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Agnieszka Wardak

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Agnieszka Wardak is a partner, head of the Criminal Litigation and Internal Investigation team in Dentons' Warsaw office and co-head of the global White Collar team. She has vast expertise as a criminal defense counsel and litigator in corporate crime matters and is one of the few lawyers on the market specializing in corporate liability issues, crisis and risk management.

Agnieszka has represented both companies and individuals (as defense counsel) in proceedings: against board members in fraud cases, in asset stripping cases against debtors, in criminal investigations related to abuse of office, in particular in privatization cases, in criminal fiscal proceedings, in corruption cases, in cybercrime cases, in public procurement cases involving criminal practices and many others. She represents clients pro bono in the field of human rights. Agnieszka also coordinates criminal litigation projects and initiatives across the CEE Region.


Partner at Dentons (formerly Salans) since 2010. Head of the Criminal Litigation and Internal Investigation, co-head of the global White Collar team. Previously worked at Clifford Chance.


Polish, English, Russian, Spanish


Admitted to the Polish bar (2002).


Stockholm University, 2005, Postgraduate Studies, in Intellectual Property
Columbia University, 2003, Postgraduate studies
University of Szczecin, 1998, Master of Laws
Case Western Reserve University, 1993, Faculty of Law


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

The team at Dentons is 'tenacious and not afraid to work on cases which, at first sight, seem hopeless'. The 'diversified' team is divided into sub-groups, including construction, infrastructure and real estate; white-collar and criminal law; healthcare; corporate disputes; insolvency; and domestic and international arbitration. The team is co-led by Wojciech Kozlowski and Anna Maria Pukszto, who specialise in commercial litigation and banking disputes respectively. Kozlowski and Michał Jochemczak represent a consortium of Saipem, Techint and PBG that is seeking the payment of costs incurred as a result of changes to Polish law, in an ICC arbitration against Polskie LNG. Former judge Patrick Radzimierski specialises in civil law procedure and is noted as 'an expert in litigation strategy'. Agnieszka Wardak leads on criminal litigation and investigations. Stanisław Żemojtel moved to PwC Legal Pawlowski Żelaznicki Sp. K in October 2018.

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Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

The team at Dentons is jointly led by tax expert Karina Furga-Dąbrowska and litigator Wojciech Kozlowski. The duo advise Ipsen on a number of issues, including registration, reimbursement and tax structuring. The client roster is composed of a range of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and medical device distributors with operations in Poland. Agnieszka Wardak leads on criminal litigation and investigations, while Agnieszka Stefanowicz-Barańska handles competition and antitrust matters. The group often draws on the expertise of consultant Maria Samolińska-Hojda, who is the former Polish Pharmaceutical Inspector.

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White-collar crime

Within: Leading individuals

Agnieszka Wardak - Dentons

Within: White-collar crime

Dentons' team handles a variety of corporate criminal defence matters for both companies and individuals, in proceedings related to corruption, fraud, criminal public procurement, investigations into abuse of office and cyber-crime matters. Practice head Agnieszka Wardak is representing Philips, as the injured party, in a corruption and tender law violation case before the Polish courts relating to the actions of former employees and contractors, following an FCPA-related internal investigation and proceedings before the US Department of Justice.

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