Region: Poland

Gazprom and Shell face “unprecedented” gun-jumping proceedings

Poland’s competition authority has issued charges against Gazprom, Shell and four other energy companies for failing to notify a finance agreement, in proceedings that could vastly stretch the reach of the country’s merger control regime.

09 May 2018

Poland opens second musical instrument investigation

At least three companies have been raided in the Polish competition enforcer’s investigation of an alleged collusive agreement in the country’s musical instruments distribution and retail market.

02 May 2018

Advocate General urges ECJ to extend Intel to fine reviews

European Court of Justice advocate general Melchior Wathelet has slammed the EU General Court’s failure to examine arguments about the effects of alleged exclusionary conduct by Orange Polska.

21 February 2018

Poland fines wood manufacturing cartel

The Polish competition enforcer has fined four wood manufacturing companies a collective 135 million zlotys (€32 million) for sharing information and fixing prices – the third-largest fine ever to be imposed on cartel members in Poland.

03 January 2018

Observers troubled by new Polish competition head

Polish president Beata Syzdlo's appointment of Michał Holeksa to head the antitrust arm of the country's Office of Competition and Consumer Protection has surprised local competition experts.

01 September 2017

Poland: Office of Competition and Consumer Protection

Featured in The European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2018

14 August 2017

Hogan Lovells gains partner from Cleary in Paris

François Brunet today joined Hogan Lovell’s Paris practice as partner after a 26-year career at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

18 July 2017

Polish enforcer raids Allegro Group

With a nod to the European Commission’s fine on Google, Poland’s competition enforcer has raided the Allegro Group and opened “explanatory” proceedings to investigate claims that the online shopping platform’s search results favoured its online store.

10 July 2017

Linklaters hires from Polish enforcer

Agata Zawlocka-Turno joined Linklaters as of counsel this week, leaving her position as head of legal counsel at Poland’s competition authority.

15 February 2017

Poland fines hygiene products maker for RPM

Poland’s competition enforcer has imposed a 3.2 million zloty (€720,000) fine on SCA Hygiene Products for engaging in resale price maintenance, and smaller penalties on several of SCA’s distributors, after one distributor applied for leniency.

24 January 2017

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