Detention of an individual Reports As a short-term deprivation of liberty, detention is subject to a range of requirements under the Polish Constitution, the Criminal Procedure Code, and the European Convention on Human Rights. These provisions regulate such issues as who may be detained and when, as well as the guarantees afforded to detainees. Nonetheless, detainees are often unaware of […] Detention of an individual Construction disputes Reports Has  the regulation making the investor liable as a guarantor for the general contractor’s debts to subcontractors made life easier for subcontractors? What purpose does the guarantee of payment serve in practice? (Not necessarily timely payment of contractors’ fees.) How can the investor recover fees paid directly to subcontractors? How are settlements with subcontractors conducted […] Construction disputes Changes in trademark regulations Reports Amendments to the Industrial Property Law entered into force on 16 March 2019. Although they are not revolutionary, they will clearly exert a great practical impact. The changes are primarily designed to achieve consistency between the Polish and EU systems for trademark protection. For example, the definition of a trademark has been revised by eliminating the […] Changes in trademark regulations New Public procurement law – first impressions Reports The Public Procurement Law currently in force has been amended dozens of times. Several of these amendments were very extensive and of crucial importance, as they were the means to implement EU directives into the Polish legal order. Most of the ad hoc changes to the law adjusted the law to the needs of the […] New Public procurement law – first impressions Search of business premises and seizure of items Reports Nearly 40 questions and answers about searches of business premises. When can a search be conducted? Who decides on a search? What to look for in the documents authorising the search? Can you refuse to allow law enforcement to enter the premises? Do you have to turn over your computer password? Can you make a […] Search of business premises and seizure of items Legal update. Changes in law in Poland affecting the business environment – December 2018 Reports The latest edition of our publication regarding changes in law in Poland affecting the business environment is now out! It offers a summary of changes across many areas of law, and is particularly valuable for identifying the targets of current and planned changes and outlining the potential consequences.   We encourage you to read it. Legal update. Changes in law in Poland affecting the business environment – December 2018 Legal update. Changes in law in Poland affecting the business environment Reports The latest edition of our publication regarding changes in law in Poland affecting the business environment is now out! This time under a slightly changed title: “Legal update. Changes in law in Poland affecting the business environment”. It offers a summary of changes across twenty areas of law, and is particularly valuable for identifying the targets of […] Legal update. Changes in law in Poland affecting the business environment Intellectual property protection on the alcoholic beverages market Reports Can an advertiser run afoul of the alcohol advertising rules by advertising simple fruit juice? How can producers demonstrate the renown of a trademark for spirits? Is it permissible to allude to geography when the product has little in common with the region? What rules govern the permissible use of famous names for products? Can the […] Intellectual property protection on the alcoholic beverages market Pending or announced changes in Polish law affecting the market—selected issues Reports The latest edition of our publication “Pending or announced changes in Polish law affecting the market—selected issues” is now out! It offers a summary of changes across twenty areas of law, and is particularly valuable for identifying the targets of current and planned changes and outlining the potential consequences. Although the publication is legal in nature, […] Pending or announced changes in Polish law affecting the market—selected issues Report: ASPIRE Legal Committee Annual Report 2017 Reports The annual report of the ASPIRE Legal Committee is devoted to key legal aspects for the growth of the technology and business services sector in Poland. It includes articles examining issues of labour law, tax, data protection, and state aid. In the report, Katarzyna Żukowska, Dr Szymon Kubiak and Jarosław Karlikowski write about current challenges […] Report: ASPIRE Legal Committee Annual Report 2017