Michal Derdak

Michal Derdak

Baker McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa


Michal Derdak has 14 years of professional experience in international law firms. His main areas of practice are competition law, consumer protection law, distribution systems as well as food regulations.

Michal has been individually recognized in legal rankings, including Chambers (named as an associate to watch) and Legal500.

He is admitted to the Warsaw Bar and is a member of the Polish Competition Law Association.

Practice Focus

Michal's main area of focus is competition law, including antitrust, merger control and state aid issues. He has broad experience in structuring distribution systems, including classic distribution, franchising and agency models. He has also advised clients on consumer protection issues, including consumer sales, as well as consumer communication and interaction. Finally, he has advised on food law regulations in the entire value chain ("from field to table").

He has advised clients from various sectors, including FMCG (in particular food & drink, cosmetics and fashion businesses), pharmaceutical, energy, oil & gas, technology and telecoms sectors.

Michal provides advice under Polish and the EU law.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Warsaw Bar Association (OIRP)
  • Polish Competition Law Association


  • Poland (2011)


  • Polish Academy of Science/Institute for Legal Sciences (Post Graduate Studies Competition Law) (2010)
  • Warsaw University (Law ) (2005)


  • English
  • Polish