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Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak
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Poland > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak boasts a team of the ‘best litigators in the market’ who are highly experienced in large-scale, complex, and precedent-setting cases. The practice is well versed in representing clients before domestic and international arbitration tribunals, as well as European and local courts. Investment treaty disputes are a core area of expertise for the department, in addition to infrastructure and construction disputes, and post-M&A and shareholder disputes. ‘Very intelligent and experienced partner’ Rafał Waszkiewicz heads up the department, and co-founding partner Stanisław Sołtysiński is a key arbitrator in the team. Katarzyna Paczuska-Tokarska is another active member, particularly in terms of infrastructure disputes concerning state-owned companies and construction disputes governed by FIDIC rules. Anna Grzywczak-Kubiak is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Rafał Waszkiewicz

Other key lawyers:

Stanisław Sołtysiński; Anna Grzywczak-Kubiak; Andrzej Szlęzak; Jacek Siński; Katarzyna Paczuska-Tokarska; Jakub Urbanowicz; Mateusz Irmiński


‘Great forensic experience, very responsive, and good in litigation in state courts.’

‘Very strong team of associates and partners. Every interaction is seamless and easy. Excellent client service.’

‘Rafał Waszkiewicz is a very intelligent and experienced partner. He is a great leader who has always advised us wisely.’

‘Anna Grzywczak-Kubiak is a brilliant lawyer who is meticulous and hardworking.’

‘SK&S lawyers are highly qualified and experienced in dispute resolution, including arbitration and corporate disputes. They are very responsive, business-oriented and proactive. They are capable of handling the most complicated disputes and are some of the best litigators in Poland.’

‘I work with Jacek Siński, Jakub Urbanowicz, and Mateusz Irmiński. I do appreciate their exceptional knowledge and experience in dispute resolution, their business-oriented and proactive approach, engagement and responsiveness.’

‘Best litigators in the market.’

‘Anna Grzywczak-Kubiak is exceptional. Consistently excellent and thoughtful advice. Continually impressed by how our complex and large cases are managed to such a high standard.’

Key clients

MasterCard Europe S.A.


Mariusz Świtalski and the Sowiniec Group

Instritut Straumann

Compax Software Development GmbH

Wechta Inwestycje sp. z o.o.

Goodyear Group – Firma Oponiarska Dębica S.A.

Zalando Logistics Operations Polska


Jeronimo Martins Polska S.A.

Cyfrowy Polsat S.A.


Work highlights

  • Defended Mastercard in a number of private enforcement cases.
  • Represented Zalando Logistics Operations Polska sp. z o.o. in a dispute with Werta sp. z o.o. concerning mutual claims of the parties regarding the performance of a construction works contract concluded between Zalando, as the investor, and Werta, as the contractor.

Poland > Intellectual property Tier 1

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak‘s IP practice is regularly instructed on matters relating to protection strategies, portfolio management, and disputes regarding trade marks, patents, design rights, copyrights and unfair competition. Its client roster features large multinational companies, as well as major domestics. Heading up the practice is Szymon Gogulski, who is ably supported by Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska. Another active member of the practice is Marek Oleksyn, who is well versed at negotiating agreements on the acquisition and licensing of IP and R&D agreements.

Practice head(s):

Szymon Gogulski

Other key lawyers:

Marek Oleksyn; Mikołaj Stępkowski; Arkadiusz Wójtowicz; Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska


‘Credible and confident. They keep their promises. They are responsive and available fast. They do the job fast. They communicate clearly and briefly.’

‘Arkadiusz Wójtowicz was a fine advocate for our client and he joined the matter late, yet got up to speed quickly. He was responsive to our questions and committed to a great client service.’

‘Marek Oleksyn is one of the best professional legal advisors I have ever worked with. He handles matters in a timely manner with the utmost professionalism, congeniality, patience and ease.’

‘Szymon Gogulski – combines legal knowledge with business oriented advice.’

‘First-rate IP practice led by the excellent Szymon Gogulski with super knowledgeable academic and practitioner Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska. Responsive and attentive to detail, they focus not only on providing a high standard of legal advice and support in the IP field but are focussed on the commercial issues and client care. We have the impression they are very attuned to their clients’ needs.’

Key clients


PCC Rokita / PCC Exol

Solaris Bus & Coach

Podlaska Wytwórnia Wódek POLMOS



Kulczyk Investments


The Swatch

Health Labs Care


Sensation Poland



Velvet Care


Inter Cars

Browar Fortuna


Retail Robotics

Guma Holdings

Malo Clinic

Work highlights

  • Represented a Polish company from the food and beverage sector in a case before the CJEU concerning jurisdiction of EU member states’ national courts in cross-border EU trade mark-related proceedings.
  • Represented an electronic equipment manufacturer in design invalidation proceedings before the CJEU, with key issues including procedural aspects and burden of proof before the EUIPO and its Boards of Appeal.
  • Represented PCC Rokita and PCC Exol in a $25m unfair claims case for alleged patent infringements.

Poland > White-collar crime Tier 1

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


‘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.

Poland > Banking and finance Tier 2

The banking and finance team at Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak has an emphasis on financial regulatory work, especially for clients in the fintech and payment services areas. Financial sector M&A is another key area of strength for the group, including reorganisations and acquisitions, in addition to legislative work and cross-border deals. The team is also witnessing an increasing uptake in sustainable financing. The firm’s client roster largely consists of domestic and international regulated financial institutions. Marcin Olechowski chairs the group with ‘unique insight and exceptional intelligence’.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Olechowski

Other key lawyers:

Wojciech Iwański; Mateusz Blocher


‘Wojciech Iwański and Mateusz Blocher are both aligned with a lot of experience and valuable knowledge in specific areas, and are always available to discuss new subjects.’

‘This team definitely overtakes the competition with vast knowledge and ready-to-implement practical solutions adapted to the client’s needs and capabilities. Great knowledge of the market, understanding of various perspectives and proficiency in law.’

‘Marcin Olechowski has unique insight and exceptional intelligence, and Wojciech Iwański is a great partner, always with a can-do approach. Mateusz Blocher is a fantastic professional.’

‘Wojciech Iwański and Mateusz Blocher are some of the few people that we feel keep up with us in terms of understanding the most complex financial regulations.’

‘I have been collaborating with the SK&S team specialising in finance, payments, and related areas. I rate this team as top-notch experts who are well versed in the legal aspects of these fields. SK&S consistently approaches all assignments with a clear understanding of the business aspect, recognising client needs and seeking appropriate solutions.’

‘Wojciech Iwański is always accessible and demonstrates an above-average understanding of business needs. He has successfully instilled this approach throughout his team. Mateusz Blocher is an extremely competent individual with extensive knowledge in financial products, payments, fintech, and civil law. Mateusz always strives to present legal opinions appropriately and identify risks.’

‘I value them for their knowledge combined with a practical sense and knowledge of the supervisory approach. An important added value is the involvement of SK&S lawyers in the work of market organisations.’

‘I value working with Wojciech Iwański and Mateusz Blocher because of both their high level of expertise and their pragmatism and realistic approach to business issues. They are sometimes characterised by a very cautious approach to certain topics, which can be of great value.’

Key clients

Alior Bank S.A.

Stellantis NV


CA Auto Bank

Goldman Sachs Bank Europe SE

The NN Group

The Korea Development Bank


Western Union

Mastercard Europe




Millennium Bank


Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

Biuro Informacji Kredytowej

Blue Media

China Construction Bank (Europe)


Fundacja Rozwoju Rynku Finansowego

Work highlights

  • Advising ZBP on various mandates, including PSD2 implementation in Poland, unauthorised transactions, the Ognivo interbank payment, and communication systems.
  • Advised a club of South Korean banks on financings exceeding PLN2bn for the construction of a large-scale lithium-ion battery production facility in Europe.
  • Advised EVO Payments on its acquisition by Global Payments, including representing the client when obtaining regulatory clearance before the KNF for the indirect acquisition of EVO Payments’ Polish subsidiary, eServices.

Poland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak is ‘highly qualified and experienced in M&A transactions and corporate issues’ across a vast range of sectors, including FMCG, automotive, logistics, financial services, renewable energy, chemicals, IT, and media. Managing partner Robert Gawałkiewicz leads the team, which regularly works alongside international law firms. Gawałkiewicz is active in cross-border restructurings and commercial litigation, and he is supported by head of the firm’s automotive group Łukasz Berak, who advises clients on cross-border mergers and complex corporate issues.

Practice head(s):

Robert Gawałkiewicz

Other key lawyers:

Krzysztof Pawlisz; Tomasz Kański; Łukasz Berak; Sławomir Uss; Marcin Olechowski; Witold Kurek; Karol Skibniewski; Michał Dawidowicz


‘SK&S lawyers are highly qualified and experienced in M&A transactions and corporate issues. They are responsive, business-oriented and proactive. SK&S is allowed to give advice under Polish law, but they have a very extensive business network with other legal offices all over the world. Consequently, in case a transaction requires foreign input, they have full capacity to handle that.’

‘I work essentially with Sławomir Uss. I do appreciate his knowledge and experience, business-oriented and proactive approach, engagement and responsiveness.’

‘Łukasz Berak is a very responsive, commercially savvy lawyer with an outstanding eye for detail.’

‘Robert Gawałkiewicz and Michał Dawidowicz stand out, apart from a very high level of legal knowledge, with excellent communication skills.’

‘Łukasz Berak is a world-class negotiator; smart, responsive, to the point. I would always recommend him to my clients.’

‘Karol Skibniewski has been excellent as senior counsel and acts like a partner to us, providing fast yet concise responses to any questions raised.’

‘SK&S is a premium, full-service law firm in Poland that has both clients of its own in the Polish market or in the international market, and also cooperates with international law firms in transactions with a touchpoint in various markets. I can be sure that everybody in the team is excellent if my partner Karol Skibniewski puts together the team.’

‘Karol Skibniewski is my trusted lawyer for any M&A transactions with a Polish angle. His dedication and competence is second-to-none for a local counsel. I trust him and any cooperation has been smooth and efficient.’

Key clients

P4 Sp. z o.o.

iliad Group

NN Group N.V.

Heineken International B.V.

Darling Ingredients Inc.

AB Ignitis Grupe

Ignitis Renewables UAB

Brand New Galaxy


Sunly AS


Club Car

Platinum Equity

Stellantis NV


Unilin Group

CDS Groupe SAS

Infinite Electronics International, Inc.

Rivian Automotive Inc

Indutrade AB


Maritech UK

DKV Mobility

Viessmann Group GmbH & Co. KG

Komatsu, Ltd.

H&K Manufacturing Unlimited Company

MultimodalHD Eesti OŰ

Arlington Capital Partners

Noho Investment

Work highlights

  • Advised Darling Ingredients Inc., a company which turns food waste into sustainable products and produces renewable energy, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Miropasz Sp. z o.o., a Polish rendering company, for approximately €110m.
  • Advised Heineken International B.V. on its approxiamtely PLN1.66bn acquisition of the remaining 35% shareholding in Grupa Żywiec S.A., a major Polish brewery.
  • Advised Viessmann Group GmbH & Co. KG, a German-based player in heating, refrigeration, and cooling technology, on combining its Climate Solutions business area with Carrier Global Corporation.

Poland > Competition/antitrust Tier 2

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak is ‘highly qualified and experienced in competition and antitrust matters’, and boasts significant expertise in representing domestic and foreign clients before the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection. Regarding merger controls, the group is experienced in Phase II cases, and it is also regularly supports clients through allegations of agreements restricting competition and abuses of dominance. Krzysztof Kanton leads the team, and is ably supported by Marek Kolasiński.

Practice head(s):

Krzysztof Kanton

Other key lawyers:

Marek Kolasiński; Joanna Marek; Maciej Żelewski; Szymon Murek


‘They’re professional and competent lawyers. They see the business angle to cases they handle. They’re flexible, easy to collaborate with and valuable advisors.’

‘Marek Kolasiński and Krzysztof Kanton both supported us a great deal on cases and the cooperation was smooth and steady.’

‘SK&S Lawyers are highly qualified and experienced in competition and antitrust matters. They are very responsive, business-oriented and proactive.’

‘I work with Krzysztof Kanton and Szymon Murek. I do appreciate their exceptional knowledge and experience in antitrust law, business-oriented and proactive approach, engagement and responsiveness.’

‘High-class specialists that know the details of very complicated and sophisticated issues and they are able to transfer the knowledge to people who need their support.’

‘Always patient, calm and to the point.’

‘SK&S stands out for its particularly high level of substantive analysis. Their advice is reasoned and scientifically deep. At the same time, better analytics do not cause SK&S to lose sight of business issues. For particularly challenging matters, SK&S is often our first choice.’

‘Marek Kolasiński is a person whose expert advice we can always count on. His unconventional approach and very skilful combination of theory and practice, as well as knowledge of both theoretical and practical law, is what we particularly appreciate in him. In competition law, he is one of the best specialists in Poland.’

Key clients






ENGIE Energy Management Holding Switzerland AG

Jeronimo Martins Polska S.A.

Eurocash S.A.

Swiss Krono sp. z o.o.


Agri Plus

Multimodalhd Eesti Oü

Tikkurila Polska





Work highlights

  • Representing Jeronimo Martins Polska S.A. in appeal proceedings against a decision of the Polish Competition Authority.
  • Represented Swiss Krono, a manufacturer of wood boards, in appeal proceedings against the Polish Competition Authority’s decision concerning collusion on the Polish market for wood boards.
  • Representing Eurocash S.A. in appeal proceedings against a decision of the Polish Competition Authority.

Poland > Employment Tier 2

The employment practice at Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak is well versed in employee investigations, harassment matters, employee dismissals, and relevant litigation. Agnieszka Fedor leads the practice and regularly handles collective labour disputes. Filip Sodulski has broad experience in transactions, as well as a focus on internal ethical proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Agnieszka Fedor


Other key lawyers:

Filip Sodulski; Katarzyna Pikiewicz


‘Excellent employment team with a wide range of knowledge and expertise. Particularly impressed with quick response times – when a matter is urgent they often respond the same day.’

‘Cooperation with SkS is at the highest level in every field, starting with communication and ending with the service provided. Also noteworthy are the conferences which they organise and at which they provide very valuable information for clients.’

‘The greatest added value for me is the ease of communication and the ability to provide clear and transparent information starting from the simplest to the much more complicated matters.’

‘I particularly value cooperation with Katarzyna Pikiewicz who, apart from being an expert in her field, is also a great person, which makes everyday tasks and disputes not overwhelming. I find this extremely valuable from the perspective of someone who is not a legal expert.’

‘We only turn to Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak with difficult topics, at least in our view. This law firm deals with them comprehensively, it is clear that specialists from different areas work together on them. Therefore, we feel that the information we get from the law firm is thought through from different perspectives. This gives us the feeling that the topic is being taken care of to the very end.’

‘I most often have the pleasure of working with Filip Sodulski, whom I perceive as an extremely competent, eloquent and excellent English speaker. Filip communicates in an extremely clear manner and is able to present legal complexities in a very structured and easy to understand way.’

‘The SKS team is competent and very committed.’

‘The information is clear and well prepared.’

Key clients




Strategic Staffing Solutions




BC Budivelnyk



Work highlights

  • Advising Shein on all labour matters related to setting up operations in Poland.
  • Assisting Wix with the full range of employment-related matters concerning the setting up and adjustment of labour and contractual relations with software developers, as well as immigration matters.
  • Assisted Flyr with projects associated with the implementation of solutions related to the engagement of software developers, as well as drafting and adjusting employment documentation for a Polish entity.

Poland > Energy and natural resources Tier 2

The energy practice at Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak is a key point of call for investors, financing entities, buyers, and energy-intensive businesses seeking assistance with their infrastructure investments, compliance with regulatory obligations, and emission allowances. It is also adept at advising on M&A transactions and procuring financing for renewable energy projects, including wind, photovoltaic, biomass, and waste-to-energy. The team is co-led by conventional and renewable energy specialist Krzysztof Cichocki, and Zbyszko Wizner, who, in addition to energy law, is also an expert in construction contracts and infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

Krzysztof Cichocki; Zbyszko Wizner

Other key lawyers:

Tomasz Młodawski; Łukasz Wyszomirski; Witold Kurek


‘SK&S has a great team of professionals. We have worked together on a number of cases. I really like that they have strong market expertise. They can cover all aspects of the energy sector.’

‘Krzysztof Cichocki is great team leader for this energy team.’

‘Tomasz Młodawski has extremely deep knowledge of the energy sector, especially the gas sector.’

‘Łukasz Wyszomirski – strong expert in the wind sector.’

‘Hard working, very diligent.’

‘Commercial and deliver quick solutions to the client.’

‘The team around Krzysztof Cichocki consists of very smart lawyers, all with extensive energy and transaction know-how and the ability to accompany and manage complex projects, indeed a highly recommendable team.’

‘Witold Kurek is extremely dedicated, responsive and pleasant to work with.’

Key clients


Alternus Energy Group Plc

Sunly Land AS

Sunly Group

Kelfield Deutschland GmbH

Enea Operator Sp. z o.o.

Lucent Renewables

RE Alloys Sp. Z o.o.

IBC Solar Energy

Ciech S.A.

Uniper Renewables

Ignitis Renewables

Photosol Developpement

Work highlights

  • Advised Ørsted group on the development and financing of the 2.5GW Baltica 2 and 3 offshore wind projects, implemented as a JV with PGE.
  • Assisted Enea Elkogaz with the public procurement procedure in relation to the 2.2GW coal-to-gas transition project for Kozienice power plant.
  • Advised Sunly on several transactions concerning the purchase, financing, and re-financing of PV projects in Poland.

Poland > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak houses a team of ‘excellent specialists‘, who assist with the labelling of foodstuffs, handle public procurement disputes, and advise on the exploitation of regulatory niches. ‘Outstanding‘ practice co-head Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska is noted for her knowledge of IP issues, including patent infringement actions and unfair competition cases, and regularly represents clients before the Supreme Administrative Court. ‘Very talented‘ co-head Jacek Myszko advises both international and domestic clients on the regulatory issues surrounding the wholesale distribution of medical devices and medicinal products, in addition to advising on clinical trial agreements.

Practice head(s):

Jacek Myszko; Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska


‘SK&S has a very well-organised team of lawyers who demonstrate exceptional skills in understanding and meeting client expectations.’

‘We cannot say enough about the team’s diverse and unique experience. They are indeed excellent specialists who always dive deep into the problem and the solutions they propose touch upon all important aspects, not only the narrow question they receive.’

‘Jacek Myszko is extremely responsive and, like the whole team, very well rounded in terms of pharmaceutical, healthcare, intellectual property, medical devices, and foodstuff matters. He is tackling the most niche, often precedent-setting matters with the utmost skill.’

‘Excellent team with great members and an exceptional head, Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska.’

‘Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska is an outstanding, excellent lawyer with vast experience, unique talent and amazing knowledge. Always quick to answer, proactive attitude, very helpful.’

‘Jacek Myszko is a very talented lawyer, very responsive, proactive, with superb skills.’

Key clients

Wolt Polska Sp. z o.o.

E&J Gallo Winery

Polski Związek Pracodawców Przemysłu Farmaceutycznego

Work highlights

  • Represented a major honey producer in the course of honey adulteration proceedings.
  • Advised a major global wine producer on the regulatory aspects of its introduction to the market and advertising of alcoholic beverages.
  • Advising a major EU CRO company on various aspects of cross-border services rendered to EU and non-EU sponsors of clinical trials organised in Poland.

Poland > Tax Tier 2

The tax practice at Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak is praised for being ‘prominent in the private wealth and real estate business areas‘, as well as being knowledgeable of the digital economy and innovative technology industries. The team provides advisory services in relation to wealth tax management and international tax, as well as being ‘experienced in tax matters, including those related to M&A transactions and corporate issues‘. Jarosław Bieroński leads the team, and is ably supported by Sławomir Łuczak and Piotr Andrzejak.

Practice head(s):

Jarosław Bieroński


Other key lawyers:

Sławomir Łuczak; Piotr Andrzejak; Stanisław Gordziałkowski


‘Especially very well connected and prominent in the private wealth and real estate business areas.’

‘Very proactive team around Sławomir Łuczak.’

‘Very good contact with the team. Diversity of knowlage in the team is its strength. It is very convenient if you can receive comprehensive legal assistance in various areas in one company: taxes, intellectual property protection, broadly understood economic consulting, etc.’

‘On a daily basis, we mainly cooperate with Sławomir Łuczak and Stanisław Gordziałkowski and I highly appreciate both the competences of these practitioners in key areas for our company, as well as their commitment and ease of contact with them.’

‘SK&S lawyers are highly qualified and experienced in tax matters, including those related to M&A transactions and corporate issues. They are very responsive, business-oriented and proactive.’

‘I work essentially with Sławomir Łuczak and Stanisław Gordziałkowski. I do appreciate their exceptional knowledge and experience in tax advice, business-oriented and proactive approach, engagement and responsiveness.’

Key clients

AB Inbev

Eurocash S.A. (retail, FMCG)

VNG Group (Handen)

SFG Holding s.r.o. and LN Steel sp. z o.o.

Złote Tarasy (Westfield Unibail Rodamco)

SoftServe Poland sp. z o.o.

BZK i Wspólnicy sp. z o.o. sp. komandytowa

Bioagra-Oil S.A.|Bioagra S.A.|Komagra sp. z o.o.



Bakoma sp. z o.o., Bakoma Bis sp. z o.o.|Bioagra-Oil S.A.|BZK Holding PL sp. z o.o.|BZK Solar sp. z o.o.


Work highlights

  • Acted for Handen in front of the District Administrative Court in a VAT case.
  • Acted for ABInbev in front of the Supreme Administrative Court in a tax optimisation case, launched by the tax administration in order to eliminate the advantageous implications of restructuring involving intangibles.
  • Provided Eurocash S.A. with tax advice relating to a number of reorganisation activities concerning the process of separating the client’s retail and wholesale operations and preparing the retail business for potential sale.

Poland > TMT Tier 2

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak supports clients across a wide range of mandates, from cloud computing, licenses, and copyright transfers, to IT deployments, negotiations, and related litigation. Its offering also includes advice on telecoms and OTT streaming platforms, as well as new technologies, such as AI and blockchain. Technology-related M&A transactions form another area of expertise. ‘Stand-out lawyer’ Mikołaj Sowiński and new technologies expert Agata Szeliga jointly lead the practice. Marta Kupczak-Strzelecka is skilled in regulatory mandates.

Practice head(s):

Mikołaj Sowiński; Agata Szeliga

Other key lawyers:

Marta Kupczak-Strzelecka; Sylwia Macura-Targosz


‘Exceptionally hard working, detail oriented, conscientious, and responsive. Well equipped to provide support at all levels. The firm invests in the training and development of its associates. Excellent collaboration with clients.’

‘Mikołaj Sowiński has developed an exceptionally strong practice and team over many decades. I have worked with him for over 25 years and have always been impressed and pleased with his work and that of his team.’

‘Wouldn’t work with any other lawyers in Poland. A fantastic team under Mikołaj Sowiński. Their depth of experience and expertise in navigating the complex Polish legal landscape is second-to-none. I am in the safest and most expert of hands with SKS.’

‘Deep understanding of the law and regulatory framework combined with excellent commercial acumen and practical problem-solving advice.’

‘Mikołaj Sowiński is an absolute stand-out lawyer. His excellent understanding of our business and the industry within which it sits is exceptional. He looks for solutions in complex commercial and regulatory matters. His excellent technical skills means I’m in very safe and expert hands.’

‘Mikołaj Sowiński is a delight to work with; a true master of his craft.’

Key clients


Warner Bros. Discovery Group


BSA – The Software Alliance

Mazda Motor Logistics Europe NV

Polish Chamber of Electronic Communication



Mastercard Europe



FCA Bank Poland

Alior Bank

Fundacja Rozwoju Rynku Finansowego

Allegro Pay

Związek Banków Polskich

Work highlights

  • Represented Warner Bros. Discovery group in administrative proceedings before the Polish Media Council.
  • Adivsed the Polish Chamber of Electronic Communications on a legislative project known as Lex Remote Control.
  • Advising Microsoft on all aspects of cloud computing services and assisting Microsoft with negotiations of cloud computing contracts, with a special focus on the financial sector.

Poland > Public procurement Tier 3

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak handles public procurement matters in a range of fields, including energy, transport and construction, advising on the entire lifecycle of cases, often in conjunction with other related issues such as competition or construction law. Agata Szeliga leads the team and is adept at representing clients before Polish authorities and the European Commission. Żaneta Urbaniak advises both contractors and contracting authorities on tenders for public works, services and supply contracts.

Practice head(s):

Agata Szeliga

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is very solid, clients always praise their good preparation and the broader view of the cases analysed.’

‘Żaneta Urbaniak is a distinctive person. She is very meticulous, dedicated and always comes up with the best solutions.’

‘We cooperated with SKS Legal on an EU grant and public procurement project. The law firm’s team is very professional: extensive experience, in-depth ability to use legal knowledge, excellent interpersonal communication. Commitment, openness to customer needs, flexibility and excellent work organisation. Having such a partner, we really felt a competitive advantage and an umbrella of security.’

Key clients

Intel Technology Poland Sp. z o.o.

Mobilis Sp. z o.o.

Microsoft Sp. z o.o.

ZAB-BUD sp. z o.o.

Enea Elkogaz sp. z o.o.

Fundacja Rozwoju Systemu Edukacji

Voith Hydro GmbH & Co KG

Immobel Poland Sp. z o.o.

Powerstone sp. z o.o.

Solaris Bus & Coach sp. z o.o

Royal Canin Dystrybucja

China Road and Bridge Corporation Serbia Ogranak

BFF Polska S.A.

Fundusz Górnośląski S.A.

Wizz air Hungary

Work highlights

  • Advised the Foundation for the Development of the Education System on the award of all public contracts related to the EuroSkills Gdansk 2023 competition.
  • Assisted ENEA ELKOGAZ sp. z o.o. with the preparation of formal and legal documentation in the competitive dialogue for the restoration of generation capacity of 200MW class coal-fired units at Elektrownia Kozienice based on gaseous fuel combustion technology together with provision of maintenance services.
  • Advised Mobilis on an assessment of tender terms in Cracow and represented the client in appeal proceedings before the National Appeals Chamber.

Poland > Real estate Tier 3

Leveraging its ‘profound understanding of the Polish real estate market’, the team at Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak has significant know-how in relation to commercial property, providing advice on office, logistics, industrial, hotels, and shopping centre projects. The practice is equally adept at handling disputes within the field, regularly representing clients in matters related to reclamation, compensation, co-ownership and restitution. Radosław Waszkiewicz leads the team and assists clients with acquisitions, divestments, leasing issues, and development projects.

Practice head(s):

Radosław Waszkiewicz

Other key lawyers:

Janusz Siekański; Zbyszko Wizner; Piotr Srebro; Bartłomiej Dębski


‘Comprehensive treatment of difficult issues; flexibility with respect to the services rendered, understanding of budget issues and delegating appropriate practitioners for different type of tasks required.’

‘I highly recommend the cooperation with Bartłomiej Dębski, with his vast knowledge, deep engagement in the projects and understanding of the client’s needs.’

‘Very good generalist team, able to advise on various types of matters, which is helpful if a matter is complex and requires insight in related areas of law. Always trying to protect a client’s interests to the very end which helped on several occasions to turn tables during contract negotiations. The team is long established which means that they possess a historical insight on market development.’

‘The team is very professional and has a profound knowledge of the Polish real estate and development projects legal environment. They understand the intentions of our company and adjust respectively the legal approach. The whole team is very committed to the tasks we place in their hands.’

‘The individuals I work with have very good advisory skills both from a strategic and operational point of view. The balance perfectly between the strict rules of legal codes on the one hand and the administrative and business reality on the other hand. The are very concentrated on the goal and have proven they can close a deal even in complicated circumstances and under huge time pressure.’

Key clients

Zalando SE

NOHO Investment

AXA Investment Managers


Solaris Bus & Coach Sp. z o.o.

Investec Property Fund Offshore Investments Proprietary Limited

Uma Investments Sp. z o.o. (Kellogg’s)

OKRE Development Sp. z o.o. (Koramic Real Estate)

REF Eastern Opportunities sp. z o.o.

Blue City Sp. z o.o.

International Paper Company

Xior Student Housing

Ares European Property Enhancement Partners

Andraka Sp. z o.o.

Aquarius Sp. z o.o. Sp. k.

Nike Retail

Wix Com.

Auchan Polska Sp. z o.o.

Kerry Polska Sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised Xior Student Housing on the Polish part of the acquisition of 5,341 residential units for €939m in Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Poland.
  • Advised NOHO Investment on the acquisition of Polfa investment land in the centre of Warsaw.
  • Advised Zalando SE on the selection of land and the tender process to acquire land for a new logistics facility, with a planned building area of over 140,000 square metres.

Poland > Restructuring and insolvency