Region: Poland

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

Poland

Featured in GCR 100 2023

Polish lawyers have their hands full as the national competition authority continues to bolster its enforcement efforts by launching expansive probes into the pharmaceutical and professional sports sectors.

12 December 2022

Polish court annuls largest-ever antitrust fine on Gazprom

A Polish court has overturned the national competition authority’s record €6.2 billion gun-jumping penalty on Gazprom, ruling that the agency failed to prove the company established a joint venture with five other businesses to construct the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

22 November 2022

Poland issues first no-poach infringement decision

Poland’s competition authority has fined the country’s top men’s basketball league and its 16 clubs for illegally colluding to terminate players’ contracts and withhold their wages in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

24 October 2022

Poland probes Kia dealerships over collusive agreements

Poland’s antitrust watchdog has opened an investigation into a domestic Kia importer and 10 of its dealers on suspicion the companies agreed to fix prices and allocate the local market for the manufacturer's cars.

07 September 2022

ECJ sides with EU in rejecting Polish abuse complaint

The EU’s highest court has confirmed that the European Commission has a wide margin of discretion when assessing whether an antitrust complaint invokes a sufficient community interest within the bloc.

30 June 2022

Polish court upholds approval of controversial media deal

Poland’s specialist competition court has dismissed an appeal against the antitrust authority’s approval of PKN Orlen’s acquisition of a newspaper publisher on media plurality grounds, ruling that merger control rules do not safeguard freedom of speech.

08 June 2022

Poland probes speedway league over anticompetitive salary cap

Poland’s antitrust watchdog has opened an investigation into a Polish motorsports federation and the country’s top speedway league for potentially distorting competition by imposing salary caps on professional motorcyclists.

24 May 2022

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