Introduction On 15 April 2009, the National Council of the Slovak Republic passed an amendment to the Act n° 136/2001 Coll. on Protection of Economic Competition (“Competition Act”). Pursuant to the explanatory memorandum, the purpose of the Amendment is to bring the Slovak competition rules into line with the Euro introduction in Slovakia and to “[p]rovide for legislative amendments of certain problematic issues resulting from the application of the [Competition] Act in practice”  . The Amendment shall become effective as of June 1, 2009. In the following, we are providing a brief summary of its main features. Turnover Thresholds According to the Amendment, concentrations with the following turnovers shall be notified to the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic (“Office”) : a.
The Slovak Republic amends the Competition Act in particular with regard to merger notification and leniency
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