Our team of lawyers advises clients on all aspects of broadly defined competition and consumer protection law. On cross-border transactions, we cooperate with our colleagues from other Greenberg Traurig offices.
We offer our clients legal services in the following areas:
- Representing clients in proceedings before both the President of the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) and courts concerning anti-competitive arrangements, abuses of dominant position infringement of collective consumer interests, dawn raids, and financial penalties, as well as representing clients before the European Commission (EC) with regard to antitrust and merger control matters.
- Adviceregarding competition law, including, in particular, assisting in shaping distribution systems and any relations between the supplier and its customers, shaping systems for the exchange of information between undertakings, cooperation between competitors, including through trade associations, as well as assistance taking proper market actions by dominant players, and proper shaping of legal relations with consumers.
- Advice regarding consumer law issues including, assisting in shaping sales process and relations between the seller and consumers, shaping general terms and conditions, communication with consumers, after-sale services, promotion campaigns, and other day to day legal services.
- Services related to M&A transactions, including conducting due diligence analyses of legal risks related to competition and consumer protection law, shaping the transaction’s structure to ensure compliance with competition law (stand-still obligation), , preparing notification and representing clients before UOKiK and the EC, and coordinating notification in various jurisdictions.
- Shaping and implementing compliance programs (i.e., programs aimed at minimizing the risk of effective intervention by anti-monopoly authorities) including determining risk areas, preparing internal documentation, such as guidelines for employees, bylaws, etc., training for selected employees, and conducting checks on the implementation of the program, including day-to-day legal advice related to legislation dealing with the protection of competition.
- Advice concerning unfair competition (i.e., practices consisting in obstructing access to markets, unfair sales of products, breaches of security of information).
- Advice on general product safety, labelling, and trade inspection investigations.
- Representing clients in litigation disputes concerning indemnification for actions restricting competition and in disputes related to unfair competition (private enforcement).