Greenberg Traurig Assists in the Purchase of Coronavirus Tests for Poland Within the GT COVID-19 Pro Bono Program

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Jarosław Grzesiak, Managing Partner of Greenberg Traurig in Poland, represented Zygmunt Solorz, the founder and major shareholder of Grupa Polsat, in the negotiation and purchase of 200 thousand genetic tests to be used for diagnosing coronavirus across all Ministry of Health laboratories in Poland.

Jarosław Grzesiak, Managing Partner of Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Poland, represented pro bono Zygmunt Solorz, the founder and major shareholder of Grupa Polsat, in the negotiation and purchase of 200 thousand genetic tests to be used for diagnosing coronavirus across all Ministry of Health laboratories in Poland. The tests were purchased for PLN 16 million.

The purchase also included eight diagnostic devices – thermal cyclers and automatic extraction systems, genetic tests and all the disposable materials necessary for conducting 200 thousand tests.

The tests will be provided to Polish citizens and donated to the Polish Ministry of Health for the purpose of testing, identifying and isolating the infected. These actions are said to be a key factor in fighting the coronavirus epidemic in Poland.

“I am extremely happy to help such a noble cause. The Greenberg Traurig COVID-19 Pro Bono Program was established to support unique initiatives such as this one. We are helping in something we truly believe in – I fully agree with Mr. Solorz that in order to limit the spread of the virus, we need as many tests as possible. This will help all of us to quickly and safely return to normality,” said Jarosław Grzesiak, Managing Partner of the Greenberg Traurig Warsaw Office.

In March 2020, the Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig launched the GT COVID-19 Pro Bono Program for micro, small and medium-sized entrepreneurs.

Within the scope of the program, Greenberg Traurig Warsaw lawyers will help entrepreneurs to implement the legal aspects of the tax- and labor- related components of the “crisis shield.” The team will also analyze and – if necessary – renegotiate agreements with which entrepreneurs would not able to comply due to the outbreak.

As part of the program, Greenberg Traurig is also assisting entrepreneurs in the “Lawyers to Readers” initiative launched by Gazeta Wyborza, a leading Polish daily newspaper.

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 2200 attorneys serving clients from 41 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k. was named the 2019 and 2018 Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year Award for Poland by International Financial Law Review (IFLR) and the 2017 Law Firm of the Year in Poland by Chambers and Partners. The Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP provides legal services to clients in Central Europe and beyond and consists of approximately 100 lawyers. Team members are regularly recognized as leaders in numerous practice areas. Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, IFLR1000 and EMEA Legal 500 consistently rank them among the top tiers the areas of Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Private Equity, Tax, Banking and Finance, Project Finance, Energy, Dispute Resolution and TMT.

For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.

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