Seminar 4: Prof. Martin Schauer on private foundations in Austria

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.

Seminar 3: Dr Christian Bochmann on private foundations in Germany

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.

Succession of Enterprise upon Death of Entrepreneur

“Succession of Enterprise upon Death of Entrepreneur”. The book by Kacper Górniak

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.


Online seminars on private foundations in Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Germany, and Austria

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.


The law on family foundation proceeded in the lower house of Polish parliament

23 November 2022 the law on family foundation, drafted in the government, has been introduced to the lower house of Polish parliament (Sejm). As the Bill no 2798, it has been sent to the first reading.


A new project of the Family Foundation Act has been published

The Poland’s Government’s Legislation Centre has published a new draft of the Family Foundation Act adopted by the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology.


Next stages of the law on the family foundation legislative process?

A few remarks on crucial points of the law on family foundation. And what’s next.

Prawo Spadkowe Przedsiębiorców

“Succession Law of Entrepreneurs”. The commentary edited by Konrad Osajda

Our team has just published a new, important commentary concerning estate planning. “Succession Law of Entrepreneurs” is a set of extended commentaries to regulations of special importance for planning succession of business.

University of Warsaw

Research project ‘The Dead Hand. Private foundation as a multi-generational estate planning tool’ has launched

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.