Maciej A. Szewczyk: articles by this author

Legal actions of a “false” corporate body can be saved. But all of them?

On 1 March 2019, an important amendment to the Civil Code comes into force, providing for the possibility of validating actions by a “false” corporate body. Up to now, such a possibility has applied only to actions by a “false” attorney-in-fact.

Powers, duties and liability of directors of a Polish LLC

Foreign managers appointed to serve on boards of Polish subsidiaries often do not know what they can do and what they must do. Consequently they are not aware of what liability goes with either of these. They should be.

Can new regulations limit the possibility of resigning from a company’s management board?

A bill currently being processed by the Sejm significantly limits the right of a management board member to resign from office at any time.

Further amendments on financial statements

As of 1 October 2018, companies will no longer prepare paper financial statements. After more than six months of implementation of the new regulations, we can make an initial assessment of their application in practice.

Catch for newly appointed management board members?

A gap in legal provisions might mean criminal liability for management board members for not filing financial statements on time.

A business that is a natural person can appoint a commercial proxy

On 30 April 2018 new laws take effect bringing to an end the long dispute over the types of businesses allowed to appoint commercial proxies. Ultimately, businesses that are natural persons will be able to appoint commercial proxies.