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Patryk Wcislo advises clients in antitrust and competition law, including litigation. Through his work at various prominent international law firms in Germany and the US, Patryk has gained experience in litigation and arbitration, antitrust and merger control. Read Patryk Wcislo's full bio.
Beware of “Gun Jumping”: EU Court Upholds EUR 20 Million Fine Imposed On Norwegian Seafood Company
By Patryk Wcislo and McDermott Will & Emery on Oct 31, 2017
Posted In EC Developments, EU Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions
Between 2012 and 2013, Marine Harvest ASA (“Marine Harvest”), a Norwegian seafood company, acquired Morpol ASA (“Morpol”), a Norwegian producer and processor of salmon. Marine Harvest notified the transaction to the European Commission under the European Union’s Merger Regulation (“EUMR”), but implemented it prior to the European Commission having granted clearance. In 2014, the European...
THE LATEST: German Antitrust Authority Issues Guidelines on Resale Price Maintenance
By Patryk Wcislo and McDermott Will & Emery on Jul 13, 2017
Posted In EC Developments, EU Developments, German Developments
On 12 July 2017, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) published a guidance paper (Guidance Paper) on the prohibition of resale price maintenance (RPM). The Guidance Paper has a particular focus on the food retail sector. At the same time, it offers good insights into the FCO’s current overall thinking on RPM. The FCO reiterates...
Changes to Polish Antimonopoly Law in a Nutshell
By Patryk Wcislo on Jan 19, 2017
Posted In Cartel Enforcement, EC Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions, Monopolization/Abuse of Dominance
The Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (Urząd Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów, “UOKiK”) has recently published its 2015 annual report presenting its first experiences with the recent amendments to Polish merger control regulations. However, only future developments will show the effects of the new much more severe rules on cartel infringement proceedings and sanctions...