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DLA Piper

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The firm

DLA Piper is a global law firm that provides its clients with legal and business solutions locally, regionally and internationally using integrated teams of lawyers with experience that spans a broad range of disciplines. DLA Piper is widely recognised for its pioneering approach and extensive geographic reach, which enables the practice to look after the business issues that matter to its clients – whether they are large or small. Clients of DLA Piper include single-owner startups, local and household name companies, multinationals, financial institutions, FTSE and Fortune 500 enterprises and their subsidiaries, public bodies and governments.

The Warsaw office, operating since 2007, is an integral part of the international legal practice of DLA Piper providing services to international corporations and financial institutions, as well as to local entrepreneurs.

Areas of practice

Banking and finance: the team advises on all types of financing transactions, including real property financing, acquisition finance, project finance (including PPP projects), and asset finance. It also has unique expertise in securitisation projects, including securities backed with auto loan agreements, car-backed loan agreements, hire purchase loan agreements, cash loan agreements, and lease agreements (ABS).

Capital markets: the team advises on the day-to-day activities of public companies, shareholder relations, corporate governance and the regulatory aspects of public trading, and capital market transactions (debt and equity), as well as securitisation projects.

Corporate and M&A: the team advises on corporate issues, buyouts, M&A, public offers and private issuances of financial instruments, venture capital and private equity investments, leveraged transactions, joint ventures, privatisation, restructuring and greenfield projects.

Defence and public security: The team advises on offset projects, mergers and acquisitions, asset transactions, planning, negotiating, document drafting, greenfield/brownfield projects, state aid and procurement, including public tenders and contracts under decision no. 291 of the Ministry of Defence.

Dispute resolution: the team advises on dispute avoidance, pre-litigation actions, injunctions, arbitration and mediation, civil disputes, administrative, criminal and civil proceedings, compliance, crisis management and white-collar crimes.

Employment: the team advises on labour and tax law as well as issues related to social security benefits, both with regard to individual and collective labour law.

Energy: the team provides regulatory, corporate, tax and environmental law advice to all sectors, including international trading.

EU and competition: the team advises on competition law, government relations, state aid, merger control, multijurisdictional pre-merger competition law clearance, anti-cartel enforcement proceedings, competition-related litigation and mediation, drafting complaints to competition authorities and courts, drafting commercial contracts, competition investigations and enforcement actions.

IP: the team advises on: patents, trade marks, copyrights, data protection, internet and domain name issues, litigation and enforcement of IP rights against competitors, anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy.

Life sciences: the team advises on the registration of medicinal products, pricing and reimbursement, clinical trials, data protection and data privacy, disputes with fiscal authorities, advertising and promotion, distribution, and international tax law.

Public procurement: the team advises suppliers and contracting parties from all industry sectors at all stages of the procurement process, from initiating the procurement procedure and securing funds to the implementing and launching of an investment.

Real estate: the team provides advice to construction companies, developers, real estate management companies, real estate investment funds and financial institutions on real estate investments.

Tax: the team provides specialist tax advice on M&A, tax litigation, international taxation, criminal, and fiscal issues.

Technology, media and telecommunications: the team advises on the development, protection, exploitation and use of technology-related assets, as well as on the outsourcing of strategic assets and services for use in a company’s operations and data protection issues.


  • Other offices
  • Multiple offices throughout:
  • Americas
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Chile
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • United States
  • Europe
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Slovak Republic
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Middle East
  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Africa
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Burundi
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Asia Pacific
  • Australia
  • China
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Number of lawyers: 4,000
  • at this office: over 85
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Polish
  • Russian

Above material supplied by DLA Piper.

Legal Developments by:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

Legal Developments in Poland

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • 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...
  • 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. 
  • The costs of Commercial Property Lease - Polish Law vs. Market Practice

    The practice of entering into double net or triple net lease agreements has become fairly common in the modern commercial property market in Poland. This means that a significant majority of the costs of the upkeep of the leased property are shifted to the tenant.
  • Revolution in liability towards companies under the statutory warranty

    New rules of statutory warranty bring longer deadlines and significantly alter the buyer's rights.
  • Energy Law - proposed amendments to regulations on renewable energy sources

    We are pleased to send you brief description of the main points of the bill of the Renewable Energy Sources (RES) Act, published by the Ministry of the Economy in December, 2011, and its comparison with the current RES support system.
  • 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.
  • Wind energy in Poland

    The investment climate in Poland in 2009 was favourable, particularly in comparison to other European countries. Not only did the economy not give in to the crisis but it also developed at the highest pace in Europe, and Polish enterprises were able to improve the effectiveness of their business operations. The favourable investment prospects are confirmed by the fact that Poland was among the world’s top 12 most attractive direct foreign investment destinations according to the UNCTAD ranking.
  • Report on the scale of customs seizures of goods suspected of infringing intellectual property right

    Statistics in recent years show a constant increase in customs seizures of counterfeit goods. Goods seized these days by the customs authorities are not only those that are usually associated with counterfeiting, such as cosmetics, clothing and CDs/DVDs, but they also include items such as medicinal products, foodstuffs and toys. Attempts to import counterfeit goods of this type can lead to serious risks to the life and health of consumers.