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Spaczyński, Szczepaniak & Partners take the lead in Exchange debuts in 2016


Spaczyński, Szczepaniak & Partners was the leader in the category of companies entering the Warsaw Stock Exchange in 2016, according to a ranking compiled the website “Rynek Prawniczy”.

More information can be found at: LINK

The drafting of the prospectuses was a task of lawyers from the capital markets law team. The effort was coordinated by Szymon Okoń Ph.D., Partner in the capital markets law team of SSW.

Invitation to Tax Breakfast – New regulations on sanctions in taxes and change of the practice of tax authorities | 9.02.2017 Warsaw


The discussion during the upcoming tax breakfast to be held on 9 February (Thursday) between 09:30 and 11:30 at the SSW's offices in Warsaw (Rondo ONZ 1 - 12th floor) will focus on the principles regulating the possibility of assigning the responsibility for tax liabilities to management board members as well as the scope and timing for which such responsibility may be assigned. Next, we are going to cover questions related to penal-fiscal liability and methods of mitigating the risk of assigning such liability to management board members and key employees.

The speakers' role will be performed by the Partners of SSW and tax advisors, namely Łukasz Karpiesiuk and Patrycja Goździowska.

The participation in the meeting is free. We are looking forward to your participation: REGISTRATION

Invitation to Tax Breakfast – Reverse-charged VAT in construction industry | 7.02.2017 Warsaw


During the upcoming tax breakfast scheduled for 7 February  (Tuesday) between 9:30 and 11:00 at the SSW's offices in Warsaw (Rondo ONZ 1 - 12th floor), we are going to present the practical aspects of the recently introduced reverse-charged VAT in the construction industry, including, among other things, the discussion of the principles for the new VAT reverse-charge mechanism and risks resulting from the artificial contract sharing with subcontractors.

The discussion will be led by Łukasz Karpiesiuk - Partner of SSW and tax advisor and Sławomir Mikołajuk - attorney at law, Senior Associate in SSW.

The participation in the meeting is free. We are looking forward to your participation: REGISTRATION

GetBack affiliate issues bonds for the total value of up to PLN 105M. SSW Spaczyński, Szczepaniak & Partners act as the legal advisor in the process


An affiliate of the GetBack group, a leading recovery firm, has issued bonds for the total value of up to PLN 105M.
 
The drafting of the documentation was led by lawyers from the capital markets law team. The work of the team was coordinated by Szymon Okoń Ph.D., Partner in the capital markets law team of SSW.

SSW Spaczyński, Szczepaniak & Partners advised during the sale of the North-West Logistic Park warehousing and manufacturing facility in Szczecin.


SSW Spaczyński, Szczepaniak Partners served as the legal advisor to Waimea Holding S.A., a developer specialising in the construction and lease of modern warehousing, manufacturing and office space, which has signed the sale agreement for the North-West Logistic Park warehousing and manufacturing facility in Szczecin. The transaction covers 4 depots with total surface area of 64,000 sq. m, 100% leased. The property buyer is Exeter Property Group, a U.S. fund specialising in the acquisitions, lease and management of logistic and industrial real estate, which was supported by Dentons law firm.

The scope of legal advice included the comprehensive support during the negotiations of the preliminary agreement and the dispositive contract together with the necessary collateral and transaction settlement documentation. The transaction value is approximately PLN 180 million. The advisors on the part of SSW included the partners, Maciej Duch, advocate and expert in real estate market transactions, and Sebastian Ponikowski, attorney at law, specialising in M&A transations.

SSW Co-organizes 2nd Edition of the Geological and Mining Law Conference


On 16 and 17 of March, 2017, the second edition of the conference dedicated to the analysis and discussion of the current and future legal environment for the geological and mining industry will be held in the InterContinental Hotel in Warsaw.

The conference will offer the opportunity to find out about the expected changes concerning, among others, the following areas:

  • obtaining and extension of concessions
  • acquisition and lease of land for the purposes of geological and mining operations
  • new principles concerning the management and sharing of geological information
  • environmental procedure in mining operations
  • professional qualifications in the mining industry
  • new water law

Insights on the above questions as well as the opportunity for discussion and exchange of experience will be ensured by a distinguished group of speakers representing such companies and institutions as: Ministry of the Environment, Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG), KGHM, National Water Management Authority (KZGW), Ecoland, Colas Kruszywa, Polish Mining Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GIPH), AGH University of Science and Technology, State Mining Authority.

The participation in the conference not only offers the possibility to gain insight and top-class knowledge but is also an opportunity to refresh the existing business relationships and establish new ones. This will be facilitated by the gala event planned at the end of the first day of the conference.

We cordially invite you to find out about the details of the agenda and to register already today: 2017 GML Conference

SSW and the Canadian law firm Osler organised a meeting titled “CETA – how will it affect my business?”


On 14 December 2016, a conference dedicated to the legal and business implications of the conclusion of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada was held at the offices of SSW. Our special guest and keynote speaker was Marie-Pier Brunelle, Trade Commissioner, Canadian Embassy, who was supported by Riyaz Dattu, international trade and foreign investments expert from the law firm Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in Toronto.

Piotr Spaczyński who moderated the meeting, talked about the impact the agreement would bring about as a result of the abolition of customs duties, elimination of limitations in the access to public procurement, opening of the services market and development of predictable environment for investors, and explained how it will help preventing illegal copying of innovation and traditional products from the EU, to the benefit of the Polish economy.

SSW and the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Poland organise a meeting on “Protection of personal data – revolutionary changes at the EU level”.


On 8 December, a seminar titled “Protection of personal data – revolutionary changes at the EU level” will be held at the seat of the French Chamber of Commerce in Poland, at 8 Widok St in Warsaw.

The meeting provided a perspective on the approaching changes in personal data protection from three crucial angles: new legal requirements, implementation of regulations in day-to-day operations in an organisation.

The meeting was led by Joanna Tomaszewska Ph.D., Attorney at Law and Partner in Spaczyński, Szczepaniak and Partners (SSW) responsible for the personal data protection practice, and Anna Turek, Advocate, Associate in SSW.

Anita Palukiewicz, Maciej Kruś Ph.D. and Dominik Strzałkowski take part in a conference on “The cooperation between the government, local authorities and the business in the implementation of new mining and energy projects”


On 28 November 2016, a conference on “The cooperation between the government, local authorities and the business in the implementation of new mining and energy projects” was held in the Polish Sejm.

The lawyers of SSW – Anita Palukiewicz, Maciej Kruś Ph.D. and Dominik Strzałkowski – were invited by the organisers of the conference, i.e. the Parliamentary Group for Mining and Energy Industry as experts in the area of energy and natural resources.

The presentations of Dr Maciej Kruś and Anita Palukiewicz were titled: “The cooperation between the government, local authorities and the business in the implementation of new mining and energy projects” and “The collaboration of municipalities and the government in the development of new mining investments”.

Meanwhile, Dominik Strzałkowski took part in a panel discussion concerning the economics of the cooperation in the area of energy.

SSW together with Canadian Law Firm Osler organise a meeting on “CETA - how will it impact my business?”


CETA is a comprehensive EU-Canada economic agreement which aims to boost trade, make stronger economic relations and create jobs. CETA will remove 99% of customs duties & many other obstacles for business. The EU is Canada's second biggest trading partner. International trade creates a significant part of the Canadian economy. Trade in goods between the EU and Canada is worth almost €60 billion a year.

Our keynote speakers will discuss the influence of the treaty on businesses and industries across Canada and EU, including Poland. Meeting will be hosted by:

  • Riyaz Dattu (International Trade and Investment Law Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP)
  • Nicolas Lepage (Counsellor (Commercial) and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Embassy in Poland)
  • Piotr Spaczyński (Partner, SSW)
  • Wojciech Jaworski (rules of arbitration, conflict resolution, Partner, SSW)
  • Łukasz Karpiesiuk (tax law, Partner, SSW)

Wednesday 14 December 2016 at 10:00-13:00.

The conference will be held at the headquarters of the SSW: Rondo ONZ 1, 00-124 Warsaw.

The conference will be held in English.

In order to register, please click the following link: CETA