We share our knowledge and experience through our portal for lawyers and businesspeople, the firm Yearbook, the new tech law blog, the labour and employment law blog, commentary to the new Public Procurement Law Act and numerous other publications and reports.
Detention of an individual
As a short-term deprivation of liberty, detention is subject to a range of requirements under the Polish Constitution, the Criminal Procedure Code, and the European Convention on Human Rights. These provisions regulate such issues as who may be detained and when, as well as the guarantees afforded to detainees. Nonetheless, detainees are often unaware of their own rights. They may not know, for...
Has the regulation making the investor liable as a guarantor for the general contractor’s debts to subcontractors made life easier for subcontractors? What purpose does the guarantee of payment serve in practice? (Not necessarily timely payment of contractors’ fees.) How can the investor recover fees paid directly to subcontractors? How are settlements with subcontractors conducted in the...
Changes in trademark regulations
Amendments to the Industrial Property Law entered into force on 16 March 2019. Although they are not revolutionary, they will clearly exert a great practical impact. The changes are primarily designed to achieve consistency between the Polish and EU systems for trademark protection. For example, the definition of a trademark has been revised by eliminating the requirement that the mark must be...
The 9th edition of our Yearbook is a collection of articles drawn from authentic matters handled by lawyers from our firm. They explain how to protect your rights when encountering dishonest contractors, inadequate or overly specific regulations, and excessive formalism. They suggest how to arrange the legal side of corporate or personal matters to eliminate unnecessary risks and costs.
Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Review
This special edition of the Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Review memorializes the Symposium on Polish Restitution which took place in Warsaw in June of 2017. The book includes articles by Stefan Jacyno, Przemysław Szymczyk and Radosław Wiśniewski concerning reprivatization in Poland, the status of current owners and usufructuaries of Polish real estate...
New Public procurement law - first impressions
The Public Procurement Law currently in force has been amended dozens of times. Several of these amendments were very extensive and of crucial importance, as they were the means to implement EU directives into the Polish legal order. Most of the ad hoc changes to the law adjusted the law to the needs of the changing legal and economic situation, which, unfortunately, resulted in growing...
Employment law newsletter, October 2018 - January 2019
Employment Law Newsletter
Trade Unions Amendment Act, changes regarding keeping employee documentation, Employee Capital Plans (PPK), lower social security contributions for small businesses, changes to the Labour Code to ensure the application of GDPR, securing a claim by ordering a worker’s re-employment.
Search of business premises and seizure of items
Nearly 40 questions and answers about searches of business premises. When can a search be conducted? Who decides on a search? What to look for in the documents authorising the search? Can you refuse to allow law enforcement to enter the premises? Do you have to turn over your computer password? Can you make a recording of the search? Should you sign the protocol? Is there any way to prepare for a...
Legal update. Changes in law in Poland affecting the business environment - December 2018
The latest edition of our publication regarding changes in law in Poland affecting the business environment is now out! It offers a summary of changes across many areas of law, and is particularly valuable for identifying the targets of current and planned changes and outlining the potential consequences. We encourage you to read it.
The series of publications marking the 30th anniversary of Wardyński & Partners offers a concise cross-section of texts summarising and synthesising our first 30 years of practice. Drawing from our experiences, we present visions and solutions for the future. The second volume is focused on innovations.