Sejm changes provisions regarding international relations


On February 4, 2011 the Sejm accepted the Law on International Private Law which is to replace the Law of 1965 of the same title. The law is of significant importance for international relations, both business and non-professional ones (e.g. marital, parental, etc.) as it settles the question which law should apply in case a legal relation concerns more than one country. Due to the fact that numerous relations have been covered with the EU legislation, the law is mainly applicable to relations between Polish entities and entities outside of the EU. However, several issues which have not been covered with the EU legislation so far (e.g. inheritance) will be subject to the new law also in case of relations between entities from the EU. The law was directed to the Senate which may propose its amendments.

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