About Judgment Commentary

The journal was established in 1995. The quarterly focuses on issues of Polish and EU law. It publishes commentaries on judgments of the Court of Justice or the European Court of Human Rights, as well as the Polish Supreme Administrative Court, the Supreme Administrative Court, and courts of appeal. The papers focus on analysing interesting and important issues which affect the practical application of law, especially commercial law, business activity law, tax law, banking law, public finance law, as well as intellectual property law or unfair competition law. Attention is also paid to judgments from the field of civil law, tax procedures, medical law or the law of environmental protection, which judgments are particularly controversial or important for commercial transactions. Glosa often presents opposing views and several authors’ evaluations of the same legal question.

The author receives 70 points for a publication in Judgment Commentary 
(according to the Annex to the Communication of the Minister of Education and Science of 1 December 2021, regarding the list of academic journals and reviewed materials from international conferences, issued on the basis of Article 267(3) of the Act on Higher Education and Science of 20 July 2018, Polish Journal of Laws [Dziennik Ustaw], consolidated text: 2021, item 478, as amended).

The journal is included in the international European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH+) database.

The commentaries are grouped in an easy-to-follow fashion, enabling the reader to find them almost intuitively in such sections as: commercial law, intellectual property, taxes or varia. It is also noteworthy that – usually twice a year – the journal publishes broad selections of judgments of selected courts that are important for practitioners of commercial law or ones that cover a selected discipline of law, such as intellectual property.

The periodical is intended mainly for legal practitioners providing services to business entities, dealing with various problems from the areas of taxation, real estate, transport, construction, company law, civil law, unfair competition, and intellectual property. The spectrum of problems tackled and the highest professional level of commentaries will certainly be of interest for theoreticians of law, legal scholars, and doctoral students, too. The commentaries, including commentaries on judgments, and papers are prepared by excellent lawyers: professors, doctors, judges, attorneys at law, and advocates, which guarantees excellent knowledge-imparting and educational dimension of the published manuscripts. All the submitted manuscripts are reviewed.

Members of the Editorial College, namely: Andrzej Kalwas, Tomasz Kolanowski, Marek Safjan, Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozłowska, as well as the Editor-in-Chief Marek Grzybowski determine Glosa’s direction of development and take care for the published commentaries to be always related to the current-day commercial practice or particularly important judgments and help the readers develop professionally. This is also possible thanks to the fact that the Academic and Programme Council consists of outstanding Polish lawyers holding important posts at universities, in the structures of administration of justice in Poland and Europe, as well as European lawyers from top universities, persons having unquestionable authority in the judiciary.

In the future, the editorial board of Glosa wants to maintain the high quality of scholarship published by the quarterly, because this was what made the journal clearly recognizable on the publishing market and among the readers, creating demand for it in the subsequent 20 years.

Ethical principles
Ethical principles concerning publications in academic journals, Ethical principles for authors, Responsibilities of the editorial board, Responsibilities of reviewers.

Zasady zgłaszania
Conditions for accepting articles for publication

Review procedure
Detailed principles of the review procedure applicable in "Glosa - Prawo Gospodarcze w Orzeczeniach i Komentarzach"

Editorial Team

Editorial Board

Marek Grzybowski
ORCID: 0000-0002-9689-2001

University reader, PhD degree holder; employee of the Department of Financial Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw (as of 1977); legal adviser.
Tomasz Kolanowski
ORCID: 0000-0002-0439-4241
In 1992 he completed legal studies at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. From 1992 to 2004 he worked for the Fiscal Chamber in Bydgoszcz, of which he was the director in 2001-2004.
Legal adviser, partner at the “Kalwas i Wspólnicy" Law Office, arbitrator adjudicating at the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw; in the years 1983–1995.

ORCID: 0000-0002-5712-451X

PhD degree in Law (University of Warsaw, 1980); postdoctoral degree in Legal Sciences (University of Warsaw, 1990); Professor of Law (1998); Director of the Institute of Civil Law at the University of Warsaw (1992–1996).

ORCID: 0000-0001-5705-2192

Head of the Department of Intellectual Property Law and Incorporeal Chattels; Director of the Institute of Civil Law.

Anna Popławska
Managing editor
Anna graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw (Poland) and has more than 20 years of experience working as an editor and managing editor at several legal publishing houses: Wydawnictwo Prawnicze, LexisNexis Polska, and, since 2014, Wolters Kluwer Poland.

Scientific Council

  • prof. Emilio Castorina
    University of Catania (Italy)
  • prof. dr hab. Józef Frąckowiak
    University of Wrocław (Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Andrzej Jakubecki
    Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (Lublin, Poland)
  • prof. Julian Juergensmeyer
    Georgia State University
  • prof. dr hab. Wojciech J. Katner
    University of Lodz (Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Andrzej Kidyba
    Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (Lublin, Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Ryszard Markiewicz
    Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland)
  • dr Jerzy Modrzejewski
    University of Warsaw (Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Józef Okolski
    Kozminski University (Warsaw, Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Pietrzykowski
    University of Warsaw (Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Wojciech Popiołek
    University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Jerzy Rajski
    University of Warsaw (Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Marek Safjan
    University of Warsaw (Poland), former President of Constitutional Tribunal (Poland), Judge at the Court of Justice
  • prof. dr hab. Stanisław Sołtysiński
    Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan, Poland)
  • prof. dr hab. Andrzej Szumański
    Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland)
  • dr Leigh Williams
    University of Florida


The (peer) reviewers of Glosa quarterly for 2020 included the following persons:

  • prof. dr hab. Józef Frąckowiak
  • dr hab. Łukasz Gasiński
  • doc. dr Teresa Grzeszak
  • doc. dr Marek Grzybowski
  • prof. dr hab. Wojciech Katner
  • prof. dr hab. Andrzej Kidyba
  • dr hab. Katarzyna Kopaczyńska-Pieczniak, prof. UMCS
  • dr hab. Joanna Kruczalak-Jankowska, prof. UG
  • dr hab Zbigniew Kuniewicz, prof. US
  • dr hab. Marek Leśniak, prof. UWr
  • dr hab. Marta Litwińska-Werner
  • doc. dr Małgorzata Modrzejewska
  • doc. dr Jerzy Modrzejewski
  • dr hab. Konrad Osajda, prof. UW
  • prof. dr hab. Wojciech Popiołek
  • prof. dr hab. Urszula Promińska
  • prof. dr hab. Andrzej Szumański
  • prof. dr hab. Marek Wierzbowski
  • dr Cezary Wiśniewski

Contact Us

Contact Us
For more information on the journal contact the Editorial Board
Wolters Kluwer Polska Sp. z o.o.
ul. Przyokopowa 33
01-208 Warszawa

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