Petr Zákoucký

Clifford Chance (Prague)
Senior Lawyer

Petr Zákoucký is a senior lawyer at Clifford Chance (Prague office), specialising in antitrust and energy matters. In 2006, Petr undertook an internship with the European Commission’s DG Competition in Brussels and with the Court of First Instance of the EU in Luxembourg. Petr has a degree in law from Charles University in Prague (2002), an LL.M. in European Business Law (2005) and an LL.M. in German Law from the Law Faculty in Tübingen, Germany (2004). Apart from his native Czech, Petr speaks English, German and advanced French.

Articles

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Petr Zákoucký The Czech NCA clears a merger in the IT services sector with remedies, including the transfer of a public contract to a third independent party (Telefónica/Deltax)

2095

The operation Telefónica O2 Czech Republic a.s. ("Telefonica") acquired a 100 % share in DELTAX, Systems a.s. ("Deltax"), a company specialized in software and IT solutions. The market(s) The relevant market was defined as the market of IT services. Since the merging parties would have the (...)

Petr Zákoucký The Czech Competition Office clears in phase II a merger between the two largest players on the market of pay-TV, subject to five remedies including pricing commitments (UPC/Karneval)

2131

The operation UPC Česká republika, a.s. ("UPC"), player No. 1 in the market of retail supply of pay-TV programmes to the final consumer in the Czech Republic, acquired the sole control over Karneval Media s.r.o. ("Karneval"), player No. 2 on the same market, and over Forecable s.r.o. As a result (...)

Petr Zákoucký The Czech NCA cleared in phase II a merger in the press sector, subject to production investment and maintenance of current conditions of supplies(HKM/Novotisk)

1954

The operation HKM (a subsidiary of the German group Verlagsgruppe Passau GmbH) acquired control over NOVOTISK. The HKM group has already been active in the Czech Republic through VLTAVA-LABE-PRESS a.s., a provider of printing services and a publisher of newspapers (paras. 9 and 10). NOVOTISK (...)

Petr Zákoucký The Czech Competition Authority clears in phase II a merger in the sector of assistance services provided to drivers with behavioural remedies (ÚAMK / Autoklub Bohemia Assistance)

2848

By this phase II decision, the Office cleared a merger of ÚAMK a.s. ("ÚAMK") and Autoklub Bohemia Assistance ("Autoklub") with a remedy. The operation On the basis of decision dated 29 April 2005, the Office authorized in phase II the merger between ÚAMK and Autoklub, companies particularly (...)

Petr Zákoucký The Czech Competition Office cleared in phase II a merger in the ultrasonic technology market subject to transfer of a viable stand-alone business and abandonment of efforts to re-acquire influence (General Electric Company / AGFA NDT)

1968

The operation By a decision dated 18 November 2003, the Office authorized in phase II the operation by which General Electric Company ("GE") acquired sole control of AGFA’s non-destructive testing ("NDT") equipment division by way of a stock and asset purchase agreement. The market(s) The (...)

Petr Zákoucký The Czech Competition Office clears in phase II a merger in the retail supply of pay-TV channels market subject to non-discriminatory third parties access to channels (Liberty media Corporation / UnitedGlobalCom)

1889

The operation By its decision from 5 November 2003, the Office authorized in phase II the change of control in UnitedGlobalCom ("UGC") from joint control to sole control, with Liberty media Corporation ("Liberty") acquiring the sole control. Liberty (through Discovery Communications Inc., its (...)

Petr Zákoucký The Czech Competition Authority clears a merger in the tiling materials and paints sector subject to maintenance of current distribution networks, brands and supplies and other behavioural remedies (Lasselsberger / Deutsche Steinzug)

1976

The operation Pursuant to agreement dated 4 November 2000, LSBG INT acquired control over DS by acquiring a majority of its shares. THE LSBG INT, an Austrian company, is a sole shareholder of its Czech subsidiary, LASSELSBERGER s.r.o. ("LSBG"). LSBG owned 48% of shares in KERAMIKA Horní Bøíza, (...)

Petr Zákoucký The Czech Competition Authority amends its original merger clearance decision in the technical gases sector by accepting termination of the exclusivity of agreements instead of termination of the agreements (Linde/AGA Gas)

1830

The operation The merger concerned was a result of an operation, under which LINDE TECHNISCHE GASE (Germany) acquired 99,5 % shares over a Swedish company AGA AB. LINDE TECHNISCHE GASE was a 100 % shareholder of its Czech subsidiary, LINDE TECHNOPLYN a.s. ("LINDE"). AGA AB operated in the (...)

Petr Zákoucký The Czech Competition Authority clears a merger in the electricity sector in phase II, subject to the parties refraining from efforts to gain sole control over energy distributors (Prague municipality / RWE / GESO / PR)

3584

The operation The proposal submitted by the parties contained description of the operation. However, many substantial aspects of the transactions remain undisclosed as a commercial secret. According to the available information, Prague Municipality ("PM"), RWE Energie Aktiengesellschaft (...)

Petr Zákoucký The Czech Competition Authority clears a merger in the technical gas sector, subject to divestment of a viable stand-alone business and termination of exclusive vertical agreements (Linde / AGA Gas)

1950

The operation The merger concerned was a result of an operation, under which LINDE TECHNISCHE GASE (Germany) acquired 99,5 % shares over a Swedish company AGA AB. LINDE TECHNISCHE GASE was a 100 % shareholder of its Czech subsidiary, LINDE TECHNOPLYN a.s. ("LINDE"). AGA AB operated in the (...)

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