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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
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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  • 2015 – Advocate, Bar of Advocates, Warsaw
  • 2011 – Master’s degree, Kardynał Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw
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CMS ad­vises on the sale of cos­met­ic brand
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UOKiK pro­poses max­im­um prices and mar­gins
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UOKiK fights against un­fair in­creases in product prices
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Con­sumer Products News­let­ter
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UOKiK scru­tin­ises dairy in­dustry
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First de­cision on un­fair use of con­trac­tu­al ad­vant­age
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Pol­ish reg­u­lat­ors tackle the mar­ket of di­et­ary sup­ple­ments
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