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This overview aims to highlight selected potential Polish law issues related to liability for damages caused by machine learning algorithms (MLA) which an entrepreneur operating, buying or selling a business based on MLA may face and should consider. Needless to say, the civil law liability touched upon here is not the only liability regime which should be borne in mind. For the sake of clarity, however, matters related to specific sector regulation (e.g. for medical devices), intellectual property rights, GDPR as well as criminal liability are not addressed below, although they are equally important for MLA-based business.

CEE Legal Matters has learned that, after ten years in CEE, and shortly after attending the annual Deal of the Year Awards Banquet in Budapest, Wolf Theiss Warsaw Co-Managing Partner Ron Given – a key member of the Deal of the Year Final Selection Committee, as he was last year – will be bidding adieu to the region and heading back home. We reached out to Given, a long-time friend of and supporter of CEE Legal Matters, to learn more, and to get his thoughts on a productive, profitable, and geographically-diverse decade in Central and Eastern Europe.

Clifford Chance has advised Mid Europa Partners and its recently acquired portfolio company Hortex on the conditional agreement to purchase Jurajska from Bewa. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised Bewa on the transaction, which remains contingent on the consent of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, expected to come in the first quarter of this year.

Medical Law experts Hanna Rubaszewska and Radoslaw Rubaszewski have joined BSJP Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sroka Nilsson's partnership in Poznan.

Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has advised Interbrands on the sale of 60% of the company to Orbico, one of the largest distributors of consumer goods in Central and Eastern Europe. Deloitte Legal advised Orbico on the deal, which remains contingent on the approval of the Romanian competition council.

On January 25, 2019, Poland's National Appeals Chamber dismissed an appeal of the results of the contest to develop the urban-architectural Music Centre and City Park concept in Krakow which was organized by the Malopolska Voivodeship and the Municipality of Krakow. The organizer of the contest was supported by WKB during the entire appeals procedure.

Kochanski Zieba & Partners has split into two firms, with Rafal Zieba, Adam Piwakowski, and Maciej Schmidt leaving KZP's equity to form Zieba & Partners, leaving Piotr Kochanski and Rafal Rapala as equity partners of the renamed Kochanski & Partners.

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