On 29 October 2015, the Supreme Court in Warsaw reversed and remanded a case in which a final judgment was rendered by the Appellate Court in Warsaw, which case was instituted by the former acting manager of Ośrodek Rozwoju Edukacji (Centre for Education Development), against Ringier Axel Springer Polska (RASP) represented by Kochański & Partners […]
K&P Archives - 2015
Kochański & Partners advised a fund managed by Griffin Real Estate on the acquisition and acquisition finance of the Raiffeisen Business Center in Warsaw.
Kochański & Partners advised a fund managed by Griffin Real Estate on the acquisition and acquisition finance of the Raiffeisen Business Center office building located at 20 Piękna Street in Warsaw. The Raiffeisen Business Center is a Class A office building, situated in one of the most prestigious locations in the centre of Warsaw: at the […]
Kochański & Partners Business Law Firm has been honoured by Centrum Mediacji Lewiatan (Lewiatan Mediation Centre) and Forum Obywatelskiego Rozwoju (Civic Development Forum) for its support for the development of mediation in Poland, in particular for its firm “YES” to court-referred mediation in the Commercial Mediation Year 2015. On 28 October 2015, at a conference under the […]
Kochański & Partners Business Law Firm has been recommended in the international ranking of law firms, IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate 2016.
Kochański & Partners is a recommended law firm according to the international ranking of law firms, IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate 2016, in several categories: Banking and finance, M&A, Energy and Mining.
On 1 October 2015, the Court of Appeal in Warsaw reversed the judgment of the Regional Court in Warsaw announced on 2 February 2015 in the case brought by Marek Falenta against Michał Wodziński (the former editor of Fakt.pl) and dismissed the action for publication, on the fakt.pl portal, of corrections to the following press […]
On 23 September, Mr. Piotr Kochański collected the Ambassador of Polish Economy 2015 diploma from Minister Janusz Piechociński and Mr. Marek Goliszewski, President of the BCC, which was awarded to our Law Firm in the “Foreign Entities’ Partner” category by the Business Centre Club and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This is the third time that our Law Firm […]
Act on handling of complaints by financial market operators and on the financial ombudsman – Newsletter K&P.
K&P Newsletter Legal Alert Wrzesien 2015We kindly invite you to read the current K&P’s Newsletter: “Act on handling of complaints by financial market operators and on the financial ombudsman”. K&P Newsletter Legal Alert September 2015
Kochański Zieba & Partners law firm is pleased to announce that the team of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions is joined by a new partner, attorney Jan Kaczmarczyk. Jan Kaczmarczyk specializes in corporate and commercial law. In his practice he primarily advises clients in the defense and aviation sectors, in particular on issues related to […]
On 13 August 2015, the Court of Appeal in Warsaw dismissed in its entirety an action brought by the General Inspectorate for Road Transport against Robert Feluś and Grzegorz Jankowski for publication of a correction to the press release entitled “Libacja inspektorów od radarów”. The article was published in “Fakt Gazeta Codzienna” on 27 September […]
Konrad Orlik, a lawyer from the Litigation and ADR Department, joined a group of Partners at Kochański & Partners law firm. Konrad Orlik will be responsible for the Commercial Litigation Department which provides comprehensive services to businesses and entrepreneurs and represents clients in pre-trial and trials. Mr. Orlik has worked with K&P since October 2011. […]
We kindly invite you to read the current KZRP’s Newsletter: “Real Estate lease as an alternative to financing”
By its judgment dated 19 June 2015 entered in the case brought by Jan Rokita against Konrad Kornatowski (former Police Commander in Chief), the Regional Court in Warsaw allowed the claim and rendered unenforceable the 2009 judgment of the Court of Appeal ordering Jan Rokita to make a statement of apology to Konrad Kornatowski in […]
Rzeczpospolita has published an article entitled “A wave of bankruptcies hitting Polish railways” by Robert Przybylski. It cites a statement made, among others, by Dr. Marek Jeżewski from Kochański Zieba Rapala & Partners Law Firm during the debate on the implementation of projects in the railway infrastructure sector which was held at the headquarters of our firm on 18 June 2015.
We kindly invite you to read the current KZRP’s Newsletter: “Draf amendments to the Polish banking act and the consumer credit act.”
On 14 May 2015, Rzeczpospolita newspaper published the results of this year’s ranking of law firms.
KZRP was ranked 7th in terms of the total number of lawyers (up from 15th place in 2014). We were also ranked 14th in terms of the number of advocates and legal counsels (up from 16th place), 1st in terms of income and 8th in terms of revenue.
We were also ranked 7th in the table of leading transactions and were recognized in this category for providing advisory services to Siódemka S.A. in its acquisition by DPD from Abris Capital Partners.
An article with the comments of Artur Piechocki entitled “How to be comment online without getting into hot water” was published in the May Issue of OIRP Radca Prawny. Legal counsels should not post especially where any content is published or commented in a manner which leaves much to be desired.
PolskiPrawnik.pl publishes comments of Rafał Rapala, Kamil Osiński, Szymon Gałkowski and Paweł Cholewiński regarding the situation on the Polish trading market in the article entitled “Lawyers from KZRP commenting on the situation of the legal services market.”
Karolina Marciniszyn and Krzysztof Zięba have been for the second time in a row selected as IP STARS in the international Managing Intellectual Property Ranking widely recognized by IP practitioners. The results of the ranking were officially announced at the INTA (International Trademark Association) conference held in San Diego, this year attended by both winners.
A banks’ right to issue the BEO without having to conduct examination proceedings before a court has, on many occasions, been criticized by the doctrine, on the ground that this puts a party that is economically stronger in a better position. The aforesaid right was originally vested in the banks in order to ensure that the bank funds are adequately safeguarded.
Each year KZRP’s lawyers take part in an international conference organized by INTA (International Trademark Association). This year’s event shall take place in San Diego (USA) on 2-6 May. KZRP will be represented by experienced experts in the field of intellectual and industrial property law: Rafał Zięba, Karolina Marciniszyn and Krzysztof Zięba. We invite you to arrange meetings with our lawyers.
On 7 April 2015 the District Prosecutor’s Office Warszawa Śródmieście-Północ decided to discontinue its investigation of a case brought against Marek Bukowski, a famous Polish actor.
Today’s issue of the daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna published an article entitled: “They earn extra through using company cars” containing comments made by Anna Cichońska. The generally binding provisions of labor law do not provide a basis to demand from an employee the return of revenue obtained in a conducted own business activity with the use of employer property.
A Polish IT sector Oscar for Dr. Ireneusz Matusiak – an Award from the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications.
Yesterday, Dr. Ireneusz Matusiak, legal counselor, and Partner at Kochański Rapala & Partners received an award from the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT) “for many years of success in conducting the Arbitration Court PIIT”. A second award was also received by the laureate – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy – Janusz Piechociński.
Kochański Rapala & Partners shall take part in the 5th edition of the Legal Apprenticeship and Job Fair, which is held on 17-18 March 2015 at the premises of the University Library in Warsaw.
The fair is organized by the following: BCSystems, the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw as well as the Students Self-Governing Body of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. The fair is held under the Honorary Patronage of the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Poland, Mr. Cezary Grabarczyk.
On March 16, 2015 the Regional Court in Warsaw in a case brought by Konrad Kornatowski (the former Police Commander in Chief) against Jan Rokita (a well-known Polish politician, the former member of the Polish Parliament) for payment of PLN 100,000 as compensation, dismissed the action in full and awarded against the Plaintiff to the benefit of the Defendant the amount of PLN 3,617 as reimbursement of costs of the proceedings.
Kochański Rapala & Partners (KZRP) assisted SEKAB BioFuels & Chemicals AB in its 49% shareholding investment in Bioagra S.A. which concluded with a sale of the investment to companies related to the Komorowski family for approx. SEK 233 million.
Dr Michał Będkowski-Kozioł a co-author of the book published by C.H. Beck “Legal considerations of competition on the gas market”.
The most recent publication of C.H. Beck “Legal considerations of competition on the gas market” contains a chapter by Dr. Michał Będkowski-Kozioł entitled, “Access of third parties to gas installations. Selected issues.” The book concerns issues regarding energy law, stock exchange trading, considerations as to the development of competition on the Polish gas market, and transformation of the supply sector in the gas market.
The daily newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna published an article by Paweł Borowski entitled: “A bookmaker does not have to pay out on a bet”. The requirements of conducting a betting shop result in, however, that a consumer’s actions need to be verified, in particular where the consumer uses an Internet portal in a way which could be deemed contrary to its designations.
We kindly invite you to read KZRP’s current Legal Alert relating to the amendments to the regulations concerning bonds “New Bond Act”.
BPCC Contact Online magazine has published the latest article of Magdalena Mitas „New renewable energy regulations in Poland”.
Dr Ireneusz Matusiak in Dziennik Gazeta Prawna “Even a tumultuous biography does not constitute work”.
Dziennik Gazeta Prawna has published statements of Dr. Ireneusz Matusiak in an article titled “Even a tumultuous biography does not constitute work”. The subject does not possess copyright to his own biography. The biography itself, even if it is very tumultuous, does not constitute work. The work will be the manner in which one’s life is presented in a literary form. A person who is interviewed, becomes its object, not a co-author. In practice this means, e.g. that a journalist or publishing house without the consent of the subject may decide to publish contents of the biography abroad.
Mateusz Ostrowski on the GazetaPrawna.pl portal “Radio and television subscription: Do you have to let an inspector into your home”.
The GazetaPrawna.pl portal published statements of Mateusz Ostrowski in the article “Radio and television subscription: Do you have to let an inspector into your home”. Experts are almost unanimous in response to the question as to whether to let an inspector into your home. In theory, you should. The problem is that there are no additional sanctions for not doing so.
Dziennik Gazeta Prawna has published an interview with Przemyslaw Krzemieniecki titled “There is no easy profit”. The main motives for the issue of bonds include the issue of shares or bank financing. If, for some reason, obtaining bank financing is not possible, the issue of bonds can sometimes be, from the perspective of the issuer, a cheaper method to raising capital than the issue of shares. This occurs when the issuer’s capitalization is small, and its plans include a significant increase in the scale of operations and profit growth from the obtained resources, and thus an increase of its capitalization.
KZRP has been recommended in the international ranking of law firms, IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate 2015.
KZRP is a recommended law firm according to the international ranking of law firms, IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate 2015, in several categories: Banking and finance, M&A, Energy & infrastructure – disputes, Energy & infrastructure – project development, Energy & infrastructure – corporate, Energy & infrastructure – finance.
Kochański Rapala & Partners appoint a new Head of their Banking, Finance and Restructuring Practice.
We have the pleasure of announcing that Szymon Gałkowski, advocate, who, until now has been one of the Partners of the Banking, Finance & Restructuring Department at Kochański Rapala & Partners (KZRP), has been promoted to the position of Head of the Banking, Finance & Restructuring Department.
Magdalena Mitas in IKAR “The scope of rail carriers’ duties to provide information with respect to the services they cater and details of rail connection options at particular stations on which they operate”.
The February release of IKAR (the Online Antitrust and Regulatory Quarterly), which is co-edited by Dr. Michał Będkowski-Kozioł, features an article by Magdalena Mitas titled, “The scope of rail carriers’ duties to provide information with respect to the services they cater and details of rail connection options at particular stations on which they operate”.
After the Conference organized by KZRP and BCC “The amendment to the Act on Competition and Consumer Protection”.
On 29th January 2015, Dr Michał Będkowski-Kozioł, Magdalena Mitas and Monika Urban-Piotrowska lectured during a conference organized jointly by our Law Firm and Business Centre Club titled “The amendment to the Act on Competition and Consumer Protection – discussion of the most important changes and their consequences for entrepreneurs and members of the management staff”. We would like to thank all the attendees for participating!
Dr Marek Jeżewski is a co-author of the book titled “Arbitration in International Law” edited by Professor Cezary Mika, published in January 2015 by C.H.Beck publishing house. Marek Jeżewski wrote a chapter titled “The nature of modern international arbitration”.
The daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna has published an article entitled: “There will be a chance to purchase company apartments” containing statements made Kamil Osiński. Employees of bankrupt state enterprises may shortly become, on preferential principles, owners of the occupied apartments.
Konrad Orlik in Dziennik Gazeta Prawna “A tablet is a better than a confirmation of receipt, but not in every aspect”
The daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna newspaper has published an article entitled “A tablet is a better than a confirmation of receipt, but not in every aspect” containing statements made by Konrad Orlik. Electronic confirmation of receipt shall revolutionize the Polish justice system. However, very few have mentioned its threats.
The daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna newspaper has published an article entitled: “It’s time to facilitate companies” containing a statement made by Mr. Paweł Gunia with regard to the provisions of Public Procurement Law.