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ABOUT OUR LAW FIRM

Kancelaria Radców Prawnych Gała i Wspólnicy Spółka komandytowa (limited partnership) was founded in 2012 by legal advisor Paweł Gała and legal advisor Jacek Szymański. The law firm was created by friends and professionals with passion for law and willingness to share their knowledge and experience in various areas of law.

Legal advisor Paweł Gała Ph.D.

 

He is a tutor at the Department of Agricultural Law and Spatial Management of the Silesia University in Katowice. He is the author of numerous: speeches, articles, monographs, and also the co-author of domestic and foreign publications. These publications mostly concern professional passions of the author: agricultural law, intellectual property law and law of new technologies. He also participates in works towards amendments of agricultural legislation.

He combines a scientific and a practical approach to solving legal problems.

In his spare time, he likes to take active leisure (producing his own organic food), travels and reads.

Legal advisor Jacek Szymański

 

He was an excellent specialist in commercial law, consumer law and bankruptcy law. On October 12th, 2016, he died tragically in a car accident and left us forever. We have lost a very good lawyer and a reliable friend. Jacek was an enthusiast for modern technologies and mountain bike races which he took an active part in.

 

His wife Agata Heinsch – Szymańska fills his place in our law firm condignly.

The values that have guided our business since the beginning are unchangeable. The most important thing for us is to respond to our Clients’ problems quickly, reliably and professionally. We care about building long-term relationships with Clients. We comply with ethical principles, ensuring absolute professional secrecy and applying transparent cooperation rules.

 

Among our Clients there are: entrepreneurs from industry including modern technologies, agricultural market and food processing (including alcohol products), e-commerce, as well as entities involved in the creation and implementation of intellectual goods.

However, the law firm does not consist solely of its partners. It is also a team of young, talented and ambitious people. The rich and varied professional experience of the partners allowed us to create a group of people committed to work, able to cooperate with one another, and also to specialize in specific areas of law. People eager to gain knowledge.

 

At work, we speak both Polish and English.

WHAT WE DO

We offer complete services within the scope of legal services for entrepreneurs, from preparing legal concept of the entity’s performance, through the day-to-day legal consultancy within the framework of current structure. Depending Client’s needs, we offer either agreement on permanent legal service or separate commission contracts.

We specialize in:

COMMERCIAL LAW
      • Within this scope, we render legal service related to the creation of companies and on-going attendance, in particular:
          • we advise on optimal type of company, bearing in mind the profile of intended or conducted business acivity;
          • we attend the process of company’s creation and registration;
          • we prepare, implement and supervise the creation of internal procedures, regulations, resolutions, management contracts, supporting the company authority’s sessions;
          • we conduct the process of companies’ merger, division and conversion;
          • we conduct audits in the framework of corporate supervision and the following transactions: conversion, acquisition, merger, purchase of shares and stocks;
          • we advise on company’s costs re-engineering
          • we advise on company’s indebtedness re-engineering and the preservation of company’s assets, as well as associates’ and board members’ wealth;
          • we conduct legal processes in the area of company’s capital increase, compulsory and voluntary buyout of shares and stocks, purchase of shares and stocks, the exit of associate or shareholder;
CIVIL LAW
      • Within the scope of legal consultancy, we conduct in particular the following:
            • we prepare drafts of all types of contracts;
            • we give opinions on drafts of all types of contracts;
            • we participate in negotiations aiming at entering into agreement;
            • we act as legal representatives in all types of disputes resulting from contracual provisions, during pre-litigation phase and court action or arbitration;
            • we assist in prosecuting claims resulting from contracts.
AGRICULTURAL LAW
        • Agricultural law constitutes one of our law firm main specializations. Within this scope, above all:
              • we prepare, negotiate and implement the stipulations of agricultural contracts, including mandatory agricultural products acquisition contracts;
              • we render service within the scope of intellectual property rights protection in the area of agriculture;
              • we advise on optimal form of legal organization and creation of agricultural producers’ groups, as well as attending them on a daily basis;
              • we advise on legal actions related to agricultural real estate transactions;
              • we render service within the prosecution of claims resulting from shooting damage;
              • we deal with legal aspects of agricultural products’ transactions, as well as launching them on the market and the protection of biotechnological products.
COMPETITION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION LAW
        • Our law firm renders legal service in the framework of competition and consumer protection law, in particular, but not limited to, the following branches: IT, e-commerce, grocery.Within this scope, we deal with the following:
              • giving opinion on contracts, regulations (including online shops regulations) and standard terms and conditions;
              • protection against acts of unfair competition;
              • unfair advertising;
              • abusive clauses;
              • acting as legal representative before the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, in explanatory and supervisory proceedings, as well as in disputes.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
        • We advise on all legal aspects of intellectual property law (copyright and related rights, industrial property rights, plant protection exclusive rights, know-how). We deal with preparing legal opinions, represent Clients in disputes ath their pre-court stage, we render service in the proces of drafting and negotiating contracts.The scope of service offered covers in particular the following:
              • preparation and giving opinion on contracts related to the transfer of intellectual property rights and proper licence agreements;
              • legal advice rendered to authors, producers and music publishers;
              • rendering service for newspaper editors (including Internet editors);
              • representig Clients in the process of executing claims, including litigations realated to infringement of intangible assets.
SPORT LAW
        • We gained experience within this scope while rendering day-to-day service for the benefit of one of Polish soccer clubs. The following are among our activities:
              • preparing and giving opinions on contracts with players, trainers, activists;
              • transfer legal service;
              • preparing and giving opinions on sponsoring contracts;
              • acting as players’ and sport clubs’ legal representatives towards Polish and international sport associations, before supervisory and administrative authorities, as well as in court proceedings.
LABOUR LAW
        • Within this scope, we deal with the following:
              • drafting employment contracts, non-competition agreements, management contracts, civil law contracts (specific works contracts, mandatory contracts) and giving opinions on such documents;
              • drafting the following: work regulations, rules of renumeration and bonus, work place social fund regulations, collective labour agreements;
              • representing interests of employers, as well as employees, in all types of disputes related to employment relationship;
              • supporting employers in all types of negotiations, including those with trade unions, shop stewards and in proceedings conducted by supervisory authorities.
INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY LAW

Our law firm renders complex service in the field of insolvency and bankruptcy law. We analyze economic standing of the company, giving advice on optimal insolvency or bankruptcy proceeding strategy. We act as legal representatives for both: creditors and debtors. We prepare board of directors to submit insolvency petitions and we give support in the course of court action as well as during negotiations with creditors.

Furthermore, we help our Clients to wind up entities no longer reaching their economic purposes. We participate in the opening of liquidations, appointing liquidators, conduction liquidation process till removing the entity from the register of companies, tax and statistical office.

DAMAGES
      • We help to seek compensation:
                • for communicative damages (including injury to person and material loss);
                • for medical errors;
                • for damages to real estate (commercial and residential);
                • for damages to all types of machinery and equipment, including building machinery and construction site equipment;
                • for hail, drought and other atmospheric agents resulting in agricultural damage – from insurance policies;
                • for workplace accidents;
                • for delayed or canceled flights, as well as for lost luggage – from airlines;
                • for shooting damages;
                • resulting from hazardous product liability;
DEBT COLLECTION

In the framework of service rendered, our law firm offers complex debt collection support. The experienced we have gained so far enables us to act promptly and in an efficacious way at all stages, starting from amicable solutions, judicial and enforcement proceedings against both legal and natural persons. For our Clients, we prepare documents at pre-court stage, as well as pleadings, and we act as their legal representatives before court.

PUBLICATIONS

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Legal protection of plant varieties 

Paweł Gała, Małgorzata Korzycka, Private Law System, vol. 14A, 2017

 

Practical aspects of pursuing claims for hunting damage

Paweł Gała, Przegląd Prawa Rolnego, vol. 19, 2017

 

Selected theses of judgments in agricultural matters

Paweł Gała, Katarzyna Czerwińska – Koral, Przegląd Prawa Rolnego, vol. 18, 2016

 

Problems of biodiversity in the new RDP for 2014-2020

Paweł Gała, Studia Iuridica Agraria vol. 13, 2015

 

Agricultural exemption as a legal instrument for a protection of a family farm

Paweł Gała, SGGW 2015

 

Protection of biodiversity and intellectual property rights in agriculture

Paweł Gała, Studia Iuridica Agraria vol. 12, 2014

 

Free areas from GMOs in Poland

Paweł Gała, Studia Iuridica vol. 59, 2014

 

Restrictions on the disposal of shares and stocks of strategic companies of the Agricultural Property Agency under the Act on the management of agricultural property of the Treasury

Paweł Gała, Jubilee Book of Professor Stanisław Prutis, 2012

 

Protection and use of plant genetic resources

Paweł Gała, Studia Iuridica Agraria vol. 10, 2012

 

Trust management in the protection of intellectual property in agriculture

Paweł Gała, Wydawnictwo „Dom Organizatora”, 2011

 

Legal protection of plant varieties

Paweł Gała, Małgorzata Korzycka – Iwanow, Private Law Studies No. 3, 2009

 

Agricultural exemption as compared to other statutory licenses

Paweł Gała,  Studia Iuridica Agraria vol. 7, r. 2009

 

Violation of the exclusive right to a variety and its sanctions, part II

Paweł Gała, Agricultural News Poland No. 5, 2009

 

Violation of the exclusive right to a variety and its sanctions

Paweł Gała, Agricultural News Poland No. 4, 2009

 

Protection of the exclusive right to plant varieties

Paweł Gała, Our Role No. 3, 2009

 

Exclusive right to plant varieties

Paweł Gała, Agricultural Report – supplement, 2009

 

Protection of the exclusive plant variety rights in Poland part II

Paweł Gała, Agricultural Report No. 4, 2009

 

Protection of the exclusive right of plant varieties in Poland

Paweł Gała, Agricultural Report No. 3, 2009

 

Using seeds of one’s own multiplication – benefits and responsibilities

Paweł Gała, Agricultural News Poland No. 3, 2009

 

Exclusive right to plant varieties

Paweł Gała, Agricultural News Poland No. 2, 2009

 

The variety is the property of the breeder

Paweł Gała, Our Role No. 3, 2008

 

Agricultural exemption – the privilege and obligation of the farmer

Paweł Gała, Bulletin of the Information of the National Federation of Cereal Producers, 2007

 

Agricultural exemption – privilege and obligation

Paweł Gała, Farmers’ Warehouse No. 1, 2007

 

Agricultural exemption – a statutory payment obligation

Paweł Gała, Farmers’ Warehouse No. 7, 2006

 

Legal aspects of the use of material from the protected variety crop as a seed material

Paweł Gała, Plant Breeding and Seed Production No. 3, 2004

 

Scope of the licensee’s protection of the exclusive right to a new cultivar variety

Paweł Gała, Studia Iuridica Agraria vol. 3, 2002

CONTACT

KANCELARIA RADCÓW PRAWNYCH GAŁA I WSPÓLNICY Sp. k.

ul. Olchowa 13

43-170 Łaziska Górne, POLAND

 

 tel.: +48 32 3406680
 tel./fax: +48 32 2434027

 sekretariat@kancelaria-gs.pl

 

Clients are welcome from Monday to Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.