Łukasz Śliwiński: articles by this author

Opening business in Poland—natural persons (individual business activity)

Establishing individual business activity (jednoosobowa działalność gospodarcza) by one natural person is a basic form of business operation in Poland. The process of launching and operating such a business, including registration, is relatively easy. This makes individual business activity appropriate for self-employed persons, i.e. those operating independently, with little or no involvement of third parties.

Decisions taken remotely by company bodies

Among many problems facing businesses now is efficient management and decision-making when members of the company’s governing bodies cannot appear in person at headquarters for various reasons. Technology ensures efficient communications, but the possibility for corporate bodies to take resolutions remotely has been debatable in some situations.

Broader applicability of obligation to state address for correspondence

Amendments to the National Court Register Act which came into force on 15 March 2018 make it compulsory to register addresses for correspondence of persons associated with Polish companies with the National Court Register.

Changes to rules on participation of foreign undertakings in trade in Poland

A new law that comes into force on 30 April 2018 combines two acts regulating the operations of foreign businesses in Poland into one, and at the same time makes certain changes.

Important changes affecting companies registered in Poland

On 15 March 2018, the Act of 26 January 2018 amending the National Court Register Act and certain other acts came into force. Some of its provisions will come into force subsequently successively up until 1 March 2020.

Liquidation of branches of foreign undertakings—proposed amendments

Under proposed changes, the procedure for liquidation of branches of foreign undertakings would become easier and would also comply with EU law. Thus after several years of uncertainty and disagreement on this topic, Polish law should return to the position approved by the Supreme Court in 2007.