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Control of certain investments: new protective provisions
On 19 June 2020, the Parliament adopted “Shield 4.0,” new law of great importance for M&A practice. Shield 4.0 amends the Act on Control of Certain Investments of 24 July 2015 and enters into force on 24 July 2020.
Control of certain investments: new protective provisions
Remote signing of contracts
For obvious reasons, remote signing of contracts has assumed great significance recently. To conclude a contract, is it sufficient to exchange a few emails or to transmit electronically signed documents? It depends.
Remote signing of contracts
Plans for revolution in classification of a substance as a by-product
A bill has been submitted to the Sejm proposing major changes to the procedure for classification of objects or substances as by-products. If the amendment is passed, this will have a negative impact on anybody who uses such products in their activity. All classifications of objects or substances as by-products performed under the current laws will expire six months after the new bill comes into force.
Plans for revolution in classification of a substance as a by-product
Planning and environmental damage
The act of planning and preparation for a venture cannot be regarded as an “activity” causing an imminent threat of environmental damage.
Planning and environmental damage
Due diligence and outsourcing of waste management
During due diligence, it should be determined whether a producer of waste has released itself from proper management of the waste by outsourcing management of the waste to third parties.
Due diligence and outsourcing of waste management
Development of high-quality agricultural land? Only with the permission of the minister
The Act of 8 March 2013 Amending the Act on Protection of Agricultural Land and Woodlands went into effect on 26 May 2013—introducing major changes affecting persons seeking to build on highly productive agricultural land.
Development of high-quality agricultural land? Only with the permission of the minister
More on the Waste Act
Do waste management decisions and notifications retain their validity after entry into force of the new act?
More on the Waste Act
New Waste Act
The new Waste Act of 14 December 2012 went into force on 23 January 2013. It introduces major changes in the waste management system in Poland. The prior Waste Act of 27 April 2001 will continue to apply in certain areas, however.
New Waste Act
Ecological NGOs are capable of more and should do more
Imposing remedial measures requires a finding of environmental harm, including determination of a reference point for assessment of the damage. If an ecological NGO claims environmental harm, it must be properly documented.
Ecological NGOs are capable of more and should do more
Environmental impact of shale gas exploration and extraction
Before beginning to explore or extract shale gas, is it always necessary to conduct an environmental impact assessment?
Environmental impact of shale gas exploration and extraction
A business does not always have to pay for pollution
It may be released not only by the passage of time, but also, for example, if the pollution was caused by another entity or resulted from compliance with an order by public authorities.
A business does not always have to pay for pollution
New emission standards for installations
The new Regulation of the Minister of the Environment on Standards for Emissions from Installations went into force on 25 May 2011.
New emission standards for installations