KG Legal has successfully obtained a valid order for payment against a Polish citizen under a loan agreement concluded with one of the financial institutions based in Vienna. In this cross-border case KG Legal represented a foreign client, an Austrian bank. KG Legal effectively advised on the selection of the litigation procedure, methods of serving pleadings in cross-border cases and determining the debtor’s place of residence in Poland.
Caryatid at the back of Supreme Court of Poland building. Photo by Wojciech Muła (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons
In the Polish legal system the appeal to the Supreme Court is an extraordinary appellate legal measure; it does not suspend, as a rule, the validity and enforceability of the lower court judgment and it requires addressing the Supreme Court with a specific legal query that has not yet been resolved by the case law or by legal provisions.
The Vienna Chamber of Commerce of Austria (Wirtschaftskammer Österreich – WKÖ) has entered the partners of KG Legal to the list of trusted lawyers (Vertrauensanwalt) for the needs of Austrian companies operating in Poland within the Austrian foreign trade agency that is part of this Chamber. Status of a trusted lawyer The law firm received an audit in the form of legal opinions prepared by Austrian entities requesting assistance to WKÖ.
KG Legal has joined the Netherlands – Polish Chamber of Commerce. The main goal of the latter is to help businesses of all sizes to grow and prosper in Poland. The Chamber offers their 200 members exposure in Polish business community, a strong networking base and opportunities for professional development. Due to multiple events organised by the Chamber and aimed at marketing, business development and networking, the Dutch companies and businesses find their way in doing business in Poland. KG Legal is proud to be a part of this process and due to our extensive experience in cross border cases, we will aim to contribute to the benefit of the Chamber’s members.
On 22nd September 2017 the associate of KG LEGAL had a chance to take part in amazing workshops “Avoiding the Courts- a short introduction to negotiating/mediating your way to success” organized by Scientific Group of Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods TBSP at the Jagiellonian University, led by Janie Clement-Walker, barrister in the United Kingdom, lecturer at the University of Kent.
The workshops’ purpose was to show, that negotiation can be an effective method of dispute resolution, even better that a regular court litigation. The main features have been discussed (such as reduced costs, reduced length of the dispute process, theory of win-win). The participants had also an opportunity to use their knowledge in practise and try to carry out the negotiations experientially.
The meeting was a great chance to look at our legal activity from the international point of view, we are looking forward to further events.