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Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr Partners Anna Flaga-Martynek, Marta Midloch, Marcin Smolarek, Maciej Szambelanczyk, Anna Wojciechowska, and Anna Wyrzykowska have become Equity Partners, while Counsels Agata Szczepanczyk-Piwek, Sergiusz Urban, and Jordan Zafirow have been promoted to Partner, as of January 1, 2022.

In recent years, crowdfunding has become an increasingly popular source of financing for companies, especially start-ups. Crowdfunding is also a great marketing tool, as it allows companies to reach a wide spectrum of potential investors.

Former Solivan Partner Christian Schnell has joined Dentons as a Partner in the firm's Energy and Natural Resources practice. Based in Warsaw, Schnell will also practice in the firm's Munich office. He is joined by Counsel Piotr Dziwniel, Senior Associate Olga Wasilewska, and Associate Ewa Golabek. 

On November 9, 2021, CEE Legal Matters reported that Legalio had advised IFP Erste Immobilienfonds fur Polen on the sale of Mercedes-Benz Buildingisition to Adventum. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Christoph Schmidt, Managing Limited Partner at IFP Erste Immobilienfonds fur Polen, to learn more about the sale.

According to the information on the website of the Polish government, in the Ministry of Family and Social Policy, works on the bill which is supposed to implement Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law are in progress. According to the provisions of the directive, Poland is supposed to implement the whistleblower protection regulations into its legal system by 17 December 2021.

Former Deloitte Legal Partners Zbigniew Korba and Lukasz Szymanski have joined Taylor Wessing. Korba will lead the Banking and Finance practice while Szymanski will be taking over the Insurance practice in Warsaw. Along with the two Partners, eight more lawyers are set to join Taylor Wessing by February 2022.

Former Dentons Real Estate Partner Maciej Jodkowski has joined Greenberg Traurig’s Warsaw office as Partner. His three-person team comprising Senior Associates Karol Lewandowski and Karolina Tulwin, as well as Alicja Kwiatkowska followed.

Recent post-Covid months have shown some interesting positive trends on the Polish real estate market with a few surpassing expectations.

Over the past couple of years, Poland has become a leading player in the European IT market. According to Eurostat, there are approximately 554,000 IT specialists living in Poland. Although this is less than 5% of the total IT workforce in the EU, the number is constantly growing. It is also widely recognized that Polish IT specialists are well trained. If you also consider the convenient geographical location between West and East and the stable economic situation, it is no surprise that many foreign companies have found Poland to be a promising place to develop software and carry out related research and development activities.

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