Our team in Poland have been creating the Insights below to help you navigate through the significant operational and commercial challenges in the country.
In light of the global pandemic COVID-19, governments around the world are offering financial measures to support businesses. This is intended to ease the impact economically on these countries. Our report covers multiple jurisdictions and the measures introduced in their respective countries.
Katarzyna Dębińska-Pietrzyk and Karol Stępniak, in the latest real estate alert, discuss issues related to the upcoming changes in the construction law brought about by the amendment to the Act on Construction Law adopted on 13 February.
Another week and another competition update prepared by the competition team of DWF Poland. The most recent update covers (i) guidance on cooperation – prepared by the Italian Competition Authority, (ii) further antitrust guidance for manufacturers, wholesalers under CMA scrutiny over price hikes during the COVID-19 crisis, (iii) business as usual – Merging companies won't get an easy ride due to COVID-19, (iv) Austrian call for suspension of State Aid rules.
We have prepared a guide summarising the changes in this respect to make it easier to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on matters pending before the above-mentioned authorities. We encourage you to become acquainted with the summary and, if you have any questions, please contact us
The official declaration of an epidemic in Poland, as well as the rapidly growing number of people infected with the COVID-19, commonly known in Poland and worldwide as the coronavirus, has in recent weeks significantly hindered the implementation of contractual obligations.
The act amending the Act on special solutions for preventing and counteracting and combating COVID-19, other infectious diseases and related crisis situations and certain other acts ("the Act") became effective on 31 March 2020.
In connection with the announcement on the state of the epidemic as from March 21 and the publication of a new regulation of the Minister of Health on this matter, the group of tenants covered by a temporary ban on conducting operations in commercial facilities with a commercial area of more than 2,000 square meters has been significantly expanded since March 21.
We would like to bring to your attention the issue of the mandatory registration of the ultimate beneficial owner (UBO). The former statutory register date was April 13, 2020, however this deadline will most likely be extended until July 1, 2020.
As the volume and geographic spread of cases of COVID-19 continues to increase, DWF has been reviewing the actions it needs to take to enable our business to continue operating effectively whilst ensuring we are doing all we can to safeguard the wellbeing of our people, our clients and other stakeholders.