Region: Czech Republic

EU closes Czech railway predatory pricing probe

The European Commission has closed a six-year predatory pricing investigation into České dráhy without an infringement decision, two years after levelling formal allegations against the Czech Republic’s state-owned railway operator.

03 October 2022

EU accuses rail passenger operators of collective boycott

The European Commission has sent a statement of objections to rail incumbents in the Czech Republic and Austria alleging that they colluded to restrict a new entrant from accessing used train wagons.

10 June 2022

EU advocate general clarifies impact of damages directive on suspended proceedings

The EU’s damages directive does not prevent a national court from making a disclosure order in a private competition enforcement case that has been suspended, an advocate general at the European Court of Justice has said.

06 May 2022

Czech enforcer issues highest-ever RPM fine

The Czech Republic’s antitrust authority has fined a garden equipment supplier nearly €4 million for resale price maintenance, in what is the authority’s highest-ever fine for such conduct.

05 January 2022

Czech agency head overturns abuse fine due to errors

The president of the Czech Republic’s competition enforcer has overturned a €3.3 million abuse of dominance fine on two companies belonging to the Metro Group after finding procedural and substantive errors in his agency’s original decision.

04 January 2022

Czech Republic

Featured in GCR 100 2022

Behavioural matters continue to take centre stage in the Czech Republic as local firms defend clients before the competition authority in abuse of dominance and cartel probes.

10 December 2021

Czech Republic

Featured in GCR 100 2021

The Office for the Protection of Competition’s focus on behavioural cases has fed much of the local competition’s bar recent antitrust work.

11 December 2020

Czech platform demands €345 million from Google in antitrust damages

An online search platform in the Czech Republic is seeking compensation from Google for allegedly abusing its dominance in the Czech market for devices and application stores using the Android operating system.

10 December 2020

Government minister lands top job at Czech authority

The president of the Czech Republic has appointed a government official as the new head of the country’s competition enforcer, after the previous chair resigned following corruption allegations.

04 December 2020

Czech court restores gun-jumping fine

Czech Republic's highest administrative court has reinstated the national competition authority’s gun-jumping fine against fuel company Armex Oil after a lower court had reduced the sanction for being disproportionate.

16 October 2020

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