Fotograaf: Bram Belloni

mw. dr. mr. J.A. (Joasia) Luzak


  • Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
    Afd. Privaatrecht A
  • Bezoekadres
    Oudemanhuispoort
    Oudemanhuispoort 4-6  Amsterdam
    Kamernummer: A1.09
  • Postadres:
    Oudemanhuispoort  4-6
    1012 CN  Amsterdam
  • J.A.Luzak@uva.nl
    T: 0205253911

Education

In 2003 graduated with best results and the distinction merit from the English and European Law Centre - two-year course co-organized by Cambridge and Warsaw Universities.

In 2004 graduated from the Law Faculty at the Warsaw University (cum laude). Received academic scholarships through the whole studies - in the academic year 2003/2004 received Scholarship of the National Education Ministry for academic achievements.

Pursued and obtained a Doctor degree in law at the University of Amsterdam on the 29th of November 2011 within research institute Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) : "The implied duty of a service provider to warn about a risk of construction defects resulting from a contract with a third party, with emphasis on defects resulting from design failures. A case study on the precontractual and contractual duty to warn in English, German and Dutch law and in the Draft Common Frame of Reference".

Since September 2008 Assistant Professor at the Insitute of Private Law A, University of Amsterdam.

Professor at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS) for the Spring Semester 2013. Teaching courses: European Consumer Law; Introduction to Transnational Law.

Visiting Professor at the University of Houston Law Center in January 2014. Teaching course: Introduction to Transnational Law.

Visiting Professor at the International Hellenic University as of July 2014. Teaching course: EU Consumer Law for the students of the LLM in Transnational and European Commercial Law & Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Practice

Since January 2002 until June 2005 worked in one of the biggest law firms in Poland - S. Sołtysiński, A. Kawecki & A. Szlęzak Legal Advisors - first as a paralegal, then as a junior lawyer.

Since September 2007 - lecturer of "Private Law and the Internal Market", "European Consumer Law", "Contractenrecht"; "European Contract Law".

Since September 2008 - Assistant Professor at the Amsterdam Institute of Private Law, in the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law .

In February 2010 started a blog Recent Developments in European Consumer Law ( http://recent-ecl.blogspot.com/  ). Co-ordinator and main contributor of this blog.

In March 2011 participated in the project of the Asser Institute and Dutch government: "Strengthening the Vietnam Competition Authorities in the field of enforcement of Consumer Law". Trained employees of the Vietnam Competition Authorities in the field of inter alia protection against unfair contract terms.

Publications (main)

2002 - co-author of the report prepared by Eurofinance Consulting Sp. z o.o. - "Payables/Receivables in Poland - trading, vindication and types of security".

Since 2003 - author of the columns: "Legislation review" and "Journal of Law" in the biweekly magazine "Wspolnota" (" Community") - magazine for the local governments' authorities.

2004 - author of chapters: "Tourism", "LeisureActivities" and "Education" in the book: "Abusive clauses in the law of consumers' contracts", which was published in the series "European Judgements" under editorial supervision of   Prof. E. Łętowska, by the publisher -   C.H. Beck (Polish part of German - Verlag C.H. Beck).

2005 -published second edition of the book "Abusive clauses in the law of consumers' contracts".

July 2005 - co-author of an article "Compensation for loss of spare time (damages for non-pecuniary loss)" in Private Law Quarterly (Kwartalnik Prawa Prywatnego - legal magazine listed in group "A" by the State Committee for Scientific Research).

2005 - contributed to the copublication ofthe World Bank and the International FinanceCorporation - "Doing business in 2006. Creating jobs.".

2008 - co-author of the book "Intertemporal law in the judgments of the Constitutional Tribunal and the Supreme Court" which was published under editorial supervision of Prof. E. Łętowska and K. Osajda, by Oficyna Wolters Kluwer business

2008 - author of an article "Client satisfaction - incentive for service providers to warn their clients?" published in the book "Gedrag en privaatrecht" under editorial supervision of W.H. van Boom, I. Giesen and A.J. Verheij, by Boom Juridische uitgevers

2009 - author of an article "Information duties in the new proposal for the Directive on consumer rights", published in: M.W. Hesselink & M.B.M. Loos "Het voorstel voor een Europese richtlijn consumentenrechten: een Nederlands perspectief", by Boom Juridische uitgevers

2010 - co-author of the Polish report prepared for the European Commission regarding: "Digital content services for consumers: comparative analysis of the applicable legal frameworks and suggestions for the contours of a model system of consumer protection in relation to digital content services - Report 1: Country reports: with an executive summary of the main points"

2011 - co-author of the article "Richtlijn consumentenrechten in eindfase", Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Europees Recht, 17(7), p. 249-252

2011 - co-author of the article "Ontwikkelingen betreffende het voorstel voor een Richtlijn consumentenrechten: de positie van de Raad en het Europees Parlement", Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Europees Recht, 17(5), p. 168-177

2011 - author of the article "I Have Warned!? - Can a Builder Avoid Liability by Giving a Warning to a Consumer? Case Study within English and Dutch Construction Law with Insights from Behavioural Economics"

2011 - co-author of the article "New Directive on Consumer Rights" ("Nowa Dyrektywa w sprawie Praw Konsumentow") in Private Law Quarterly (Kwartalnik Prawa Prywatnego)

2012 - J. Luzak & M.B.M. Loos. Report on the transposition of consumer law Directives in the Netherlands. Brussels: European Commission.

2012 -  Linked contracts and the construction sector: a builder's contractual obligation to warn the client about a risk that might emerge from a contract between the client and the designer. In I. Samoy & M.B.M. Loos (Eds.), Linked contracts (Ius commune europaeum, 103) (pp. 55-78). Cambridge/Antwerp/Portland: Intersentia.

2012 -  A case study on the precontractual and contractual duty to warn in English, German and Dutch law and in the Draft Common Frame of Reference. 's-Gravenhage: Stichting Instituut voor Bouwrecht.

2012 - The constructor’s duties to warn about design failures in the DCFR from a Dutch perspective. Tijdschrift voor Bouwrecht, 2012(197), 1097-1107.

2012 - On: CJEU. (2012, March 15), AA 2012-6, (Unfair commercial practice ≠ unfair contract term ≠ void contract). p.428-432.

2012 - On: HvJ EU. (2011, June 16), TvC 2012-1, (Wie draagt het risico van verwijdering van een non-conform goed? Bespreking van de uitspraken van het Hof van Justitie: nr. C-65/09 (Weber) en nr. C-87/09 (Putz)). p.25-28.

2012 - On: CJEU., Zeitschrift für Europäisches Unternehmens- und Verbraucherrecht 2012-1, (Who should bear the risk of the removal of the non-conforming goods? Joined cases C-65/09 and C-87/09 (Weber and Putz)). p.35-40.

2013 - Much Ado about Cookies: The European Debate on the New Provisions of the ePrivacy Directive regarding Cookies. European Review of Private Law, 21(1), 221-245.

2013 - [Review of the book Unexpected Circumstances in European Contract Law]. Common Market Law Review, 50(1), 307-309.

 

  • Visiting Professor at the University of Houston Law Center

 

 

  • Officer of the Leisure Industries Section of the International Bar Association

 

 

2016

  • Loos, M., & Luzak, J. (2016). Wanted: a bigger stick. On unfair terms in consumer contracts with online service providers. Journal of Consumer Policy, 39(1), 63-90. DOI: 10.1007/s10603-015-9303-7 [details] [PDF]
  • Luzak, J. (2016). The ADR Directive: designed to fail? A hole-ridden stairway to consumer justice. European Review of Private Law, 24(1), 81-101. [details]
  • Luzak, J. (2016). European Private Law: Up in the Air? In M. Bobek, & J. Prassl (Eds.), Air passenger rights: ten years on. (pp. 295-323). (EU law in the member states; No. 3). Oxford: Hart Publishing. [details] [PDF]

2015

  • Luzak, J. (2015). A storm in a teacup? On consumers’ remedies for non-conforming goods after Weber and Putz. European Review of Private Law, 23(4), 689-704. [details]

2014

  • Luzak, J. A. (2014). Een storm in een glas water? Over de rechtsmiddelen van een consument bij non-conforme goederen na de beslissing van het Hof van Justitie in Weber en Putz. Tijdschrift voor Consumentenrecht & Handelspraktijken, 2014(5), 231-238. [details]
  • Luzak, J. A. (2014). O roszczeniach konsumentów w przypadku niezgodności towaru z umową po wyroku Trybunału Sprawiedliwości UE w sprawie Weber i Putz. Internetowy Kwartalnik Antymonopolowy i Regulacyjny, 4(3), 39-51. [details] [PDF]
  • Luzak, J. A. (2014). Privacy notice for dummies? Towards European guidelines on how to give "clear and comprehensive information" on the cookies' use in order to protect the internet users' right to online privacy. Journal of Consumer Policy, 37(4), 547-559. DOI: 10.1007/s10603-014-9263-3 [details]
  • Luzak, J. A. (2014). To Withdraw Or Not To Withdraw? Evaluation of the Mandatory Right of Withdrawal in Consumer Distance Selling Contracts Taking Into Account Its Behavioural Effects on Consumers. Journal of Consumer Policy, 37(1), 91-111. DOI: 10.1007/s10603-013-9249-6 [details]
  • Luzak, J., & Mak, V. (2014). Implementation of the Consumer Rights Directive: The Netherlands. Zeitschrift für Europäisches Unternehmens- und Verbraucherrecht, 3(2), 127-129. [details]

2013

  • Luzak, J. A. (2013). Herroepen of niet herroepen, that's the question. Een beoordeling van het dwingend herroepingsrecht voor op afstand gesloten consumentenovereenkomsten op grond van psychologische inzichten. In W. H. van Boom, I. Giesen, & A. J. Verheij (Eds.), Capita civilologie: handboek voor empirie en privaatrecht. - 2e druk. (pp. 269-309). (Civilologie; No. 6). Den Haag: Boom Juridische uitgevers. [details]
  • Luzak, J. (2013). Much ado about cookies: the European debate on the new provisions of the ePrivacy Directive regarding cookies. European Review of Private Law, 21(1), 221-245. [details]

2011

  • Loos, M. B. M., & Luzak, J. A. (2011). Ontwikkelingen betreffende het voorstel voor een Richtlijn consumentenrechten: de positie van de Raad en het Europees Parlement. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Europees Recht, 17(5), 168-177. [details] [PDF]
  • Luzak, J. A., & Loos, M. B. M. (2011). Nowa dyrektywa w sprawie praw konsumentów. Kwartalnik Prawa Prywatnego, XX(4), 1019-1041. [details]

2016

  • Luzak, J. (2016). Empirical evidence in consumer law cases: what are 'up to' claims up to? In B. Heiderhoff, & R. Schulze (Eds.), Verbraucherrecht und Verbraucherverhalten = Consumer law and consumer behaviour. (pp. 231-260). Baden-Baden: Nomos. [details] [PDF]
  • Elshout, M., Elsen, M., Leenheer, J., Loos, M. B. M., & Luzak, J. A. (2016). Study on consumers’ attitudes towards Terms and Conditions (T&Cs). Brussels: European Commission. DOI: 10.2818/950733 [details]

2015

  • Loos, M. B. M., & Luzak, J. A. (2015). Economic Study on Consumer Digital Content Products. London: ICF Consulting Services Limited. [details]
  • Loos, M. B. M., & Luzak, J. A. (2015). Questionnaire: The Netherlands, Dutch law, Study on all mandatory rules applicable to contractual obligations in contracts for sales of tangible goods sold at a distance and, in particular online. University of Amsterdam. [details]
  • Loos, M. B. M., & Luzak, J. A. (2015). Questionnaire on contract rules for online purchases of digital content and tangible goods. The Netherlands. In Public consultation on contract rules for online purchases of digital content and tangible goods. Responses to the questionnaire. Academics. Brussels: European Commission. [details / files]
  • Luzak, J. A. (2015). Questionnaire / national report for Dutch law for the comparative study on the functioning of franchising contracts. Osnabrück University. [details]
  • Luzak, J. A. (2015). O implementacji dyrektywy 2011/83/UE o prawach konsumentów w Holandii. In D. Karczewska, M. Namyslowska, & T. Skoczny (Eds.), Ustawa o prawach konsumenta. (pp. 38-56). (Zarys Prawa). Warszawa: C.H. Beck. [details]
  • Luzak, J. A., & Loos, M. B. M. (2015). Study on consumers' attitudes towards terms and conditions. Ecorys?. [details]
  • Luzak, J. (2015). Online disclosure rules of the Consumer Rights Directive: protecting passive or active consumers? EuCML, 4(3), 79-87. [details]
  • Luzak, J. (2015). Online disclosure rules of the Consumer Rights Directive: protecting passive or active consumers? Ius commune Europaeum, 141, 123-140. [details]

2014

  • Loos, M. B. M., & Luzak, J. A. (2014). Consumer law compliance in on-line services. Brussels: BEUC (The European Consumer Organisation). [details]
  • Luzak, J. A., & Mak, V. (2014). The Consumer Rights Directive. In A. S. Hartkamp, C. H. Sieburgh, L. A. D. Keus, J. S. Kortmann, & M. H. Wissink (Eds.), De invloed van het Europese recht op het Nederlandse privaatrecht. (pp. 67-92). (Serie onderneming en recht; No. 81-II). Deventer: Kluwer. [details] [PDF]
  • Luzak, J. (2014). Online consumer contracts. ERA Forum, 15(3), 381-392. DOI: 10.1007/s12027-014-0356-x [details]

2012

  • Luzak, J. A. (2012). The service provider's duty to warn about defects caused by third parties: a case study on the precontractual and contractual duty to warn in English, German and Dutch law and in the Draft Common Frame of Reference. 's-Gravenhage: Stichting Instituut voor Bouwrecht. [details]
  • Luzak, J. A. (2012). Linked contracts and the construction sector: a builder's contractual obligation to warn the client about a risk that might emerge from a contract between the client and the designer. In I. Samoy, & M. B. M. Loos (Eds.), Linked contracts. (pp. 55-78). (Ius commune europaeum; No. 103). Cambridge: Intersentia. [details]
  • Luzak, J., & Loos, M. B. M. (2012). Report on the transposition of consumer law Directives in the Netherlands. Brussels: European Commission. [details]

2010

  • Laine, J., Rochfeld, J., Brunaux, G., Tigner, R., Rott, P., Csehi, Z., ... Braucher, J. (2010). Comparative analysis of the applicable legal frameworks and suggestions for the contours of a model system of consumer protection in relation to digital content services. - Report 1: Country reports. (Digital content services for consumers). Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam, Centre for the Study of European Contract Law; Institute for Information Law. [details]

2009

  • Luzak, J. A. (2009). Information duties in the new proposal for the Directive on consumer rights. In M. W. Hesselink, & M. B. M. Loos (Eds.), Het voorstel voor een Europese richtlijn consumentenrechten: een Nederlands perspectief. (pp. 113-128). Den Haag: Boom Juridische uitgevers. [details]

2008

  • Luzak, J. A. (2008). Orzecznictwo Izby (Administracyjnej) Pracy i Ubezpieczeń Społecznych Sądu Najwyższego. - 2: Zmiana prawa materialnego w toku sprawy (wybór zasady bezpośredniego działania ustawy nowej albo zasady dalszego działania ustawy dawnej) & 4: Wpływ orzeczenia TK na podstawę orzekania w konkretnej sprawie (skutek prawny orzeczenia TK — ex nunc czy ex tunc). In E. Łętowska, & K. Osajda (Eds.), Prawo intertemporalne w orzecznictwie Trybunału Konstytucyjnego i Sądu Najwyższego. (pp. 260-284, 322-348). (Biblioteka sądowa: orzecznictwo). Warszawa: Wolters Kluwer Polska. [details]
  • Luzak, J. (2008). Client satisfaction: incentive for service providers to warn their clients? In W. H. van Boom, I. Giesen, & A. J. Verheij (Eds.), Gedrag en privaatrecht : over gedragspresumpties en gedragseffecten bij privaatrechtelijke leerstukken. (pp. 83-101). (Boom masterreeks). Den Haag: Boom Juridische uitgevers. [details]

2014

  • Luzak, J. A. (2014). Second Annual Conference on the Unfair Commercial Practice Directive. Budapeszt, Katolicki Uniwersytet im. Pétera Pázmány’ego, 13.03.2014 r. Internetowy Kwartalnik Antymonopolowy i Regulacyjny, 4(3), 155-157. [details] [PDF]
  • Luzak, J. (2014). [Review of: N. Reich, H.-W. Micklitz (2014) European consumer law. - 2nd ed.]. Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 21(4), 797-802. [details]
  • Luzak, J., (2014). Case note: CJEU (C-281/12: Case Trento Sviluppo and Centrale Adriatica: Distortion of consumers' economic behavior as a prerequisite of a misleading commercial practice), No. ECLI:EU:C:2013:859, Dec 19, 2013. (European journal of consumer law = Revue européenne de droit de la consommation; Vol. 2014). [details]
  • Luzak, J., (2014). Case note: CJEU (Synthetic marijuana not a "medicinal product"), No. ECLI:EU:C:2014:2060, Jul 10, 2014. (European Journal of Risk Regulation; Vol. 2014). [details]

2013

  • Luzak, J. A., (2013). Case note: HvJ EU (zaaknr. C-112/11: Ebookers.com Deutschland GmbH/ Bundesverband der Verbraucherzentralen und Verbraucherverbände - Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband eV: de zoektocht naar transparantie van vluchtprijzen om een geinformeerde keuze van passagiers te ondersteunen), Jul 19, 2012. (Tijdschrift voor Consumentenrecht & Handelspraktijken; Vol. 2013). [details]
  • Luzak, J. (2013). 'Food for thought': Advertising health food, drinks and supplements - what you can, can't and must say. Travel Law Quarterly, 5(4), 338-343. [details]
  • Luzak, J. (2013). [Review of: E. Hondius, H.C. Grigoleit (2011) Unexpected Circumstances in European Contract Law]. Common Market Law Review, 50(1), 307-309. [details]
  • Luzak, J., (2013). Case note: CJEU (The quest for transparency of flight prices to enable passengers' informed choice), Jul 19, 2012. (Zeitschrift für Europäisches Unternehmens- und Verbraucherrecht; Vol. 2013). [details]

2012

  • Luzak, J. A., (2012). Case note: HvJ EU (gevoegde zaken nr. C-65/09 en C-87/09: Weber/Wittmer en Putz/Medianess), Jun 16, 2011. (Tijdschrift voor Consumentenrecht & Handelspraktijken; Vol. 2012). [details]
  • Luzak, J. (2012). The constructor's duties to warn about design failures in the DCFR from a Dutch perspective. Tijdschrift voor Bouwrecht, 5(11), 1097-1107. [197]. [details]
  • Luzak, J. (2012). Unfair commercial practice ≠ unfair contract term ≠ void contract: The CJEU's judgment in the case C-453/10 (Pereničová and Perenič). Ars Aequi, 61(6), 428-432. [details]
  • Luzak, J., (2012). Case note: CJEU (Who should bear the risk of the removal of the non-conforming goods? Joined cases C-65/09 and C-87/09 (Weber and Putz)), Jun 16, 2011. (Zeitschrift für Europäisches Unternehmens- und Verbraucherrecht; Vol. 2012).DOI: 10.1007/s13590-011-0003-5 [details]

2011

  • Loos, M. B. M., & Luzak, J. A. (2011). De nieuwe Richtlijn consumentenrechten. Tijdschrift voor Consumentenrecht & Handelspraktijken, 2011(5), 184-191. [details] [PDF]
  • Loos, M. B. M., & Luzak, J. A. (2011). Richtlijn consumentenrechten in eindfase. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Europees Recht, 17(7), 249-252. [details] [PDF]

2011

  • Luzak, J. A. (2011). The implied duty of a service provider to warn about a risk of construction defects resulting from a contract with a third party, with emphasis on defects resulting from design failures: A case study on the precontractual and contractual duty to warn in English, German and Dutch law and in the Draft Common Frame of Reference [details / files]
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