The Czech Regional Court rules that internal guidelines of an association of undertakings containing rules on determination of prices violate the ban on cartels (Sdruzeni pohrebnictvi)

I. Introduction On 1 November 2010, the Regional Court in Brno (hereinafter the "Regional Court") dismissed an administrative lawsuit brought by the Association of Funeral Services in the Czech Republic (in Czech: Sdruzeni pohrebnictvi v CR; hereinafter the "AFS") against the first-instance decision of the Competition Office of 4 June 2008 and the second-instance decision of the Chairman of the Competition Office of 18 March 2009 and affirmed that internal guidelines of the AFS containing rules on determination of prices for various services provided by the AFS's members violated the ban on cartels enshrined in Section 3(1) of Act No. 143/2001 Coll., on Protection of Competition, then in force (hereinafter the "Competition Act"). At the same time, the Regional Court upheld the fine

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Roman Barinka, The Czech Regional Court rules that internal guidelines of an association of undertakings containing rules on determination of prices violate the ban on cartels (Sdruzeni pohrebnictvi), 1 November 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin Judicial review, Art. N° 38139

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