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Clifford Chance’s team combines ‘in-depth knowledge’ with ‘sector expertise’. The group is advising Polski Fundusz Rozwoju on the €10m privatisation of a local authority asset. Marcin Bejm, previously a counsel with the firm, joined CMS as a partner in March 2018. Senior associate Mikołaj Markiewicz is noted.

DLA Piper’s ‘top-notch’ team ‘proposes creative yet pragmatic solutions’. The team advised Boeing on the tender process for the provision of aircraft, conducted by the Polish Ministry of Defence. Counsel Andrzej Balicki has ‘market-leading regulatory knowledge’; Marta Frąckowiak is also noted. Krzysztof Wiater is now with NGL Wiater sp.k..

Dentons’ ‘flexible, creative and innovative’ team houses ‘experts in the field’, including Aldona Kowalczyk who is assisting GE Power with the procurement process for the construction of Ostrołęka Power Plant. Counsel Anna Szymańskaalways seeks the best solution for her client’ and counsel Tomasz Korczyński is another name to note.

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka houses ‘highly competent lawyers’ who assist public and private sector clients with every stage of projects. The ‘insightful, results-oriented’ Katarzyna Kuźma heads the practice. Marcin Krakowiak is recommended, as is newly promoted partner Anna Glapa.

Clients of Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP’s team include government departments such as the Ministry of Development as well as contractors such as Eneris. Andrzej Dębiec and Adriana Bronikowska advised the City of Katowice on concession matters. Senior associate Agnieszka Chylińska is also noted.

Linklaters’ team assists clients with advisory work on energy and infrastructure projects as well as providing regulatory support and managing high-stakes disputes. Cezary Wiśniewski leads the group. Narodowe Centrum Sportu-Rozliczenia is a client.

Wardynski & Partners fields lawyers with ‘admirable competence and rigorous attention to detail’. ‘Very professional and competent’ practice head Mirella Lechna advises Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe on the execution of the construction construct for Kozienice Power Plant.

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.’s team guides clients through large-scale infrastructure and energy PPP projects. Michał Zieniewski advised Kompania Węglowa and Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa on public procurement aspects of the group’s restructuring. Maciej Zalewski is also recommended.

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa’s ‘open-minded, proactive and client-oriented’ group advised Suez Zielona Energia on the incineration plant PPP project in Poznań. The ‘reputableAgnieszka Ferekfinds the best commercial solutions’.

Gide Loyrette Nouel’s group is led by ‘procedural expertPiotr Sadownik, who is ‘able to pull in resources as and when the need arises’. GDDKiA and PGNiG are clients. Managing associate Grzegorz Banasiuk is also recommended.

KKLW Kurzynski Lyszyk Wierzbicki sp.k’s Krzysztof Łyszyk is handling several administrative matters and infrastructure projects for "Polish Airports" State Enterprise. Other work included advising Gülermak on procurement for the maintenance and reconstruction of roads in Lower Silesia. Jacek Kosiński joined Jacek Kosiński Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni.

Maruta Wachta sp. j.’s team has a track record in representing clients in tender proceedings for large-scale technology contracts, and counts the Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs among its clients. Bartłomiej Wachta and senior associate Agnieszka Bartczak-Żuraw are noted. Michał Bagłaj joined SSW Spaczynski Szczepaniak i Wspólnicy.

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr’s team advised MPK Poznań on two separate tenders for the supply and service of trams and buses. Jan Roliński is advising Auto Fus on the tender proceedings for the provision of 140 cars for the Polish police forces.

K&L Gates LLP’s Władek Rzycki advised Sikorsky Aircraft on the procurement procedure for the provision of aircraft to the Polish Army. Counsel Piotr Kunicki is also noted.

At Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland, Krzysztof Wierzbowski advises GDDKiA on matters pertaining to the contruction and maintanence of the A2 motorway. Arwid Mednis joined PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal Szurminska-Jaworska spólka komandytowa. Tomasz Zalewski joined Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k. in January 2019.

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