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21 / 12 / 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! The results of the arts competition "Magic of Christmas 2017"

KSP Team wishes you all a joyful and peaceful Christmas, lots of a happy time to share with your families and friends, and taking a step back from your everyday routines. May the New Year bring lots of joy, happiness, and achievement of your most daring goals. We would like to thank all our clients and partners for their trust. Working with the best is a source of enormous satisfaction for us. We have lots of plans and ideas which we will be happy to share with you soon. Happy New Year!


We also have the pleasure of announcing the results of the annual arts competition entitled “the Magic of Christmas”. This year we received many wonderful projects made by young artists from the Special School No 9 in Katowice named after Pope John Paul II. It was extremely difficult for us to choose the best three works, so we decided to additionally award some distinctions. Here are the results:


  1. 1st place – Ania Sierpień
  2. 2nd place – Adrian and Bartosz Zarzycki
  3. 3rd place – ex aequo: Szymon Kuryło and Michał Muszik


Additionally, the works made by Kamil Szymański and Igor Wiśniewski were awarded distinctions.

We would like to thank all students and their supervisors for participation in the competition and for creation of unique Christmas cards and decorations, which you can see by clicking the link.

06 / 12 / 2017

KSP is a legal partner for the Polish crew at the 73rd edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in 2017

We are pleased to announce that our law firm has become the legal partner for the Polish crew of the Weddell yacht, a Grand Mistral 80 boat, at the prestigious Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.


Przemysław Tarnacki’s crew, representing the Ocean Challenge Yacht Club, will set off from Sydney on 26 December 2017, to face the challenge of one of the most extreme and thus – legendary – oceanic races, and reach the finishing line in Tasmania.


So far, this is the third Polish crew participating in a race of such significance. More than 100 crews from around the world are on the start list for this year’s edition. The Sydney Hobart Race was held for the first time in 1945 in one of the most difficult sailing regions. The race route is 630 nautical miles long and leads through the infamous Bass Strait, known for high winds and tall waves which make this stretch difficult in terms of navigation.


Sydney Hobart is a great challenge even for the most accomplished sailor. We are proud to support the crew under our white and red flag.  We encourage you to follow the event and cheer for our team. For more information, go to the organiser’s website at:

27 / 11 / 2017

GDPR – Practical Guide for Entrepreneurs (downloadable version)

In half a year we are going to face substantial changes in the area of personal data protection. 25 May 2018 marks the effective date for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  GDPR - Practical Guide for Entrepreneurs, prepared by KSP experts, is a set of useful information and advice facilitating adaptation to the new regulations.


The guide offers advice on how to effectively implement the relevant procedures in an enterprise so as to ensure top level of personal data protection and smooth adaptation to the new legal requirements.  We have also prepared a GDPR implementation map, i.e. steps to be taken by each entrepreneur to meet the requirements.


Our guide answers the following questions, without limitation:


  • What is GDPR and who does it apply to?
  • When can personal data be processed and how to secure consent for its processing?
  • Do we always have to appoint a Personal Data Inspector?
  • What do entrepreneurs need to inform about?
  • How to subcontract personal data processing and how to transmit the data abroad?         
  • What are the penalties for GDPR infringements?     


... you are welcome to read the guide and contact the authors.

02 / 10 / 2017

We are proud! Our lawyer Maciej Michalak was 25th to finish the 9th PKO Silesia Marathon

IX PKO Silesia Marathon is behind us. We congratulate all participants for finishing the run and overcoming their own limitations. Our special congratulations go to the KSP team, which we strongly supported along the way. Maciej, Magda, Ela, Łukasz, Jakub, Marta – this was a real accomplishment! We are particularly proud of Maciej Michalak, our runner, who was 25th place finisher, with the result 2.53.19.


PKO Silesia Marathon was the first event held on the modernised Silesian Stadium. Over 4700 runners finished the marathon on a new track “Kocioł Czarownic” (the “Witch Cauldron”), supported by several thousand viewers. See you same time next year!

19 / 09 / 2017

John Lemon vs Yoko Ono - KSP layers advise in the process of reaching settlement between a beverage producer and the widow of the artist

Tomasz Srokosz, Hugo Bałaziński and Natalia Gaweł provided advice to John Lemon, a Katowice-based producer of natural lemonades, in their dispute with Yoko Ono, the widow of the famous Beatle. Yoko Ono considered the use of ‘John Lemon’ name to infringe the trademark of her late husband’s name.  The John Lemon lemonade producer registered its trademark in the European Union in 2014. The John Lennon trademark was registered only last year.


As a result of negotiations, both parties managed to reconcile their interest. The owner of John Lemon brand considered it of essence to be able to prepare for rebranding. See the attachment for the company’s official comment. JOHN IS ON

18 / 09 / 2017

Driverless cars, electric mobility, smart city. CIO Club in Jaworzno 12 October 2017

We would like to invite you to take part in the CIO Club meeting dedicated to smart cities and the latest trends in transportation. In Jaworzno, a town where pioneering electric mobility projects are currently initiated, Tomasz Srokosz and Kamil Kozioł are going to discuss the potential of the new solutions and the concept of a smart city and how it is affected by modern IT.


The discussion will be joined by Professor Jacek Szołtysek of the Katowice University of Economics, Marek Gutt Mostowy, Chairman and co-founder of euroLoop, and Mr Paweł Silbert, the Mayor of Jaworzno. The meeting will be held on 12 October 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the head office of the Municipal Library in Jaworzno. For more information, the registration form and the agenda, visit the Organiser’s website.

23 / 08 / 2017

9th PKO Silesia Marathon with the finishing line at the Silesian Stadium. KSP is a legal partner of the event. On 1 October 2017, come to the Silesia Park join the run!

Yet another PKO Silesia Marathon is planned for 1 October 2017. For the ninth time, runners will have an opportunity to face the challenge of a 42.195 km race through Katowice, Mysłowice and Siemianowice Śląskie to Chorzów, with the finishing line – note – at the Silesian Stadium. It will be the first sports event at the Silesian Stadium after renovation. We don’t know how about you, but we simply can’t wait... like every year, KSP Law Firm is a partner of this largest running event in the Upper Silesia. This time, in addition to providing legal support, we actively participate in the race, counting on good times of our runners.


The PKO Silesia Marathon is the only race in Poland and in Europe that takes place in as many as 4 cities. In addition, it is one of the biggest running events in Poland, and the largest one in Silesia. The first edition of the marathon was held on 3 May 2009, and since then, the event has become largely popular and prestigious. We encourage you to accept the challenge and sign up for the race. Also, join the fun and show your support for the runners! For more details, go to the organiser’s website:

03 / 07 / 2017

All-Poland contest “Casus Master” organised by KSP and ELSA Katowice - results

It is time to announce the results of the “Casus Master” contest organised by KSP Legal & Tax and ELSA Katowice. The contest, addressed to law students, involved providing a solution to one of three legal cases presented by KSP in the field of civil law, criminal law or tax law.


The papers we received were of very high quality. The winner, with her analytical approach and linguistic style, is Ms Agnieszka Szary. The award was officially handed in to her on 27 June 2017 at KSP Head Office. Additionally, distinctions were also granted to: Mr Piotr Boroń, Ms Ewa Dreszer, Ms Martyna Małkowska and Ms Klaudia Radwańska.


We would like to congratulate to all participants and invite you to take part in the next edition. We wish to take this opportunity to remind the students of law and economics that practical placements with our law firm are not necessarily boring! We encourage you to submit your applications (practical placement with KSP).

28 / 06 / 2017

Help for people that have mortgages denominated in Swiss francs - information brochure

We are pleased to present a brochure titled: Help for people that have mortgages denominated in Swiss francs prepared by KSP lawyers. In the guide you will find explanations on how to lead a dispute with the bank on loan in Swiss francs and what are the chances of winning. We hope you find this information useful.


We wish you a pleasant reading, and if you have questions, please contact us.

19 / 06 / 2017

Public administration is a good payer - Tomasz Srokosz in #RZECZ O PRAWIE [Talking about law] programme hosted by Joanna Ojczyk, 16 June 2017

“Local governments should be flexible …” - Tomasz Srokosz talks about cooperation between local governments and entrepreneurs, a new act on construction work concessions and projects implemented under public-private partnership, in which KSP lawyers have provided legal or tax advice. The interview was dedicated to the possibilities and rules of cooperation between the public law administration and entrepreneurs to implement public infrastructure projects. For full interview use this link (link).

23 / 05 / 2017

TRAINING: EMPLOYING TEMPORARY WORKERS - changes in legislation, 6 June 2017, KSP

We would like to invite you to free training dedicated to changed regulations of the Act on emplyment of temporary workers, to take effect on 1 June 2017. 


During the meeting, we will discuss practical aspects of the changes, such as:

  • changes to temporary workers’ employment time limits,
  • maternity entitlements,
  • new obligations of the employer-user.


During the training we also plan to discuss the new list of offences related to employing temporary workers and the rights of the inspection authorities established to ensure that employer-users act in conformity with the law.


The meeting will be hosted by Maciej Pietrzycki (Legal Advisor) and Kamil Kozioł (Lawyer). We estimate that the meeting will take around 2 hours and will offer an excellent opportunity to ask for opinions regarding any questions you may have. If you are particularly interested in answers to any questions or issues, please send them to us beforehand.


The meeting is addressed to employers and employer representatives , directors and HR staff.


Organisational matters:

  • The training will be held on 6 June 2017, at 9:30 at KSP’s head office (in Polish)
  • Attendance is free of charge.
  • Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
  • We reserve the right to refuse attendance of representatives of law firms, consulting and auditor firms.
  • Please confirm your attendance by 2 June 2017 Please send a completed registration form to:

16 / 05 / 2017

The reverse charge mechanism in VAT for construction services - training session, 9 June 2017, Hotel Angelo, Katowice

Dear Sir or Madam,


We invite you to attend a free training session dedicated to the reverse charge mechanism in VAT for construction services. During the training we will discuss the reasons underlying introduction of the mechanism in January 2017, as well as the practical aspects of its application. We will consider the issue of VAT neutrality in the construction industry and discuss ways to minimize the risk of erroneous settlements between contractors and subcontractors.


Additionally, during the meeting we will address the issue of the so-called debt package intended to counteract payment backlogs and facilitate debt recovery. We will also present changes to the project owner’s responsibility for committments made in the construction process.


The meeting will be hosted by Attorney Dawid Mielcarski and experienced Adviser Łukasz Jedynak.


The invitation is addressed to developer firms, representatives of construction companies, contractors and subcontractors as well as personnel responsible for tax settlements in companies.


We look forward to seeing you!



  • 8:30 – 9:15 Registration and networking
  • 9:15 - 11:45 Presentation and discussion
  • 11:45-12:00 Summary



  • The seminar will be delivered in Polish.
  • Attendance is free of charge.
  • Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
  • Please confirm your attendance by 2 June 2017 Please send a completed form (PDF file attached) to: or by facsimile to: +48 32 731 68 61 (contact person: Agata Muras).
  • We reserve the right to refuse admission to representatives of law, consulting and auditing firms.


24 / 04 / 2017

The 9th European Economic Congress to be held in Katowice on 10-12 May 2017.

Katowice is again going to host the most important business event in Central Europe. The Congress will be attended by Polish and European politicians, banking experts, local government officials, independent experts, and - most importantly - business people from all over the world.


The power industry in Europe, digital economy, the situation of the Polish hospitals, climate, future taxes, the space industry - these are some of the topics to be discussed during the 9th European Economic Congress. With our passion for new technologies we particularly recommend the European Start-up Days - an event addressed to young guns and innovators.


We encourage you to attend the meetings in Katowice. The event offers an excellent opportunity to share experience and opinions.  Additionally, being local patriots, we highly recommend a walk around the city. Katowice is beautiful! WELCOME TO KATOWICE 2017  


See you at the International Congress Centre in Katowice and at the registered offices of our law firm at 150 Chorzowska Street.


21 / 04 / 2017

KSP in XV Ranking of Law Firms 2017 by Rzeczpospolita daily

We are pleased to inform you that KSP Legal & Tax Advice ranked among the top 100 law firms in Poland in the category of the number of lawyers (99th in Poland seventh in Katowice) in this year’s Ranking of Law Firms. We ranked 107th in Poland in terms of the number of advocates and legal counsels. 297 law firms were included in the ranking. The leader, as in the past years, was the Warsaw office of Dentons. We would like to congratulate and wish them success in the future!

05 / 04 / 2017

CIO Club meeting in Katowice, 19 April 2017, GDPR. Checklist – a lecture by Tomasz Srokosz

During the CIO Club meeting to be held on 19 April 2017 in Katowice, Tomasz Srokosz is going to discuss the conditions to be satisfied by companies and institutions for them to be ready to operate in conformity with the new legislative act implementing the General Data Protection Regulation, which will take effect in May next year. The topics to be discussed at the meeting, apart from GDPR readiness, will include innovation through technology, cyber security, cyber awareness and cyber sovereignty.


CIO Clubs an independent organisation established in 2003 upon an initiative of International Data Group Poland S.A., with more than 400 CIOs being its active members. The meeting will be held on 19 April 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the Head Office of ING Bank Śląski, 39 Sokolska Street in Katowice. For more information, the registration form and the agenda, visit the Organiser’s website. We look forward to seeing you!

16 / 03 / 2017

KSP at XI All-Poland Internship Days for Law Students - we would like to invite law students to a meeting with our legal adviser to be held at the University of Silesia on 23 March 2017 at 11.50 a.m. We will tell you and demonstrate how to write a good procedural writ in civil law proceedings.

The European Law Students' Association (ELSA) Poland organises All-Poland Internship Days for Law Students to be held on 21-24 March 2017 at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia. KSP would like to invite students to a meeting with Łukasz Pożoga to be held on 23 March 2017 (Thursday) at 11.50 a.m. at the Faculty of Law of the University of Silesia in Katowice (Hall 4), dedicated to preparation of effective procedural writs in civil law proceedings. Łukasz Pożoga is an experienced legal adviser and negotiator, specialising in litigation and arbitration. He is a graduate of the University of Silesia. Łukasz will also tell you what you can learn during your internship with KSP Law Firm, both during your studies and after graduation.


We look forward to seeing you!

01 / 02 / 2017

EMPLOYMENT LAW - learn more! You are welcome to attend our training: Minimum hourly rates in contracts of mandate/provision of services, 7 March 2017, Katowice, KSP office, at 9:00 a.m.

You are welcome to attend a series of training sessions: EMPLOYMENT LAW - learn more!


The first training session will be held on 7 March 2017. It will be dedicated to Minimum hourly rate in contracts of mandate/provision of services, and delivered by KSP Employment Law Practice.


Piotr Krupa and Maciej Pietrzycki will discuss the rules of the minimum hourly rate changed as of 1 January 2017. They will explain who is to be paid the new rates and how to accurately determine the amount of remuneration and the payment date in the contract. You will also learn how to store and file documentation according to the new legislation, how to keep hourly confirmations of task performance and what sanctions are envisaged for a breach of the new regulations.


The meeting is addressed to employers and employer representatives , directors and HR staff.


The cost of the session is PLN 99 net per 1 person or PLN 149 net for two attendees from the same company. If you enroll for two training sessions organised by KSP, the costs of attendance is PLN 149 net per person for both sessions (other available training sessions are listed in the registration form).


You are welcome to attend the meeting in KSP’s head office in Katowice at 150 Chorzowska Street on 7 March 2017 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will take around 1.5 hour and it is free to attend  (please enroll by email to until 7 March 2017 , the number of participants is limited. The agenda, lecturers’ profiles and registration form are accessible in PDF format.

01 / 02 / 2017

Personal data - the new approach, i.e. … On 1 February 2017 we start a series of entries on our INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW blog concerning the data protection reform. You are welcome to read our comments!

Upon the entry into force of the EU data protection reform, all entrepreneurs are required to adapt their data processing procedures to the new legislation. On 25 May 2018, the current Polish Personal Data Protection Act will be fully replaced with the General Data Protection Regulation (EC) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016. The national supervision authorities will acquire the right, without limitation, to impose administrative fines. A fine can amount to as much as EUR 20 million, and for enterprises - up to 4% of their total annual global turnover in the previous financial year.


We have therefore decided to familiarise our readers with the new data protection rules which they will need to abide by in the near future.  The new legislation is discussed in a series of articles entitled Personal data - the new approach, i.e. ... to be published on our blog.


You are welcome to read the first entry prepared by Grzegorz Olszewski: Persona data - the new approach, i.e. what we have to face after the General Data Protection Regulation has come into force.

30 / 01 / 2017

What’s new in the employment law in 2017?

In January, on our Employment Law Blog you can read Kamil Kozioł's comments about changes in the area of employees' personal data protection, Maciej Pietrzycki's description of the 100 changes for companies, i.e. the employment law changes in 2017 and Adriana Wydziałkiewicz's entry about introducing in the company the regulations for the use of company's cars.


See our Employment Law Blog for more details.

03 / 01 / 2017

TRAINING:  Closing loopholes in the tax collection system - new mechanisms available for tax authorities  - 12 January 2017, Katowice

We would like to invite you to attent a seminar, part of the Morning Tax Meetings series, during which we plan to present the new mechanisms available for tax authorities to close loopholes in the Polish tax colleciton system (amendments to the tax oridinance act, the VAT Act and the CIT Act). Majority of the new regulations came into force on 1 January 2017.

We are going to discuss, among other things:

  • The tax evasion clause - a way to increase the inflows to the State Treasury?
  • A transfer - more convenient in terms of taxation
  • Share premium no longer tax-neutral
  • New reduced CIT rate - who can benefit from 15% tax?
  • Reverse charge on construction services
  • Financial and insurance services - restraints on VAT exemption
  • New rules for VAT deduction and reverse charge
  • Deletion from the VAT register - freedom of the tax authorities
  • Back to VAT sanctions for unreliable tax settlements: 20%, 30% or even 100%!

The meeting will be held on 12 January 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Venue: Angelo Hotel, 24 Sokolska Street in Katowice. The invitation is addressed to those responsible for tax settlements in companies, CEOs, chief accountants. During the meeting, our tax experts can be asked for an opinion in individual cases.  

The meeting will be hosted by KSP tax advisors and consultants: Elżbieta Lis, Łukasz Jedynak and Elżbieta Stawarczyk. The meeting is planned to take around 3 hours. If you are particularly interested in answers to any questions or issues, please send them to us beforehand.


The agenda and the registration form are attached below. The cost of the meeting is PLN 99 net per 1 person or PLN 149 net for two attendees from the same company. The number of places is limited. Please confirm your attendance by 5 January 2017 and send a completed form to: or by facsimile to: +48 32 731 68 61 (contact person: Magdalena Król).

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