Act on Criminal Liability of Companies To Be Passed by the Polish Parliament – comments from a litigation lawyer

Act on Criminal Liability of Companies To Be Passed by the Polish Parliament – comments from a litigation lawyer

Businesses in Poland may soon be held liable for criminal offences committed by its representatives. The new law is likely to be passed in March. The proposed solutions will have a serious impact. Here are some comments from a litigation lawyer: Firstly, the new law is going to give rise to criminal liability for companies – not only as a result of their own directors’ and employees’ actions, but also the actions of others with whom they are associated. The main…

Read More Read More

Important Changes to the Operating Principles of a Polish Limited Liability Company and Joint Stock Company (effective from 1st March 2019)

Important Changes to the Operating Principles of a Polish Limited Liability Company and Joint Stock Company (effective from 1st March 2019)

On 1 March 2019 some important changes to the operating principles of a Polish limited liability company and joint stock company will come into force. The most important changes are as follows: 1.  It will be possible to confirm validity of an agreement signed on behalf of a company by an unauthorized member of the board The changes to the Civil Code will allow a company to confirm validity of an agreement signed on its behalf by a member of…

Read More Read More

Act on Criminal Liability of Companies Will Give Rise to Potential Serious Criminal Liability for Company

Act on Criminal Liability of Companies Will Give Rise to Potential Serious Criminal Liability for Company

The Act on Criminal Liability of Companies is being processed by the Polish Parliament. The new law can be passed even in March. The companies based in Poland need to be prepared for the new set of regulations in advance because the new law – if we compare it with the existing regulations – significantly extends the list of situations in which companies may be held liable for offences committed by its directors, employees or even subcontractors. The new law…

Read More Read More

2018 – Woźniak Legal’s Ground Breaking Work Over the Last Twelve Months Is a Game Changer

2018 – Woźniak Legal’s Ground Breaking Work Over the Last Twelve Months Is a Game Changer

2018 has been an important year for us. It has been abundant with International Bar Association activities and recognitions, which in turn has brought resonance to make our brand esteemed and recognizable in the global legal world. As the outcome of this successful year, we have been retained by numerous high-profile clients. Here is a brief description of the most important events that occurred last year. January – seminar in London on investing in Poland Together with Carter Lemon Camerons LLP, we held a seminar in London on investing in Poland…

Read More Read More

Surround Yourself with Successful People – Success Breeds Success

Surround Yourself with Successful People – Success Breeds Success

Last month, I was asked to speak at the conference in Moscow at the Law Firm Management Committee of the International Bar Association. My task was to provide the best advice or lesson I’ve learned having started my own law firm particularly in terms of taking advantage of international networking. I spoke a lot about my experience in setting up an international network of law firms which really could be an innovative and promising element of strategy, although it may…

Read More Read More

How to Conduct an Internal Antitrust Audit

How to Conduct an Internal Antitrust Audit

In 2019, companies need to be prepared for an ever closer scrutiny as the risks of violating antitrust laws have never been higher. This is due to increased coordination of cross-border regulatory bodies, multimillion penalties and significant exposure to new antitrust litigation lawsuits, class action lawsuits and private enforcement as well as possible criminal sanctions. Furthermore, an increasing number of countries worldwide are adopting, proposing or strengthening their antitrust enforcement, including Poland. Companies will have to plan ahead and include…

Read More Read More

Thinking of Buying Your Competitor? Do Your Due Diligence First

Thinking of Buying Your Competitor? Do Your Due Diligence First

Due diligence is a legal term that refers to the exercise of proper care and attention to avoid committing a mistake through ignorance. For example, an estate agent should trace previous ownership and make sure that a property is free and clear before selling it to a new owner. In another context, due diligence is a comprehensive appraisal of a business undertaken to evaluate the commercial worth of the business. Due diligence is exercised to investigate assets and liabilities. If…

Read More Read More

5 Tips to Help You Carry Out a Successful Due Diligence

5 Tips to Help You Carry Out a Successful Due Diligence

The recent good forecasts for the Polish economy in 2019 cause the economic boom in Poland. Especially the real estate sector and the IT industry are on the rise. An increasing number of managers are considering making the move to purchase their competitors before their competitors decide to purchase them. So, pay attention and keep your eye on the ball. One of the most important parts of making a deal successful is carrying out a successful due diligence. What is…

Read More Read More

What Should You Consider Before Suing Someone?

What Should You Consider Before Suing Someone?

First thing to do is to ask yourself really is it worthwhile suing somebody. A lot of people forget that it can be really stressful, it can be really expensive and actually, there are no guarantees that money will be recovered. If a defendant has no money, no assets and no income – how are you going to get money from him or her? Therefore, before lodging the statement of claim and paying the court fee which in Poland amounts…

Read More Read More

Woźniak Legal Gets Highly Commended by the Law Society for International Legal Services

Woźniak Legal Gets Highly Commended by the Law Society for International Legal Services

Woźniak Legal has been highly commended in the field of International Legal Services in the Law Society’s Excellence Awards. The award gala took place on 17 October 2018 at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel. The awards were handed over by the President of the Law Society Christina Blacklaws. Our law firm received the award for the creation and the development of the New Circle network, which is an international law firm network consisting of lawyers who used to work for…

Read More Read More