changes in law

European administrative cooperation

Poland’s amended Administrative Procedure Code includes a new chapter governing the conduct of European administrative cooperation.

Change in rules for the investor’s joint and several liability in the construction process

A simplified procedure for notification of subcontractors, clarification of the rule on the investor’s objection to entrusting part of the work to a subcontractor, and limitation in the amount of the investor’s joint and several liability—all these changes are to go into effect on 1 June 2017.

Serious changes in Gambling Act

The latest amendment to the Gambling Act enters into force on 1 April 2017. The effective date may be a joke, but the changes are no laughing matter. Will they achieve the intended results?

Business Law: New rules for administrative proceedings

A proposal for a long-promised act intended to facilitate the operation of businesses was published on the Government Legislation Centre website in February. The proposed Business Law contains a set of rules that would apply in administrative proceedings from as early as September 2017.

Longer period for reopening civil proceedings

Under regulations in force from 15 February 2017, reopening of a civil proceeding ended in a legally final judgment can be sought within 10 years after the judgment became legally final. The previous regulations provided for a 5-year period for seeking reopening of proceedings.

The European account preservation order

Creditors can now attach debtors’ bank accounts under uniform rules across all EU member states.