Pawel Wanasz

Dentons (Warsaw)
Lawyer (Counsel)

Paweł Wanasz is a counsel in Dentons’ Warsaw office and a member of the Competition, Regulatory and Trade Group. Paweł acquired valuable professional experience at the Polish competition authority, in the Telecommunications, Media, Finance and Banking Unit (formerly the Telecommunications and Media Unit) of the UOKiK’s Competition Protection Department, as a trainee, junior officer, and eventually an expert (case-handler). His practical experience includes, i.a., participation in one of the largest dawn raids conducted by the Polish competition authority in a cartel investigation. Paweł was an expert of the European Document Exchange System – Poland (EWD-P) (an electronic system that supports the elaboration of official Polish positions towards draft EU legislation, strategic papers, programs, etc., including positions for working groups and Council meetings) and a member of the European Competition Network – Telecoms group. Currently he specialises in proceedings before the UOKiK Chairperson related to charges of competition restricting practices as well as in competition law advice to telecom, IT, and pharmaceutical sector companies.

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5560 Bulletin

Pawel Wanasz The Polish competition authority fines three manufacturers of chemical products used in coal mining for price fixing, market sharing and bid-rigging (Minova Ekochem / Carbotech-Polonia / A. Weber / GSG Mining Systems / Schaum-Chemie Mikołów)


In 2011 the UOKiK Chairperson initiated exploratory proceedings regarding possible antitrust infringements in the market for the production and sale of chemical products used in coal mining. The UOKiK investigation was based on information passed to it by the prosecutor’s office regarding (...)

Damroka Kościelak, Pawel Wanasz The Polish antitrust authority concludes an investigation into a price-fixing agreement in the construction sector with a commitment decision and no fine (Xella Poland)


On February 1, 2007, Xella Polska Sp. z o.o. («Xella») signed a number of contracts with its distributors regulating the conditions of supply of wall-building materials by Xella. Each of the contracts included a clause forbidding the distributor from reselling Xella‘s products at a price lower (...)

Agnieszka Stefanowicz-Baranska, Pawel Wanasz The Polish Competition Authority adopts a more economic approach to antitrust law as applied to pharmaceuticals (Richter Gedeon / Polpharma)


Over the last few years, seldom did we have a chance to observe the Chairperson of the Polish Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (“UOKiK”) commenting broadly on the definition, structure or mechanisms of pharmaceutical markets. How surprising it was to find that in the decision of 3 (...)

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