News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 26: The end of WIBOR
Electricity Price Act: What SMEs should pay attention to
Subsidised electricity prices for SMEs, i.e. for whom?
Standard contractual clauses need to be updated by 27 December 2022
Representative office of a foreign foundation as a means for carrying out charitable activities in Poland
Public Roads Act: More administrative decisions are transferrable
News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 25: New developments in EU regulation of crypto assets
Judicial revolution allows online alcohol sales
Claim for a guarantee of payment for construction works: Practical problems
Influencers and social media advertising: More guidance from UOKiK
Proposed revision of rail transport regulations
Hydrogen regulations headed for public consultation
Corporate Criminal Liability in Poland
On 2 September 2022, the Polish Ministry of Justice published a draft of far-reaching changes to the liability of collective entities, which would eliminate the requirement to obtain a predicate ruling for all criminal and fiscal offences for which collective entities could be held criminally liable. If these changes enter into force, they will still have momentous consequences for the operation and legal standing of companies in Poland.
Freezing of accounts by law enforcement authorities
It’s hard to explain to someone who has never been accused of a crime that they cannot use their own money, and this situation could last for months. Nonetheless, an institution exerting this effect functions under Polish law and can impact both individuals and companies
Extradition and Interpol notices. A guide to procedures
ore and more requests are filed with Polish prosecutors and courts by other countries seeking extradition of wanted persons found in Poland. These persons often are not even aware that they are sought by law enforcement authorities in another country to face criminal charges there or to enforce existing criminal sanctions. The wanted persons may not understand what the extradition procedure involves, how they can defend against extradition, and what rights they enjoy. They may not know the measures they can pursue under Polish or international law. In light of these problems, we have prepared our report.
Entry, stay and work in Poland (citizens of Ukraine and other countries)
The special Act on Aid to Ukrainian citizens has just entered into force. We have prepared a guide explaining comprehensively the most up-to-date rules of entry, stay and work in Poland for citizens of Ukraine and other countries. Available in Polish, Ukrainian and English. The guide was prepared by Magdalena Świtajska and Katarzyna Sawicka from the Employment and Global Mobility practice of the firm.
Medical assistance in Poland. A guide for citizens of Ukraine
What rights do patients—including patients from Ukraine—have in Poland? What should healthcare facilities do when receiving patients from Ukraine? What about filling their prescriptions? And how are the charges for their healthcare services settled? A guide prepared by Małgorzata Sokołowska and Natalia Falęcka-Tyszka from the firm’s Healthcare practice.
Entering Poland by car and the insurance obligation: A guide for Ukrainian citizens
Is it necessary to have civil liability insurance in Poland? Does Ukrainian insurance suffice? What are the sanctions for driving on Polish roads without a Green Card? How to obtain border civil-liability insurance and is it possible to get it for free? Mateusz Kosiorowski from the Insurance practice explains.
Crossing the border and reuniting families (Guide for citizens of Ukraine)
Another concise guide: How long does legal residence last in Poland? How to extend it? How to bring family members to Poland? The guide was written by Magdalena Świtajska and Katarzyna Sawicka from the firm’s Employment and Global Mobility practice.
Residing and working in Poland (Guide for citizens of Ukraine)
Our brief guide explains the possibilities for entry, legalisation of work and legalisation of stay of Ukrainian citizens in Poland. It also covers the rules for bringing their families to Poland. The guide has been prepared by Magdalena Świtajska and Katarzyna Sawicka from the firm’s Employment and Global Mobility practice.