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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.
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 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.
WKB Legal Alert | Anti-Crisis Shield Act – real property, the construction process and the code of administrative proceedings – update including the Shield 3.0
The Act on specific support instruments in relation to the spread of SARS-CoV-2 entered into force. This Act amends, among others, the Act of 2 March 2020 on special arrangements for the prevention, counteracting and combating of COVID-19, other infectious diseases and crisis situations caused by them ("Shield Act") and introduces a number of new solutions applicable during the state of epidemic.
WKB Legal Alert | Anti-Crisis Shield and employment-related solutions – update
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 | 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.
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AKTIONÄRREGISTER – AM 16. MAI 2020 WURDEN WESENTLICHE TERMINE FÜR DIE EINFÜHRUNG VON AKTIONÄRREGISTER GEÄNDERT
Am 1. Januar 2020 sind Gesetzesänderungen zur Einführung von Aktionärregister für nicht börsennotierte Aktiengesellschaften und Kommanditgesellschaften auf Aktien teilweise in Kraft getreten. Das Aktionärregister ist ein der polnischen Rechtsordnung bisher unbekanntes Rechtsinstitut, mit dem Aktien der vorgenannten Gesellschaften verpflichtend entmaterialisiert werden. Das Ziel ist, den Handel mit Aktien nicht börsennotierter Gesellschaften sicherer zu machen und die Identifizierung aller Aktionäre zu ermöglichen.
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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 | Further amendments to the act on counteracting money laundering and terrorism finansing
According to information published on the Government Legislation Centre’s website, the Ministry of Finance has prepared a draft bill of an Act to amend the Act of 1 March 2018 on Counteracting Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (the "Act"). The proposed amendments are primarily aimed at implementing the provisions of Directive 2018/843 of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) of 30 May 2018 (the so-called 5th AML Directive).
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 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.
WKB Legal Alert | Anti-Crisis Shield Act – real property, the construction process and the code of administrative proceedings – update including the Shield 3.0
The Act on specific support instruments in relation to the spread of SARS-CoV-2 entered into force. This Act amends, among others, the Act of 2 March 2020 on special arrangements for the prevention, counteracting and combating of COVID-19, other infectious diseases and crisis situations caused by them ("Shield Act") and introduces a number of new solutions applicable during the state of epidemic.
WKB Legal Alert | Anti-Crisis Shield and employment-related solutions – update
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_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.
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AKTIONÄRREGISTER – AM 16. MAI 2020 WURDEN WESENTLICHE TERMINE FÜR DIE EINFÜHRUNG VON AKTIONÄRREGISTER GEÄNDERT
Am 1. Januar 2020 sind Gesetzesänderungen zur Einführung von Aktionärregister für nicht börsennotierte Aktiengesellschaften und Kommanditgesellschaften auf Aktien teilweise in Kraft getreten. Das Aktionärregister ist ein der polnischen Rechtsordnung bisher unbekanntes Rechtsinstitut, mit dem Aktien der vorgenannten Gesellschaften verpflichtend entmaterialisiert werden. Das Ziel ist, den Handel mit Aktien nicht börsennotierter Gesellschaften sicherer zu machen und die Identifizierung aller Aktionäre zu ermöglichen.
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 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 | Further amendments to the act on counteracting money laundering and terrorism finansing
According to information published on the Government Legislation Centre’s website, the Ministry of Finance has prepared a draft bill of an Act to amend the Act of 1 March 2018 on Counteracting Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (the "Act"). The proposed amendments are primarily aimed at implementing the provisions of Directive 2018/843 of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) of 30 May 2018 (the so-called 5th AML Directive).
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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.
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.