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02.12.2016
Approval for concentration - Neuca and Intra
Approval for concentration - Neuca and Intra

The President of UOKiK has approved a concentration in the pharmaceuticals sector in which Neuca will take over Intra ...>

01.12.2016
Product safety - report of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection
Product safety - report of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection

More than 6 thousand controls, nearly 17 thousand products checked – this is the result of the work carried out by 9 market surveillance authorities. 37 percent of products were questioned due to their non-conformity with the applicable provisions ...>

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29.09.2016UOKiK in 2015 - an overview UOKiK in 2015 - an overview

The Authority issued 1095 competition and consumer protection decisions, undertook 581 soft interventions, and imposed fines exceeding 47 million PLN [ca. 11 million EUR]. ...>

26.09.2016Prepaid phone card practices investigated by Poland's consumer protection authority Prepaid phone card practices investigated by Poland's consumer protection authority

UOKiK proceedings will determine whether telecom providers broke the law by preventing customers from using unused funds purchased on phone cards. ...>

23.09.2016UOKiK presents third standpoint material to a case UOKiK presents third standpoint material to a case

Disagreeing with a ruling handed down by a regional court, Poland’s consumer protection Authority again presents its viewpoint material to a case in a case against mBank. UOKiK maintains that contract clauses that too ...>

20.09.2016UOKiK issues decision in KREDYTY-CHWILÓWKI financial intermediation case UOKiK issues decision in KREDYTY-CHWILÓWKI financial intermediation case

The company Kredyty-Chwilówki used slogans in its offers and ads that could give consumers a false certainty they would receive a loan. This was one of the charges UOKiK leveled against the enterprise in levying a fine exceeding 470,000 PLN ...>

12.09.2016Poland's Trade Inspection controls organic foods Poland's Trade Inspection controls organic foods

Organic food products are subject to strict rules and involve the use of natural ingredients produced without artificial pesticides or fertilizers. Unfortunately, the markets, stores and stands that offer them sometimes sell goods that are not in fact organic. ...>

31.08.2016More dangerous products being reported in Poland More dangerous products being reported in Poland

134 voluntary reports of dangerous products were made to Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) in 2015, and another 73 came in in the first half of 2016. ...>

03.10.2016Poland's UOKiK issues competition concern regarding Neuca-Intra concentration Poland's UOKiK issues competition concern regarding Neuca-Intra concentration

Neuca has sought to acquire Intra, but Poland’s competition Authority cites limitation on competition in opposing the transaction. ...>

 
22.09.2016Joint venture Electromobility Poland gains UOKiK's approval Joint venture Electromobility Poland gains UOKiK's approval

Poland’s competition authority okays the creation of a joint venture by Poland’s four largest energy companies. Proceedings showed the transaction would not lead to limited competition. ...>

 
06.09.2016Polish courts rule on four consumer protection cases Polish courts rule on four consumer protection cases

When can a company’s activities be said to mislead consumers? Four court rulings from Poland’s Court of Competition and Consumer Protection (SOKiK) and Court of Appeal (SA) shed light on the question ...>

 
02.09.2016Poland's competition Authority approves six concentrations Poland's competition Authority approves six concentrations

Pension funds, residential construction, coal derivatives, medical equipment, and the travel industries to be affected by UOKiK decisions clearing multiple acquisitions and a joint venture. ...>

 
23.08.2016Poland's court rulings in competition protection cases Poland's court rulings in competition protection cases

Poland’s Court of Competition and Consumer Protection (SOKiK) and Court of Appeal (SA) have recently ruled on four competition protection cases. They involved the companies De’Longhi Polska, Grupa Inco, and BP Europa. ...>

 
12.08.2016Nord Stream 2 - Application withdrawn Nord Stream 2 - Application withdrawn

It will not be possible to set up the company responsible for construction and operation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The parties to the transaction have withdrawn the application in light of the objections raised by the President of UOKiK ...>