Richard Maliniak read law in Brno (M.A.) and Antwerp (Certificate in International and European Law). From 2013 to 2015 and again from 2016 until today, he worked in the Prague and Bratislava offices of Nedelka Kubáč advokáti. From 2015 to 2016, he worked for the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission in the cartel enforcement unit.
An expert in competition law, regulatory matters (especially energy) and compliance, he has extensive experience advising on merger notifications and has represented investigated undertakings before the national competition authorities, the European Commission and the courts. He also specialises in vertical agreements and state aid. He helps clients prepare internal competition compliance programmes and offers competition compliance training.