• Brussels I bis

    On January 10th 2015, after a two years' vacatio legis period, the European Parliament's and the Council's Regulation no. 1215/2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters entered into force, thus replacing the regulation 44/2001 (Brussels I). The new law is referred to as "Brussels I bis". The regulation is the most important legal instrument in the field of the European civil litigation law. Unlike Brussels I, Denmark is a party to the Regulation Brussels I bis.
  • Financial Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions Processes

    Due Diligence is one of the basic processes related to merger and acquisition transactions. This phase has a key role in the M&A process, and the result thereof often determines the character of decisions made at the consecutive stages of the process.
  • Amendment to the Civil Procedure

    An amendment to the Code of Civil Procedure was issued over the last days of October 2014. The key change is the extension of the regulations regarding the rules for drawing up an electronic protocol, i.e. a record made with use of recording devices. The amendment introduces an additional possibility of inclusion in the protocol of parties' motions and statements, summaries of evidence hearings, as well as other circumstances relevant to the course of court sessions, without the need to keep records of the trial in the traditional manner.
  • 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.