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Małgorzata Urbańska

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Partner; Head of Competition Group in Poland; Head of Consumer Products Sector Focus Group in CEE


Małgorzata Urbańska is a Polish-qualified legal advisor and a Partner in CMS with over 15 years of professional experience. She heads Consumer Products Sector Focus Group in Central and Eastern Europe and coordinates Competition Group in CMS Poland. Małgorzata specialises in competition law. Her practice comprises anti-trust issues, restrictive agreements, abuse of dominant position, consumer protection and unfair competition. Małgorzata also advises on EU regulations related to the free movement of goods and the compliance of domestic regulations with EU law. She carries out internal compliance audits of businesses and delivers internal training on competition law for personnel at various levels. She is a member of the Competition Law Association. Małgorzata advises businesses from various industry sectors, with a special focus on the consumer products sector, including food and drink and health and beauty companies, as well as the pharmaceutical sector. She is also a regular contributor to the media on competition issues, including her bi-monthly column in the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (“Law Gazette” daily), as well as a number of her other publications eg. in Polish popular daily Rzeczpospolita. She is also in a forefront of initiatives shaping Polish law, including joint initiatives with the American Chamber of Commerce - in the Chamber Małgorzata is a co-chairperson of the Consumer Products Committee. Małgorzata Urbańska is regularly recommended – also in this years’ edition – in the most important European legal rankings in the area of competition and antitrust (Legal 500, Chambers Europe).


Polish; English


District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Warsaw



Within: Leading individuals

Małgorzata Urbańska - CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Sawicki sp.k.

Within: Competition/antitrust

In addition to merger control and antitrust services, the team at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Sawicki sp.k. is also experienced in consumer protection, unfair competition, state aid and public procurement issues. The group also handles all aspects of PCA investigations into suspected anti-competitive activities, including in dawn raids and antimonopoly proceedings. Highlights for team leader Małgorzata Urbańska included successfully representing Bombardier Transportation in an appeal against the PCA's anti-competitive conduct decision pertaining to the client's participation in a public tender. She also advised Medtronic on a variety of competition compliance matters regarding the sale of its medical device products on the Polish market. Senior associate Agnieszka Starzyńska is also recommended for merger control and compliance matters, while Izabela Biernat is noted for her expertise in the competition aspects of distribution contracts and e-commerce.

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Public law

Within: Public law

The team of 'top-level professionals' at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Sawicki sp.k. was boosted by the arrival of Marcin Bejm (who leads on public procurement matters alongside Małgorzata Urbańska) from Clifford Chance in March 2018. Bejm is advising Vinci Concessions on a PPP project for the construction and maintenance of a tramline in Kraków. Urbańska assisted Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne with its public procurement contract award procedure regarding upgrades to the Polish power grid.

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