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News from Poland – Business & Law, Episode 19: New Developers Act
In the newest episode of News from Poland Business & Law, dr Jakub Baranowski from Wardyński & Partners’ Real Estate practice discusses the major changes in Polish real estate law in 2022 with entry into force of the New Developers Act. It is designed to provide consumers with greater security in acquiring residential properties by greatly expanding the applicability of the statute, adding new security instruments, and modifying the procedure for removing defects.
 
News from Poland – Business & Law, Episode 19: New Developers Act
News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 18: Economic sanctions against Russia
The latest episode of News from Poland is devoted to implementation by Polish companies of sanctions imposed on Russia for its attack on Ukraine. This topic is discussed by Anna Olejniczak-Michalska from the firm’s Private Client practice and Łukasz Lasek from the firm’s Dispute Resolution & Arbitration practice.
News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 18: Economic sanctions against Russia
News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 17: To pay or not to pay the ransom to the hacker?
In the newest episode of News from Poland—Business & Law Jakub Barański from Wardyński & Partners’ Litigation & Arbitration Practice, discusses the issue of ransomware attacks and in particular, dealing with ransom demands.
News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 17: To pay or not to pay the ransom to the hacker?
News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 16: War as force majeure
This time Mirella Lechna-Marchewka heading the firm’s Infrastructure and Public Procurement practices, discusses war as force majeure in the context of Russian aggression on Ukraine.
News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 16: War as force majeure
Hiring and working in Poland: Types of contracts
There is more than one way to hire a person in Poland, since Polish law offers a wide variety of types of contracts. There are significant differences between them, and the choice is not always risk-free.
Hiring and working in Poland: Types of contracts
Obtaining Polish citizenship
Due to the pandemic-related travel restrictions moving around Europe has become difficult in recent times, especially for individuals without European union passports. This is an important, but not the only factor driving the growth of interest in obtaining citizenship of an EU country, including Poland. At the same time, requirements for obtaining polish citizenship do not seem too strict compared to other EU countries.
Obtaining Polish citizenship
Interrogation of a foreigner as a witness before the Polish civil court
A summons from a Polish civil court to testify at a hearing identifies the parties to the dispute, what is at stake in the dispute, and the court before which the case is pending. At the end of the summons there is a notice of the penalties for failing to comply with the summons. How to react to such summons and what it means in practice for a person who received it?
Interrogation of a foreigner as a witness before the Polish civil court
News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 15: Hiring and working in Poland: types of contracts
Magdalena Świtajska from Wardyński & Partners’ Employment & Global Mobility Practice, explains types of contracts used when hiring or working in Poland.
News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 15: Hiring and working in Poland: types of contracts
Receivables as asset and opportunity
Receivables as an asset are present everywhere in the business world. This is an asset which could be a problem for some, but at the same time an investment opportunity for others. The aim of this article is to consider how healthy and performing receivables could be used to obtain financing from investors and to discuss how non-performing claims serve as an investment in Poland.
Receivables as asset and opportunity
Liability for binding instructions in the proposed holding law
It will probably be only months before legislation on corporate groups, also known as the holding law, enters into force in Poland. The proposal is considered to be the most sweeping change in the Commercial Companies Code in the last two decades.
Liability for binding instructions in the proposed holding law
News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 14: obtaining Polish citizenship
Magdalena Świtajska and Aleksandra Wójcik form Wardyński & Partners’ Employment & Global Mobility Practice, explain the ways of obtaining Polish citizenship.
News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 14: obtaining Polish citizenship
Property Restitution
Many investors and their lawyers consider property restitution, or as we call it in Poland, reprivatisation, to be a purely historical phenomenon. The aim of this article is to analyse if it is true and whether restitution claims are completely irrelevant to real estate investments in Poland.
Property Restitution