PRACTICAL TOOLS FOR SMALLER BUSINESSES TO IMPROVE COMPLIANCE - SERIES OF REGIONAL MEETINGS ORGANISED BY COMPETITION COMMITTEE OF INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE POLAND
December 4, 2015, Wrocław
Competition Committee of International Chamber of Commerce Poland organized a series of regional meetings regarding "Practical tools for smaller businesses to improve compliance". The aim of the initiative was to show why complying with competition law is good for business. Hansberry-Tomkiel was represented by Grzegorz Materna during the meeting in Wrocław.
CONDITIONS FOR THE INITIATION OF INSPECTIONS OR SEARCHES IN ANTITRUST CASES CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO THE POLISH COMPETITION ACT AND THE REQUIREMENTS OF ARTICLE 8 OF THE EUROPEAN CHARTER OF HUMAN RIGHTS – ARTICLE
“Conditions for the initiation of inspections or searches in antitrust cases conducted pursuant to the Polish Competition Act and the requirements of Article 8 of the European Charter of Human Rights”, in: iKAR, 8(4)/2015 (by Grzegorz Materna)
EuroPOWER – 12th ENERGY SECTOR CONFERENCE
November 25, 2015, Warsaw
EuroPOWER – 12th Energy Sector Conference. Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel took part in a panel dedicated to energy market.
WARSAW INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SUMMIT - CONFERENCE
November 19, 2015, Warsaw
Warsaw International Media Summit. Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel took part in panel: "Consumer protection in telecommunications sector".
PRIVATE ANTITRUST LITIGATION IN THE EUROPEAN UNION: NATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS - SEMINAR
October 31, 2015 Florence
Małorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel took part in a seminar "Private antitrust litigation in the European Union: national development" organized by the Department of Law at European University Institute. The aim of the seminar was to follow up the aftermath of the Damages Directive, agreed in 2014 after several years of negotiation. In parallel, many Member States have proceeded to develop legislative reforms to stimulate private enforcement. The aim of the discussions was to take stock of national developments and to draw lessons regarding the challenges in implementing the Directive as well as other emerging trends and relevant issues facing national jurisdictions in private enforcement. Speakers have also been asked to comment on salient case law that sheds light on the reality of damages claims across jurisdictions. Ms Krasnodębska-Tomkiel presented on Polish experiences in this field.
PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF THE AMENDED POLISH COMPETITION ACT - CONFERENCE
October 21, 2015
Practical Aspects of the Amended Polish Competition Act. Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel presented on the EU Directive on private enforcement and its influence on Polish and European case-law, Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska and Grzegorz Materna presented on Practical issues related to anticompetitive conduct.
HANSBERRY TOMKIEL STRENGTHENS ITS FORCE-PRESS RELEASE
October 19, 2015
Grzegorz Materna, a lawyer with over fourteen years of experience in competition law, joined the Hansberry Tomkiel firm. Mr Materna is a doctor of law, solicitor and a member of the Warsaw Chamber of Legal Advisors. He is also a lecturer at the Institute of Legal Sciences and a former Director of Competition Protection Department in Polish Antimonopoly Office (UOKiK), where he worked from 2001-2015.
COMPETITION LITIGATION IN POLAND – ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY THE GLOBAL LEGAL GROUP
CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPEAN M&A AND PRIVATE EQUITY FORUM
September 30, 2015
Central &Eastern European M&A and Private Equity Forum. Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska participated in the “Managing Regulatory Risk” panel, and spoke about the practical aspects of preparing merger notifications and of negotiating with the Polish Competition Authority in the wake of the Amended Competition Act, which became effective on January 18, 2015.
THE POLISH COMPETITION COURT OVERTURNS A DECISION CONCERNING A CARTEL OF MOBILE PHONE NETWORK OPERATORS – ARTICLE IN E-COMPETITIONS BULLETIN
"The Polish Competition Court overturns a decision concerning a cartel of mobile phone network operators (Polkomtel / T-Mobile / Orange / P4)", published in: e-Competitions Bulletin (National Competition Laws Journal), September 2015, Art. N° 75464 (by Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel).
THE POLISH PARLIAMENT AMENDS THE MERGER CONTROL PROCEDURE AND EXTENDS POWERS OF THE COMPETITION AUTHORITY – ARTICLE IN E-COMPETITIONS
"The Polish Parliament amends the merger control procedure and expends powers of the Competition Authority", published in: e-Competitions Bulletin (National Competition Laws Journal), July 2015, Art. N° 74236 (by Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel).
THE AMENDED POLISH COMPETITION ACT ENTERS INTO FORCE, PRESENTING QUESTIONS ABOUT GUARANTEES AND PROCEDURES IN ANTITRUST CASES – ARTICLE IN E-COMPETITIONS BULLETIN
"The Amended Polish Competition Act enters into force, presenting questions about guarantees and procedures in antitrust cases", published in: e-Competitions Bulletin (National Competition Laws Journal), May 2015 - II, Art. N° 72543 (by Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska).
SEMINAR ON THE EU PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT DIRECTIVE
April 28, 2015
Hansberry Tomkiel together with the Radwan-Röhrenschef law firm sponsored and organized a seminar entitled Pursuing claims for violations of the competition law - how will the new private enforcement directive strengthen the ability of private plaintiffs to bring successful civil damage actions for violations of competition laws? The speakers included the European Commission official who had authored the Directive, a judge of the Warsaw Court of Appeals, a representative of the Polish Ministry of Justice who is tasked with implementing the Directive, private practitioners and business people.
COMPETITIVENESS OF POLISH COMPANIES. A TWILIGHT OF MARKET COMPETITION? – CONFERENCE
March 12, 2015
Competitiveness of Polish companies. A twilight of market competition? Conference hosted by the Institute of Enterprise Collegium of Business Administration at Warsaw School of Economics. Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel explained the role of the competition law and related regulations in preventing anticompetitive conduct.
WORKSHOP ORGANIZED BY POLISH COMPETITION LAW ASSOCIATION AND HANSBERRY TOMKIEL
February 18, 2015
Workshop given to the Polish Competition Law Association – led by Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska and Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel, who presented the subjects of Legal privilege & the right against self-incrimination during investigatory proceeding. Our presentations explained how such rights are treated in investigations carried out by competition authorities in the EU, Poland and the US.
MERGERS WITHIN THE ENERGY SECTOR POSE A POTENTIAL RISK OF MARKET MONOPOLIZATION, ARTICLE IN FORBES.PL
February 9, 2015
"Mergers within the energy sector pose a potential risk of market monopolization", published in forbes.pl (by Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel).
VERTICAL AGREEMENTS, POLAND – ARTICLE IN GETTING THE DEAL THROUGH
"Vertical Agreements, Poland", published in: Getting the Deal Through: Vertical Agreements 2015 (by Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska and Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel).
CARTEL REGULATION, POLAND – ARTICLE IN GETTING THE DEAL THROUGH
"Cartel Regulation, Poland", published in: Getting the Deal Through: Cartel Regulation 2015 (by Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska and Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel).