburg Schools. Oligopoly theory suggests that concentration on the market is a very relevant factor and this is reflected in the SIEC test.
We have published a working paper by Tóth Tihamér on the antitrust decision of the Hunagrian competition authority in 2009.
We have published recently a new working paper: Remetei-Filep Ádám tollából a "The whereabouts rules of WADA and competition law".
You can download the working paper here:
Permanent link: http://www.versenyjog.com/files/WP/Remetei-CLRCWP2011-1.pdf