Press releases - Competition

2022-09-22 / Reduced Fine for Aroma Candle Distributor, and, for the First Time, the Office Took the Compliance Program into Account The Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as “the Office“) imposed a fine of CZK 17,649,000 on the undertaking Z - TRADE s. r. o. for entering into prohibited agreements on direct resale price fixing. The fine was reduced by the Office because a party to the proceedings applied...

2022-09-15 / Price Caps in the Energy Sector Do Not Mean Tolerance of Cartels, Says Petr Mlsna, Chairman of the Office for the Protection of Competition The Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as "the Office") understands the necessity of capping energy prices, but, at the same time, warns that it will not tolerate price coordination and other anti-competitive practices in energy markets

2022-09-12 / The Office Imposed Fines of CZK 280 Million on Undertakings Specialised in Issuing Food Stamps for Anti-Competitive Coordination of Terms of Trade In its first-instance decision, although not in force, the Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as "the Office") imposed fines in the total amount of CZK 279,152,000 on Sodexo Pass Česká republika a.s., Edenred CZ s.r.o. and Up Česká republika s.r.o. for a cartel agreement

2022-08-25 / The Office Imposed Maximum Possible Fines for Obstruction of a Dawn Raid The Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as "the Office") has imposed the maximum possible fines on three undertakings suspected of being involved in a cartel agreement for obstructing a dawn raid

2022-07-29 / Annual Report 2021 The Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as “the Office”) publishes the English version of its Annual Report for the year 2021, during which it not only celebrated 30 years of its existence, but also has undergone a number of significant changes. At the very beginning of the...

2022-07-07 / Sewing machines supplier STRIMA agreed with a settlement procedure and was thus imposed a lower fine for vertical agreements In its first-instance decision, the Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as “the Office”) imposed a fine of CZK 4 446 000 on STRIMA CZECH s.r.o. for entering into prohibited vertical agreements which distorted competition. The undertaking STRIMA CZECH s.r.o. (hereinafter referred...

2022-03-23 / The Office imposed fines for cartel of AV equipment suppliers By its first-instance decision, the Office for the Protection of Competition imposed fines in the total amount of CZK 2 442 000 on the undertakings AV MEDIA SYSTEMS, a.s., M plus spol. s r.o., Nowatron Elektronik, spol. s r.o. and SCIENTICA AGENCY, s.r.o. for a prohibited agreement on public procurement (bid...

2022-03-22 / Joint statement by the European Copmpetition Network on the application of competition law in the context of the war in Ukraine The European Competition Network (ECN), which connects the competition authorities of the EU Member States, has issued a joint statement on the application of competition rules in the context of the Russian aggression in Ukraine

2022-02-09 / A Fine of CZK 1.435 Million Was Imposed on the Undertaking Natland for alleged "Gun Jumping" The Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as “the Office”) imposed a fine of CZK 1 435 000 on the undertaking Natland Group, SE, for a concentration between undertakings prior to the authorisation of the Office. No appeal was submitted against the first-instance decision and it...

2022-02-04 / The Chairman of the Office discussed future cooperation and effective investigation of cartel agreements with the Slovak and Hungarian Competition Authorities Petr Mlsna, the Chairman of the Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as “the Office”), made a working visit to partner competition authorities of Slovakia and Hungary this week. He was accompanied by Kamil Nejezchleb, the Vice-Chairman of the Office, responsible for the Competition...

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