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BSWW recognized once again in international legal rankings

We are pleased to announce that BSWW and its lawyers have been recognized in two top international legal rankings – Legal 500 and Chambers Europe.
Our practices recommended by Legal 500 include:
• Commercial, corporate and M&A
• Real Estate and Construction
• Dispute resolution
• Capital markets (debt)
• Employment
• Intellectual Property
• Tax
• Banking and Finance

Marek Wojnar, Jacek Bieniak, Marta Kosiedowska and Giuseppe La Rosa have been recommended individually in Commercial, corporate and M&A. Moreover, Marek Wojnar has been recognized in Intellectual Property and Michał Wielhorski in Tax.

Legal 500 states: “At BSWW Legal & Tax, Giuseppe La Rosa and managing partner Jacek Bieniak assisted Cartotecnica Goldprint with setting up a company in Poland. Marta Kosiedowska advised GS Investments on a €2.7m share sale by the majority shareholder of an affiliated company. Marek Wojnar is also recommended.”

Chambers Europe has recognized BSWW Legal & Tax in the Real Estate practice. What is more, Michał Wielhorski has been ranked as one of the leading estate lawyers in Poland.
According to Chambers Clients value our team’s business acumen. “They are very helpful, available when needed and adopt a business approach to solving problems,” a client reports, while another praises them as “communicative and business-oriented lawyers.”

Chambers refers that “Michał Wielhorski frequently advises developers on commercial and office projects. He recently assisted ECC Group with the development of the Nowa Stacja shopping centre project. Clients praise him as “business-oriented and effective.”

New personal data protection bill

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Digital Affairs published a personal data protection bill. The scope of the bill is not final yet. It covers only this part of the regulations which until now has been prepared by the Ministry. Other provisions which the bill is to include are still worked on. The Ministry also stated that the part already published may still be changed. The published bill includes general provisions, procedure regarding infringements and control procedure, personal data protection, European administrative cooperation, administrative fines, civil liability and issues related to data protection inspectors.

The publication, even though partial, should be read as a very positive sign – comments Piotr Ćwiertniewski, attorney-at-law and partner at BSWW Legal & Tax. Adjustment of personal data processing to the requirements of the general EU regulation on personal data protection (regulation 2016/679) will be a complex and multidimensional process. Considering how little time is left to complete the adjustment, data administrators should as soon as possible get to know the provisions implementing regulation 2016/679 in the Polish legal system. For this reason each action getting us closer to knowing more about those regulations and making it possible to prepare comments to the bill as early as possible is welcome.