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THE FIRM

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 – and innovate in everything we do, every day.

CDZ

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.

KEY LAWYERS

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.

Andrzej represents both domestic and foreign investors, as well as investment and private equity funds. He has been repeatedly recognized by The Legal 500, Chambers Europe and Best Lawyers. In 2016, The Legal 500 recommends Andrzej in the field of corporate law and M&A, while Chambers Europe recommends him in the field of private equity, corporate and M&A. Andrzej is a member of the International Bar Association.

Attorney-at-law, 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 SSC/BPO, financial services and TMT sectors.

She advises clients on opening shared services centres in Poland, structuring employment agreements for hundreds of employees, drafting internal regulations and transferring employees between Poland and other countries.

Ewa was a management board member and chief legal officer at Netia S.A., a telecoms company. 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 highly recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA 2016 in the field of employment law.

Attorney-at-law admitted to the New York Bar, Partner,
Head of the SSC/BPO Practice Area, Co-head of the Employment Law Practice Area.

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.

He advises media and telecommunication companies with foreign ownership and has represented major Polish telecom operators. 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 at the Commercial Division of the Voivodeship Court in Poznan.

Krzysztof is recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA 2016 in the field of dispute resolution.

Attorney-at-law, Partner,
Head of the Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring Practice Areas.

Maciej specializes in M&A transactions, including leveraged buyouts, securities offerings, debt capital markets matters, restructuring law, 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, financial institutions and banks.

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 2017, and the Legal 500 EMEA 2016 as a capital markets lawyer within the field of TMT.

Attorney-at-law, 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 has been involved in many capital market transactions, including private and public offerings.

Szymon is recommended by Legal 500 EMEA 2015 in the field of corporate and M&A.

Attorney-at-law, Partner,
Head of the Project Finance Practice Area.

Andrzej advises the major TMT companies on the Polish market. He drafts and negotiates inter-operator and infrastructure lease agreements, as well as agreements with vendors of equipment and infrastructure for the development of telecommunications networks and for other telecom-related services. He advises and represents clients in proceedings before regulatory authorities.

Andrzej is a Member of the Council of the Chamber of Commerce for Electronics and Telecommunications and a Vice-Chairman of the Council of the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications. He serves as an arbitrator for the Standing Arbitration Consumer Court at the Office of Electronic Communications. Andrzej is recommended by The Legal 500 2016 and Chambers Europe 2016 in the field of TMT.

Ph.D. Graduate in law Sciences, Partner,
Head of the TMT Practice Area.

Piotr specializes in employment, competition, intellectual and industrial property law with a particular focus on trademark issues. His clients include international and large domestic corporations, and leading companies from the SSC/BPO and IT industries. He represents clients in proceedings before civil and commercial courts of all instances.

Piotr worked for the Polish Antimonopoly Office (now UOKiK), and later was as a board member and Chief Legal Counsel of CANAL+Polska (now nc+), the first pay television station in Poland.

He cooperates with the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and is actively involved in pro bono activities for a number of foundations and private individuals.

Piotr is recommended by Legal 500 EMEA 2016 in the field of employment law.

Attorney-at-law, Partner,
Head of the Employment Law, Competition, IP and Data Protection Practice Areas

Tomasz specializes in court disputes, arbitration and enforcement proceedings, and bankruptcy and composition law. He represents clients before common courts of all instances, arbitration and administrative courts. He also deals with real estate issues.

Tomasz is an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration of the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw.

Tomasz has served as a judge at the Commercial Division of the Voivodeship Court in Warsaw. He has advised on many privatizations, mainly in the mining, energy and natural resources sectors.

Attorney-at-law, Partner,
Head of the Public Procurement Practice Area

Anita has over 15 years of experience in real estate and infrastructure projects. She advises on real estate transactions and investment projects, as well as on construction law and real estate management.

In addition, Anita advises on real estate financing including securitized financings, sale-leasebacks, and the formation and negotiation of joint ventures, as well as sale and perpetual usufruct agreements and lease and tenancy contracts. Her clients include operators of shopping centers and hypermarkets, investment and private equity funds, owners of office and industrial developments and investors in the real estate market.

Attorney-at-law, Head of the Real Estate and Construction Practice Area.

Jolanta is a specialist with over 16 years’ experience in corporate work, especially M&A and commercial transactions. She coordinates the work of teams of lawyers during due diligence investigations, including due diligence related to groups of companies. She advises a range of international companies in connection with their business operations in Poland.

Jolanta is recommended by the Legal 500 EMEA 2016 in the field of Corporate and M&A.

Attorney-at-law, Head of the Corporate and Commercial Law Practice Area.

Mariusz advises public administration and private entities on regulatory matters connected with energy law. He deals with the regulatory and commercial aspects of telecommunications and media law, competition law, copyright law and Internet law.

He has participated in a broad range of legislative work, such as the drafting of laws and regulations related to the telecommunications, media and information and communication technologies sectors, working in particular for the Polish Office of Electronic Communications.

Mariusz has contributed to the work of European Commission working groups, the International Telecommunication Union, and the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT).

He is a member of the supervisory board of Exatel S.A. (a telecommunication company), and a Member of the Council of the Chamber of Commerce for Electronics and Telecommunications (KIGEIT).

Senior Associate, Head of the Energy Practice Area.

Dariusz’s specialized practice focuses on commercial and labor law, investment process and intellectual property. He mainly advises clients from the BPO/SSC, IT and telecommunication sectors, as well as real estate companies.

He supports clients in leasing commercial space and advises on contracts for the preparation of design documentation and the delivery of infrastructure (including IT systems) and services. In addition, he advises on corporate issues and compliance, and adjusts global procedures to Polish law requirements.

Moreover, he prepares employee documentation, drafts and negotiates contracts, and represents clients in employment-related disputes. He has participated in numerous due diligence projects, in which he was responsible for real estate and intellectual property matters.

Attorney-at-law, Head of the CDZ Office in Krakow.

Piotr specializes in securities law and capital market transactions, including private and public offerings of financial instruments and the introduction of securities into the regulated and alternative trading systems. He drafts prospectuses, information documents and memorandums and participates in proceedings before the Polish Financial Supervision Authority.

Additionally, Piotr deals with corporate law, M&A and restructuring. He advises international and domestic clients, brokerage houses, private equity and investment funds, and capital companies from the real estate, TMT and banking sectors.

Attorney-at-law, Head of the CDZ Office in Lodz.

News

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

Important Amendments to Polish Labor Law in 2017

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 Słowakciego Avenue
Time: 9 am
Please confirm your attendance at: CDZbreakfast.krakow@cdz.com.pl

EVENTS

CDZ and the Wroclaw Agglomeration Development Agency (ARAW) organize a business breakfast for BPO/SSC companies

On 1 December 2016, the Sofitel Wroclaw Old Town Hotel hosted a labour law business breakfast on “Employment Contract Termination – Common Mistakes and Pitfalls”

Ewa Don-Siemion and Weronika Papucewicz presented on issues including how to phrase the reasons for termination correctly, mutual agreements, termination or disciplinary dismissal, employer’s duties related to employment termination. They also discussed how to brace for a conversation with the employee

The event was attended mainly by companies from the business services sector, such as NOKIA, IBM, UPS, MERCK.

Piotr Kryczek and Weronika Papucewicz speak at the 7th National Congress for Headmasters of Non-Public Schools

The 7th National Congress for Headmasters of Non-public Schools, held in Warsaw on 21st October 2016, was attended by headmasters and owners of non-public schools and preschools in Poland.

The congress focused on such issues as the calculation of subsidy amounts in light of present and future regulations; controversies regarding subsidy spending; and audit and administrative and court proceedings for subsidy refunds.

The CDZ representatives, Piotr Kryczek and Weronika Papucewicz, presented on the issue of managing the teaching and non-teaching staff in non-public schools; they discussed, among other things, various types of employment contracts, remuneration systems, and employee leave for teachers.

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Mariusz Busiło participated in the seminar “New Institutionalism, Theories and Research” at the Public Affairs Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

The discussion during the first seminar in the 2016/17 cycle, held on 20 October, focused on the anatomy of the reforms of the Polish state as seen by their “engineers”.

The seminar’s keynote speaker was Professor Antoni Kamiński, who presented on “The 1997-2001 Reforms of the State Healthcare System”. The reforms’ author, Elżbieta Hibner, Ph.D., Eng. elaborated on the subject. Mariusz Busiło presented a lecture on the legislative process and practical aspects of law-making in Poland.

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Ewa Don-Siemion and Weronika Papucewicz speak at the ABSL Krakow Chapter HR Corner

On 12 October 2016, a quarterly meeting of Krakow HR Corner took place at Brown Brothers Harriman’s Krakow office. The event was addressed to companies from the BPO/SSC sectors and was dedicated to labor law and soft HR issues.

Ewa Don-Siemion and Weronika Papucewicz spoke about labor law and new communication technologies, in particular social media in HR managers’ work and in the workplace; the assignment of company property to employees and the risks that this poses to the employer; and modern working time registration methods.

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Mariusz Busiło keynote speaker at the Smart Grid Security Summit 2016

This year’s Smart Grid Security Summit 2016, geared towards utilities, regulators, the Polish Ministry of Energy, researchers and vendors, was held in Gdansk. It focused on two key areas: threats to the grid and the data within it, understanding the present and the future of the threat landscape; the most effective and comprehensive approaches to mitigating such threats; as well as other security-related case studies.

Keynote speakers included Andrzej Kaźmierski, Head of the Renewable Energy Sources Department at the Polish Ministry of Energy. Mariusz Busiło, representing the Mazovia Cluster ICT and the CDZ TMT Team, discussed the Polish legal framework with respect to smart grid data collection and processing, and how it should be changed in order to reflect the need for security, standardization and transparency in the industry.

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http://www.osgp.org/en

CDZ a partner to the 7th ABSL Conference "Transforming Ourselves. Changing the World"

CDZ has participated as a substantive partner in the 7th ABSL Conference "Transforming Ourselves. Changing the World", which took place on 27 and 28 June 2016 in Katowice. The annual conference is the most important event of the business services sector in Central and Eastern Europe.

This year’s conference was attended by 1,000 participants from the sector, including representatives of municipal authorities and special economic zones who analyzed the changes, challenges and improvements ahead for the modern business service organizations in Poland and the CEE countries.

One of the keynotes addressed the impact of Brexit on the sector’s development. The special guests included Condoleezza Rice, who talked about the risks and opportunities for the global economy in the context of the current geopolitical shifts, and Mateusz Morawiecki, Deputy Prime Minister of Poland and Minister of Development, who spoke about foreign investments in the sustainable development plan for Poland.

During the Senior Executive Breakfast for the BPO/SSC leaders, Ewa Don-Siemion, CDZ Partner, talked about the impact of recent changes in the political and legal environment for foreign investments in the BPO/SSC sectors in Poland, with a particular emphasis on the influence of these changes on the labor market and employer rights. 

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PRESS RELEASES

press releases

Transactions

CDZ advises Capital Partners S.A. on a new technology market investment

CDZ has advised two funds managed by TFI Capital Partners S.A. (a subsidiary of Capital Partners S.A.) on assuming shares in Orbitvu Sp. z o.o. and becoming a part of the Orbitvu Group. The two funds were: CP Closed Investment Fund (with its subfunds CP Private Equity and CP Absolute Return) and Capital Partners Investment I FIZ.

Orbitvu Sp. z o.o. is the holding company in a group consisting of companies based in the United Kingdom and Germany.

The transaction was coordinated by Maciej Kotlicki, Partner, assisted by Małgorzata Sas-Madej, an advocate specializing in M&A deals and capital markets law.

CDZ advises Capital Park Group on setting up a joint venture with Akron Group for a shopping center in Swarzędz

CDZ has advised Capital Park Group, an investor and developer on the real estate market, on setting up a joint venture with the Akron Group, an Austrian capital group that invests in office, logistics and retail properties, in order to modernize the ETC shopping center in the town of Swarzędz, Poland.

CDZ carried out a due diligence investigation of the real estate and the joint venture company, developed the transaction structure in cooperation with tax advisors, and prepared and negotiated the joint venture agreement, organizational documents and the financing structure within the capital group.

The CDZ team was coordinated by Szymon Skiendzielewski, Partner, and Aleksandra Szyszko-Kamińska, an attorney-at-law specializing in M&A deals.

CDZ lawyers also advised the joint venture company on securing bank financing for the modernization of the ETC shopping center.

This deal is not the first transaction between the Capital Park Group and the Akron Group. Last year CDZ advised Capital Park Group on the set-up of a joint venture to redevelop the ETC shopping center in Gdańsk (renamed Galeria Zaspa).

CDZ advises Fox International Group Limited on the acquisition of a 100% share in Salmo Sp. z o.o.

CDZ has advised Fox International Group Limited, Europe’s largest fishing tackle company, in the process of acquiring a 100% share in Salmo Sp. z o.o., one of the largest global manufacturers of fishing lures.

Fox International is owned and managed by the private equity funds Mayfair Equity Partners (majority) and Next Wave Partners.

CDZ legal team was led by Maciej Kotlicki, Partner, who coordinated with Aleksandra Petrykowska, an attorney-at-law specializing in M&A deals.

The partnership between the two companies is designed to significantly increase Fox’s presence in the hunting and fishing goods market. 

CDZ advises SaveCartTM on an equity investment

CDZ has advised SaveCartTM, a new marketing technology start-up, in the process of an equity investment in the company. As a result of the transaction, the start-up’s inventors have acquired a 15% stake, whilst the founding shareholders have retained the remaining shares.

During the transaction, CDZ represented SaveCartTM in negotiations with the investor and was responsible for the drafting all transaction documents.

The CDZ team was headed by Aleksandra Szyszko-Kamińska, an attorney-at-law specializing in M&A deals, and Eliza Szulc-Sierańska, an attorney-at-law providing legal corporate advice.

SaveCartTM, managed by Rafał Gawłowski, one of its founders, provides e-stores eith a service to increase the value of a customer’s shopping cart and to help bring his or her transaction to a close, addressing e-retailers’ frequent complaints about customers withdrawing from their online shopping at the final stage.

CDZ advises Centrum Mobilnych Technologii Mobiltek S.A on the sale of its shares

CDZ has advised the former owner of Centrum Mobilnych Technologii Mobilitek S.A., Solser Management Limited, on the sale of 100% of the shares in the company (together with a group of companies including, among others, Eurokoncept Sp. z o.o. and Dotpay S.A.) to MCI Private Ventures FIZ (a closed investment fund). 

As part of the transaction, CDZ represented the shareholders in negotiations with the buyer and was responsible for the drafting of the transaction documents, including a shareholders’ agreement on exit from the group of companies and a share sale agreement.

The CDZ team was headed by Szymon Skiendzielewski, Partner, supported by Małgorzata Sas-Madej, an advocate specializing in M&A deals and capital markets law.

Rankings

ifl
CDZ and its lawyers ranked by The IFLR1000

In the 2017 edition we have been recommended in the Banking, and Capital Markers – Debt practice areas. Maciej Kotlicki has been also distinguished as a leading lawyer in Poland. 

Chambers Europe
CDZ and its lawyers ranked by Chambers Europe 2016

In this year’s ranking CDZ has been ranked in four categories: Corporate and M&A; Private Equity; TMT; and Employment. Several our lawyers have been shortlisted, including Andrzej Chajec in the field of Corporate and M&A and Private Equity, and Andrzej Abramczuk in the field of TMT.

Quotes from our clients:

- Corporate and M&A: “The team is flexible with timing: able to do things on the spot or in a short timescale."

- Private equity: "It is a small but professionally run firm, with a number of very experienced lawyers. It offers very good prices for a very good quality of work."

- TMT: "The team was brilliant in the way in which it found complex solutions for problems. "

 "There is no excessive admin or formalisation. The team specifically and effectively deals with matters. " 

the legal 500
CDZ and its lawyers ranked by The Legal 500 EMEA 2016

In this year’s ranking CDZ has been ranked in eight categories: TMT; Employment; Commercial, Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution, Banking and Finance, Restructuring and Insolvency and Competition/Antitrust.

Seven CDZ lawyers have also been recommended in their areas of expertise, including Andrzej Chajec, Ewa Don-Siemion, Krzysztof Żyto, Andrzej Abramczuk, Piotr Kryczek, Maciej Kotlicki and Jolanta Okoniecka.

CDZ short-listed as “Law Firm of the Year” at the 6th annual “EuropaProperty Investment & Green Building Awards, the region’s premier event dedicated to investment, development and sustainability throughout CEE

The CEE Investment & Green Building Awards are dedicated to the evolving investment and sustainable development opportunities that are presenting themselves to the market in the region. This year’s CEE Investment & Green Building Awards presentation will feature the top performing investors and companies in the commercial real estate industry, as well as the leading sustainable office developments and law firms.

Andrzej Chajec, CDZ Managing Partner, ranked by Best Lawyers 2016

Best Lawyers has named Andrzej Chajec as one of the best lawyers in Poland in the field of merger and acquisitions law and corporate law.

Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected international legal rankings. The methodology is based on a compilation of peer-review surveys in which leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their colleagues within the same geographical region and legal practice area.

Misc

Weronika Papucewicz interviewed by Rzeczpospolita Daily’s “RZECZoPRAWIE” program

Weronika Papucewicz, a CDZ lawyer, was hosted by Mateusz Rzemek in his program on 14 November 2016 to comment on why the long-awaited legal changes to permit the financial sector to vet job candidates have been scrapped. According to the “Morawiecki Plan”, the bill proposing 100 changes to the legal business environment, entities subject to financial supervision were to be allowed to ask candidates about their criminal records. 

CDZ Lex Torpedoes running team on the run

For the second consecutive year our running team, Lex Torpedoes, took part in a charity event, the Warsaw Business Run, completing 5x4.2 km and reaching the finish with a total time of 01:44:38. This placed us in 190th place (out of 690 teams participating), improving on last year’s result by 58 places.

We are also a strategic partner of the run – we provide legal assistance to the Poland Business Run Foundation that organizes the annual event. 

Weronika Papucewicz interviewed by Rzeczpospolita Daily’s “RZECZoPRAWIE” program

Weronika Papucewicz, a CDZ lawyer, was invited by Mateusz Rzemek onto his program on 1 June 2016 to comment on employee rights related to parenting. Weronika talked about how employers and employees can regulate matters related to exercising parental rights without harming their mutual relationships. The interview focused primarily on maternity and parental leave. Weronika also presented the best solutions employers apply in this area.

CDZ Supports the Pro Bono Program of the Polish Society of Anti-Discrimination Law

In June 2016, CDZ and the Polish Society of Anti-Discrimination Law (PSADL) signed a cooperation agreement under which CDZ will provide free-of-charge legal support in cases related to human rights, and in particular to afford legal protection against unwarranted unequal treatment.

The cooperation concerns cases of discrimination based on gender, age, disability, race or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, sexual identity, religion, denomination or non-belief. It also covers unlawful unequal treatment in such areas as labor and employment, access to goods and services, education, healthcare or social welfare.

As part of the cooperation, CDZ will represent persons referred by the PSADL before common courts, the Supreme Court, administrative courts, law enforcement agencies, public administration bodies, the European Court of Human Rights and other international authorities whose task is to protect the rights and liberties of individuals.

The CDZ lawyers involved in the project include Ewa Don-Siemion and Piotr Kryczek, Partners, and Weronika Papucewicz.

Ewa Don-Siemion Participates in Mentors4Starters Program Organized by Global Shapers Warsaw Hub

The Mentors4Starters program was conceived and organized by Global Shapers Warsaw Hub, part of an international network based in the largest global cities. The Global Shapers Community was set up by the World Economic Forum. The key objective of the Mentors4Starters foundation is to promote mentoring in Poland for those intending to launch their own start-ups or planning a career in corporate or international organizations..

As part of the program, Ewa Don-Siemion will share her expertise, tools and knowledge of the business services sector, legal services outsourcing and advice to international companies on Polish labor law.

Tytuł INSIGHTS

INSIGHTS

INSIGHTS

2016/10
INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE LEGAL GUIDES | Telecoms, Media & Internet Law 2016

The guide provides an overview of the EU Regulatory Framework for electronic communications and services in the EU Member States, as well as a broad overview of the relevant law and regulations in 34 jurisdictions. CDZ contributed to the Poland chapter

Available on-line:
2016/10
INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE LEGAL GUIDES | Employment & Labour Law 2016

The guide covers common issues in employment and labour law and regulations, including terms and conditions of employment, employee representation, discrimination, maternity and family leave rights and business sales, in 43 jurisdictions. CDZ contributed to the Poland chapter.

Available on-line:
2016/11
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.

2015
INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE LEGAL GUIDES | Telecoms, Media & Internet Law 2015

The guide provides an overview of the EU Regulatory Framework for electronic communications and services in the EU Member States, as well as a broad overview of common issues in telecoms, media and internet laws and regulations in 37 jurisdictions. CDZ contributed to the Poland chapter.

Download it here
http://cdz.com.pl/ICLG-Empl...

2015
INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE LEGAL GUIDES | Employment & Labour Law 2015

The guide provides a comprehensive legal analysis of labor and employment laws and regulations in 34 jurisdictions. Among others, it examines issues when structuring international employment arrangements for multinational companies and high-stakes Equal Employment Opportunity Commission class action litigation in America. CDZ contributed to the Poland chapter.

Download it here
http://cdz.com.pl/ICLG...

INSIGHTS

2017/01
JANUARY LABOUR LAW UPDATE

Polish employees may organize representation in a few ways. The power of employees depends on the kind of representative body present in the company. As long as employee representatives, works councils, EWCs or trade unions cooperate with employer they may be a constructive partner in carrying on the social dialogue. But representatives may become a problem when they attempt to abuse their powers. What are their rights and the related duties of employers?

2016/11
NOVEMBER LABOUR LAW UPDATE presented by Aspire and CDZ

Under Polish law employers cannot verify the criminal records of job candidates unless they are recruiting for positions where the law requires a clean criminal record. This limitation results in a material threat to the interests of consumers using the services of banks and other financial institutions in which Polish employees do not undergo vetting procedures.

2016/10
OCTOBER LABOUR LAW UPDATE presented by Aspire and CDZ

A non-compete contract that survives the termination of employment does not automatically transfer in the event of a transfer of the business establishment. This lack of transfer may have serious consequences. 

2016/09
SEPTEMBER LABOUR LAW UPDATE presented by Aspire and CDZ

An employment contract, whether for a trial period, definite or indefinite term, may be terminated with notice both by an employee and an employer. Generally, during the notice period, the employee must work for the employer whereas the employer must pay remuneration for the entire notice period to the employee.

2016/07
JULY LABOUR LAW UPDATE presented by Aspire and CDZ

When introducing bonuses as an additional element of remuneration, the entitlement criteria must be specified in detail to mitigate the risk of disputes with employees. 

INSIGHTS

Rzeczpospolita 2017/01/12
LABOR LAW
Staff representatives must be at least heard
Weronika Papucewicz

Some decisions of employers need only to be consulted with a body representing employees, but implementation of these decisions without such consultations may be invalid.

Rzeczpospolita 2017/01/05
COPYRIGHTS
Acquisition of copyrights from contractors
Karolina Nowak-Różycka

To accept a work created by a contractor under a civil law contract is not enough to acquire copyrights to that work. It is particularly important in firms whose business is based on creativity, such as advertising agencies or IT companies.

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Rzeczpospolita 2016/12/23
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT LAW
Appeals against rulings of the National Appeals Chamber
Aleksandra Hulewicz

Before entrepreneurs pay a court fee and begin to draft an appeal, they must make sure that the ruling of the National Appeals Chamber they plan to appeal against is appealable in this procedure.

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Rzeczpospolita 2016/12/02
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT LAW
Some errors of the National Appeals Chamber can be rectified
Aleksandra Hulewicz

Entrepreneurs losing a case before the National Appeals Chamber have one more option open to them: file an appeal with a court of law.

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Rzeczpospolita 2016/11/25
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT LAW
What decisions are made by the National Appeals Chamber?
Aleksandra Hulewicz

When an entrepreneur is convinced that a contracting entity has violated the law and is considering filing an appeal with the National Appeals Chamber, he or she must know what type of decision may be delivered.

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Rzeczpospolita 2016/11/17
COPYRIGHTS
Employees as Creators
Krzysztof Chyba

Under the law, employers acquire copyrights to works created by employees. However, such works are not always owned by the employer, and copyrights may in certain circumstances return to employees.

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.

CDZ

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 a second language will be an additional asset. We offer monthly paid internships with a possibility to extend.

CURRENT OPENINGS
Job description:

CDZ Krakow office is looking for a lawyer


Job description:

  • Date-to-day legal services and advice on labor law and corporate law
  • Advice on civil, commercial and business law
  • Drafting opinions, reports, contracts, motions and official filings
  • Interaction with English speaking clients
  • Interaction with public administration bodies


Requirements

  • University degree in law
  • A minimum experience of 3 years as a lawyer in a law firm
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Practical experience
  • Ability to draft documents
  • Availability, independence and ability to perform under pressure
  • Good interpersonal skills


What we offer

  • Employment in a national law firm with a well-established market position in Krakow and Warsaw
  • Work in a team of ambitious professionals
  • Work for multinational clients
  • Work in English


Email your CV and a cover letter to cv@cdz.com.pl

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)

CAREER

DÓŁ ZAKŁADKI PRACA

ADMINISTRATION & HR DIRECTOR

Magdalena Pietura
CV@cdz.com.pl

CONTACT

MEDIA CONTACT
Diana Tavera
diana.tavera@cdz.com.pl

Warsaw
ul. Zajęcza 15
00-351 Warsaw
Poland
t: +48 22 492 40 00
f: +48 22 492 40 01
warsaw@cdz.com.pl

Krakow
ul. Słowackiego 64
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