To offer our clients a more extensive range of services, our law firm is delighted to announce the arrival of Dorota Podsiedzik-Malec, former Director at the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (“UOKiK”) and Director of the General Office of Building Control, who specialises above all in consumer protection law, market surveillance regulations (including construction products), and court cases concerning competition and consumer protection law.
Ms Podsiedzik-Malec is a solicitor and a member of the Warsaw Bar Association. For 12 years, she worked with UOKiK, where she was the Director of the Legal Department and previously, the Deputy Director of UOKiK’s Department of Market Surveillance, where among other things, she worked on investigations of the safety of certain products. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in applying Polish and EU regulations in competition and consumer protection cases, and often represented UOKiK in legal proceedings before courts of all instances.
For the past two-and-a-half years, Podsiedzik-Malec was the director of the Department of Construction Products at the General Office of Building Control, where she dealt, among other things, with supervising the control of construction products and administrative proceedings in that area, as well as with issuing administrative decisions on behalf of the General Inspector for Building Control. She also prepared clarifications for applicable regulations and technical requirements concerning construction products. Dorota was a speaker at many conferences devoted to construction products and amendments to regulations in that field.
I am pleased to announce that Ms Podsiedzik-Malec will contribute her unique experience to our team, and that our firm will be able to support clients to be compliant with EU and Polish regulations concerning products being marketed – says Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel.