Information on the Office for the Protection of Competition

The Office for the Protection of Competition is the central authority of state administration responsible for creating conditions that favour and protect competition, supervision over public procurement and consultation and monitoring in relation to the provision of State aid.

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2024-05-09 / The Office Revealed and Punished Another Cartel Agreement between Construction Companies The Office for the Protection of Competition imposed fines totalling CZK 7,442,000 on the construction companies B.H.S. BOHEMIA, a.s., SEŽEV facility s.r.o., COMMODUM, spol. s r.o. and Hroší stavby Morava a.s. for participation in cartel agreements concerning public procurement in construction sector. The...

2024-04-23 / EP ENERGY TRADING Infringed Competition Act by Early Implementation of Merger With Gazela Energy The Office for the Protection of Competition (the Office) imposed a fine of CZK 18,840,000 on the undertaking EP ENERGY TRADING. for concluding a concentration between undertakings prior to the notification and initiation of the administrative proceeding on the approval of the concentration and prior to the...

2024-04-22 / Conference on State Aid 2024 - registration launched The next edition of the State Aid Conference of the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition (Office) will be held on 12 and 13 June 2024. The Conference, which is one of the most important Czech events dedicated to the issue of State Aid, has been held regularly since 2009

2024-04-18 / Sector Inquiry on Waste Management The Office for the Protection of Competition (the Office) has initiated a large-scale sector inquiry focused on waste management. Over the next two years, the Office shall obtain information from all relevant market players in the sector and assess them in terms of the functioning of competition in these markets...

2024-04-09 / Zásilkovna will share pick-up points thanks to the intervention of the Office, more options for consumers The Office for the Protection of Competition (“the Office”) accepted commitments from an undertaking Zásilkovna s.r.o. consisting of an amendment to the contractual terms and conditions concluded between Zásilkovna and operators of parcel delivery pick-up points so that these pick-up points could also...

2024-04-05 / Fine of CZK 8 million for Another Pet Food Distributor Forbiding Lower Prices By the first-instance decision, the Office for the Protection of Competition (“the Office”) imposed a fine of CZK 8,656,000 on the undertaking Dibaq a.s. for entering into prohibited agreements on resale price maintenance in the sector of dog and cat food supply. The undertaking confessed to the anti-competitive...

2024-04-03 / The Office Imposed a Fine of CZK 72 million on Distributor of Moulinex, Rowenta, Krups and Tefal Products The Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as “the Office”) imposed a fine of CZK 72 333 000 on the undertaking Groupe SEB ČR s.r.o. for prohibited agreements on resale price maintenance through which the undertaking restricted customers in setting the prices of goods sold to...

2024-02-13 / The Office Imposed a Record Fine of CZK 125 million on ELECTROLUX for Anticompetitive Conduct The Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as “the Office”) punished the undertaking ELECTROLUX, by imposing a fine of CZK 125 404 000 for long-term anticompetitive conduct. ELECTROLUX confessed to the infringement of the Czech and EU competition law and did not appeal against...

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