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Sustainable development

Recent months have shown that stable development conditions are no longer what we can take for granted. In post-pandemic times, we will be faced with the choice of whether it is important to preserve what we have and pay attention to universal values. Ecology, the closed-circuit economy, flexible working time, non-discrimination, human rights are the values we want to promote, and we believe that they will pay off.

Olga Płoucha

Manager
Attorney-at-law

Olga Płoucha

Manager
Attorney-at-law

Responsible business is the foundation. When entrepreneurs are struggling to survive, it often turns out that excellent support in difficult times comes from the staff, customers and other stakeholders who have previously managed to unite around the common values of the company. Sustainability is not a luxury of a prosperous time, but a standard for a far-reaching board of directors.

Tomasz Wróblewski

Senior Manager
Attornay-at-law

Tomasz Wróblewski

Senior Manager
Attornay-at-law

Scope of advice

Within the 'sustainable development' specialisation, we go beyond the standard division of branches of law, combining many specialisations in response to the needs of an economy based on social responsibility. Our aim is to provide comprehensive services to Clients and projects aimed at having a positive impact on global and regional development. We support, among others, the following:

Implementation of new investments with respect to environmental protection and good neighbourly relations, including verification of investment areas, possibilities of increasing or changing the production profile due to environmental conditions, conducting the process of obtaining an environmental decision and social consultations, support in obtaining administrative decisions related to the use of the environment

Non-financial reporting - we support our Clients (also with the support of O&W Analytics) in the creation of non-financial reports, including information that is part of the financial statements; we work with the Non-financial Information Standard and/or Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) indicators

We support investment in the spirit of ESG (environmental, social responsibility, corporate governance) – wwe believe that universal values are an important factor in financial decision making, therefore we support entrepreneurs in their implementation into everyday business (especially in the spirit of the UN Global Compact and the objectives of sustainable development); we strive to act as a socially responsible entrepreneur (CSR) and encourage our Clients to do so

Protection of natural resources, where we determine, among other things, the obligations that an entrepreneur planning or already running a business has to fulfil, we assist in obtaining appropriate administrative decisions, provide legal advice (opinions, interpretations)

Public aid in RES investments, meeting the criteria - as part of a team specialising in public aid, our experts also seek forms of support for specific RES investments, both at the national and regional level. They also support clients in obtaining, settling and auditing projects supported by EU funds, explaining and monitoring on an ongoing basis their responsibilities in the field of sustainable development policy. The R&D also assists in the correct determination of project implementation indicators, including environmental indicators

Green energy in business activity - we provide ongoing legal support for entities (not only entrepreneurs) planning to start or conducting activities related to RES, including photovoltaic power plants, biogas plants, hydroelectric power plants, including in contact with energy distributors and the ERO, taking advantage of many years of experience in public assistance and the competence of Energy & Chemistry Desk

Electromobility – we support entrepreneurs developing the electric and hybrid vehicle market worldwide and in Poland; although we are aware of the limitations and weaknesses of electromobility, we believe that at this point in time it is the easiest way to reduce environmental emissions

Animal protection, in which, among other things, we support animal welfare measures, carry out administrative and criminal proceedings to ensure that animals are properly cared for and punished

Economy sharing – we believe in the further development of the economy of sharing, offering support to entrepreneurs taking into account the latest trends from the USA and Western European countries (providing access to housing, cars, unused electronic equipment for everyday use)

Prevention: prevention of mobbing, corruption and other negative phenomena in organisations, including development and implementation of policies and internal regulations such as anti-mobbing, anti-corruption, remote working, conducting training in this area

Legaltech, where we develop technological solutions to improve decision-making processes and implement policies and procedures, including MDRnow, WhistBoard (a tool to manage notifications from whistleblowers)

Completed projects

Who we work with

Leaders of specialisation