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Izabela Biernat - Sadlak

Senior Associate

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Pośniak i Bejm sp.k.
Warsaw Financial Centre
ul. Emilii Plater 53
00-113 Warsaw
Poland
Languages Polish, English

Izabela Biernat is a senior associate in CMS Warsaw’s Competition and Public Procurement Team. She is specialising in EU and Polish competition law, including antitrust, merger control, state aid and unfair competition.

A significant part of Izabela’s practice involves advising clients whose activity is consumer-oriented. She specialises in preparing and reviewing general terms of agreements applied by businesses as regards their compliance with consumer rights.

Her public procurement experience includes advising contracting authorities and contractors on numerous procurement projects, including drafting legal remedies and representing clients before the National Appeal Chamber (KIO).

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Education

  • 2015 – Advocate, Bar of Advocates, Warsaw
  • 2011 – Master’s degree, Kardynał Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw
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2 August 2017
The Auto­mot­ive In­dustry Re­port 2017/18

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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...
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...
06 Dec 18
Mil­lion-zloty fines for man­age­ment per­son­nel that vi­ol­ate con­sumer...
In 2015, the Pres­id­ent of the Of­fice of Com­pet­i­tion and Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion (“UOKiK”) was gran­ted the power to im­pose high fines on people in man­age­ment po­s­i­tions in com­pan­ies that vi­ol­ate the pro­hib­i­tion...
30 Apr 18
UOKiK scru­tin­ises dairy in­dustry
The UOKiK has re­cently ex­amined the dairy mar­ket to de­term­ine wheth­er un­fair ab­use of con­trac­tu­al ad­vant­age oc­curs in re­la­tions between sup­pli­ers and dairy pro­cessing plants. The res­ult­ing re­port in­cludes...
08 Mar 18
First de­cision on un­fair use of con­trac­tu­al ad­vant­age
The Of­fice of Com­pet­i­tion and Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion (“UOKiK”) has is­sued its first de­cision un­der new reg­u­la­tions on ab­use of con­trac­tu­al ad­vant­age. In Ju­ly 2017, the Pres­id­ent of the UOKiK was gran­ted...
25 Jan 18
Pol­ish reg­u­lat­ors tackle the mar­ket of di­et­ary sup­ple­ments
The Pres­id­ent of the Of­fice of Com­pet­i­tion and Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion (UOKiK) has pub­lished the res­ults of the di­et­ary sup­ple­ments audit car­ried out in 2017 by the Trade In­spec­tion Au­thor­ity. As a res­ult...
27 Jun 17
The law on private ac­tions for com­pet­i­tion dam­ages enters in­to force
On 27 June 2017 the law on private ac­tions for com­pet­i­tion dam­ages entered in­to force. The new reg­u­la­tions in­tro­duce in­to Pol­ish law pro­vi­sions of the EU Dam­ages Dir­ect­ive (2014/104/EU), which fa­cil­it­ates...
09 May 17
Pol­ish Se­jm ad­opts law on private ac­tions for com­pet­i­tion dam­ages
The Pol­ish Se­jm has ad­op­ted the law on private ac­tions for com­pet­i­tion dam­ages. The act has been re­ferred to the Sen­ate and, ac­cord­ing to the timetable, new pro­vi­sions will come in­to force to­wards the...
10 Aug 16
“Product of Po­land” – new la­belling prin­ciples
The Min­istry of Ag­ri­cul­ture has pre­pared de­tailed rules on the la­belling of agri-food products with the term and graph­ic mark “Product of Po­land” (“Produkt pol­ski”). Cur­rently, the in­dic­a­tion...
18 Jul 16
Re­volu­tion in the In­spec­tion of Food­stuffs
The Min­istry of Ag­ri­cul­ture has fi­nally pub­lished the draft law es­tab­lish­ing the State Food Safety In­spect­or­ate. The newly-cre­ated body will take over the audit prerog­at­ives cur­rently ex­er­cised by five...
21 Jun 16
The Of­fice of Com­pet­i­tion and Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion will com­bat un­fair...
The Pres­id­ent of the Of­fice of Com­pet­i­tion and Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion (UOKiK) will have great­er au­thor­ity and a wide range of op­por­tun­it­ies to im­pose fines for un­fair prac­tices that in­volve us­ing con­trac­tu­al...