iKAR No. 6/2018 has just been published
It is our pleasure to inform you that iKAR No. 6/2018 has just been published. Its editor is Dr. Hab. Monika Namysłowska (University of Łódź). The texts in the volume are related to the current problems of consumer law. Please feel free to have a look here
Call for Papers - Rule of Law Challenges in Economic Law
Together with Hungarian Academy of Sciences CARS organizes on 10 Jan 2019 in Budapest a conference Rule of Law Challenges in the EU: Implications for Economic Law. Please familiarize yourself with the attached program and consider submitting a paper proposal. See more here
iKAR No. 5/2018 has just been published
It is our pleasure to inform you that iKAR No. 5/2018 has just been published. Its editors are Dr. Marzena Czarnecka (University of Economics in Katowice) and Marcin Kraśniewski (University of Łódź). The texts in the volume are related to sector-specific regulation of energy market. Please feel free to have a look here
Conference "Judicial Deference in Competition Law"
CARS is organising the conference on Judicial Deference in Competition Law. It aims to discuss the optimal level of the intensity of judicial review in an area of law that requires expert knowledge and involves policy questions, namely competition law. Speakers will include Paul Craig, Heike Schweitzer, Rob Widdershoven, Ioannis Lianos, Spencer Waller. For more details including registration see the attachement.
The New Berlin Airport (BBI): Too late, too expensive and too small! A case study on the politics of airport construction.
Seminar "Distribution Agreements in Competition Law" October 18, 2018
CARS together with the law offices of Modzelewska & amp; Pasnik and SWKS invite you to an open seminar on Distribution Agreements in Competition Law on October 18th.
Conference "The impact on economy of hub airports operation and infrastructure development" September 06-07, 2018.
The international community of scientists in the field of air transport, focused on the COST ATARD research project on the relationship between air transport and the economy; The University of Economics in Poznań and the Center for Antimonopoly and Regulatory Studies of the Faculty of Management of the University of Warsaw are pleased to invite you to participate in the international conference The impact on economy of hub airports operation and infrastructure development, which will be held on 06-07.09.2018 at the University of Economics in Poznań . The conference will be conducted in English.
The subject of the conference will be issues related to the development of air hubs and their impact on regional development. The session opening the conference will be entirely devoted to the plans to build a central communication port. This topic will contribute to a broader discussion on the development and functioning of hubs in Europe. To this end, the organizers invited many respected aviation experts to participate in the conference, including leading aviation economists from around the world..
Dr. Laura Zoboli joins CARS
We are delighted to inform that Dr. Laura Zoboli joined the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management! She will enrich the Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies and the Department of European Economic Law with her expertise in digital market regulation and IP, and teach courses in copyright, big data and competition law. Laura holds a doctorate in law from Bocconi University, clerked in the antitrust and IP division of Milan Court, and has research experience at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and at the Berkman Klein Center in Harvard.
CARS Scientific Award (2018) for Prof. Rajmund Molski
We are happy to announce that CARS Scientific Award 2018 – Wielka Sowa (Big Owl) – was granted to Prof. Rajmund Molski from Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Szczecin for the monograph Prawne i ekonomiczne aspekty polityki promowania narodowych czempionów [Legal and economic aspects of national champion policy] (2015)
CARS launches new international research project regarding “abuse of bargaining power in the food supply chain”.
In recent years several countries in Central and Eastern Europe have adopted legislation tasking competition agencies or other regulators with countering the "abuse of bargaining power" by big retailers or suppliers. In some countries this is regulated under private law along the lines of unfair trading practices. The special treatment of the food sector is a hot topic not just in central Europe as instances of abuse of contractual power against food producers have been identified. The need for state intervention is often justified by "food security" -- the need to protect consumers from disruptions to supply as well as the need to protect farmers. Critics argue that regulation of contractual relations in this sector proves inefficient and often produces results opposite to intentions. The debate and conflicting views make this an interesting research subject. Making this issue even more topical, the European Commission in April published a draft directive regarding “unfair trading practices in relations between enterprises in the food supply chain”, which is currently undergoing public consultations.