Jiri Kindl

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (Prague)
Lawyer (Partner)

Jiri Kindl is a partner in Weil, Gotshal & Manges (Prague). In his legal practice, he specializes in competition and regulatory matters and complex litigations/arbitrations. He has extensive experience with various competition law cases both before the Czech Office for Protection of Competition, other regulatory authorities and Czech courts. Jiri Kindl graduated summa cum laude from the Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague where he also obtained his Ph.D. He also studied law at the University of Limerick (Ireland) and a post-graduate course at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford (University College) where he obtained Distinction and Clifford Chance Prize for Best Performance in Magister Juris, Winter Williams European Business Regulation Prize and Monckton Chambers Prize in Competition Law. He is a co-author of a textbook on Competition Law (Prague, C.H. Beck, 2nd edn, 2012) and a Commentary to the Czech Competition Act (Prague, C.H. Beck, 2nd edn, 2009). He also authored a monograph Cartel and Distribution Agreements – Theory and Practice (Prague, C.H. Beck, 2009) and numerous articles on competition law and commercial law issues in various Czech legal journals. Jiri Kindl also lectures competition law at the Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague. He is regularly referred to in publications such as Chambers Europe, IFLR Guide – World’s leading competition & antitrust lawyers, Best Lawyers or PLC Which Lawyer – Cross border competition as a leading antitrust lawyer in the Czech Republic.

Articles

20683 Bulletin

Jiri Kindl The Supreme Administrative Court of Czech Republic confirms fine for not complying with structural commitments imposed in merger approval decision (Rewe / Plus Discount)

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On 21 December 2016, the Supreme Administrative court rejected cassation appeal of REWE Zentralfinanz eG (“REWE”) against the previous judgment of the Regional Court in Brno which rejected claim against the Czech Office for Protection of Competition (“Office”) alleging that the Office acted (...)

Jiri Kindl The Czech Supreme Administrative Court confirms the wide discretion of the Competition Authority when requiring data from third parties including competitors of the undertaking under scrutiny (RegioJet)

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On 7 January 2016, the Supreme Administrative court rejected cassation appeal of RegioJet, a.s. (“RGJ”) against the previous judgment of the Regional Court in Brno which rejected claim against the Czech Office for Protection of Competition (“Office”) alleging that the Office acted contrary to law (...)

Jiri Kindl The Czech Supreme Administrative Court supports findings by the Office for Protection of Competition as regards relevant market definition in predatory pricing case (Student Agency)

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On 30 September 2013, the Supreme Administrative Court cancelled the judgment of Regional Court in Brno in the case regarding alleged predatory pricing by Student Agency (a leading bus transport company) and remanded the case back to it. The Regional Court in Brno previously quashed the (...)

Jiri Kindl The Czech Supreme Administrative Court renders two rulings dealing with access of complainants to files in competition proceedings (Asiana v Student Agency and Litvinovska uhelna cases)

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Just few days apart in March 2013 (on 20 March and 28 March 2013), the Supreme Administrative Court rendered two rulings which deal with access of complainants to files regarding competition proceedings to which they were not direct participants. In the first case, the Supreme Administrative (...)

Jiri Kindl The Czech Supreme Administrative Court is not ready to accept a symbolic fine against an association of undertakings involved in a price fixing case (Association of Applied Graphics and Design)

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On 20 December 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court cancelled the judgment of Regional Court in Brno in the case regarding Association of Applied Graphics and Design (the “Association”) and remanded the case back to it. The Regional Court in Brno previously mitigated the fine imposed by the (...)

Jiri Kindl The Czech Supreme Administrative Court maintains strict view on ’loyalty’ discounts when it cancels for the second time Regional Court of Brno’s judgment (Telefonica O2 Czech Republic / Price Plans)

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On 30 July 2010, Supreme Administrative Court cancelled the judgment of Regional Court in Brno in case concerning alleged abuse of dominant position by Telefonica O2 Czech Republic (“TO2”) in connection with its so-called “price plans”, i.e. special price programs for its business customers. The (...)

Jiri Kindl The Czech Supreme Administrative Court confirms fine against a regional bus company for abuse of dominant position against its competitor (CSAD Liberec - STUDENT AGENCY)

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On 26 April 2010 the Supreme Administrative Court rejected cassation appeal against the judgment of Regional Court in Brno which rejected judicial review claim lodged by CSAD Liberec (a regional bus company) against decision of the Czech Office for Protection of Competition (“Office”) which (...)

Jiri Kindl The Czech Regional Court in Brno cancels an NCA decision for not providing sufficient evidence as to the participation of an undertaking in the the cartel conduct (Poultry Producers Cartel)

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On 2 December 2009 the Regional Court in Brno cancelled decision of the Czech Office for Protection of Competition (“Office”) concerning cartel behavior of several poultry producers. The Regional Court did so despite the fact that it consented in all material respects with findings of the Office (...)

Jiri Kindl The Czech supreme administrative Court confirms regional Court’s cancellation of NCA’s decision concerning participation in alleged price fixing concerted practices (Bakery Cartel)

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On 30 September 2008, the Czech Supreme Administrative Court rejected the cassation appeal lodged by the Office for Protection of Competition (“Office”) against the judgment of Regional Court in Brno that cancelled Office’s concerning participation in alleged price fixing concerted practices on (...)

Jiri Kindl The Czech Supreme Administrative Court admits a legal exemption for recommended price lists issued by a professional association (Chamber of Authorized Engineers and Technicians)

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On 24 September 2007, the Czech Supreme Administrative Court quashed a previous decision of the Regional Court in Brno which confirmed decisions of the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition (the “Office”) imposing a penalty of CZK 500,000 upon the Czech Chamber of Authorized Engineers (...)

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