Małgorzata Modzelewska de Raad

Małgorzata Modzelewska de Raad


Małgorzata is an attorney with more than twenty years of professional experience. For years she has been conducting numerous competition law cases before the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection and European Commission. Many of the cases ended in precedent judgments of the Polish Supreme Court.

As of 2007 European lawyers guide, Chambers Europe, regularly recommends Małgorzata in the area of antitrust and competition law as “experienced and involved” lawyer. In 2009 the guide included her in the group of “leading counsels in the area of antitrust and competition law”, and since a few years she is – as Band 1 – recognized highly in the ranking. Małgorzata is also highly ranked in the Rzeczpospolita, Who is Who Legal and Legal 500 rankings.

Małgorzata specialises in broadly defined antitrust law. On a daily basis she advises on abuse of a dominance, vertical (distribution and commercial contracts) and horizontal agreements. She supports undertakings during controls or dawn raids. She works with many market leaders in the following sectors: pharmaceuticals, FMCG, retail sale and publishing, chemicals and telecommunication.

Małgorzata Modzelewska’s practice includes many unfair competition, advertisement law and unfair market practices as well as private enforcement cases. She also assists entrepreneurs in conducting their business in compliance with consumer law.

Małgorzata is an experienced litigation attorney. She represents entrepreneurs before commercial and arbitration courts (ia. under the ICC, UNCITRAL rules and Arbitration Court by the National Chamber of Commerce). She also acts as an arbitrator in domestic and international arbitration.

She is a lecturer and trainer, as well as the author of many publications on different aspects of competition law in national journals. She is a co-author of the two major publication, i.e.: Porozumienia dystrybucyjne w prawie konkurencji. Unia Europejska - Polska, Wolters Kluwer, 2018 (Distribution agreements in competition law) and Landmark Commentary to the Polis competition law: Komentarza do Ustawy o ochronie konkurencji i konsumentów by Prof. T. Skocznego (red.), Second Edition, CH Beck, 2014 She is a member of the Competition Law Society and Centre of the Antimonopoly and Regulatory Studies (Faculty of Management) at the University of Warsaw. She is a competition law lecturer at the Warsaw University of Technology and at postgraduate studies on competition law organised by the Polish Academy of Sciences.


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