Legal & Tax alerts

  • Investment in real estate and the responsibility for the historical contamination of the earth’s surface

    Investors acquiring real estate for future investments usually conduct some form of due diligence, which is an investigation of the condition and the legal status of the real estate. However, rarely is the analysis of soil and groundwater contamination carried out in the due diligence process.
  • Employment of temporary employees after June 1, 2017

    On 1 June 2017, the Act of 7 April 2017 on the amendment of the Act on the Employment of Temporary Employees and some other acts came into force. (Dz.U. [Journal of Laws] of 2017, item 962).
  • Construction Services with Reverse Charge

    As of 1 January 2017 the act of 1 December 2016 on the amendment of the goods and services tax act and certain other laws, providing for, among others, the application of reverse charge mechanism to a significant part of construction works conducted by subcontractors, entered into force.
  • Investments in Transmission Infrastructure – Attempts to Streamline Processes

    Over recent years, there have been a few attempts to introduce legal solutions aiming to quicken investments related to transmission infrastructure. And so, on July 24 2015, a so-called special transmission act was passed, i.e. a law on preparation and execution of strategic investments in the area of transmission networks. After a year and a half, there are good reasons to take a closer look at the act proposed by the legislator and the role it was supposed to serve in practice, as well as other similar regulations related to transmission networks.
  • Facilitations for Entrepreneurs - Changes to Regulations

    The first of the planned changes to regulations aiming to facilitate entrepreneurs' business operation entered into force as of January 1 2017. Some of the most important changes introduced with the act of December 16 2016 on changes to certain acts in order to improve entrepreneurs' legal environment are those concerning the Commercial Companies Code and the commercial power of attorney specified in the Civil Code.
  • A package of solutions tightening VAT comes into force on January 1 2017

    On November 17 this year, the act amending the value added tax act and other acts, aiming to tighten the tax system in the area of VAT collection, was conveyed to the President and the Speaker of the Senate. The majority of the changes planned are to enter into force as soon as on January 1 2017.