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Martin Nedelka is a partner in both our Prague and Bratislava offices.
He specialises in competition law, regulatory matters (especially energy) and compliance. In competition law, he 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, he specialises in electricity and gas regulatory issues, energy network matters and renewables, and acts for clients before national regulators and the European Commission. In compliance, he has extensive experience of conducting compliance due diligence and providing insightful advice into the consequences of any breach of the relevant compliance regulations.
Martin's 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 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 several municipalities on state aid by way of grants from EU funds.
In regulatory matters, Martin 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 numerous questions of telecommunications law, including EU telecommunications law;
- advising a Slovak telecommunications company on numerous 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 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 programme;
- carrying out compliance training for many Czech and Slovak undertakings.
Martin Nedelka read law in Prague (M.A.; Ph.D.), Regensburg (LL.M.) and Dublin (LL.M.). From 1996 to 1999 and again from 2001 to 2008, he worked in the Prague 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.
He is a member of the Czech, Slovak and Brussels bars and a member of the editorial board of the Czech and Slovak competition review "Antitrust".
Martin works in Czech, Slovak, German and English. He also has knowledge of French, Russian and Polish.