KG Legal Law Firm will participate in the meeting ‘The road to success – how to create an excellent business model’.

KG Legal will take part in a meeting entitled “The road to success – how to create an excellent business model” organized by the Life Science Cluster on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 in Krakow. The meeting will focus on discussing with experts the issue of business models and strategies supporting the work and activities of new start-ups.


Polish Act on the national cyber security system

Adopted by the Polish Parliament on 5 July 2018, the Polish Act on the national cyber security system (Journal of Laws 2018, item 1560) came into force on 28 August this year. The purpose of the Act is to introduce a system enabling detection, prevention and minimisation of the effects of attacks violating the cyber security of the Republic of Poland. Moreover, the act and the regulations surrounding it implement the so-called NIS Directive (Network and Information Security directive) into the Polish legal system, which obliged the EU Member States to adopt a strategy for the security of networks and information and communication systems. In Poland, the National Cyber Security System will be created, which will include the largest entrepreneurs from the selected areas of the economy called key services (banks, energy sector, air and rail carriers, hospitals), digital service providers (DSP), key service providers (KSP) and selected governmental and local government administration units called competent authorities. Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) will be established, to which key service providers and other actors in the national cyber security system will be required to provide information on serious cyber security incidents. The role of CSIRT has been adopted by the Internal Security Agency (CSIRT GOV), the Scientific and Academic Computer Network – National Research Institute (CSIRT NASK) and the Ministry of National Defence (CSIRT MON). In the justification of the draft of this act, the arguments were raised, among others, that the constant and growing influence of information technologies on social and economic development makes the offered services more and more dependent on an effective system ensuring cyber security.


KG Legal Law firm awarded with The Corporate Excellence Award 2018

We are proud to notify that KG Legal Law firm has been given the title of Cross Border Transactions Law Firm of the Year 2018 – Poland.

The Corporate Excellence Awards 2018 are handpicked by CV Magazine and are based purely on the comprehensive analysis of both qualitative and quantitative research undertaken by the wider group, which provides the chance to promote talent on a truly global platform. This proven approach ensures that the award is based on merit, not popularity and recognises the very best in business; from a single office firm to an international conglomerate. The Corporate Excellence Awards are awarded to those businesses that are succeeding in their endeavours, innovating, growing and improving.


The new law in Poland related to the change of perpetual usufruct of land into full ownership

There is currently underway the legislative change in Poland aiming to transform the right of perpetual usufruct of land built for housing purposes into land ownership. Under the new provisions, the owners of flats and commercial premises in blocks of flats and single-family houses will become the owners of the land. However, Article 1 para. 9 of this Act may cause additional difficulties in the use of this right by foreigners who own land in Poland. In order for the transformation to take effect in their case, the minister competent for the internal affairs must issue a relevant permit. On the day when such a permit becomes final, one can talk about the transformation. According to lawyers, however, it is an unnecessary step that will only extend the entire process. A foreigner who owns the building under the same law will also become the owner of the land. Therefore, doubts arise due to the status of the land until the decision is issued by the minister and the fact whether such a process is justified. The Ministry, in turn, ensures that the discussed provisions of the new act will not refer to the transformation of the foreigner’s share in perpetual usufruct and will not cause any problems. The regulations in question will come into force on January 1, 2019.


New changes regarding the enforcement of the Hague Convention in Poland – mandatory legal representation by an attorney or legal counsel

From August 27, 2018, there will apply new provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure in Poland, changing the rules of the procedural mandate regarding matters related to the Hague Convention – introducing obligatory legal representation of the Applicant by an attorney or a legal counsel. There has been added a new legal provision to the Code of Civil Procedure, namely article 5782.