The Office imposed a fine for gun-jumping in CSG/SKYPORT case

2020-12-29
The Office for the Protection of Competition (“the Office”) imposed a fine of CZK 4,487,000 on Skyport, a. s. (formerly CSG a.s.) for unapproved implementation of concentration before its clearance by the Office. The decision has already become final.

On 13 March 2020 the Office approved the acquisition of full control over Skyport by CSG within simplified procedure. The concentration took place mainly in the areas of provision of ground-handling services and full airline catering services, as well as in the area of production of ready-made dishes at the Vaclav Havel Airport Prague.

When assessing the concentration, the Office became suspicious that the concentration had been implemented prior to its notification. Therefore, the Office initiated administrative proceeding on the possible infringement of gun-jumping rules provided by Article 18(1) of the Act on the Protection of Competition.

Within the course of the proceeding, the Office found out that CSG had exercised control over Skyport at least since 19 September 2019, when for example it reconstituted the executive and supervisory board of the acquired company.

For this infringement of competition law, the Office may impose a fine up to CZK 10 million or up to 10 % of total turnover. In this case, the party to the proceedings applied for settlement, which resulted in 20% reduction of fine to the final amount of CZK 4,487,000.  

 

Press Unit of the Office

20/131 – S0269/2020

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