Press releases - Competition
2020-10-21 / Agenda of St. Martin´s Conference 2020 to Cover not Only Competition but Also State Aid Issues CONSIDERING CURRENT COVID-19 EMERGENCY SITUATION AND TIGHTENING GOVERNMENT MEASURES, THE ST. MARTIN´S CONFERENCE 2020 WILL NOT TAKE PLACE AT ALL Despite the difficult current situation connected with pandemic of COVID-19 which allows only online format of St. Martin´s conference, the Office for the
2020-10-07 / Chairman of the Office to resign on 1 December Peter Rafaj shall resign his position of the Chairman of the Office for the Protection of Competition with effect from 1st December 2020. Mr. Rafaj has already informed the President of the Czech Republic about his intention
2020-10-01 / St. Martin´s Conference – online stream With regard to the current Covid-19 situation, this year’s St. Martin´s Conference held by the Office for the Protection of Competition on 11th and 12th November 2020 will be streamed online. The detailed program and conditions for online registration will be announced soon. Press unit of the Office
2020-06-22 / The Office imposed fine for the third cartel agreement in rail freight transport By its first-instance decision, the Office for the Protection of Competition imposed fines in the total amount of CZK 18,426,000 on AWT Čechofracht a.s., INTERFRACHT s.r.o., ARGO LOGISTICS, s.r.o. and SPEDICA, s.r.o. for cartel agreement in the field of international rail freight transport and forwarding
2020-03-27 / Competition law enforcement during the crisis caused by COVID-19 disease Countries around the globe are currently facing an unprecedented crisis caused by pandemic of the Covid-19 disease, which causes both health and economic difficulties
2020-01-08 / The Offices imposed fine exceeding CZK 10 million on the collective rights management organisation OSA for abuse of dominant position By its first-instance decision, the Office for the Protection of Competition imposed a fine in the amount of CZK 10,676,000 on the collective rights management organisation OSA – Ochranný svaz autorský pro práva k dílům hudebním, z.s., for abuse of dominant position. The decision is not final and it...
2019-11-15 / St. Martin´s Conference 2019 – Current Trends and Developments in Competition Law More than 150 competition experts, both from the Czech Republic and abroad, participated in this year’s St. Martin´s Conference which took place on 13th and 14th November 2019 in Brno. The conference was organised by the Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as “the Office”...
2019-11-11 / The Chairman of the Office confirmed fine imposed on Booking.com for prohibited vertical agreements preventing competition Petr Rafaj, the Chairman of the Office for the Protection of Competition, rejected by his final decision the appeal of the company Booking.com B.V. (hereinafter Booking.com) and confirmed the fine amounting to CZK 8,336,000 imposed on the company for prohibited vertical agreements
2019-11-05 / BABY DIREKT fined CZK 40 million for resale price maintenance agreements The Office for the Protection of Competition imposed a fine amounting to CZK 40,793,000 on the company BABY DIREKT s.r.o. for the infringement of the Act on the Protection of Competition and the EU competition rules. The decision is not yet final and may be subject to appeal
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