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27.03.2020

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 […]

26.03.2020

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 […]

03.03.2020

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 and […]

23.01.2020

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 own websites […]

09.01.2020

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. A PSA combines the features […]

03.12.2019

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 without the required permit. […]

30.10.2019

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 in the […]

24.05.2019

RG & Co. and CJC Shipping Law Seminar 2019

  It was a fantastic Wednesday with Campbell Johnston Clark (London) joining us for the Shipping Law Seminar in Szczecin, Poland. Thank you Andrew Gray, Duncan Ealand and James Clayton for your tremendous presentations.

20.05.2019

Herring Meeting 2019

Approx. 2,000 guests from the shipping, transport and insurance community attended the 2019 Herring Meeting last Friday in Szczecin, Poland. This was the first time the event took place at the new venue (Netto Arena). You can see photos (including the meeting with the President of the City) here: http://herring.szczecin.pl/foto/2019

30.04.2019

Public holidays on 1st and 3rd May

Due to public holidays in Poland on 1st and 3rd May, our office will be closed on these dates. However, every received e-mail will be forwarded to the appropriate person as soon as possible. In case of any urgent matters, please feel free to contact our partners on their mobile phones (contact details available in […]

22.01.2019

BIMCO’s Dry Bulk Terminals Vetting Report for 2018

On 18th January 2019 BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping association, published annual report named “Dry Bulk Terminals Vetting Report”. The report collected input from 144 ships covering 381 terminals. The questionnaire consists of 36 specific questions divided into the following five main categories: mooring and berth arrangements, terminal services, terminal equipment, information exchange between […]

02.01.2019

Amendments to the Labour Code

Amendments to the Act of 26 June 1974 – Labour Code entered into force on 1 January 2019. The amendment provides, among other things, that the payment of remuneration is to be made to the payment account indicated by the employee, unless the employee has submitted an application for payment of remuneration to their own […]

17.12.2018

EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

The Economic Partnership Agreement signed on 17 July 2018 between the European Union and Japan was approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday 12 December 2018. This agreement provides for the abolition of most of the existing customs duties, as more than 90% of EU exports to Japan will be free of customs duties. This […]

27.11.2018

The Senate adopted a draft of the Sea Fisheries Act.

On 23 November 2018 the Senate of the Republic of Poland adopted without amendment the Act of 9 November 2018 amending the Sea Fisheries Act and certain other acts. The amendment provides, among other things, for the establishment of a central government administration body appointed by the Prime Minister at the request of the minister in […]

09.11.2018

Public holiday on 12th November

On 12th of November, our office will be closed due to a public holiday in Poland. Please note that, at this time, our team members will be working from home. Should you have any urgent matters, please feel free to contact our Partners on their mobile phones (their contact details are available in the “Partners” section […]

05.11.2018

Maritime border in the Baltic Sea – Polish-Danish consensus

On 1 November 2018 the Republic of Poland and the Kingdom of Denmark have reached a consensus on the route of the maritime border in the Baltic Sea. After many years, Denmark and Poland have agreed on a maritime border in the Baltic Sea which, after the entry into force of the relevant Agreement, will divide the […]

31.10.2018

Public holiday on 1st November

On 1st of November, our office will be closed due to a public holiday in Poland. Please note that, at this time, our team members will be working from home. Should you have any urgent matters, please feel free to contact our Partners on their mobile phones (their contact details are available in the “Partners” section […]

29.10.2018

Ratification of the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC).

On 17 October 2018 the President of the Republic of Poland has signed the Act of 13 September 2018 on the ratification of the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, adopted by the International Labour Conference in Geneva on 9 June 2016. So far, the Convention has been amended three times at the International Labour […]

26.10.2018

Maritime Development Fund – works on the draft to the new Act are in progress

On 8 October 2018, on the website of the Prime Minister’s Chancellery, the draft Act on the Maritime Development Fund developed by the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation was disclosed. The project proposes measures aimed mainly at filling the gap in the lack of sufficient institutional infrastructure and financial resources for the development […]

22.10.2018

Changes in perpetual usufruct.

On 5 October 2018, the Act of 20 July 2018 on transformation of the right of perpetual usufruct of land developed for housing purposes into the right of ownership of such land came into force. In accordance with the above mentioned legal act, as of 1 January 2019, the right of perpetual usufruct of land […]

05.10.2018

The draft of changes in economic (business) and tax law.

On 25th September 2018, the Government adopted a package of facilitations for small and medium-sized enterprises by the Ministry of Enterprise and Technology. This is another proposal, after the “100 amendments package”  and the Business Constitution, to support the activities of Polish entrepreneurs. This project contains about 50 simplifications in economic (business) and tax law.   […]

14.09.2018

The Convention on the Measurement of Inland Navigation Ships

    The President ratified the Convention on the Measurement of Inland Navigation Ships, done at Geneva on 15 February 1966 and denounced the Convention on the Measurement of Inland Navigation Ships, done at Paris on 27 November 1925. Ratification of the above Convention, with simultaneous denunciation of the Convention drawn up in Paris, will […]

31.08.2018

Tachograph Act

On Monday (3.09.2018), the Act of 5 July 2018 about tachographs, which aims to increase the safety of the tachograph system, comes into force. The Act introduces solutions limiting the ability to manipulate data registered by these devices, which will provide new rules for their installation, reparation and checking. One of the new solutions is […]

29.08.2018

The Council of Ministers adopted a draft law amending the law on sea fisheries

The project has adopted new solutions aimed at improving the functioning of sea fisheries inspections and harmonizing the procedure and standards of their operation. One of the new solutions will be the appointment of the Chief Inspector of Sea Fisheries with the seat in Słupsk, which as a central government administration authority will be created in […]

21.08.2018

From 1 January 2019, the taxation of seafarers working for New Zealand shipowners will be changed

In connection with New Zealand’s ratification of the MLI Convention (Multilateral Instrument to Modify Bilateral Tax Treaties), from January 2019 the regulations concerning the settlement of income earned by Polish seafarers from work with New Zealand shipowners will be amended. The method of avoiding double taxation will be changed from an exclusion method progressively to […]

17.08.2018

On 10th August 2018 the President of the Republic of Poland signed updating of the Inland Navigation Act of 21st December 2000.

According to this amendment of the law, the Inland Navigation Administration will be reorganised, including the reduction of the number of central offices from the currently existing eight to only three – seated in Szczecin, Bydgoszcz and Wrocław. The other five offices will be converted into delegations. This reform is related to the new tasks […]

14.08.2018

The legal status of the Caspian Sea has been regulated

The legal status of the Caspian Sea has been regulated on Sunday (12 August 2018), the summit of the Caspian countries signed the Convention regulating the legal status of the Caspian Sea, which since now, had been a complex political and legal problem in international relations. The Caspian Sea, by virtue of a signed document, is to […]

13.06.2018

6. International Maritime Congress

Maritime economy, investing in the seaside real estate, innovation, ecology – these are only a few subjects of the sixth edition of the event that will bring to Szczecin entrepreneurs, managers, experts, and decision-makers from all over Poland and Europe. The event will take place on the 15th and 16th June 2018. Our Law Firm will […]

25.04.2018

Public holidays on 1st and 3rd May

Due to public holidays in Poland on 1st and 3rd May, our our office will be closed on these dates. However, every received e-mail will be forwarded to the appropriate person as soon as possible. In case of any urgent matters, please feel free to contact our partners on their mobile phones (contact details available […]

30.03.2018

Happy Easter!

May you be blessed with succes, prosperity and happines always!   The RG & Co. team

27.03.2018

Changes to layout of RG & Co. e-mails

Some of our contact details have slightly changed over the last few weeks. Accordingly, the footnotes in our e-mails have been revised rearranged. You may i.a. note that the logo in our messages will now comprise blue letters, rather than white on a navy blue background. The changes will be taking place from 26th March 2018 […]

12.06.2017

RG & Co. on the Maritime Congress in Szczecin

The International Maritime Congress in Szczecin took place on 8-9th June 2017. Our staff was there to meet with various  members of the maritime community and enjoy many of the interesting lectures – in particular on inland navigation and shipping.   You can find out more about the event on http://maritimecongress.com/    

16.05.2017

Herring Meeting 2017

We are pleased to announce, that on Friday, 19th May, our law firm will be present during the annualy held Herring Meeting in Szczecin (Poland). Herring Meeting is one of the most important events for the local maritime community. It gathers people from various branches, including shipping, multimodal transport, insurance and many more. If you […]

05.03.2017

We are moving – new visiting address

Please note we have recently moved and changed our visting address. You can now find us at:   Rosicki, Grudziński & Co. Law Firm al. Papieża Jana Pawła II   35 / 2 70-453 Szczecin, POLAND   Any correspondence sent to the old address (Rynek Nowy) will still reach us.  

30.09.2016

Conclusions on fatal accident on board m/v NEFRYT

The Polish State Marine Accident Investigation Commission (SMAIC, being the equivalent of the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch) has just published its report on the fatal accident on board the m/v “NEFRYT” in September 2015. The vessel is operated by a shipowner named “Euroafrica”, with its main office in Szczecin (Poland). For several years “Euroafrica” has […]

13.08.2016

New legislative aid for the Polish shipyard industry

Poland will provide new forms of aid to its shipyards, thanks to the new Act on Stimulating the Shipping and Complementary Industry. The main purpose of the act is to encourage the growth and development of Polish shipyards by introducing specific legal, organisational and financial measures aimed at supporting Polish maritime sector, and through establishing […]

31.05.2016

Wywiad z mec. Maciejem Grudzińskim na portalu gospodarkamorska.pl

Na stronie branżowego portalu gospodarkamorska.pl ukazał się wywiad z mec. Maciejem Grudzińskim dotyczący m.in. specyfiki pracy z prawem morskim i ciekawymi zagadnieniami z zakresu shippingu. Mec. Grudziński odpowiadał na pytania dotyczące aresztu statków, ubezpieczeń morskich czy najczęstszych szkód powstałych w transporcie morskim. Serdecznie zapraszamy do lektury: www.gospodarkamorska.pl

23.05.2016

Herring Szczecin 2016

20 maja odbyło się w Szczecinie kolejne – dwudzieste pierwsze – międzynarodowe spotkanie branżowe Herring Szczecin 2016. Stanowi ono stały element w kalendarzu zarówno polskiej, jak i zagranicznej branży morskiej. Wśród uczestników tegorocznego spotkania nie zabrakło oczywiście wspólników Kancelarii „Rosicki, Grudziński & Co.” – radców prawnych Piotra Rosickiego oraz Macieja Grudzińskiego. Przypominamy, że pierwsze spotkanie sektora morskiego – odbywające się […]

15.03.2016

Avoiding the time-bar – conciliatory proceedings

Conciliatory proceedings – an institution often undervalued and overlooked by many – is a judicial tool commonly used in Poland, in order to interrupt the running of the limitation period for different types of claims. Due to its various advantages over litigation measures, it is widely accepted as a means of extending the time in which the […]

03.02.2016

Angielski sąd apelacyjny: Umowy z O.W. Bunker nie podlegały Sale of Goods Act

O sprawie upadłości grupy O.W. Bunker mówi się w środowisku shippingowym od dawna, bowiem bankructwo duńskiego potentata na rynku paliw okrętowych dotknęło tysięcy podmiotów – w tym w szczególności armatorów oraz faktycznych dostawców paliwa. Angielski Court of Appeal orzekł, że dostawcy paliw nie będą mogli dochodzić zapłaty w oparciu o Sale of Goods Act 1979 Długo oczekiwane orzeczenie angielskiego High Court w tej sprawie [(1) […]

24.12.2015

Season’s Greetings!

From all at Rosicki, Grudziński & Co. Law Firm, wishing you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016 filled with joy, prosperity and good health. Best wishes, Rosicki, Grudziński & Co.

23.12.2015

Nowelizacja ustawy o systemie ubezpieczeń społecznych

Z dniem 1 stycznia 2016 r. wchodzą w życie nowe przepisy dotyczące oskładkowania umów zlecenia. Nowelizacja rozstrzyga z którego zatrudnienia trzeba będzie płacić obowiązkowe składki w sytuacji, gdy ubezpieczony pracuje w kilku miejscach, na podstawie różnych form wykonywania pracy w tym np. umowy zlecenia. Zgodnie z nowelizacją ustawy składki na ubezpieczenia społeczne będą obowiązkowe od każdej umowy, jeśli zsumowana podstawa ich wymiaru będzie niższa niż […]

23.07.2015

OW Bunker claims – new High Court decision

Just over a week ago, on 14 July 2015, the English High Court issued an important judgement in what has been described as a test case for shipowners around the world who had their bunkers supplied by the now financially struggling OW Bunker A/S and its subsidiaries. The judgement’s importance stems from the fact that it is […]

15.06.2015

Managing Risk in the TSL sector – Gdynia seminar

Last Friday (12.06.2015), Piotr Rosicki had the pleasure of delivering a lecture on the legal status of a forwarder in light of provisions of Polish law and international conventions. The lecture, held in Gdynia, comprised a practical look at the rights, obligations and mutual relations between various participants of a typical logistics supply chain, including carriers, forwarders, agents etc. […]

18.05.2015

“Herring Szczecin” 2015

On 15 May 2015, Szczecin hosted the twentieth international meeting of the shipping and maritime industry – Herring Szczecin 2015. Just over 2300 guests, representing more than 250 companies from the maritime sector (from both Poland and abroad) were invited to attend this event which plays a significant role in development of the Polish industry. Among […]

11.04.2015

New provisions for marine pilots

9 April 2015 saw the entry into force of regulation on recognition of pilot bases and training facilities for the marine pilots, issued by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development. It implements the provisions of the 2011 Polish Maritime Safety Act. The Regulation introduces new procedures for recognition, renewal, suspension and voiding of certificates granted […]

11.04.2015

ROZPORZĄDZENIE MINISTRA INFRASTRUKTURY I ROZWOJU z dnia 4 marca 2015 r. w sprawie uznawania stacji pilotowych i ośrodków szkolenia pilotów

UWAGA Niniejszy akt prawny opublikowany został na potrzeby artykułu “Nowe regulacje dla pilotów morskich” i zawiera treść aktualną na dzień jego zamieszczenia. Dz.U.2015.419 ROZPORZĄDZENIE MINISTRA INFRASTRUKTURY I ROZWOJU z dnia 4 marca 2015 r. w sprawie uznawania stacji pilotowych i ośrodków szkolenia pilotów (Dz. U. z dnia 25 marca 2015 r.) Na podstawie art. 107b ust. 5 pkt 8 ustawy z dnia 18 sierpnia 2011 r. […]

10.04.2015

Condensate damage – carrier’s liability

On 5 March 2015, the England and Wales High Court has issued a verdict in the case Volcafe & others v CSAV that may prove influential in how claims for condensation damage to cargo are being resolved between cargo interests, shipowners and their underwriters. In this action, the High Court was asked to adjudicate on claims […]

26.01.2015

Safe navigation by sea-going vessels – new regulation enters into force

28th January 2015 will see entry into force of the Regulation on particular conditions of safe navigation by sea-going vessels, issued by the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure and Development. The purpose of this regulation is to implement the provisions of Chapter V of the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Convention, by specifying the conditions […]

26.01.2015

ROZPORZĄDZENIE MINISTRA INFRASTRUKTURY I ROZWOJU z dnia 9 grudnia 2014 r. w sprawie szczegółowych warunków bezpiecznego uprawiania żeglugi przez statki morskie

UWAGA Niniejszy akt prawny opublikowany został na potrzeby artykułu “”Bezpieczna żegluga statków morskich – nowe rozporządzenie MIR” i zawiera treść aktualną na dzień jego zamieszczenia. Dz.U.2015.48 ROZPORZĄDZENIE MINISTRA INFRASTRUKTURY I ROZWOJU z dnia 9 grudnia 2014 r. w sprawie szczegółowych warunków bezpiecznego uprawiania żeglugi przez statki morskie (Dz. U. z dnia 13 stycznia 2015 r.) Na podstawie art. 86 ust. 3 ustawy z dnia 18 […]

16.01.2015

A step towards hassle-free business administration

On 15th January, partly as a response to various calls from business circles for simplification of legal complexities that govern some aspects of running a Polish commercial company, a much awaited revision of the Commercial Companies Code has entered into force. The 2014 Act on amending the Commercial Companies Code and other related laws introduces a series of new […]

16.01.2015

USTAWA z dnia 28 listopada 2014 r. o zmianie ustawy – Kodeks spółek handlowych oraz niektórych innych ustaw

UWAGA Niniejszy akt prawny opublikowany został na potrzeby artykułu “Ułatwienia w prawie handlowym” i zawiera treść aktualną na dzień jego zamieszczenia. Dz.U.2015.4 USTAWA z dnia 28 listopada 2014 r. o zmianie ustawy – Kodeks spółek handlowych oraz niektórych innych ustaw (Dz. U. z dnia 5 stycznia 2015 r.) Art. 1. W ustawie z dnia 15 września 2000 r. – Kodeks spółek handlowych (Dz. U. z 2013 r. […]

08.01.2015

Revised Prevention of Pollution from Ships Act in force

Beginning of year 2015 saw entry into force of the revised Polish Prevention of Pollution from Ships Act. The amendments to the Act were introduced in order to implement the provisions of 2012/33/UE Directive on the sulphur content of marine fuels (known as the EU sulphur directive) into Polish law. The revised law contains also […]

05.01.2015

Zatonięcie m/v CEMFJORD, a prawo morskie

Wypadek statku „CEMFJORD” w cieśninie Pentland stanowi kolejny przykład ogromnych niebezpieczeństw związanych z podróżą morską. Przepisy prawa morskiego są stale nowelizowane, aby uwzględniać wnioski z wcześniejszych wypadków, ale nigdy nie dadzą gwarancji uniknięcia tragedii. W kontekście zatonięcia m/v „CEMFJORD”, trzeba przypomnieć kilka istotnych regulacji, które mają w zamierzeniu poprawiać bezpieczeństwo na morzu w podobnych okolicznościach. Okoliczności zatonięcia Ze wstępnych informacji wynika, że w sobotę, 3 […]

26.12.2014

RG & Co. at „Shale Gas World Europe”

Peter Rosicki was representing “Rosicki, Grudzinski & Co. Law Firm” at the Shale Gas World Europe 2014 Conference in Warsaw, Poland. Our law firm has been providing legal support throughout 2014 in proceedings relating to geological works, including exploration of shale deposits for the purpose of future extraction of shale gas. This prestigious conference gathered […]

14.10.2014

”RG & Co.” has a new website

We are happy to announce that our new website has just been launched. One of the new features is the ”News” section which will mainly provide information on some of the issues that relate to Firm’s scope of practice. We hope you will find our website interesting and please visit us regularly.

14.10.2014

„Duck Meeting” 2014 in Gdynia

Our partner, Peter Rosicki, has been representing „Rosicki, Grudzinski & Co.” during the Duck Meeting in Gdynia (Poland) which took place on 10th October 2014. ”Duck Meeting” is held annually in Gdynia. The event is widely regarded as one of the most important shipping gatherings in Poland and is a bit similar to ”Herring Meeting” organised […]