YEARBOOK OF ANTITRUST AND REGULATORY STUDIES (YARS)
CARS organizes three kinds of events that gather researchers, academics, officials and other specialists interested in competition law and regulation of various sectors.

Corporate Social Responsibility – real obligation of the company?Conferences

Corporate Social Responsibility – real obligation of the company? (2010)

The conference was organised by the Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies with the co-operation of the Faculty’s Chair of Theory of Organisation, and was supported by the Responsible Business Forum. The goal of the conference was to discuss to what extent it is correct to consider Corporate Social Responsibility only as good will of the companies. More details are available here.

What competition model in energy sector? (2008-2009)

The series of conferences (under a bundle title ‘What competition model in energy sector?’) was dedicated to energy policy and regulation of energy in Poland.

The three conference were organized with co-operation of the Polish Energy Regulatory Authority. A detailed report on the series of conferences is presented in YARS, vol. 2(2). More details are available here.

Regulation of telecommunications markets (2008)

Papers presented in the conference focused on assessments of competitiveness of telecommunications markets, duties imposed on companies with a significant market position, and procedural problems associated to a regulation of markets. A detailed report from the conference can be found in YARS, vol. 2(2). More details are available here.

PhD Open SeminarsSeminars

PhD Open Seminars (2007 – till now)

In the autumn of 2007, an academic seminar series for PhD students was initiated within the framework of the activities of CARS under the patronage of Prof. Tadeusz Skoczny. The seminars is directed primarily to graduate students supervised by professors from the Faculty of Management who are Regular Members of CARS. Whenever possible, participation in the seminar is also made available to other students aiming for a PhD degree in law or management supervised by Associate Members and Permanent Cooperators of CARS. The seminar takes the form of a discussion concerning the specific assumptions, arguments or even particular fragments of a PhD thesis prepared by its participants. Every year CARS organizes three or four PhD Open Seminars. More details are available here.

Airport Services in the European Union and Poland – competition law and airports regulations (2010)

The seminar was organized jointly by CARS and State Enterprise “Polish Airports” (PPL). The discussion concentrated on future directions of research that could be helpful in developing air transport policy. More details are available here.

The Small Insurance Forum I: Seminar on Horizontal Co-operation in Insurance (2007)

The first meeting of the Small Insurance Forum was organised by CARS with the help of the Polish Insurance Chamber. The meeting had the character of an academic seminar concerning the issue of horizontal co-operation of insurance companies in the context of the block exemption of agreements in the insurance sector. A full seminar report can be found in YARS, vol. 1(1). More details are available here.

Antitrust Private Enforcement (2007)

The discussion concentrated on the subject of the application of the EC and Polish prohibition of competition restricting actions by Polish courts and practical problems of private enforcement were also discussed. A full seminar report can be found in YARS, vol. 1(1). More details are available here.

The workshops are organised jointly by CARS and a partner institution (a law or consulting firm)Workshops

The workshops are organised jointly by CARS and a partner institution (a law or consulting firm). Workshops take the form of a discussion concerning key up-to-date issues in the field of competition protection (anti-trust workshops) or sector-specific regulation (regulatory workshops). The organisation of a particular workshop is intended to follow: a judgment of an EU or Polish court; a decision of the EC Commission, the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) or one of the Polish National Regulators; the publishing of an important document affecting this field (for example: guidelines, a White or Green Paper, a draft of a regulatory act, a research report etc.) by the EC, by UOKiK or by Polish regulators; or the issue of new legislation etc.

Antitrust law and copyright law – a point of crosscutting (2008)

The workshop was directly inspired by an antitrust case ZAIKS/Brathanki, ended with a judgment by the Supreme Court, ultimately confirming an infringement of the Competition and Consumer Protection Act by a collecting society (ZAIKS). A report on the workshop is presented in YARS, vol. 2(2). More details are available here.

Antitrust protection and sector-specific regulation: confrontation or co-operation? (2008)

A key problem of the workshop – a confrontation of antitrust protection and regulation – was presented with a telecommunications sector as an example. A programme of the workshop consisted of two speeches and a discussion focusing on objectives and values of Competition and Consumer Protection Act and regulatory laws. A detailed report on the workshop is presented in YARS, vol. 2(2). More details are available here.

Judgment of the Court of First Instance in the Microsoft case – effects on innovation in the new technology sectors (2007)

The workshop, organised jointly by CARS and the law firm CMS Cameron McKenna, was the first of a series of CARS’s workshops. The workshop was organised after the issue by the Court of First Instance in Luxembourg on 17 September 2007 of its long awaited judgment in the Microsoft v. Commission case. More details are available here.