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Proposed changes in merger control regulations
On 15 May 2012, the Polish competition authority published a white paper proposing amendments to the Act on Competition and Consumer Protection of 16 February 2007.
Proposed changes in merger control regulations
Sugar-free? Not so simple
The practice of food labelling inspectors prevents consumers from making informed choices—effectively working against the policy of promoting healthy eating.
Sugar-free? Not so simple
Restrictions on online sales in distribution agreements
Manufacturers like to exert an influence over the manner in which their products are sold by distributors. But excessive interference in online sales by a distributor may be found to be an illegal anti-competitive arrangement.
Restrictions on online sales in distribution agreements
Status of bill to amend the Act on Competition and Consumer Protection
Comment and consultation on the proposal are drawing to a close.
Status of bill to amend the Act on Competition and Consumer Protection
Dawn raid by the competition authority
Sometimes, out of a misplaced sense of loyalty or fear of the consequences, staff members refuse to allow competition inspectors to enter company premises, or refuse access to requested documents and data. But this can lead to even greater problems.
Dawn raid by the competition authority
Investors may review expert reports on the effect of electrical connections
The Court of Competition and Consumer Protection has broken the power companies’ monopoly on information about the condition of the power grid in proceedings seeking a connection to the grid.
Investors may review expert reports on the effect of electrical connections
Leniency regime in Poland
Lawyers from Wardyński & Partners co-authored the “Poland Chapter” on Leniency Regimes – jurisdictional comparisons published by Thomson Reuters. Below we publish an excerpt from the publication.
Leniency regime in Poland
Competition aspects of access to confidential information in M&A transactions
Anytime competitors share confidential information it may attract the attention of competition authorities. This holds true when information is exchanged in connection with M&A activity.
Competition aspects of access to confidential information in M&A transactions
Abusive clauses in the life cycle of a consumer contract
In contracts with consumers, intentional or unintentional use of terms that have been held (or could be held) to be abusive may cause major problems for businesses, including financial consequences.
Abusive clauses in the life cycle of a consumer contract
E-commerce: Terms and conditions for online shops
Can the most popular prohibited clauses be permitted if they are worded differently?
E-commerce: Terms and conditions for online shops
A business can win customers by committing to alternative or online dispute resolution
Soon consumers in the European Union may obtain new options for pursuing claims, under the proposed Consumer ADR Directive and the proposed Consumer ODR Regulation. The proposals could also generate benefits for businesses.
A business can win customers by committing to alternative or online dispute resolution
German court could decide on access to antitrust leniency files by injured party
The European Court of Justice has held that it is up to the national courts to determine whether and how to provide access to files generated under leniency programmes by injured parties seeking damages for violation of competition law.
German court could decide on access to antitrust leniency files by injured party