The Czech Office for Protection of Competition implements informal settlement procedures (Kofola - Albatros)

The Office for Protection of Competition (“Office”) recently started to implement ‘settlement procedures' as an alternative way of ending sanction proceedings initiated by it. The Office adopted the policy of ‘settlement procedures' despite the absence of any legislative basis in that regard. It applied such procedures already in two cases, both involving vertical restraints. The first case related to proceedings initiated against Kofola, a.s., a Czech soft-drink producer, for resale price maintenance provisions in its agreements with customers. Additionally, the Office settled with Albatros, a Czech publishing house, in a case concerning resale restrictions in agreements with books distributors. The Office's approach to ‘settlement procedures' is interesting as it differs from the

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Jiri Kindl, The Czech Office for Protection of Competition implements informal settlement procedures (Kofola - Albatros), 20 January 2009, e-Competitions January 2009, Art. N° 25768

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