CONSULTING AREAS

ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENT

CONCESSIONS

We offer comprehensive support in the process of granting, changing or revoking concessions for the production, trading, transmission, distribution and storage of fuels and energy. We  advice at every stage of the licensing process - from preparing the necessary documents, submitting an application, conducting proceedings before the Energy Regulatory Office (ERO), and providing the necessary explanations, to drawing up an appeal against the ERO's decision and representation before the court, to obtaining a license.

TARIFFS

We provide comprehensive advice in the process of creating and approving tariffs for electricity, gas fuels and heat, as well as in the scope of exemptions from the obligation to submit tariffs for approval. We offer support at every stage of the tariff approval process - from preparing the necessary documents, submitting an application, conducting proceedings before the ERO and providing necessary explanations, to drawing up an appeal against the ERO's decision and representation in court, to tariff approval.

Network Codes

Comprehensively in the process of creating and approving the transmission network (IRiESP) as well as the distribution network codes (IRiESD). We prepare the necessary documents, explanations and appeals.

NATURAL GAS

Our company offers comprehensive legal services to energy companies operating in the field of wholesale trade in natural gas and sale of natural gas to end users. We advise on the fulfillment of obligations by energy companies resulting from the provisions of EU law, including REMIT, EMIR, MIFID, MIFID II, NC CAM, NC BAL.

We provide comprehensive support in the creation of purchasing strategies, transmission and balancing of gaseous fuel, including through the Polish Power Exchange (TGE), the OTC market, exchanges of neighboring countries, e.g. EEX, as well as in the process of changing the supplier.

ELECTRICITY

The law firm offers comprehensive legal services to energy companies operating in the field of wholesale electricity trading and sale of electricity to end users. We provide advisory for distribution system operators and transmission system operators. We advise companies on wholesale activities on commodity power exchanges in Poland and on foreign markets.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Our firm offers comprehensive support for M&A transactions in the energy sector and consulting in restructuring. We prepare legal analyzes - due diligence - with regard to the correct application of legal provisions regulating the activity of energy companies and develop transaction execution models and necessary transaction documents. We advise on the choice of the method of project implementation and provide support throughout the transaction process.

PHOTOVOLTAICS

The law firm provides legal advice on the implementation of investments using photovoltaics (PV). We provide advice at every stage of the project implementation, from conducting preliminary analyzes, selecting the investment implementation scenario, obtaining the necessary permits and documents, to negotiating contracts with investors, contractors and financial institutions, to commissioning an investment. We provide preparation and negotiation of contracts enabling obtaining legal titles to real estate. We offer participation in administrative proceedings related to obtaining decisions on environmental conditions and ongoing legal support at the investment operation stage. We provide comprehensive support for prosumers in the process of obtaining funding from the "My electricity" programme.

PPA AGREEMENTS

We also offer legal services in the field of contracts for the sale of electricity generated from photovoltaics - Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). We provide comprehensive advice at the stage of choosing the type of PPA, preparing the terms of the PPA and negotiating them.

PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

Our lawyers have extensive experience and extensive practice in the application of the Public Procurement Law. We provide services to both Ordering Parties and Contractors.

The Law Firm's advice to the Ordering Party includes:

  • assistance in selecting the appropriate procedure;
  • preparation of procedure documentation, including terms of reference and essential terms of contracts;
  • conducting negotiations and competitive dialogue;
  • representing clients before the National Chamber of Appeals or before the court in proceedings resulting from filing of appeals;
  • preparation of opinions and legal analyzes regarding the obligation to apply the Public Procurement Law or its absence;
  • advising in connection with the control conducted by the President of the Public Procurement Office;
  • advising in the proceedings regarding financial corrections imposed on the beneficiaries of EU funds;
  • support in legislative procedures related to the implementation of the EU public procurement law and other amendments to the Public Procurement Law.

Consulting for Contractors includes:

  • legal assistance in the preparation of requests to participate in the procedure;
  • identification of risks related to the procedure and implementation of public procurement contracts;
  • preparation of letters to the Contracting Authority, inquiries and applications;
  • representing Contractors in the course of negotiations and competitive dialogue;
  • advisory services in the preparation of the Contractor's offer, including in the formal and legal scope of drawing up annexes;
  • representation of the Contractor before the National Chamber of Appeals and the court in proceedings resulting from filing of appeals;
  • advice on concluding and performing contracts with consortium members and subcontractors; preparation of legal opinions on the Public Procurement Law.
INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS

The law firm provides comprehensive legal assistance to public and private entities in the implementation of complex construction and infrastructure projects, from the stage of investment planning, organization of tenders and preparation of offers, through negotiations, to cooperation in the implementation of projects and resolving disputes arising in the course of their implementation. We support projects that use traditional financing methods, EU funds and investments carried out in the public-private partnership (PPP) formula. The creativity of the law firm's team allows for the development of effective legal solutions aimed to overcoming legal obstacles.

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

We provide comprehensive advice on investments carried out in the PPP formula. The services provided by the Law Firm in the field of preparing PPP projects include in particular:

  • recommending optimal structures and legal models for PPP projects;
  • assessment of the feasibility of implementing PPP projects with the use of European funds or other non-returnable forms of aid;
  • legal advice under institutional PPP with the use of a mixed public-private capital company;
  • supporting partners in the comprehensive preparation of documentation specifying the principles of cooperation between all parties involved, including the preparation of necessary announcements, applications and templates of other documents required by law, as well as the evaluation of submitted offers;
  • advising at all stages of the PPP procedure, including participation in negotiations with private investors;
  • development of public-private partnership agreements and accompanying agreements concluded in order to implement the subject of public-private partnership.

We offer comprehensive support in the process of granting, changing or revoking concessions for the production, trading, transmission, distribution and storage of fuels and energy. We  advice at every stage of the licensing process – from preparing the necessary documents, submitting an application, conducting proceedings before the Energy Regulatory Office (ERO), and providing the necessary explanations, to drawing up an appeal against the ERO’s decision and representation before the court, to obtaining a license.

We provide comprehensive advice in the process of creating and approving tariffs for electricity, gas fuels and heat, as well as in the scope of exemptions from the obligation to submit tariffs for approval. We offer support at every stage of the tariff approval process – from preparing the necessary documents, submitting an application, conducting proceedings before the ERO and providing necessary explanations, to drawing up an appeal against the ERO’s decision and representation in court, to tariff approval.

Comprehensively in the process of creating and approving the transmission network (IRiESP) as well as the distribution network codes (IRiESD). We prepare the necessary documents, explanations and appeals.

Our company offers comprehensive legal services to energy companies operating in the field of wholesale trade in natural gas and sale of natural gas to end users. We advise on the fulfillment of obligations by energy companies resulting from the provisions of EU law, including REMIT, EMIR, MIFID, MIFID II, NC CAM, NC BAL.

We provide comprehensive support in the creation of purchasing strategies, transmission and balancing of gaseous fuel, including through the Polish Power Exchange (TGE), the OTC market, exchanges of neighboring countries, e.g. EEX, as well as in the process of changing the supplier.

The law firm offers comprehensive legal services to energy companies operating in the field of wholesale electricity trading and sale of electricity to end users. We provide advisory for distribution system operators and transmission system operators. We advise companies on wholesale activities on commodity power exchanges in Poland and on foreign markets.

Our firm offers comprehensive support for M&A transactions in the energy sector and consulting in restructuring. We prepare legal analyzes – due diligence – with regard to the correct application of legal provisions regulating the activity of energy companies and develop transaction execution models and necessary transaction documents. We advise on the choice of the method of project implementation and provide support throughout the transaction process.

The law firm provides legal advice on the implementation of investments using photovoltaics (PV). We provide advice at every stage of the project implementation, from conducting preliminary analyzes, selecting the investment implementation scenario, obtaining the necessary permits and documents, to negotiating contracts with investors, contractors and financial institutions, to commissioning an investment. We provide preparation and negotiation of contracts enabling obtaining legal titles to real estate. We offer participation in administrative proceedings related to obtaining decisions on environmental conditions and ongoing legal support at the investment operation stage. We provide comprehensive support for prosumers in the process of obtaining funding from the “My electricity” programme.

We also offer legal services in the field of contracts for the sale of electricity generated from photovoltaics – Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). We provide comprehensive advice at the stage of choosing the type of PPA, preparing the terms of the PPA and negotiating them.

Our lawyers have extensive experience and extensive practice in the application of the Public Procurement Law. We provide services to both Ordering Parties and Contractors.

The Law Firm’s advice to the Ordering Party includes:

  • assistance in selecting the appropriate procedure;
  • preparation of procedure documentation, including terms of reference and essential terms of contracts;
  • conducting negotiations and competitive dialogue;
  • representing clients before the National Chamber of Appeals or before the court in proceedings resulting from filing of appeals;
  • preparation of opinions and legal analyzes regarding the obligation to apply the Public Procurement Law or its absence;
  • advising in connection with the control conducted by the President of the Public Procurement Office;
  • advising in the proceedings regarding financial corrections imposed on the beneficiaries of EU funds;
  • support in legislative procedures related to the implementation of the EU public procurement law and other amendments to the Public Procurement Law.

Consulting for Contractors includes:

  • legal assistance in the preparation of requests to participate in the procedure;
  • identification of risks related to the procedure and implementation of public procurement contracts;
  • preparation of letters to the Contracting Authority, inquiries and applications;
  • representing Contractors in the course of negotiations and competitive dialogue;
  • advisory services in the preparation of the Contractor’s offer, including in the formal and legal scope of drawing up annexes;
  • representation of the Contractor before the National Chamber of Appeals and the court in proceedings resulting from filing of appeals;
  • advice on concluding and performing contracts with consortium members and subcontractors; preparation of legal opinions on the Public Procurement Law.

The law firm provides comprehensive legal assistance to public and private entities in the implementation of complex construction and infrastructure projects, from the stage of investment planning, organization of tenders and preparation of offers, through negotiations, to cooperation in the implementation of projects and resolving disputes arising in the course of their implementation. We support projects that use traditional financing methods, EU funds and investments carried out in the public-private partnership (PPP) formula. The creativity of the law firm’s team allows for the development of effective legal solutions aimed to overcoming legal obstacles.

We provide comprehensive advice on investments carried out in the PPP formula. The services provided by the Law Firm in the field of preparing PPP projects include in particular:

  • recommending optimal structures and legal models for PPP projects;
  • assessment of the feasibility of implementing PPP projects with the use of European funds or other non-returnable forms of aid;
  • legal advice under institutional PPP with the use of a mixed public-private capital company;
  • supporting partners in the comprehensive preparation of documentation specifying the principles of cooperation between all parties involved, including the preparation of necessary announcements, applications and templates of other documents required by law, as well as the evaluation of submitted offers;
  • advising at all stages of the PPP procedure, including participation in negotiations with private investors;
  • development of public-private partnership agreements and accompanying agreements concluded in order to implement the subject of public-private partnership.

LABOUR LAW

Commencement and termination of employment

The law firm advises on the entire process of hiring an employee, from the moment of selecting a candidate, through establishing an employment relationship, until its termination. We prepare all kinds of documents related to the commencement of the employment relationship and also other documents related to the employment relationship, depending on the needs of the client, i.e. in particular, non-competition agreements or agreements on joint material liability.

We also advise on the termination of employment relationships both by notice and without notice. We offer consultations on the reasons for termination or termination of employment, we prepare relevant documents and provide consultancy services on the possibility of terminating the contract by mutual consent.

HR support

We support HR departments in their current activities - we advise, among others in matters of establishing, changing and terminating employment relationships, settling wages, bonuses, imposing sanctions, keeping personal files and employee documentation, determining periods of special protection for employees, consulting termination of employment relationships with trade unions.

We also provide support in the event of problems arising in the process of using internal sources of labour law related to HR and payroll services.

Working time

We analyze the applied working time systems and working time schedules, both in terms of compliance with the regulations and the advisability of their application. In consultation with our clients, we adjust systems and schedules to their needs.

We also advise on the method of settling remuneration for overtime and ensuring the rest periods required by law.

B2B CONTRACTS

Our firm offers support in establishing, terminating and settling management contracts. We prepare all necessary documents, both in terms of B2B contracts, as well as contracts for entrusting property or non-competition clauses.

We prepare documentation for the employment of managerial staff and board members, both from the employee perspective and the corporate relationship.

We advise on the correct shaping of the principles of remuneration and bonuses for management staff. In the documents preparation process, we pay special attention to confidentiality clauses and non-competition clauses in force during and after cooperation.

We provide management contracts also in terms of determining the obligations of contributing to and taxing management contracts.

Non-competition, conflict of interest

We draw up non-competition agreements during and after the termination of employment / cooperation as well as documents ensuring the protection of confidential information and avoiding conflicts of interest - taking into account the specificity of the client's branch.

We represent clients in disputes with persons violating the non-competition clause, confidentiality obligations, those who are in a conflict of interest or commit acts of unfair competition. In the event of violations, we take steps to minimize their negative consequences, repair the damage and stop further violations.

Employment restructuring (group and individual layoffs) and voluntary redundancies

Our firm provides clients with comprehensive support in the field of structure changes and employment restructuring. We help create effective employment structures. If it is necessary to reduce employment, we prepare both the so-called Voluntary Redundancy Program, and conduct the procedure of collective redundancies or individual redundancies for reasons not related to employees.

In terms of the Voluntary Redundancy Program, we prepare both a strategy and relevant documents. We strive to eliminate the negative consequences of employment restructuring. We are of the opinion that a well-thought-out and implemented voluntary redundancy program may protect the company from strong social tensions.

We provide the employer with comprehensive services - from developing a strategy, through preparing the necessary documents, negotiating with trade unions, to completing the process by handing out notice to employees.

We also support employers in their information activities in order to reduce social tensions in the workplace.

In the event of litigation, we develop an action strategy that takes into account the uniformity of the employer's position and the client's business needs, and we provide representation before courts of all instances, including the Supreme Court.

Transfer of undertaking (TUPE)

Our firm advises on restructuring processes involving transfers of undertaking. We support clients in the processes of determining the conditions for the transition of employees between the current and new employer. We prepare the necessary documents and assist in carrying out the entire procedure.

For the purposes of preparing the transfer of the workplace, we carry out audits of employee documents and standardize employment conditions. We provide support for this type of process also in the field of Social Insurance Institution, taxes and communication with employees, in order to calm social tensions.

Mobbing and discrimination

Our firm provides comprehensive support for clients in the field of equal treatment, non-discrimination and mobbing. We place particular emphasis on preventive actions to minimize the risk of violating regulations. We draw up anti-discrimination and anti-mobbing procedures, regulations of anti-mobbing committees and monitor their implementation.

We conduct explanatory proceedings when an employee reports allegation of discrimination or mobbing. We also offer audit services in this area, as well as preparation of reports on the activities of individual areas or departments in the field of anti-discrimination and anti-mobbing activities. We advise on how to effectively conduct and complete such proceedings and what actions to implement to protect the client's interest.

We conduct training for employees in the field of counteracting discrimination and mobbing in the workplace.

In the event of a court proceeding, we represent clients in disputes relating to the indicated issues.

Protection of personal rights

We conduct explanatory and court proceedings in the field of protection of personal rights - both for employees and employers. We also advise on the creation of a strategy to prevent the violations and, in the event of violations, we offer comprehensive assistance to protect the client's interests.

We successfully represent clients in the above-mentioned proceedings also in cases of "media" nature.

Personal data protection

Our firm advises clients on the protection of personal data of employees. We prepare documents necessary for the proper administration of personal data and their processing. We support employers in determining the possible scope of processing personal data of employees and we identify risks related to administration and processing in the light of protective provisions.

Shaping internal labour law acts

Our firm prepares and implements full documentation in the area of ​​labour law (work regulations, remuneration, bonuses and others) and compliance (anti-mobbing, anti-discrimination procedures, security and anti-corruption policies).

We create (also from scratch) and implement comprehensive employee documentation. We prepare templates of employment contracts, non-competition agreements, confidentiality agreements, employee statements and other standard employee documents. We adjust existing internal regulations to the changing labour law.

The law firm has extensive experience in the field of changing and revoking corporate collective labour agreements, remuneration and bonus regulations, and the regulations of the Company Social Benefits Fund. We create and adapt internal sources of labour law and employee documentation, with particular emphasis on the specificity of the client's activity and business needs. We support clients in the process of their implementation.

We carry out audits of internal documentation, pay attention to irregularities, identify risks and recommend changes that should be introduced.

Cooperation with trade unions, collective disputes

We support clients in all activities provided for by law that require cooperation with employee representatives. We have many years of experience in servicing large business entities in the field of shaping relations with several trade unions at the same time.

We provide legal services in the process of preparing documentation for consultations and negotiations with trade unions, correspondence with trade unions, and conduct negotiations on behalf of the employer. We represent clients in collective disputes with trade unions, starting from the assessment of the reality and legality of the demands made by the employees, through conducting negotiations and support in mediation and during a strike.

We check the correctness of the entire process from the trade unions' side, signal any irregularities and represent employers in court disputes against trade unions.

The law firm has extensive experience in negotiating and preparing agreements with trade unions, including agreements to end a pending collective dispute.

National Labour Inspectorate and Social Insurance Institution inspections

Our company advises clients on preventive actions aimed at minimizing the risk of initiating inspections in the workplace and the risk of violating the law. We analyze solutions used by clients in terms of their correctness and admissibility, both from the perspective of legal provisions and guidelines of institutions responsible for controlling compliance with employee rights. We identify risks in terms of the possibility of identifying violations by entities carrying out inspections and prepare specific solutions to minimize or eliminate them.

In the event of the initiation of an inspection procedure, we provide clients with comprehensive support during the inspection, including representing the employer before inspection authorities, as well as helping to implement post-inspection recommendations.

We advise on the preparation of explanations or appeals against decisions of control bodies. We represent clients in disputes with control bodies, including misdemeanor or criminal proceedings initiated at the request of control bodies.

Litigation

Our law firm conducts court proceedings in matters related to labour law, social security and management contracts. We offer representation at every stage of the dispute, using an individual process strategy. We appear before courts of all instances, including the Supreme Court.

The scope of our processes includes, among others disputes over: reinstatement, compensation in connection with unlawful termination of employment, establishing an employment relationship, mobbing, discrimination, infringement of personal rights, remuneration, bonuses, overtime, related to collective and individual dismissals, concerning collective labour law (disputes with trade unions), social security benefits, pensions, claims arising from non-competition agreements.

We also conduct criminal and misdemeanor cases related to offenses against employee rights or other prohibited acts specified in the labour law (e.g. concerning illegal strikes).

The law firm has experience in handling a large number (several hundred) of cases at one time.

Trainings

We conduct trainings in the field of broadly understood labour law - for employees of various levels and employees of HR departments. The training is tailored to the needs of individual clients, taking into account the specificity of the business, business needs and applicable internal regulations.

The prepared trainings take into account the practical aspects of applying labour law and HR services. We offer not only a comprehensive development of the subject of the training, but also answer any doubts of participants, as well as recommend optimal solutions.

Legal opinions and analyzes

In the course of the day-to-day operation of a workplace, many practical doubts arise regarding the application of applicable legal provisions as well as internal company regulations. In order to clarify our Clients' doubts regarding the day-to-day functioning of the workplace, we prepare legal opinions on the proper application of labour law, civil law, as well as on insurance and tax issues.

Our firm conducts comprehensive legal analyzes of the client's situation, assessing the compliance of potential actions with the provisions of labour and social security law, moreover, we identify risks associated with various solutions.

Social security law

Our company advises clients on current matters related to doubts regarding the social security system, pre-retirement protection, and the possibility of retiring at an earlier age than the universal one. We conduct cases for social insurance benefits and cases related to social insurance.

In the event of a dispute, we represent clients both in proceedings before the pension authority and in court.

Company Social Benefit Fund

We advise in the process of applying the provisions of the Company Social Benefit Fund, introducing changes in its operation and in all disputes regarding the social fund.

We support clients in talks with trade unions regarding the company's social benefits fund, regarding agreeing the rules of the Company Social Benefits Fund, the method of spending benefits or granting individual benefits.

The law firm advises on the entire process of hiring an employee, from the moment of selecting a candidate, through establishing an employment relationship, until its termination. We prepare all kinds of documents related to the commencement of the employment relationship and also other documents related to the employment relationship, depending on the needs of the client, i.e. in particular, non-competition agreements or agreements on joint material liability.

We also advise on the termination of employment relationships both by notice and without notice. We offer consultations on the reasons for termination or termination of employment, we prepare relevant documents and provide consultancy services on the possibility of terminating the contract by mutual consent.

We support HR departments in their current activities – we advise, among others in matters of establishing, changing and terminating employment relationships, settling wages, bonuses, imposing sanctions, keeping personal files and employee documentation, determining periods of special protection for employees, consulting termination of employment relationships with trade unions.

We also provide support in the event of problems arising in the process of using internal sources of labour law related to HR and payroll services.

We analyze the applied working time systems and working time schedules, both in terms of compliance with the regulations and the advisability of their application. In consultation with our clients, we adjust systems and schedules to their needs.

We also advise on the method of settling remuneration for overtime and ensuring the rest periods required by law.

Our firm offers support in establishing, terminating and settling management contracts. We prepare all necessary documents, both in terms of B2B contracts, as well as contracts for entrusting property or non-competition clauses.

We prepare documentation for the employment of managerial staff and board members, both from the employee perspective and the corporate relationship.

We advise on the correct shaping of the principles of remuneration and bonuses for management staff. In the documents preparation process, we pay special attention to confidentiality clauses and non-competition clauses in force during and after cooperation.

We provide management contracts also in terms of determining the obligations of contributing to and taxing management contracts.

We draw up non-competition agreements during and after the termination of employment / cooperation as well as documents ensuring the protection of confidential information and avoiding conflicts of interest – taking into account the specificity of the client’s branch.

We represent clients in disputes with persons violating the non-competition clause, confidentiality obligations, those who are in a conflict of interest or commit acts of unfair competition. In the event of violations, we take steps to minimize their negative consequences, repair the damage and stop further violations.

Our firm provides clients with comprehensive support in the field of structure changes and employment restructuring. We help create effective employment structures. If it is necessary to reduce employment, we prepare both the so-called Voluntary Redundancy Program, and conduct the procedure of collective redundancies or individual redundancies for reasons not related to employees.

In terms of the Voluntary Redundancy Program, we prepare both a strategy and relevant documents. We strive to eliminate the negative consequences of employment restructuring. We are of the opinion that a well-thought-out and implemented voluntary redundancy program may protect the company from strong social tensions.

We provide the employer with comprehensive services – from developing a strategy, through preparing the necessary documents, negotiating with trade unions, to completing the process by handing out notice to employees.

We also support employers in their information activities in order to reduce social tensions in the workplace.

In the event of litigation, we develop an action strategy that takes into account the uniformity of the employer’s position and the client’s business needs, and we provide representation before courts of all instances, including the Supreme Court.

Our firm advises on restructuring processes involving transfers of undertaking. We support clients in the processes of determining the conditions for the transition of employees between the current and new employer. We prepare the necessary documents and assist in carrying out the entire procedure.

For the purposes of preparing the transfer of the workplace, we carry out audits of employee documents and standardize employment conditions. We provide support for this type of process also in the field of Social Insurance Institution, taxes and communication with employees, in order to calm social tensions.

Our firm provides comprehensive support for clients in the field of equal treatment, non-discrimination and mobbing. We place particular emphasis on preventive actions to minimize the risk of violating regulations. We draw up anti-discrimination and anti-mobbing procedures, regulations of anti-mobbing committees and monitor their implementation.

We conduct explanatory proceedings when an employee reports allegation of discrimination or mobbing. We also offer audit services in this area, as well as preparation of reports on the activities of individual areas or departments in the field of anti-discrimination and anti-mobbing activities. We advise on how to effectively conduct and complete such proceedings and what actions to implement to protect the client’s interest.

We conduct training for employees in the field of counteracting discrimination and mobbing in the workplace.

In the event of a court proceeding, we represent clients in disputes relating to the indicated issues.

We conduct explanatory and court proceedings in the field of protection of personal rights – both for employees and employers. We also advise on the creation of a strategy to prevent the violations and, in the event of violations, we offer comprehensive assistance to protect the client’s interests.

We successfully represent clients in the above-mentioned proceedings also in cases of “media” nature.

Our firm advises clients on the protection of personal data of employees. We prepare documents necessary for the proper administration of personal data and their processing. We support employers in determining the possible scope of processing personal data of employees and we identify risks related to administration and processing in the light of protective provisions.

Our firm prepares and implements full documentation in the area of ​​labour law (work regulations, remuneration, bonuses and others) and compliance (anti-mobbing, anti-discrimination procedures, security and anti-corruption policies).

We create (also from scratch) and implement comprehensive employee documentation. We prepare templates of employment contracts, non-competition agreements, confidentiality agreements, employee statements and other standard employee documents. We adjust existing internal regulations to the changing labour law.

The law firm has extensive experience in the field of changing and revoking corporate collective labour agreements, remuneration and bonus regulations, and the regulations of the Company Social Benefits Fund. We create and adapt internal sources of labour law and employee documentation, with particular emphasis on the specificity of the client’s activity and business needs. We support clients in the process of their implementation.

We carry out audits of internal documentation, pay attention to irregularities, identify risks and recommend changes that should be introduced.

We support clients in all activities provided for by law that require cooperation with employee representatives. We have many years of experience in servicing large business entities in the field of shaping relations with several trade unions at the same time.

We provide legal services in the process of preparing documentation for consultations and negotiations with trade unions, correspondence with trade unions, and conduct negotiations on behalf of the employer. We represent clients in collective disputes with trade unions, starting from the assessment of the reality and legality of the demands made by the employees, through conducting negotiations and support in mediation and during a strike.

We check the correctness of the entire process from the trade unions’ side, signal any irregularities and represent employers in court disputes against trade unions.

The law firm has extensive experience in negotiating and preparing agreements with trade unions, including agreements to end a pending collective dispute.

Our company advises clients on preventive actions aimed at minimizing the risk of initiating inspections in the workplace and the risk of violating the law. We analyze solutions used by clients in terms of their correctness and admissibility, both from the perspective of legal provisions and guidelines of institutions responsible for controlling compliance with employee rights. We identify risks in terms of the possibility of identifying violations by entities carrying out inspections and prepare specific solutions to minimize or eliminate them.

In the event of the initiation of an inspection procedure, we provide clients with comprehensive support during the inspection, including representing the employer before inspection authorities, as well as helping to implement post-inspection recommendations.

We advise on the preparation of explanations or appeals against decisions of control bodies. We represent clients in disputes with control bodies, including misdemeanor or criminal proceedings initiated at the request of control bodies.

Our law firm conducts court proceedings in matters related to labour law, social security and management contracts. We offer representation at every stage of the dispute, using an individual process strategy. We appear before courts of all instances, including the Supreme Court.

The scope of our processes includes, among others disputes over: reinstatement, compensation in connection with unlawful termination of employment, establishing an employment relationship, mobbing, discrimination, infringement of personal rights, remuneration, bonuses, overtime, related to collective and individual dismissals, concerning collective labour law (disputes with trade unions), social security benefits, pensions, claims arising from non-competition agreements.

We also conduct criminal and misdemeanor cases related to offenses against employee rights or other prohibited acts specified in the labour law (e.g. concerning illegal strikes).

The law firm has experience in handling a large number (several hundred) of cases at one time.

We conduct trainings in the field of broadly understood labour law – for employees of various levels and employees of HR departments. The training is tailored to the needs of individual clients, taking into account the specificity of the business, business needs and applicable internal regulations.

The prepared trainings take into account the practical aspects of applying labour law and HR services. We offer not only a comprehensive development of the subject of the training, but also answer any doubts of participants, as well as recommend optimal solutions.

In the course of the day-to-day operation of a workplace, many practical doubts arise regarding the application of applicable legal provisions as well as internal company regulations. In order to clarify our Clients’ doubts regarding the day-to-day functioning of the workplace, we prepare legal opinions on the proper application of labour law, civil law, as well as on insurance and tax issues.

Our firm conducts comprehensive legal analyzes of the client’s situation, assessing the compliance of potential actions with the provisions of labour and social security law, moreover, we identify risks associated with various solutions.

Our company advises clients on current matters related to doubts regarding the social security system, pre-retirement protection, and the possibility of retiring at an earlier age than the universal one. We conduct cases for social insurance benefits and cases related to social insurance.

In the event of a dispute, we represent clients both in proceedings before the pension authority and in court.

We advise in the process of applying the provisions of the Company Social Benefit Fund, introducing changes in its operation and in all disputes regarding the social fund.

We support clients in talks with trade unions regarding the company’s social benefits fund, regarding agreeing the rules of the Company Social Benefits Fund, the method of spending benefits or granting individual benefits.