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WKB Legal Alert | Anti-Crisis Shield 4.0 – real estate
On 24 June 2020, a number of provisions of the Act of 19 June 2020 on subsidies to interest rates on bank loans granted to entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19 and on simplified procedures for the approval of an arrangement in connection with COVID-19 (“Shield 4.0”) entered into force. This Act introduces amendments to other acts. Below, we present the most important changes regarding real estate matters resulting from Shield 4.0 and its implementation:
WKB Legal Alert | What do lenders who offer credit holidays have to watch out for?
One of the solutions introduced by the Anti-Crisis Shield 4.0 is a, so-called, statutory credit holidays. Under these new provisions, credit institutions, in particular banks, are required to suspend the repayment of liabilities incurred by borrowers who have lost liquidity due to the coronavirus pandemic. Implementing these new solutions will undoubtedly be a challenge for lenders. When granting credit holidays, financial institutions need to ensure that the assistance reaches the right people, but also to provide consumers with reliable, truthful and complete information throughout the process. Failure to comply with these obligations may, in general, result in the initiation of proceedings regarding the infringement of consumer collective interests.
WKB Legal Alert | New powers granted to the President of the OCCP – access to information on taxpayers
Another "Anti-Crisis Shield" has come into force, extending the powers of the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (Urząd Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów; UOKiK; “OCCP”) regarding access to data held by tax offices and customs and tax offices. The details are presented in this legal alert.
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WKB Legal Alert | Shield 4.0 – Simplified restructuring proceedings
Simplified restructuring proceedings will be available until30 June 2021. The legislature’s intent was to enable debtors to undertake negotiations with their creditors without the need for the courts to formally open proceedings, while simultaneously protecting them from enforcement by their creditors.
WKB Legal Alert |The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the ongoing functioning of cooperatives, associations, foundations and other entities – update
Practical guidelines developed on the basis of the provisions of the Act on special arrangements for the prevention, countering and combating of COVID-19, other infectious diseases and crisis situations caused by them (the “Anti-Crisis Shield”), which entered into force on 31 March 2020, the Act on special support instruments in connection with the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the “Shield 1.1”), which entered into force on 18 April 2020, the Act amending certain laws concerning protection measures in connection with the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the “Shield 3.0”), which entered into force on 16 May 2020, and the Act on interest subsidies for bank loans granted to entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19 and on simplified proceedings for the approval of an arrangement in connection with COVID-19 (the “Shield 4.0”), which entered into force on 24 June 2020.
WKB Legal Alert | Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on day-to-day operation of commercial companies
Practical tips taking into account the solutions presented in the Act on specific solutions related to the prevention, prevention and eradication of COVID-19, other infectious diseases and crisis situations caused by them (Anti-Crisis Shield), which entered into force on March 31, 2020, the Act on specific support instruments regarding the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which entered into force on April 18, 2020, the Act on amendments to certain laws concerning protection measures in connection with the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus, which entered into force on May 16, 2020, and the Act on interest subsidies for bank loans granted to entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19 and on simplified proceedings for the approval of an arrangement in connection with COVID-19, which entered into force on June 24, 2020.
WKB Legal Alert_Shield 4.0 – major tax-related changes
Summary of the most important provisions of the Shield 4.0 in the field of tax law.
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WKB Legal Alert | New law expanding foreign investment controls
Poland adopted a new law on foreign direct investment controls as part of the so-called “Anti-Crisis Shield 4.0”. The law expands the State’s control over M&A transactions in some strategic sectors of the economy.
WKB Legal Alert | Anti-Crisis Shield 4.0 – real estate
On 24 June 2020, a number of provisions of the Act of 19 June 2020 on subsidies to interest rates on bank loans granted to entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19 and on simplified procedures for the approval of an arrangement in connection with COVID-19 (“Shield 4.0”) entered into force. This Act introduces amendments to other acts. Below, we present the most important changes regarding real estate matters resulting from Shield 4.0 and its implementation:
WKB Legal Alert | What do lenders who offer credit holidays have to watch out for?
One of the solutions introduced by the Anti-Crisis Shield 4.0 is a, so-called, statutory credit holidays. Under these new provisions, credit institutions, in particular banks, are required to suspend the repayment of liabilities incurred by borrowers who have lost liquidity due to the coronavirus pandemic. Implementing these new solutions will undoubtedly be a challenge for lenders. When granting credit holidays, financial institutions need to ensure that the assistance reaches the right people, but also to provide consumers with reliable, truthful and complete information throughout the process. Failure to comply with these obligations may, in general, result in the initiation of proceedings regarding the infringement of consumer collective interests.
WKB Legal Alert | New powers granted to the President of the OCCP – access to information on taxpayers
Another "Anti-Crisis Shield" has come into force, extending the powers of the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (Urząd Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów; UOKiK; “OCCP”) regarding access to data held by tax offices and customs and tax offices. The details are presented in this legal alert.
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WKB Legal Alert | Shield 4.0 – Simplified restructuring proceedings
Simplified restructuring proceedings will be available until30 June 2021. The legislature’s intent was to enable debtors to undertake negotiations with their creditors without the need for the courts to formally open proceedings, while simultaneously protecting them from enforcement by their creditors.
WKB Legal Alert |The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the ongoing functioning of cooperatives, associations, foundations and other entities – update
Practical guidelines developed on the basis of the provisions of the Act on special arrangements for the prevention, countering and combating of COVID-19, other infectious diseases and crisis situations caused by them (the “Anti-Crisis Shield”), which entered into force on 31 March 2020, the Act on special support instruments in connection with the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the “Shield 1.1”), which entered into force on 18 April 2020, the Act amending certain laws concerning protection measures in connection with the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the “Shield 3.0”), which entered into force on 16 May 2020, and the Act on interest subsidies for bank loans granted to entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19 and on simplified proceedings for the approval of an arrangement in connection with COVID-19 (the “Shield 4.0”), which entered into force on 24 June 2020.
WKB Legal Alert | Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on day-to-day operation of commercial companies
Practical tips taking into account the solutions presented in the Act on specific solutions related to the prevention, prevention and eradication of COVID-19, other infectious diseases and crisis situations caused by them (Anti-Crisis Shield), which entered into force on March 31, 2020, the Act on specific support instruments regarding the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which entered into force on April 18, 2020, the Act on amendments to certain laws concerning protection measures in connection with the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus, which entered into force on May 16, 2020, and the Act on interest subsidies for bank loans granted to entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19 and on simplified proceedings for the approval of an arrangement in connection with COVID-19, which entered into force on June 24, 2020.
WKB Legal Alert_Shield 4.0 – major tax-related changes
Summary of the most important provisions of the Shield 4.0 in the field of tax law.
international
WKB Legal Alert | New law expanding foreign investment controls
Poland adopted a new law on foreign direct investment controls as part of the so-called “Anti-Crisis Shield 4.0”. The law expands the State’s control over M&A transactions in some strategic sectors of the economy.
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Jarosław Kola among the co-authors of the publication “Public Procurement Regulation in Africa: Development in Uncertain Times”
In June 2020, Lexis Nexis (South Africa) published the publication titled "Public Procurement Regulation in Africa: Development in Uncertain Times", with contributions from an international team of academics specialising in public procurement law and edited by Prof. Geo Quinot and Prof. Sope Williams-Elegbe from Stellenbosch University in Cape Town.
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WKB advised Orbico d.o.o. and Distribev Orbico sp. z o.o. in the sale of shares to United Beverages S.A.
WKB advised Orbico d.o.o. and Distribev Orbico sp. z o.o. in the sale of 80% of shares in the share capital of Distribev Orbico sp. z o.o. to United Beverages S.A. WKB lawyers advised Orbico d.o.o., the largest distributor in Europe, providing them with comprehensive legal support during the entire transaction, in particular during negotiations concerning the terms and transaction documents.
WKB Legal Alert | Anti-Crisis Shield 4.0 – real estate
On 24 June 2020, a number of provisions of the Act of 19 June 2020 on subsidies to interest rates on bank loans granted to entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19 and on simplified procedures for the approval of an arrangement in connection with COVID-19 (“Shield 4.0”) entered into force. This Act introduces amendments to other acts. Below, we present the most important changes regarding real estate matters resulting from Shield 4.0 and its implementation:
WKB Legal Alert | What do lenders who offer credit holidays have to watch out for?
One of the solutions introduced by the Anti-Crisis Shield 4.0 is a, so-called, statutory credit holidays. Under these new provisions, credit institutions, in particular banks, are required to suspend the repayment of liabilities incurred by borrowers who have lost liquidity due to the coronavirus pandemic. Implementing these new solutions will undoubtedly be a challenge for lenders. When granting credit holidays, financial institutions need to ensure that the assistance reaches the right people, but also to provide consumers with reliable, truthful and complete information throughout the process. Failure to comply with these obligations may, in general, result in the initiation of proceedings regarding the infringement of consumer collective interests.
WKB Legal Alert | New powers granted to the President of the OCCP – access to information on taxpayers
Another "Anti-Crisis Shield" has come into force, extending the powers of the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (Urząd Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów; UOKiK; “OCCP”) regarding access to data held by tax offices and customs and tax offices. The details are presented in this legal alert.
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WKB Legal Alert | Shield 4.0 – Simplified restructuring proceedings
Simplified restructuring proceedings will be available until30 June 2021. The legislature’s intent was to enable debtors to undertake negotiations with their creditors without the need for the courts to formally open proceedings, while simultaneously protecting them from enforcement by their creditors.
WKB Legal Alert |The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the ongoing functioning of cooperatives, associations, foundations and other entities – update
Practical guidelines developed on the basis of the provisions of the Act on special arrangements for the prevention, countering and combating of COVID-19, other infectious diseases and crisis situations caused by them (the “Anti-Crisis Shield”), which entered into force on 31 March 2020, the Act on special support instruments in connection with the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the “Shield 1.1”), which entered into force on 18 April 2020, the Act amending certain laws concerning protection measures in connection with the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the “Shield 3.0”), which entered into force on 16 May 2020, and the Act on interest subsidies for bank loans granted to entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19 and on simplified proceedings for the approval of an arrangement in connection with COVID-19 (the “Shield 4.0”), which entered into force on 24 June 2020.
WKB Legal Alert | Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on day-to-day operation of commercial companies
Practical tips taking into account the solutions presented in the Act on specific solutions related to the prevention, prevention and eradication of COVID-19, other infectious diseases and crisis situations caused by them (Anti-Crisis Shield), which entered into force on March 31, 2020, the Act on specific support instruments regarding the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which entered into force on April 18, 2020, the Act on amendments to certain laws concerning protection measures in connection with the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus, which entered into force on May 16, 2020, and the Act on interest subsidies for bank loans granted to entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19 and on simplified proceedings for the approval of an arrangement in connection with COVID-19, which entered into force on June 24, 2020.
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Jarosław Kola among the co-authors of the publication “Public Procurement Regulation in Africa: Development in Uncertain Times”
In June 2020, Lexis Nexis (South Africa) published the publication titled "Public Procurement Regulation in Africa: Development in Uncertain Times", with contributions from an international team of academics specialising in public procurement law and edited by Prof. Geo Quinot and Prof. Sope Williams-Elegbe from Stellenbosch University in Cape Town.
Anna Wyrzykowska authored The Real Estate Guide Poland
Anna Wyrzykowska has authored the chapter on Polish regulations regarding the real estate market in „The Real Estate Guide Poland”, prepared by MultiLaw International.
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WKB lawyers co-authored Chambers Corporate M&A 2020 Guide
Jakub Jędrzejak, Marta Midloch, Ben Davey and Katarzyna Kozak have co-authored the chapter on the Corporate M&A market in Poland in the latest publication Chambers Practice Guides 2020.
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WKB lawyers co-authored the chapter in The Corporate Governance Review 2020
Andrzej Wierciński, Anna Wojciechowska and Anna Wyrzykowska have co-authored the chapter on Polish regulations regarding corporate governance in ”The Corporate Governance Review 2020”, which features an overview of the rules in 26 selected jurisdictions worldwide.
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WKB top-ranked in Media Law International 2020
WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr law firm has again been ranked by Media Law International – the most important  international ranking published as a specialist guide to the world’s leading media law firms.  This year WKB has received a Tier 1 recommendation, placing our firm among the top four law firms in this area in Poland.
Possible impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the M&A market
The SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic which causes the COVID-19 illness is negatively impacting the global economy, including the Polish market. We invite you to read the analysis of Jakub Jędrzejak, managing the area of mergers and acquisitions, on the possible consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the M&A market
Aleksander Stawicki, Bartosz Turno, PhD and Wojciech Kulczyk co-author the latest issue of Getting The Deal Through. Merger Control 2020
A new issue of Getting The Deal Through. Merger Control 2020 is now out. The authors of a chapter on Polish jurisdiction are WKB competition law experts, who have been regular contributors to this publication since 2012.
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WKB lawyers outline corporate governance rules in Poland
Andrzej Wierciński, Anna Wojciechowska and Anna Wyrzykowska have co-authored the chapter on Polish regulations regarding corporate governance in ”The Corporate Governance Review 2019”. The publication is available for download.