Have the largest fitness network companies in Poland created a cartel that divided the market and made it difficult for other companies to compete? This question is about to be answered by the Polish NCA. Suspecting that 16 large fitness network companies colluded to divide the market by allocating themselves different cities in Poland, the Polish NCA, in cooperation with the Police, has conducted dawn raids at the fitness network headquarters and, allegedly, found evidence proving that collusion in the form of market sharing had taken place.
In case infringement is found, the fines can be as high as PLN 2 million (approx. EUR 470,000) and may potentially be imposed even on the management of the fitness network companies.