Krzysztof Witek



Krzysztof’s practice focus is white-collar crime, competition law, combating unfair competition, and dispute resolution. Krzysztof advises leading Polish firms in the FMCG, energy, banking, and other sectors in competition and consumer protection cases. He represents clients in cases before the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, and handles white-collar crime cases for firms as both defendants and plaintiffs.

Krzysztof is experienced in handling cases concerning trade secrets before law enforcement authorities and common courts. He has represented clients for instance in cases concerning substantial loss to a company due to ill-management, exceeding of powers by public officials, and charges of bribery and causing harm to creditors. He has also advised on cases concerning protection of corporate reputation (including using remedies under criminal law). Krzysztof has advised on disputes relating to misleading marking of products, hindering access to the market, and unfair advertising. He has assisted corporate clients in cases before the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection concerning violation of consumers’ collective interests, unfair use of contractual advantage, competition-restricting agreements, and abuse of a dominant position.

Krzysztof gained his professional experience working at the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection and law firms that focus on competition law and white-collar crime.

He has authored academic articles and commentaries for the media on current developments in competition and consumer protection law.

Krzysztof is an attorney-at-law registered with the bar council in Warsaw, and a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University. He is attending a postgraduate course on criminal fiscal law at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University.

Krzysztof advises clients in English.

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The Legal 500 (Legalease) EMEA 2024

We are proud to share that Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners has been recognized in 5 practice areas by The Legal 500 (Legalease) EMEA 2024!

01 Mar 2023

Krzysztof Witek promoted to Counsel

We are pleased to announce that Attorney-at-Law Krzysztof Witek has been promoted to Counsel.

01 Mar 2023

White-collar crime – a new practice group at TKP

We are delighted to announce that we have created a new practice group, White-Collar Crime, in response to growing demand on the part of clients for advice embracing all white-collar crime issues.
The new practice group will combine the know-how accumulated by the lawyers in the new team over many years. TKP experts in the team will advise on issues such as the risks involved in making commercial decisions and creating compliance systems.
The White-Collar Crime team members will also represent clients in criminal and fiscal-criminal cases. The new practice will focus and build upon the firm’s practice with regard to white-collar crime to date, including protection of intellectual property under criminal law.
The lawyers on the team will be Attorney-at-Law Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig, Attorney-at-Law Krzysztof Witek, Attorney-at-Law Małgorzata Kutaj, and Attorney-at-Law Joanna Wlazłowska.

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19 Sep 2023

Less is more? Brief remarks on fraud in court.

Fraud might be expected to occur in a bank rather than in a court and the average business enterprise will rarely suspect that it could fall victim to fraud in court. This mistake could cost them dearly.

13 Jun 2023

An unwilling (?) witness in a criminal case

An encounter with a criminal procedure can be stressful and you do not have to be a suspect to tremble at the mere sight of a summons to an interview. After all, a visit to a police station is not the most pleasant way to spend your free time, even if the officer conducting the interview is a consummate professional.

10 Mar 2023

Managerial corruption – anyone could fall victim 

Recently, the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA) pointed out that 23 February is Nationwide Bribe-Free Day. Corruption is one of the biggest threats to the economy, and hampers economic growth, disrupts business, and decreases society’s income. Corruption is usually associated with the taking of a bribe by a public official, and these are the scandals that attract attention. Meanwhile, corruption in business draws less attention, and this is unfortunate. 

11 Mar 2022

A new year, and “new” risks for managers  

At the beginning of the year, the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) announced that he had issued a new decision. There would be nothing unusual about this, as dozens of decisions are issued each year, except that in this instance it was not only a business undertaking that was fined. In a decision of 22 December 2021, a management board member was fined for the first time in history[1] and a series of like decisions followed. On 30 December 2021[2], two managers were fined, while the President of UOKiK again fined a management board member of a company on 31 December. [3]

17 Dec 2021

New Act on Contractual Advantage, new risks for business

On 23 November, the President signed a new Act on Combating Unfair Use of Contractual Advantage in Trade in Agricultural and Food Products. This a long name, and will mean many changes on the market. These changes will also mean many new dangers.

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