The Slovak Antimonopoly Office initiates public discussion on the amendment of the competition act

Factual background As a follow-up to the release by the Slovak Anti-Monopoly Office (the “AMO”) of information on the planned amendment of the Slovak Competition Act (the “Act”), the AMO recently initiated public discussion on the amendment. The declared purpose of the amendment is to better link the Act with the actual practices followed by the AMO. While the amendment also concerns the functioning of AMO, it primarily proposes that certain practical changes be made to the merger control procedure and to the imposition of sanctions and introduces a new framework for whistle-blowing in respect of cartel. The proposed amendment is now only at the public consultation stage; therefore, it is not clear when and subject to which changes it will proceed to the formal legislative stage or, if

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  • Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) (Ljubljana)
  • University of Oxford
  • Kinstellar (Bratislava)

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Michal Miko, Bruno Stefanik, Jakub Berthoty, The Slovak Antimonopoly Office initiates public discussion on the amendment of the competition act, 7 February 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2013, Art. N° 52734

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