How to Conduct an Internal Antitrust Audit

How to Conduct an Internal Antitrust Audit

In 2019, companies need to be prepared for an ever closer scrutiny as the risks of violating antitrust laws have never been higher. This is due to increased coordination of cross-border regulatory bodies, multimillion penalties and significant exposure to new antitrust litigation lawsuits, class action lawsuits and private enforcement as well as possible criminal sanctions. Furthermore, an increasing number of countries worldwide are adopting, proposing or strengthening their antitrust enforcement, including Poland. Companies will have to plan ahead and include…

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Thinking of Buying Your Competitor? Do Your Due Diligence First

Thinking of Buying Your Competitor? Do Your Due Diligence First

Due diligence is a legal term that refers to the exercise of proper care and attention to avoid committing a mistake through ignorance. For example, an estate agent should trace previous ownership and make sure that a property is free and clear before selling it to a new owner. In another context, due diligence is a comprehensive appraisal of a business undertaken to evaluate the commercial worth of the business. Due diligence is exercised to investigate assets and liabilities. If…

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5 Tips to Help You Carry Out a Successful Due Diligence

5 Tips to Help You Carry Out a Successful Due Diligence

The recent good forecasts for the Polish economy in 2019 cause the economic boom in Poland. Especially the real estate sector and the IT industry are on the rise. An increasing number of managers are considering making the move to purchase their competitors before their competitors decide to purchase them. So, pay attention and keep your eye on the ball. One of the most important parts of making a deal successful is carrying out a successful due diligence. What is…

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What Should You Consider Before Suing Someone?

What Should You Consider Before Suing Someone?

First thing to do is to ask yourself really is it worthwhile suing somebody. A lot of people forget that it can be really stressful, it can be really expensive and actually, there are no guarantees that money will be recovered. If a defendant has no money, no assets and no income – how are you going to get money from him or her? Therefore, before lodging the statement of claim and paying the court fee which in Poland amounts…

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Woźniak Legal Gets Highly Commended by the Law Society for International Legal Services

Woźniak Legal Gets Highly Commended by the Law Society for International Legal Services

Woźniak Legal has been highly commended in the field of International Legal Services in the Law Society’s Excellence Awards. The award gala took place on 17 October 2018 at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel. The awards were handed over by the President of the Law Society Christina Blacklaws. Our law firm received the award for the creation and the development of the New Circle network, which is an international law firm network consisting of lawyers who used to work for…

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Poland’s Credit Rating Raised to A- from BBB+ by Standard&Poor’s

Poland’s Credit Rating Raised to A- from BBB+ by Standard&Poor’s

On 12 October 2018, Poland’s credit rating was raised to A- from BBB+ by Standard&Poor’s credit rating agency. This is a huge success for Poland which is caused by the Poland’s strong track record of balanced economic growth. Standard &Poor’s, which provides financial information and economic analysis, cited “a stable outlook” as the main trigger driver behind revising Poland’s strong economic performance. S&P also cited “fiscal prudence”, as well as the diversity and competitiveness of Poland’s economy for the raise…

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What Does It Mean If Your Claim Is Time-barred?

What Does It Mean If Your Claim Is Time-barred?

One of the golden rules is that if you are going to sue, do it quick. Notwithstanding the fact that you have got all these so-called alternative methods of sorting your claim out, you should not delay. The reason for that is that sometimes your claim may become time-barred from bringing your action. Basically, what it means is, if you have got a claim (e.g. there was a breach of contract) – then you should get on with it because…

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IBA Annual Conference in Rome

IBA Annual Conference in Rome

Managing Partner Grzegorz Woźniak has been in Rome for the International Bar Association annual conference this week. The IBA annual conference is the largest gathering of the international legal profession and provide a superb opportunity to learn and make new contacts. This year the topics included also the future of the law firm and the future of the legal profession as a whole. It was a great honour to be a part of the discussion shaping the future of the…

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How a small practice founded in 2007 by ex-Allen&Overy lawyer Grzegorz Woźniak developed into an esteemed and recognisable legal brand

How a small practice founded in 2007 by ex-Allen&Overy lawyer Grzegorz Woźniak developed into an esteemed and recognisable legal brand

Throughout our history, we have had one goal – for Woźniak Legal to be regarded as a centre of excellence. Our philosophy has always been that quality is king and that we need to provide to our clients a top class service. Today, we are an esteemed and recognisable legal brand in Warsaw working at the cutting edge of the most challenging legal disciplines. Each time I enter the office and look at the name ‘Woźniak Legal’ fixed to the…

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Bigger Is Not Necessarily Better (in a world of legal networks)

Bigger Is Not Necessarily Better (in a world of legal networks)

In a world in which we’re told to chase more Facebook friends, Instagram and Twitter followers, and LinkedIn connections, it’s easy to lose sight of what the purpose of a professional network really is. Bigger isn’t necessarily better. A network that is small, extraordinary and consists of people who frequently and meaningfully engage with one another can be much stronger than a big network created by people who hardly know each other. By purposefully and intentionally surrounding yourself with intelligent,…

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