Do corporate governance laws apply to a DAO?

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  • Poland


Traditional corporate governance laws in Poland apply to recognized legal entities such as
corporations and partnerships, which have a clear organizational structure and hierarchy. DAOs, on the other hand, operate in a decentralized manner, without a centralized management structure, and their legal status remains uncertain.

However, certain principles of corporate governance may still be relevant to DAOs, especially when it comes to aspects such as transparency, accountability, and decision-making processes. DAOs that strive to adhere to sound corporate governance practices might benefit from increased trust among their participants and potentially face fewer regulatory challenges.

As the legal landscape around decentralized organizations evolves in Poland, it is possible that new regulations or judicial decisions will emerge that provide guidance on how existing corporate governance laws should be interpreted and applied to DAOs, or whether specific governance rules should be developed for these organizations.

Maciej Niezgoda

Intellectual Property, Data Protection, DeFi, Fintech, AML

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