The Czech Competition Authority publishes guidelines on alternative resolution of certain competition issues

I. Introduction In 2004, the first amendment to the Czech Competition Act was adopted which introduced into the national competition law a new mechanism designed for alternative resolution of certain competition disputes. By virtue of this amendment, the Office for the Protection of Competition (the “Office”) was vested with the competence to terminate proceedings conducted against competitors for a conclusion of a prohibited agreement or abuse of their dominant position. A decision to this effect is conditioned upon the adoption of commitments aimed at a prompt restoration of effective competition. Given the high level of generality of the statutory framework, the Office published in February 2008, on the basis of its four-year experience with “commitments proceedings”, A notice on

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Roman Barinka, The Czech Competition Authority publishes guidelines on alternative resolution of certain competition issues, 12 February 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin Commitment Decisions, Art. N° 20804

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