a trusted competition and consumer protection boutique
because antitrust matters
is consistently recognized by Chambers, the Legal 500 and the Global Competition Review for its excellence
we are known for our ability to assess and minimize our clients’ risks
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.
Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska explains how her firm approaches clients’ needs.more...
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 […]more...
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 […]more...
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 […]more...
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-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
Our lawyers participated in the Institute’s webinar on the new rules on counteracting the unfair use of a contractual advantage. Mec. Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel, one of the three speakers, delivered a speech on new statutory catalogues of forbidden practices and of practices conditionally permitted. Grzegorz Materna moderated the webinar, which was attended by over 90 practitioners and academics.
Grzegorz Materna moderated an Institute webinar titled: “Towards the new EU block exemption regulation for vertical agreements restricting competition”. Mr. Materna gave a speech on the assessment of hardcore restrictions in the draft guidelines on vertical restraints and moderated the discussion among the speakers and the participants of the event.