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Competition/Antitrust — Poland


Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich Sp. k. - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Band 1

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Market-leading team in the Polish competition market. Demonstrates prowess in antitrust mandates with a strong track record in handling cartel investigation cases and also represents clients in court. Frequently advises on merger control, assisting high-profile domestic and international companies. Also offers expertise in EU law. Clients additionally benefit from its practical expertise in dawn raids and consumer protection.

Strengths Sources highlight the team for its focus on client needs, with a source saying: "The team shows a very pro-active approach to clients: they are very good at understanding what we want and how to address our needs," while another source adds: "They react very quickly. I do not have to wait long for their responses. And they have a pro-business approach.”

Work highlights Assisted AstraZeneca with merger notification relating to its acquisition by Recordati Group.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees are full of praise for Marta Sendrowicz, applauding her competition and antitrust expertise and recognising her as one of the top specialists in Poland. Clients appreciate her “excellent communication and accessibility” as well as her ability “to build a good atmosphere.” She is also frequently lauded for her leadership skills.

Justyna Michalik receives widespread recognition from market sources, with one interviewee describing her as being “pro-client and responsive.” She represented Vienna Life in proceedings before the Polish competition authorities relating to unit-linked life insurance agreement provisions.

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Clifford Chance - Competition/Antitrust Department

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What the team is known for Excellent team that moves up this year as a result of strong market feedback. Well versed in handling the full range of competition and antitrust issues, including abuse of dominant position, cartel investigations and merger control. Frequently represents clients before the Polish and European competition authorities. The department offers further experience in state aid and consumer protection matters.

Strengths Clients praise the department's knowledge of EU-related competition issues. “The team has a very good knowledge of the rules and issues that are dealt with by the European Commission. They also have an open and individual approach to the topic.”

Sources describe the lawyers as having "commitment, effectiveness and timeliness.”

Work highlights Represented Lafarge in proceedings before the Warsaw Court of Appeal in connection with a cement cartel case.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Iwona Terlecka is an established figure in the market with significant experience advising on competition and antitrust law. She also regularly represents clients in cartel investigations. One impressed interviewee says: “She skilfully translates her experience and knowledge into legal advice.”

Associate-to-watch Bartosz Targański is a key member of the competition practice, assisting with cartel investigations, dawn raids and merger clearance cases.

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Dentons - Competition/Antitrust Department

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What the team is known for Top-tier department with strong capabilities across a broad range of competition and antitrust matters. Regularly represents first-rate local and international companies in merger control cases, frequently involving a number of jurisdictions. Also assists clients facing investigations by the competition authorities and advises on state aid matters. Sector expertise covers TMT, real estate, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and finance.

Strengths Clients admire the department's quality of advice: “The overall level of services provided by Dentons is high, responses are always on time, and industry knowledge is very high.”

Another source describes the team as “theoretically very well founded” and “very thorough.”

Work highlights Assisted Liberty Global with a merger control notification for its potential PLN3 billion takeover of Multimedia Polska by one of Liberty's subsidiaries, UPC Polska.

Advised Europa Capital on merger clearance in relation to its acquisition of Radisson Blu Centrum Hotel, in a joint venture with Rezidor.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Agnieszka Stefanowicz-Barańska has an outstanding reputation and sources highlight her expertise in this field. Clients commend her commercial approach, with one interviewee noting: “She immediately understands clients’ needs and is always available for other questions and explanations."

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Linklaters - Competition/Antitrust Department

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What the team is known for Leading practice group well known for its outstanding knowledge of competition and antitrust matters. Represents clients in antitrust litigation and before the Polish competition authorities. Regularly instructed on merger control matters, with further expertise covering cartel investigations, antitrust compliance and state aid. Clients include prominent international and domestic companies.

Strengths Market sources frequently praise the team's communication style, saying: “What makes them stand out is their approach to problems," adding: “They are a responsive team. And I also value their attention to detail.”

Another interviewee notes: "When I call them with questions, they give me a business-oriented answer."

Work highlights Assisted Grupa Ożarów with merger control proceedings and antitrust aspects of the sale of Grupa Silikaty to H+H Polska.

Advised Echo Polska Properties on competition law aspects of its acquisition of three shopping centres from Blackstone Group.

Notable practitioners

Star individual Małgorzata Szwaj is described by market commentators as a “phenomenal lawyer” who gives “a full holistic analysis.” Sources also point to her “fantastic expert knowledge and great way of communicating.” She frequently assists clients with merger control, cartel investigations and state aid cases.

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Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Distinguished practice group with a formidable reputation for handling competition law issues. Retained by both local and international companies to assist with complex merger control mandates as well as cartel and abuse of dominance cases. Also represents clients before the courts and Polish competition authorities. Provides competition compliance advice.

Strengths Sources recommend the team for its dedication to clients: “I think what really makes SKS stand out is the tailored advice, client approach and responsiveness.”

Sources also highlight the "high quality" of the team's work.

Work highlights Assisted Royal Canin Polska with appeal proceedings relating to a fine for breaching competition rules.

Advised Eurocash on merger control aspects of its acquisition of EKO-Holding.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Krzysztof Kanton is highly recommended by sources for his expertise in this area. One impressed client says: "We can rely on him," and also comments on his very good knowledge. He regularly advises on antitrust compliance and merger clearance.

Interviewees highlight Jarosław Łukawski for his “knowledge and experience” in this field. He is active on merger clearance mandates and handles cases for both domestic and international clients.

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The Department, provides comprehensive advisory services to Polish and foreign clients on all aspects of Polish and Community competition law and represents them in proceedings before UOKiK and civil courts. We conduct cases on restrictive practices, abuse of dominant market position, corporate concentration, State aid and collective consumer interests. We advise on anti-trust controls and provide practical training on the application of competition law. A number of projects implemented by the Department have been of landmark significance, including cases on “selective distribution agreements”. Representing one of our clients, we applied the “product substitutability” doctrine for the first time in Poland while defining the relevant market. In several cases we obtained UOKiK’s consent for concentrations giving rise to significant market share accumulation using the “efficiencies” concept. We have conducted cases concerning “exclusivity rights” on the media market, exemptions from penalties for failure to give notice of intention to concentrate, and a “policy of leniency” towards cartels. We have also assisted in obtaining UOKiK’s approval for many concentrations of a global scale, including from companies in the auditing sector, producers and distributors of liquid fuels, tobacco product producers, telecommunications operators, banks, film and television producers, tour operators and manufacturers of household appliances. 

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Modzelewska & Paśnik - Competition/Antitrust Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded competition boutique recognised for its in-depth expertise. Frequently advises its domestic and international client base on high-profile cases. Notable strength in abuse of dominance and cartel investigations. Additionally, offers experience in merger control, state aid and dawn raids. Also active in private enforcement matters.

Strengths Interviewees say: “We get pragmatic advice based on in-depth knowledge and analysis of the topic.”

One source also highlights the team's "extraordinary creativity in solving legal problems, resulting in often innovative and precedent solutions.”

Work highlights Represented PGNiG in proceedings before the Supreme Court relating to the reduction of a fine imposed by the Polish competition authorities for abuse of dominant position.

Assisted Grupa INCO with Supreme Court proceedings regarding resale price maintenance and market division.

Notable practitioners

Małgorzata Modzelewska de Raad is one of the top competition lawyers in Poland. Interviewees describe her as an “excellent lawyer” who “understands what is going on in business” and “takes every circumstance into account.” She is also highly experienced representing clients in contentious cases.

Piotr Paśnik commands considerable respect for his competition law expertise. He advises on abuse of dominant position, merger control notifications and general compliance with competition regulation.

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WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Esteemed competition team assisting with the full spectrum of matters. Has extensive experience of competition compliance programmes, dawn raids and abuse of dominance. Also handles cartel investigations and consumer protection cases. Retained by clients from the energy, financial services and transport sectors.

Strengths Clients emphasise the team's "business and industry insight, tailored solutions and feedback."

Sources also appreciate that the lawyers are “clear in their advice."

Work highlights Acted for Goldman Sachs on proceedings before the Polish competition authorities relating to the takeover of a pan-European real estate assets portfolio from Savills.

Assisted Neuca with a dawn raid and an investigation by the Polish competition authorities.

Notable practitioners

Rising to the top band, Aleksander Stawicki is highly recommended by interviewees for his talent in this field. Clients value his "availability, brilliance and the speed of finding and presenting solutions." He advises on merger clearance and compliance, as well as representing clients in competition disputes.

Bartosz Turno is an experienced lawyer whose practice encompasses competition law, state aid and compliance. He recently acted for Walmark on proceedings before the Polish competition authorities relating to practices infringing collective consumer interest. A source says he is "open to ideas" and reacts quickly.

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Recognised for its expertise in competition law and antitrust matters and proceedings, the team also has notable experience in compliance reviews and programmes, distribution and franchising networks, consumer law matters, unfair competition and unfair commercial practices. Team members have co-authored two editions of the ‘Commentary on the Competition and Consumer Protection Act’.

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Baker McKenzie - Competition/Antitrust Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Accomplished practice group advising prominent international and domestic companies. Assists with merger control matters, frequently involving cross-border elements. Represents clients in disputes before the Polish competition authorities. Also handles state aid and public procurement.

Strengths Interviewees note: “They are very dedicated, respond quickly both in writing and when requested for meetings, work fast and have a good approach to finding solutions.”

Clients also say: “They are very practical and have a thorough approach.”

Work highlights Assisted TERG with merger notifications in connection with its acquisition of a competitor.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Mikołaj Piaskowski assists clients with antitrust issues, state aid and merger clearance. Sources characterise him as giving “precise and to the point” advice. He recently advised Mondelez Europe on the application of new abuse of contractual advantage laws.

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The team provides comprehensive competition and consumer protection advice to Polish and multijurisdictional clients in all stages of their market activity, from preparing a business strategy and ensuring its compliance, to its implementation. We advise on various aspects of pricing and rebates policies, distribution systems. We regularly prepare our clients to protect their position before, during and after dawn raids. We assist our clients at their complicated and multinational merger control processes before the Polish competition authority and other competition authorities. We also advise on all aspects of unfair competition and related cases. We are particularly strong in all cases related to relations with consumers, which are one of top priorities for the Polish competition authority. Last but not least, we have outstanding expertise and a strong track record in all aspects of State aid cases, including representation before Polish and EU competition authorities and courts.

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CMS - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Robust team undertaking a variety of competition and antitrust cases. Advises on merger control, cartel investigations and contentious antitrust cases. Clients include noteworthy transportation, TMT and financial sector names. Represents domestic and international companies alike.

Strengths Clients compliment the team for being “very effective and quick to act,” adding: “They adjust to our needs and they go into great detail.”

Another satisfied interviewee points to the department's “deep knowledge of the topic and pro-business approach.”

Work highlights Assisted Panattoni Development with merger control notifications relating to creating joint ventures with its business partners.

Notable practitioners

Małgorzata Urbańska heads the competition team and is recognised by market observers for her expertise in this area. Clients describe her as giving “quick feedback” and having a “business-minded approach.” She has experience advising on merger control and consumer protection matters.

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We have a team of 5 lawyers dealing exclusively with competition law issues. This enables us to provide high quality advice on projects requiring the commitment of considerable resources (complex audits) or a quick response (short deadlines in proceedings before competition authorities or courts).

Our practice is not limited to antitrust law and merger control. We advise on all aspects of broadly understood competition law, including unfair competition, consumer legislation, public procurement and state aid. In this capacity, we represent clients in proceedings both before the President of the Polish Competition Authority and the European Commission.

We work with multi-national companies and leading brand owners, providing advice on both “one-off” complex legal matters that require a high level of expertise as well as on compliance related issues associated with their day-to-day commercial activities. Our clients also include Polish companies and local government entities  (Poland’s largest cities and municipalities).

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We understand that the key to success is acute awareness of the specific characteristics of the sectors in which our clients operate, which allows us to address the specific competition law issues that are particular to these industries. In this respect, we advise clients from the:

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  • Telecommunications and new technologies sector

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Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded competition and antitrust practice group joins the rankings in recognition of its expertise and client service. Frequently retained by a number of notable international and domestic companies to assist with merger control cases. Also represents clients in proceedings before the Polish competition authorities and in commercial compliance mandates.

Strengths Clients value the team's commercial approach, noting that the lawyers are “highly creative and business-oriented," adding that the team "excels with respect to time pressure and tight deadlines.”

Sources also admire the department's "smooth communication" style.

Work highlights Assisted Penta Investments with merger filings in Poland, Germany and Ukraine relating to a joint takeover of Empik.

Notable practitioners

Robert Gago joined the team in September 2017. He receives widespread praise for his competition expertise. One client says that he “impresses with a balanced and calm approach.” He is particularly active on merger clearance mandates.

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Kieszkowska Rutkowska Kolasiński - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-reputed competition law boutique covering a wide range of competition and antitrust mandates. Assists with merger control, abuse of dominant position and compliance mandates. Also represents clients before the courts and Polish competition authorities. Remains a popular choice with pharmaceutical and media companies.

Strengths Interviewees are quick to point out the team's commercial approach: “They understand our needs and business situation. They are always available.”

Another client emphasises the department's “excellent ability to combine legal aspects with business aspects.”

Notable practitioners

Marcin Kolasiński is appreciated by clients for his business acumen and his ability to “communicate risks quickly and effectively.” One source notes his “great knowledge and attitude towards clients.” He is adept at handling antitrust investigations, consumer protection issues and abuse of dominant position.

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong team best recognised for its robust merger control practice. Handles instructions for large and complex transactions, often involving multiple jurisdictions. Also provides advice on state aid and consumer protection cases. Clients include high-profile multinational and Polish companies.

Strengths One client highlights the team's availability: “They are quick to help us," adding that "they are also knowledgeable."

Sources also say: “They listen to us, trying to find best business solution, and present the risks before decisions are made.”

Work highlights Advised PKO Bank Polski on merger clearance relating to its acquisition of Raiffeisen Leasing Polska.

Notable practitioners

Iwona Her enjoys a strong reputation in the market for her experience in merger control. She also advises on abuse of dominance and state aid matters. “She knows how to combine clients' expectations with clients' goals,” says one satisfied interviewee.

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Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP - Competition/Antitrust Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Recognised for its experience in the competition and antitrust field. Offers assistance with contentious cases, including representation before the Polish and EU competition authorities. Also provides advice on compliance matters. Acts on behalf of clients from the banking, insurance and oil and gas sectors.

Strengths Sources describe the team as being “very business-oriented.”

Notable practitioners

Sources say that Piotr Skurzynski is “able to discuss even the most complex issues in a clear and understandable way.” He is experienced in assisting clients with general competition and state aid matters, both contentious and non-contentious.

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K&L Gates - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Compact practice group joins this year's rankings as a result of strong recognition for its expertise. Noted for its experience in antitrust proceedings and also frequently represents clients in cartel investigations. Additionally advises on merger control, consumer protection and regulatory compliance issues.

Strengths Sources highlight the team's dedication to clients, with one interviewee noting: “The team is very committed to the subject matter, responsive and always ready to support ad hoc as soon as the problem arises.”

One interviewee also says: “They can work quickly and under pressure; they understand the business needs of the client well.”

Work highlights Represented Minova Ekochem in cartel proceedings relating to bid rigging in the mining support products sector.

Assisted Sport Project with antitrust litigation against the Polish antitrust authorities relating to alleged price fixing in the sport equipment market.

Notable practitioners

Sources praise Marcin Trepka for his “strategic sense, ease of presentation of complex legal structures in an accessible way, creativity and open mind.” His expertise includes merger control, consumer protection matters and antitrust litigation.

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Markiewicz & Sroczyński GP - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Kraków-based competition boutique with a strong reputation for its competition know-how. Provides advice on prohibited agreements, abuse of dominance, merger control and consumer protection cases. Well adept at handling instructions from domestic and international clients alike.

Notable practitioners

Jarosław Sroczyński is recognised for his extensive expertise in competition law, and sources comment that he is a "valued specialist in the field." He acts on abuse of dominant position, merger control matters, consumer protection cases and prohibited agreements.

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Wardyński & Partners - Competition/Antitrust Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded team at a large domestic firm that assists with various competition and antitrust matters. Acts on cartel investigations, merger control and representation before the Polish competition authorities. Advises clients from a variety of industries.

Work highlights Acted for Castorama on appeal proceedings relating to alleged vertical price fixing.

Assisted CCL Industries with merger control aspects of its acquisition of Innovia Capital Group.

Notable practitioners

Paweł Ciećwierz is a key contact for clients.

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Star Individuals

Małgorzata Szwaj

Linklaters

From the Chambers Europe guide

Star individual Małgorzata Szwaj is described by market commentators as a “phenomenal lawyer” who gives “a full holistic analysis.” Sources also point to her “fantastic expert knowledge and great way of communicating.” She frequently assists clients with merger control, cartel investigations and state aid cases.

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Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska

Hansberry Tomkiel

From the Chambers Europe guide

Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska of Hansberry Tomkiel maintains her excellent reputation in the market, with sources applauding her antitrust expertise. “She fights very hard on behalf of her clients to protect their interests,” says one impressed interviewee. Her broad practice covers both contentious and non-contentious competition matters.

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Band 1

Małgorzata Modzelewska de Raad

Modzelewska & Paśnik

From the Chambers Europe guide

Małgorzata Modzelewska de Raad is one of the top competition lawyers in Poland. Interviewees describe her as an “excellent lawyer” who “understands what is going on in business” and “takes every circumstance into account.” She is also highly experienced representing clients in contentious cases.

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Band 1

Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich Sp. k.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Interviewees are full of praise for Marta Sendrowicz, applauding her competition and antitrust expertise and recognising her as one of the top specialists in Poland. Clients appreciate her “excellent communication and accessibility” as well as her ability “to build a good atmosphere.” She is also frequently lauded for her leadership skills.

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Band 1

Aleksander Stawicki

WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr

From the Chambers Europe guide

Rising to the top band, Aleksander Stawicki is highly recommended by interviewees for his talent in this field. Clients value his "availability, brilliance and the speed of finding and presenting solutions." He advises on merger clearance and compliance, as well as representing clients in competition disputes.

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Band 1

Agnieszka Stefanowicz-Barańska

Dentons

From the Chambers Europe guide

Practice head Agnieszka Stefanowicz-Barańska has an outstanding reputation and sources highlight her expertise in this field. Clients commend her commercial approach, with one interviewee noting: “She immediately understands clients’ needs and is always available for other questions and explanations."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak

From the Chambers Europe guide

Robert Gago joined the team in September 2017. He receives widespread praise for his competition expertise. One client says that he “impresses with a balanced and calm approach.” He is particularly active on merger clearance mandates.

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Band 2

Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

From the Chambers Europe guide

Practice head Krzysztof Kanton is highly recommended by sources for his expertise in this area. One impressed client says: "We can rely on him," and also comments on his very good knowledge. He regularly advises on antitrust compliance and merger clearance.

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Band 2

Marcin Kolasiński

Kieszkowska Rutkowska Kolasiński

From the Chambers Europe guide

Marcin Kolasiński is appreciated by clients for his business acumen and his ability to “communicate risks quickly and effectively.” One source notes his “great knowledge and attitude towards clients.” He is adept at handling antitrust investigations, consumer protection issues and abuse of dominant position.

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Band 2

Jarosław Sroczyński

Markiewicz & Sroczyński GP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jarosław Sroczyński is recognised for his extensive expertise in competition law, and sources comment that he is a "valued specialist in the field." He acts on abuse of dominant position, merger control matters, consumer protection cases and prohibited agreements.

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Band 2

Clifford Chance

From the Chambers Europe guide

Practice head Iwona Terlecka is an established figure in the market with significant experience advising on competition and antitrust law. She also regularly represents clients in cartel investigations. One impressed interviewee says: “She skilfully translates her experience and knowledge into legal advice.”

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SPCG Studnicki Płeszka Ćwiąkalski Górski

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sławomir Dudzik of SPCG Studnicki Płeszka Ćwiąkalski Górski is recognised for his experience in competition and antitrust cases. He is adept at assisting with antitrust proceedings as well as cartel investigations.

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Iwona Her enjoys a strong reputation in the market for her experience in merger control. She also advises on abuse of dominance and state aid matters. “She knows how to combine clients' expectations with clients' goals,” says one satisfied interviewee.

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Band 3

Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich Sp. k.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Justyna Michalik receives widespread recognition from market sources, with one interviewee describing her as being “pro-client and responsive.” She represented Vienna Life in proceedings before the Polish competition authorities relating to unit-linked life insurance agreement provisions.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources say that Piotr Skurzynski is “able to discuss even the most complex issues in a clear and understandable way.” He is experienced in assisting clients with general competition and state aid matters, both contentious and non-contentious.

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Band 3

WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr

From the Chambers Europe guide

Bartosz Turno is an experienced lawyer whose practice encompasses competition law, state aid and compliance. He recently acted for Walmark on proceedings before the Polish competition authorities relating to practices infringing collective consumer interest. A source says he is "open to ideas" and reacts quickly.

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Band 3

Małgorzata Urbańska

CMS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Małgorzata Urbańska heads the competition team and is recognised by market observers for her expertise in this area. Clients describe her as giving “quick feedback” and having a “business-minded approach.” She has experience advising on merger control and consumer protection matters.

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Band 4

Jarosław Łukawski

Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

From the Chambers Europe guide

Interviewees highlight Jarosław Łukawski for his “knowledge and experience” in this field. He is active on merger clearance mandates and handles cases for both domestic and international clients.

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Band 4

Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers Europe guide

Practice head Piotr Milczarek of Norton Rose Fulbright is described as having “a good analytical approach” and being “very skilled.” He is recognised for his antitrust and competition expertise, including merger control, antitrust compliance and investigations.

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Band 4

Modzelewska & Paśnik

From the Chambers Europe guide

Piotr Paśnik commands considerable respect for his competition law expertise. He advises on abuse of dominant position, merger control notifications and general compliance with competition regulation.

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Band 4

Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Paweł Podrecki of Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners is praised by clients as a "very knowledgeable" lawyer who "meets all of our expectations." He has experience assisting clients with matters which include price fixing, abuse of dominant position and compliance advice.

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Band 4

K&L Gates

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources praise Marcin Trepka for his “strategic sense, ease of presentation of complex legal structures in an accessible way, creativity and open mind.” His expertise includes merger control, consumer protection matters and antitrust litigation.

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Up and Coming

Mikołaj Piaskowski

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Europe guide

Practice head Mikołaj Piaskowski assists clients with antitrust issues, state aid and merger clearance. Sources characterise him as giving “precise and to the point” advice. He recently advised Mondelez Europe on the application of new abuse of contractual advantage laws.

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Associates to watch

Bartosz Targański

Clifford Chance

From the Chambers Europe guide

Associate-to-watch Bartosz Targański is a key member of the competition practice, assisting with cartel investigations, dawn raids and merger clearance cases.

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