Telecommunications and media / emerging technologies

Area of expertise

The operations of companies in the telecommunications markets, as in the case of many other network industries, are strictly regulated. Business practice and procedures must be in line with the Competition and Consumer Act as well as with the Telecommunications Law.

UOKiK often inspects regulations and contract templates offered by telecommunications service providers to customers. UOKiK also assesses the fairness of commercial communications of such entities with customers and the market.

In view of the often high level of concentration in telecommunications markets, companies intending to carry out a merger, make an acquisition or another type of transactions subject to pre-notification must be ready to provide particularly convincing arguments in their notifications of a proposed concentration to UOKiK or the European Commission.

Companies that may have market power should expect extensive evaluations concerning whether they abused their market dominance. On several occasions, the President of UOKiK imposed penalties on the national monopolist in the landline telephony market as well as companies with market power in the cable television market.

Experience

Our Law Firm’s services include:

  • representation at each stage of administrative proceedings before the President of UOKiK and at all levels of judicial appellate proceedings;
  • representation in civil courts in cases of unfair competition and claims for damages resulting from another company’s violation of the competition law;
  • compliance seminars tailored to a client’s needs and business;
  • legal compliance assessments (audits) of a client’s business.

With regard to the telecommunications, media and emerging technologies markets, our Law Firm has experience in:

  • drafting notifications concerning abuses of dominance in the telecommunications and pay TV markets;
  • preparing opinions on competition law issues and risks for companies operating in the following industries: postal services, telecommunications, licensing broadcasting rights, video on-demand.
Contact:

Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska

Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel

Grzegorz Materna

Dorota Podsiedzik-Malec

Anna Dąbrowska-Hanas

 

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