China Desk

Poland plays a vital role in the Belt and Road Initiative (一带一路). With an ambitious and
well-educated workforce, modern infrastructure, and high-tech projects, it ranks among
the most dynamic European economies – It is a perfect point of entry for Chinese investors
wanting to enter the European market.
The initiative encompasses, among other things, three regular cargo rail links between
China and Poland, connecting:
Chongqing and Łódź; Suzhou and Warsaw; and Xi’an - Małaszewicze - Gdańsk.

The Belt and Road Initiative extends far beyond the development of transportation links
between China and Poland. The frequent high level political visits demonstrate that
economic and political ties between Poland and China are getting stronger each year.

Belt and Road Initiative (一带一路) has the potential to create many economic and business synergies between Poland and China. For example:

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Poland is committed to significantly developing and improving its infrastructure, and the Central Communication Port, an infrastructure mega project, serves as a prime example.

China has vast experience in the execution of large infrastructure projects and can offer cost-effective technologies and solutions.

Poland is rich in organic and high-quality food products.

China has great domestic market with an abundant demand for healthy food products.

Poland is transforming its energy sectors toward a green energy oriented.

China is the largest producer of PV panels in the world.

Poland is well known on the Asian market for its cosmetic companies, especially for organic and non-chemical products.

China customers are looking for the new organic cosmetic products.

Poland is in Central Eastern Europe, between Germany and Russia – China’s two strategic trade partners. Thus, it can be regarded as a bridge between East and West.

 

As Poland is a member of the European Union, entrepreneurs who run their operations in and out of Poland, have access to all the benefits of the European Union’s Single Market, which offers three freedoms:
• Free movement of goods – lack of customs duties and restrictions and the prohibition of measures having an equivalent effect.
• Freedom to establish and provide services – enables to carry on a stable and continuous economic activity in another Member State.
• Free movement of capital – no restrictions on the movement of capital and payments between Member States, as well as between Member States and third countries.

Foreign investors are encouraged to invest in the Polish Special Economic Zones.

According to the fDi Magazine’s ranking for 2019, the Polish Special Economic Zones are among the most attractive special economic zones in the world. For example, the Special Economic Zone in Katowice was recognised for developing 66 projects in only two years, with total investment in that zone amounting to EUR 1.14 billion.

HOW CAN WE HELP

Infrastructure & Energy

We routinely assist our clients in public tenders for infrastructural projects including roads, power grids, and power plants. SSW actively encourages Chinese investors to take part in public tenders and has vast experience in representing clients in such proceedings.

Commercial & Investment Arbitration

We support investors at the stage of investment planning, drawing up the agreements between the investors and the state authorities and in representation before common courts in proceedings connected with the arbitration. Piotr Spaczyński is on the list of arbitrators Panel of International Investment Arbitrators CIETAC, run by China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission in Beijing.

Green Field Investment

We advise our clients on all aspects of Green Field Investment, including corporate structuring; building factories; funding acquisition; and matters in relation to state aid.

Capital Markets

We coordinate the actions of our corporate clients and their various advisors so that the commencement of public trading occurs efficiently and effectively. We comprehensively manage the IPO process: from the moment of first preparing the company for GPW, through developing a prospectus and conducting proceedings before the Financial Supervision Commission, to the company’s debut on the GPW.

EU Trademarks and Patents

We register trademarks and file patents at European Union Intellectual Property Office as well as World Intellectual Property Organization.

Mergers & Acquisitions

We represent foreign investors in acquiring Polish businesses, assisting on all stages of M&A and financing transactions.

TAX

We provide comprehensive tax compliance services as well as accounting and legal tax advice.

Corporate & Compliance

We help our Clients with establishing companies or branches of foreign enterprises by providing day-to-day corporate services for companies, branches, closed investment funds and alternative investment companies. We are experts at negotiating and drafting commercial contracts as well as supporting the implementation of restructurings including transformations, divisions, mergers, and liquidation.

Finance

We routinely advise on the full a spectrum of finance-related transactions, including those connected to investments and corporate M&A. We also have expertise in financial modelling and a variety of commercial, financial, legal and tax analyses. Whether you are seeking to expand or restructure your current business or commence a commercial dispute, we can help.

Accounting

Accounting is a vital element of every company’s operations. Modern technologies enable accounting services to be provided from places other than the client’s location.

Family Office

We help to administer various elements of our private clients’ property, including financial assets, real estate and businesses operating in various jurisdictions. Thanks to our assistance, our clients are free to focus on their other important interests and pursuits.

Dedicated China Desk

SSW has a dedicated team for Chinese clients. The team comprises lawyers who lived and studied in China. Not only do we are able to communicate with clients in Chinese, but foremost we have a deep understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture, history and ways of conducting business.

Our focus is on establishing a relationship with client and fostering it to develop a long lasting cooperation.

We are proud to work closely with our friends from China including Chinese banks, chambers of commerce and clients from various sectors.

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Artur Michalski

Artur Michalski

Partner, Head of China Desk

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Maximilian Piekut

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Iwona Domańska

Iwona Domańska

Junior Associate

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Julita Tatałaj

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