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WKB Legal Alert | Shareholders’ Register – the first amendments came into force on 1 January
As of 1 January 2020 certain amendments concerning the introduction of shareholders' register for non-public joint stock companies and partnerships limited by shares came into force. The shareholders' register is a new institution in the Polish legal system, which introduces the mandatory dematerialisation of shares for those companies and partnerships mentioned above. The purpose of the amendments is to improve the security of trading shares in non-public companies and to enable all of their shareholders to be identified.
WKB Legal Alert | Simple joint stock company – supporting innovation
On 1 March 2020, an amendment to the Code of Commercial Companies will come into force, introducing a new form of capital company – the simple joint-stock company (prosta spółka akcyjna – PSA). Lawyers from Company Law and Corporate Governance practice present details of this new solution in the newest legal alert.
WKB Legal Alert | Central Register of Beneficial Owners – new obligations for companies
The Central Register of Beneficial Owners (CRBO) will launch on 13 October and this means many new obligations for companies. The company law and corporate governance team presents the details in a newest legal alert.
WKB Legal Alert | Employment law – upcoming changes
WKB Legal Alert | Professional attorneys-in-fact may file financial statements with the National Court Register
From 1 April 2019 professional attorneys-in-fact may file financial statements with the National Court Register, pursuant to an amendment to the National Court Register Act, which comes into effect on that day. The lawyers from the company law and corporate governance team write about the details in the latest legal alert.
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Chambers Global 2020 recommends WKB in the new International & Cross-Border Capabilities rankings
In the new edition of Chambers Global WKB has been recommended in the newly published International & Cross-Border Capabilities rankings. Only four independent law firms have been recommended in this category.
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WKB recommended by the renowned Chambers Global 2020 international legal services guide
The annual Chambers Global international legal services guide, compiled primarily on the basis of client reviews, has recommended WKB in the following categories: Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Italy: Corporate/M&A: Foreign desks. Also, WKB has been recommended as a go-to partner for cross-jurisdictional matters in the newly introduced International & Cross-Border Capabilities rankings, among four other Polish independent (non-multinational) law firms. Five of our lawyers also received individual recommendations.
Aleksandra Stępniewska joins WKB as counsel
We are pleased to announce that advocate Aleksandra Stępniewska has joined WKB as counsel and head of the white collar crime practice. With support from other advocates in the firm, including Jan Roliński (a senior partner at WKB), Aleksandra will provide clients with comprehensive advice on all aspects of criminal proceedings, preventive procedures, and crisis management.
WKB advised Boekestijn Transport on the acquisition of Baltic Trans and European Trucking
WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr advised Boekestijn Transport on the acquisition of 100% of shares in Baltic Trans sp. z o. o. from ECS Corporate NV. At the same time, WKB advised the Client on the acquisition of assets of European Trucking Sp. z o.o.
WKB advised Grosfillex on the acquisition of Warmińska Fabryka Okien „Postęp”
WKB law firm advised Grosfillex (through a group entity, Arban Sàrl) on a transaction concerning their acquisition of 100% of shares in Warmińska Fabryka Okien “Postęp” Sp. z o.o., a window manufacturer active on both the Polish and European markets since 2003.
WKB lawyers supported the consortium of General Electric and Polimex Mostostal in a tender for the expansion of the Dolna Odra power plant
On Thursday (30 January), PGE Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna signed a contract with the consortium of Polimex Mostostal and  General Electric companies (General Electric Global Services GmbH and General Electric International Inc) for the construction of two CCGT units at the Dolna Odra Power Plant. The total value of the investment is PLN 5 billion net. WKB law firm, whose experts Jan Roliński, Agnieszka Chwiałkowska and Piotr Wojdak are GE companies’ long-standing tender advisers, participated in the preparation of tender offer.
WKB advised Duna House on its acquisition of Alex T. Great
WKB law firm advised Duna House (listed on the Prime Market of the Budapest Stock Exchange and an owner of, among others, Metrohouse and Gold Finance in Poland) on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Alex T. Great (a company specializing in financial intermediation) by its subsidiary, Metrohouse Franchise S.A.
WKB Legal Alert | Shareholders’ Register – the first amendments came into force on 1 January
As of 1 January 2020 certain amendments concerning the introduction of shareholders' register for non-public joint stock companies and partnerships limited by shares came into force. The shareholders' register is a new institution in the Polish legal system, which introduces the mandatory dematerialisation of shares for those companies and partnerships mentioned above. The purpose of the amendments is to improve the security of trading shares in non-public companies and to enable all of their shareholders to be identified.