Maciej Gac

Associate, Warsaw

Biography

Overview

Maciej Gac is an advocate specializing in competition, state aid and consumer protection law.

Maciej gained his professional experience in international law firms and the legal departments of international companies. He advises clients in proceedings carried out by the Polish Competition Authority and the European Commission concerning both merger control and antitrust issues, proceedings concerning infringements of the collective interests of consumers, as well as in appellate court proceedings. He also advises on the antitrust and state aid aspects of merger and acquisition transactions.

He supports clients in their current business operations (establishing distribution models, concluding commercial agreements, and setting pricing policies), assists them in dawn raids and provides dawn raid trainings. He also has extensive experience in developing compliance programs for companies.

Maciej is also active in research and teaching. He is lectures on competition law at the Polish Academy of Science and is the author of many academic publications in the fields of European and competition law. 

His experience includes, among others:

Bars and Courts
Warsaw Bar
Education
PhD
University of Toulouse
PhD
Jagiellonian University, Kraków
Master
University of Toulouse
Master
Jagiellonian University, Kraków
Languages
Polish
English
French
Russian

Experience

 

Marvell: representation of Marvell, a global semiconductor solutions provider, in connection with Polish merger proceedings regarding the USD 6.1 billion acquisition of its rival, Cavium Inc.

Windar, Severstal and Rusnano: representation of Windar, Severstal and Rusnano in connection with Polish merger proceedings regarding the establishment of a joint venture active in manufacturing wind turbines.

Kapsch and Axxès: representation of Kapsch and Axxès in connection with Polish merger proceedings regarding the establishment of a joint venture active in the provision of European Electronic Tolling Services.

Quadriga Capital Private Equity Fund IV L.P.: representation of Quadriga Capital Private Equity Fund IV L.P. in connection with Polish merger proceedings regarding its acquisition of sole control in LR Global Holding GmbH (a health and beauty company).

One of the leading distributors of heat in Poland: representation of a  leading Polish heat distributor in connection with  antimonopoly proceedings before the Polish Competition Authority.

Polish financial institution: representation of a Polish financial institution in connection with proceedings before the Polish Competition Authority regarding refusal to reimburse certain consumer credit costs.

The largest distributor of furniture in Poland: representation of the largest distributor of furniture in Poland in connection with the assessment of its market position and implementation of a competition law compliance program.

One of the worldwide leaders in the IT sector: representation of one of the worldwide leaders in the IT sector in connection with the establishment of an electronic sales platform.

A leading cash and carry chain: representation of a leading cash and carry chain in connection with its commercial cooperation with a chain of hypermarkets and supermarkets (joint purchasing agreement).

Two large Polish insurance companies: representation of two large Polish insurance companies in connection with the possible scope of cooperation under a co-insurance agreement.

Confidential client: representation of a client on state aid issues related to the construction of a municipal parking lot in Poland.

Confidential client: representation of a client on state aid issues related to the establishment of a financing model for a municipal waste collection system.