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2022 promotions at WKB
On 1 January 2022, Anna Flaga-Martynek (infrastructure projects), Marta Midloch (infrastructure projects and capital markets), Marcin Smolarek (banking and finance), Maciej Szambelańczyk (energy), Anna Wojciechowska (company law and corporate governance) and Anna Wyrzykowska (real estate and property development) joined the ranks of WKB’s equity partners. The following counsels were nominated as partners: Agata Szczepańczyk-Piwek (capital markets and financial services), Sergiusz Urban (environmental law) and Jordan Zafirow (dispute resolution). Promotions to counsel were granted to Wojciech Kulczyk (competition and consumer law), Bartosz Łaski (real estate and property development) and Krzysztof Sikorski (energy).
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Poczta Polska, with the support of WKB, received the European Commission’s approval for PLN 215 million in state aid
Poczta Polska, with the support of WKB, received the European Commission’s approval for PLN 215 million in state aid. As the first decision of its kind issued by the Commission to an EU postal operator, it could pave the way for similar decisions in other cases.
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WKB advised Avallon MBO Fund on the acquisition of the majority of shares in Norlys AS
WKB lawyers advised Avallon MBO Fund on the acquisition of 75% of the shares in Norlys AS along with its subsidiaries in Poland, Sweden and France – Norlys Group constitutes an international holding producing high-quality outdoor lighting for the professional lighting business with its main production plant based in Nowy Sącz.
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TopLegal Award in the category “Best Italian Desk of the Year” awarded to WKB
WKB’s Italian Desk has won the Top Legal Awards in the category “Italian Desk Dell’Anno” (“Best Italian Desk of the Year”). The winners of the 2021 edition were announced at a gala ceremony on 23 November 2021 in Milan.
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WKB advised EW Rywałd sp. z o.o. at the stage of contractor selection for the Wind Farm Rywałd project
WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr law firm advised EW Rywałd sp. z o.o., being a part of leading independent investment and asset manager KGAL, at the stage of contractor selection for the Wind Farm Rywałd project in Poland. Our support consisted in the preparation of a “tailored fit” contract draft to meet the client’s individual needs, participation in the negotiation process, including assessment of changes to the Balance of Plant contract put forward by the bidders, negotiations with the preferred bidder, changes to the BoP contract, and supervision of the signing process with the preferred bidder.
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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’s successes before the Supreme Court
We present the latest successes of the WKB law firm before the Supreme Court for our clients: Gdańsk Airport, Zakład Unieszkodlwiania Odpadów in Szczecin and a leading insurer.
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WKB attorneys win before the Court of Appeal in a case of great significance for banks in terms of their liability related to posting transfers
WKB represented successfully one of the leading banks in Poland in a case brought by a citizen of England who transferred several million Polish zlotys to an open account as a result of Business E-mail Compromise fraud committed by unknown perpetrators.