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The Act on transparency in public life. New responsibilities of entrepreneurs

On 24 May 2018, a workshop will take place in Warsaw during which our experts will discuss a number of aspects related to the Act on transparency in public life, which has a significant impact on many areas of the firms operations - from the need to implement appropriate procedures, through employee issues, personal data protection, and participation in public procurement procedures, to unexpected controls. The workshop is organized by Puls Biznesu (a leading Polish business daily). Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland is the exclusive partner of the event. 

Pursuant to the Act on transparency in public life, every entrepreneur (being at least a medium-sized entrepreneur within the meaning of the Act on freedom of economic activity) will be required to apply internal anti-corruption procedures. Therefore, it will be necessary to take organisational, human and technical measures to prevent the creation of an environment conducive to the commitment of corruption offenses by persons who act for and on behalf of the entrepreneur. Importantly, the entrepreneur who has not developed internal anti-corruption procedures or when the procedures he applies prove ineffective or apparent, will be pursuant to the Act punishable by a fine of PLN 10,000-10,000,000. However, it will be required to first bring charges of a criminal offense against a person acting for and on behalf of the entrepreneur. Bringing the charges by the prosecutor will result in initiating a control by the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA), and if a fine is imposed, the entrepreneur will not be able to apply for a public procurement contract.

The event will be held in Polish.

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