English Translation Equivalents of Selected Polish Partnership Types Revisited from the Perspective of Comparative Law


  • Przemysław Kusik

Słowa kluczowe:

functional equivalents, comparative law, general partnership


Th e goal of this paper is to verify the acceptability of the English equivalents of spółka cywilna and spółka jawna proposed in literature in the light of comparative legal analysis and, in addition, to assess how useful comparative law might be as a tool in legal translation. The analysis covered the abovementioned Polish partnership types as well as the English and American partnership known as general partnership. As a result, conclusions were drawn as to whether the term general partnership could be a functional equivalent of either of the Polish partnership types and as to possible alternative equivalents.