The Polish Competition Authority proposes amendments to the act on competition and consumer protection

Poland: a grand new opening?* (1) Significant changes to the Polish Competition Law are on the way. One could probably not imagine a better case for a debut in this blog. The Polish Competition Authority, or PCA (the President of the Office for Protection of Competition and Consumers), revealed last week details of the awaited proposal of far-reaching changes to the Polish competition law. A review of this document leaves the reader with mixed feelings. Most of the proposals are definitely a step (or even a few steps) in the right direction, some may not work as desired if implemented in their proposed form, and at least one should cause a deep concern among businesses. See below for first impressions on key changes. (2) Merger control – two-staged procedure at last. It looks like

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Aleksander Stawicki, The Polish Competition Authority proposes amendments to the act on competition and consumer protection, 16 May 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin Legal privilege, Art. N° 46065

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