A simple joint-stock company is a new type of capital company under Polish law, which is to be an alternative mainly to a limited liability company. The regulations concerning this company provide, among others, for a prohibition of the acquisition of its own shares and certain exceptions from this prohibition. The aim of the article is to analyse the new regulation concerning the acquisition of own shares. The general assessment of the regulations concerning the acquisition of own shares by a simple joint-stock company is in principle positive, despite a few minor defects. However, the author argues that it is inappropriate to maintain as a rule the prohibition on the acquisition of own shares. It would be reasonable to omit this prohibition and simply indicate the prerequisites for permissible acquisitions of own shares.
Dr Daniel Dąbrowski