Robert Neruda

Havel, Holasek & Partners (Brno)
Lawyer (Partner)

Robert Neruda is a partner of Havel, Holásek & Partners and the head of’ the firm’s team of lawyers specializing in competition & state aid law (Brno office). Robert focuses on advising clients in the areas of cartels, abuse of dominance, control of concentrations, state aid and public procurement. He typically represents clients in proceedings related to concentrations between undertakings and advises them on related issues, represents businesses suspected of anti-competitive conduct, and advises clients on the competition aspects of their contemplated projects. He also frequently advises clients on compliance issues. Before joining Havel, Holásek & Partners, Robert worked at the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition from 2000 to 2003, first at the International Department, later as Director of the Analytical Department, then as Deputy Chief Director. He then served as an assistant to the judge at the Czech Supreme Administrative Court in 2004 and 2005. After his return to the Office for the Protection of Competition, he worked as the chairman of the appellate committee for antitrust and mergers, and as a member of the appellate committee on public procurement. Beginning in 2007, he served as the head of the Competition Section; in 2008 as Vice-Chairman of the Office; and in 2009 as the Office’s acting chairman.

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Demcak, Robert Neruda The Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic upholds the decision of the Competition Office after the intervention of the European Commission (Cargo Slovakia)

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Relevant facts In the following judgement, the Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic confirmed the decision of the Slovak Antimonopoly Office (hereinafter referred to as "Office") where the Office stated that the railway company Železničná spoločnosť a.s., later its successor, Železničná spoločnosť (...)

Robert Neruda The Slovak Council of the Competition authority imposes significant fine for repeated abuse of dominant position by not granting access to essential facilities (Slovak Telecom)

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I. Relevant facts In the following decision, the Slovak Antimonopoly Office (Office) concluded that Slovak Telecom (ST) abused its dominant position by not granting access to the essential facility of a local network. The office forbid the infringement and imposed a fine in the amount of SKK (...)

Robert Neruda The Slovak Competition Authority concludes that airport abused its dominant position by not granting access to the essential facility of the airport apron (Airport Bratislava)

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I. Relevant facts In its Airport Bratislavadecision, the Slovak Antimonopoly Office stated that Letisko M.R.Štefánika - Airport Bratislava (Airport BA) abused its dominant position according to Article 8 (2) of the Competition Act, because it did not provide access to an airport apron at the (...)

Robert Neruda The Slovak Competition Authority issues a negative decision on alleged abuse of dominance in the determination of the maximum financial extent of health services for medical transport facilities and related prices for these services (Vseobecná zdravotná poisťovňa / STIMAR)

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I. Relevant facts In the following case, the Slovak Antimonopoly Office (Office) stated that the conduct of General Health Insurance Company (VZP) is not considered an abuse of the dominant position according to Article 8 (2) of the Slovak Competition Act. The Office investigated the (...)

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