Kinstellar (Prague)

Tomás Čihula

Kinstellar (Prague)

Tomáš Čihula is a partner in the Prague office of Kinstellar since 2019. He is the head of the Czech competition and state aid practice and leads the firm’s life sciences and healthcare practice.Tomás Čihula is specialising in competition, state aid, public procurement, European law and regulatory matters. Prior to joining Kinstellar, Tomás Čihula spent four years in Brussels working for the European Commission’s DG Competition and for a top-tier independent law firm. He speaks Czech and English.

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6864 Bulletin

Michal Forýtek, Tomás Čihula The Czech Regional Court holds that a request for information is inadmissible only if excessive in a case concerning an abuse of dominance in the telecom sector (Telefonica)


Subject matter of the case In March 2011, the Office for Protection of Competition (the “Office”) initiated administrative proceedings against Telefónica Czech Republic (“Telefónica“) for alleged abuse of dominant position by means of a margin squeeze in the market of access to Internet (...)

Karel Svoboda, Tomás Čihula The Czech Supreme Administrative Court confirms anticompetitive conduct regarding the sale of prescription for medicinal products (Czech Chamber of Pharmacists)


Subject matter of the case In the Czech Republic, prescriptions for medicinal products subject to prescription are subject to prescription fees. Some pharmacies have come up with a new marketing practice whose purpose is to attract new customers they offer to refund the prescription fee (...)

Michal Forýtek, Tomás Čihula The Czech Competition Authority reaches settlement with detergent producers in a cartel case while implementing its leniency programme (Henkel / Procter & Gamble / Rakona / Reckitt Benckiser)


On 10 February 2011, the Czech Competition Authority (the “Competition Authority”) adopted a cartel settlement decision finding that the local subsidiaries of the Henkel, Procter & Gamble and Reckitt Benckiser groups (the “Companies”) had participated in a cartel in respect of the sale of (...)

Tomás Čihula The Czech Competition Authority fines participants of a nation wide bid-rigging cartel for the first time (Hokra Spedition, Inzet, Prominecon Group, Cbk Shift, Natural Mystic)


The Czech Competition Authority (the “Authority”) has fined participants of a nation-wide bid-rigging cartel for the first time. The infringement involved the participation of five companies for their coordination of tender offers in public procurement proceedings concerning the operation of (...)


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