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Poland prevails in investment dispute with Nordzucker AG

December 2009. Press Releases by Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka (view listing).

On 23 November 2009 an arbitral tribunal issued the final award in a case brought against Poland by Nordzucker AG. Nordzucker requested compensation for Poland withdrawing from the sale of several Polish sugar plants during the privatisation of the Polish sugar sector in 2000-2001. Although Nordzucker had acquired sugar plants giving it an 8% share in the Polish sugar market, the investor stated that it had had legitimate expectations of acquiring further sugar plants comprising the so-called Gdansk Group and the Szczecin Group, which would have given it a total of 20% of the Polish sugar market.

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Tax Adviser Bernard Ɓukomski joins DZP as a Partner

June 2009. Press Releases by Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka (view listing).

To meet our clients’ expectations as regards full-range legal assistance our law firm has decided to extend its services to include tax advisory. Since April 2009 our new tax team has been headed by Bernard Ɓukomski (Partner), an expert in Polish tax and commercial law.

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Professor MichaƂ Kulesza joins DZP

January 2009. Press Releases by Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka (view listing).

DomaƄski Zakrzewski Palinka (DZP) is pleased to announce the appointment the eminent administrative law specialist, Professor MichaƂ Kulesza to partner of the firm. Previously associated with Baker & McKenzie GruszczyƄski i WspĂłlnicy, Professor Kulesza joined DZP, Poland’s largest law firm in January. The firm comprises over 140 lawyers, 22 of whom are partners. 

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New Partners at Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

July 2008. Press Releases by Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka (view listing).

DZP is pleased to announce the appointment of  two new partners: Robert Niczyporuk and Akinkayode Robert Phillips. The new partners have all worked at DZP for some time and form a team of over 140 lawyers including 21 partners at Poland’s largest law firm.

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A new authority board at DomaƄski Zakrzewski Palinka

January 2008. Press Releases by Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka (view listing).

The biggest Polish law firm, DomaƄski Zakrzewski Palinka, has amended its statue and set up a new authority board. It is a five person board elected in partners vote, to which the following partners have been appointed for a 3-year term of office:Grzegorz DomaƄski, Andrzej Foltyn, Marcin Krakowiak and JĂłzef Palinka.

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New partners at DZP

January 2008. Press Releases by Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka (view listing).


DomaƄski Zakrzewski Palinka (DZP) is pleased to announce the appointment of seven new partners. The new partners have all worked at DZP for some time and form a team of 140 lawyers including 19 partners at Poland's largest law firm. The firm offers full service legal advice to international and domestic clients from its head office in Warsaw and offices in PoznaƄ, WrocƂaw and ToruƄ.

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