Jarosław Sroczyński

J. Sroczyński has advised on numerous precedential cases of competition law, representing clients before the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection and courts at all levels. His representations include issues of merger control, cartel cases and leniency, abuse of the dominant market position, infringement of the collective consumer interests, etc. He was one of the first competition lawyers in Poland to apply an economic approach in case presentation to the antitrust authorities, including product substitutability analyses and the efficiencies doctrine.

For many years, J. Sroczyński has been recognized as a “recommended lawyer” in the fields of competition and antimonopoly laws and on oil & gas laws, in both Polish and international legal rankings.

Prior to becoming a practicing lawyer, J. Sroczyński was founder and first director of the Cracow Regional Office of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection. For several months, he attended a legislative stage in DG Competition in Brussels, as a national expert.

J. Sroczyński has notable achievements in legislation projects. He is the author or co-author of several key legal acts and opinions relative to antimonopoly and consumer legislation. His legislative work includes a draft of the first Polish regulation on leniency procedures, two block exemption regulations (on technology transfer and the insurance sector) and an expert opinion on the first Polish law on counteracting unfair market practices. He also prepared two draft interpretations for the Polish regulator on merger control procedures. J. Sroczyński was the Secretary of a Commission of Experts set up by the President of the Antimonopoly Office, which prepared the draft and justification of the Law of 1993 on Combating Unfair Competition.

For almost 3 years, J. Sroczyński advised the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine on the development of competition and state aid laws, as “key expert” in the TACIS European Union legal assistance program.

J. Sroczyński has been a speaker at numerous Polish and international conferences devoted to the protection of competition and consumers. He has delivered legal seminars on competition law for Bar members and post-graduate students. For many years, he has regularly published “country notes” on Polish competition law in the German periodical „Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb„.

J. Sroczyński has been a member of the Supervisory Boards of large Polish companies. He is a Permanent Collaborator of the Centre of Antimonopoly and Regulatory Studies of the Warsaw University (CSAiR).

J. Sroczyński is admitted summa cum laude to practice as a legal counsellor (radca prawny), is a member of the Cracow Bar and also was a member of the Foreign Committee of that Cracow Bar.