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25.06.2019 - Revolution in preparing and submitting annual financial statements by commercial companies

Polish commercial companies have been obligated since October 2018 to submit their annual financial statements and management reports exclusively electronically. This began the first phase of digitisation of registry proceedings in Poland. In a further step, the paper form has finally said goodbye. As of September 2020, changes to the facts registered in the company register or the registration of the company are to be processed completely electronically.

25.06.2019 - Sale of agricultural land - three yeras after the amendments

As of 1 May 2016, the same principles for acquisition of real estate in Poland apply to citizens and companies from member states of the European Economic Area and Switzerland as for Polish entities. These regulations also concern the acquisition of agricultural land. At the same time, on 30 April 2016, an amendment to the Polish law concerning the design of the agricultural system (hereinafter referred to as “law”) took effect.

25.06.2019 - Europe: EU member states agree to terminate the intra-EU investments protection agreement

Historically, a dense network of mutual investment protection agreements has developed among countries. Violations of investment protection are litigated before international arbitration courts, whose judgements are enforceable worldwide.

25.06.2019 - Europe: New EU property regulations for marriages and registered civil partnerships

According to information from the Commission, there are currently approx. 16 million “cross-border” marriages and registered civil partnerships in the EU. With the so-called EU Property Regime Regulations (Regulations (EU) 2016/1103 and 2016/1104) that became effective on 29 January 2019 in the context of the so-called strengthened collaboration among the current 19 member states, the EU has set the goal for the creation of a uniform legal framework.

25.06.2019 - Europe: And groundhog day - another fine in the billions for Google

After the penalty due to abuse of the market-dominating position of Google search engine in 2017 as well as the fine due to illegal practices on Android mobile devices in July 2018, the EU Commission imposed another fine against Google and/or its parent group Alphabet on 20 March 2019 – this time in connection with the product AdSense for Search. Google was ordered to pay a fine of EUR 1.49 billion.

25.06.2019 - Bulgaria: The amendment of the data protection law

With the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR), the data protection directive 95/46/EC applicable at that time was repealed. The applicable Bulgarian Data Protection Act had to be revised and adapted to the new requirements. For this purpose, a comprehensive amendment was adopted (state gazette 17 of 2019), through which, amongst other things, the concretisation of the provisions of the GDPR are introduced.

25.06.2019 - Germany: News on influencer marketing

Influencer marketing is now among the most common forms of advertising for many companies. Instagram and other social networks offer the “opinion makers” an ideal platform for (self-)presentation and effective advertising of products. According to a current survey of the German Association for the Digital Economy (Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft e.V.) dated 10 November 2018, 59% of the companies surveyed use influencer marketing.

25.06.2019 - Italy: Reform of trademark law

On 23 March 2019, a significant reform of the European Community trademark law took effect (legislative regulation no. 15 dated 20 February 2019 for implementation of Directive (EU) 2015/2436), by means of which a series of significant changes is introduced for trademark holders.

25.06.2019 - Austria: New protection of business secrets - entrepreneurs must act.

Companies invest in know-how, from which there are important competitive advantages. Valuable information is the currency of the knowledge-based company. Maintaining confidentiality of business secrets is therefore a management instrument for competitiveness and research innovations. The loss of secrets can result in serious consequences, in particular, and generally can no longer be reversed.

25.06.2019 - Romania: Changes to the law concerning administrative disputes

The law on administrative disputes (law 554/2004) has undergone relevant changes which will have a significant impact on administrative procedural law. Some of the relevant changes are to be shown below.

25.06.2019 - Slovakia: Contribution to the holiday of employees

With the amendment to the law on the promotion of tourism and the indirect change in the Labour Code, a new institution - a contribution to the holiday of employees (“holiday contribution”) – was introduced into the Slovakian legal system effective on 01/01/2019.

25.06.2019 - Slovakia: E-Cash Register

As part of fighting tax fraud, the tax administration of the Slovak Republic manages a project for online connection of all electronic cash registers to the tax administration portal (E – cash register).

25.06.2019 - Spain: Simplification of establishing a company

The law 11/2018 dated 28 December has been in force since the beginning of the year. This selectively modifies the Commercial Code, the Stock Corporation Act and the Law on Auditing.

25.06.2019 - Spain: Validity of the exploitation clause ("pactum marcianum") in the enforcement of physical collateral

The Directorate General for Registrars and Notaries, in a brief decision, has recognised the validity of the so-called “pactum marcianum”, an exploitation clause, on the basis of which the creditor can directly exploit the object himself/herself and/or can assign it to himself/herself.

25.06.2019 - The Czech Republic: Seizure orders by the financial administration

The topic of the seizure orders by the financial administration was discussed intensively in the last months in the Czech Republic both by experts and in the public. In essence, it involves the provision of § 167 of law no. 280/2009 Coll., (“Tax Procedure Code”), which gives the right to the financial administration, under certain conditions, to issue a so-called seizure order.

25.06.2019 - Turkey: The mandatory mediation procedure in Turkish law - labour law and commercial law suits

Justified by the goal of solving legal disputes in a fast and economical manner without filing lawsuits and thus relieving the overloaded Turkish courts, a mediation procedure is implemented as a mandatory pre-condition for filing a lawsuit according to Turkish labour and commercial law.

25.06.2019 - Hungary: Court reform - establishment of administrative special courts

The Hungarian Parliament adopted the law on the restructuring of the administrative courts in December 2018. The new law will take effect on 1 January 2020.

19.06.2019 - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): One year on – european overview on key developments

It is the first anniversary of the GDPR. We would like to take this opportunity to provide you with an overview on the recent developments in the EU member states regarding GDPR, including information concerning first decisions, imposed fines and local law.

13.05.2019 - Tomasz Szarek - Partner at SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM - was elected to the management board of the IAG International Advisory Group.

IAG has been associating law firms and tax advisors operating throughout the world for 30 years. Nowadays there are more than sixty law firms and tax advisors affiliated. They provide services in Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia and Australia. SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM is a member of the IAG International Advisory Group since 2015.

05.02.2019 - Clients of SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM certified as "Top Employer"

The Top Employers Institute has announced results of 10th edition of the Top Employers programme, and have granted “the Top Employer” title to 1554 entities from 118 countries. In terms of the number of certified employers, Poland achieved 9th position – the title has been granted to 56 entities running theirs businesses in Poland.

04.12.2018 - SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM successfully substituted the debtor in a consumer bankruptcy proceeding

The bank paid funds to the developer contrary to the content of the loan agreement concluded with our client. The developer has declared bankruptcy and our client had paid off the loan for almost 10 years for an apartment that has never been built. Despite making regular repayments to the bank, it finally demanded repayment of the entire debt at once.

27.11.2018 - Considerable compensation for adoption of local zoning plan for our Client in real estate industry

Due to SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM’s efforts, the Regional Court in Wrocław confirmed that a commune which enacts a local zoning plan should thoroughly consider its effect on the value of properties.

11.10.2018 - Success of the Client of SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM

The client of the SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM has signed a contract "S-14 Construction of the Western Beltway of Łódź. Lot No. 1: Section I from the Łódź Lublinek node to the Łódź Teofilów node. Lot 2: Section II from the node Łódź Teofilów (without a node) to national road 91 in Słowik worth almost PLN 1 billion 150 million.

27.09.2018 - Another success of the Client of SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM

The National Chamber of Appeal’s ruling allows the Client, represented by legal counsel Katarzyna Skiba-Kuraszkiewicz, Partner in SDLEGAL SCHINDHELM, to conclude a 69 million PLN contract for a six-year long comprehensive maintenance of the A4 motorway section administered by the General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA).

17.09.2018 - Success of the Client of SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM in the proceedings before the National Chamber of Appeal

The client, represented in the winning proceedings before the National Chamber of Appeal by legal counsel Katarzyna Skiba-Kuraszkiewicz, Partner at SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM, will sign a contract worth over 880 mln PLN for the construction of a 16 km section of national road No. 47.

28.06.2018 - Effects of the GDPR on the employer's obligations

The EU GDPR came into force on 25/05/2018. The Polish draft law implementing the Regulation leads, among other things, to changes in the area of labour law.

28.06.2018 - Changes in the special economic zones

In Poland, a law to promote new investments is to enter into force in June 2018. The law is intended to create new framework conditions for companies operating in special economic zones (“SEZ”).

28.06.2018 - Belgium: Fairness and transparency in online trading

Online platforms and search engines dominate Internet trading. Unilateral business conditions, non-transparent algorithms and rankings are unfortunately not uncommon.

28.06.2018 - Bulgaria: new requirements for company sale and insolvency

As in the past, in the case of company sales, the seller has repeatedly neither paid salaries due nor paid social security contributions due for employees, the Bulgarian Commercial Code was amended accordingly by three successive amendments in December 2017, February and March 2018.

28.06.2018 - Germany: first experiences with the new transparency register introduced in October 2017

In July 2017, the Money Laundering Act (Geldwäschegesetz, GWG) was completely revised in Germany in the implementation of the Fourth Directive (EU) on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing (2015/849).

28.06.2018 - Germany: ECJ on the technical conditionality of designs

Technical solutions can be protected by patents and utility models under certain conditions. By reserving commercial exploitation exclusively to the inventor for a limited period of time, technological progress should be promoted.

28.06.2018 - Europe: European court of justice declares restrictions on the transfer of the registered office as unlawful

Until today, the legislation of some Member States of the European Union is very restrictive with regard to the transfer of the company headquarters in other Member States. It is often required that the company in the country of origin must be completely liquidated before the change of domicile.

28.06.2018 - Italy: End of the improper insolvency settlements?

In Italy, insolvencies can be settled through composition proceedings between the insolvency debtor and its creditors, the so-called Concordato Preventivo. So far, the assessment of economic feasibility has been the sole responsibility of the creditors concerned.

28.06.2018 - Austria: E-allocation and safe linking by means of hash value

The electronic transmission of tenders in the award procedure is nothing new and was already standardised in the Federal Procurement Act 2006 both for the classical area and for the area of sector contractors.

28.06.2018 - Romania: Legal changes to the regulations for the payment of social and health insurance contributions for employees

The Romanian government has substantially changed the obligation to bear the costs of social security and health insurance contributions.

28.06.2018 - Slovakia: Amendments to the law on the prevention of money laundering

The Fourth Directive (EU) on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing (2015/849) has been implemented in Slovakia by the amendment to the Act No. 297/2008 of the ECR on the prevention of the legalisation of the proceeds of crime and terrorist financing.

28.06.2018 - Spain: new obligations to identify the beneficial owner of a legal entity

The Fourth Directive (EU) on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing (2015/849) requires Member States to keep a register containing the information provided by the beneficial owners of companies registered in their territory.

28.06.2018 - The Czech Republic: evidence of the actual owners

In the Czech Republic, the Fourth Directive (EU) on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing (2015/849) has been implemented by Act No. 368/2016 of the ECR.

28.06.2018 - Hungary: Fintech Regulation – Implementation of the PSD2 Directive

The PSD2 Directive (EU) 2015/2366), an EU directive on the regulation of payment services, was implemented in Hungarian law in October 2017. Law No. 145/2017 entered into force on 13/01/2018 in accordance with the Directive.

24.05.2018 - New EU data protection law: Data transfer to third countries

International business transactions often involve cross border transfer of personal data. This is the case for instance where the data is stored on a server located in a third country (a country outside the EEA) or a third country IT service provider has access to the data processed by a company within the EU. If personal data is to be transferred to a third country specific provisions of the GDPR will apply.

27.04.2018 - Interpretation of premise of having firm and regular source of income in the proceedings for recognition as a Polish citizen

On 19 October 2017 the Voivodeship Administrative Court in Warsaw issued a judgment (case no. IV SA/Wa 1306/17) in which it adopted interpretation of firm and regular source of income favourable for foreigners applying for recognition as a Polish citizens. Due to the judgement and SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM’s efforts Client from April 2018 benefits from final and binding decision recognizing him as a Polish citizen.

25.04.2018 - New EU data protection law: Data breaches

As of 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduces harsh sanctions for data breaches with extended scope of applicability.Companies and other data processing entities become potential subjects not only to the data subjects’ claims for damages, the enforceability of which has been enhanced, but also to increased administrative fines to be imposed by supervisory authorities.

27.03.2018 - The financial statement of a Polish company can be submitted only by a member of the board holding a Polish PESEL number

Starting from 15th of March Polish entrepreneurs are obligated to submit financial statements of the company only in electronic form, through a special website provided by the Ministry of Justice https://ekrs.ms.gov.pl. Such procedure should provide an easier way of publishing the financial statements as well as allow anyone and from anywhere to review their content. On the other hand it may also cause some serious problems to companies with foreigners as board members. Would the foreigners in the management boards of Polish companies be forced to obtain a Polish PESEL number in order to submit the financial statement properly?

12.03.2018 - New EU data protection law: Data Protection Officer

The General Regulation on Data Protection (GDPR) which will apply from 25th May 2018, introduces the position of the Data Protection Officer (DPO). The DPO shall be the contact person for and shall be involved in all data protection related issues of the given entity. The DPO is either an employee (so called internal DPO) or a third-party contractor (so called external DPO). The DPO is an organ within the company which liaises with the authority, the company and the data subjects.

09.03.2018 - National Appeals Chamber’s judgements in favor of the client of the SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM

On 8th December 2017, the National Appeals Chamber issued a judgment (KIO 2443/17, KIO 2445/17) ordering the contracting authority to exclude a rival contractor on the basis of administrative penalties imposed for violating obligations coming from environmental law. This is one of the first judgments ordering exclusion on this legal ground.

15.02.2018 - New EU data protection law: Sanctions and liability

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adopted by the EU Parliament in 2016 provides a higher standard of protection of personal data for EU citizens. The GDPR will have direct effect in all member states as of May 25, 2018 and it will affect businesses all around the world that are engaged in activities with individuals in the EU.

22.01.2018 - New EU data protection law: Principles on the processing of personal data

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adopted by the EU Parliament in 2016 provides a higher standard of protection of personal data for EU citizens. The GDPR will have direct effect in all member states as of May 25, 2018 and it will affect businesses all around the world that are engaged in activities with individuals in the EU.

11.12.2017 - New EU data protection law: Compliance check

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the EU will come into force on 25 May 2018 and it will affect organisations worldwide working with or within the EU. The GDPR promotes accountability and governance. Organisations are required to put into place comprehensive governance measures to ensure compliance. Non-compliance can lead to heavy fines up to EUR 20 million or 4 % of the global annual turnover, whichever is higher.

17.11.2017 - New EU data protection law - Fines up to EUR 20 million

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adopted by the EU Parliament in 2016 provides a higher standard of protection of personal data for EU citizens. The GDPR will have direct effect in all member states as of May 25, 2018 and it will affect businesses all around the world that are engaged in activities with individuals in the EU.

15.09.2017 - The success of the SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM in appeal proceedings before the National Chamber of Appeal

regarding the tenders for the collection and management of municipal waste from the Poznań Agglomeration.

15.06.2017 - Lawyers of SDZLEGAL SCHIENDHELM as co-authors of Standard for Minimum Program of Ethics under the auspices of Global Compact Network Polska

SDZLEGAL SCHIENDHELM law firm is a member of United Nations Global Compact – world’s largest organisation concerned with popularisation among private entrepreneurs of standards of balanced growth in fields of human rights, employees rights, environmental protection and anti-corruption. On the national level the project is governed by National Network – Global Compact Network Polska.

28.03.2017 - New competence – extensive advice for entrepreneurs facing crisis

Experienced and skilled lawyers as well as tax and restructuring advisors provide support for debtors and creditors, also in cross-border insolvency proceedings.

21.03.2017 - SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM has advised on financing for Piwik PRO

SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM has advised Wrocław-based company CLEARCODE in course of the obtaining of external targeted financing for its subsidiary, Piwik PRO. By the investment agreement signed, the company received a total of 8 million PLN from the investment fund - Warsaw Equity Group and Tim Schumacher - an international entrepreneur and one of the most recognized European experts in the field of on-line marketing. It is one of the major investments in a start-up company on the Polish market.

03.02.2017 - Lawyers of SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM as co-founders of the Public Procurement Law Association

We kindly announce that on 3. February 2017 the Public Procurement Law Association was established. The founding members of the Association are, among others, Anna Specht-Schampera - Partner in SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM, who is the memeber of the Association's management board.

28.09.2016 - Law Firm Schampera, Dubis, Zając i Wspólnicy sp.k. honored with a title of „The Ambassador of the Polish economy of 2016”

Law Firm Schampera, Dubis, Zając i Wspólnicy Sp. k. was honored as the Ambassador of the Polish economy of 2016 in a contest organized by the Business Centre Club under the auspices of the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussel. Ambassador of the Polish economy, in example, represents and promotes Poland in an international arena as a trustworthy commercial partner, supports an image of an honest Polish entrepreneur, as well as attracts investors.

13.09.2016 - Mr. Tomasz Szarek (legal counsel) as a delegate of the Business Center Club at a meeting of the Parliamentary Special Commission for deregulation (NDR)

On 13 September 2016 took place another meeting of the Parliamentary Special Commission for deregulation (NRD). In this meeting as a delegate of the Business Centre Club took part Mr. Tomasz Szarek.

21.07.2016 - The success of SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM in the proceedings before The National Appeal Chamber – precedential verdict on supplementary procurement in services

The Chamber in a verdict of 22 June 2016 (KIO 983/16) upheld the appeal lodged by SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM’s Client and ordered the Directorate to cancel the procedure in this mode.

05.07.2016 - SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM assisted in a merger of Polish structures of SSAB and RUUKKI

SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM advised Polish company belonging to SSAB (Swedish producer of steel) during a process of merger with Polish structures of RUUKKI, a part of Rautaruukki holding. The aforesaid project was an element of an international merger of SSAB AB (Sweden) and Rautaruukki OY (Finland) with a whole value of 1.6 billion USD.

02.05.2016 - Memorandum on a new law on suspending a sell-out of agricultural properties belonging to the Polish State Treasury

A purpose of this Memorandum is to shed a light on key issues regarding a new law on suspending a sell-out of agricultural land belonging to the Polish State Treasury (hereinafter referred to as the “new regulation”).The final draft of the new regulation has been passed by Polish Parliament on April 14, 2016. The new law has come into force on April 30, 2016. A main purpose of the new regulation is to impose limitations on a turnover of an agricultural land, not only that belonging to the State Treasury, but also land in private sector.

05.04.2016 - SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM brought an action for annulment before the Court of Justice of the European Union

The SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM represents one of the largest Polish universities in a proceeding before the Court of Justice of the European Union. The case concerns the interpretation of an EU-financed grant agreement.

21.01.2016 - International conference: The public procurement practice in Germany and Austria.

SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM with the cooperation with the “Public Procurement” magazine (pol. Przetargi Publiczne, hereby invite you to the international conference “The Public procurement practice in Germany and Austria”.

15.10.2015 - 30 Years of European Product Liability Law

SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM is a sponsor of the international conference „30 Years of European Product Liability Law”, organized by the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics of the University of Wrocław.

29.09.2015 - SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM expert at the Congress of HR Summit 2015

Mr. Katarzyna Gospodarowicz - legal adviser - expert in labour law of the SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM, will be participating in the panel discussion.

28.09.2015 - SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM at the XIII Local Government Capital and Finance Forum

Dear All, we would like to kindly invite you to the XIII Local Government Capital and Finance Forum, which will take place on 1 October 2015 at the International Congress Forum in Katowice. At this prestigious event in the world of local government SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM Law Firm will be represented by the legal adviser Tomasz Szarek – our partner managing the corporate law and mergers and acquisitions department. Mr. Tomasz Szarek will take part in the lectures covering the organization and supervision of the municipal governance in the municipality company and the modern model of the municipal council.

28.09.2015 - When the company should submitted the first financial statement

We kindly invite you to read the article of the legal trainee from our Law Office Marcin Śledzikowski “When the company should submitted the first financial statement”, which was published in yesterday’s number of the newspaper Rzeczpospolita. The author discusses business practices in respect of the obligation concerning submitting financial statements for the first year of the business activity, in the light of the recent resolution of the Supreme Court

28.09.2015 - For the offer to the foreigner the employer may pay the PLN 5.000 fine

We would like to invite You to the lecture of the article of the legal adviser Katarzyna Gospodarowicz "For the offer to the foreigner the employer may pay the PLN 5.000 fine" published in yesterday's number of the newspaper Rzeczpospolita. Author discussed the issues covering the discrimnation of the employers in respect of employment by Polish employers foreigners.

17.06.2015 - The success of SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM before the District Court in Warsaw in dealing with complaints against the judgment of the KIO

The appeal proceedings before the KIO and the proceedings before the District Court Complaint were conducted by the Partners of the SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM - legal adviser Katarzyna Skiba-Kuraszkiewicz and legal adviser Anna Specht-Schampera, specializing in public procurement law.

11.06.2015 - Dear All welcome to the training "Non-competition, trade secret, confidentiality clauses on the basis of an employment relationship"

The object of the training is to discuss issues related to the non-competition clause during and after termination of the employment, including in particular the permissible and necessary elements of the non-competition agreements, as well as issues related to the business secret, including the concept of business secrets and conditions necessary to acquire data secret and confidentiality clauses with regard to the data that can be effectively covered by such secrecy.

10.06.2015 - Vernissage of the works of Lev Stern - 06/18/2015

SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM is pleased to invite You to an exhibition of paintings and sculptures of the artist Lev Stern, which will take place on Thursday 18th June 2015 in our Law Office - Budynek Starej Giełdy (the old stock exchange building), first floor, Plac Solny 16 Wroclaw.

01.06.2015 - Employee volunteering SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM - Municipality Wolimierz

From 10 to 12 April 2015 lawyers from the law firm SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM went to Wolimierz, a village in Lower Silesia.

28.05.2015 - SDZLEGAL on the II Corporate Run in Wrocław

16 May 2015 r Lawyers from the SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM Law Office took part in the II Corporate Run in Wroclaw.

14.05.2015 - „Image under protection”

On 14.05.2015 legal adviser from our Law Office Katarzyna Gospodarowicz published the article covering the consent of the employer to the publishing employer image by the employee.

10.04.2015 - Whistle blowing in good faith still poorly protected

Whistle blower is a person who, acting in good faith and in the interests of the public good, exposing non-regularities or unethical behavior in the workplace or work environment, exposing themselves to mobbing, loss of employment or marginalization.

02.04.2015 - Member of the management board of the company as a proxy - practical issues

We kindly invite you to read the articles wrote by legal apprentice Marcin Śledzikowski under the tittle: “Member of the management board of the company as a proxy - practical issues”, which was published on April 2, 2015 in the 6th number of the newspaper “Przegląd Radcowski” of the Chamber of the Legal Advisors in Wroclaw. In such article author presents a reflection on the possibility of establishing of the member of the management board of the company as a proxy in the same company. Commented solution may be an interesting alternative for entrepreneurs, because there are situations where the necessity of making some legal action occurs in the period in which the acting jointly by two members of the management board is impossible or very difficult, eg. As a result of illness of one of them.

20.03.2015 - Internet sales: effectively limit

We would like to invite you to read the article of Mr. Jaroslaw Fidala "The sale of the Internet to effectively limit", dated on March 20, 2015 in "Rzeczpospolita". The author discusses the main risks of the entrepreneur from the sale of Internet products. More information.

20.03.2015 - Personal data: information about the applicant on the full time job will flow not freely

We would like to invite you to read the article of legal advisor Katarzyna Gospodarowicz: "Personal data: information about the applicant on the full time job will flow not freely", dated on 19.03.2015 in "Rzeczpospolita". Article is a synthetic summary of the issues that must be measured to an entrepreneur at the stage of recruitment.

16.03.2015 - SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM's success in appeal proceedings before the National Appeal Chamber and in complaint proceedings before the District Court in Olsztyn.

10.03.2015 - SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM participant in the V Conference „Fuels from waste. Law-Investments-Innovations-Market.

On 24-26.03.2015 r. In Iławie will be held the V Conference under the title: „Fuels from waste. Law-Investments Innovations-Market.”

23.12.2014 - Working hours during Christmas, New Year and Epiphany

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05.12.2014 - Training about new rules on food labeling in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1169/2011.

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29.09.2014 - The consumer issue in real estate and development industry - the most recent amendments to law and current practice – Warsaw, 29-30.09.2014.

Between 29 – 30 September 2014 in Mariott Hotel in Warsaw will be workshops focusing on the consumer issue in real estate and development industry – the most recent amendments to law and current practice. On the second day of Conference, i.e. 30 September 2014 will give a lecture “Collection and settlement of deposits, advances and payments and charging contractual penalties, according to the stage of investment completion” dr. Agnieszka Łuszpak-Zając, Partner of SDZLEGAL, which is the leader of Real Estate Department.

09.05.2014 - Approval the Financial Statement - 30 June 2014

Dear All, We kindly remind you, that with regards to companies, in which the fiscal year corresponds to the calendar year, 30 June is the deadline for the approval by the company‘s competent authority of the annual financial statement for the year 2013.

18.02.2014 - The XXIV Confernce „Exploitation and recultivation of waste management/landfill site”

The XXIV Confernce „Exploitation and recultivation of waste management/landfill site” 18-20 February 2014, Zakopane, managed by Abrys Sp. z o.o. “Formal and legal conditions to create recultivation fund in individual organizational forms of installation”

21.01.2014 - The 10th Anniversary Conference New regulation in environmental protection law, Poznań, 20-21 January 2014,

Lecture ofAnna Specht-Schampera: “Waste management in new legal system – execution of the provisions of Act on municipality level”

19.11.2013 - Lawyers for children

19.11.2013 - The bill on renewable energy sources submitted to consultations

November 12, 2013 the Ministry of Economy submitted to inter-ministerial and social consultations the bill on renewable energy sources. Comments to the bill may be submitted among others through the Internet consultation system until 26 November 2013.

29.10.2013 - Lecture of Legal Advisor Anna Specht-Schampera at the municipal workshop sessions „Inspections and penalty in waste management”

Lecture of Legal Advisor Anna Specht-Schampera at the municipal workshop sessions „Inspections and penalty in waste management”

18.10.2013 - Supreme Chamber of Control will inspect wind farms

10.10.2013 - SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM acting as a legal adviser in the proceedings before European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg

07.10.2013 - Doing business in China – another edition already in autumn 2013

We are pleased to inform, that on October 7th, 2013, another edition of SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM seminar in the series of „DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA” will take place.

26.09.2013 - Training: Optimization of salaries of management board members and managers due to the tax and Social Security costs

An employment contract is a traditional, but also the most expensive form of cooperation with a manager. In many cases, the change in the form of cooperation, or the payment of salaries from several titles can significantly increase the revenue of manager, and also reduce the burdens on the entity, for which the manager provides his/her services.

03.09.2013 - Lecture of legal advisor, Anna Specht-Schampera at the conference - "Comprehensive waste disposal" Warsaw 03.09.2013 - 05.09.2013

On July 1, 2013, the new system of municipal waste management was implemented in our country. Commune took over the responsibilities connected with collection, transport, recycling and neutralizing of waste. Did the communes manage to prepare for changes on time? If not, why?

05.08.2013 - Functioning of the special economic zones has been extended to 2026

On 23 July,2013 the Council of Ministers adopted 14 regulations extending by six years, i.e. to 2026, the time limit of functioning of the Special Economic Zones. This is very good news for entrepreneurs who has been already operating in the Special Economic Zones as well as for those who wants to start their business activity in Special Economic Zones.

13.06.2013 - SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM supports the organization of photo exhibition in Wrocław

„1 autre . de vue - inny punkt widzenia” is a title of the photo exhibition organised by students of the Institute of Romans Studies of the University in Wrocław.

07.03.2013 - Radio in a company car and radio licence fee

Licence fee has to be paid for each radio device fitted in a company car. Licence fee has to be paid as many times as there are company cars equipped with a radio in a company. In order to rescue the TVP (Public...

11.01.2013 - Training: Liability of management board members for the violation of antitrust law in Poland, including German practice.

Polish German Chamber of Commerce (AHK) Regional Office in Wrocław together with the law office SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM invite you for a training “Liability of management board members for the violation of antitrust law in …

07.12.2012 - SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM works hard at the Santa Claus Factory once again!

Once again SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM participates in the charity action of Gazeta Wyborcza and Agora Foundation called "Santa Claus Factory". This year, thanks to all the cooperating companies we managed to collect almost …

28.09.2012 - SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM TEAM in the 1st historical edition of the Rally of Poland

Cracow automobile club, decided to arrange the I st historical edition of the Rally of Poland, in beautiful locations of the Little Poland. The Rally was supposed to refer to the tradition of the Rally of Poland, and in its form, …

20.08.2012 - Biowaste – Compost plant as the necessary element of reduction of the level of biodegradable waste

On the 13-14.09.2012 in Gliwice the National Conference shall take place: Biowaste – Compost plant as the necessary element of reduction of the level of biodegradable waste. The Conference shall be organized by EKORUM. During …

20.08.2012 - 41st Convention of National Forum Waste Management Companies Directors 19.09. - 22.09.2012

On the 19.09. - 22.09.2012 a 41st Convention of National Forum Waste Management Companies Directors. During the convention Anna Specht-Schampera from SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM shall present a lecture “Directives to the act on …

13.08.2012 - SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM obtains a security of claim for MAX BÖGL companies in litigation with the Community of Wrocław and Wrocław 2012 Sp. z o.o. regarding the construction of the City Stadium in Wrocław

Law firm SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM together with law firm CMS Cameron McKenna obtained for their clients – a company MAX BÖGL Polska Sp. z o.o. and a company MAX BÖGL Bauunternehmung GmbH&Co.KG a security for the claim for …

25.06.2012 - REMINDER - ORDINARY MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

Please be informed that on the 30th of June the period for accepting the annual financial report in units expires. This refers to the units in which the financial year ends on 31st of December. Until that date the Ordinary …

15.06.2012 - Training "Cooperation with the security of the company - practical and legal issues"

We would like to invite you for our new training "Cooperation with the security of the company -practical and legal issues". The goal of our training is to provide you with practical information concerning the rules of …

16.05.2012 - Employee’s right for protection of privacy. What can the employer do within the scope of control, identification, appearance and obtaining information about the employee.

We invite you for a training: "Employee’s right for protection of privacy. What can the employer do within the scope of control, identification, appearance and obtaining information about the employee" The main goal …

25.04.2012 - Seminar "Fuels from waste"

On 30.05-01.06 Abrys Sp. z o.o. conducts a Seminar – “Fuels from waste”. The seminar shall take place in Chorzów. During the seminar Anna Specht-Schampera from SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM shall present a lecture Installation for …

16.04.2012 - Benefits of business optimization through a limited partnership or a limited joint-stock partnership

We have the pleasure to invite you to our new seminar organized by SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM in cooperation with Trinity Corporate Services, describing the benefits of business optimization through a limited partnership or a limited …

13.04.2012 - Workshop: “Practical aspects of a due diligence process with respect to the legal issues of transferring a sensitive information”

SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM and the Student’s Scientific Group of Civil Law at the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economy of the Wroclaw University invites students and other interested for a Workshop: “Practical aspects of a due …

10.04.2012 - Seminar “Problems connected with the reforming of communal waste management system”

On the 16th of May 2012 Wolters Kluwers is conducting a seminar in Warsaw - “Problems connected with the reforming of communal waste management system”. During the seminar Anna Specht-Schampera from SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM shall …

10.04.2012 - Interdisciplinary seminar

“Systems of security of a football game – local legal, technical, sociological, criminal, cultural and philosophical aspects in the light of international requirements”

21.03.2012 - National Conference: “Local communities as waste management regions”

Between 12 and 13 April 2012 in Rzeszów EKORUM will be organizing a conference: “Local communities as waste management regions”. During the conference Anna Specht-Schampera, attorney at SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM will give a …

20.03.2012 - Conference: “Public procurement law: before and after the amendments”

Between 23 and 25 March 2012 in Rzucew the National Association of Public Procurement Consultants will be organizing a conference “Public procurement law: before and after the amendments”. During the conference Anna …

13.03.2012 - Purchasing practices in the context of antimonopoly risks

SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM in collaboration with the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Poland (CCIFP) will conduct a seminar concerning the antimonopoly risks which are a result of each entrepreneur’s obligation to comply with …

09.03.2012 - SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM - Renewable energy sources Act

On the 6th of February 2012 the Ministry of Economy finished the public consultations of the new project of the regulation on renewable energy sources. Please find enclosed the comments to the project as well as the results of …

09.03.2012 - SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM awarded with the title of „Business Gazelle 2011”

Once again SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM has been awarded with the title of „Business Gazelle 2011” in the ranking of Journal “Puls Biznesu”.

23.02.2012 - SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM as a sponsor of the event „Three countries – Three cities 2012”

SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM is one of the sponsors of the event „Three countries – Three cities 2012” within which the New Jewish Chamber Philharmonic Dresden conducted by Michael Hurshell shall perform concerts in Dresden, Strasbourg …

11.01.2012 - SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM as a partner in the Programme in European Private Law for Postgraduates (PEPP)

SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM in cooperation with the University of Wroclaw shall conduct lectures in the Programme in European Private Law for Postgraduates (PEPP) from the European Universities. The Programme is organized by …

25.11.2011 - SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM supports the Foundation “Between Heaven and Earth”

We have the pleasure to inform that SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM supports the project WOMEN OF LAW – a charity action of the Foundation “Between Heaven and Earth”. The goal of this year action is to gather funds for the pupils of the …

14.11.2011 - Invitation - Sounds of law

Ladies and Gentlemen, We invite you for the evening inaugurating the alliance of Law Firm Schampera, Dubis, Zając i Wspólnicy with SCHINDHELM - the international network of law firms with offices in Middle / Eastern Europe and …

08.09.2011 - SDZLEGAL as a member of Schindhelm alliance

SDZLEGAL became a member of SCHINDHELM - the international alliance of corporate law firms.

- Significant court fees increase is coming up

The Polish Act of 28 July 2005 on court costs in civil cases was significantly amended on 4th July 2019. The Amendment will enter into force within next few weeks resulting in a substantial increase of court costs to be borne by parties in civil lawsuits.

- LEGAL ALERT - Financial Statements after 1 October 2018.

We kindly inform you that in accordance with Article 45(1f) of the Act of 29 September 1994 on Accountancy, the financial statements are prepared in electronic form and bear a qualified electronic signature or a signature confirmed by the ePUAP trusted profile.

- Lawyers from SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM advised on financing of construction of the first Polish Curio Collection hotel by Hilton

Within this project our lawyers provided advice on the entry of financing investor, from the stage of negotiations and financing structure planning, through its protection and implementation.

- Information on the processing of personal data by the Law Office

Dear Sir/Madame, from 25th May 2018 apply the provisions of the EU general regulation on the protection of personal data. According to the changing regulations and due to the fact, that in the scope of cooperation with Kancelaria Prawna Schampera, Dubis, Zając i Wspólnicy sp. k. (SDZLEGAL Schindhelm) we process Your personal data we kindly inform You that:

- Verdict of administrative court concerning voivodship waste management plan issued in favor of SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM’s Client

Voivodship Administrative Court in Rzeszów declared in verdict of 28 September 2017 that the resolution of Regional Assembly of Podkarpackie Voivodship of 5 January 2017 no XXXI/551/17 concerning Waste Management Plan for Podkarpackie Voivodship 2022 is partly null and void. The contested part concerned qualification of Client’s installation as substitute one, whereas it should be qualified as Regional Municipal Waste Treatment Installation.

- Anna Specht-Schampera - Partner at SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM was awarded by Chambers&Partners as a specialist in public procurement law

Chambers&Partners investigates the legal services market since 1990 in order to recommend its customers most recognized and trustworthy lawyers in the world. Independence and objectivity of Chambers&Partner’s team makes their analysis and rankings reliable and helpful.

- SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM supports Project „LUNETA“ performed in Wrocław as a part of European Capital of Culture 2016

Project LUNETA is part of the Program „Neighbourhood Regained”, which initiators are Foundation Zukunft Berlin and city Wrocław. LUNETA lets residents and visitors of Wroclaw and Berlin visit the partner city, take a virtual walk, get to know more about the history, presence and the future of two cities . LUNETA is to be placed simultaneously in Wroclaw in front of the main railway station and in Berlin on Potsdamer Platz from May till July 2016.

- Seminar for municipal operators

We are pleased to invite you to the 14th Seminar for municipal operators, which will be held from 7th to 9th October 2015 at the hotel Trylogia in Zielonka near Warszawa. On the second day of the seminar her lecture on "Incineration plants vs Mechanical biological waste treatment installations. Safety waste stream for Mechanical biological waste treatment installations under current regulations, with particular consideration of tenders in municipalities" will give legal advisor Anna Specht-Schampera, partner and head of department of the Public procurement law at our firm.

- When the entrepreneur is lialiable for the activity of the sales representative

Szanowni Państwo, Zapraszamy do lektury artykułu radcy prawnego z naszej Kancelarii Jarosława Fidali pt. "Kiedy przedsiębiorca odpowiada za działania pośrednika handlowego", który ukazał się w środowym numerze gazety Rzeczpospolita (26.08.2015). Autor w przedmiotowym artykule analizuje negatywne skutki wynikające dla zleceniodawców z naruszenia prawa konkurencji przez pośredników handlowych działających w imieniu i na rachunek zleceniodawców. Tekst artykułu dostępny jest pod linkiem.

- Note to the business partners across the Odra River

We kindly invite you to read of the article of our attorney Aleksandra Krawczyk “Note to the business partners across the Odra River” which was published in yesterday number of the newspaper “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna” (08/18/2015). In the article the author analyzed the risks associated with the cooperation with the German entrepreneurs who are at risk of insolvency. The author describes the practice of the German trustees, consisting of appeal against the actions of the bankruptcy companies made up for 10 years before the bankruptcy. Its effect can also be imposed on Polish entrepreneur obligation to return all payments received at that time from the German contractor.

- How to eliminate working on high

We kindly invite you to the lecture of the article of the legal adviser Katarzyna Gospodarowicz and legal adviser Wojciech Zając – managing the labour law department of our law office as follows: “How to eliminate working on high”, which was published on the Thursday’s number of the newspaper Rzeczpospolita (13.08.2015). The authors presented the practical solutions for the employers, showing how it can cope with the problem of the designer drugs, despite the lack of statutory regulation in this area.

- Criminal compliance as the measures of preventing liability of collective entities for acts prohibited under penalty

We would like to kindly invite You to lecture of the article of our attorney Aleksandra Krawczyk “"Criminal compliance as a measures of preventing liability of collective entities for acts prohibited under penalty,", which was published in the “Monitor Prawa Gospodarczego”. The author discussed the risks of the latest amendment to the criminal law in the context of criminal liability of companies and methods to prevent this type of risk.

- Joint irregular proxy is unlawful

We would like to kindly inform You that according to the resolution of the Supreme Court dated on 30.01.2015 (file no. III CZP 34/14) entry in the register of entrepreneurs of the National Court Register proxy with the provision, that he is entitled to act only jointly with the other member of the management board (joint irregular proxy) is inadmissible.

- Useful clauses for the company

We would like to kindly invite You to the lecture of the article our law adviser Jarosław Fidala, which was published today in the newspaper Rzeczpospolita "Useful clauses for the company". Author discussed the most-favored clause and benefits posed by entrepreneurs.

- The Lower Silesia Political and Economic Forum –Sudeckie Forum

We are pleased to invite you to the The Lower Silesia Political and Economic Forum –Sudeckie Forum which will take place on 21-22 May 2015 in Walbrzych.

- We would like to invite you attend in the next meeting of the series “TAX Breakfasts” organized by the SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM and Spolkaiprawo.plon 9.04.2015 at 12:00 - Plac Solny 16 Wroclaw

We would like to invite you attend in the next meeting of the series “TAX Breakfasts” organized by the SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM and Spolkaiprawo.pl on 9.04.2015 at 12:00 - Plac Solny 16 in Wroclaw. During the meeting, we will talk about the current changes in tax regulations, which are essential for running business. More information you can find under the link.

- On 27.03.2015 in the office of SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM training on collective redundancies, personal redundandies and alternative solutions than redundancies, such as in the form for voluntary redundancy programs was held. Training was conducted by legal advisor Wocjiech Zając - partner in the labour law department in SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM and legal advisor Dominika Szachniewicz. We would like to say thank you to all trainees for your participation and invitge you to the next training on labour law!

On 27.03.2015 in the office of SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM training on collective redundancies, personal redundandies and alternative solutions than redundancies, such as in the form for voluntary redundancy programs was held. Training was conducted by legal advisor Wocjiech Zając - partner in the labour law department in SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM and legal advisor Dominika Szachniewicz. We would like to say thank you to all trainees for your participation and invitge you to the next training on labour law!

- "The crew in the network on the company profile"

In the article "The crew in the network on the company profile" in the Newspaper “Rzeczpospolita” dated on 12.03.2015 r., The authors present the role of the internet and social media in the relationship employer - employee. Very interesting topic. We would like to invite you to read.

- SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM at third historical edition of the Rally of Poland

The third historical edition of the Rally of Poland took place on 4-8th September 2014. The Rally refers to the tradition of the Rally of Poland, and in its form, to the Rallye Monte -Carlo Historique i.e. as a regularity rallying.

- LEGAL ALERT - Price-fixing Cartel

Dear Sir/Madam, We kindly invite you to read another legal alert, in which the lawyers from SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM – Konrad Schampera, Managing Partner, and Jarosław Fidala, Associate, comment on the last decision of the German Antimonopoly Office, by which 21 entrepreneurs, and 33 physical persons were fined with financial penalties in the total amount of approx. 338 million euros for the price-fixing cartel.

- Wrocław Business Breakfast – Regulations on competitions and promotion campaigns for clients and contracting parties – prohibited clauses, practical problems

- SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM Partner of Regional Edition of Business Breakfasts of French Chamber of Trading and Commerce in Poland

- Partner of the Law Firm Mrs Anna Specht-Schampera - legal expert of the RIPOK Council