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The portal “In Principle”—created through the merger of the Litigation Portal and the Transactions Portal—is designed for managers and lawyers. We write simply about complex legal issues affecting business.

21-23 November 2012: IBA European Regional Forum conference in Warsaw

The International Bar Association European Regional Forum will hold its Central-Eastern Europe Regional Conference in Warsaw, entitled Opportunities and Challenges that Growing Businesses Face in Selected New EU Member States: Perspectives for the Future

St Petersburg International Legal Forum, 16-19 May 2012

More than 2,000 delegates from 51 countries took part in the 2nd St Petersburg International Legal Forum in May 2012, under the auspices of the Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation.

Reform of the Russian Civil Code

A bill that would introduce sweeping changes in the Russian Civil Code—affecting the law of obligations, corporate law, civil rights, inheritance and other areas—had its first reading in the State Duma on 27 April 2012.

New rules for establishing a representative office of a foreign business

Amendments to the Business Freedom Act and the Treasury Fees Act concerning establishment and registration of foreign representative offices in Poland went into effect on 1 January 2012.

Foreign investors speak out on legal barriers in Poland

The country’s strengths include a large, strong market, a skilled workforce, and political stability. The main barriers are the inflexible employment law, unclear tax regulations, and difficulties in seeking investment incentives.