Firms To Watch: White-collar crime

WP Law Kancelaria prawna Woźniccy & Partners sp.j.’s white-collar crime practice is led by Aleksander Woźnicki and represents both employees of corporations and executives in a range of internal investigations.

White-collar crime in Poland

Clifford Chance

The white-collar, regulatory and compliance practice at Clifford Chance is well regarded for its ability to conduct corporate investigations and provide advice on crisis situations, compliance issues and anti-corruption measures. The team also has ample experience representing corporates and individuals in criminal proceedings, as well as representing companies which have been the victims of criminal behavior or misconduct. Practice head Marcin Ciemiński has significant experience advising clients in the healthcare and life sciences sectors. Michał Magdziak and Monika Diehl are both key names for internal investigations.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Ciemiński

Other key lawyers:

Monika Diehl; Michał Magdziak


At CMS, the white-collar crime practice is expert in a broad spectrum of matters including bribery, corruption, anti-money laundering, and misconduct. The team has experience handling internal investigations and criminal proceedings, with particular expertise in the financial services, TMT, life sciences, energy and construction sectors. The practice is headed up by Arkadiusz Korzeniewski, who focuses his practice on both preventative compliance and investigations. Maciej Kópczyński is noted for his expertise in the IT, pharmaceutical, consumer goods, and oil and gas sectors. Mariusz Minkiewicz and Mateusz Gerlach are also notable members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Arkadiusz Korzeniewski

Other key lawyers:

Maciej Kópczyński; Mariusz Minkiewicz; Mateusz Gerlach


Linklaters‘ white-collar crime team is skilled in handling internal investigations, as well as AML compliance and government investigations. Sitting within the wider litigation, arbitration and investigations practice led by Cezary Wiśniewski, the group has significant experience acting for banks and investments funds. Tomasz Manicki leads the dedicated white-coller crime team and has significant experience advising clients in highly-regulated industries. Marek Tołcz specialises in administrative proceedings aimed at imposing penalties on corporates and individuals, and is praised for his ‘excellent research capability converted into thoroughly considered advice‘.

Practice head(s):

Tomasz Manicki; Cezary Wiśniewski

Other key lawyers:

Marek Tołcz; Paweł Wysocki


‘Very knowledgeable team, capable of building confidence and trust, to establish and maintain close cooperation and understanding with the client.’

‘Cezary Wiśniewski: always keen to get involved and provide the wider context to the issues in question. Tomasz Manicki: always at the heart of the matter, combining information from a variety of sources to come up with the best possible advice. Marek Tołcz: excellent research capability converted into thoroughly considered advice.’

‘Creative and committed team.’

Key clients

Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A.

Capitea S.A. (previously GetBack S.A.)

DNB Bank Polska S.A.

Assets Holdco S.A.

Work highlights

  • Representing Polski Fundusz Rozwoju, as the aggrieved party, in a criminal investigation conducted by a number of Regional Prosecutor’s Offices and police offices concerning suspicion of fraud concerning wrongfully obtained financial subsidies carried out by beneficiaries of the government programmes Tarcza Finansowa Polskiego Funduszu Rozowoju dla Małych i Średnich Firm and Tarcza Finansowa Polskiego Funduszu Rozwoju dla Dużych Firm.
  • Representing Capitea S.A., as the aggrieved party, in a criminal investigation conducted by the Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Warsaw, and as the subject of a regulatory investigation in front of the Polish Financial Supervisory Authority concerning multiple fraudulent activities of the former management board, and senior officers of the company, as well as their business counterparties.
  • Representing the brokerage house DNB Bank Polska S.A. in criminal and associated civil proceedings in connection with brokerage fraud committed by a representative of the bank to the detriment of a group of VIP customers.


The white-collar crime practice at Bartłomiej Raczkowski focuses its practice on regulatory matters, such as anti-money laundering and anti-corruption. It also has particular expertise in the realm of workplace investigations and offences related to the workplace. The team is well equipped to handle multijurisdictional investigations and enforcement matters. Headed up by Janusz Tomczak, the practice benefits from his expertise in handling fraud, corruption and anti-money laundering investigations. The team also fields Damian Tokarczyk, who is experienced in compliance and internal investigations, particularly those relating to corruption, mobbing and theft. Ewelina Rutkowska is well versed in developing internal compliance procedures, with specific expertise in whistleblowing and counteracting abuse.

Practice head(s):

Janusz Tomczak

Other key lawyers:

Damian Tokarczyk; Ewelina Rutkowska


‘With a very calm and competent approach, Janusz Tomczak always maintains the situation under control and conveys a message of trust to the client. Ewelina Rakowska is a very good player as well. Hard-working and committed.’

‘A very wide knowledge of criminal law and criminal proceedings. Unique, individual approach to the client. Openness in relations with client, complete transparency and flexibility in calculating and invoicing legal fees. The ability to efficiently manage a number of multi-threaded cases and excellent coordination of the work of many lawyers.’

‘Janusz Tomczak – expert knowledge in criminal law at the highest level. Ability to build a great relationship with the client, understand the client’s needs and expectations. Ready to give immediate, practical, short-term advice right away. Wide international contacts with criminal law practitioners to facilitate international cases. Ability to coordinate the work of a team of lawyers.’

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak

Clients appreciate Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak‘s ‘great practical approach to internal investigations‘. The team also assist clients with the implementation of compliance systems and has particular expertise in the cybersecurity space, specifically the prevention of cybercrime. The team has recently been busy assisting clients with fraud and asset recovery matters. The practice is led by Tomasz Konopka, who is well versed in representing clients before both law enforcement authorities and the courts. Katarzyna Randzio-Sajkowska is a key name to note for her expertise in investigations. Michał Opala is active in criminal proceedings regarding corruption, fraud, business crime and cybercrime.

Practice head(s):

Tomasz Konopka

Other key lawyers:

Katarzyna Randzio-Sajkowska; Michał Opala


‘This practice is unique, primarily because of its members’ vast professional experience and professionalism. I also like the fact that the practice uses modern technology to increase the effectiveness of its work for its clients.’

‘I work with three people from the practice, namely Tomasz Konopka, Katarzyna Randzio-Sajkowska and Michał Opala. All of these people are characterised, among other things, by high professionalism, commitment and responsibility.’

‘The team is quickly adjusting to the changing environment. Their awareness of technology is quite exceptional as compared to other local law firms.’

‘The individuals are close to their clients, and cooperation is smooth. Big thanks to Katarzyna Randzio-Sajkowska, Tomasz Konopka and Michał Opala for their continuous support!’

‘SK&S Lawyers are highly qualified and experienced in white-collar practice. They are very responsive, business-oriented and proactive.’

‘I do appreciate their exceptional knowledge and experience, business-oriented and proactive approach, engagement and responsiveness.’

‘Very knowledgable of Polish authorities’ strategies and how to handle them. Great ability to explain domestic particularities to outsiders. Great practical approach to internal investigations.’

‘A team of professionals who get to the heart of the matter, offer solution options, and communicate intelligently with the client.’

Key clients

Microsoft Corporation


Work highlights

  • Acting as anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting outside counsel to the Microsoft Corporation.
  • Assisted Celius with the development of a mobile app supporting crisis management processes.

B2R Law Jankowski Stroinski Zieba

The white-collar crime practice at B2R Law Jankowski Stroinski Zieba is a popular choice for matters related to mismanagement, tax crimes, fraud and anti-money laundering. Bartlomiej Jankowski leads the practice, which benefits from his expertise in advising on the liability of individuals in company bodies and on anti-corruption matters. Edyta Zalewska is also a key member of the team, who frequently represents entities injured as a result of a crime.

Practice head(s):

Bartłomiej Jankowski

Other key lawyers:

Edyta Zalewska


‘They have great knowledge, experience and practice. Also, an open mind to win.’

‘Bartłomiej Jankowski and Edyta Zalewska simply make you feel comforted all the time. There is no such moment when you are left with any doubts or questions. Cooperation with them is so smooth that you can even forget that you came with an issue, because they simply come and take it off your shoulders.’

‘Bartłomiej Jankowski being a leader of the B2R white-collar practice provides a great combination of the standard typical for big law firms and the individual approach of boutique firms. He has also a strong academic background and deep understanding of businesses.’

Work highlights

  • Represent a Palestinian Guantanamo Bay detainee, as an aggrieved party, in criminal proceedings regarding illegal CIA Black Sites.
  • Defending a former manager at global telecoms firm Huawei against charges of alleged spying.
  • Representing officials from the Polish Financial Supervision Authority who were accused of alleged negligence in service referring to supervision over a financial market entity.


Forming part of the wider criminal litigation and internal investigations practice, the white-collar crime team at Dentons is a popular choice for its ‘deep understanding of the law and years of experience'. It is regularly instructed on a range of matters, including cybercrime, fraud through corruption, and asset stripping. The team boasts particular expertise in the life sciences, automotive, financial, real estate and TMT sectors. ‘Extremely dedicated and hardworking‘ practice head Agnieszka Wardak  is skilled in representing individuals and companies in criminal proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Agnieszka Wardak

Other key lawyers:

Joanna Kornaszewska


‘Always up-to-date and even a step ahead, good monitoring and warning system for the management boards, wonderful training, practical explanation of complex issues.’

‘Agnieszka Wardak – always oriented in the current and incoming legal situations, practical explanation of any complex issue, solution-oriented, prevents possible panic in difficult situations.’

‘The team is truly unique in applying creative yet very reasonable approaches to the cases they handle. Deep understanding of the law and years of experience allow the team to effectively deal even with sophisticated business issues in the background of the case. The level of engagement which I experienced while working with the team and availability for clients is also unmatched.’

‘Agnieszka Wardak’s ability to spot tiny details in the facts of the case, which later may turn the course of the case entirely, is a truly rare quality. She is a genuine strategist in litigation and offers far more than just excellent legal advice. She notices also non-obvious yet important aspects of the case, such as external communication and emotional state of the parties. Her experience and dedication to turn every stone to look for the best solution is truly reassuring.’

‘Team member Joanna Kornaszewska stands out as one of the brightest defence attorneys on the Warsaw market.’

‘The work was directed by Agniezska Wardak who provided excellent advice and leadership, and access to other law firm expertise. She was incredibly generous with her time and also demonstrated unique and create legal problem-solving skills. We were incredibly fortunate to be able to work with her and the team;’

‘Agnieszka Wardak is extremely dedicated and hardworking and goes above and beyond to ensure an excellent client service.’

‘Their passion, commitment and dedication to ensure an excellent delivery.’

Key clients

Tundra Advisory

Sling Aircraft

Americares Foundation

Boehringer Ingelheim

Cornerstone Partners

FMC Agro

GE Medical Systems


Mitsubishi HC Capital



Polpharma Group

Westport Fuel Systems

White Star Real Estate

Work highlights

  • Represented an international automotive sector manufacturer in the successful prosecution of a former distributor on charges of fraud and asset-stripping.
  • Represented a global leasing and finance company in an internal investigation into charges of fraud, abuse of position, acting to the detriment of the company, and harassment.
  • Represented a major European financial institution in a series of prosecutorial investigations into allegations of financial fraud, acting to the detriment of several thousands of investors, and potential liability of the institution’s board members for failure to meet the appropriate standard of care and causing detriment to the institution.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k. ‘s white-collar crime practice ‘embodies both professional excellence and a compassionate, philanthropic spirit.’ The team has expertise in conducting internal investigations, and advising on matters related to anti-bribery restrictions, cybersecurity violations and fraud. Praised for his ‘pragmatic approach‘, Tomasz Rudyk leads the practice, boasting significant experience in conducting internal investigations into violations of anti-bribery laws. Dominika Wolf-Jezierska, Piotr Falarz and Paweł Matej are also key members of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Tomasz Rudyk

Other key lawyers:

Dominika Wolf-Jezierska; Piotr Falarz; Paweł Matej; Magdalena Dec


‘Fast understanding of the case, perfect analytics of the options and quick measures, swift contact with the prosecutors. Trustworthy and reliable.’

‘Excellent team with good market knowledge, providing clear advice with a strategic approach on white-collar matters.’

‘I would like to share my heartfelt appreciation for the firm, which embodies both professional excellence and a compassionate, philanthropic spirit.’

‘Piotr Falarz is nice to work with and has a large network in his jurisdiction, which is very useful as a foreign client.’

‘The team is made up of highly experienced and outstanding lawyers. They are commercially minded and demonstrate a practical approach to client needs. They also have in-depth knowledge of criminal law and court practice.’

‘They provide tailored advice and are always very responsive. The collaboration is always smooth, they are open to the client’s ideas and propose innovative solutions. I appreciated their criminal law advice. They are committed to their work from the very beginning. The best choice for criminal law advice.’

‘Tomasz Rudyk is a highly qualified lawyer with a pragmatic approach, always striving to find the best solutions to the problems that arise during the proceedings.’

‘Dominika Wolf-Jezierska is very experienced in handling criminal cases and providing sound legal advice during the proceedings. She is always available, responsive and very dedicated. A top specialist in this field.’

Key clients

Michelin Polska

Work highlights

  • Advised Michelin on legal requirements following structural and legislative changes, especially with respect to the preparation of regulations concerning corporate bodies, and penal-fiscal regulations.

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

The diverse client roster of the white-collar crime practice at Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka features pharmaceutical companies, financial institutions, construction companies and manufacturers, as well as high-profile individuals.  The practice is regularly tasked with matters relating to abuses of power, anti-money laundering, cybercrime and fraud. Hanna Gajewska-Kraczkowska leads the team and focuses her practice on white-collar litigation and the criminal liability of business entities. Artur Nowak is a key name for tax-related matters and representing clients in penal-fiscal proceedings. Rafał Karbowniczek is well versed in cybercrime matters and was promoted to the partnership in July 2023.

Practice head(s):

Hanna Gajewska-Kraczkowska

Other key lawyers:

Artur Nowak; Rafał Karbowniczek


‘DZP’s criminal law practice is actually headed by partner Rafał Karbowniczek, who places great emphasis on full involvement in each of the cases entrusted to his team and pays extraordinary attention to detail.’

‘Rafał Karbowniczek is a lawyer who, from my perspective, stands out in every respect. He has an incredible sense of process and the ability to efficiently communicate with law enforcement agencies. Rafał has impressive knowledge of criminal law, which he successfully uses in the cases entrusted to him. Always professional, responsive and polite.’

‘Rafał Karbowniczek’s professionalism is confirmed by his presence in high-profile cases in which he represents leading Polish businessmen, politicians and celebrities.’

‘Consistently, Rafał Karbowniczek is recognized as a leader in the white-collar crime field. Above-average commitment to clients and perfectionism in every way. In my opinion, it is the running of this department by Rafał that makes it unique.’

Key clients

The Reformed Catholic Church in Poland

Work highlights

  • Represent an MEP in criminal proceedings which he initiated against a constitutional court judge.
  • Representing the Reformed Catholic Church in Poland in an administrative dispute with the Attorney General over registration on the official list of religious associations.
  • Represent a major political figure in criminal proceedings in which he has been charged with abuse of power and failure to fulfil obligations.

Greenberg Traurig Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokinski Sp. k

At Greenberg Traurig Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokinski Sp. k, the white-collar crime team forms part of the wider defence and special investigations practice. The team has significant experience representing foreign investors in multi-jurisdictional matters regarding abuses of power, anti-money laundering, fraud and anti-corruption. Leading the team is Paweł Pietkeiwicz, who is ably supported by Antoni Libiszowski and Izabela Szponar.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Pietkiewicz

Other key lawyers:

Antoni Libiszowski; Izabela Szponar

Work highlights

  • Representing a leading alcohol manufacturer in court action to set aside and resist enforcement of the UNCITRAL arbitration award granting compensation to one of the largest FMCG distributors in Poland for alleged breach of the representations and warranties included in an M&A transaction in the context of an alleged fraudulent carousel VAT scheme.

Laszczuk & Partners

The white-collar crime practice at Laszczuk & Partners is well versed in assisting its clients with matters relating to insider trading, anti-money laundering, forgery, division of assets and phishing attacks. The team has recently been busy handling fraud-related matters and assisting clients with the recovery of substantial amounts of money; practice head Jan Rysiński is especially well versed in work of this nature. Patrycja Piotrowska is also a key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Jan Rysiński

Other key lawyers:

Justyna Szpara; Patrycja Piotrowska


‘Perfect collaboration with the entire team. Full alignment, ideal information flow, trustworthy and professional people, precise action plan, excellent delivery. Flexibility and client needs first ’

‘Very professional people. Outstanding practice.’

‘Very good specialist for criminal and business law in Poland. Very good level in English, which helps a lot.’

‘Jan Rysiński – clear statements and always available when needed.’

Key clients

Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Rymarz Zdort Maruta

The ‘white-collar crime specialists’ at Rymarz Zdort Maruta are well equipped to handle a range of matters, from litigation to investigations, acting for both the injured parties and those accused of committing criminal offences. The team also regularly assists its clients with the implementation of internal compliance policies, particularly those relating to bribery, corruption and anti-money laundering. Karina Aust-Niewiadomska and Maria Szczepanska jointly lead the team. Damian Gudel and Krzysztof Sajchta are further key names.

Practice head(s):

Karina Aust-Niewiadomska; Maria Szczepanska

Other key lawyers:

Damian Gudel; Krzysztof Sajchta


‘Well experienced, logical thinking lawyers, who are really involved in the case.’

‘Dilligent work, analysis of the case files and good preparation for the hearings.’

‘Very close approach to clients; deep investigation of pros and cons; excellent legal knowledge.’

‘Appoach to meetings and preparation of strategies.’

‘White-collar crime specialists.’

‘I have worked with Karina Aust-Niewiadomska and I can surely say that she is a professional, hardworking and experienced attorney. She handles many difficult cases, especially white-collar crimes, and she is one of the best in the Polish legal market. Her experience and determination makes her effective and respected by her clients.’

‘Attention to client requests, the desire to look for solutions beyond those which are evident.’

‘Karina Aust-Niewiadomska and Maria Szczepanska are strong pillars of the team. They provide excellent advice, strategic approach and they are a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

ID Beauty International Distribution LLC

DESA Unicum Auction House

Eurolot S.A. in liquidation

Former members of the management board and the supervisory board of PKP Cargo S.A.

Bank Millennium S.A.

Centrum Rozliczen Elektronicznych Polskie ePlatnosci SA

Work highlights

  • Representing a major auction house in Poland in criminal proceedings concerning a painting by Jacek Malczewski.
  • Representing, as defence counsel, the former management board members and supervisory board members of a logistics company from the cargo railway sector in the course of preliminary criminal proceedings.
  • Representing a client based in Miami, ID Beauty International Distribution LLC, which is the victim of large-scale fraud, in proceedings before a district court in Poland.

Wardynski & Partners

Equipped with a team of ‘skilful‘ lawyers, the white-collar crime practice at Wardynski & Partners is skilled at handling matters related to fraud, bid-rigging, corruption and anti-money laundering. Leading the practice is Łukasz Lasek, capably supported by Jakub Barański, who is active in cybersecurity matters.

Practice head(s):

Łukasz Lasek

Other key lawyers:

Jakub Barański; Bartosz Troczyński; Artur Pietryka; Jakub Znamierowski; Filip Rak


‘Łukasz Lasek – communicative, available.’

‘All specialists and professionals.’

‘Skilful, with deep knowledge. Responsive and experienced.’

Work highlights

  • Representing a major global engineering company facing an investigation by multilateral development banks in Poland.
  • Conducted a comprehensive internal investigation for a leading global real estate management company to verify whistleblower allegations of bribery.
  • Advising a waste management company on its corporate criminal liability, which includes assessing potential risks of debarment from public tenders.

The team at Octo Legal represents both defendants and victims in cases involving crimes such as corruption, bid-rigging, fraud, property embezzlement, bond-issuance offenses, corporate misconduct, and failure to fulfil corporate duties. Michał Korolczuk heads up the practice, and is regularly capably assisted by Aleksandra Knapik, who 'always finds a solution in a difficult situation and is not afraid of anything'.

Practice head(s):

Michał Korolczuk

Other key lawyers:

Aleksandra Knapik; Aleksandra Kulczyk; Katarzyna Pawlonka


‘The team is very young, energetic and uses modern technology in its work. They are really responsive and experienced.’

‘The white-collar crime team are both professional and outstanding lawyers. They are reliable in stressful situations. ‘

‘Michał Korolczuk is an exceptional lawyer with huge experience in white-collar crime. He is very responsive and quickly delivers high-level legal advice.’

Key clients


Janusz Piecyk


Dominik Lipiec

Kamila Simura

Modzelewski & Rodek sp. z o.o.

Zakład Mięsny „KAMIEŃCZYK”sp. j. Irena, Jan i Dariusz Kalisz

Polenergia Fotowoltaika S.A.

ELE TAXI sp. z o.o. sp. k.


Work highlights

  • Defending the Vice President of a Polish financial institution, who is accused of participating in an organized crime group which allegedly laundered 9bn zlotys.
  • Defended a client accused of bribery and money laundering.
  • Defending a client who is accused of leading a major fuel mafia which allegedly committed record VAT fraud.

Chmielniak Adwokaci

Boutique law firm Chmielniak Adwokaciconsists of high-quality experts with diverse knowledge and high standard of services.’ Combining expertise in litigation, white-collar crime and compliance, the practice represents both individuals and entities as defenders and subsidiary prosecutors. Founding partner Łukasz Chmielniak and Jarosław Zagrodni head up the practice.

Practice head(s):

Łukasz Chmielniak; Jarosław Zagrodnik

Other key lawyers:

Łukasz Breguła; Marcin Klonowski


‘We have to point out: high level of knowledge, individual approach, easy contact, billing transparency, client orientation, high level of commitment. A very professional approach in every detail.’

‘We had the pleasure of working with Jarosław Zagrodnik. It is worth emphasising his above-average knowledge supported by scientific titles. He is not only a great legal theorist, but also an outstanding practitioner. He was very involved and helpful at every stage of our case. You can wish yourself and others to cooperate with such professionals.’

‘I cannot imagine more helpful and supportive lawyers in such sensitive matters than Chmielniak Adwokaci. The team is not big but very effective and focused on the client. They have excellent knowledge of court procedures and I trust their opinions.’


The white-collar crime team at CRIDO focuses its practice on defence in criminal matters and protection against potential corporate criminal liability by implementation of compliance procedures. Led by Katarzyna Witkowska, the team is praised for its ‘insightfulness‘. Sebastian Zieliński is also a key member of the team and is well versed in advising on corruption, anti-money laundering and offences involving trading in financial institutions.

Practice head(s):

Katarzyna Witkowska

Other key lawyers:

Sebastian Zieliński


‘Comprehensive approach, anticipating client needs, insightfulness.’

‘Katarzyna Witkowska and Sebastian Zieliński – ease of contact, availability, getting to the point quickly, conscientiousness, meeting deadlines.’

‘Very responsive and with a hands-on approach. No time lost with chitchat but cutting to the chase and ascertaining what needs to be done. Instructions are executed swiftly.’

‘It is safe to say about CRIDO that they are characterised by total commitment, a high level of service, very good cooperation within the team as well as with external parties. The cooperation with them was most successful.’

DeBenedetti Majewski Szczesniak Kancelaria Prawnicza Sp. K.

Boutique law firm DeBenedetti Majewski Szczesniak Kancelaria Prawnicza Sp. K. is well versed in advising its clients on the legal aspects of economic trade, the liability of collective entities for prohibited acts, and solutions to exclude criminal or fiscal-criminal liability risks. The team is jointly led by Jarosław Majewski and Janusz Strankowski.

Practice head(s):

Jarosław Majewski; Janusz Strankowski


‘DMS’ team is distinguished by full professionalism, as well as an innovative and unconventional approach to cases. It is very committed to the client’s matters and effective in its actions.’

‘Jarosław Majewski is distinguished by his professionalism and extensive legal knowledge, thanks to which legal services are provided at the highest level, with great attention to the client’s interests.’

‘Confidence, knowledge, precision, calmness.’

‘Jarosław Majewski is distinguished by his great confidence in what he does, his calmness, and his knowledge of the field and procedural mechanisms. His pleadings are excellent.’

‘The white-collar crime team at the firm demonstrates great knowledge of all the intricacies of law in the cases they take on. The team has already been widely recognised as one of the top firms specialising in the area in Poland – specifically through the excellence and experience of its leader, Jarosław Majewski.’

‘Jarosław Majewski is one of Poland’s leading specialists in the white-collar crime area. I would recommend him as an expert who demonstrates the ability to quickly adapt to the most demanding and challenging of conditions. On a more personal note, I would describe him as an astute litigator with remarkable experience, very rarely matched by anyone active in the same area of expertise.’

‘Strong and practical response to client requests.’

‘Quality of advice given.’

Key clients

Elliot Management Corporation, USA

Vienna Insurance Group AG, Austria

Nationale Nederlanden Life Insurance, Poland

Nationale Nederlanden Pensions, Poland

Nationale Nederlanden Financial Services, Poland

Nationale Nederlanden Non-Life Insurance, Poland

Compensa Life Insurance, Poland

Compensa Non-Life Insurance, Poland

Johnson & Johnson

MS Global Funding LLC

GÜLERMAK Ağır Sanayi İnşaat ve Taahhüt A.Ş.

Polish Development Fund Group

Work highlights

  • Represented a high-net-worth individual and owner of many companies from the production and commercial services sectors in a number of cases related to his acting as a member of the management board of these companies.
  • Represented an American investment fund in a case related to an attempt to defraud a company of over $3.5m using a court, which was simultaneously pending in Poland and in the USA.
  • Representing an individual in an exposed executive position in a case concerning public criticism of persons in exposed positions in organisations partially controlled by public authorities.

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k

Practice head Maciej Antoniak leads the white-collar crime team at DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k with ‘deep knowledge of legal matters and great negotiation skills’.‘ The team has particular expertise in the mining, construction, telecoms, aviation and entertainment sectors. The practice is regularly instructed to advise on crisis management, handle internal investigations, assist with the implementation of internal procedures, and represent injured parties in criminal proceedings. Lukasz Gembis and Michał Szumbarski are also key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Maciej Antoniak

Other key lawyers:

Lukasz Gembis; Michał Szumbarski


‘The practice is led by one of the best partners on the market, with deep knowledge of legal matters and great negotiation skills.’

Key clients

Orange Polska S.A.

Xella Polska Sp. z o.o.

Dobra Energia dla Olsztyna Sp. z o.o.

Ocado Group

Work highlights

  • Assisting LSE-listed company Ocado Group with the implementation of comprehensive compliance and whistleblowing procedures under Polish law.
  • Representing a major French TMT company in criminal proceedings pertaining to contracts governing the development and operation of two fibre optic networks within Poland.
  • Advising the entity overseeing the construction and operation of the Olsztyn Waste Incineration Plant on criminal compliance issues.

Kondracki Celej

The team at Kondracki Celej boasts significant experience representing defendants in criminal proceedings, as well as in investigations cooperating with law enforcement authorities in Poland. The team’s client roster features individuals and corporate clients from a broad range of sectors. Led by founding partner Marcin Kondracki, the practice benefits from his expertise in corruption, fraud and anti-money laundering. Adam Domański brings business and financial crime expertise to the team and was promoted to the partnership in January 2023. Maria Kozlowska joined the team from Wardynski & Partners in October 2022.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Kondracki

Other key lawyers:

Adam Domański; Maria Kozlowska


‘The team is experienced with cases related to regulator issues on the financial market – good understanding of client matters – flexible approach and consideration of even the little details that can be used for a defence.’

‘Marcin Kondracki – highly engaged from the very beginning; flexible; high quality of documents prepared. Adam Domański – hard working; very good understanding of financial market regulatory matters; flexible approach.’

‘I am cooperating with Kondracki Celej law firm in a case of penal-administrative proceedings. The law firm has unique knowledge and extensive experience in this field. The team is extremely committed to its cases.’

‘Marcin Kondracki is a recognised expert in criminal law and white-collar crime cases, as well as in penal-administrative cases. He has exceptional experience and understanding of clients’ needs.’

‘Adam Domański manages the case in a very effective manner; he is always available for the client and offers out-of-box ideas in the case.’

‘Lawyers at Kondracki Celej have become known to me as having above-average knowledge of criminal law, which they are able to apply at the intersection of various fields of law, and having the ability to shape the strategy of proceedings before the authorities with attention to detail and to adapt it efficiently to the changing circumstances of the case. They are able to act out of the ordinary and at the same time always with the greatest attention to the interests of the client.’

‘Marcin Kondracki is an efficient criminal law attorney providing precise advise giving comfort to the client.’

‘We have been supported legally by Kondracki Celej law firm for many years now. We are more than happy with the services, complexity of workscope, problem solving attitude and reasonable pricing. I have recommended them to several other companies and all have stayed ever since with this law firm.’

Key clients

Teleskop sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Representing the former Head of the Polish Financial Supervision Commission, who is accused of exceeding his authority while in office and acting to the detriment of the state’s public interest for personal gain.
  • Represented Teleskop sp. z o.o. as a victim in criminal proceedings against a former CEO, who was convicted for mismanagement and obligated by the court to repay the damage.

Kopec & Zaborowski

The criminal law and compliance practice at Kopec & Zaborowski combines its expertise in these areas to offer specialised advice on white-collar crime-related matters. The team is usually tasked with matters relating to financial fraud, anti-money laundering, tax offences, corruption, actions to the detriment of the company, and participation in organised criminal groups. Maciej Zaborowski and Paweł Sawicki jointly lead the practice. Paweł Gołębiewski is another notable name.

Practice head(s):

Maciej Zaborowski; Paweł Sawicki

Other key lawyers:

Paweł Gołębiewski


‘The lawyers at Kopec & Zaborowski are characterised by a high level of professionalism – they approach each task with the required commitment and cooperate very well both as part of the team and with outside parties.’

‘The lawyers we worked with were deeply involved in the cases, contactable and very professional. They were able to find a satisfying solution in very complex situations.’

‘Experience and knowledge.’

‘I had the opportunity to work with Maciej Zaborowski, who led a team of lawyers from the litigation department. He is not only a good lawyer, but above all a leader who knows how to manage a team.’

‘The firm offers high quality specialised legal services and a very client-oriented approach. They are experts in their fields offering a pragamtic and professional approach to entrusted matters. The law firm is also known for its involvement in pro bono activities. The above factors can attract clients seeking not only expertise in a specific field but also a socially responsible law firm.’

‘Maciej Zaborowski is a very professional, hard working and focussed lawyer with an individual approach to the client and its matters. Maciej is a true leader with a high personal culture.’

‘The white-collar crime team has been involved in a broad spectrum of high-profile cases in Poland – to great effect. The team is dynamic and young, but experienced and thorough, providing great quality advice and smart strategies in the litigation (specifically white-collar crime) area.’

Key clients

Symfonia Sp. z o.o.

Orlen S.A.

Work highlights

  • Representing an individual who is suspected of leading an organised criminal group and of fraud involving the misrepresentation of the State Fund for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled and the Social Security Office.

PwC Legal Żelaźnicki sp.k.

At PwC Legal Żelaźnicki sp.k., the white-collar crime practice is well versed in representing its clients in penal, as well as penal-fiscal proceedings. The team’s broad range of expertise spans several sectors, including private equity, retail, pharmaceuticals, banking, real estate and media. The team is led by Michał Rams, who is a key contact for his expertise in penal-fiscal proceedings. Marcin Świderski and Joanna Waśko are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Michał Rams

Other key lawyers:

Joanna Waśko; Marcin Świderski; Maria Staron


‘The team acted very professionally, with a great service attitude, always responding proactively.’

‘Marcin Świderski – always tries to find good solutions, looks beyond the obvious.’

‘Best in class, value for money service, the team makes itself available whenever required, provides swift responses, gives very practical recomendations.’

Key clients

Likus Family

Abbvie sp. z o.o.

Razom Inc.

AON Polska sp. z o.o.

Velux Polska sp. z o.o.


Luxoft Poland sp. z o.o.

Graal S.A.

Monting Invest sp. z o.o.

GE Power sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised a client on a comprehensive compliance assessment of its operations in Poland and developed a legal risk matrix aimed at ensuring proper risk management of local operations.
  • Assisted a client with the implementation of internal policies and procedures aimed at improving processes related to tax settlements.

act BSWW legal & tax

The white-collar crime practice at act BSWW legal & tax advises its clients of a broad range of matters, including asset protection, corporate investigations, special labour measures and compliance. The team is particularly well versed in representing executives facing allegations of economic crime, especially corporate bribery or criminal liability as members of corporate bodies. The team is jointly led by Piotr Wojnar  and Piotr Pośnik, who are further supported by Piotr Giżyński.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Wojnar; Piotr Pośnik

Other key lawyers:

Piotr Giżyński

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.

The white-collar crime team at Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k. forms part of the firm's wider dispute resolution practice. The team is regularly instructed on high-value matters related to fraud schemes, international investigations, illegal marketing and irregularities within a public tender. Adam Kowalczyk leads and is well versed in corporate fraud-related matters. Grzegorz Kostrzewa is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Adam Kowalczyk

Other key lawyers:

Grzegorz Kostrzewa


‘Great firm.’

‘Fast responses.’

BWHS Wojciechowski Springer i Wspólnicy

Forming part of the wider dispute resolution practice at BWHS Wojciechowski Springer i Wspólnicy, the white-collar crime team regularly handles investigations and litigation. The team is well versed in advising issues concerning mismanagement, fraud, abuse of authority and VAT carousels. The team is jointly led by Andrzej Springer, Mirosław Skrycki and Maciej Wałejko.

Practice head(s):

Andrzej Springer; Mirosław Skrycki; Maciej Wałejko

Dubois i Wspólnicy Kancelaria Adwokacko-Radcowska sp. J.

At Dubois i Wspólnicy Kancelaria Adwokacko-Radcowska sp. J., the team regularly deals with a range of matters related to white-collar crime, as well as fiscal, disciplinary and international criminal proceedings. The team is jointly led by Jacek Dubois, Michał Zacharski and Anna Chybińska-Twardawa; together, the trio is skilled in representing defendants and injured parties in high-profile criminal trials.

Practice head(s):

Jacek Dubois; Michał Zacharski; Anna Chybińska-Twardawa


‘Jacek Dubois is an outstanding criminal lawyer.’

‘They have a number of young very promising professionals.’

‘Jacek Dubois is an excellent specialist in criminal law in a broad sense, as well as in white-collar crime. He is trustworthy and creative, with an excellent reputation built during his nearly 30 years of practice.’

Key clients

Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy

Polpharma Biologics S.A.

Work highlights

  • Representing a judge in criminal proceedings regarding his judicial immunity and a warrant for detention and compulsory appearance.
  • Representing a client in criminal proceedings involving fraud concerning over PLN227m to the detriment of 1140 people.
  • Representing a former director of development at Trigon TFI in proceedings concerning large-scale pecuniary damage, keeping accounting books against the law and providing false information.

Filipiak Babicz Legal sp. k.

Filipiak Babicz Legal sp. k.‘s white-collar crime practice is involved in a range of legal proceedings, including anti-money laundering and corruption cases. The team has specific expertise in stock market crime. Founding partner Michał Babicz heads up the practice and is a key name for his expertise in the regulations of financial market crimes, securities trading, anti-money laundering and cybercrime.

Practice head(s):

Michał Babicz


‘Flexibility, openness to new challenges, interdisciplinary nature.’

‘Professionalism, commitment, bravery, motivation.’

Key clients


Grupa Lotos S.A.

Grupa Tauron S.A.

Hawe S.A.


Fidelis Partners sp. z o.o.

Bank Millenium S.A.

Gospodarczy Bank Spółdzielczy w Gorzowie Wielkopolskim

SGB–Bank S.A.

Energoutech S.A.

Olesinski & Wspolnicy

The white-collar crime team at Olesinski & Wspolnicy handles matters related to anti-money laundering, terrorist financing, whistleblowing and fraud. The team utilises its multidisciplinary structure to combine a knowledge of criminal law and compliance issues. Anna Chrobot has particular expertise working for clients in the finance, insurance, automotive and chemicals sectors, and leads the practice alongside Tomasz Wróblewski.

Practice head(s):

Anna Chrobot; Tomasz Wróblewski


‘They have a strong team spirit and have good communication.’

‘I was satisfied with the level of services provided and the comprehensive approach of the team that worked on our project. We received detailed answers to our questions with a focus on our field of activity.’

‘They support our Polish entity in all compliance matters and therefore act comparable to internal lawyers while being aligned with the central legal department.’

‘An open approach to the client, an understanding of the topics and a very high level of commitment and an apparent willingness to genuinely help even beyond the assignment.’

‘The practitioners often conduct publicly accessible webinars, which have a high national reputation. They are both open in communication and accessible.’

‘Understanding the specifics of the client’s business area and flexible approach to current needs.’

‘This is a very experienced team, they always stand up to the task they face. Working with them is a pleasure. The documents and advice created by them are always clear, understandable and of the highest quality.’

‘They understand our difficult business and makes us, as a client, feel very well taken care of. This team always looks at cases from different points of view and finds the best possible solutions for us.’

Key clients

Lubawa S.A. [Inc.]

Brose Sitech Sp. z o. o. [Ltd.]

Selena S.A. [Inc.]

Selena FM S.A. [Inc.]

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

Mabuchi Motor Poland Sp. z o. o. [Ltd]

Volvo Polska Sp. z o. o. [Ltd.]

Kimberly Clark EMEA GBS Services Sp. z o. o. [Ltd.]

Silekol Sp. z o. o. [Ltd.]

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

DataWalk S.A. [Inc.]

iFirma S.A. [Inc.]

Atlas Ward Polska Sp. z o. o. [Ltd.]

Osadkowski Sp. z o. o. [Ltd.]

Voss Fluid Polska Sp. z o. o. [Ltd.]

Paragon Siechnice Sp. z o. o. [Ltd.]

CCC S.A. [Inc.]

AKS Precision Ball Polska Sp. z o. o. [Ltd.]

Develia S.A. [Inc.]

DeLaval Operations Sp. z o. o. [Ltd.]

Deviniti Sp. z o. o. [Ltd.]

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

JOST Polska Sp. z o o. [Ltd]

Narodowy Fundusz Gwarancyjny S.A. [Inc.]

Voss Automotive Polska Sp. z o. o. [Ltd.]

GKN Driveline Sp. z o. o. [Ltd.]

Winklemnann Sp. z o. o. [Ltd.]

ElectroMobility Poland S.A. [Inc.]

Jungheinrich Polska Sp. z o. o. [Ltd.]

Polon-Alfa S.A. [Inc.]

Rainbow Tours S.A. [Inc.]

ORLEN Centrum Usług Korporacyjnych Sp. z o. o. [Ltd.]

OK Mobility Poland Sp. z o. o. [Ltd.]

Horex A. I E. Horoszkiewicz sp. j. [Rp]

Reflex Polska Sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]

Work highlights

  • Representing OK Mobility Group Espana, a major player in the car sharing industry, in a criminal case involving fraud committed to the detriment of a client.
  • Representing Lubawa S. A. in an investigation concerning fraud involving the misbranding of a specialised device imported from Italy by an authorised distributor.

RKKW – Kwasnicki, Wrobel & Partners

RKKW – Kwasnicki, Wrobel & Partners‘ white-collar crime, compliance and sanctions group acts for both for victims, particularly business entities, and defendants at all stages of pre-trial, trial and enforcement proceedings. Under the leadership of Marcin Olchowicz, the team handles a breadth of work, ranging from cases involving violations of business secrets and theft of confidential information, to claims of fraud and managerial bribery. Recently, cybersecurity has become an increasing area of focus.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Olchowicz

Other key lawyers:

Natalia Ruszkowska


‘The RKKW law firm demonstrates, in my opinion, the appropriate involvement of individual team members who specialise in their fields. This approach creates a synergy effect, so much needed in Polish legislation.’

‘Marcin Olchowicz has an above-average commitment to client matters’

‘I had contact with Natalia Ruszkowska and Marcin Olchowicz. From the beginning they were really focused on my case. Found a lot of solutions that helped in my case a lot. Their knowledge was extremely deep and they used all possible sources to find the best possible outcome. I would recommend them to everyone.’

Key clients

Specjalistyka Czechów sp z o.o.

Menlo Electric s.a.

Meray Nuts Polska sp. z o.o.

Iwona Zarucka

Arenart Renata Brzozowska Artur Rodź s.j.

Sylwia Bochenek Roik

Paweł Kozubowski

Efekty Specjalne sp. z o.o.

Związek Zwrotów Bankowych sp. z o.o.

NMG s.a.

Expresja sp. z o.o.

Meliorex sp. z o.o.

ARS-3 sp. z o.o. sp. k.

Aqua s.a.

Mariusz Mysiakowski

Krosno Glass s.a.

Napiferyn Biotech sp. z o.o.

Jarosław Pierzchała and Piotr Grajoszek

Inject Group sp. z o.o. sp. k

Orlen s.a.

Energa s.a.

Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Puławy s.a

Drutex s.a.

Przemysław Kamiński

Polski Holding Hotelowy sp. z o.o.

Wyspa Solna sp. z o.o.

Bogdan Kornas

Anna Skowron

Michał Kokczyński

Jolanta Kołodzińska

3D Lab Sp. z o.o.

Michał Zawisza

Gremi Media s.a.

CERTO Kancelaria Janowicz-Stradomska i Wspólnicy sp. k.

Magdalena Mądra

Lodrom sp. z o.o.

MS Investments & co sp. z o.o.

Mago s.a.

Pekabex Bet s.a.

Work highlights

  • Representing a company and its representatives in a nationwide investigation conducted jointly by the National Prosecutor’s Office and the National Tax Administration concerning organised criminal groups that issued so-called empty VAT invoices in the amount of more than PLN1.5bn.
  • Representing AQUA S.A. in criminal proceedings related to water contamination in the Silesian region, which concern the leakage of a toxic substance into the water, resulting from the renovation of water supply infrastructure belonging to the client.
  • Defending a client against allegations of acting to the detriment of the company, which consisted of signing a dozen land lease agreements with a third party on behalf of the company, building shopping malls on the land, and then concluding annexes to the lease agreements in which the company was to relinquish the settlement of investments on the land.

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

At White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k., the white-collar crime practice covers a full range of financial crime issues, with a particular focus on anti-bribery, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering. Aleksandra Oziemska heads up the team and focuses her practice on representing clients in the technology sector.

Practice head(s):

Aleksandra Oziemska

Wolf Theiss

The practice at Wolf Theiss is regularly seen representing clients in internal investigations and criminal proceedings. The team boasts particular expertise in asset recovery and the protection of trade secrets, as well as intellectual property-related criminal matters. Former prosecutor Arkadiusz Matusiak heads up the practice, and is well versed in compliance, risk and sensitive investigations.

Practice head(s):

Arkadiusz Matusiak


‘Provide very comprehensive perspectives to solving the issues. Efficiently identify the critical path and lead through it.’

‘Arkadiusz Matusiak is an excellent project leader.’