TMT in Poland

Baker McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Sp.k.

The TMT department at Baker McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Sp.k. has considerable strengths in the digital media and technology sectors, with a focus on digitalisation, innovation, cybersecurity and privacy mandates, as well as cloud-based transactions, for domestic and international clients in the financial, healthcare and automotive sectors. Matters within the increasingly active gaming and video-on-demand arenas are also within the team’s capabilities. The team is jointly led by Marcin Fijałkowski and counsel Radoslaw Nozykowski and Jakub Falkowski. Previous practice head Marek Rosiński has taken a regional role as senior counsel.

Other key lawyers:

Marek Rosiński

Testimonials

‘We decided to choose Baker McKenzie due to the high level of knowledge and services in the field of IOT consulting.’

‘Counsel Radoslaw Nozykowski is calm, committed and available. At each stage of cooperation, he presented knowledge and offered solutions.’

Key clients

The Walt Disney Company

Accenture

Snowflake Inc.

Schneider Electric

TUiR Warta

ElectroMobility Poland

SAP

Harley Davidson

Viasat

Bytedance

Colt Technology Services

Work highlights

  • Advising Disney on the global expansion of Disney+ in a range of pre-launch matters covering media regulatory, consumer and marketing laws, as well as tax advisory.
  • Supporting Accenture on its key projects in the region.
  • Advised Snowflake both on the technology and data side of the transaction involving the acquisition of Polidea.

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.

Privacy and data protection specialist Izabela Kowalczuk-Pakuła, technology expert Piotr Dynowski, IP specialist Paweł Lipski and corporate lawyer Tomasz Zalewski jointly lead the practice at Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k. The team is active across a range of TMT matters, including regulatory issues in the telecoms, gambling and gaming industries, and IT and cloud-related disputes. The group is also adept at handling matters involving new technology, such as fintech, cloud computing, cybersecurity, AI and blockchain matters. Its client roster includes a range of domestic and international companies.

Testimonials

‘They have a very strong full-service team which has been able to distill complex, inter-disciplinary legal matters into pragmatic advice.’

‘Very responsive and quick. Looking for real hands on solutions and supporting business decision making and execution.’

‘Always there when you need them and exceptionally good in quick understanding of problem at hand.’

‘Piotr Dynowski has provided excellent advice across a complex and changing area of regulation for us.’

Key clients

IGT Poland sp. z o.o.

Perfect Gym Solutions S.A.

BT Global Europe B.V.

Marquard Media Group AG

Verizon Connect

Veolia

IKEA

Retailic (Fablo.pl)

Bank Ochrony Środowiska

Globalstar

NENT

Work highlights

  • Advising Nordic Entertainment Group in relation to the planned launch of its Viaplay VOD platform in Poland.
  • Advised IGT Poland on the design and delivery of innovative lottery and casino IT systems in competitive negotiations with Totalizator Sportowy.
  • Advising Perfect Gym Solutions on negotiations of agreements with key strategic clients in Poland and the Netherlands.

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

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k. stands out for its significant experience advising on the implementation of IT systems and related disputes arising from IT agreements, where it advises major international digital businesses and TMT clients, including fintech companies and investors. Other capabilities of the group include advising on telecoms regulation, network sharing, and newer technologies such as new fibre and 5G networks. Technology, media and data privacy law expert Tomasz Koryzma is head of the practice. Damian Karwala is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Tomasz Koryzma

Other key lawyers:

Damian Karwala

Testimonials

‘Responsive. Highly competent on regulatory issues. Very familiar with our business and thus a great partner to our company.’

‘Reliable. They know our business and contractual structure very well. They have been successful to build a highly collaborative partnership.’

‘In the context of a very complex legal dispute, the partner and team presents consistency in planning, presenting and negotiating agreed with client positions, which give the client great confidence in the assessment of potential impact to running business.’

‘Tomasz Kozyzma is a great team leader, he has managed to set up a team of individuals who are ready for hard work and effective cooperation, supported by unique knowledge related to business cases, which make business much better prepared for critical decisions.’

‘Mr Karwala has excellent knowledge in the area of data privacy.’

‘Damian Karwala is very committed and reliable, with business understanding, strong expertise in technology, IT, data privacy.’

Key clients

Airbnb

Apo Discounter

Apologistics

Prudential

Gerber Technology

Telepass

eBay

Work highlights

  • Assisting Airbnb on a comprehensive assessment of the legal framework applicable to the client’s business in Poland.
  • Advising Apo Discounter on its Polish platform offering online pharmaceutical products, food products and dietary supplements.
  • Advising Prudential Poland in relation to IT and cloud computing services.

Dentons

Dentons has broad-ranging and international capabilities and advises clients on media, technology, IP, telecoms and data privacy matters. The team is also seeing an increased volume of work in the banking and defence sectors, and can regularly be found advising on regulatory mandates and fintech projects. Its impressive client portfolio includes BBC Studios, Huawei and Facebook. Karol Laskowski leads the team and is supported by senior associate and media law expert Małgorzata Domalewska.

Practice head(s):

Karol Laskowski

Testimonials

‘High level of professionalism, high level of knowledge of legal issues within the practice.’

‘High level of commitment, easy to contact with, very deep problem analysis.’

‘There is strength and depth to the team I was dealing with. They knew immediately the issues at hand and were able to take the ball and run with it. The lawyers I dealt with had excellent knowledge of the issues, the law and procedures involved, excellent communication skills and outstanding English.’

‘Very commercial and efficient, good listeners who understand the client.’

‘The team work as a unit and the response to any questions is comprehensive, complete, fast and on time.’

‘Karol Laskowski runs a very tight ship with a great team of lawyers.’

‘Kamil Januszek was very efficient with a great eye for detail, ensuring that we provided everything that was needed and following-up to inform us of progress and also remind us of deadlines; this is invaluable.’

Key clients

ITI Neovision

BBC Studios

Kino Polska

mBank

Tata Communications

Viacom International Media Networks

Huawei

Commerz Bank

Bookbit

Facebook

SITA

HERE Technologies

HBO

UPC

Maruta Wachta sp. j.

Managing partner and founder Marcin Maruta is co-head of the team at TMT-focused firm Maruta Wachta sp. j., working  alongside IT contracts expert Maciej Zackiewicz. Covering traditional mandates involving technology, media and telecoms, as well as newer areas such as machine learning, blockchain, big data and cloud computing, the team has a very broad range of expertise. The practice has also extended its offering to include advice on AI and gaming.

Practice head(s):

Marcin MarutaMaciej Zackiewicz

Testimonials

‘Thanks to the good understanding of technology and media, Maruta Wachta is able to suggest business solutions to support legal safety. Profound knowledge of license models of large IT providers and an international practice.’

The team is always able to assign a lawyer with the exact skills and expertise required, even when the problem faced is very niche. Their approach is incredibly agile and they always manage to fit neatly with our business and technical workflows. They have a remarkable understanding of the sector specifics resulting in a much better fit of legal services to our needs compared to any other law firm we’ve tried so far.’

The greatest strength of the team is its comprehensive competences. Thanks to this, each topic with which we ask for help is always handled by the person who knows it best. A very significant advantage of the team are also the various available models of cooperation. Thanks to this, you can best match the service to your current needs.’

‘Maruta Wachta helped us in many different topics in the past 12 months. This work was complex. They are communicative and they have a lot of current knowledge about IT/TMT.’

‘Maciej Zackiewicz, in my opinion, is a role model and example to follow for every leader in the legal industry. He is incredibly organised, responsive, patient, able to listen and establish friendly contact with clients. I appreciate him for his expert knowledge, long-standing experience and all the unique tips he managed to share with me and my organisation. I value Maciej for his ability to build and lead such a great team of lawyers. I have observed Maciej’s work not only in calm times, but also when it was required by a tight schedule and complicated stage of projects – even then he did not lose his composure, was able to manage the team perfectly and thus gained in my eyes the status of a true leading individual.’

‘Maciej Zackiewicz looks for legally effective cooperation models to achieve business targets.’

‘Maciej Zackiewicz has great efficiency in all negotiations and suggestions of reasonable solutions to tough issues. We always found good rationale and arguments to push things forward; this is I think unique, a focus on important matters and find suitable solution.’

‘Maciej Zackiewicz has vast experience and provides services in a timely manner.’

Key clients

Eurocash

Auchan Group

Roche Group

PKO BP SA

Circle K

T-Mobile

Orange Group

Polpharma

Volkswagen Group

Netia

RUCH

Lidl

Ogilvy

Edipresse

Rossmann

PKN Orlen

IFS Group

Alior Bank

Boston Consulting Group

Huuuge Games

Work highlights

  • Advising Poland’s National Cloud Operator in negotiating a strategic partnership agreement with Microsoft.
  • Advising T-Mobile on the continuation of complex IT outsourcing projects involving the takeover, by a selected vendor, of the outsourcing of maintenance and development for more than 130 of the company’s applications.
  • Advising PKN Orlen as the first company in Poland to test a private, industrial 5G network in an advanced industrial infrastructure environment in drafting an agreement and negotiating key legal and business terms.

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak is active in advising clients in new areas of technology and IT, such as cloud computing and cybersecurity, as well as assisting on IP transfers and IT deployment, related litigation concerning violation of rights for software products and digital crimes, blockchain matters and software audits. The practice is also adept at supporting M&A transactions, where it advises on the technology aspects. Software law expert Mikołaj Sowiński and cloud computing specialist Agata Szeliga jointly lead the team.

Testimonials

‘Flexibility, always available to support, meeting deadlines, offering legal advice tailored to the client organization.’

‘Agata Szeliga and Mikołaj Sowiński have exceptional legal knowledge, business approach, understanding of client needs.’

Key clients

Discovery

Microsoft

BSA

Mazda Motor Logistics Europe NV

Wix

Wolt

Lidl Poland

Mastercard Europe

EY GDS

Autodesk

Shelfwise

Ebicom

Work highlights

  • Advised Discovery TVN in administrative proceedings related to the issuance of a broadcasting license for TVN24.
  • Advised Eurosport and TVN on the negotiations of a key distribution deal related to the distribution of linear Eurosport, Discovery and TVN channels, and cooperation in the field of VOD services.
  • Advised Wix in relation to the Poland-related aspects of the acquisition of Modalyst.

Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners

TMT-focused boutique Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners handles a broad range of mandates spanning Poland and Europe, especially in the telecoms, technology and media sectors, regarding internet, e-commerce and regulatory issues. Data protection, IT and fintech matters are also within the group’s capabilities. The practice is led by co-founder and new technologies specialist Xawery Konarski. IT lawyer Agnieszka WachowskaPiotr Wasilewski, who specialises in media and advertising law; data protection expert Grzegorz Sibiga; and financial innovation law expert Jan Byrski are also of note.

Practice head(s):

Xawery Konarski

Testimonials

‘The team is composed of lawyers having experience at leading international law firms, in-house legal departments as well as public authorities. They have a great knowledge of regulations. The team is perfect in details, listening to all queries, doubts and opinions. The lawyers are always acting in line with our expectations, perfectly addressing key issues, getting to the point without creating incomprehensible legal stories. The team is also always responsive and flexible. Their professionalism, outstanding experience and knowledge are always a big value for us.’

‘The firm delivers the results in a pragmatic manner, always on time and budget. They are extremely reliable and actively share knowledge from other jurisdictions and at EU level to put matters in context and make them understandable to clients and peers in other legal systems.’

‘All members of the Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners team treat every request, project and case with the highest level of professionalism and skill. They all possess wide knowledge of local law and the market and are always willing to find the best approach, specifically suited for our needs and interests. We appreciate their ability to always deliver exceptional results, even under pressure of tight deadlines.’

‘Strong academic background linked with the awareness of the financial market, infrastructure support in communication with the financial conduct authority, oversight and supervision, banking outsourcing regulations, new fintech products, data protection and privacy law support, and good value for money.’

‘Jan Byrski has very strong knowledge, is ready to share this with clients, is open for new approaches, and is ready to compete.’

Agnieszka Wachowska combines legal expertise with knowledge of new technologies. Agnieszka has unique knowledge of open-source licensing – it is unique as it is difficult to find specialists on the market advising in that area as it requires a lawyer with advanced tech and IT understanding.’

Xawery Konarski is one of the most well-versed, tech-savvy, and open-minded lawyers I have had the pleasure to work with. He has tremendous experience and a deep understanding of some of the most innovative areas of technology law. Communication with Xawery is smooth and easy.’

‘Xawery Konarski and Piotr Wasilewski deserve to be commended for their legal knowledge as well as client communication.’

Key clients

Agencja Rozwoju Mazowsza S.A.

General Director for National Roads and Motorways (GDNRM)

Polska Izba Informatyki i Telekomunikacji

Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A.

Asseco South Eastern Europe

National Disabled Persons’ Rehabilitation Fund

Bakowski Law Firm

New technology specialist Zuzanna Laganowska leads the TMT group at Bakowski Law Firm, which is adept at preparing and negotiating complex license agreements, outsourcing agreements and cloud computing contracts. It also advises clients on creating advertising campaigns and marketing products. Aldona Hapyn is also a lawyer of note in the IT market.

Practice head(s):

Zuzanna Laganowska

Other key lawyers:

Aldona Hapyn

Testimonials

‘Unique group of people, with great law knowledge.’

‘They are available and engaged in every problem I submitted.’

‘Very responsive and insightful when it comes to negotiating tricky deals.’

‘We get the answers needed quickly.’

‘Very good contact and good legal knowledge that fits to our industry profile.’

‘Punctuality and performance of work on time. Good communication.’

‘Aldona Hapyn has been our main point of contact for years. We appreciate her professionalism, willingness to find non-standard, yet mutual ways to resolve issues in our deals.’

Key clients

BELGACOM INTERNATIONAL CARRIER SERVICES

National Research Institute supervised by the Ministry of Digital Affairs

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

IT expert Aleksandra Auleytner leads the TMT group at Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka, which has a track record of successful digital transformation projects. Its client portfolio consists of TV and radio broadcasters, TV producers, video game developers and publishers, and it is also active in the advertising and e-commerce sectors. Paweł Gruszecki stands out in cybersecurity and media law.

Practice head(s):

Aleksandra Auleytner

Other key lawyers:

Paweł Gruszecki

Testimonials

‘I can evaluate this practice by its speed, a diverse team that covers the full range of my expectations, and a dedicated associate with extensive legal knowledge, experience, and managerial skills.’

‘Always the highest of standards.’

‘I work with attorney Paweł Gruszecki. He is a person with tremendous experience and legal knowledge. What stands out, however, is that he looks at the documents he creates from the business side. It is not only describing the business requirements in the materials, it is their in-depth understanding, searching for elements that require inclusion or modification. What is also unique is the support provided in the negotiation process, which allows both sides of the negotiation to feel comfortable and effectively achieve their goals or even exceed them.’

Key clients

PKP IC

Nexera Group

TECS’ telecommunication & e-commerce solutions GmbH

Talbot Underwriting

PZU S.A.

Crawford Polska Sp. z o.o.

Arteria S.A.

Golden Media Polska

Med24

ING Bank Śląski S.A.

Alfavox

GWD Concept

Fundacja Przekrój

Work highlights

  • Acting for PKP IC in all telecommunication and IT matters including legal disputes, negotiations and contracts with Alstom Group for the implementation of Wi-Fi in Pendolino high speed trains, as well as contracts with Stadler for the implementation of IT software in Flirt trains.
  • Supporting Talbot Underwriting in the handling of cyber security incidents.
  • Advising Nexera on drafting and securing complex IT telecommunication contracts, providing compliance with telecommunication, GDPR and public-aid regulations.

EY Law

The TMT team at EY Law is well versed across a range of IT matters involving outsourcing projects, 5G, cloud computing projects and cybersecurity and data protection, with an increasing focus on AI solutions. Its clients include those from the retail, financial services, technology, telecoms and gaming sectors. Justyna Wilczynska-Baraniak leads the group, with the support of Joanna Gałajda.

Other key lawyers:

Joanna Gałajda

Testimonials

‘Very competent team, highly skilled in technology intensive projects (good understanding of technology beside the legal expertise).’

‘Wide range of specialists, strong technical knowledge and ability available for support in the most complex and innovative projects.’

‘Joanna Galajda is an outstanding expert in field of cloud computing, cyber security and AI.’

Key clients

Telefónica S.A.

Microsoft

Work highlights

  • Supporting an international insurance group in a cloud migration project.

GWW

The TMT practice at GWW specialises in assisting clients in the telecoms sector, and is active in handling regulatory and frequency issues, related investment processes and legislative matters. Practice head Wacław Knopkiewicz is based in Poznań and is praised for his ‘outstanding expertise in telecommunications law and regulation’.

Practice head(s):

Wacław Knopkiewicz

Testimonials

‘Excellent knowledge of telecommunications law and regulation. Fast and reliable advice and assistance in local administrative procedures.’

‘The GWW TMT Practice Team has unique experience in the market. Lawyers of GWW participate in the biggest telecommunication projects in Poland and share their knowledge with clients. In their work they use not only theoretical skills but also a highly practical approach, which is needed in business. They are reliable and flexible simultaneously, looking for solutions, not for problems.’

‘Wacław Knopkiewizc has outstanding expertise in telecommunications law and regulation.’

‘I would like to highly recommend Wacław Knopkiewicz, who is one of the best specialists in Poland, author of legal comments in TMT, highly available for clients, well oriented on the market.’

Key clients

INEA S.A.

Office of Electronic Communications

Work highlights

  • Advised a division of INEA into wholesale (infrastructure) and retail telecommunication companies.
  • Advised a client on the terms of access to the optical fibre infrastructure, including the optical fibre infrastructure co-financed from EU funds.
  • Advised the Office of Electronic Communications on the legal aspects of the investment agreement referred to art. 139a of the Telecommunication Law.

Konieczny, Wierzbicki Kancelaria Radców Prawnych sp.p.

Kraków-based and new technologies expert Michał Konieczny and IT sector specialist Łukasz Wieczorek jointly lead the TMT department at Konieczny, Wierzbicki Kancelaria Radców Prawnych sp.p., which is adept at handling matters in the fintech sector. TMT-related transactions are also within the team's areas of expertise, as are international mandates and work on behalf of state-owned companies.

Other key lawyers:

Aleksandra Lachowicz

Testimonials

‘The team is unique because of the lawyers’ unlimited ability to take on complex tasks, often involving specialists from different departments. Thanks to the smooth cooperation of the TMT department and data protection, the legal service was performed quickly and effectively.’

‘Conducts legal service at the highest level, which has earned our trust along with the promise of long-term cooperation. Each time they acted professionally, quickly, and effectively. Thanks to their specialist knowledge and active representation of our interests, KWKR’s lawyers negotiated favourable terms for us.’

‘I regard Konieczny Wierzbicki law firm as a legal partner that puts emphasis on building a long-lasting relationship with their clients. They do not focus on short-term goals but want to grow with their clients by delivering good value for reasonable prices. In other words, they do not think about delivering only one service item but want to accompany the client in the whole product journey or even further. Their strengths are: people, collaboration and flexibility in adapting to client’s needs.’

‘The legal counsels who we have been working with always strive to find the optimal legal solutions which meet our company’s needs, which often requires out of the box thinking. They are available, they respond swiftly and always to the point. Usually, we receive the initial legal opinion within 24 hours.’

‘Michał Konieczny: I appreciate his substantive approach even in the most stressful situations. I am impressed by the vast knowledge of TMT and the way in which he combines information from different fields – IT law, law of a given country, corporate law – to be able to solve problems efficiently and quickly. Łukasz Wieczorek has also helped our company more than once. His excellent knowledge of new technologies, as well as in-depth knowledge of business topics has allowed us to become serious players in the market. His involvement had a direct impact on the development of our company.’

‘The vastness of Michał Konieczny’s knowledge and experience is invaluable in complex undertakings such as the implementation of an IT system in many countries outside the European Union. Besides, we highly value his opinion on TMT issues. He is the author of many publications which show his insight into the development of the new technology market in Poland.’

‘Łukasz Wieczorek has broad, long-term experience in the IT sector. He has participated in dozens of projects preparing and negotiating IT contracts. He demonstrates a great knowledge of the difficult area of new technology law and is willing to share innovative ideas, supporting our company in many key transactions.’

‘Aleksandra Lachowicz deserves great recognition, mainly for her input in difficult negotiations with banks.’

Key clients

Ailleron Group

Górnośląsko-Zagłębiowska Metropolia

Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych

Zurich Insurance Company

Software Mind Sp. z o.o.

Software Mind Inc.

Novomatic Technologies Poland Sp. z o.o.

Rumble Fish Poland Sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised Ailleron Group regarding testing and selling a new formula in cloud computing in Asia.
  • Assisted Górnośląsko-Zagłębiowska Metropolia in preparing a full set of documents needed to launch the EU-level public tender proceedings regarding the implementation, licensing, support and maintenance of a large, complex IT system dedicated for processing of public services.
  • Acted for Software Mind Inc. in negotiating the agreement with DTPN, including the agreement for implementation and development of software, replication of the software on DTPN’s cloud infrastructure, maintenance services.

Lesnodorski, Slusarek & Partners

The TMT group at Lesnodorski, Slusarek & Partners is active in the media, film, TV and new technology sectors, advising IT manufacturers and distributors, software houses and producers of computer games on the implementation of IT systems and computer law matters. Personal data and image protection are also within the scope of the practice, which is led by Maciej Ślusarek are Maciej Kubiak.

Testimonials

‘LSW are great. They are reliable, knowledgeable, resourceful, and on top technologically.’

‘Maciej Ślusarek is a true professional. His experience in the industry and broad knowledge of its specifics (entertainment), as well as his eloquence, make him really stand out.’

Key clients

EGoFilm sp. z o.o.

Gemini Apps sp. z o. o

Mr Zbigniew Boniek

Adam Bodnar

Esports Lab sp. z o.o.

Be.Loud sp. z o. o.

Philips Polska sp. z o.o.

Burda Publishing Polska sp. z o. o

House Media Company sp. z o.o.

Krajowa Izba Producentów Audiowizualnych KPA

Animoon sp. z o. o.

Work highlights

  • Advising Esports Lab on drafting contracts with research institutions and contracts with esports organisations.
  • Represented a high-profile individual in a case after he spoke about the phenomenon of hate speech.
  • Advising EgoFilm on acquiring rights, development, production and exploitation of the animated Series “Kajko &Kokosz”.

Wardynski & Partners

Wardynski & Partners has a core focus on e-commerce (including consumer protection issues and regulatory matters), fintech (covering blockchain and consumer finance) and cybersecurity matters. Krzysztof Wojdyło is head of the practice and an expert in new technology matters, including payment services, crowdfunding and privacy, advising start up companies as well as established corporates. Rafał Kuchta is a name to note at the associate level.

Practice head(s):

Krzysztof Wojdyło

Other key lawyers:

Rafał Kuchta

Testimonials

‘The Wardynski TMT team is truly a first-class practice of international standing. I have found on many occasions that one can rely on their extensive knowledge, not only of the law, but also of the principles of operation of the technical solutions to which the practice relates. They are a good source of knowledge not only for companies’ legal departments but also for people working in so-called business lines, operations or research and development.’

‘Openness to negotiate good fee rates, willingness to ensure that resources are not excessive in relation to the work requested, good availability and responsiveness, especially of more experienced lawyers.’

‘The firm’s lawyers take a deeply ethical approach to the performance of their duties. They have great knowledge, not only of the law, but also of the environment that is governed by such law (business, social relations, trends, common standpoints, etc.). The opinions or information presented are always formulated concisely, clearly and comprehensibly (this is a separate value, a great language culture). Despite their very high standards of independence, which should be emphasised once again, they know how to create a good atmosphere of cooperation.’

‘I’d highlight Krzysztof Wojdyło and Rafał Kuchta (deep knowledge of payment services regulations and related areas of expertise).’

Work highlights

  • Advised an e-commerce platform on regulatory matters.
  • Advised a global tech company in connection with the launch of a new online service.
  • Advised a global automotive company in connection with new digital services to be offered for drivers and passengers.

WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr

The TMT practice at WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr is increasingly active in the areas of fintech, technology, IT, media and data protection. Its diverse client roster includes ISPs, software developers, publishers of online content, e-commerce platforms and smart device manufacturers, as well as film and television content producers and publishing houses. Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska is the practice head.

Testimonials

‘High substantive knowledge and availability.’

‘High knowledge, availability, communication skills and a business approach to the client.’

‘Very good attitude towards working with the client. Well-positioned team with very good expertise.’

‘Extremely good communication. Intensive focus on the joint project.’

Key clients

4Kraft sp. z o.o.

FremantleMedia Polska sp. z o.o.

Remira GmbH

Cludo sp. z o.o.

Wolters Kluwer Polska sp. z o.o.

Chubb

PZU

Sensor Cliniq spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością i Wspólnicy sp.k.

Work highlights

  • Advised FremantleMedia Polska on how to organise a television production during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Supported 4Kraft on the acquisition of kiddy GmbH.
  • Advising Cludo on a complex set of agreements regarding deployment of the client’s IT and telecommunication services in an SaaS model.

APLaw Artur Piechocki

Founding partner Artur Piechocki co-leads the team alongside Ireneusz Matusiak at specialised TMT and IT firm APLaw Artur Piechocki. The department advises clients on a range of mandates, including telecoms and media law, Internet of Things (IoT), AI, IT projects, outsourcing, cryptocurrency and blockchain matters. Sectors of focus for the firm include IT, fintech, e-commerce, cybersecurity and gaming.

Practice head(s):

Artur Piechocki co-leads the team alongside Ireneusz Matusiak at

Testimonials

‘All APLAW lawyers we have worked with in our projects or external projects are extraordinary experts in technology and law interaction and we can easily recommend them to anyone looking for legal support in new technology sector.’

‘Lawyers from APLAW have extensive knowledge of technology; they supported us in various projects, related to technology implementation in our organization. They support went beyond standard legal services, they understood business very well and were able to confirm correctness of our business decisions.’

‘Superb knowledge of legal issues related to data privacy and TMT combined with an understanding of technology and business processes related to data privacy and TMT’

‘It’s probably not easy to list all technology-related cases supported by APLAW. They are well known for knowledge in domain names, blockchain, cybersecurity, software systems implementation, telecommunication etc. And their knowledge is of technical kind, not only strictly legal. That helps a lot in mutual understanding in client-legal counsel relationship.’

‘The team consists of experienced and dynamic people who have extensive knowledge, in particular in the field of copyright in Poland.’

‘I know Artur Piechocki for more than 15 years and he has always been interested in technology that is behind law and business. And he understands that relation very well, what is reflected in legal services he delivers.’

‘Artur Piechocki combines knowledge of TMT laws and technology.’

‘We have known Artur Piechocki for almost 20 years and we are well aware of his skills in technology, what makes him our first choice if business, law and technology is concerned.’

Key clients

Cloudity

Aequam

Focus Research

Aftermarket.pl

Bridge Solutions Hub

ITGrator

ClearSec

9Bits

Oknoplast

Shipsboy

Azeta UAB

Baumalog

4Mass

Totalbet

Supermedia

AP System

Human Ark

Host24Biz

Hunters

Work highlights

  • Represented ITGrator in a court dispute in terms of implementation of systems for Gdańskie Centrum Informatyczne.
  • Advising ClearSec on matters related to public procurement for delivering complex cybersecurity system for the Polish National Health Fund run by the Ministry of Health.
  • Advising Azeta UAB on complex e-commerce matters, particularly on launching and development the Polish online shop offering beauty and self-care products.

BSJP Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sroka Nilsson Sp. k.

BSJP Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sroka Nilsson Sp. k.'s TMT team is predominantly focused on handling IT contracts involving software development and maintenance, licensing and cloud services for domestic and international clients, including start-ups, as well as assisting on technology-based projects, including in the areas of fintech and legaltech. IP and IT specialist Marcin Kroll heads the group.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Kroll

Key clients

Direct Communication Sp. z o.o.

Nethansa GmbH

No Fluff Jobs Sp. z o.o.

EBS Sp. z o.o.

Semantive Cloud Sp. z o.o.

Synermedia Sp. z o.o.

WorkITNow Sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advises Nethansa in relation to all areas of the group’s business activity in Poland.
  • Advises a developer and manufacturer of novel biologics and biosimilars for companies around the globe in relation to an array of IT-related contracts.
  • Advises a fintech start-up on the launch in Poland of a mobile app—an investment crowdfunding platform allowing users to invest in the selected emerging tech companies.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance has an international presence, and its offices across Europe place the team in a good position to handle cross-border mandates with projects involving technology and data privacy elements. The group is also active in advising clients on fintech issues. Corporate lawyer Marcin Bartnicki heads the practice and supports clients in the financial services and private equity sectors.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Bartnicki

Key clients

Allegro

SVF II Motion Subco

Cellnex Telecom

RTB House

Ringier Axel Springer Media AG

Acapela Group Babel Technologies S.A.

Citigroup

Goldman Sachs

J.P. Morgan

ABN Amro

Barclays

BNP Paribas

Jefferies

DMBH

ING

Pekao

Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A.

HSBC Bank Polska S.A.

Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka

The TMT team at Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka is led by Krzysztof Czyżewski, who focuses on advising film and TV clients on transactions and disputes affecting the media sector. The wider group advises clients across various other industries, including internet, e-commerce, software, video games, technology and medical devices, and also conducts media litigation and handles advertising-related matters too.

Practice head(s):

Krzysztof Czyżewski

Testimonials

‘The team has good flexibility, good contact and things get done quickly.’

The most efficient lawyers I have worked with. Extremely fast and professional at the same time.’

Key clients

HBO

Pascal

Akson Studio

Aktiv Media

Studio Smile

HTL Strefa

Ringier Axel Springer

Stallergenes SAS

Bayer

Gortat Studio

Work highlights

  • Acted for Aktiv Media as production counsel to all new TV series produced by the client for TVN and Discovery.
  • Representing Akson Studio in multiple TV and film productions.
  • Supporting KIPA in creating and conducting professional workshops for advanced and experienced executive producers.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.

Ewa Kurowska-Tober leads the technology practice at DLA Piper; she is also the global co-chair of the firm’s data protection, privacy and security sub-group. The team offers support to clients in the highly regulated sectors, including emerging technologies (AI and blockchain), life sciences, insurance, media, banking and finance, on litigation as well as on data protection and privacy law issues, areas in which senior associate Magdalena Koniarska has particular expertise.

Practice head(s):

Ewa Kurowska-Tober

Other key lawyers:

Magdalena Koniarska

Testimonials

‘Legal services are provided by DLA comprehensively, in various legal aspects.’

‘Broad, up-to-date knowledge of individual team members on the DLA side.’

‘We always get clear and comprehensive explanations from DLA.’

Key clients

American Heart of Poland

Ardagh

AUDI

Axalta

BASF

BNP Paribas

BorgWarner

Cap Gemini

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

UK Department of Digital Culture, Media and Sport

Vodafone

Żabka

Work highlights

  • Advising ING Bank on the launch, operation and modification of innovative tools offered to its clients, including an innovative online payments and invoice management platform.
  • Advising AUDI in relation to innovative tools offered to its clients.
  • Advising mBank on several IT projects including advising on purchase and launching of a new IT system for bank operations.

DLK Legal Korus sp.k.

At DLK Legal Korus sp.k., the TMT team has a strong focus on advising banks and technology providers in the fintech industry on legal and regulatory matters. In particular, the department’s offering includes supporting financial institutions undergoing digital transformations and advising IT firms, telecoms companies and technology providers that are aiming to enhance their businesses with financial services. Founder Krzysztof Korus leads the department, and Michał Mostowik is also of note.

Practice head(s):

Krzysztof Korus

Other key lawyers:

Michał Mostowik

Testimonials

‘Culture of excellence. The lawyers and staff at the firm are very talented and driven. I really enjoyed working with them.’

‘All of the lawyers we worked with had extensive knowledge and deep understanding of regulations in the fintech industry at the EU and country level. They are up to date with current and upcoming changes in the law. We have been touching upon many different topics during our calls, and we were always positively surprised at the depth of their understanding of the fintech regulatory environment.’

Key clients

P4 sp. z o.o.

Allegro Finance

Authologic

PayEye

mytaxi Polska sp. z o.o.

Santander Consumer Bank

eService

Santander F24

Santander Leasing S.A.

Easy-Check

Work highlights

  • Advised Infosys on the Polish aspects of the EUR30m acquisition of GuideVision.
  • Advised PayEye on the regulatory and data privacy issues of biometric payment services based on iris recognition technology.
  • Advised eService on the regulatory issues of outsourcing arrangements.

Greenberg Traurig Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokiński Sp. k

Michał Fereniec is head of the TMT practice at Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k. and is supported by Michal Karol Bobrzynski. The team’s offering spans e-commerce, licensing, new technology solutions, IT implementation and system integration, outsourcing, software and hardware manufacturing and distribution, and telecommunications services. Additionally, the practice handles fintech mandates, regulatory TMT matters and technology venture capital.

Practice head(s):

Michał Fereniec

Other key lawyers:

Michal Karol Bobrzynski 

Key clients

Polsat Group

Agora S.A.

Polkomtel sp. z o.o.

Cyfrowy Polsat

Ekstraklasa Live Park Sp.z o.o.

Ekstraklasa S.A.

OTB Ventures

Innova Capital

OANDA Global Corporation

BetFan

PCF Group S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Cyfrowy Polsat and Polkomtel on the sale agreement concerning a 99.99% stake in Polkomtel Infrastruktura, a subsidiary of Polsat Group, with Cellnex Poland.
  • Advised Ekstraklasa on the settlements with TV broadcasters CANAL + and TVP, as well as on the sale of media rights relating to the Polish premier football league, to these broadcasters for the 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 seasons.

Doktór Jerszyński Pietras Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni Spółka Partnerska

Doktór Jerszyński Pietras Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni Spółka Partnerska conducts IT-related transactions, such as the acquisition of IT systems, for Polish and foreign businesses from a range of sectors, including energy, retail and e-commerce. This also includes drafting documentation and conducting negotiations. Gracjan Pietras sits at the helm of the practice and has expertise in IP and new technologies law. Jarosław Jerszyński and associate Adriana Palczewska are also names to note.

Practice head(s):

Gracjan Pietras

Testimonials

‘The lawyers from DJP are professional, reliable, understand the specifics of the difficult matter in which the company operates and provide very business oriented legal support. When needed DJP lawyers show excellent negotiating skills. DJP works efficiently, timely and deeply engages in the company’s matters, which in many cases are very demanding and difficult to understand. The DJP team provides full scope of support required by the company, including litigation with company’s customers and business partners when needed.’

‘Mr Bartosz Góźdź is very hardworking, young but yet an experienced lawyer. He is extremely attentive, professional, and a problem solver. He gives deep analysis to all the matters entrusted to him.’

Key clients

Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A.

Wonder Films Sp. z o. o.

Polskie Badania Czytelnictwa Sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised Polski Fundusz Rozwoju on the acquisition, implementation and maintenance of an IT system dedicated to managing and implementing the country-wide government’s programmes on relief for entrepreneurs affected by the pandemic.
  • Advised Jeronimo Martins Polska on the acquisition of various IT solutions.
  • Advised Fortum Power and Heat Polska on the acquisition of various IT solutions.

Kochanski & Partners

Kochanski & Partners' technology team focuses on digital banking, payment services and digital leasing. More specifically, the team advises on cloud computing for financial institutions, blockchain, AI, proptech, cybersecurity and license audits, as well as negotiating and drafting agreements with IT providers. The team also supports clients in the restructuring of entire businesses and individual transactions. Lukasz Wegrzyn joined the firm from SSW Pragmatic Solutions in 2020 and co-leads the team alongside Agnieszka Chajewska. Piotr Kaniewski is also a key contact.

Other key lawyers:

Piotr Kaniewski

Testimonials

‘Best knowledge on cloud computing deep understanding of their client’s business, good in linking parties around them.’

‘Łukasz Wegrzyn has great networking within the country, good drive to share cloud and regulation awareness.’

Key clients

PKO BP S.A.

Credit Agricole

Polskie Towarzystwo Reasekuracji

Idea Bank

Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy SA

mBank

Pandora

ES-System

mElements

GFT Group

Spacelift

Grupa Pracuj.pl

Molecule 1

Ringier Axel Springer Polska

Natural Pharmaceuticals

Murapol

MAIN

Work highlights

  • Advising PKO BP on migration to a cloud computing infrastructure.
  • Advising Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy on a project on setting up online leasing marketplaces.

Olesinski & Wspolnicy

Olesinski & Wspolnicy's TMT team is led by Rafal OlesinskiJoanna Lentka-Wróbel, Andrzej Boboli and Magdalena Kaleta-Maniak. The practice advises both domestic and international clients, including those in e-commerce, TV studios and high-tech companies, as well as start-up companies from the gaming industry. Its offering includes implementing IT systems, developing distribution networks, brand development and media coverage.

Testimonials

‘O&W specialists combine the highest legal knowledge with advanced knowledge of new technologies and put their advice in a business context. O&W advisors are able to work under time pressure, meet agreed upon deadlines, and are contactable, responsive and timely to my requests and needs. I appreciate their easy to understand communication style. Key advisory services in TMT area include management of my company’s intellectual property, IP rights agreements and patent and brand protection.’

‘Since we started our cooperation with OW, they’ve been a great help for us in all aspects of running a successful company. The team responds promptly and comes back with solutions in a timely manner.’

‘The team is diverse and includes experts in different fields which allow a comprehensive analysis of a subject and as a result provides a risk adverse advice to the clients.’

‘Joanna Lentka-Wrobel is a great advisor. She has big experience in similar cases, which made her advice / comments very valuable.’

‘Andrzej Boboli has a very high level of expertise and is passionate about TMT. He built a strong team from the very beginning and it keeps developing. A great leader. When you have Andrzej on task, you know it will be done smoothly. Understanding business, interested in business also from the financial aspect and making sure the solutions are practical. He clearly cares about Polish business development and helps companies grow.’

‘Bartosz Kolarz has a solid legal background. Delivers tailor-made solutions, very smooth in contact with clients.’

‘Małgorzata Paja combines high legal knowledge with knowledge of new technologies. She has extensive knowledge of intellectual property and is able to present the key issues for me in a straightforward manner.’

‘Sebastian Kleszyk is a great advisor and lawyer. Professional approach to each case and his full commitment makes the client feel that he is represented by a good lawyer.’

Key clients

Acer Poland sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

ATM Grupa S.A. [Inc]

Burda Media Polska sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Booksy International sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

CCC S.A. [Inc]

CCC.EU sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Codedose Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Code Lighthouse sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Curaden Polska sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Deviniti sp. zo.o. [Ltd]

Dr Schneider Automotive Polska sp.z o.o. [Ltd]

eobuwie.pl S.A. [Inc]

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Poland sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Finder.com Poland sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Gigaset Communications Polska sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

GUOTAI – HUARONG (Poland) sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Helitrends sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

ICB Pharma Sp.j. [Rp]

“IDŹCZAK-MEBLE” Firma Produkcyjno-Handlowo-Usługowa Roman Idźczak

Impel S.A. [Inc]

Impel Facility Services sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Kaczmarski Group sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Kaczmarski Inkasso sp. z o.o. sp. k. [Ltd]

Kancelaria prawna RAVEN P. Krupa Sp.k [Lp]

KIK Textil sp. z o. o. [Ltd]

Krajowy Rejestr Długów Biuro Informacji Gospodarczej S.A. [Inc]

Kruk S.A. [Inc]

Limango GmbH [Ltd]

Limango Polska sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Maruta Wachta sp.j.[Rp]

Mechanistry sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

MKK3 sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Novum Finance sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Nowex Arkadiusz Nowacki [sole proprietorship]

Nutit a.s. [Inc]

Objectivity Bespoke Software Specialists sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Omega Meble sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Olga Tokarczuk [physical person, Noble prize winner]

Orthos Szpital Wielospecjalistyczny sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Patronad sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Pergamin sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Placemepl sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]

Revolmatic sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Scommerce.one sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

SI-Consulting sp. z o. o. [Ltd]

Sitech sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Smartfuture 21 sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Solwit S.A. [Inc]

Spoton Poland sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Swimstone sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Tarczyński S.A. [Inc]

Teleste sp. z o.o.

Satlan sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Ten Square Games S.A. [Inc]

Tesar Polska sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Tidio Poland sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Tristone Flowtech Poland sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

ULTER-SPORT sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Versum sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

VIVE Textile Recycling Sp. z o. o. [Ltd]

Whirlpool Company Polska sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Whirlpool Polska Appliances sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

XTPL S.A. [Inc]

ZREW Transformatory S.A. [Inc]

ZPUE S.A.[Inc]

Work highlights

  • Supported Booksy International in its integration with Versum.
  • Advised the rights owners of the ‘Traffic Puzzle’ mobile game on the sale of the title.
  • Advised Teleste in negotiating an agreement regarding implementation of a network video recorder solution for the leading terrestrial TV and radio broadcast infrastructure operator in Poland.

Squire Patton Boggs Krześniak sp.k.

Telecoms expert Eligiusz Krzesniak leads the practice at Squire Patton Boggs Krześniak sp.k., which advises both domestic and international companies in TMT-related transactions and projects, such as the rollout of 5G in Poland. The team also advises start-up and fintech companies on choosing the right business models, negotiating and structuring investment agreements and raising capital, as well mandates related to payments, e-banking, online loans and IT deployment issues.

Practice head(s):

Eligiusz Krzesniak

Other key lawyers:

Paweł Magierowski

Key clients

T-Mobile Polska

XTPL

Coinfirm

Work highlights

  • Advised T-Mobile Polska in connection with the agreement with Inea on telecommunications wholesale access to Inea’s fibre network in the form of Bitstream Access.
  • Advised Coinfirm on several matters, including negotiating a global cooperation agreement between a Swiss software provider and a bank.