As of December 17, 2021, new whistleblower protection regulations will apply to the public sector. These changes are compared by local government officials to the revolution we faced three years ago with the entry into force of the RODO regulations.Therefore, there is little time left to implement in public sector entities an internal procedure for reporting violations and protecting whistleblowers.During the webinar, organized by GDBD law firm together with personalities, only the practical issues described in the prepared draft of the Regulations will be discussed.If you have not yet prepared...
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    We would like to inform you that as of September 15, 2021 we have changed our office. Our office is located in a historic building in Śródmieście Warsaw at 17 Śniadeckich Street.  ...
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    Step one:resolution of the general assembly on the selection of the entity keeping the register of shareholdersno later than 30th September 2020Step two:conclusion of an agreement for keeping the register of shareholders with a specific brokerage office:no later than 30th September 2020Step three:call for shareholders to submit their share certificates to the companyit is necessary to perform 5 calls to submit the share certificates;the time intervals between calls cannot be shorter than two weeks and longer than one month;the first call should be made immediately after adoption of a resolution...
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  • Are the offers in shopping centers actually helping the lessees?


    Are the offers in shopping centers actually helping the lessees?Tenants interpreted regulations of the Anti-Crisis Shield concerning lease agreements in shopping malls as protecting them from leasehold payments in time of the COVID-19 related ban on carrying on business. How does this protection really look like?To use a construction of the interim expiry of mutual obligations from lease, tenancy and other similar agreements in the time of ban on carrying on business in commercial buildings with the area of more than 2000 m2, introduced by the Anti-Crisis Shield, a lessee (entitled)...
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  • Dignified and lawful parting with employees Series of 3 events WEBINARS


    How to part with an employee in a dignified and lawful manner? And why bother about this issue at all? We will talk about this on our three webinars in April and May. This is a series of events inspired loosely by a report "Severance pay, outplacement and benefits' packages". It will be run by the Partners of Lee Hechi Harrison DBM and the Law Firm GDBD. We invite you to sign up today    5 April, 9:30 a.m. "What kind of severance pay and termination packages should be offered to the manager?" Market practices? Training persons: Agnieszka Jagiełka LHH Polska, Ewa Badowska Domagała...
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  • 2016-10-10

    Once again, our Law Firm together with Rekopol Organizacja Odzysku Opakowań S.A. prepared a series of trainings for entrepreneurs during which we will talk about the principles of packaging and packaging waste management in companies that are binding in Poland. During the training series, the responsibilities of entrepreneurs and the manner of their implementation will be discussed.   The trainings will take place 05/10/2016 in Poznań 18/10/2016 in Wrocław 19/10/2016 in Katowice 20/10/2016 in Łódź 25/10/2016 in Warsaw.   Applications for training are to be sent to Rekopol Organizacja Odzysku S.A. The application form is available at the website ...
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  • What will change in the Labour Law since 22 February 2016


    On 22 February 2016, the Act of 25 June 2015 Amending the Labour Code and Certain Other Acts (Journal of Laws of 2015, item 1220) comes into force, and this Act will certainly be of great importance to Polish employers. Below we present the most important changes covered by the amendment.    I. Determination of the specifics of employment contracts for a trial period. The new regulations clearly define the purpose of concluding an employment contract for a trial period, i.e. checking the employee's qualifications and the possibility of employing them to perform specific types of work. In addition,...
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  • Responsibility in the light of new regulations in the protection of competition and consumers


    The amendment, which came into force in January this year, among others enables the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection to punish both the company and persons who are board members, managers and even employees for violations of regulations related to competition and consumer protection.   Even under previous regulations, the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection has controversially punished one of our clients - the penalty amounted to 464,228.98 PLN considering the terms of the franchise agreement as a price collusion. The company obviously disagrees with this decision and appeals it. As its representative, Att. Marek Górnicki...
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  • The Act on Maintaining Cleanliness versus local government administration


    KWARTALNIK Prawo i Środowisko, issue 2 (82) 2015    Restituted in the nineties, after a long and arduous battle, local government is nowadays a permanent element of the public authority system in Poland. The legislator separated it from other social entities, giving it a public-law personality and entrusted it with a large part of public tasks. Transferring some of the ruling powers of the state to other entities of collective life was associated with the evolution of views on the place and role of the state in the system of power. The development of the international situation after World War...
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  • Change in the proceedings before administrative courts. Comments by Att. Ewa Badowska-Domagała in the daily Gazeta Prawna


    The wide access of citizens to the justice system and the increase of legal awareness, and above all the growing expectations of the increasing efficiency of the administration apparatus at various levels, gave rise to the need to modify the regulations of court and administrative proceedings.    On 15 August 2015 a significant amendment (81 changes in the applicable provisions) will come into force in the proceedings before administrative courts. This amendment was enacted by the Act of 9 April 2015 on the Amendment of the Law on Proceedings before Administrative Courts (Journal of Laws of 14 May 2015, item...
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  • "Cleaning the World" GDBD Law Firm is a substantive partner of the campaign


    "Expedition - improvement" - it is the slogan of this year's campaign "Cleaning the World" - Poland. As part of this year's campaign, Our Earth Foundation draws attention to the role that each of us can play in creating and functioning of municipal waste management system in the municipality.    Our Law Firm became the substantive partner of the campaign.   As part of the campaign, there is an opportunity to ask questions to a waste management expert. If you have any doubts as to how the municipal waste management system in municipalities should be or how it works, please send...
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  • Municipal waste management system after the amendment to the Act on Maintaining Cleanliness and Order in Municipalities.


    Together with Our Earth Foundation, our Law Firm organizes a series of trainings for local government officials on the legal aspects of the last amendment to the Act on Maintaining Cleanliness and Order in Municipalities. The trainings will take place in Warsaw, Łódź, Olsztyn and Lublin. A detailed schedule with the programme can be found on the website ...
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  • "External employee evaluation burdened with risk" Daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, 11 February 2015


    Att. Ewa Badowska-Domagała, comments in the daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna on an employer's possibility to use employee evaluations performed by external advisers, indicating the risks involved. ...
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  • Selected aspects of packaging and waste management in an enterprise - reporting, inspection by the Municipal Council, important deadlines


    The Law Firm GDBD and Rekopol Organizacja Odzysku Opakowań S.A. organizes another series of trainings on packaging waste management. The trainings will take place in Warsaw (04/03/2015), Łódź (10/03/2015) and Katowice (11/03/2015). More information can be found on the website ...
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  • Changes in the public procurement law - October 2014


    Dear Clients, On 19 October 2014 the amendment to the Public Procurement Law came into force. What is changing in public procurement in connection with this amendment? I will try to answer these questions in this study, however already at the outset I can write that the amendment introduces a number of significant changes in the public procurement procedure. Below I present the most important of them together with an indication of the practical effects relating both to the ordering entities and contractors. Reservation by the contractor of the trade secret (change to Article 8 paragraph 3 of the Public...
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  • Legal debt collection in practice - to be afraid or applied?


    Att. Dariusz Górnicki will lead the PID Academy workshop, which will take place on 9 October 2014 in Warsaw.   The workshop is directed to persons who deal, in their companies, with customer service, preparation and concluding of trade agreements, granting trade credit, to employees dealing with monitoring of receivables and employees of financial and accounting departments and persons managing the company and its finances, as well as bank employees. Often, the statement: "we direct the case for legal debt collection" paralyses the management boards and managers of companies despite the fact that in reality, more or less consciously, they...
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  • New publications by GDBD


    We invite you to read the articles on multi-material packaging and integrated permits that were published in the Food-Lex quarterly. In Issue 1/2014, in the article for the food industry, Att. Ewa Badowska-Domagała explains the legal complexities in the scope of obligations of entrepreneurs introducing products in multi-material packaging, and in Issue 2/2014 she presents the legal basis for issuing integrated permits.   Below you will find the articles in PDF for downloading.   Multi-material packaging in the light of the Act of 13 June 2013 on Packaging and Packaging Waste Management.   Integrated permit. ...
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  • Att. Ewa Badowska-Domagała on the inconsistent practice of Labour Offices


    Att. Ewa Badowska-Domagała in the communication for the daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (Issue of 22 May 2014, the article "Offices treat differently the mutual agreement") indicates the inconsistent practice of Labour Offices in determining the date of acquiring the right to a benefit for persons who terminate employment contracts by mutual agreement, however for reasons attributable to the employer and not to the employee. We invite you to read the entire publication. ...
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  • Additional training series "New Act on Management of Packaging and Packaging Waste and the Legal Situation of Entrepreneurs"


    Due to the great interest in new regulations regarding packaging and packaging waste, Rekopol Organizacja Odzysku S.A. along with the Law Firm of Legal Advisers Górnicki Durowicz Badowska-Domagała Professional Partnership invite you to an additional training series: "New Act on Management of Packaging and Packaging Waste and the Legal Situation of Entrepreneurs." The trainings will take place in the following cities and on the following dates:   Cracow 04.03.2014 Katowice 05.03.2014 Warsaw 11.03.2014 Łódź 13.03.2014 Poznań 18.03.2014 Wrocław 19.03.2014 Gdańsk 25.03.2014. ...
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  • New contact details of the Law Firm


    We would like to inform you that as of 16 September 2013 our Law Firm is moving to a new address and the new contact details of the Law Firm are the following:   ul. Wspólna 47/49 (7th floor) 00-684 Warsaw tel. 22 629 18 20   22 629 18 21   22 502 34 96 fax. 22 629 31 16. ...
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  • Does the franchisor have the right to shape the pricing policy and does this right violate the principles of fair competition?


    The answers to this question will be provided by the common court hearing the appeal of Sfinks Polska S.A. represented by the Law Firm Górnicki Durowicz Badowska-Domagała Professional Partnership from the decision of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection of 25 June 2013.   The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection indicates that franchise agreements are one of the forms of cooperation between entrepreneurs. In return for a financial benefit, one of the parties receives the right to use, among others, the trade name of the other, its trademark or service mark, business methods or technical knowledge. The franchiser...
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  • Evaluation of a new waste management system


    As we have already informed you, on 13-14 March our Law Firm GDBD was the patron of the 1st National Congress of Recycling. Below are the results of surveys carried out recently concerning the manner of assessment of the new waste management system by representatives of entrepreneurs and public administration bodies. ...
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  • Trainings "New Act on Management of Packaging and Packaging Waste and the Legal Situation of the Entrepreneurs"


    Rekopol Organizacja Odzysku S.A. along with the Office of Legal Advisors Górnicki Durowicz Badowska-Domagała Sp.p. invite you to a series of trainings: "New Act on Management of Packaging and Packaging Waste and the Legal Situation of Entrepreneurs" Trainings will take place in the following provincial cities Warsaw, Łódź, Szczecin, Poznań, Wrocław, Cracow and Gdańsk. Below you will find files in a PDF format: Invitation, Training Programme and Application Form.   Invitation Training Programme   Application Form   ...
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  • Natura 2000 areas on the territory of Poland and fulfilment of objectives in waste management


    The development of civilization based on technological progress, urbanization, development of industry and agriculture, as well as the continuous increase in the amount of waste generated causes negative changes in the natural environment, including the decline of biodiversity. Therefore, it became necessary for the state to undertake activities aimed at nature protection by creating appropriate legal solutions protecting the natural environment on the one hand and not hampering economic development on the other.   Fundamental principles in the socio-economic policy requiring to take nature protection into account were established during the United Nations Conference held in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro....
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