On 2 March 2020, Poland’s Parliament adopted the (new) Act on Specific Measures related to Preventing and Combating Covid-19, other Contagious Diseases and Crisis Situations Caused thereby, which allows employers to order employees to work from home. The employer should follow the rules governing so-called telework (Labour Code: ‘work performed regularly outside the employment establishment using electronic communication means, e.g. using computers’).
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on 24 March 2020 a series of procedures being implemented in the face of the global Covid-19 crisis.
Penteris has advised Immofinanz on its sale of the Equator I office building in Warsaw to CPI Property Group. Dentons advised the buyers on the deal.
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13 April 2020 is the final deadline for registering UBOs for the vast majority of Polish companies (UBO = Ultimate Beneficial Owner). Fines for non-compliance can be as high as PLN 1m. The exceptions to this are professional partnerships and listed joint-stock companies.
Did you know that from 1 Jan 2020 significant changes have been introduced into the waste management system in Poland?
The most significant amendment to the Polish Code of Civil Procedure in 30 years entered into force 7 November 2019.
Penteris has advised Apollo Rida on the acquisition of the Equal Business Park in Krakow from Cavatina Holding. Dentons reportedly advised the sellers.
The Penteris Law Firm — the 50-strong team previously operating as the Warsaw office of Magnusson — has opened for business on the Polish market.