The entities in the PZU Group are parties to a number of court and arbitration disputes and administrative proceedings. The typical court disputes are those related to insurance contracts, employment contracts and contractual obligations. The typical administrative proceedings are those related to own real property. The proceedings and disputes are typical and repetitive and, usually, individually they are not significant for the PZU Group.
Most disputes the PZU Group companies are parties to pertain to two companies: PZU and PZU Życie. In addition PZU and PZU Życie participate in the proceedings before the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK).
PZU and PZU Życie consider such claims when creating technical provisions for reported damages, considering the probability of an unfavourable decision of the court and estimating the value of probable settlement. Disputable claims regarding revaluation of annuities at PZU Życie are recognized in other technical provisions in the amount of annual annuity in excess of the corresponding provision amount as determined under mathematical provisions for life insurance purposes.
In 2013 and by the date of submission of these consolidated financial statements, the PZU Group did not take part in any proceedings before court, body competent to hear arbitration proceedings or public authority body concerning liabilities or receivables of PZU or its direct or indirect subsidiary of the value or the total value of at least 10% of the equity of PZU.
As of 31 December 2013 the total value of all 61.616 cases held by courts, bodies competent to hear arbitration proceedings or public authority bodies involving the PZU Group companies was PLN 2,545,751 thousand. The amount includes PLN 1,967,952 thousand of liabilities and PLN 577,799 thousand of receivables of the PZU Group companies, which constituted 16.05% and 4.71% of PZU equity calculated in accordance with PAS, respectively.