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    • Katarzyna Dulewicz - CMS

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A Sobczyk i Wspólpracownicy Law Offices is ‘an undisputed market leader’ that combines ‘academic knowledge with cross-sector expertise’. The renowned Arkadiusz Sobczyk, together with Paweł Korus and Alina Giżejowska, handles contentious and non-contentious matters for public companies in the energy sector, international blue-chip corporations and major banks. Dominika Dörre-Kolasa joined Raczkowski Paruch.

CMS’ ‘reliable and solution-focused’ team boasts not only ‘business acumen and strong knowledge’ but also a multinational client base. ‘Pragmatic’ practice head Katarzyna Dulewicz maintains ‘strong relationships with clients’, which she assists with sensitive dismissals, collective redundancies, regulatory matters and complex disputes. Senior associate Tomasz Sancewicz is also noted.

Raczkowski Paruch’s ‘excellent’ boutique is ‘one of the most competent groups in the market’. It handles a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters, and has experience in immigration law and mobility issues. Sławomir Paruch and Bartłomiej Raczkowski are recommended, as are Łukasz Chruściel and the ‘reliable, responsive and business-minded’ Katarzyna Dobkowska. Dominika Dörre-Kolasa joined from A Sobczyk i Wspólpracownicy Law Offices.

Wardynski & Partners’ ‘highly reliable’ team ‘has the resources to handle complex matters in a short timeframe’, ‘secures clients’ interests’ and delivers ‘high-end solutions for demanding clients’. The ‘highly effective and persuasive’ Agnieszka Lisiecka ‘exudes confidence’. Szymon Kubiak advised Ikea Centres on the employment aspects of a corporate transaction. Magdalena Świtajska and data protection expert Katarzyna Żukowska are also recommended.

The ‘extremely responsive and pragmaticAgnieszka Lechman-Filipiak leads DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.’s ‘excellent’ team, which is ‘a top choice for litigation’ and counts Amgen, Castorama, Levi Strauss Poland and Affidea among its clients. The group’s busy caseload includes handling conflicts with trade unions. Non-contentious highlights include managing the employment aspects of corporate transactions. Senior associate Michał Synowiec is also noted.

Dentons’ team ‘understands clients’ commercial goals and provides practical solutions’. The group assists clients with the employment aspects of corporate transactions, as well as handling sensitive dismissals and cross-border employee transfers. ‘Smart, professional and efficient’ duo Aleksandra Minkowicz-Flanek and counsel Agnieszka Fedoroutshine other providers’ and ‘induce confidence in clients, which trust their expertise and strategy’.

At Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka, ‘experienced leader’ Boguslaw Kapłon is ‘always well informed and able to answer any questions’, and ‘inspires confidence’. The group ‘demonstrates superior understanding of clients’ needs’ in contentious and non-contentious matters. Newly promoted partner Agata Mierzwa provides ‘concrete advice’.

Wojewodka i Wspolnicy Sp.k.’s team has ‘outstanding levels of expertise’ and provides ‘concise, business-oriented advice’ in matters ranging from trade union relations to collective disputes. Alicja Pawelec is ‘well prepared for each case’; practice head Marcin Wojewódka and Izabela Zawacka are also recommended.

At Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa, ‘pragmatic’ practice head Piotr Rawski is ‘instrumental in finalising complex projects, and interacts with HR teams without being unnecessarily legalistic’. The group is providing ongoing support to Gartner, Aon and Amazon.

At Baran Książek Bigaj & Wujczyk Kancelaria Prawna Sp.k., the ‘strategic’ Daniel Książek advised Crédit Agricole on board-level personnel changes, while Marcin Wujczyk and Wojciech Bigaj provided regulatory advice to DHL.

Non-contentious work, such as employee transfers and collective redundancies, forms the majority of instructions at Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Legal Advisors. The team counts Newmark Knight Frank and Alright Solutions among its clients. Ewa Don-Siemion and Piotr Kryczek lead the practice.

Clifford Chance’s team is led by Tomasz Derda, who along with senior associate Aleksandra Lis advised Eurobank on the implementation of a new remuneration system.

Gide Loyrette Nouel’s ‘proactive and solution-oriented’ team is handling litigation pertaining to the regulation of night-time drivers for several logistics companies. Paweł Grześkowiak leads the group; associate Joanna Jasiewicz is ‘very engaged, competent, professional and proactive’.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.’s ‘best-in-class’ team provides ‘down-to-earth and business-driven’ advice. Of counsel Anna Hałas-Krawczyk ‘effectively masters strategic long-term goals’. Alior Bank is a client.

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak’s ‘top-notch’ group provides ‘accurate, business-oriented support’. Roch Pałubicki, who has ‘an outstanding aptitude for service’, is the key contact. China Security & Fire and Solaris are clients. Monika Krzyszkowska-Dąbrowska, formerly a senior counsel with the firm, joined Linklaters in November 2018.

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland’s practice head Ewa Łachowska-Brol handles the employment aspects of cross-border corporate transactions as well as assisting Polish subsidiaries of international corporations with operations in Poland. Collective dismissals are also part of the practice.

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP’s team advises corporate clients on the employment aspects of M&A as well as managing relationships with trade unions and handling redundancies. Marek Wroniak and senior associate Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk are key contacts.

The lawyers at Sadkowski I Wspólnicy are ‘always willing to fight for their clients’, many of which are in the railway industry. ‘Brains of the group’ Marzena Łabędź is ‘firm, precise, charismatic and relentless’ while ‘developing winning strategies for unwinnable cases’. Associate Monika Kolasińska is also recommended.

At Squire Patton Boggs Swiecicki Krzesniak sp. k., ‘commercially minded and responsive’ practice head Małgorzata Grzelak provides ‘practical and reliable’ advice. The group handles cross-border employee transfers and regulatory work as well as multi-jurisdictional disputes. Bemis Packaging is a client.

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr’s ‘competent’ group ‘delivers timely solutions’ to clients such as Samsung, Ryanair and Air Products. ‘Knowledgeable’ senior associate Wioleta Polakowns her caseload’. Counsel Izabela Szczygielska joined K&L Gates LLP.

Wiewiórski Legal’s ‘analytical and solution-driven’ group handled an internal policy audit at McCain Poland. Magdalena Szeptyckahandles complex matters in a pragmatic manner’. Marek Wiewiórski is another name to note.

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