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06.05.2016
Concentration application on Warsaw shopping mall market withdrawn
Concentration application on Warsaw shopping mall market withdrawn

Unibail-Rodamco Investments will not seek to acquire the ZT General Partner and Warsaw III companies. Poland’s competition Authority, UOKiK, issued its objection to the transaction in mid-March. ...>

05.05.2016
Uber - Statement of UOKiK's position
Uber - Statement of UOKiK's position

In the context of the on-going public debate on the benefits but also potential threats to competition and consumers posed by online platforms on the passenger services market, UOKiK would like to present the following ...>

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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. 

 
04.01.2016First consumer warning First consumer warning

UOKiK is warning consumers that several websites run by Tomasz Braniewski may cause clients to lose significant amounts of money. This is the first consumer warning the competition Authority has issued. 

 
03.11.2015UOKiK concludes proceedings in the hotel online booking case UOKiK concludes proceedings in the hotel online booking case

Four owners of online accommodation booking platforms (OTA): Hotel Reservation Service, Expedia Lodging Partner, Booking.com and eTravel voluntarily abandoned the use of MFN clauses, which limited competition in the hotel online booking sector.

 
21.10.2015Volkswagen case - UOKiK opens preliminary proceeding Volkswagen case - UOKiK opens preliminary proceeding

The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has opened preliminary proceedings into Volkswagen’s use of gauges that misrepresent exhaust fumes levels in some of it cars. 

 
14.03.2016UOKiK issues objections to Warsaw shopping centres concentration Decision in T-Mobile case

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. 

 
02.10.2015PGNiG, Poland's leading gas supplier, fined for failing to fully comply with a commitment decision PGNiG, Poland's leading gas supplier, fined for failing to fully comply with a commitment decision

UOKiK has fined Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo (PGNiG), a leading Polish oil and gas company, EUR 2.45 mln for failing to comply with a part of the commitment decision it had accepted in December 2013

 
24.09.2015Dimensions of Competition Law and Policy - A Collection of Essays Dimensions of Competition Law and Policy - A Collection of Essays

UOKiK presents its publication on competition protection entitled “Dimensions of Competition Law and Policy – A Collection of Essays", which was part of the 2014 project UOKiK carried out within the Polish Aid program to actively support the newly established Georgian Competition Agency in a far-reaching reform of competition law and policy in Georgia. The document may be downloaded from UOKiK's website.

 
22.09.2015Poland's Council of Ministers adopts the competition and consumer protection policy Poland's Council of Ministers adopts the competition and consumer protection policy

Founded on the belief that consumers benefit from a healthy competitive environment, the government’s policy seeks to improve the system of competition and consumer protection, hones the methods of uncovering cartels and fights the infringement of consumer rights.

 
04.09.2015Poland's parliament adopts new law that strengthes consumer protection Poland's parliament adopts new law that strengthes consumer protection

On September 4, Poland’s parliament adopted an amendment to the competition and consumer protection act, which makes it easier to eliminate miss-selling of financial products and other consumer abuses and introduces new system of eliminating abusive clauses in consumer contracts.

 
21.08.2015UOKiK extends proceedings in two acquisition control cases UOKiK extends proceedings in two acquisition control cases

Citing the need to conduct more in-depth research on the cloud computing and rolling stock markets, the competition Authority will use the full four months at its disposal to reach a decision on two acquisition applications.

 
11.08.2015UOKiK issuing faster merger and acquisition control decisions UOKiK issuing faster merger and acquisition control  decisions

Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has issued 100 merger and acquisition control decisions since the amended competition and consumer protection act came into force on January 18. The Authority now concludes proceedings on average in as few as 27 days — down from 67 for the same period last year.