For many years I have been providing legal services for French-speaking clients who begin their business activity in Poland. I have also worked with Polish entrepreneurs whose clients have their registered office in one of the French-speaking countries. The peculiarity of these regions and French culture makes the French-speaking customers keen on working with French-speaking lawyers. Such clients often expect that contracts, minutes or requests will be drafted in bilingual or French version.
French-speaking clients that request my legal assistance when beginning their business activity in Poland are usually perfectly aware of their expectations. My job is then to explain them clearly the consequences of the planned activities and to proceed with necessary measures in a way that the client would not have to come to Poland more than once to start his business activity.
French-speaking entrepreneurs who operate in Poland often hire local employees, including the management posts staff. I advise on the most suitable form of employment relationship in every case, respecting the possibilities and business or HR aims of my client. I also assist in drafting the necessary provisions of the agreements, so that the interests of the employer are fully protected and the interests of the other party of the agreement are respected.
After a few years of experience with French-speaking entrepreneurs I know how important for them is to amicably settle the disputes with employees and subcontractors. Court final of such a conflict is always considered as the last resort.
The key to a successful contract rests in balance between the interests of both parties. In such a case a contract can be performed without generating unnecessary disputes. Regardless whether I draft a contract from the very beginning following my client’s and his customer’s remarks or I adapt and modify the template received from the entrepreneur, I always closely cooperate with my client. He knows the peculiarities and needs of his business and I know how to legally protect his interests.
In case a Polish or a foreign customer is behind on payments, it is important to begin the recovery procedure as soon as possible. At the first stage of phone and email reminders, my clients usually easily manage themselves. However, if the first requests turn out to be unsuccessful, professional legal assistance might be necessary. Especially, if the debtor is a foreign entity – such legal proceedings are usually much more complicated.