PRACTICE AREAS
Main practice areas

Real property and construction projects

  • conducting legal audits of real property
  • drafting and negotiating agreements related to trading in real property
  • drafting and negotiating investment agreements related to real property
  • representation and legal advice related to the process of selling office buildings and large-surface stores
  • representation and comprehensive legal advice in relation to the sale of industrial real property and its conversion to office and residential purposes
  • representation and legal advice in the process of obtaining financing for construction projects
  • drafting and negotiating agreements with construction and renovation works contractors, including general contractor agreements
  • drafting and negotiating rental and lease agreements, as well as other agreements for the use of real property
  • representation and legal advice related to the process of commercialisation of office buildings and large-surface stores
  • representation and legal advice related to the process involving locating, building and the commercialisation of hotels, in particular drafting and negotiating agreements for the rental of hotel space and franchise agreements
  • representation and legal advice in cases related to easements, usage and mortgages
  • legal advice related to real property management
  • legal advice related to and participation in expropriation and reprivatisation proceedings
  • legal advice related to the process of optimising the perpetual usufruct annual fee
  • participation in proceedings aimed at optimising the perpetual usufruct annual fee, as well as in cases concerning the payment of this fee and cases for the refund of such fee paid in excess
  • legal advice related to the process of transformation of the perpetual usufruct right into ownership
  • legal advise related to the zoning fee, including its optimisation, and participation in proceedings for the determination of the zoning fee
  • legal advise related to the adjacent fee, including its optimisation, and participation in proceedings for the determination of the adjacent fee
  • legal advice in the course of a local spatial development plan adoption procedure
  • enforcement of property law claims and obligational claims related to real property
  • performing the role of a mortgage administrator

Maritime law

  • providing legal assistance to shipbuilding industry entities, including shipyards and contractors undertaking ship and vessel construction and renovation works
  • providing legal assistance to pilot stations
  • providing legal assistance to design and construction studios offering engineering and design services to the shipbuilding and offshore industries
  • drafting and negotiating agreements for the construction, repair and maintenance of ships and vessels
  • legal advice in public procurement cases involving the construction, repair and maintenance of ships and vessels
  • legal advice related to the process of purchasing and selling ships
  • representation and legal advice in the process of obtaining financing for the construction of ships and vessels
  • legal advice related to the process of ship registration
  • legal advice related to the process of establishing and changing property rights to a ship (maritime mortgage)
  • legal advice related to and participation in proceedings concerning maritime accidents
  • representing clients in proceedings before Maritime Courts
  • enforcement of claims related to the construction or repair of ships and vessels
  • enforcement of claims related to the provision of pilotage services

Partnerships and companies law. Capital restructuring

  • preparation of legal opinions related to commercial partnerships and companies
  • provision of legal assistance and preparation of documentation required for the setting-up, transformations, divisions and winding-up of commercial partnerships and companies, including the preparation of partnerships’ and companies’ statutes, instruments of incorporation and articles of association, merger plans, division plans and winding-up documentation
  • legal assistance related to the registration and management of partnerships, companies and funds under foreign jurisdictions, including Cyprus and Luxembourg
  • preparation of partnerships’ and companies’ internal documentation
  • legal assistance and preparation of the documentation necessary for the transactions of acquisition or disposal of shares or all the shareholder’s rights and obligations, mergers and acquisitions of economic entities, conducting due diligence investigations in relation to the object of the transaction, drafting and negotiating agreements, including investment agreements, providing assistance as regards post-transaction activities related to the information and registration obligations
  • legal advice and preparation of the documentation necessary for the processes related to the company’s assets, including the increase and decrease of the share capital and the redemption of shares
  • providing assistance to the governing bodies in case of companies and to and partners in case of partnerships, including preparation of the documentation of the management board, supervisory board, shareholders’ general meetings and shareholders’ meetings, as well as providing assistance during the meetings of companies’ governing bodies
  • performing the role of a chairman during shareholders’ meetings
  • legal advice as regards confidential information management in public companies, as well as the performance of information obligations (ESPI – Electronic Information Provision System, EBI – Electronic Information Database)
  • legal advice related to the performance of information obligations by investment funds companies
  • representing clients in proceedings before the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, in particular in proceedings related to the performance of information obligations
  • preparation and adaptation of public companies’ documentation to the requirements of the Code of Best Practice for Warsaw Stock Exchange  Listed Companies
  • preparation of best practices adopted by companies and groups of companies not listed on the Warsaw  Stock Exchange, as well as preparation and adaptation of the documentation in accordance with the adopted practices
  • preparation and adaptation of the documentation of institutions supervised by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority to the Corporate Governance Principles for the Supervised Institutions
  • legal advice and participation in the preparation of the documentation aimed at introducing transparency in conducting business activity, professional and ethical standards, as well as tools systematising management and supervisory processes

Banking Law

  • preparation, upon the request of a bank or a branch of a credit institution, of model loan agreements, including consumer loan agreements
  • legal advice related to the provision of financial services by banks and branches of credit institutions, including on-line services and services offered through means of distance communication
  • representing banks in proceedings before the Polish Financial Supervision Authority
  • legal advice as regards legal provisions applicable to banks and branches of credit institutions, including the recommendations of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority and the Polish Bank Association, decisions and interpretations issued by the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection and the Financial Ombudsman
  • drafting and negotiating agency agreements, agreements with economic data bureaus, agreements for the collection of bank receivables and other banks’ outsourcing agreements
  • drafting of model correspondence directed to banks’ customers and legal advice related to complaint processing
  • raising claims and representation of banks in bankruptcy proceedings, including in personal bankruptcy cases
  • legal advice and drafting of documentation related to money laundering prevention measures

 

Business financing

  • drafting and negotiating credit agreements, loan agreements, as well as agreements for the establishment of collateral, including mortgages and registered pledges
  • legal advice and drafting of documentation related to private and public bond issuance, including bonds issued by non-standardised closed-end securitisation investment funds and corporate bonds
  • legal advice and drafting of documentation related to the issuance of shares, including the preparation of a prospectus or an information memorandum
  • drafting and negotiating investment agreements with Polish and international investment funds
  • legal advice related to the setting up and the management of closed-end investment funds
  • performing the role of a mortgage and a registered pledge administrator

 

Debt securitisation

  • legal advice related to setting up and the management of non-standardised closed-end securitisation investment funds
  • legal advice related to the sale of original non-performing loan (NPL) portfolios by creditors
  • drafting and negotiating agreements for the sale of non-performing loan portfolios, sub participation agreements and agreements for the establishment of collateral, including registered pledges
  • advice as regards the issuance of investment certificates by closed-end securitisation investment funds
  • legal advice related to the process of recovering securitised loans
  • representation of creditors in court, enforcement and administrative proceedings related to the recovery of securitised loans
Other practice areas

Personal data protection

  • legal advice related to the provision of services by businesses involving the processing of consumers’ personal data
  • preparation of the documentation related to the processing of personal data, including the information security policy and the IT systems management instruction, as well as the register of authorisations to process personal data
  • registration of personal data collections and information security administrators with the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection
  • drafting of model agreements concluded by data administrators with other entities, in particular agreements for the outsourcing of personal data processing
  • drafting of model correspondence directed to consumers as regards personal data protection, in particular clauses provided in performance of the information requirement
  • drafting of model consents granted by consumers for the processing of their personal data
  • legal advice related to the process of responding to consumers’ complaints and requests concerning the protection of their personal data
  • representation of personal data administrators in proceedings before the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection
  • legal advice as regards the legal provisions applicable to personal data administrators, including the decisions and interpretations issued by the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection and the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection
  • performing the role of the Information Security Administrator

Competition and consumer protection law

  • legal advice related to the services provided by businesses to consumers, including on-line services and services offered through means of distance communication
  • drafting of model agreements, terms and conditions, information forms, standard contract terms and conditions, as well as other documents related to consumer protection law
  • drafting of model correspondence and default notices directed to consumers and provision of legal advice related to complaint processing
  • representing businesses in court proceedings involving consumers
  • representing clients in consumer protection cases before the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection
  • legal advice concerning the legal provisions applicable to businesses with regard to their relations with consumers, including the decisions and interpretations issued by the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection and the Financial Ombudsman
  • legal advice related to mergers and acquisitions in the light of competition law, including notifying competition protection authorities (President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection) of intended concentrations
  • analysing the compliance of commercial agreements with competition law
  • legal advice in unfair competition cases
  • representation of businesses in proceedings before competition protection authorities, including proceedings in which leniency programmes are used, as well as proceedings in unfair competition cases

Domestic and international transport

  • drawing up of draft freight forwarding, transport and storage agreements, including the general terms and conditions of such agreements
  • drawing up of draft rental and lease agreements, as well as other agreements for the use of storage space
  • legal advice as regards employment law, in particular in relation to the requirements imposed on drivers and their working time
  • enforcement of claims resulting from and related to transport services
  • preparation of framework agreements for the provision of transport services
  • legal advice and representation in calls for tender concerning the provision of transport services
  • drafting of cooperation agreements with subcontractors of transport services

Legal and administrative proceedings

  • representing clients in pre-court proceedings, including settlement negotiations
  • representing clients in mediation proceedings
  • representing clients before common courts of all levels and before the Supreme Court
  • representing clients before government and local administration authorities of all levels
  • representing clients before administrative courts of all levels, including the Supreme Administrative Court
  • representing clients before arbitration courts
  • representing clients in public procurement proceedings, including proceedings before the National Appeals Chamber
  • drawing up of pleadings, as well as appeal measures (apelacja, zażalenie, odwołanie), including the extraordinary appeal measures (cassation, petition for the resumption of the proceedings, petition for annulment)
  • conducting legal audits of court cases, both before and after their initiation