Slovak Competition Authority (Bratislava)

Slovak Competition Authority

Slovak Competition Authority (Bratislava)

The Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic is an independent central body of state administration of the Slovak Republic for the protection of competition. The Office intervenes in cases of cartels, abuse of a dominant position, vertical agreements; it controls mergers that meet the notification criteria and assesses actions of state and local administration authorities if they restrict competition. The Antimonopoly Office applies Slovak and European competition law. Within the European Competition Network (ECN) the Office fulfils the tasks resulting from the membership of the Slovak Republic in the European Union.

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Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Competition Authority accepts the commitments of the national postal service to remedy competition concerns over discriminatory pricing (Slovenská pošta)

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ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION: AMO SR issued a commitments decision against the company Slovenská pošta, a.s.* AMO SR imposed on the party to the proceedings the obligation to fulfill commitments. On 14 May 2021 the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, the Division of Abuse of Dominant (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Competition Authority conducts an unannounced inspection at an undertaking operating in the sector of selling and repairing robotized workplaces

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CARTELS: AMO SR conducted an unannounced inspection at an undertaking operating in the sector of selling and repairing robotized workplaces* Undertakings in the given sector might have concluded an agreement restricting competition. The Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, the Division (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Competition Authority releases a statement of support for the suspension of the Russian Federation in international cooperation in the field of competition protection

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In connection with events in Ukraine, ICN Chair suspended the participation of the Russian Federation in international cooperation in the field of competition protection* AMO SR supports the ICN Chair´s decision. The International Competition Network (ICN) represents a global platform for (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Competition Authority approves a merger between two companies that are active in the provision of healthcare services (Penta / Medical Group)

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MERGERS: AMO SR approved the merger of undertakings PENTA INVESTMENTS LIMITED and MEDICAL GROUP SK, a.s.* AMO SR approved a merger grounded in the acquisition of indirect exclusive control over undertaking MEDICAL GROUP SK, a.s., by undertaking PENTA INVESTMENTS LIMITED. On 10 February 2022 (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Competition Authority approves an acquisition of a wholesaler for electrical products by a producer of those products (Legrand France / EMOS CZ group)

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MERGERS: AMO SR approved the merger of undertakings Legrand France S.A. and EMOS CZ group, a.s.* AMO SR approved a merger grounded in the acquisition of exclusive control by undertaking Legrand France S.A. over undertaking EMOS CZ group, a.s., and the group of its subsidiary companies. On 3 (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Competition Authority imposes fines totalling almost €33,000 for a cartel in public procurement for construction works in the energy sector (BECO / WR system / STAVOR)

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CARTELS: AMO SR imposed fines totalling almost EUR 33 000 for a cartel in public procurement for construction works in energy sector* For the unlawful conduct of undertakings, AMO SR imposed fines and prohibited participation in public procurements. On 22 December 2021 the Antimonopoly Office (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Competition Authority approves the acquisitions of a delivery firm and an online shopping platform by a Luxembourg-based e-commerce platform (Allegro / Mall Group / WE|DO)

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MERGERS: AMO SR approved the merger of undertakings Allegro.eu, Mall Group, a.s., and WEǀDO CZ, s.r.o.* AMO SR approved a merger grounded in the acquisition of indirect exclusive control by undertaking Allegro.eu over companies Mall Group, a.s., and WEǀDO CZ, s.r.o. On 17 December 2021 the (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Council of the Antimonopoly Office upheld the first-instance decision of the Competition Authority to fine the national postal service for failing to comply with an order to submit information within a time limit (Slovenská pošta)

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Council of AMO SR upheld the first-instance decision of AMO SR imposing a fine on undertaking Slovenská pošta, a.s.* By the first-instance decision AMO SR imposed a fine on the undertaking for a failure to submit documentation and information requested within a stipulated time-limit and for the (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Competition Authority initiates administrative proceedings over a merger of poultry producers (MHP East Europe / EU Poultry / WE Trade / MHP SE)

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MERGERS: AMO SR initiated an administrative proceeding in the matter of merger of undertakings MHP East Europe, s.r.o., EU Poultry, s.r.o., WE Trade, s.r.o., MHP SE and Mr. Dmytro Borodavka* AMO SR initiated an administrative proceeding in the matter of merger grounded in several interlinked (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Competition Authority initiates an administrative proceeding over proposed acquisitions of a delivery firm and an online shopping platform by a Luxembourg-based e-commerce platform (Allegro / Mall Group / WEDO)

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MERGERS: AMO SR initiated an administrative proceeding in the matter of merger of undertakings Allegro.eu, Mall Group, a.s., and WEDO CZ, s.r.o.* AMO SR initiated an administrative proceeding in the matter of merger grounded in the acquisition of inidrect exclusive control by undertaking (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Competition Authority approves two acquisitions active in the freight forwarding industry (Ján Sabol / International Biofuel Investment PTE / Robert Spišák / Štefan Tóth / International Renewable Investment PTE)

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MERGERS: AMO SR approved the intention of merger of undertakings JUDr. Ján Sabol, Ing. Robert Spišák, PhD. and Ing. Štefan Tóth* AMO SR approveved the acquisition of control of undertaking JUDr. Ján Sabol over undertaking International Biofuel Investment PTE. LTD. and the control of undertakings (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Competition Authority issues a commitments decision against a digital equipment retailer in relation to a possible vertical agreement restricting competition (HP)

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AMO SR issued a commitments decision against the company HP Inc Slovakia, s.r.o., in relation to a possible vertical agreement restricting competition* The Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, the Division of Abuse of Dominant Position and Vertical Agreements, (hereafter "the Office”) (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Competition Authority approves the merger between two national insurance companies (Union poisťovňa / Poštová poisťovňa)

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MERGERS: AMO SR approved the merger of insurance companies Union poisťovňa, a.s., and Poštová poisťovňa, a.s.* On 9 February 2021 the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, the Division of Concentrations, (hereafter "the Office”) approved a merger grounded in the acquisition of direct exclusive (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Competition Authority fines three undertakings for a cartel agreement in the area of supplies of machines and mechanical and technological equipment

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AMO SR decided to impose fines on three undertakings for a cartel agreement in the area of supplies of machines and mechanical and technological equipment* On 18 November 2020 the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, the Division of Cartels, (hereafter "the Office") issued a decision, (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Competition Authority initiates administrative proceedings in the matter of possible abuse of dominant position in the area of waste management

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AMO SR initiated an administrative proceedings in the matter of possible abuse of dominant position in the area of waste management* On 18 November 2020 the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, the Division of Abuse of Dominant Position, (hereafter “the Office”), based on its own (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Competition Authority approves a merger grounded on the acquisition of direct exclusive control in the sector of health care (AGEL SK / Faculty Hospital / Polyclinic Skalica)

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Mergers: AMO SR approved the merger of undertakings AGEL SK a.s. and Faculty Hospital with Polyclinic Skalica, a.s.* On 3 November 2020 the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, the Division of Concentrations, (hereafter "the Office") approved a merger grounded in the acquisition of (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Competition Authority fines a company for a failure to submit required documentation and information within a stipulated time limit and the submission of false information (Slovenská pošta)

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AMO SR imposed a fine on the undertaking Slovenská pošta, a.s., for a failure to submit required documentation and information within a stipulated time limit and the submission of false information – additional information* On 29 October 2020 the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, the (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Competition Authority unconditionally approves merger between manufacturers of LCD panels (TCL China Star Optoelectronics Technology / Samsung Suzhou Module / Samsung Suzhou LCD)

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MERGERS: AMO SR approved the merger of undertakings TCL China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., Samsung Suzhou Module Co., Ltd., and Samsung Suzhou LCD Co., Ltd.* On 30 October 2020 the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, the Division of Concentrations, (hereafter "the (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Competition Authority fines the national postal service company for failure to submit required documentation within a stipulated time limit and for submission of false information in the on-going investigation into the field of ​​production and delivery of mass-delivered letter consignments and advertising addressed consignments (Slovenská pošta)

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AMO SR imposed a fine on the undertaking Slovenská pošta, a.s., for a failure to submit required documentation and information within a stipulated time limit and the submission of false information* On 26 October 2020 the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, the Division of Abuse of (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Competition Authority submits for public comment the competition act with amendments to the Competition Authority’s powers and merger control process

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Initiation of an inter-ministry comment procedure on the proposal of the Act on Protection of Competition and on the Amendments of Certain Acts* Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic (hereafter "the Office") in cooperation with the Office of the Government of the Slovak Republic, the (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Competition Authority stops administrative proceedings in the matter of a joint venture after concluding that it does not constitute a merger because it will not permanently perform all the functions of an independent economic entity (Conti Tech Techno-Chemie / Dk)

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MERGERS: AMO SR stopped an administrative proceedings in the matter of a merger of undertakings Conti Tech Techno-Chemie GmbH and dk Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH* On 27 August 2020 the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, the Division of Concentrations, (hereafter “the Office”) on the (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovakian Competition Authority fines €2.55 million three tenderers for bid rigging in the market of construction of healthcare facility in Košice region

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AMO imposed a fine of EUR 2,55 mil. for a cartel in construction of healthcare facility* On July 7, 2015 the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, Division of Cartels issued a decision imposing fines totalling EUR 2 547 551 on three undertakings for coordination of the procedure in the (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Council of the Office of the Slovak Republic examines the decision of the Antimonopoly Office by which it imposed fines on four construction companies for cartel in the field of the public procurement (J.P.–STAV spol)

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The Council of the Antimonopoly Office upheld the substance of the 1st instance decision on a cartel agreement of construction companies in public procurements* The Council of the Office of the Slovak Republic (“the Council of the Office”) examined the decision of the Antimonopoly Office of the (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic opens ex officio proceedings relative to possible agreements restricting competition concluded between five undertakings acting in the market of meal vouchers and other benefit vouchers

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The Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic suspects the companies providing meal and benefit vouchers of cartel* On February 16, 2015 the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, Division of Cartels, ex officio initiated the administrative proceedings in the matter of possible (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Competition Authority upholds the fine imposed on a railway company for abuse of dominance by restricting the sale and leasing of electric locomotives and refueling of diesel locomotives to competing for private carriers (Cargo)

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Council of the Antimonopoly Office upheld the 10-million fine for Cargo* On 5 November, 2014 the Council of the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic upheld the fine imposed by the Division of Abuse of Dominant Position and Vertical Agreements on Railway Company Cargo Slovakia, a.s. (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Antimonopoly Office imposes fines on a municipality for advantaging an undertaking in the funeral and cemetery services market (Rimavská Sobota)

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Rimavská Sobota was imposed a fine for advantaging an undertaking in the area of funeral and cemetery services* On 19 October 2014 the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, Division of Cartels issued a decision by which it imposed a fine on municipality of Rimavská Sobota in the amount of (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Slovak Competition Authority clears an acquisition taking the form of direct joint control in the market of products for automobile (Bolten Family / Fehrer Group)

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MERGERS: AMO SR approved merger of Bolten Family and Fehrer Group* On 22 September 2014 the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, Division of Concentrations approved the merger consisting in acquisition of direct joint control of undertakings undertakings Carl Conrad Bolten, Martina (...)

Slovak Competition Authority The Division of Cartels of the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic imposes fines on ten undertakings for having implemented anticompetitive agreements on public procurement market

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The Antimonopoly Office of SR sanctioned the parties to public procurements financed by EU funds for a cartel* On 7 August 2014 the Antimonopoly Office of SR, Division of Cartels issued a decision imposing fines on ten undertakings for concluding four cartel agreements grounded in coordination (...)

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