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Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year 2024!

2023 is drawing to a close. We hope that you and your loved ones can find peace in the festive season ahead, enjoy the time and recharge your batteries for 2024. We wish you and your staff a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
As well as last year instead of Christmas cards for partners and clients, we donated for a good cause: This year our Berlin office donates 1000 € to the Freya von Moltke Foundation for the New Kreisau (, - which supports the work of the German-Polish youth meeting place in the Polish village of Krzyżowa.

Medical opinions under scrutiny: what employers should keep in mind

A medical certificate affirming the ability to work in the occupied position is a mandatory component of employee documentation. Employers should ensure that employees' medical certificates remain up-to-date, covering both working conditions and any changes in employees' health status. The issues of appealing against so-called conditional medical certificates, directing employees for preventive examinations, and the consequences of refusing to undergo such examinations are discussed by Trainee attorney-at-law (PL) Maria Aleksiejak in her latest article.


Conference: Mobbing, Discrimination, and Work-Life Balance - 3 Challenges for Organizations in Practice

On the 23rd of November 2023, we are organizing an online conference titled:
"Mobbing, Discrimination, and Work-Life Balance - 3 Challenges for Organizations in Practice"

Participation in the conference is free of charge.

For the third time, we have prepared an event dedicated to the issues of mobbing and discrimination, including prevention and risk minimization from an employer's perspective. This year, we have expanded the conference's theme to include work-life balance, which proves to be a significant challenge for employers in practice.

Speakers - Karolina Barałkiewicz-Sokal, Paula Staszak-Urbańska, and Jan Muszyński, along with dr Henryka Bochniarz, Katarzyna Łażewska-Hrycko, Anna Makowska, Judge Tomasz Kałużny, Maciej Panek, Dominika Sadowska, Robert Lisiecki, Nadia Kurtieva, and Michał Pajdak, will examine mobbing and discrimination from various perspectives, including legal and judicial, psychological, and from the perspective of employers.

The conference is endorsed by the Lewiatan Confederation, the Polish-German Economic Circle in Poznań (DWK), the Greater Poland Employers' Association, Panek CarSharing, the National Anti-Mobbing Association, the divercity+ company, the portal, and the Women in Law Foundation.

The conference is primarily aimed at representatives of employers, including CEOs, HR department managers, business owners, board members, individuals responsible for compliance, and broadly defined managerial staff.

The detailed event program and organizational information are available on the dedicated conference website

Participation in the conference is free of charge, but due to limited seats, registration is mandatory. 

We warmly invite you to join us!

Wind Energy Hamburg 2022

Attorney at law in Poland Karolina Barałkiewicz-Sokal will participate in the international trade fair Wind Energy Hamburg 2022, which will take place from 27-30 September. The event is organised by Wind Energy. 

The Wind Energy Fair is one of the largest and most prestigious events dedicated to the wind energy sector, bringing together investors, practitioners and experts related to the wind industry.

A detailed programme of the event is available at

Upcoming changes in Polish labour law

On the Tax and Law Telegram blog, trainee attorney-at-law Paulina Czaja summarises the most important upcoming changes in employment law in 2022. We encourage you to read the article "Changes in labour law in 2022".

While it is still too early to review and possibly update or introduce new solutions in workplaces, it is worth keeping an eye on it and in the near future map out the areas that need to be regulated, including but not limited to:

• rules on parental leave;

• the rules for determining maternity benefits;

• new care leave;

• justification for the termination of fixed-term employment contracts;

• new definitions and regulation of home office;

• preventive checks on the sobriety of employees.

Should You have any questions on the matter, we encourage You to contact the attorney-at-law Karolina Barałkiewicz-Sokal and the trainee attorneys-at-law Paula Staszak and Paulina Czaja, who advise the Firm's clients on issues relating to labour law.

Change of address of our law firm in Berlin

We are pleased to inform you that as of March 9th, 2022 the address of our law firm will change.

The new address is:

VON ZANTHIER Rechtsanwälte
Lietzenburger Straße 54, 4th floor
10719 Berlin 

We will remain in the West-City of Berlin: The new office premises are approx. 300 m away from the previous office, so that your journey by public transport will hardly change.

By car you can park in the parking garage at the corner of Meinekestraße and Lietzenburgerstraße, which is located directly next to our office building.

Our phone numbers and e-mail addresses remain unchanged.

Please note that we will not be available by phone on March 7, 2022 due to relocation to new office.

We ask for your understanding.

Attached you will find a map indicating the new location of our office and parking lots in the area.

We look forward to further cooperation with you, also from our new premises.

Yours sincerely

Your team VON ZANTHIER Rechtsanwälte


The year 2022 we celebrate 30 years since Henning von Zanthier founded the law firm in Berlin. During this time we have developed a Polish-German structure, appreciated by clients and experts, specialising in legal and tax matters in Poland and Germany.

On the German side, the structure was based on the VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB in Berlin, which combined the cooperation of German lawyers, tax advisers and auditors. We are proud of what we have achieved and look back on many years of successful partnership work.

In 2022 our structure is being transformed.

The law firm VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ in Berlin has been dissolved on 31 December 2021. From 1 January 2022 the legal department, led by Henning von Zanthier, operates under the name VON ZANTHIER Rechtsanwälte.

Rüdiger Schulz leads the tax and audit department in Berlin under the name IStB Schulz.

We are pleased to announce that from 1 January 2022 VON ZANTHIER Rechtsanwälte in Berlin & VON ZANTHIER & DACHOWSKI Kancelaria Prawnicza sp.k. in Poznań operate jointly under the brand VON ZANTHIER & DACHOWSKI to further emphasize our Polish-German cooperation.

Merry Christmas

Our Christmas donation for this year

As well as last year instead of Christmas cards for partners and clients, we donated for a good cause: This year our Berlin office donates 1000 € to the Freya von Moltke Foundation for the New Kreisau, - which supports the work of the German-Polish youth meeting place in the Polish village of Krzyżowa.

A Partner of our law office in Poznań takes advantage of the remarkable, donating friendly Polish tax provision, which facilitates to donate 1 % of Polish tax for „Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy“ ("The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity"), which supports Polish hospitals with medical equipment.

We supported Ewa Blaszczyk's foundation "Akogo?"

We became involved in the initiative of "BusinessWoman & Life" magazine to support Ewa Blaszczyk's foundation "Akogo?". The attorney at law Karolina Barałkiewicz-Sokal,  partner in our law firm, gave an interview for the book "50 Business Personalities", in which she talked about the beginnings of her involvement in ecological projects and in promoting renewable energy sources, as well as about children's volunteering, in which she has been active for many years, and about the framework created by Polish law for charitable activities.

The premiere of the book, which took place at a gala event on 18 June in Warsaw, was accompanied by a charity auction, the proceeds from which will go to the account of the foundation "Akogo?".

Akogo?" foundation is a Polish non-governmental organisation dealing with systemic solution of problems of people in coma. It has realised a number of campaigns educating the society on the problems of people in coma. It initiated and developed, together with the Ministry of Health, the Programme of treatment of children in coma in stage B. The foundation "Akogo?" built the clinic "Budzik" - the first rehabilitation centre for children in coma in our country.

Webinar of German-Polish Wind Energy Club on 20.05.2021

On 20 May 2021 German-Polish Wind Energy Club organises a webinar entitled "RES-Wind auctions in June 2021 and the 10H rule in Poland". As part of the meeting, Karolina Barałkiewicz-Sokal, legal advisor at VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ Poznań will discuss the currently planned changes by the legislator regarding the 10H rule. The meeting will be moderated by Henning von Zanthier, managing partner of VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ Berlin. Other speakers include Wojciech Sztuba of TPA Poland and Olaf Malinowski Senior Project Manager Business Development, ABO Wind AG. The event will take place online and will be translated into Polish and German.

A detailed programme is available here.

Registration via e-mail

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