Scope of advice
We provide support in complying with all obligations in the area of competition law. In addition to analysing the practices in place, we assist entrepreneurs in bringing their business into line with the applicable regulations. We offer services related to the conduct of proceedings before the UOKiK - also in the form of preparation of a response to the institution.
Our main areas of support within competition law:
Restrictive agreements, including price collusion - we represent clients in proceedings conducted by the UOKiK, develop safe models for contractual provisions or internal policies (regulations).
Concentration consents - we conduct proceedings relating to notification of an intention to concentrate, carry out financial analyses when applying for concentration consents (to determine the need for notifications), and verify the obligation to notify the planned concentration to the anti-monopoly authorities.
Consumer protection - we offer comprehensive advice in the area of supporting businesses to bring their activities and services into line with current consumer protection standards. Find out more about our consumer law support.
Payment congestion - we verify contracts and applied payment terms, support the design of the purchasing and sales system in terms of compliance with the Anti-Congestion Act, support clients in the preparation of the report on applied payment terms, represent clients in proceedings conducted by the OCCP, including proceedings before administrative courts.
Market balance and contractual advantage in the food market – we advise clients on creating and updating contractual templates to hedge risks, provide training for management and sales or purchasing departments.
Antitrust law – we review contracts for compliance with antitrust law (distribution, agency, supply, etc.), negotiate exclusivity agreements, design distribution systems, review contracts and contractual provisions, provide training to management on the permissible limits of exclusivity and the negotiation of exclusivity agreements (to minimise the risk of abuse of dominant position).
Combating acts of unfair competition – we represent clients on infringements such as: copying databases, stealing customers, breach of non-competition and breach of confidentiality, product copying, managerial corruption, etc. - at pre-court and court stages (including in criminal proceedings as defence counsel and as an auxiliary prosecutor). We cooperate with investigators and IT companies to obtain evidence of violations, enforce non-compete obligations.
Protection of competition in e-commerce – we audit online shops (including the customer's purchase path), review activities between competitors, design promotional campaigns, support clients in responding to problematic customer complaints.
Evaluation of advertising – not only do we give our opinion on promotional activities and comprehensively legally develop competitions or promotional campaigns, but we also negotiate contracts for advertising campaigns, including those for advertising co-operations between brands and with influencers.
State aid – we offer comprehensive strategic and legal advice on obtaining state aid, as well as on ensuring its compatibility with the internal market and its settlement. We assist in proceedings before national authorities (UOKiK, aid providers, including tax authorities) as well as EU authorities (European Commission and CJEU). Find out more about our advisory services in the area of state aid.
ESG reporting risks and competition and consumer protection – we conduct analysis and assessment of risks arising from non-financial reporting, design solutions from the category of management of identified risks, conduct greenwashing proceedings. See more information about our ESG reporting support.
Education - on antitrust and anti-fraud.