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is consistently recognized by Chambers, the Legal 500 and the Global Competition Review for its excellence
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Recognized by Chambers Europe, the Legal 500 and the Global Competition Review, the Hansberry Tomkiel firm offers advice and representation in all areas of competition law, consumer protection law, unfair competition and related litigation. The firm provides strategic advice and representation in complex cases in Poland, Brussels and the US. The law firm works with both Polish and international companies. To ensure a comprehensive and global approach, it cooperates with well-established and respected national as well as international law firms in Europe, the US and Asia.
Hansberry Tomkiel is differentiated from other competition practices in the market by its lawyers’ collective experience of having worked in: the Polish Competition Authority (“UOKiK”) and the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice; as a general counsel (UPC Poland); and in other respected law firms. Specifically, the lawyers in Hansberry Tomkiel well understand a regulator’s practice and approach in competition matters such as cartels, illegal horizontal and vertical agreements, abuses of dominance and concentrations.
In working with clients, the Firm excels in collecting, assessing, and piecing together facts that are important for a case. The Firm is known for consistently constructing solid arguments and defenses built on the facts, the law, and economics. If a client chooses to cooperate with a Competition Authority (leniency, commitments, or a settlement), Hansberry Tomkiel is skilled in assembling the relevant facts and explanations to meet the expectations of the Authority and to achieve a client’s chosen goal. In each industry in which the Firm's clients are involved (for instance: energy distribution; publishing; banking and financial institutions; retail; television; away-from-home paper products, railway parts), Hansberry Tomkiel encourages and expects its lawyers to invest many hours of the Firm's own time to learn and understand deeply the respective industry.
Hansberry Tomkiel provides comprehensive compliance assessments regarding all areas of competition law and consumer protection law. The Firm prepares and conducts tailor-made trainings and workshops for its clients.
In short, Hansberry Tomkiel is a “sure thing” for clients and potential clients who expect and deserve excellent representation. It is here, in the realm of exceptional client service, that Hansberry Tomkiel strives to maintain its success and to distinguish itself in the Polish and international legal markets.
Pursuant to the recently amended Polish rules on the control of investments, the Polish Competition Authority (UOKiK) is empowered to review intended investments in Polish companies by investors who […]
Competition Authorities respond to the new economic reality created by the Covid-19 outbreak. While the pandemic crisis does not negate the prohibition of anticompetitive conduct, for many competition authorities, it […]
Grzegorz Materna moderated a seminar in the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The subject of the seminar was: Fines for violations of competition and consumer protection law and the classification of conduct as constituting a single or multiple violation. Mr. Materna delivered the opening comments of the seminar and moderated the three presentations and lively discussion among the speakers and an audience of over 60 practitioners, academics and enforcers.
A new volume of „Yearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies” was published (No. 12(20)/2019). It is devoted mostly to the problems and challenges of implementing Directive (EU) 2019/1 (“ECN+ Directive”) into the national legal systems of EU Member States. This volume of YARS was co-edited by Grzegorz Materna, a senior lawyer in Hansberry Tomkiel, together with professor Anna Piszcz.
Dorota Podsiedzik-Malec and Grzegorz Materna, designed and presented workshops for employees of the Polish Ombudsman's Office. The workshops included, among other things consumer protection law issues.
Grzegorz Materna attended a seminar organized by the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences named “Standards for the protection of rights in antitrust procedure – known issues, new questions”. During the seminar Mr. Materna presented on the concerns as regards business secrets protection in antitrust proceedings before the President of UOKiK.