Region: Poland

Poland fines first individual for cartel infringement

Poland’s competition watchdog has fined two of Veolia’s local subsidiaries €26.8 million for market sharing, while also imposing its first-ever cartel sanction on a company executive who it found to be “directly responsible” for the infringement.

07 December 2020

Poland raises duopoly concerns over radio tie-up

Poland’s antitrust enforcer has raised concerns that a Polish media company’s purchase of a radio broadcaster would create a duopoly in the national market for radio advertising – in a Phase II review that has lasted more than a year.

18 November 2020

Baker McKenzie recruits Polish antitrust team

Baker McKenzie has poached DWF’s three-lawyer antitrust team in Warsaw, including partner Marcin Trepka.

06 November 2020

Poland fines Yamaha for RPM

Poland’s competition authority has fined Yamaha for imposing minimum resale prices for music equipment on national online distributors for 13 years.

05 November 2020

Poland issues record-breaking antitrust fine to Gazprom

Poland’s competition authority has fined Gazprom €6.48 billion for failing to notify a joint financing agreement to construct the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, while the other five companies involved in the project were fined a total of €52 million.

07 October 2020

Gazprom seeks disclosure in Polish Nord Stream 2 probe

Gazprom has challenged a decision by Poland’s competition watchdog to restrict its access to evidence in the enforcer’s Nord Stream 2 gun-jumping probe.

02 September 2020

Poland fines cattle feed companies for market sharing

Poland’s antitrust authority has fined two cattle feed producers €3.8 million for sharing the market by agreeing not to supply each other’s customers.

26 August 2020

Poland issues €48.2 million obstruction fine against Gazprom

Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection has imposed its highest-ever fine on Gazprom for obstructing its Nord Stream 2 gun-jumping probe, but local competition lawyers expect the company to appeal.

03 August 2020

Gazprom faces potential €50 million obstruction fine

Poland’s competition authority has threatened to fine Gazprom for failing to cooperate during a controversial gun-jumping probe related to an unnotified finance agreement for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.

03 June 2020

Competition enforcers tackle coronavirus

Enforcers in Poland, the UK, Iceland and Armenia are using their powers to aid in their respective governments’ responses to the global coronavirus outbreak.

06 March 2020

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