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WIDE-REACHING LEGAL MEASURES 

COVID-19 AND RECAPITALISATION STATE AID: PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR COMPANIES IN THE FORM OF EQUITY OR HYBRID CAPITAL INSTRUMENTS

19.05.2020, CEE/SEE - On 19 March 2020, the European Commission ("Commission") adopted a new Temporary Framework for EU State aid. With the adoption of the Temporary Framework (based on Article 107(3)(b) TFEU), the Commission has shown that EU State aid rules are sufficiently flexible to even cope with the economic shock of the COVID-19 outbreak. / Read more... 

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Guenter Bauer
Guenter
Bauer
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5600
F. +43 1 51510 665600
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Martin Gassler
Martin
Gassler
Associate
T. +43 1 51510 5602
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria

Poland: Rescue package 2.0

23.04.2020, Poland – In connection with the spread of the COVID-19, further legislative steps were taken at the end of last week: over 60 Polish acts were amended and new solutions introduced to counteract the negative socio-economic effects of the pandemic. We invite you to read a cross-sectional juxtaposition of several dozen legislative and regulatory instruments adopted to support the respective areas of economy that are important from the perspective of domestic (..) / Read more ...

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Peter Daszkowski
Peter
Daszkowski
Partner
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Przemek Kozdoj
Przemek
Kozdoj
Partner
T. ‪+48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
Ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Tomasz Stasiak
Tomasz
Stasiak
Partner
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Karolina Stawowska
Karolina
Stawowska
Partner
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Konrad Kosicki
Konrad
Kosicki
Counsel
T. +48 22 378 8900
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Izabela Wiewiórka
Izabela
Wiewiórka
Consultant
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Stefan Feliniak
Stefan
Feliniak
Senior Associate
T. +48 22 378 8941
F. +48 22 378 8901
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Agnieszka Nowak-Błaszczak
Agnieszka
Nowak-Błaszczak
Senior Associate
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Jakub Pietrasik
Jakub
Pietrasik
Senior Associate
T. +48 22 3788 969
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Marcin Rudnik
Marcin
Rudnik
Counsel
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Klaudia Dabrowska
Klaudia
Dabrowska
Associate
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Aleksander Duma
Aleksander
Duma
Associate
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Damian Majda
Damian
Majda
Associate
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
Ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Katarzyna Skawińska
Katarzyna
Skawińska
Associate
T. +48 22 3788 926
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Sylwia Zwolan
Sylwia
Zwolan
Associate
T. +48 22 3788 950
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland

DISPUTE RESOLUTION INSIDER SPECIAL EDITION: COVID-19

03.04.2020, CEE/SEE - Welcome to this special edition of the DRInsider, the regularly published Newsletter of the Wolf Theiss Disputes Group, in which we provide an overview of recent developments in CEE/SEE. In this special issue, we address challenges and questions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, ranging from mitigating personal liablity for Directors & Officers or provisions of business interruption insurance to the possible criminal liability of individuals and legal entities under COVID-19 regulation. Broken down into discrete legal fields, the updates from our lawyers across nine jurisdictions cover factual legal questions and include up-to-date information and recommendations from the appropriate authorities, along with our legal analysis where relevant. All information is current as of 2 April 2020. / Read more ...

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Valerie Hohenberg
Valerie
Hohenberg
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5021
F. +43 1 51510 665021
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Eva Spiegel
Eva
Spiegel
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5120
F. +43 1 51510 665120
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Hristina Dzhevlekova
Hristina
Dzhevlekova
Counsel
T. +359 2 8613 700
F. +359 2 8620 370
55 Nikola Vaptsarov Blvd.
1407 Sofia
Bulgaria
Arkadiusz Matusiak
Arkadiusz
Matusiak
Counsel
T. +48 22 378 8900
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Oleg Temnikov
Oleg
Temnikov
Counsel
T. +359 2 8613 700
F. +359 2 8613732
55 Nikola Vaptsarov Blvd.
1407 Sofia
Bulgaria
Andreea Zvac
Andreea
Zvac
Counsel
T. +40 21 308 81 00
F. +40 21 308 81 25
4 Vasile Alecsandri Street
010639 Bucharest
Romania
Nikolaus Loudon
Nikolaus
Loudon
Counsel
T. +43 1 51510 5753
F. +43 1 51510 665753
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Katerina Novakova
Katerina
Novakova
Senior Associate
T. +359 2 8613 708
F. +359 2 8620 370
55 Nikola Vaptsarov Blvd.
1407 Sofia
Bulgaria
Florian Pechhacker
Florian
Pechhacker
Senior Associate
T. +43 1 51510 5754
F. +43 1 51510 665754
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Andreea Anton
Andreea
Anton
Associate
T. +40 21 308 81 00
F. +40 21 308 81 25
4 Vasile Alecsandri Street
010639 Bucharest
Romania
Antonia Stefana Coman
Antonia Stefana
Coman
Associate
T. +40 21 308 81 00
4 Vasile Alecsandri Street
010639 Bucharest
Romania
Boryana Filimonova
Boryana
Filimonova
Associate
T. +359 2 8613 700
55 Nikola Vaptsarov Blvd.
1407 Sofia
Bulgaria
Paul Krepil
Paul
Krepil
Associate
T. +43 1 51510 5201
F. +43 1 51510 665201
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Enikő Lukács
Enikő
Lukács
Associate
T. +36 1 4848 800
F. +36 1 4848 825
Kálvin tér 12-13
1085 Budapest
Hungary
Béla Madarász
Béla
Madarász
Associate
T. +36 1 4848 800
Kálvin tér 12-13
1085 Budapest
Hungary
Damian Majda
Damian
Majda
Associate
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
Ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Nikoleta Ratcheva
Nikoleta
Ratcheva
Associate
T. +359 2 8613 713
F. +359 2 8620 370
55 Nikola Vaptsarov Blvd.
1407 Sofia
Bulgaria
Heimo Weiss
Heimo
Weiss
Associate
T. +43 1 51510 5752
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Friedrich Zimmermann
Friedrich
Zimmermann
Associate
T. +43 1 51510 5757
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Angelika Zotter
Angelika
Zotter
Associate
T. +43 1 51510 5472
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria

BANKING & FINANCE 

POLAND - BANKING REGULATORY UPDATE

17.04.2020, Poland - Amid the shock waves sent by the COVID19 pandemic through the global and Polish economies, liquidity of borrowers and stability of the country's banking sector are among the top priorities for lawmakers and regulators. While no mandatory payment moratorium has been introduced in Poland, Polish lenders have been contributing on their own initiative by offering payment holidays and extending the maturities of existing revolvers. Simultaneously, legislative actions are being undertaken and regulatory guidelines published allowing banks to adjust their credit appraisal processes to the current situation, postpone repayments without necessity of raising their capitals, and providing certain other regulatory reliefs releasing capacity of the supervised entities. / Read more ...

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Przemek Kozdoj
Przemek
Kozdoj
Partner
T. ‪+48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
Ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Marta Dzieciuch
Marta
Dzieciuch
Associate
T. +48 22 378 8900
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland

CEE / SEE - Coronavirus - FAQs for lenders: Impact on financing update on current situation in CEE / SEE

31.03.2020, CEE/SEE - The coronavirus and the drastic measures to curb cases of the novel COVID-19 pandemic have serious macroeconomic consequences. Closed production facilities, collapsing retail and tourism industries, disrupted supply chains, cancelled major events and trade fairs, turbulence on the stock markets, the fall in oil prices and border closures are just a few examples of the threats to the economy. / Read more ...

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Related area of Specialisation: Banking & Finance

Contact
Robert David
Robert
David
Partner
T. +420 234 765 111
F. +420 234 765 110
Pobřežní 12
186 00 Prague
Czech Republic
Przemek Kozdoj
Przemek
Kozdoj
Partner
T. ‪+48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
Ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Claus Schneider
Claus
Schneider
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5390
F. +43 1 51510 665390
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Luka Tadić-Čolić
Luka
Tadić-Čolić
Partner
T. +385 1 4925 400
F. +385 1 4925 450
Ivana Lučića 2a/19
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
Matthias Schimka
Matthias
Schimka
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5394
F. +43 1 51510 665394
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Michał Kulig
Michał
Kulig
Senior Associate
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Melinda Pelikán
Melinda
Pelikán
Counsel
T. +36 1 4848 800
F. +36 1 4848 825
Kálvin tér 12-13
1085 Budapest
Hungary
Oksana Volynets
Oksana
Volynets
Senior Associate
T. +38 044 3 777 500
F. +38 044 3 777 501
9A Khoryva Str.
04071 Kyiv
Ukraine
Barbora Malimánková
Barbora
Malimánková
Associate
T. +420 234 765 111
Pobřežní 12
186 00 Prague
Czech Republic
Kristaq Profkola
Kristaq
Profkola
Associate
T. +355 4 2274 521
F. +355 4 2274 521
Murat Toptani Street
1001 Tirana
Albania
Markus Bruckmüller
Markus
Bruckmüller
Partner
T. +386 1 438 0000
F. +386 1 438 0025
Bleiweisova cesta 30
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Update on current payment on moratoria in CEE/SEE

27.03.2020, CEE/SEE - With a view to the extraordinary circumstances prevailing on the markets in CEE/SEE due to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments, central banks or other regulators of the financial markets in most countries have adopted emergency measures protecting borrowers through payment moratoria or other forms of temporary relief. /  Read more ...

Related area of Specialisation: Banking & Finance

Contact
Marcell Németh
Marcell
Németh
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5066
F. +43 1 51510 665066
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria

POLAND - FINANCING TRANSACTIONS IN THE TIMES OF DISTANCE COMMUNICATION

27.03.2020, Poland - Are there any legal measure allowing parties to enter into facility agreement without going out? For many entrepreneurs, including financial market entities, COVID-19 is a practical lesson on how to operate a business by using electronic means. / Read more ...

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Przemek Kozdoj
Przemek
Kozdoj
Partner
T. ‪+48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
Ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Klaudia Dabrowska
Klaudia
Dabrowska
Associate
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland

CAPITAL MARKETS 

Poland - Capital market in poland in the face of Covid-19

20.03.2020, Poland - On 20 March 2020, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority ("PFSA") announced the introduction of the "Supervisory Impulses Package for Safety and Development" dedicated to the capital market in Poland ("Supervisory Package for Capital Market"). The Package comprises of PFSA's proposals and initiatives for supervised entities – e.g. for companies listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange – on how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. / Read more ...

Related areas of specialisations:Corporate, Commercial and M&APrivate Equity & Funds

Contact
Jakub Pietrasik
Jakub
Pietrasik
Senior Associate
T. +48 22 3788 969
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland

GDPR & DATA PROTECTION 

Poland - Data protection in poland in the face of Covid-19

20.03.2020, Poland - Despite the pandemic of COVID-19, data controllers are obliged to comply with the GDPR and national legislation. The President of the Polish Personal Data Protection Office ("PDPO") has communicated in the last few days how to properly apply data protection regulations. / Read more ...

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Related area of Specialisation: Data Protection & Cybersecurity

Contact
Jakub Pietrasik
Jakub
Pietrasik
Senior Associate
T. +48 22 3788 969
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION 

POLAND: POTENTIAL IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION DOCUMENTS

10.04.2020, Poland - Currently, many countries are facing numerous consequences caused by the Global Health Emergency resulting from the spread of COVID-19 and announced by World Health Organization (WHO). While the current global market situation is in some turmoil and questions are being raised regarding the future of the real estate market, one may wonder how this situation impacts signed, but not-yet-completed, transactions. / Read more ...

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Grzegorz Skowronski
Grzegorz
Skowronski
Partner
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Iwona Huryn
Iwona
Huryn
Senior Associate
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland

How to get real estate transactions done if you are stuck at home or abroad - a survey of countries in CEE/SEE

09.04.2020, CEE/SEE - Welcome to this special Client Alert of the Wolf Theiss Real Estate team, in which we address the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on how to conduct real estate transactions in CEE/SEE when you cannot meet with others in person. We are all currently subject to strict restrictions on our movements and meeting with people. / Read more ...

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Karl Binder
Karl
Binder
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5403
F. +43 1 51510 665403
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Katerina Kraeva
Katerina
Kraeva
Partner
T. +359 2 8613 700
F. +359 2 8620 370
55 Nikola Vaptsarov Blvd.
1407 Sofia
Bulgaria
Tomasz Stasiak
Tomasz
Stasiak
Partner
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
János Tóth
János
Tóth
Partner
T. +36 1 4848 800
F. +36 1 4848 825
Kálvin tér 12-13
1085 Budapest
Hungary
Nanu Flaviu
Nanu
Flaviu
Counsel
T. +40 21 308 81 00
F. +40 21 308 81 25
4 Vasile Alecsandri Street
010639 Bucharest
Romania
Radka Neničková
Radka
Neničková
Counsel
T. +420 234 765 111
Pobřežní 12
186 00 Prague
Czech Republic

Poland: Impact of Covid-19 on construction works agreements

06.04.2020, Poland – The COVID-19 pandemic is causing not only health and operational problems, but it is also creating many legal and contractual challenges. The construction industry is particularly sensitive to the pandemic. In the below document we present some of the issues faced by our clients in terms of contractual obligations under construction agreements in the face of coronavirus. / Read more ...

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Grzegorz Skowronski
Grzegorz
Skowronski
Partner
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Jakub Pietrasik
Jakub
Pietrasik
Senior Associate
T. +48 22 3788 969
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland

Coronavirus and the obligation to continue to pay rent

25.03.2020 - Welcome to this special Client Alert of the Wolf Theiss Real Estate team, in which we address the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on lease agreements in CEE/SEE. Many areas of the economy have been affected by the drastic measures taken by governments, and one of the pressing questions for tenants, landlords and banks is whether rent can be reduced or even suspended. / Read more ...

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Related area of Specialisation: Real Estate

Related country: AlbaniaAustriaBosnia & HerzegovinaCzech RepublicPolandRomaniaSerbiaSlovenia

Contact
Bryan W. Jardine
Bryan W.
Jardine
Partner
T. +40 21 308 81 00
F. +40 21 308 81 25
4 Vasile Alecsandri Street
010639 Bucharest
Romania
Robert Pelikán
Robert
Pelikán
Partner
T. +420 234 765 111
F. +420 234 765 110
Pobřežní 12
186 00 Prague
Czech Republic
Tomasz Stasiak
Tomasz
Stasiak
Partner
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Erik Steger
Erik
Steger
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5130
F. +43 1 51510 665130
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Nanu Flaviu
Nanu
Flaviu
Counsel
T. +40 21 308 81 00
F. +40 21 308 81 25
4 Vasile Alecsandri Street
010639 Bucharest
Romania
Radka Neničková
Radka
Neničková
Counsel
T. +420 234 765 111
Pobřežní 12
186 00 Prague
Czech Republic
Aleksander Duma
Aleksander
Duma
Associate
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Xhet Hushi
Xhet
Hushi
Associate
T. +355 4 2274 521
F. +355 4 2274 521
Murat Toptani Street
1001 Tirana
Albania
Barbora Malimánková
Barbora
Malimánková
Associate
T. +420 234 765 111
Pobřežní 12
186 00 Prague
Czech Republic
Denis Selimi
Denis
Selimi
Associate
T. +355 4 2274 521
F. +355 4 2274 521
Murat Toptani Street
1001 Tirana
Albania

EMPLOYMENT 

CEE/SEE - Coronavirus and the workplace: Employers' questions and the law

13.3.2020, CEE/SEE - Our lawyers from 13 different jurisdictions have shared legal insights and best practices for employers for both prevention, potential and confirmed Coronavirus cases in the office. Broken down into specific topics, the answers from our lawyers cover factual legal questions and include up-to-date information and recommendations from the appropriate authorities, along with our legal analysis where relevant. / Read more ...

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Related area of Specialisation: Regulatory & Administrative LawCorporate, Commercial & M&AEmployment

Contact
Ralf Peschek
Ralf
Peschek
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5230
F. +43 1 51510 665230
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria

Corporate, Commercial & M&A 

POLAND: ALLEVIATION OF RESTRICTIONS ON BUSINESS ACTIVITIES AND SOCIAL LIFE

10.06.2020, Poland – All provisions of the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 29 May 2020 on introduction of specific limitations and restrictions connected with the state of epidemy within the territory of the Republic of Poland came into force on 06.06.2020. Further alleviation of restrictions on business activity and social life are included, and many sectors may resume business activity, for example swimming pools, gyms, fitness clubs, cinemas and theaters. / Read more ...

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Contact
Aleksander Duma
Aleksander
Duma
Associate
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Tomasz Jabłoński
Tomasz
Jabłoński
Associate
T. +48 22 378 8900
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland

LESSONS LEARNED: ACQUIRING PROTECTIVE FACE MASKS IN THE COURSE OF A PANDEMIC

27.04.2020 - In the midst of the current Covid-19 crisis, there is an unprecedented worldwide demand for protective face masks. Despite various efforts by the EU and the national legislator in order to ensure swift availability of PPE and medical devices, there are currently considerable hurdles obstructing the acquisition of masks on the world market. Apart from the obvious difficulty in relation to shipment, meeting the required quality standards of masks proves to be particularly challenging. / Read more ...

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Christian Mikosch
Christian
Mikosch
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5310
F. +43 1 51510 665310
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Doris Buxbaum
Doris
Buxbaum
Counsel
T. +43 1 51510 5046
F. +43 1 51510 665046
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria

Poland: Coronavirus emergency bill updates regarding corporate law and reporting deadlines

09.04.2020, Poland – The COVID-19 emergency bill was adopted by Sejm in a final version on 31.03.2020. The new regulation introduces methods for communicating remotely during management board, supervisory board and shareholders' meetings. It also implements changes on adoption of resolutions. / Read more ...

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Jakub Pietrasik
Jakub
Pietrasik
Senior Associate
T. +48 22 3788 969
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Izabela Podleśna
Izabela
Podleśna
Associate
T. +48 22 378 8900
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland

Impacts of Covid-19: EU export control on personal protective equipment

26.03.2020 - In order to prevent a critical situation arising due to a shortage of essential products, or to remedy such a situation, the Commission, acting at the request of a Member State or on its own initiative, may make the export of a product subject to an export authorization pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/479 on common rules for exports. / Read more ...

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Related area of Specialisation: Corporate, Commercial & M&AHealthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Life SciencesRetail, Wholesale & Consumer Goods

Contact
Christian Mikosch
Christian
Mikosch
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5310
F. +43 1 51510 665310
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Doris Buxbaum
Doris
Buxbaum
Counsel
T. +43 1 51510 5046
F. +43 1 51510 665046
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria

M&A in times of Covid-19 – watch out for new developments

25.03.2020 - We expect that the world of M&A will look quite different in the coming weeks. Will M&A die down completely? Probably not, even though there might be more pressing things to attend to at the moment than kicking off that hot new transaction. / Read more ...

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Related area of Specialisation: Corporate, Commercial & M&AInsolvency & Restructuring

Contact
Florian Kusznier
Florian
Kusznier
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5590
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria

TAX 

Poland: Tax compliance in the face of coronavirus

26.03.2020, Poland - The draft version of new anti-crisis legislation accepted by the Polish government on 25 March 2020 (hereinafter: “Draft”) responds to some business demands with respect to tax reporting obligations. The Ministry of Finance announced additional extensions to deadlines, giving taxpayers the necessary time to comply. / Read more ...

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Related area of Specialisation: Tax

Contact
Karolina Stawowska
Karolina
Stawowska
Partner
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Izabela Wiewiórka
Izabela
Wiewiórka
Consultant
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland

Update Poland: Tax measures in Covid-19 legislation

24.03.2020, Poland - Tax solutions proposed by the Polish government in the draft version of new anti-crisis legislation dated 21 March 2020 (hereinafter: “Draft”) respond only to some of the demands requested by businesses. Requests such as unfreezing cash on VAT bank accounts or postponing the deadline for annual CIT settlements for 2019 for all taxpayers are not included in the draft. Some solutions or reliefs are available only for the SME sector. / Read more ...

Related area of Specialisation: Tax

Contact
Karolina Stawowska
Karolina
Stawowska
Partner
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Izabela Wiewiórka
Izabela
Wiewiórka
Consultant
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Poland

HEALTHCARE, PHARMACEUTICALS & LIFE SCIENCES 

COVID-19 WILL CAST A LONG SHADOW ON EU MEDICAL DEVICE REGULATION

27.03.2020 - Healthcare stakeholders are currently coping with incredible challenges in the fight against the corona virus (COVID-19). In response to this challenging situation, the European Commission announced on 25 March 2020, its intention to postpone the entry into force of the EU Medical Device Regulation (the "Regulation"). / Read more ...

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Martina Hiebl
Martina
Hiebl
Associate
T. +43 1 51510 5866
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria

ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES 

Poland: Energy and natural resources update

08.04.2020, Poland – The Polish parliament is proceeding with further amendments to the anti-crisis shield legislation ("Draft"), which will implement additional changes for the energy and mining industry. Amendments were introduced to the Act on Renewable Energy Sources ("RES Act") and this year's auctions. Many deadlines resulting from the Energy, Mining and Geological Law and the Act on Biofuels were extended. / Read more ...

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Konrad Kosicki
Konrad
Kosicki
Counsel
T. +48 22 378 8900
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Sylwia Zwolan
Sylwia
Zwolan
Associate
T. +48 22 3788 950
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland

POLAND - CHANGES FOR RES INSTALLATIONS

27.03.2020, Poland - Due to the current national and global situation, the supply chain of components for renewable energy installations ("RES Installations") has been disrupted, which may result in a failure to meet the statutory deadlines imposed on RES producers benefiting from the auction support system. / Read more ...

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Konrad Kosicki
Konrad
Kosicki
Counsel
T. +48 22 378 8900
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland

LITIGATION 

COMPETITION & ANTITRUST 

Covid-19 and state aid

01.04.2020, EU countries - In situations such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, governments are pledging to support businesses which suffer from the public health measures aimed at slowing down the spread of COVID-19. Generally, EU State aid rules do not allow Member States to favour certain businesses or industries. / Read more ...

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Guenter Bauer
Guenter
Bauer
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5600
F. +43 1 51510 665600
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Martin Gassler
Martin
Gassler
Associate
T. +43 1 51510 5602
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Christoph Raab
Christoph
Raab
Associate
T. +43 1 51510 5608
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria

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