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23.05.2016
UOKiK uses the detailed justification of charges
UOKiK uses the detailed justification of charges

Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has to date presented enterprises with a detailed justification of charges in six proceedings. ...>

19.05.2016
When UOKiK goes after bid rigging
When UOKiK goes after bid rigging

Since the beginning of 2015, Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has issued 8 decisions in bid-rigging cases, while another 34 proceedings are ongoing. ...>

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05.04.2016Getin Noble and Credit Agricole banks commit to change practices in the swiss franc-based mortgages Getin Noble and Credit Agricole banks commit to change practices in the swiss franc-based mortgages

By offering credit in Swiss francs, Getin Noble Bank and Credit Agricole Bank Polska may have violated contracts they had signed with consumers.

 
15.03.2016UOKiK issues decisions on consumer credit ads UOKiK issues decisions on consumer credit ads

Advertisements for consumer credit should be clear, unambiguous and legible. UOKiK has determined that the TV spots of five financial institutions do not meet these requirements. 

 
15.03.2016World consumer day World consumer day

This year has added significance for Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, as it marks 20 years that the Office has been fighting for the rights of consumers. 

 
10.03.2016Poland introduces new consumer loan regulations Poland introduces new consumer loan regulations

Poland has introduced new regulations that will help protect consumers who use the services of creditors. The regulations limit the maximum non-interest costs of credit and interest charged for late payment.

 
14.01.2016Decision in T-Mobile case Decision in T-Mobile case

T-Mobile Poland illegally informed consumers that their monthly price plan would rise, violating collective consumer interests. In response, UOKiK has not only required the company to compensate customers to undo the results of the infringement, but also imposed 4,5 million PLN [1,01 million EUR] fine. 

 

 

05.04.2016UOKiK clears Axa and Liberty insurers for concentration UOKiK clears Axa and Liberty insurers for concentration

Following a proceeding that showed the transaction will not limit competition, UOKiK has approved AXA Insurance to acquire Liberty Insurance.

 
21.03.2016UOKiK launches proceeding on energy company violations UOKiK launches proceeding on energy company violations

Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) alleges electricity provider Energa Obrót has been misleading consumers and violating their interests in connection with its Guaranteed Fixed Price offer. 

 
16.03.2016Recent court rulings on UOKiK decisions Recent court rulings on UOKiK decisions

Since early February 2016, Poland’s Court of Competition and Consumer Protection (SOKiK), Court of Appeal (CA) and Supreme Court (SC) have ruled on 26 decisions and lawsuits UOKiK has issued. 

 
16.03.2016UOKiK issues objections to Warsaw shopping centres concentration UOKiK issues objections to Warsaw shopping centres concentration

Viewing consolidation on the large shopping centres market as a threat to competition, UOKiK issues an objection regarding a Unibail-Rodamco Investments takeover bid for two companies, ZT General Partner and Warsaw III.

 
16.02.2016UOKiK clears 3 concentrations on Poland's pharmacy market UOKiK clears 3 concentrations on Poland's pharmacy market

Foreseeing no threat to competition, UOKiK has cleared BRL Center-Polska, Cefarm Warszawa and Value Pharmacy to move ahead with separate takeover bids.