Press Releases

2021-05-05 / SPIE Elektrovod and ASE Were Fined Almost CZK 34 Million for Public Procurement Cartel In its first instance decision, the Office for the Protection of Competition imposed fines in the total amount of CZK 33,917,000 on SPIE Elektrovod, a.s. and ASE, s.r.o. for a cartel agreement concerning tenders for electrical installation works awarded by ČEPS, a.s., the Czech electricity transmission system...

2021-04-13 / The Chairman of the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition called on Czech MPE´s not to Support Anticompetitive Regulation of Agriculture Mr. Petr Mlsna, Chairman of the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition, addressed his letter to all the Czech Members of the European Parliament, asking not to vote in favor of legislative proposals which could result in substantial distortion of competition in the agricultural sector

2021-03-09 / The Office takes part in international project Computational Antitrust The Office for the Protection of Competition has engaged in the new international „Computational Antitrust“ project focused on utilisation of the automatized legal analysis within the process of detection of the anticompetitive conduct. This project, being under the auspices of Stanford University, now gathers...

2021-02-15 / Railway Design Cartel Revealed thanks to Leniency Programme, the Office Imposed Fine on SUDOP Praha By its first-instance decision, the Office for the Protection of Competition punished bid rigging agreement on projecting high-speed rails concluded by SUDOP PRAHA a. s. (hereinafter referred to as “Sudop”) and Výzkumný Ústav Železniční, a. s. (railway research centre – hereinafter referred to as “VUZ”

2021-02-11 / The fine imposed on Abistore confirmed, the distributor of sports equipment dictated prices to sellers The Chairman of the Office for the Protection of Competition Petr Mlsna confirmed the imposition of the fine of CZK 1,851,000 on the undertaking ABISTORE SPORT, s. r. o. (hereafter referred to as „Abistore“) for an infringement of the Czech Competition Act. The decision is final

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