The Polish Parliament passes new competition law

On 16 February 2007, the Polish Parliament passed a new Act on Competition and Consumer Protection, which introduces some changes to current Polish competition law. The new Act introduces the following principal changes: a) the jurisdictional turnover thresholds for notifying concentrations have changed; b) the antimonopoly authority has been granted the right to impose penalties in the case of a breach, by business undertakings of collective interests of consumers; and c) the possibility of instigating antimonopoly proceedings at the motion of a party has been excluded. The new Act will probably enter into force at the beginning of April 2007. Merger control The new Act increases the two turnover thresholds for the mandatory notification to the President of the Office for

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  • Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak (Warsaw)
  • PKN Orlen (Warsaw)

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Robert Gago, Piotr Borowiec, The Polish Parliament passes new competition law, 16 February 2007, e-Competitions February 2007, Art. N° 13298

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