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Automotive

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Energy

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FMCG

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Real Estate

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New Technologies

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Transportation

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Capital Market

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Construction

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Industry

Comprehensive legal services for heavy industry sector enterprises. Legal consulting service on the on-going and project basis. Consulting regarding debt restructuring processes for failing or likely to fail enterprises

We are satisfied to have following companies among our Clients:

  • ventures belonging to wood industry holding - leader of the industry related to design, production and distribution of furniture and plywood, sawn timber trade and wood-based panels, including biggest producer of plywood products in Poland and publicly traded enterprise and dominant company in the Group;
  • one of the biggest in Poland providers of architectonic system of aluminium profiles, which is part of one of the biggest aluminium related group in Central and Eastern Europe, involved also in embossing, painting and processing of aluminium profiles;
  • biggest Polish producer of enamelware;
  • enterprises representing foundry, steel, chemical, electronic, electrical machinery, precision engineering, high technology and food industries among others;
  • ventures performing specialisitic production activities in special economic zones, including following subzones: Sosnowiecko - Dąbrowskia, Jastrzębsko – Żorska, Tyska i Gliwicka.

 

Automotive

Comprehensive legal services for enterprises from Automotive sector, including manufacturing and distribution companies, Legal consulting service on the on-going and project basis.

 

We are satisfied to have following companies among our Clients:

  • companies belonging to global international automotive corporation, manufacturing in Poland elements and car parts;
  • one of the biggest automotive companies in Małopolska, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Alfa Romeo, Abarth, Lancia, Hyunday, Iveco and Piagio brand dealer;
  • enterprise belonging to global international asian car parts manufacturing and distribution corporation;

Energy

Energy

Comprehensive legal services for power sector enterprises. Legal consulting service on the on-going and project basis. 

We are satisfied to have following companies among our Clients:

  • capital group comprising of seven companies, operating on fuel-energy market, including company traded on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (GPW)
  • group of enterprises investing in renewable energy sources in Poland - photovoltaic power plants

 

FMCG

Comprehensive legal services for FMCG sector enterprises. Legal consulting service on the on-going and project basis. 

We are satisfied to have following companies among our Clients:

  • food and commercial sector potentate, Easter and Center European leader, operating internationally, owner of multiple strong brands and trademarks.
  • producer and distributor of food supplements and products intended for particular nutritional use.

Real Estate

Comprehensive legal services for companies operating in real estate market. Legal consulting service on the on-going and project basis.

We are satisfied to have following companies among our Clients:

  • managing enterprise, which is leading investor of two Closed-End Investment Funds managing operations of special purposes vehicles of both funds and investing via these vehicles in particular real estate projects in the most prestigious areas of the biggest cities in Poland: Cracow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw.
  • Investing enterprise operating for 9 years on the market - both investing and managing investments focusing on Spółkę inwestycyjną aktywnie działającą na rynku od 9 lat - inwestującą i zarządzającą szeregiem inwestycji w szczególności obejmujących: renovation and extension of historical buildings and building modern buildings from scratch in the most prestigious areas of the biggest cities in Poland: Cracow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw.

New Technologies

Comprehensive legal services for companies from New Technologies sector, operating both in Poland and abroad. Legal consulting service on the on-going and project basis. 

We are satisfied to have following companies among our Clients:

  • entities realizing investment projects in the area of renewable energy sources including wind farms and alternative sources of electricity;
  • well known Kraków-based enterprise  spółkę providing engineering and construction services;
  • company operating in mobile technology sector, leading operator of sms lotteries for mobile network providers;
  • company traded on the Warsaw Stock Exchange operating on cartographic and mobile technology market.

Transportation

Transportation

Comprehensive legal services for companies from TSL sector, conducting transport and forwarding operations. Legal consulting service on the on-going and project basis. 

We are satisfied to have following companies among our Clients:

  • transport and forwarding sector potentate (international transport and forwarding), operating also in wholesale and retail selling of liquid fuels;

Capital Market

Legal consulting service on the on-going and project basis regarding capital market law.

We are satisfied to have following companies among our Clients:

  • investment fund publicly traded on Warsaw Stock Exchange, which assets include properties in attractive locations and its subsidiaries;
  • private investment fund, which operates under assumption of high capital mobility and investments in high liquidity assets;
  • securitization fund specializing in purchasing and recovery of receivables portfolios with nominal value from several to several hundred millions złotys;
  • biggest in Małopolska medical firm owning private hospital and network of clinics.
  • private university with linguistic profile.

Construction

Comprehensive legal services for companies operating in construction sector. Legal consulting service on the on-going and project basis. 

We are satisfied to have following companies among our Clients:

  • enterprises from real estate development and construction sector, operating in Cracow, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Zakopane and other municipalities in Małopolska;
  • national leader in servicing exhibition spaces
  • local government units from Małopolska area.

Timeline

2019

Representation of shareholders of enterprise operating in trading receivables and recovery sector during the process of capital increase by the investor acquiring a majority stake

Responsibility for enterprise action – legal representation regarding damage claims

Consultancy on damage claims (occupational illnesses) for leading manufacturers in their sectors

Legal representation regarding multi-milion damage claims (contractual and tortious liability, construction work)

Collective labor law (legal advice during termination of collective agreements and introduction of new conditions of employment)

2018

Legal consulting and comprehensive legal services during employment restructuring process (large company)

Legal handling of real estate trade transaction of significant nominal value

Legal representation during litigation with internation large-area network, which resulted with favourable for a Client sentence given by court of second instance

Liquidation of investment fund – carrying out the process

Legal representation before The Polish Financial Supervision Authority

Legal representation of minority shareholders during the process of disinvestment of leading operator of electronic payments in Poland

Cross-border merger of four limited companies (comprehensive legal handling of the process)

Squeeze out in joint-stock company, which is a part of one of the biggest aluminium groups in Central Eastern Europe (comprehensive legal handling of the process)

2017

Proceedings before UOKIK and obtaining approval for concentration of enterprises

Formation, capitalization and legal servicing of two funds investing on real estate market

Obtaining favourable for the Client sentencing in case of unequal treatment and discrimination in employment (labour law)

Representation in a big trial against global international retail chain resulting in favourable ruling for the Client

Representation before Supreme Court resulting in cassation appeal dismissal

Preparation of a standpoint regarding form of exercising of right of pre-emption in pursuit of claims from preliminary contract

2016

Formation and on-going legal service of property investment fund

Formation, capitalisation (100 MIO) and legal service of closed fund investing in residential and commercial real estate in Cracow, Warsaw and Gdansk

Lawsuit won for the developer related to creation of large retail store

Buyout and liquidation of first in Poland non public property fund investing in residential real estate

As one of the pioneers we carry out Pre-Pack procedure in bankruptcy proceedings

Favorable for the Client cancellation of tax proceeding regarding VAT tax of total amount of 10 million

Representation before Supreme Court in case for Legal Principle ruling (resolution of 7 judges of the Polish Supreme Court – resolving significant legal issue and dispute in judicature)

2015

Delisting of an enterprise traded on Warsaw Stock Exchange (GPW)

Issuing prospectus

Tender offer for shares

Big Polish and Cypriot bond issues

Obtaining 9 precedent-setting judgments before NSA regarding prefferentiat excise rate for fuel oils

Proceedings before UOKIK and obtaining approval for businesses concentration

2014

Formation and legal service of first closed fund investing in prestigious residential real estate in Cracow

Legal service of processes related to use of intellectual property for enterprise from a group owning and distributing sport supplements

2013

Legal services in internal reorganization processes

Legal services resulting in win regarding legal proceedings with former members of a capital company’s board

Recognition in ‘IX Ranking of law firms’ by ‘Gazeta Prawna’ daily

Obtaining and realization of collateral in proceedings regarding combating unfair competition for sport and diet supplements market leader (fmcg)

2012

Comprehensive legal services regarding HR management and personnel policy in Automotive sector

Execution of dozen or so audits required for investment transactions

2011

Investment agreement – investment into enterprise specializing in purchasing and recovery of receivables portfolios with nominal value from several to several hundred millions złotys

Legal handling of purchase transaction – purchase of 10.935 shares from State Treasury by NFI

Legal handling of acquisition transactions for Poland-wide protection agency

Legal counsel regarding stock exchange debut – for air ticket sales potentate

Legal handling of options programme for manager for yachts manufacturer

2010

Legal handling of purchase from State Treasury transaction  – 85 % shares (25.330.000 shares) of enterprise in woodwork sector. Nominal value of transaction exceeded 65.000.000 PLN

Legal handling of package of shares purchase by sector investor, leading German HR consulting

Transfer of permission for non-public academy and laws of incorporation for University College of Social Sciences

Comprehensive legal consulting in HR management and personnel policy in automotive sector

Legal handling of management options programme

Legal consulting regarding restructuring management structure for engineering company

legal consulting regarding contracts for organization of mega SMS lottery with total awards value exceeding 6.000.000 PLN

Legal handling of bond issue process with total nominal value of 90.000.000 PLN

Legal handling of debt restructuring related to currency options including process of tax optimization of expenditure incurred for the purchase of claim related to currency options. Transaction value (1): 19.000.000 PLN; transaction value (2) – 43.000.000 PLN

Bond issue for total value of 5.000.000 PLN – legal services

Legal handling of own shares buyout, transaction value – 30.000.000 PLN

Formation of Private Equity Fund – legal services. Assets value – 216.000.000 PLN

Legal handling of share capital increase by 58.000.000 PLN

Legal handling of bond issue for total value of 100.000.000 PLN

2008-2009

Employment optimization in automotive sector – legal services

Legal consulting in limited company liquidation in the personnel management in capital group aspect

Capital transformations for TSL sector potentate

Legal handling of own share buyout; preparation of a programm, total transaction value 20.000.000,00 PLN

Legal handling of investment for apartment building „Gorące Źródła” in Zakopane for development firm

Legal services – contract for preparation and execution of audiotele lottery for leading mobile telecom operator

Legal consulting for a bank regarding real estate needed to establish network of banking outlets

Legal handling of big construction investment

2007-2008

Legal supervision of medical enterprise purchase for financial investor

Transformation of medical limited company into joint stock company. Transaction value exceeds 16.000.000 PLN

Legal handling of property purchase and hospital development for medical enterprise

Comprehensive legal handling of process of investors joining yacht manufacturer enterprise

Legal consulting regarding investment operations – hyper- and supermarkets

Legal handling of usage of intellectual property for the enterprise from group owning and distributing luxury products.

2006

Legal handling of restructuring metallurgy company

Management buy-out (MBO) of clothing company – legal handling

2005

Legal representation for municipality (Lesser Poland)

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Areas of Expertise

Litigations

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Competition Law

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Trade Contracts

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Labour law

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Restructuring processes

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Corporate Consulting

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Taxes

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Investments and Transactions

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Litigations

we provide legal services for business owners in following areas:

  • company representation in pre-court and court proceedings
  • mediation management and company representation in arbitration proceedings
  • company representation before Supreme Court
  • representation in proceedings to secure claims and enforcement proceedings
  • representation in conciliation procedures
  • representation before Supreme Administrative Court (NSA) and Provincial Administrative Court (WSA)
  • pre-trial analysis and trial strategy formation

Competition Law

we provide legal services for business owners in following areas:

  • antimonopoly consulting in all aspects of Client business activity
  • representation in proceedings regarding consent to concentration
  • elimination of the risk of dominant position abuse
  • legal assessment of horizontal and vertical trade agreements
  • consulting regarding pricing agreements, including promotion rules and sales by-laws
  • consulting regarding forbidden contractual clauses
  • unfair competition - consulting and representation regarding unfair trading practices

Trade Contracts

we specialize in creation, verification and negotiation of trade contracts in following scope:

  • contracts in construction, development, production and commercial sectors
  • contracts regarding technological line purchase and start-up
  • trade contracts
  • marketing and licensing contracts
  • distribution (including distribution network) agreements, agency and franchising contracts
  • implementation contracts
  • contracts with media providers
  • executive contracts and supply / sale agreements
  • framework agreements and General Insurance Conditions (OWU)

Labour law

we represent big companies in following areas:

  • individual labour law
  • collective labour law
  • employment structure creation and optimization
  • employment restructuring processes consultancy
  • policies and by-laws creation and verification
  • specialized services regarding working time and elastic employment forms
  • representation in labour conflicts (both individual and collective)
  • representation in contacts with labour unions
  • consultancy services regarding collective litigations and creation and modification of collective agreements and internal by-laws
  • representation before The National Labour Inspectorate (PIP)
  • consultancy services regarding mobbing and discrimination prevention in a workplace, protection of personal property in employment relationships
  • creation and verification of incentive programs for managers
  • manager contracts
  • managerial training

Restructuring processes

we participate and provide legal assistance in widely understood businesses restructuring process. We especially advise on:

  • capital groups restructuring
  • many creditors debt restructuring
  • financial debt restructuring
  • “pre-pack” procedure execution
  • legal risks assessment of company’s current and past operations
  • merging companies both domestic or by applying cross-border merger procedure
  • companies division
  • transformations
  • in privatization processes of state enterprises
  • in restructuring proceedings according to The Restructuring Act of 15 May 2015
  • in bankruptcy procedures according to The Bankruptcy Act of 23 February 2003

Corporate Consulting

we specialize in permanent and on demand consulting services for share-holding companies:

  • current business operations services
  • company establishment (foreign law businesses included)
  • preparation of corporate documents e.g. contracts, statutes, agreements, resolutions
  • verification of internal policies, regulations
  • services for company governing bodies - boards of supervisors, general assemblies, shareholders meetings 
  • investment relations
  • informational duties for public companies
  • representation before Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF)
  • consulting on company’s initial public offering (IPO) and company delisting

Taxes

we specialize in widely understood tax law:

  • CIT, PIT, VAT, civil law activity tax,  property tax, excise duty
  • representation before tax and administration offices
  • current transactional advisory, also during restructuring and acquisition processes
  • applications for individual tax law interpretations
  • penal fiscal proceedings
  • enterprise tax audits
  • transfer pricing
  • international tax law

Investments and Transactions

continuous participation in our Clients projects, especially by:

  • company legal audits, organized parts of enterprises, assets - due diligence processes covering chosen or all legal aspects, cooperation with certified auditors and licensed asset valuers, establishing special purpose vehicles (SPV) and equipping them with assets
  • representation in negotiation processes - representation covering negotiatory aspects agreed with a Client, managed assets purchase, cooperation with mediators
  • transaction structuring - covering tax and cash flow aspects, guarantees and securing proper duties execution, cooperation and advise regarding capital raising, commercial law companies establishment, investment funds (FIZ, FIZAN)
  • M&A, mergers and acquisitions -  pre-trade audits, representation during negotiations, preparation of comprehensive transactional documents, verification of transaction execution conditions
  • investments contracts - consulting services and negotiations of contract conditions in business aspects, legal and tax security, handling of all legal and tax transactional and post-transactional aspects
  • handling of investment financing process - consulting services regarding forms of capital acquisition, negotiation, preparation and verification of documents related to debt financing, verification of safeguards, consulting regarding choosing banks, insurance companies, investment funds companies and defining rules of cooperation with them