CMS has advised Robyg, Bank Pekao, and mBank on the company's PLN 110 million bond issuance.
Wojciech Marchwicki Makes Partner at Hogan Lovells
Former Counsel Wojciech Marchwicki has been appointed as a Partner with the Hogan Lovells Warsaw office as of January 1, 2023.
Michal Wojciechowski Joins Eversheds Sutherland as Head of Public Contracts
Former Hoogells Lawyer Michal Wojciechowski has joined Eversheds Sutherland as a Counsel and the firm’s new Head of Public Contracts.
Clifford Chance Advises Airbus Defence and Space on Sale of Observation Satellites to Poland
Clifford Chance has advised Airbus Defence and Space on the sale of two observation satellites and related systems and services to the Polish Armament Agency.
Greenberg Traurig Advises Allianz on Merger of Allianz and Aviva Groups in Poland
Greenberg Traurig has advised Allianz on the mergers of the respective companies within the Allianz Group and Aviva Group in Poland.
Who May Be Subject to Advertising Regulations in Poland?
As a rule, medical device advertising can be conducted by economic operators, i.e. manufacturers, distributors, authorized representatives and importers (Article 56 (1) of the Polish Medical Devices Act of 7 April 2022 (the MDA)). Other entities can conduct advertising only after approval of the advertisement in writing by the economic operators.
Kozlowski Tomasik Oszczak Advises Columbus Energy on Sale of PV Portfolio to Engie Zielona Energia
Kozlowski Tomasik Oszczak has advised Columbus Energy on its sale of a 102.5-megawatt photovoltaic farms portfolio to Engie Zielona Energia. Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka reportedly advised the buyer.
Wardynski & Partners and CMS Advise on Bucher's Acquisition of B&P Engineering
Wardynski & Partners has advised the Bucher Group on its acquisition of B&P Engineering. CMS advised B&P Engineering's shareholders.
What is Medical Device Advertising Under Polish Law?
As in the case of EU Regulations 2017/745 on medical devices (the MDR) and 2017/746 on in vitro diagnostic medical devices (the IVDR), the Polish Medical Devices Act of 7 April 2022 (the MDA) does not provide any definition of advertising. It can therefore be difficult for the industry to understand in practice which activities are likely to be treated as advertising by the regulatory authorities. Whilst the new legislation provides for stricter rules for advertising addressed to the general public, the MDA fails to provide guidance on what the advertising to the general public in fact is and determine a clear distinction between such activities and the advertising directed to non-laymen.
New Legal Framework for Medical Device Advertising in Poland
1 January 2023 brought a major change to medical device advertising in Poland. From this date, the new national regime for medical device advertising applies. Therefore, all promotional activities associated with medical devices in Poland need to comply not only with the European Union regulations, but also with the new national requirements.
Clifford Chance Advises Resi4Rent on EUR 50 Million Financing from EBRD
Clifford Chance has advised Polish apartment rental company Resi4Rent on obtaining EUR 50 million in financing from the EBRD. DLA Piper reportedly advised the lender.
Gessel and Jonak i Partnerzy Advise on Pure Biologics Public and Private Offerings
Gessel has advised Pure Biologics on its public offering of shares carried out under an accelerated book-building program and the private offering of new company shares. Jonak i Partnerzy advised the managers.
Clifford Chance Advises Ipopema Securities on Echo Investment's Bond Program and PLN 180 Million Issuance
Clifford Chance has advised Ipopema Securities on the establishment of an up to PLN 500 million bond issuance program for Echo Investment and Echo's first PLN 180 million issuance of bonds under the program.
Greenberg Traurig and Rymarz Zdort Advise on CVC Capital Partners Sale of PKP Energetyka to PGE
Greenberg Traurig has advised CVC Capital Partners on its sale of the PKP Energetyka power company to state-owned PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna. Rymarz Zdort advised PGE.
Wardynski & Partners Advises Spider Investments on Sale of Transporeon to Trimble
Wardynski & Partners, working with Latham & Watkins, has advised Spider Investments Luxembourg on its EUR 1.88 billion sale of Transporeon to Trimble.
Poland: Artificial Intelligence – Current Landscape and Developments
According to publicly available research reports, Poland holds the seventh place in terms of the number of experts working on artificial intelligence (AI) projects in the European Union and even takes the lead in CEE. On the other hand, the level of adoption of AI-based solutions by Polish businesses is relatively disproportionate. The estimations made by the government visualize the potential impact of AI on the Polish economy. According to these calculations, the implementation of AI solutions in the Polish economy could contribute to increasing the GDP growth rate by 2.65% annually.
BCGL and Lewczuk Lyszczarek i Wspolnicy Advises on Apeiron Synthesis Investment Round
Balicki Czekanski Gryglewski Lewczuk has advised Adamed on a minority investment in Apeiron Synthesis as part of a PLN 21 million round that also included Aper Ventures and Orlen VC. Lewczuk Lyszczarek i Wspolnicy advised Apeiron Synthesis.
Act BSWW Advises on Develia Bond Issuance
Act BSWW has advised Develia on its public placement of bonds worth PLN 15.4 million.