Kochański & Partners is the coherent, consistently and effectively built business advisory concept of Piotr Kochański. Lawyer, entrepreneur and manager, Piotr has set trends on the legal market in Poland for nearly 37 years, and fiercely promoted legal talent.
Throughout the 90s, Piotr worked with top US law firms as Partner from Poland, where the systemic changes and economic experiments on an international scale were taking place. US law firms were then involved in attracting their global clients to this economic boom in Central and Eastern Europe. Piotr participated in this expansion by meeting with change leaders, establishing relationships and developing his unique know-how.
His “Technology Transfer, Model from West to East” course, prepared as Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Law at George Washington University Washington D.C. in 1993-1996 was completed by 22 students.
Being well versed in American law firms’ business models, he is able to continuously improve his best practices and business processes.
Building a new quality in the Polish legal market
Piotr returned to Poland to build a new quality in the Polish legal market He has created a firm based on values that are close to his heart – a culture of knowledge sharing, personal development, and combining strengths from diverse skillsets and backgrounds.
Piotr has strived to attract and promote the best specialists on the market, to ensure their continuous development, to entrust them with increasingly ambitious and demanding projects and to inspire them to become true leaders.
Piotr’s guiding vision has always been the idea of sharing responsibilities and competences within the “turquoise organization” business model, based on partnership, trust, responsibility and cooperation, resulting from a constantly raised business and individual awareness of shared needs, costs and mutual interests.
A natural consequence of building such an organisation was the decision to promote 13 new equity partners in Kochański & Partners on 7 September.
13 New Equity Partners for new challenging times
Most of those promoted are legal professionals heading major sectorial and legal practices.
- Paweł Cholewiński, Partner, Head of Transactional Practices Group / Real Estate, M&A
- Agata Dziwisz-Moshe, Partner, Head of Tax Practice
- Anna Gwiazda, Partner, Head of Labour Law Practice
- Jacek Kozikowski, Partner, Head of Infrastructure and Asian Desk
- Michał König, Partner, Head of Commercial Arbitration
- Pawel Mardas, Partner, M&A
- Mateusz Ostrowski, Partner, Civil Litigation
- Andrzej Pałys, Partner, Financial Institutions Commercial Disputes
- Aleksandra Ryżkowska, Partner, Head of International Practice Development, Head of Chinese Desk
- Wojciech Wrochna, Partner, Head of Energy, Natural Resources & Chemicals.
Several do not have a legal background, but their skills, knowledge and experience have proved invaluable in day-to-day law firm management.
“This group is the backbone of the Kochański & Partners team – they know the firm inside out, understand its processes and needs, and enable it to operate seamlessly, sustainably and profitably.
Monika Wojciechowska, our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Michał Walczak, Chief Technology Officer, and Bartosz Pawłowski, Business Strategy & Development Director, are Partners involved in day-to-day management. They oversee and control finance, our Firm’s practices and their business strategies development, information technology, internal and external communications and other areas.
At Kochański & Partners, we believe that this unprecedented, significant expansion will result in a thorough improvement of the Firm’s functioning, organisation and capabilities in a short period of time, significantly raising its competitive edge in the Polish and CEE markets” – emphasises Piotr Kochański.
Today Kochański & Partners is one of the largest Polish law firms successfully competing with the best international law and advisory firms. We are recognised as a leader in numerous areas of law.
Technology leader and creator of modern solutions for business
One of the pillars of our competitive edge is the use of modern technology in law firm management.
Fascinated by digitisation and information technology Piotr planned, designed, and developed the IT solutions that now form the core of the comprehensive Kochański & Partners management system.
IRAAPORT , the platform authored by Piotr Kochański has been developed over the last 10 years. The most highly qualified programmers were involved in development, with a number of Kochański & Partners employees having also contributed to its shape.
Currently, Monika Wojciechowska, alongside Piotr Kochański, is the Project Manager and co-architect of the IRAAPORT platform – a modern Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for planning and managing K&P resources.
IRAAPORT is an innovative, multi-module platform integrating all business processes at every level of the organisation.
It enables secure and fast access to information on ongoing projects, analysis of their status, costs and profitability, whilst allowing automated, login- and password-secured communication with clients, their electronic billing and online consultation with lawyers from all devices and from anywhere in the world. Among other modules the system also consists of an advanced, modern CRM system and a digital workflow management tool. And much, much more.
“We are ready to leap into legal e-commerce. Not just as a law firm using technology, but as an ambitious advisory firm, a developer of modern and comprehensive solutions for business, and as a true creator of innovation” – concludes Piotr Kochański.
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