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Competition Law and State Aid 

act Řanda Havel Legal provides universal legal services in the area of competition law. We provide legal services in the area of approving the merger of competitors, including subsequent fulfilment of any conditions, prohibition of cartel agreements and abuse of a dominant market position. We represent clients in proceedings before the competition authorities of the Czech Republic and the  EU. Act Řanda Havel Legal provides state bodies, local governmental bodies and businesses with shares owned by the state with legal assistance and consultancy during resolution of matters concerning state aid.

act Řanda Havel Legal in particular:

  • Represents clients before the Office for the Protection of Commission, especially in association with approving mergers of competitors, questions concerning prohibited agreements and the leniency program or abuse of a dominant market position;

  • Provides legal consultancy both for public subjects (state bodies, local governmental bodies) and for businesses (regardless of whether this involves enterprises with a public shareholding or private companies that enter into contractual relations with public subjects) in regards to their plans and activities from adhering to  limits and rules set out by laws regulating  state aid;

  • Provides legal assistance in regards to adhering to administrative obligations associated with drawing down state aid;

  • Provides consultancy in the area of competition law in specific sectors (for example,  energy, telecommunications, transport, the  automobile industry, etc.) and especially in cases of parallel application of competition law and sector regulation;

  • Assists to clients to prevent other competitors from abusing a dominant market position or market strength or breaching any other type of breach of competition law;

  • Analyses contractual agreements, prepared transactions, practices, commercial plans or distribution models in regards to their compliance with the requirements of competition law;

  • Provides consultancy in regards to protecting the market against domestic and international dumping.

act Řanda Havel Legal was recommended in the area of competition law in the Chambers Europe Awards.
The prestigious Chambers and Partners rating company has included the law firm act Řanda Havel Legal amongst recognised law firms focusing on the area of competition law. Chambers and Partners annually publish the internationally known Chambers Guide, which evaluates the quality of the legal work of law firms in 175 countries from the point of view of their expertise and the quality of their services based on independent evaluations and commentaries. The evaluation parameters include expert legal knowledge, professional conduct, the quality of the customer service, commercial intelligence, conscientiousness, application and other characteristics most appreciated by clients.

EPRAVO.CZ, the prestigious Czech online legal journal, has recommended act Řanda Havel Legal in the area of Competition law in its Law Firm of the Year 2022 ranking. The annual awards are decided by an independent group of 250 evaluators from the ranks of companies and institutions, as well as by EPRAVO.CZ, an independent entity that monitors and follows lawyers in the Czech Republic.

Competition Law and State Aid