The European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2017

Poland: Office of Competition and Consumer Protection

22 July 2016

The Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has closed the year 2015 with 177 preliminary proceedings launched, 41 proceedings completed in the area of antitrust and 235 mergers reviewed. Furthermore, UOKiK also counteracted anticompetitive practices with soft interventions, which basically consist in educating undertakings on the best practices to follow when complying with competition law provisions and calling on them to voluntarily stop applying competition-restrictive practices. Such actions are testament to the Office’s policy of transparency and open dialogue with the business community, which also includes enforcement of competition law through negotiations.

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