Employment Law Newsletter, July – September 2018 Employment Law Newsletter Protection of business secrets, flexible forms of work time organisation for certain employee-parents, act amending the Trade Unions Act, storing employee documentation, Act on Employee Capital Plans. The Real Estate M&A and Private Equity Review – Edition 3 Books For the third time the lawyers at the firm, Izabela Zielińska-Barłożek, Łukasz Szegda, Michał Nowacki, Michał Wons, Maciej Szewczyk, Radosław Wasiak and Marcin Pietkiewicz, are the authors of the chapter on the current situation on the real estate development market in Poland. Blockchain and the Legal Profession Books Blockchain has the potential to radically change the way lawyers work, and even threaten their very existence. So it’s worth knowing what it is and how it works. The book, published by ARK Group, features opinions and experiences from some of the most knowledgeable thought leaders on the subject, aiming to cut through the hype […] Rzeczpospolita report Making sense of blockchain, tokens and cryptocurrencies The report by Rzeczpospolita daily Making sense of blockchain, tokens and cryptocurrencies (Blockchain, tokeny, kryptowaluty – jak to ugryźć) was prepared entirely by our lawyers. The Polish publication contains a set of eleven articles on such issues as legal problems with regulating blockchain technology, tax aspects of cryptocurrencies, and doubts connected with the General Data […] Legal update. Changes in law in Poland affecting the business environment Reports The latest edition of our publication regarding changes in law in Poland affecting the business environment is now out! This time under a slightly changed title: “Legal update. Changes in law in Poland affecting the business environment”. It offers a summary of changes across twenty areas of law, and is particularly valuable for identifying the targets of […] Employment Law Newsletter, April – June 2018 Employment Law Newsletter Surveillance at the workplace, obligation to maintaing a register of employee data processing activities, principles of obtaining information about the criminal record of candidates for employment and employees of entities operating in the financial sector, lower social insurance contributions by the self-employed, directive on the protection of whistle-blowers. Intellectual property protection on the alcoholic beverages market Reports Can an advertiser run afoul of the alcohol advertising rules by advertising simple fruit juice? How can producers demonstrate the renown of a trademark for spirits? Is it permissible to allude to geography when the product has little in common with the region? What rules govern the permissible use of famous names for products? Can the […] The legal model for VAT taxation of real estate Books The author analyses Polish and EU regulations governing VAT on real estate transactions and identifies the main sources of the inefficiency of the Polish system (excessive legislative intervention, a large number of exemptions, and differential rates, violating the principle of tax neutrality and leading to shortfalls in tax revenue). He also proposes a comprehensive solution […] Reprivatisation proceedings Books The publication presents true stories and real-life issues faced by former owners of nationalised real estate in Poland, their heirs, and the lawyers representing them. The authors discuss actual cases and resolutions they have encountered in their 25-year reprivatisation practice. The book plots the course of various forms of reprivatisation proceedings from initiation through completion. […] Employment Law Newsletter, January – March 2018 Employment Law Newsletter Personal data in electronic form, cashless payment of remuneration and shortened period for storing employee documentation. Plus changes to the protection of an enterprise secret, Employee Capital Plans and Employee Retirement Programs.