WKB advises Lisner Holding on the acquisition of 100% of Graal Group from its current shareholders
WKB Lawyers advised Lisner Holding sp. z o.o., a member of the UTM (Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller) group, on the signing of a preliminary share purchase agreement for 100% of shares in Greenwich Investments sp. z o.o., the parent company of the Graal Group.
WKB Lawyers joins Global Insurance Law Connect
From 1 March 2023 WKB Lawyers become the latest firm to join the Global Insurance Law Connect (GILC), a global alliance of insurance law firms. WKB will be the 14th European member, alongside firms from the UK, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Turkey, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany and Spain.
WKB advised TU and TUnŻ Europa on the acquisition of 80% of shares in Millennium Financial Services from Bank Millennium
Bank Millennium has signed an agreement to sell 80% of shares in Millennium Financial Services to Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń na Życie Europa, which will acquire 72% of shares, and Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń Europa, which will acquire 8% of shares. WKB Lawyers provided TU and TUnŻ Europa comprehensive legal support at all stages of the transaction, from due diligence, through transaction structuring and negotiations, up to preparing and signing the transaction documentation.
WKB Lawyers recommended in Chambers Global 2023
The results of the latest Chambers Global 2023 ranking are known already, in which our law firm was once again recognised.
WKB Legal Alert | Restricted public access to beneficial ownership registers
In Poland, access to the Central Register of Beneficial Owners (Centralny Rejestr Beneficjentów Rzeczywistych; further as the “CRBO”) was opened on 13 October 2019, on the basis of the Act of 1 March 2018 on the counteracting of money laundering and terrorist financing. Since then, the information recorded in the CRBO has been available to the public, without limits and free of charge. However, this could soon change as a result of the Judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (further as the “CJEU”) of 22 November 2022.
WKB Legal Alert | Family foundations – the legislature’s response to family-run businesses
On 14 December 2022, Sejm (the lower house of the Polish parliament) passed the draft Act on family foundations (further, the “Act”). It introduces the institution of a so-called family foundation into the Polish legal order, which is intended to allow for the efficient and effective intergenerational succession of family businesses. The use of family foundations will prevent the excessive partition of family assets or the need to liquidate them after the founder’s death.
WKB again among the top legal advisors on Mergermarket M&A League Table 2022
We are proud that - as per Mergermarket 2022 data – WKB i no. 3 in CEE and no. 3 in Poland by deal value, and no. 4 in Poland in terms of total deal count.
LABOR LAW NEWSLETTER | Changes from 1st January 2023, employer obligations and plans of the National Labor Inspectorate
The latest newsletter presents the most critical changes in the labor law that came into force on 1 January 2023. We also remind you of the annual obligations of the employer and indicate what aspects the PIP will pay attention to during the inspections scheduled for 2023.