Tag Archives: POLAND

Material New Developments in the Reprivatization of Property in Warsaw

This post follows up on previous articles on the reprivatization of property in Warsaw and the governmental commission reviewing the legality of the process (see here and here). At a press conference on October 11, First Deputy Minister of Justice Patryk Jaki outlined the law that is to regulate property reprivatization in Poland. It is … Continue Reading

The Polish Draft of the New Personal Data Protection Act – Announced!

On 14 September 2017, a draft of the new Personal Data Protection Act “implementing” EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “PDPA Draft”) was published as well as a draft amending numerous sectoral laws (“Amending Act Draft”). As announced by the Minister for Digitization, the drafts are to be subject to extensive public consultation. Here are … Continue Reading

Criminal Record Check for Persons Applying for Employment in the Entities of the Financial Sector – the Draft Legislation (Poland)

At the end of August 2017, legislative work has started to set out principles of checking clean criminal records of applicants for employment in the entities of the financial sector. A list of entities that will benefit from the law covers, inter alia, banks, international financial institutions, insurers, the Polish Export Credit Agency (KUKE), insurance … Continue Reading

Real Property in Warsaw under Scrutiny

In our blog posting back in February 2017, we wrote that the Polish Parliament had adopted a very controversial piece of legislation appointing an ad hoc Parliamentary Commission to review and deal with “reprivatization” decisions in Warsaw. The term “reprivatization” refers to the real property that had previously been in private hands until the end … Continue Reading

Poland’s Ruling Party Favors Constructing New Mega-Airport

The leader of Poland’s ruling party, Jarosław Kaczyński, has come out strongly in favor of construction of a new mega-airport outside of Warsaw. The new mega-airport proposal was initially vetted as part of Poland’s plan for constructive development, announced by the Law & Justice Party when it won Poland’s parliamentary elections and gained control of … Continue Reading

Real Property Reprivatization Decisions in Warsaw May Be Revoked

Legislation recently passed by the Polish Parliament grants a Parliamentary Commission the right to rescind reprivatization decisions previously issued with respect to real property in the city of Warsaw. Such a rescission would remove the legal grounds for return of the property to the ex-owner or its legal successor, which could lead to seizure of … Continue Reading

Be Fair, or the (Polish) Government Will Chase You!

Polish law continues its drive toward regulating commercial activities in Poland. This time, it is with the new Act on Counteracting Abuse of Contractual Advantage in Trading Agricultural and Grocery Products, signed into law by the President, will enter into force in six months’ time, on 12 July 2017. The Act aims to restore the … Continue Reading

The Polish Dream of Electric Cars

Certain changes in regulations, somewhat challenging for the renewable energy sector, and the government’s declarations of support to the coal industry might suggest that Poland is not much interested in “going green”. Still, it turns out that electric cars may fit in its energy strategy just well. Surely, the electric cars are as “green” as … Continue Reading

Warsaw Seminar on December 1, 2016 − Outsourcing, Lease, Sale of Enterprise in the World of Employers and Employees

Almost every corporate or commercial transaction has a “people component.” Sometimes people are the driving force of an organization. Other times, for example, in an asset-heavy industry where contracting parties look to buy or lease assets, organizations tend (or hope) to forget about the employees of the contracting party who operate these assets. A lot … Continue Reading

Four Pages That Brought Investors in Poland to Tears

Last Monday (October 31, 2016) turned out to be a black one for non-public investment funds in Poland (i.e. closed-end investment funds known as FIZAN). There was uproar in the business environment and among tax advisors; many could not believe what they had heard. A group of MPs of the ruling party, Law and Justice … Continue Reading
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