Region: Czech Republic

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

Czech competition head resigns

The head of Czech Republic’s competition enforcer has taken the “extreme solution” to resign from the authority, following allegations about his apparent corruption.

12 October 2020

Czech president urged to sack competition head

The prime minister of the Czech Republic will ask the country’s president to dismiss the chair of the Office for the Protection of Competition, following allegations about his apparent corruption.

28 July 2020

ECJ upholds dawn raids rulings

The European Commission is entitled to search companies’ premises during conduct probes, regardless of whether national enforcers have already collected the required evidence, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

03 February 2020

Czech Republic

Featured in Competition Economics Handbook 2020

06 November 2019

Czech enforcer curbs RPM in children’s goods sector

The Czech Republic’s competition enforcer has fined a German supplier of children’s goods €1.6 million for setting minimum prices at which retailers could resell its products.

05 November 2019

Czech enforcer cuts predatory pricing fine

The Czech Republic’s competition authority has upheld its abuse of dominance decision against the country’s national railway operator but reduced its fine after an appeal.

12 August 2019

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