In principle. Legal studies and analyses

The first issue of the semi-annual In Principle. Legal Studies and Analyses (in Polish, with English abstracts) appeared in November 2019. It is the scholarly counterpart to the firm’s portal In Principle, focusing on practical aspects of creation and application of law, but in a more in-depth, specialised approach.

Our authors are mostly legal practitioners, but often combine their practice in law firms, courts, prosecutors’ offices, and public institutions with work at universities or other academic or training experience.

The journal is open to contributions from all corners of the legal community: judges, advocates, attorneys-at-law, notaries, prosecutors, bailiffs, public administrative staff, academic staff, and professional trainees. We seek pluralism in the authors’ specialisations and affiliations.

Our aim is for the journal to offer a broad forum for exchange of views enriching all fields of legal literature. We would also like it to serve as a tool enabling the authors to contribute actively to the development of case law. We believe that one of the overriding aims of the legal community should be to help ensure that the entire legal system in Poland functions harmoniously.

The substantive quality of the content is overseen by the Academic Board, comprising recognised legal authorities, and a team of reviewers who are specialists in their field.

The original (reference) version of the journal In Principle. Legal Studies and Analyses is the print edition.

Dr Przemysław Szymczyk, editor in chief
Dr Maciej Kiełbowski, deputy editor in chief

Copy editor:
Justyna Zandberg-Malec

Academic Board:
Prof. Alexander Bělohlávek, Prof. Elżbieta Chojna-Duch, Prof. Carlos Flores Juberías, Prof. Lech Garlicki, Prof. Tomasz Giaro, Prof. Roman Hauser, Prof. Bertrand Mathieu, Prof. Witold Modzelewski, Prof. Fryderyk Zoll

Prof. Jan Barcz, Prof. Andrzej Kidyba, Prof. Elżbieta Kornberger-Sokołowska, Prof. Adam Łazowski, Prof. Zygmunt Niewiadomski, Prof. Gertruda Uścińska, Prof. Jerzy Zajadło, Dr Jarosław Grykiel (professor of Adam Mickiewicz University), Dr Michał Krakowiak (professor of the University of Łódź), Dr Adam Błachnio, Dr Wiktor Klimiuk, Dr Marta Kozłowska, Dr Olga Piaskowska, Dr Piotr Piesiewicz, Dr Beata Rogalska, Dr Mateusz Tchórzewski, Dr Radosław Wiśniewski

ISSN 2658-2287

Volume 1/2020

Penalisation of the reverse distribution chain for drugs in Poland | EU citizenship as a legal and political concept independent of affiliation with a member state | Selected schemes for international distribution fraud and standing to seek damages for economic loss under the CMR Convention | Non-binding resolutions of local government authorities | The rules for operation of the EU Emissions Trading System and its impact on the electricity market in Poland | Relief from excise tax on energy-intensive plants | A century of the concept of a business operator under Polish law (part 2) | Corrupt practices in contracts and the enforceability of arbitration awards | “Serious cause” for contract termination| Trends in international arbitration

Volume 1/2019

Reform of trading in agricultural property, fees for perpetual usufruct, vacant succession, best practices in arbitration proceedings, digitalisation of proceedings before the administrative courts, climate change as environmental harm, a century of the concept of a business operator under Polish law, the amicus curiae brief in various legal systems, VAT in international trade 2020, note on Supreme Court of Poland resolution, case no. III CZP 6/19 (overlapping rights of pre-emption to real estate) and on the Supreme Administrative Court judgment, case no. II OSK 259/17 (violation of general rules of the Administrative Procedure Code as independent grounds for a cassation appeal).