Rising Stars

Firms To Watch: Construction

Specialist real-estate  firm DLP Duch Lisicki & Partners was co-founded in late 2021 by Maciej Duch and Artur Lisicki who were previously at SSW Pragmatic Solutions and Deloitte Legal, Ostrowski, Gizicki i Wspólnicy sp.k. respectively; it focuses on commercial real estate mandates, including M&A transactions, financings, and leasing matters.

Construction in Poland

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance‘s construction team of ‘exceptional people‘ is recognised for its strengths in handling complex projects and high-value construction disputes for lenders, developers and contractors. The group assists with regeneration and development-related projects, while the disputes undertaken by the practice often involve infrastructure mandates concerning the construction of roads, railways, industrial buildings, and energy generation units. Construction, real estate and infrastructure expert Daniel Kopania heads the practice and has expertise in drafting construction contracts. Other key members of the team include Bartosz Krużewski and Michał Drwal, who have significant experience in litigation and arbitration matters, public procurement expert Piotr Bogdanowicz, and Robert Moj, who specialises in disputes in the infrastructure and energy sectors.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Kopania


Other key lawyers:

Bartosz Krużewski; Michał Drwal; Piotr Bogdanowicz; Robert Moj


Testimonials

‘The Clifford Chance team from Poland has exceptional people. Their dealings with clients are always respectful, cordial, and close, making interaction and understanding with them easy.’

‘Clients value and prize the work and advice provided by Clifford Chance.’

‘Clifford Chance has shown great flexibility and patience, and produces excellent work.’

‘Noteworthy team members include Bartosz Kruzewski and Robert Moj.’

Key clients

Gaz-System S.A.


PGE Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna S.A.


Colas Polska sp. z o.o.


DCT Gdańsk sp. z o.o.


Hyundai Engineering Co.


Capital Park


Abener Energia S.A.


Dragados S.A.


PGE Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna S.A.


ACS Group


Hillwood


Work highlights


  • Advising Capital Park, with Patron Capital being the major shareholder, on the ArtN office-retail scheme in the centre of Warsaw, including the redevelopment of the former Norblin factory.
  • Representing Abener Energia S.A. in three arbitrations and several litigations concerning the construction of a large combined-cycle power plant in Poland located in the town of Stalowa Wola.
  • Representing a group of companies from ACS Group in several litigation proceedings against PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. concerning railway construction projects.

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k.

The sizeable construction team at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k. advises contractors, designers, and investors on projects from implementation to completion, and also on contentious matters. In particular, it has strengths in mandates involving the railway and road sectors, as well as industrial investment projects. Lidia Dziurzyńska-Leipert leads the team alongside Agata Jurek-Zbrojska, who joined the firm from Greenberg Traurig Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokinski Sp. k in February 2022 alongside Małgorzata Madej-Balcerowska, Dominik Rafałko, and counsel Anna Wiśniewska. Investment law specialist Michał Bork is also a name of note, as are senior associates Piotr Stenko and Aleksander Grabecki.


Practice head(s):

Agata Jurek-Zbrojska; Lidia Dziurzyńska-Leipert


Other key lawyers:

Małgorzata Madej-Balcerowska; Dominik Rafałko; Anna Wiśniewska; Michał Bork; Piotr Stenko; Aleksander Grabecki


Key clients

Torpol


Astaldi


Max Bögl


Trakcja


Lufthansa


Motorex


GMP Architekten


SBP schlaich bergermann partner


Egger


TR Warszawa


Allianz Real Estate


Construcciones Rubau


Max Boegl


Bankruptcy receiver of Alpine Bau Deutschland AG


CDM Smith


Ocado


Maywood Investments


Work highlights


  • Advising TR Warszawa on a project concerning the construction of the new buildings of Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art and TR Warszawa Theatre on Defilad Square in Warsaw.
  • Representing the general contractor in court disputes, injunction proceedings, and mediation proceedings concerning claims against the employer.
  • Representing Trakcja in a several hundred million PLN dispute concerning the validity of two contracts for the construction of the Szczecin Metropolitan Railway, as well as advising during the performance of the associated contracts.

Dentons

The construction team at Dentons has a ‘deep understanding of the industry’ with a strong focus on contentious mandates in both public and private sectors. This side of the practice is led by Agnieszka Wojciechowska, who has ‘outstanding knowledge and experience in construction disputes’. Construction projects are another major focus for the team, an area where Piotr Staniszewski leads. The group’s clients are wide ranging and include investors, employers, contractors, designers, and engineers across the real estate, oil and gas, energy, and roads and railways sectors. Another core member is senior associate Marta Cichomska, who advises state and private entities on construction project mandates concerning infrastructure investments.


Practice head(s):

Agnieszka Wojciechowska; Piotr Staniszewski


Other key lawyers:

Marta Cichomska


Testimonials

‘A unique and professional team that cares about clients’ needs with a lot of empathy.’

‘Good local knowledge and construction influences locally.’

‘The Dentons team have great experience in preparing the general contractors agreements in the industrial and retail sectors.’

‘They understand clients’ needs and ideas without long explanations, and prepare the drafts of contracts according to instructions.’

‘The Construction Disputes team at Dentons combines an excellent legal service with deep understanding of the industry. They go to the bottom of the most complex legal and technical issues, are able to understand clients’ needs in a particular situation, and propose solutions that are adapted to those needs.’

‘Agnieszka Wojciechowska has outstanding knowledge and experience in construction disputes. She stands out for her understanding of complex technical and engineering points and for her business-oriented approach, which means she pays particular attention not to push for a dispute unless it absolutely cannot be avoided.’

‘Piotr Staniszewski is a trustworthy partner.’

‘Piotr Staniszewski is an openminded, solution-focused person with a lot of empathy. He is an experienced person with passion in his profession.’

Key clients

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction


Doosan Lentjes


Hines


Data4 Group


Construcciones Rubau


Ghelamco


Pinggao Group


Rover Infraestructuras


Rubau Polska


Saipem


SIAC Construction


Shanghai Electric Power Construction


Techint


Heimstaden Bostad


Inopa


POC Partners


Virako


Work highlights


  • Advises Doosan as the EPC contractor in relation to the contract for the engineering, procurement, construction, design and commission of the Waste to Energy plant and Peak Load Boiler House in Olsztyn.
  • Advising Data4 Group on its first investment transaction covering acquisition of land, design, and permits for the construction of DATA4 Poland.

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka‘s construction department sits within the firm’s infrastructure and energy practice and supports clients throughout a project, especially regarding contracts, design work, supervision agreements, and agreements with utility suppliers. It advises both public and private sector clients, and also assists with public procurement matters. Contentious mandates are particular strengths and the team frequently draws on the firm's litigation department. Tomasz Darowski leads the construction group with expertise in a wide range of sectors, including railway, road, waste management and energy, and Marcin Krakowiak heads up the infrastructure and energy team. Also of note are senior associates Kamil Pociecha, who specialises in infrastructure projects, Beata Cieszyńska, who handles construction projects and contracts, and Michal Przychoda, who advises clients on the preparation and implementation stages of a project.

Practice head(s):

Tomasz Darowski; Marcin Krakowiak


Other key lawyers:

Kamil Pociecha; Beata Cieszyńska; Michal Przychoda


Testimonials

‘Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka is helpful and efficient – the lawyers have at their disposal extensive knowledge.’

‘The team has internationality and experience in Public Procurement Law and in Environmental Law.’

We find their services helpful and efficient due to on-time and accurate responses. The lawyers with whom we cooperate have at their disposal extensive knowledge on the subject and show commitment to successful resolving of the matter. We particularly appreciate and value work of Beata Cieszyńska and Tomasz Darowski.’

Key clients

Zarząd Morskiego Portu Gdynia S.A.


Urbaser S.A.


Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy


Termomeccanica Ecologia


JoysonQuin Automotive Systems Polska sp. z o.o.


RTE Poland


Śląskie Voivodship


Work highlights


  • Advising Zarząd Morskiego Portu Gdynia S.A. on the construction of the vast Outer Port in Gdynia.
  • Advising Urbaser S.A.U. on a PPP project in Olsztyn involving waste-to-energy processing for over three years.
  • Advised Termomeccanica Ecologia on the construction of a large municipal waste incineration plant in Szczecin.

JDP Drapala & Partners

The team at JDP Drapala & Partners, which has increased recently at associate level, is highly adept at assisting clients through the whole lifecycle of complex construction projects, from negotiations and acquisitions to contract management and post-construction disputes. It advises major domestic and foreign construction companies, and is increasingly acting for clients in the energy sectors, especially oil and gas. Przemysław Drapała and Andrzej Sokołowski jointly lead the group with expertise in contentious mandates. They are supported by Wojciech Bazan and recently promoted counsel Ludwina Klein, who handle complex construction disputes, and Jakub Majewski and Wojciech Merkwa, who were both promoted to partner in January 2022.


Practice head(s):

Przemysław Drapała; Andrzej Sokołowski


Other key lawyers:

Wojciech Bazan; Ludwina Klein; Jakub Majewski; Wojciech Merkwa


Testimonials

‘Good knowledge of the Polish market, a variety of professionals, out-of-the-box thinking, and a positive and proactive practice.’

Key clients

Warbud S.A.


Mirbud S.A.


Skanska


Torpol


Sinohydro Corporation Limited


Stecol Corporation


Aldesa S.A


Bowim S.A.


Max Bögl Stiftung & Co. Kg


Bilfinger SE


OHLA ŽS, a.s.


Eiffage Construction S.A.S


Elfeko S.A.


SPiE Elbud Gdańsk S.A.


Enprom Sp. z o.o.


VINCI


Eurovia Polska S.A.


Webuild S.p.A.


Astaldi S.p.A.


Impresa Pizzarotti S.p.A.


Toto Costruzioni S.p.A.


PORR BAU GmbH


Budimex S.A.


DAX Cosmetics Sp. z o.o.


LOTTE Wedel Sp. z.o.o.


Mostostal Warszawa S.A.


Metrostav a.s.


Nokia Solutions and Networks Sp. z o.o.


Siemens sp. z o.o.


Eltel Networks Energetyka S.A.


Gulermak Agir Sanayi Insaat


AB Kauno Tiltai


Mitsubishi Power Europe GmbH


Intercor Sp. z o.o.


Rafako S.A.


Unibep S.A.


Mosty – Łódź S.A.


Work highlights


  • Assisting Nokia Solutions and Networks sp. z o.o. and its consortium partners in connection with a five-year PLN2.8bn contract executed for the operator of the Polish Railways to develop a nationwide turnkey ERTMS/GSM-R and mission-critical backhaul network.
  • Advising the Przedsiębiorstwo Usług Technicznych Intercor sp. z o.o., Sinohydro Corporation Limited, and Stecol Corporation on constructing and modernising the “Czyżew–Białystok” section of the Rail Baltica railway route, a project worth approximately PLN4.1bn.
  • Represented a consortium of general contractors led by PORR S.A. in a PLN47m case before the Polish Supreme Court that reversed a recent trend leading to rejection of claims of general contractors due to exceeding the 28-day period for submitting a claim under Subclause 20.1 of the FIDIC Conditions of Contract.

WKB Lawyers

The construction group at WKB Lawyers sits within the firm’s infrastructure practice, and is primarily active in projects involving conventional and renewable energy, road construction, water and sewage systems, and transport. It also advises wind and PV farm developers, and supports clients through the entire lifecycle of project development. Warsaw-based Anna Flaga-Martynek and Marta Midloch in Poznań jointly lead the practice, and are praised as ‘among the best construction lawyers in Poland’. Senior associates Rafał Woźniak (Poznań) and Aneta Citko (Warsaw) are also notable in advising both contracting authorities and contractors. Senior associate Agata Kukawka left the firm in April 2022.


Practice head(s):

Anna Flaga-Martynek; Marta Midloch


Other key lawyers:

Rafał Woźniak; Aneta Citko


Testimonials

‘WKB’s construction team is among the top teams in Poland.’

‘Great commitment to the process and a knowledgeable team.’

‘Great people to work with.’

‘Good cooperation, commitment, experience and knowledge.’

‘The team is well established with experts in many fields. Very experienced in many topics with a pragmatic approach.’

‘Marta Midloch has a very pragmatic approach. She is very dedicated and very reactive. Her negotiation skills are excellent and she’s very solution-oriented. Her behaviour is very professional, her work of high quality.’

‘Anna Flaga-Martynek and Marta Midloch are among the best construction lawyers in Poland. Very experienced, very pragmatic, and with great in-depth knowledge of the law.’

‘Marta Midloch is an outstanding specialist. She cares a lot about the interests of her clients.’

Key clients

Stadtwerke München GmbH


Windfarm Polska III sp. z o.o.


EW Rywałd sp. z o.o.


European Energy


Eurowind Energy Sp. z o.o.


Baltic Green I sp. z o.o.


TOTO S.p.a. Costruzioni Generali


OGP Gaz System S.A.


Miejskie Wodociągi i Kanalizacja w Bydgoszczy sp. z o.o.


Chemwik sp. z o.o.


Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne w Poznaniu Sp. z o.o.


Enea Trading Sp. z o.o.


Nowe Jaworzno Grupa Tauron sp. z o.o.


Tauron Polska Energia S.A.


NEO Energy Group sp. z o.o.


Aquanet Retencja Sp z o.o.


Energix


Work highlights


  • Advised Miejskie Wodociągi i Kanalizacja w Bydgoszczy sp. z o.o. on the smart city project for modernisation and construction of a rainwater infrastructure in Bydgoszcz.
  • Advising Nowe Jaworzno Grupa TAURON on the execution stage of the 910MW Jaworzno power plant, which concerns representing the employer in the negotiation of annexes to the contract and settlements.

act BSWW legal & tax

For act BSWW legal & tax, construction is a significant focus, especially mandates concerning commercial, residential, warehousing and infrastructure projects. Its client roster includes Polish and international real estate developers, investors, and contractors, and the team advises on the negotiation, execution, and performance of construction contracts. The group is led by managing partners Marek Wojnar and Michał Wielhorski. Katarzyna Marzec is also a core team member handling proceedings concerning investment processes.

Practice head(s):

Marek Wojnar; Michał Wielhorski


Other key lawyers:

Magdalena Banaszczyk-Głowacka; Michał Sołtyszewski


Key clients

ECC Real Estate


Uno Capital


Globalworth


Immobel Group


PARTIZIA


Rank Progress


Strabag


YIT Development


Adventum Group


Buma Group


Work highlights


  • Advising BUMA Group on the implementation of three investment projects.
  • Advised STRABAG Real Estate on the acquisition of land with Galeria Plaza building from CP-Plaza sp. z o.o.
  • Advising Globalworth on several dozen construction works agreements, preparation of design documentation, investment project supervision, and technical supervision.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

The group at DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k. counts companies in the construction, infrastructure (especially railway and road), engineering, and energy sectors among its clients. The team advises on development management agreements and construction contracts, as well as representing clients in disputes. The team is led by co-managing partners Krzysztof Kycia and Jacek Giziński; Kycia also chairs the litigation group and has substantial experience in construction and infrastructure litigation. Adriana Mierzwa-Bronikowska heads up the projects department. Agnieszka Lehwark was promoted to the partnership in May 2022. Szymon Sakowski is another key member of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Krzysztof Kycia; Jacek Giziński


Other key lawyers:

Adriana Mierzwa-Bronikowska; Szymon Sakowski; Agnieszka Lehwark


Testimonials

‘The team’s attributes include speed of action, a wide spectrum of competences, excellent knowledge of the market and the industry, comprehensive and interdisciplinary support in complex cases, customer orientation, and excellent relationships.’

‘High professional competences, commitment, and care for the clients’ interests are the features of the people representing the law firm.’

‘Legal advisers who provide up-to-date information on the topics covered comprehensively and competently.’

‘A team of several dozen experts in various fields providing a comprehensive service in every case, even the most complex, whether transactional, regulatory, or contentious. When working with them, you can be sure that they know all the market standards, are able to find out-of-the-box solutions and understand the business sense of what they are doing.’

‘Jacek Gizinski is a very experienced transactional lawyer with great understanding of sector needs, in particular in the energy sector.’

‘Krzysztof Kycia leads the team in contentious and regulatory matters with a very deep understanding of the construction market and huge experience in advising on a variety of contractual and regulatory issues related to all types of projects. He is appreciated for his pragmatic approach and detailed action strategy planning.’

‘Szymon Sakowski has excellent analytical skills and understanding of the business aspects of cases. Sakowski advises both on litigation and negotiating contracts for infrastructure projects.’

‘Agnieszka Lehwark does a great job of providing timely legal advice.’

Key clients

Panattoni Europe


Cenzin


Herkules


PORR


Elite Partners Capital


Mota-Engil


Mott MacDonald


OX2


PKP Energetyka


DEME Group


Saur


Trakcja


Van Oord


BaltCap


DEME


European Bank of Reconstruction and Development


European Investment Bank


Gulermak


Hochtief


IZIM


MIRBUD


Polish Development Fund


The Ministry of Funds and Regional Development


PeKaO S.A.


Polenergia


Work highlights


  • Advising Panattoni Europe on the construction aspects of 39 development projects across Poland, including advising on development management agreements and general construction contracts.
  • Advising PKP Energetyka on various issues, including consortium contracts, ongoing on-site matters, construction disputes, public procurement, permits, construction claims, and settlement negotiations.
  • Representing Trakcja in a number of disputes against employers regarding the design and build of national roads and expressways in Poland.

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k

Construction is a core focus for DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k and the practice handles disputes as well as the full spectrum of matters relating to non-contentious projects, with expertise advising on the requirements for design and construction processes, liability and warranty issues, and regulatory matters. Its experience is wide ranging, covering projects from the road, rail, energy, office, retail, industrial, and residential sectors. Maciej Jamka jointly heads up the dispute resolution practice for continental Europe and has experience in investment litigation and arbitration proceedings. Deputy global head of real estate and transactional lawyer Joanna Wojnarowska also sits within the team alongside Rafał Morek, whose practice focuses on infrastructure projects and disputes. Piotr Kunicki  is also a notable team member in the public procurement space. Promoted to counsel in January 2022, Łukasz Gembiś focuses on the implementation of infrastructure and investment projects.

Practice head(s):

Maciej Jamka; Rafał Morek; Joanna Wojnarowska


Other key lawyers:

Piotr Kunicki; Łukasz Gembiś; Maciej Antoniak


Testimonials

‘Wide area of experience and expertise, and dedicated lawyers able to find a solution in every difficult case.’

‘DWF understands the construction market very well. This helps to find unusual solutions for complicated issues.’

‘The team has fast reactions and a wide understanding of the construction market.’

Key clients

Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe Sp. z o.o.


Veolia Energia Polska S.A.


Elektrociepłownia Stalowa Wola S.A.


CCGT Ostrołęka


Elektrownia Ostrołęka


Uriel Renovables, S.A.


Polski Koncern Naftowy ORLEN S.A.


Vias y Construcciones S.A.


Orange Polska & its subsidiary TP Teltech


Gaz-System S.A.


AZD Praha sro


Electren S.A.


Przedsiębiorstwo Usług Technicznych Intercor Sp. z o.o.


Polaqua Sp z o.o.


Construcciones Rubau S.A., Rubau Polska sp. z o.o.


Zeitgeist Asset Management


IWG


NDI Sopot


Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne


Dobra Energia dla Olsztyna


Work highlights


  • Advised Uriel Renovables, S.A. on the preparation and negotiation of a set of contracts related to a large wind farm investment in Poland.
  • Advised CCGT Grudziądz from the beginning of a project on the full scope of investment implementation, including preparing and negotiating the EPC and LTSA contracts with a consortium of Siemens and Mytilineos.
  • Advising Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe sp. z o.o. on the construction of a nuclear power plant.

SSW Pragmatic Solutions

Hubert Wysoczański chairs the team at SSW Pragmatic Solutions, which has strengths in the transport (primarily railway, roads and airports), energy, and industrial sectors. The group undertakes procurement proceedings, contract drafting and negotiations, design advice, claim management and dispute resolution proceedings for Polish and foreign infrastructure and construction companies. Anita Palukiewicz leads the firm’s environment law practice and is active in energy and mining-related projects. Maciej Duch left the firm to in September 2021.

Practice head(s):

Hubert Wysoczański


Other key lawyers:

Anita Palukiewicz; Katarzyna Cybulska


Testimonials

‘Very engaged team, clear communication and high quality of legal product, outstanding responsiveness, and great collaboration.’

‘Hubert Wysoczański’s engagement has been remarkable. His broad knowledge and understanding of dynamics of a dispute with the adversary have been key to prepare and implement a successful strategy.’

Key clients

Baltic Power Sp. z o.o.


Siemens Energy Sp. z o.o.


Siemens Mobility Sp. z o.o.


STOCK POLSKA SP. Z O.O.


BIOTECHNIKA


ORLEN POŁUDNIE S.A.


PKN ORLEN S.A.


Indigo Group


Adamietz sp. z o.o.


Pomorskie Przedsiębiorstwo Mechaniczno-Torowe Sp. z o.o.


PGNiG S.A.


„ENERGOPOMIAR” Sp. z o.o.


Wirtgen Invest Energy GmbH


R-POWER POLSKA Sp. z o.o.


PiG Architekci Sp. z o.o.


Origami Partners


4 Friends GmbH


Eiffage Immobilier


CCC S.A.


Naspers Classifieds


Value Real Estate


DL INVEST


CRM Students


Aldesa Construcciones


Steinpol Central Services sp. z o.o.


Work highlights


  • Advising Baltic Power Sp. z o.o. on the development and construction of a 1,200 MW offshore wind farm located in the Baltic Sea.
  • Advised Orlen Południe S.A. on organising tender procedures, preparing draft contracts, selecting contractors, and negotiating and concluding contracts to construct a complex of industrial plants for the production of second generation bioethanol.
  • Acted for Siemens Energy in a court dispute and mediation proceedings against Energoinstal SA related to the construction of the EC Zofiówka 80 Mwe combined heat and power plant in Poland.

Wardynski & Partners

The ‘dedicated’ group at Wardynski & Partners assists clients with implementing construction and infrastructure investments, as well as representing them in the disputes that arise from such projects. The team handles the drafting and negotiation of contracts for the development of office buildings, retail parks, residential sites, and logistic centres, as well as agreements for the design work and project management. Michał Gliński and Michał Wons head the construction team as well as leading the real estate practice. Jan Ciećwierz is co-head of the dispute resolution practice alongside Monika Hartung, and they are active in contentious construction mandates.


Practice head(s):

Michał Gliński; Michał Wons


Other key lawyers:

Jan Ciećwierz; Monika Hartung


Testimonials

‘The team is dedicated to their work, open-minded, and eager to share experiences and introduce new solutions.’

‘A dedicated team that is available and quick to respond.’

‘Wardynski and Partners has a very vast talent pool in the field of construction, combining a commercial approach with a deep legal insight. Clients can rely on them in any matter, either in the investment process or in connection with negotiations of related contracts.’

Key clients

Euro-terminal CAIANO AS


Dus Poland


KK Wind Solutions


Green Genius


Posco Engineering & Construction


Mitsubishi Power Europe


Work highlights


  • Advising SK IE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD in connection with the greenfield construction of a Lithium-ion Battery Separator and Ceramic Coated Separator CCS plant in Dąbrowa Górnicza.
  • Advises POSCO Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. in connection with the construction of a waste incineration plant in Targówek in Warsaw with an estimated budget of EUR470m.
  • Advising Mitsubishi Power Europe GmbH in connection with the construction of a 430-450 MWe power block at the Turów Power Plant, with an estimated budget of EUR900m, that is to replace older generation units.

B2R Law Jankowski Stroinski Zieba

The construction team at B2R Law Jankowski Stroinski Zieba supports public authorities, municipalities and private businesses throughout the lifecycle of projects involving transport, power and urban regeneration. Its work ranges from advising on the drafting of tender and project documentation to representing clients in dispute proceedings with subcontractors, employers, and public bodies. Kraków-based public procurement specialist Paweł Gunia leads the team alongside senior partner Rafał Zieba, who is based in Warsaw. Another key group member is of counsel and real estate lawyer Krzysztof Marzyński.


Practice head(s):

Paweł Gunia; Rafał Zięba


Other key lawyers:

Jacek Mizgier; Krzysztof Marzyński


Key clients

OHL ŽS a.s. in Brno


ZUE S.A. in Cracow


Swietelsky Baugesellschaft m.b.H. in Linz


Teknokon Grup


Johnson Matthey PLC


Mace Group & Mace Polska sp. z o. o.


BÖGL a KRÝSL k.s.


Drogi i Mosty Cieszyn sp. z o. o.


IceMos Technology


CB Engineering


Gulf Energy Development Public Company Limited


Tauron Polska Energia


Work highlights


  • Advising Johnson Matthey on its multimillion-Euro investment in a new factory for its ‘Battery Materials’ division in Konin.
  • Advising a consortium comprising of OHL ŽS a.s., ZUE S.A. and Swietelsky Baugesellschaft m.b.H. regarding a significant rail modernisation project.

Cherka & Partners

Cherka & Partners has ‘in-depth knowledge of the administrative proceedings’ regarding construction investment. Environmental and heritage protection issues are areas of strength, and it also offers support to designers, architects and engineers throughout the process of preparing building contracts. AMaksymilian Cherka, Katarzyna Mitelsztedt-Hakenberg, and Andrzej Zych, who is active in ensuring compliance of construction designs, are the practice heads.

Practice head(s):

Maksymilian Cherka; Katarzyna Mitelsztedt-Hakenberg; Andrzej Zych


Testimonials

‘Cherka & Partners is uniquely able to combine the knowledge of construction investment law with extensive experience.’

‘They are constantly surprising with unconventional ideas, especially when implementing large and complex projects where a multi-faceted approach is important. They are able to identify legal risks long before they appear and always propose solutions that allow moderating these risks.’

‘In their practice, the lawyers of Cherka & Partners are able to combine legal and technical aspects like no other, thanks to which they provide exceptional support at the stage of obtaining various types of construction permits.’

Key clients

Capital Park Group


Skanska Property Poland


Skanska Residential Poland


Matexi Poland


Novisa Development


Puro Hotels


Nexity


Globalworth


Retail Provider


SCG


Juma M. Biernacki i wspólnicy


AFI Europe Poland


Home Invest


Twarda 7


Echo Investment


BBI Development


Atenor Poland


Robyg


Dom Development


Yareal Polska


BPI Group


Griffin Real Estate


Portico Development


Gosk Development


Work highlights


  • Advised Matexi Polska on the acquisition of an investment plot covering 3.5 ha in the vicinity of Warsaw Chopin Airport.
  • Advising Globalworth in legal matters regarding the upgrading of existing office buildings in its Polish portfolio.
  • Advising Capital Park from the very beginning of its investment in Fabryka Norblina retail and office development, which had its grand opening in Q4 2021.

JLSW Janaszczyk Lis & Wspólnicy

Based in Poznań and Warsaw respectively, managing partners Marcin Lis and Tomasz Janaszczyk co-chair the construction practice at JLSW Janaszczyk Lis & Wspólnicy, which acts on both the purchaser and supplier side of projects; clients include investors, developers, contractors, engineers, and architects. The team has expertise in public procurement projects and contract drafting, as well as representing clients in dispute resolution proceedings. Legal advisor Olga Stiefel-Brzezinska, who is based in Poznań joined the firm in early 2022 and supports clients across the entire project lifecycle.


Practice head(s):

Marcin Lis; Tomasz Janaszczyk


Other key lawyers:

Olga Stiefel-Brzezinska


Testimonials

‘JLSW is one of the best law firms to cooperate with: they are professional, honest, transparent and committed to the client. This firm is always focused on finding solutions, very often by thinking outside of the box.’

‘JLSW offers a very wide range of legal services, covering all areas of law. It is able to provide solutions for all issues related to running a business.’

‘They are always extremely involved in current tasks and indicate the right solutions.’

Key clients

PTBS Sp. z o.o.


Schlosser Sp. z o.o.


Novum Plus Sp. z o.o.


ELD Polska Sp. z o.o.


Fram-Bud Sp. z o.o.


Von der Heyden Group


Schlosser Heiztechnik Gruppe Polska Sp. z o.o.


Digit Pack Sp. z o.o.


Firma Promar Sp. z o.o.


MG Green Energy Sp. z o.o.


Multichem Sp. z o.o.


Karlik Energy


Work highlights


  • Advising Poznańskie Towarzystwo Budownictwa Społecznego sp. z o.o. on developing the Koszalińska Street estate where over 3,000 new apartments will be built, as well as social infrastructure including kindergartens and healthcare, and commercial space.
  • Advising Novum Plus Sp. z o.o. on expanding its portfolio with advice on land acquisitions, administrative permits, disputes, contract negotiations, and other key aspects of development projects.
  • Advising Von der Heyden Group on construction and investment activities in Poland, including the Andersia Silver office building and Gdańsk Długi Targ Hotel projects.

Linklaters

The team at Linklaters advises clients in both the construction and infrastructure sectors on a wide range of matters, from contract drafting and support on permits, to execution, claim management and dispute resolution proceedings concerning logistics, roads and energy projects. The practice also benefits from the firm’s global network, allowing it to service international clients. Real estate specialist Artur Kulawski and energy and infrastructure lawyer Patryk Figiel co-head the group.

Practice head(s):

Artur Kulawski; Patryk Figiel


Other key lawyers:

Janusz Dzianachowski; Monika Lerka


Testimonials

‘The team knows the business and what the business needs, they understand what parties need and can smoothly transform it into a legal contract.’

‘The team members can be relied upon as all tasks are done in time and with due diligence.’

‘Very open approach to the topic, great cooperation with the team, and many ideas for solving the problems and finding common understanding.’

‘The team is diligent, open-minded, responsive, and cooperative.’

‘Monika Lerka is a very smart, intelligent, and hard-working lawyer.’

Key clients

7R


AEW Europe


CBRE Investment Management


Echo Investment


Grosvenor


PAD RES


Panattoni Europe


Patron Capital Advisers


Pomerania Wind Farm


REINO Partners


Vestinlog


Work highlights


  • Advised Patron Capital Advisers on the joint venture with 7R S.A. to develop a logistics warehouse in Goleniów, Poland.
  • Advised Panattoni on the construction of the logistics facility located in Rzeszów for the manufacturer of braking and control systems for commercial vehicles.
  • Advised PAD RES on the financing of the construction of a solar park project in Genowefa in the commune of Kleczewo, with a total capacity of 35 MW, as well as on certain construction and energy related aspects of this project.

Olesinski & Wspolnicy

Olesinski & Wspolnicy’s Wrocław-based construction department consists of environmental, public procurement, energy, and tax law specialists, enabling it to advise clients on a broad spectrum of construction-related mandates, including both contentious and non-contentious matters. The practice is jointly led by Filip Mroczkowski, who has experience advising major international corporations; Maciej Król, who has strengths in development investment for Polish and foreign entrepreneurs; and environmental law specialist Olga PłouchaJoanna Lentka-Wróbel was promoted to senior manager in late 2021.

Practice head(s):

Filip Mroczkowski; Maciej Król; Olga Płoucha


Other key lawyers:

Joanna Lentka-Wróbel


Testimonials

‘The team always has a solution; any problems or challenges they are confronted with, they find the best way to manage it for the customer. They are really customer orientated and focused on problem solving.’

‘The team is representing the highest level of legal support in the construction industry.’

‘The firm has a deep understanding of all topics around construction. Being a firm with strong expertise in the renewable energy field makes it a very good option for all matters around the construction of wind or PV installations.’

‘It is one of those firms that truly works on providing an outstanding client service, which translates into short response times, fluid communication, and total availability.’

‘Filip Mroczkowski and Maciej Król both have an accurate combination of legal knowledge with business knowledge, and openness to the client’s needs.’

‘Filip Mroczkowski is an excellent professional that always meets client’s expectations from a professional and personable standpoint.’

‘Filip Mroczkowski is the excellent head of this practice. Together with his team they form an excellent group which can satisfy every client need.’

Key clients

Umicore Poland Sp. z o.o.


Whirlpool Company Polska Sp. z o.o.


Whirlpool Polska Appliances Sp. z o.o.


Viessmann Technika Grzewcza sp. z o.o.


Cavatina Holding S.A.


Toshiba Carrier Air-Conditioning Europe Sp. z o. o.


Atlas Ward Polska Sp. z o.o.


Vantage Development S.A.


KiK Textil sp. z o.o.


Cooper Standard Holdings Inc.


UBM Development Sp. z o.o.


Lokum Deweloper S.A.


Tristone Flowtech Poland Sp. z o.o.


Cooper Standard Polska Sp. z o.o.


GUOTAI HUARONG Sp. z o.o.


ELEMONT S.A.


PM Group Polska Sp. z o.o.


Metroplan Polska Sp. z o.o.


GKN Driveline Sp. z o.o.


M.B.B. Logistics Sp. z o.o.


Sika Automotive Zlotoryja Sp. z o.o.


ICB PHARMA Tomasz Świętosławski, Paweł Świętosławski sp.j.


Angel Poland Group Sp. z o.o.


Spoton Transact LLC


Vita Polymers Poland Sp. z o.o.


AKS Precision Ball Polska Sp. z o.o


GEA Tuchenhagen Polska Sp. z o.o.


Umicore Autocat Poland sp. z o.o.


Work highlights


  • Advising Viessmann on the tender for the general contractor on the investment in a large production plant in Europe, with a value exceeding EUR200m.

Penteris

The construction team at Penteris provides clients with support across the entire lifecycle of construction projects with ‘expertise in all types of developments, including office, retail, residential, hotels, PBSA, as well as industrial and infrastructural projects’. It frequently advises on the drafting of contracts as well as representing clients throughout dispute resolution proceedings. ‘Superbly competent’ practice head Przemysław Kastyak advises on contentious and non-contentious mandates, and is supported by transactional lawyer Agnieszka Koniewicz, who handles development-related contracts. Senior associate Sebastian Janicki focuses on contractual and administrative mandates.


Practice head(s):

Przemysław Kastyak


Other key lawyers:

Agnieszka Koniewicz; Sebastian Janicki; Marta Mizerska


Testimonials

‘The team has expertise in all types of developments, including office, retail, residential, hotels, PBSA, as well as industrial and infrastructural projects. This includes advisory on all widely-known contractual standards, often applicable to demanding projects of varying levels of complexity.’

‘The Penteris Construction practice is unique thanks to the fact that their knowledge of the sector and market is excellent.’

‘The Penteris Construction team, headed by the superbly competent Przemysław Kastyak, is always there to help in all construction matters from start to finish.’

Key clients

Apollo-Rida


Immobel Poland


6B47 Poland


Octava Property Trust


RIDA Development Corporation


Work highlights


  • Advised Immobel on the construction of the Central Point office building in the centre of Warsaw.
  • Advising a major international real estate group on all its projects in Poland.
  • Advised RIDA Development Corporation on the construction aspects of the development of an office project in Gdańsk city centre, including construction and commercialisation of an A-class office building.

Rö Radwan-Röhrenschef Petruczenko

Rö Radwan-Röhrenschef Petruczenko's team handles litigation, arbitration and mediation in the construction space with clients from a wide range of sectors, including railway, road, energy, civil engineering, engineering and technology. The team is jointly led by managing partner Marcin Radwan-RöhrenschefKatarzyna Petruczenko, and Sylwia Zielezińska. Senior partner Marina Skarbek-Kozietulska is also a notable team member who assists clients with regulatory matters involving ESG.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Radwan-Röhrenschef; Katarzyna Petruczenko; Sylwia Zielezińska


Other key lawyers:

Marina Skarbek-Kozietulska


Testimonials

‘The team has good experience with global infrastructure companies and is familiar with their policies and processes.’

‘True experts in construction law.’

‘A perfect combination of outstanding legal expertise and technical knowledge, and very diligent and experienced in contacts with the construction industry.’

‘Dedicated and supportive individuals with talent who can so easily explain reasons behind the prepared solutions.’

‘Sylwia Zielezinska understands very well the managerial approach and has vast experience in the construction market.’

‘Sylwia Zielezińska has singular knowledge of construction law and a strong business orientation.’

‘Marcin Radwan Rohrenschef is very dedicated and displays outstanding professionalism.’

‘What makes Marcin Radwan-Rohrenschef stand out is his down-to-earth approach and this is complemented by superb flexibility.’

Key clients

Ryvu Therapeutics S.A.


Erbud S.A.


Europejski Property Sp. z o.o.


Block AS


Work highlights


  • Representing Ryvu Therapeutics S.A. in a construction dispute against Mota-Engil Central Europe S.A.
  • Representing consortium MSA a.s. and DEFT Polska Sp. z o.o. in a dispute over payment for deliveries made and compensation for actual damage and lost profits.
  • Advising Block a.s. with respect to its construction investments in Poland.

SMM Legal

SMM Legal‘s multi-disciplinary construction team consists of lawyers from the firm’s real estate, public procurement, and energy practices. The group handles sale and acquisition transactions and investment issues. Managing partner and corporate lawyer Aleksander Czech jointly heads the practice from Poznań alongside counsel and tax adviser Aldona Górska.

Practice head(s):

Aleksander Czech; Aldona Górska


Testimonials

‘They are real business partners who propose innovative solutions.’ 

Key clients

Międzynarodowe Targi Poznańskie sp. z o. o.


Work highlights


  • Supported Międzynarodowe Targi Poznańskie throughout the entire process of awarding the public contract for the organisation of the 11th session of the World Urban Forum, as well as the preparation and implementation of this public contract.

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.‘s construction team focuses predominantly on real estate, energy and infrastructure developments, especially in relation to road projects. It also supports clients in construction-related disputes, and its client roster includes both domestic and foreign companies. Key team members include financing expert Grzegorz Abram, head of the dispute resolution and arbitration team Michał Subocz, infrastructure dispute lawyer Jakub Wołkowicz, and co-heads of the real estate practice Maciej Zalewski and Jakub Kutzmann.































Other key lawyers:

Grzegorz Abram; Maciej Zalewski; Michał Subocz; Jakub Kutzmann; Jakub Wołkowicz


Testimonials

‘The team is really solid and well organised.’

Easy to communicate with.

‘Jakub Wolkowicz is amazing in his daily work and the outcome of the matter was impressive.’

Key clients

Acciona Construcción S.A.


INPEX Operations Australia Pty Ltd


Legrand S.A.


Mostostal Warszawa S.A.


Norddeutsche Landesbank – Girozentrale


Octopus Renewables


Polenergia S.A.


Predica Consulting Services sp. z o.o.


The Play Group


WeBuild S.p.A.


Jan De Nul N.V.


Sacyr S.A.


Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A.


Work highlights


  • Advising the consortium consisting of Sacyr, S.A., WeBuild S.p.A., and Jan De Nul N.V. in a dispute with the Panama Canal Authority in connection with the expansion of the Panama Canal at a cost of USD5.5bn.
  • Represented INPEX in an ICC arbitration arising out of the construction of its onshore LNG processing facility in Western Australia.