How does my legal partner work?
On 15 April Dziennik Gazeta Prawna for the 17th time announced the winners of its Złoty Paragraf awards for most effective lawyers. This year the award for best attorney-at-law went to Professor Michał Kulesza, Partner in our law firm.
Professor Kulesza is one of the main authors of the administrative reforms in Poland (after 1989). He took part in the Round Table negotiations in the local government group and was an expert advisor and one of the authors of the 1990 Local Government Act. He has twice been responsible in the Polish government for drawing up public administration reforms (1991-1993, 1997-1999). Professor Kulesza was one of the authors of several bills in various areas of public law and the state administrative system, including the Administrative Reform Act, the Spatial Development Act, the Municipal Services Management Act, and the Public-Private Partnerships Act. He also co-authored commentaries on the latter two.
Professor Kulesza is founder and first editor-in-chief of the local government weekly Wspólnota and founder and editor-in-chief of the Samorząd Terytorialny monthly.
Since 1991 he has been a professor at the Faculty of Law and Administration at Warsaw University and has headed the Public Administration Theory Department since 1995. He is the author of over 150 academic publications. Since 7 October 2010 Professor Kulesza has been one of President Bronisław Komorowski's advisers on local government affairs.
"He engaged with rarely-met determination in rebuilding the peoples' state and introducing local government reforms. He has a great mind. Without his analyses and innovative thinking the administrative revolution in Poland after 1989 would not have been possible” said Andrzej Zwara, president of the Supreme Council of Advocates, when selecting Professor Kulesza.
The Złoty Paragraf has been awarded for 17 years now by Dziennik Gazeta Prawna and is aimed at honouring prominent members of the legal profession: judges, advocates, prosecutors and attorneys-at-law. In addition, for the first time a Złoty Paragraf was awarded this year to a person working on the borderline between law and economics.
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: email@example.com.
New rules on cookies: Domański Zakrzewski Palinka sp.k., as the service provider of the www.dzp.pl website, stores and accesses cookies, i.e. small text information fles sent by a web server and stored on your hard drive, or other data storage medium of a user, for the purposes of: proper functioning of the www.dzp.pl website, confguring the www.dzp.pl website, security and reliability of the www.dzp.pl website, session monitoring, providing advertisements, personalization of the displayed information to the user, or analysis, statistics, research and website trafc auditing.