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Quality

the firm

In the end, it’s all about QUALITY. About commitment to legal excellence, outstanding client service, and ability to develop forward-thinking legal solutions.

We bring industry expertise, strategic approach, teamwork and value to the table.

We are CDZ Legal Advisors.

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international

At a worldwide level, as part of INTERLAW, we assist our clients on cross-border matters by working in integrated teams with lawyers from top firms in major jurisdictions in EMEA, the Americas and Asia. We have significant experience in leading and participating in integrated multi-disciplinary teams to provide seamless client advice.

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We are actively involved in international employment law projects

Our international expertise is strengthened by working closely with Transatlantic Law International (TALI), a dynamic global business law platform providing support on cross-border projects in 95 countries.

PARTNERS

Andrzej has over 20 years’ experience in transactional work, principally in venture capital, M&A and privatization transactions. He specializes in corporate law, commercial law, telecoms law and private equity transactions. He prepares and supervises international issuances of securities.

He advises on the investment process, including developing the structure of the investment and the forms of capital raising. He deals with capital restructuring transactions of companies and capital groups.

Andrzej represents both domestic and foreign investors, as well as investment and private equity funds, and companies from the TMT sector.

He has been repeatedly recognized by The Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Europe and Best Lawyers. In 2017, he is recommend in the field of corporate, commercial and M&A, and TMT. Andrzej is a member of the International Bar Association.

Legal Advisor, Partner
Head of the M&A and Private Equity Practice Areas

Ewa specializes in advising international clients on employment law with a particular emphasis on the business and financial services, and TMT sectors. She advises on opening shared services centers in Poland.

Ewa advises on the process of building the HR strategy, human resources management and human resources policies rationalization, as well as on international transfers of employees. She advises on making global business policies compatible with Polish law.

Ewa was a management board member and chief legal officer at Netia S.A., a telecom company listed on Nasdaq and the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Earlier Ewa worked for Shearman & Sterling in New York where she represented investment banks on TMT and energy transactions and worked on US financial regulatory matters.

Ewa is recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 in the field of employment law. She is a member of the program board of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights.

Advocate admitted to the New York Bar, Partner
Head of the Business Services Industry

Krzysztof specializes in dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency law. His practice is focused on representing clients in court and insolvency proceedings. He has extensive expertise in civil procedure.

Krzysztof represents bankruptcy trustees of companies operating in the real estate, TMT and healthcare sectors in court proceedings against debtors as well as on matters connected with insolvency proceedings.

Krzysztof is an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw. For ten years, he worked as a judge, among others at the Commercial Division of the Voivodeship Court in Poznan.

Legal Advisor, Partner
Head of the Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring Practice Areas

Maciej specializes in mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets transactions. He advises on public equity and debt capital transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs) and secondary public offerings (SPOs). He deals with leveraged buyouts, corporate finance and restructuring transactions, and Polish and English corporate law.

Maciej advises both Polish and international investors, including, among others, private equity and investment funds, companies from the TMT industry, and financial institutions.

In addition, he advises clients on disputes against public companies or their shareholders, mainly concerning tender offers and delisting from the Warsaw Stock Exchange. He also advises public companies on a day-to-day basis, including on corporate governance, securities law issues and stock exchange requirements.

Maciej is recommended by The IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate 2018, and the Legal 500 EMEA 2017.

Legal Advisor, Partner
Head of the Capital Markets Practice Area

Szymon advises private equity and investment funds, Polish and international companies as well as private investors on M&A deals, joint ventures and real estate transactions.

He advises on financing and refinancing transactions that form part of real-estate investment and development projects. He deals with capital market transactions, including private and public offerings.

He advises on company restructurings through mergers, transformations or de-mergers (divisions).

Szymon is recommended by Legal 500 EMEA 2017 in the field of corporate, commercial and M&A and IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate 2018 in M&A and private equity.

Legal Advisor, Partner
Head of the Project Finance Practice Area

Marcin specializes in court and administrative proceedings, and insolvency and restructuring law.

He develops litigation strategies and represents clients before common courts, including the Supreme Court, voivodship administrative courts, the Supreme Administrative Court, as well as public administration bodies. He also represents clients in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation and arbitration proceedings.

In addition, he represents bankrupts, creditors and bankruptcy trustees in all stages of insolvency and restructuring proceedings.

He was named a Rising Star by Dziennik Gazeta Prawna and Wolters Kluwer ranking.

Legal Advisor, Partner
Co-Head of the Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring Practice Areas

Patryk has over 17 years’ experience in real estate law and mergers and acquisitions. He specializes in real estate transactions, financing and refinancing investments, as well as restructuring processes.

He handles sale transactions of office, industrial and retail properties, including real estate sale-and-leaseback transactions.

He advises international investment funds and private equity firms, Polish and foreign investors, developers and financial institutions.

Patryk is recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA in the field of real estate and by Chambers Europe 2017 in construction law.

Legal Advisor, Partner
Head of the Real Estate Practice Area

Piotr specializes in competition law, employment, intellectual and industrial property law, with a particular focus on trademark issues. He advises Polish and international clients, including companies from the business services sector. He represents clients in proceedings before civil and commercial courts of all instances.

Before joining CDZ, he worked for the Polish Antimonopoly Office (now UOKiK), and acted as a head of the legal department, and board member of CANAL+ Polska (now nc+), the first commercial television station in Poland.

Piotr cooperates with the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and the Polish Society of Anti-Discrimination Law, and is actively involved in pro bono activities for a number of foundations and private individuals.

Piotr is recommended by Legal 500 EMEA 2017 in the field of employment law.

Legal Advisor, Partner
Head of the Competition, IP and Data Protection Practice Areas

Jolanta has over 20 years’ experience in corporate work, M&A and commercial transactions.

She advises on the formation, merger, division, transformation and liquidation of companies. She develops plans and strategies for sale or acquisition, including spin-off transactions. She also deals with the restructuring and structuring of capital groups. Jolanta advises on acquisitions and disposals of shares, general rights and obligations, as well as on cross-border transactions.

She advises a range of international companies in connection with their business operations in Poland.

Jolanta is recommended by the Legal 500 EMEA 2017 in the field of Corporate, Commercial and M&A.

Legal Advisor, Partner
Head of the Corporate and Commercial Law Practice Area

Weronika specializes in individual and collective labor relations, personal data protection, and anti-discrimination law. She supports international entrants to the Polish market, in particular clients from the business services sector.

She advises on all stages of hiring and terminating contracts with employees. She adapts global employment policies and procedures to the requirements of Polish law.

Weronika participates in employment restructuring, downsizing and layoffs, including negotiations with trade unions. She deals with employee aspects during M&A transactions. She represents employers in court proceedings.

Weronika was named a Rising Star by the ranking of the nation-wide law newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna and Wolters Kluwer.

Advocate, Partner
Head of the Employment Law Practice Area

NEWS

CDZ BREAKFAST
CDZ Breakfast | CDZ invites you to a breakfast meeting and discussion on

LIFE AFTER 25 MAY – CASE STUDIES GATHERED BY CDZ DURING GDPR IMPLEMENTATIONS

Warsaw:
Date:
Venue: at CDZ’s offices at 15 Zajęcza Street
Time: 9 am
Please confirm your attendance at: CDZbreakfast@cdz.com.pl
Krakow:
Date:
Venue:at CDZ’s offices at 64 Juliusza Słowackiego Avenue
Time: 9 am
Please confirm your attendance at: CDZbreakfast.krakow@cdz.com.pl

EVENTS

Ewa Don-Siemion speaker at the 8th ASPIRE Annual Conference devoted to the business services industry

On 15 May 2018 the 8th ASPIRE Annual Conference was held with the key theme: "Brave New Word" which explored the potential and likely impacts of the digital revolution on politics and economics, industry verticals and business models, as well as on business processes and people.

The Aspire Industry Summit focused on five key plenary sessions: Why New Brave Word? What the future looks like? i-Disruption: What it means for us? Racing the machine – we still need people, right? What will happen when robots steal our jobs?

During one of the afternoon break-out sessions, Ewa Don-Siemion discussed the rise of the legal outsourcing and its impact on the legal market, and answered the question why Krakow should grab this opportunity.

Read more: bravenewword.aspire.org.pl

CDZ on the revolution in Polish employment law

On 10 April 2018, CDZ and the Wroclaw Agglomeration Development Agency organized a labor law business breakfast titled “A Revolution in Polish Employment Law? Draft Labor Codes Published”.

Ewa Don-Siemion and Weronika Papucewicz presented issues related to the origin of the new provisions, the rationale behind the Individual and Collective Labor Codes and the ramifications of their origin. In the wake of press reports announcing that the government has abandoned the draft new codes, Ewa and Weronika also discussed how the drafts may be used in the future and answered the question why employees must continue to be vigilant.

The event was attended mainly by representatives of companies from the business services sector, such as Ryanair, LG Electronics, Merck Group, UPS GBS and Hemmersbach GmbH & Co.

Read more: http://araw.pl/

CDZ and ARAW organize a business breakfast for BPO/SSC companies

On 22 February 2018, the Sofitel Wroclaw Old Town Hotel hosted a labor law business breakfast on hiring and terminating employment contracts from the series “Hard cases made easy | Employment Law Workshops for HR Managers”.

Ewa Don-Siemion and Weronika Papucewicz presented issues related to employment commencement and termination.

The event was attended mainly by representatives of companies from the business services sector, such as UPS, NOKIA, MERCK, 3M, and KRUK.

Read more: http://araw.pl/

Mariusz Busiło a panelist at the 5G, EMF & Health conference

On December 5 2017, Warsaw hosted an international workshop on Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Ministry of Digital Affairs of Poland.

The program comprised such issues as challenges, opportunities and setting the framework for 5G EMF and health; EMF, health research & future needs; the implications of 5G of EMF limits for 5G Network Rollout.

Mariusz Busiło, a CDZ lawyer specializing in telecommunications law and an expert in electromagnetic fields issues at the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT), represented the Polish telecommunications operators in a panel session on EMF, 5G and Health in Poland.

Other keynote speakers included representatives from the Ministry of Digital Affairs in Poland, WHO, ICNIRP, Huawei, Ericsson, ATDI, Nokia, GSMA, Czestochowa University of Technology, the National Institute of Telecommunications.

More: https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/

Mariusz Busiło a panelist at the Central European Electronic Digital Payments Conference

On December 12-13 2017 in Warsaw, the 10th Central European Digital Payments conference was held with the key theme: "Payments more convenient for customers than ever". The conference covered such issues as Commerce Mobility – FinTech –  RegTech –  Identity –  Security.

The CEDP conference is the largest annual meeting of Polish and foreign experts in card systems of various applications and modern payment methods. This year the conference participants discussed such topics as smart mobile payments, modern payments in Smart City solutions and IoT, e-commerce development and modern payment methods, artificial intelligence in payment applications, digital money of the digital world, Science-Business-FinTech cooperation and the development of payment technology.

Mariusz Busiło, a CDZ lawyer specializing in TMT law, participated in a specialist session on “Electronic identity, trust services, authentication and identification and modern payment methods”, where he discussed issues of e-identity and presented a review on governmental and selected alternative solutions.

The conference was co-organized by the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń under the patronage of the Council of Bank Card Issuers (the Polish Bank Association), the Polish Chamber of Information Science and Telecommunications, the Polish Chamber of Commerce, the Polish Standardization Committee, the Polish Union of Loan Funds. The partners of the event included the Polish Bitcoin Association, DELab UW – Digital Economy Lab, the Blockchain Technology Center at Lazarski University, the Foundation for Development of Cashless Payments.

More: http://www.conkarta.pl/home

Ewa Don-Siemion speaker at the Legal Committee with the ASPIRE board

On October 26, 2017 the ASPIRE board hosted the Legal Committee comprising law firms specializing in labor law for the BPO/SSC sector. They presented the most important legal issues related to operating business services centers in Poland.

Ewa Don-Siemion, CDZ Partner, talked on issues related to working time flexibility, employment contracts and employee data protection.

The ASPIRE board consists of the largest global outsourcing companies such as Motorola Solutions, IBM Software Lab, HSBC, Alexander Mann Solutions, Brown Brothers Harriman, State Street Bank and Cisco Systems.

More: http://www.aspire.org.pl/

PRESS RELEASES

press releases

TRANSACTIONS

CDZ advises a group of entities on the sale of RED 8 companies

CDZ Legal Advisors represented a group of sellers comprising a number of advertising and marketing companies operating under the RED 8 brand in the sale of a 100% stake in Content Invest Sp. z o.o. The buyer was a company from the Dentsu Aegis Group, a multinational communications network with offices in 145 countries. As a result of the acquisition, the combined product/service range of both companies will be offered under the brand Dentsu Solution.

CDZ’s assignment included developing the target shareholding structure and restructuring the RED 8 Group companies. CDZ also advised on corporate issues of the RED 8 Group and negotiated the transaction documentation.

The team of CDZ lawyers was led by Szymon Skiendzielewski, Partner, supported by Jolanta Okoniecka, Partner, and Eliza Szulc-Sierańska and Karolina Nowak-Różycka, Legal Advisors.

The acquisition of the companies operating under the RED 8 brand by the Dentsu Aegis Group is another transaction conducted by CDZ in the last six months on the advertising, marketing and public relations market.

CDZ advises Nevu on an investment in the healthcare sector

CDZ has advised Nevu Sp. z o.o., a company set up by a number of institutional investors, on the acquisition of a 100% stake of Eubioco S.A. (a producer of pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements) from Pelion S.A., one of the major distributors of pharmaceuticals in Poland and Central Europe.

CDZ’s assignment included the incorporation of Nevu, developing and negotiating the shareholders’ agreement, as well as advising on partial financing by the company’s shareholders. In addition, CDZ carried out a legal due diligence of the SPV and its subsidiary, advised on the legal aspects of the acquisition financing structure and negotiated the share sale agreement with Pelion S.A. CDZ also advised Eubioco S.A. on post-acquisition corporate issues.

The team of CDZ lawyers advising on the transaction was led by Szymon Skiendzielewski, Partner. Andrzej Chajec, Jolanta Okoniecka and Weronika Papucewicz, Partners, as well as and Eliza Szulc-Sierańska and Karolina Nowak-Różycka, Legal Advisors were also involved.

CDZ advises TFI Capital Partners on an investment in the Piotr & Paweł supermarket chain

CDZ Legal Advisors has advised the funds managed by TFI Capital Partners on a financial investment in the Piotr & Paweł Group, a Polish supermarket chain operating 145 stores.

CDZ developed and negotiated the transaction documentation that was finalized on 22 February 2018 and came into force immediately, as the investment was made by a financial institution and no clearance of the Polish antimonopoly office was required.

Since November 2017 the Piotr & Paweł chain has been looking for a strategic investor to ensure stability in relations with business partners and financial institutions. TFI Capital Partners’ investment offers financial support during the process of selecting an industry investor.

The team of CDZ lawyers advising on the transaction was led by partners Maciej Kotlicki and Aleksandra Szyszko-Kamińska specializing in M&A deals, including for investment funds.

CDZ advises Capital Partners on a capital markets transaction

CDZ has advised Capital Partners S.A., the majority shareholder of Gekoplast S.A, a company listed at the Warsaw Stock Exchange, in connection with its acquisition by a new investor.

In January 2018, a public tender offer for Gekoplast’s shares announced by Karton S.p.A. (99.3% shares) ended successfully and the new owner intends to delist Gekoplast’s shares.

CDZ assignment included drafting of the transaction documentation, in particular the agreement obligating the Capital Partners Funds to sell the shares in the public tender.

The CDZ team of lawyers advising on the transaction was led by Maciej Kotlicki, Partner, supported by Piotr Rychta, Legal Advisor.

CDZ advises 24/7 Communication on a merger with Headlines-Porter Novelli

CDZ Legal Advisors has advised 24/7 Communication, the only Polish PR agency belonging to PROI Worldwide, and a Polish branch of the Reputation Institute, on a merger with Headlines-Porter Novelli, one of the oldest Polish PR agencies. The projects of both agencies have been repetitively awarded and distinguished in many Polish and international competitions.

From January 1, 2018, the agencies will begin joint operations under the 24/7 Communication brand.

The team of CDZ lawyers advising on the transaction was led by partner Szymon Skiendzielewski, supported by partner Piotr Kryczek, specializing in labor law, and legal advisor Eliza Szulc-Sierańska from the M&A Department.

Rankings

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CDZ and its lawyers ranked high by The Legal 500 EMEA 2018

We have seven standout practices ranked by The Legal 500, including corporate, commercial and M&A, dispute resolution, employment, private equity, real estate, restructuring and insolvency and TMT. Andrzej Chajec, Ewa Don-Siemion, Krzysztof Żyto, Maciej Kotlicki, Szymon Skiendzielewski, Andrzej Abramczuk, Patryk Galicki, Piotr Kryczek, and Jolanta Okoniecka have also been recommended in their respective fields of practice.

Chambers Europe 2018
CDZ and its lawyers ranked by Chambers Europe 2018

In this year’s edition CDZ has been ranked in Corporate and M&A, and Employment. Andrzej Chajec, Maciej Kotlicki, Szymon Skiendziewski and Andrzej Abramczuk have also been distinguised in their respective fields of practice.

Quotes from our clients:

“They are very communicative, proactive, extremely responsive and creative problem solvers with a deep understanding of our business operations."

"The team stands out for its practical approach to problems."

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CDZ and its lawyers ranked by The IFLR1000 2018

In this year’s ranking CDZ has been recommended in the field of Banking, and Capital Markers – Debt. Maciej Kotlicki has been also distinguished in M&A and Szymon Skiendzielewski in M&A and private equity transactions.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2017
CDZ and its lawyers ranked high by The Legal 500 2017

In this year’s edition CDZ has been ranked in the field of Corporate and M&A; TMT; employment, dispute resolution, and restructuring and insolvency. Andrzej Chajec, Ewa Don-Siemion, Krzysztof Żyto, Maciej Kotlicki, Szymon Skiendzielewski, Andrzej Abramczuk, Piotr Kryczek, Tomasz Mizikowski and Jolanta Okoniecka have also been recommended in their respective fields of practice.

Ranking Polityki Insight
CDZ’s TMT practice area ranked by the Polityka Insight Ranking

It distinguishes the best regulatory law firms in the Polish market, among others, in the field of telecommunication law. CDZ has been ranked in the second band.

Misc

CDZ Lex Torpedoes running team runs in EKIDEN 2018

On Sunday 13 May 2018 in Szczesliwicki Park, CDZ Lex Torpedoes took part in the EKIDEN run completing 42,195 km and reaching the finish with a total time of 03:43:35. This placed us at 378th place (out of 754 teams participating). Congratulations to the running team and thanks to our fans and supporters!

CDZ a Patron of the Polish contemporary art

CDZ supports the Polish Modern Art Foundation, including the Keret House and the Exhibitions Bureau, as part of its Corporate Cultural Responsibility (CCR). CDZ will provide the Foundation with legal advice on a pro bono basis. The Foundation is one of the first independent non-profit organizations in the field of art and culture. It promotes and supports talented artists who contribute to the development of contemporary art in Central and Eastern Europe.

INTERLAW awarded "Elite Global Law Firm Network" by Chambers Global 2018

INTERLAW, The International Association of Independent Law Firms, where CDZ has been a member since 2011, has been awarded "Elite Global Law Firm Network" status in Chambers Global 2018.

CDZ publications on the Global Sales Compliance online library

The library contains articles and publications on banking and finance, capital markets, fund registration and structuring, and marketing by authors from 70 countries. CDZ contributed to the Poland section on TMT and data protection.

CDZ announces partners promotions

CDZ Legal Advisors has elected four associates to the partnership, effective 1 March 2018.

 “I would like to congratulate our new partners on their promotions. They are all highly-talented lawyers who represent the quality and the broad scope of our business. We are confident that their energy, involvement and experience will continue to provide the highest client service and will make important contributions to the firm’s growth and development” – said Managing Partner Andrzej Chajec.

The lawyers elected to the partnership are:

Marcin Bącal, legal advisor, specializes in court and administrative proceedings in the field of insolvency and telecommunications law. He also deals with insolvency and restructuring proceedings. He was named a Rising Star by the ranking of the nation-wide legal newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna and Wolters Kluwer.

Jolanta Okoniecka, legal advisor, has been heading the corporate and commercial practices. She has over 20 years’ experience in corporate work, M&A and commercial transactions. She is recommended by the Legal 500 EMEA in these fields.

Weronika Papucewicz, legal advisor, specializes in individual and collective labor relations, personal data protection, and anti-discrimination law. She supports entrants to the Polish market, in particular clients from the BPO/SSC sectors. She was named a Rising Star by the ranking of the nation-wide legal newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna and Wolters Kluwer.

Aleksandra Szyszko-Kamińska, legal advisor, has over 10 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, start-up and seed investments. In addition, she specializes in restructuring and optimization of holding structures, with an emphasis on non-bank financing and financial settlement of transactions.

Publikacje

PUBLICATIONS

INSIGHTS

2018/05
INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE LEGAL GUIDES | Employment & Labour Law 2018

The guide covers common issues in employment and labour laws and regulations in 41 jurisdictions. It also answers the question “Where Next for the Gig Economy”. CDZ contributed to the Poland chapter.

 

2017/05
INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE LEGAL GUIDES | Telecoms, Media & Internet Law 2017

The guide provides country Q&A chapters with a broad overview of common issues in telecoms, media and internet laws and regulations in 27 jurisdictions, as well as an overview of the UE’s digital single market proposals. CDZ contributed to the Poland chapter.

 

2017/05
THE INTERNATIONAL INSOLVENCY REVIEW | FOURTH EDITION

The fourth edition of the publication offers an in-depth review of market conditions and insolvency case developments in key countries around the world. CDZ contributed to the Poland chapter.

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2017/05
INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE LEGAL GUIDES | Employment & Labour Law 2017

The guide covers common issues in employment and labour laws and regulations in 35 jurisdictions. It also discusses the implications of Brexit on UK employment law, as well as global employment standards and corporate social responsibility. CDZ contributed to the Poland chapter.

 

2016
THE INTERNATIONAL INSOLVENCY REVIEW | THIRD EDITION

The third edition of the publication offers an in-depth review of market conditions and insolvency case developments in key countries around the world. CDZ contributed to the Poland chapter.

INSIGHTS

2018/02
FEBRUARY LABOUR LAW UPDATE presented by Aspire and CDZ

In April 2016, the European Parliament and the EU Council passed the General Data Protection Regulation. The GDPR was designed to make personal data protection rules uniform throughout the EU and bring those rules up to date with modern communication technologies.

2018/01
THE POLISH LEGAL ENVIRONMENT – ASPIRE LEGAL COMMITTEE ANNUAL REPORT

A report looking at the opportunities and Threats for the Development of the Technology and Business Services Sector. CDZ contributed on specific contractual labour law issues, flexibility of working time and employees data protection.

2017/12
DECEMBER LABOUR LAW UPDATE presented by Aspire and CDZ

On January 1, 2018 an unfavorable change in law concerning the 50% creative works deductions rate will come into force. From that date on, the preferential rate will be limited to specific professions. The amendment will affect many groups of professionals such as architects, translators, graphic designers or IT specialists who so far have benefitted from deductions but will not be able to do this anymore.

2017/11
NOVEMBER LABOUR LAW UPDATE presented by Aspire and CDZ

Keeping and storing employee documentation is a basic duty of each employer and compliance with it is onerous and costly. In line with legal regulations in force, companies must store documents in hard copy for 50 years from employment termination. This, however, may soon change.

2017/09
SEPTEMBER LABOUR LAW UPDATE presented by Aspire and CDZ

The Polish Ministry of Economic Development posted online a bill on rules for checking criminal records of candidates applying for employment at financial institutions. If enacted, the bill will legalize the vetting process applied by some employers. The bill makes it legal, from January 1, 2018, to ask job candidates to provide certificates of no criminal record concerning a specific group of offences.

INSIGHTS

Transatlantic Law 2018/05/18
BACKGROUND CHECKS
Background Checks in Financial Institutions – Liberalization of Rules
Weronika Papucewicz

A bill on rules for obtaining information on clean criminal records of job candidates and employees of financial sector entities is making its way through the Polish Parliament. Once enacted, the law will legalize criminal background checks.

Rzeczpospolita 2018/04/12
DATA PROTECTION
GDPR: Problems with Employee Data
Weronika Papucewicz

The new EU personal data protection regulations will come into force in as little as six weeks.

Read more:
Rzeczpospolita 2018/03/29
DATA PROTECTION
GDPR is nothing to fear
Piotr Kryczek

Draconian punishments provided for breaches of personal data protection regulations come to the fore in the atmosphere of fear stirred in various publications. Offers of effective protection against problems caused by the GDPR abound.

Read more:
Rzeczpospolita 2018/02/13
DATA PROTECTION
Financial Institutions To Screen Candidates’ Criminal Past
Weronika Papucewicz

The Polish government is to work on an amendment of the personal data protection regulations to enable the financial sector to collect sensitive data on the criminal past of candidates applying for work in banks, investment funds or insurance companies.

Read more:
Rzeczpospolita 2018/01/11
LABOR LAW
CREATORS TREATED UNEQUALLY
Karolina Nowak-Różycka

On January 1, 2018 an unfavorable change in law concerning the 50% creative works deductions rate will come into force. From that date on, the preferential rate will be limited to specific professions.

Read more:
Rzeczpospolita 2017/10/03
LABOR LAW
Before requesting employees to perform other tasks, their qualifications and health must be checked
Weronika Papucewicz

How to understand the “employer’s need” to delegate an employee to a different work? Is such need subjective? Can an employee challenge it?

INTERSHIPS

CDZ

CAREER

As a fast growing dynamic structure, we always bring new talents on board.

Excellence. Commitment. Efficiency.

If you cherish those three words — and the values they represent — you'll fit right in with our team.

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CARRIER

INTERNSHIPS
Job description:

We are looking for fourth and fifth year law students who are available five days a week and have a very good command of English. Foreign internships, courses of European, British, and American law, as well as the knowledge of other languages will be an additional asset. We offer monthly paid internships with a possibility to extend.

CURRENT OPENINGS
Job description:

LEGAL INTERN / KRAKOW

  • Are you a law student, year four or five, or a graduate?
  • Do you have a proficient or very good command of English?
  • Do you use MS Word, Power Point and Excel programs?
  • Do you have excellent interpersonal skills?

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participating in on-going projects
  • Legal research, drafting of corporate and employment law documents
  • Liaising with public administration authorities

WHAT WE OFFER

  • An opportunity to fulfill your theoretical knowledge with business practice
  • Work with international clients
  • Work in an outstanding team and great atmosphere
  • Employment in a law firm with a well-established market position

Do you want to join us? Email your CV to cv@cdz.com.pl with “Legal Intern” in the subject line.

Please insert the following clause in your application: “I consent to having my personal data in my job application processed for the recruitment process by Chajec, Don-Siemion & Żyto Sp. k. (pursuant to the Personal Data Protection Act of 29 August 1997, Journal of Laws No. 133 item 883)”.

CURRENT OPENINGS
Job description:

LAWYER FOR THE EMPLOYMENT TEAM

Locations: Warsaw and Krakow

  • Are you passionate about employment law?
  • Are you familiar with hiring market trends in Poland and worldwide?
  • Do you like working with multinational clients?
  • Do you have at least one year of experience working in a law firm?
  • Are you an aplikant in your 1st or 2nd year or a brand new advocate or legal advisor?

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Attractive remuneration
  • An opportunity to take part in interesting business projects
  • Employment in a law firm with a well-established market position
  • Work in an outstanding team and great atmosphere

Do you want to join us? Email your CV to cv@cdz.com.pl with “Employment Lawyer” in the subject line.

Please insert the following clause in your application: “I consent to having my personal data in my job application processed for the recruitment process by Chajec, Don-Siemion & Żyto Sp. k. (pursuant to the Personal Data Protection Act of 29 August 1997, Journal of Laws No. 133 item 883)".

CURRENT OPENINGS
Job description:

LAWYER FOR THE REAL ESTATE TEAM

Location: Warsaw

  • Are you passionate about real estate law?
  • Are you familiar with market trends in Poland and worldwide?
  • Do you like working with multinational clients?
  • Do you have at least two years of experience working in a law firm?
  • Do you have excellent interpersonal and strong negotiation skills?

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Attractive remuneration
  • An opportunity to take part in interesting business projects and to work with international clients
  • Employment in a law firm with a well-established market position
  • Working in a highly integrated and experienced team

Do you want to join us? Email your CV and cover letter to: cv@cdz.com.pl with “Real Estate Lawyer” in the subject line.

Please include the following clause: “I hereby consent to having my personal data included in my job application processed for the purpose of the recruitment process and after its completion for the purpose of future recruitments (pursuant to the Personal Data Protection Act as of 29 August 1997, Journal of Laws No. 133, item 883)".

CAREER

DÓŁ ZAKŁADKI PRACA

HR & ADMINISTRATION DIRECTOR

Elżbieta Wolańska
CV@cdz.com.pl

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Projekt zmian w ustawie o podatku dochodowym od osób prawnych (CIT)

Deklarowanym celem nowelizacji jest dostosowanie polskich przepisów do dyrektywy Rady (UE) w sprawie przeciwdziałania unikaniu opodatkowania oraz dążenie do uszczelnienia systemu podatku dochodowego od osób prawnych poprzez powiązanie wysokości płaconego podatku (w szczególności przez duże przedsiębiorstwa) z faktycznym miejscem uzyskiwania dochodu. Projekt jest obecnie na etapie uzgodnień oraz konsultacji z organizacjami zrzeszającymi przedsiębiorców. Zakładaną datą wejścia w życie nowych przepisów jest 1 stycznia 2018 roku.