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Main practical changes brought by the new Slovak act on protection of economic competition

Directive (EU) 2019/1 to empower the competition authorities of the Member States to be more effective enforcers (the “Directive“) is having a significant impact on the uniform application of EU antitrust rules. Slovak lawmakers viewed their obligation to implement the Directive as an opportunity to adopt the entirely new Act No. 187/2021 on the Protection of Economic Competition (the “new Act“), which replaces the previous 2001 competition act (the “old Act“).

The new Act comes with numerous changes and we highlight some of the most important ones in this update.

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