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Return to a new “normality” at work

Due to the SARC-CoV-2 pandemic, measures to prevent the spread of the disease have been implemented in Poland. Regardless of whether the hazard takes a chronic form or whether it is possible to quickly eliminate the pathogen from public spaces, the time to return to normal functioning of the economy and the workplace is approaching. […]

Modern forms of advertising in the banking sector – training

The next edition of the online Digital Banking Academy training, organized by the Polish Bank Association and featuring a K&P representative, is coming on 29 May. Agnieszka Choromańska-Malicka, Counsel, Intellectual & Industrial Property Law Practice, will present the legal environment for modern forms of advertising via the legal framework of native advertising, content marketing, virals […]

New K&P business strategy and marketing team

Kochański & Partners (K&P) is implementing a new business strategy to rapidly accelerate its penetration of international markets via strategic alliances with key foreign law firms. This strategy involves a reformulation of the business model and closer, comprehensive cooperation with clients. K&P also plans to remodel its internal structures and processes, in particular in the […]

Kochański & Partners recognised in the Media Law International 2020 ranking

We are delighted to announce that Kochański & Partners law firm has been ranked among the best firms providing media law advice in the prestigious Media Law International (MLI) 2020 ranking. This recognition is a reflection of many years’ experience of K&P lawyers in advising leading players on the media market in Poland and involvement […]

Kochański & Partners lawyers recognized in the IP Stars 2020 ranking

We are delighted to announce that the success of Kochański & Partners in the IP STARS 2020 ranking has been further boosted with individual awards for our IP experts. Piotr Kochański (Advocate, K&P Founder) was awarded the title of Patent Star 2020, & Karolina Marciniszyn (Trademark and Patent Attorney, Partner, Head of Intellectual & Industrial […]

Salary subsidies from the Guaranteed Employee Benefits Fund (FGŚP)

On 31st March 2020, an amendment to the Act on Special Measures for the Prevention, Control and Management of COVID-19 was adopted as part of the so-called Anti-Crisis Shield (subsequently, the regulations were amended by the Act on Special Support Instruments in Connection with the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 Virus of 16th April 2020). The new […]

Anti-crisis shield from employers’ perspective

The Act Amending the Act on Special Measures for the Prevention, Control and Management of COVID-19, Other Infectious Diseases and the Resulting Crisis Situations, and Certain Other Acts, dated 31 March 2020 (Journal of Laws of 2020, item 568) and the Act on Special Support Instruments in Connection with the Spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus, […]

“Bankruptcy holiday” may be coming soon

As we mentioned in our previous article on restructuring and bankruptcy in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the current special circumstances do not generally affect the absolute time limits and conditions for declaration of bankruptcy in case of insolvency. The declaration of bankruptcy by the representatives of the entrepreneur is not so much their […]

Easing of mobile phone mast construction

Amendments to Construction Law and Environmental Protection Law under the Anti-Crisis Shield   The Act on Special Support Instruments in Connection with the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 Virus, adopted by the Sejm on April 9, 2020, introduces substantial amendments to both Construction Law and Environmental Protection Law. If introduced in the current form, these amendments will […]

Maintaining financial flow in terms of tax liabilities

On 31 March 2020, the Sejm adopted the so-called “Anti-Crisis Shield“ Act together with secondary legislation. Unfortunately, the Shield provisions regarding tax deferrals and other obligations arising from tax law are rather limited. In this difficult period, these obligations may prove to be crucial for the continuation of business activity. Therefore, please find below a […]

Gaps in the anti-crisis shield – special Covid-19 pandemic Act

On 31 March 2020, the Sejm adopted the so-called “Anti-Crisis Shield“, differing from the initial drafts. Below we highlight the solutions that were finally omitted and point out the ‘taxpayer traps’:     No regulation for accelerating VAT refunds The Shield contains no solutions accelerating VAT refunds from split payment accounts or any other facilitation […]

Cover package for companies – special COVID-19 pandemic Act

On 31 March 2020, the Sejm adopted the so-called “Anti-Crisis Shield“ Act together with secondary legislation, differing from the initial drafts. Below we summarize its most important points:     Changes in PIT/CIT Extension of the deadline for payment of CIT and submission of CIT-8 returns until 31 May 2020 (for some taxpayers even until […]

Economic downtime or reduced working time

Salary subsidies for employees affected by economic downtime or reduced working time.   Kochański & Partners, on behalf of its Clients, have already successfully submitted the first applications for salary subsidies under the so-called “Anti-Crisis Shield”. The basic assumptions of this scheme and its benefits for Businesses are presented below.   Conditions for obtaining funding […]

Anti-crisis shield and the real estate sector

On 1 April 2020, the Act Amending the Act on Special Measures for the Prevention, Control and Management of COVID‑19, Other Infectious Diseases and the Resulting Crisis Situations, and Certain Other Acts – the so-called “Anti-Crisis Shield”, entered into force. From the perspective of the real estate industry, the most significant solutions offered by the […]

Anti-crisis shield helps meet time limits for filing opposition

The Act Amending the Act on Special Measures for the Prevention, Control and Management of COVID-19, Other Infectious Diseases and the Resulting Crisis Situations, and Certain Other Acts, dated 31 March 2020, signed by the President of the Republic of Poland, provides for significant changes concerning the running of the time limit for filing an […]

Shortcomings and omissions of the special ‘shield package’ for companies – tax issues

On behalf of the Kochański & Partners tax advisory team, please be advised that the draft “Shield Package for Companies” announced by the Ministry of Development has been published. In this report we present solutions (proposed by either the Ministry of Development itself or tax experts and employers’ organizations), which – despite earlier announcements – […]

Draft shield package for companies – tax issues

On behalf of the Kochański & Partners tax advisory team, we would like to update you on the provisional draft “Shield Package for Companies” being developed in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. Below please find a summary of main assumptions of the proposed changes regarding tax issues, which may be beneficial for entrepreneurs.     […]

Banking Law | Loans | Bank Guarantee Fund

The global situation related to the spread of COVID-19 is also having a significant impact on the banking sector. Banks, in cooperation with other institutions, are taking urgent measures to maintain financial stability and support their customers. The current situation is undoubtedly problematic for both banks and their customers, which is why it is so […]

Anti-crisis shield – salary subsidy scheme

Current as of 23 March 2020 (draft Amendment to the Act on Special Arrangements for the Prevention, Control and Management of COVID‑19, Other Infectious Diseases and the Resulting Emergencies, and Certain Other Acts, the “Bill”) Consultations are ongoing on draft new regulations to introduce anti-crisis shield solutions. Many employers are eagerly anticipating the details of […]

Ongoing legal actions in the absence of key personnel

Ongoing legal actions in the absence of key personnel (quarantine, isolation, sanitary cordons, etc.)   Ensuring business continuity and leadership succession in companies and enterprises, e.g.: granting or revoking commercial proxies and other powers of attorney (as appropriate), filling vacancies in management boards, including in subsidiaries and capital groups, obtaining current extracts, excerpts, certified copies, […]

New chance policy of the Government – complex support for undertakings

In view of the current economic situation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for complex support for undertakings is a fact. The shield package presented by the Government on March 24, 2020 included the draft Act on granting public aid for rescuing or restructuring undertakings, a.k.a. the New Chance Policy. Over 10 years, PLN […]

Anti-crisis shield – draft amendment to the commercial companies code

To meet the needs of shareholders/partners and company governing bodies, we offer the following solutions to minimize difficulties resulting from the state of epidemic along with a summary of proposed amendments to the Commercial Companies Code, i.e. the so-called “anti-crisis shield”. Polish government is currently working on the so-called “anti-crisis shield” to prevent the negative […]

COVID-19 I Comprehensive financial and legal support to the hotel real estate sector

Kochański & Partners (K&P) is a business law firm employing over 100 persons, and offering innovative and effective legal solutions using the highest professional standards within the legal industry. K&P specialises in providing legal and financial advisory services to the real estate industry, including the hotel sector. At the turn of 2019, we advised AccorInvest […]

Banking activities vs. Coronavirus

Basic information about forms of legal transactions Form of contract In accordance with Article 76 of the Civil Code, where the parties have stipulated in a contract that a specific transaction is to be made in a specific form, the transaction will only be effective if that form is observed. However, if the parties have […]

Employee Travel and COVID-19

In recent days, many employers are taking steps to minimise the risk of COVID-19 spreading in the workplace. To this end, employers are, among others, collecting information on employees’ trips abroad, cancelling foreign business trips and introducing recommendations to limit private travel. Can an employer oblige its employees not to go on private trips to […]

Kochański & Partners ranked in IP Stars 2020

KOCHAŃSKI & PARTNERS RANKED IN IP STARS 2020 We are delighted to announce that Kochański & Partners has once again been recognized one of the top law firms in the IP STARS 2020 ranking in the “Trade mark contentious” category. The high position is the result of the involvement of K&P lawyers in the implementation […]

Bankruptcy law and restructuring in view of COVID-19

The current situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic has had a direct impact on business. For many, COVID-19 will be a direct cause that has already led, or may lead in the near future, to a breach of liquidity and the loss of ability to settle current liabilities. Insolvency test under the responsibility of the […]

PolishCloud Standard to accelerate Banks gateway to the cloud

On 19 March 2020, the Polish Bank Association (ZBP) published the PolishCloud standard for cloud computing implementations in banks. This contains a practical analysis of the key legislation concerning cloud services for the financial sector, including the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (UKNF) communication of 23 January 2020. PolishCloud is being prepared by the Banking Working […]

Recommended employer procedure in case of an employee COVID-19 diagnosis

Recommended employer procedure in case of an employee COVID-19 diagnosis Notifying local sanitary and epidemiological station (PSSE) of employee testing positive for COVID-19 (list of PSSEs available at: https://gis.gov.pl/mapa/) ↓ Notifying employees of COVID-19 being confirmed in the workplace Notifying persons (meeting, conference, travel participants), who may potentially have had contact with infected employee, of […]

Emergency Response Team appointed to support management board members in the face of restructuring proceedings and related liability

The coronavirus pandemic has affected the economy worldwide, making it necessary for entrepreneurs to be prepared for every possible scenario, including consideration of all available options and necessary preventive steps to protect their business. It is essential for company owners and officers to take appropriate action in a timely manner, as any delay in this […]

Coronavirus and the Retail Real Property sector

In response to the increasing numbers of COVID-19 infections in Poland, the government is undertaking the necessary measures to minimise the risk of further spread of the epidemic. In line with this, the Minister of Health has issued a regulation, which came into force on 14th March 2020, regarding the epidemic. This regulation covers, among […]

Kochański & Partners ranked in Chambers Europe 2020

We are delighted to announce that Kochański & Partners has once again been recognised in the prestigious Chambers Europe ranking, this year in the Corporate/M&A category. This is the result of the hard work and commitment of K&P lawyers through the implementation of innovative interdisciplinary corporate law and M&A projects. The ranking also confirms the […]

COVID-19 | To screen, or not to screen, that is the question

Many employers, feeling responsible for the health of their employees, contractors and customers, have taken the voluntary initiative to prevent the spread of coronavirus in their workplaces. One of the first dilemmas that have emerged in the context of the fight against COVID-19 is whether employers can perform temperature screenings for both their employees and […]

Employer vs. Coronavirus

The increase in the risk of coronavirus infection (SARS-CoV-2) in Poland means that employers should consider taking measures to protect their employees’ health. What are the obligations and powers of employers in relation to the risk of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection? What can workers expect from their employers? Some of the most common dilemmas are explained […]

Coronavirus and global economic growth

“Coronavirus will affect the global economy,” stated the International Monetary Fund on February 27, 2020, with negative effects being particularly experienced by global supply chain operators. The impact of coronavirus on global economies results from its rapid spread, uncertainty about possible mutations, and ignorance of potential complications. Although the number of coronavirus victims is not […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and emerging contractual claims

Emerging risk of claims against Chinese companies With China one of the key players in the global supply chain, supplying major manufacturing companies with commodities, components and final products, the recent emerging outbreak of Coronavirus provides for a number of organizational as well as legal challenges. As a part of preventive and control measures to […]

Cloud services for the financial sector

Kochański & Partners Law Firm is proud to be the exclusive legal partner to the Banking Working Group at the Polish Bank Association (ZBP), currently working on the development of a Polish standard for cloud computing implementations in the banking sector. This new standard is based on, among others the latest Financial Supervision Authority (UKNF) […]