At the invitation of the Wielkopolski Fundusz Rozwoju we had the opportunity to participate in the conference “Doing Business in Scandinavia”.
Head of the law firm’s team, Attorney Marcin Walawski gave a short lecture on trade agreements concluded by Polish exporters with Scandinavian contractors and relevant legal provisions from the point of view of a lawyer cooperating with foreign entrepreneurs.
The speech of lawyer Marcin Walawski focused on European rules on the choice of jurisdiction in international trade agreements.
When making a decision to conclude a contract, the consulting with a lawyer about which court will be competent to deal with any dispute is worth taking.
From the perspective of Polish exporters, the jurisdiction of (for example) a court in Denmark or Norway may inhibit operational issues related to pursue claims from commercial partners.
Still few entrepreneurs are aware that the appropriate provisions in the contract can ensure the jurisdiction of courts in Poland. Consequently, it will also be possible to conduct a court dispute with the help of a Polish law firm.
The above is due to the fact that European-wide legal regulations are binding not only in Poland, but also in other European Union countries (and with some reservations also in the countries of the European Economic Area).
The conference organized on November 15th 2019 in Poznań, was an excellent opportunity to exchange inspirational insights with Polish entrepreneurs entering new markets, as well as representatives of Polish companies operating for many years in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Thank you for the invitation, warm welcome and great organization!