The Slovak Parliament adopts the new competition law Act implementing the ECN+ directive and sets the date from when it would come into force

The new Slovak Competition Act will come into force on 1 June 2021. While the primary purpose of adoption of the new legislation is the transposition of Directive 2019/1 to empower the competition authorities of the Member States to be more effective enforcers and to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market (ECN+ Directive), the merger control area has not been ignored. The new Competition Act no longer contains special notification thresholds for creation of full-function joint ventures, introduces the power of the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic (AMO) to impose interim measures, specifies time limits in merger review proceedings, and inevitably deals with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Notification criteria The criteria for notification of

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  • Čechová & Partners (Bratislava)
  • Čechová & Partners (Bratislava)

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Tomas Maretta, Marek Holka, The Slovak Parliament adopts the new competition law Act implementing the ECN+ directive and sets the date from when it would come into force, 11 May 2021, e-Competitions May 2021, Art. N° 104941

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