Annual CARS and SPK judicial workshops - SPK

Select the site language

  • Polski
  • English
SPK News Annual CARS and SPK judicial workshops

Annual CARS and SPK judicial workshops

On December 6, 2023, the Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies (CARS) and the Polish Competition Law Association held another joint workshop in their series of traditional, annual workshops devoted to a review of Polish jurisprudence.

At the workshop, Professor Maciej Bernatt of the Faculty of Management of the University of Warsaw, Director of CARS, and Mr Maciej Janik of CARS presented the results of a quantitative and qualitative analysis of Polish case law on the basis of the final version of the Report on Judicial Review of Decisions of the Chairman of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK), prepared as part of an international scientific project dedicated to the study of case law in all EU Member States. Subsequently, Dr Targański from the Department of International Business at the College of World Economy at the Warsaw School of Economics presented his commentary on selected Polish cases from the last two years. Finally, Ms Dorota Karczewska of WKB Lawyers presented an overview of consumer protection case law.

During the discussion, the participants focused on the conclusions of the Report on the Judicial Review of Decisions of the Chairman of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) for the directions of a possible reform of the model of this review. Voices were raised emphasising that the thesis of “four instances of appeal” against decisions of the UOKiK Chairman is incorrect and misleading due to the specific features of this appeal model in Poland. Furthermore, it was urged that solutions from other jurisdictions should not be mechanically transposed to Poland, as the model of judicial review should always be adapted to the peculiarities of a given system of law. The participants also leaned into the possible legal and practical framework for extending amicable solutions in proceedings before the UOKiK Chairman.

After the meeting, participants attended a Christmas cocktail party.

We invite you to view photos from the event.