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    • Katarzyna Dulewicz - CMS
    • Agnieszka Lisiecka - Wardynski & Partners
    • Bartłomiej Raczkowski - Raczkowski Paruch
    • Arkadiusz Sobczyk - A Sobczyk i Wspólpracownicy Law Offices

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Arkadiusz Sobczyk heads the ‘responsive and knowledgeable’ team at A Sobczyk i Wspólpracownicy Law Offices. Highlights included handling a redundancy exercise and representing an employer in appeal proceedings pertaining to the internal transfer of employees. Paweł Korus, Alina Giżejowska and Dominika Dörre-Kolasa are also recommended.

At CMS, practice head Katarzyna Dulewicz led a team assisting Bank BPH with a mass redundancy programme, which involved negotiations with five trade unions and strategic advice pertaining to a subsequent merger. The team also provides ongoing employment law advice to the US Embassy in Poland. Other clients include Coca-Cola, Gilead and Korn Ferry. Senior associates Przemysław Stobiński and Tomasz Sancewicz are noted.

Raczkowski Paruch’s team handles a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters for national and international corporate clients, including post-merger transfers and benefit claims. Bartłomiej Raczkowski, Katarzyna Dobkowska, Łukasz Chruściel and Sławomir Paruch are names to note.

Wardynski & Partners’ team, which is rated as ‘second-to-none’, is assisting Innova Capital with the hiring process for interim employees to run three of its major investment projects. It is also defending Grupa Ożarów in proceedings brought by trade unions seeking recognition of a pay increase claim as a collective action. Agnieszka Lisiecka is a ‘true expert’, Szymon Kubiak is ‘excellent’, and Magdalena Świtajska is ‘consistently impressive’. Katarzyna Żukowska is also recommended.

Agnieszka Lechman-Filipiak leads DLA Piper Wiater sp.k.’s practice, which provides ongoing advice to Aon EMEA on hiring, dismissing and remunerating key executives and reviewing collective labour agreements for PGE. Other clients include Amgen, Karmar and Raytheon.

Aleksandra Minkowicz-Flanek heads Dentons’ team, which handles cross-border collective redundancies, employment strategy, and regulatory and compliance matters. Counsel Agnieszka Fedor is also recommended.

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka’s clients include SabMiller, ABB and Lidl. The team assisted Toyota with the transfer of an employee from its Polish branch to a local subsidiary and defended Saint-Gobain against several claims made by its former manager. Bogusław Kaplon is the practice head.

Boutique firm Wojewodka i Wspolnicy Sp.k. acts for medium and large corporate employers in matters ranging from wage negotiations and collective disputes to benefits and remuneration advice. Marcin Wojewódka and Izabela Zawacka are the names to note.

Baker & McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Spólka Komandytowa provides ongoing legal advice to large corporates including Gartner, Aon and 3M. New clients include TiVO and Coca-Cola. Piotr Rawski is a key contact.

Ewa Don-Siemion at Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Legal Advisors is a ‘strategic business partner’. The group advised Aon Hewitt on the global transfer of employees to Poland and assisted CIC Boston with opening a business centre in Warsaw. Other clients include Nielsen Poland and Poczta Polska. Piotr Kryczek is also recommended.

Highlights at Clifford Chance included assisting Stryker Polska with an employee incentive scheme and advising Prudential on hiring and redundancy matters. Counsel Tomasz Derda and senior associate Aleksandra Lis are the key contacts.

Gide Loyrette Nouel’s team has expertise in collective redundancies and remuneration matters. The group is active in the transport sector, where clients include XPO Transport Solutions, Raben Transport and LGI Logistics Group International. Paweł Grześkowiak heads the practice and is supported by associate Joanna Jasiewicz.

Daniel Książek heads the team at Ksiazek Bigaj Wujczyk Kancelaria Prawna sp.k., which handled negotiations with trade unions for LOT Polish Airlines pertaining to remuneration and advised Ikea on staff regulations following a company reorganisation. Crédit Agricole is also a client.

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak’s team of ‘professional and solution-oriented lawyers’ is representing Skok Polska in several disputes with former executives. Roch Pałubicki is a key contact.

At WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr, counsel Izabela Szczygielska represented Samsung Electronics in a dispute with an employee. Other highlights included advising Raben Group on the implementation of a multi-jurisdictional whistleblower policy.

The team at Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland combines ‘exceptionally high-quality service’ with ‘a business perspective’. Ewa Łachowska-Brol is a key contact. Clients include Samsung Electronics and CenturyLink.

Marek Wroniak heads Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP’s group, which advised longstanding client PayPal on a number of matters, including an employment restructuring in Poland as well as employee benefits and social security matters. Senior associate Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk is also recommended.

Marzena Labedz leads Sadkowski I Wspólnicy’s practice. Highlights included defending leading national employers against mobbing and unfair dismissal claims. Associate Monika Kolasinska is noted.

Squire Patton Boggs Swiecicki Krzesniak sp. k.’s practice is headed by the ‘extremely professional and client-oriented’ Małgorzata Grzelak. The team assisted a document technology company with a review of an employee handbook following a legislative change pertaining to the classification of mobile workers’ travel time. Ashland is a client.

Wiewiórski Legal’s team assisted Axiom Global with amendments made to the company’s global disciplinary policy and successfully defended the Polish branch of Imagination Technologies against a damages claim brought by a former employee. Marek Wiewiórski and Magdalena Walenczak are recommended.

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