EU procedure for monitoring the rule of law

There has been a lot of talk recently about launching of the EU’s procedure for monitoring compliance with the rule of law in Poland, but not much about what exactly the procedure is.

Will Polish courts have faith in trusts?

In recent years, EU law has been generally the route through which Western models and ideas have been introduced into Polish law. Europe has decidedly much more to offer us, but with regard to certain legal institutions, we have to reach out for them by ourselves. One of them, which is ever more boldly knocking on our door, is a concept of trust. Will it be greeted in Poland with joy?

Welcome to our new portal

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.