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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2024-02-13 / 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...

2024-01-19 / The Office Will Share Its Experience Using the DATACROS Tool The results of the Datacros II project, which focuses on investigating corruption, organised and financial crime using innovative techniques, will be presented on Tuesday 30 January 2024 through a public international webinar organised by the Transcrime Research Centre, based at the Università Cattolica del...

2024-01-16 / The Office presented a number of possibble legislative proposals to support Efficient competition The Office for the Protection of Competition drafted a proposal of possible legislative changes. The purpose of such amendments is to increase the effectiveness of the Office, in particular the detection and punishment of anticompetitive conduct and support the development of competition in the markets. Four...

2023-11-23 / Economic Experts Shared Their Knowledge with the Employees of the Office for the Protection of Competition Last week, the Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as "the Office") organised a lecture on competition economics within the framework of improving the qualification and deepening the education of its employees. The lecturers were Dr. Vitaly Pruzhansky and Dr. Iestyn Williams from...

2023-11-20 / BEKO Fined 13 Million for Obstructing the On-Site Inspection The Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as "the Office") imposed a fine of CZK 13,651,000 on BEKO SPÓLKA AKCYJNA for an infringement of the obligation to provide cooperation during an on-site inspection carried out by the Office at the business premises of its branch in Prague...

2023-11-14 / The Office Fined KTA Technika and První SaZ Plzeň for Cartel in the Area of Railway Crossings The Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as “the Office”) imposed fines in the total amount of CZK 3,173,000 on the undertakings KTA Technika, s.r.o., and První SaZ Plzeň a.s (hereinafter referred to as "KTA Technika" and "První SaZ") for entering into prohibited agreements...

2023-11-09 / St. Martin's 2023 conference brought lively discussions on merger changes and increased fines for cartel agreements. On 8 and 9 November 2023, the Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as "the Office") held another annual St. Martin Conference on news and current trends in competition law and significant market power. The 16th edition of the conference was opened by Petr Mlsna, Chairman of the Office...

2023-10-31 / Chairman of the Office Confirmed Anticompetitive Conduct of Meal Voucher Issuers, but Fine Shall Be Reconsidered Petr Mlsna, Chairman of the Office for the Protection of Competition (hereinafter referred to as “the Office”), confirmed the conclusions of the first-instance decision on the anticompetitive conduct of Sodexo Pass Czech Republic a.s., Edenred CZ s.r.o. and Up Czech Republic s.r.o., due to which customers...

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