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2 key provisions for the defendant with a cross-border European Order for Payment

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2 key provisions for the defendant with a cross-border European Order for Payment

What to do when a company with foreign shareholding structure, formally registered in Poland, receives a payment order by registered mail from a foreign court in the European Union on the EU form?

The European Order for Payment is – according to the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council No. 1896/2006 / EC of 12 December 2006 establishing a European order for payment procedure, Journal of EU L 399/1 of 30.12.2006 (hereinafter: “the Regulation”) – a court order issued (on the form) in cross-border civil and commercial cases (Article 2 (1) sentence 1 of the Regulation) for the purpose of pursuing pecuniary claims for specified amount, which are due at the time of lodging an application for a European order for payment.

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International contract law for e-sport industry

International contract law for e-sport industry

In the coming days, the lawyers of KIEŁTYKA GŁADKOWSKI LEGAL will take part in a webinar organized by a law firm with its offices in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, New York, Chicago and Phoenix, devoted to “Securing brand value in E-sport in individualized agreements such as “TALENT CONTRACTS”.

Talent contract, becoming increasingly more popular in the Polish legal market, is a kind of a very characteristic civil law contract, used in legal practice, for example, to regulate the legal relationship between an investor and a “performer” in the sports, advertising, artistic and other freelance industries.

Interest in this type of agreements from the American jurisdiction results from the fact that KIEŁTYKA GŁADKOWSKI LEGAL participates in cross-border cooperation for foreign clients in projects of contractually securing legal interests from the perspective of the rights of the creator and producer of new technologies for products intended for the professional sports sector, such as utility equipment using artificial intelligence (for example: augmented reality glasses).

Participation in the webinar of KIEŁTYKA GŁADKOWSKI LEGAL team is based on:

  • seeking legal solutions in the implementation of solutions for the protection of patent and property rights (including license rights) of software copyrights;
  • exchange of experience as to the practical effectiveness of contractual clauses relating to the protection of the software producers against liability resulting from the legal regulations (including the European Union) concerning dangerous products;
  • effective legal solutions in creating contracts between the organizers of e-sport games and their participants; especially with regard to issues such as image protection, remuneration, financial conditions for participation in professional e-sport events, as well as issues related to sponsorship, streaming royalties; legal rules for using the equipment.

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Important information for e-mobility market in Poland

New Polish energy law beneficial for the business of distributors of electric car charging stations.

Implementation of Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency in Poland – amendment to the Regulation of the Polish Minister of Climate will support the development of electromobility in Poland

New Polish energy law beneficial for the business of distributors of electric car charging stations.

The Polish bill of August 6, 2020, of the Polish Minister of Climate, amending the regulation (link to the legislation track) on detailed rules of the production, the formation and calculation of tariffs and settlements in wind electricity trading, introduces regulations to facilitate the further development of electromobility in Poland. Currently, high and constant distribution fees overburden the operators of generally accessible charging stations in Poland, and in combination with the still low demand for this service, they result in too high costs and a decrease in profitability, which in turn results in a lack of interest in investing in this type of technology.

The project was developed on the basis of the authorizing provision contained in Art. 46 sec. 3 of the Act of April 10, 1997 – Energy Law. One of the changes is the introduction to Polish law of a tariff group intended only for generally accessible charging stations.

The proposed solution implies shifting the financial burden from the fixed component of the network rate and the transitional fee rate to a variable component, which is related to the actual scope of using the charging infrastructure. The fixed distribution fee will be abolished and in its place variable fees will be created, depending on the amount of energy consumed by the station. At the same time, it is necessary, in order to simplify the tariff setting model, to link the prices and rates of charges specified in the tariff with another tariff group that is closest to each type (basic group).

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Digitisation of HR documentation in Poland – Polish Labor Code

Digitisation of HR documentation – Polish Labor Code

You run a Polish company, hire employees, and documents pile up in the HR department?

In January 2018 the legislator found a solution and you can use it.

The Polish Act of 10 January 2018 amending certain acts in connection with the shortening of the period for keeping employee files and their electronification made it possible for an employer in Poland to keep employee files in electronic form, which, pursuant to Article 9411 of the Polish Labour Code, is equivalent to that in paper form.

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White Paper on Artificial Intelligence – What does the European Union need AI for?

In February 2020, a document issued by the European Commission was published, called the White Paper on Artificial Intelligence. It concerns the use of artificial intelligence systems by Member States, their promotion, as well as the risks associated with their functioning, especially in the field of personal data. The main aim of the white paper was to outline the areas where artificial intelligence may prove most socially useful. More efficient health protection and modernization of public safety systems are just examples of how many amenities EU Member States can count on if they decide to implement AI (Artificial Intelligence) technologies in their domestic markets. The White Paper also emphasizes the role of public administration bodies in EU countries, which is responsible for the decision on admitting AI systems to specific areas of social life.

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