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Agnieszka Chwiałkowska, Dorota Karczewska and Łukasz Czekański join the 19 partners of WKB law firm
We are pleased to announce, that with the beginning of the New Year, Agnieszka Chwiałkowska (Public Procurement), Dorota Karczewska (Competition and Consumer Law) and Łukasz Czekański (Tax Law, State Aid & EU Funds), who previously served as counsels to WKB law firm, have become partners.
WKB Legal Alert | New insurance obligations, rules for the participation of minors and penalty regulations – overview of the most important changes in respect of running medical experiments
As of 1 January 2021, changes in the regulations regarding medical experiments, introduced in amendments to the Medical Profession Act, will come into force. The amendments in question will not affect any medical experiments with respect to which a bioethics committee has already issued or will issue an opinion before 1 January 2021. Therefore, the changes discussed in more detail further will not apply to any proceedings for the submission of an opinion on a proposed medical experiment which is initiated and not completed before the above date.
WKB advised Nowe Jaworzno Grupa TAURON during the construction of a power unit in Jaworzno
WKB lawyers provided legal services to Nowe Jaworzno Grupa TAURON in connection with the implementation of one of the biggest infrastructure investments in Poland, the construction of a generation unit in Jaworzno. The state-of-the-art 910 MW unit is the most modern unit of its type in Poland and is a vital element of the energy market, with its installations meeting the most stringent environmental standards.
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WKB Legal Alert | CIT – update and commercial law significant changes in the taxation of partnerships starting on 1 January 2021
On 30 November 2020, the laws on corporate income tax (CIT) were published in the Polish Journal of Laws, introducing changes in the tax rules applicable to partnerships. As of 1 January 2021, limited partnerships will become CIT payers
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WKB advised PineBridge Investments on obtaining clearance from the Polish competition authority for the acquisition of Benson Elliot Capital Management
PineBridge Investments was represented before UOKiK by WKB competition team including Aleksander Stawicki, Wojciech Kulczyk and Anna Bryńska.  
Dr hab. Jakub Pokrzywniak co-authored the chapter on insurance contracts in a publication titled “Prawo umów handlowych” (Commercial contract law)
The author thoroughly discusses all aspects of the insurance guarantee, from explanation of the very definition and function of the guarantee, to discussion of legal regulations related to this type of contract, to the issues of payments and claims.
WKB advised Oji Holdings Corporation in obtaining clearance from the Polish competition authority for the acquisition of Japan Brazil Paper and Pulp Resources Development Co. Ltd.
WKB competition team represented Oji Holdings Corporation in proceedings before UOKiK regarding clearance for the acquisition of control over a paper product manufacturer based in Brazil.
Infrastructure construction will determine the pace of the Polish electromobility market – an article authored by Jakub Pokrzywniak
One of the main factors that is very important in the development of electromobility in Poland is the construction of infrastructure allowing for charging electric vehicles. What are the legislator's requirements, what the procedure looks like and who is an important link in this process, you can read in the article published in Executive Magazine