On April 20, 2018, the National Scientific Conference took place at the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics of the University in Wrocław, entitled “Costs of financial services in the light of current market challenges. Law – practice – problems – needs – perspectives”. During the Conference, Mr. Sroczyński participated in a panel “Costs on the payment services market” with a presentation entitled “Regulating the activities of independent payment service providers – an opportunity for more competition and lower services costs?”. The Conference gathered numerous representatives of the financial business, academics and practitioners, along with high level participants from the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection and public institutions from the financial sector.
On March 12-14, 2018, the 18th Cracow Conference – Modern Copyright Law has taken place. Among the speakers were Prof. Ryszard Markiewicz, who discussed the issues of plagiarism, linking and fair use, and Dr. Michał Markiewicz, who presented the issues of commonality of copyright and the scope of copyright protection of computer programs.
We received this year again the recommendations of Chambers Europe in the field of competition law, both for our law firm and Mr. Sroczyński personally.
On March 7, 2018, at the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw, a CARS Seminar took place, devoted to “Challenges in trade relations in the food supply chain after the entry of the contractual advantage law”. Mr. Sroczyński participated in a panel discussion and delivered a speech on “Keys” to the law on contractual advantage: the protected general principles. The Seminar gathered representatives of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, trade associations, universities, business and legal practice. Markiewicz & Sroczyński was one of the partners of this event.
On March 1-2, 2018, the 5th International Consumer Scientific Conference took place at the Economic University in Cracow, entitled “The influence of legal and ethical norms on the application of consumer law”. Mr. Sroczyński participated in a panel discussion “Legal and ethical aspects of consumer protection on the food market”, presenting comments on the protection of consumers from practices of misleading information.
Mr. Sroczyński has been mentioned in the Expert Guides Competition and Antitrust 2018 as a leading Polish competition and antitrust expert.
On February 27, 2018 Zuzanna Ochońska participated in a workshop of Proability in Warsaw, entitled “GDPR in real estate development sector – practical issues”. Ms. Ochońska presented a lecture on profiling data.