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German-Polish conference on personal liability and compliance in business companies


Current issues in German and Polish Business Law

- From personal liability to compliance -


The conference took place at November, 4th 2010 in Warsaw. Scientists and practicing lawyers exchanged experiences and compared scientific findings from both countries in a series of lectures on current trends in business law.

The conference was organized by the Chair of Polish Public Law of the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University Warsaw, the German-Polish Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GPCCI) and the German-Polish Lawyers Association (GPLA).

About 150 scientists, students and practicing lawyers took place in the conference.

Before the opening speech, held by the Polish Minister of Justice Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, the participants were welcomed by Dr. Jan Schürmann, board member of GPLA, Professor Tomasz Giaro, Vice-Dean for International Affairs of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University Warsaw and Professor Makowicz, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder).

In his speach Minister Kwiatkowski commented on current changes in Polish civil and business law and commended the polish-german co-operation in the field of justice as very intensive. This can be measured by the large number of meetings on the scale of ministers and experts. Kwiatkowski lauded the very effective administrative assistance between Germany and Poland. Furthermore, he accented the government’s attempts to fulfill companies’ needs.

The conference was divided into two sections. During the antemeridian one, personal liability in corporate law was brought into focus.