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What do human rights have to do with financial institutions? At first glance, one may think nothing. Originally, the protection of human rights was considered as the duty of governments only. However, it is becoming clear that those universal rights may be violated, but also protected by private sector actors. Recently, multiple international initiatives have started to develop regulations regarding human rights in the private sector, including the financial sector.

Czabanski & Galuszynski has advised Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo SA on a PLN 10 billion credit agreement with a consortium of banks consisting of Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Bank Pekao, BNP Paribas Bank Polska, Caixa Bank Oddzial w Polsce, ING Bank Slaski, Intesa Sanpaolo Oddzial w Polsce, PKO Bank Polski, Santander Bank Polska, and Societe Generale. The banks were advised by Linklaters.

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak has advised Rolmlecz shareholders on the sale of the company to the Polmlek group in Poland. Grabalski, Kempinski i Wspolnicy reportedly advised Polmlek on the acquisition.

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