Kati Cseres is an Associate Professor of Law at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG) and Program Director of the EU Law Masters at the University of Amsterdam. She is a member of The Good Lobby Profs inititiave, which monitors the respect of the rule of law by holding the EU and national institutions and leaders accountable. Kati is Editor of the Journal Legal Issues of Economic Integration.
In 2018 she worked as a Distinguished Guest Fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest. For 2022, she was selected as a Non-Resident Research Fellow, at the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, Loyola University Chicago.
Kati has been Non-governmental Adviser to the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) between 2014 and 2020. She is a Board Member of the Stichting Ontwikkelingen Mededingingsrecht.
Kati has extensive experience in training national judges, officials of public administration and civil society organizations in EU competition law, consumer law and EU state aid law. She has participated in the Re-Jus project and co-organized and taught in the EEUStAID project 'Building Central and Eastern European judicial capacities for the enforcement of EU State aid law '. In 2022, she was the main organizer of the first Capacity Building Training for Civil Society Organizations in EU competition law.
In 2019, together with Or Brook (Leed University) she was awarded the UK’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account for their 'Priority Setting Project'. Their Policy Report summarizes their findings providing a systematic and comprehensive mapping of the (procedural and substantive) priority setting rules and practices guiding the competition authorities in the European Union and the UK. In 2022, the project started a new phase, Priority Setting Project 2.0 in cooperation with UNCTAD Competition and consumer protection , which expands the research to other regions across the globe, focusing on developing countries.
Kati’s research investigates uneven power structures and relations in (EU) competition law, consumer law, constitutional law and sector regulation (energy law). She interrogates how various sub-disciplines of law, formal and informal institutions structure power relations in the oversight of markets and which tools they provide for controlling power. Her research agenda focuses on fundamental transformations in societies, political systems and economies that disrupt prevailing models of economic law and its enforcement. She investigates how these models can respond to challenges of growing political and corporate concentration as well as social inequalities.
Cseres, K.J. and O. Brook (2023) The CMA’s New Prioritisation Guidelines: Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth? Kluwer Competition Law Blog, 28 November, 2023.
Cseres, K.J. O. Brook, B. Van Rompuy (2023) Abolishing Formal Complaints? Balancing Technical Expertise and Efficiency with Democratic Accountability in the European Commission’s Decision-Making, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, 2023.
Cseres, K.J. (2023) Re-Prioritising Referrals under Article 22 EUMR: Consequences for Third Parties and Mutual Trust between Competition Authorities, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, 2023.
Cseres, K.J. (2023) The Role of Competition Lawin Defending Rule of Law Values in the EU, in: Established EU rule of Law Instruments, RED-SPINEL Working Paper.
Cseres, K.J. (2023) with J Bayer, Without Enforcement, the EMFA is Dead Letter, A Proposal to Improve the Enforcement of EMFA, Verfassungsblog, 2023 13 June.
Cseres, K.J. (2023) A versenyhatóságok szerepe a médiapluralizmus védelmében (The role of competition authorities in safeguarding media pluralism), Médiakutató, 2023. ősz XXIV. évf. 3. szám, 15–23.
Cseres, K. J. (2022). EU Competition Law and Democracy in the Shadow of Rule of Law Backsliding in: “The changing governance of EU competition law: a constitutional challenge” C. Colombo, M. Eliantonio, K. Wright (eds.) Hart Publishing. 2022.
Cseres, K. J. (2022). Intersection of competition and regulation in abuse of dominance and monopolization in: Research Handbook on Abuse of Dominance and Monopolization, P. Akman, O.Brook, K.Stylianou Edward Elgar 2022.
Cseres, K. J. Reyna, A. (2021). EU State Aid Law and Consumer Protection: An Unsettled Relationship in Times of Crisis, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice.
Cseres, K. J. (2020). “Acceptable” cartels at the crossroads of EU competition law and the common agricultural policy, A legal inquiry into the political, economic and social dimensions of (strengthening farmers’) bargaining power, Antitrust Bulletin, pp.1-22.
Cseres, K. J. (2019). Rule of Law Challenges and the enforcement of EU competition law, A case-study of Hungary and its implications for EU law. Competition Law Review, Vo.14(1). pp. 75-99.
Cseres, K. J. (2019)."Consumer Social Responsibility in Dutch Law", Erasmus Law Review, 4, (2019):94-110
Cseres, K. J. (2018). The active energy consumer in EU law. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 9(1).
Cseres, K. J. (2017). Universal Service and Consumer Protection: a paradigm shift in EU law. European Competition and Regulatory Law Review, 4, 1-18.
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, 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. (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.
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), ‘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.
Cseres, K J. Broulík, J (eds.) Competition Law and Economic Inequality, Hart Publishing (2022).
Master's programme European Competition Law and Regulation
Kati’s research expertise lies in EU competition law and consumer law, where she investigates how legal rules, formal and informal institutions of consumer and competition laws are connected and reinforced in market design and oversight. Her research agenda focuses on fundamental transformations in societies and economies that disrupt prevailing models of competition law enforcement and consumer law. She is currently working on two projects: ‘Priority Setting Project’, that studies the legal, economic and institutional factors that influence setting enforcement priorities by all 28 national competition authorities in the EU. The project uses a novel empirical methodology and systematically analyses the competition authorities’ priority-setting policies and practices.
‘Revisiting the definition and the normative concept of the consumer’, a project investigating how the underlying concept of the consumer within EU law and policy be recast in a more inclusive direction.