Jakub Kocmánek specialises in competition, administrative and EU law.
In competition law, he has advised clients in investigations and administrative procedures both before European Commission and the Czech competition authority, in connection with the abuse of dominant market position, and cartels. Jakub also advised clients in competition law based civil disputes. Jakub was in charge of related internal competition audits, and has provided legal advice on, and analyses of contemplated business plans and corporate restructuring, and prepared compliance manuals.
In administrative and EU law, Jakub has advised on compliance with various business sector-specific regulations, particularly in telecommunications, postal services, broadcasting, waste disposal and environment. In addition, Jakub also specialises in state aid matters.
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Czech Bar Association
As the editor-in chief, Jakub Kocmánek was responsible for the Common Law Review Issue: Competition Law – Autumn 2014
“Class Action – A Way to Go?” (in Common Law Review, Issue: Environmental Law – Autumn 2009)
Languages Czech, English
Charles University, School of Law, Prague (2010), Mgr. (Master of Laws)
Cardiff University Law School, Cardiff (2008), Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Studies
representation of clients in proceedings before the Czech Office for Protection of Competition regarding the clients’ suspected participation in a cartel agreement, including the preparation of a successful leniency application and settlement agreement
representation of a client in a proceeding of the European Commission regarding the compliance of a cooperation agreement in the sphere of telecommunications with competition law
representation of clients in proceedings before the Czech Office for Protection of Competition regarding a suspected abuse of dominant position
representation of a client in several proceedings before a civil court regarding actions for alleged damages (exceeding CZK 5 billion in total) resulting from an abuse of dominant position
advice to a client in connection to notification of a state aid scheme in the area of IT services (value of the scheme exceeding CZK 2 billion)
defence of a client in arbitration proceedings against a claim from a contract concluded in connection to an abuse of dominant position by the claimant (with a total value exceeding CZK 500 million)
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