Businesses are still forced to file register applications and pleadings in paper form with handwritten signatures, using a universal postal service provider. Fortunately, the Covid-19 Act gives more time for taking procedural steps and actions. Also, some courts are being pro-active, allowing essential pleadings to be filed via email.
Former KKLW Partners Krzysztof Lyszyk and Wiktor Wesolowski have left that Polish firm to open their own: LWW.
Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspolnicy has advised ZPUE on financing it received from, among others, Santander Bank, Citihandlowy-Bank Handlowy w Warszawie, and ING Bank Slaski. The facility agreement was executed on March 3, 2020, for a total amount of PLN 180 million.
Dentons has advised CPI Property Group on its acquisition of the Moniuszki 1A office building in Warsaw from Canadian investment fund Catalyst Capital.
Over the coming months, businesses will be able to apply for various forms of state support, which may be mixed and matched depending on circumstances.
Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka has successfully represented the City of Krakow Road Administration before Poland's National Appeal Chamber regarding a PPP project involving the design, construction, and operation of part of a tramway. The City of Krakow Road Administration was also represented by solo practitioner Marzena Juskiewicz.
In its current form, the so-called Anti-crisis Shield features a number of regulations concerning lease agreements. An overview of the proposed changes follows.
Greenberg Traurig has advised Deka Immobilien on the acquisition of the Generation Park Z office building from Skanska. Dentons advised Skanska on the deal.
DLA Piper has advised Elite Partners Capital on the purchase of a five-warehouse logistics park covering more than 200,000 square meters in the south-west of Warsaw, from P3 Mszczonow. Dentons advised the sellers on the deal.
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’).
Gessel has advised Polski Bank Komorek Macierzystych on its acquisition of 70% shares in the newly created Famicord-Acibadem company. Caliskan Okkan Tokker reportedly advised PBKM as well, while Esin Attorney Partnership advised Acibadem on the transaction.
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.
SMM has helped Energa-Obrot S.A. settle its seventh and final dispute in a series of conflicts involving green certificates with unnamed business partners involving wind farms.
Zieba & Partners has advised EG A/S on its acquisition of Holte AS. Norway's Thommessen Law advised the sellers on the deal.
Dentons has helped Pro Patria Electronics win a public contract bid to deliver 104 battlefield reconnaissance radar sets in Poland.
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.
Rymarz Zdort has advised Innova Capital and OPTeam on the sale of Centrum Rozliczen Elektronicznych Polskie ePlatnosci to Rementi Investments, a subsidiary of Nets A/S, a pan-European payment processing company based in Denmark. White & Case advised Rementi Investments on the transaction.
Zieba & Partners has advised Gamma Communications on Polish Law aspects of its acquisition of Exactive Holdings Limited. England's Moore Blatch advised Exactive.