Competition and Antitrust
Advising in competition law includes the assistance and representation of clients in notification of concentrations to the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic in case of acquisition of undertakings or establishment of a joint venture, as well as representation of clients in other proceedings, such as on potential cartel agreements or abuse of a dominant position by an undertaking. While before 2004 the substantial part of our agenda in this sphere consisted in notification of concentrations, since 2004 the other proceedings have prevailed. We advise our clients in assessment of their activities to avoid potential cartel arrangements or abusing the dominant position and we represent clients in related proceedings, including the representation of clients applying for immunity within the leniency programme. We also advise clients in assessment of antitrust aspects in their distribution schemes and framework agreements. Last but not least we assist in preparation and implementation of rules for compliance with competition law and organise workshops and seminars for our clients and their managers.