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Poland as one of energy transition leaders?

2020 10 16_Wojciech Wrochna_PM
International law firm Pinsent Masons has recently published an article on the European Green Deal, as the European Commission is supposed to propose a series of measures in order to increase the bloc’s emissions reduction target from 40% to “at least 55%” of 1990 levels. The need for transition is particularly important to those member […]

If you are a “new” large enterprise, don’t forget to perform an energy audit

2020 10 06_Milena_banner LI_ENG
The  Energy Efficiency Act carries the obligation for a specific category of businesses (not only energy companies) to prepare an energy audit. A business energy audit is a procedure that involves analysing proposed projects in order to identify energy savings and improve energy efficiency. In practice, the energy audit is an investigation of energy consumption […]

Change in Leadership in the Kochański & Partners Capital Markets Practice

The Warsaw Stock Exchange attracts ever more foreign investors, with their share in WSE turnover reaching 58% in H1 2020. In response to these accelerating business trends, Kochański & Partners is reinforcing its Capital Markets Practice, with the appointment from October of Jarosław Grzywiński, Partner, former President of the WSE Management Board, as its new […]

Kochański & Partners recognised in the IFLR1000 ranking

Once again, Kochański & Partners is among the leading Polish law firms recognised in the IFLR1000 international ranking. In this year’s edition we are recommended in the following categories: banking, M&A, and project development: power. We are also delighted to announce that Rafał Rapala, Senior Partner and Head of Transactional Practices Group, has again been […]

A new inventory of liquid fuels – obligations of undertakings

Liquid Fuels
Undertakings must obtain or change their fuel license or entry in the register of liquid fuel importers by October 8th. September 8th, 2020 saw the entry into force of a new regulation of the Minister of Climate*, which changes the inventory of liquid fuels for which a relevant fuel license or an entry in the […]

Transformation of the energy sector in the cloud

In order to adapt to ever-changing regulatory, political, cost and consumer demand environments, the energy sector needs cloud computing. The new draft act may boost the process of implementing cloud computing solutions, but what changes will the amended regulations bring? – Wojciech Wrochna, Partner, and Head of Energy at Kochański & Partners explains. Energy in […]

In vitro clinics and infertility in Poland

In Poland, although almost 20% of couples face infertility, only 1/5 undertake treatment. The Polish market of in vitro clinics continues to be one of the smallest in Europe. If the situation does not change, by 2050 the Polish population will have decreased by 14%. Small market, high quality service In 2015, there were only […]

Changes to the planned amendment of the Commercial Companies Code – consultation meeting at the Ministry of State Assets

A consultation meeting was held at the Ministry of State Assets, during which the proposed changes to the planned amendment of the CCC were discussed. The amendment involves, i.a., the introduction of the so-called corporate groups law (prawo koncernowe) into the Polish legal system and a reform of the functioning of supervisory boards. The invitation […]

Kochański & Partners is Legal Partner of the 8th Lewiatan Arbitration Moot

Dr. Marek Jeżewski, Advocate, Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution at Kochański & Partners, will join the jury of this year’s Lewiatan Arbitration Moot (Konkurs Arbitrażowy Lewiatan, KAL). The competition is organized by the Lewiatan Arbitration Court, one of the leading arbitration courts in Poland. This is the first and the largest moot court event in […]

Design Thinking in Project Management: Olgierd Świerzewski at the 5th Project Management Forum

Olgierd Świerzewski, attorney at law, Partner, Executive Director and Project Management Professional PMP® at Kochański & Partners is to appear as a speaker at the 5th edition of the Project Management Forum organised on 14-15 September 2020 by Puls Biznesu. During two days of presentations, leading Project Management experts will share their knowledge and experience […]

#RatujBiznes – Wojciech Wrochna, Kochański & Partners, assists businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic

Wojciech Wrochna, LL.M, Partner, Head of Energy, Natural Resources & Chemicals, joined the #RatujBiznes campaign run by the Commissioner for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. This is an information and organizational initiative assisting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises suffering as a result of the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the campaign, […]

Remote work order also possible following September 4th

Regulations on remote work performed on request of the employer in connection with COVID-19 have recently been amended, and take effect from September 5th this year. On August 20th this year, an amendment to the so-called Special Coronavirus Act[1] of March 2nd, 2020 on special solutions related to preventing, counteracting and combating COVID-19, other infectious […]

Kochański & Partners acting as legal counsel to Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne

Kochański & Partners has been awarded a tender for legal services to PSE S.A. – the sole Polish electricity transmission system operator. The Firm will assist PSE in addressing the formal and legal aspects of the company’s electricity infrastructure. As part of the project, Kochański & Partners lawyers will represent the client before public administration […]

The Labour Inspectorate (PIP) to conduct workplace inspections in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic

As the number of COVID-19 cases is noticeably increasing, August 8th has seen the entry into force of new outbreak-related regulations introducing additional restrictions, orders and prohibitions across the so-called red and yellow zones. Areas classified as zones with more stringent sanitary measures are to be constantly updated depending on the number of recorded infections. […]

Governmental draft amendments to the Commercial Companies Code (“CCC”)

  On 5 August 2020 the Government Legislation Centre published online detailed assumptions of the government’s draft amendments to the CCC (“Project”). The Project, in response to the repeated calls of practitioners, aims to introduce a number of changes to Polish law, including in particular the so-called holding law, regulating the private and legal relations […]

Posting of workers after 30 July 2020 | Legal Alert

Workers’ mobility has been significantly reduced in recent months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, employers posting workers abroad should be aware of changes that will take effect after 30 July 2020. The new rules on posting follow from the implementation of Directive 2018/957 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 June […]

New provisions on the control of certain investments

As part of the so-called Anti-Crisis Shield 4.0. new provisions of the Act on Control of Certain Investments have come into force. The amendment is aimed at increasing the control of the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKIK) with respect to the acquisition of Polish enterprises whose business is important for […]

Another litigation win for Kochański & Partners: Onet journalist walks free from court

The District Court for Kraków-Śródmieście has discontinued criminal proceedings against an Onet journalist who wrote about paedophilia in the Tricity area (Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot). Mr Podolski was represented by advocate Mateusz Ostrowski, Partner and Head of Litigation at Kochański & Partners. Mikołaj Podolski detailed several paedophile crimes that were to be committed in the […]

Rzeczpospolita ranking: Kochański & Partners among growth leaders

In this year’s Rzeczpospolita law firm ranking, Kochański & Partners is ranked among the top ten law firms experiencing the most dynamic growth in the last decade. In addition, we are also recognized for our commitment to regulatory actions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The organizers of the Rzeczpospolita ranking analyzed the growth dynamics […]