The Supreme Administrative Court of Czech Republic annuls fines imposed on members of a construction cartel as the evidence were obtained through "fishing expeditions" (Daich / Hochtief Cz / Swietelsky / Ave Cz / Vidox / Colas Cz / Ohl Žs / Lesostavby Třeboň)

On 30 January 2019, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) rejected the cassation appeal lodged by the Office for Protection of Competition (Office) against the previous Regional Court in Brno (RCB) judgment which cancelled Office’s decision fining construction companies for alleged cartel agreements on the basis of irregularities in dawn raids that took place at the cartel participants’ premises. The SAC concurred with the RCB that the dawn raids indeed suffered from irregularities and, hence, were illegal. Summary of Proceedings This case concerns a bid rigging cartel in

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Jiri Kindl, The Supreme Administrative Court of Czech Republic annuls fines imposed on members of a construction cartel as the evidence were obtained through "fishing expeditions" (Daich / Hochtief Cz / Swietelsky / Ave Cz / Vidox / Colas Cz / Ohl Žs / Lesostavby Třeboň), 30 January 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2019, Art. N° 89725

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