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Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa provides ‘very swift and precise advice’ on matters ranging from privacy to outsourcing. Practice head Marek Rosiński is providing ongoing support to Netflix and, supported by counsel Radosław Nożykowski, assisted MasterCard with launching new fintech products involving biometric authorisation. The ‘precise’ Magdalena Kogut-Czarkowska, who is ‘calm under pressure’, and the ‘client-oriented, flexible and knowledgeable’ Jakub Falkowski are names to note at senior associate level.

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.’s ‘very strong’ team ‘understands clients and their needs’. Its diverse offering includes outsourcing, data protection, e-commerce and fintech matters as well as cybersecurity and cloud computing. Practice head Piotr Dynowski, who provides ‘high-quality legal analysis’ and has ‘a good ability to flush out key issues in a commercially minded manner’, assisted Provident with a PLN50m agreement for the provision of telecoms services by Orange Polska. Senior associate Izabela Kowalczuk-Pakuła, who has ‘strong business acumen’ and is ‘extremely pleasant to work with’, leads the privacy group; counsel Kuba Ruiz heads the digital practice. In January 2019, Tomasz Zalewski joined from Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland .

At CMS, Tomasz Koryzma has ‘a high level of knowledge and good understanding of clients’ businesses, and is ‘very experienced with the regulator’. The group is advising Cooper Standard on the impact of the GDPR on its Polish business operations, and is assisting Aleo with the sale of its database containing information on companies registered on its e-commerce platform. ZTE, Liberty Global and Topps Europe are also clients.

Dentons’ team, which ‘adjusts to clients’ needs’, assisted Liberty Global with its $760m acquisition of Multimedia Poland, and advised Tata Communications on compliance issues. ‘Business-oriented’ counsel Karol Laskowskifinds solutions instead of presenting problems’. Igor Ostrowski heads the group. Counsel Magdalena Bartosik ‘goes above and beyond at all times’.

Rafał Duczek and Wacław Knopkiewicz are key contacts at GWW. Clients include government agencies as well as private and public companies. The Ministry of Digital Affairs has also been a client.

Technology boutique Maruta Wachta sp. j. has ‘deep, diverse IT experience in local and European markets’ combined with ‘a strong focus on understanding business models, expected business goals and results’. ‘Experienced and knowledgeable’ practice leaders Marcin Maruta and Marcin Serafin provide ongoing advice on data protection, IT and e-commerce matters to InterCars. Łukasz Węgrzyn and Maciej Zackiewicz made partner.

Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners’ ‘consolidated and hardworking group of experts’ advised Agencja Rozwoju Mazowsza with a PPP broadband infrastructure project. ‘Longstanding expert’ Xawery Konarski heads the practice. The ‘business-oriented’ Agnieszka Wachowska ‘impresses clients with her long-term perspective and ability to swiftly identify crucial issues’.

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka’s practice maintains a strong focus on media, publishing and gaming. Practice head Aleksandra Auleytner is advising TVN on licensing, regulatory and compliance matters. Visa, Wydawnictwo Bauer and Media-Saturn are also clients.

Squire Patton Boggs Swiecicki Krzesniak sp. k.’s group counts T-Mobile Polska, Orange, Inmarsat and Centrum Badań Kosmicznych among its clients. It handles matters ranging from data protection reviews to e-commerce advice and regulatory work. Eligiusz Krześniak leads the practice.

Krzysztof Wojdyło, who has ‘profound knowledge of the payments sector’, and Anna Pompe are the key contacts at Wardynski & Partners. The team has ‘undisputed expertise’ in new technologies. iMapp and Polskie ePłatności are clients.

Paweł Lipski is the key contact at Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland, following the departures of Arwid Mednis and Gerard Karp to PwC Legal Pawlowski Żelaznicki Sp. K. The team focuses on compliance issues and managing a range of new technology projects. Tomasz Zalewski joined Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k. in January 2019.

APLaw Artur Piechocki’s team advised a media company on several multimedia projects. Cybersecurity, cryptocurrency and launching new technologies are also areas of high activity. Artur Piechocki is the key contact.

At Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Legal Advisors, practice head Andrzej Abramczuk is assisting Polkomtel with drafting wholesale service agreements and handling contentious proceedings before the regulator. The team is supporting Sferia with mobile data transmission operations.

Advertising, media, e-commerce and life sciences are sectors of focus for Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka’s group, which is led jointly by Katarzyna Czyżewska and Krzysztof Czyżewski. Highlights included assisting several film producers with the distribution, production and financing of movie projects.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.’s team combines ‘top-level industry knowledge, excellent response times and sound advice’. Practice head Michal Fereniec ‘excels in communication and strategy in relation to actual business being done’. Senior associate Piotr Smolarczyk is also recommended.

Linklaters’ new practice head Agnieszka Mencel joined the group from EY Law. The team specialises in data protection and managing technology contracts.

SMM Legal’s group has ‘a deep understanding of the regulatory environment’, and focuses on the telecoms sector. Practice head Joanna Łabudzka ‘finds commercial solutions for almost any problem’.

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