News from BPCC Members

2022-06-21

Cliford Chance advised Pekao and EBRD on the financing of acquisition of Pemo and Lonia by Studenac

International law firm Clifford Chance has advised Bank Pekao and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on the financing provided to the Croatian company Studenac for the purpose of acquiring Pemo d.o.o. and Lonia Trgovina d.o.o. Studenac is a portfolio company of the Enterprise Investors fund and operates a chain of grocery stores. Following the latest acquisitions, the chain will comprise over 1050 stores.

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2022-06-15

Employee sobriety checks – new regulations coming soon

On 24 May 2022, a new draft amendment to the Labour Code allowing employers to check the sobriety of employees was adopted by the government. Employers have been waiting for a long time for legislation that will unequivocally give them the right to conduct such tests on their own among their staff.

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2022-06-14

Savills opens an office in Tricity

International real estate advisory firm Savills has opened an office in Tricity led by Piotr Skuza.

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2022-06-14

The Green Blog – with Michael Dembinski

1 June 2022

It’s clear that climate change is an inescapable part of our lives. Here in Poland, away from the Atlantic gales, it is, however, less noticeable than on the British Isles. Here, the change manifests itself more subtly in the form of extreme weather events that tend to happen with increasing frequency. Nothing Poland hasn’t seen before, only occurring a couple of times a decade rather than once a century.

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2022-06-08

Office supply hits record highs in regional cities

New office supply in regional cities in Poland hit a record high of 243,500 sq m in Q1 2022, representing an uplift of 5% on the previous peak in Q4 2019, reveals real estate advisory firm Savills. More new office space was delivered in the first three months of this year alone than in the whole of 2021.

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2022-06-08

Taylor Wessing advised on MBO in the steel construction industry

The Warsaw team of the international law firm Taylor Wessing advised GS Staalwerken Groep B. V. in connection with the management buyout of shares in Smulders Polska sp. z o.o., a company owned by GS Staalwerken Groep.

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2022-06-02

Companies shifting to secure supply chains will continue to drive investor appetite for warehouses globally

As part of its 2022 Savills Impacts research programme, the global logistics sector has the wind behind it for the foreseeable future, with the main drivers being ecommerce, and the race for additional warehouse space to secure international company supply chains.

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2022-06-02

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2022-05-30

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2022-05-30

Warsaw among the most environmentally sustainable office markets in the world

Chicago, Houston, New York, San Francisco and Warsaw have over 40% of their total office stock certified ‘green’, making their office markets some of the most environmentally sustainable in the world, according to Savills World Research. But in many major cities there is a significant disconnect between city governments’ ambitious net-zero targets and the green credentials of existing stock.

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