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Ochrona danych w Unii Europejskiej

By Justyna Chomicz Justyna Chomicz

December 21st 2017

Od 25 maja 2018r. w państwach należących do Unii Europejskiej zastosowanie znajdzie Rozporządzenie Parlamentu Europejskiego i Rady (UE) 2016/679 z dnia 27 kwietnia 2016 r. w sprawie ochrony osób fizycznych w związku z przetwarzaniem danych osobowych i w sprawie swobodnego przepływu...

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Data Protection in the European Union – new regulation entering into force in May 2018

By Justyna Chomicz Justyna Chomicz

December 20th 2017

From 25 May 2018 in all member states of the European Union regulation of the European Parliament and the Council (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and the repeal of...

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Foreign Investors Should be Cautious When Using U.S. LLCs

By Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

August 09th 2017

When determining what type of an entity should be used by foreign investors starting a business in the United States, an often-suggested structure is a U.S. limited liability company (U.S. LLC). This simple structure may be great for some foreign investors and disastrous for others....

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Regulation:  Facebook in the Crosshairs

By Gideon Koren Gideon Koren

July 07th 2017

Even someone who has not yet tried her hand at submitting legal claims knows that rules of local jurisdiction in Israeli law determine that in the absence of other agreement between the parties, the service of a civil claim must be managed in the location connected to the defendant...

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Poland:  Can the Seller Limit his Liability to the Consumer?

By Małgorzata Krzyżowska Małgorzata Krzyżowska

July 06th 2017

Polish law protects consumers in relations with the sellers. The rule is that in relation with consumers, the seller cannot limit or exclude liability for the warranty. This issue is regulated by art. 558 § 1 of the Civil Code, which states that if a buyer is a consumer, limitation...

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Changes in Polish Law a Regarding European Account Preservation Order, Community Property, and More

By Weronika Holowczyc Weronika Holowczyc

July 06th 2017

European Account Preservation Order

On January 18th  2017 a law came into force for the effective application of a Regulation (EU) No 655/2014 of the European Parliamet and of the Council of 15 May 2014 establishing  a European Account Preservation Order procedure to facilitate...

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Poland:  How to Determine the Witness’s Address?

By Małgorzata Krzyżowska Małgorzata Krzyżowska

July 06th 2017

If during the proceedings we asked for the hearing of the witness, we must provide the Court the address of his residence. It happens that the party that wants to call a witness does not know the address. At this point, we can request the Center for Personalizing Documents of the...

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Poland:  What is the Term of Repaying a Loan if the Parties Have Not Indicated It in the Contract?

By Małgorzata Krzyżowska Małgorzata Krzyżowska

July 06th 2017

Sometimes it happens that by borrowing some money we do not specify the exact term of the loan repayment. When the parties have not agreed on a repayment date in the agreement, provisions of art. 723 of the Civil Code shall apply, which provides that the debtor is obliged to return...
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Poland:  When the Debtor May request to reduce the Contractual Penalty?

By Agnieszka Bąk-Bergander Agnieszka Bąk-Bergander

July 06th 2017

Contractual penalty is a contractual sum of money which is compensation for non-performance or improper performance of a non-monetary obligation. This compensation is regulated by art. 483 of the Civil Code. Even if the parties specify in the contract the amount of the contractual...

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Poland:  The Term for Filing an Appeal Against Termination of an Employment Contract

By Bartosz Stolarek Bartosz Stolarek

July 06th 2017

Starting the first of January 2017 there are new provisions to the Labor Code that extend the time limit for filing an appeal against termination of an employment contract. Namely, according to art. 264 § 1 of the Labor Code the appeal can be lodged with the Labor Court within 21...
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