Robert Gago

Robert Gago


Robert Gago is Head of the Competition Law Practice at the Greenberg Traurig Warsaw Office. He advises clients in the field of competition and consumer protection law and economic regulation. His experience includes representation in the administrative anti-trust proceedings conducted by competition enforcement agencies. Robert advises on competition law aspects of M&A projects and represents in the merger proceedings before the Polish Competition Authority as well as in procedures before the European Commission. He also represents undertakings in court proceedings regarding appeals from the authorities’ decisions. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, he was head of the competition law practice at the Hogan Lovells Warsaw Office for 17 years.


  • Abuse of dominance and restrictive practices
  • Anti-trust/Anti-competitive practices
  • Cartels
  • Competition compliance
  • Merger control
  • Dawn raids
  • Consumer law
  • State aid
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  • Represented two Polish insurers in the merger notification proceedings before the European Commission.°
  • Represented Airbus and WorldVu Satellites in merger control proceeding before the OCCP concerning intention of creation of the joint venture.°
  • Represented Union Investment Real Estate ('UIR'), member of the DZ Bank Group, in the merger control notification to the Polish Competition Authority.°
  • Represented Danfoss Silicon Power and Bosch Thermotechnik in merger control proceeding before the Polish Competition Authority.°
  • Represented investment fund in the merge proceedings before the Polish Competition Authority regarding acquisition of A1 highway.°
  • Represented RREEF Investment, member of the Deutsche Bank group, in the merger control notification before the Polish Competition Authority regarding acquisition of Stary Browar.°
  • Successfully represented Lesaffre, French food ingredients yeast and biotechnology company, worldwide leader in yeast in the proceedings, before the Appeal Court concerning a decision of the Office for Protection of Competition and Consumers on the allegedly illegal exclusivity clause in the distribution agreements. The Appeal Court confirmed the first instance courts’ decision that declared no anticompetitive agreement took place.°
  • Represented AB Orlen Lietuva, a Lithuanian subsidiary of Polish oil and energy company PKN Orlen, in the antitrust proceedings instituted against Lithuanian Railways by the European Commission upon AB Orlen Lietuva’s complaint.°
  • Represented two Polish leading banks, BGŻ BNP Paribas and mBank in their appeal to the Polish Court of Competition and Consumer Protection and subsequently before Court of Appeal and Supreme Court against a decision of the OCCP finding an infringement of EC and Polish law and imposing fines on 20 Polish banks in relation to fixing interchange fees in the payment card transactions.°
  • Advised Orlen Oil, a producer of engine oils, in appeal from the OCCP’s decision concerning the alleged infringement of competition law by fixing resale prices in distribution agreement.°
  • Advised three insurance companies in proceedings before the OCCP regarding possible violations of the collective interests of consumers by charging surrender fees in the life insurance agreements with the insurance investment capital.°
  • Advises PKN Orlen and companies from the PKN Orlen Group on the price and distribution policy and agreements.°
  • Advises Stock Polska on its distribution and pricing systems.°
  • Advises Lesaffre Polska on distribution systems and promotional actions.°
  • Advises few leading insurers on consumer protection law in the administrative proceedings before the Polish authority.°
  • Advised the clothing and accessories retailer with respect to compliance of online purchase process, including terms and conditions and information provided to consumers with the consumer law.°
  • Prepared guidelines and internal instructions, in particular in case of dawn raid or participation in meeting with competitors.°

° The above representations were handled by Mr. Gago prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

For many years Robert Gago has been featured amongst the highly recommended competition experts by the following legal guides: Chambers Europe, EMEA Legal 500, Global Competition Review, Polityka Insight (Directory of regulatory law offices in Poland), LMG Life Science Stars, Expert Guides, Acritas Star.

  • Member, The Circuit Chamber of Legal Counsel in Warsaw
  • Polish Competition Law Association, Member of Audit Committee
  • International Competition Network, Member of the Unilateral Conduct Working Group and Cartel Working Group
  • International Bar Association Antitrust Committee Newsletter – permanent contributor


  • The Circuit Chamber of Legal Counsel in Warsaw, 2001
  • English Law and the Law of the European Union - a two year course at the British Centre for European and English Law Studies at the Warsaw University, 1994-1995
  • Master of Law, University of Warsaw, 1995
  • Poland
  • Polish, Native
  • English, Fluent