Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance

dr. K.J. (Kati) Cseres


  • Faculty of Law
    European Law
  • Visiting address
    REC A
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Room number: 10.06.
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  1030
    1000 BA  Amsterdam
  • K.J.Cseres@uva.nl
    T: 0205253654

Katalin Cseres obtained her university degree in law (1999, cum laude) at the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, Hungary.

In 2004, she obtained her Ph.D. title from the University of Utrecht. Her Ph.D. thesis deals with the topic 'Competition Law and Consumer Protection'. She is an Associate Professor of law at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG). She is theme leader in the Law Faculty Research Priority Area Law and Justice across Borders, sub-theme Markets and Society of the . She is the academic coordinator for the Master programme ' European Competition Law and Regulation', as well as a fellow of the Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE). She is teh chairwoman of the Board of Studies for the English language Masters.

She also acts as Non-governmental adviser to the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM).

Her current research focuses on the question of how EU law supports consumers in public services markets. In her research she investigates the legal criteria in the Liberalization Directives and new EU legislative proposals (for example, postal services, energy, telecommunications)  that have a bearing on the different types of consumers i.e. the definition and normative concept (average-vulnerable) of the consumer.How does EU law conceptualize the relationship between universal service provisions and consumer provisions? How should the provisions on universal service provision and user protection respond to technical developments such as the digitalization of public services? What is the role of national regulatory authorities and their cooperation concerning postal consumers’ legal position? How should this institutional framework respond to the technological developments?How can consumer responsibility (in EU law) be conceptualized in  a way that explains the role of consumers in achieving public policy goals such as sustainability, competitiveness or data protection.

She continues to investigate the role of consumers in EU competition law focusing on effective judicial protection of consumers in public and private competition law enforcement and their institutional design.

She also analyses the Europeanization of competition law enforcement in the Central and Eastern European Member States and examines the governance mechanisms that frame the interplay between EU and national law, for example in the case of the European Competition Network.

 

Key Publications

K.J. Cseres (2017). Rule of law values in the decentralized public enforcement of EU competition law In: The Enforcement of EU Law and Values: Ensuring Member States’ Compliance, Jakab, A. Kochenov, D. (eds.), Oxford University Press, pp.182-199.

 K.J. Cseres (2017). Consumer protection in: Amtenbrink, F. Curtin, D. de Witte, B. Kuijper, P.J. McDonnell, A. Van den Bogaert, S. (eds.) The Law of the European Union and the European Communities: Kapteyn-Verloren Van Themaat, 2017.

K.J. Cseres, Outhuisje, A. (2017) Parallel enforcement and accountability: the case of EU competition law, in: M. Scholten and M. Luchtman (eds.), Law Enforcement by EU Authorities. Political and judicial accountability in a shared legal order, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Cseres, K.J.  & J. Mendes (2014). Consumers’ access to EU competition law procedures: outer and inner limits. Common Market Law Review, 51 (2), 483-521. [go to publisher's site]

Cseres, K.J. (2014). Accession to the EU’s Competition Law Regime: A Law and Governance Approach. Yearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies, 7 (9), 31-66.

Cseres, K.J. and Balogh, V. (2013), ‘Institutional Design in Hungary: A Case Study of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive’, Journal of Consumer Policy 361, pp. 343-365.

Cseres, K.J. (2010), ‘Comparing laws in the enforcement of EU competition law’, European Journal of Legal Studies 3(1), pp. 7-44.

Cseres, K.J. (2010), ‘The impact of Regulation 1/2003 in the New Member States’, Competition Law Review 6(2), pp. 77-121.

Cseres, K.J. (2008), ‘What has competition done for consumers in liberalised markets?’, Competition Law Review 4(2), pp. 77-121.

Cseres, K.J. (2007), ‘The controversies of the consumer welfare standard’, Competition Law Review 3(2), pp. 121-173.

Cseres, K.J. (2007), ‘Multijurisdictional competition law enforcement: the interface between European competition law and the competition laws of the new Member States’, European Competition Journal, 3(2), pp. 465-502.

Books

Criminalization Of Competition Law Enforcement (2006)

Competition Law and Consumer Protection (2005)

Her current research focuses on the question of how EU law supports consumers in public services markets. In her research she investigates the legal criteria in the Liberalization Directives and new EU legislative proposals (for example, postal services, energy, telecommunications)  that have a bearing on the different types of consumers i.e. the definition and normative concept (average-vulnerable) of the consumer.How does EU law conceptualize the relationship between universal service provisions and consumer provisions? How should the provisions on universal service provision and user protection respond to technical developments such as the digitalization of public services? What is the role of national regulatory authorities and their cooperation concerning postal consumers’ legal position? How should this institutional framework respond to the technological developments?How can consumer responsibility (in EU law) be conceptualized in  a way that explains the role of consumers in achieving public policy goals such as sustainability, competitiveness or data protection.

She continues to investigate the role of consumers in EU competition law focusing on effective judicial protection of consumers in public and private competition law enforcement and their institutional design.

She also analyses the Europeanization of competition law enforcement in the Central and Eastern European Member States and examines the governance mechanisms that frame the interplay between EU and national law, for example in the case of the European Competition Network.

2017

  • Cseres, K. J. (in press). Consumer protection. In F. Amtenbrink, D. Curtin, P-J. Kuijper, A. McDonnel, & B. De Witte (Eds.), The Law of the European Union (forthcoming). The Hague: Kluwer.
  • Cseres, K. J. (2017). Harmonization: legal enforcement. In A. Marciano, & G. B. Ramello (Eds.), Encyclopedia of law and economics New York: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-7883-6_567-1  [details] 
  • Cseres, K. J. (2017). Rule of Law Values in the Decentralized Public Enforcement of EU Competition Law. In A. Jakab, & D. Kochenov (Eds.), The Enforcement of EU Law and Values: ensuring Member States' compliance (pp. 182-199). Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746560.003.0011 

2016

  • Cseres, K. J. (2016). The Regulatory Consumer in EU and National Law? Case Study of the Normative Concept of the Consumer in Hungary and Poland. Yearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies, 9(13), 9-41. DOI: 10.7172/1689-9024.YARS.2015.8.12.1  [details] 
  • Cseres, K. (2016). Competition Law Enforcement Beyond the Nation-State: A Model for Transnational Enforcement Mechanisms? In H. W. Micklitz, & A. Wechsler (Eds.), The transformation of enforcement: European economic law in global perspective. (pp. 319-340). Oxford: Hart Publishing. [details] 

2015

  • Cseres, K. J. (2015). Harmonising Private Enforcement of Competition Law in Central and Eastern Europe: The Effectiveness of Legal Transplants Through Consumer Collective Actions. Yearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies, 8(12), 33-59. DOI: 10.7172/1689-9024.YARS.2015.8.12.2  [details] 

2014

  • Cseres, K. J. (2014). Accession to the EU's competition law regime: a law and governance approach. Yearbook of Antitrust and Regulatory Studies, 7(9), 31-66. [details] 
  • Cseres, K. J., & Mendes, J. (2014). Consumers’ access to EU competition law procedures: outer and inner limits. Common Market Law Review, 51(2), 483-521. [details] 

2013

  • Cseres, K. J., & Balogh, V. (2013). Institutional design in Hungary: a case study of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive. Journal of Consumer Policy, 36(3), 343-365. DOI: 10.1007/s10603-013-9236-y  [details] 
  • Cseres, K. (2013). Relationship between EU competition law and national competition laws. In I. Lianos, & D. Geradin (Eds.), Research handbook on EU competition law: enforcement and procedure (pp. 539-583). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. DOI: 10.4337/9781782546214.00018  [details] 
  • Cseres, K., & Schrauwen, A. (2013). Empowering consumer-citizens: changing rights or merely discourse? In D. Schiek (Ed.), The EU social and economic model after the global crisis: interdisciplinary perspectives (pp. 117-139). (Studies in modern law and policy). Farnham: Ashgate. [details] 

2012

  • Cseres, K. J. (2012). Consumer protection in the European Union. In R. van den Bergh, & A. M. Pacces (Eds.), Regulation and economics (pp. 163-228). (Encyclopedia of law and economics, second edition; No. 9). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. DOI: 10.4337/9781782540465.00012  [details] 

2010

  • Cseres, K. J. (2010). The impact of Regulation 1/2003 in the new member states. Competition Law Review, 6(2), 145-182. [details] 
  • Cseres, K. (2010). Comparing laws in the enforcement of EU and national competition laws. European Journal of Legal Studies, 3(1), 7-44. [details] 

2008

  • Cseres, K. J. (2008). What has competition done for consumers in liberalised markets? Competition Law Review, 4(2), 77-121. [details] 

2007

  • Cseres, K. J. (2007). Multi-jurisdictional competition law enforcement: the interface between European competition law and the competition laws of the new Member States. European Competition Journal, 3(2), 465-502. [details] 
  • Cseres, K. J. (2007). The Controversies of the Consumer Welfare Standard. Competition Law Review, 121-173. [details] 

2016

  • Cseres, K. J. (2016). The Procedural Aspects of the Application of Competition Law: Consumers’ Participation in Competition Law Procedures. In . C. I. Nagy (Ed.), The Procedural Aspects of the Application of Competition Law: European Frameworks - Central European Perspectives. (pp. 82-133). Europa Law Publishing.
  • Cseres, K. (2016). [Review of: B. Cortese (2014) EU competion law : between public and private enforcement]. Common Market Law Review, 53(2), 575-577. [details] 

2014

  • Cseres, K. J. (2014). Enforcing the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive: the enforcement model of the Netherlands. In T. Tóth (Ed.), Unfair commercial practices: the long road to harmonized law enforcement (pp. 19-36). (A Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem, Jog- és Államtudományi Karának könyvei. Tanulmányok; No. 21). Budapest: Pázmány Press. [details] 

2013

  • Cseres, K. J. (2013). From the board: Constitutional issues of economic integration. Legal Issues of Economic Integration, 40(3), 191-195. [details] 
  • Cseres, K. J., & Szilágyi, P. (2013). The Hungarian car insurance cartel saga. In B. Rodger (Ed.), Landmark cases in competition law: around the world in fourteen stories (pp. 145-166). (International competition law series; No. 53). Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International. [details] 
  • Cseres, K. (2013). Együtt vagy külön? Intézményi megoldások a fogyasztóvédelem és a versenyjog területén. In P. Valentiny, F. L. Kiss, & I. Nagy Csongor (Eds.), Verseny és szabályozás 2012 (pp. 61-96). Budapest: MTA KRTK Közgazdaság-tudományi Intézet (Hungarian Academy of Sciences). [details] 

2011

  • Cseres, K. J. (2011). Towards a European model of economic justice: the role of competition law. In H-W. Micklitz (Ed.), The many concepts of social justice in European private law (pp. 405-450). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. DOI: 10.4337/9780857935892.00030  [details] 
  • Cseres, K. (2011). Competition and contract law. In A. S. Hartkamp, M. W. Hesselink, E. H. Hondius, C. Mak, & C. E. du Perron (Eds.), Towards a European civil code. - 4th rev. and expanded ed. (pp. 205-237). Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International [etc.]. [details] 
  • Loos, M. B. M., Helberger, N., Guibault, L., Mak, C., Pessers, L., Cseres, K. J., ... Tigner, R. (2011). Analysis of the applicable legal frameworks and suggestions for the contours of a model system of consumer protection in relation to digital content contracts. - Final report: Comparative analysis, law & economics analysis, assessment and development of recommendations for possible future rules on digital content contracts. (Digital content contracts for consumers). Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam, Centre for the Study of European Contract Law [etc.]. [details] 

2010

  • Cafaggi, F., Cherednychenko, O. O., Cremona, M., Cseres, K., Gorywoda, L. J., Karova, R., ... Podstawa, K. (2010). Europeanization of private law in Central and Eastern Europe countries (CEECs): preliminary findings and research agenda. (EUI working papers. Law; No. 2010/15). Florence: European University Institute. [details] 
  • Luth, H. A., & Cseres, K. (2010). The DCFR and consumer protection: an economic assessment. In P. Larouche, & F. Chirico (Eds.), Economic analysis of the DCFR: the work of the economic impact group within the CoPECL (pp. 235-276). München: Sellier. [details] 

2009

  • Cseres, K., & Langer, J. (2009). Tetra Laval à la Hongroise. In O. Essens, A. Gerbrandy, & S. Lavrijssen (Eds.), National courts and the standard of review in competition law and economic regulation (pp. 127-144). Groningen: Europa Law Publishing. [details] 

2008

  • Cseres, K. J. (2008). Governance design for European private law: lessons from the Europeanization of competition law in Central and Eastern Europe. In F. Cafaggi, & H. Muir-Watt (Eds.), Making European private law: governance design (pp. 138-193). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [details] 

2007

  • Cseres, K. J. (2007). Collective consumer actions: a competition law perspective. In W. H. van Boom, & M. Loos (Eds.), Collective Consumer Interests and How They are Served Best in Europe; Legal aspects and policy issues on the border between private law and public policy. Europa Law Publishing. [details] 
  • Cseres, K. J. (2007). Consumers’ access to justice in the new E.U. member states. In D. Busch, & H. N. Schelthaas (Eds.), Vergelijkend Wijs. (pp. 37-58). Kluwer. [details] 
  • Cseres, K. J. (2007). Contribution on Hungarian law. In T. M. J. Möllers, & A. Heinemann (Eds.), The enforcement of competition law in Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [details] 
  • Cseres, K. J. (2007). The Interface between EC Competition Law and the Competition Laws of the new member States: Implementation or Innovation? In D. Obradovic, & N. Lavranos (Eds.), Interface between EU Law and National Law. (pp. 205-231). Groningen: Europa Law Publishing. [details] 

2006

  • Cseres, K. J. (2006). The impact of consumer protection on competition and competition law: The case of deregulated markets. In I. D. Salavrakos (Ed.), From Small Firms to Multinationals: Industrial, Entrepreneurial, Managerial, Financial, Fiscal, Transaction Cost and Consumer Perspectives in the Era of Globalisation, ATINER. (pp. 537-558) [details] 
  • Cseres, K. J., Schinkel, M. P., & Vogelaar, F. O. W. (2006). Law and economics of criminal antitrust enforcement: an introduction. In K. J. Cseres, M. P. Schinkel, & F. O. W. Vogelaar (Eds.), Criminalization of competition law enforcement: economic and legal implications for the EU member states. (pp. 1-29). Cheltenham: Elgar. [details] 

2005

  • Cseres, K. J. (2005). Consumer Law and Consumer Protection. Den Haag: Kluwer Law International. [details] 
  • Cseres, K. J. (2005). The interplay between consumer protection and competition law in the EC. European journal of consumer law = Revue européenne de droit de la consommation, 2005(2). [details] 

2004

Book editor

  • Cseres, K. J., Schinkel, M. P., & Vogelaar, F. O. W. (2006). Criminalization of competition law enforcement. Economic and legal implications for the EU member states. Cheltenham/Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing. [details] 

Talk / presentation

  • Cseres, K.J. (speaker) (11-11-2016): Impact Assessment of interventions of competition and Consumer Authorities, Conference on impact assessment of oversight by competition and consumer authorities, Netherlands.
  • Cseres, K.J. (speaker) & Hulstijn, Joris (speaker) (7-7-2016): Consumer Protection and the Collaborative Economy, Sixth Biennial Conference, ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance, Netherlands.
  • Cseres, K.J. (speaker) (7-7-2016): Regulatory consumer law, Sixth Biennial Conference, ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance, Netherlands.
  • Cseres, K.J. (speaker) & Butenko, A.S. (speaker) (1-7-2016): User-centered innovation and EU competition law: local energy initiatives in the Netherlands, 11th Ascola Conference Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands.
  • Cseres, K.J. (speaker) (25-5-2016): The Regulatory Consumer: Prosumer-Driven Local Energy Production Initiatives, 10th Competition Law and Economics European Network (CLEEN), Bonn, Germany.
  • Cseres, K.J. (speaker) (20-5-2016): E-commerce and unfair commercial practices, 4th Pázmány UCP Conference, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Cseres, K.J. (speaker) (15-1-2016): The Regulatory consumer: prosumer driven local energy production initiatives, Eindhoven University of Technology.

Others

  • Cseres, K.J. (participant) (2016): External parter RENFORCE project 'Verticalization of enforcement' (other).
  • Cseres, K.J. (consultant) (2016): Legal expert for Fitness Check of EU Consumer law: Second Study on aspects related to the Consumer Sales and Guarantees Directive, ICF International (consultancy).
  • Weimer, M. (participant), Cseres, K.J. (participant) & Eckes, Christina (participant) (4-11-2016): The Rule of Law in the Technological Age (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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