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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 5

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

At WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr, Piotr Grabarczyk and Jakub Jędrzejak are singled out for their ‘in-depth knowledge and experience in bank financing’. The team acted as local counsel for a consortium of eight lenders on the refinancing of PGNiG’s Norwegian subsidiary. Other clients include Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas, NewCold and Banco de Chile.

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

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska and Jakub Jędrzejak at WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr are noted for their ‘strong transactional and negotiation experience’. Jędrzejak and Ben Davey assisted British American Tobacco with its acquisition of the Chic Group. Andrzej Wierciński is another name to note.

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 1

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

At WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr, the ‘client-orientedAleksander Stawicki and recently promoted partner Bartosz Turno advised Dossche on obtaining clearance for its takeover by Cargill. The group also provides ongoing compliance support to Allegro and handled British American Tobacco’s acquisition of the Chic Group. Lasy Państwowe, PGNiG and Apart are also clients.

Leading individuals

Aleksander Stawicki - WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

At WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr, Bartłomiej Jankowski specialises in infrastructure litigation and arbitration. Clients include Air Products, PKN Orlen, Intercor, PZU and Uniqa. Tomasz Kwieciński is another name to note.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

At WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr, counsel Izabela Szczygielska represented Samsung Electronics in a dispute with an employee. Other highlights included advising Raben Group on the implementation of a multi-jurisdictional whistleblower policy.

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

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr’s team ‘provides creative solutions based on a comprehensive understanding of the law’. In addition to providing regulatory and compliance advice to PSE, managing partner Jerzy Baehr acted alongside Maciej Szambelańczyk for PTPiREE on several smart grid public procurement projects. Aleksander Stawicki and Jakub Pokrzywniak are also noted.

Leading individuals

Jerzy Baehr - WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

In an illustration of WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr’s ability to handle contentious and non-contentious matters, practice head Tomasz Kwieciński, together with Jakub Pokrzywniak, are advising Open Life Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń Życie on unit-linked insurance contracts and representing PZU in a dispute with the Polish competition authority. The team also has notable regulatory expertise and advises insurers on the impact of legislative changes to the sector.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

At WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr, practice head Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska is representing Wolters Kluwer and a group of 14 publishers in a copyright dispute against Chomikuj.pl. In another highlight, Wiercińska-Krużewska is acting alongside Aleksandra Wędrychowska-Karpińska for the owners of Ceneo.pl in a landmark case concerning the use of trade mark for information purposes.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 3

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

Andrzej Wiercinski and Jakub Jedrzejak lead WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr’s practice, which advised Avallon on the sale of a majority stake in Organic Farms Zdrowia.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 2

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr’s clients include Poczta Polska and Enea Operator. Jan Roliński leads the team.

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Real estate and construction
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr’s Jakub Jędrzejak advised Air Products on a restructuring involving a parallel merger of two of its subsidiaries. Andrzej Wierciński is the practice head.

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Tax
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

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