Organisation: Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (Poland)

Poland toughens stance on dawn raid obstructions

Poland’s competition authority has imposed one of its largest-ever fines for obstructing a dawn raid after employees at a pair of companies deleted communications from their work phones ahead of a search.

06 September 2023

Poland raids grain storage sector over price-fixing concerns

Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection has raided two agricultural product manufacturers over alleged price-fixing and information exchange, in an ex-officio preliminary cartel probe based on public information.

23 August 2023

Poland raids farm equipment sector

Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection has conducted one of the largest dawn raid operations in its history as it probes whether three agricultural equipment companies and their subsidiaries colluded to fix prices, share information and divide the market.

19 June 2023

Speedway league and governing body sanctioned in Poland for imposing salary cap

Poland’s antitrust authority has fined the country’s top speedway league and the national motorsports governing body €1.2 million for unlawfully capping the salaries of professional motorcyclists, eight months after issuing its first no poach decision against a basketball league.

06 June 2023

Polish court upholds first-ever successful merger appeal

A Polish appellate court has confirmed a lower court decision that overturned a merger block by the national competition enforcer for the first time, allowing a pair of media companies to take steps towards completing their deal.

01 March 2023

Poland fines waste collection consortium for bid-rigging

Poland’s competition authority has fined seven companies over €1.5 million for entering into a consortium to avoid competition when bidding on contracts for the collection, transport and management of municipal waste.

07 February 2023

Poland hits Kärcher with €5.5 million RPM fine

Poland’s competition enforcer has fined a cleaning equipment manufacturer €5.5 million for imposing minimum resale prices on its distributors, in a decision that the leniency applicant is likely to challenge even though it secured a substantial discount on the penalty.

11 January 2023

Brazil, Sweden and Poland open fuel pricing investigations

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog has opened a preliminary probe into a suspected fuel resale cartel, as enforcers in Sweden and Poland have launched market inquiries into rising fuel prices.

09 January 2023

Poland hits Allegro with €44 million self-preferencing fine

Poland’s competition enforcer has fined the country’s largest online shopping platform €43.9 million for abusing its dominance by favouring products sold on its own online store to the detriment of independent third-party sellers.

03 January 2023

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