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Leading individuals

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

Key names in A Sobczyk i Wspólpracownicy Law Offices’s team include managing partner Arkadiusz Sobczyk, Paweł Korus, Alina Giżejowska and Dominika Dörre-Kolasa. The firm advised on group redundancies in the food and beverage sector and assisted clients with the employment aspects of mergers and audits.

CMS’ practice is led by Katarzyna Dulewicz, who advised MidEuropa Partners on integrating Polish rail company PKL into its business and assisted PZ Cussons with its restructuring and the partial sale of its business. The team advised Chevron on its exit from Poland and acted for CVC Capital Partners on PKP Energetyka’s privatisation. Senior associates Przemysław Stobiński and Tomasz Sancewicz are also recommended.

Employment boutique Raczkowski Paruch’s ‘excellent’ team, led by Bartłomiej Raczkowski, has an ‘in-depth knowledge of the law and a great understanding of business’. The firm serves a mixture of prestigious Polish and international clients. ‘Expert’ Katarzyna Dobkowska, the ‘responsive and friendly’ Łukasz Chruściel and Sławomir Paruch are key members of the sizeable practice.

The ‘excellentWardynski & Partners’ team provides a ‘professional service and quick response times’. ‘Diligent’ practice head Agnieszka Lisiecka, who ‘has in-depth theoretical knowledge and provides pragmatic, commercial advice’, advised H+H Polska on a restructuring following the acquisition of Grupa Prefabet. Szymon Kubiak advised D.E Master Blenders 1753 in relation to its combination with Mondelēz. Magdalena Świtajska and Katarzyna Żukowska are ‘extremely helpful’.

DLA Piper Wiater sp.k. has a ‘strong’ practice that has expertise in cross-border projects. Agnieszka Lechman-Filipiak’s team handles day-to-day employment law matters for Ardagh Group. Other clients include Emirates, Hilton and Levi Strauss Poland.

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka’s practice head Boguslaw Kaplon advises clients on trade union relations, collective bargaining agreements and remuneration, among other things. The firm acts for high-profile clients from various sectors. Łukasz Kuczkowski joined Raczkowski Paruch in January 2015.

Wojewodka i Wspolnicy Sp.k.’s ‘excellent’ team provides ‘clear, precise and very useful advice’ to major Polish employers. Marcin Wojewódka heads the team, which advises on all aspects of employment law, from collective agreements to pension plans, and frequently represents clients at tribunals. Izabela Zawacka is recommended.

Piotr Rawski leads Baker McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Spólka Komandytowa’s ‘very responsive’ team. Key mandates included advising Cameron Romania on restructuring its operations in Poland and assisting 3M with immigration issues.

Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Legal Advisors’ ‘impressive’ team are ‘pragmatic, creative and a pleasure to work with’. The ‘terrificEwa Don-Siemion and the ‘extremely knowledgeablePiotr Kryczekclearly lead the team efficiently’. The firm advised Goldman Sachs on the opening of a shared services centre.

Highlights for Clifford Chance included advising Mondelēz on the employment aspects of its combination with D.E Master Blenders and assisting Grupa Allegro with two independent collective redundancy processes. Counsel Tomasz Derda is recommended.

Dentons’ ‘highly effective’ team is headed by Arkadiusz Krasnodębski and counsel Aleksandra Minkowicz-Flanek. Counsel Agnieszka Fedor is valued for her ‘thorough expertise and experience and impeccable manners’. Coca-Cola, Carlsberg and Lindt are clients.

Gide Loyrette Nouel acts for AgustaWestland and is especially active in the transport sector. The firm advises on matters ranging from management terminations to collective bargaining agreements. Associate Joanna Jasiewicz is recommended.

Labour law boutique Ksiazek & Bigaj Law Firm’s four-partner team is led by Daniel Książek. Highlights included advising two major banks on a merger. Clients include LOT Polish Airlines, Tesco and Unilever.

Roch Pałubicki’s team at Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak handled the employment aspects of Auchan’s acquisition of 49 hypermarkets. The team is frequently instructed by clients to handle litigation and assist with redundancies.

Areas of expertise for WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr include negotiating with trade unions, representing clients in disputes and advising on mergers and acquisitions. EDF and ADP are clients. Counsel Izabela Szczygielska is recommended.

At the ‘excellentWierzbowski Eversheds, Ewa Łachowska-Brol leads the ‘responsive and practical’ team. The firm’s expertise covers restructuring, audits and the termination of contracts. Samsung Electronics and Centurylink are clients.

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP’s practice is headed by Marek Wroniak and senior associate Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk. The firm advises clients including the Honeywell Group and eBay on all aspects of employment law.

K&L Gates LLP provides ‘prompt and professional services’ to clients including KGHM, Disney and PGNiG. Practice head Patrycja Zawirska handled several matters for MicroStrategy, including advising on amendments to its bonus policy.

Practice head at Squire Patton Boggs Swiecicki Krzesniak sp. k. is Małgorzata Grzelak, who is ‘very experienced and business-oriented’. She advised Broadridge Financial Solutions on a major cross-border employee transfer.

The ‘professional, approachable and flexible’ team at Wiewiórski Law Firm is led by the ‘responsive and understandingMarek Wiewiórski, and includes the ‘knowledgeable and communicative’ Magdalena Walenczak. The firm drew up new bylaws for Work Service and assisted Axion Global with employee transfers.

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