Monthly Archives: August 2014

Representation of a foreign company acting through its branch in Poland

August 26th, 2014 (No Comments)

The Polish legal system allows foreign companies to conduct their business activity in Poland both directly (to a limited extent), as well as through a branch (oddział) and representative office (przedstawicielstwo). A branch is considered to be an organisational structure (without its own legal capacity or personality) providing a framework for doing business in the […]

Reopening civil proceedings as a result of a judgment of the European Court of Human Rights

August 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

The Polish Code of Civil Procedure does not provide for the effects of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on pending or final cases examined by Polish courts. Therefore, the question whether a judgment of the ECHR stating an infringement of Article 6 sec. 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights […]