UOKiK to begin proceedings against Volkswagen

Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) is, this week, initiating proceedings against Volkswagen Poland arising from last year’s emissions manipulation scandal, UOKiK said in a press release on Thursday. VW Poland could face a penalty of up 10 percent of the company’s turnover...

Locked content Eurocash takeover of PDA conditionally approved

The President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) in Poland has approved the acquisition of Poland Spirits Distribution (PDA) by consumer goods-distributor Eurocash, a Polish press report stated on Thursday. Eurocash had signed a preliminary agreement to acquire PD in Decemb...

Locked content Neuca changes its mind on Intra acquisition

The management board of WSE-listed pharmaceutical distributor Neuca decided against signing the final agreement to purchase pharmaceutical wholesaler Intra. Neuca signed a preliminary agreement to buy a 100 percent stake in Intra back in April this year. The deal was to be finalised before the end o...

Locked content Lidl’s promotional campaign under review

A recent sales campaign by the discount grocery chain Lidl is being investigated by the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) to determine whether or not the company violated promotion rules that are meant to protect the collective rights of customers, a report in Gazeta Prawna on Tu...

Locked content UOKiK submits to court over FX-mortgages at mBank

The Consumer Protection Authority (UOKiK) has for the second time struck down a contractual clause in some existing mortgage loans of commercial lender mBank, the watchdog informed on Friday. “Contract clauses that too vaguely indicate the grounds for changing interest rates are prohibited, as...

Locked content UOKiK launches proceedings against T-Mobile

The Consumer Protection Authority (UOKiK) has launched proceedings against Poland’s largest mobile network operator T-Mobile Polska over its two additional paid services, the watchdog informed on Monday. “The first of T-Mobile Polska’s questioned services plays music that callers hear wh...

Locked content UOKiK launches proceeding against mBank over FX-mortgages

The Consumer Protection Authority (UOKiK) has struck down a contractual clause in some existing home mortgage loans of commercial lender mBank which had allowed the bank to set discretionary margins on FX-mortgages, opening the door for those loans to be nullified, the head of UOKiK Marek Niechcial ...

Locked content UOKiK punishes UPC Polska with fine of over PLN 800 mln

On August 17, the Consumer Protection Authority (UOKiK) ruled that UPC Polska, an internet and telecom operator, must reimburse customers “for each month they paid the increased charge (PLN 7 monthly) from December 2014 until June 2016.” Additionally, the watchdog also imposed a fine of ...