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22-08-2017

This article on IT system implementation agreements is devoted to such issues as project management, acceptance of work, remuneration and liability principles.

Witold Jelito
Witold Jelito
Legal Counsel

20-06-2017

An IT system implementation agreement is one of the key contracts connected with computerising business operations. From the point of view of an ordering party, the agreement regulates the delivery and execution of a computer program that supports their business processes. However, such an approach to the problem seems to be too general. Implementing an IT system is a multistage process involving IT analysis, software design and creation, installation, execution, data migration and integration with the existing IT infrastructure. Moreover, the agreement may include other services such as implementation assistance and end-user training. Although implementation agreements may differ due to their specificities, some essential elements should be considered when drafting and negotiating such agreeements. This article is the first one in a series  to present a comprehensive review of the elements.

Witold Jelito
Witold Jelito
Legal Counsel

13-06-2017

On 8 September 2016, an amendment to the Civil Code entered into force. It was based on the Act of 10 July 2015 on amending the Act – the Civil Code, the Acts –the Civil Procedure Code and some other Acts, the Journal of Laws of 2015, Item 1311. The Amendment introduces a new form of legal transactions, i.e. the document form.

The legal definition of a document

The legislator broke away with the traditional meaning of a document derived from the wording of Article 245 of the Civil Procedure Code, according to which a document is written and contains a declaration of intent as well as the handwritten signature of a person making the declaration. Now that the amendments have come into force, the Civil Code defines a document as an information-storage medium that allows its information content to be retrieved (Article 773 of the Civil Code). The definition is very broad and covers visual and audio forms as well as graphics. It does not matter on what kind of medium the information is fixed and by what means (e.g. a smartphone, a computer or a pen).

Kinga Koczara
Kinga Koczara
Legal Counsel Dr Jakub Kabza
Dr Jakub Kabza
Lawyer, Team Coordinator

12-05-2016

In this article I would like to discuss the resolution of the Supreme Court dated March 31 2016, file No III CZP 89/15. What makes it interesting is the fact that the case the Supreme Court dealt with refers to a large group of people, in fact everybody who is or was a member of the management board of a company. Before I get to the point, let me reflect on my own experience.

Jakub Cebula
Jakub Cebula
Managing Lawyer, Legal Counsel

12-01-2016

It has long been known that motivation schemes are effective instruments to boost the performance of companies and partnerships. They generate incentives which help to improve the quality of work of managers and key employees. They also serve to maintain the stability of employment which is crucial in achieving employers’ objectives. Incentive schemes based on derivative financial instruments are becoming more and more popular which comes as no surprise when we consider all the business and staff benefits they bring.

Dr Jakub Kabza
Dr Jakub Kabza
Lawyer, Team Coordinator

We as consumers enter into a lot of contracts. Most of them are connected with small, daily tasks, e.g. buying food, medicines or electronic equipment. But some are much more important, for example, agreements for the provision of telecommunication or tourist services, bank account, credit or real estate development agreements.

In most cases, prior to signing a contract, entrepreneurs give us standard contracts, often with some additional regulations, which are virtually non-negotiable. Trusting the entrepreneurs, we assume that the documents we are given to sign comply with the law. Unfortunately, it happens quite often that the imposed terms are not only detrimental to us but also violate the applicable laws.

Kinga Koczara
Kinga Koczara
Legal Counsel

28-12-2015

Almost every day we deal with personal data. We disclose our data to other entities but we also collect personal data for private or professional purposes on our mobile phones, in our email boxes, computer files or, more traditionally, in our paper notebooks. Very often, we do not realise the legal consequences of doing so.

Kinga Koczara
Kinga Koczara
Legal Counsel

14-12-2015

In the IT sector, we can observe a growing popularity of civil law contracts for software developers, for example contracts for a specified task or contracts of mandate (performance of services). Such contracts are mutually beneficial since employers can optimize their costs while developers have higher income and enjoy more flexible cooperation. In this article we look at some key issues to consider before entering into such contracts.

 

Witold Jelito
Witold Jelito
Legal Counsel