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Abuse of a dominant position - the concept of abuse and modes of abusive conduct
Duhan, Andrej ; Horáček, Vít (advisor) ; Horáček, Tomáš (referee)
Abuse of a dominant position - the concept of abuse and modes of abusive conduct Abstract This thesis deals with an abuse of dominant position, specifically with concept of abuse as such and subsequently with individual abusing practices. Article 102 TFEU as well as § 11 ZOHS do not define concept of abuse, it is therefore necessary to analyze case law for their understanding. The same apply in case of individual abusing practices. This analysis is fitted into the wider framework which consists in exploring the object of Article 102 and the method of its application, particularly in regards to Commision's effort to modernization. The main aim of the thesis is critical reflection of case law in the context of searching of purpose of Article 102, not comprehensive and detailed review. The thesis is composed of three chapters. Chapter One characterizes basic objectives of Article 102 and method of its application. Due to brief text of Article 102, the objects of the Article are really crucial for its interpretation and application. In the same way assessment methods can fundamentally change and shift use of Article 102. Basically there are two different objectives and two different methods. Objectives are ordoliberal economic freedom protecting competition as a process and consumer welfare pursuing growth of...

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