Agnieszka Stefanowicz-BarańskaPartner at Dentons (Poland)
Agnieszka Stefanowicz-Barańska, partner in Dentons’ Warsaw office.
She heads Dentons’ Competition practice teams in Poland and the CEE. Since 1998, she has represented clients in numerous EU and Polish competition authority proceedings and before Polish courts, in cartel and other antitrust investigations. She has also assisted clients during dawn raids and in over 100 merger control proceedings, before both the European Commission and the Polish competition authority.
She works with clients to design and implement their distribution networks and provides practical support to in-house teams in implementing antitrust compliance initiatives with, including risk-mapping and comprehensive antitrust audits. She has extensive experience in day-to-day advice to clients on abuse of dominance and horizontal cooperation issues, as well as antitrust issues related to M&A contracts.
She supports clients in many different sectors, including life sciences, automotive, FMCG, food, real estate, TMT, heavy industry, chemicals, energy, utilities, retail trade, transport, banking and insurance.For years, she has been recommended as a leading competition law specialist in Poland by international and Polish rankings such as Chambers Europe (Band 1 in 2019), The Legal 500 EMEA (Leading Individual in 2019), and GCR 100 (“Elite” category in Poland for the eleventh consecutive time in 2019), to name just a few.
In February 2018, she was recognized as a lawyer “at the pinnacle of the profession” and enlisted to the Hall of Fame of The Legal 500, which highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence.
In 2018, Agnieszka was reelected for the sixth time to head the Polish Competition Law Association.
She holds postgraduate diplomas from King’s College London in EU Law (with distinction) and EU Competition Law.