The Polish Supreme Court rules that ignorance of law burdens both contracting parties if they are concluding a contract which is contrary to law, in particular with EC State aid law (Fish-processing plant)

Factual background: The claimant brought an action against the Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture for payment in relation to the agreement on grant of financial aid for the claimant in respect of a project relating to periodic suspension of activities concerning fish-processing in order to enable renewal of resources of one fish species. The Court of first instance as well as the Court of second instance have not found the claim to be legitimate. The ground for dismissal was that the agreement concluded between the parties was void because it was drawn up according to the Regulation of the

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  • Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak (Warsaw)
  • PKN Orlen (Warsaw)

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Robert Gago, Piotr Borowiec, The Polish Supreme Court rules that ignorance of law burdens both contracting parties if they are concluding a contract which is contrary to law, in particular with EC State aid law (Fish-processing plant), 8 January 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin Economic assessment of damages, Art. N° 26905

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