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New Major Commentary on the Polish Commercial Companies Code Edited by Greenberg Traurig’s Professor dr hab. Adam Opalski

WARSAW – Feb. 1, 2016 – A Commentary on the Commercial Companies Code edited by Professor dr hab. Adam Opalski, of counsel at Greenberg Traurig's Warsaw office, is the first multi-volume work written from scratch in the “mature” period of the validity of the Commercial Companies Code. The Commentary was published by Wydawnictwo C.H. Beck publishers.

The purpose of the work is to provide a comprehensive and exhaustive analysis of the problems of commercial companies, taking into account the experience accumulated in the period of over ten years since the Code came into force. The first part to be published is Volume III of the Commentary, dealing with joint-stock companies. An in-depth analysis of the legal regime of a joint-stock company contained in volumes III A and III B is currently the broadest Commentary on joint-stock company regulations available on the Polish legal writing market (more than 3,000 pages of text in all).

The Commentary takes into account the latest jurisprudence and analyses as well as the new good practices which have been in force on the WSE since January 1, 2016. It resolves many problems encountered in legal practice regarding the interpretation of the provisions of the Commercial Companies Code.

“The authors sought to combine the academic and the practical perspective into a coherent whole. The purpose of the Commentary is not just to provide answers to lawyers using the Commercial Companies Code in their day-to-day practice but also to show the paths of reasoning in complex transactions, corporate disputes or restructurings. I am happy that it has been possible to attain both goals using the format of a commentary. Company law as a tool of a growing economy needs a solid foundation and I hope the new Commentary will be part of that,” said Professor dr hab. Adam Opalski, of counsel at the Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig.

“The development and practical implementation by us of groundbreaking solutions from the field of company law would not be possible without Professor Opalski’s active involvement. I am delighted that he is the editor of this prestigious publication, which will no doubt be an excellent tool for all lawyers dealing with commercial law, both from the theoretical and practical point of view,” adds Jarosław Grzesiak, managing partner of Greenberg Traurig's Warsaw office.

The editor and co-author of the Commentary is Professor dr hab. Adam Opalski, the co-authors being outstanding specialists in corporate law: Dr Maciej Goszczyk, Advocate Robert Pabis, Dr Mateusz Rodzynkiewicz, and Dr hab. Andrzej W. Wiśniewski.