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There are a number of not-so-obvious issues related to running an internal investigation that are often missed or simply disregarded as not important. Some of them pose risks to the success of the investigation, while others may not only jeopardize the results but also lead to potentially severe liability of the company and/or the individuals running the investigation).

It would not be unreasonable to suggest that most developments in commercial markets occur as a result of competition between participants and manufacturers of similar products. From an end-user’s perspective, it is always easier to recognize products and/or make comparisons between products on the basis of specific brands/trademarks. 

CMS has advised mBank on the sale of 79.99% of shares in mLocum S.A, a company specializing in housing projects and property management to Archicom S.A., a developer implementing housing projects, post-industrial facilities, and investments in the premium sector.

In The Corner Office we invite Managing Partners at law firms from across the region to share information about their careers, management styles, and strategies. The question this time around: Is your personal practice more or less the one you anticipated when you finished law school, or did it change somehow in the interim?

DZP is announcing that it, Mott MacDonald, and Crido Tax have agreed to provide the Polish Ministry of Development and the City of Krakow with "full-range legal, economic, financial and technical advice, which will include preparing the legal structure for the first project in Poland to design, build, and operate part of a tramway undertaking entitled 'Krakow Fast Tramway – Stage IV.'"

Linklaters has advised Skanska on the co-creation of a business ecosystem called "Business Link" with Akademickie Inkubatory Przedsiebiorczosci, the largest network of co-working space and private offices in Poland. The joint venture, according to Linklaters, "will enable the developer to create the most comprehensive commercial office proposition available to a wide range of businesses in the CEE market."

Gessel has advised Enterprise Investors on the sale of a 32.99% stake in Skarbiec Holding S.A. and on the sale of a PLN 75 million block of shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The shares were purchased by Murapol, a leading Polish real estate developer, which was advised by PWP Kanclelarie Prawne.

DZP has advised Envelo (Digital Mail Services Poland sp. z o.o.), the largest platform for postal services in Poland, in a dispute with the Ministry of Finance concerning the interpretation of VAT for their flagship product, the sale of e-stamps.

The Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig has represented Amstar in connection with a joint venture with developer Hines and the acquisition by the joint venture company of a 0.92 hectare plot of land in the city center of Krakow, adjacent to the central railway station and Galeria Krakowska, from Heitman. Amstar and Hines will develop a residential project on the plot, which will consist of 26,000 square meters of high quality residential units for sale with ground-floor retail facilities.

Allen & Overy has advised the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, on its EUR 137 million investment in subordinated green bonds issued by Bank Zachodni WBK to expand its capital base and increase its capacity to finance climate-related projects. 

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