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WKB Legal ALert | Prevention of COVID19-related hostile takeovers
The Polish government is working on “Anti-Crisis Shield 4.0”. The proposed law includes, among others, provisions significantly expanding the State’s control over M&A transactions in some strategic sectors of the economy.
WKB Legal Alert | The Anti-Crisis Shield 3.0 and court proceedings
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the parliament has undertaken legislative work on new regulations regarding court proceedings. We present the most important of them.
Business during a pandemic | Expert analyses on selected provisions of the Anti-Crisis Shield Act – update
WKB's lawyers have analysed the most important provisions of the Anti-Crisis Shield Act in Poland. The Anti-Crisis Shield is a special law which implements a range of various solutions aimed at combatting the epidemic crisis, amending or supplementing many other acts and regulations, which will affect many areas of companies’ business activities. In connection with the adoption of amendments to the Anti-Crisis Shield framework (15 May 2020), we provide you with expanded and verified materials regarding various areas, including a set of analyses on the law as of 21 May 2020.
WKB Legal Alert | The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the ongoing functioning of cooperatives, associations, foundations and other entities
In our legal alert you can find practical guidelines for functioning of cooperatives, associations, foundations and other entities during COVID-19 pandemic.
WKB Legal Alert | The PFR Financial Shield – rules for granting support by Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A. (the Polish Development Fund or PFR)
The Polish Financial Fund (PFR) offers the Financial Shield consisting of 3 main parts, which will each separately support micro-enterprises, small and medium-sized enterprises, and large enterprises.
The rules and catalogue of enhanced penalties during the epidemic
Legal restrictions on the conduct of business activities, as well as the daily activities of citizens, continue. Violations of the restrictions in force, continue to imply a risk of severe immediately enforceable fines of up to PLN 30,000.
WKB Legal Alert | Competition law in the face of a pandemic
In this unusual situation, it is necessary to remember that competition law applies in full. Both international and national antitrust authorities have pointed out that the COVID-19 pandemic does not justify infringements (crisis cartels will not be tolerated). At the same time, the new, broad powers granted to antitrust authorities allow them to interfere with the business activities of entrepreneurs to a large extent. The only positive news for entrepreneurs in the current situation is that they can benefit from numerous forms of state aid.
WKB Legal Alert | Anti-Crisis Shield and Tax Law
The published law amending the law on special arrangements for preventing, counteracting and combating COVID-19 and the executive regulations introduce a number of changes in tax law. Selected changes are summarised in the alert.
WKB Legal ALert | Prevention of COVID19-related hostile takeovers
The Polish government is working on “Anti-Crisis Shield 4.0”. The proposed law includes, among others, provisions significantly expanding the State’s control over M&A transactions in some strategic sectors of the economy.
WKB Legal Alert | The Anti-Crisis Shield 3.0 and court proceedings
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the parliament has undertaken legislative work on new regulations regarding court proceedings. We present the most important of them.
Business during a pandemic | Expert analyses on selected provisions of the Anti-Crisis Shield Act – update
WKB's lawyers have analysed the most important provisions of the Anti-Crisis Shield Act in Poland. The Anti-Crisis Shield is a special law which implements a range of various solutions aimed at combatting the epidemic crisis, amending or supplementing many other acts and regulations, which will affect many areas of companies’ business activities. In connection with the adoption of amendments to the Anti-Crisis Shield framework (15 May 2020), we provide you with expanded and verified materials regarding various areas, including a set of analyses on the law as of 21 May 2020.
WKB Legal Alert | The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the ongoing functioning of cooperatives, associations, foundations and other entities
In our legal alert you can find practical guidelines for functioning of cooperatives, associations, foundations and other entities during COVID-19 pandemic.
WKB Legal Alert | The PFR Financial Shield – rules for granting support by Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A. (the Polish Development Fund or PFR)
The Polish Financial Fund (PFR) offers the Financial Shield consisting of 3 main parts, which will each separately support micro-enterprises, small and medium-sized enterprises, and large enterprises.
The rules and catalogue of enhanced penalties during the epidemic
Legal restrictions on the conduct of business activities, as well as the daily activities of citizens, continue. Violations of the restrictions in force, continue to imply a risk of severe immediately enforceable fines of up to PLN 30,000.
WKB Legal Alert | Competition law in the face of a pandemic
In this unusual situation, it is necessary to remember that competition law applies in full. Both international and national antitrust authorities have pointed out that the COVID-19 pandemic does not justify infringements (crisis cartels will not be tolerated). At the same time, the new, broad powers granted to antitrust authorities allow them to interfere with the business activities of entrepreneurs to a large extent. The only positive news for entrepreneurs in the current situation is that they can benefit from numerous forms of state aid.
The Legal 500 EMEA 2020: WKB recommended in 15 categories
The most recent edition of The Legal 500 EMEA recommends WKB in a total of 15 practice areas, with 20 of the firm’s lawyers having received personal recommendations. Dr Jerzy Baehr, Aleksander Stawicki, dr Bartosz Turno, Jakub Pokrzywniak and Jan Roliński have been recognised as Leading Individuals, while Anna Flaga-Martynek has been named as a Next Generation Partner.
WKB Legal ALert | Prevention of COVID19-related hostile takeovers
The Polish government is working on “Anti-Crisis Shield 4.0”. The proposed law includes, among others, provisions significantly expanding the State’s control over M&A transactions in some strategic sectors of the economy.
WKB lawyers co-authored Chambers Corporate M&A 2020 Guide
WKB lawyers co-authored the chapter in The Corporate Governance Review 2020
WKB Legal Alert | The Anti-Crisis Shield 3.0 and court proceedings
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the parliament has undertaken legislative work on new regulations regarding court proceedings. We present the most important of them.
Business during a pandemic | Expert analyses on selected provisions of the Anti-Crisis Shield Act – update
WKB's lawyers have analysed the most important provisions of the Anti-Crisis Shield Act in Poland. The Anti-Crisis Shield is a special law which implements a range of various solutions aimed at combatting the epidemic crisis, amending or supplementing many other acts and regulations, which will affect many areas of companies’ business activities. In connection with the adoption of amendments to the Anti-Crisis Shield framework (15 May 2020), we provide you with expanded and verified materials regarding various areas, including a set of analyses on the law as of 21 May 2020.
WKB Legal Alert | The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the ongoing functioning of cooperatives, associations, foundations and other entities
In our legal alert you can find practical guidelines for functioning of cooperatives, associations, foundations and other entities during COVID-19 pandemic.
WKB Legal Alert | The PFR Financial Shield – rules for granting support by Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A. (the Polish Development Fund or PFR)
The Polish Financial Fund (PFR) offers the Financial Shield consisting of 3 main parts, which will each separately support micro-enterprises, small and medium-sized enterprises, and large enterprises.
The rules and catalogue of enhanced penalties during the epidemic
Legal restrictions on the conduct of business activities, as well as the daily activities of citizens, continue. Violations of the restrictions in force, continue to imply a risk of severe immediately enforceable fines of up to PLN 30,000.