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The firm

Laszczuk & Partners is a Warsaw-based independent law firm that has been providing legal services to Polish and foreign businesses since 1989.

In our work we combine knowledge and experience with creativity and understanding of business needs. We seek to ensure our clients stability and legal security in their operations. Our team of talented lawyers acts quickly, developing optimal, effective and practical legal solutions. Our strength is the creation of interdisciplinary teams to solve specific tasks, allowing us to make the most effective use of our lawyers’ know-how from various fields of law.

We cooperate with professional law firms in all European countries and many other countries around the world, as well as with lawyers in all major cities in Poland.

We advise domestic and international clients in the fields of: dispute resolution, both litigation and arbitration; real estate; mergers and acquisitions; labour law and on intellectual property law and new technologies law, including protection of privacy and e-commerce. We also advise on corporate taxation, competition law and public procurement and provide day-to-day assistance to businesses. Having more than 25 years’ experience of working with direct selling companies on the Polish market, we have developed unique expertise and practical knowledge in this field.

We also provide advice and support in the field of business crime and white-collar crime based on our exceptional practical experience. We advise companies in high-profile domestic and cross-border civil and criminal proceedings involving fraud, including identity theft. Our assistance includes the representation of clients in court and arbitration proceedings as well as criminal cases, including allegations of criminal liability of corporate board members.

Areas of practice

Laszczuk & Partners is best recognised for its dispute resolution practice, one of the leading in Poland in the field of both litigation and commercial arbitration, year by year acknowledged in international and Polish rankings of law firms. Our expertise is developed in particular in the field of M&A, real estate, infrastructure and construction, commercial contracts, investment projects, as well as IP disputes. We advise Polish and international clients on multi-million complex disputes. We also advise on high-profile post-arbitration proceedings. Justyna Szpara and Maciej Laszczuk, heading the practice, are well-recognised in Poland and internationally for their professional skills and extensive experience.

The advice of our real estate practice covers office, commercial, storage and industrial real estates. We advise on development, purchase and leasing projects, as well as on commercial real estate transactions. We provide comprehensive legal support at every stage of the transaction, including the selection and implementation of the optimal structure from a tax perspective. We represent international and domestic companies and real estate and investment funds active in Poland.

The advice provided by the intellectual property and new technologies practice covers the law of copyright, trade marks, patents and inventions, unfair competition, defamation, privacy and personal data protection, media, advertising, and the law governing the Internet and other telecommunications networks. We assist in preparing comprehensive e-commerce solutions. We advise Polish and foreign enterprises operating on the new technologies market, such as software developers, suppliers of telecommunications solutions, providers of services for large-scale processing of data, providers of payment solutions, and suppliers of online services.

The labour law practice provides comprehensive advice on legal aspects of human resource management. We advise employers on the creation and introduction of the most advantageous models across the area of employment law, in particular systemic solutions concerning hiring of staff, forms and methods of employment restructuring and optimisation, outsourcing of tasks, conducting group and individual layoffs, and transfer of the workplace. Our lawyers have a wealth of experience in resolving disputes with employees: negotiating, preparing settlements, and, when the need arises, appearing before labour courts in all types of employee disputes. Our experience also includes comprehensive legal support for hiring of foreign staff.

Languages Polish

Number of lawyers17

Member Organisations, to which the firm belongs:
Adlaw International; Ecomlex; American Chamber of Commerce in Poland
Organisations, to which individual lawyers of Laszczuk & Partners belong:
International Association of Young Lawyers – AIJA; International Council for Commercial Arbitration – ICCA; Swiss Arbitration Association; Austrian Arbitration Association; International Commercial Arbitration Committee of the International Law Association; European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA); Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration; Young International Arbitration Group; International Bar Association; Polish Society for European Law; Polish Arbitration Association; HR Directors Council of Confederation Lewiatan; Taxation Council of Confederation Lewiatan

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Legal Developments by:
Laszczuk i Wspólnicy sp.k.

  • Poland Arbitration 2011

    One issue under discussion is whether Poland should become a party to the Washington (ISCID) Convention. Because Poland is a party to more than 60 bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and has recently been a party to several high-profile investment arbitration proceedings, becoming a party to the ISCID Convention is discussed among practitioners, but faces strong opposition on the government side. Apart from that, another issue is whether Poland should continue to maintain BITs at all with other countries within the EU.
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