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Wardynski & Partners | October 2022

It’s hard to explain to someone who has never been accused of a crime that they cannot use their own money, and this situation could last for months. Nonetheless, an institution exerting this effect functions under Polish law and can impact both individuals and companies This institution is the freezing of accounts. In general it is used where there is a suspicion that funds in an account have a criminal origin or are related to an offence ...

Wardynski & Partners | October 2022

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?   In our practice, we encountered an issue surrounding the need to notify the insured of the general conditions of the insurance contract ...

Wardynski & Partners | July 2022

  27.06.2022 In the newest episode of News from Poland—Business & Law, Jakub Barański from Wardyński & Partners’ Dispute Resolution & Arbitration practice discusses arbitration as a solution to the rising number of IT-related disputes. Konrad GrotowskiNote, the link will open in a new window, host of the programme, talks about the situation in Poland for retail, real estate development, and transit of goods from Ukraine ...

Wardynski & Partners | July 2022

With creditors in mind, we have launched anew special-interest service on our website,Creditor Protection, devoted entirely to what creditors can dowhen debtors unlawfully evade payment of their debts or performance of other obligations. The longer you keep someone else’s money, the more you consider it yours, the harder it is to part with it, and the more you hate the person you have to repay it to. Unfortunately, this aphorism perfectly reflects the situation in Poland ...

Wardynski & Partners | July 2022

Our brief guide explains which sanctions should be applied by entities operating in Poland, how to set up a sanctions compliance system, and what effects sanctions may have on trade agreements. The guide has been prepared by Łukasz Lasek, Anna Olejniczak-Michalska, Stanisław Drozd, Stefan Feliniak i Joanna Krakowiak ...

Wardynski & Partners | July 2022

Persons using medical services in Poland are subject to special legal protection. Regardless of their nationality, all patients have the same rights. Our guide explains the key patient rights and legal solutions concerning citizens of Ukraine. A guide prepared by Małgorzata Sokołowska and Natalia Falęcka-Tyszka from the firm’s Healthcare practicehttps://wardynski.com.pl/upload/2022/04/realizacja-swiadczen-opieki-zdrowotnej_en ...

The latest episode of News from Poland is devoted to implementation by Polish companies of sanctions imposed on Russia for its attack on Ukraine. This topic is discussed by Anna Olejniczak-Michalska from the firm’s Private Client practice and Łukasz Lasek from the firm’s Dispute Resolution & Arbitration practice. On April 16, 2022, the Act on Special Solutions to Counteract Support for the Invasion of Ukraine and to Protect National Security entered into force ...

Wardynski & Partners | April 2022

Economic sanctions (also called restrictive measures) are an instrument of influence of states or international organisations (EU, UN) on states and individuals whose activities violate international law and pose a threat to peace and security. Sanctioning states impose certain restrictions on sanctioned entities (e.g ...

Wardynski & Partners | March 2022

Another concise guide: How long does legal residence last in Poland? How to extend it? How to bring family members to Poland? In Ukrainian, Polish and English. The guide has been prepared by Magdalena Switajska and Katarzyna Sawicka from the firm’s Employment and Global Mobility practice.  More information: https://wardynski.com ...

Wardynski & Partners | February 2022

Our brief guide explains the possibilities for entry, legalisation of work and legalisation of stay of Ukrainian citizens in Poland. It also covers the rules for bringing their families to Poland. The guide has been prepared by Magdalena Switajska, partner in the firm’s Employment and Global Mobility practice. More information: https://wardynski.com ...

Wardynski & Partners | February 2022

The scope of the insured’s liability (and thus, the insurance companies’ auxiliary liability) is affected not only by national law, but also by EU legislation and case law regarding “use of a motor vehicle.” After a recent Supreme Court resolution, a contradiction between the two has emerged.   Motor insurance is one of the most economically significant types of insurance policies ...

Wardynski & Partners | July 2020

“Shield 4.0” extends the deadlines for all obligated entities to file transfer pricing information (TPR), declarations on preparation of local transfer pricing documentation, and enclosures of group transfer pricing documentation. The earlier regulations extended the deadlines only for selected taxpayers ...

Wardynski & Partners | July 2020

On 24 June 2020, a new restructuring procedure entered into force, enabling businesses to carry out debt relief smoothly without undue judicial interference. Potential risks and doubts may arise on the part of creditors on how to counteract the negative effects of opening these proceedings ...

Wardynski & Partners | July 2020

On 19 June 2020, the Parliament adopted “Shield 4.0,” new law of great importance for M&A practice. Shield 4.0 amends the Act on Control of Certain Investments of 24 July 2015 and enters into force on 24 July 2020 ...

Wardynski & Partners | June 2020

The unstable economic situation connected with the COVID-19 pandemic is also impacting the insurance industry. Dependent on global phenomena and trends, the insurance market will soon have to face anew economic reality, develop appropriate solutions for clients, and prepare to defend against claims ...

Wardynski & Partners | June 2020

The difficulties in international transport caused by the pandemic may have a major impact on VAT settlements of Polish exporters. These complications may carry over to the possibility of applying the 0% VAT rate, thus affecting taxpayers’ cash flows. Restrictions caused by the state of epidemic may affect the possibility for businesses to apply the 0% VAT rate ...

Wardynski & Partners | June 2020

One of the consequences of the pandemic and the resulting economic crisis may be the need for some taxpayers to discontinue projects ...

Wardynski & Partners | June 2020

Businesses affected by COVID-19 are frantically seeking help. Direct forms of assistance, such as the financial shield and standstill pay, are extremely popular. Meanwhile, another instrument of the Anti-Crisis Shield has begun operating recently, i.e. loan repayment guarantees granted by Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego to medium-sized and large enterprises from the Liquidity Guarantee Fund ...

Wardynski & Partners | June 2020

This time we address solutions from the front lines: devices for remote diagnostics which can improve effective detection of the coronavirus and also unburden the health service in other areas. These solutions can also serve as aproving ground for the regulatory approach to oversight of algorithms. The immediate inspiration for writing this text was asolution from the company StethoMe presented at the DemoDay organised by the MIT Enterprise Forum CEE ...

On 28 April 2020 a government bill including the proposed “Anti-Crisis Shield 3.0” was filed with the parliament. One of the proposals is to amend the Film Act to require providers of on-demand audiovisual media services to make quarterly payments to the Polish Film Institute equal to 1.5% of their revenue from fees for delivering content or for transmission of commercial messages, whichever figure is higher in agiven payment period ...

The COVID-19 pandemic is paralysing the global economy, but it is not the virus itself preventing businesses from operating. States seeking to protect their citizens against danger are introducing unprecedented limitations on civil rights and freedoms, rendering operations in some sectors of the economy impossible. In other sectors, business has become more burdensome, costly or risky ...

It is September 2020—hopefully a post-pandemic world. Your company has successfully weathered the storms of crisis, and social and economic life is slowly recovering its previous pace. Most people work at the office again, and you are on your way there. Before arriving at 9 am, you usually stop by the corner coffee place to have a morning espresso and browse the daily news. But at 8:15 am you get a call from the office ...

The law is one of the main instruments of social impact, which is particularly evident in the midst of aglobal health crisis, when the situation and applicable regulations are changing every day. New statutes and regulations are key to maintaining the delicate balance between order and chaos, public and private interests, and the common good and individual rights ...

On 5 May 2020 the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht or BVerfG) issued amuch-noted ruling in a case involving the Public Sector Asset Purchase Programme of the European Central Bank. The judgment has caused agreat stir, as the BVerfG expressly refused to comply with aruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union ...

It is a common concern among commentators on international relations that the COVID-19 pandemic will lead to deglobalisation. Indeed, the havoc wrought by the pandemic in the global economy raises some unsettling questions about the fragility of global supply chains, especially in critical industries, and about the interdependency of national economies. It is nudging sentiment towards reshoring, promoting domestic production and protectionism ...

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