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07.03.2022 On 4 June 2021, the European Commission adopted a new set of SCC to ensure compliance with new legislation (after the CJEU judgment in the Schrems II case). Consequently, all old SCC must be replaced with new ones by 27 December 2022. In the case of large enterprises, this means hundreds and sometimes thousands of contracts having to be signed in line with the new version!
23.08.2021 The Code of Good Practice for the Franchise Market (the “Code”) is a joint initiative of franchisees and franchisors as well as industry organisations and experts. A signatory of the Code should adjust its activity to the standards and rules adopted in the Code within six months after subscribing to the Code.
07.04.2021 April, May and June are the usual period for holding annual meetings of companies. In this legal alert, we wish to outline recent changes in the law that will affect the procedure for preparing and approving the financial statements of limited liability companies, including the payment of dividends.
29.01.2021 On January 1, 2021 a new amendment to the tax legislation, introducing a new obligation to prepare and publish information on the implemented tax strategy, came into force.
16.12.2019 On 1 January 2020, a significant part of the provisions of the Act of 30 August 2019 amending the Code of Commercial Companies.
13.10.2019 The aim of the register is to increase trading security and facilitate the verification of corporate entities.
19.07.2019 The act changes the principles related to the functioning of regional installations and the organisation and functioning of municipal waste management systems at municipalities.
30.01.2019 On 24 January, a draft of the new Public Procurement Law was published and sent for public consultation. The new Law is to replace the current regulation on 1 January 2020.
19.12.2018 On 14 November, the President of the Republic of Poland signed an amendment to the Tax Code implementing Council Directive (EU) 2016/1164. The changes include the introduction of the requirement to disclose tax schemes.
22.10.2018 In the Government Legislative Centre a new Act has been published on the liability of collective entities. It replaces the current ineffective regulation.
14.09.2018 It imposes further obligations on collective entities and tightens up the rules for their liability under the new provisions.
10.05.2018 More details regarding support system to replace special economic zones. The draft Act on Support for New Investments has entered the next phase.
08.01.2018 The proposed act requires all medium and large enterprises to introduce and apply effective internal anti-corruption procedures. The planned effective date of the new regulations is 1 March 2018.
23.11.2017 On 20 October the Ministry of Development and Finance published a draft act on the rules for supporting new investments. The proposed regulations address problems faced by investors.
12.01.2017 From 1 January it's possible to acquire a certificate of compliance of implemented policies and procedures relating to the prevention of corruption. Above mentioned provides a ISO standard 37001.
12.07.2016 On 12 July 2016 the European Commission took a decision to implement an agreement between the United States and the European Union on the transfer of personal data to the USA ("Privacy Shield”).
05.04.2016 On 14 April 2016 the European Parliament finally adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect in two years' time, i.e. in May 2018.
20.02.2016 At the beginning of February the European Commission and the United States announced that they had agreed on a new framework for transatlantic personal data flows between the EU and the USA.
13.02.2016 The work on the new EU General Data Protection Regulation is coming to an end. We expect the official text of the GDPR to be adopted by the European Parliament at the turn of March and April 2016.
09.02.2016 The Act on Amendment to the Police Act and Some Other Acts took effect on 7 February 2016. It thoroughly changes the laws applicable to non-public surveillance activities.
06.02.2016 In the second week of January this year, the Polish government published a bill that will revolutionise the principles of trading in agricultural properties. The proposed changes take effect on 30 April 2016.
21.08.2015 Last Friday the amendment to the Labour Code concerning fixed-term employment contracts was published in the Journal of Laws. The changes will be effective in 6 months after their publication.
From 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies in Poland and other European Union countries. We would therefore like to give you several details on the subject of how DZP processes personal data.
The administrator of the personal data is Domański Zakrzewski Palinka Sp.k. (“DZP”; address: Rondo ONZ 1, 00-124 Warszawa). Data are processed for contact purposes and to impart information on changes to provisions and authority practices and on other issues, including events concerning day-to-day legal, economic and cultural issues, inter alia, by sending DZP newsletters. The above is carried out on the basis of legitimate interests, i.e. in accordance with art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. Data can also be processed where necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract and for compliance with a legal obligation to which DZP is subject, i.e. pursuant to art. 6(1)(b) and (c) of the GDPR. Data can be transferred to entities with whose help DZP achieves the indicated aims, including entities maintaining IT infrastructure. Giving data is voluntary and in contractual relations is a requirement for concluding and performing a contract. It is possible to object to data processing, request access to, rectification and erasure of personal data or restriction of processing and data portability. Data are kept until an objection is made, and in contractual relations – throughout the term of the contract and thereafter for a period specified in provisions on archiving and limitations period for claims. Anyone has the right to file a complaint with the President of the Personal Data Protection Office. Questions concerning privacy at DZP can be sent to DZP’s Data Protection Inspector, Macieja Maciejewskiego, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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