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Whistleblower bill back in the Sejm

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On 23 May, the Sejm (the lower house of the Polish Parliament) passed a bill on the protection of whistleblowers. We summarise what has changed from the previous versions, what needs special attention and what amendments the Senate has made.

Artificial Intelligence in Poland in 2024

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For those interested in the legal aspects of artificial intelligence and wanting to know exactly what awaits the Polish technology market in the near future.

New highs in the IP Stars ranking

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We now know the results of the first part of this year's IP Stars 2024 ranking in the Trademark disputes and Trademark prosecution categories, and we know which firms have been recognised as providing the most effective support in these areas.

Belka tax cut and what this means for companies

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The Minister of Finance has announced a plan to reduce the Belka tax, to come into effect on 1 January 2025. And although he has said that the groundwork is already being laid, he has not yet revealed all the details of the proposed changes.

Liability of management board members

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The liability of management board members is a complex and multifaceted issue. It is therefore worth taking a closer look at these issues, especially in light of recent developments.

Effectively managing collective redundancies

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The labour market is seeing an increased number of collective redundancies. We check what rules govern collective redundancies and what obligations must be fulfilled in order to carry them out effectively.

SME Fund – Tomasz Szambelan accredited IP Scan provider

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Tomasz Szambelan has been included in the list of accredited IP Scan providers maintained by the Polish Patent Office. The IP Scan service is part of the grant scheme for the filing of trade marks, designs and inventions from the European SME Fund.

New rules for setting fines for businesses by the President of UOKiK

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At the beginning of April 2024, the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) published new clarifications on the determination of the amount of fines in cases related to the conclusion of agreements restrictive of competition and the abuse of dominant position.

Polish Bank Association’s Banking Forum 2024

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The Banking Forum is one of the most important annual events in the industry, and cannot be missed by representatives of top management and executives of Polish and international financial institutions.

Gross violation of the bank’s rights of defence

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Superficial and common judicial views on the so-called ‘CHF loan cases’ do not justify the conduct of civil proceedings in violation of the bank’s rights of defence, as the court of second instance has ruled.