We are honored to announce that GRATA International expands its European operations with a new associated office in Poland (Warsaw) by cooperation with GSW Legal (Grabarek, Szalc and Partners) which combines exceptional legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and refreshingly creative thinking, to help clients achieve their business goals in Poland.
The economy of Poland is the largest in Eastern Europe with steady growth, but still maintaining strong connections with post-Soviet countries, which guarantee us synergy in cooperation. International reports highlight the economic and political stability of Poland, outstanding human capital and a large domestic market.
Now through close collaboration, combined expertise and knowledge-sharing we are able to handle clients’ needs in Poland seamlessly.
The professional team of newly open associated office provides a full range of legal services in the following industries and areas of law:
GRATA International is composed of offices located in post- Soviet and Eastern European countries, with coverage being extended to new jurisdictions every year, and which have developed close professional relationships with each other.
No matter what kind of business our clients operate in, they shall always expect practical, prompt and attentive legal services from our presence in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Mongolia, Russia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, now including also the Republic of Poland. Our Firm has been highly rated by Chambers&Partners, Legal 500, IFLR 1000, Asialaw Profiles and is committed to provide excellent legal services.
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Under the Polish law, a foreign entrepreneur may, based on the reciprocity principle, set up its branch in the Republic of Poland. The scope of the branch's activity may include only the activity that is performed by the entrepreneur in the country of its incorporation.
The Entrepreneurs’ Law of 6 March 2018 is the main part of the “Constitution for Business” project which is to be a comprehensive reform of the economic law in Poland. The Act introduces a number of rules to give entrepreneurs a guarantee of maintaining economic freedoms and regulating their relations with public authorities.
The Act adopted on 26 January 2018 changes the date of entry into force of the Insurance Distribution Act, which implements into the Polish legal system the provisions of Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) 2016/97 of 20 January 2016 on distribution of insurance (Directive IDD) as of October 1, 2018. The postponement of the entry into force of the Act of 15 December 2017 on insurance distribution by 7 months will allow entities operating on the insurance market to better adapt to the new legal regulations.
The amendment to the Act on biocomponents and biofuels adapts the regulations of Polish law to the principles set by the community law. The most important changes are related to the limitation of the use of biocomponents produced from cereal and starchy crops, sugar and oil plants and plants cultivated on agricultural lands - as main crops - primarily for energy purposes, as well as to the increase in the use of so-called advanced biofuels.
The Act on electromobility and alternative fuels of 11 January 2018 sets out the conditions for the development and rules for the deployment of infrastructure of alternative fuels in transport, as well as the rules for the provision of services for charging electric vehicles and refuelling vehicles powered by natural gas. The Act introduces a number of benefits for drivers of electric cars and hydrogen powered vehicles (including the exemption from excise duty), regulates the alternative fuels market and creates a legal framework for testing autonomous vehicles on public roads.
The amendment introduced on 24 November 2017 to the act on suretyships and guarantees granted by the State Treasury and certain legal entities introduces into the legal system a new model of financing suretyships and guarantees constituting public aid or de minimis aid granted by Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK) to micro-entrepreneurs as well as small and medium-sized enterprises. Instead of the de minimis guarantee program renewed by subsequent regulation of the minister in charge of public finance, a system has been created to provide entrepreneurs with permanent and stable access to preferential guarantees, allowing for planning the use of guarantee instruments in a strategic perspective, while maintaining the volume of guarantees at a level similar to the one in previous years. The Act came into force on 1 January 2018.
The act came into force on 1 January 2018.The purpose of the Energy Market Act of 8 December 2017 is to introduce a regulatory solution that is designed to satisfy the shortage of power generation capacity. The Act introduces a new model of a centralized energy market. In this model, a central purchaser – power distribution system operator – is committed to supply the system with power level adequate for specific situations and stay ready to provide it. The Act regulates the organization of the so-called primary market - power auction - and secondary market - bilateral transactions between suppliers. The introduction of a new institution in the form of the energy market entails significant changes in the functioning of the power generation sector.
From 1 January 2018, every active VAT payer is obliged to keep an electronic register in the form of sales & purchase records and submit them as a Standard Audit File (JPK in Polish) to tax audit authorities. The change consists in embracing micro-entrepreneurs with the obligation to provide data in such a form. In addition, from July 2018, each of them shall need to possess, in case of a tax audit, its business records in the JPK format that is specified in the Act.
The amendments are implemented to pursue the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union of 5 June 2015 in Case C-678/13: European Commission against the Republic of Poland.
The Act extends the catalogue of excise goods - in the meaning of Polish regulations – by embracing liquids for e-cigarettes and innovative products, as well as introduces legal definitions of these terms and of e-cigarettes themselves.
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