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Amended Banking Law Prepares Poland for EU Accession
  • Poland
  • 30 November 2001

Some of the provisions of the amended Banking Law will become binding upon Poland's accession to the European Union. Regulations relating to credit risk concentration, shareholders equity and consolidated supervision will apply from 2002.

The Rise and Rise of Syndicated Loans
  • Poland
  • 28 September 2001

The size and number of Polish syndicated loans is increasing annually. The main beneficiaries of syndicated loans are the major Polish companies, particularly shipyards and the telecommunications and energy industries.

Parliament Amends Bonds Act
  • Poland
  • 12 January 2001

The Act Amending the Bonds Act provides long-awaited clarification on the issuing of bonds by banks. Previous discrepancies between the Banking Law Act and the Bonds Act meant that a bank had no legal means of issuing bonds in accordance with the provisions of the latter. The amending act also introduces significant changes concerning the entities entitled to issue bonds.

Overview (October 2000)
  • Poland
  • 13 October 2000

Including: Recent Reform; Types of Banks; National Bank; Monetary Policy Council; Regulation of Banking Activity; Banking Supervisory Commission; Bank Guarantee Fund; Mortgage Banks; Acquiring Shares in an Existing Bank; European Union Impact

New Consumer Protection Law's Effect on Banking Agreements
  • Poland
  • 22 March 2000

New legislation aimed at protecting consumer rights will affect banking agreements that are conducted outside the bank's premises and has implications for standard forms and contractual provisions.

Kubas Kos Gałkowski
Kubas Kos Gałkowski
Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak
Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak
Schoenherr
Schoenherr