A new research project devoted to the use of private (family) foundations as an instrument of succession planning began in spring 2022 at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. It is financed by the Poland’s National Science Centre through a grant awarded in the OPUS 21 competition (no. 2021/41/B/HS5/00857). The research team under the direction of Prof. Konrad Osajda consists of lawyers affiliated with the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the University of Warsaw. Information on the results of the research and accompanying events will be published on this website.
On 20 February 2024 Prof. dr. Anne Sanders, Universität Bielefeld, delivered a lecture on European Foundation Law in Comparative Perspective.
On 20 February 2024 at 5 p.m. (CET), Prof. dr. Anne Sanders, Universität Bielefeld, will deliver a lecture on European Foundation Law in Comparative Perspective during the 21st Open Seminar of the Chair of Commercial and Corporate Law of University of Warsaw.
On 17 October 2023, Dr Tomasz Klimek, an attorney-in-law in Austria and Liechtenstein, shared his insights into practical aspects of running private foundations in these two countries. The meeting has been recorded and you can watch it here.
On 17 October 2023 at 5 p.m. (CET), Dr Tomasz Klimek, an attorney-in-law in Austria and Liechtenstein, will share his insights into practical aspects of running private foundations in these two countries.
Next online seminar will take place on 21 March 2023 at 5.00 p.m. (CET) via Zoom and cover the topic of private foundations in Austria. The speaker will be Prof. Martin Schauer.
Next online seminar will take place on 6 March 2023 at 5.30 p.m. via Zoom. It is entitled “Foundation-owned Family Firms in Germany and the Balance between Continuity and Transformation”. The speaker will be Dr Christian Bochmann.
Next online seminar takes place 21 February 2023 at 5.30 p.m. via Zoom and it concerns private foundations in Switzerland. The speaker is Vincent Pfammatter.
The member of our research team has published a book, which analyses Polish law of succession from the perspective of a sole entrepreneur who plan a succession of his enterprise.
23 January 2023 at 5.30 p.m. there is the first seminar of the online series on estate planning in Europe. Prof. Alexandra Butterstein will be speaking on private foundations in Liechtenstein via Zoom.
We invite to four seminars entitled “Wealth Management: Private Foundations – Comparative Perspective”. They will be carried out by exceptional experts on estate planning from Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. The meetings will take place online and will be open to everybody.