The Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic (AMO) is the central state administration body of the Slovak Republic, established for the purpose of protection and promotion of competition and its further development. The AMO’s competences result from the Act No. 136/2001 on Protection of Competition as amended (the Act). Within its competences, it intervenes in cartel cases, abuse of dominant position cases and vertical agreements; controls mergers that meet the notification criteria; and assesses actions of state and local administration authorities if they restrict competition. Besides Slovak competition law, the AMO also applies European law and it fulfils tasks resulting from the membership of the Slovak Republic in the European Union.