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Is a contract valid if the content does not correspond to a company’s scope of business?
The consequences of a transaction falling outside the scope of business specified in the articles of association.
Is a contract valid if the content does not correspond to a company’s scope of business?
Important changes affecting companies registered in Poland
On 15 March 2018, the Act of 26 January 2018 amending the National Court Register Act and certain other acts came into force. Some of its provisions will come into force subsequently successively up until 1 March 2020.
Important changes affecting companies registered in Poland
As of 15 March 2018, does at least one management board member have to have a PESEL number?
Concerns about amendment to the National Court Register Act
As of 15 March 2018, does at least one management board member have to have a PESEL number?
The long and winding road to lawful distribution of dividends
The process leading up to payment of dividends by a company, although highly formalised, is familiar to the players and should not present great difficulties. But it nonetheless requires vigilance, because failure to comply with the statutory requirements can have serious consequences, particularly as it is easy to fall afoul of the changing regulations.
The long and winding road to lawful distribution of dividends
Important changes in joint commercial proxies
An amendment to the Polish Civil Code has created new types of commercial proxies but also raised doubts about the legitimacy of joint commercial proxies granted before the new legislation came into force.
Important changes in joint commercial proxies
Is the shareholders’ wish the management board’s command?
A few remarks on the limits of the management board’s decision-making autonomy from the shareholders
Is the shareholders’ wish the management board’s command?
The law of Christmas
A few words on the Merry Christmas Bill, sending telegrams during the holidays, and how Polish courts are caught up in the spirit of the season.
The law of Christmas
How to resign from the management board and be sure it’s effective?
Effective resignation by a member of the management board of a company is not an easy matter. The First President of the Supreme Court of Poland recently applied for a resolution on the matter by a seven-judge panel of the Supreme Court.
How to resign from the management board and be sure it’s effective?
One resolution, many doubts
The Supreme Court has ruled that it is impermissible to issue a commercial proxy to one person allowing the proxy to act only jointly with a member of the management board. What does this ruling mean for companies that have already issued such proxies?
One resolution, many doubts
Specification of the subject of the company’s business in the register
Practical remarks based on the regulations on the National Court Register and the Polish Classification of Activity.
Specification of the subject of the company’s business in the register
Can management board members be appointed retroactively?
If members of the management board are not reappointed for another term, the company does not have a properly constituted representative body. This can affect the validity and effectiveness of actions taken for the company.
Can management board members be appointed retroactively?
Contractual clauses concerning environmental aspects of M&A transactions
Properly constructed contractual provisions should adequately secure the interests of the parties in the event of environmental violations. They are relevant to nearly every deal.
Contractual clauses concerning environmental aspects of M&A transactions