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Poland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

The ‘responsive, helpful’ group at WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr is led by Marcin Smolarek, and advised BGŻ BNP Paribas on the refinancing of Good Food Products. Piotr Grabarczyk and Jakub Jędrzejak are also noted.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

At WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr, Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska, together with counsel Anna Wojciechowska, advised Marquard Media Polska on its acquisition of Papilot’s remaining share capital from G7 Media. Co-head Jakub Jędrzejak acted for Coders Center on the disposal of shares to SoftServe. Co-head Andrzej Wierciński and Ben Davey are also recommended. Enea, PZU and PKO Bank Polski are among new client wins.

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 1

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

International corporations as well as national companies instruct WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr’s group in complex contentious and non-contentious matters, frequently with a cross-border element. Practice leaders Aleksander Stawicki and Bartosz Turno secured unconditional clearance for Goldman Sachs’ acquisition of a pan-European office portfolio from Savills Group. Pfizer, PKO BP and Orbis are new client wins.

Leading individuals

Aleksander Stawicki - WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

Bartosz Turno - WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 2

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

The ‘highly qualified and experienced’ lawyers at WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr’s group combine ‘high-level service, business acumen and expert industry knowledge’. Instructions include infrastructure PPP projects. Counsels Anna Flaga-Martynek and Marta Midloch lead the practice.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr’s practice head Bartłomiej Jankowski is representing MPK Poznań against a PLN25m claim filed by Elektrobudowa. Tomasz Kwieciński is also recommended.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

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.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 2

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr’s group has an impressive client base, including Enea, Lotos Paliwa, Orlen and EDF. Practice head Jerzy Baehr and Maciej Szambelańczyk assisted Polskie Sieci Energetyczne with regulatory and compliance matters. Jakub Pokrzywniak was part of a team advising PGNiG on a wide range of contractual matters.

Leading individuals

Jerzy Baehr - WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr provides ‘service at the highest level’ for national and international insurers. Tomasz Kwieciński and the ‘very experienced and well-prepared’ Jakub Pokrzywniak are the key names. The team also counts industry bodies such as Polska Izba Ubezpieczeń and Polska Izba Brokerów Reasekuracyjnych i Ubeczpieczeniowych among its clients.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr’s group handles matters involving trade mark and copyright infringement as well as unfair competition claims. Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska and Aleksandra Wędrychowska-Karpińska represent Wolters Kluwer and others in a copyright dispute with Chomikuj.pl.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 4

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr’s group attracts instructions on local and international private equity asset transactions, particularly in the food and manufacturing sectors. Jakub Jędrzejak advised Norican on the Polish aspects of its acquisition of SWO Polska from Auctus. Andrzej Wierciński is also noted.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 2

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

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.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr’s group has a client base spanning local and international lenders, debtors and investors. Marcin Smolarek, who joined from Wardynski & Partners, and Jakub Jędrzejak advised a group of noteholders on Roust’s pre-pack cross-border restructuring. Practice head Andrzej Wierciński is also recommended.

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Tax
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

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