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DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

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Poland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.’s ‘fantastic’ team counts Bank Polska Kasa Opieki, the EBRD, the EIB and Blackstone Real Estate Advisors among its clients. Practice head Mariusz Hyla, who joined from Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP, and Krzysztof Wiater are recommended.

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

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.’s ‘highly experienced’ department provides ‘outstanding service’ and is ‘able to address complex structural issues’. Counsel Jakub Domalik-Plakwicz is ‘a respected practitioner and excellent negotiator with a highly business-oriented and hands-on approach’. Managing partner Krzysztof Wiater assisted Skanska Infrastructure Development with the disposal of a 30% stake in Gdańsk Transport. Marta Frąckowiak heads the corporate team.

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 4

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.’s ‘business-oriented’ group has a strong regulatory practice, and advised Philips Polska on the competition aspects of its distribution model. It is also acting for Saltex Europa in its appeal against the regulator’s decision alleging bid-rigging practices. Counsel Andrzej Balicki is ‘a practical and creative problem-solver’ with ‘top-notch technical skills’. ‘Professional and respected’ senior associate Michał Orzechowski is also noted.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

Krzysztof Kycia is a key contact at DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.’s ‘business-oriented and responsive’ team, which ‘understands the technical and commercial aspects of mandates’. Porr Polska Infrastructure is a client.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.’s ‘diligent, responsive and knowledgeable’ group provides ‘high levels of service and smooth co-operation’ to clients such as Enter Air, Mott MacDonald and PGE Energetyka Odnawialna. ‘Good communicatorKrzysztof Kycia is ‘always available and very involved’.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

The ‘extremely responsive and pragmaticAgnieszka Lechman-Filipiak leads DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.’s ‘excellent’ team, which is ‘a top choice for litigation’ and counts Amgen, Castorama, Levi Strauss Poland and Affidea among its clients. The group’s busy caseload includes handling conflicts with trade unions. Non-contentious highlights include managing the employment aspects of corporate transactions. Senior associate Michał Synowiec is also noted.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.’s ‘proactive’ team has ‘deep sector knowledge’, and recently handled a compliance review for Towarzystwo Gospodarcze Polskie Elektrownie. Senior associates Maciej Wesolowski (‘an excellent regulatory lawyer’) and Joanna Przybyl are key contacts, as is Krzysztof Wiater.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.’s group ‘perfectly understands business needs’ and assists insurers such as PZU, AXA Życie and PKO Życie with a wide range of regulatory, contractual and corporate matters. The ‘open-minded and innovative’ Beata Mrozowska-Bartkiewicz ‘brings positive results’, while ‘outstanding specialist’ Anna Grykin has ‘versatile market experience and brilliant ideas’.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.’s group ‘works very hard, takes the initiative and provides incredible service’. Ewa Kurowska-Tober is supported by ‘outstanding’ counsel Justyna Wilczyńska-Baraniak. Spin Masters, Conair Group and Showmax are clients.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.’s ‘top-notch’ team ‘proposes creative yet pragmatic solutions’. Krzysztof Wiater advised Boeing on the tender process for the provision of aircraft, conducted by the Polish Ministry of Defence. Counsel Andrzej Balicki has ‘market-leading regulatory knowledge’; Marta Frąckowiak is also noted.

Leading individuals

Krzysztof Wiater - DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.’s ‘strong’ team is ‘extremely focused on defined targets and crucial business goals’. ‘Experienced, commercial’ practice head Jacek Giziński and senior associate Agnieszka Lehwark, who joined from CMS, advised HB Reavis on its acquisition of developed land in Warsaw and Łódź.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.’s department manages out-of-court restructurings as well as bankruptcy proceedings. Krzysztof Wiater and counsel Grzegorz Godlewski advised Enea on the restructuring of Katowicki Holding Weglowy.

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TMT
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

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Tax
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

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

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

Counsel Tomasz Rudyk, who heads DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.’s ‘solution-oriented and innovative’ team, is ‘a real expert, an outstanding leader and a brilliant lawyer, with extensive experience in crisis management and compliance’. The group represents clients in criminal proceedings arising from phishing, fraud and unfair competition, as well as managing dawn raids, whisleblowing investigations and trade secrets misappropriation. 'Down-to-earth’, ‘pragmatic senior associate Piotr Falarz provides ‘out-of-the-box solutions’.

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Poland: Capital markets

Equity
Capital markets: Equity - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.’s ‘responsive team’ has ‘business acumen and outstanding strength in depth’, and includes ‘leading specialist’ Jakub Domalik-Plakwicz, who joined from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. It assisted Rafako with its secondary public offering and advised Ipopema Securities as lead manager on the public offering of shares in Braster.

Next generation lawyers

Jakub Domalik-Plakwicz - DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

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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.

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