Kiełtyka Gładkowski KG Legal will participate in the meeting of the Polish Ministry of Enterprise and Technology with the National Key Life Science Cluster in Krakow.

On July 11, 2019, the representatives of the Ministry of Enterprise and Technology will visit the headquarters of the National Key Life Science Cluster in Krakow. The meeting will aim to present the activities of the Life Science Cluster. The program of the visit includes acquainting Cluster Members (including the representatives of KIEŁTYKA GŁADKOWSKI KG LEGAL) with the representatives of the Polish Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology based in Warsaw (this is one of the 19 Polish government departments).


Planned amendments in the Polish Code of Civil Procedure – crucial changes for entrepreneurs

The amendment to the Polish Code of Civil Procedure was passed by the Parliament on July 4, 2019. It is currently awaiting the President’s signature. The draft amendment to the Code of Civil Procedure provides for numerous changes to the current form of civil procedure, especially when it comes to regulations concerning entrepreneurs. The new law, created at the initiative of the Ministry of Justice, is to restore separate proceedings in commercial cases, removed from the Code in 2012. The draft provides for the introduction of a new section entitled “Proceedings in commercial cases”. It is to deal with civil matters between entrepreneurs in the scope of their business activity.

The first change introduced by this amendment will be the so-called preparatory proceedings – obligatory and less formal meetings taking place outside the courtroom to resolve the dispute at an early stage. Their aim is to get the parties to reconciliation and settlement, and the court chairman has the task of pointing out to the parties the ways and effects of the out-of-court resolution of the dispute. These meetings should be considered an attempt to introduce the idea of arbitration to the Polish civil procedure.


New simplified procedure of official documents handling in Poland

In April 2019 in Poland there has entered into force the Act on the submission of certain official documents in member states of the European Union. This Act is to ensure the application in Poland of the Regulation (EU) 2016/1191 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2016 on promoting the free movement of citizens by simplifying the requirements for presenting certain public documents in the European Union, including by abolishing the requirement of legalization and apostille. The documents that qualify to this simplified procedure are, among others:




New article in the weekly magazine Do rzeczy about the court case handled by the law firm KG Legal Kiełtyka Gładkowski

The article describes in details the cross-border case of parental abduction handled by KG Legal Kiełtyka Gładkowski. It also includes an expert comment made by the founding partner, Jakub Gładkowski: “As a rule, under the Hague Convention, the court should order the return of the child to the country from which he or she came, in order to restore the original state from before the departure, so that the competent court of the country from which the child left, could settle all the parental matters regarding the family in its competent jurisdiction. However, there are two exceptions to this rule according to art. 13 of the Hague Convention, namely the case when the remaining parent did not exercise parental authority over the abducted child or when the child return would pose a grave risk for the child (mental or physical) or would otherwise place the child in an unbearable situation”.