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CZUBLUN TRĘBICKI recognized by prestigious ranking Chambers & Partners
08.03.2018
In this year’s edition of Chambers & Partners ranking both partners of our Law Office were ranked – Piotr Czublun and Piotr Trębicki. CZUBLUN TRĘBICKI Law Office also received a recommendation in the category „Public Procurement” and “Employment”.
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Executive Summary Report – February 2018
06.03.2018
On 12 February 2018 the President of the Republic of Poland signed the Act of 26 January 2018 amending the Act on insurance distribution. On 15 February 2018 the legal act was published in the Journal of Laws in position 378. The Act entered into force on 16 February 2018.
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Executive Summary Report –January 2018
20.02.2018
On 26 January 2018 Polish deputies supported an amendment to the Act on insurance distribution. The new act changes the application date of the Act of 15 December 2017 on insurance distribution from 23 February 2018 to 1 October 2018.
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Merry Christmas!
21.12.2017
CZUBLUN TRĘBICKI wishes you Merry Christmas!
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Executive Summary Report – October 2017
31.10.2017
The amendment implementing Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 November 2014 on key information documents for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs). 434 deputies supported the bill and only 2 refrained from voting. The bill has been referred to the Senate. The Second Reading of the governmental bill to amend the act on financial market supervision and the act on insurance activity was on 28 September. A day later the voting was held. The new regulations enter into force on 1 January 2018.
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Executive Summary Report – September 2017
01.10.2017
The Appeal Court in Lublin in its judgment of 29 June 2017 (ref. no I ACa 910/16) ruled that a car dealership that refuses to accept a defective vehicle is obliged to refund the customer the cost of insurance and maintenance of the defective car.
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Executive Summary Report – August 2017
15.09.2017
Keep up-to-date with the latest legal information in Poland! Read the Executive Summary Report (August 2017).
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Executive Summary Report - July 2017
10.08.2017
Keep up-to-date with the latest legal information in Poland! Read the Executive Summary Report (July 2017).
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Consent to process personal data in the light of GDPR
29.06.2017
From 25 May 2018, all Member States of the European Union will be obliged to apply Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and thus repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation), therefore entrepreneurs should review their consent mechanisms to make sure they meet the GDPR requirements and introduce the necessary changes.
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Position on the placing by insurance companies of GTC of insuranceand other standard contracts on their website
17.05.2017
On 9 May 2017, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) published its position on the placing by insurance companies on their websites of the general terms and conditions of insurance and other standard contracts, pursuant to Art. 15 item 4 of the Act of 11 September 2015 on insurance and reinsurance activity. According to this provision, as of 1 January 2016, insurance companies are obliged to place on their website the GTCIs and other standard contracts.
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The impact of GDPR on the processing of sensitive data by insurance companies
15.05.2017
From 25 May 2018, all Member States of the European Union will be obliged to apply Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).
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CZUBLUN TRĘBICKI recognized by international ranking Chambers & Partners
11.04.2017
The year 2017 undoubtedly belongs to us and the run of good fortune, initiated by the change of the law office headquarters, is still continuing! This time it is thanks to our Clients who by appreciating our work and our commitment have contributed to the results of the prestigious European ranking Chambers Europe 2017.
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The impact of the PRIIPs Regulation on changes in the financial services sector
29.03.2017
On 1 January 2018, the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union No 1286/2014 of 26 November 2014 on key information documents for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs) comes into force.
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GOOD CHANGES - CZUBLUN TRĘBICKI Law Office in their new headquarters!
17.03.2017
After more than 7 years in business it is with fondness that we say goodbye to our office at Wiślana Street, as we are moving to a newly created office and residential complex located in the Powiśle district in Warsaw. From the 13th of March 2017 you can visit us at our new headquarters at Solec 18 Street in Warsaw (entrance C, from the Vistula River side), vis-à-vis THE TIDES.
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The state of the insurance sector after the third quarter of 2016
14.03.2017
On February 16, 2017 the Financial Supervision Authority published a report on the state of the insurance sector after the third quarter of 2016. The report presented the basic information about the financial performance of the insurance sector aggregated on the basis of financial and statistical reports for the third quarter of 2016 as well as the trends observed in the insurance sector during this period with an attempt to explain and justify the changes identified. According to the report, the written premium of the insurance sector at the end of the third quarter of 2016 was 40.70 billion PLN and was lower by 0.18 billion PLN than in the corresponding period in 2015.
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Obligations of the entrepreneurs in the light of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Act - continued
31.01.2017
Upon the entry into force on the 10th January 2017 of the Act on alternative consumer dispute resolution, entrepreneurs are bound to comply with the new obligations referred to in Article 31 and 32 of the aforementioned Act.
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Insurance intermediaries will be obliged to handle complaints
24.01.2017
The draft law on distribution of insurance, published in December 2016, besides introducing the new legislative act replacing the current Act on insurance mediation, also provides for changes in the three existing laws, i.e. the Act of 11 September 2015 on insurance and reinsurance activity, the Act of 22 May 2003 on insurance and pensions supervision and the Act of 5 August 2015 on handling complaints by financial market entities and the Financial Ombudsman (Act on complaints). Today we would like to introduce you to the changes provided by the latter.
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LEGAL FLASH: The draft Act on insurance distribution under consultations
03.01.2017
On 6 December 2016 a draft law (the draft Act on insurance distribution) aimed at implementing the Insurance Distribution Directive has been published and sent out for governmental and public consultations. The final law aimed at implementing the IDD is expected to adopted by the Council of Ministers by the second quarter of 2017. The date of adoption of the final law by the Parliament is not yet determined, however the draft law provides that, as a rule, it shall enter into force on 23 February 2018.
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The Ministry of Justice established a WG on unit-linked products irregularities
28.12.2016
The Ministry of Justice has established a working group to prepare a plan for necessary actions to be taken by state authorities against serious accusations concerning the sales of unit-linked insurance. The group is the result of a meeting devoted to these products, which took place on December 8, 2016 at the Ministry premises.
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The draft regulation on extrajudicial proceedings before the Financial Ombudsman
22.12.2016
The Government Legislation Centre has published a draft regulation of the Minister of Development and Finance of 9 December 2016, on extrajudicial proceedings before the Financial Ombudsman.
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A request for the adoption of a resolution on determining liability of damages caused by dogs
20.12.2016
On 9 December 2016 the Financial Ombudsman addressed to the First President of the Supreme Court a request for the adoption of a resolution on determining liability of an insurance company in the event of damages caused with the participation of dogs belonging to farmers holding mandatory third party liability insurance.
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Legal Flash CZTR: Polish loan companies versus UOKiK
28.04.2015
President of the UOKiK issued a decision on fees charged by the company Provident for servicing the loans at the debtor’s home. The UOKiK proceedings against the company Provident showed that the calculation manner of the fees related to granting and repayment of the loans, applied by the company, may adversely affect the interests of consumers. The UOKiK concluded that the fees for servicing loans at the client’ home (reception of money from a consumer) differentiate, even though they have been established for the same amount of the installments. In fact, the amount of fees for services provided at home was related to the amount of the loan granted, and not the value of the service. Similar criteria was applied by Provident for calculation preparatory fees.
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CZUBLUN TRĘBICKI Law Office – substantive debate partner of the VI edition of the Bancassurance Congress 23-24 October.
17.10.2014
CZUBLUN TRĘBICKI Law Office will take part as one of the partners of the substantive debate that will take place during the next Bancassurance Congress.
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Legal Alert Re.: amendments in regulations governing the activities of agents, brokers and actuaries
10.07.2014
Recently, the new law provisions facilitating access to certain regulated professions was published. By virtue of these new provisions, the practicing of the profession of insurance agent, insurance broker and actuary will be subject to some changes. The new legislation, in particular the provisions related to insurance intermediaries, may be essential for insurance companies with regard to the selection of business model.
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Relief or maybe Utopia? U Recommendation on bancassurance
03.01.2014
After several months of anticipation, on 30th December 2013 the proposition of “U recommendation” on good bancassurance practices from Financial Supervision Commission finally came to light.
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