Merger control and antitrust proceedings before the Polish competition authority
Andrzej Madała practises Polish and European antitrust law, commercial law, consumer law and unfair competition law.
He prepares notifications of intended concentrations and conducts merger control proceedings before the president of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection.
He reviews commercial agreements for compliance with competition law. He advises on establishment of legal forms for commercial cooperation between competitors and functioning of various distribution systems, and in identification of relevant markets.
He conducts training for businesses, and prepares and implements competition law compliance programmes.
He is experienced working in large teams on M&A transactions.
He joined Wardyński & Partners in 1996.
Faculty of Canon and Civil Law, Catholic University of Lublin (1997)
Doctoral student, Faculty of Law and Administration, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin
Competition Law Association
“Gun-jumping: A risky false start in M&A transactions,” 2015 Yearbook
“Overview of amendments to the Competition and Consumer Protection Act on criteria for the obligation to notify an intended concentration,” Internetowy Kwartalnik Antymonopolowy i Regulacyjny 4/2015
“Changes in determination of the relevant market in the sector of retail trade in consumer goods in modern distribution channels based on examples from the concentration decisions of the president of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection,” Internetowy Kwartalnik Antymonopolowy i Regulacyjny 6/2014
“New rules for merger review,” 2014 Yearbook
“Polish merger control law,” Company acquisitions handbook (Tottel Publishing 2008, and Bloomsbury Professional 2011)
Chapter on Poland (co-author) in I. Kokkoris (ed.), Competition cases from the European Union (Sweet & Maxwell, London, 1st ed. 2008, 2nd ed. 2010)
“Overview: Poland” (co-author), The handbook of competition enforcement agencies (Global Competition Review, London 2007 and 2008)
Overview of Polish competition law in annual editions of Getting the deal through (Law Business Research, London):
- “Cartel regulation” (2008–2011)
- “Merger control” (2005–2011)
- “Vertical agreements” (2008–2011)
- “Dominance” (2009–2011)