Faculty of LawComenius University Bratislava

APVV-0158-12 Effectiveness of legal regulation of competition protection in the context of its application in practice

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Project leader: doc. JUDr. Katarína Kalesná, CSc.

Start of project: September 2015

End of project: December 2019

The subject of applied research is the investigation of the effectiveness of competition law in the context of its application in practice. Act No. 136/2001 Coll. on the Protection of Competition was adopted before the accession of the Slovak Republic to the European Union in order to reflect and prepare the Slovak competition legislation for the upcoming harmonisation processes. Slovak competition legislation is influenced and closely determined by the European framework and is subject to constant pressure in the interest of uniform application and implementation of competition institutes.


In this context, it is necessary to take into account the specificities of the Slovak legal order, and therefore the legislator's aim should not be a literal transposition of the provisions and institutes of European law, but an analysis of the issue from a broader point of view. The aim of the research team is, after a thorough analysis of the current legislation, its application by competition authorities and comparison with the legislation of other EU Member States in particular, to draft an amendment to the Act and other related legislation, together with an explanatory memorandum, in order to ensure a uniform and coherent application of competition rules against the background of a united Europe.

Popularization events

Aktuálne otázky súťažného práva v Európskej únii a na Slovensku (Scientific conference, 12. 2. 2015)

In the thematic follow-up to the annually organized international conference, the Conference of the researchers of the grant project of the Agency for Research and Development APVV-0158-12 "Effectiveness of the legal regulation of competition protection in the context of its application in practice" will take place on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 under the title Current issues of competition law in the European Union and Slovakia. Almost all members of the research team spoke at the conference. The conference was organised by the Faculty of Law of Comenius University in Bratislava. It was thematically devoted to the issues of effective sanctions in cartel agreements, international cooperation and merger control issues. 

Aktuálne trendy v slovenskom a európskom súťažnom práve (Scientific conference, 18. 5. 2016)

For the fourth year, the Slovak Antimonopoly Office in cooperation with the Faculty of Law of Comenius University in Bratislava organizes a conference, the main objective of which is to contribute to improving awareness of the importance of competition law and its concepts in the context of European practice. The selected topics reflect the requirements for expert discussion and exchange of practical experience between the European Commission, European courts, national competition authorities and the business community.

Main topics:


  • New developments in competition law in the Slovak and Czech Republics and the European Commission
  • Participation of consortia in public tenders from the perspective of competition protection
  • Competition in public passenger transport in Slovakia


The conference is organized within the framework of the grant project of the Agency for Research and Development APVV-0158-12 "Effectiveness of the legal regulation of competition protection in the context of its application in practice". 

PhD. Workshop 2016 (4.-6.11.2021)

The Faculty of Law  was approached for the first time this year with the opportunity to participate in the annual event, the PhD. Workshop, which is organized by Charles University in Prague and the Czech Society for European and Comparative Law.

The PhD. Workshop has the ambition to offer interested young scholars a forum in which they can discuss their dissertation projects and discuss problems or obstacles in formulating and writing their dissertations. The PhD. Workshop provides an opportunity for a few selected PhD students studying at Czech and Slovak universities in the field of law, or in another related field, to present the outputs of their scientific research to date at a professional event in sufficient depth.

The workshop was financially supported by Comenius University in Bratislava and is co-financed by the Erasmus + Programme - Jean Monnet project, 565572-EPP-1-2015-1-CZ-EPPJMO-SUPPA "Taking EU Law Seriously" and the project APVV-0158-12 "The Effectiveness of Competition Protection Legislation in the Context of its Application and Practice".