Institute for Comparative Law and the Faculty of Law, UL, together with the co-financer Ius Software organized a scientific seminar at which 15 authors presented to the expert public the latest research results in the field of consumer law.
B.01 Organiser of a scientific meeting
The paper addresses the question whether strengthening of the consumer protection legislation at the supranational and national level as well globally, causes more than noticeable changes in the role and importance of the unfair competition law. The unfair competition law used to be the central lever to protect the interests of natural persons in relation to the business entities. The basic dilemma to be addressed is therefore, whether the unfair competition law through the development and strengthening of (modern) consumer law underwent a sort of erosion and has been a centre of gravity shifts from unfair competition in the consumer law and whether, despite the above fact, these two legal areas might be complementary.
B.03 Paper at an international scientific conferenceCOBISS.SI-ID: 14717521
Various forms of extra-judicial settlement of disputes between consumers and businesses have arisen in the recent years, in particular mediation, as well as solutions with elements of arbitration, where the decision is binding for at least one of the parties. The article discusses whether and under what conditions it would be permissible to introduce such forms of dispute resolution in a manner that the business would be required to participate in the procedure, particularly in the light of the constitutional right to judicial protection of rights.
B.03 Paper at an international scientific conferenceCOBISS.SI-ID: 14852433
The author presents and analyses the changes in the determining of international jurisdiction between EU Member States in insurance, consumer and labour issues introduce by the reform of the Brussels I Regulation, which entered into force in January 2015.
B.04 Guest lectureCOBISS.SI-ID: 14049361
The lecture discussed, inter alia, the relationship between the protection of consumer benefits with express provision of statutory rights on the one hand and creating consumer favorable market position by promoting and protecting the competition between suppliers of goods and services in the market on the other hand. A comparison of the consumers’ position in European countries and in the US often reveals that, despite the lower level of regulation the US consumer actually enjoy better chances of withdrawal, refund, elimination of errors etc., which is mainly due to a higher level of competition in the US market.
B.04 Guest lectureCOBISS.SI-ID: 14103633