A PREMIER COMPETITION LAW BOUTIQUE

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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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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May
13
2020

Competition in the times of… Coronavirus

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 […]

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THE LEGAL 500 HAS AGAIN HIGHLY RANKED HANSBERRY TOMKIEL IN ITS 2021 REVIEW

2021-05-04

It is a pleasure to announce that Hansberry Tomkiel has again been ranked by Legal 500 as a leading competition and antitrust firm in Poland. The Legal 500 distinguished Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel as a leading competition lawyer, and placed Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska in its “Hall of Fame.”

HANSBERRY TOMKIEL RANKED AGAIN IN THE ‘Chambers Europe 2021’

2021-04-12

We are pleased to announce that Hansberry Tomkiel has again been ranked in the ‘Chambers Europe 2021’ as a leading competition and antitrust firm. Chambers and Partners again distinguished Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska as among the best competition lawyers in Poland. We very much thank our clients for their recommendations and trust, which means the world to us.

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ECN+ DIRECTIVE IN POLAND – TOWARDS A MORE EFFECTIVE APPLICATION OF COMPETITION LAW?

2021-03-03

Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel took part in a panel session on cooperation between competition authorities. Her presentation was titled “From Regulation 1/2003 to the ECN + Directive – Polish perspective (UOKiK)”.

“DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS, BIG DATA AND ALGORITHMS – THE INTERACTION OF COMPETITION LAW, CONSUMERS AND DATA PROTECTION IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY” – WEBINAR OF THE INSTITUTE OF LAW STUDIES OF THE POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

2021-02-17

Grzegorz Materna moderated a webinar in the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The subject of the seminar was: “Digital ecosystems, big data and algorithms – the interaction of competition law, consumers and personal data protection in the digital economy”. Mr. Materna delivered the opening comments of the webinar and moderated the three presentations and discussion among the four speakers and the participants of over 150 practitioners and academics.

Link to INP PAN: DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS, BIG DATA AND ALGORITHMS – THE INTERACTION OF COMPETITION LAW, CONSUMERS AND DATA PROTECTION IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY