Andrej Fatur

Fatur Law Firm (Ljubljana), King’s College (London)
Lawyer

Andrej has extensive international experience, since he has studied and worked in New York, London, Luxembourg and Amsterdam. He specialised in competition and corporate law. As an attorney he has advised numerous leading domestic and foreign corporations on their complex competition law issues, especially on information and communication technology, pharmaceuticals and trade, as well as on the restructuring and regulation of the energy and pharmaceutical sector and additionally on various banking transactions. He is the author of numerous articles and papers, particularly in the field of competition law. In 2012 Hart Publishing published his latest book titled "Information and Communication Technology Networks Industries and EU Competition Policy". He was also a recipient of several prestigious international scholarships, such as Fulbright and Chevning Scholarship. He regularly lectures on international seminars and conferences, and occasionally at the University College London, on its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Besides his advocacy practice in Slovenia, Andrej is also a licensed attorney in New York. Since March 2012 he is a member of the Supervisory Board in Nova KBM d.d., a leading Slovenian bank. As the result of his continuous outstanding work Andrej has been enlisted for the year 2014 to the prestigious list at Chambers and Partners, your guide to the World’s best lawyers, where he was especially praised for his excellent knowledge of the EU Competition Law.

Articles

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Andrej Fatur The Slovenian Competition Protection Agency accepts commitments by the incumbent gas importer and supplier addressing concerns relating to long-term contracts on natural gas supply with industrial customers (Geoplin)

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Introduction On 10 November 2017, the Slovenian Competition Protection Agency (hereinafter referred to as the CPA) has adopted a decision that renders legally binding the commitments offered by GEOPLIN LLC. (hereinafter referred to as GEOPLIN), incumbent gas importer and supplier in the (...)

Andrej Fatur The Appeal Court of Ljubljana annuls a decision in relation to minor offence proceedings against a collecting society (SAZAS: Slovenian organization for collective management of copyrights for authors)

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Introduction In SAZAS case, the Slovenian Competition Protection Office (hereinafter referred to as the CPO) adopted a partial administrative decision in April 2011 (Case 306-35/2009-108), finding that Združenje skladateljev, avtorjev in založnikov za zaščito avtorskih pravic Slovenije (...)

Andrej Fatur The Slovenian Competition Protection Agency accepts commitments from a distributor and 20 authorised service shops of motor vehicles over misleading information for consumers regarding the warranty of the vehicles (Hyundai)

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Introduction On 5 May 2016 the Slovenian Competition Protection Agency (hereinafter referred to as the CPA) adopted a decision that renders legally binding the commitments offered by Hyundai Avto trade d.o.o. (hereinafter referred to as HAT), an authorised distributor of Hyundai motor vehicles (...)

Andrej Fatur The Slovenian Supreme Court uphold the decision of the Competition Authority finding that a company abused its dominance on the market for collective management of copyrights (SAZAS)

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Introduction In SAZAS case, the Slovenian Competition Protection Office (hereinafter referred to as the CPO) adopted a partial decision in April 2011 (Case 306-35/2009-108), finding that Združenje skladateljev, avtorjev in založnikov za zaščito avtorskih pravic Slovenije (hereinafter referred to (...)

Andrej Fatur The Slovenian Supreme Court annuls the Competition Authority’s infringement decision against telecom company for abuse of dominance in the market for the provision of mobile telecommunications services to end customers (Itak Džabest)

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On 26 November 2013, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia ruled in case G 9/2012, Telekom Slovenije v. Slovenian Competition Protection Agency (hereinafter referred to as CPA). The Supreme Court annulled the CPA’s decision (Case 306-14/2009), which found anti-competitive conduct on the (...)

Andrej Fatur The new Slovenian Competition Act: Wider competences of the Competition Authority combined with higher fines on the road to better effectiveness (11 April 2008 Act)

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The New Prevention of the Restriction of Competition Act (“New Competition Act”) compared with the old Competition Act introduces several novelties into Slovenian legal system. It includes precise definition of terms and measures used in the new Competition Act, brings the competition legislation (...)

Andrej Fatur The Slovenian Competition Authority finds incumbent telecommunications operator was abusing its dominant position in the inter-operators market for provision of ADSL broadband access in Slovenia (Slovenije Telekom / ISDN, ADSL)

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This case started in October 2004, when the Slovenian Competition Authority (“SCA”) under its official authority started the proceedings on the basis of article 10 of the Slovenian Prevention of the Restriction of Competition Act (“SPRCA”) concerning abuse of dominance. The proceedings were (...)

Andrej Fatur The Slovenian Competition Authority finds, after full judicial review overturning its original decision, local public utility company did not abuse its dominant position in the local market for cemetery and funeral services (JKP Log)

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This case started in December 2003, when company Primozic complained to the Slovenian Competition Authority (“SCA”) about the abusive practices of public utility company JKP Log in the market for cemetery and funeral services in three counties in eastern Slovenia. The SCA started the proceeding (...)

Andrej Fatur The Slovenian Competition Authority declares null and void decisions of four major banks introducing a new ATM fee (Nova Ljubljanska banka, Banka Celje, Nova KBM, Abaka Vipa)

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This case started in May 2006, when the Slovenian Competition Authority on the basis of information from the media and its statutory duty started the proceedings on finding whether decisions of four major Slovenian banks on introduction of new ATM fee for withdrawing cash to their retail (...)

Andrej Fatur The Slovenian Competition Authority, acting for the first time under art. 82 EC, fines 130 000 EUR an abuse of dominant position in the packaging waste processing market (Slopak)

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This case started in December 2005, when packaging waste processing service provider Intersoh complained to the Slovenian Competition Authority (“SCA”) about the abusive practices of its rival Slopak in the market for processing packaging waste, which is not communal waste. The SCA started the (...)

Andrej Fatur The Slovenian Competition Authority declares null and void a decision of a bank association since it restricts competition on market for purchases payable by credit installments at the point of sale (Bank Association of Slovenia)

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This case started in May 2005, when the Slovenian Competition Authority on the basis of its statutory duty started the proceedings on finding whether the decision of the Bank Association of Slovenia (“BAS”) on introduction of new joint banking product - BankKredit, represents restrictive (...)

Andrej Fatur The Slovenian Competition Authority acts for the first time in its capacity of sanctioning body while holding that provisions of a professional association restrict competition on the regulated book market (Piano)

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This case started in February 2005, when a small independent book publisher Piano complained to the Slovenian Competition Authority that General conditions of operation of Slovenian book market, especially the provisions on uniform price and maximum discount, represents restrictive agreement (...)

Andrej Fatur The Slovenian Competition Authority declares null and void certain decisions of association of natural health spas decided together with the State having found them anticompetitive (ASNHS)

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Zdravilisce Lasko (hereinafter, “Lasko”), a company, whose main business activity is tourism and health spa services, lodged on 23 September 2005 a complaint before the Slovenian Competition Authority against the Skupnost slovenskih naravnih zdravilisc(“the ASNHS”), a business association of 13 (...)

Andrej Fatur The Slovenian Competition Authority rejects an abuse of dominant position claim by a mobile phone operator against the incumbent after a full-blown economic analysis (Mobitel / Western Wireless)

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This case started in 2003, when mobile phone operator Western Wireless International complained to the Slovenian Competition Authority about the abusive pricing practices, cross-subsidizing of different telecommunication services and restrictive contracts condition of its rival Mobitel on the (...)

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