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Krzysztof Sikora

Senior Associate

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

Krzysztof Sikora is a Senior Associate in the Competition Department.

Krzysztof joined CMS after 5 years in the Competition Protection Department at the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection. He has experience in conducting explanatory and antitrust proceedings on the part of the regulator in cases concerning competition protection in the financial, telecommunications, intellectual property and new technologies sectors. He has represented the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection before courts in the course of appeal proceedings. He was also involved in verifying the compliance with competition law of activities undertaken by business entities, including applied distribution systems.

On numerous occasions Krzysztof has participated in controls of concentrations, in particular he has provided opinions on draft decisions related to notifications of concentrations.

Krzysztof has managed groups carrying out unannounced inspections and searches of business entities and has participated in searches carried out by the European Commission.

He has provided assessments of notifications submitted to the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection and prepared replies to the notifiers.

Krzysztof has also participated in working groups of the European Competition Network (ECN), and has conducted proceedings in cooperation with the European Commission concerning violations of EU competition law.

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Education

  • 2012 – Legal advisor, Warsaw Chamber of Legal Advisors, Warsaw
  • 2009 – Master’s degree, Warsaw University, Warsaw
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02/12/2015
CMS ad­vises lis­ted Pol­ish house­hold ap­pli­ances com­pany, Am­ica, on the ac­quis­i­tion...
CMS has ad­vised Po­land-based man­u­fac­turer and whole­saler of house­hold ap­pli­ances Am­ica Wronki S.A. on the pur­chase of the en­tire is­sued share cap­it­al of The CDA Group Lim­ited, a UK-based re­tail­er of high...
22/02/2017
CMS ad­vises on the sale of Żab­ka
CMS has ad­vised Mid Europa Part­ners on the sale of Żab­ka Pol­ska – the largest trans­ac­tion in the food re­tail sec­tor in Po­land, which is at the same time the largest exit of a private equity fund from...
08/09/2017
CMS ad­vises Swedish in­vestor on ac­quis­i­tion in CEE re­gion
CMS has ad­vised Axel John­son In­ter­na­tion­al, a privately owned Swedish in­dus­tri­al group and part of Axel John­son, one of the Nor­d­ic re­gion’s lead­ing trad­ing groups, on an ac­quis­i­tion of a ma­jor­ity stake...

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18/11/2021
The Auto­mot­ive In­dustry Re­port 2021/22
The Auto­mot­ive In­dustry Re­port 2021/2022 pub­lished by the Pol­ish Auto­mot­ive In­dustry As­so­ci­ation and co-au­thored by CMS takes a look at some of the key areas af­fect­ing the auto­mot­ive sec­tor. Our cross-prac­tice...
13/05/2021
EU state aid law and rules in Po­land dur­ing Cov­id-19
In­tro­duc­tion Po­land has in­tro­duced sev­er­al meas­ures to tackle the COV­ID-19 situ­ation i.e. le­gis­la­tion in­tro­du­cing vari­ous forms of State aid, as well as oth­er leg­al in­stru­ments (e.g. tem­por­ary sus­pen­sion...
06/10/2020
The Auto­mot­ive In­dustry Re­port 2020/21
The Auto­mot­ive In­dustry Re­port 2020/2021 pub­lished by the Pol­ish Auto­mot­ive In­dustry As­so­ci­ation and co-au­thored by CMS takes a look at some of the key areas af­fect­ing the auto­mot­ive sec­tor. Our cross-prac­tice...
13/07/2020
An­ti­trust law and le­gis­la­tion in Po­land dur­ing Cov­id-19
1. In­tro­duc­tion The on­go­ing Corona crisis poses a num­ber of prob­lems – in­clud­ing leg­al ones – for busi­nesses in all coun­tries. The new mar­ket chal­lenges may re­quire co­oper­a­tion between com­pan­ies...
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26/05/2020
New no­ti­fic­a­tion re­quire­ments for non-EU in­vestors
The Pol­ish gov­ern­ment - un­der the anti-crisis activ­it­ies re­lated to the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic - sub­mit­ted to the Se­jm a draft Act provid­ing for an ad­di­tion­al re­quire­ment for non-EU (and EEA) en­tit­ies in­vest­ing...
30/04/2020
CMS ad­vises on the sale of cos­met­ic brand
CMS has ad­vised PZ Cus­sons, a lead­ing con­sumer products group in Europe, Asia and Africa, on the sale of LUK­SJA, a Pol­ish per­son­al care cos­met­ics brand avail­able in sev­er­al CEE and former CIS coun­tries...
21/04/2020
UOKiK an­nounces long-term or­gan­isa­tion­al changes
In the present situ­ation, the com­pet­i­tion au­thor­it­ies are tak­ing a num­ber of ac­tions dir­ectly re­lated to fight­ing the ef­fects of the coronavir­us crisis (Cov­id-19). However, the Of­fice of Com­pet­i­tion and...
25/03/2020
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...
28/10/2019
CMS ad­vises OAS­IS on ex­pand­ing in­to the CEE re­gion
The CMS has ad­vised OAS­IS Group, one of the largest Re­cords and In­form­a­tion Man­age­ment pro­viders in Europe, owned by Montagu Private Equity fund, on the ac­quis­i­tion of 100% of the shares in Archidoc S.A...
22/08/2019
The Auto­mot­ive In­dustry Re­port 2019/20
The Auto­mot­ive sec­tor has for many years been a driv­ing force of European eco­nom­ic growth. The in­dustry provides dir­ect and in­dir­ect jobs to 13.8 mil­lion Europeans and gen­er­ated a sur­plus of €84.4 bil­lion...
26/02/2019
Stricter court con­trol of dawn raids con­duc­ted by the Com­pet­i­tion Au­thor­ity
The Con­sti­tu­tion­al Tribunal has re­viewed the reg­u­la­tions on court ap­prov­al of un­an­nounced in­spec­tions (dawn raids) con­duc­ted by the Of­fice of Com­pet­i­tion and Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion (“UOKiK”). At the...
25/02/2019
Po­land: num­ber of dawn raids car­ried out by the Com­pet­i­tion Au­thor­ity triple
The Of­fice of Com­pet­i­tion and Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion (UOKiK) has sig­ni­fic­antly in­creased the num­ber of dawn raids on busi­nesses. Between 2013 and 2016 the Of­fice car­ried out on av­er­age less than three dawn...