Bird & Bird (Warsaw)

Szymon Gołębiowski

Bird & Bird (Warsaw)
Senior Associate

Szymon Gołębiowski is a Senior Associate in the EU and Competition Law practice at Bird & Bird and has been advising clients since 2012, and specialise in competition and consumer protection law. He has advised and represented clients on merger control matters in proceedings pending before the President of the Polish Competition and Consumer Protection Authority, and the European Commission. Szymon has handled complex precedent-setting cases involving market research and ending in conditional decisions. He has been involved in administrative and judicial proceedings as to antitrust matters (anticompetitive agreements and abuse of dominance) and consumer protection, including, inter alia, cases involving fines imposed on company officers. Additionally, Szymon has experience in advising clients on drafting leniency applications, as well as in inspections and dawn raids conducted by anti-trust authorities. He was involved in a project in which the Constitutional Court ruled that the provision excluding the option to challenge a court’s consent to search was unconstitutional.

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1264 Bulletin

Szymon Gołębiowski, Stanisław Szymanek The Polish Competition Authority fines 16 basketball clubs and the national league for exchanging commercially sensitive information and colluding to terminate player contracts during the COVID-19 pandemic (BM Slam Stal / Gdyński Klub / Gliwickie /...)


In December 2022, the Polish Competition Authority (Polish: Prezes Urzędu Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów (“UOKiK”)) (the “PCA”) published the non-confidential version of its decision imposing fines on 16 basketball clubs (the “Clubs”) and the national basketball league (the “League”) for (...)

Szymon Gołębiowski, Kalina Skwiecińska The Polish Competition Authority imposes a record fine against a gas industry company for failing to obtain approval of a joint-venture transaction (Gazprom / Nord Stream 2)


By the decision of 6 October 2020 No. DKK-178/2020 (“Decision”) and after a two-year formal investigation the Polish Competition Authority (“PCA”) finalized its action against Nord Stream 2 project and imposed fine of PLN 29,075,726,808 (ca. EUR 6.4 billion) on PJSC “Gazprom” (“Gazprom”). In (...)

Szymon Gołębiowski, Kalina Skwiecińska The Polish Competition Authority fines a gas industry company for refusal to provide the information requested during merger investigation (Gazprom / Nord Stream 2)


By the decision of 29 July 2020 (No. DKK-141/2020) the Polish Competition Authority (“PCA”) imposed a fine of PLN 223,925,000 (EUR 50 million) on PJSC “Gazprom” for failing to comply with the request for information circulated in the course of merger control proceedings. This is the highest (...)

Szymon Gołębiowski The Polish Competition Authority conditionally approves a merger between liquid carbon dioxide producers to structural and behavioural remedies (Air Products and Chemicals / ACP Europe / Eurocylinder)


On 25 February 2019, the acquisition of ACP Europe S.A. and Eurocylinder NV (subsidiaries of L’Acide Carbonique Pur) by Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (“APC”) was conditionally approved by the Polish Competition Authority (“PCA”) (decision DKK-51/2019). The proposed foreign-to-foreign (...)


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