News / We help pro publico bono!
Our attitude is far from being indifferent during the time of combating the COVID-19 pandemic. We perfectly realize how difficult time this is for entrepreneurs, who are just struggling for survival. Our lawyers have been involved in helping businesses since the beginning of the pandemic. Until now they have provided over 622 hours of free-of-charge legal and tax advisory pro publico bono. What are we involved in?
Campaign “We are together. We help!”
The nationwide campaign “We are together. We help!” united the Polish largest companies in combating the coronavirus epidemic. The role of the Law Firm Ożóg Tomczykowski is to support the organisation from the legal and tax perspectives. The Foundation Jesteśmy Razem. Pomagamy (“We are together. We help!) has just been established. Its management board comprises Anna Turska, VP of our Law Firm's Management Board, with Paweł Tomczykowski performing the function of an Honorary Member of the Campaign and its Tax Expert. Our Law Firm became the first honorary donor of the Foundation.
Our experts urgently prepared the concept of amendments to tax regulations enabling entrepreneurs to neutrally provide hospitals with the most essential goods and equipment. We are also carrying out an information campaign targeting up to 260 hospitals treating coronavirus patients. Within the campaign, we encourage the hospitals to place on their websites information on the principles of deducting donations from income, together with draft documents drawn up by our lawyers. The purpose of this action is to reach as many people as possible, both individuals and business entities, who will be able to support hospitals and their personnel.
Our Law Firm has joined the #SaveBusiness! (#RatujBiznes!) initiative of the Ombudsman for Small and Medium Enterprises. Its purpose is to inform micro, small and medium enterprises about the support instruments available to them vis-à-vis public and legal dues. Law firms and tax firms participating in the campaign provide SME entrepreneurs free-of-charge with the Anti-Crisis Shield assistance.
Hotline for Members of the Business Centre Club
As a company united in the BCC, we provide the Club Members with free-of-charge advisory. Our Law Firm’s experts are on on-call duty to reply to entrepreneurs’ questions about tax and legal changes arising from the Anti-Crisis Shield.
Legal assistance on the Szukaj radcy (“Find the advisor”) website of the District Chamber of Legal Advisors
In connection with the coronavirus pandemic, the District Chamber of Legal Advisors (OIRP) in Warsaw encourages the attorneys-at-law it unites to publish practical advice on legal matters connected with the pandemic. Also, our experts got involved in the project, whose materials can be found at: www.szukajradcy.pl.
Webinars for members of the Family Enterprise Initiative Association (SIFR)
The need for information about legal and tax changes implemented by the Acts adopted as part of the Anti-Crisis Shield is so great that our experts - at the request of Poland’s largest organisation uniting family businesses, the Family Enterprise Initiative - prepared webinars to explain the new regulations. Our lawyers also replied to the participants’ questions. The participation in the Family Enterprise Initiative webinars was free of charge.