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Real estate acquisitions and disposals

We offer comprehensive advisory services concerning the acquisition or disposal of real estate property and companies owning real estate. Our services include structuring transactions to achieve the maximum-efficiency in legal structures for transactions, due diligence, determining and regulating the legal status of property and companies mitigating identified risks, obtaining regulatory and contractual consent and approval as well as, preparing and negotiating transactional documentation.

Development processes. Greenfield investments

We handle development processes from the concept stage and commence operations of completed facilities. We work for our clients from the industrial, commerce and services sector that have decided to expand their business, as well as developers who help them.

We help clients obtain the permits and approval needed in the development process and represent them before the administrative courts.

We also specialise in offering comprehensive advice on green field investments. We help clients in structuring investments, asset purchases, public aid, employment matters and relations with trade unions.

We propose strategies and collaborate with our clients at every stage of an investment project up to its completion.

Debt financing and equity financing

We represent clients in negotiations with financial institutions, which finance and refinance investments. We provide comprehensive legal support in the debt financing process, in particular we prepare and negotiate loan facility agreements, financial and debt instruments, collateral documents and we support clients in fulfilling conditions precedent to disbursement.

Real estate commercialisation and asset management

We prepare and negotiate lease agreements for commercial space:, office, retail and warehouse space, acting for both the landlords and the tenants. We have extensive experience in preparing and negotiating built-to-suit lease agreements. We advise owners of commercial real estate and help them facilitate the management of existing lease agreements.

Construction contracts

We prepare, negotiate and design the contracts for construction work and contracts with a general contractors, focusing on performance and quality guarantees, as well as, post-construction guarantee obligations. We support clients in competitions and tenders to select a general contractor. We prepare the documentation and tender documentation and procedures. We help clients in the course of the construction contract.

Environmental law

We help clients obtain environmental permits, integrated permits, including the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control permit, manage matters relating to environmental fees, as well as, matters relating to pollution and remediation. We advise on matters relating to mining activities.

Contract law

We prepare and negotiate commercial contracts. We have a vast experience in relation to contracts for supply of goods and services, distributorship agreements, franchise agreements, transactional insurance cover (W&I).

M&A and company law

We advise clients on day-to-day corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions:

  • Acquisitions and disposals of shares/stock in companies/partnerships, enterprises (complexes of assets) and their parts, including antitrust.
  • Corporate transformations, mergers and divisions;
  • Agreements between investors/shareholders/partners (investment agreements, shareholders’ agreements, joint venture agreements etc.);
  • Setting up companies, partnerships and branches of foreign business entities in Poland;
  • Preparation of corporate documentation, including statutes, articles of association and by-laws;
  • Actions of corporate bodies and shareholders/partners, including corporate disputes;
  • Winding-up and liquidation of companies and partnerships.
Labour law / HR

Taking into consideration the complexity of the Polish and EU labour laws, as well as, client’s needs to implement their creative business visions in the rapidly changing modern world, SKJ law firm offers something more than standard advice in labour law. We are able to create tailor-made and creative solutions which will help our clients reach their strategic goals.

Our Labour Law Team can help you in all aspects of labour law, including:

  • Creating new organizational structures
  • Employment of employees at every level (including management board and top executives)
  • Optimization and restructuring of the existing employment models
  • Preparation and execution of internal regulations which will be in compliance with your philosophy which we know is very important to you
  • Relations with Trade Unions and other employees’ representatives
  • Motivational systems for your employees as well as top executives
  • Personal data protections and data transfers within EU and to other third counties
  • Deployment of employees’ monitoring systems in compliance with the EU regulations (GDPR)
  • Employees’ intellectual property
  • Recruitment and cooperation with Temporary Job Agencies
  • Securing company against unfair poaching of employees, and other unfair competitive acts

We understand your complex business needs and therefore we will help you not only in labour law but advise in areas like immigration, outsourcing, compliance, and the criminal aspects of any breach in labour law. Our aim is to help your organization in all aspects of HR.

Restructuring and insolvency

We represent clients, both creditors and debtors, in bilateral negotiations for debt restructuring, multilateral restructuring and bankruptcy procedures.

Court, arbitration and administrative procedures

We represent clients in proceedings before the common courts, the Supreme Court, arbitration courts, governmental and self-governing administrative bodies, administrative courts and the Supreme Administrative Court.

Public procurement

We represent clients in public procurement matters, including tender procedures, appeal procedures before the National Appeal Council and the courts.