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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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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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5 November 2019
CMS ad­vises P4 in a suc­cess­ful dis­pute with the Of­fice...
13 Nov 19
CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing: Rules on Mar­ket­ing Al­tern­at­ive In­vest­ment...
22 August 2019
The Auto­mot­ive In­dustry Re­port 2019/20
13 Nov 19
CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing : Rules on Mar­ket­ing Un­der­tak­ings for Col­lect­ive...
September 2019
CMS Com­pet­i­tion Con­tact Card
07 Nov 19
Changes on the ho­ri­zon: the new policy on pen­al­ties for in­fringing...
Un­der the Pol­ish law, the max­im­um fine which the Pres­id­ent of the Of­fice of Com­pet­i­tion and Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion (“OC­CP”) can im­pose on an en­tre­pren­eur that in­fringed con­sumer rights can­not ex­ceed...
08 Mar 19
In­form­a­tion shar­ing con­cerns in trans­ac­tions with­in...
05 Nov 19
Whis­tleblow­ing Dir­ect­ive ad­op­ted by the EU Coun­cil
On 7 Oc­to­ber 2019, the EU Coun­cil ap­proved the word­ing of the "Dir­ect­ive of the European Par­lia­ment and of the Coun­cil on the pro­tec­tion of per­sons who re­port breaches of Uni­on law", also known as the...
25 February 2019
Re­tail­er­'s guide to Po­land
04 Nov 19
New law on pay­ment delays in Po­land
The new Pol­ish law on com­bat­ing pay­ment delays will enter in­to force on 1 Janu­ary 2020. It is aimed at deal­ing with pay­ment delays but will also con­sid­er­ably change the cur­rent pay­ment terms re­gime. It...
30 July 2018
The Auto­mot­ive In­dustry Re­port 2018/19
31 Oct 19
Pol­ish in­sur­ance watch­dog to ac­tion "product in­ter­ven­tion" meas­ures?
The Pol­ish Fin­an­cial Su­per­vi­sion Au­thor­ity (“PF­SA”) just now ad­op­ted the product in­ter­ven­tion as­sump­tions in re­spect of unit-linked in­sur­ance product. By way of a re­mind­er – the product in­ter­ven­tion...