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Legal assistance in forensic procedures / crisis response

The Law Firm of D. Dobkowski LP renders legal services covering identification of frauds and economic offences. In the course of our examination of factual circumstances that give rise to doubts we analyze causes of any malpractice, and then recommend and implement internal procedures aimed at preventing their occurrence. We also provide comprehensive legal advice with reference to legal consequences of the identified frauds or economic offences.

We also provide comprehensive legal advice with reference to legal consequences of the identified frauds or economic offences.

Our services cover in particular the following matters:

  • identifying the abuses and offences committed,
  • gathering evidence for the purposes of court proceedings connected with the abuses and offences committed,
  • recommending legal measures falling within the scope of penal, civil and labor law proceedings in connection with the identified abuses and offences,
  • cooperation with the law enforcement authorities,
  • representation in court proceedings concerning the abuses and offences committed,
  • providing recommendation and support concerning the implementation of abuse and offence prevention procedures,
  • carrying out legal audit aimed at identifying factors instigating the fraud risk,
  • providing legal assistance during internal audits, including assistance in audits verifying consistence with personal data protection and labor law requirements,
  • analyzing and assessing corporate policies and documents as to the risk of occurrence of abuses and offences,
  • conducting trainings on identification of abuses and offences, and counteracting their occurrence.

Legal audits offered by our Law Firm are usually combined with financial audit carried out by the KPMG finance and cash flow experts. Findings made in the course of such review proved efficient in the penal and/or civil law proceedings instituted by our Clients against abuse or offence perpetrators.

Dividend-Paying Capacity Confirmation

Payments to companies’ shareholders may be made on the following legal grounds:

  • dividend, including an advance payment towards a dividend in the course of a financial year;
  • fee for the shares redeemed;
  • liquidation amount;
  • reimbursement of additional payments;
  • reimbursement of loans granted by shareholders.

All the above-mentioned payments may be made only and exclusively in accordance with the terms and conditions specified in the Commercial Companies Code and the Accounting Act. Liable for the correctness of settlements in that respect are members of the management board that, along with the shareholders, guarantee it with their personal property. Claims against management board members may be made by the company or – in the event of insolvency – also creditors or an official receiver.

In practice, there occur situations, when the dividend paying capacity must be established and confirmed by an independent entity. Such a need arises when:

  • there is a difference of opinions within the management board, or between the management board and the shareholders, concerning the dividend-paying capacity, its legal admissibility, amount and influence on the working capital required;
  • stakeholders (shareholders or creditors) require an independent entity’s confirmation of existence of the dividend-paying capacity and indication when a dividend is claimable from a company;
  • there exist doubts whether historically established capitals may serve as payment sources;
  • the management board needs a formal confirmation of its operation in accordance with the company’s articles of association / bylaws and observance of due diligence within the scope of confirmation.

KPMG Assistance

KPMG employs experts that specialize in the fields of law, corporate finance and accounting, and that – within the agreed scope – carry out analytical works and draw up a report confirming the company’s dividend-paying capacity within the above-mentioned scope.

The report records analyses of the balance sheet and the historical documents that constitute the grounds for creating the company’s capitals with a view to determining admissibility of payments and their amount.

The scope of analytical works may cover an assessment of justifiability of payments to shareholders, determination of the company’s need for cash means and assessment of the payment’s influence on the company’s working capital.

The works are concluded with an issuance of a report on the analysis carried out, wherein the dividend-paying capacity (i.e., capacity of distributing funds to shareholders) is determined.

Banking and finance

The Law Firm of D. Dobkowski LP has long and wide experience in the provision of legal assistance in the field of banking and finance.

Our team is composed of attorneys-at-law and advocates, who are experts in financial markets law and banking law.

Regulatory issues

We advise financial sector institutions intending to launch in Poland their business, consisting in the provision of banking or financial services, in the form of joint stock companies, branches of lending or financial institutions, or as part of their cross-border operation.

Advice to the financial institutions’ Clients

We act on behalf of both, lenders and borrowers, providing our legal advice with reference to products offered by banks or consortia of banks and lending institutions (credit facilities, factoring, cash pooling), agreements for securing bank loan claims, provision of funds for the purchase of shares, debt repayment renegotiation, share redemption, factoring and mortgage loans. Our assistance comprises not only traditional Corporate Finance advice, but also Project Finance advice, where we assist in creating structures and conducting project negotiations.

Insurance

Our Law Firm provides also legal assistance to domestic and international insurance companies operating in Poland, as well as those considering launching such activity there.

We specialize in regulatory issues and system solutions drafting.

We have experience in handling non-typical interdisciplinary projects involving organizational restructuring of insurers, with specific emphasis on the system of sales network management.

We also assist in the issues relating to insurance secret and internal audit at insurance companies.

New personal data protection standards – GDPR dedicated training

ABOUT GDPR

Standards of and the approach to the personal data protection were consolidated in the entire European Union.

Adoption in 2016 of the Regulation 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR) is a major change in the scope of personal data protection.

Apart from the GDPR regulation, applicable will also be domestic regulations and guidelines.

Time for changes

The GDPR will apply from 25 May 2018.

This is the deadline, by which organizations must be ready with all their preparations to the compliance with GDPR.

In order to comply with the amended provisions, organizations are required to introduce numerous organizational and information technology solutions.

Key changes

  • New conditions for obtaining consent
  • New rights granted to natural persons
  • Privacy by Design & by Default
  • Obligatory cases of appointment of a data protection officer (DPO)
  • Obowiązkowe przypadki powołania Inspektora Danych Osobowych (DPO)
  • Obligatory reporting of breaches concerning personal data protection

A failure to comply with new provisions will expose an organization (controllers and processors) to a risk of being imposed a fine of up to EUR 10-20 million or up to 2%-4% of its annual global turnover.

About the training

A change of approach to the personal data protection will require a thorough understanding of new principles.

Lawyers of D.Dobkowski sp.k., a law firm associated with KPMG, help organizations to respond to legislation changes.

We are ready to provide you with a training session tailored to your needs.

The course is addressed in particular to managerial staff, persons responsible for personal data protection and processing, data and IT security.

Italian Desk

Chi siamo

Gli antichi Romani usavano dire „clara non sunt interpretanda”, e cioè che le disposizioni formulate in modo chiaro non hanno bisogno di essere interpretate. L’economia moderna è regolata da migliaia di norme giuridiche che purtroppo spesso divergono sensibilmente dall’ideale classico di semplicità e coerenza.

Da quasi 20 anni lo Studio KPMG D. Dobkowski svolge un ruolo di primo piano per quanto attiene ai servizi di assistenza e consulenza legale per imprenditori, polacchi e esteri, nelle transazioni stipulate in tutti i settori dell’economia. La nostra squadra è composta da oltre 40 specialisti, la maggioranza dei quali è abilitata all’esercizio della professione di avvocato.

Le conoscenze interdisciplinari dei nostri professionisti, basate sulla comprensione integrale dello sfondo economico dei progetti e unite all’approccio pragmatico che lo Studio dedica alla risoluzione dei problemi, costituiscono la garanzia della massima qualità dei servizi prestati a tutte le tipologie di Clientela.

La ricerca, quindi, di una forma chiara e comprensibile da attribuire alle interpretazioni delle norme giuridiche complicate e, purtroppo, spesso troppo contorte, è alla base della nostra attività e viene apprezzata dalla nostra Clientela.

Il nostro Studio è a completa disposizione della Clientela presso i propri uffici siti in Varsavia, Poznań, Cracovia e Łódź.

Nos services

Di seguito presentiamo un elenco dei principali settori nei quali operiamo:

  • diritto societario
  • diritto immobiliare / edilizio
  • finanza e attività bancaria
  • contrattualistica
  • tutela della concorrenza e incentivi pubblici
  • fusioni e acquisizioni
  • mercato dei capitali
  • controversie giudiziarie, procedure arbitrali, gestione del rischio
  • proprietà intellettuale e industriale
  • procedure fallimentari e concorsuali
  • diritto geologico e minerario / gas di scisto (shale gas)
  • telecomunicazioni /nuove tecnologie /IT
  • settore dell’Energia (convenzionale e rinnovabile)
  • diritto del lavoro
  • diritto dell’Unione Europea
  • bandi di gara e appalti pubblici
  • tutela dell’ambiente
  • protezione della salute (healthcare) e diritto farmaceutico
  • responsabilità penale dei soggetti collettivi/membri degli organi sociali
  • Forensic/supporto identificazioni frodi / gestione di emergenze

Per quanto attiene a eventuali tematiche che richiedono consultazioni specialistiche nell’ambito finanziario, contabile e fiscale, collaboriamo strettamente con i colleghi specialisti del Network KPMG.

Il nostro studio dedica particolare importanza e attenzione alla formazione di una relazione di partnership di lungo termine con la propria clientela, basata, tra l’altro, su una profonda conoscenza dei meccanismi economici dell’economia moderna.

A tal fine, insieme ai colleghi del Network KPMG, abbiamo creato una struttura nell’ambito della quale le singole e peculiari esigenze della clientela sono supportate da un gruppo selezionato di consulenti in possesso delle conoscenze specialistiche nell’ambito di:

  • servizi finanziari
  • edilizia e immobili
  • automotive
  • beni di consumo
  • private equity
  • settore chimico / farmaceutico
  • energia e risorse naturali
  • amministrazione pubblica, infrastrutture e protezione della salute (healthcare)
  • tecnologie informative, mass media, telecomunicazioni
  • trasporto, spedizioni e logistica
  • ricerche e analisi di mercato

Tenuto conto delle necessità della Clientela straniera abbiamo creato dei gruppi interdisciplinari che offrono consulenza nelle rispettive lingue nazionali nell’ambito dei cosiddetti “desk” dedicati:

  • French Desk
  • German Desk
  • Russian Desk
  • China Practice
  • Japanese Practice

L’applicazione, nello svolgimento dell’attività quotidiana, dei principi del codice deontologico forense e l’osservanza delle esigenze imposte dalla Commissione Americana per i Titoli e gli Scambi (US SEC), garantiscono il rispetto dei massimi standard professionali ed etici.

Altre aree della nostra attività

Le consulenze complessivamente fornite dalla KPMG, unite alle nostre profonde conoscenze settoriali, aiutano i clienti a sfruttare pienamente le possibilità di sviluppo e a limitare i rischi connessi all’esercizio dell’attività economica.

Esperti della KPMG mettono a disposizione della Clientela rapporti e analisi che riguardano problematiche di sostanziale importanza per gli imprenditori. Predisponiamo anche una nostra periodica pubblicazione denominata “Legal Newsletter” trattando nel dettaglio le modifiche delle disposizioni di legge e pubblicando notizie relative ad argomenti di sicuro interesse per la nostra Clientela.

I nostri legali sono spesso invitati da diversi Mass Media per presentare interpretazioni e commenti relativi a modifiche in corso nei singoli rami del diritto che possano avere un impatto importante sull’attività delle imprese. In aggiunta, i nostri legali vengono regolarmente invitati a numerose conferenze e seminari in Polonia e all’estero in veste di esperti di riferimento.

Corsi di formazione e workshop riguardanti le complesse questioni giuridiche connesse all’esercizio dell’attività economica vengono ciclicamente organizzati dal nostro Studio. Vorremmo per ultimo segnalare la nostra adesione ormai pluriennale a progetti di tipo non profit e alle attività pro bono.

Protection of competition and state aid

For many years, the competition law and state aid team of D. Dobkowski LP Law Firm has been providing advisory services connected with anti-monopoly regulations, relating to horizontal and vertical agreements executed between undertakings (including in particular those connected with the execution of distribution agreements).

Agreements and dominant position

We render comprehensive advisory services in the area of managing cartel cases, including the application of leniency, and the cases relating to the abuse of the dominant position.

We also conduct due diligence analyses of businesses as regards their compliance with the competition law and review the contractual provisions in terms of compliance.

Concentrations

The Law Firm provides advisory services relating to concentrations of undertakings, including those relating to sales of shares, company mergers, divisions and takeovers of companies, as well as joint venture agreements, including in particular proceedings before the Polish Competition and Consumer Protection Office and the European Commission.

State aid

Our Law Firm offers services in the area of state aid to the beneficiaries as well as the granting authorities and competitors of the state aid beneficiaries.

Counteracting unfair competition and protecting collective interest of consumers

We provide legal assistance in counteracting unfair competition and in cases involving infringement of collective interest of consumers; in particular we analyse certain market practices in the light of the provisions of law in force and represent our Clients in disputes, including those before common courts and the Competition and Consumer Protection Office.

Support in adapting to the new EU solutions in the field of anti-money laundering and terrorist financing

As of 13 July 2018 the new law on anti- money laundering and terrorist financing comes into force (the New AML Act), which implements regulations of the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) 2015/849 of 20 May 2015 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing (commonly referred to as the 4th AML Directive). The new regulations make the obliged entities implement appropriate changes to their internal regulations (including, e.g., new risk assessment rules, modified provisions on application of financial security measures) and adopt new regulations for the group. The New AML Act includes also a number of transitional and adapting provisions.

The Law Firm D. Dobkowski offers you comprehensive assistance in the area of the new AML regulations, including in particular:

  • Analysis of the obliged entity’s status in order to identify its obligations under the New AML Act and define the scope of indispensable changes in the internal AML procedures;
  • Assistance in preparing or changing internal regulations and group regulations adjusted to new AML Act requirements;
  • Conduct of legal audit in companies in order to evaluate the range and manner of realization of the notification obligation towards the Central Register of Beneficial Owners;
  • Representation of the obliged entities before the supervisory authorities.

Russian Desk

О компании

Древние римляне говорили: «clara non sunt interpretanda», что означает: «ясные законы не толкуются». Современная экономика регулируется тысячами юридических норм, которые, к сожалению, сильно отличаются от классического идеала простоты и единства права.

На протяжении последних двадцати лет наша Юридическая компания KPMG D.Dobkowski осуществляет правовое сопровождение сделок, заключаемых ключевыми польскими и иностранными инвесторами практически во всех отраслях экономики. Наша команда состоит из 40 юристов,

большинство из которых являются лицензированными адвокатами или юрисконсультами.

Междисциплинарные знания наших юристов, основанные на понимании экономических условий проектов, с которым мы работаем, помноженные на прагматичный подход к решению проблем, гарантируют высокое качество оказываемых услуг.

Наши клиенты особенно ценят принятый у нас принцип придавать четкую и простую форму интерпретациям сложных и неоднозначных правовых норм.

Мы оказываем юридические услуги и проводим консультации в наших офисах в Варшаве, Кракове, Познани и Лодзи.

Услуги

Наша Компания оказывает консалтинговые юридические услуги в следующих областях:

  • корпоративное право
  • недвижимость и строительное право
  • банковское и финансовое дело
  • договорное право (контракты и другие виды договоров)
  • антимонопольное законодательство и государственные субсидии
  • слияние и поглощение компаний
  • рынки капитала (фондовые рынки)
  • судебные тяжбы, арбитражные разбирательства, управление рисками и посредничество
  • право интеллектуальной и промышленной собственности
  • банкротство и реструктуризация
  • геологическое и горное право / сланцевый газ
  • телекоммуникации/ новые технологии/ IT-технологии
  • традиционная и возобновляемая энергетика
  • трудовое право
  • европейское право (право Евросоюза)
  • государственные заказы
  • охрана окружающей среды
  • здравоохранение и лекарственное право
  • уголовная ответственность коллективных субъектов (юридических лиц)/членов руководящих органов
  • юридическая поддержка в случае кризисных ситуаций

Если в процессе работы над проектами возникает необходимость проконсультироваться  с экспертами по финансовым, налоговым или бухгалтерским вопросам, то наши сотрудники оперативно связываются с такими консультантами KPMG. Наша Юридическая компания делает акцент на развитии долгосрочных партнерских отношений с Клиентами, основанных на глубоком знании

механизмов, лежащих в основе современной экономики и функционирования бизнеса.

Для достижения этой цели мы совместно с консультантами KPMG разработали структуру, в рамках которой работают экспертные группы, обладающие специальными знаниями и практическими навыками в сферах:

  • финансовых услуг
  • недвижимости и строительства
  • моторизации
  • потребительского рынка
  • частного акционерного капитала
  • химической/фармацевтической отрасли
  • энергии и природных ресурсов
  • общественного сектора и здравоохранения
  • информационных и коммуникационных технологий, средств массовой информации
  • транспорта и логистики
  • исследований и анализа рынка

Принимая во внимания потребности наших зарубежных клиентов, мы создали многопрофильные команды юристов, которые предоставляют консультации на следующих иностранных языках:

  • французском
  • немецком
  • испанском
  • русском
  • итальянском
  • китайском
  • японском

Соблюдение нашей Компанией принципов юридической деонтологии, а также всех требований, предъявляемых Комитетом по ценным и бумагам и биржам США (US SEC), гарантирует, что мы работаем в соответствии с общепринятыми правовыми и деловыми стандартами.

Иные виды деятельности

Комплексный подход к оказанию консалтинговых услуг, предоставляемых специалистами KPMG, в сочетании глубокими знаниями наших экспертов, помогут нашим клиентам воспользоваться всеми возможностями по развитию бизнеса и ограничению угроз, связанных ведением предпринимательской деятельности.

Мы предоставляем своим клиентам отчеты и анализы, составленные командами экспертов KPMG. При составлении отчетов и анализов мы акцентируем внимание на важных аспектах ведения бизнеса как в Польше, так и во всем мире. Мы также предоставляем нашим клиентам правовой бюллетень „Legal Newsletter”

– периодическое издание, в котором мы описываем изменения в тех сферах законодательства, которые имеют первостепенное значение для наших Клиентов.

Наши юристы выступают в роли консультантов в средствах массовой информации, комментируя тенденции и изменения в законодательстве, которые могут повлиять

на ведение бизнеса. Помимо этого, наши юристы часто приглашаются в качестве экспертов на многочисленные конференции, семинары и т.д..

Кроме того, наша Юридическая компания организует семинары и тренинги, которые затрагивают сложные юридические вопросы, связанные с правовыми аспектами предпринимательской деятельности.

На протяжении многих лет мы также активно участвуем в некоммерческих/благотворительных проектах и бесплатных юридических программах.

China Practice

关于我们

古罗马人曾说过 :“真理无需被阐明”, 意思是清楚的规则不需要解释。然而,当代经济环境已被成百上千的法律条款所约束,早已同传统观念中的简明思想分道扬镳。

近二十年来,KPMG D.Dobkowski 法律事务所,成功处理过

众多波兰和外国顶尖投资者的交易,囊括了几乎所有的经济领域。 我们的团队有四十多名律师,大部分都拥有大律师公会认可的资质。我们的律师具有多学科知识及解决问题务实态度,对于各个项目都会充分了解其所处的经济环境,给客户提供最优质的服务。

我们的客户一直高度赞誉我们的服务原则:即对复杂和模糊 的法律规章,提供正确、清楚、易懂的诠释。

华沙、波兹南、克拉科夫、弗罗茨瓦夫和罗兹,均设有我们的法律事务所办事处。

其他活动

KPMG 的综合咨询服务和专家团队的丰富法律知识可以帮助

客户赢得发展机遇,并消除在商业活动中的各种不利影响。

我公司为客户提供由KPMG专家团队所撰写的各类分析报 告,包括波兰和全球企业家所关注的各类问题。我们还为客户提供定期出版的《法律时事通讯》,其中包括对法律修订案的分析,以及对重要法律议题的分析文章。KPMG D.Dobkowski 法律事务所经常在媒体上论评法律发展趋势和

法律修正案对各个行业的影响,此外,我们的律师也经常以专家身份参加各种会议和研讨会。另外,法律事务所经常举办进修、培训班,以应对商务活动中的复杂法律问题。多年来,除了上述内容,我们还一直积极参与各类公共福利和非赢利性活动。

我们的服务

我们提供的法律咨询服务涵盖以下领域:

  • 企业法和公司支持
  •  房地产和建筑法
  •  银行和金融业
  •  商业协议、贸易合同和契约法
  •  竞争法和国家补贴
  •  兼并和收购
  •  资本市场
  •  诉讼、仲裁和调解
  •  知识产权和工业产权法
  •  破产和复原程序
  •  地质法和采矿法 / 页岩气
  •  电信、新科技和资讯科技法律
  •  能源法
  •  劳动法
  •  欧盟法律
  •  公共采购法
  •  环境保护
  •  医疗保健
  •  集体单位或管理机构成员的刑事责任
  •  法院的/ 危机的应对

我们与KPMG的顾问团队紧密合作,业务中涉及到的金融会计、税务等任何问题都可享受到专业咨询服务。我们的法律事务所致力于发展与客户的长期伙伴关系,其中包括了我们对当代经济机制的透彻认识。基于这一目标,我们与

KPMG咨询团队合作建立了行业驱动型结构,造就了拥有各类行业专业知识和实践技能的专家团队,其中包含:

  • 金融服务
  •  建筑和房地产
  •  汽车工业
  •  消费市场
  •  私募股权
  •  化学品 / 医药品
  •  能源和自然资源
  •  公共部门和医疗保健
  •  信息、通信和媒体
  •  运输、航运和物流
  •  市场调查和分析

为了满足外国客户的各类需求,我们设立了各类多学科团体,能用母语为客户提供咨询服务:

  • 法国业务部
  •  德国业务部
  •  西班牙业务部
  •  俄罗斯业务部
  •  意大利业务部
  •  中国业务部
  •  全球日本业务部法律义务论的原则和美国证券交易委员会要求的条件适用于我们律师事务所的全部行为,确保我们的服务能够符合最高法律和业务标准。

 

Mergers and acquisitions

The Law Firm of D. Dobkowski LP has long experience in the provision of legal advisory services on acquisitions and mergers of companies and their restructuring. Our Cliests are prominent domestic and foreign investors from both private and public sector.

The M&A team is composed of lawyers, who have successfully handled both domestic and international high-status transactions over many years. Each project is handled by a team set specifically for that purpose and comprising lawyers who specialize in applicable branches of law. In addition, we strictly cooperate with KPMG tax and accounting experts, which enables us to provide our Clients with comprehensive and multidisciplinary assistance.

In the M&A area we render comprehensive legal services comprising most often the following:

Due Diligence

We have considerable experience in carrying out due diligence analyses and owner’s reviews (including the so-called vendor’s due diligence), as well as drawing up reports for the purposes of the enterprises’ consolidation/restructuring. Analyses we prepare are aimed at identifying potential legal risks before the investor makes its strategic business decisions. The scope of analyses and the level of their detail is each time agreed with the Client and adjusted to the Client’s needs and specificity of the transaction.

Determining the projected transaction structure and optimization of its costs

Taking into account both legal and tax status of the entities engaged in a certain project, we develop an optimum legal and tax transaction model. Thanks to our cooperation with KPMG tax and accounting experts we ensure a comprehensive approach to the above issues.

Legal assistance in the transaction

The Law Firm provides complete legal assistance in the transactions of all types, i.e., performed on shares and/or businesses or on assets. As part of our legal assistance, we draft relevant agreements, gather the required documentation and support our Clients in the negotiation process. We also provide comprehensive services with reference to the transaction closing and the so-called post-acquisition services.

Employee-related issues

In the course of the transaction or restructuring, we advise our Clients on all employee-related matters as well as issues pertaining to trade unions and collective laboor agreements. Our support covers also existing or planned management remunerating systems.

Transaction financing and refinancing

We offer complex legal support to institutions that finance or refinance transactions. Our services in that respect cover in particular project finance advice. Our lawyers have broad experience in drafting and reviewing finance-related documentation, and providing advice on the required equity contribution.

Post-transaction legal issues

We offer our Clients comprehensive legal assistance as regards any and all issues arising as a result of takeovers or mergers of businesses. The above refers to consolidation, standardization and integration of employment or contract issues within the broadly defined corporate area.

Audit Comitees

The Act on Chartered Accountants, Audit Firms and Public Supervision (Journal of Laws of 6 June 2017, item 1089; hereinafter: the “Act”), passed by the Sejm on 11 May 2017 and aimed at application of Regulation (EU) No 537/2014 on specific requirements regarding statutory audit of public-interest entities, requires that public interest entities which meet the criteria specified in that act, appoint their audit committees. Public interest entities (hereinafter: “PIE”) that at present have their audit committees and those, wherein audit committee’s duties are performed by supervisory boards, will be required to satisfy the new obligations. Any failure to comply with the new provisions is punishable with severe financial sanctions that may be imposed on both, the company and members of its governing bodies.

The Law Firm of D.Dobkowski offers you its comprehensive assistance including in particular:

  • analysis of an entity’s status in order to define its obligations stemming from the new act with reference to setting up an audit committee;
  • assistance in developing policies and procedures concerning selection of an audit firm and provision of additional services by an audit firm, an entity affiliated with an audit firm or a member of its network;
  • assistance in developing regulations specifying the principles of appointment of an audit committee, its composition and rules of operation, or assistance in reviewing the currently applicable regulations;
  • drafting amendments to the company’s bylaws in order to adjust them to the statutory requirements;
  • drafting agreements to be concluded with supervisory board members that are also members of an audit committee.
Kobieta sprawdzająca wykres na ekranie ściennym

Capital markets

In this area we act, among others, for public companies, entities intending to make their initial public offering (IPO) and financial institutions acting on the regulated market, such as brokerage houses, banks and investment funds.

Our Law Firm provides, among others, advisory services concerning issuance and trading in securities as well as performance of disclosure obligations. At the request of our financial sector Clients, we draft, among others, contracts and rules and regulations concerning brokerage activities. We provide legal advice with reference to regulatory issues linked with the operation of financial instruments trading systems. Our considerable experience includes also public companies mergers and delisting.

We address a portion of our services to managerial staff, for whom we create compensation programs tailored to individual needs and conditions, such programs based on financial instruments (the so-called ”management stock options”). We also advise on various issues related to liability for running a public company.

In the scope of capital markets the Law Firm closely cooperates with KPMG finance, banking and tax law experts. We implement numerous advisory projects where economic problems interweave with corporate law and corporate governance issues, such as designing foreign exchange risk management systems or corporate structures optimization with the use of financial instruments.

Japanese Practice

古代ローマの格言には、「定義が明確

な規則は解釈を必要とせず(clara non sunt interpretanda)」というのがあります。残念なことに、様々な法規制に縛られた現代の経済は、この簡潔で一貫性のある古典思想からはかけ

離れています。

KPMG D. Dobkowski法律事務所は、もう20年近く経済のあらゆる分野における取引サービ
スをポーランド及び外国の主要投資家に提供しております。弊社のチームは、主に法律顧問や弁護士な
どの資格を持つ40人以上の法律専門家で構成されております。
学際的な専門知識を持つ専門家が、プロジェクトのビジネス背景を十分に
理解し、問題解決に実践的に取り組むことにより、お客様への最高品質の
サービス提供を保証いたします。
複雑で不明瞭な法規制にわかりやすく明確な解釈を提供することにより、多くのお客様に好評いただいております。
弊社の法律コンサルティングは、ワルシャワ、ポズナン、クラクフ、ヴ
ロツワフ、ウッジの事務所にてご利用いただけます。

サービスのご案内

特に次の分野における法律コンサルティングサービスを提供しております。

  • 会社法/企業向けサービス
  • 不動産・建設法
  • 金融・銀行
  • ビジネスにおける契約/契約法
  • 競争保護・公的支援
  • 合併・買収
  • 資本市場
  • 訴訟・仲裁手続き・リスク管理
  • 知的財産権・工業所有権
  • 破産更生手続き
  • 地質•鉱業法/シェールガス
  • 通信/新技術/ IT
  • 火力発電・原子力発電
  • 労働法
  • EU法
  • 公共調達
  • 環境保護
  • 保健・薬事法
  • 法人/役員の刑事責任
  • 法医学手続き支援/危機対応

金融、会計及び税務分野において専門家の助言が必要な場合は、KPMG のアドバイザーと密接に協力しております。

弊社法律事務所は、現代経済の経済メカニズムに関する深
い知識などに基づき、お客様と長期的な協力関係を築くことを目的とし
ております。この目的を達成するため、次の分野において専門的で実践的な知識を持つ厳選されたコンサルタントチームがサービスを提供するシステムを、KPMGのアドバイザ
ーと共同で編成しております。

  • 金融サービス
  • 建設・不動産
  • 自動車
  • 消費財市場
  • 消費財市場
  • 化学/製薬部門
  • エネルギー・天然資源
  • 行政、インフラ、ヘルスケア
  • 情報技術、メディア、テレコミュニケーション
  • 輸送、海運、物流
  • 市場の研究分析

外国人のお客様のニーズに応え、お客様の母国語で対
応可能な国際チームを用意しております。

  • フランスデスク
  • ドイツデスク
  • スペインデスク
  • ロシアデスク
  • イタリアデスク
  • 中国デスク
  • グローバル日本プラクティス

放送倫理の原則及び米国証券取引委員会(US SEC)の規制要件を日々の活動に適用することにより、最高品質の職業及び倫理基準の提供を保証いたします。

その他の業務

KPMGは、専門知識に基づいた包括的なコンサルティングを提供を通じて、お客様の発展をサポートし、事業に関連するリスクの低減に貢献いたします。

弊社のお客様には、KPMGの専門家チームによる分析とレポート
を提供いたします。これらの刊行物には、ポーランドでの事業における根本的な問題についての記述が掲載されております。弊社
はまた、法改正にあたってのコメント等お客様にとって重要と思われる問題に関する情報が記載された「
リーガルニュースレター」などの定期的な提供も行っており
ます。

弊社事務所の専門家は、法律分野において企業活動に重要な影響を及ぼす可能性のある様々な傾向や変
更について随時メディアにコメントを出しております。また、国内外の様々な会議やセミナーにも
専門家として講義を行っております。
弊社は、企業活動に関連す
る複雑な法的問題をテーマとしたワークショップや研修を開催しております。また、
非営利団体やプロボノ活動のプロジェクトにも長年積
極的に参加しております。

 

Młotek sędziowski na blacie

Litigation, arbitration and risk management

D.Dobkowski LP has a team of advocates and attorneys-at-law with wide experience in domestic and international litigation and arbitration proceedings in virtually all the fields of law and types of proceedings. Our wide experience in these areas covers also representing our Clients before the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.

Litigation we are involved in covers in particular:

Civil and economic cases

  • we provide complex legal services within the scope of drafting all pleas and pleadings, also in proceedings to secure claims and enforcement proceedings, as well as representing the Clients before common courts, the Supreme Court and courts of arbitration, both in Poland and abroad.

Labor law cases

  • we majorly represent employers in proceedings instituted by employees, in particular with reference to payment of remuneration for work, claims referring to dissolution of employment relationship and financial liability of employees.

Administrative cases

  • we represent our Clients in proceedings before administrative authorities, Voivodeship administrative courts and the Supreme Administrative Court, in particular with reference to cases instituted under the construction law, spatial development law, environmental law, tax law and customs code.

Penal cases

  •  our team of experienced advocates handles cases referring to offences against business transactions and proceedings instituted under the penal fiscal code.

We also provide risk management assistance to our Clients through:

  • reviewing company’s organizational and operating structure and mapping key risk areas related to individual responsibility of each of the individual management team members and key personnel,
  • verifying whether the governance and decision making rules within the company allow for a clear allocation of duties and responsibilities among the individual management team members and key personnel.

Conventional and renewable energy

We have extensive experience built on the basis of our cooperation with the biggest Polish power industry. We also provide legal assistance to foreign Clients, planning or starting their business activity in the Polish energy sector.

Our familiarity with the nature of the domestic energy sector and knowledge of its technical conditions enables us to equip our services with a considerable added value.

Our services are always individually tailored to the needs of our Clients and comprises in particular:

Privatization and business ownership transformations

We have extensive experience in providing legal advice on privatization within the energy sector.

Energy enterprises restructuring

We draw up comprehensive legal solutions for restructuring of energy enterprises (amalgamations, divisions, reorganizations of companies and groups of companies).

Renewable energy sources

We render comprehensive advisory services relating to the implementation of investments in the renewable energy sources, such services comprising both conducting that type of investments and purchasing finished projects.

Regulatory issues and litigation

We represent interest of energy enterprises in administrative proceedings before the President of the Polish Energy Regulatory Office and the President of the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, and in litigation relating to the energy law application.

Energy market contracts

We advise in negotiations relating to the supply and distribution agreements, agreements for the sale of fuels and energy as well as interconnection agreements with energy enterprises.

Investment advisory services

We offer also comprehensive legal advisory services with reference to other investments in the energy sector.

Labour Law

The Law Firm of D. Dobkowski LP offers advisory services in all aspects of labour law, in particular within the scope of: establishment and termination of employment relationships, employment reduction (including collective redundancy), takeover of work establishments, matters relating to collective bargaining and relationships with trade unions (among others in the course of privatization and merger procedures), conducting due diligence in the area of labour law and employee benefits.

We provide legal advice on contractual relations between the company and its management board members as well as management staff, we also offer our experience in drawing up so-called managerial contracts.

We represent both employers and employees in employment-related litigation, in particular in cases concerning remuneration for work, claims stemming from termination of employment relationship and financial liability of employees.

Our services relating to labour law include among others: consultations and preparation of legal opinions, drafting documents, participating in negotiations and representing Clients in both, court and administrative proceedings.

The Law Firm also provides advice to the Clients in respect of provisions of labour law applicable in the European Union, i.e., regarding the possibilities of, and conditions for, the nationals of one EU member state undertaking employment in another EU member state under the so-called freedom of movement for employees.

European Union Law

EU Law Team of D. Dobkowski LP Law Firm offers legal advisory services pertaining to various aspects of functioning of private and public entities on the basis of EU regulations.

These include, in particular, analyses and opinions regarding conformity of legal acts and bill drafts with EU law. The Team has been engaged in drafting expert opinions for the Committee of European Integration and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding, inter alia, transport and tax law.

Our EU Law Team possesses extensive experience in conducting legal proceedings and disputes touching upon or based on the EU law. It entails proceedings before EU institutions, including administrative (European Commission) and judicial bodies (Court of Justice, General Court, Civil Service Tribunal), as well as agencies (Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market). In addition, the Law Office renders legal advisory services concerning disputes and proceedings before Polish civil and administrative courts and bodies where cases involving the EU are brought.

We provide comprehensive services adapted to the needs of our Clients, including advisory, drafting of motions, applications and complaints, as well as representation in the course of proceedings or disputes. Members of the Team have been dealing with complaints to the EU courts concerning, inter alia:

  • carbon credits,
  • reimbursement of state aid,
  • penalties imposed by the Commission in the proceedings connected with breach of the EU competition law,
  • employee-related matters concerning the EU officers,
  • production levies in the sugar sector and,
  • community trademarks.

Public procurement

Our Law Firm has a team of experienced lawyers who specialize in public procurement law, public-private partnership and concessions for construction works or services.

The legal advice provided by our Law Office includes in particular:

In the area of public procurement law

  • drawing up pre-implementation legal analyses,
  • legal advice at the choice of the public procurement awarding procedure,
  • drafting bid documents,
  • assisting in negotiations,
  • reviewing applications for admission to tender procedure and assessing tenders,
  • drafting public procurement contracts,
  • acting in appeal proceedings,
  • providing legal advice in the course of performance of a public procurement contract.

In the area public-private partnership

  • drawing up pre-implementation legal analyses,
  • providing legal advice on determining the mode of a private party choice,
  • providing legal advice on public finance issues,
  • drawing up documentation for the purposes of proceedings for a private party choice,
  • providing legal advice on risk identification and sharing,
  • participating in negotiations,
  • assisting in tenders assessment,
  • providing legal advice on project abandoning,
  • drafting public-private partnership contracts,
  • acting in appeal proceedings,
  • providing legal advice in the course of performance of public-private partnership contracts.

Environmental protection

The team of D. Dobkowski LP Law Firm consists of lawyers with high degree of specialization in law of environmental protection and preservation of nature. We provide our Clients with legal assistance on matters referring strictly to the natural environment protection and those merely connected therewith

Our services are addressed first of all to waste managing companies and entities, whose activities each time require assessment from the point of view of compliance with law of environmental protection and preservation of nature.

Among our Clients are also numerous companies active in the fields of real estate, as well as motor vehicles sector and energy industry.

Legal advisory services of the Law Firm include assessment, on the basis of Polish and EU law, of the most important aspects of companies’ activity, such as: use of land, waters and air, gas emissions, waste management, protection against noise and emissions. In connection with the above, we draw up:

  • opinions containing interpretation of legal provisions regarding environmental protection for the purposes of investment and in the course of administrative proceedings,
  • analyses of regulatory environment of companies, resulting from law of environmental protection,
  • analyses and due diligence reports with respect to potential risks and liability for environmental law breach,
  • analyses for the needs of transactions of purchase and sale of real estate concerning damage to the natural environment both already known and to be revealed in the future (pollution of soil, water, etc.),
  • analyses concerning obligations connected with being awarded environmental permits and the possibility of their transfer to third parties,
  • action plans concerning environmental impact assessments,
  • draft contract documentation.

We also represent the Clients in court and administrative proceedings, where we act before

  • public administration bodies with regard to the cases related to the environmental protection (regarding the non-environmental infringement and restitution of the previous condition, water and sewage management, waste treatment, penalties, charges and liability for damage to the environment)
  • state administration bodies with regard to the cases related to the issuance of the environmental decisions, integrated decisions, permits for emission of substances and energy to the environment
  • common courts with regard to the cases related to the infringement of the regulations providing for liability for pollution of environment.

We emphasize our experience in the field of drafting agreements on sale of the right to green-house gases emission and explanation of the related legal issues. We have gained the relevant experience while representing the Polish Government in dispute with the European Commission.

Environmental protection

The team of D.Dobkowski sp. k. Law Firm consists of lawyers with high degree of specialization in law of environmental protection and of preservation of nature. We provide our Clients with legal assistance in matters referring strictly to the natural environment protection and those merely connected therewith.

Legal advisory services of the Law Firm include assessment, on the basis of Polish and EU law, of the most important aspects of companies’ activity, such as: use of land, waters and air, gas emissions, waste management, protection against noise and emissions. In connection with the above, we draw up:

  • opinions containing interpretation of legal provisions regarding environmental protection for the purposes of investment and in the course of administrative proceedings,
  • analyses of regulatory environment of companies, resulting from law of environmental protection,
  • analyses and due diligence reports with respect to potential risks and liability for environmental law breach,
  • analyses for the needs of transactions of purchase and sale of real estate concerning damage to the natural environment both already known and to be revealed in the future (pollution of soil, water, etc.),
  • analyses concerning obligations connected with being awarded environmental permits and the possibility of their transfer to third partie,
  • action plans concerning environmental impact assessments,
  • draft contract documentation.

We also represent the Clients in court and administrative proceedings, where we act before:

  • public administration bodies with regard to the cases related to the environmental protection (regarding the non-environmental infringement and restitution of the previous state, water and sewage management, waste treatment, penalties, charges and liability for damage to the environment),
  • state administration bodies with regard to the cases related to the issuance of the environmental decisions, integrated decisions, permits for emission of the substances and energy to the environment,
  • common courts with regard to the cases related to the infringement of the regulations providing for the liability for the pollution of the environment.

We emphasize our experience in the field of drafting agreements on sale of the right to green-house gases emission and explanation of the related legal issues. We have gained the relevant experience while representing the Polish Government in dispute with the European Commission.