Paczewski Legal joins the WhistleB Partnership Programme in Poland
We are delighted to welcome Paczewski Legal law firm to the WhistleB Partnership Programme. With the deadline for national transposition of the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive just months away, companies are seeking advice on what they should be doing practically to prepare for the new law. The combination of the WhistleB whistleblowing solution and Paczewski Legal expertise provides organisations that have operations in Poland with what they need to comply.
“Through our cooperation with WhistleB we can offer customers a secure, whistleblowing solution that already complies with the GDPR and the requirements of the EU Directive,” says Marcin Paczewski, founder and Managing Partner of Paczewski Legal law firm. “But it’s not only about compliance. Some of my clients realise that embracing whistleblowing is one way for them to demonstrate their commitment to transparent, safe and responsible business, which is a competitive advantage in Poland and beyond,” he adds.
While the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive has yet to be transposed into local law in Poland, as in many other countries, there is already a lot that companies can do in preparation, starting with the company culture.
“Whistleblower reports provide invaluable information to business leaders about inappropriate, potentially illegal, behaviour within the company. These leaders should be doing all they can now to create the right culture that encourages employees to speak up if they suspect anything. This doesn’t just happen with the arrival of a legal deadline or a new system alone,” explains Jan Tadeusz Stappers, WhistleB Senior Manager, Partnerships.
Paczewski Legal advises Polish firms and multinational companies operating in Poland on competition law, unfair competition issues and comprehensive compliance matters.
WhistleB is a user-friendly, online whistleblowing system that employees and external stakeholders can use to report suspected ethical and compliance-related misconduct. The system is highly secure and complies with all applicable legal requirements. WhistleB is just one of many solutions offered by NAVEX Global, the worldwide leader in integrated risk and compliance management software and services that help organisations manage risk, address complex regulatory compliance requirements and foster an ethical, highly productive workplace culture.
More information about the WhistleB Partnership Programme is available on our website, or feel free to contact us.
Jan Tadeusz Stappers, LL.M.
Senior Manager, Partnerships