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Business law in Poland

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
Judicial power in Poland is independent, but the Courts are well-known for their long administrative delays in dealing with cases.
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
Poland is a constitutional State. Foreign nationals can expect to obtain impartial proceedings in legal matters.
The Language of Justice
Polish is the language of justice used.
Recourse to an Interpreter
It is possible to obtain an interpreter.
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
The main source of the country's law is the Constitution of 1997. The legal system is a mix of Continental civil law (Napoleonic) and remnants of communist legal theory; changes are being brought in rapidly via democratisation. Poland accepts the obligatory jurisdiction of the ICJ (International Court of Justice) but with reservations. As Poland is a member of the European Union, its national law must abide by the conditions of the UE's legislation.
Checking National Laws Online
Online legal database (in Polish)

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