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Department of Competition Law


dr hab. Grzegorz Materna, prof. INP PAN

mgr Artur Szmigielski

dr hab. Krystyna Kowalik-Bańczyk, prof. INP PAN (urlop bezpłatny)
dr Małgorzata Krasnodębska – Tomkiel
mgr Marcin Mleczko

Institute of Law Studies PAS
00-330 Warszawa, Nowy Świat 72
phone: (22) 65-72-781
office hours: Friday, 13:00-14:00, room: 222


Research areas

The core academic activity of the Competition Law Department consists of research in the field of Polish and EU competition law. This research also covers issues concerning relations between competition law and other areas of law, including intellectual property law, public procurement law and criminal law.

The most recent areas of the research activity cover in particular:

  • Restrictions of competition in digital markets.
  • The intersection between competition law and new technologies (including artificial intelligence and algorithmic pricing).
  • Combating bid rigging with competition and penal law.
  • Potential changes to competition law, particularly in light of the proposal for more convergence of national competition laws of EU countries.
  • Competition authorities’ investigatory powers, companies’ obligations and the scope of the protection of fundamental rights in competition proceedings.
  • The use of ‘public compensation’ by the President of the OCCP as a means of eliminating adverse market practices.

Postgraduate studies in competition law

Recruitment for the 9th edition of the ‘Competition Law’ Postgraduate Studies are currently underway. The lectures are conducted by outstanding representatives of scholarly science (from the ILS–PAS, the Faculty of Law and the Administration of the University of Warsaw and other renowned universities in Poland), as well as by outstanding practitioners (judges and employees of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection and law firms).

Postgraduate studies in the field of consumer protection law

Currently, the second edition of the ‘Consumer Protection Law’ Postgraduate Studies is in progress. The lectures are conducted by outstanding representatives of scholarly science (from the ILS–PAS, the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw and other renowned universities in Poland) as well as by outstanding practitioners (judges and employees of the Consumer Federation, the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection and law firms).

Doctoral seminar on competition law

As part of the doctoral studies, a doctoral seminar on competition law is conducted under the supervision of Dr Hab. Grzegorz Materna, associate professor the ILS–PAS.