Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Maciej Gac, Jagiellonian University in Krakow - Faculty of Law and Administration asks Poland: Private Enforcement of Antitrust Law – Unfulfilled Dream?
ABSTRACT: The following article focuses on the issue of private enforcement of antitrust law and the reception of its European model in Poland. Through the analysis of Polish competition authority’s policy, national jurisprudence and recent legal reforms, the article tries to explain whether the current convergence of Polish practice of competition law enforcement towards the European model allowed establishing effective system of private enforcement in Poland. The undertaken analysis is especially important in the current legal context, where the Directive on damages actions was adopted by the EU Parliament and the Council (Directive 2014/104/UE of 26 November 2014), and Member States are required to implement its provisions into the national legal order by the end of 2016.