XVI International Congress of Comparative Law in Brisbane – Complete Polish Reports


Continuing publication of Polish Reports from International Congresses of Comparative Law, we present the materials from the XVIII Congress, organized in 2002 in Brisbane. The publication has been prepared by the outstanding Polish scholars, providing details on a variety of topics listed below. They concern also numerous problems of Polish private law, both substantial and procedural. As for the previous reports, also the current publication has been prepared due to kindness of the Łódź University Press.

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Posted on by Mateusz Grochowski in General Issues

XVII International Congress of Comparative Law in Utrecht – Complete Polish Reports


“Polish Private Law” publishes the next collection of Polish reports – from the XVII Congress of Comparative Law in Utrecht (2006). The reports provide information on various aspects of the Polish legal system – including problems of private law and civil procedure – relevant from the comparative perspective. We are thankful to the Łódź University Press for their steady and kind cooperation in this respect.

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Posted on by Mateusz Grochowski in General Issues

The Judgment of Paris

Not taking into consideration faulty verdicts and irrational politics in the judicial system, especially inconsiderate cadre decisions and rash judge nominations, has catastrophic consequences for the judicial system, as well as for the whole country. It’s a shame, that the same mistakes are repeated so many years later. The opinion that because people do not have divine perfection, they want to be closer to gods so they repeat their mistakes does not seem to be appropriate.

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Posted on by ACUS in Civil Procedure, General Issues

In search for a remedy to facilitate the work of a judge: “electronic” judicial opinion


The ability to issue an electronic judicial opinion was introduced to the Polish legal order by an amendment to the Code of Civil Proceedings (herein: CCP) – of 29 August 2014, which has been binding since 27 October 2014. The new way of providing grounds for judicial decisions was created by two articles: Article 328 § 11 and Article 331 § 2 CCP. According to the first of them, if the court’s session is recorded using electronic means, the judicial opinion can be delivered after announcing the verdict, and recorded along with the other elements of proceedings in the courtroom. In that case, the judge is no longer obliged to give brief oral reasons for his or her decision (which would be required if the traditional written motives were to be produced as the “main” opinion). Due to the second provision, if the e-motives have been produced, the parties obtain the judgment along with the transcript of the opinion – which is considered to be legally equal to the delivery of the written justification in the traditional model of giving the judicial opinion.

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Posted on by Iwona Rzucidło-Grochowska in Civil Procedure, General Issues

Banking Enforcement Titles non-constitutional and derogated from the Polish legal system


On 14 April 2015, the Polish Constitutional Tribunal rendered a ruling that triggered a great commotion on the Polish market of banking services. The Tribunal declared Article 96 sec. 1 and Article 97 sec. 1 of the Banking Act – regulations constituting Banking Enforcement Title – as contrary to the principle of equality (case No P 45/12). In response to the judgment, the state legislator derogated this instrument from the Polish legal system with effect from 27 November 2015.

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Posted on by Aleksandra Bolibok in Civil Procedure, Consumer Law, General Issues

XVIII International Congress of Comparative Law in Washington – Complete Polish Reports


“Polish Private Law” is pleased to present a complete set of Polish Reports from the XVIII International Congress of Comparative Law, hosted in 2010 in Washington D.C. The publication of the electronic version has been carried out in cooperation with the Łódź University Press – for which we owe sincere gratitude. For materials from the XIX Congress in Vienna, see: https://polishprivatelaw.pl/xix-international-congress-of-comparative-law-in-vienna-complete-polish-reports/#more-6635

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Posted on by Mateusz Grochowski in General Issues

Current Problems of Due Diligence & M&A – Prof. Klaus J. Hopt


Civil Law Department at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw invites everyone interested in private and company law to the open lecture of Prof. Klaus J. Hopt

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Posted on by Karolina Pasko in Company Law, Contract Law, General Issues

A preliminary question from the Polish Supreme Court to the CJEU (case C-367/15)


The Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court of Poland referred its second preliminary question to the CJEU (following a previous one reported previously on Polish Private Law). This time it addressed issues of intellectual property protection, against the background of the 2004/48/EC directive of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights. The Court confronted this act with the domestic remedies in the case of copyright infringements, concluding that the possibility to award damages without ascertaining the real amount of loss, as set forth in the Polish regulation, is not compliant with the EU rules, excluding penal measures in these terms.

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Posted on by Mateusz Grochowski in General Issues, IP Law

Conference: 30 Years of European Product Liability Law


The Conference will be held on 15th October 2015 at the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics University of Wrocław). Its aim is to discuss whether regulation presently in force in European Union Member States concerning liability for loss caused by defective products, as implemented under Council Directive of 25 July 1985 (85/374/EEC) on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning liability for defective products, remains, after thirty years, an adequate legal response to the phenomenon of products brought to market that fail to ensure appropriate levels of safety for their users.

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Posted on by Nina Baranowska in Consumer Law, General Issues

Unilateral termination of contracts under Polish law


The discussion about provisions relating to the unilateral termination of contracts becomes controversial already at a terminological level. It has been noted, not only in Polish literature, that the terminology used in this field in various national laws is ambiguous and may be misleading (P.S. Atiyah, An Introduction to the Law of Contract, Oxford 1995, p. 398). The power to unilaterally bring a contract to an end may be defined as the right to terminate, withdraw from, cancel or rescind a contract. Certainly, the unilateral termination of a contract is not as uniform as could be sought-after. Thus, it is important to set out the terminological background before presenting the legislative framework for the unilateral termination of contracts under Polish law.

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Posted on by Karolina Pasko in General Issues