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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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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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CMS Ex­pert Guide to Com­pet­i­tion Law Dur­ing Coronavir­us...
01 Apr 20
COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic in light of the law on pay­ment grid­locks
Reg­u­la­tions ef­fect­ive Janu­ary 1, 2020. On Janu­ary 1, 2020, pro­vi­sions of the Act of 19 Ju­ly 2019 amend­ing cer­tain acts to re­duce pay­ment back­logs ("the Law") entered in­to force, grant­ing, inter alia,...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Sta­bil­isa­tion and Re­struc­tur­ing...
25 Mar 20
UOKiK on the ap­plic­a­tion of com­pet­i­tion law dur­ing the crisis
The Pol­ish Com­pet­i­tion Au­thor­ity (UOKiK) has par­taken in the joint state­ment of the European an­ti­trust au­thor­it­ies and the European Com­mis­sion (un­der the European Com­pet­i­tion Net­work (ECN)) on the ap­plic­a­tion...
September 2019
CMS Com­pet­i­tion Con­tact Card
23 Mar 20
UOKiK pro­poses max­im­um prices and mar­gins
The Pol­ish Com­pet­i­tion Au­thor­ity (UOKiK) has presen­ted pro­pos­als for new reg­u­la­tions aimed at fight­ing against un­fair in­creases in prices of cer­tain goods and ser­vices. The Au­thor­ity has pro­posed to in­tro­duce...
08 May 18
Green­field In­vest­ments in CEE 2018
23 Mar 20
UOKiK fights against un­fair in­creases in product prices
The Pol­ish Com­pet­i­tion Au­thor­ity (UOKiK) has ap­poin­ted a spe­cial team to mon­it­or sales prices - both in on­line and tra­di­tion­al stores. These ac­tions were pro­voked by in­form­a­tion on the alarm­ing in­crease...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Mer­ger Con­trol in Europe
20 Mar 20
Coronavir­us crisis: the European Com­mis­sion ad­opts its State aid Tem­por­ary...
Ex­ec­ut­ive Vice-Pres­id­ent Vestager had an­nounced on 17 March 2020 a pub­lic con­sulta­tion on the European Com­mis­sion’s draft pro­pos­al for a State aid Tem­por­ary Frame­work to sup­port the eco­nomy in the con­text...
16/03/2015
CMS Com­pet­i­tion Group
17 Mar 20
While doc­tors fight COV­ID-19 au­thor­it­ies battle fraud, price hikes...
In every coun­try hit by COV­ID-19, the dis­ease linked to the Coronavir­us, com­pet­i­tion and con­sumer pro­tec­tion au­thor­it­ies have been con­fron­ted with the vir­us's im­plic­a­tions. Gov­ern­ments, au­thor­it­ies and...