News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 3: Changes in the Public Procurement Law
Crunch before the release of a game. What does employment law say?
Tales from the National Appeal Chamber: Protection of trade secrets in public procurement
On-site generation of industrial electricity and heat: What should plants know before investing in their own energy sources?
Will the Housing for Land Act increase the number of housing developments?
New powers of environmental organisations: Will they benefit the environment??
It will be more difficult to implement projects requiring an environmental decision
Geo-blocking game sales
The real cause and the hard cure for the “regulatory chill” of international investment agreements
UEFA sanctions against Super League clubs and players may infringe competition law
Legal aspects of the video game industry 2.0
Likenesses in computer games: Real-life people
Corporate criminal liability in Poland
In Poland, the Act on Liability of Collective Entities for Punishable Offences has been in force for nearly 18 years. It regulates the liability often referred to in practice as corporate criminal liability. In this guide, we outline the rules for corporate criminal liability under the current law.
Whistleblowing system – a must-have or a nice-to-have?
Irregularities can occur even in the best-organised and -managed company. They can take different forms and have various consequences. Employees have the greatest knowledge of the organisation, so it is worthwhile to establish the appropriate culture of responsibility for the wellbeing of the company and to provide employees a convenient, confidential channel to report irregularities they may observe.
Law and the automotive sector
The automotive industry is going through tough times. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a sharp drop in car sales (except for electric and hybrid vehicles). This isn’t the only challenge facing companies from this sector. In this publication we discuss legal aspects of vital importance to the entire automotive industry.
Law for game development
Across 70 pages, we write about the use in games of objects from the real world, legal protection of games and concepts, in-game advertising, tax relief under the IP Box, employment in the game industry, and contract negotiations.
Changes in civil procedure
An overhaul of Polish civil procedure was published on 6 August 2019. The amending act partly entered into force in August, but most of the new rules apply from 7 November. What should be expected, and what are the worries?
The Real Estate M&A and Private Equity Review - Edition 4
For the fourth time the lawyers at the firm: Izabela Zielińska-Barłożek, Łukasz Szegda, Michał Nowacki, Michał Wons, Maciej Szewczyk, Radosław Wasiak and Marcin Pietkiewicz, are the authors of the chapter on the current situation on the real estate development market in Poland.
Legal aspects of media activity
The most important practical issues of media activity. The bounds of permissible criticism, cooperation with influencers, protection of catchphrases from films, issues connected with dissemination of persons’ images, and rules for liability of website administrators for unlawful content posted by users.
Detention of an individual
Who can be detained, and when? Can measures of direct compulsion be applied during detention? How long can a person be detained? Does a detainee have the right to remain silent? Can detention be appealed against?