Roman Barinka

Havel, Holasek & Partners (Prague)
Lawyer (Associate)

Roman Barinka is a senior associate with Havel, Holásek & Partners (Prague). In his legal practice, he specializes in competition law and regulatory matters. In competition law, he advises on cartels, vertical agreements and abuse of dominance. In addition, he provides legal advice related to mergers and acquisitions. Roman also represents companies accused of anti-competitive conduct and advises on clients’ planned projects from a competition law perspective. He has vast industry expertise particularly from the area of Life Sciences, Retail, Hospitality and Heavy Industries. He has authored numerous articles in professional as well as business journals.

Articles

10793 Bulletin

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)

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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 (...)

Roman Barinka The Czech Regional Court rules that the Competition Office is under the duty to return along with a refunded fine the default interest on it (Českomoravská stavební spořitelna)

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I. Introduction On 2 March 2010, the Regional Court in Brno issued a judgment holding that the Competition Office, following the annulment of its decision by an appellate court, is under the duty to repay to the undertaking previously fined not only the amount of the fine but also the default (...)

Roman Barinka The Czech Supreme Administrative Court rules that the NCA was entitled to sanction a cartel activity a part of which had already been sanctioned by the European Commission (Toshiba)

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I. Introduction On 10 April 2009, the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic (the «SAC») overturned a judgment of the Regional Court in Brno of 25 June 2008 that had annulled a decision of the Chairman of the Office for Protection of Competition (the «Office») of 26 April 2007 whereby (...)

Roman Barinka The Czech Supreme Administrative Court rules that a concurrent application of EC law and national law by the NCA to one anticompetitive conduct does not violate the ne bis in idem principle (RWE Transgas)

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I. Introduction On 31 October 2008 the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic quashed a judgment of the Regional Court in Brno of 22 October 2007 which had annulled a decision of the NCA whereby a fine of CZK 240 mil. (approx. EUR 8,5 mil.) had been imposed on RWE Transgas for an (...)

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