At Čechová & Partners, competition law represents a constantly growing part of our legal practice. We advise our clients on merger control clearances for domestic and foreign transactions and on agreements restricting competition. We have many years of experience in representing clients on a regular basis in proceedings concerning investigations into the abuse of a dominant position, cartel agreements, and vertical restrictions.

Our expertise and experience in competition law enable us to provide clients with high-quality advice in the following areas:

  1. Antitrust Law (including private antitrust litigation):
    1. analysis of potential anti-competitive practices
    2. horizontal cooperation and vertical distribution agreements
    3. compliance training (also covering dawn raids)
    4. internal audits
    5. sectoral inquiries/sectoral issues
    6. investigations and dawn raids conducted by the competition authorities
    7. represent clients in formal infringement proceedings before the Slovak Antimonopoly Office, including leniency applications, settlement procedures, and liabilities
    8. representation before the Slovak courts in both the judicial review of administrative decisions and private antitrust litigation
    9. advisory on various issues related to private antitrust litigation
  2. Merger Control:
    1. advisory on various aspects of merger control with respect to M&A transactions (including full function joint ventures)
    2. representation in merger control proceedings before the Slovak Antimonopoly Office, including negotiations on acceptable remedial measures

In the practice area competition, our law firm has been top ranked in national and international law firm rankings. In recent years we have received the highest recognition in this area from the international ranking organization Chambers and Partners (Band 1).

We find their strength to be their deep involvement in the matters; they have a very detailed, analytical approach and they actively and carefully handle matters. A client states for Chambers and Partners.

These are responsive lawyers who provide an excellent quality of work.” A client states for Chambers Europe.


Karlovarské minerální vody (Mattoni 1873)

Acquisition of a Slovak subsidiary of Pepsi-Cola (as part of the acquisition of subsidiaries and assets of PepsiCo in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary) by Karlovarské minerální vody, a. s., the largest producer of mineral and spring water in the Czech Republic.

Unilabs Diagnostics AB

Acquisition of control by the Swedish biomedical research company Unilabs Diagnostics AB over the Slovak and Czech laboratories of Alpha Medical, s. r. o. and AeskuLab Holding.

Macquarie Group

Acquisition of Towercom, a. s., a Slovak provider of terrestrial and satellite television and radio broadcasting services in Slovakia, by Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets (Europe).

Neusiedler AG

Acquisition of shares in SCP, a.s., a major Slovak paper manufacturer, by Neusiedler AG, an Austrian paper manufacturer.


Acquisition of several local construction and infrastructure companies by the multinational construction company Skanska.

Flughafen Wien

Acquisition of a 66% share in Košice Airport by the consortium TwoOne with the participation of Vienna Airport.

Issuer of Meal (and Other Bonus) Vouchers

Legal advice to an issuer of meal (and other bonus) vouchers in relation to a cartel investigation, as well as proceedings conducted by the Slovak Antimonopoly Office and the Slovak courts.

Importer of Motor Vehicles

Legal advice to an importer of motor vehicles (a Slovak subsidiary of a leading global automotive manufacturer) on various competition issues, including selective distribution and vertical distribution agreements in Slovakia, competition training, and compliance policy.

Sugar Producer

Legal advice to a Slovak subsidiary of one of the largest European sugar producers on various competition issues, including competition training and compliance policy.

International Construction Company from Sweden

Legal advice to an international construction company from Sweden and its Czech subsidiary in connection with a cartel investigation, as well as proceedings conducted by the Slovak Antimonopoly Office and the Slovak courts.

Leading Parcel Service Provider

Legal advice to a leading parcel service provider in proceedings against the Slovak Republic before the European Commission and the General Court regarding an extension of the postal reservation to hybrid mail, contrary to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

Producer and Seller of Home Cleaning, Medical, and Personal Care Products

Legal advice to one of the world’s leading producers and sellers of designer products for home cleaning, medical care, and personal care in connection with an investigation by the Slovak Antimonopoly Office into an alleged breach of antitrust rules in the detergent market.