Kochanski & Partners, working with Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, has advised the Japan Bank for International Cooperation on securing Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego's JPY 93 billion issuance of aid bonds for Ukraine. CMS reportedly advised BGK.
New Partners, Moves, and Appointments at Kochanski & Partners
Dariusz Dobkowski has joined Kochanski & Partners as an Equity Partner, while Marek Krol joined the firm as a Partner. Markiyan Malskyy and Karol Polosak have been elevated to Equity Partners and Monika Mackowska-Morytz was appointed a Partner, while Managing Partner Piotr Kochanski will Head the firm’s Technology practice.
Kochanski & Partners Advises Jansen on Management Buyout
Kochanski & Partners has advised Jansen on the structuring and execution of a management buyout.
Hermès Wins Landmark Case Against Metabirkin, Setting Precedent for Nfts in The Fashion Industry
The legal battle between Hermès brand owner and artist Mason Rothschild, the creator of ‘MetaBirkin’ NFTs, has lasted more than a year. But in February, the Court ruled that the NFT version of the famous Birkin handbags infringes the rights of the Hermès fashion house.
Kochanski & Partners’ Agnieszka Chrzanowska Appointed on IBA Media Law Committee
Kochanski & Partners Partner and Head of Media Sector Agnieszka Chrzanowska has been appointed the Publications Officer on the Media Law Committee of the International Bar Association.
Guest Editorial: What Should We Wish for Women Lawyers in 2023?
I wish us wider representation in senior positions in the legal profession, equal treatment, access to promotion, full and effective participation, and equal opportunities for leadership. And I wish for none of us to experience diminished opportunities or unfavorable career limitations because of gender.
A Difficult Time for Cryptocurrencies
The year 2022 will not be remembered fondly in the cryptocurrency market. The progressive decline in the value of coins, the problems of the FTX exchange and the collapse of trust are all raising questions about the future of crypto. Can regulating the crypto-asset market be a panacea for the market’s ills?
Deadlock Clauses in Shareholders’ Agreements
Disagreements between shareholders can be a healthy thing, leading to creative solutions through the reaching of compromises. Differences can involve issues as diverse as how a company should be managed and controlled, and the direction and strategy it is taking. However, if differences become entrenched, the result can be potential deadlock and the loss of the ability to make important decisions, which can be severely damaging to a company and its shareholders.
Kochanski & Partners Mints 13 New Equity Partners
Ten Partners at Kochanski & Partners have been elevated to Equity Partner status in 2022. These are: Pawel Cholewinski, Aleksandra Ryzkowska, Jacek Kozikowski, Andrzej Palys, Wojciech Wrochna, Agata Dziwisz-Moshe, Anna Gwiazda, Michal Konig, Pawel Mardas, and Mateusz Ostrowski.
The Roots Of The Current ESG Revolution
As a new business trend, ESG is of growing interest to an increasing number of markets. More and more businesses are publishing ESG strategies and with good reason. According to PwC’s 2021 U.S. survey, 83% of consumers indicated a preference for companies to implement ESG best practices, and 86% of employees prefer to work for companies that care about ESG values.
Parasto Yari Spearheads Human Rights Focus at Kochanski & Partners
Pro Bono Lawyer Parasto Yari, who has been with Kochanski & Partners since early 2022, will be taking on a new role leading the firm’s efforts to support diversity, inclusivity, gender equality, and refugee assistance.
SLAPP – a Global Legal Problem That, If Unchecked, Could Stifle Freedom of Expression
History shows that the last bastion of freedom of speech, which guarantees these values, is the free press. But it’s no secret that since 2015, key constitutional values have been in crisis. Over the past three years, there have been repeated legal actions by state institutions, state-owned companies, businessmen and other lobbying organizations aimed at stifling the work of journalists, publishers and NGOs.
Trends in the Regulation and Taxation of Crypto – a Summary of the Kochanski & Partners Debate
Kochanski & Partners, the authors of the first metaverse report in Poland, published a follow-up tax themed report on 27 October. “Taxation of Cryptocurrencies and NFTs, and Challenges in the Metaverse” is a comprehensive overview of the tax consequences of events and transactions involving cryptocurrencies and NFTs. The publication was coupled with presentation of the report and an expert debate featuring the participation of representatives of business, new technology market practitioners who deal on a daily basis with crypto, NFTs and the Metaverse, and lawyers specialising in digital economics and taxes.
Kochanski & Partners Advises Savills on Knight Frank’s Commercial Property Management Business Acquisition
Kochanski & Partners has advised Savills on its acquisition of Knight Frank’s commercial property and asset management team. KPMG reportedly advised the seller.
Kochanski & Partners Advises Gaz-System on Baltic Pipe Construction Agreement
Kochanski & Partners has advised Polish gas transmission pipeline operator Gaz-System on the construction and related agreements for the Baltic Pipe project with Danish operator Energinet.
Kochanski & Partners and Gessel Advise on PLN 70 Million Investment Round in Sunroof
Kochanski & Partners has advised Klima Energy on leading a PLN 70 million investment round into SunRoof. Gessel advised SunRoof.
Coal Allowance – a New Form of Support
Uncertainty and fluctuations in the energy market are raising concerns about whether it will be possible to keep warm in the autumn and coming winter.
Poland: Banking Today and Tomorrow