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On 22 May 2020 the Government of Poland published a proposal for a new law on the screening of foreign investments in Poland. The new screening tool aims to protect public security, order and health during the COVID-19 pandemic, and will introduce a new notification obligation for investments into Polish companies.

On April 14, 2020, CEE Legal Matters reported that Dentons had advised Savills Investment Management, acting on behalf of Korean institutional investors managed by Vestas Investment Management, on its acquisition of the Leroy Merlin distribution center near Lodz from Invesco Real Estate. We spoke to Alistair Ennever, Transaction Manager at Savills Investment Management, about the deal.

White & Case has advised Kenbourne Invest II and Tollerton Investments Limited on the PLN 700 million sale of shares in Play Communications. BofA Securities and Santander Bank Polska S.A. - Santander Biuro Maklerskie acted as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners.

The new Covid-19 Act still forces businesses to file registry applications and pleadings in paper form with handwritten signatures, using a universal postal service provider.

Dentons has advised Patrizia Frankfurt Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft, a German entity managing real estate investment funds in Europe, on the sale of the Mlodziejowski Palace in Warsaw to Midolux 2 SA. Linklaters advised Midolux 2 SA – a subsidiary of Lebanon's FFA Real Estate – on the deal.

Gessel has advised Systexan SARL, a fund managed by Enterprise Investors, on its exit from X-Trade Brokers Dom Maklerski S.A., including its conducting a public offer in the form of accelerated book-building worth PLN 111.2 million. Global coordinators were PKO BP and Ipopema Securities.

Allen & Overy has advised the Polish Development Fund on the implementation of Poland's "PFR Financial Shield for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises" program that is designed to provide financial support for enterprises following the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Rymarz Zdort has advised Griffin Real Estate and European Logistics Investment BV on the acquisition of land and the construction of warehouses in the Polish communities of Ruda Slaska, Czeladz, and Torun, from Panattoni Development Europe. Financial details were not disclosed.

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