FAQs

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Conflict of laws (private international law) – what’s that?

A.

Conflict of laws is a set of rules which determine:

(i) the jurisdiction and

(ii) applicable law to a given legal dispute.

Private international law typically applies when a legal dispute has a “foreign” element.

Courts faced with a choice of law issue generally have two choices when it comes to conflict of law: A court can apply the law of the forum (lex fori)– which is usually the result when the question of what law to apply is procedural, or the court can apply the law of the site of the transaction, or occurrence that gave rise to the litigation in the first place (lex loci)– this is usually the controlling law selected when the matter is substantive

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I have a problem with divorce and child care in another country – do you also deal with such issues of family law?

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Yes, of course, we provide answers to any issue concerning conflict of laws, i.e. concerning a dispute with a "foreign" element. This may relate to business law or contract law but also family law or inheritance law.

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How do you deal with the legal questions – can I have my answer online?

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Yes. We deal with the legal questions either in person or via online communication - depending on your location and preferential form of contact.

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How long do I wait for the legal opinion?

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The time of delivery of our legal opinions depends on the subject matter, available documents as well as other pertinent circumstances of the case. Depending on the level of complexity it may take from 1-2 days to 1 -2 weeks.

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Do I have to contact your attorney personally?

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It is not necessary, but highly advisable. Our attorney will contact you when necessary in order to verify the legal issues and to agree on the time, scope of the deliverables and agreed payment.

 

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Do you provide a legal representation?

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We provide a legal representation on the territory of Poland and in the European Courts: the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights.

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May I use your legal opinion or case-law commentary in my national legal proceedings?

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You may use our legal opinion or case-law commentary in you national legal proceedings, however, they are valued and assessed as a private document and not an official one.

In every legal dispute it is advisable to use an opinion (if necessary) prepared by the specialists provided by the court where the legal dispute takes place or to ask the court to appoint a specialist obliged to deliver a pertinent opinion.