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WKB Legal Alert | ПРОЕКТ ЗМІН ЩОДО ЛЕГАЛІЗАЦІЇ ПЕРЕБУВАННЯ ІНОЗЕМЦІВ ТА ЗМІН, ЩО СТОСУЮТЬСЯ ПРАЦЕВЛАШТУВАННЯ ГРОМАДЯН РОСІЇ
20 жовтня 2021 року Урядовим Центром Легалізації зареєстровано законопроєкт про внесення змін до Закону «Про допомогу громадянам України у зв'язку зі збройним конфліктом на території цієї країни» та деяких інших нормативних актів («Проект»). Проект передбачає низку змін, що стосуються становища іноземців, у тому числі їх перебування на території Польщі.
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WKB Legal Alert | NOVELLE DES POLNISCHEN GESELLSCHAFTSRECHTS – AKTUALISIERUNG
In ein paar Tagen - am 13. Oktober 2022 - wird eine wichtige Novelle des polnischen Gesetzesbuches über die Handelsgesellschaften in Kraft treten.
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WKB Legal Alert | PNR Directive in light of the CJEU judgment of June 21, 2022
On 21 June, the Court of Justice handed down a judgment in which it found that the Directive complies with EU law, whereas its Belgian implementation is incompatible with the law. This judgment creates opportunities for the aviation sector in relation to the Polish legal order.
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WKB Legal Alert | Decision of the President of the OCCP on Vinted practices
On 9 May, the President of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (“OCCP”), after a one-year proceeding against Vinted UAB ("Vinted"), issued a decision finding that the company had applied unfair commercial practices consisting of misleading omissions (omitting material information). For these violations, OCCP imposed  on Vinted a fine exceeding PLN 5 million.
WKB Legal Alert | Long-awaited amendments to companies law – holding law and other developments
On 12 April 2022, the Act of 9 February 2022 was published in the Journal of Laws, thereby introducing provisions on corporate groups (the so-called holding law) previously unknown to the Polish legal order into the Commercial Companies Code. Moreover, these amendments also include provisions significantly expanding the competencies of supervisory boards intended to increase the effectiveness of corporate supervision, as well as other changes related to, among others, the terms of office of members of corporate bodies and rules governing their liability.
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EVERLEGAL Alerts | The Arrangement of Employment Relations under the Martial Law: key changes to be expected
On 24 March 2022, the Law of Ukraine “On the Arrangement of Employment Relations under the Martial Law” No. 2136-IX of 15 March 2022 (“Law No. 2136“), which defines the peculiarities of employment relations during martial law, entered into force.
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EVERLEGAL Alerts | Employment during the war: Q&A
We decided to share our pages with our colleagues from EVERLEGAL, the law firm from Kyiv. From now on, we will be publishing materials prepared by them both on our website and on our social media profile. In first EVERLEGAL information, you can find the summary on employment matters made in a Q&A format in Ukrainian and English languages. 
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Amendment to the Passenger Name Record Data Processing Act
On February 7, 2022, an amendment to the Passenger Name Record Data Processing Act went into effect, which is intended to offset the negative effects of the current state of the law on the airline industry.
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WKB experts at 65th UIA Congress
WKB's experts: Aleksander Stawicki, Łukasz Czekański and Magdalena Zielińska - Kuć, together with renowned legal experts from all over the world, participate as panellists in the prestigious 65th UIA Congress (28-30 October in Madrid), organised by UIA Union Internationale des Avocats.
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Transaction in the Polish renewable energy sector – a discussion with market representatives
Poland is one of the most promising markets for green energy investments in Europe. One of the main conclusions of the international conference on “Transactions in the renewable energy sector”, held on 3 February, is that in addition to the involvement of investors and the support of financial institutions, a clear and predictable national policy is also necessary. The conference was organized by AEEC (Associated European Energy Consultants) and the law firm WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr. Representatives of financial institutions, advisors and investors active in the renewable energy sector participated in the conference, with panels moderated by WKB’s expert lawyers.
Privacy related regulations in Poland podcast
Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska shared her reflections on Polish privacy related regulations in a podcast recorded by Privacy Rules, a global alliance of privacy professionals. The briefing includes the latest on Polish data protection-related laws and is available both on Privacy Rules’ website and on YouTube.
WKB is an official partner of the CAMERIMAGE film festival
November 10th will mark the launch of the 26th edition of the CAMERIMAGE – the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography which will take place in Bydgoszcz. WKB law firm, already a long-standing partner of the CAMERIMAGE film festival, once again has the pleasure of supporting the organisers of the largest and most renowned festival dedicated specifically to the art of cinematography and its creators – cinematographers.
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Aleksandra Bączykowska recognised as a Rising Star in IP STARS 2022
IP STARS has recognised Aleksandra Bączykowska as a Rising Star,  in their newest edition. Aleksandra was previously recognised as one of the IP Rising Stars in 2021.
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WKB Legal Alert | NOVELLE DES POLNISCHEN GESELLSCHAFTSRECHTS – AKTUALISIERUNG
In ein paar Tagen - am 13. Oktober 2022 - wird eine wichtige Novelle des polnischen Gesetzesbuches über die Handelsgesellschaften in Kraft treten.
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WKB Lawyers advise the shareholders of Health Labs Care S.A. in the sale of a majority stake of shares
WKB lawyers advise the shareholders of Health Labs Care S.A. in the sale of a majority stake of shares to Medvic S.A R.L., a company from the USP Group.
WKB lawyers supported Neo Energy Group in the sale of a 100% of shares in “Eviva Lębork”
WKB assisted Neo Energy Group with the sale of 100% of its shares in "Eviva Lębork" sp. z o.o. to PAK-Polska Czysta Energia sp. z o.o (Polsat Group)
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WKB advised VBG Group on the acquisitions of Tüschen and Zimmermann and its local subsidiary
WKB lawyers advised Ringfeder Power Transmission (a division of the listed VBG Group) on the acquisition of the industrial brake business of Tüschen und Zimmermann.
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WKB recommended in the IFLR1000 2022 ranking
In the most recent edition of the IFLR1000, WKB has again received recommendations in six categories: Banking, M&A, Capital markets: Debt, Project development: Infrastructure, and Project development: Power and Project Finance. Eight of WKB’s lawyers have been granted individual recommendations.
WKB assisted the Avia Capital fund in acquiring a majority stake in HADATAP
WKB lawyers advised AVIA Capital Fund I SCA SICAV- RAIF on joining HADATAP sp. z o.o. as a strategic investor. As a result of the transaction, the Avia Capital fund acquired a majority stake in HADATAP.
Merger Control 2023 – Aleksander Stawicki, Bartosz Turno, PhD and Wojciech Kulczyk co-author the latest issue of Getting The Deal Through
Another edition of the acclaimed publication Getting The Deal Through has been released on the market. Merger Control 2023. The authors of the chapter devoted to Polish jurisdiction are experts from the WKB law firm's competition law team - Aleksander Stawicki, Bartosz Turno PhD and Wojciech Kulczyk.
Merger Control 2023 – Aleksander Stawicki, Bartosz Turno, PhD and Wojciech Kulczyk co-author the latest issue of Getting The Deal Through
Another edition of the acclaimed publication Getting The Deal Through has been released on the market. Merger Control 2023. The authors of the chapter devoted to Polish jurisdiction are experts from the WKB law firm's competition law team - Aleksander Stawicki, Bartosz Turno PhD and Wojciech Kulczyk.
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Anna Wojciechowska ist Mitautorin eines in der deutschen Fachzeitschrift „M&A Law Review“ veröffentlichten Artikels
Anna Wojciechowska ist Mitautorin des Artikels, welcher die Problematik des Screenings ausländischer Direktinvestitionen (des sog. FDI Screenings) zum Gegenstand hat. Der Artikel wurde in der deutschen Fachzeitschrift „M&A Law Review“ im Rahmen der „One screening fits all?“ betitelten Artikelreihe veröffentlicht.
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Our lawyers co-authored Chambers Corporate M&A 2022 Guide
Jakub Jędrzejak, Marta Midloch, Ben Davey and Olga Tajak have co-authored the chapter on the Corporate M&A market in Poland in the latest publication Chambers Practice Guides 2022.
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WKB lawyers co-authored the chapter in “Real Estate M&A 2021” guide
Anna Wyrzykowska, Jakub Jędrzejak, Marcin Smolarek and Łukasz Czekański co-authored the chapter on Polish regulations regarding mergers and acquisitions in the real estate market in the prestigious “Real Estate M&A 2021” guide, published by Lexology.
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Dr Jarosław Kola co-authored a chapter of the monograph “Electromobility as a megatrend of contemporary economy”
In February 2021, the PWN publishing house published a monograph entitled "Electromobility as e megatrend of contemporary economy", which contains an analysis of the key economic and legal challenges faced by all entities involved in the process of electromobility development in Poland.
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WKB Italian Desk in an article in Top Legal Review magazine
In a series of publications, Top Legal Review magazine discusses OMNIA’s activities, its latest issue focusing on law firms from Spain, Slovenia, Portugal, France, Germany and Poland. Development opportunities on the Polish market are presented in the commentary to the article by Domenico Di Bisceglie, partner and co-head of the Italian Desk team at WKB.
Dr hab. Jakub Pokrzywniak co-authored the chapter on insurance contracts in a publication titled “Prawo umów handlowych” (Commercial contract law)
The author thoroughly discusses all aspects of the insurance guarantee, from explanation of the very definition and function of the guarantee, to discussion of legal regulations related to this type of contract, to the issues of payments and claims.
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The Commentary to the Act on electromobility and alternative fuels, co-authored by WKB’s experts, has been published
Experts from WKB’s energy, public procurement and environmental protection practices have co-authored the commentary published by C.H. Beck.
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WKB Legal Alert | ПРОЕКТ ЗМІН ЩОДО ЛЕГАЛІЗАЦІЇ ПЕРЕБУВАННЯ ІНОЗЕМЦІВ ТА ЗМІН, ЩО СТОСУЮТЬСЯ ПРАЦЕВЛАШТУВАННЯ ГРОМАДЯН РОСІЇ
20 жовтня 2021 року Урядовим Центром Легалізації зареєстровано законопроєкт про внесення змін до Закону «Про допомогу громадянам України у зв'язку зі збройним конфліктом на території цієї країни» та деяких інших нормативних актів («Проект»). Проект передбачає низку змін, що стосуються становища іноземців, у тому числі їх перебування на території Польщі.
WKB secondment programme for lawyers from Ukraine
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EVERLEGAL Alerts | The Arrangement of Employment Relations under the Martial Law: key changes to be expected
On 24 March 2022, the Law of Ukraine “On the Arrangement of Employment Relations under the Martial Law” No. 2136-IX of 15 March 2022 (“Law No. 2136“), which defines the peculiarities of employment relations during martial law, entered into force.
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EVERLEGAL Alerts | Employment during the war: Q&A
We decided to share our pages with our colleagues from EVERLEGAL, the law firm from Kyiv. From now on, we will be publishing materials prepared by them both on our website and on our social media profile. In first EVERLEGAL information, you can find the summary on employment matters made in a Q&A format in Ukrainian and English languages. 
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WKB Legal Alert: Ukraine | Humanitarian transport and carriage – Q&A
Questions and Answers on Support for Ukraine - humanitarian transport and carriage
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WKB Legal Alert | Special Law on support for Ukrainian citizens
Ukrainian citizens and certain categories of third-country nationals and stateless persons have been granted temporary protection under Council Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/382 of 4 March 2022. The Special Law adopted by Poland grants Ukrainian citizens a longer period of legal stay in Poland, simplifying procedures related to their employment, decentralizing the registration of Ukrainian citizens and assigning them a Polish national identification number (PESEL), as well as giving access to medical care and many financial benefits, including parental benefits.
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WKB Legal Alert | ПРОЕКТ ЗМІН ЩОДО ЛЕГАЛІЗАЦІЇ ПЕРЕБУВАННЯ ІНОЗЕМЦІВ ТА ЗМІН, ЩО СТОСУЮТЬСЯ ПРАЦЕВЛАШТУВАННЯ ГРОМАДЯН РОСІЇ
20 жовтня 2021 року Урядовим Центром Легалізації зареєстровано законопроєкт про внесення змін до Закону «Про допомогу громадянам України у зв'язку зі збройним конфліктом на території цієї країни» та деяких інших нормативних актів («Проект»). Проект передбачає низку змін, що стосуються становища іноземців, у тому числі їх перебування на території Польщі.
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EVERLEGAL Alerts | The Arrangement of Employment Relations under the Martial Law: key changes to be expected
On 24 March 2022, the Law of Ukraine “On the Arrangement of Employment Relations under the Martial Law” No. 2136-IX of 15 March 2022 (“Law No. 2136“), which defines the peculiarities of employment relations during martial law, entered into force.
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EVERLEGAL Alerts | Employment during the war: Q&A
We decided to share our pages with our colleagues from EVERLEGAL, the law firm from Kyiv. From now on, we will be publishing materials prepared by them both on our website and on our social media profile. In first EVERLEGAL information, you can find the summary on employment matters made in a Q&A format in Ukrainian and English languages. 
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WKB Legal Alert: Ukraine | Humanitarian transport and carriage – Q&A
Questions and Answers on Support for Ukraine - humanitarian transport and carriage
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WKB Legal Alert | Special Law on support for Ukrainian citizens
Ukrainian citizens and certain categories of third-country nationals and stateless persons have been granted temporary protection under Council Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/382 of 4 March 2022. The Special Law adopted by Poland grants Ukrainian citizens a longer period of legal stay in Poland, simplifying procedures related to their employment, decentralizing the registration of Ukrainian citizens and assigning them a Polish national identification number (PESEL), as well as giving access to medical care and many financial benefits, including parental benefits.
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WKB Legal Alert | ПРОЕКТ ЗМІН ЩОДО ЛЕГАЛІЗАЦІЇ ПЕРЕБУВАННЯ ІНОЗЕМЦІВ ТА ЗМІН, ЩО СТОСУЮТЬСЯ ПРАЦЕВЛАШТУВАННЯ ГРОМАДЯН РОСІЇ
20 жовтня 2021 року Урядовим Центром Легалізації зареєстровано законопроєкт про внесення змін до Закону «Про допомогу громадянам України у зв'язку зі збройним конфліктом на території цієї країни» та деяких інших нормативних актів («Проект»). Проект передбачає низку змін, що стосуються становища іноземців, у тому числі їх перебування на території Польщі.
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EVERLEGAL Alerts | The Arrangement of Employment Relations under the Martial Law: key changes to be expected
On 24 March 2022, the Law of Ukraine “On the Arrangement of Employment Relations under the Martial Law” No. 2136-IX of 15 March 2022 (“Law No. 2136“), which defines the peculiarities of employment relations during martial law, entered into force.
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EVERLEGAL Alerts | Employment during the war: Q&A
We decided to share our pages with our colleagues from EVERLEGAL, the law firm from Kyiv. From now on, we will be publishing materials prepared by them both on our website and on our social media profile. In first EVERLEGAL information, you can find the summary on employment matters made in a Q&A format in Ukrainian and English languages. 
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WKB Legal Alert: Ukraine | Humanitarian transport and carriage – Q&A
Questions and Answers on Support for Ukraine - humanitarian transport and carriage
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WKB Legal Alert | Special Law on support for Ukrainian citizens
Ukrainian citizens and certain categories of third-country nationals and stateless persons have been granted temporary protection under Council Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/382 of 4 March 2022. The Special Law adopted by Poland grants Ukrainian citizens a longer period of legal stay in Poland, simplifying procedures related to their employment, decentralizing the registration of Ukrainian citizens and assigning them a Polish national identification number (PESEL), as well as giving access to medical care and many financial benefits, including parental benefits.
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WKB Legal Alert | ПРОЕКТ ЗМІН ЩОДО ЛЕГАЛІЗАЦІЇ ПЕРЕБУВАННЯ ІНОЗЕМЦІВ ТА ЗМІН, ЩО СТОСУЮТЬСЯ ПРАЦЕВЛАШТУВАННЯ ГРОМАДЯН РОСІЇ
20 жовтня 2021 року Урядовим Центром Легалізації зареєстровано законопроєкт про внесення змін до Закону «Про допомогу громадянам України у зв'язку зі збройним конфліктом на території цієї країни» та деяких інших нормативних актів («Проект»). Проект передбачає низку змін, що стосуються становища іноземців, у тому числі їх перебування на території Польщі.
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EVERLEGAL Alerts | The Arrangement of Employment Relations under the Martial Law: key changes to be expected
On 24 March 2022, the Law of Ukraine “On the Arrangement of Employment Relations under the Martial Law” No. 2136-IX of 15 March 2022 (“Law No. 2136“), which defines the peculiarities of employment relations during martial law, entered into force.
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EVERLEGAL Alerts | Employment during the war: Q&A
We decided to share our pages with our colleagues from EVERLEGAL, the law firm from Kyiv. From now on, we will be publishing materials prepared by them both on our website and on our social media profile. In first EVERLEGAL information, you can find the summary on employment matters made in a Q&A format in Ukrainian and English languages. 
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WKB Legal Alert: Ukraine | Humanitarian transport and carriage – Q&A
Questions and Answers on Support for Ukraine - humanitarian transport and carriage
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WKB Legal Alert | Special Law on support for Ukrainian citizens
Ukrainian citizens and certain categories of third-country nationals and stateless persons have been granted temporary protection under Council Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/382 of 4 March 2022. The Special Law adopted by Poland grants Ukrainian citizens a longer period of legal stay in Poland, simplifying procedures related to their employment, decentralizing the registration of Ukrainian citizens and assigning them a Polish national identification number (PESEL), as well as giving access to medical care and many financial benefits, including parental benefits.