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Hogan Lovells Poland Takes Competition Pair from Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland

Hogan Lovells Poland Takes Competition Pair from Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland


Piotr Skurzynski has left Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland in Warsaw to join Hogan Lovells as Counsel and Head of Competition.

According to Hogan Lovells, "Skurzynski specializes in all aspects of Polish and EU competition law. His experience includes counseling in the areas of state aid law, consumer law, and EU law. Moreover, he is well versed in completing projects related to regulating various infrastructure sectors; in particular the telecommunications, energy, and railway sectors."

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Skurzynski was an Of Counsel with Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland for almost two years, and before that was with Linklaters for over ten. During those 12+ years, Hogan Lovells reports, "he provided advice for subjects covering different economic sectors, i.e. energy, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, wholesale and retail, and FMCG producers. He represented clients before the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, and the European Commission in proceedings related to competition restricting agreements and the overuse of a dominant position on the market. He worked in many international M&A transactions, providing legal aid concerning matters related to the compliance of transactional documents with competition law, and furthermore he represented clients in complex proceedings concerning concentration audits before the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, as well as the European Commission. He participated in the preparation of competition law compatibility programs, and has given many training sessions in this area."

Skurzynski graduated in 2005 from the Law and Administration Department at Warsaw University. 

Joining him from Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland is lawyer Maciej Gac, who specializes in domestic and EU competition law, consumer law, and private international law. 

Beata Balas-Noszczyk, the Managing Partner of the Warsaw Hogan Lovells office, said, "I am convinced that Piotr Skurzynski's experience and abilities, supported by Dr Maciej Gac, as well as all the other lawyers from the Competition Law Practice at Hogan Lovells, will provide substantial value for our clients. We are glad that such experienced specialists have joined our team."

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