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Process Agency

Address for service of process – Agent for service of process

We act as a representative upon whom court papers may be served in Poland. Typically, the appointment is required by a company with no representation in Poland but which has submitted itself to Polish legal jurisdiction pursuant to a significant agreement.


Under Polish court procedure rules, it is necessary to serve papers to start proceedings correctly. If a party does not have an address within Poland, the procedure for serving these papers is lengthy and complicated. It is therefore customary to appoint a process agent and agree that service at the address of the agent will constitute proper service for the purpose court procedural requirements.


Persons providing this service are commonly referred to as process agents, agents for service of process, resident agents and the relevant address as the address for service of process.


The role of a process agent is an important service for many businesses dealing with suppliers or tenders.


Typical examples of a process agency arrangement is where an overseas entity raises a loan from a Polish financial institution. The lending bank should require the appointment of a Poland based process agent to receive formal notices should the borrower default on the loan. Other typical cases where an address for service of process is needed relate to overseas trading arrangements and tenders.