On March 27-28, 2017, MM Conferences organized in Warsaw the workshop “Compliance with the recent changes in competition law”, during which Ms. Agnieszka Staszek delivered the presentation “Analysis of cooperation agreements under competition law”.
On March 16, 2017, Zuzanna Ochońska and Agnieszka Staszek were speakers at the workshop “Consumer Law in the Power Sector – Practical Aspects”, organized in Warsaw by Proability. Their presentation concerned the subject of “Contractual penalties in the electricity sale contracts”. They presented the applicable restrictions stemming from the energy and consumer laws, against the background of the pertinent decisions of the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection.
During a special ceremony organized on March 14, 2017 in the Narvil Hotel in Serock, our law firm has received an award and plaque of a “Trusted Partner” of Żywiec Zdrój S.A. We are very proud to have received this unique recognition!
On February 23-24, 2017, the 4th International Consumer Conference “Consumer rights in theory and practice” was held at the University of Silesia in Katowice. Honorary Patrons of the Conference were Rector of the University of Silesia prof. Andrzej Kowalczyk and Mr. Marek Niechciał, the President of the OCCP.
During the Conference, Mr. Sroczyński delivered a panel presentation entitled “Consumer Arbitration (ADR) in the energy sector: more benefits or problems?” In his presentation, Mr. Sroczyński referred to new obligations stemming from the Law on Extrajudicial Resolving of Consumer Disputes, in particular, as applicable to undertakings from the energy sector.
In January 2017, the Centre of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies (CARS) of the University of Warsaw published a new edition of the on-line periodical „The Internet Antimonopoly and Regulatory Quarterly” (iKAR), devoted to issues of competition law in the pharmaceutical and health care sectors. The publication contains an article by J. Sroczyński entitled ”Dispute about homeopathy (or who rules the market?)”. The article discusses the dispute between the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection and the Polish Chamber of Physicians and Dentists concerning homeopathy and the effects of court rulings issued in this case upon the scope of powers of the medical self-government to regulate the markets.
The article can be accessed at the following internet address: http://ikar.wz.uw.edu.pl/numery/39/111.pdf
J. Sroczyński was named recommended lawyer in Who’s Who Legal 2017 in the field “competition”. This nomination has been repeatedly received by J. Sroczyński over the last few years.
Our law office was again nominated as one of 100 recommended world leading competition law practices in the ”GCR 100” ranking.