competition

Changes in Poland’s competition law

An amendment to the Competition and Consumer Protection Act went into force on 18 January 2015. The changes are sweeping.

New guidelines from the European Commission on de minimis agreements

A communiqué from the European Commission on de minimis agreements exempt from TFEU Art. 101 has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

American prosecutors nab alleged antitrust violator in Europe

For the first time, the US Department of Justice has succeeded in extraditing an EU citizen on antitrust charges.

The competition authority is open to negotiations

It is apparent from recent events that competition authorities, both in Poland and at the EU level, are seeking to eliminate violations through “amicable” methods of dispute resolution.

Ban on use of “Big Four-only” clauses

With planned changes to EU regulations governing the audit market, contractual clauses limiting the selection of audit firms will have to be removed from credit agreements.

Proposed changes in merger control regulations

On 15 May 2012, the Polish competition authority published a white paper proposing amendments to the Act on Competition and Consumer Protection of 16 February 2007.