Czech Competition Authority (Brno)

Czech Competition Authority

Czech Competition Authority (Brno)

The Office for the Protection of Competition was established on 1st November 1996 by the Act No 273/1996 Coll., that constitutes its scope as a central body of state administration of the Czech Republic. The Office creates preconditions for support and protection of economic competition, supervises the public procurement and carries out other activities prescribed by specific laws.

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Czech Competition Authority The Czech Competition Authority reduces the fine imposed in an aroma candle distributor for resale price maintenance, taking into account the implementation of the compliance program (Z-Trade)

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Reduced fine for Aroma candles distrubutor, and, for the first time, the office took the compliance program into account* The Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as “the Office“) imposed a fine of CZK 17,649,000 on the undertaking Z - TRADE s. r. o. for entering (...)

Czech Competition Authority The Czech Competition Authority imposes maximum possible fines on three undertakings suspected of being involved in a cartel agreement for obstructing a dawn raid (Marc spol / Eurotubes / HK steel trading)

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The office imposed maximum possible fines for obstruction of a dawn raid* The Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as "the Office") has imposed the maximum possible fines on three undertakings suspected of being involved in a cartel agreement for obstructing a (...)

Czech Competition Authority The Czech Competition Authority discusses future cooperation and effective investigation of cartel agreements with the Slovak and Hungarian competition authorities

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The Chairman of the office discussed future cooperation and effective investigation of cartel agreements with the Slovak and Hungarian competition authorities* Petr Mlsna, the Chairman of the Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as “the Office”), made a working (...)

Czech Competition Authority The Czech Competition Authority terminates antitrust proceedings with a natural gas transportation company following amendment of the relevant legislation (NET4GAS)

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The Chairman of the office for the protection of competition terminated the proceedings with the undertaking Net4gas because of the favourability of the subsequent legislation* Chairman of the Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as ’’the Office’’), Petr Mlsna, (...)

Czech Competition Authority The Czech Competition Authority imposes a fine on a garden equipment company for vertical restraints on resale price maintenance (Garland distributor)

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The undertaking Garland harmed consumers, and it now faces a fine of almost CZK 100 Million* In its first instance decision, the Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as ’’the Office’’) imposed a fine of CZK 96,751,000 on GARLAND distributor, s.r.o. for vertical (...)

Czech Competition Authority The Czech Competition Authority confirms the fines imposed on an electronic cigarettes distributor for engaging in prohibited anticompetitive agreements (Ritchy)

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The chairman of the office confirmed that Ritchy EU concluded prohibited anticompetitive agreements* Petr Mlsna, the Chairman of the Office for the Protection of Competition, entirely dismissed the appeal filed by RITCHY EU s. r. o., and upheld the first-instance decision of the Office which (...)

Czech Competition Authority The Czech Competition Authority upholds the decision on a prohibited agreement in the rail freight transport sector (AWT / Interfracht / Argo Logistics / Spedica)

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THE CHAIRMAN OF THE OFFICE UPHELD THE DECISION IN CARPATHIA CARTEL CASE, ONE OF THE FINES SUBJECT TO REASSESSMENT* The Chairman of the Office, Petr Mlsna, upheld the decision on a prohibited agreement in the field of rail freight transport, the so-called Carpathia Cartel. The Chairman of the (...)

Czech Competition Authority The Czech Competition Authority clears a merger subject to remedies in the distribution market of non-original spare parts for light vehicles (LKQ / Heptus 292)

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THE OFFICE APPROVED THE MERGER OF LKQ AND HEPTUS 292 ON THE DISTRIBUTION MARKET OF NON-ORIGINAL SPARE PARTS, SUBJECT TO COMMITMENTS* On 10 May 2019, the Office for the Protection of Competition issued a decision authorizing LKQ German Holdings GmbH to take sole control over the company heptus (...)

Czech Competition Authority The Czech Competition Authority fines an undertaking operating in the sector of handling, storage and protection of goods for non compliance with the inspection of the business premises (Czech Frost)

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Fine of CZK 1,105,000 imposed on company Czech Frost for noncompliance with the inspection* Disciplinary fine of CZK 1,105,000 was imposed on the company CZECH FROST for noncompliance with the inspection of the business premises conducted by the Office for the Protection of Competition (the (...)

Czech Competition Authority The Czech Office for the Protection of Competition imposes fines on two undertakings for bid-rigging in the medical equipment for hospitals market (Hospimed and Puro-Klima)

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Puro-Klima and Hospimed coordinated their bids within public tenders for medical equipment* The Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as “the Office”) detected and sanctioned anticompetitive behavior conducted by undertakings HOSPIMED, spol. s.r.o. and PURO-KLIMA, a.s (...)

Czech Competition Authority The Czech Office for the Protection of Competition issues a revised second-instance decision on anticompetitive agreements on the export prohibition concerning the coal market and decreases the fine imposed (Sokolovská uhelná)

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THE OFFICE REPEATEDLY SANCTIONED THE UNDERTAKING SOKOLOVSKÁ UHELNÁ FOR ANTICOMPETITIVE AGREEMENTS, THE FINE WAS DECREASED* The Chairman of the Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as “the Office”) Mr Petr Rafaj has issued a revised second-instance decision on (...)

Czech Competition Authority The Czech Office for the Protection of Competition imposes fines on several sellers of communal technology for having implemented a market sharing agreement in public procurements context (Garnea and Garden Studio)

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Sellers of communal technology sanctioned for cartel agreements in public procurements* In recent weeks the Office for the Protection of Competition (the Office) has issued three decisions imposing fines of total amount CZK 5,070,000 (approximately EUR 184,363) for cartel agreements on market (...)

Czech Competition Authority The Czech Office for the Protection of Competition imposes fines on two undertakings for bid rigging in the sector of supply of fire and rescue technology and equipment (Požární bezpečnost and Perspekta)

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Suppliers of fire equipment sanctioned for bid rigging* Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as “the Office”) imposed by its first instance decision fines of CZK 972,000 on undertakings Perpekta, spol. s.r.o a Požární bezpečnost s.r.o. for breaching the Act on the (...)

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