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New members of the Council of Antimonopoly Office

The Government appointed new members of the Council of the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic

New members of the Council of Antimonopoly Office

The Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic is an independent central body of state administration of the Slovak Republic for the protection of competition. It is an important body that guards fair economic conditions and market trading. It also intervenes in cases of cartels, abuse of a dominant position, vertical agreements; it controls mergers that meet the notification criteria; assesses actions of state and local administration authorities if they restrict competition and ensures the protection of competition in the area of state aid.

The Council of the Office is an integral part of the Office, which decides on appeals and reviews of decisions of administrative proceedings. The Council also decides on the reopening of proceedings and on a prosecutor’s protest in the cases where the head of a central body of state administration decides according to special legislation. 

The Council consists of the Council Chairperson and six members of the Council, which until recently did not have all its members appointed. It lacked four members for its complete functioning, whom the Government of the Slovak Republic appointed at its meeting on 12th May 2021. Following the Act on the Protection of Competition, the members of the Board of the Office become JUDr. Martin Jacko, JUDr. Rastislav Kuklis, Ing. Katarína Marton and Ing. Peter Sádovský. Their term of office is five years.

With respect to my professional focus and my further activities in the field of compliance and transparency, I am honoured to become a member of the Council," said Martin Jacko, managing partner of the law firm Lansky, Ganzger & Partner and chairman of Advisory Board of Slovak Compliance Circle and continue: "I believe that by protection of competition we will contribute to the proper operation of the state and increasing of legal certainty."