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Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

RONDO ONZ 1, 00-124 WARSZAWA, POLAND
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Lodz, Poznan, Torun, Warsaw, Wroclaw

Poland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka's department head¬†Magdalena Skowronska¬†specialises in financial transactions and financial sector M&A. She advised¬†ZarzńÖd Komunalnych Zasob√≥w Lokalowych on a PLN178m loan agreement with the European Investment bank to finance the development of social housing. She also assisted Goldman Sachs as the coodinator of several refinancing transactions for Orion Group.¬†Andrzej Foltyn¬†is an expert in the operations of financial institutions.

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

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka¬†has 'a quick-thinking team', which acts for a broad mixture of domestic and international corporates with operations in Poland. In a prestigious transaction for the Polish energy sector,¬†Marek ŇöwińÖtkowski¬†advised Grupa Lotos on all aspects of its¬†‚ā¨10bn merger with PKN Orlen.¬†Bartosz Marcinkowski¬†and department head Krzysztof Zakrzewski¬†advised Infracapital on a¬†‚ā¨300m joint venture with Nokia, which will contribute to the development of Polish fibre-optic infrastructure.¬†Robert Niczyporuk¬†is another key figure.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 2

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka's Marcin Krakowiak, who jointly heads the team with Tomasz Darowski, advised MTU Aero Engines on the construction of an engine maintenance, repair and overhaul plant via a joint venture with Lufthansa Technik. Other clients include Mota Engil, Porr Infrastructure and Astaldi. Anna Glapa and Jose Luis Villacampa were promoted to partner in July 2017.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka¬†has 'a strong team of high-quality professionals', who are 'able to conduct the most difficult court disputes in the construction sector'. It is also able to handle transport and communications disputes and arbitral proceedings related to trade, finance and insurance.¬†PaweŇā Lewandowski¬†is representing Obrasc√≥n Huarte Lain in its claim against PBG to share the loss incurred on a construction project, following the bankruptcy of three other consortium members.¬†J√≥zef Palinka¬†represented the City of¬†WrocŇāaw in claims agianst Max B√∂gl relating to overpayments for the construction of the WrocŇāaw City Stadium.¬†Pawel Paradowski¬†is another key name, with expertise in business disputes, white-collar criminal defence and company law. Senior associate¬†Maciej Orkusz¬†is noted for his 'exceptional knowledge of the practical aspects of civil litigation'.

Leading individuals

PaweŇā Lewandowski - Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka's employment team benefits from the firm's wider specialisms, including tax, competition and criminal law.  The group has particular expertise in collective work relations, health and safety matters, discrimination and business immigration. The team is jointly headed by experienced employment lawyer Boguslaw Kaplon and social security and labour law expert Agata Mierzwa.

Leading individuals

BogusŇāaw KapŇāon - Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 1

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka¬†advises clients in the conventional, nuclear and renewable energy sectors, in addition to companies involved in cogeneration and heating. The group is led by¬†Marcin Krakowiak, while¬†RafaŇā Hajduk¬†heads the energy advisory team. Hajduk is assisting Enea, Grupa Lotos and Tauron Polska Energia with a variety of investment matters. Together with¬†PaweŇā Grzejszczak, Krakowiak is representing Naftogaz of Ukraine in its application for annulment against a European Commission decision that exempted the Opal pipeline from the requirement of third-party access and tariff regulation.¬†Grzegorz Filipowicz¬†is another key name.

Leading individuals

PaweŇā Grzejszczak - Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

RafaŇā Hajduk - Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

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Healthcare and life sciences
Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 1

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka's four-partner team is noted for its 'deep knowledge' of the Polish healthcare and life sciences sectors. Pharmaceutical law expert¬†MichaŇā Czarnuch¬†is representing GSK in tender proceedings before the National Appeals Chamber for its¬†pneumococcus vaccine.¬†Tomasz KaczyŇĄski¬†assists¬†Polska Grupa Farmaceutyczna with day-to-day legal issues, including analysis and verification of contracts, marketing materials and pharmaceutical inspections. Senior associate¬†Marcin Pieklak, whom clients rate for his experience at the Ministry of Health, is advising Servier Polska on reimbursement procedures regarding two of its high-profile drugs.¬†Marcin Matczak¬†is particularly recommended for his food law expertise.

Leading individuals

MichaŇā Czarnuch - Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Tomasz KaczyŇĄski - Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Next Generation Partners

Marcin Pieklak - Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka's department head¬†Julita Zimoch-TuchoŇāka¬†advised Electrolux on the drafting and distribution of a new insurance product and, in another highlight, assisted PPF with W&I insurance for its acquisition of Solaris Group. German-speaking senior associate¬†Joanna Schubel¬†is another key name.

Leading individuals

Julita Zimoch-TuchoŇāka - Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka's team is commended for its 'competence, devotion and availability', which it applies to the spectrum of copyright, industrial property law, IT and TMT matters. Department head Aleksandra Auleytner¬†provides comprehensive IP advice to Golden Media in relation to a number of prime-time television productions. Senior associate¬†JarosŇāaw Konecko¬†is also recommended.

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 2

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka¬†provides the full range of legal and tax advisory services to private clients, including succession planning, restructuring, business transactions and joint ventures. The team is jointly led by company law expert¬†Piotr Andrzejczak, tax adviser¬†Joanna Wierzejska¬† and¬†Marek SwińÖtkowski, who is advising a number of family businesses on share transactions.¬†PrzemysŇāaw Furmaga¬†is another key name for restructuring projects.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 1

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka¬†advises public and private partners, including foreign contractors, on the contentious and non-contentious aspects of public contracts in Poland. The team is jointly led by¬†Katarzyna KuŇļma¬†and¬†Marcin Krakowiak. Krakowiak advises Astaldi on a number of issues, including a Waste Management System for the Tri-City metropolitan area and proceedings before the National Appeal Chamber and the Regional Court in¬†Szczecin in a procedure to select a contractor for a road infrastructure project.¬†KuŇļma assisted Novago with a procurement procedure conducted by¬†Miejskie Przedsińôbiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej Sp√≥Ňāka¬†in Olsztyn, regarding the city's heating network.

Leading individuals

Katarzyna KuŇļma - Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka¬†combines insolvency and restructuring knowledge with expertise in tax law to provide clients with a full-service on a range of issues.¬†Marcin Krakowiak¬†and¬†Anna Glapa¬†advised¬†Polska Grupa G√≥rnicza on a major restructuring, including the transfer of selected mines to¬†Sp√≥Ňāka Restrukturyzacji KopalŇĄ and the acquisition of¬†Katowicki Holding Wńôglowy.¬†Bartosz Marcinkowski¬†and Marek ŇöwińÖtkowski¬†are also key names.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Clients regard¬†Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka's team as the 'first choice' for media law issues, particularly in relation to television production and game publishing. Practice head¬†Aleksandra Auleytner¬†represented TVN in negotiations with the National Broadcasting Council, leading to a cancellation of a¬† ‚ā¨350,000 fine imposed on the client for the manner in which it reported events in the Polish Parliament. She also advises Golden Media on all matters concerning its productions. Drawing on in-house industry experience in the TMT space, counsel¬†Wojciech Dziomdziora¬†is another key name.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

In addition to tax disputes, the team at Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka has a strong advisory practice, which includes M&A issues, restructuring and tax optimisation. The team is jointly led by tax legal adviser Joanna Wierzejska and litigator Artur Nowak.

Leading individuals

Artur Nowak - Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

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White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 2

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka's team has an impressive track record in white-collar criminal proceedings and also regularly advises on crisis management issues. Group leader Hanna Gajewska-Kraczkowska is an expert in criminal law with vast experience in defending individuals against allegations of fraud and corruption.

Leading individuals

Hanna Gajewska-Kraczkowska - Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

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