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The trend that has been redefining the legal landscape in Poland can be described in a single word: change. Whether it included amending the rules for the conveyance of agricultural land, introducing controversial banking tax legislation or altering the employment regulation on zero-hours contracts, new government policies have impacted corporates and legal practitioners alike.

The energy sector was affected by a political shift towards conventional energy sources. With the updated regulation, new onshore wind energy projects were effectively halted, creating uncertainty for lawyers specialising in renewable energy. Conversely, there is renewed interest in the coal, gas and offshore energy space. Both trends are likely to generate work for years to come for energy and restructuring practitioners alike.

FIRMS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

act BSWW

Over the last ten years, act legal (formerly BSWW Legal & Tax) has built a reputation for excellence among Polish and international clients by delivering solid ongoing advice as well as advising on prestigious transactions and high-profile disputes. It provides comprehensive legal advice as well as in-depth knowledge in specialist fields of law.

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FIRMS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Laszczuk & Partners

Laszczuk & Partners is a Warsaw-based independent law firm that has been providing legal services to Polish and foreign businesses since 1989. In our work we combine knowledge and experience with creativity and understanding of business needs. We seek to ensure our clients stability and legal security in their operations. Our team of talented lawyers acts quickly, developing optimal, effective and practical legal solutions. Our strength is the creation of interdisciplinary teams to solve specific tasks, allowing us to make the most effective use of our lawyers’ know-how from various fields of law.

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Work in the capital markets space remains challenging, particularly on the equity front, with the uncertain future of the Warsaw Stock Exchange causing headaches to domestic and international investors.

The real estate market remains buoyant –especially in the office and retail space – not only in Warsaw but also in other cities, despite some predictions that the property bubble would burst.

Chadbourne & Parke exited the Polish market; the firm now operates as Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.k.. Noerr acquired DJBW, expanding its operations in Poland, particularly in the banking sector. In other news, Sławomir Szepietowski was appointed managing partner at Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k., following Maciej Gawroński’s departure to Maruta Wachta sp. j..

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