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New Act on corporate criminal liability in Poland

1 June 2018

On 28 May 2018, the Polish Ministry of Justice published a draft Act that is to materially change the rules governing corporate criminal liability in Poland. The proposed Act on Liability of Corporate Entities for Acts Prohibited under Penalty is to replace the existing Act, commonly recognised as inefficient and very rarely applied in practice.
The work on the Act is still at the initial stage of the legislative process. However, the Act is to come into force three months after enactment. The new Act will also apply to prohibited acts committed before its entry into force if the corporate entity would have been liable on the basis of the regulations currently in effect.

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