DWF has advised Sonoco Products on the acquisition by its subsidiaries of the Thermoform and Plastique Group. The unnamed sellers were reportedly advised by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner on the transaction, pending approval from regulatory authorities.
Welcome corporate whistleblowers
Recently we have seen a growing interest in issues relating to whistle-blower protection and its role in modern business. The main emphasis in the discussion about whistleblowers and their duties, rights and obligations was put on the individuals involved in whistle-blowing. It was also focused on creating mechanisms allowing individual whistleblowers to feel safe once they make their notification, either internally within the organization or externally with public authorities.
However, it has to be noted that not only an individual can be a whistle-blower. In the Polish legal system, a number of regulations penalize individual and corporate behaviors and the list of such regulations is constantly growing.