CMS has successfully represented P4 in a dispute with the Polish Court of Competition and Consumer Protection.
The Court has repealed a decision of the President of the Competition and Consumer Protection Office to impose a multimillion-dollar fine for P4’s alleged involvement in a cartel of four mobile operators (Orange, T-Mobile, Plus and P4). The alleged cartel was connected with a refusal to buy DVB-H standard mobile TV services.
“Such situations are very rare. In 86% of cases, the Court upholds the decisions of the Competition and Consumer Protection Office. The annulment of the decision is a good sign – it is evidence that the judicial review of the President of the Office’s decisions exists in reality, not only on paper. It gives hope to other businesses struggling with sometimes unfair decisions of the regulator, and shows that their efforts to appeal decisions can pay off,” comments Małgorzata Urbańska and Malgorzata Surdek from CMS.
P4 was represented by Małgorzata Surdek and Małgorzata Urbańska from CMS.
CMS Warsaw has one of the largest and most experienced arbitration and dispute resolution teams in Poland.