Firm Profile > Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak > Warsaw, Poland

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak
UL. JASNA 26
00-054 WARSAW
Poland

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak's litigation team is instructed in disputes relating to the construction, financial, retail and manufacturing sectors. The group is most noted for matters including infrastructural and construction disputes, shareholder disputes, and bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings, in addition to IP and industrial property protection and unfair competition. International arbitration is another strength, and lawyers have experience in arbitrations in Poland and abroad, particularly concerning investment treaties. Since January 2019, when he took over from Dariusz SkuzaRafał Waszkiewicz is the practice head, and focuses on construction disputes. Founding partner Stanisław Sołtysiński regularly appears in arbitrations, as does Andrzej Szlęzak.

Practice head(s):

Rafał Waszkiewicz

Testimonials

The dispute resolution and litigation team understands the needs of the client and aligns with the goals to be achieved in litigation.

The individuals I have worked with have an extraordinary knowledge of the industry (construction) and of the applicable laws and procedures

They work very closely with the client and provide accurate and timely notice of the procedure status.

Key clients

ELTEL Networks Telecom

Arcelor Mittal

Pfeifer & Langen Poland

Polimex – Mostostal

Comarch

Ventana Serra

Worley Parsons

Nike

ADB

Strabag

Daimler

DTP Terrasement/Bouygues

Bank Millennium

Echo Investment

Elektrim

Transgourmet Polska

Mobilis

Elektrim

Polkomtel

Intellectual property Tier 1

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak's team has niche experience in the enforcement of IP rights for major brands including Nike, Rolex and Tommy Hilfiger; the group also advises major IT industry companies on cloud computing and personal data issues. IP litigation is another area of expertise including disputes concerning employee rights to inventions and copyrights in the financial and medical equipment industries. The practice is regularly instructed by luxury brands on counterfeit mandates, as well as managing trade mark portfolios for multinationals operating in Poland. The team is co-led by Szymon Gogulski, a specialist in industrial property, unfair competition, advertising law and copyright protection; and patent, trade mark and design protection law expert Ewa Skrzydło-TefelskaMikołaj Sowiński specialises in matters spanning IP and IT law, and of counsel Aurelia Nowicka has expertise in patent law and software protection work.

Practice head(s):

Szymon Gogulski; Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska

Testimonials

The team is extremely responsive, reliable, and takes business needs into account when giving advice.

Analysis is always extremely thorough, yet summarised succinctly to allow for easy transmission back to the business team.

Jacek Myszko is extremely intelligent, fun and easy to work with, quick to respond, and always imparts good, solid advice that we value highly.

Key clients

Bakoma

Browar Fortuna

Business Software Alliance

Cinkciarz.pl

Ekstraklasa

ETOS

Eurocash

Eurotel

Eveline Cosmetics

Kaufland Polska

Krka

Lidl Polska

MAN

MAZDA

mBank

Microsoft Corp. + PL

Nesperta

Nichia

Nike

PCC Rokita

POLMOS – Podlaska Wytwórnia Wódek

PPG Polska

Rolex

SDV

The Swatch / OMEGA

Tommy Hilfiger

Velvet Care

Zadafo Verwaltungs

Banking and finance Tier 2

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak houses a strong dedicated financial regulatory team, which principally advises banks and investment firms on matters including licensing and compliance. The group has developed a niche in a number of areas, including Payment Services Directive (PSD2) implementation, financial services-related advice on Brexit preparations, and fintech - drawing on the firm's strengths in TMT. In addition to advisory work, the group also handles financing transactions for a range of financial institutions, particularly in the real estate sector. Department head Marcin Olechowski plays a leading role in a number of the team's regulatory mandates, and is ably supported by transactional lawyer Tomasz Kanski.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Olechowski

Testimonials

The team showed great commitment and a can-do approach.’

Great quality of advice in the regulatory and fintech area.

Have always provided a very prompt, very business-focused service, orientated around finding solutions and agile enablement.

Key clients

ING Bank Hipoteczny

Goldman Sachs Bank Europe SE

FCA-Group Bank Polska

Mastercard Europe

mBank

Bank Handlowy w Warszawie

Santander

Polish Bank Association

Bank of China (Luxembourg)

Alior Bank

Bank Pocztowy

Bank Millennium

Getin Noble Bank

MUFG Bank (Europe)

Toyota Bank Polska

Profi Credit Polska

Allied Irish Banks plc

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Robert Gawałkiewicz leads the group at Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak, which often advises international corporates on their entry into the Polish market, as well as cross-border M&A. A major deal in 2018, Krzysztof Pawlisz led a group advising Solaris Bus & Coach on its acquisition by Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles; a matter in which the firm assisted with the auction process, due diligence, negotiations, tax and regulatory work.

Practice head(s):

Robert Gawałkiewicz

Testimonials

Our key contact person, Robert Gawalkiewicz, is fluent in German and knows German culture (as well as our company culture) very well.

All services provided by the legal office were characterized by a comprehensive and professional approach to implementing projects, excellent understanding of the construction industry and jurisprudence.

Masterminds of Polish law, makes you feel confident targets will be met whatever the issue you’re facing due to their incredible skills

Key clients

Cargill plc

Unibail Rodamco Westfiled BV and Złote Tarasy Warsaw III

XIO Group

IKEA

Sokołów / Danish Crown

Solaris Bus & Coach

Eurocash

Agora

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

ITT Corporation

PJSC Acron

Mohawk Industries

Perst Investments

Piotr Morkowski/Wisebase

Rolmlecz

Cyfrowy Polsat

WizzAir

Blue City

Competition/antitrust Tier 2

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak's team is noted for its expertise in Polish and EU competition law, advising clients on merger control issues (with a particular focus on the food and fast-moving consumer goods sectors) and on antitrust issues, regularly representing clients in proceedings before the Polish Competition Authority. The department is led by Krzysztof Kanton, who has vast experience of antitrust proceedings, as well as competition litigation before the civil courts. Senior counsels Jarosław Łukawski, an expert in merger control proceedings and antitrust, and Marta Kupczak-Strzelecka, an antitrust and consumer protection expert, are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Krzysztof Kanton

Testimonials

All services provided by the firm were characterised by a comprehensive and professional approach to implementing projects, excellent understanding of the construction industry and a jurisprudence presented by the office employees.

Experts in many field.

Key clients

Nike

Mars

Microsoft

Royal Canin Polska

The Swatch Group (Polska)

Swiss Krono

Eurocash

Jeronimo Martins Polska

Selgros

BSH Group

Cargill

Górażdże Cement

Benefit Systems

Agora

Sokołów

Kaufland Polska Markety

Mokate

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

At Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak, the energy and natural resources team specialises in regulatory issues and energy infrastructure developments. It also advises clients on the exploration and production of natural resources and the production, transmission, distribution, storage and trade of electricity, gas and heat. The department is co-led by Krzysztof Cichocki, who has expertise in greenfield industrial projects, and Zbyszko Wizner, whose client base includes a number of German-speaking investors.

Practice head(s):

Krzysztof Cichocki; Zbyszko Wizner

Testimonials

It is the best team I have ever worked with in Poland. They are extremely good in their areas of law.

Their advice is incredibly focused on my practical needs and they understand exactly what I need from a business point of view.

Their knowledge of the energy market is amazing. Their advice goes so far beyond the pure legal advice and is real business advice.

Key clients

ENERGA

Polskie LNG

AGORA

Darley Energy plc

Kellogg’s

Lietuvos Energija

LG Chem

Enersys

Eolica Postolin

PCC Rokita

European Commission

GETON Energy

Ion Mining plc

BP and its subsidiaries

Bahia Capital

Lietuvos Energija

Baltic Trade and Invest

RE Alloys

ArcelorMittal

CEMEX Polska

Audax Renovables, Audax Energia

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Key areas for Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak are advising Polish and foreign producers and distributors of medical products on regulatory issues, IP enforcement and their investments. The team also has particular expertise in food law, assisting clients with bringing products to the Polish market, and handling matters such as labelling, the use of health claims and market communication. It also acts for pharmaceutical wholesalers on inspections and post-inspection proceedings, regulatory advice, as well as on the spectrum of corporate and commercial transactions. Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska is an expert in the application of EU law in Poland and senior counsel Jacek Myszko is an IP and regulatory specialist.

Practice head(s):

Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska; Jacek Myszko

Testimonials

A major strength of the team is their capability of looking at the problem in a holistic way.

The team is up-to-date with the new developments regarding pharmaceutical legal frameworks in other jurisdictions and swiftly uses gathered arguments in the national context.

Jacek Myszko is very open-minded, provides excellent service and is ready to jump into new (sometimes unusual) projects.

Key clients

Polski Związek Pracodawców Przemysłu Farmaceutycznego

Bunge Group companies

Eurocash

Nesperta

Private client Tier 2

The core areas for Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak's team are tax advice and planning, family and inheritance law, and business succession matters, where it acts for a range of Polish and foreign individuals with business interests in Poland. The department is led by international tax specialist Sławomir Łuczak.

Practice head(s):

Sławomir Łuczak

Tax Tier 2

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak's standalone tax, customs and foreign exchange department is experienced in all areas of tax. It has particular expertise in representing clients before the tax authorities and courts, tax planning and implementation matters, tax audits and transfer pricing work, as well as contentious and non-contentious VAT issues and wealth tax management mandates. Transactional tax specialist Jarosław Bieroński leads the team, which includes 'recognised expert' in international tax law Sławomir Łuczak.

Practice head(s):

Jarosław Bieroński

Testimonials

They have an outstanding knowledge of not only Polish tax and legal laws, however, also of international developments affecting clients in general.

Sławomir Łuczak is extremely good technically. He really understands international tax aspects and how a transaction needs to be carried out.

The tax team is commercial and flexible, covering a broad range of transactions with good insight.

Key clients

ING Bank Śląski

ING Bank Hipoteczny

Bioagra

Solaris Coach & Bus

Ares European Property Enhancement Partners II, LP

Dębica Firma Oponiarska

Sokołów

Infover

Eurocash

Auchan

TMT Tier 2

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak has developed a niche in representing software companies in court proceedings relating to the violation of software rights and digital crimes. On the non-contentious front, the team advises IT industry clients, including Microsoft, on licensing issues, cloud computing and personal data matters. It also has expertise in IT outsourcing transactions, e-commerce and the full gamut of data protection matters. The department is jointly led by IP and IT expert Mikołaj Sowiński and personal data and privacy law specialist Agata Szeliga.

Practice head(s):

Mikołaj Sowiński; Agata Szeliga

Testimonials

The attorneys I work with have exceptional legal knowledge but also know in depth the legal and business topics important for the customer they support

They provide not only theoretical legal advice but also the one which is very practical and indicates the concrete actions to be taken

Mikołaj Sowińsk has deep knowledge of industry combined with legal expertise and practical legal opinions

Key clients

Microsoft

BSA – the Software Alliance

Mazda

Eurocash

Ekstraklasa

Lidl

Billon

Mastercard

White-collar crime Tier 2

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak's team is geared towards corporate representations and handles defence work and investigations across a wide variety of sectors; with experience in cases involving allegations of fraud, corruption, money laundering, tax evasion, creative accounting and cybercrime. It also regularly advises on business crime mitigation and criminal liability prevention as well as the establishment of regulatory compliance programmes. Tomasz Konopka heads the department, with significant experience representing clients before the Polish authorities, particularly in tax fraud cases. Katarzyna Randzio-Sajkowska is often instructed in fraud and bribery cases.

Practice head(s):

Tomasz Konopka

Key clients

BSA

Microsoft Corporation

Employment Tier 3

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak's employment group focuses on transactional matters and disputes, as well as handling contractual issues including terminations, collective matters and redundancies. The team also regularly handles employee investigations, employee dismissals and litigation. The team is jointly led by Agnieszka Fedor, who arrived from Dentons in mid-2019, and Roch Pałubicki.

Practice head(s):

Agnieszka Fedor; Roch Pałubicki

Testimonials

The customer service is excellent. Always able to support, no matter the time. Great experience in collective disputes.’

Key clients

Auchan

Bridgestone

Caterpillar

EDF International

ENEA Trading

EnerSys

Intel

Ikea Industry

Kellogg

LG Chem Poland

Loomis AB

Mattel

O-I Europe

Royal Canin

Schweppes

Sherwin Williams

Wrigley

Zalando

Xella

UPS

Real estate Tier 3

Headed up by Radosław Waszkiewicz, the team at Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak handles the full spectrum of real estate transactions and disputes for a variety of domestic and international funds, developers, retailers and industrial companies. The group is particularly noted for its knowledge of industrial greenfield investments and its ability to cooperate with major international firms.

Practice head(s):

Radosław Waszkiewicz

Testimonials

The real estate team led by Radosław Waszkiewicz is quite unique: we have always been treated as if we were the only client; and the team always provided great legal support in time.

Impressive theoretical, practical and business oriented knowledge of law.

Very good real estate team that masters all details of what can be done in Poland.

Key clients

Unibail Rodamco Westfield

AXA IM Real Assets

Ares Management Real Estate

Zalando

Azora Europa

Auchan Polska

Intel

Blue City

Reform Company 3

Żabka Polska

OBI

LG Chem Wrocław Energy

Chayton Capital

Nike

Tommy Hilfiger

UPS

Established in 1991, Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak is one of the leading law firms in Poland, serving both Polish and foreign businesses. The firm currently employs over 150 attorneys and provides the highest standard of legal services in all areas of business activity. Combining theoretical reflection on law (SK&S employs several current and historical academic authorities on Polish law) with a focused emphasis on practical solutions, SK&S is uniquely equipped to deal effectively with the most complicated legal issues present in complex business transactions.

Specializations
The firm’s practice covers all areas of commercial law, with particular emphasis on corporate law and commercial transactions, intellectual and industrial property rights, securities and capital market law, banking and finance, antitrust and unfair competition, and energy law. SK&S also has fully-fledged tax and labour law practices, and its sizable litigation department has gained considerable experience in litigation before common courts, the Polish Supreme Court and Supreme Administrative Court, as well as Polish and international arbitration tribunals.

Reputation
SK&S has successfully served thousands of satisfied clients in over 27 years of practice, and it is our clients’ word-of-mouth recommendations that represent our most effective marketing tool. SK&S, through its wide-ranging work, has gained wide recognition in professional legal circles in Poland and abroad. For many years, SK&S and its attorneys individually have been recognized prominently in international specialist publications, such as: Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, PLC Which Lawyer, and in the rankings of law firms by the Polish dailies Rzeczpospolita and Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, and Forbes monthly. SK&S has consistently been recognized as a leader of Polish legal practice in the fields of commercial law, intellectual property, court proceedings and arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, antitrust law, banking and finance, tax law, and labour law.

Department Name Email Telephone
M&A and Corporate Stanislaw Soltysinski
Banking and finance Andrzej Kawecki
M&A and Corporate Andrzej Szlezak
M&A and Corporate Robert Gawalkiewicz
M&A and Corporate Tomasz Kanski
Tax, customs and foreign exchange Jaroslaw Bieronski
Intellectual property Szymon Gogulski
Banking and finance Krzysztof Pawlisz
Real Estate, Development and Construction Janusz Siekanski
Infrastructure projects Zbyszko Wizner
Tax, customs and foreign exchange Piotr Andrzejak
Mergers and acquisitions Lukasz Berak
Energy Krzysztof Cichocki
Employment Agnieszka Fedor
Antitrust and competition Krzysztof Kanton
Criminal law, investigations and compliance Tomasz Konopka
Tax, customs and foreign exchange Slawomir Luczak
Pharmaceuticals health care & life sciences Jacek Myszko
Banking and finance Marcin Olechowski
Litigation Katarzyna Paczuska-Tokarska
Criminal law, investigations and compliance Katarzyna Randzio-Sajkowska
Litigation and dispute resolution Jacek Sinski
Intellectual property Ewa Skrzydlo-Tefelska
Intellectual property Mikolaj Sowinski
Personal Data Protection, State aid law Agata Szeliga
M&A and Corporate Slawomir Uss
M&A and Corporate, Real Estate, Infrastructure Radoslaw Waszkiewicz
Litigation, Infrastructure Rafal Waszkiewicz
Litigation and dispute resolution Dariusz Skuza
M&A and Corporate Rudolf Ostrihansky
Securities and capital markets Justyna Mlodzianowska
Competition Law Marek Kolasinski
International arbitration Katarzyna Michalowska
Intellectual Property, Unfair Competition, Advertising Law Aurelia Nowicka
Employment Roch Palubicki
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Sławomir Łuczak  photo Mr Sławomir Łuczak Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. He specializes in tax, customs and…
Mr Piotr Andrzejak  photo Mr Piotr Andrzejak Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. Tax advisor. Specializes in Polish and…
Mr Łukasz Berak  photo Mr Łukasz Berak Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. He focuses his practice on advice…
Mr Jarosław Bieroński  photo Mr Jarosław Bieroński Senior partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. Tax advisor. A respected specialist…
Mr Krzysztof Cichocki  photo Mr Krzysztof Cichocki Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. Specializes in energy law, real estate…
Mr Agnieszka Fedor  photo Mr Agnieszka Fedor Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. Specializes in labor law.
Mr Robert Gawałkiewicz  photo Mr Robert Gawałkiewicz Managing Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. He specializes in the areas…
Mr Szymon Gogulski  photo Mr Szymon Gogulski Senior Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. His areas of interests include…
Mr Tomasz Kanski  photo Mr Tomasz Kanski Senior Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. Specializes in commercial and international…
Mr Krzysztof Kanton  photo Mr Krzysztof Kanton Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. He specializes in competition law. He…
Dr Andrzej W. Kawecki  photo Dr Andrzej W. Kawecki Senior Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. He is the initiator and…
Professor Marek Kolasinski  photo Professor Marek Kolasinski Of Counsel. Professor Kolasiński is a recognized expert in Competition Law.
Mr Tomasz Konopka  photo Mr Tomasz Konopka Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. He specializes in business crime cases…
Ms Justyna Młodzianowska  photo Ms Justyna Młodzianowska Of Counsel at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. Specializes in securities and capital…
Dr Katarzyna Michałowska  photo Dr Katarzyna Michałowska Of Councel at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak.Specializes in domestic & EU corporate…
Mr Jacek Myszko  photo Mr Jacek Myszko Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. Specializes in intellectual property, pharmaceutical and…
Professor Aurelia Nowicka  photo Professor Aurelia Nowicka Of Counsel at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. Specializes in litigation as well…
Dr Marcin Olechowski  photo Dr Marcin Olechowski Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. Dr. Olechowski specializes in civil and…
Dr Rudolf Ostrihansky  photo Dr Rudolf Ostrihansky Dr. Ostrihansky holds a position of Of Counsel. He specializes in mergers…
Mr Roch Pałubicki  photo Mr Roch Pałubicki Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. Specializes in individual and collective labour…
Ms Katarzyna Paczuska-Tokarska  photo Ms Katarzyna Paczuska-Tokarska Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. Specializes in litigation, including proceedings before…
Mr Krzysztof Pawlisz  photo Mr Krzysztof Pawlisz Senior Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. In his practice he combines…
Ms Katarzyna Randzio–Sajkowska  photo Ms Katarzyna Randzio–Sajkowska Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. Specializes in matters relating to white…
Mr Jacek Siński  photo Mr Jacek Siński Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. Specializes in civil and commercial litigation…
Mr Janusz Siekański  photo Mr Janusz Siekański Senior partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. He heads the real estate…
Dr hab Ewa Skrzydło - Tefelska  photo Dr hab Ewa Skrzydło - Tefelska Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. Specializes in counselling and litigation in…
Mr Dariusz Skuza  photo Mr Dariusz Skuza Senior partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. Coordinates SK&S’ Litigation Department. Specializes…
Professor Stanisław Sołtysiński  photo Professor Stanisław Sołtysiński Of Counsel at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. Professor Sołtysiński is a renowned…
Mr Mikołaj Sowiński  photo Mr Mikołaj Sowiński Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. He specializes in intellectual property law…
Ms Agata Szeliga  photo Ms Agata Szeliga Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. Specializes in personal data protection law,…
Dr hab Andrzej Szlęzak  photo Dr hab Andrzej Szlęzak Of Counsel at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. An expert in civil and…
Mr Sławomir Uss  photo Mr Sławomir Uss Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. Specializes in M&A transactions, commercial law,…
Mr Radosław Waszkiewicz  photo Mr Radosław Waszkiewicz Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. Specializes in real estate law, construction…
Mr Rafał Waszkiewicz  photo Mr Rafał Waszkiewicz Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. Specializes in proceedings conducted before the…
Mr Zbyszko Wizner  photo Mr Zbyszko Wizner Senior Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. Tax Advisor. He has advised…
Number of lawyers : 159
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Contact : Robert Gawalkiewicz (Managing Partner)
Other offices : Katowice
Other offices : Poznan
Other offices : Wroclaw