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Bid Rigging Cartels in the Czech Republic

March 2012 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by PokornĂ˝, Wagner & Partner.

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The Office for the Protection of Economic Competition (hereinafter the „Office“) issued the historically first decision concerning domestic cartel among suppliers competing for public contract (bid rigging) case. The case is interesting not only because it is the first such case in the Czech Republic, but could indicate how the Office will proceed in such cases and in the proving of such cartels.

Reduction of the Number of Tenderers in the Czech Public Procurement Procedures...

March 2012 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by PokornĂ˝, Wagner & Partner.

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Instrument for Discrimination of Suppliers?

The common practice of contracting entities in the Czech Republic is to reduce, usually through a draw procedure, the number of candidates (tenderers) which are allowed to compete with their offers for public contracts in restricted public procurement procedures, which in reality reduces the competition among tenderers instead of providing any real benefit to the contracting entity.  

Judicial review of arbitration awards in the Czech Republic in light of recent legal developments

March 2012 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by PokornĂ˝, Wagner & Partner.

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The two basic means of dispute resolution in the Czech Republic are judicial proceedings and alternative dispute resolution. Arbitration proceedings, as a form of ADR, is thriving. According to statistics of the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic, one of the three permanent arbitration courts in the Czech Republic and the only one with general jurisdiction, in the year 2000 the mentioned court settled 196 disputes, while in 2009 it settled 1402 disputes (not including disputes settled amicably).