Report: Blockchain, smart contracts and DAO
Blockchain technology holds vast potential that can only be unleashed with regulatory backing. Smart contracts and decentralised autonomous organisations can change the legal system as we know it while generating new models for the economy.
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.
Law for game development
The video game industry faces a range of unique legal problems. In this publication we address issues of intellectual property, employment law, and taxation, as well as less obvious regulatory aspects. Across 70 pages, we write about the use in games of objects from the real world, legal protection of games and concepts, in-game advertising, tax relief under the IP Box, employment in the game...
Law and the automotive sector
The automotive industry is going through tough times. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a sharp drop in car sales (except for electric and hybrid vehicles). This isn’t the only challenge facing companies from this sector. In this publication we discuss legal aspects of vital importance to the entire automotive industry.
Review of Crowdfunding Regulation
The firm’s lawyers Krzysztof Wojdyło, Marcin Pietkiewicz, Marcin Pietkiewicz, Rafał Kuchta, Jacek Czarnecki and Aleksandra Lisicka prepared information on the prospects of crowdfunding platforms in Poland and existing regulation of crowdfunding. This is the third edition of the review published by the European Crowdfunding Network.
Rzeczpospolita report Making sense of blockchain, tokens and cryptocurrencies
The report by Rzeczpospolita daily Making sense of blockchain, tokens and cryptocurrencies (Blockchain, tokeny, kryptowaluty – jak to ugryźć) was prepared entirely by our lawyers. The Polish publication contains a set of eleven articles on such issues as legal problems with regulating blockchain technology, tax aspects of cryptocurrencies, and doubts connected with the General Data...
Crowdfunding – report summary
This is an abbreviated version of a report on the legal and tax aspects of crowdfunding drafted by Wardyński & Partners in September 2014. We attempt in our report to submit the phenomenon of crowdfunding to a legal and tax analysis from the point of view of all stakeholders: funders, beneficiaries (project designers), and crowdfunding platforms. We suggest changes in the law which could...
Virtual currency – report summary
This is an abbreviated version of a report on the legal and tax aspects of virtual currencies drafted by Wardyński & Partners in July 2014. The report deals, among others, with the following issues: If there is an error when carrying out a Bitcoin transaction, does the party have any kind of claim? Whom would the claim be against? Is theft of virtual currencies a crime at all? If so, where...