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News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 30 (part 2): Examination of a foreigner testifying before a Polish civil court as a party
In the second part of the program News from Poland—Business & Law in which Konrad Grotowski and Jakub Barański continue to dicuss about taking the testimony of a foreigner (especially a member of a company’s management board) in a Polish civil court as a party to the proceedings.
News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 30 (part 2): Examination of a foreigner testifying before a Polish civil court as a party
Settlement before the first hearing may allow for recovery of the entire court fee
Settlement is a popular and safe way of resolving civil disputes. By making concessions to each other, the parties autonomously frame the legal relationship between them and allocate the rights and obligations acceptable to them. The law in Poland also promotes this model, providing advantageous rules for parties to court proceedings allowing for return of the court fee on claims if a settlement is reached. The earlier a settlement is reached, the more of the fee can be recovered. In some cases, even the entire fee may be refunded.
Settlement before the first hearing may allow for recovery of the entire court fee
Greenwashing: How to communicate without misleading?
In the face of the climate crisis, the interest in sustainability issues is growing. This increasingly brings the issue of greenwashing to the fore. “Greenwashing” refers to creation of a false impression among the public regarding the supposedly green practices applied by a business or the environmental benefits of its goods and services. Typically greenwashing is used to raise the attractiveness of goods or services in the eyes of prospective buyers, and thus to increase sales and attract customers. But sometimes the spread of misleading ecological messages is simply due to ignorance.
Greenwashing: How to communicate without misleading?
Challenges for renewables producers in 2023: Amendments to energy market rules
The end of last year abounded in new regulations in Poland governing the electricity market. There was also a lot of talk about the need to amend questionable regulations. But the changes are so numerous it is hard to predict their ultimate impact on the market and specific market participants. This is particularly evident in the case of generators of power from renewable energy sources benefiting from the auction support system.
Challenges for renewables producers in 2023: Amendments to energy market rules
News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 30: Examination of a foreigner testifying before a Polish civil court as a party
In this episode of News from Poland—Business & Law, Konrad Grotowski and Jakub Barański talk about taking the testimony of a foreigner (especially a member of a company’s management board) in a Polish civil court as a party to the proceedings.
News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 30: Examination of a foreigner testifying before a Polish civil court as a party
“Bossware” under labour and data protection law
The proliferation of remote work, combined with the development of monitoring technologies, has led employers around the world to implement various, sometimes technologically advanced methods to check employees’ performance and commitment to their work. In this area, IT solutions and programs commonly called “bossware” are gaining popularity.
“Bossware” under labour and data protection law
News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 29: Changes in law affecting the energy sector
Igor Hanas, an adwokat and partner at Wardyński & Partners who advises energy sector clients, will talk about changes in law affecting electricity prices, building nuclear power stations, and also onshore and offshore wind farms.
News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 29: Changes in law affecting the energy sector
News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 28: Environmental requirements for offshore wind farms in Poland
The newest episode of News from Poland—Business & Law focuses on Poland’s energy transition and especially offshore wind farms. Adrianna Ogonowska, attorney-at-law, who specialises in environmental protection issues associated with biodiversity and protection of the marine environment, will tell us about the legal aspects of such projects.
 
News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 28: Environmental requirements for offshore wind farms in Poland
EU tenders: Foreign subsidies must not distort competition
The European Union has addressed the issue of the impact of third countries, from outside the EU, on the operation of the single market. Next year, the Commission will begin investigating sources of money giving foreign undertakings an advantage, including in public procurement procedures. Subsidised contractors will not get public contracts in the EU if awarding them a contract could disrupt the EU market.
EU tenders: Foreign subsidies must not distort competition
Remote work vs. personal data processing
The upcoming amendment to the Labour Code on remote work is expected to comprehensively regulate a number of issues and relationships between employer and employee, significantly changing the existing legal landscape for performing work from home. The amendment also touches on issues of processing of personal data. Although work on the bill is still underway, it appears unlikely that the provisions discussed below will change significantly, so it is already worth taking a closer look at them.
Remote work vs. personal data processing
The latest and planned changes in corporate law: Continuation of bringing companies online
Over the past decade, Polish lawmakers have taken many efforts to adapt the functioning of businesses in legal transactions to the current technological realities. We have witnessed the launch of electronic registration of companies, as well as the transfer of much of the National Court Register’s activity to the web. More changes are planned for the coming years.
The latest and planned changes in corporate law: Continuation of bringing companies online
Withdrawal from a limited partnership: Options and risks
Commercial partnerships, including limited partnerships, operate in principle on the basis of mutual trust and close cooperation between the partners. The composition of a limited partnership is most often fixed, but this does not mean that the partnership has to be dissolved whenever a partner decides to leave. There are several possibilities for a partner to withdraw from a limited partnership. Two of them are provided for expressly in the Commercial Companies Code, but they may prove inadequate to the dynamic needs of commercial practice. The third, non-code way of leaving a partnership, however useful, raises some doubts.
Withdrawal from a limited partnership: Options and risks