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Reporting obligations for companies with foreign equity participation

17 December 2018
An entrepreneur is bound to face many situations that will require contacting Polish authorities, not only in the process of establishing a company and registering it, but also when fulfilling reporting obligations. Today I would like to discuss these basic reporting obligations of business entities with foreign equity participation

The electronic revolution or how the National Court Register is moving with the times

22 February 2018
Each of us - both privately and professionally - uses the Internet more and more. According to surveys from 2017, Poles spend almost 6 hours a day on the Internet on average. From March 15, 2018, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to stay on the Internet even longer due to the possibility of establishing direct contact with Economic Courts through electronic access to the National Court Register (NCR). The Act of January 26, 2018 Amending the Act on the National Court Register and Certain Other Acts (hereinafter referred to as the Act on Changing the National Court Register) is in force, and is currently awaiting publication in the Journal of Laws of Poland and which will come into force from March 15, 2018.

Commercial proxy - a good spirit of the company? ...

24 April 2017
Karolina HAHN
Each lawyer, but also almost every entrepreneur, at least once in his/her professional life encountered the institution of COMMERCIAL PROXY, which is an example of a classic commercial law institution. Simply put, it can be said that every commercial proxy is a power of attorney but not every power of attorney is a commercial proxy.

Poznań - an ideal place for investments according to the "Poland. Your Place to Invest 2017” Report

16 March 2017
The high rating granted by the Fitch agency, the second highest GDP per capita in Poland (EUR 20,180) and the ever increasing office real estate offer are just some of Poznań's advantages listed in the "Poland Your Place to Invest 2017" Report.

Legalisation of documents when a company is established – what is an apostille?

2 March 2017
Karolina CHOMIK
Establishment of a company in Poland requires the submission of multiple documents before the state authorities and institutions, e.g. the National Court Register. When a shareholder of the established company is a foreign-invested entity, the number of required documents increases by those drawn up abroad. Upon the preparation of relevant documents, foreign entrepreneurs are obliged to legalise them. Then what?

Well-dressed Polish people

27 January 2016
The estimated value of the clothing and footwear industries in Poland in 2014 amounted to 7.3 billion euro[1] and was higher in relation to the previous year by 5.6%. The clothing segment recognized an increase by 5.9% in relation to 4.5% of the growth of the footwear industry. It is worth noticing that in the stretch of the last four years, the entire branch was growing steadily at 4%, with the exception of 2012, where a slight decrease was noticed (- 1.6% in the footwear industry compared to 0.5% in the clothing segment). In 2014, most of the branch companies expanded their sales network, which in connection with a growing demand translated into the increase in revenues.

Sunny revolution – will RES ignite Polish economy?

9 November 2015
In years to come, RES should constitute one of the fastest growing areas of economy in Poland which also results from the fact that this is still a fledgling market when compared to other EU countries. Opportunity for growth is, therefore, much greater here than on relatively saturated Western European markets.

Strategic companies under protection

17 September 2015
1st October 2015 will see the Act on control of certain investments of 24th July 2015 become effective. The law aims at protecting strategic Polish companies from hostile takeover, thus improving state security and public order.

Poland – a magnet for foreign investors

14 September 2015
As noted by Puls Biznesu, in the first half of 2015 alone, 6,584 companies with a foreign capital share have been registered in Poland, which is 50% more than in all of the previous year. The data confirms the positive trend, which began earlier - in 2014 a 20% increase in the number of companies possessing foreign investors registered in the National Court Register was noted (compared to 2013).

Small business = great opportunities, also abroad

7 August 2015
Whilst browsing the Internet recently, I came across an interesting report dedicated to economic and trade cooperation between Poland and Italy. Among a lot of interesting data referred to in this publication, I paid attention particularly to these relating to the size of Italian companies which invest in Poland.