II. FoWirt


On the 4th of November 2011, the second German-Polish Forum for Business Law, held under the auspices of the German embassy in Warsaw and the Polish embassy in Berlin, took place in the Senate Hall of the University of Warsaw. Among the approximately 150 participants were numerous representatives from science and from (both legal, and entrepreneurial) practice. Topics of the forum were selected issues of antitrust law and compliance. The main objective of the organizers to which the University of Warsaw, the Polish-German Lawyers' Association, the German-Polish Chamber of Commerce, and especially the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) and its representative and holder of the Chair of Polish public law (including European Law and Commercial Law), Prof. Dr. Bartosz Makowicz include; was to create a common basis for Polish and German economic and legal specialists. The forum was supported by the Actavis Group, B / S / H, bunk-alliance, the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation, Mercedes Benz Poland, Noerr and PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal Szurmińska-Jaworska. Media partner were the magazine manager, the daily Rzeczpospolita and the publisher Wolters Kluwer. The daily Rzeczpospolita from 5/11/2011 commented very positively on the second forum. The participants were first welcomed by Prof. Dr. Makowicz; Prof. Dr. hab. Tomasz Giaro, the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law at Warsaw; Michael Kern, the director general of the German-Polish Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Jan Schürmann, the board member of the German-Polish Lawyers Association and the German ambassador in Warsaw, Mr. Rüdiger Freiherr von Fritsch. Following the welcome note an introductory lecture by Prof. Dr. hab. Józef Olszyński followed. It concerned the German-Polish economic relations in the European context.

The first panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel, the President of the Polish Competition and Consumer Protection Authority. The panel concerned the GermanPolish-European cooperation in the field of antitrust law. Das subsequent discussion was moderated by Dr. Jan Schürmann of the Polish-German Lawyers Association and concerned the everyday application of the antitrust laws. Second part was devoted to the structure of effective compliance systems and their implementation. Prof. Dr. Bartosz Makowicz presented important prerequisites for the planning and implementation of compliance and granted an overview of the general compliance approaches, its individual components and a cost-benefit calculation. The final panel discussion was moderated by Katarzyna Woroszylska (PricewaterhouseCoopers).