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Michał Orzechowski LL.M.

Counsel
Business-oriented advisor who understands that the aim of legal support is enabling business opportunities.
Legal 500 EMEA, Competition/Antitrust 2022
About

Michał Orzechowski focuses on EU and Polish antitrust/competition law with a special focus on cartels, vertical agreements and abuse of dominant positions. He has extensive experience in advising multinational companies on pricing, rebates, discounts, distribution channels and dual distribution practices. He advises on day-to-day compliance matters, including preparing internal procedures, handling dawn-raids and supporting clients during internal audits.

Michał also advises companies at all stages of public procurement processes, including on competition issues related to participation in public tenders (consortium agreements, bid-rigging practices and general compliance), as well as representing them before the National Chamber of Appeals and courts.

Professional QualificationsAdvocate (Adwokat) registered with the Warsaw Bar Association of Advocates (Okręgowa Izba Adwokacka w Warszawie)

EXPERIENCE

  • Representing one of the world's leading engineering and construction companies in a number of public procurement proceedings concerning the construction of power plants in Poland, including representation before the National Chamber of Appeals and regional courts
  • Advising a leading IT provider in public procurement proceedings organised by several national energy distributors concerning the implementation of Smart Metering AMI in Poland
  • Assisting and advising a leading global provider of defence technology during negotiations concerning the fulfillment of offset commitments, and in particular on the competition law aspects of technology transfer agreements
  • Advising various companies from the IT, energy, pharmaceutical, infrastructure and banking sectors on the competition law aspects of their distribution and cooperation arrangements
  • Preparing and carrying out numerous internal investigations and compliance training sessions for companies from various sectors, including infrastructure and construction, IT, wholesale of sanitary and electric goods, and life sciences
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
  • French
Education

    Awards

    • Recognized as Next Generation Partner in Competition/Antitrust - Legal 500 EMEA 2021 – 2022 
    • Recommended in Public Procurement - Legal 500 EMEA 2021 – 2022 
    • “Michał Orzechowski specializes in both antitrust and contentious public procurement matters. He has unique experience in high profile cases at the intersection of public procurement and competition law, including the most prestigious defence procurements in the country” - Legal 500 EMEA, Public Procurement 2022 
    • “Michal Orzechowski: he has unique experience in high profile cases at the intersection of public procurement and competition law”- Legal 500 EMEA, Competition/Antitrust 2022 
    • “Michał Orzechowski is a business-oriented advisor, ensuring appropriate legal service to the company at the highest quality level in a friendly atmosphere. He understands the aim of legal support is enabling business opportunities”- Legal 500 EMEA, Competition/Antitrust 2022 
    • “Michał has the ability to listen, understand, to learn, and provides advice based on a holistic approach, risk identification” – The Legal 500 EMEA, Competition/Antitrust 2021
    • Recommended in Competition/Antitrust - Legal 500 EMEA 2020
       

    Memberships And Affiliations

    • Competition Law Association (Stowarzyszenie Prawa Konkurencji)
    • Polish Public Procurement Association (Polskie Stowarzyszenie Zamówień Publicznych)

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