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Norton Rose Fulbright has advised PKO Bank Polski, EBRD, ING Bank, Credit Agricole, Santander, Bank Pekao, mBank, and PZU on their PLN 2.8 billion syndicated refinancing of Fiberhost, INEA, and their associated companies. Clifford Chance advised the borrowers.

Clifford Chance has advised Northrop Grumman on executing an offset agreement – covering eight different projects and valued at over PLN 300 million – with the Polish State Treasury as part of the implementation of Phase II of the Wisla air/missile defense program.

Former Deloitte Legal Partners Ryszard Manteuffel and Robert Semczuk have joined the CMS Corporate/M&A practice in Poland as a Partner and a Counsel, respectively.

MJH Moskwa, Jarmul, Haladyj has advised a consortium of investors including Smyk Management Board President Michal Grom, Maciej Zuzalek, and an Accession Capital Partners-managed private equity fund on the management buyout of Smyk from the Bridgepoint private equity fund.

Rymarz Zdort Maruta has advised Bank Polska Kasa Opieki on the financing for the construction of 28 photovoltaic farms located in Poland provided to subsidiaries of Projekt Solartechnik. Clifford Chance advised Project Solartechnik.

The Polish Data Protection Authority (PUODO) has recently published its new sectoral inspection plan for 2024. Every year, the authority indicates which business sectors or specific processing operations will be subject to increased regulatory scrutiny and potential enforcement for failure to comply. This year, the plan includes three points, one of which relates to public authorities processing personal data in the Schengen Information System (SIS) and Visa Information System (VIS). However, the other two points of the plan are relevant to businesses across all sectors in the private sector.

Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on harmonised rules on fair access to and use of data (Data Act) entered into force on 11 January 2024, and it will become applicable in September 2025. Entrepreneurs therefore still have 19 months to prepare for the changes. What changes does the new EU regulation provide for?

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