Lobbying in Poland

Words such as lobbying and lobbyist are still very often associated with the black economy for many civil servants and business people in Poland. However, the reality is that democratic societies are unable to function without a transparent and professional lobbying system. Equally, companies and corporations should not overlook the importance of lobbying in their strategic plans for both current and future legislation.

As a result, there are quite a number of specialist legal firms that are officially registered as lobbying entities and frequently execute lobbying activities, issue opinions on bills and legal acts, draft and prepare the best legal solutions and recommend amendments to existing laws. Since the process of legal drafting is a multi-step process, this sequence, at least theoretically, should enable all interested parties to represent their own points of view and present arguments to reach a social compromise.

In accordance with the Polish Act of 7 July 2005 on lobbying activities, professional lobbying may only be performed subsequent to a formal registration process. It is important that an entity that performs lobbying activities that has not entered itself into the appropriate lobbying list is liable to a penalty from PLN3,000 up to PLN50,000 (around £600–£10,000)…

If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Taylor Wessing briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.

Sign in or Register to continue reading this article

Sign in

Register

It's quick, easy and free!

It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.

Register now

Why register to The Lawyer

 

Industry insight

In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.

 

Market intelligence

Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.

 

Email newsletters

Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.

More relevant to you

To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.

Briefings from Taylor Wessing

View more briefings from Taylor Wessing

Analysis from The Lawyer

  • merger deal

    Corporate crunch time: who will triumph at The Lawyer Awards 2014?

    As the equity capital markets rocketed back into favour and global M&A saw at least a partial return to form, there have been some rich pickings for The Lawyer’s Corporate Team of the Year award shortlisted firms in 2014. 

  • singapore orchid

    Singapore: Cash course

    The city-state is working hard to become a global wealth management hub, and law firms are gearing up for a prosperous new world

View more analysis from The Lawyer

Overview

5 New Street Square
London
EC4A 3TW
UK
http://www.taylorwessing.com

Turnover (£m): 241.20
No. of lawyers: 860 (UK 200)
Jurisdiction: UK
No. of offices: 4
No. of qualified lawyers: 67 (International 50)

Jobs