• Changes to the Construction Law

    The announced changes to the Building Law - uniformisation and simplification of procedures - are they going to be introduced in 2015? Works on the legislation with regard to the building code, a set of regulations normalizing the construction development process.
  • Amendment to the corporate registration law

    A new law changing the act on the National Court Register and a few other acts enters into force on December 1 2014. As a result of the amendment, an entrepreneur intending to register a new company with the National Court Register (NCR, Polish: KRS) will be able to do it much faster, with the use of a single form, as well as they will not have to furnish several other documents and pieces of information when registering their business.
  • Changes to the Public Procurement Law

    An amendment to the Public Procurement Law, the most practical change to the legal situation of contractors, in force since October 18 2014, will now stem from the regulation of art. 26 sec. 2e, according to which an entity which obliged itself to make resources available pursuant to section 2b and a contractor bear joint and several liability for the ordering party's damage resulting from the absence of making the resources available, unless such an entity cannot be deemed at fault for failing to do so.
  • Changes to the Act on Public-Private Partnerships

    The changes being drafted concern a modification to the rule with regard to prohibition of subjective changes involving introduction of a private partner's possibility of establishing a company to perform a project after its offer has been chosen as the most favourable. The proposal aims to phase out the formal obligation to establish such entities only with a view to their participation in proceedings regarding the choice of a private partner.
  • Potential Facilitations for Investors in the Polish Commercial Law

    Shortly before the long weekend in August, a draft act amending the Code of Commercial Companies was published on the web pages of the Government Legislation Centre. According to the announcements known since early 2013, the amendment aims to facilitate establishment of business entities, registered and limited partnerships in particular, but its primary objective is to change the basic rules pertaining to the most popular form of organisation, i.e. the limited liability company.
  • Mobbing and discrimination – obligations of an employer

    Mobbing is any action or behavior relating to employee or against the employee, involving the persistent and prolonged harassment or intimidation, which results in understated professional evaluation or is intended to humiliate, ridicule, isolate or eliminate from a team of colleagues the mobbed employee.