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Civil law contracts in an NGO

On October 19, 2023, we held a webinar on a webinar on the principles of contract preparation in an NGO. The recording is now available to watch.

The presentation was given by Ewa Marciniak-Mikulewicz – legal counsel with over 20 years of professional experience, graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, postgraduate studies in intellectual property law at the University of Warsaw and personal data protection law at the Kozmiński University. Associated with FRSI since 2013. She provides legal advisory services to NGOs and their beneficiaries and also deals with commercial law companies. She advises on a wide range of day-to-day activities, with a particular focus on intellectual property and new technology issues.

The webinar was hosted by Bogna Mrozowska – member of the communication team of the Active Citizens Fund – Regional Programme, working for the Information Society Development Foundation.

Watch the recording. Duration: 01:25:40.

Presentation plan:

  • 00:00-03:11: Introduction
  • 03:12-24:14: Part 1: Mandate agreement
  • 24:15-47:22: Part 2: Contract for specific work
  • 47:23-59:22: Part 3: Common issues
  • 59:23-01:24:46: Q&A


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Expert commentary on the cited article: presents recommended solutions, at the same time formulating the position that the least secure, among the ways mentioned in the article of concluding contracts between the foundation and a board member (in the case of multi-member boards), is a contract with the given board member concluded by another board member. Personally, I recommend that contracts between the foundation and the board member should be concluded through a plenipotentiary or, for example, the foundation council (controlling body).