WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr has promoted Competition specialist Bartosz Turno to Partner.
Turno specializes in Polish and EU competition law, state aid law, and matters related to administrative proceedings and administrative court proceedings. He advises clients on competition law matters including issues regarding cartels, leniency programs, distribution agreements, practices constituting abuse of a dominant position (especially within regulated sectors), merger control filings, and consumer protection law. He also works on cases concerning the combat of unfair competition and European law.
According to WKB, "in recent years, he has worked on significant projects for British American Tobacco (representing it before the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection in respect of its successful merger control filing with respect to the acquisition of the Chic Group), DOSSCHE MILS (during proceedings before the President of the OCCP concerning authorization for a concentration that consisted of the sale of one of its Polish subsidiaries to Cargill), Raben Group (with respect to the development of a compliance program and its implementation in 10 jurisdictions across Europe) and PZU (with respect to a decision of the President of the OCCP, which is still non-final, that obliged the insurance company to pay a record fine for allegedly being part of a cartel (PLN 56 million).
Bartosz was a Senior Expert at the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection in Poznan from 2004-2006, and an attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Belgium in 2007. At the end of that year he joined WKB. He received his Master's of Law from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan in 2003 and followed that up with an LL.M. from King's College London in 2010 and a Ph.D. in Legal Sciences from the Adam Mickiewicz University in 2012.
WKB also announced that lawyers Marta Midloch, Anna Wyrzykowska, and Jan Wszolek had been promoted to Counsel at the firm. According to a WKB's announcement on the four promotions: "these well-deserved elevations strengthen some of WKB’s leading and most rapidly developing practices, and will help both fulfill our clients’ growing needs in these areas, as well as further establish our firm’s strong position on the legal services market."