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Moving a European Company to Poland

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    09-01-2009

    The law firm of Wierzbowski Eversheds successfully conducted a pioneering project on the Polish market involving conversion of a joint-stock company into a European Company (SE) and moving its registered office to Poland. On 22 December 2008, the commercial court in Wrocław entered our client company AmRest Holdings SE (AmRest SE) in the National Court Register.

    The legal services provided by our firm and other advisors working with us covered five different jurisdictions: Poland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Bulgaria. Wierzbowski Eversheds coordinated the work on the project (legal, tax and accounting) and oversaw timely completion of the tasks.

    The lawyers from our firm who were involved in the project were Daniel Grodziński (project coordination and corporate matters), Ewa Łachowska-Brol (labour law), Grzegorz Kott (stock exchange aspects) and Tomasz Dulewski (corporate matters).

    The process of establishing AmRest SE was carried out in several stages. The main steps were converting AmRest Holdings N.V. in the Netherlands into a European Company and then moving the registered office of AmRest SE from Amsterdam to Wrocław.

    AmRest SE is the first public company in Poland operating in the form of a European Company. The reasons for converting the Dutch company AmRest Holdings N.V. into a European Company included improved transparency and reduction of operating and administrative costs.

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