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Wiewiórski Legal was established in 2004 as a one-stop shop, providing comprehensive legal advisory services to foreign and domestic enterprises. Over the last decade, Wiewiórski’s lawyers have built a firm delivering advisory services to the largest enterprises in the Wroclaw region and around Poland, as well as dozens of smaller companies. In particular, the firm provides legal services to companies undertaking large-scale investment projects in both the industrial and modern business service sectors, helping them structure their investments and manage legal risk. The firm’s support for clients begins at the investment stage and continues with legal assistance in their day-to-day operations. Wiewiórski has developed expertise in areas of crucial importance to foreign investors – issues relating to the commencement of investment projects, labor law (including the rights of trade unions), state aid, real estate issues and legal aspects of company financing. Wiewiórski Legal operates throughout all of Poland.

International rankings

The quality of the firm’s services is attested to by its presence in international rankings, as well as by its client base which includes Fortune 500 companies, many of whom have placed their trust in the firm for years. For the sixth year in a row, Wiewiórski Legal has been recommended by the most renowned global rankings of law firms: Legal 500 and Chambers&Partners

US-based clients

Wiewiórski Legal has provided legal advisory services to a number of American clients doing business in Poland, including such well-known corporations as 3M, Axiom and Boart Longyear.

Projects for American clients

Wiewiórski team has supported its US-based clients in a variety of projects in many fields of expertize such as Corporate, M&A, Employment, Residence & Employment of foreigners, New Investments and Business Contracts. Please find some examples below.

Corporate

Wiewiórski Legal provides comprehensive legal services relating to corporate matters to the largest American companies operating in Poland. The services rendered by Wiewiórski Legal specifically include the preparation of the required analyses and draft documents, maintaining corporate secretariat, representation before the relevant authorities, reporting to the clients’ legal counsel at the headquarters level, representing the shareholders at the shareholders’ meetings of the subsidiaries and implementing the required changes in the clients’ corporate structures in Poland.

M&A

Wiewiórski has provided comprehensive legal advice with respect to a merger of two Polish subsidiaries of one of its American clients listed on NYSE, a global industrial, transport refrigeration, HVAC and security company (value of the companies involved: USD 10.5m).

Real Estate & Construction

Comprehensive legal advisory services relating to a ‘green field’ project of a US-based automotive corporation listed on NYSE – construction of a new automotive seating production plant with accompanying infrastructure. Wiewiórski’s services included in particular the purchase of land located in a special economic zone (preceded by conducted due diligence of the property), management of the acquisition of land with an area of over 6 ha (including the preparation of the purchase agreement and negotiations with the land owner), drafting and negotiation of a construction works contract with one of the largest European construction companies. Total value of the project: USD 39.5m.

New Investments

Wiewiórski Legal has been a sole legal advisor in the process of establishment of a Polish subsidiary for an international American-based corporation specializing in the supply of technologically advanced solutions in the provision of legal aid.

Wiewiórski provided comprehensive support in many fields, e.g. corporate, employment and real estate relating to the set-up of the subsidiary currently employing over 100 employees. Wiewiórski handled the process of registration of the company and development of internal corporate rules of operation, and assisted in the preparation of a full package of key employment documents. Wiewiórski lawyers also supported the client in the process of preparation and negotiation of a lease agreement for office space, including a separate contract with a designer for the office fit-out design. 

Employment

Wiewiórski Legal is a one stop shop in legal services relating to employment matters. Wiewiórski has provided comprehensive legal advisory services in the process of the transfer of an employing establishment to one of its clients - a company specializing in selling and servicing compressors and a subsidiary of a global, internationally renowned American-based company.

Residence and employment of foreigners

Wiewiórski specializes in providing advisory services as well as comprehensive outsourcing of the legalization processes concerning the residence and employment of foreigners (including US citizens) in Poland. The firm supports, inter alia, its US-based clients in that respect. This includes complete outsourced service for one of the leaders in the manufacturing of vehicle control systems and advisory services for a delivery center of one of the biggest American banks, both listed on NYSE.

Business Contracts

Wiewiórski supports Clients in preparing, revising and negotiating all sorts of contracts. Wiewiórski team has been supporting its American clients with respect to various business contracts for many years. This includes an ongoing support to a leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions operating in the US and worldwide, ranked at the top of Fortune 500 listings, for all sorts of contracts executed in Poland, in particular agreements for  telecommunication services, gas and electricity supply and distribution, waste management, employee events and training trips, advertising campaigns and various purchase contracts.

Aviation

Wiewiórski provides also legal support to Aviation sector, inter alia:

Comprehensive legal advisory to the Polish Branch of a leading global airline, covering all aspects of Polish operations, including relations with the Civil Aviation Authority and other government bodies, airports, ground services providers, marketing agencies, sale agents, etc.

Advisory to several service centers of leading global and European airlines, covering all aspects of their operations, including corporate matters, personal data protection, employment matters, foreigners’ employment, office space lease and relations with service providers.

Advisory and legal representation in large number of the legal cases relating to passenger claims, in particular based on EC261/2004 Regulation and the Montreal Convention.

International alliance member – Global Business Lawyers

Thanks to numerous international contacts of Wiewiórski Legal, in cooperation with our foreign partners we are able to provide legal service to our clients in all the most interesting business places in the world.

Wiewiórski Legal is a founding member of the international alliance of independent law firms “Global Business Lawyers Alliance” (GBL). Marek Wiewiórski, Attorney at Law and Managing Partner of Wiewiórski Legal, is a member of the Alliance’s Management Board.

Established in 2016, GBL is a legal network of a new type, focused completely on the business needs of clients conducting business in different jurisdictions. GBL provides legal services in a truly pragmatic manner, offering flexible legal solutions of the highest quality at competitive rates. GBL’s organizational structure has been created to serve that purpose; it consists of a network of experienced independent law firms, recommended in international rankings, from major countries in Europe, Africa and Asia. On the other hand, the managing structures of GBL have been reduced to the minimum. Covering 33 jurisdictions from the very beginning of its operation, GBL continues to grow rapidly and expands the network by adding more and more law firms from new regions. More details can be found on GBL’s website: www.gbl-alliance.com

More details are available at www.wiewiorski.pl

 

Legal Developments by:
Wiewiórski Legal

  • Employee monitoring in the modern business services sector

    As the modern business services market continues to experience explosive growth in Poland, it is worth keeping in mind the legal issues surrounding practices related to monitoring of employees. The line between lawful and unlawful monitoring practices is at times unclear, and issues of personal data protection also must be kept in mind.
    - Wiewiorski Law Firm

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