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Title: Block exemptions from the prohibition of restrictive agreements in the EC and Poland

Editor: Agata Jurkowska, Tadeusz Skoczny

Authors: Piotr Dębowski, Dr. Agata Jurkowska, Dr. Konrad Kohutek, Dr. Dawid Miąsik, Dr. Małgorzata A. Nesterowicz, Ewelina D. Sage, PhD, Prof. Tadeusz Skoczny, Dr. Rafał Stankiewicz, Dr. Iwona Zużewicz-Wiewiórowska

Series: Antitrust and Regulatory Studies and Monographs (2)

Publisher: University of Warsaw Faculty of Management Press

Place of publishing: Warsaw

Year of publishing: 2008

ISBN: 978-83-61276-10-4

Block exemptions from the prohibition of restrictive agreements in the EC and PolandThe second publication of the series ‘Antitrust and Regulatory Studies and Monographs’, based on the final result of an extensive research project implemented by CARS in 2007 on a demand of the Polish Office of Competition and Consumers Protection, presents the evolution and shape of EC and Polish block exemptions from the prohibition of anticompetitive agreements.

Block exemptions, both general and sector-specific, are presented either in a historical context or in the current system of EC competition rules application introduced by Regulation 1/2003 in 1 May 2004. Simultaneously, the publication tries to consider the modern role of block exemptions in a system of competition protection.

The book consists of ten chapters; each of them can be treated as an independent article. The first chapters (A. Jurkowska, T. Skoczny) is devoted to the idea of block exemptions in competition law and the last one (same authors) predicts their future in the system of competition protection. Other chapters concern the justification and structure of block exemptions for certain categories of agreements: R&D agreements (A. Jurkowska), vertical agreements (E. D. Sage), selective distribution agreements (K. Kohutek), vertical agreements in the motor vehicle sector (P. Dębowski, T. Skoczny), technology transfer agreements (D. Miąsik), cooperation agreements in the insurance sector (R. Stankiewicz), agreements in the maritime transport (M.A. Nesterowicz, I. Zużewicz-Wiewiórowska) and agreements in air transport (T. Skoczny).

See the English version of contents and preface in the information volumer linked above.