• 28/10/2016

    Doubts connected with investigation of payment for services in emergencies resolved by Court decision

    The possibility to apply for payment for services performed in emergency by medical centers having contract with National Health Fund on the basis of article 19 section 4 of the Act on healthcare services financed from public funds.

  • 24/10/2016

    The Minister of Development and Finance will suspend collection of the tax on retail sales

    Minister of Development and Finance received to signature a draft ordinance of abandonment of collecting tax on retail sales. The abandonment of tax applies to revenues from sales retail achieved during the period from 1 September to 31 December 2016. Because the ordinance will has retroactive effect, the companies which paid tax during the period of abandonment will be able to apply for a refund of overpaid tax.

  • 07/10/2016

    The acquisition of the company for an amount of more than 8 000 000 PLN successfully completed

    Another time lawyers from the Law Office of Duraj & Reck & Partners have provided comprehensive legal acquisition of the company. Representing the buyer included the preparation of due diligence, as well as preparing and fixing terms of the share purchase agreement. Currently, lawyers support the buyer in the acquisition and integration of acquired businesses

  • 04/10/2016

    Our law firm won in a litigation with the city Kraków about increasing the fee for perpetual usufruct.

    On September 5th, our law firm made a settlement with the city Kraków, based on which our client will pay the fee for perpetual usufruct in the amount lower for about 2/3 than it was set by the city. The objections we set out during the proceeding, regarding value of the estate, were considered to be right by the city Kraków. They acknowledged that the estate was worth about 2 million polish zloty less than they evaluated at first, so the fee they set should be reduced. The property valuation was made with validation of current legal regulations and omission of estate market, it contained numerous mistakes as well. This settlement is groundbreaking ? for the first time the city admitted to incorrect valuation and overestimation of estate?s value. The fact that the settlement was approved by the competent authority, as well as the gathered information, opens the door to effective undermine of the fees set by cities.

  • 29/09/2016

    Arbitration clause does not always grant certainty

    One of the supermarket chains has just learnt that the common practice of introducing arbitration clauses to the contracts with the suppliers is not always effective. In the case handled by Law Firm Duraj Reck and Partners, the Regional Court in Warsaw issued a precedential decision on dismissing a motion on rejecting the claim due to a provision concerning an arbitration clause at the Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan. Obviously, the above decision of the Regional Court in Warsaw does not prove that the discussed clause shall be ineffective. Considering it as such needs analysis of its content in the light of the contracts concluded by the suppliers.

  • 26/09/2016

    The ability of addressing the Ombudsman with a motion to file a cassation appeal.

    Despite the fact that it?s impossible to appeal against final and binding judgement of the appellate court (the criminal procedure in Poland is two-instance proceeding), there?s the eventuality of filing an extraordinary measure of appeal (such as a cassation) to the Supreme Court.

  • 16/09/2016

    The next battle with chain shops collecting illegal fees, has been won

    It is not uncommon that the suppliers are forced to accept the goods that they previously sold to the chains. It happens when the supermarkets are not able to resale the goods to their clients. However, such an action is not always legal. In a recent case the Lawyers of the Law Firm Duraj Reck and Partners recovered for their client the money paid due to return of slow-moving stocks as collected by one of the supermarket chains.

  • 12/09/2016

    Launching of the third edition of ?Become an attorney? program

    The next edition of the program ?Become an attorney? will began on September 15th. It is the third time that the Law Firm Duraj & Reck and Partners gives the young law?s followers a chance. Two students and two trainees will gain professional practice and knowledge alongside experienced advocates and legal counsels.