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WKB Legal Alert | Deadline for the creation of an e-service address for companies registered with the KRS postponed again – January 2024 update
Companies filing an application for entry in the Register of Entrepreneurs of the National Court Register ("KRS") as of October 1, 2024 are required to indicate in the application the data necessary to create an electronic delivery address. It will be created automatically, after the data indicated in the application for entry is submitted to the Minister of Digitisation. For companies entered in the KRS before October 1, 2024, the deadline for creating an electronic delivery address has been postponed until January 1, 2025.
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WKB Legal Alert | “WOMEN ON BOARDS” – Directive on equality among top positions in public companies
Nearly ten years after the presentation of the draft by the European Commission, on November 23, 2022, the European Parliament ratified Directive 2022/2381 of the European Parliament and of the Council, focusing on enhancing the gender balance within the leadership of publicly listed companies and associated measures.
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WKB Legal Alert | It will be easier to reorganise polish companies, including the relocation of their registered office abroad – cross-border transformations and divisions of companies in the EU
On 16 August 2008, the Polish Parliament adopted an Act amending the Commercial Companies Code. The amendment provides, inter alia, for the introduction into Polish law of provisions on cross-border transformations and cross-border divisions of companies within the Member States of the European Union.
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WKB Legal Alert | Aspects of Ukrainian legislation through the prism of foreign companies that plan to participate in the rebuilding of Ukraine
Legislators in Ukraine are continuing to work on improving legislation. With a specific focus on urban planning with the understanding of the need to rebuild Ukraine in future.
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WKB Legal Alert | EU Company Certificate and EU Digital Power of Attorney – digitisation in commercial company law – draft directive on further expanding of digital tools in the activities of commercial companies
On 29 March 2023, The European Commission adopted a draft Directive on further expanding and upgrading the use of digital tools and processes in company law (the "Directive"). The Directive aims to facilitate cross-border activities of companies by: educing bureaucracy and administrative burdens, in particular when setting up subsidiaries or branches in other Member States of the European Union; and increasing transparency and therefore increasing confidence in cross-border entrepreneurs.
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WKB Legal Alert | COVID-BEDINGTE AUSSETZUNG DER VERPFLICHTUNG ZUR INSOLVENZANMELDUNG IN POLEN AB 1. JULI 2023
WKB Legal Alert | The COVID-related suspension of the bankruptcy filing obligation in Poland levied as of 1 July 2023
On 1 July 2023, the government declared that the state of pandemic is to end in the territory of Poland for the first time since 2020. This will result in the expiration of certain regulations which were introduced to protect businesses against the consequences of disruption to economic life triggered by the COVID pandemic.
LABOR LAW NEWSLETTER | Changes from 1st January 2023, employer obligations and plans of the National Labor Inspectorate
The latest newsletter presents the most critical changes in the labor law that came into force on 1 January 2023. We also remind you of the annual obligations of the employer and indicate what aspects the PIP will pay attention to during the inspections scheduled for 2023.
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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.
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WKB Lawyers in Chambers Global 2024
We are pleased to announce that WKB has once again been recognized by the prestigious Chambers Global 2024 ranking
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RES Certificate 2024 for WKB and Cycling 4 Climate challenge!
WKB Legal Alert | Deadline for the creation of an e-service address for companies registered with the KRS postponed again – January 2024 update
Companies filing an application for entry in the Register of Entrepreneurs of the National Court Register ("KRS") as of October 1, 2024 are required to indicate in the application the data necessary to create an electronic delivery address. It will be created automatically, after the data indicated in the application for entry is submitted to the Minister of Digitisation. For companies entered in the KRS before October 1, 2024, the deadline for creating an electronic delivery address has been postponed until January 1, 2025.
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WKB lawyers advised Elektrownia Wiatrowa Baltica 2
WKB played a key advisory role in the signing of a major contract for the Offshore Wind Farm Baltica 2 onshore connection with cable lines.
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New Year’s promotions at WKB Lawyers!
New Year's promotions at WKB Lawyers! We are delighted to announce that, in line with our traditional New Year’s celebrations, new members have joined the ranks of the firm’s partners and counsel. Wojciech Kulczyk of the Competition and Consumer Law team and Krzysztof Sikorski of the Energy team have been promoted to partner, while Magdalena Zielińska-Kuć of the IP & TMT and Life Sciences teams and the firm’s Italian Desk has been promoted to counsel.
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WKB lawyers advised Volvo Polska
Volvo has successfully acquired a truck service business previously operated by Serwisy Józef Skrzypa sp. k.  The transaction included the acquisition of several service points located in western Poland – with more than 100 employees.
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WKB advised Netrisk Group on merger with Bauer Media Group
WKB lawyers provided legal advice to Netrisk Group on the merger with Bauer Media Group’s online comparison business. Working alongside lead counsel for Netrisk Group, Szecskay, and Latham & Watkins which acted as a lead counsel for TA Associates, WKB played an important role in the transaction, conducting a comprehensive legal due diligence of the Rankomat Group and supporting negotiations on Polish law aspects of transaction documents.
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WKB advised SAS Groupe Positive on the User.com acquisition
WKB lawyers advised SAS Groupe Positive providing comprehensive legal support throughout the transaction process concerning the acquisition of majority shareholding, i.e. 84,09% of shares in User.com. WKB lawyers provided legal support to SAS Groupe Positive during the due diligence process and negotiation of transaction documents.
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ESG and Impact Investing 2024 – the latest issue of Getting The Deal Through
The next edition of the acclaimed publication Getting The Deal Through: ESG and Impact Investing 2024 is now available. It is co-authored by experts from WKB's ESG team: Anna Wyrzykowska, Marta Czarnecka and Sebastian Łyś.
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Merger Control 2024 – the latest issue of Getting The Deal Through
The next edition of the acclaimed publication Getting The Deal Through. Merger Control 2024, co-authored by experts from WKB's competition law team: Aleksander Stawicki, Bartosz Turno PhD and Wojciech Kulczyk is now available on the market.
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.
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WKB Legal Alert | Aspects of Ukrainian legislation through the prism of foreign companies that plan to participate in the rebuilding of Ukraine
Legislators in Ukraine are continuing to work on improving legislation. With a specific focus on urban planning with the understanding of the need to rebuild Ukraine in future.
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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 | Aspects of Ukrainian legislation through the prism of foreign companies that plan to participate in the rebuilding of Ukraine
Legislators in Ukraine are continuing to work on improving legislation. With a specific focus on urban planning with the understanding of the need to rebuild Ukraine in future.
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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.