Press releases - Competition

2019-08-19 / St. Martin´s Conference 2019 This year, the Office for the Protection of Competition organizes the 13th annual St. Martin´s Conference which will take place at the premises of the Office on 13 and 14 November

2019-08-09 / Due to the Office´s intervention, Volvo will provide higher discounts on spare parts to independent repairers The Office for the Protection of Competition has closed the administrative proceedings with Volvo Group Czech Republic, s.r.o. regarding possible abuse of a dominant position after the company had submitted commitments with the aim to adjust the discounts granted to independent repairers for the purchase of...

2019-08-05 / The final fine for the distortion of liberalisation imposed on České dráhy shall be almost CZK 275 million Petr Rafaj, the Chairman of the Office for the Protection of Competition, has confirmed by his final decision that the company České dráhy, a. s. abused its dominant position, when it foreclosed the market of long-distance rail passenger transport services in 2005/2006 – 2014 and prevented its competitors’...

2019-06-07 / Fines for bid rigging cartel of window producers were confirmed The Chairman of the Office for the Protection of Competition, Mr. Petr Rafaj, rejected the appeal of the undertakings DAFE-PLAST Jihlava, s.r.o., OFS 2000, s.r.o. and SULKO s.r.o., and confirmed the first-instance decision issued last year imposing the fines of CZK 20 841 000 on these undertakings for a bid...

2019-05-29 / AGROFERT is allowed to take over UNITED BAKERIES, but it has to sell off several facilities On 23 May 2019, the Office for the Protection of Competition issued a decision approving AGROFERT a.s. to take sole control over UB HOLDING a.s. and its subsidiary UNITED BAKERIES a.s., subject to a number of structural commitments which were accepted by the party to the proceedings in order to maintain effective...

2019-05-16 / The Office approved the merger of LKQ and heptus 292 on the distribution market of non-original spare parts, subject to commitments On 10 May 2019, the Office for the Protection of Competition issued a decision authorizing LKQ German Holdings GmbH to take sole control over the company heptus 292. GmbH, subject to several structural commitments in order to maintain effective competition. The decision is already final

2019-03-11 / Chairman of the Office is convinced that the investigation will confirm the legality of all administrative proceedings Last week, the Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as “the Office”) was one of the objectives of the police inspection, which main purpose was, among other things, to investigate alleged undue influence on the review of public procurement in case of the electronic toll system

2019-02-22 / The retail chains of REWE Group abused the significant market power, the settlement procedure set their fine to CZK 164 million The Office for the Protection of Competition imposed a fine for abuse of significant market power in the amount of CZK 164 372 000 on the retail chains BILLA, spol. s.r.o. and Penny Market, s.r.o. (hereinafter referred to as „BILLA“ and „Penny“) and to their subsidiary Rewe Buying Group s.r.o. (hereinafter...

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