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WKB Legal Alert | Decision of the President of the OCCP on Vinted practices
On 9 May, the President of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (“OCCP”), after a one-year proceeding against Vinted UAB ("Vinted"), issued a decision finding that the company had applied unfair commercial practices consisting of misleading omissions (omitting material information). For these violations, OCCP imposed  on Vinted a fine exceeding PLN 5 million.
WKB Legal Alert | Long-awaited amendments to companies law – holding law and other developments
On 12 April 2022, the Act of 9 February 2022 was published in the Journal of Laws, thereby introducing provisions on corporate groups (the so-called holding law) previously unknown to the Polish legal order into the Commercial Companies Code. Moreover, these amendments also include provisions significantly expanding the competencies of supervisory boards intended to increase the effectiveness of corporate supervision, as well as other changes related to, among others, the terms of office of members of corporate bodies and rules governing their liability.
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EVERLEGAL Alerts | The Arrangement of Employment Relations under the Martial Law: key changes to be expected
On 24 March 2022, the Law of Ukraine “On the Arrangement of Employment Relations under the Martial Law” No. 2136-IX of 15 March 2022 (“Law No. 2136“), which defines the peculiarities of employment relations during martial law, entered into force.
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EVERLEGAL Alerts | Employment during the war: Q&A
We decided to share our pages with our colleagues from EVERLEGAL, the law firm from Kyiv. From now on, we will be publishing materials prepared by them both on our website and on our social media profile. In first EVERLEGAL information, you can find the summary on employment matters made in a Q&A format in Ukrainian and English languages. 
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Amendment to the Passenger Name Record Data Processing Act
On February 7, 2022, an amendment to the Passenger Name Record Data Processing Act went into effect, which is intended to offset the negative effects of the current state of the law on the airline industry.
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WKB Legal Alert | Special Law on support for Ukrainian citizens
Ukrainian citizens and certain categories of third-country nationals and stateless persons have been granted temporary protection under Council Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/382 of 4 March 2022. The Special Law adopted by Poland grants Ukrainian citizens a longer period of legal stay in Poland, simplifying procedures related to their employment, decentralizing the registration of Ukrainian citizens and assigning them a Polish national identification number (PESEL), as well as giving access to medical care and many financial benefits, including parental benefits.
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WKB Legal Alert | Changes in the functioning of the Central Register of Beneficial Owners
On 31 October 2021, with the last part of the amended provisions of the Act on Counteracting Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism entering into force, certain aspects of how the Central Register of Beneficial Owners (Centralny Rejestr Beneficjentów Rzeczywistych) functions have changed.
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WKB Legal Alert | Whistleblower Explained or Who Can Become a Whistleblower and What Protection Can Be Expected
On 18 November 2021, a draft law was published on the protection of persons who report breaches of law with the goal of implementing the Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law into the national law. The period for the implementation expires on 17 December 2021. Currently, the draft law has been sent to public consultation. Since the main mechanism preventing individuals from reporting such breaches is the fear of retaliation, the principal purpose of the Directive and the implementation law is to provide a proper level of protection to whistleblowers.