Ceremonial award ceremony in the competition for the best master's and doctoral theses devoted to competition and consumer protection - SPK

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Ceremonial award ceremony in the competition for the best master’s and doctoral theses devoted to competition and consumer protection

We are pleased to inform you that on June 22, 2023, an award ceremony was held in the competition for the best master’s and doctoral theses, organized by the Chairperson of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection in cooperation with the Polish Competition Law Association.

In the competition protection category, the Awarding Committee presented an award of the Competition Law Association and a prize of PLN 5,000 to Ms. Milena Machala, a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Warsaw University, for her thesis on “Access to data as a competitive advantage of an online platform in digital markets”, defended under the supervision of Dr. Piotr Bogdanowicz.  This year, there was an accumulation of wins, as Ms. Machala also received the third prize of the Chairperson of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection for her thesis.

In the consumer protection category, the Association presented an award and a prize of PLN 5,000 to Ms. Aleksandra Królikowska, a graduate of the Institute of Finance at the Warsaw School of Economics, for her thesis on “Irregularities and abuses in the investment fund market”, defended under the supervision of Dr. Czesław Bartłomiej Martysz.

Prizes of the Chairperson of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection in the competition for the best master’s thesis were awarded to:

in the competition protection category:

  • Ms. Łucja Olszewska, a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Warsaw University, for her thesis on “The enforcement of claims for damages for infringement of competition law in the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union”, defended under the supervision of Dr. Anna Zawidzka-Łojek (1st prize);
  • Ms. Aleksandra Woźniak, a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University, for her thesis on “Control of concentrations of undertakings by the UOKiK Chairperson with particular regard to joint ventures on the example of decision DKK-178/2020 on Nord Stream 2”, defended under the supervision of Dr. Artur Żurawik (2nd prize);
  • Ms. Milena Machała, a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Warsaw University, for her thesis on “Access to data as a competitive advantage of an online platform in digital markets”, defended under the supervision of Dr. Piotr Bogdanowicz (3rd prize);
  • Ms. Anna Majer, a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warmia and Mazury, for her thesis on “Infringement of competition law and claims for damages”, defended under the supervision of Dr. Adam Bieranowski (honorable mention of the Chairperson of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection);

in the consumer protection category:

  • Mr. Jakub Jasiński, a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Warsaw University, for his thesis on “The consumer’s right to withdraw from a credit agreement in light of the principle of contractual balance between the parties in European Union law”, defended under the supervision of Prof. Robert Grzeszczak (1st prize);
  • Ms. Eliza Onisko, a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Warsaw University, for her thesis on “Maximum non-interest costs of consumer credit”, defended under the supervision of Prof. Adam Brzozowski (2nd prize);
  • Ms. Maria Kurkowska, a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Łódź University, for her thesis on “The limits of advertising aimed at children. “Restrictions on advertising to children in European Union law and in the framework of business self-regulation”, defended under the supervision of Prof. Monika Namysłowska (3rd prize).

Congratulations to all the winners!

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We invite you to view photos from the meeting