Entertainment

We support our Clients that create both popular entertainment and entertainment addressed to a more demanding audience, i.e. producers, promoters, artists, authors, event organisers, presenters, journalists, models, agents. Within the scope of this specialty area we draft and negotiate among others the following agreements:

music

  • between record companies and artists,
  • between agents and artists,
  • on artist’s image commercialisation,
  • sponsoring agreements,
  • among band members,
  • with promoters,
  • in respect of concert organisation and participation in concert tours,
  • in respect of exploitation of artistic works,
  • distribution agreements

film

  • on film production financing,
  • on purchase of screenplay rights,
  • with screenwriters, directors, operators and other artists engaged in the process of film production,
  • on film production insurance,
  • on film studio lease,
  • on post-production works,
  • distribution agreements,
  • with TV broadcasters.

TV

  • on purchase of rights necessary for TV production,
  • on co-production,
  • on TV production financing,
  • on sale of production rights and license agreements,
  • figure commercialisation agreements,
  • distribution agreements

theatre

  • with persons involved in theatre production (actors, director, writer, composer, musicians etc.),
  • financing agreements,
  • with a producer

publishers

  • with authors,
  • printing houses,
  • distributors,
  • persons responsible for the technical part of preparing paper and electronic issues.

Within the scope of the above services our Clients receive our tax support, through skilful planning and presentation of tax duties connected with the conclusion and performance of the aforementioned agreements and including of provisions therein that optimize the amount of taxation or the deadline for tax (taxes) payment, taking the necessity to provide for tax security into account.

Fashion

Fashion law is a law specialization – developing also in Poland, which interests cover Polish fashion industry. Within the scope of legal services devoted for this sector we support: modeling agencies, fashion houses, cloth manufacturers, fashion shows organizers and fashion, jewellery, accessories and applied art designers as well as photographers and graphic artists, among others.

Within the scope of our legal practice we render, among other things, the following services:

  • comprehensive legal services of fashion shows, fashion and clothing fairs and other fashion related events
  • current consultancy for the fashion industry clients in matters related to pursuit of business activity in the of art. and fashion;
  • security of property and personal rights of a fashion industry participants;
  • drafting and negotiation of all kind of contrats relating to fashion industry.

Within our tax practice we provide additionally:

  • introduction of tax-effective solutions relating to incomes received by natural persons conducting creative activity or activity connected with fashion;
  • choice of optimal tax structure for investments made by natural persons conducting business activity in fashion and art industry;
  • determination of correct amount of VAT due for goods and services sold and rendered in fashion and art industry.

Mice / Incentive

Our law office provides comprehensive legal services to public meetings, incentive trips, events, public events, and special such as fashion shows, concerts, cultural events, corporate events, picnics, promotions, events, training and sports events.

As part of our practice:

  • We advise in organizing the above-mentioned projects;
  • Design and negotiate agreements, including sponsorship;
  • We mediate in contracts with the insurer;
  • We secure the property interests and personal organizers;
  • We claim compensation for improper performance of the contract and breach of contract;
  • We develop regulations events;
  • We prepare draft proposals addressed to public administration offices and represent clients in dealings with the administration;
  • We prepare legal opinions related to the organization of events;
  • As part of these services, our customers receive tax support.

Advertisment/Marketing

In respect of legal services to the advertising and marketing industry we support among others advertising, PR and event agencies, and publishing and media houses, DTP studios, interactive, Internet and sponsoring agencies.

Within the scope of our practice:

  • we draft and negotiate all agreements connected with development of an advertisement, such as e.g. on providing advertising services, purchase of copyrights and image rights, on the purchase of advertising time and space,
  • we draft and negotiate sponsoring contracts,
  • we advise on the admissibility and legality of advertising contents (comparing advertising, advertising in respect of alcohol, tobacco products, financial services, pharmaceuticals),
  • we secure the interest of advertising tender participants, including in particular copyrights to concepts,
  • we advise on organisation of lotteries and competitions.

Industry

Key issues we deal with in this area of our practice are among others:

  • drafting agreements and then participation in negotiations with bidders in all areas of enterprises’ business: to start with preservation of continuous operation, repairs, through issues connected with logistics service, including a railway siding service, to end up with trading and water and sewage management,
  • providing legal opinions in all issues connected with Client’s business (among others hazardous material and waste management, including asbestos, water and sewage management, REACH, labour under special conditions, environmental permits),
  • employment matters  – four-shift work system, special requirements in respect of safety due to the use of hazardous substances in the course of a production, representation during State Labour Inspection controls,
  • representation of clients before administration authorities – Railway Transport Office (service of a railway siding, railway logistics), State Fire-Brigade (Seveso II documentation, safety reports), Voivodship Environment Protection Inspectorate, District Construction Supervision Inspectorate (building permits – ROB),
  • industrial property rights – cooperation with the research department, legal coordination of research projects run by the Client, purchase of patented rights,
  • legal service in respect of investment processes conducted by the Client, including those co-financed from EU funds (PARP) and local funds (Nation Research and Development Centre),
  • development of legal environment for operation of scientific groups,
  • obtaining and amendments of integrated and water permits – cooperation with entities preparing documentation necessary to obtain environmental permits,
  • cooperation with departments responsible for traffic safety in respect of SEVESO II documents preparation,
  • transfer easement – representation of the Client as transfer entrepreneur in court disputes and negotiations with owners of properties on which transfer infrastructure is located (transfer pipelines).