Region: Poland

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

Community round-up: Firms promote across Europe

Norton Rose Fulbright and AlixPartners have added to their partnerships in the UK, while WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr has promoted an associate to counsel in Poland.

17 January 2022

Poland issues pair of truck cartel decisions

Poland’s competition authority has fined six DAF truck dealers and eight managers a total of €26.8 million for allocating the country’s trucks market in two hybrid settlement decisions.

10 January 2022

Poland opens first Big Tech probe

Poland’s antitrust enforcer has launched its first competition probe into one of the major online platforms, as it investigates if Apple’s latest privacy update is aimed at unlawfully self-preferencing its personalised advertising service.

13 December 2021

Poland

Featured in GCR 100 2022

Poland's Office of Competition and Consumer Protection has increased its enforcement efforts under its president Tomasz Chróstny, punishing individuals for infringements, while issuing a jaw-dropping €6.48 billion fine on Gazprom for failing to notify a joint financing agreement.

10 December 2021

Bike maker settles online sales restrictions probe in Poland

Trek Bicycle has promised to abolish restrictive sales clauses in its contracts with distributors as part of a settlement with the Polish competition watchdog, after the latter investigated it for forcing retailers to sell its bikes in-store.

10 November 2021

Poland searches surveillance provider accused of RPM

Poland’s competition authority has raided the local subsidiary of video surveillance provider Dahua Technology and three of its distributors as part of a resale price maintenance investigation.

12 October 2021

Poland demands behavioural and structural remedies from ventilator providers

Poland’s competition authority has conditionally approved a tie-up between two medical ventilator service providers, after warning the deal would risk reducing choice for patients.

08 September 2021

Poland challenges private healthcare deal

Poland’s competition authority has refused to clear a merger between a major private healthcare provider and a medical centre unless they offer remedies to address its concerns that the deal could eliminate local rivals.

16 August 2021

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