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Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 5

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland's team specialises in financing and regulatory issues, particularly related to infrastructure projects. Practice leader, senior associate¬†MichaŇā Markowski¬†advised Alio Bank on a number of construction financing transactions. Of counsel¬†Grzegorz Kott¬†is another key name, with expertise in banking, consumer finance, capital markets and insurance law.

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

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland's team 'consists of highly competent individuals', noted for the 'responsiveness' of the advice they provide. The group often works closely with the firm's London offices. Practice head¬†Ewa Szlachetka¬†advised the Ministry of Economic Development on the establishment of Polska Grupa Lotnicza, which will be made up of major state-owned civil aviation companies including LOT Polish Airlines. Alongside¬†MichaŇā Karwacki, she assisted ITP with its buyout by Abris Capital Partners. Of counsel¬†Krzysztof Feluch¬†is also recommended for corporate structuring matters.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland¬†stands out for handling disputes in the TMT sector, including employment and IP-related litigation. It also has an active contentious construction and infrastructure practice and continues to represent the State Treasury in a number of proceedings. Counsel¬†Maciej J√≥Ňļwiak¬†leads the team and has expertise in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.¬†PaweŇā Lipski¬†and managing partner¬†Tomasz Zalewski¬†are defending FS File Solutions in a class action consisting of Polish publishers concerning potential IP infringements on the client's platform.¬†Krzysztof Wierzbowski¬†is another name to note, particularly in investment and regulatory disputes.

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Employment - ranked: tier 3

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland¬†is particularly noted for its experience in handling labour disputes and employment restructuring. Team head¬†Ewa ŇĀachowska-Brol¬†is assisting eMag with a large project involving restructuring, reassignment and redundancies.¬†Adam Nierzwicki¬†was promoted to counsel in May 2018.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 4

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland¬†is a panel firm for Shell and Tauron. The team has expertise in the electricity, gas and renewable resources sectors. The team advised Energa on a public tender for upgrading its customer relationship management and billing systems.¬†Krzysztof Wierzbowski¬†and counsel¬†Maciej J√≥Ňļwiak¬†are recommended. ŇĀukasz Jankowski¬†joined¬†DLA Piper¬†in September 2019. Senior associate ŇĀukasz Petelski¬†was a new arrival from¬†Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wsp√≥lnicy sp. k.¬†in November 2019.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland

In addition to regulatory matters, the team at¬†Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland¬†also has experience in handling issues at the cutting edge of the sector, including personalised medicine and telemedicine. Highlights for¬†Marta Gadomska-GoŇāńÖb¬†included advising Biomed Lublin on the sale of the ownership and associated rights to certain pharmaceuticals and their brands to Polpharma.¬†Aleksandra Kunkiel-KryŇĄska¬†is another name to note.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland

The team at¬†Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland¬†advises clients, including Samsung and Ikea, on the spectrum of IP issues in Poland. Department co-head¬†PaweŇā Lipski¬†is representing Nagravision in various criminal claims against box-key extraction service providers. Former co-head¬†Tomasz Zalewski¬†left to join¬†Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wsp√≥lnicy sp. k.¬†in January 2019.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 3

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland's¬†Krzysztof Wierzbowski¬†advises the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways on various matters related to the construction of the A2 motorway and an upgrade to the PoznaŇĄ ring road.¬†Tomasz Zalewski¬†left the firm for¬†Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wsp√≥lnicy sp. k.¬†in January 2019. MichaŇā Drozdowicz¬†was a new arrival from¬†Dentons¬†in October 2019.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland

Krzysztof Wierzbowski¬†leads the team at¬†Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland, which handles lease transactions, transfers of property, real estate development and financing, as well as complex infrastructure projects involving real estate development. Wierzbowski advised Turkish Airlines on three lease agreements in Warsaw Airport and Warsaw City Centre. The group is instructed by BGK NieruchomoŇõci on a number of projects. Senior associate Anna Ochocka¬†is another key name. Grzegorz Witczymiszyn¬†joined from an in-house position in 2018.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland assists Polish and international corporate and governmental agencies with corporate and financial restructuring, in addition to bankruptcy matters. Key team members include of counsels Grzegorz Kott and Krzysztof Feluch. Rolls-Royce and the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways are clients.

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