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Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

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Poland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Securitisation, project financing and refinancing are among the key strengths of Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP’s team. Rafał Grochowski and newly promoted counsel Elżbieta Rablin-Schubert are advising Przewozy Regionalne on the PLN629m financing arranged by European Investment Bank (EIB) and a consortium of banks led by Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego for the provision of 55 next-generation trains. Meanwhile, Piotr Zawiślak assisted Ghelamco with the €300m and PLN500m refinancing of the Warsaw Spire Tower.

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

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Strategic thinking and business acumen’ distinguish Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP’s practice, which is led by Marek Wroniak. ‘Top-quality commercial lawyer’ Tomasz Żak delivers ‘very robust and clear legal opinions’. Highlights included acting for Arcus Infrastructure Partners on its €417m acquisition of an 85% stake in Gdańsk Transport.

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP’s new team head is the ‘business-oriented and client-friendly’ Piotr Skurzyński, who joined from Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland. The group is providing ongoing support to Makro Cash and Carry Polska regarding the competition aspects of the implementation of a joint purchasing agreement with Auchan. Robert Gago departed for Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k..

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP’s team advises corporate clients on the employment aspects of M&A as well as managing relationships with trade unions and handling redundancies. Marek Wroniak and senior associate Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk are key contacts.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP’s team is ‘focused on long-term solutions for the client’. Highlights included assisting NN Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń na Życie with the acquisition of Dom Kredytowy Notus. Described by clients as ‘one of the undoubted sector leaders’, Beata Balas-Noszczyk has ‘good industry knowledge, regulatory expertise and an excellent network of contacts’. Senior associate Maryla Surowiec is another name to note.

Leading individuals

Beata Balas-Noszczyk - Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP’s ‘productive’ team houses ‘legally and technically able’ lawyers, who are ‘thorough in their work and grasp arguments quickly’. ‘Impressive strategistEwa Kacperek is handling patent invalidation proceedings for Icos. Wrigley is also a client.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Clients of Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP’s team include government departments such as the Ministry of Development as well as contractors such as Eneris. Andrzej Dębiec and Adriana Bronikowska advised the City of Katowice on concession matters. Senior associate Agnieszka Chylińska is also noted.

Next generation lawyers

Agnieszka Chylińska - Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

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Real estate
Leading individuals

Marek Grodek - Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP’s team is led by Andrzej Dębiec, who ‘identifies all potential areas of exposure to provide accurate and precise answers’. Clients include Aviva, Ghelamco and Honeywell. Zbigniew Marczyk is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Andrzej Dębiec - Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

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Poland: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: Debt - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

At Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP, Rafał Grochowski and senior associate Elżbieta Rablin-Schubert advised Bank PKO on the PLN324m secured bond issuance for the modernisation of the Lodz Zoo. Other highlights for Bank PKO include the PLN327m secured bonds issuance for Zaklad Unieszkodliwiania Odpadow in Szczecin. Practice head Piotr Zawiślak assisted mBank Hipoteczny with a €3.5bn mortgage-covered bonds issuance.

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  • KZP has advised EPP on the acquisition of King Cross Marcelin shopping centre

    Kochański Zięba & Partners law firm (KZP) advises EPP on its EUR 91.1 million acquisition of King Cross Marcelin shopping centre in Poznan – EPP’s first entry into Poznan.
  • Kochanski Zieba & Partners advised Groupe Beneteau on the aqcuisition of Delphia Yachts

    Kochanski Zieba & Partners (KZP) advised Groupe Beneteau (France), one of the two largest sailing and power boat manufacturers globally, on its transaction with Delphia Yachts – Poland’s leading boatbuilder. As a result of this transaction, the rights to sailing and power boat designs, and the building and marketing activities of the Delphia and Maxi Yacht brands were acquired.
  • Are you up to date on important Polish labour law matters?

    As an employer it is vital that you are informed on new labour law related issues that could negatively affect your organisation. In this legal insights we explore a number of these important legal points. read more...
  • Kochański Zieba & Partners wins the case of Jan Rokita against Konrad Kornatowski

    By its judgment dated 19 June 2015 entered in the case brought by Jan Rokita against Konrad Kornatowski (former Police Commander in Chief), the Regional Court in Warsaw allowed the claim and rendered unenforceable the 2009 judgment of the Court of Appeal ordering Jan Rokita to make a statement of apology to Konrad Kornatowski in Dziennik newspaper.
  • Kochański Zięba & Partners wins the case for the editors-in-chief of “Fakt” and Fakt.pl agains

    On 13 August 2015, the Court of Appeal in Warsaw dismissed in its entirety an action brought by the General Inspectorate for Road Transport against Robert Feluś and Grzegorz Jankowski for publication of a correction to the press release entitled “Libacja inspektorów od radarów ”. The article was published in “Fakt Gazeta Codzienna” on 27 September 2013.
  • Kochański Zięba & Partners wins a case for Ringier Axel Springer Polska (RASP) against Kata

    On 26 June 2015, the Regional Court in Warsaw dismissed in its entirety a claim filed by Katarzyna Tusk against Ringier Axel Springer Polska (RASP) represented by Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners Law Firm.
  • Kochański Zięba & Partners wins a case for a Former Editor-in-Chief of FAKT.PL

    On 1 October 2015, the Court of Appeal in Warsaw  reversed the judgment of the Regional Court in Warsaw announced on 2 February 2015 in the case brought by Marek Falenta against Michał Wodziński (the former editor of Fakt.pl) and dismissed the action for publication, on the fakt.pl portal, of corrections to the following press articles: “Tak żyje kelner od afery taśmowej” (“This Is How the Tape Scandal Waiter Lives”), “Tak ”Król węgla” chciał obalić Tuska?” (“Is This How the ‘Coal King’ Wanted to Overthrow Tusk?”), “Węglowy król: jakie ma haki na premiera?” (“The Coal King: What Does He Have on the Prime Minister?”), “Adwokat Falenty z pluskwą w teczce?” (“Falenta’s Lawyer With a Bug in His Briefcase?”), “Nowa hipoteza: Trio frustratów stoi za taśmami” (“The New Hypothesis:  There’s a Trio of Frustrated People Behind the Tapes”), “Tak mieszka król węgla od afery taśmowej” (“This Is How the Tape Scandal Coal King Lives”).
  • Employee monitoring in the modern business services sector

    As the modern business services market continues to experience explosive growth in Poland, it is worth keeping in mind the legal issues surrounding practices related to monitoring of employees. The line between lawful and unlawful monitoring practices is at times unclear, and issues of personal data protection also must be kept in mind.
  • Processing personal data in the BPO/SSC sector

    Personal data protection generates a large number of difficulties in the day-to-day activity of service centres. This results from the complicated processes surrounding the processing of personal data in international corporations and the unique nature of the BPO/SSC industry, but also from the restrictive requirements of Polish law regarding personal data. 
  • Common minimum wage in Germany

    New minimum wage act sets lowest hourly remuneration for workers at Euro 8.50 from 1 January 2015. This regulation will have crucial impact on undertakings from other countries providing their services in Germany. Foreign employers will have to comply with the new law and pay their employees staying in Germany at least Euro 8.50 per hour.