Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In Europe, Middle East and Africa, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for seven consecutive years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
Click here for more details

Poland > Private equity > Law firm and leading lawyer rankings

Editorial

Index of tables

  1. Private equity
  2. Leading individuals
  3. Next generation lawyers

Leading individuals

  1. 1

Next generation lawyers

  1. 1

Who Represents Who

Find out which law firms are representing which Private equity clients in Poland using The Legal 500's new comprehensive database of law firm/client relationships. Instantly search over 925,000 relationships, including over 83,000 Fortune 500, 46,000 FTSE350 and 13,000 DAX 30 relationships globally. Access is free for in-house lawyers, and by subscription for law firms. For more information, contact david.burgess@legal500.com.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WHO REPRESENTS WHO SITE

CMS’ group handles high-profile transactions. Key highlights include assisting Mid Europa Partners with its €1.4bn sale of Żabka Polska to CVC Capital Partners, and advising China Everbright International on its €123m acquisition of Novago. Dariusz Greszta, Marek Sawicki and Jakub Marcinkowski are recommended.

Clifford Chance’s team has ‘extensive industry knowledge’ and ‘responds rapidly’, often on large-scale cross-border transactions such as advising a consortium of funds on its acquisition of Allegro Group. Jarosław Lorenc and newly promoted partner Wojciech Polz advised Forbet Holdings on its bid for shares in Fortuna Entertainment Group. Practice head Agnieszka Janicka and newly promoted partner Marcin Bartnicki are also recommended.

Lejb Fogelman and Jarosław Grzesiak are the key contacts at Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k., which acts for clients including Amstar, Bridgepoint and Montagu Private Equity. Highlights included assisting CVC Capital Partners with its acquisition of Żabka Polska from Mid Europa Partners, advising a fund managed by TFI Trigon on its acquisition of shares in Seed Labs, and acting for Innova Capital on its acquisition of a majority stake in Profim.

Norton Rose Fulbright’s impressive client base includes CEE Equity Partners, Darby Capital Partners and Innova Capital. The team advised Abris Capital Partners on its sale of a stake in Novago to China Everbright, and assisted the same client with its sale of shares in Mykogen to Greenyard. Senior associate Jan Grochowicz is noted. Paweł Bajno joined Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k. in January 2019.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s team handles matters ranging from investment transactions and exits to project financing. Clients include Advent International, Griffin Premium and Mid Europa Partners. Paweł Zdort advised Cornerstone Partners and Oaktree Capital on their acquisition of shares in IT Kontrakt. The team also assisted Lone Star Funds with its PLN9.2bn acquisition of Xella Group. Practice head Piotr Tomaszewski and Filip Uziębło are also noted.

At Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa, Tomasz Krzyżowski advised Nokia and InfraCapital on their joint venture to develop and operate fibre-optic networks in central and northern Poland. The group also assisted Greenyard with its €93m acquisition of Mykogen, and handled the acquisition of SF-Filter Group for Ambienta Capital.

Piotr Dulewicz and Paweł Grabowski are the key contacts at Dentons. The group advised Syntaxis Capital on its investment in and debt financing of Trans Polonia, and assisted Coast2Coast with financing the acquisition of Huty Szkla Krosno. In another highlight, the team acted for Rockcastle on its merger with New Europe Property Investments.

K&L Gates LLP’s group ‘goes the extra mile and maintains long-term relationships by finding commercial solutions that work for clients’, many of which are institutional investors and private equity funds. Lech Giliciński, Władek Rzycki and of counsel Michał Petz are recommended. TFI PZU is a client.

Daniel Cousens and Tomasz Zorawski are the key contacts at Linklaters. The team assisted Cerberus Capital Management with the Polish aspects of its acquisition of a controlling stake in Staples’ European business operations. It also advised CRH Nederland on the disposal of its clay division in Poland.

Marcin Macieszczak leads Gessel Attorneys at Law’s practice, which also includes Maciej Kożuchowski and Malgorzata Badowska. The group advised Mezzanine Capital Partners on its investment in MBL, and assisted First Private Equity Fizan with a transaction as part of Gwarant Grupa Kapitalowa’s restructuring.

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr’s group attracts instructions on local and international private equity asset transactions, particularly in the food and manufacturing sectors. Jakub Jędrzejak advised Norican on the Polish aspects of its acquisition of SWO Polska from Auctus. Andrzej Wierciński is also noted.

Wardynski & Partners’ ‘responsive, competitive and service-minded’ team is led by Izabela Zielińska-Barłożek. Anna Dąbrowska advised GIC Private on its €2.4bn acquisition of shares in P3 Group. Other highlights include assisting Apollo Global Management with the purchase of an 80% stake in Lumileds from Royal Philips. Paweł Ciećwierz is another name to note.

Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Legal Advisors’ team advised Capital Park on its investment in the investment certificates of a closed-end investment fund. Practice head Andrzej Chajec, Maciej Kotlicki and Szymon Skiendzielewski are recommended.

JSLegal - Jankowski, Stroinski & Partners provides ‘very high-quality advice, immediate responses and flexible service’. The team is particularly active in the logistics and transportation sectors. Rafał Stroiński is a key contact.

Arkadiusz Rumiński and Jakub Lerner are key contacts at Noerr. The group handles a range of transactions, which has included managing Rocket Internet’s sale of Foodpanda’s subsidiaries to Just Eat.

Squire Patton Boggs Swiecicki Krzesniak sp. k.’s group is active on mid-cap transactions. Highlights included advising Resource Partners on its investment in Torf. MCI TechVentures Fund is also a client. Michal Karwacki left the firm in 2017.

At Wolf Theiss, senior associate Dariusz Harbaty advised Rockaway Capital on its acquisition of invia.cz and its Polish group of companies, and assisted Ascendis Health with its purchase of shares in Scitec Nutrition. Ron Given is also recommended.

International Law Firm Networks

International comparative guides

Giving the in-house community greater insight to the law and regulations in different jurisdictions.

Select Practice Area

GC Powerlist -
Europe

Press releases

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to

Legal Developments in Poland

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • KZP has advised EPP on the acquisition of King Cross Marcelin shopping centre

    Kochański Zięba & Partners law firm (KZP) advises EPP on its EUR 91.1 million acquisition of King Cross Marcelin shopping centre in Poznan – EPP’s first entry into Poznan.
  • Kochanski Zieba & Partners advised Groupe Beneteau on the aqcuisition of Delphia Yachts

    Kochanski Zieba & Partners (KZP) advised Groupe Beneteau (France), one of the two largest sailing and power boat manufacturers globally, on its transaction with Delphia Yachts – Poland’s leading boatbuilder. As a result of this transaction, the rights to sailing and power boat designs, and the building and marketing activities of the Delphia and Maxi Yacht brands were acquired.
  • 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...
  • Kochański Zieba & Partners wins the case of Jan Rokita against Konrad Kornatowski

    By its judgment dated 19 June 2015 entered in the case brought by Jan Rokita against Konrad Kornatowski (former Police Commander in Chief), the Regional Court in Warsaw allowed the claim and rendered unenforceable the 2009 judgment of the Court of Appeal ordering Jan Rokita to make a statement of apology to Konrad Kornatowski in Dziennik newspaper.
  • Kochański Zięba & Partners wins the case for the editors-in-chief of “Fakt” and Fakt.pl agains

    On 13 August 2015, the Court of Appeal in Warsaw dismissed in its entirety an action brought by the General Inspectorate for Road Transport against Robert Feluś and Grzegorz Jankowski for publication of a correction to the press release entitled “Libacja inspektorów od radarów ”. The article was published in “Fakt Gazeta Codzienna” on 27 September 2013.
  • Kochański Zięba & Partners wins a case for Ringier Axel Springer Polska (RASP) against Kata

    On 26 June 2015, the Regional Court in Warsaw dismissed in its entirety a claim filed by Katarzyna Tusk against Ringier Axel Springer Polska (RASP) represented by Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners Law Firm.
  • Kochański Zięba & Partners wins a case for a Former Editor-in-Chief of FAKT.PL

    On 1 October 2015, the Court of Appeal in Warsaw  reversed the judgment of the Regional Court in Warsaw announced on 2 February 2015 in the case brought by Marek Falenta against Michał Wodziński (the former editor of Fakt.pl) and dismissed the action for publication, on the fakt.pl portal, of corrections to the following press articles: “Tak żyje kelner od afery taśmowej” (“This Is How the Tape Scandal Waiter Lives”), “Tak ”Król węgla” chciał obalić Tuska?” (“Is This How the ‘Coal King’ Wanted to Overthrow Tusk?”), “Węglowy król: jakie ma haki na premiera?” (“The Coal King: What Does He Have on the Prime Minister?”), “Adwokat Falenty z pluskwą w teczce?” (“Falenta’s Lawyer With a Bug in His Briefcase?”), “Nowa hipoteza: Trio frustratów stoi za taśmami” (“The New Hypothesis:  There’s a Trio of Frustrated People Behind the Tapes”), “Tak mieszka król węgla od afery taśmowej” (“This Is How the Tape Scandal Coal King Lives”).
  • 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. 

Press Releases worldwide

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to