Katarzyna Czapracka joined White & Case in 2004 and was promoted to Local Partner in January 2015. She received a doctorate (JSD) from Columbia Law School in 2007, where her thesis focused on the intersection between IP and competition law. Her areas of practice include EU and Polish competition law with a focus on IP and competition law intersection, general EU law and EU regulatory issues. She has advised companies active in a broad range of industries, including consumer goods, finance, IT, telecommunications and the media.
She advises multinational clients on compliance with EU and international merger control rules, in particular on joint-venture transactions. Her experience includes representing clients in a phase 2 merger review process before the European Commission and in a complex merger case before the Polish competition authority. Katarzyna also has broad experience advising clients involved in cartel investigations and has been involved in a number of cartel cases before the EU Courts, including Chalkor v Commission (copper plumbing tubes), Kaucuk v Commission (synthetic rubber) and Sanitec v Commission (bathroom fittings). In addition, Katarzyna advises clients on technology transfer/ IP licensing agreements and on abuse of dominance issues, particularly in the fields touching upon exercise of IP rights.
Katarzyna has also defended clients in cases before national courts, arbitral tribunals and national competition authorities. She has advised, together with local counsel, clients in proceedings before Dutch, French and Spanish courts and helped defend clients in competition cases before Romanian and Kosovar authorities.
In addition to Brussels, Katarzyna has worked in the Firm's offices in New York and Washington, D.C., where her practice focused on international and U.S. antitrust matters.
Arbitrating Competition Law Matters in Pharmaceutical Matters, chapter in EU and US Antitrust Arbitration, Blanke & Landolt (Eds.), Wolters Kluwer, 2011, (co-author with Ian Forrester)
Compulsory Licensing in European Competition Law: The Power of the Adjective, Intellectual Property and Competition Law: New Frontiers, Anderman & Ezrachi (Eds.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011, (co-author with Ian Forrester)
Recent EU Antitrust Investigations into Financial Services — What Is the Scope for Antitrust Intervention?, CPI Antitrust Chronicle, July 2011, (co-author with Mark Powell)
IP Rights in the EU Microsoft Saga, Competition Law and the Enforcement of Article 102, Etro & Kokkoris (Eds.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2010, (co-author with Assimakis Komninos)
Aksjologiczne ramy unijnego prawa konkurencji, Konstytucja gospodarcza Unii Europejskiej. Aksjologia, Artur Nowak-Far (ed.), C.H. Beck, 2010