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DLA Piper

I.L. PERECA 1, 00-849 WARSAW, POLAND
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Work +48 22 540 74 00
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Krzysztof Kycia

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Work +48 22 540 7423
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Dispute resolution

Position

Krzysztof Kycia specialises in resolving civil and commercial disputes, both by in-court proceedings and through alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration and other non-standard methods enabling resolution at an early stage. He deals with contractual and tortious liability issues, as well as matters related to bad debt collection. He advises on commercial matters, including disputes between shareholders, the protection of personal interests and unfair competition as well as disputes arising from public procurement law. He represents clients in bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings, advises on internal audits and the development of compliance procedures. His client base comprises companies mainly from the construction, energy, and IT sectors.

Career

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution

Languages

Polish, English

Member

Chamber of Attorneys-at-law in Kielce, 2006


Poland

Construction

Within: Construction

DLA Piper's team draws on the firm's wider capabilities to provide construction clients with a full service. Jacek Giziński 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

Within: Dispute resolution

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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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

DLA Piper's team is led by Mariusz Hyla, who also leads on project and finance issues. Jacek Giziński 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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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

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