Contracts and civil law
We specialize in preparing and interpreting the most complex, inter-branch, bilateral and multilateral contracts. Our lawyers have wide experience in negotiating particular contractual clauses as well as in their “neutralization” in specific economic situations. There are many entities that have used the services of our lawyers in this particular area, including: KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A., Efekt Sp. z o.o., Provident Polska S.A., JUUL Labs Inc., JD Sp. z o.o., KRD BIG S.A.
We provide comprehensive legal services during administrative audits directed at both entrepreneurs and public administration authorities. We specialize in audits conducted by the Supreme Audit Office [PL: Najwyższa Izba Kontroli] (our lawyers advised both on the side of the auditors and those audited). We also represent clients in audit proceedings conducted by regulatory authorities (The Polish Financial Supervision Authority [PL: Komisja Nadzoru Finansowego], the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection [PL: Urząd Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów], Office of Electronic Communications [PL: Urząd Komunikacji Elektronicznej], Energy Regulatory Office [PL: Urząd Regulacji Energetyki], Office of Rail Transport [PL: Urząd Transportu Kolejowego], The National Broadcasting Council [PL: Krajowa Rada Radiofonii i Telewizji]). We also do not avoid audit proceedings conducted by the National Revenue Administration [PL: Krajowa Administracja Skarbowa].
Negotiations and transactions
We provide legal services in terms of the entire process of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as well as all types of investor and joint-venture transactions and the resulting concentration of entrepreneurs. We also take part in negotiations and advise at the stage of creating a strategy and negotiation tactics. Our lawyers are proud to participate in plenty of such projects, including advising entities such as: Industrial Development Agency JSC [PL: Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A.] and companies from the ARP group, KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A., PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna.
Legal audits of companies
We provide comprehensive legal services aimed at a holistic analysis of both private and listed companies, including the acquisition of company assets and entire enterprises also in terms of due diligence carried out as part of the transaction process. Our lawyers have participated in essential projects within this particular area, such as: Industrial Development Agency JSC [PL: Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A.], SPV Operator sp. z o.o., Centrum Bankowo-Finansowe „Nowy Świat” S.A., former Ministry of Sport and Tourism.
We provide comprehensive legal services in the field of public procurement law advising both contractors as well as ordering parties. We represent clients in proceedings before the National Appeals Chamber [PL: Krajowa Izba Odwoławcza]. We advise on the reorganization of purchasing processes, including the Shared Services Center [PL: Centrum Usług Wspólnych] operating in capital groups. The knowledge of our lawyers has already been used by such entities as: Postgraduate Medical Education Center [PL: Centrum Medyczne Kształcenia Podyplomowego], the Polish History Museum in Warsaw [PL: Muzeum Historii Polski], Narodowe Centrum Sportu sp. z o.o, Polish Development Fund S.A. [PL: Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A.], PFR Ventures sp. z o. o., Polish Investment and Trade Agency [PL: Polska Agencja Inwestycji i Handlu S.A.], Pomorska Kolej Metropolitalna S.A., PL.2012 sp. z o.o., LOTAMS sp. z o.o., PKP S.A., PKP Energetyka S.A., Integrated Solutions Sp. z o.o., PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A., PGE Obrót S.A., PGE Energia Odnawialna S.A., PGNiG Energia S.A., Polenergia Dystrybucja sp.z o.o.
Concessions, permits and licences
Our lawyers are specialized experts with wide knowledge and substantial practical experience in the most complex administrative and the so-called hybrid proceedings (especially in terms of concessions, permits and licences). We also have a background in representing our clients in proceedings that are related to extraordinary methods of verifying administrative decisions and audit proceedings before administrative courts.
Real estate and investment and construction process
We provide legal services in the field of investing in real estates and their turnover. Our specialization in this particular area is undoubtedly comprehensive legal counselling in terms of investment and construction process. We also advise on the management of real estates owned by the State Treasury [PL: Skarb Państwa] and local government units.
Information protection and cybersecurity
We conduct legal audits in the field of GDPR and internal regulations required for the national cybersecurity system. We represent clients in proceedings conducted by the President of the Personal Data Protection Office [PL: Urząd Ochrony Danych Osobowych]. We advise operators of both essential services and digital services. We support the implementation of procedures required by CSIRT of the Ministry of National Defence [PL: CSIRT MON], NASK – National Research Institute [PL: NASK] and GOV.
Competition and consumer protection
We provide comprehensive legal services in the field of competition protection and combating unfair competition. Our lawyers have wide experience in conducting proceedings before the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection [PL: Urząd Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów] and the Court of Competition and Consumer Protection [PL: Sąd Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów]. They represented such entities as: Provident Polska S.A., Supreme Medical Chamber [PL: Naczelna Izba Lekarska], Polish Chamber of Statutory Auditors [PL: Krajowa Izba Biegłych Rewidentów].
We provide legal services to entrepreneurs operating on financial markets. Our lawyers have advised on multi-segment transactions of the broadly understood financial markets (such as money, capital, currency, derivatives, deposit and credit or loan markets). The experience of our lawyers was used by such entities as, for example, the Warsaw Stock Exchange [PL: Giełda Papierów Wartościowych S.A], the National Depository for Securities [PL: Krajowy Depozyt Papierów Wartościowych S.A.], PKO Bank Polski S.A., Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A., Provident S.A.
Administrative regulations constitute the basis for the interests and professional development of our lawyers. We provide comprehensive legal services in the field of proceedings before the so-called regulatory authorities. In particular, our lawyers have extensive knowledge and wide experience in proceedings conducted by the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection [PL: Urząd Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów], the President of the National Broadcasting Council’s Office [PL: Krajowa Rady Radiofonii i Telewizji], the Polish Financial Supervision Authority [PL: Komisja Nadzoru Finansowego], the President of the Energy Regulatory Office [PL: Urząd Regulacji Energetyki], the President of the Office of Electronic Communications [PL: Urząd Komunikacji Elektronicznej], the President of the Office of Rail Transport [PL: Urząd Transportu Kolejowego], the President of the Civil Aviation Authority [PL: Urząd Lotnictwa Cywilnego], Chief Sanitary Inspector [PL: Główny Inspektor Sanitarny], Chief Pharmaceutical Inspector [PL: Główy Inspektor Farmaceutyczy], Chief Inspector of Environmental Protection [PL: Główy Inspektor Ochrony Środowiska].
Our litigation team was comprised of experienced lawyers practicing in this classic legal specialization in the previously operating Elżanowski Cherka & Wąsowski Law Firm. We represent clients in multifaceted, complex court disputes of an economic nature. The trial experience of our lawyers is already counted in thousands of court cases, where they represented clients in classic civil, economic, labour and administrative court cases as well as in arbitration and highly publicised criminal trials.
We provide services to entrepreneurs related to the recovery and debt collection resulting from unpaid invoices, unfulfilled contracts, rent arrears, unpaid leasing installments, unpaid insurance policies, overdue loans or credits, contractual penalties, etc. During individual stages of the debt collection process we cooperate with the group of the best experts gathered in the SOS Finance Sp. z o.o group.
Comprehensive legal services in matrimonial matters with special emphasis on proceedings for a declaration of marriage annulment. Our law firm’s experts represent the parties before church courts, help in the preparation of pleadings, provide consultations and prepare requests for marriage annulment, edit responses to the complainant’s request to declare marriage annulment, edit pleadings related to the determination or amendment of formula of doubt, prepare a full analysis of the case files and edit comments after publication of the case files, edit responses to the comments of the Defender of the Matrimonial Tie [PL: Obrońca Węzła Małżeńskiego], draw up appeals to higher courts, including the Apostolic Tribunal of the Roman Rota [PL: Trybunał Roty Rzymskiej]. In addition to church marriage law, the law firm’s experts provide legal counselling on inheritance law and provide legal assistance to church legal entities, including church foundations and associations.
WLP Legal does not conduct tax advisory practice on its own. However, within the scope of tax practice our Law Firm cooperates with the best in this field – the Skłodowscy Tax Consulting Company [PL: Kancelaria Podatkowa Skłodowscy]. Experts from the Skłodowscy Capital Group are able to quickly and optimally solve any tax and accounting issues