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Competition

Poland

Competition authorities have increasingly far-reaching powers to investigate mergers, markets, sectors, cartels, market conduct and commercial arrangements. You face an ever increasing risk of regulatory intervention, significant penalties, damages litigation and criminal liability. Our dedicated competition and regulatory experts in CEE, including former regulators, can advise you on the entire range of contentious and non-contentious competition law issues. We regularly advise clients on competition matters across multiple jurisdictions in CEE, working closely together, to deliver consistent and joined-up advice. We have a successful track record in representing clients before national authorities and courts, as well as the European Commission and courts.

The CMS Competition Group is one of the largest teams in the market and works closely with the CMS EU Law Office in Brussels. We support clients on all their competition law needs: cartels, horizontal and vertical restraints, abuse of dominance, merger control, state aid, investigations and compliance, regulatory appeals, criminal liability, damages litigation, public procurement and consumer protection. Being compliant and implementing effective risk mitigation strategies is key. We focus not only on problem solving but also on how you can avoid problems in the first place. Our large team of competition lawyers has extensive experience in helping navigate these challenges so that you can focus on your business. We have in-depth knowledge of competition rules across different countries and markets and use our sector approach to help us understand your business environment and get to grips with your issues.

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Chambers, 2016

Our Competition Team in Poland is one of the largest on the market. Our practice is not limited to antitrust law and merger control, but we also advise on state aid issues, public procurement, consumer law and unfair competition - in this capacity, we provide comprehensive legal advice on all aspects of competition law. We work with multi-national companies and leading brand owners, but also Polish firms and local governmental entities on both “one-off” complex legal matters as well as on compliance related issues associated with day to day commercial activities.

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13 October 2016
CMS Poland launches law competition for students
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India Budget 2017 - 2018
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13 October 2016
CMS Poland launches law competition for students
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CEE Merger Clearance Matrix
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As part of a Corporate Tax Reform Package, the EC has published four proposals for Council Directives. 1. Proposals to relaunch the Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base First, the European Commission (“EC”) has announced that it is relaunching its proposal.
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Poland: Changes concerning criminal corporate liability – part I
All clients, in particular clients that cooperate with public sector entities, should take a closer look at the existing and newly introduced changes to the regulation on liability of collective entities.
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CMS number one in Polish arbitration competition
01/09/2016
Poland’s General Prosecutor casts spotlight on unit-linked activi...
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CMS Competition Contact Card
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CMS Competition Group
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CMS Guide to Merger Control in Europe 2014
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