The Polish Lower Chamber of the Parliament agrees on final amendments brought to the national competition act which inter alia will introduce a tougher enforcement regime

New enforcement tools and new two-stage merger review – Poland approves far reaching amendments to competition law* On 10 June 2014 the President signed new act introducing changes to Poland’s competition law regime. The new regime, which will be implemented by amendments to the Polish Act on Competition and Consumer Protection, is likely to come into force at the beginning of 2015. Whilst the amendments simplify and accelerate merger control proceedings, they also toughen the antitrust enforcement regime, in particular by introducing the possibility of individual administrative fines on individuals for competition law breach. The key changes are as follows: Fines The amendments introduce personal liability for individuals managing a company (in particular, members of a management

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Robert Gago, The Polish Lower Chamber of the Parliament agrees on final amendments brought to the national competition act which inter alia will introduce a tougher enforcement regime, 10 June 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2014, Art. N° 67231

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