Team

Our team consists of experienced lawyers who have specialized in their areas of law for a long time. Our lawyers have previously worked at leading international law firms, as well as at the European Commission, Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic and the Energy and Competition Office of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. Others have gained experience with the advisory bodies of the Chairman of the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition and the Czech Energy Regulatory Office.

In Czech competition law, the leading independent international and national legal directories (including Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Global Competition Review, PLC Which lawyer?, Who’s Who Legal, and Lawyer of the Year) regularly rank our core team in their highest tiers. Our Slovakian competition team is also recognised by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and the Global Competition Review.

We have sufficient depth and breadth in both the Czech and Slovak Republics that we are able to assist our clients in the most urgent cases; for example, in the event of dawn raids carried out by national competition authorities or the European Commission.

Our team members are:

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Martin Nedelka

Partner

Martin Nedelka

Prague/Bratislava

D:+420 210 320 269
F:+420 210 320 270
M:+420 724 216 303
E:nedelka@nklegal.eu

Martin Nedelka is a partner in both our Prague and Bratislava offices.

Mr. Nedelka specializes in competition law, regulatory matters (especially energy) and compliance. In competition law, Mr. Nedelka has extensive experience of merger notifications, and has regularly represented investigated undertakings before the national competition authorities, the European Commission and the courts. He helps his clients prepare internal competition compliance programmes and offers them competition compliance training. In energy, Mr. Nedelka specializes in electricity and gas regulatory issues, energy network matters, renewables, and acts for clients before national regulators and the European Commission. In compliance, Mr. Nedelka has extensive experience of conducting compliance due diligence and providing insightful advice into the consequences of any breach of the relevant compliance regulations.

His competition law highlights include:

  • advising on a combined total of more than 50 merger notifications to the Czech and Slovak competition authorities, and the European Commission,
  • advising a German concern on one of the biggest investigations by the Czech and Slovak competition authorities into an alleged cartel agreement,
  • advising a Japanese concern on an extensive investigation by the Czech and Slovak competition authorities into an alleged cartel agreement,
  • advising a German undertaking on an investigation by the Czech competition authorities into alleged abuse of a dominant position,
  • advising a Czech association of undertakings on an investigation by the Czech competition authority into an alleged anti-competitive agreement,
  • advising a leading Czech and Slovak concern on an investigation by the European Commission into an alleged cartel agreement,
  • advising a leading Slovak bank in relation to a preliminary ruling before the European Court of Justice,
  • advising a German undertaking in relation to preliminary ruling proceedings before the European Court of Justice,
  • advising a Czech undertaking on a successful complaint about anti-competitive conduct to the Czech competition authority and the European Commission,
  • advising a Czech congress company on state aid,
  • advising a number of municipalities on state aid by way of grants from EU funds.

In regulatory matters, Martin Nedelka has recently advised on the following matters:

  • advising a national transmission system operator on regulatory questions, including EU energy law,
  • advising a national energy regulator on regulatory questions, including EU energy law,
  • advising a significant Czech energy company on regulatory matters,
  • advising a Slovak gas company on regulatory matters,
  • advising Czech operators of renewable power plants in disputes with distribution companies and a national regulator, including appearing before the courts,
  • advising a Czech telecommunications company on a number of questions of telecommunications law, including EU telecommunications law,
  • advising a Slovak telecommunications company on a number of questions of telecommunications law, including EU telecommunications law,
  • advising leading forestry companies on regulatory questions in respect of forestry, including representation before the respective administrative bodies and courts.

In compliance, Martin Nedelka has provided legal advice in the following highlight matters:

  • advising a US concern on a compliance audit and proposing solutions to identified problems,
  • advising a US company on the implementation of compliance measures,
  • advising a German concern on the implementation of compliance measures,
  • advising a Czech company on the preparation and implementation of an internal compliance program,
  • carrying out compliance training for a number of Czech and Slovak undertakings.

Martin Nedelka read law in Prague (M.A.; Ph.D.), Regensburg, Germany (LL.M.) and Dublin, Ireland (LL.M.). From 1996 to 1999 and again from 2001 to 2008, Mr. Nedelka worked in the Prague, Bratislava and Brussels offices of the law firm Gleiss Lutz, from 2003 as a partner. In 2001, he worked as an associate in the Brussels office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. From 2009 to 2013, he was a partner with the law firm Schoenherr.

Martin Nedelka is a member of the Czech, Slovak and Brussels bars. He is a member of the editorial board of the Czech and Slovak competition review ‘Antitrust’.

Mr. Nedelka works in Czech, Slovak, German and English. He also has knowledge of French, Russian and Polish.

 

 

Education

Charles University Prague (M.A. 1993; Ph.D. 1999)
University of Regensburg (LL.M. 1995)
University College Dublin (LL.M. 2000)

Bar admissions

Czech bar
Slovak bar
Brussels bar

Languages

Czech
Slovak
German
English

Radovan Kubáč

Partner

Radovan Kubáč

Prague/Bratislava

D:+420 210 320 271
F:+420 210 320 270
M:+420 723 080 355
E: kubac@nklegal.eu

Radovan Kubáč is a partner in both our Prague and Bratislava offices.

Mr. Kubáč specialises in competition law and public procurement law. In competition law, he has extensive experience advising on merger notifications, as well as representing investigated undertakings before the national competition authorities, the European Commission and the courts. Mr. Kubáč also specializes in vertical agreements, state aid, preparing compliance programmes and conducting compliance training. In public procurement, Mr. Kubáč provides complex legal advice both to public contractors and tenderers.

Recent highlight matters in competition law include, among others:

  • advising on merger notifications to the Czech and Slovak competition authorities, and the European Commission,
  • advising a German concern regarding one of the biggest investigations by the Czech and Slovak competition authorities into an alleged cartel agreement,
  • advising a Japanese concern on an extensive investigation by the Czech and Slovak competition authorities into an alleged cartel agreement,
  • advising a leading Slovak bank in relation to preliminary ruling proceedings before the European Court of Justice,
  • advising a significant German concern in relation to preliminary ruling proceedings before the European Court of Justice,
  • advising an exclusive importer of cars into the Czech Republic on an investigation into an alleged prohibited vertical agreement,
  • advising a Czech intermediary buyer of cars from abroad in relation to a complaint about anticompetitive conduct before the Czech competition authority and the European Commission,
  • advising a number of municipalities on state aid by way of grants from EU funds.

In public procurement, Mr. Kubáč’s recent work includes:

  • assisting public sector and subsidized public contractors on the comprehensive administration of public tenders,
  • advising more than twenty tenderers on submitting objections to the public contractors and subsequent motions to the relevant Czech authority and the court,
  • carrying out a number of training programmes for public contractors and tenderers.

Radovan Kubáč read law in Olomouc (M.A.), Frankfurt (Oder), Germany and Saarbruecken, Germany (LL.M.). He has worked in private practice since 2008, first at the Prague office of Gleiss Lutz and later, until 2013, at the law firm Schoenherr. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Kubáč worked for the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission and the Energy and Competition Office of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Mr. Kubáč is a member of the Czech bar.

He works in Czech, Slovak, German and English.

 

 

Education

Palacký University Olomouc (M.A. 2006)
European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) (2004 – 2005)
Europa Institut Saarbruecken (LL.M. 2007)

Bar admissions

Czech bar

Languages

Czech
Slovak
German
English

Andrea Oršulová

Partner

Andrea Oršulová

Bratislava

D:+421 221 025 250
F:+421 221 025 251
M:+421 903 709 197
E:orsulova@nklegal.eu

Andrea Oršulová is a partner in our Bratislava office.

Ms. Oršulová specialises in competition law, regulatory matters (especially telecommunications) and public law. In competition law, Ms. Oršulová has extensive experience particularly regarding cartel agreements and abuse of dominant position.

Her competition law highlights include:

  • long term advising a Slovak company active in the area of waste collection on competition law, including representing before the Slovak competition authority and Slovak courts regarding alleged abuse of dominance,
  • long term advising a Slovak producer of brown coal on competition law,
  • long term advising a Slovak energy distribution system operator on competition law and his representing in case of an alleged abuse of dominant position,
  • long term advising a Slovak fuel producer, including representing before Slovak competition authority in case of an alleged abuse of dominant position,
  • advising a French undertaking on one of the biggest investigations by the Slovak competition authority into an alleged cartel agreement,
  • advising a Slovak provider of electronic communication services through fixed and mobile electronic communication networks on a number of competition law questions,
  • advising a number of undertakings on different questions of competition law, including conducting of competition law audits and preparation of internal compliance programmes.

In regulatory matters, Andrea Oršulová has advised among other things on the following matters:

  • advising a Slovak provider of electronic communication services through a fixed electronic communication network on regulatory questions,
  • advising a Slovak energy distribution system operator on regulatory questions,
  • advising a Slovak energy producer on regulatory questions, including EU energy law,
  • advising a Slovak electronic communication services provider through a mobile telecommunication network on regulatory questions,
  • advising a Hungarian energy provider on regulatory questions,
  • advising a Lithuanian provider of electronic communication services with a branch in the Slovak Republic on regulatory matters, including advice regarding interconnection agreement.

Andrea Oršulová read law in Bratislava (M.A.; Ph.D.). From 1999 to 2003 she worked at the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic, also in the position of director of second instance proceedings. From 2003 until 2006, Ms. Oršulová worked for telecommunication companies as a legal specialist for competition law and regulatory matters. She has been practicing as an attorney since the year 2006. First, she worked in the law firms CVD and Ružička Csekes as a managing associate and in the years 2009 until 2014 in the law firm ius aegis as partner.

Andrea Oršulová is a member of the Slovak bar. She is an external teacher for competition law on Faculty of Law of the High School Danubius. Ms. Oršulová is author and co-author of a number of articles on competition law and co-author of the publications Cartel Agreements (C.H. Beck, 2009), Competition Law in the Slovak Republic (Kluwer Law International, 2011) and Commentary on Act on the Protection of Economic Competition (Wolters Kluwer, 2014).

Ms. Oršulová works in Slovak, English and Czech.

 

 

Education

Komenský University Bratislava (M.A. 1999; Ph.D. 2001)

Bar admissions

Slovak bar

Languages

Slovak
English
Czech

Jitka Linhartová

of counsel

Prague/Bratislava

D:+420 210 320 260
F:+420 210 320 270
M:+420 776 113 260
E:linhartova@nklegal.eu

Jitka Linhartová is of counsel in both our Prague and Bratislava offices.

She specialises in competition law, regulatory matters, including energy and waste management, public procurement law and compliance. In competition law, she provides legal advisory to clients in various industries both in their day-to-day business activities and when under investigation by the Czech Competition Authority, the Slovak Antimonopoly Office or the European Commission. She assists clients in preparing their merger notifications, and represents them before the competition authorities and courts. In addition, she helps them create and implement internal compliance programmes, including regular compliance trainings and “mock dawn raids”. In the energy sector, she focuses on regulatory matters regarding electricity & gas, issues in energy infrastructure and renewables, and represents clients before national regulators.

Jitka’s competition law highlights include advising:

  • on national or multinational merger notifications to the Czech and Slovak competition authorities, and European Commission;
  • an international company on an investigation by the Czech Competition Authority into an alleged prohibited vertical agreement;
  • several international concerns while submitting a marker or leniency application to the Czech and Slovak competition authorities;
  • a Japanese concern on an extensive investigation by the Czech and Slovak competition authorities into an alleged cartel agreement;
  • a global producer of chemicals regarding its day-to-day distribution activities;
  • a major car importer and manufacturer in their day-to-day business activities;
  • various associations of undertakings in their day-to-day business activities, including competition supervision at their meetings;
  • a Czech subsidiary of an international pharmaceutical company when reviewing its distribution system;
  • a worldwide heavy industrial concern regarding its activities in the Czech Republic.

In regulatory matters, Jitka has recently advised:

  • an international company on its acquisition from an Austrian concern of a windmill park located in the Czech Republic;
  • an Austrian energy concern selling parts of its business in the CEE;
  • the Czech transmission system operator on regulatory matters, including EU energy law matters;
  • a major Czech energy company on regulatory matters;
  • a significant Russian enterprise implementing its energy projects in the Czech Republic;
  • a leading heavy engineering concern participating in public tenders in the Czech Republic;
  • a French IT system provider taking part in a public tender;
  • a significant German waste management company on implementing EU legislation in the Czech Republic.

In compliance, Jitka has provided her expertise while supporting:

  • the Czech subsidiary of a global leading car producer in regular compliance trainings;
  • the Czech and Slovak subsidiaries of a leading global chemicals producer in regular compliance trainings;
  • the Czech brand of an international association of undertakings in the creation and implementation of a compliance programme and provision of regular compliance trainings;
  • a Czech take-back system in the creation and implementation of a compliance programme and provision of regular compliance trainings;
  • the Czech subsidiary of an international pharmaceutical company in implementing its compliance programme;
  • several Czech and Slovak companies from the paper, retail and construction industries in the implementation of competition programmes and regular compliance trainings.

Jitka graduated from the Faculty of Law of Pilsen in 2001 and has been a member of the Czech Bard since 2011. She practised law in a local firm and then worked for the Czech Competition Authority from 2004 to 2007. From 2007 to 2008 she worked for the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission. Since 2008, she has worked in the private sector, first at the Prague office of Gleiss Lutz and later Schoenherr until 2017, where she headed the competition unit.

As a regular contributor to the Czech-Slovak magazine Antitrust and to the global platform International Law Office, Jitka has also co-authored several energy publications, such as the European Energy Handbook and Global Energy Review.

She works in Czech, Slovak and English.

 

 

Education

University of West Bohemia (M.A. 2001)

Bar admissions

Czech bar

Languages

Czech
Slovak
English

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