The main mission of the Office is competition protection and state aid coordination.
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Undertakings in the given sector might have concluded an agreement restricting competition.
According to a notification, the merger is grounded in the acquisition of direct exclusive control of undertaking BDS SPORT GROUP Ltd., over companies A3 SPORT, s.r.o., SR and A3 SPORT, s.r.o., CR.
The merger is grounded in the acquisition of exclusive control of undertaking NN Group N.V. over the company Finportal, a.s.
In the field of competition the Office intervenes in the cases of various forms of restriction of competition and it controls mergers, which fulfill notification criteria. At the same time, it creates conditions for the further development of competition for the benefit of consumers. The Office´s competences in the field of antitrust and mergers result from the Act on Protection of Competition.
Cartel agreements concluded between directly competing undertakings are among the most serious infringements of competition rules.
Vertical agreements between undertakings are due to their harmful impact on competition also a serious anticompetitive practice.
The abuse of position by a dominant company on a relevant market is a prohibited anticompetitive practice as well.
The conduct of state and self-administration authorities, by which they give an advantage to a certain undertaking or restrict competition has also an anticompetitive aspect.
The mergers of undertakings, which meet turnover criteria must be notified to the Office and assessed by it.
In the field of state aid and de minimis aid, the Office performs the role of an aid coordinator. Its tasks in protecting competition in the field of state aid are set by the Act on State Aid.