Hungarian students have proven to be best in the world in competition law, beating Oxford University and other leading universities. One of the world-leading law firms, Herbert Smith Freehills, organized the tournament.
The participants had to analyze a case that deals with the abuse of a dominant position by digital players in the AppStore market. The case, first published back in November 2020, is very similar to several ongoing proceedings concerning Apple’s conduct in the digital music market.
In the first round, 39 teams handed in their case study. From them, 12 were invited to the finals by the jury. The Hungarians beat students from Oxford University as well the host team from King’s College London, and in the finals they defeated the team of the National University of Singapore.
ELTE was represented at the competition by law students Andor Cserép, Kristóf Csillik, Balázs Schultz, and Lóránt Teleki. Their preparation was helped by Mónika Papp, assistant professor at the Department of International Private and European Economic Law, and lawyer Bálint Bassola.
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