The inland shipping sector in the face of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic

In conjunction with the introduction of the epidemic status in the territory of the Republic of Poland, and the periodic border control which is related to this epidemic status, the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Shipping has undertaken actions to minimise the occurrence of any possible negative effects on the inland navigation industry. The […]

Torremolinos Declaration

In the first half of March, during the European Union High-level Ministerial Maritime Conference in Opatija (Croatia), another three countries, including Poland, signed the “Torremolinos Declaration”, under which States publicly indicate their determination to ratify the Cape Town Agreement from 2012 by the 10th anniversary of its adoption, i.e. until October 11, 2022. The Torremolinos […]

Trader’s right to error

Since 1 January 2020, the Act of 31 July 2019 amending certain acts to reduce the regulatory burden has been in force. Under the a.m. Act, Article 21a was introduced in the Traders’ Law, which grants entrepreneurs a new right to right to make mistake. The amendment applies to traders entered in the Central Register […]

Website obligation for all joint-stock companies and limited joint-stock partnerships

From 1st January 2020, all joint-stock companies and limited joint-stock partnerships which are in the business of trading now have a new, additional obligation to have their own websites. The amendment to the Commercial Companies Code which was set in 30th August 2019 introduces a regulation concerning “joint-stock companies and limited joint-stock partnerships running their […]

Simple public limited-liability company, as a new type of capital company

On March 1, 2020, the Act amending the Commercial Companies Code enters into force. The main change is the introduction of a new type of capital company into Polish law. The Polish legislator has introduced a simple public limited-liability company (PSA for short) in addition to a limited liability company, and a public limited-liability company. […]

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for a Prosperous New Year!

  May the holiday spirit be with you and your family today and throughout the New Year. Merry Christmas!   The RG & Co. team

Change of legal qualification of a claim as a basis for overruling a judgment (CMR Convention and tort liability)

In a commercial proceedings for payment of compensation for alleged improper performance of a contract of carriage, our Law Firm represented a large international road carrier acting as the defendant (consignor). The proceedings concerned a claim for damages demanded from our client by an actual carrier punished with an administrative penalty for performing the transport […]

Public holiday on 1st November

Please be informed that our office will be closed on 1st November due to a Polish national holiday. A number of our employees will, however, still be accessing their e-mails. Should you have any urgent matters that require attention, please feel free to contact our partners on their mobile phones (the contact details are available […]

Amendments to the Commercial Companies Code: the reimbursement of the pre-payments for the shareholders by virtue of predicted dividend

On 1st March 2019, the amendment provided for in the Act of 9 November 2018 amending certain acts in order to introduce simplifications for entrepreneurs in the tax and economic law entered into force. Based on the above-mentioned law, into the Commercial Companies Code has been added new Article 195 § 11. In accordance with […]