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News from Poland – Business & Law, Episode 23: Challenges to food supply chains due to the war in Ukraine – how to avoid regulatory traps
Joanna Krakowiak, attorney-at-law, member of the Council of the European Food Law Association, of counsel at Wardyński & Partners coordinating the work of the Life Sciences & Healthcare practice, explains how the war in Ukraine is forcing regulators to make changes to food law.
Disqualification of a judge in a case over a mortgage denominated in Swiss francs is not as obvious as it seems
Can a judge impartially rule in the case of a bank from which the judge has taken out a mortgage loan? Is the mere fact of holding a mortgage in Swiss francs a basis for disqualifying a judge from hearing cases seeking invalidation of mortgage loans indexed or denominated in that currency? And why is it easier to disqualify a Supreme Court judge than a lower-court judge?
Disqualification of a judge in a case over a mortgage denominated in Swiss francs is not as obvious as it seems
Traps when notifying the insured of the general conditions of insurance
The insurer incorrectly notified the insured of the general conditions of insurance. Could this result in the insurer being required to pay compensation, even though the general conditions of insurance state that there is an exception excluding the insurer’s liability?
Traps when notifying the insured of the general conditions of insurance
Crowdfunding: A way for companies to raise capital
After July 2022 amendments to the law, companies can now benefit from crowdfunding. As usual, the devil is in the details.
Crowdfunding: A way for companies to raise capital
The new pre-emptive right and other regulations on revitalisation in Warsaw
A major new element has recently emerged in real estate transactions in Warsaw. As of March 2022, the City of Warsaw obtained a pre-emptive right to purchase all properties in the revitalisation area designated by Resolution LX/1967/2022 of the Warsaw City Council. This area includes almost all of the Praga Północ district and large parts of Praga Południe and Targówek.
The new pre-emptive right and other regulations on revitalisation in Warsaw
Advertising of medical devices and collaboration with influencers
Significant changes are coming for medical device advertising. The rules will be much stricter than before, but still more lenient than drug advertising regulations. For the first time, the new Medical Devices Act regulates influencer advertising. It is already clear that sponsored content will be deemed to be advertising and thus must meet specific requirements under the Medical Devices Act. Companies have until the end of the year to sort out their relationships with influencers.
Advertising of medical devices and collaboration with influencers
New sustainability reporting
The proposed Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive is now on the EU legislative agenda. It would amend the existing reporting rules established by the Non-Financial Reporting Directive, which are a weakness of the current system. Ultimately, the new directive is intended to contribute to a fully sustainable European market.
New sustainability reporting
News from Poland—Business & Law, Episode 22: Liability of the Investor and the Contractor for the Remuneration of Subcontractors
Joint and several liability of the investor and the contractor for the remuneration of subcontractors – this subject is discussed by Sylwia Moreu-Żak, attorney-at-law, counsel at Wardyński & Partners in the latest episode of News from Poland.
A sudden return to deducting contractual penalties in public procurement
On 24 August 2022, without any grace period, Art. 15r1 of the COVID special act ceased to apply. In Polish public procurement, this means a repeal of the ban on deducting contractual penalties and claiming them from a performance bond, which had been in effect since 24 June 2020.
A sudden return to deducting contractual penalties in public procurement
A guide on how (not) to write jurisdictional clauses
In agreements with foreign counterparties, provisions on which courts have jurisdiction to resolve disputes are standard, but they are often drafted by rote, without deeper reflection. If a dispute unexpectedly occurs, this can lead to serious problems. Based on our experience, we suggest how to avoid the worst mistakes.
A guide on how (not) to write jurisdictional clauses
Secondary use of electronic health data
Regulating the secondary use of health data opens up research and analytical opportunities, which can drive scientific progress, new products and devices, digital innovation in the healthcare sector, and improvement of the healthcare system.
Secondary use of electronic health data
A debtor disposes of assets before the debt falls due: Can the creditor pursue a fraudulent transfer claim against a third party?
An investor and a contractor sign a construction contract. Before the contractor begins work, the investor disposes of valuable assets, from which the contractor could satisfy its claim for the fee, but the fee will not be due until completion of the work. In that situation, can the contractor take advantage of the broad protection of a fraudulent transfer claim against a third party?
A debtor disposes of assets before the debt falls due: Can the creditor pursue a fraudulent transfer claim against a third party?