The 2009 Interchange Fee Decision of the Hungarian Competition Authority: A Comparative Case Study

Thesis (Master of Laws program, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary) (2010)

Posted: 25 Apr 2018

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Virág Blazsek

University of Leeds School of Law; United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund - Office of Investment Management; George Washington University Law School

Date Written: March 29, 2010

Abstract

The competition law of the European Union and the competition law of each Member State are overlapping one another. The enforcement of competition law is divided between the EU Commission and the competition authority of each Member State, therefore, it is interesting and useful to compare decisions at the two levels dealing with the same or a similar topic. The present work compares the MasterCard Decision of the EU Commission and the 2009 decision of the Hungarian Competition Authority concerning multilateral interchange fees. It highlights the most important problems and critiques regarding the later decision.

Keywords: interchange fee, multilateral interchange fee, two-sided market, banking, Hungarian Competition Authority, competition law, EU

Suggested Citation

Blazsek, Virág, The 2009 Interchange Fee Decision of the Hungarian Competition Authority: A Comparative Case Study (March 29, 2010). Thesis (Master of Laws program, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary) (2010), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3157203

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