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In recent years, there has been accelerated development of mutual economic relations between the Republic of Poland and the People’s Republic of China. More and more Chinese citizens, as well as Chinese companies, are coming to Poland to study, work, invest and run businesses. The Chinese entities constitute a large percentage among the contractors of Polish enterprises; on the other hand, more and more Polish entrepreneurs decide to establish legal and commercial relations with a Chinese business partner. The rapprochement between the two countries, including the signing of a number of bilateral agreements, as well as cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (一带一路), provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs from both countries.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nChinese citizens, as well as Chinese companies coming to Poland, are facing a new reality – in the cultural as well as in the legal and business aspects alike. Distinct specificity of the country and its legal culture, may give rise to certain obstacles in assimilation and conducted activities. Keeping track of the market, it can be seen that the most common issues that impede the operation of Chinese people and Chinese companies in Poland are:\r\n

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  • legalization of residence in Poland – for oneself and for family;
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  • establishing business activities in various legal forms, including finding an appropriate form of continuing activities previously carried out in China;
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  • tax optimization;
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  • transformation of companies;
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  • conducting business while meeting strict and changing requirements of Polish and European Union law;
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  • obtaining government and local government financing;
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  • hiring employees/becoming employee.
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\r\nMany of us have studied and practiced abroad, also in China, which is why we understand the problems and challenges that exist in functioning in a new country, in a new reality.\r\n\r\nThe proverb says, “reading ten thousand books is not as good as traveling ten thousand miles”. As the 5E Law Firm, we build our professionalism basing on best education and profound theoretical knowledge; nevertheless, from the beginning of our activities in the field of legal services, we have also focused on the practical aspect of applying the law and running businesses.\r\n\r\nWe believe that to achieve success in your business or investment in a new environment or a new country, as well as – more broadly speaking – to start a new business cooperation, you need to base your activities on 5 pillars:\r\n

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  1. knowledge of legal aspects and legal specifics of a given country;
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  3. knowledge of economic aspects, business specifics of a given country – we have run and still run businesses ourselves, we have also assisted in various business projects, hence we know their specifics;
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  5. trust in a business partner, based on his/hers reliability;
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  7. extensive networking – guanxi (关系);
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  9. knowledge of cultural aspects, including the language used in a given country.
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\r\n \r\n\r\nAs the 5e Law Firm, we guarantee assistance in each of the aforementioned 5 pillars.\r\n

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  1. Law: we have thorough knowledge of Polish law in its entirety, starting from the rules of conducting business activities, through tax law, labor law, and ending with the EU law. We base our professionalism not only on theoretical knowledge, but primarily on many years of experience, including experience in legal service of foreign entities.
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  3. Business: we conducted and run businesses ourselves; we assisted in building from scratch and conducting many business ventures; hence we know their specifics; we also understand the needs of entrepreneurs, which is why we are not limited to finding legal regulations in a given case, but we try to have a broader, business perspective of each case.
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  5. Trust: we are aware that trust is one of the foundations of interpersonal contacts. We focus on honesty and understanding of our clients’ needs. In addition, the confidentiality of our clients’ affairs and their goodness are our supreme value – cooperation with us gives you confidence that in the face of many challenges in the new country and the inevitable uncertainty connected with it, we will not let you down and we will protect your interests in all circumstances.
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  7. Networking: Good networking is a great added value in doing business and taking business initiatives. People are behind all matters and projects; settling matters in a spirit of mutual cooperation significantly improves the comfort and efficiency of doing business. In many years of practice, we have met many people whose support and professionalism you can count on.
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  9. Culture: Many of us have studied, completed internships or worked abroad. We believe that knowledge of culture, including legal and business culture, of other people (perhaps a potential contractor) is extremely important. We are aware of how much Chinese culture has achieved over 5,000 years of development; we understand your needs as Chinese clients through studies, completed courses and practice in China; we want to be a kind of a bridge between the Chinese and Polish / European approach to law and business – to assist our clients in such a way, that cultural differences shall constitute enrichment and interesting experience, not an obstacle in doing business.
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\r\n \r\n\r\nUsually, regardless of the circumstances of the case, if both parties strengthen their cooperation and seek joint victory, success will quickly become of theirs. We wish all our clients that when conducting any project, any matter, they would experience only the will to cooperate from all other contractors and entities. We are ready to be your best support both in such moments as well as in difficult times, when unexpected obstacles stand in the way of success. In such cases, we are convinced that our knowledge, experience and appropriate business approach will allow you to solve the problem as soon as possible and without excessive difficulties.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nTherefore, we offer you our support, thanks to which, in a sense of security, you will be able to focus on achieving your goals.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nGood assistance – better perspective\r\n\r\nFeel free to contact us.