Solivan, the Polish member firm of Pontes The CEE Lawyers network, has advised German project developer WKN on the sale of the 42 MW Barwice wind farm at the end of 2018 and the 132 MW Jasna wind farm now to Germany's Wirtgen Invest Energy GmbH and Stadtwerke Munchen, respectively. Wirtgen Invest was represented by SSW Pragmatic Solutions and Stadtwerke Munchen was advised by CMS in Germany and Poland.
Kochanski & Partners has advised IB6 Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamkniety Aktywow Niepublicznych, an investment fund managed by the Griffin Real Estate group, on the sale of a Warsaw office building to an entity belonging to the Generali group. The purchaser was reportedly supported by White & Case and Baker McKenzie.
21 May - Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel, Warsaw
The current state aid system in Poland provides for preferential treatment of investors who set up their business in the territory of one of the Special Economic Zones (SEZ), i.e. within a legally designated part of Polish territory. The SEZ benefits include, in particular, exemptions relative to corporate income tax for corporations or personal income tax for non-corporate entities. However, in recent years this system has failed to keep up with ever-changing socio-economic challenges. The zones have proved to be a rather inadequate instrument for sustainable development and the rules of support in Poland have become less attractive compared to those offered by foreign competitors.