Judgement of the Supreme Court on a cartel of six construction companies is valid

28.03.2014
According to the information from the Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic, the judgement in the matter of the cartel agreement of six construction companies in the highway construction became valid on March 20, 2014.
 
In 2006 the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic imposed the fine amounted to nearly 45 mil. EUR on the companies Strabag a.s., Doprastav, a.s., BETAMONT s.r.o, Inžinierske stavby, a.s., Skanska DS a.s., MOTA - ENGIL, ENGENHARIA E CONSTRUCAO, S.A. for concluding a cartel agreement. Two years later the Regional Court in Bratislava annulled the decisions of the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic. However, in December 2013 the Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic changed the decision of the Regional Court in Bratislava and dismissed all actions of the construction companies. It thus upheld the conclusions of the Office in the largest cartel case in the history of the Slovak competition law.
 
30-day period to pay the sanction begins to flow on the day when the judgement became valid.
 
More details on the case:http://www.antimon.gov.sk/the-supreme-court-upheld-the-decisions-of-the-antimonopoly-office-of-the-slovak-republic-in-the-matter-of-cartel-of-six-construction-companies/
Last update:28.03.2014