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Kryla-Cudna, Katarzyna

Assistant Professor

Tilburg University

Poland

Max Weber alumnus

Department of Law

Cohort(s): 2016/2017

Ph.D. Institution

University of Warsaw, Poland

Biography

I conducted my PhD research at the University of Warsaw. The research culminated in the thesis ‘Damages for Non-Pecuniary Loss in Contract Law’, which I defended with distinction in March 2016. The dissertation was mainly focused on Polish law. However, because of the lack of a regulation of the examined issue in the Polish civil code, the research was to a great extent conducted from a comparative perspective. My main argument was that the law in force does not sufficiently protect the intangible interests of the promisee. Therefore, I attempted to identify the optimal model of regulation of damages for non-pecuniary loss in contract law. My conclusion was that non-pecuniary loss, in general, should be compensated in the case of breach of contract subject to a limited discretion of the court.
Before conducting my PhD research, I studied law at the University of Warsaw and the Free University of Berlin. In 2014–2015 I completed the Magister Juris programme at the University of Oxford.
My research interests include comparative and European private law, transnational commercial law, corporate law and legal theory. During my Max Weber Fellowship, I plan to look more in depth at the problem of consumer surplus in the context of contractual remedies. I also plan to work on the publication of my doctoral thesis.