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Allen & Overy LLP | Czech Republic | 1 Apr 2021

Supreme Court revisits arbitrator independence

In November 2020 the Supreme Court issued a decision significantly affecting the review of arbitration clauses by the Czech courts. The court touched on situations when an arbitration clause leaves the appointment of arbitrators to an independent appointing authority (private arbitration centres). The decision may facilitate more frequent use of appointing authorities in arbitration clauses......
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Schoenherr | Czech Republic | 11 Feb 2021

Competition authority battles non-cooperative competitors

The Office for the Protection of Competition recently issued two press releases in which it confirmed one fine and imposed another on non-cooperative competitors, the first for an obstruction during a dawn raid and the second for not replying to a request for information. The fines demonstrate how important it is for companies to be aware of their procedural rights and obligations during......
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Schoenherr | Czech Republic | 14 Jan 2021

Competition authority imposes fine on retailer for abuse of significant market power

The Office for the Protection of Competition recently announced in a press release that it had imposed a Kc32 million (approximately €1.2 million) fine on Czech retail chain HRUŠKA, spol sro for an alleged abuse of significant market power. According to the press release, the retail chain allegedly violated the Significant Market Power Act by fully transferring all business risks and losses......
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Schoenherr | Czech Republic | 3 Dec 2020

Supreme Administrative Court backs gun-jumping decision

In 2017 the Office for the Protection of Competition imposed a gun-jumping fine of Kc4.9 million (approximately €190,000) on Armex Oil sro, a company active in the wholesale fuel market (gasoline and diesel). However, Armex Oil challenged the amount of the fine before the competent regional court, which found the fine to be disproportionate and reduced it. The office then filed an appeal with......
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Schoenherr | Czech Republic | 24 Sep 2020

E-cigarette distributor fined for resale price maintenance

In a first-instance decision, the Office for the Protection of Competition has fined RITCHY EU sro Kc6.7 million (€270,000) for resale price maintenance practices. According to the decision, RITCHY EU, a distributor of e-cigarettes and refills, violated the Act on the Protection of Competition between 6 September 2017 and 31 March 2019 by imposing on its customers minimum resale prices for......
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Schoenherr | Czech Republic | 20 Aug 2020

City of Prague fined for unfair parking rules

The Office for the Protection of Competition recently fined the City of Prague Kc980,000 (approximately €36,981) for creating anti-competitive parking conditions for hybrid vehicles. According to the office's press release, between 17 April 2018 and 30 April 2019 the City of Prague violated the Act on the Protection of Competition by favouring the parking of certain hybrid vehicles in paid......
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Schoenherr | Czech Republic | 14 May 2020

Constitutional Court upholds Act on Significant Market Power but declares 3% limit on marketing payments unconstitutional

The Constitutional Court recently upheld the Act on Significant Market Power, despite demands for its repeal by a group of senators almost four years ago. However, the court stated that the provision limiting the amount of suppliers' payments to customers with significant market power to 3% of the suppliers' annual sales is unconstitutional. This decision is of fundamental importance to......
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Schoenherr | Czech Republic | 19 Dec 2019

Competition authority under scrutiny for alleged fishing expedition

The legality of on-site inspections (also known as dawn raids) carried out by the Office for the Protection of Competition at the premises of betting companies in early 2019 is currently under judicial review. For its part, the office maintains that dawn raids are an efficient tool for investigating possible competition law infringements. Moreover, it recently published an information letter......
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Schoenherr | Czech Republic | 15 Aug 2019

New developments in competition authority's decision-making practice: whistleblowers and appointed guardians

The Office for the Protection of Competition recently found two companies guilty of bid rigging in a public tender. While similar bid-rigging cases occur quite frequently and generally fall within the office's purview, this case is unique because, for the first time, the office was informed about the anti-competitive behaviour by a whistleblower and appointed a guardian for one of the parties......
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Schoenherr | Czech Republic | 4 Apr 2019

Health products distributor fined for resale price maintenance

The Office for the Protection of Economic Competition recently fined Czech health products supplier TCM Herbs Kc853,000 (approximately €33,500) for resale price maintenance (RPM). TCM Herbs has appealed the decision. The office has not issued an RPM decision in a long time. As such, the outcome of the review by its chair will be closely followed and hopefully indicative in terms of how (or......
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