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Green light for autonomous vehicles in Poland?
Will the amendment to the Road Traffic Law draw investors wishing to test autonomous vehicles in Poland?
Green light for autonomous vehicles in Poland?
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?
Who must conclude a written contract for supply of agricultural products?
Long-awaited regulations limiting the scope of the duty to conclude written contracts for supply of agricultural products went into force on 22 August 2017. Under the new rules, the requirement for written contracts applies only to supplies of defined groups of agricultural products from farmers operating in Poland.
Who must conclude a written contract for supply of agricultural products?
New approach to pursuing private claims for damages for infringement of competition law
An act seeking to strengthen the position of private claimants seeking damages for violation of competition law entered into force in Poland on 27 June 2017. A wave of articles have washed through the legal and business press with nearly identical titles stressing that it will be easier to win damages for losses caused by anticompetitive arrangements. But is that really the case? It will certainly be easier to try.
New approach to pursuing private claims for damages for infringement of competition law
Pharmacies for pharmacists—but what about patients?
The amendment to the Pharmaceutical Law adopted under the slogan “pharmacies for pharmacists” entered into force on 25 June 2017. What are the strict regulations supposed to protect pharmacists against: a shortage of customers, or excessive expansion of their own business? How will this amendment function, and is there another one ahead under the slogan “pharmacies for patients”?
Pharmacies for pharmacists—but what about patients?
Combating corruption as a legal obligation of enterprises
A new law introducing an obligation to establish anticorruption compliance procedures entered into force in France on 1 June 2017. The impact of the law may be broader than it might seem at first glance.
Combating corruption as a legal obligation of enterprises
Will public entities be more willing to settle disputes?
The “Creditors’ Package,” an overhaul of numerous acts, entered into force on 1 June 2017. Among other changes, it authorises public finance units to conclude settlements when certain conditions are fulfilled. This creates the hope for a more flexible attitude of public entities, open to dialogue with the private sector. But will this actually be achieved?
Will public entities be more willing to settle disputes?
Longer period for reopening civil proceedings
Under regulations in force from 15 February 2017, reopening of a civil proceeding ended in a legally final judgment can be sought within 10 years after the judgment became legally final. The previous regulations provided for a 5-year period for seeking reopening of proceedings.
Longer period for reopening civil proceedings
The European account preservation order
Creditors can now attach debtors’ bank accounts under uniform rules across all EU member states.
The European account preservation order
Changes in taxation of in-kind contributions: Tax incentives for innovators
A new package of tax incentives under the programme described in Poland’s “Innovation Whitepaper” went into force at the beginning of 2017. This legislative move is a bow to researchers and encourages further innovative projects.
Changes in taxation of in-kind contributions: Tax incentives for innovators
Additional tax obligation for incorrect VAT settlements
The “big amendment” to Poland’s VAT Act entered into force on 1 January 2017. As the popular title indicates, numerous changes were made in the existing VAT Act. The changes were designed to close loopholes in the law and thus improve VAT collections.
Additional tax obligation for incorrect VAT settlements