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Hansberry Tomkiel

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Hansberry Tomkiel is a unique competition law firm that combines the experiences of former antitrust enforcers with that of former corporate counsel and law firm practitioners.

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.

Hansberry Tomkiel’s offer includes advice and representation in the following areas:
  1. Agreements distorting competition.
  2. Notifications to UOKiK and to the EC of mergers and acquisitions.
  3. Abuse of dominance.
  4. Antitrust damage actions (private enforcement in civil courts).
  5. Investigatory proceedings by the President of UOKiK.
  6. Appellate litigation following decisions of the President of UOKiK.
  7. Unfair competition litigation in civil court.
  8. Consumer protection - prohibited contract terms, unfair advertising, misleading information, breach of information obligations.
  9. State aid.
  10. Market supervision and product control (CE marking, general product safety, construction products).
  11. Contractual advantage cases (UOKiK).
  12. Payment gridlock cases (UOKiK).
 
 

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Sep
05
2022

An overview of Competition Litigation laws and regulations applicable in Poland

This article was originally published in The Legal 500: Competition Litigation Country Comparative Guide. For a full list of jurisdictional Q&As visit: https://www.legal500.com/guides/guide/competition-litigation/

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Apr
30
2021

2020 – Legal 500 Interview with: Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska, Partner

Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska explains how her firm approaches clients’ needs.

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Apr
19
2021

New Fining Guidelines from the Polish Competition Authority

In late March of this year, the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (the “OCCP”) announced the issuance of its Guidelines regarding fines for engaging in anticompetitive practices. Much higher […]

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Jul
21
2020

New Polish regime for the control of foreign investments

  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 […]

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THE LEGAL 500: COMPETITION LITIGATION COUNTRY COMPARATIVE GUIDE, IN WHICH HANSBERRY TOMKIEL WROTE THE CHAPTER ON POLAND

2022-09-05

We are pleased to announce the release of The Legal 500: Competition Litigation Country Comparative Guide, in which Hansberry Tomkiel wrote the chapter on Poland

The aim of this guide is to provide its readers with a pragmatic overview of the law and practice of competition litigation across a variety of jurisdictions. Each chapter of this guide provides information about the current issues affecting litigation and dispute resolution in a particular country and addresses topics such as competition damages claims, as well as insight and opinion on the litigation process and any upcoming legal changes planned for their respective country. The entire guide is available under the following link: The Legal 500: Competition Litigation Country Comparative Guide.

NEW ISSUE OF iKAR (INTERNET ANTI-MONOPOLY AND REGULATORY QUARTERLY) EDITED BY GRZEGORZ MATERNA

2022-07-01

The new volume of „internetowy Kwartalnik Antymonopolowy i Regulacyjny” (Eng. “Internet Anti-Monopoly and Regulatory Quarterly”; No. 1/2022), edited by a lawyer of our law firm, Grzegorz Materna, was published. The publication is devoted to the problems of competition protection at the juncture of various fields of law. This issue of iKAR also contains text (a report from an INP PAN seminar on the current trends in EU antitrust case law regarding new technologies) by another member of our firm, Kamil Flis.

MAŁGORZATA KRASNODĘBSKA-TOMKIEL AND GRZEGORZ MATERNA ARE CO-AUTHORS OF THE ENERGY REGULATORY OFFICE’S JUBILEE PUBLICATION

2022-04-28

Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel and Grzegorz Materna from the Hansberry Tomkiel law firm are co-authors of the Energy Regulatory Office’s jubilee publication entitled “On the way to safe and clean energy, or how to rewrite the market – 25 years of regulation of the energy markets in Poland.” The publication was made public today, April 28, 2022. The chapter written by our lawyers is entitled “From the perspective of the energy consumers of yesterday and today: Where are we when it comes to consumer protection in the energy market and earlier, was it easier to protect weaker market players? “

MS HANSBERRY-BIEGUNSKA WILL SPEAK AT THE PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT OF COMPETITION LAW CONFERENCE IN BRUSSELS

2022-02-27

Ms Hansberry-Bieguńska will take part in the Review of National Developments Across Six Key Jurisdictions” panel at  Informa Connect’s Private Enforcement of Competition Law conference, which will take place on Thursday 31st March in Brussels.    Along with Ms Hansberry-Bieguńska, the other speakers on the panel are:

Kim Dietzel, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Thomas Funke, Partner, Osborne Clarke

Rick Cornelissen, Partner, Houthoff

Paul Hitchings, Managing Partner, Hitchings & Co

Rino Caiazzo, Founding Partner, Caiazzo Donnini Pappalardo & Associati