Michał Będkowski-Kozioł, PhD

Partner, Head of Competition & Antitrust Law Practice

Michał Będkowski-Kozioł, PhD
+48 22 326 9600

Michał Będkowski-Kozioł specializes in Polish and EU competition law, including state aid, and in regulatory law of infrastructure sectors, in particular the energy and railway sectors.

Michał has advised on vertical agreements (distribution and commercial contracts) and horizontal agreements, and on the abuse of dominant position in industries such as the automotive, chemical, FMCG, pharmaceutical and media sectors. He also has expertise in merger control issues in sectors such as financial services and real estate.

Moreover, Michał has advised on regulatory issues related to the energy and railway sectors, including in proceedings before the President of the Energy Regulatory Office, the President of the Railway Transport Office, and courts. Since 1999, Michał has been an academic at the Faculty of Law and Administration at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, and currently he is acting Head of the Department of Public Economic Law. He has authored dozens of publications published in Poland and abroad, concerning issues of antitrust, energy, and railway transport law, and has co-authored a Commentary to the Act on Competition and Consumer Protection (ed. T. Skoczny, C.H. Beck Warszawa, 1st edition, 2009, 2nd edition, 2014). Michał Będkowski-Kozioł has been a speaker and lecturer at numerous conferences and workshops  in Poland and abroad, devoted to both academic and practical issues. He is a member of the Competition Law Association and the Center for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies of the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Warsaw.

Languages: Polish, English, German.

Education: University of Silesia in Katowice (Master of Law, 1998), European Integration Law, Technische Universität Dresden in Germany (Post Graduate Degree, (LL.M.), 2000), Technische Universität Dresden (PhD, 2004).

  • FCA Poland S.A. (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group): drafting standard agreements forming the basis for the operation of the dealer network regarding cars, service parts and services offered by Fiat, including such brands as: Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Chrysler and Abarth.
  • Food/Supplement industry client: advice in proceedings before the OCCP regarding the violation of collective consumer interests, concluding with the order and a discharge of the penalty being granted to the entrepreneur.
  • Reckitt Benckiser Production Poland: legal advice in the field of energy law and environmental protection.
  • Plastwil: legal advice on EU regulations concerning the Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) in connection with the representation in appeal proceedings against the judgment of the National Appeals Chamber concerning the award of a public contract by PKP PLK.
  • Redefine Global: legal advice in connection with the notification of a concentration intention to the European Commission.
  • Biuro Informacji Kredytowej: legal advice on the preparation of terms of services and reorganization of websites in connection with the change of BIK’s offer addressed to its clients.
  • Infracapital/Prudential Group: preparation of the notification of a concentration intention and representation before the OCCP in the concentration proceedings during the takeover over Duon Distribution S.A.