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DLA Piper

I.L. PERECA 1, 00-849 WARSAW, POLAND
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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

Core mandates for the team at DLA Piper include real estate financing, securitisations, project finance and export financing transactions. Practice head Mariusz Hyla advised the European subsidiary of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China on granting bilateral financing, a bank guarantee and other financial instruments to Famur; the first transaction of its kind for the client.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

The 'experienced' team at¬†DLA Piper¬†is noted for its 'thorough knowledge of current laws and market practice' and its 'devotion to clients'.¬†'Patient and conscientious'¬†Jakub Domalik-Plakwicz¬†joined the team from¬†Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP¬†in April 2017 and specialises in ECM transactions. In recent highlights, he assisted Alchemia with the buy-back of 3.3% of its shares and¬†advised Rafako on all aspects of its second public offering on the WSE.¬†Marta FrńÖckowiak¬†is also noted.

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Jakub Domalik-Plakwicz - DLA Piper

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

DLA Piper

Marta FrńÖckowiak¬†¬†took over as leader of¬†the 'fantastic' corporate team at¬†DLA Piper¬†following the departure of the former managing partner¬†Krzysztof Wiater, who left the firm to found¬†NGL Wiater sp.k. The group leverages the firm's international presence and wide sector expertise to handle a range of advisory and transactional work, often with a cross-border element.¬† Highlights for¬†FrńÖckowiak included advising Kancelaria Medius on the acquisition of¬†Kreditech ńĆesk√° Republika and, in a separate matter, assisting entrepreneur,¬†StanisŇāaw ModliŇĄski and the company Air Club Group, with the sale of Air Club Centrum Podr√≥Ňľy to BCD Travel. 'Top lawyer'¬†Jakub Domalik-Plakwicz¬†is also recommended.

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 4

DLA Piper

DLA Piper's department is led by¬†Andrzej Balicki, who is representing Saltex Europa in appeal proceedings before the Competition Court against the decision by the UOKiK concerning alleged bid-rigging practices. The group has a strong competition advisory practice and handles compliance work for Philips Polska,¬†ZakŇāady Farmaceutyczne Polpharma and Kesko Corporation.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper

DLA Piper's team draws on the firm's wider capabilities to provide construction clients with a full service.¬†Jacek GiziŇĄski¬†advised Panattoni Europe on all aspects of ten separate warehouse development projects.¬†Krzysztof Kycia¬†is representing Qubus Hotel Management in a claim against the Warsaw municipal authorities for losses it accrued following administrative obstructions to a planned hotel investment.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

DLA Piper

DLA Piper's 'results-oriented' team 'punches well above its weight when compared to other law firms in Poland', with a practice spanning litigation, arbitration, internal investigations, alternative dispute resolution and regulatory issues. Group lead Krzysztof Kycia is representing Polish state broadcaster Telewizja Polska in civil proceedings brought before the District Court in Washington DC by Spanski Enterprises in relation to allegations of wilful infringement of copyright law.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper

Agnieszka Lechman-Filipiak¬†leads the team at¬†DLA Piper, which advises local corporates and internationals on all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment law, including tax-related issues. Lechman-Filipiak advises the Polish subsidiary of Credit Suisse on matters including policy implementation, benefit schemes, working-time issues, terminations and equality issues. She also assisted Netflix with matters related to its entry onto the Polish market. Counsel¬†MichaŇā Synowiec¬†and senior associate¬†Dominika Nowak¬†are also recommended. Weronika Papucewicz¬†was a new arrival from¬†Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Legal Advisors¬†in January 2019.

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

DLA Piper

DLA Piper's energy team is jointly led by real estate lawyer and co-managing partner¬†Jacek GiziŇĄski¬†and regulatory expert¬†Andrzej Balicki. Balicki is advising Enoi on matters related to the international trade in natural gas, including permits, ongoing obligations and gas storage. Former head¬†Krzysztof Wiater¬†left the firm to found¬†NGL Wiater sp.k.¬†in July 2018. Magdalena Mitas¬†was a new arrival from¬†Magnusson - Kancelaria Prawnicza¬†in November 2018.

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

DLA Piper

DLA Piper's clients include major players in the pharmaceutical, medical advice, food and healthcare sectors. The group handles regulatory issues, product liability and litigation, in addition to marketing, distribution and advertising issues. Promoted to partner in 2018, practice head¬†Andrzej Balicki¬†is representing Affidea in its claim for payment against the National Health Fund before the Supreme Court. Healthcare law expert¬†Jolanta DńÖbrowicz¬†is also recommended alongside¬†MichaŇā Orzechowski, who specialises in competition and IP.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper

DLA Piper's department head¬†Beata Mrozowska-Bartkiewicz¬†stands out for her 'deep knowledge of the Polish insurance market'. The group has expertise in advising insurance companies on the regulatory aspects of their operations, assisting with governance and compliance issues and the implementation of the EU's Solvency II and Insurance Distribution directives. In addition, it often handles insurance company M&A and other transactions, on which¬†Anna WietrzyŇĄska-CioŇākowska¬†takes the lead. Senior associate¬†Dominika Wolf-Jezierska¬†is recommended for regulatory and contentious cases, including crisis and risk management.

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Dominika Wolf-Jezierska - DLA Piper

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

The group of 'trustworthy advisers' at¬†DLA Piper¬†is led by¬†Ewa Kurowska-Tober, who has ample experience in matters involving copyrights, trade marks, unfair competition and advertising law. She is advising Spin Mater on its anti-counterfeiting efforts in Poland. Counsel¬†Krystian Maciaszek¬†was a new arrival from IP boutique Kulikowska & Kulikowski¬†in 2018.¬†Justyna WilczyŇĄska-Baraniak¬†is now with¬†EY Law.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper

The multi-disciplinary team at¬†DLA Piper¬†handles public procurement and government contracting matters for a variety of private sector clients. The group is particularly active in the life sciences sector, where it is often instructed on regulatory work. Following the departure of¬†Krzysztof Wiater¬†to¬†NGL Wiater sp.k.¬†in 2018,¬†Marta FrńÖckowiak¬†and¬†Andrzej Balicki¬†jointly head the department.¬†FrńÖckowiak represents a major data protection and information management software company in tender specification proceedings before the National Chamber of Appeals.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper

Co-managing partner¬†Jacek GiziŇĄski¬†leads the team at¬†DLA Piper, which is commended by one client for its ability to provide global cross-border support. Recent highlights for the team include advising on the acquisition of a number of shopping centres across Poland from various sellers. Counsel¬†MichaŇā Pietuszko¬†is recommended for his 'understanding of the big picture'.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

DLA Piper's team is led by¬†Mariusz Hyla, who also leads on project and finance issues.¬†Jacek GiziŇĄski¬†is advising Metro Properties on the rehabilitation proceedings of Praktiker Polska, one of the client's lessees.¬†Krzysztof Kycia, who was promoted to co-managing partner in August 2018, is also recommended.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 4

DLA Piper

DLA Piper's group assists clients with a range of contentious and non-contentious TMT matters, including IT and data privacy law issues and outsourcing. Team leader Ewa Kurowska-Tober is advising Showmax on all media-related issues connected with the provision of video on-demand services in Poland. She is also assisting the Polish Bank Association with the implementation of a GDPR code of conduct.

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

DLA Piper

DLA Piper's team works closely with the firm's global office network to handle cross-border white-collar matters, including internal investigations and FCPA and UK Bribery Act due diligence, as well as advising on anti-bribery restrictions and business conduct. The team is led by former prosecutor Tomasz Rudyk, who specialises in criminal and fiscal cases. Senior associate Magdalena Dec is recommended for her expertise in internal audits related to international anti-corruption measures, while fellow senior associate Dominika Wolf-Jezierska is making a name for herself as a defence attorney.

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  • 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.‚Ä©
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