Region: Poland

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

Polish court upholds first-ever appeal against merger block

Poland’s Court of Competition and Consumer Protection has revoked the national enforcer’s prohibition of a merger between two media companies, but the agency has said it plans to appeal against the ruling.

16 May 2022

Poland conditionally approves state-owned gas deal

Poland’s competition authority has cleared state-owned PKN Orlen’s takeover of the country’s leading natural gas supplier on the condition that the merged entity divest its gas storage operator.

16 March 2022

Poland probes drug wholesalers over data exchange

Poland’s competition authority has opened an investigation into eight pharmaceutical wholesalers and two software companies over suspicions the former used the latter’s software to unlawfully obtain access to rivals’ commercially sensitive information.

28 February 2022

Poland seeks penalty for dawn raid obstruction

The Polish antitrust authority is seeking sanctions against a video surveillance provider that allegedly obstructed a dawn raid related to the enforcer’s investigation into resale price maintenance in the sector.

16 February 2022

General Court finds EU did not properly assess Polish abuse complaint

The EU General Court has annulled the European Commission’s decision to reject an abuse of dominance complaint against Poland’s largest rail freight carrier, after ruling the agency failed to adequately consider if the complainant's defence rights would be properly protected by having the Polish competition authority deal with the matter instead.

09 February 2022

Poland investigates Kärcher over RPM

Poland’s antitrust enforcer has launched an investigation into a cleaning equipment producer over suspected resale price maintenance, six months after France’s Competition Authority dropped a similar probe into the same company.

25 January 2022

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