The speech delivered by Prof. attorney-at-law Filip Elżanowski at the Second Energy Forum of Science and Economy
On October 18, 2019, at the Staszic Palace in Warsaw [PL: Pałac Staszica w Warszawie], the Second Energy Science and Economy Forum Conference entitled “Opportunities and threats for energy market participants” took place. The Conference was co-organized by The Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences – ILS PAS [PL: Instytut Nauk Prawnych Polskiej Akademii Nauk – INP PAN) and the “Mercatus et Civis” Foundation [PL: Fundacja „Mercatus et Civis”].
The managing partner of the Law Firm, Prof. attorney-at-law Filip Elżanowski, was invited to actively participate in the event, who as part of his speech delivered a paper on “The principle of resolving doubts in favor of a party in the context of the judicial decisions of the President of the Energy Regulatory Office [PL: Prezes Urzędu Regulacji Energetyki]. The paper pertained to relations between interpretative directives regulated by law ordering in doubtful situations to adopt an interpretation favorable to the entrepreneur, and sanctions. Professor Filip Elżanowski in his speech drew attention to the fact that the responsibility for damage caused to an entrepreneur as a result of a faulty decision of the authority is borne primarily by the State Treasury [PL: Skarb Państwa], and personal liability cases are exceptional. He also put emphasis on the current legal regulations, and in particular the danger of violating public finance discipline, promote pro-fiscal actions and imposing financial penalties. He also emphasized the important need to take legislative actions to promote pro-entrepreneurial decisions in administration and to modify responsibility for violation of public finance discipline.
The event has been under the honorary patronage of: Krzysztof Tchórzewski Minister of Energy [PL: Minister Energii] and Rafał Gawin President of the Energy Regulatory Office [PL: Prezes Urzędu Regulacji Energetyki], as well as the media patronage of: Centrum Informacji o Rynku Energii CIRE.pl, Polskie Wydawnictwo Ekonomiczne, Biuletyn Rzeczników Konsumentów, Dziennik Warto Wiedzieć and the Magazine Energetyka Cieplna i Zawodowa. The Conference was held with the support of partners: PGE Obrót S.A., ENERGA GROUP [PL: Grupa ENERGA] as well as Stowarzyszenie Rzeczników Konsumentów.