The Polish Parliament amends the merger control procedure and expends powers of the Competition Authority

Most important changes in the law The amended version of the Antitrust Act (Act on Competition and Consumer Protection of 16.02.2007, Dz. U. Z 2015 poz. 184) in force since January 2015, introduced fairly significant changes in the reporting of concentrations to the President of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (the “Antitrust Authority”). Leading among these changes is the introduction of a two-phase procedure of examining concentrations by the Antitrust Authority, which replaced the earlier one-phase procedure. As a result of this change in the Act, simple concentrations that do not lead to effects on the market – therefore, in practice, most extraterritorial concentrations – are now examined within one month or less (provided of course, that the submitted

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Malgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel, The Polish Parliament amends the merger control procedure and expends powers of the Competition Authority, 18 January 2015, e-Competitions January 2015, Art. N° 74236

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