Project title: Status of private enforcement of competition law in CEE countries
Project coordinators: dr Dominik Wolski (leader), dr Marta Mackiewicz, dr Tomasz Bagdziński, dr Mateusz Dąbroś
Execution time: 2021-2022

Purpose of the project

The main objective of the project is to examine the status of private enforcement of competition law in CEE countries, in particular an impact of the transposition of the Damages Directive (Directive 2014/104/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 November 2014 on certain rules governing actions for damages under national law for infringements of the competition law provisions of the Member States and of the European, OJ L 349, 5.12.2014, p. 1–19)   into the legal systems of EU Member States on the current state of private enforcement of competition law. The project is also to enable the assessment of the effectiveness of such a method of interference in the field of law that is essentially private. This type of study is equally important for the formulation of certain conclusions and recommendations concerning possible future initiatives of a similar nature.

Preliminary project assumptions:

  1. Analysis of the provisions in force under private enforcement of competition law in CEE countries to the extent necessary for the implementation of the project.
  2. Collecting available case-law and information on pending court proceedings.
  3. Analysis of the available databases of court rulings issued within the scope of the project.
  4. Application of the provisions adopted in the course of the transposition of the Damages Directive.
  5. The role of competition authorities in the court proceedings within the scope of private enforcement of competition law.
  6. The impact of the binding force of decisions of competition authorities in pending court proceedings.
  7. The most important issues occurring in the course of court proceedings within private enforcement of competition law.
  8. Comparing the role of public and private antitrust enforcement in CEE countries.

Project timeframe - 2021-2022

Territorial scope of the project - CEE countries

 Selected activities under the project

  1. Seminar - 2021
  2. Conference - 2022
  3. Publication - 2022

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