Jan Převrátil

European Court of Justice (Luxembourg), General Court of the European Union (Luxembourg)
Référendaire

Jan Převrátil obtained a master’s degree in law from Charles University, Prague, in 2003. From 2002 to May 2004, he worked with Allen & Overy in Prague as paralegal and later trainee solicitor. Since June 2004, he is a référendaire (legal secretary) in the chambers of Judge Irena Pelikánová at the Court of First Instance of the European Communities in Luxembourg.

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77803 Bulletin

Jan Převrátil The Czech Supreme Administrative Court confirms that a failure to timely notify the suspension of public road transportation services amounts to an abuse of a dominant position under Czech law (DPÚK)

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By a judgement rendered on 26 June 2013, the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic dismissed an appeal by Dopravní podnik Ústeckého kraje (DPUK), a bus line operator, against a lower-tier court judgement relating to an abusive suspension of public road transportation services. The (...)

Jan Převrátil, Robert Pelikán The Czech Office for the Protection of Competition fines five participants in the cathode ray tubes cartel under national antitrust law (CRT cartel)

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In a first-instance decision of 13 September 2010, the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition concluded that from 1998 to 2006, Samsung SDI, Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Technicolor, Panasonic, Toshiba and LG Electronics formed a prohibited cartel in the (...)

Jan Převrátil, Robert Pelikán The Czech Supreme Administrative Court confirms that, while a bus station does not constitute an essential facility, a discriminatory refusal of access to it amounts to an abuse of dominant position (ČSAD Liberec)

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By its judgement of 26 April 2010, the Czech Supreme Administrative Court confirmed a previous decision of the Regional Court in Brno, upholding a decision of the Office for the Protection of Competition in the ČSAD Liberec case. In 2005, ČSAD Liberec (“ČSAD”), the operator of the bus station in (...)

Jan Převrátil The Czech Supreme Administrative Court decides that, under Czech legislation in force prior to 1st. Sept. 2009, sanctions for an infringement of competition law may be imposed on the legal successor of the infringing entity where an intra group merger has been carried out in order to avoid said sanctions (Petrol cartel)

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By a judgment of 30 December 2009, the Czech Supreme Administrative Court annulled an earlier judgement by the Regional Court in Brno in the Petrol cartel case over the issue of legal succession with respect to sanctions for an infringement of competition law. During the course of the (...)

Jan Převrátil, Robert Pelikán The Czech Supreme Administrative Court confirms the NCA’s decision in a leading agency case: Hard life of dominant undertakings in the Czech Republic (Sazka)

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By its decision of 20 November 2008, the Czech Supreme Administrative Court confirmed the decision of the Regional Court of Brno and hence the decisions of the Office for the Protection of Competition by which Sazka, the dominant Czech operator of betting games and lotteries, was found guilty (...)

Jan Převrátil, Robert Pelikán The Czech NCA circulates a draft amendment to the act on the protection of competition aimed at a harmonisation with substantive EC competition law, inclusion of specific procedural rules and launch of private enforcement

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In May 2008, the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition circulated a draft amendment to the Czech Act on the Protection of Competition, requesting for comments by the different authorities involved and the interested public prior to the introduction of the bill in the Parliament. The (...)

Jan Převrátil, Robert Pelikán The Czech Office for the Protection of Competition terminates proceedings on alleged anticompetititive non-compete provision without imposing any fine (CS Sport/Tipsport)

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Office for the Protection of Competition (Úrad pro ochranu hospodárské souteže), 8 August 2007, Ceskoslovensky Sport vs. Tipsport, nyr) On 8 August 2007, the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition terminated the proceedings in the Tipsport case, initiated in 2006, without adopting a final (...)

Jan Převrátil, Robert Pelikán A Czech Court annuls on a procedural point a decision of the NCA concerning an alleged abuse of dominant position in the industrial gases market (Linde Technoplyn)

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By a judgment rendered on 10 July 2007, the Regional Court in Brno annulled the first-instance and appeal decisions rendered by the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition and its President in the Linde Technoplyn case. Unfortunately for the commentators, the verdict is based solely on (...)

Jan Převrátil, Robert Pelikán The Czech Supreme Administrative Court concludes that the NCA may investigate infringements of competition law in the telecommunications sector (Ceský Mobil/Radiomobil)

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By a judgment rendered on 31 January 2007, the Czech Supreme Administrative Court overruled an earlier judgment by the Regional Court in Brno and stated that the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition (the “Office”) has competence to investigate into and impose sanctions for infringements (...)

Jan Převrátil The Czech Regional Court of Brno rules that sanctions for an infringement of competition law may not be imposed on the legal successor of the infringing entity (“Petrol cartel”)

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Regional Court in Brno (Krajský soud v Brno), 29 September, 2006, Agip, Aral, Benzina, Conoco Phillips, OMV and Shell v. UOHS, not yet published, rendered on appeal against the decision of the President of the Office for the Protection of Competition By a judgment of 29 September 2006, the (...)

Jan Převrátil, Robert Pelikán The Czech Regional Court of Brno confirms Competition Authority’s first decision directly applying EC competition law (Cesky Telecom)

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By a judgement of 26 September 2006, the Regional Court in Brno confirmed the decisions adopted by the Office for the Protection of Competition and (on administrative appeal) by its President in which the dominant fixed telephony operator, Èeský Telecom (“ÈTc”), was found to have infringed article (...)

Jan Převrátil, Robert Pelikán The Czech Office for the Protection of Competition imposes a record fine on the dominant wholesale gas distributor for alleged violations of Art. 82 EC (RWE Transgas)

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By a first-instance decision rendered on 10 August, 2006, the Office for the Protection of Competition (the “Office”) imposed a fine of CZK 370 million (EUR 13 million approx.) on RWE Transgas, the dominant supplier of natural gas to the retail distributors, for alleged abuses of its dominant (...)

Jan Převrátil The Czech Office for the Protection of Competition maintains that the refusal of access to a non-essential facility - a bus station - may amount to an abuse of dominant position (CSAD Liberec)

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On 16 May, 2006, deciding on appeal lodged against a first-instance decision, the President of the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition has upheld the conclusion according to which CSAD Liberec (“CSAD”), the operator of the bus station in the Czech city of Liberec and of different bus (...)

Jan Převrátil, Robert Pelikán A Czech Court confirms that a regulation of a professional chamber which contains recommended minimal prices amounts to a prohibited decision by an association of undertakings, despite the fact that such regulations are expressly provided for by national legislation (CKAIT - Chartered Engineers)

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The Regional Court in Brno has rejected the appeal against the decision of the Office for the Protection of Competition (the “Office”) in which the latter stated that a regulation on services and fees, adopted and published by the Czech Chamber of Chartered Engineers and Technicians of the (...)

Jan Převrátil, Robert Pelikán The Czech Office for the Protection of Competition confirms the sanctions imposed on the Czech Chamber of Pharmacists for anticompetitive rules (Ceská lékárnická komora)

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On 14 April 2006, the President of the Office for the Protection of Competition confirmed a first-instance decision by which the Office had imposed a fine of CZK 300,000 (EUR 10,500 approx.) on the Czech Chamber of Pharmacists (Ceská lékárnická komora) for the adoption of several anticompetitive (...)

Jan Převrátil, Robert Pelikán The Czech Competition Authority states that the simultaneous announcement of new business terms on an upstream wholesale market and a downstream retail market amounts to an abuse of dominant position on the upstream market (Ceský Telecom - ADSL)

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By a decision on appeal rendered on 17 March, 2006, the President of the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition has confirmed a first instance decision according to which Ceský Telecom, a.s. (“CTc”), the incumbent Czech telecommunications operator, had abused of its dominant position on (...)

Jan Převrátil, Robert Pelikán The Czech Office for the Protection of Competition annuls a first-instance decision concerning an alleged discrimination by a car manufacturer of leasing companies (Skoda)

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By a decision on appeal rendered on 3 February, 2006, the President of the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition has annulled a first instance decision according to which ŠKODA AUTO a.s. (“Škoda”), a Czech car manufacturer belonging to the Volkswagen group, had allegedly abused of its (...)

Jan Převrátil, Robert Pelikán The Czech Office for the Protection of Competition declares that the refusal of access to a bus station to competing bus line operators does not amount to an abuse of dominant position (AS-Service)

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In a decision rendered on 25 November, 2005, the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition concluded that CAS-SERVICE a.s. (“CAS”), the operator of the bus station in the Southern Moravian city of Znojmo, had not abused of its dominant position on the market of services offered to bus line (...)

Jan Převrátil, Robert Pelikán The Czech Constitutional Court declares that, in the period preceding the accession of the Czech Republic to the EU, the rights guaranteed by the Constitution were not infringed by the Czech competition authorities basing their interpretation of Czech competition law on the corresponding EC rules (Skoda Auto)

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The decision of the Ministry for Competition (the predecessor of the Czech NCA) in the Škoda Auto case, confirmed on constitutional complaint by the Constitutional Court in its judgement rendered on 29 May 1997, is one of the oldest and at the same time most controversial cases of application of (...)

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