K&P Archives - 2023

Earn-out: a win-win


The valuation of a company is the cornerstone of any M&A transaction. Naturally, sellers want to achieve the highest possible price, while buyers do not want to overpay.

WE work together to find ambitious law students


“Kochański & Partners Master Academy” is a comprehensive project designed to help young law students mature in their career choices, develop self-awareness and improve their leadership and teamwork skills.

Shareholders’ agreements – what is their purpose


The articles of association of a limited liability company or a joint-stock company cover corporate governance issues and mutual relations between shareholders. Sometimes, however, these are not detailed enough.

Compulsory redemption of shares in a limited liability company

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Shareholders who obstruct cooperation or do not fulfil their obligations may be excluded from company operations by an internal decision of the remaining shareholders, e.g. through the compulsory redemption of shares under Article 199 of the Commercial Companies Code.

Agnieszka Chrzanowska appointed Publications Officer at the IBA’s Media Law Committee


We have been active in the international legal community for years, engaging in numerous initiatives and projects. This appointment fosters the creation of close relationships and will undoubtedly strengthen our position in the international arena. The international success of Kochański & Partners Agnieszka Chrzanowska, Partner and Head of our Media Sector, has been appointed Publications […]

A wave of NFT-related trademark applications

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We have followed the trend in trademark applications for NFT-related protection and the conclusions are clear: what started as a trickle has become a flood, with tycoons from virtually every industry jumping on the bandwagon.

Non-existent company resolutions

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In order to protect shareholders against defective resolutions being used in transactions, the Commercial Companies Code provides, in principle, for a closed list of legal instruments.

Share transfer restrictions in shareholders’ agreements


The imposition of restrictions on the transferability of shares and the introduction of relevant related procedures are among the most important issues to be negotiated prior to the conclusion of shareholders’ agreements.

We are working for sustainable development – together with the UN Global Compact, we are changing the world for the better

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We are a new member of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. This means that we not only advise and raise our clients’ awareness of environmental issues, the need for energy transition, human rights and corporate governance, but also that we ourselves apply sustainability best practices in our daily work.

An Overview of 2022 Tech Regulations

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Before embarking on any New Year’s resolutions, it is worth starting with a moment of reflection on the year gone by. In the EU, 2022 brought a number of new regulations in the new technology market, so let’s take a closer look at them. The following is our selection of the most important developments and legislative initiatives to emerge in 2022, which will significantly influence further international and national IP/IT regulations.

New Year – the Year of Indexation

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The downtime and supply constraints associated with the pandemic, followed by similar disruptions brought about by the war in Ukraine, with material price increases that have been building up for years, crowned by rampant inflation have all had a disastrous effect on the sector.

Changes to commercial companies law at the turn of the year

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In 2022, the Commercial Companies Code has undergone significant changes, including the introduction of the so-called holding law laying down the principles of operation of groups of companies, which we wrote about in the ‘Controversial Amendment to the CCC’ article.

The case of Hermès trademark infringement in the Metaverse is gaining momentum

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The year end is a good time for summaries, so let’s take a further look at the status of the Hermès brand case, how the litigation pending before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York emerged, and examine recent decisions taken in this case to see what conclusions can be drawn for future brands entering the Metaverse.