9
May

Changes concerning the trade of agricultural land.

On April 26, 2019, the Parliament adopted a bill amending the act on shaping the agricultural system. The amendment liberalizes the current rules of acquiring agricultural land by non-farmers. Under the new rules, the restrictions will not apply to land with an area smaller than 1 ha. They will also not include acquisition of real …

9
May

Legal changes concerning GDPR

On May 4, 2019, an act introducing a number of changes in several dozen legal acts, aimed at adapting the Polish legal order to the general EU regulation on the protection of personal data entered into force. The Act introduces changes, among others, in the Code of Administrative Procedure, the Labor Code, Tax Ordinance, Banking …

19
Mar

Changes concerning trademarks

On February 20, 2019, the Polish Parliament passed an act amending the Industrial Property Law. This amendment results in a significant extension of the definition of a trade mark. Until now, a trademark could have been any designation provided that it can be represented graphically. At present, this limitation has been removed and the trade …

19
Mar

We are managing the merger of companies

We are currently conducting for the client of our Law Firm, an international capital group operating in the field of production of technologically advanced building materials, a merger project of two companies operating on the territory of Poland. The project involves the merger of two commercial companies, each of which operates a production plant and …

9
Mar

Important resolution of the Supreme Court regarding manager’s liability

On January 30, 2019, the Supreme Court in the case conducted under reference number III CZP 78/18 passed a resolution important for managers of limited liability companies regarding the application of the provision of Art. 299 of the Code of Commercial Companies in the event of the bankruptcy of the company. Pursuant to the wording …

9
Mar

A favorable judgment of the Court of Competition and Consumer Protection

Representing one of the Clients of the law firm – a production company operating in the automotive industry – we obtained a favorable judgment of the Court of Competition and Consumer Protection in a case regarding a fine imposed by the President of the Energy Regulatory Office for violation of electricity consumption restrictions introduced in …

25
Feb

The draft of the new Public Procurement Law.

The Ministry of Enterprise and Technology jointly with the Public Procurement Office has prepared a draft of a completely new Public Procurement Law. On January 24, 2019, the draft was directed for agreements and consultations.  The draft includes a number of solutions that can positively affect the public procurement market. These include, for example, a …

25
Feb

The draft of the new Public Procurement Law

The Ministry of Enterprise and Technology jointly with the Public Procurement Office has prepared a draft of a completely new Public Procurement Law. On January 24, 2019, the draft was directed for agreements and consultations.  The draft includes a number of solutions that can positively affect the public procurement market. These include, for example, a …

25
Feb

A draft of amendments to the Code of Civil Procedure

On January 8, 2019, the Polish Parliament received the governmental draft of a major amendment to the Code of Civil Procedure. It is supposed to improve and speed up the recognition of cases by courts and increase the role of mediation. The draft contains a number of solutions that deserve the approval, including, inter alia, …

2
Jan

The Act on the National Register of In-Debt-Persons.

On December 6, 2018, the Sejm passed the Act on the National Register of In-Debt-Persons. This register will be a public register kept by the Minister of Justice in electronic form, publicly available and open to everyone. The Registry will collect data of all natural and legal persons in relation to which bankruptcy or restructuring …