Hall Of Fame

Firms To Watch: TMT

The e-commerce, new technologies and privacy group at ftl is led by Mateusz Franke, and it possesses core expertise in marketing and advertising matters, as well as consumer protection law and fintech-related mandates.
Osborne Clarke‘s IT team is led by new arrival Łukasz Węgrzyn, who joined the firm from Kochanski & Partners alongside counsels Szymon Ciach and Piotr Kaniewski in the summer of 2023. Its offering extends across IT contracts, e-commerce mandates, and technology-related M&A transactions.

TMT in Poland

Baker McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Sp.k.

Baker McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Sp.k. boasts ‘one of the best technology practices on the market’, and the local team in Poland combines its strengths with the firm’s wider network of offices to provide clients with an all-encompassing TMT offering. The group has been increasingly focused on digitalisation, innovation, cybersecurity and privacy-related mandates, and regularly advises clients from the financial, healthcare, technology and automotive sectors on technological developments. Other key areas of work include video-on-demand and streaming services, as well as gaming and technology-related transactions. Marcin Fijałkowski remains a key senior contact. Jakub Falkowski and Radosław Nożykowski co-head the technology team, with the latter also acting as one of the leads for the compliance group.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Fijałkowski; Radosław Nożykowski; Jakub Falkowski


Other key lawyers:

Martyna Czapska; Marcin Fiałka; Michal Sałajczyk


Testimonials

‘Great experience and knowledge.’

‘Balanced collaboration, and if needed, the involvement of the other team members is visible.’

‘All partners are always present with great commitment. From my perspective, Marcin Fiałka is the right person in the right place; his vast knowledge, professionalism, and good cooperation in all aspects is something that makes him stand out.’

Key clients

ElectroMobility Poland


Schneider Electric


The Walt Disney Company


Accenture


Visa Europe


Snowflake


RTB House


Ergo Hestia


Digital Poland Foundation


Work highlights


  • Advised ElectroMobility Poland on licensing agreements with the Geely Group for electric vehicle platform technology.
  • Advising Schneider Electric on heavy duty manufacturing issues, including distribution setups and related agreements.
  • Advised Snowflake on its acquisition of Applica.ai, a Polish AI data analysis services provider, including assisting with all technology-related aspects.

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k. provides clients with a range of TMT-related advice, and its offering includes support with regulatory mandates in the media, gaming, gambling and e-commerce sectors, as well as assistance with new technologies, including fintech, cloud computing, AI and e-identification. Technology-based commercial mandates are also a key area for the group, and these often include contracts, tenders, and outsourcing. Media and entertainment expert Piotr Dynowski jointly leads the technology and communications group alongside IP specialist Paweł Lipski, and they are ably supported by head of the commercial practice Tomasz Zalewski, and Izabela Kowalczuk-Pakuła, who leads the privacy and data protection department.

Practice head(s):

Izabela Kowalczuk-Pakuła; Piotr Dynowski; Tomasz Zalewski; Paweł Lipski


Other key lawyers:

Kuba Ruiz; Monika Hughes


Testimonials

‘The cooperation with Bird & Bird is unique because the lawyers with whom I work know the business of our company very well.’

‘Piotr Dynowski has been the star for many years. He is service oriented and very flexible. He builds up an excellent client relationship and understands business needs immediately. His well-founded legal advice combined with his hands-on approach makes him almost priceless.’

‘The lawyers with whom I work present the best solutions and possibilities, and we very often have brain storms to connect business with the law.’

‘Very competent team in IT law and concrete applications, both in Poland and on an international level. They offer a big range of services, without being limited only to the compliance and legal dimension, but even exploring strategies of product and market positioning.’

‘We typically work with Tomasz Zalewski, and we value his competence and attitude as outstanding. He is really good in framing the problem, especially in IT law, and designing the best strategy to solve it.’

‘Unmatched expertise. Bird & Bird boasts a team of highly skilled and specialised lawyers who excel in a wide range of legal areas, focusing on IT and new technologies. Their collective expertise spans from intellectual property and technology law to corporate and commercial law, providing clients with comprehensive legal solutions under one roof.’

‘I appreciated their personalised, client-centric approach and our business needs were understood and addressed with the utmost professionalism and operational solutions. As such, I would definitely recommend Bird & Bird to anyone operating in Poland.’

‘Monika Hughes and Paweł Lipski both have best-in-class knowledge of e-commerce and digital laws in Poland. They are always reliable and ready to support in almost no time with their top-tier knowledge of the Polish market and best practices. Their support was greatly appreciated from a business perspective as well.’

Key clients

IKEA


Whirlpool


Viaplay Group Sweden AB


Cisco International Limited


CloudFerro Sp. z o.o.


Inpost S.A.


ViaSat


Work highlights


  • Advised InPost on enhancing its services’ portfolio with a novel checkout solution, including such functionalities as a payment gateway, instant refund or buy now pay later.
  • Assisted CloudFerro, a Polish company which provides cloud services, with drafting and negotiating agreements related to the provision of the Copernicus Data Access Service to the European Space Agency by a consortium led by T-Systems International GmbH.
  • Advising Viaplay Group, a sports streaming platform, on day-to-day matters.

CMS

The local TMT team at CMS benefits from sitting within the firm’s global technology group, and it is well equipped to handle a range of projects, including those in the IT, cloud computing, telecoms, media, e-commerce and cybersecurity spaces. Tomasz Koryzma sits at the helm of the practice with expertise in digital businesses; he frequently advises clients on mandates regarding e-commerce issues and cloud contracts. Counsel Damian Karwala is another key name of note, and his client roster is broad ranging, encompassing companies from the finance, insurance, telecoms, and pharmaceutical sectors.

Practice head(s):

Tomasz Koryzma


Other key lawyers:

Damian Karwala; Adriana Zdanowicz-Leśnia


Testimonials

‘I can always rely on the team to support my organisation. They are client oriented and brilliant in the way they think and solve problems.’

Key clients

BMW


WRTS


Airbnb


RTB


Ocado


HB Reavis


Stuart


Work highlights


  • Advised BMW on creating a new model of reservation and sale of vehicles in nine different markets in Europe.
  • Advised Futurewhitz on ensuring that the WRTS website was child-friendly from a privacy and digital law perspective.
  • Advising Ocado on a range of data protection, new technology and regulatory issues, and also on issues related to critical infrastructure, radio equipment and electromagnetic compatibility requirements.

Dentons

At Dentons, ‘all of the lawyers in the team are experts in their field‘. The team is skilled at handling technology-related M&A transactions, as well as advising on telecoms and media regulatory issues, IT licensing, and distribution agreements. Karol Laskowski leads the local team, and he also acts as co-head of the firm’s European TMT sector group. Senior associates Bartosz Dobkowski and Kamil Januszek specialise in TMT regulatory mandates, while senior associate Marcin Przybysz has particular expertise in assisting clients in the gaming sector. Counsel Paweł Gruszecki joined the team at the beginning of 2023, and he bolsters the team’s expertise in handling large-scale and long-term technology projects.

Practice head(s):

Karol Laskowski


Other key lawyers:

Paweł Gruszecki; Bartosz Dobkowski; Marcin Przybysz; Małgorzata Domalewska; Kamil Januszek


Testimonials

‘Deep knowledge of different legal areas, openness to new ideas, and constant presence for the client.’

‘Karol Laskowski and Bartosz Dobkowski have great client orientation, perfect knowledge of EU regulations and policies and the TMT area. Karol is the best attorney we have collaborated with. He always has a calm approach, great ideas, the outcome is important to him, and the end result is always perfect.’

‘The team is very good, switched on, sharp and continues to impress with its timeliness.’

‘Kamil Januszek and Bartosz Dobkowski deserve a special mention; they are always available, extremely resourceful, and highly reliable.’

‘Strength and depth! All of the lawyers in the team are experts in their field.’

‘Karol Laskowski, Kamil Januszek and Bartosz Dobkowski – we have received excellent support from them since we moved to this firm a number of years ago and we stay because they are proactive and have saved us money through their actions and their advice.’

‘Dentons Poland possesses a deep, sophisticated understanding of our products. The firm is also quick to respond to our requests while never sacrificing thoroughness or accuracy.’

Karol Laskowski possesses one of the most important traits I seek in my outside counsels. Not only does he possess a keen knowledge of the information services products and industry trends, and a firm grasp of EU (not just Polish) law, but he adeptly interacts with my legal team in a very transparent manner. In other words, working with Karol is like working with someone who is part of the company.’

Key clients

Tata Communications


TVN Warner Bros. Discovery


SPI International


Kino Polska


British Broadcasting Company


Nexity S.A.


Work highlights


  • Advising Tata Communications Group on all regulatory and compliance matters.
  • Advised Nexity S.A on IT and IP-related matters as part of a transaction involving the sale of a 100% stake in Nexity’s Polish subsidiaries to Develia for €100m.

Rymarz Zdort Maruta

Maruta Wachta and Rymarz Zdort joined forces at the start of 2023 to form Rymarz Zdort Maruta, and technology contracts and IT implementation projects are now the core specialisms of the strengthened TMT team. Managing and founding partner Marcin Maruta heads up the team alongside Michał Pękała, who oversees the dedicated video game and entertainment practice group as ‘a distinguished IT and video games law expert’. This group focuses on the creation and commercialisation of video games, and also fields Jakub Kowal, who is praised as ‘one of the leading lawyers in TMT and video games projects’. 

Practice head(s):

Marcin Maruta; Michał Pękała


Other key lawyers:

Jakub Kowal


Testimonials

‘I am not aware of any other legal team in Poland that is focused on the game development industry. As such, in addition to their exceptional legal knowledge, each member of the team is well versed in the game development industry, its functioning, innovations, and its day-to-day problems.’

‘Michał Pękała is a very competent team leader; he is a distinguished IT and video games law expert. His pragmatic and client-oriented style, profound expertise and flexibility match his notable commitment. Michał has a wealth of experience relating to contract drafting. Importantly, he also has a deep understanding of what running a business is about.’

‘Jakub Kowal is a person for whom client satisfaction is put at the forefront. He has an excellent understanding of the specifics of running a business, which enables him to offer the client a full range of legal and business solutions. Jakub knows not only how to prepare the right contract for the business, but also how to take care of the employee side of the business.’

‘As every year, the TMT team at RZM has provided us with a multitude of legal advice. The ability to handle complex and sophisticated matters by Marcin Maruta and the TMT team is on another level, incomparable to any other law firm which we have ever worked with. They understand what needs to be done as if they were inside our heads.’

‘Marcin Maruta is a true expert, an outstanding example of a lawyer who knows his client and sector. It is simply a pleasure to work with Marcin and his team. I felt safe and sound regardless of the nature of the project.’

‘We are convinced that Michał Pękała is undoubtedly the best lawyer for the video games industry. It would not be enough to merely say he just knows the industry as, after many years of working closely with video game companies, it is like he has become part of the industry himself.’

‘Jakub Kowal is one of the leading lawyers in TMT and video games projects. He is an experienced lawyer who has been advising video games companies for several years. He is proficient in IT laws and by the accuracy of his recommendations and the quality of work he delivers, you can tell that he has been advising on numerous deals involving new technologies.’

‘Jakub Kowal has a significant level of industry knowledge. He is curious and always seeks to understand what information is necessary to clarify the business terms, so he can prepare and negotiate a solid agreement. Jakub is not only very responsive, but also acts proactively, foreseeing our questions and delivering additional practical comments that make his advice easily understandable.’

Key clients

T-Mobile


PKO Bank Polski


Orange Group


Energa Group


Auchan Group


Lux Med sp. z o.o.


OLX Group


BCG


IFS Group


RUCH SA


Centrum Informatyki Resortu Finansów


Netia


Huuuge Games


Operator Chmury Krajowej


4 FUN Media sp. z o.o.


Polska Izba Informatyki i Telekomunikacji


Work highlights


  • Advising ORLEN on the preparation of a framework agreement for the procurement process for VR system suppliers.
  • Advised T-MOBILE on an agreement based on cloud solutions to create a tool for aggregating marketing data.
  • Assisting a client with negotiating a contract for the supply, adaptation and implementation of automated parcel machines.

EY Law

EY Law‘s IT offering is broad ranging, and encompasses advice to clients from the retail, financial services, technology and telecoms industries on cloud outsourcing projects, 5G matters, cybersecurity and AI projects. Regulatory compliance is also a key focus for the group, in addition to emerging technologies, including the metaverse, blockchain and NFTs. Justyna Wilczyńska-Baraniak chairs the group, and she is ably assisted by counsel Joanna Gałajda, who frequently handles cloud computing and cybersecurity projects.

Practice head(s):

Justyna Wilczyńska-Baraniak


Other key lawyers:

Joanna Gałajda; Maciej Bisch


Testimonials

‘Practice members possess very strong knowledge of the TMT field and advise on multi-jurisdictional matters.’

‘Assists clients with each stage of new tech implementation, and the team is particularly strong in AI, cloud and cybersecurity aspects.’

‘Very strategic and business oriented, capable of solving the most complex regulatory matters.’

Key clients

Polish Banks Association


Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak supports clients across a wide range of mandates, from cloud computing, licenses, and copyright transfers, to IT deployments, negotiations, and related litigation. Its offering also includes advice on telecoms and OTT streaming platforms, as well as new technologies, such as AI and blockchain. Technology-related M&A transactions form another area of expertise. ‘Stand-out lawyer’ Mikołaj Sowiński and new technologies expert Agata Szeliga jointly lead the practice. Marta Kupczak-Strzelecka is skilled in regulatory mandates.

Practice head(s):

Mikołaj Sowiński; Agata Szeliga


Other key lawyers:

Marta Kupczak-Strzelecka; Sylwia Macura-Targosz


Testimonials

‘Exceptionally hard working, detail oriented, conscientious, and responsive. Well equipped to provide support at all levels. The firm invests in the training and development of its associates. Excellent collaboration with clients.’

‘Mikołaj Sowiński has developed an exceptionally strong practice and team over many decades. I have worked with him for over 25 years and have always been impressed and pleased with his work and that of his team.’

‘Wouldn’t work with any other lawyers in Poland. A fantastic team under Mikołaj Sowiński. Their depth of experience and expertise in navigating the complex Polish legal landscape is second-to-none. I am in the safest and most expert of hands with SKS.’

‘Deep understanding of the law and regulatory framework combined with excellent commercial acumen and practical problem-solving advice.’

‘Mikołaj Sowiński is an absolute stand-out lawyer. His excellent understanding of our business and the industry within which it sits is exceptional. He looks for solutions in complex commercial and regulatory matters. His excellent technical skills means I’m in very safe and expert hands.’

‘Mikołaj Sowiński is a delight to work with; a true master of his craft.’

Key clients

Zalando


Warner Bros. Discovery Group


Microsoft


BSA – The Software Alliance


Mazda Motor Logistics Europe NV


Polish Chamber of Electronic Communication


TORN


Stalma


Mastercard Europe


EY GDS


Autodesk


FCA Bank Poland


Alior Bank


Fundacja Rozwoju Rynku Finansowego


Allegro Pay


Związek Banków Polskich


Work highlights


  • Represented Warner Bros. Discovery group in administrative proceedings before the Polish Media Council.
  • Adivsed the Polish Chamber of Electronic Communications on a legislative project known as Lex Remote Control.
  • Advising Microsoft on all aspects of cloud computing services and assisting Microsoft with negotiations of cloud computing contracts, with a special focus on the financial sector.

Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners

The TMT group at Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners has five core focuses: media, communications and entertainment, IT law, data protection, fintech, and related corporate law matters. Co-founder and co-managing partner Xawery Konarski sits at the helm of the department with expertise in new technologies. Other key names include co-managing partner and ‘excellent expert’ in IT projects Agnieszka WachowskaPiotr Wasilewski, who has a focus on media and advertising law; and senior associate Karolina Grochecka-Goljan, who is praised as a ‘very dedicated and thorough lawyer’.

Practice head(s):

Xawery Konarski


Other key lawyers:

Agnieszka Wachowska; Piotr Wasilewski; Anna Jelińska-Sabatowska; Piotr Nepelski; Arkadiusz Baran; Karolina Grochecka-Goljan; Marcin Ręgorowicz


Testimonials

‘I have been working with Traple Konarski Podrecki for many years and the entire team are extremely competent, available and listen to the client’s needs. I have been working with very committed, brilliant and very positive lawyers who are able to creatively solve problems and go beyond the usual patterns. The entire team is worth recommending!

‘Agnieszka Wachowska is an outstanding lawyer and a great leader of the entire team. She is a lawyer with great legal sense and a very practical approach. She answers questions very precisely and is not afraid to give clear recommendations.’

‘Karolina Grochecka-Goljan is a very dedicated and thorough lawyer.’

‘Piotr Wasilewski has good communication, responsiveness, professionalism, and knowledge.’

‘They have two great advantages: professionalism and knowledge in a specialised area of law.’

‘I know Agnieszka Wachowska and she is an excellent expert in the area.’

‘This law firm highly specialises in IT-related areas of law, among others. They are a multi-desk law office, thus in case of complex projects, the client receives complex advice covering all necessary legal assessment.’

‘Marcin Ręgorowicz has very strong knowledge about IP, IT and Software Service Level agreements. Low-code software expert.’

Key clients

City Hall of Warsaw


Grupa Azoty S.A.


Naukowa i Akademicka Sieć Komputerowa


Agencja Rozwoju Mazowsza S.A.


State Treasury – General Director for National Roads and Motorways


Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications


Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A.


Asseco South Eastern Europe S.A.


National Health Fund


PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny Sp.z.o.o.


State Fund for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled


Work highlights


  • Represented a major global provider of technology solutions in litigation and administrative proceedings, as well as advising on ensuring cross-border compliance of internal regulations with those of jurisdictions in the CEE region, and providing legal support in the course of numerous technology projects.
  • Advised a client on a major implementation project in Poland, which includes both the technological part and the construction of physical infrastructure.

Bakowski Law Firm

Bakowski Law Firm supports start-ups and large companies which are active in the IT, new technologies, and telecoms industries, and its offering includes support with the preparation and negotiation of complex license agreements, outsourcing agreements, and cloud computing contracts, amongst others. It is also skilled at creating advertising campaigns, and promotional and marketing products or services for its client base. Telecoms law expert Zuzanna Łaganowska sits at the helm of the practice. Aldona Hapyn is another key team member, and regularly advises investment funds and financial institutions.

Practice head(s):

Zuzanna Łaganowska


Other key lawyers:

Aldona Hapyn


Testimonials

‘Always helpful, with an individual attitude to every single case. Apart from the massive dose of professionalism, this team is a group of great people.’

‘Excellent understanding of my needs, empathy, and professionalism.’

‘They go over and above all others.’

‘Great team.’

‘Zuzanna Laganowska is an outstanding lawyer, extremely professional. Any time of the day or night she would go the extra mile to make sure our legal matters were taken care of.’

Key clients

BELGACOM INTERNATIONAL CARRIER SERVICES


Quantifier Sp. z o.o.


Calmsie Sp. z o.o.


Medidesk Sp. z o.o.


Horyzont Media Sp. z o.o.


Work highlights


  • Advising PIT-RADWAR S.A. on the construction of telecoms devices for the armed forces.
  • Advising Quantifier Sp. z o.o. on the creation of an internet platform for managing the organisation’s carbon footprint.
  • Advising PIT-RADWAR S.A. on SAP software implementation, the purchase of licences, and the purchase of software support and development services.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

The technology group at DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k. supports clients from a range of industries, including emerging technologies, life sciences, insurance, media, and banking and finance, and its offering extends across both contentious mandates and commercial activity. IT and advanced technologies expert Ewa Kurowska-Tober chairs the group, and she also sits as global co-chair of the firm’s data protection, privacy and security sub-group. Counsel Magdalena Koniarska is particularly skilled in telecoms and e-commerce matters, while senior associate Olga Leśniewska has substantial experience in M&A transactions surrounding new technologies.

Practice head(s):

Ewa Kurowska-Tober


Other key lawyers:

Magdalena Koniarska; Olga Leśniewska; Piotr Czulak


Key clients

American Heart of Poland


Ardagh


Audi


Axalta


BASF


BNP Paribas


BorgWarner


Capgemini


Cognizant


DataTag


Dentsu Aegis


Equinix


HSBC


ING Bank


Toyota Motor


Levi Strauss


mBank


Mid Europa


Moroccan Oil


Naspers


Pekao SA


Philips


Prada


PZU


Revolut


Rituals


TelePerformance


T-Mobile


Auchan


Żabka


Disney


Xiaomi


Standard Chartered


Arrow


Visa


HCL


CaixaBank


Work highlights


  • Advised BNP Paribas on a number of IT projects and relevant contract negotiations.
  • Advising HCL on negotiations of an IT service agreement for a major Polish bank.
  • Advising Auchan Polska Sp. z o.o. on the implementation of the Ocado Smart Platform into Auchan’s local infrastructure and on the construction of a dedicated warehouse.

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka is well equipped to handle a wide range of mandates for clients, including digital transformations, armament technology supply projects, and innovative IT systems. The TV production, e-commerce, and energy sectors are areas of core activity for the group. Practice head Aleksandra Auleytner specialises in telecoms, internet, and e-commerce mandates, and she is ably supported by counsel Tadeusz Piątek, who frequently advises clients on transactional and regulatory mandates, and senior associate Karolina Kulikowska-Gruszecka, who is knowledgeable about new technologies.

Practice head(s):

Aleksandra Auleytner


Other key lawyers:

Tadeusz Piątek; Karolina Kulikowska-Gruszecka


Testimonials

‘Professional, with high experience and knowledge open for negotiation of the process, and transparent.’

‘Karolina Kulikowska-Gruszecka has great knowledge and is open-minded. Very good quality of work. Open to business needs, well organised, and knowledgeable about business.’

‘The DZP team responds immediately to the client’s needs. The knowledgeable lawyers provided the assistance we needed every time.’

‘Karolina Kulikowska-Gruszecka always delivers a top-quality service.’

Key clients

BABCOCK International Group


Talbot Underwriting


PZU S.A.


Crawford Polska Sp. z o.o.


Golden Media Sp. z o.o. and its subsidiaries


PGE Systemy Sp. z o.o.


PKP IC


GWD Concept Sp. z o.o.


Bouygues Immobilier Polska Sp. z o.o.


LULU Production


Work highlights


  • Represented PGE Systemy in proceedings concerning a contract for a billing and CRM system for the client’s customers, as well as in proceedings concerning the implementation of an IT system to ensure continuity of business processes.
  • Advised Babcock on agreements outlining its cooperation with members of the PGZ-Miecznik consortium, with the client providing the design for the Arrowhead 140 naval fleet, as well as the knowledge and technology to build it in Polish shipyards.
  • Advised PZU on cybersecurity incidents which occurred for a number of its customers who had purchased cybersecurity policies.

GWW

Advising on regulatory issues and contractual mandates, as well as providing legislative assistance, form core areas of expertise for the telecoms team at GWW. It is also skilled in the public procurement of telecoms services. Wacław Knopkiewicz is a key senior name to note, and Wojciech Krupa is another active team member, whose ‘competence in regulatory matters is at the highest level’.

Practice head(s):

Wacław Knopkiewicz; Wojciech Krupa


Testimonials

‘Wacław Knopkiewicz is recommended.’

‘Each year of cooperation with GWW TMT’s team confirms our confidence that this is a team of the highest quality, whose method of work perfectly responds to the specificity of our needs.’

‘As our group develops, new legal and regulatory issues emerge with an increasing degree of complexity and an increasing impact on business. The GWW TMT team can not only provide top-level legal support in solving particular issues, but also – which is very valuable to us – take into account the impact of actions in a given case on other areas of the group’s activities.’

Key clients

Fiberhost SA


INEA Sp. z o.o.


OPERATOR WSS Sp. z o.o.


Orange Polska SA


Cellnex Poland Sp. z o.o.


On Tower Poland sp. z o.o.


Towerlink Poland sp. z o.o.


Polkomtel sp. z o.o.


Cyfrowy Polsat SA


Viasat Inc.


Polish Chamber of Commerce for Electronics and Telecommunications


Equinix Poland Sp. z o.o.


LoVo Sp. z o.o. Sp. k.


BCAST sp. z o.o.


Work highlights


  • Advised Orange Polska SA. on the auction for four frequency reservations in the 3.6GHz band.
  • Advised Fiberhost SA on the wholesale market.

Kochanski & Partners

Kochanski & Partners‘ technology and media team has a strong focus on new technologies, cyberspace, and the metaverse; specifically, it has particular expertise advising clients on mandates surrounding NFTs, blockchain, AI and crypto-assets, and has the capabilities to support clients with both contractual mandates and contentious work. Piotr Kochański took over leaderhship of the team following the departure of previous practice heads Agnieszka Chrzanowska and Lukasz Wegrzyn  in the spring of 2023; the former established her own practice and the latter joined Osborne Clarke.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Kochański


Other key lawyers:

Mateusz Ostrowski; Monika Maćkowska-Morytz


Key clients

Sopockie Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń ERGO Hestia S.A.


Sopockie Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń na Życie ERGO Hestia S.A.


mBank S.A.


IZFIA


Ringier Axel Springer Polska


PKO Bank Polski S.A.


Polskie Towarzystwo Reasekuracji S.A.


mBank Hipoteczny S.A.


Work highlights


  • Representing Ringier Axel Springer Poland in the defence of journalists who report irregularities.
  • Advising PKO Bank Polski S.A. on the construction of a virtual Rotunda in the metaverse, including a comprehensive legal analysis of the business model in terms of division of responsibility, contracts, data flow, flow of funds and crypto-assets, intellectual property rights and identification of key legal issues and risks in terms of banking law, personal data processing, crypto-asset law and e-commerce regulation.
  • Assisted the Chamber of Fund and Asset Managers with establishing a dedicated cloud computing implementation industry standard for the investment funds sector.

KWKR Konieczny Wierzbicki i Partnerzy

The client roster of the TMT team at KWKR Konieczny Wierzbicki i Partnerzy includes companies in the IT, fintech, and medtech industries, in addition to a wide range of corporations wishing to utilise AI. Technology-related transactions are an area of activity for the team, in addition to IT implementation agreements and contractual matters. Managing partner Michał Konieczny and new technologies law expert Łukasz Wieczorek co-head the team, and according to one client its ‘legal expertise is unquestionable’.

Practice head(s):

Michał Konieczny; Łukasz Wieczorek


Other key lawyers:

Gabriela Kocurek; Aleksandra Lachowicz; Mikołaj Prochownik


Testimonials

‘Substantive knowledge and comprehensive service. Fast turnaround time. Efficiency.’

‘High personal culture, and good atmosphere and understanding.’

‘KWKR’s legal expertise is unquestionable, as is their knowledge and experience of the TMT sector and their ability to work smoothly on cross-border matters. What sets them apart is their energy, their dynamism, their desire to truly understand your issue and provide more than what’s asked; and all with a great sense of humour, even when working not in their native tongue!’

Key clients

Software Mind


Epeer


NextBank


Ailleron


CDA


Prosoma


Seth Software


Swiftpay


Digital Ocean Ventures


Grape Up


Saventic Health


Zurich Insurance Company


Self Learning Solutions


Work highlights


  • Assisting Ailleron with negotiations over a tripartite contract with ING Bank Slaski and Operator Chmury Krajowej concerning the implementation of a LiveBank solution in cloud technology.
  • Assisting Epeer, a global provider of AI-powered behavioural credit scoring software for financial institutions, with drafting and negotiating contracts with a number of major banks in Poland.
  • Advising Self Learning Solutions on the licensing terms for its proprietary, AI-based platform, including with regard to the IP and regulatory requirements governing the electronic payment market.

Olesinski & Wspolnicy

At Olesinski & Wspolnicy, the implementation of AI-based technologies and IT systems, as well as the negotiation of TMT agreements, form core areas of work. Its client roster consists of companies from the TV and telecoms, gaming, e-commerce, software development, and new technologies industries. Key senior members of the team from the Warsaw office include founder and managing partner Rafał Olesiński and Joanna Lentka-Wróbel. In Wroclaw, technology disputes expert Wojciech Jarosiński; Andrzej Boboli, who has expertise in new technologies; and Lucyna Brayshaw are the names to note.

Practice head(s):

Rafał Olesiński; Lucyna Brayshaw; Wojciech Jarosiński; Joanna Lentka-Wróbel; Andrzej Boboli


Other key lawyers:

Sebastian Kleszyk; Bartosz Kolarz; Małgorzata Paja; Józef Pordes


Testimonials

‘The team is known for its excellent quality, diverse composition, and contemporary approach to legal advice.’

‘The team possesses extensive expertise in TMT. They offer actionable advice tailored to our business context. They also operate promptly and efficiently when the situation demands it.’

‘Bartosz Kolarz is a specialist who efficiently merges TMT and data protection. The projects he manages always end successfully, meeting all business expectations. His open and approachable nature renders him an indispensable partner. He is prepared to assist and provide clarifications, ensuring clients receive complete support and the confidence that they are well taken care of.’

‘The team are full service and provide a depth of knowledge that not all other firms demonstrate. There is a genuine client-first approach taken by the partners which ensures a gold standard of service.’

‘Wojciech Jarosiński is our go-to adviser in Poland for technology and commercial law matters. His technical knowledge is brilliant. But he also understands immediately what his clients’ needs are and then goes the extra mile to ensure they get them.’

‘Joanna Lentka-Wróbel is a knowledgeable and passionate lawyer, very experienced when it comes to negotiations and disputes, willing to really delve into the details of each separate issue to our benefit.’

‘The team is able to balance its recommendations according to the client’s business needs. Team members are proficient in market practice and know how to implement legal recommendations. They are characterised by distinctive knowledge.’

‘Andrzej Boboli and Bartosz Kolarz are outstanding specialists in the field. They provide recommendations in easy-to-understand language and give a full picture that makes you feel legally secure.’

Key clients

ATM Grupa S.A.


Burda Media Polska sp. z o.o.


Booksy International sp. z o.o.


Brose Sitech Sp. z o.o.


Modivo S.A.


ICB Pharma Sp.j.


Krajowy Rejestr Długów Biuro Informacji Gospodarczej S.A.


Olga Tokarczuk


Picadilla Games Adziński, Porzucek, Czerenkiewicz Sp. k.


Sportano.com sp. z o.o.


SI-Consulting sp. z o. o.


Spoton Poland sp. z o.o.


Tarczyński S.A.


Teleste sp. z o.o.


Satlan sp. z o.o.


Ten Square Games S.A.


Tidio Poland sp. z o.o.


ZPUE S.A.


Continental Opony Polska sp. z o.o.


Impel S.A.


Impel Group


Limango Polska sp. z o.o.


Work highlights


  • Assisted Tarczynski with negotiations for the sponsorship of the National Football Team and the National Stadium.
  • Advising Booksy International Sp. z o.o. on a variety of issues, including securing a brand management strategy, preparing conditions for the company’s services, negotiating agreements with media houses and contractors, and providing strategic advice in the area of personal data protection.
  • Advised ZPUE S.A. on its withdrawal from an agreement for the implementation of the integrated IT system i.a. SAP S/4HANA, and represented the client in several court proceedings.

Wardynski & Partners

E-commerce and fintech work make up a large volume of the new technologies team’s instructions at Wardynski & PartnersKrzysztof Wojdyło chairs the department with expertise in blockchain and privacy mandates, advising both start-ups and well-established companies. Associates Rafał Kuchta and Joanna Werner have particular expertise in the regulatory space.

Practice head(s):

Krzysztof Wojdyło


Other key lawyers:

Rafał Kuchta; Joanna Werner; Iga Małobęcka-Szwast


WKB Lawyers

WKB Lawyers has a broad-ranging TMT offering, and it provides clients with advice on software development contracts, technology transfers, and e-commerce matters, in addition to handling licensing disputes, media competition cases, and regulatory and public procurement-related issues. A large proportion of its client base consists of developers, publishers, and producers. Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska and Paulina Maślak-Stępnikowska are the two senior names to note.

Practice head(s):

Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska; Paulina Maślak-Stępnikowska


Key clients

FremantleMedia Polska Sp. z o.o.


TVN S.A.


Ekstraklasa S.A.


11 bit studios


Stavka sp. Z o.o.


Orkla Care S.A.


Global Message Services Worldwide


OLX


Wolters Kluwer Polska


HBO Europe s.r.o.


Allegro


Axel Springer National Media & Tech GmbH & Co. KG


Cludo sp. z o.o.


Work highlights


  • Represented TVN in litigation against a press publisher in a case concerning the right to claim press correction.
  • Advised Fremantle Media Polska, as external production counsel, on the first season of Love Never Lies for Netflix.

APLaw Artur Piechocki

APLaw Artur Piechocki is a Polish boutique firm specialising in domestic and cross-border IT and TMT matters. In the new technologies space, AI, IoT, blockchain and NFTs are all within the firm’s strong capabilities, and it also advises clients on e-commerce, telecoms, and media-related mandates. Founding partner and 'well-known expert' Artur Piechocki heads up the practice.

Practice head(s):

Artur Piechocki


Other key lawyers:

Natalia Polańska


Testimonials

‘Artur Piechocki is recommended.’

‘Full legal support on IT/TMT matters – IT software implementation, big data management, innovative tool implementation, IP protection, e-commerce, etc. The team is excellent and very professional. They know our industry like no-one else. Very technical and with great legal knowledge.’

‘Artur Piechocki is an unbeatable and invaluable legal attorney in TMT/IT and data matters. He is very popular in Poland, a well-known expert, so we appreciate collaborating with him.’

Key clients

Stroer


Supermedia


Dialo


Focus Research


9Bits


Aftermarket.pl


Cloudity


Consulting Service


Work highlights


  • Represented Consulting Service successfully in two multi-threaded court disputes.
  • Advising Stroer on IT, e-commerce, data protection, and multimedia legal matters.
  • Advising Aftermarket.pl on IT, cybersecurity, and data protection legal matters.

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

Core areas of work for the team at BSJP bnt Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sroka Nilsson Zamorska Sp.k. include contracts regarding software, IT services, and cloud solutions, and licensing and transfer agreements. It is also experienced in handling disputes over non-performance or improper performance of contracts. Marcin Kroll leads the practice, and he regularly acts for multinational corporates, scale-ups, and start-ups.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Kroll


Other key lawyers:

Andrzej Załęski


Key clients

B3 Consulting Poland


Checly


Directpl


EBS


Findwise


Infopulse Poland


Nethansa Group


No Fluff Jobs


P&P Solutions


Semantive Cloud


Tietoevry


Work highlights


  • Advised Tietoevry on negotiations with global audio company Bose regarding the establishment of a new centre of excellence in Warsaw.
  • Representing a major Polish FMCG company in a dispute over its withdrawal from a custom software development agreement, contractual penalties, and counterclaims from the vendor for additional remuneration.
  • Advised start-up Checly on incorporation and obtaining VC financing, as well as providing legal support related to product development and commercialisation issues.

Clifford Chance

The TMT sector focus group at Clifford Chance has substantial experience advising clients on the relevant aspects of M&A transactions, especially those in the gaming sector. The team also benefits from the firm’s global network of offices, enabling it to seamlessly handle cross-border mandates. Corporate and M&A partner Marcin Bartnicki chairs the group, and he is ably assisted by counsel and new technologies expert Krzysztof Hajdamowicz.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Bartnicki


Other key lawyers:

Krzysztof Hajdamowicz


Key clients

Cellnex Telecom


Airbus Defence and Space


Xebia


RTB House


Giza Polish Ventures


Ringier Axel Springer


Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka

The team at Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka ‘has great experience in media law and knows the entertainment industry very well’. Its offering also extends across video games, books, newspapers, and advertising, with recent activity in the new technologies space, advising on AI, the metaverse, and NFTs. Krzysztof Czyżewski sits at the helm of the practice. Senior associate Kamil Rzeczkowski left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Krzysztof Czyżewski


Testimonials

‘The team has great experience in media law and knows the entertainment industry very well. They work for many Polish producers, both on the film and series side.’

‘The features distinguishing this law firm from the competition are its business-oriented approach and broad expertise in the audiovisual market.’

‘Krzysztof Czyżewski has great experience in audiovisual matters. He also has a good gut feeling that helps him efficiently assess and analyse complex topics.’

‘Krzysztof Czyżewski is very thorough and simply the best in Poland dealing with copyright and creative issues.’

Key clients

Telemark


Akson Studio


East Studio


Domino Films


Burda Media


Powergraph


Ringier Axel Springer


HBO


Paprika Studio


Spirit Animal


Work highlights


  • Advised Akson Studio on creating and distributing a series of podcasts.
  • Advising press and media creator and distributor Burda Media Polska on matters concerning online advertisement, especially with regard to sensitive products.
  • Represented Ringier Axel Springer and its magazine Newsweek in litigation proceedings.

Doktór Jerszynski Pietras Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni Spólka

Doktór Jerszynski Pietras Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni Spólka frequently assists clients with the acquisition of complex IT systems and related services. Banking, energy, retail, and e-commerce are particular sectors of focus for the group. Practice head Gracjan Pietras has substantial experience in IP and new technologies law. Jarosław Jerszyński, who specialises in matters concerning the film industry, ‘stands out for his expertise and his ability to simplify complex legal jargon’.

Practice head(s):

Gracjan Pietras


Other key lawyers:

Jarosław Jerszyński; Bartosz Góźd; Katarzyna Lewińska; Tomasz Urbanek; Marcin Liszka


Testimonials

‘The practice is unique for its multi-disciplinary approach, combining legal expertise with a deep understanding of the technology, media, and telecoms sectors. Potential clients should know that the team is highly adaptable and capable of handling complex, fast-moving projects.’

‘The individuals at Doktór Jerszynski Pietras Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni are exceptional in their attention to detail and proactive approach to legal challenges. Jarosław Jerszyński particularly stands out for his expertise and his ability to simplify complex legal jargon.’

‘What makes DJP special is certainly the team. From the partners to the admin staff, everyone is constantly at your disposal and wanting to help. DJP very much retain a personal touch. I highly recommend DJP in every respect.’

Key clients

Wonder Films Sp. Z o. o.


Polskie Badania Czytelnictwa Sp. z o.o.


Sovereign Bitcoin Ltd


Work highlights


  • Supported polish film producer Wonder Films during the entire development, production, and post-production process of the 2022 TV series Powrót, and the films Każdy Wie Lepiej and Zołza.
  • Advising Sovereign Bitcoin, a UK-based company, on developing an original contractual structure to facilitate the implementation of bitcoin payments in businesses operating points of sale in Poland.
  • Advising Jeronimo Martins Polska S.A. on the acquisition of various IT solutions.

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k is well versed at handling regulatory matters, commercial licensing, IT outsourcing, and corporate and technology-related M&A transactions, as well as contentious mandates. Practice head Gerard Karp has notable expertise in advising on projects surrounding e-commerce, IT, and cloud solutions, and he is ably supported by Oskar Tułodziecki.

Practice head(s):

Gerard Karp


Other key lawyers:

Oskar Tułodziecki; Paweł Dudojc; Marian Giersz


Key clients

Insurance Guarantee Fund


Enreach Holding B.V.


OLX Group


CGI


Wiggin LLP


Harris Hagan


Zwill Gen


Integer


Work highlights


  • Advised CGI on the implementation of the Central Energy Market Information System.

Greenberg Traurig Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokinski Sp. k

Greenberg Traurig Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokinski Sp. k‘s TMT offering encompasses advice on a range of mandates, from internet, e-commerce, and licensing matters, and the handling of new technology solutions, to the implementation and integration of IT systems, outsourcing, and the manufacturing and distribution of computer software and hardware. Fintech and regulatory-related mandates also form part of the group’s offering. Deputy managing partner Michał Fereniec chairs the group, and has particular expertise in the licensing of media rights.

Practice head(s):

Michał Fereniec


Other key lawyers:

Michał Bobrzyński


Testimonials

‘Professional approach to the client, reliability, loyalty, punctuality.’

‘Michał Fereniec has enormous knowledge, experience, composure in stressful situations, availability at any time, and dedication to the case at hand.’

Key clients

Agora S.A.


Ekstraklasa S.A.


Allianz SE


Empik sp. z o.o.


Black Knight Football and Entertainment


Vista Equity Partners


Symfonia Sp. z o.o.


Work highlights


  • Advised Ekstraklasa S.A. on the sale of media rights relating to the Polish premier football league in seasons 2023/2024 to 2026/2027 to the TV broadcaster CANAL+ POLSKA S.A.
  • Advised Allianz on the mergers of the Allianz Group and Aviva Group companies in Poland, as well as on the signing and implementation of a TSA.
  • Advising Black Knight Football and Entertainmenton the potential acquisition of a Polish football club and branding strategy implementation.

Porwisz and Partners

Porwisz and Partners boasts expertise in the film production space, and a large proportion of its client base consists of producers, filmmakers, and artists. Its offering includes preparing and negotiating production agreements for film, television and radio, as well as advising on marketing contracts. Krakow-based co-founder Kazimierz Gródek steers the team, and senior associate Tomasz Głąb is another core name in the department.

Practice head(s):

Kazimierz Gródek


Other key lawyers:

Tomasz Głąb; Paweł Jusciński


Testimonials

‘Tomasz Głąb is active in advising IT firms on commercial contract law, in particular IT contracts, as well as new technologies law, copyright law, and public procurement law.’

‘Porwisz and Partners have been with us for quite some time so they know our needs and are really effective in identifying what is and is not important for us in each case. They put emphasis on the cost-efficiency of the proposed legal solutions. Also, we often work on a tight schedule, so responsiveness and ability to adapt is key for us.’

‘The fact that they understand our projects and goals. They know and understand that each project is a path and not an isolated single service at one point in time so it pays off to think ahead and plan carefully. In this respect, their mindset is more of an internal lawyer than of an external counsel, which we value a lot.’

Key clients

Grupa RMF sp. z o.o. sp. k.


Polskie Badania Internetu sp. z o. o.


OFF CAMERA Foundation


OSHEE Polska sp. z o.o.


Automobilklub Krakowski i Fundacja STARS4STARS


GRANA sp. z o.o.


KATAMAI Sp. z o.o.


Earlgrey sp. z o.o.


Lerta Technology sp. z o.o.


On-line education platform


CORE Projekt sp. z o.o.


Work highlights


  • Advising Polskie Badania Internetu on a project aimed at revolutionising the rules governing Polish and international online advertising.

SKP Slusarek Kubiak Pieczyk sp.k.

SKP Slusarek Kubiak Pieczyk sp.k. has a strong reputation in the creative industries arena, and is predominantly instructed by clients from the film, media, games, software, art, music, and design sectors. It handles both contentious and non-contentious mandates. Managing partners Maciej Ślusarek and Maciej Kubiak jointly lead the team of ‘trusted advisers’.

Practice head(s):

Maciej Ślusarek; Maciej Kubiak


Other key lawyers:

Piotr Nikołajuk; Paweł Myrda


Testimonials

‘They are experts – trusted advisers, not only problem solvers.’

‘Maciej Ślusarek provides a five star service!’

Key clients

Platige Image S.A.


Constantin Entertainment Polska sp. z o.o.


Metro Lato sp. z o.o.


Donald Tusk, Former Prime Minister of Poland and Former President of the European Council


Papaya Films sp. z o.o.


Krajowa Izba Producentów Audiowizualnych


House Media Company sp. z o.o.


M.T.L. MAXFILM sp. z o.o.


Rochstar S.A.


EGoFilm Group sp. z o.o.


Kredyt Inkaso S.A.


Work highlights


  • Advised Metro Lato sp. z o.o. on the production of the feature film Green Border, directed by Agnieszka Holland.
  • Assisted Platige Image S.A. with its engagement in the production of the Witcher, seasons 3 and 4, for the Netflix streaming platform and its derivatives.
  • Advising Constantin Entertainment Polska on day-to-day legal matters in connection with numerous productions carried out by the client.

Squire Patton Boggs Krześniak sp.k.

High-value TMT transactional and regulatory matters form the core of the work undertaken by the group at Squire Patton Boggs Krześniak sp.k., in addition to IT projects involving technology outsourcing and online trading agreements. Managing partner and practice head Eligiusz Krześniak is praised by one client as a ‘top-notch expert and leader’, and he has particular expertise in advising clients from the telecoms sector. Senior associate Michał Matysiak rejoined Rymarz Zdort Maruta in June 2023.

Practice head(s):

Eligiusz Krześniak


Testimonials

‘Extremely knowledgeable and coherent local team with access to international practices acting based on up-to-date standards. Love to cooperate with them.’

‘Very knowledgeable, diligent and humble partners, who understand the business needs and customs in the industry.’

‘Eligiusz Krześniak is always on top of it and is on the cutting edge of arbitrations, an area with ever growing relevance in business relations in Poland. Top-notch expert and leader!’

Key clients

T-Mobile


Huawei


Bausch Health


Nokia Oyj


Roland International


DXC Technology


Smith & Nephew


Cubic Telecom


Aston Martin


Viber


Vodafone


ZP Zackiewicz & Partners

The TMT department at ZP Zackiewicz & Partners, which is led by managing partner Maciej Zackiewicz, is further sub-categorised into various teams: Marcelina Jakubek leads the IT contracts group, Adam Karpiński chairs the vendor and game development team, and Marcin Gabryszak heads up the media department. The firm ‘exemplifies the perfect blend of deep-rooted experience in new technology law with an intricate understanding of the IT business landscape’.

Practice head(s):

Maciej Zackiewicz; Marcelina Jakubek; Adam Karpiński; Marcin Gabryszak


Other key lawyers:

Martyna Rzeczkowska; Maciej Szkutnik; Anna Knapik


Testimonials

‘Their ability to offer practical business solutions is invaluable, and under the ZP brand, they set standards for the rest of the legal market, particularly in advanced areas like the legal aspects of artificial intelligence.’

‘Maciej Zackiewicz’s renewed energy and vibrancy became increasingly evident, especially when we delved into complex areas of telecoms law. His practical approach and profound TMT specialisation have time and again steered us through the most intricate legal terrains, confirming his status as a leader in this field.’

‘Adam Karpiński’s vast knowledge combined with a methodical approach positions him as an invaluable resource in the legal landscape.’

Key clients

ROCHE GROUP


TOYOTA GROUP


EURO-NET / RTV EURO AGD


MATEX LAB GROUP / NEAUVIA


Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń Wzajemnych TUW


FELLOWMIND POLAND


RISCO SOFTWARE


CRIDO BUSINESS


WYDAWNICTWO PEDAGOGICZNE OPERON


ZETO SOFTWARE


INDEEP STUDIOS


AIUT


PAYEYE


BMS


Work highlights


  • Assisting a client with  a comprehensive set of agreements for the creation of the Central Spatial Database.
  • Advising a client on replacing the existing framework agreement designed for an international group with a new TMT-ordering system.
  • Assisting a client with drafting and negotiating contracts for a project for a power-producing company in Poland which concerns constructing individual layers of the LTE450 network for state-owned energy companies.