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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

The team at¬†Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP¬†is praised by one client for its 'in-depth experience in handling difficult legal problems'. Areas of expertise include bond issuances, securitisation, real estate and infrastructure financing and banking transactions. The group is jointly led by¬†RafaŇā Grochowski¬†and¬†Piotr ZawiŇõlak.¬†Grochowski advised¬†Przewozy Regionalne on credit facilities arranged by the European Investment Bank, and a consortium led by¬†Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowegoas, for the¬†‚ā¨148m purchase of 55 state-of-the-art trains. Counsel¬†ElŇľbieta Rablin-Schubert¬†is recommended for project finance matters, while senior associate¬†Mateusz DereszyŇĄski¬†is appreciated for his 'huge legal knowledge'.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Highlights for¬†Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP's co-practice head¬†RafaŇā Grochowski¬†included advising¬†Bank Polska Kasa Opieki on the preparation of a secured bond issuance programme for¬†Miejski Ogr√≥d Zoologiczny w ŇĀodzi¬†to be used to finance the modernisation of the¬†ŇĀ√≥dŇļ zoological garden.¬†Piotr ZawiŇõlak¬†also leads the team and specialises in debt capital markets.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP¬†has a strong transactional offering, predominantly relating to cross-border M&A for corporates and financial institutions in Poland and across the CEE region. 'Capable negotiator'¬†Tomasz ŇĽak¬†advised Arcus Infrastructure Partners on its¬†‚ā¨417m acquisition of an 85% stake in¬†GdaŇĄsk Transport Company in a multi-stage transaction. The 'exceptionally knowledgeable'¬†Beata Balas-Noszczyk¬†assisted mFinanse and mBank with the $138m sale of Latona to Phoebe IVS.¬†Marek Wroniak¬†is the department head.

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

The 'business-oriented' team at¬†Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP¬†consists of 'real experts in their area, with comprehensive experience'. 'Exceptional' team leader¬†Piotr SkurzyŇĄski¬†is 'distinguished by his vast knowledge in the field of competition law' and 'always focuses on creating solutions rather than just identifying the risk'. Alongside Washington's¬†Logan Breed¬†and Beijing's¬†Adrian Emch,¬†SkurzyŇĄski successfully represented Marvell in global merger control proceedings before the PCA, following its $6.1bn acquisition of its rival Cavium.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP's team is predominantly focused on corporate and commercial disputes pertaining to infrastructure and product liability, as well as investigations and white-collar criminal matters. Wojciech Marchwicki and department head Marek Wroniak are representing Piotr Wawrzecki, whose father was convicted of fraud connected with the prohibited commercial sale of meat under the Communist regime in 1964 (a judgment that was annulled by the Supreme Court in 2004), in a dispute with the State Treasury concerning the return of a confiscated estate. Agnieszka Majka is another key practitioner.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP's practice head Marek Wroniak is advising Honeywell Group on day-to-day employment matters, as well as collective bargaining agreements, data protection, non-disclosure obligations and remuneration structures. Other clients include PayPal and Equinix Poland.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP's team has strength in life sciences-sector disputes, but it also works closely with the firm's employment, IP, TMT, competition and corporate departments to offer clients a full service. Senior associate Agnieszka Majka, who has notable expertise in product liability, leads the team and regularly handles investigations, white-collar investigations and fraud-related matters. Ewa Kacperek successfully defended Icos Corporation in patent invalidation proceedings brought by two Polish pharmaceutical companies pertaining to the client's drug, Tadalafil. Marek Wroniak is advising two Mylan Group companies on employment law issues, such as restrictive covenants and global confidentiality agreements.

Next generation lawyers

Agnieszka Majka - Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP's team is noted for its 'excellent knowledge' of the Polish insurance legal framework, which it combines with 'a good business understanding'. Managing partner and practice head Beata Balas-Noszczyk assists Aviva Group with day-to-day regulatory issues. Her highlights include advising mBank on the $138m sale of shares in insurance agent Latona to Denmark-based Phaebe IVS. Counsel Bartosz Romanowski and senior associate Maryla Surowiec are other key contacts.

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 team is instructed on the gamut of contentious and non-contentious IP rights issues, including trade marks, industrial designs, patents and copyrights. Team leader Ewa Kacperek successfully acted for Icos Corporation in patent invalidation proceedings brought by two Polish pharmaceutical companies in relation to Tadalafil.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Andrzej Dńôbiec¬†and counsel¬†Adriana Mierzwa-Bronikowska¬†jointly head the team at¬†Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP,¬†which advises public sector and private clients on all aspects of public law. Mierzwa-Bronikowska is assisting the General Agency of National Roads and Highways with drafting various PPP agreements for different projects. Other clients include BBI Development and Arcus Infrastructure Partners. Senior associate¬†Agnieszka ChyliŇĄska¬†is another key name.

Next generation lawyers

Agnieszka ChyliŇĄska - Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

At¬†Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP, the 'effective' team is led by 'extremely creative'¬†Andrzej Dńôbiec, who has 'a deep understanding of the client's needs'. Stand-out matters for Piotr ZawiŇõlak¬†included advising¬†mBank Hipoteczny on the tax aspects of the establishment of a ‚ā¨3bn mortgage-covered bond programme.¬†Zbigniew Marczyk¬†and¬†Dorota Walerjan¬†are also key contacts.

Leading individuals

Andrzej Dńôbiec - Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

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

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP's white-collar and fraud group is part of the firm's global practice, and focuses on advising clients on combating fraud, and counteracting corruption and white-collar crimes, as well as conducting internal investigations. Practice head Marek Wroniak is recommended alongside senior associate Agnieszka Majka, who leads on internal investigations and compliance.

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    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 ‚Äď Poland‚Äôs 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.
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    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 FeluŇõ and Grzegorz Jankowski for publication of a correction to the press release entitled ‚ÄúLibacja inspektor√≥w od radar√≥w ‚ÄĚ. The article was published in ‚ÄúFakt Gazeta Codzienna‚ÄĚ on 27 September 2013.
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    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 MichaŇā WodziŇĄski (the former editor of Fakt.pl) and dismissed the action for publication, on the fakt.pl portal, of corrections to the following press articles: ‚ÄúTak Ňľyje kelner od afery taŇõmowej‚ÄĚ (‚ÄúThis Is How the Tape Scandal Waiter Lives‚ÄĚ), ‚ÄúTak ‚ÄĚKr√≥l wńôgla‚ÄĚ chciaŇā obalińá Tuska?‚ÄĚ (‚ÄúIs This How the ‚ÄėCoal King‚Äô Wanted to Overthrow Tusk?‚ÄĚ), ‚ÄúWńôglowy kr√≥l: jakie ma haki na premiera?‚ÄĚ (‚ÄúThe Coal King: What Does He Have on the Prime Minister?‚ÄĚ), ‚ÄúAdwokat Falenty z pluskwńÖ w teczce?‚ÄĚ (‚ÄúFalenta‚Äôs Lawyer With a Bug in His Briefcase?‚ÄĚ), ‚ÄúNowa hipoteza: Trio frustrat√≥w stoi za taŇõmami‚ÄĚ (‚ÄúThe New Hypothesis:¬† There‚Äôs a Trio of Frustrated People Behind the Tapes‚ÄĚ), ‚ÄúTak mieszka kr√≥l wńôgla od afery taŇõmowej‚ÄĚ (‚ÄúThis Is How the Tape Scandal Coal King Lives‚ÄĚ).
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