Firms To Watch: Public procurement

GP Partners Gawroński, Biernatowski Sp.K.’s public procurement team is headed by Jacek Liput, who joined the firm in 2019 from an in-house position. The practice focuses on the energy, utilities, aviation, IT, pharmaceutical, and construction sectors, and handles tenders that are co-financed with EU funds.
The public procurement team at Kochanski & Partners is led by Jakub Krysa, who joined the firm from Maruta Wachta in March 2022. It represents clients before the National Appeal Chamber and the regional court in Warsaw, and has a particular focus on the IT, infrastructure and construction, and defence sectors.
The public procurement department at RKKW – Kwasnicki, Wrobel & Partners advises both domestic and international clients, and has undergone significant expansion recently, with the addition of Witold Sławiński and senior associate Adriana Gostępska in August 2022 from SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM.

Public procurement in Poland

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance supports contracting authorities and contractors throughout the entire lifecycle of high-end public procurement projects, especially those involving EU law, in addition to domestic mandates. With the assistance of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution department, the team also represents clients in contentious matters before the National Appeal Chamber, as well as district and arbitration courts. Counsel Piotr Bogdanowicz, who is a member of the Management Board of the Public Procurement Law Association, and is particularly adept in state aid matters, helms the practice. Associate Adrian Król is also an active team member.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Bogdanowicz


Other key lawyers:

Adrian Król


Key clients

Pojazdy Szynowe PESA|Bydgoszcz S.A.


VF Worldwide Holdings Ltd


Pfizer Polska sp. z o.o.


Colas Polska sp. z o.o.


Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A.


DCT Gdańsk S.A.


Meridiam SAS and Terminal Link SAS


Autostrada Wielkopolska S.A.


Gaz-System S.A.


Work highlights


  • Represented PESA Bydgoszcz in public procurement proceedings concerning the supply of 38 trains and 45 locomotives carried out by PKP Intercity.
  • Advised VF Worldwide Holdings on a tender for provision of services relating to the receipt of visa applications, and applications for a local border traffic permit for Polish foreign posts in Ukraine carried out by the Polish Embassy in Kiev.
  • Advised Pfizer Polska on a tender launched by the Minister of Health concerning the supply of a pneumococcal conjugated vaccine for children.

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

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k.’s public procurement team advises clients throughout the entire tendering process, and is particularly notable in mandates regarding competition-related aspects of consortia-forming, contract drafting, and public projects. The group's client roster includes both contracting authorities and contractors, and the group’s capabilities extend to EU as well as domestic matters. Małgorzata Urbańska heads the department, with a focus on the competition elements of the tender process. Senior associate Krzysztof Sikora has significant experience in tender procedures. Marcin Bejm, who oversees the energy and projects practice, likewise plays in active role in the team. Senior associate Angelika Szufel is also notable, especially regarding the organisation of infrastructural investment projects.

Practice head(s):

Małgorzata Urbańska


Other key lawyers:

Krzysztof Sikora; Marcin Bejm; Angelika Szufel


Testimonials

‘CMS presents wide perspectives, often going above and beyond with legal advice.’

‘Individuals are always available and deeply familiar with the topic in question.’

‘The team from partner to associate has shown a broad legal knowledge in responding promptly to all queries.’

‘The professionals’ expertise in the area and collaborative working style are noteworthy.’

‘The team has comprehensive knowledge and expertise in overall infrastructure projects, not only for public procurements, but also for civil tenders.’

‘Angelika Szufel has demonstrated significant depth of knowledge of Polish procurement law, which has been invaluable in navigating the complex paperwork required to bid for work on public projects in Poland.’

‘Angelika Szufel is incredibly responsive and always includes the practical steps required to comply with the PPL into her advice.’

Key clients

AECOM Polska


Arcadis


Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego


Centralny Port Komunikacyjny sp. z o.o.


Corinth Pipeworks


European Investment Bank


Foster & Partners


Górnośląskie Towarzystwo Lotnicze SA


Honeywell


Incheon Airport in Seoul


Kyndryl


Medtronic


Mirbud SA


Pojazdy Szynowe PESA Bydgoszcz SA


Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A.


Warbud SA


Work highlights


  • Advising Pojazdy Szynowe Pesa Bydgoszcz on public procurement agreements and remedies relating to specific contracts regarding rolling stock with contractors located both in Poland and various European countries.
  • Advised Foster & Partners pn the tender procedure for the selection of the General Architectural Designer for Centralny Port Komunikacyjny.
  • Advised Kyndryl on the tender process for maintenance services concerning IT systems owned by the Polish Social Security Institution.

Dentons

The public procurement group at Dentons has ‘exceptional sector experience’ across the transportation, defence, and energy industries, supporting clients from the beginning of the tender process to its conclusion. This includes representing both domestic and foreign clients before the National Appeal Chamber and in procurement court proceedings; arbitrator Sylwester Kuchnio is particularly notable here. The ‘very experienced expert’ Aldona Kowalczyk sits at the helm of the practice, and she is also a co-founder and Chair of the Executive Board of the Public Procurement Law Association. Anna Szymańska is an active team member as head of the defence and security practice, and Agnieszka Gilowska, who was recently elevated to counsel, has experience advising bidders and awarding entities in public procurement proceedings. In January 2023, Jarosław Witek joined the team from NGL Legal.

Practice head(s):

Aldona Kowalczyk


Other key lawyers:

Sylwester Kuchnio; Anna Szymańska; Agnieszka Gilowska; Jarosław Witek


Testimonials

‘Dentons is a strongly dedicated team. They demonstrate full and extended knowledge of public procurement issues. The Dentons team provides efficient and valuable advice to ensure conformity of offers.’

‘The Dentons team is very responsive and invests time to understand the client’s offer and product in a very intensive way. The team is always able to explain the rationale of the advice provided with respect to Polish public procurement.’

‘Their exceptional sector experience and high level of legal knowledge gives clients confidence that they are working with the best possible law firm in Poland. They have a whole range of experts under one roof.’

‘Dentons always provides business-oriented advice that is exactly in line with client expectations. They are extremely effective in appeal proceedings in front of the National Appeal Chamber and courts, which is a strategic skill for success in the Polish public procurement market. Cooperation is always maintained at the highest level.’

‘Aldona Kowalczyk is a great leader, knows clients’ businesses inside out, and always dedicates an optimal team of lawyers to all issues. She is a very experienced expert, and her creativity and out-of-the-box thinking are appreciated.’

‘Sylwester Kuchnio is hardworking, always keeps a cool head, and is able to prepare and conduct multi-faceted proceedings by himself. His self-sufficiency in running complex appeal proceedings is always a great value.’

‘It has been pleasing to observe Agnieszka Gilowska develop since her junior lawyer days; today, she is a strong part of the team and a solid individual lawyer focused on details; she knows the nuts and bolts of the relevant sectors and has a wide technical and legal knowledge.’

‘Anna Szymańska is a great professional, is always well prepared for court hearings, and she also presents all risks and threats for a project.’

Key clients

Stadler


Metroprojekt


CNIM


City of Warsaw


Solar Turbines


Philips


Heimstaden


HILL


Budimex


Work highlights


  • Advising Metroprojekt on a €1.8bn tender conducted by Centralny Port Komunikacyjny for the preparation of project documentation regarding accompanying railroad investments related to construction.
  • Advising the City of Warsaw on a €210m in-house single-source procurement procedure to award a public contract for the removal of municipal waste from nine districts in Warsaw.
  • Advising Solar Turbines on public tenders concerning the development of the Różańsko natural gas field, the construction of a cogeneration source, and the construction of a gas unit based on a gas turbine with a water recovery boiler at PGE EC Oddział Elektrociepłownia.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.’s public procurement department is praised as ‘the best team for distribution and procurement matters in the life sciences sector’; the group also handles projects in the infrastructure, energy, construction, pharmaceutical, defence, and aviation industriesIts client roster includes suppliers and contracting parties, and it advises them from the beginning of the tender process through to its funding and completion. The team is co-led by life sciences expert Andrzej Balicki, co-managing partner and head of the litigation and regulatory practice Krzysztof Kycia, and Adriana Mierzwa-Bronikowska, whose practice focuses on infrastructure-related public procurement projects. Counsel Magdalena Zabłocka-Foulkes also has strengths in the infrastructure arena. Michał Orzechowski supports the team with competition-related matters. Corporate lawyer Marta Frąckowiak and senior associate Jolanta Dąbrowicz are also names of note.

Practice head(s):

Andrzej Balicki; Adriana Mierzwa-Bronikowska; Krzysztof Kycia


Other key lawyers:

Magdalena Zabłocka-Foulkes; Michał Orzechowski; Marta Frąckowiak; Jolanta Dąbrowicz


Testimonials

‘This is the best team for distribution and procurement matters in the life sciences sector. Very pragmatic and down to earth, combining legal and business thinking. A top team.’

‘Dedicated team of highly skilled lawyers who are very responsive, pragmatic, and a leading team on the market.’

‘DLA Piper’s lawyers are perfectly prepared for the work, know how to listen and understand problems, are great at new tasks, are able to precisely present their own position, and understand the position of others.’

‘Adraina Mierzwa-Bronikowska has extensive knowledge that she can use. She cares about the interests of the client, and she is empathetic, communicative, flexible, and creative.’

‘Andrzej Balicki is a leading pharmaceutical lawyer in Poland. He has unmatched expertise and experience advising on public regulatory law and distribution law.’

‘Andrzej Balicki is an impressive lawyer and the leading expert in Poland for any matters related to the life sciences sector. He always sees the big picture covering legal, business, and human aspects of projects. He is highly recommended.’

‘Michał Orzechowski manages distribution projects with ease.’

‘Jolanta Dąbrowicz is a young and very talented lawyer and is fantastic for regulatory matters.’

Key clients

BaltCap


DEME


European Bank of Reconstruction and Development


European Investment Bank


Gulermak


Hochtief


Ipsen Poland


IZIM


MIRBUD


Mota Engil


Philips


Polish Development Fund


Polpharma


Respiromix


SAUR Polska


SAUR SAS


Smith & Nephew


The Ministry of Funds and Regional Development


PeKaO S.A.


Polenergia


Work highlights


  • Advising the Government of Poland on the Centralny Port Komunikacyjny project, which concerns the construction of a new airport and railroad node to be located approximately 40km southwest of Warsaw.
  • Advising Gulermak, European Investment Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, PPP Solutions, and Pekao on a project concerned with the construction of a new tram line with a total length of approximately 4.5km in the City of Raców.
  • Assisting the Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy with the preparation of volume IV of the PPP Guidelines in Poland.

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka has a ‘unique’ public procurement team covering both domestic and EU mandates. Sectors of focus for the group include construction and engineering, energy, healthcare, IT, and defence and security, and its client roster consists of state-owned companies, foreign contractors, and private companies. ‘Exceptional partner’ Katarzyna Kuźma heads up the public procurement team, with support from infrastructure and energy department chair Marcin Krakowiak. Counsels Wojciech Hartung and Tomasz Michalczyk are also notable lawyers, with the latter singled out by one client as a ‘great expert’. Senior associate Michał Gajdek is another active team member.

Practice head(s):

Katarzyna Kuźma; Marcin Krakowiak


Other key lawyers:

Wojciech Hartung; Tomasz Michalczyk; Michał Gajdek


Testimonials

‘DZP’s public procurement team is unique in the Polish market. They have a deep understanding of the business needs of the client, they listen carefully, and they do not use uncessarily complex language. They enter into every detail but also see the big picture. They play on your team.’

‘The team is very strong and DZP’s services are recommended.’

‘Katarzyna Kuźma is an exceptional practitioner who is very hands-on and personally involved in the clients’ issues.’

‘Tomasz Michalczyk is a really good legal advisor. He understands client problems and knows how to solve them.’

‘Tomasz Michalczyk is a great expert.’

Key clients

Aldesa Polska Services Sp. z o.o.


PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A.


PORR S.A.


Citybike Global


The Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy and the City of Kraków


Althea Polska sp. z o. o.


Work highlights


  • Advising a consortium comprising Aldesa Construcciones, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, and TEK Baltic on a cross-border project for the construction of the Rail Baltica railway line in Latvia.
  • Advised PGE Systemy on the procedure to award a contract to implement a billing and CRM system for PGE Group customers.
  • Advised CityBike Global on a contract award procedure for launching, managing and operating the MEVO unmanned urban bicycle hire scheme in the area of the Tri-City, conducted by the Gdańsk-Gdynia-Sopot Metropolitan Area Association.

Wardynski & Partners

The public procurement team at Wardynski & Partners provides advice on both domestic and EU law matters to governmental authorities, Asian-based public contract bidders, and clients in the utility sectors, including waste-to-energy, power plants, transportation, and defence. Its offering extends from the organisation of tenders and bid preparations, to contract negotiations, project execution, and disputes. The practice also handles bid rigging and M&A-related public procurement mandates. Of recent note is the team’s assistance with the incineration plant project in Warsaw, carried out by Posco E&C. The team is co-led by Mirella Lechna-Marchewka and Anna Prigan from Wrocław; Lechna-Marchewka specialses in advising corporates bidding on major projects, while Prigan is skilled in infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

Mirella Lechna-Marchewka; Anna Prigan


Other key lawyers:

Hanna Drynkorn


Testimonials

‘Wardynski’s team is very committed and responsive; they are available to support on short notice and provide valuable responses in a timely manner.’

‘All the individuals have deep knowledge in the procurement process and provide support and answers to all kinds of requests.’

‘High level of knowledge on procurement law.’

Key clients

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.


Bureau Veritas Polska Sp. z o.o.


COOK (UK) Ltd.


Dar Al Handasah Consultants


DB Netz AG


Dolnośląskie Centrum Onkologii we Wrocławiu


Enercon GmbH


Fundacja Centrum PPP


Mitsubishi Power Europe GmbH


Hach Lange GmbH


Ingerop Polska Sp. z o.o.


IQVIA Commercial Sp. z o.o.


LG CNS Co., Ltd.


LS Cable & Systems Poland Sp. z o.o.


Łódzka Spółka Infrastrukturalna Sp. z o.o.


Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe Ltd. Sp. z o.o.


PKP Energetyka S.A.


Polimex Mostostal S.A.


Posco Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.


S&A Service Sp. z o.o.


SBB Energy S.A.


Ströer Polska Sp. z o.o.


Systra S.A.


UAB MT Group


Undenkaupungin Työvene Oy


Urząd Marszałkowski Województwa Dolnośląskiego


Warbud S.A.


XTPL S.A.


Zaberd S.A.


Zakłady Produkcyjne B-D S.A.


Work highlights


  • Advised Posco Engineering & Construction on the construction of a waste incineration plant in Targówek.
  • Advised Dar Al-Handasah Consultants on the procedure for the award of a public procurement contract for the selection of the Master Architect for the construction of Centralny Port Komunikacyjny.
  • Advised Ingerop Polska on the conclusion of a framework agreement for the development of pre-project documentation – including a technical-economic-environmental study, nature inventory, spatial programmatic concept and decision on environmental conditions – for accompanying railroad investments related to the construction of the Central Transport Port.

WKB Lawyers

WKB Lawyers‘s public procurement team assists both public and private clients throughout the entirety of a project’s lifecycle, from the tender process to contract performance. An area of increasing focus is alternative dispute resolution, including representation of clients in out-of-court mediation procedures. The group has ‘exceptional levels of sector knowledge’ across a diverse selection of industries, including energy, construction and infrastructure, defence, and transport. Based in Warsaw and Poznań respectively, Jan Roliński and Agnieszka Chwiałkowska jointly lead the team; Roliński is a founding member of the management board of the Polish Public Procurement Law Association, while Chwiałkowska has expertise in energy and infrastructure-related mandates. Managing associate Jarosław Kola, also based in Poznań, is notable for advising economic operators and contracting authorities on public contract award procedures.

Practice head(s):

Jan Roliński; Agnieszka Chwiałkowska


Other key lawyers:

Jarosław Kola


Testimonials

‘The team has good cooperation, commitment, experience, and knowledge.’

‘Jan Roliński and the team demonstrate exceptional levels of sector knowledge and of local trends in the procurement area.’

‘Jan Roliński is a brand himself. He matches top quality legal expertise with a balanced business approach.’

Key clients

Tramwaje Warszawskie sp. z o.o.


Centralny Port Komunikacyjny sp. z o.o.


KPMG


Cellnex Poland sp. z o.o.


Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe sp. z o.o.


Arcadis sp. z o.o.


INSTAL-FILTER SA Industrial Air Protection Systems


Poczta Polska Dystrybucja S.A.


GE Power Sp. z o.o.


Operator Gazociągów Przesyłowych GAZ-SYSTEM S.A.


ALSTAL Group


WEBUILD S.P.A. Oddział w Polsce


POCZTA POLSKA S.A.


ENEA Group


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


PGNiG S.A.


Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A.


Grifols Polska Sp. z o.o.


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


Tauron Group


FBSerwis S.A.


Solaris Bus& Coach Sp. zo.o.


Nexera Holding Sp. z o.o.


PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A.


Work highlights


  • Advised Nexera Holding on the construction of a modern FTTH fiber-optic access network in 14 different regions of Poland within several EU co-financed projects.
  • Advising GE Hydro SAS on a public procurement project run by PGE Energia Odnawialna regarding the conclusion of an EPC contract for Retrofit which governs the processor of the Porąbka-Żar Pumped Storage Power Plant.
  • Advising Centralny Port Komunikacyjny on the organisation of its investment process.

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.’s public procurement team sits within the firm’s commercial department and handles matters within the transport, construction, and energy sectors. The group regularly represents clients before the National Appeals Chamber. Founding member of the Public Procurement Law Association Tomasz Zalewski leads the practice with the support of senior associate Julita Hoffmann, who is skilled in mandates involving European Union funds, representing both awarding parties and contractors.

Practice head(s):

Tomasz Zalewski


Other key lawyers:

Julita Hoffmann


Key clients

Bergen Engines


Siemens sp. z o.o.


Siemens Finance sp. z o.o.


The Ministry of Development and the Municipality of Żory


Frontex


McCor Airport Solutions


Comarch


Tauron Polska Energia S.A.


Intaris


TDC Polska sp. z o.o


Emerson Process Management sp. z o.o.


Vossloh GmbH


Beata Kałuska


Work highlights


  • Assisting Frontex with the preparation of the procedure for the construction of its headquarters in Poland, under a competitive dialogue procedure.
  • Representing the contractor in a court dispute for damages for breach of a public procurement procedure.
  • Assisted Comarch with preparation of an opinion on the form and method of signing the client’s references.

BSJP bnt Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sroka Nilsson Zamorska Sp.k.

BSJP bnt Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sroka Nilsson Zamorska Sp.k. is ‘one of the best Polish law firms for public contracts’; its public procurement and infrastructure team predominately advises contractors, as well as ordering parties, on all parts of the procurement process, including representation in disputes before the National Appeals Chamber. Sectors of focus include infrastructure, defence, healthcare and IT. Construction specialist Jarosław Sroka leads the group and advises domestic and foreign developers, and Grzegorz Wąsiewski, who was elevated to the partnership in January 2022, is also ‘strongly recommended’. 

Practice head(s):

Jarosław Sroka


Other key lawyers:

Grzegorz Wąsiewski


Testimonials

‘The team is easy to cooperate with.’

‘One of the best Polish law firms for public contracts. Amazing knowledge of the public procurement process from bid to implementation, and also some impressive technical and industry know-how. They do great in court as well.’

‘The team is 100% engaged and very competent. Jarosław Sroka stands out with his experience of public procurement, in particular the ability to always find a clever way to approach a given difficulty.’

Key clients

Polaqua Sp. z o.o.


Zaha Hadid Limited


WSP Limited


Ericsson Sp. z o.o.


SAAB AB


Kapsch Telematic Services Sp. z o.o.


SPIE Elbud Gdańsk S.A.


DRAGADOS S.A.


Medtronic Sp. z o.o.


VAMED Sp. z o.o.


P&P Solutions Sp. z o.o.


Berger Bau Polska Sp. z o.o.


Rosetti Marino S.P.A.


Fores Engineering Srl


JSK Architekci Sp. z o.o.


Work highlights


  • Advised POLAQUA on four public contracts totalling €360m for the design and construction of certain sections of the S6, S10, and S19 expressways.
  • Advised a consortium comprising British Zaha Hadid and WSP UK on entering the bidding phase of the multi-million tender for the Master Architect of the Centralny Port Komunikacyjny.
  • Advised Austria’s Kapsch Group consortium on a €40.5m public contract for the design, construction and maintenance of e-toll collection system control points.

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k

Piotr Kunicki heads up the public procurement team at DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k. which has ‘wide legal knowledge’, enabling it to service clients across the entirety of a project, covering administrative and regulatory issues, as well as negotiations with contracting authorities. It advises both Polish and foreign clients, especially on infrastructure projects in the road, rail, energy, and defence sectors. Kunicki, who handles the formation of consortia, preparation of bids, and applications on admission to public procurement proceedings, is supported by counsels Agnieszka Chylińska and Łukasz Gembiś, and senior associate Paulina Sawicka. Marcin Lauden joined the firm at the start of 2022 from IT and business consulting outfit CGI Polska.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Kunicki


Other key lawyers:

Agnieszka Chylińska; Łukasz Gembiś; Paulina Sawicka; Marcin Lauden


Testimonials

‘DWF Poland is highly cooperative and innovative when supporting clients with legal matters.’

‘Legal services at a high level, professionalism, and 100% commitment to the case.’

‘Very professional and they are interested in all updates and legal news. They have a very individual attitude to each client’s case.’

Key clients

UNIBEP S.A.


Yunex Sp. z o.o.


CGI Information systems and management consultants Sp. z o.o.


Vossloh Locomotives GmbH


DIM Construction Sp. z o.o.


MAN Truck & Bus Polska Sp. z o.o.


Przedsiębiorstwo Usług Technicznych Intercor Sp. z o.o.


Graph’IT Sp. z o.o.


Ernst & Young Corporate Finance


Bozankaya A.S,


Ayesa Polska


Instal Warszawa S.A.


Construcciones RUBAU S.A.


EthosEnergy Sp. z o.o.


Schweerbau GmbH Bauunternehmen Co. KG


Paramedica Polska Sp. z o.o.


Stecol Corporation


Diahem AG Diagnostic Products


Siltec Sp. z o.o.


Enter Air Sp. z o.o.


NDI S.A.


Work highlights


  • Represented a consortium comprising RUBAU Polska and Poltores before the National Appeals Chamber in an appeal against the decision of GDDKiA to reject the client’s tender in a public procurement process for construction of a section of S19 Expressway.
  • Advising CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants on a tender procedure published by Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne for the award of an IT contract for the development of the Central Energy Market Information System.
  • Advising a consortium comprising CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive and Vossloh Locomotives on tenders organised in Poland for the supply of rolling stock.

JDP Drapala & Partners

The public procurement practice at JDP Drapala & Partners is overseen by ‘excellent practitioner and an indisputable leader’ Wojciech Merkwa, who was promoted to partner in January 2022. The group advises both domestic and foreign companies across all stages of procurement projects, including regulatory and contractual mandates, especially in the energy and infrastructure sectors. It also represents clients before the National Appeals Chamber. Other key members of the team include counsel Piotr Duma, a specialist in public contracts and litigation, and senior associate Łukasz Paweł Goniak, who has experience in projects performed under public procurement regulations.

Practice head(s):

Wojciech Merkwa


Other key lawyers:

Piotr Duma; Łukasz Paweł Goniak


Testimonials

‘The main strengths of JDP are their proactive approach, profound grasp of the business environment, and understanding of what is important to the client. Those skills allow JDP to deliver very efficient advice. The public procurement team is impressive.’

‘They do really understand clients’ businesses due to their experience in public procurement. They offer constructive solutions suited to the situation and problem. Their attitude is flexible and client-focused.’

‘The firm’s lawyers demonstrate a great deal of knowledge and experience in public procurement law.’

‘Wojciech Merkwa’s excellent experience and knowledge of public procurement makes him an excellent practitioner and an indisputable leader.’

‘Wojciech Merkwa is very experienced in the public procurement space. His very broad knowledge ensures that his team can come up with creative ideas, even in the most complicated cases.’

‘Wojciech Merkwa and Łukasz Goniak are very experienced in the public procurement space and are the experts who always keep their clients a step ahead. Their great experience as public procurement experts has a remarkable impact on the manner in which they deal with cases.’

‘Wojciech Merkwa has established himself as a professional in his field. The level of commitment and substantive approach to a specific case remains at a constant very high and above-average level.’

‘Wojciech Merkwa has an outstanding knowledge of the law and jurisprudence on public procurement law issues. He has the ability to implement creative solutions in non-standard cases. Furthermore, he is characterised by reliability and high personal culture. He also has the ability to work under time pressure.’

Key clients

Gulermak Agir Sanayi Insaat


Mobilis sp. z o.o.


Torpol S.A.


Siemens sp. z o.o.


Transprojekt Gdańsk sp. z o.o.


Metrostav Infrastructure a.s.


Warbud S.A.


Mota-Engil Central Europe S.A.


Torkol sp. z o.o.


Polimex Infrastruktura sp. z o.o.


Track Tec Construction sp. z o.o.


NDI sp .z o.o.


Polbud – Pomorze sp. z o.o.


PDM Dębica S.A.


PORR S.A.


Przedsiębiorstwo Usług Technicznych INTERCOR sp. z o.o.


Trakcja S.A.


Muzeum Getta Warszawskiego


Mosty Łódź S.A.


Roverpol sp. z o.o.


Intop Warszawa sp. z o.o.


Unibep S.A.


EvoBus Polska sp. z o.o.


Schuessler-Plan Inżynierzy sp. z o.o.


PRK 7 Nieruchomości sp. z o.o.


Przedsiębiorstwo Robót Drogowo-Mostowych sp. z o.o.


Work highlights


  • Assisted Intercor with the process of informing contracting authorities about issues which occured during the performance of certain projects.
  • Advised Siemens on issues concerning the decision to award a contract in a procedure other than a tender procedure.
  • Advised Sarinż on a situation in which the position of the President of the Public Procurement Office was changed.

Pieróg & Partnerzy

Pieróg & Partnerzy‘s public procurement practice advises both domestic and international clients, including procurers and contractors. The group is active across a range of sectors, from IT and energy to construction and infrastructure. Representation of clients before the National Appeals Chamber is also a strength. Founder of the firm and member of the Council for Public Procurement Jerzy Pieróg co-leads the team alongside ‘superb lawyer’ Joanna Presz-Król, who handles large IT and building projects.

Practice head(s):

Jerzy Pieróg; Joanna Presz–Król


Other key lawyers:

Adrian Bura; Agnieszka Bartczak-Żuraw


Testimonials

‘Strengths of the team include very good knowledge of the specifics of the medical industry, very high knowledge of public procurement law, the ability to effectively translate the legal language into the realities of the client’s activities, and the possibility of obtaining legal support in a very wide range of issues.’

‘The law firm can adapt to the client’s needs. The professionalism of the firm in the field of procurement remains without a doubt, with large and complicated proceedings carried out correctly.’

‘Individuals are distinguished by full professionalism in the implementation of the tasks entrusted to them.’

Key clients

Social Insurance Institution


Solidarity Transport Hub Poland


Supreme Court


Court of Appeal in Warsaw


Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego


National Water Management Holding Polish Waters


Research Institute of Horticulture in Skierniewice


Varian Mecical Systems


Diagnos Sp. z o.o.


Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Realizacji Inwestycji w Warszawie Sp. z o.o.


Witelon Collegium State University


Budimex S.A.


P2PA sp. z o.o.


National Center for Agriculture Support


Budir System Sp. z o.o., Sp. k.


Świętokrzyskie Centrum Onkologii


City of Józefów


Polish Academy of Sciences


De Republica Institute


„ANNA-BUD” Sp. z o.o.


The City of Warsaw


National Health Fund


Polish Academy of Sciences


Contractor – JL Sp. z o. o.


Work highlights


  • Advised the Social Insurance Institution on its offer of a tender  for the maintenance of its IT system.
  • Advising National Water Management on its engineering investments in Europe for the construction of a barrage on the Vistula-Barrage in Siarzewo.
  • Advising the National Centre of Agricultural Support on public procurement issues relating to its crop satellite monitoring system.

Rymarz Zdort Maruta

Leveraging the benefit of its technology expertise, Rymarz Zdort Maruta is well known for TMT-related public procurement projects; the energy, construction, defence, and waste management industries are also areas of strengths for the group. Co-founder of the firm and expert in infrastructure projects Bartłomiej Wachta leads the team with the support of senior associate Maciej Mikucki, who has represented clients before the National Appeals Chamber.

Practice head(s):

Bartlomiej Wachta


Other key lawyers:

Maciej Mikucki


Testimonials

‘The firm provides a comprehensive range of legal services run by a very professional and experienced team of lawyers.’

‘They represent the full spectrum of specialist knowledge in all areas of law and this allows them to offer unique customer support in every matter.’

‘They provide full professional support, with access to lawyers at any time.’

‘They are one of the best!’

‘Knowledge of the law and the specifics of industries are notable features of the team.’

‘Bartłomiej Wachta is a well known legal advisor, with unique knowledge and experience of public procurement issues.’

Key clients

Vitronic Machine Vision Polska sp. z o.o.


Fights on Logistics sp. z o.o.


Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych


PGE Systemy S.A.


Tauron Ciepło sp. z o.o.


Konica Minolta Business Solutions Polska sp. z o.o.


Multiconsult Polska sp. z o.o.


Linux Polska sp. z o.o.


ATM S.A.


Abramss sp. z o. o.


Ceva Freight Poland sp. z o.o.


Operator Chmury Krajowej


Agencja Restrukturyzacji i Modernizacji Rolnictwa


Advatech Sp. z o.o.


SIMPLE S.A.


IT Util Sp. z o.o.


Work highlights


  • Advised Vitronic Machine Vision Polska on the public procurement procedure for the design, construction and maintenance of control points for an electronic toll collection system, conducted by the Chief Inspectorate of Road Transport.
  • Advised PGE Systemy and PGE Dystrybucja on an agreement for the provision of legal services, including issuing legal opinions, preparation and verification of documentation necessary to launch proceedings, negotiations, and representation before the National Appeals Chamber.
  • Advised The Social Insurance Institution on the preparation of framework agreements for the development of the ZUS Comprehensive IT System.

Andersen

The public procurement team at Andersen is jointly led by Tomasz Srokosz and Piotr Krupa, both based in Katowice. The practice is active in representing clients before the National Appeals Chamber, and is especially skilled in assisting Polish waste management companies. Senior associate Klaudia Raczek is also of note.


Practice head(s):

Tomasz Srokosz; Piotr Krupa


Other key lawyers:

Klaudia Raczek


Key clients

The Polish Ministry of Investment and


Economic Development No


The Upper Silesian Accelerator for Commercial Enterprises


Ferrum


City and Municipality of Koziegłowy


Mosty Katowice


Waste Management Facility in Olszowa


MAS and Kompania Węglowa


Remondis


FCC Polska


DEZAKO


Work highlights


  • Advised the Polish Ministry of Investment and Economic Development on the public procurement procedures for a PPP project for the Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Interior and Administration in Warsaw.
  • Represented FCC Polska Group before the National Appeals Chamber in appeal proceedings against the City of Warsaw concerning the award of provision of municipal waste management disposal services to the Municipal Cleaning Enterprise in Warsaw.
  • Representing FCC Polska Group before the National Appeals Chamber in appeal proceedings against the Fourth Military Business Unit in Gliwice.

Eversheds Sutherland Poland

Eversheds Sutherland Poland has particular strengths in utility procurement matters, and its offering includes the amendment of contracts and representation of clients before the National Appeals Chamber. Counsel Michał Wojciechowski heads up the group, and brings extensive experience in matters relating to contracts in the investment process to the team.

Practice head(s):

Michał Wojciechowski


Key clients

City of Warsaw


Veolia Poznań


Veolia Warsaw


Modertrans


LITGRID A.B.


Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne


Nokia Solutions & Networks


Work highlights


  • Advised the Lithuanian Electricity Transmission System Operator on matters related to the Harmony Link project, a submarine cable between Lithuania and Poland.
  • Advised Nokia on procurement program LTE450, conducted by a large Polish distribution network operator.

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP advises public entities, private companies, and concessionaires on infrastructure projects, including on tender proceedings and agreement negotiation. Andrzej Dębiec is head of the practice, and is supported by counsel and tax advisor Dorota Walerjan. Mateusz Dereszynski left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Andrzej Dębiec


Other key lawyers:

Dorota Walerjan


Key clients

BBI Development S.A


Alstom


Guivisa


Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej Sp. Z.o.o


Hochtief


Aecom Polska Sp. Z.o.o


Veolia


Work highlights


  • Representing Guivisa in a court dispute resulting from a major construction contract concerning a large sports infrastructure investment.

KKLW Legal Kurzynski Wierzbicki sp.k.

Litigator Przemyslaw Wierzbicki heads up the public procurement department at KKLW Legal Kurzyński Wierzbicki sp.k., which advises both contractors and contracting authorities from tender procedure to project completion. The team also has experience in representing clients before the National Appeals Chamber and common courts.

Practice head(s):

Przemysław Wierzbicki


Other key lawyers:

Marta Ewiak-Kawecka


Key clients

Arup Polska Spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością


Hochtief Polska S. A.


PKP CARGO S.A.


ARUP POLSKA SP. Z O.O.


PKP POLSKIE LINIE KOLEJOWE S.A.


Savicon Piotr Szulborski


Sinfonia Varsovia


Biogen Poland Sp. z o.o.


Work highlights


  • Advised public contracting authority Sinfonia Varsovia on the preparation and conduct of a public procurement procedure for the modernisation of municipal objects and construction of a concert hall.
  • Representing contractor ARUP Polska in three public procurement proceedings conducted by Centralny Port Komunikacyjny.
  • Advising PKP CARGO S.A. on the possibility of amending the concluded public procurement contracts.

NGL Legal

NGL Legal‘s public procurement team is an interdisciplinary practice with a focus on the public security, and aviation sectors, advising contractors across all the procurement process stages, from bid preparation to final implementation. Defence sector expert Krzysztof Wiater chairs the practice.

Practice head(s):

Krzysztof Wiater


Key clients

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (International) PA


Raytheon Company


Work highlights


  • Advising Raytheon Company on offset matters connected with the acquisition of a Phase I mid-range air and missile defence system.
  • Advising Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PA on the public procurement process for selecting the Master Architect for Centralny Port Komunikacyjny.

SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM

SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM’s Wrocław-based public procurement team is noted for its capabilities in the medical and waste management sectors, and for its track record advising on construction and infrastructure-related projects. The practice also has experience representing clients in disputes before the National Appeals Chamber. Anna Specht-Schampera heads up the department and is especially well regarded for her contentious work. Aleksandra Płudowska is also of note.

Practice head(s):

Anna Specht-Schampera


Other key lawyers:

Aleksandra Płudowska


Testimonials

‘The team has high competence to interpret Polish public procurement law within the framework of EU regulations. They present good dialogue and communication with the clients.’

‘The versatility of the team, their ability to respond to the client’s sudden needs, and their ability to understand expectations is appreciated. The additional competence resulting from unique knowledge of the Polish market makes the team point to solutions that the client might not see.’

‘Anna Specht-Schampera is the model of a lawyer who is the right leader in crisis situations. Moreover, the solutions she applies are always considered from a broader perspective. The ability to convey difficult legal knowledge in understandable language is an added advantage.’

Key clients

PreZero Bałtycka Energia Sp. z o.o.


Chemeko-System Sp. z o.o. Zakład Zagospodarowania Odpadów


Egis Poland Sp. z o.o.


PRO-TRA BUILDING Sp. z o.o.


Budimex S.A.


Drogowa Trasa Średnicowa S.A.


MAX-BÖGL POLSKA Sp. z o.o.


Berger Bau Polska Sp. z o.o.


Life Radiopharma f-con GmbH


Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak

Energy, transport and construction are key industries of focus for the public procurement team at Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak, which supports clients throughout the entirety of their projects. Agata Szeliga is head of the group, and has represented clients before Polish authorities and the European Commission. Another key team member is senior associate Żaneta Urbaniak, who assists both contractors and contracting authorities.


Practice head(s):

Agata Szeliga


Other key lawyers:

Żaneta Urbaniak


Testimonials

‘Huge knowledge and experience in public procurement law.’

‘Highly skilled, understands the business context and provides legal opinions that are well suited to the clients.’

‘Agata Szeliga is an example of the highest professional standards.’

Key clients

Intel Technology Poland Sp. z o.o.


Mobilis Sp. z o.o.


Microsoft Sp. z o.o.


ZAB-BUD sp. z o.o.


Enea Elkogaz sp. z o.o.


Fundusz Górnośląski S.A.


Riscure B.V.


Bogumił Kidziak


Celius sp. z o.o.


Voith Hydro


Work highlights


  • Advised Voith Hydro on its participation in the competitive dialogue procedure for the implementation of the modernisation of the technological part of ESP Porąbka-Żar as a general contractor.
  • Advised Mobilis on a large public transportation services tender.
  • Advising ENEA ELKOGAZ on its participation in the competitive dialogue procedure for restoration of the generating capacity of 200 MW coal-fired units in the Kozienice Power Plant based on gaseous fuel combustion technology.

SSW Pragmatic Solutions

Domestic and EU law procurement specialist Michał Bagłaj leads the practice at SSW Pragmatic Solutions, which advises entrepreneurs in the IT, energy, and transport sectors throughout the entire public procurement process. This offering covers bid applications, negotiation with contracting authorities, and representation before the National Appeals Chamber and common courts.


Practice head(s):

Michał Bagłaj


Other key lawyers:

Hubert Wysoczański


Key clients

Orlen Południe SA


PKN Orlen SA


Pomorskie Przedsiębiorstwo Mostowo – Torowe sp. z o.o.


Schlumberger Poland sp. z o.o.


PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny sp. z o.o.


Sages sp. z o.o.


SmallGis sp. z o.o.


Siemens Mobility Sp z o.o.


Indigo Poland SA


Motorola Solutions Systems Polska sp. z o.o.


The Boston Consulting Group sp. z o.o.


Navigate sp. z o.o.


Telemedii sp. z o.o.


Stock Polska sp. z o.o.


FB Service sp. z o.o.


Corail sp. z o.o.


Work highlights


  • Advised Orlen Południe on a procurement procedure – including preparing the EPC contract and negotiating with EPC bidders, the licensor, and other entities – regarding the construction of a unique plant to produce a second-generation of bioethanol.
  • Advising the contractor, Motorola Solutions, on public procurement law regarding a procedure to award a public contract for an upgrade of the central controller of the Dimetra IP system along with the delivery of infrastructure and licenses of the latest software version.
  • Advising PPMT on procurement issues for the design and execution of construction works for the revitalisation of railway line No 207 in Malbork.