• Deduction prior to bankruptcy proceedings - not always possible


    ‘Deduction statement ​​before bankruptcy proceedings comprising liquidation of the bankrupt's assets, made by the bankrupt’s debtor, who has acquired the claim by assignment of claims within one year prior to bankruptcy proceedings, knowing about the existence of grounds for bankruptcy, does not result in redemption of claims’. A following resolution was taken by seven judges of the Supreme Court on September 4, 2013 (Ref. No. III CZP 26/13).

  • Poland is one of the biggest beneficiaries of the next EU 2014 – 2020 Budget


    A proposal for the 2014-2020 budget was approved by the Parliament on 19 November 2013. The most important funds from Polish perspective will be allocated from the cohesion policy and will equal 72.9 billion EUR paidin seven years starting from 2014 – an increase of 5.7% compared to the 2007-2013 budget. Poland is one of the biggest winners of recent negotiations with increases in funds for both cohesion and agriculture.

  • Pre-retirement protection of MB members


    According to the current wording of THE Article 39 of Polish Labour Code[1] (hereinafter ‘LC’) the employer cannot terminate the contract of employment concluded with an employee, which is not more than 4 years before reaching the retirement age, providing that the period of employment allows him a right to retirement from that age. This regulation applies to all employees employed under a contract of indefinite duration, fixed-term contracts (if only the contract provides a possibility to terminate it in accordance with Article 33 LC). Furthermore, this limitation applies also to changing work and remuneration conditions on the basis of Article 42 LC. Consequently, members of the management boards of limited liability companies - who are at the same time employees of that company (hereinafter referred to as ‘managers’) - also fall under this regulation.

  • Invest in Wroclaw – a new support initiative for foreign investors


    JP Weber together with the Wrocław Agglomeration Development Agency has carried through an innovative project which will actively promote Wrocław among the existing and potential investors. HRK, Jones Lang LaSalle and Knight Frank have become the project's strategic partners.

  • The act on particular solutions related to protection of workplaces came into force on November 21st 2013.


    The act on particular solutions related to protection of workplaces replaces the so far existing act on mitigating the consequences of the economic crisis to employees and entrepreneurs. It involves introduction of regulations protecting entrepreneurs and employees from the consequences of the economic downturn. The legislator has deemed saving the employee's job at the cost of worsening of their remuneration terms to be beneficial also to the very employee. The crisis-like conditions of performing their duties may be imposed even if they do not accept them.

  • Carrying out PPP projects in the health care sector


    Health care is a very sensitive sector due to its social usefulness and specificity. Traditional doubts in the area of public–private partnerships as to the lack of social approval are multiplied as far as such initiatives are concerned. Local government bodies are wary of projects involving a private partner as they are not inclined to risk being accused of the heath care system's denationalisation, which is what PPP is often confused with.