WKB significantly strengthens its position in The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 ranking
We are happy to announce that in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa  2021 ranking, our firm was recommended in 16 practice areas, including four in which we are ranked as a Top-Tier Firm. 35 of our lawyers received individual recommendations. Considering the fact that, last year, two of our practices were ranked as being within the Top-Tier and 20 lawyers received individual recommendations, this is a great leap forward and a significant success for the firm.
WKB asissted in the merger of Gaz-System and Polskie LNG
On March 31, 2021, Gaz-System S.A. and Polskie LNG S.A. merged pursuant to Article 492 § 1 point 1 of the Polish Code of Commercial Companies (as a result of the merger Gaz-System took over Polskie LNG). According to Gaz-System, the main goal of the process of integrating the entities was to increase the efficiency of managing investment processes, which had been carried out by the companies separately until the merger.
WKB with Slaughter and May advised Aviva plc on EUR 2.5 billion deal – the biggest on the Polish insurance market
WKB advised Aviva plc on the Polish legal aspects of its exit from Poland through the sale of its entire shareholding in Aviva Poland companies to Allianz for a cash consideration of €2.5 billion. This is historically the largest transaction on the Polish insurance market.
WKB advised Orkla Group on the acquisition of the enterprise of Ambasador 92
WKB advised Orkla Group on its acquisition, through a Polish subsidiary, of the entire confectionery and foodstuff supply enterprise, together with the enterprise’s owned and leased warehouse facilities and a fleet of trucks, of Ambasador 92 sp. z o.o. sp.k. which closed on 1 March 2021. The preliminary enterprise purchase agreement was signed on 10 July 2020 and was conditional on, among others, receiving antimonopoly approval from the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection.
WKB launches a new discussion series “WKB – Wisdom, Culture, Business” with a conversation with Agnieszka Holland
We launch a new discussion series, titled “Wisdom, Culture, Business”, during which we will be talking with a number of luminaries, interesting personalities and recognized experts in the fields of culture, art, business and science. We launch the series with a discussion with an outstanding figure in the world of culture – Agnieszka Holland, a three-time Oscar-nominated director, who became the President of the European Film Academy in December 2020. In her discussion with Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska and Aleksander Stawicki – partners at WKB – Agnieszka Holland describes the challenges facing the global film community during the coronavirus pandemic, the role of European cinema and whether streaming platforms will replace movie theatres.
WKB in Chambers Europe 2021
We are pleased to announce that thanks to the opinions of our clients, WKB has once again been included in the latest edition of Chambers Europe 2021, the most prestigious ranking on the legal services market. Recommendations were received by 11 teams of the law firm, and our lawyers won 15 individual distinctions.
Dr Jarosław Kola co-authored a chapter of the monograph “Electromobility as a megatrend of contemporary economy”
In February 2021, the PWN publishing house published a monograph entitled "Electromobility as e megatrend of contemporary economy", which contains an analysis of the key economic and legal challenges faced by all entities involved in the process of electromobility development in Poland.
WKB in Chambers Global 2021
In the latest edition of the Chambers Global ranking, one of the most famous and prestigious international guides in the legal services market, WKB has been classified in five categories, and five of its lawyers received individual recommendations.