Dr Marcin Olechowski > Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak > Warsaw, Poland > Lawyer Profile

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak
00-054 WARSAW

Work Department

Banking and finance, Corporate Law and commercial transactions, Securities & Capital Markets Law


Partner at Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak. Dr. Olechowski specializes in civil and commercial law, banking and financial services law and regulation; M&A and international arbitration.


Dr. Olechowski joined SK&S in 1996 and, since becoming a partner in 2007, coordinates the firm’s banking and financial regulation practice. He regularly advises clients on complex bank and financial regulatory matters (including acquisitions of qualifying holdings, cross-border provision of financial services, passporting and outsourcing) and represents them in proceedings in front of the Polish financial markets regulator. His transactional experience includes mergers and acquisitions, as well as financing transactions. He has also represented clients in a number of high stakes international commercial and investment arbitrations under Vienna, LCIA, UNICITRAL and ICC rules, as well as in proceedings in front of EU jurisdictions.


Polish, English, French


– Warsaw Bar (Izba Adwokacka w Warszawie)
– Assistant professor (adiunkt), Institute of Civil Law, Law Faculty, Warsaw University
– Arbitrator on the roster of the Polish-German Chamber of Commerce
– Member of the Association Henri Capitant des Amis de la Culture Juridique Française (General Secretary of the Polish Group in 2002-2004), Association Européenne de Droit Bancaire et Financier (AEBDF); International Bar Association; Polish Arbitration Association


He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University (Master’s degree, 1996; Doctorate in Law, 2001), the Warsaw School of Economics (B.A. in International Trade, 1994) and the British Centre for English and European Legal Studies at Warsaw University and Cambridge University (1995, Certificate with distinction). He has been a visiting researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut für Ausländisches und Internationales Privatrecht in Hamburg and at Paris II University, Panthéon-Assas (Boursier du Gouvernement Français).

Lawyer Rankings

Poland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak‘s group is valued for its ‘deep understanding of Polish law in its practical application‘. Its work spans sectors such as fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), food, automotive and logistics, as well as renewables. Robert Gawałkiewicz, who heads up the team, has expertise in both corporate and commercial law. Krzysztof Pawlisz‘s practice caters to Polish and international clients which he advises on commercial and securities issues. Marcin Olechowski, who leads the banking and finance department, handles transactions and reorganisations in the financial sector.

Poland > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Marcin OlechowskiSoltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak‘s ‘smart and positive‘ team has a strong focus on financial regulatory work, but it also has a highly regarded transactional practice. The regulatory team has a deep specialism in the fintech sector, and is able to work closely with the firm’s IP and IT departments. The group is also heavily involved in anti-money laundering projects. Financial sector M&A is another area of focus, and lawyers have significant experience in group reorganisations and acquisitions. Team head Marcin Olechowski focuses on regulatory work, while Tomasz Kanski is a transactional finance lawyer with broad experience in acquisition financings. Wojciech Iwański , who is based in Katowice, is an expert in banking regulations, particularly for payment and brokerage services.