Region: Czech Republic

EU takes Vodafone/Liberty Global to Phase II

The European Commission is investigating Vodafone’s €18.4 billion buyout of Liberty Global in depth amid concerns the tie-up could lead to reduced competition in Germany and the Czech Republic.

13 December 2018

Czech Republic

30 October 2018

Czech Republic discounts rail cartel fines

The Czech Republic has provisionally found that three rail companies illegally colluded in their delivery of freight rail transport services, but discounted two of the companies’ fines and completely waived that of the third.

25 September 2018

EU General Court rules on DG Comp dawn raids

A European court has partially annulled the basis for a European Commission dawn raid on Czech railway operator České dráhy, but in a separate decision upheld the legality of documents the enforcer seized during that raid, which led to a subsequent search of the same company.

20 June 2018

Vodafone bids for Liberty Global in central Europe

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Latham & Watkins and Slaughter and May will act in Vodafone’s proposed €18.4 billion buyout of Liberty Global in Germany, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic – a deal that could draw considerable antitrust scrutiny.

10 May 2018

Czech court confirms €1.5 million abuse of dominance fine

A regional court dismissed an appeal by RWE Supply & Trading last week, confirming a decade-old enforcement decision that held the company harmed rivals’ ability to compete in the country’s wholesale gas market.

24 February 2017

Vodafone and O2 fined in the Czech Republic after 13-year legal fight

The Czech Republic’s competition authority has fined two mobile service providers for the existence of an anti-competitive network-sharing agreement, following a decade-long battle that has included six court hearings.

11 January 2017

Czech Republic

Featured in GCR 100 - 17th Edition

12 December 2016

White & Case promotes seven across three continents

White & Case has promoted three local partners and four counsel in six countries.

02 December 2016

DG Comp investigates Czech railway company

10 November 2016

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