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Lenka Krutáková

Senior Associate

Contact
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, advokáti, v.o.s.
Palladium, Na Poříčí 1079/3a
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic
Languages Czech, English, Slovak

Lenka Krutakova is the Head of the CMS Competition Practice and a key member of the public procurement team in the Czech Republic. She specialises in advising contracting authorities, suppliers and banks on the Czech Public Procurement Act and PPP projects, and deals with various competition law issues. Lenka has substantial expertise in infrastructure and broader projects in various sectors across CEE. Lenka also advises Czech and international companies on sector-specific regulatory issues with a particular focus on highly regulated industries such as in the life sciences & healthcare sectors.

In the field of competition and compliance, Lenka represents numerous multinational clients before the competition authority in merger control and abuse of a dominant position proceedings. In addition, she advises on distribution and cooperation agreements, leniency, and provides dawn raid support. Lenka regularly delivers staff training and tailor-made lectures on public procurement, competition and other regulatory topics.

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Relevant experience

  • T-Systems International GmbH (Deutsche Telekom Group) with a consortium partner in a public tender for the development and operation of an Electronic Toll System in the Czech Republic launched by the Czech Ministry of Transport.
  • A leading global car manufacturer on competition law aspects related to exclusivity concerning a long-term cooperation agreement on advertisement communications in the automotive industry.
  • A German producer of immobiliser coils, concerning an investigation by the Czech Competition Protection Office regarding vertical agreements, loyalty rebates and the obligation of exclusive supplies.
  • A global IT company on its participation in public tenders in the Czech Republic. 
  • A global engineering company on an exchange of information with a Czech competitor.
  • A major global pharmaceutical company in an investigation by the Czech Competition Protection Office regarding a potential abuse of a dominant position.
  • A leading pharmaceutical company on various competition law issues and public tenders regarding the direct-to-pharmacies distribution system.
  • Thermo Fisher on various public tenders on supplies of their products to several contracting authorities including reviewing the contracts.
  • Metal Trade Comax on various merger clearance issues regarding its acquisition of Oetinger Aluminium from Orlando Funds.
  • Moll Group on various merger clearance issues regarding its acquisition of ŽPSV.
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Memberships & Roles

  • 2008 – Admitted to the Czech Bar 
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Education

  • 2006 – PhDr., Faculty of Social Sciences, Journalism, Charles University, Prague
  • 2004 – Mgr., Faculty of Social Sciences, Journalism, Charles University, Prague
  • 2002 – Mgr., Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Brno 
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