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Spanish Desk

For us, serving Spanish-speaking clients means not only working with Spanish law, but also, and perhaps most importantly, working with people whose language, history, culture and business conditions we are intimately familiar with. Given this closeness, it is no surprise that we are in a prime position to create lasting business relationships with our partners, which allow us to comprehensively support them in achieving their goals and developing their business in Poland and abroad.

Filip Mroczkowski

Partner
Attorney-at-law, LL.M.

Filip Mroczkowski

Partner
Attorney-at-law, LL.M.

Scope of advice

Spanish Desk is a department established as part of the international development of O&W, consisting of passionate, committed advisors, whose professional and private interests have enabled them to gather valuable experience when it comes to advising and supporting entities with Spanish capital.

  • We provide comprehensive services for new investments at every stage – from choosing the location, through setting the capital structure, dealing with the construction process, obtaining financing (including public aid) all the way to handling the company's corporate matters and providing ongoing legal services for companies with Spanish capital in all areas of our specializations – among which are: labour law, capital markets, contract law, public aid, taxes, restructuring and much more
  • The Spanish Desk team consists of experienced Spanish-speaking advisors who have had the opportunity to reside or perform professionally in Spain. We also have as members of our team Spanish native speakers, including lawyers and business support professionals. Altogether, they make accessible all the knowledge of the language and business culture necessary for success.

  • What we can do for you:
  • In cooperation with an international network of proven advisors and the Polish-Spanish Chamber of Commerce, and thanks to our in-depth knowledge of the basic institutions of Spanish law, we smoothly facilitate and coordinate cross-border projects
  • We are equipped with functional and effective solutions that enable us to safely guide the Client through the maze of Polish regulations so that they can focus entirely on the core business.
  • We offer a one-stop shop providing instant and individualized support in all areas that an entrepreneur running a business in Poland has to face (law/taxes/accounting/analytics).

  • Our support includes the following areas (among others):

    Start package:
    • support in choosing the optimal form of activity,
    • the establishment of a company and comprehensive support in meeting formal and legal requirements,
    • office space rental (head office at the outset),
    • comprehensive legal, tax, HR, and accounting services (on a permanent basis or until the Client's internal departments are organized).

    Feasibility study of your project:
    • support in the development of an optimal investment structure from legal and tax points of view,
    • checking the options for obtaining co-funding / bank financing,
    • support in choosing the right location.

    Services for construction projects:
    • due diligence / feasibility studies of project locations,
    • comprehensive support in the process of real estate acquisition,
    • support in administrative procedures accompanying the construction process,
    • preparation and negotiation of contracts related to the construction process, monitoring and settlement of construction projects.

    Obtaining the necessary decisions and permits:
    • advice and representation in the course of administrative proceedings concerning permits to establish and run a business (environmental, required for licensed activities etc.)

    Global mobility / Immigration law:
    • comprehensive support in obtaining residence and work permits for foreigners (both from the EU and third countries),
    • development of secondment policies within capital groups,
    • comprehensive legal and tax services (including social security) for the cross-border provision of services and labour,
    • tax compliance for expats.

    HR:
    • development of an optimal employment structure,
    • preparation regarding compliance with mandatory labour regulations (including procedures, policies, contracts, etc.),
    • ongoing and comprehensive support for HR departments,
    • organizing and conducting training sessions, workshops etc.

    Public aid:
    • checking and selecting the optimal form of public aid for investment projects (SEZ, government grants, R&D, EU funds, regional programmes, subsidies, etc.),
    • comprehensive support for green- and brownfield investments,
    • strategic advice on investment planning.

    M&A / corporate law:
    • support in the acquisition of Polish companies/enterprises, vendor due diligence,
    • comprehensive development of the structure of domestic and international transactions from the legal and tax points of view, preparation of strategies and representation during negotiations, preparation of draft agreements,
    • comprehensive corporate services.

    Tax consulting:
    • strategic and ongoing tax consulting (CIT, PIT, VAT),
    • representation before tax authorities,
    • compliance, transfer pricing,
    • comprehensive support in reporting obligations with the use of innovative IT tools, in particular: SAF-T, MDRnow.

    Accounting and human resources services:
    • comprehensive HR and accounting services provided within the O&W Group by the company GOBS (covers: keeping full personnel documentation and accounting books; calculating salaries, including for foreigners; PIT/CIT/VAT tax settlements taking into account the specific nature of business in an SEZ).

    Who we work with

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