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 Wroclaw.
EuroPOWER – 12th Energy Sector Conference. Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel took part in a panel dedicated to energy market.
Warsaw International Media Summit. Malgorzata Krasnodebska-Tomkiel took part in panel: “Consumer protection in telecommunications sector”.
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. Malgorzata Krasnodebska-Tomkiel explained the role of the competition law and related regulations in preventing anticompetitive conduct.
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.
“Cartel Regulation, Poland”, published in: Getting the Deal Through: Cartel Regulation 2015 (by Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska and Malgorzata Krasnodebska-Tomkiel).
“Vertical Agreements, Poland”, published in: Getting the Deal Through: Vertical Agreements 2015 (by Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska and Malgorzata Krasnodebska-Tomkiel).
“Mergers within the energy sector pose a potential risk of market monopolization”, published inforbes.pl (by Malgorzata Krasnodebska-Tomkiel).
“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).
“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 Malgorzata Krasnodebska-Tomkiel).
“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 Malgorzata Krasnodebska-Tomkiel).
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.
“Competition Litigation in Poland”, appeared in the 2016 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London (by Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska and Malgorzata Krasnodebska-Tomkiel).
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.
Practical Aspects of the Amended Polish Competition Act. Malgorzata Krasnodebska-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.
Workshop given to the Polish Competition Law Association – led by Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska and Malgorzata Krasnodebska-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.