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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.
WKB advised Polish ePayments on its acquisition by Nets
WKB advised the Management Board and minority shareholders of Polish ePayments on the company’s acquisition by the Danish Nets group from Innova Capital and OPTeam.
WKB Legal Alert | Application of GDPR during the COVID-19 pandemic
There are a lot of questions in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, including in particular  regarding the GDPR.  We invite you to read the answers to frequently asked questions related to personal data processing.
Safety is our priority – Rules of cooperation with Clients for the duration of the Coronavirus outbreak
Due to the current situation related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of you and our employees. We have also convened a special coronavirus legal advisory team. The entire WKB legal team remains at your disposal in case you have any questions or legal problems related to the risks of this epidemic.
Natalia Kabacińska among the winners of the “Rising Stars Lawyers – Leaders of Tomorrow 2019” awards
Natalia Kabacińska, senior associate working for WKB’s dispute resolution team, is one of the winners of the  “Rising Stars – leaders of tomorrow 2019” competition,  ranking 4th out of 35 nominees. The competition, organised by Wolters Kluwer Polska and Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily, is open to young lawyers who, via their knowledge, experience and community engagement, achieve the highest standards of legal service.
WKB strengthens German Desk with new hire
It is with pleasure that we announce that WKB has bolstered its company law and corporate governance team with the appointment of Anna Fennig, advocate with many years’ experience in working with German-speaking clients. Anna will also strengthen the firm’s German Desk.
Jan Roliński re-appointed as arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the Polish Olympic Committee
Jan Roliński has been re-appointed as an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) at the Polish Olympic Committee for the period 2020-2023, as the second consecutive term.
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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.