The Czech Regional Court in Brno sets a deadline for the decision of the National Competition Authority due to its inaction (Sokolovská)

On 3 November 2009, the Regional Court in Brno (the “Court”) issued a judgment in which it ordered the Czech Competition Office (the “Office”) to issue a final decision in its investigation regarding the alleged breach of competition rules by Sokolovská uhelná, právní nástupce, a.s. (“Sokolovská”) within 60 days of the judgment. The judgment argues that, although no specific deadlines apply to antitrust proceedings, the Office is bound by the general provisions of the Code of Administrative Procedure (the “CAP”) regarding the duration of administrative proceedings. The Czech Competition Act (the “Competition Act”) contains only a few provisions that concern antitrust proceedings before the Office. In most cases, the CAP applies. There are, however, several exceptions. In particular, the CAP

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Tomás Čihula, The Czech Regional Court in Brno sets a deadline for the decision of the National Competition Authority due to its inaction (Sokolovská), 3 November 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2009, Art. N° 31188

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