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Languages:
Czech, English
Education:
Charles University, School of Law, Prague (2010), Mgr. (Master of Laws)
Cardiff University Law School, Cardiff (2008), Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Studies


Jakub Kocmánek

Associate

Jakub Kocmánek specialises in competition and administrative law and public procurement.

In competition law, he has represented clients in investigations and administrative procedures before the Czech competition authority, in connection with the abuse of dominant market position, and cartels. 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 law, Jakub has advised on compliance with various business sector-specific regulations, particularly in telecommunications, broadcasting, waste disposal and the environment. In addition, Jakub specialises in legal advice on investment incentives and representation in respect of EU subsidies.

In public procurement, he has advised both on the preparation of tender documentation, as well as during the tender procedure, and is experienced in representing the contracting authority in proceedings before the Czech competition authority regarding the review of the contracting authority’s conduct.

TRANSACTIONS

  • representation of clients in proceedings before the Czech Competition Protection Office regarding the client’s suspected participation in a cartel agreement, including the preparation of a successful leniency application and settlement agreement
  • representation of clients in proceedings before the Czech Competition Protection Office regarding a suspected abuse of dominant position
  • client representation in proceedings before a civil court regarding actions for alleged damages (exceeding CZK 5 billion in total) resulting from an abuse of dominant market position
  • representation of clients in proceedings before the Ministry of the Interior and administrative courts, regarding an alleged claim for the payment of compensation for demonstrable loss in public transport (with a total value exceeding CZK 1 billion)
  • representation of clients in proceedings before the Czech Competition Protection Office regarding the review of the contracting authority’s conduct in connection with public procurement for a ten-year supply contract relating to municipal services
  • representation of clients in proceedings before regional councils of the Cohesion Regions, regarding compliance with, and cuts in funding from regional operational programmes, and related proceedings before the Czech Competition Protection Office

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Czech Bar Association

PUBLICATION

  • 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)
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