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Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel

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Hansberry Tomkiel

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Ms Krasnodębska-Tomkiel is a Polish solicitor and doctor of legal sciences. For sixteen years, she worked at the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (the “Polish Authority”). From 2008-2014, she served as the Polish Authority’s Chairman. Previously, she served as a Vice-Chairman and as the Head of the Legal Department. As the Chairman of the Polish Authority, she managed an organization of over 460 employees, which included nine Regional offices throughout Poland. Her duties as Chairman included the protection and enforcement of the EU and Polish competition laws.
Ms Krasnodębska-Tomkiel is internationally recognized by senior competition officials and private practitioners as a leading figure in competition enforcement. Her knowledge of and experience with the policies, practices and strategies of Polish and foreign Competition Authorities positions her to well represent companies and their executives in national and international cartel investigations and litigation.
She brings exceptional experience to companies and executives subject to investigations by the Polish Authority and the European Commission as well as other EU Competition Authorities. Ms. Krasnodębska-Tomkiel was responsible for protecting the market against instances of abusing a dominant position, cartels and anti-competitive agreements and conduct. She supervised all investigatory and court proceedings, and was responsible for the decision-making process in all areas of implementation of the Polish and EU competition laws. During her tenure as Chairman, her office issued over 4,600 decisions. She oversaw the carrying out of the Polish Authority’s unannounced inspections and searches (dawn raids) and the imposition of fines. As a result, she has extensive knowledge and expertise in the functioning of most areas of the economy and in regulatory policy, in particular in the energy, transportation, utilities and public procurement sectors.
During her tenure as Chairman, Ms Krasnodębska-Tomkiel initiated and oversaw the creation of the current Competition and Consumer Protection Act as well as the extensive amendments to the Act which will be in force as of January 18, 2015. In order to bring about the amendments she authored, she worked closely with all stakeholders, and was deeply involved in the legislative process at the governmental and parliamentary levels.
She initiated and implemented clear policies on the Polish Authority’s application of competition and consumer laws by, among other things, drafting Poland’s first clarifications (“Guidelines”) on the application of regulations concerning merger control, imposition of fines and the functioning of the leniency programme.

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Polish and English


Poland

Competition/antitrust

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Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel - Hansberry Tomkiel

Within: Competition/antitrust

Hansberry Tomkiel's 'efficient' team stands out for its 'ability to understand the specificities of a given market', drawing on 'diversified expertise in competition rules', which includes Polish, European and US competition law. Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska and Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel have significant government experience having worked as a senior litigator at the Department of Justice and chaired the UOKiK respectively before founding the firm in 2014. Hansberry-Bieguńska represented a healthcare company in an investigation by the PCA into allegations of vertical price fixing. Antoni Bolecki is also recommended, and has experience representing claimants and defendants in competition litigation. Clients include Precon Polska, Veolia Energy Poland and CEE Equity.

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