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WKB Legal Alert | Anti-Crisis Shield and energy sector – update
In this legal alert we present the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the energy sector and the regulations provided in the Anti-Crisis Shield.
WKB Legal Alert | Changes to the rules governing the bodies of capital market entities and the supervisory authority
The Anti-crisis Shield introduces certain measures to facilitate the functioning of capital market entities, which we present in this legal alert.
WKB Legal Alert | Impact of the COVID-19 on the credit sector
In connection with the coronavirus pandemic, the legislature has introduced a number of new regulations concerning loan market. We note the most important of them.
WKB Legal Alert | The Anti-Crisis Shield as regards court proceedings and postal consignments – update
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the parliament has undertaken legislative work on new regulations regarding court proceedings and postal consignments. We present the most important of them.
WKB Legal Alert | Use of EU funds during the pandemic
The law on special measures supporting the implementation of operational programmes in connection with the COVID-19 occurrence in 2020 introduces exemptions from some of the current rules in respect of project implementation and calls for applications for co-financing. The most important measures from the point of view of beneficiaries and applicants are summarised below. Each of them applies from 1 February 2020 to 31 December 2020.
WKB Legal Alert | Anti-Crisis shield | New obligations for telecoms operators and internet service providers
There are a lot of questions in connection with the Anti-Crisis Shield , including in particular  regarding the obligations for telecommunication operators and providers rendering services by electronic means.  We invite you to read the alert on the most important changes in this area.
WKB Legal Alert | Maximum prices in the Anti-Crisis Shield
In light of the ongoing state of epidemic, the government decided to introduce measures to regulate prices of certain products by means of the possibility to set maximum prices. The maximum prices themselves have not been introduced at the moment.
WKB Legal Alert | Possibility to apply for support from the 2014-2020 operational programmes in connection with COVID-19
On 15 April, a Regulation of the Minister of Funds and Regional Policy was published regarding the rules for granting aid from financial instruments under the 2014-2020 operational programmes in connection with COVID-19. In the alert we are presenting the most important solutions.
WKB Legal Alert | Anti-Crisis Shield – the most important changes in bankruptcy and restructuring law
The published law amending the law on special arrangements for preventing, counteracting and combating COVID-19 (Ant-Crisic Shield Act) introduced some changes in bankruptcy and restructuring law - in our alert you can find the most important of them.
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 April 1, 2020, and the draft of the Act on specific support instruments regarding the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (Shield 2.0). In this challenging situation, we remain at your disposal.
WKB Legal Alert | Anti-Crisis Shield and energy sector – update
In this legal alert we present the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the energy sector and the regulations provided in the Anti-Crisis Shield.
WKB Legal Alert | Changes to the rules governing the bodies of capital market entities and the supervisory authority
The Anti-crisis Shield introduces certain measures to facilitate the functioning of capital market entities, which we present in this legal alert.
WKB Legal Alert | Impact of the COVID-19 on the credit sector
In connection with the coronavirus pandemic, the legislature has introduced a number of new regulations concerning loan market. We note the most important of them.
WKB Legal Alert | The Anti-Crisis Shield as regards court proceedings and postal consignments – update
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the parliament has undertaken legislative work on new regulations regarding court proceedings and postal consignments. We present the most important of them.
WKB Legal Alert | Use of EU funds during the pandemic
The law on special measures supporting the implementation of operational programmes in connection with the COVID-19 occurrence in 2020 introduces exemptions from some of the current rules in respect of project implementation and calls for applications for co-financing. The most important measures from the point of view of beneficiaries and applicants are summarised below. Each of them applies from 1 February 2020 to 31 December 2020.
WKB Legal Alert | Shareholders’ register – as from 16 May 2020 important terms concerning the implementation of shareholders’ register have been changed
Due to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the functioning of companies’ bodies, including fulfilling their obligations related to implementation of the shareholders’ register, has been significantly impeded. In order to facilitate its implementation by entrepreneurs, pursuant to the Act of 14 May 2020 (Official Journal dated 15 May 2020 item 875) amending certain laws concerning protection measures in connection with the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus (further, the "Shield 3.0"), which entered into force on 16 May 2020, the deadlines provided by law for the shareholders’ register have been postponed.
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.
international
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.
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.
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.