JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS' latest newsletter authored by: Marcin Chomiuk – Legal Advisor, Partner and Andrzej Sokołowski – Legal Advisor, Partner, covers the most crucial issues of the upcoming regulation amending the Civil Code and the Civil Procedure Code
It is with great pleasure that we announce that JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS law firm has provided legal advice to PKN ORLEN S.A. on the construction of the biggest gas and steam unit in Poland, at the Płock production plant.
The Legal 500 EMEA 2018: JD&P as Top Tier Law Firm for “Construction”; Prof. Przemysław Drapała as Leading Individual for “Construction”; JD&P as Leading Firm for “Dispute Resolution” and “Commercial, Corporate & M&A”
We are delighted to announce that JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS has been ranked by The Legal 500 EMEA 2018 as a Top Tier law firm for “Construction”. Prof. Przemysław Drapała has been ranked as a Leading Individual in the same category.
The case regarding development of the municipal waste treatment plant in Warsaw before the National Appeals Chamber – appeal filed by a Polish-French Consortium represented by Wojciech Merkwa, attorney of JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS.
JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS is advising Belgium’s Ontex Group, a supplier of disposable personal hygiene products, on the construction of a new plant in Radomsko.
Lawyers of JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS (JD&P) have won international commercial arbitration conducted under the ICC Rules in London.
The dispute was of highly complicated character. The dispute on facts was covered by as many as four different jurisdictions from three different continents.
The Arbitral Tribunal allowed pursued claims in full and agreed with the arguments brought Read ENG
JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS obtains significant precedent judgement impacting the entire construction industry
With a judgement of 6 November 2017 the Court of Appeal in Warsaw adjudged a seven-digit amount to PORR – contractor of road and bridge construction works, represented by JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS (JD&P), from the State Treasury – General Directorate for National Roads and Highways (GDDKiA). The said amount was awarded on account of increase Read ENG
JD&P obtains permit of the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways after success in court of first instance
JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS law firm (JD&P) having won the case before the court of first instance negotiated and made a settlement with the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA), according to which one of the leading contractors of road works, has been paid PLN 12 million. As part of the settlement, a Read ENG
JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS obtained a judgement awarding over PLN 11 million against GDDKiA for performance of works exceeding the contract scope
The second edition of the “Code of Commercial Companies. Commentary” edited by Zbigniew Jara goes on sale
We are pleased to inform you that C.H. Beck publishing house has just released the second edition of the “Code of Commercial Companies. Commentary” edited by Zbigniew Jara, Legal Counsel and Rechtsanwalt, Managing Partner in JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS within its series Duże Komentarze Becka [Beck’s Extensive Commentaries]. The authors of the Commentary are renowned attorneys and legal counsels, including Marcin Chomiuk, Partner in JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS.
On 21 June 2017 a new act on expert auditors, audit firms and public supervision will come into force. Therefore, we have prepared an alert, in which we broader discuss the new change.
Dismissal of action for reimbursement of remuneration for use of real estate in order to obtain a building permit
JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS’ representation resulted in dismissal of an action for reimbursement of remuneration for use of real estate in order to obtain a building permit. The action was brought by a real‑estate developer against a leading car dealer represented by lawyers of JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS.
The litigation was conducted before the Regional Court in Read ENG
Case won before the National Appeals Chamber: PORR S.A. will construct a section of the north west bypass of Płock
PORR S.A. and Płock City Council made an agreement on construction of a section of the north-west bypass of Płock. It would not be possible if PORR S.A. had not won the dispute before the National Appeals Chamber initiated by its competitor – Strabag Sp. z o.o. In the proceedings before the National Appeals Chamber, Read ENG
JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS obtained a precedent judgment for one of the IT companies before a regional court.
On 16 May 2017 the Regional Court in Warsaw adjudged compensation of stock exchange damage (PLN 2.3 million plus interest) suffered by one of the IT companies, represented by JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS law firm. The case can Read ENG
We encourage you to read our latest alert regarding new regulations on submitting applications for tax rulings.
On 1st March 2017 the new legislation came into force, changing the organization of the tax administration responsible for issuing the individual tax rulings.
From 1st March tax rulings will be issued by the Director of the National Tax Information Read ENG
We are pleased to announce that today a comment by Wojciech Merkwa was published on: http://www.rynek-kolejowy.pl/wiadomosci/wadium-a-konsorcjum-80217.html
At the beginning of 2017 five new lawyers joined the firm’s team. Magdalena Zasiewska (Head of Taxes) joined the Tax Team, the Litigation and Arbitration Team, headed by Prof Przemysław Drapała, has three new lawyers on board: Piotr Duma (Associate), Artur Krępa (Junior Associate) and Iwo Franaszczyk (Junior Associate), whereas Read ENG
JD&P successfully represented the contractor in the public procurement proceedings for Orientarium in ZOO in Łódź
Lawyers of JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS – Prof Przemysław Drapała (Partner) and Wojciech Merkwa (Senior Associate) – successfully represented the contractor – consortium of Mosty Łódź S.A. and SKB Development Sp. z o.o. – in the appeal proceedings before the National Appeals Chamber conducted in relation to the tender for designing and constructing Read ENG
JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS has represented Alpine Bau Deutschland AG (in insolvency) during court proceedings, which have led last week to a settlement regarding the construction of the National Stadium in Warsaw. As a result of the settlement the contractors, the State Treasury, NCSR and the insurance company Zurich Insurance have withdrawn their mutual claims Read ENG
Newsletter – important changes for the construction sector: VAT reverse charge on construction services
At the beginning of December the Polish parliament adopted the so-called major amendment of the VAT-act, which will enter into force with the beginning of 2017. There are essential changes with regard to the mechanism of the VAT reverse charge. We invite you to read our Newsletter, in which we discuss the amendment and also Read ENG
JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS (JD&P) has represented Alpine Bau Deutschland AG (in insolvency) during court proceedings which led last week to a settlement regarding the construction of the National Stadium in Warsaw. As a result of the settlement the contractors, the State Treasury, NCSR and the insurance company Zurich Insurance have withdrawn their mutual claims and therefore Read ENG
Construction of a huge shopping gallery in Poznań – JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS participates in another project for Eiffage
JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS provided legal advice to Eiffage – the general contractor of the shopping gallery Posnania in Poznań – on one of the largest trade investments in Central Europe in 2016. The opening of the shopping gallery took place on 19 October 2016. The value of the construction investment amounts to approx. EUR Read ENG
Business Breakfast “Faults of the contract object description and their consequences for the performance and settlement of building contracts”
We would like to invite you to our Business Breakfast: “Faults of the contract object description and their consequences for the performance and settlement of building contracts”. The event is organized in JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS’ office on November 30th (Wednesday), 9:30-11:30 am.
The meeting will be hosted by JD&P lawyers:
Andrzej Sokołowski – Partner, Read ENG
JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS (JD&P) provided legal advice to Eiffage – the general contractor of the shopping gallery Posnania in Poznań – on one of the largest trade investments in Central Europe in 2016. The opening of the shopping gallery took place on October 19th, 2016. The value of the construction investment amounts to approx. Read ENG
We encourage you read our tax-alert, in which we discuss the amended principles of the taxation of non-cash contributions, which will affect natural persons and CIT-taxpayers from January 2017.
The amendments in the PIT- and CIT-laws shall prevent the abuse of tax optimization. Non-cash contributions to companies may not be profitable anymore from a taxation perspective.
We advised Eiffage Immobilier Polska on establishing a company Quadrat Postępu with real-estate developer Avestus Real Estate, assisted by a legal firm of legal counsel Andrzej Lulka from Warsaw. Eiffage Immobilier Polska was represented by Maciej Chrzan (Partner), Michał Urbański (Senior Associate) and Dorota Dąbrowska (tax advisor).
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JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS law firm advised Eiffage Immobilier Polska sp. z o.o. on a joint venture project for an office building with a usable floor area of approx. 21,000 sq. m., in ul. Postępu in Warsaw, to be performed together with Avestus Real Estate sp. z o.o.
Eiffage and Avestus have already obtained consent of the Polish Antimonopoly Office Read ENG
The Cofresco-Group is Europe’s leading manufacturer of packing foil and food storage paper. The Group holds such brands as Toppits, Albal, Glad and Handy Bag. Cofresco products are available in most European countries.
JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS sp.k. advised the Cofresco-Group on all Polish legal aspects of the project (including commercial law, labour law Read ENG
Legal counsel Wojciech Merkwa specializes in matters of public tenders, subsidies and infrastructure projects. LC Wojciech Merkwa has years of experience in complex customer advisory services regarding public tenders (including the representation in legal proceedings in front of the National Chamber of Appeal and common courts) that he gathered at a renowned Polish law firm. He Read ENG
JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS advised BPH TFI SA (GE Group) on the sale of the Ideal Idea logistics center located in Warsaw at ul. Działkowa, to CBRE Global Investors. The total area of the property sold is approximately 54,000 m2, while the total area of usable objects to allocate warehouses and offices amounts to approximately Read ENG
In May 2014 JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS brought a lawsuit against the State Treasury for damages on behalf of the trustee of Alpine Bau Deutschland, which belongs to the consortium that built the National Stadium in Warsaw. The company demands PLN 139 million compensation for damages incurred in connection with the investment.
According to the Read ENG
Lawyers from JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS advised Envi Con & Plant Engineering GmbH during negotiations with a subsidiary of RAFAKO SA and conclusion of the contract regarding performance of duties of the general designer of a new power unit at the power plant Jaworzno III.
Envi Con & Plant Engineering GmbH is a renowned designer from the Read ENG
JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS enabled its client – a consortium of German companies from the Bilfinger Berger Group – to participate in a procurement procedure for construction of a new combined-cycle cogeneration unit at the power plant Dolna Odra, belonging to the PGE Group. This was possible due to a favorable decision from the District Court in Piotrków.