Firm Profile > Gide Loyrette Nouel > Warsaw, Poland

Gide Loyrette Nouel
00-078 WARSAW

Public law Tier 2

Public procurement constitutes a core competency of Gide Loyrette Nouel's Warsaw office, which handles public investments including motorways, pipelines, railways, sea and air terminals and other infrastructure projects. Dariusz Tokarczuk and department head Piotr Sadownik are advising KGHM Polska Miedź on matters pertaining to a project to expand the headquarters of the Żelazny Most Mining Waste Disposal Facility. Paweł Grześkowiak represented Leonardo Group in negotiations with the Armament Inspectorate of the Ministry of National Defence concerning a contract to supply four M-346 jet training aircraft.

Real estate Tier 2

Real estate is a core practice at Gide Loyrette Nouel, which advises on transactions across the commercial, office, hospitality, residential, elderly care and logistics sectors. Błażej Czwarnok (who 'understands clients' needs perfectly') advised Yareal on the acquisition of the Soho Factory area in Warsaw from Soho Developments. Practice head Marcin Muszel advised Griffin Real Estate on the sale of property in central Warsaw to Dom Development. Tomasz Roszczyc is another contact of note.

Banking and finance Tier 3

At Gide Loyrette Nouel, the team provides transactional advice, as well as day-to-day regulatory assistance to Polish and international banks, insurance companies, leasing companies, financial institutions and businesses. Practice leader Paweł Grześkowiak advised KGHM on a €212m second financing facility granted by the European Investment Bank to support a modernisation programme. Marta Kamińska is recommended for structured financing mandates.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel's group is led by Dariusz Tokarczuk, who is supported by Paweł Grześkowiak. Tokarczuk and Marcin Muszel advised Auchan on the spin-off of its businesses into Immochan Polska; a matter that included real estate and employment-related issues.

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel handles a variety of civil and criminal litigation, as well as arbitration before domestic and international courts. The group has particular expertise in commercial defamation cases. The General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways remains a client for practice head Piotr Sadownik, who represents the authority in a number of proceedings related to the construction of main roads in Poland. He is also representing PGNiG in a series of claims made by and against the client. Counsel Krzysztof Ciepliński specialises in commercial disputes.

Employment Tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel has a niche in transport sector-related employment issues, including litigation related to social dumping and posting of workers. It also handles collective bargaining agreements, restructurings and lay-offs. The team is led by Paweł Grześkowiak, who is coordinating a number of litigation cases in relation to benefits to international drivers, including night-time allowances, EU minimum wages, as well as collective and individual labour law issues. Associate Joanna Jasiewicz is another name to note.

Energy and natural resources Tier 3

Highlights for Gide Loyrette Nouel's practice head Piotr Sadownik included advising PGNiG on a potential expansion abroad. Konrad Kosicki is assisting Tauron Polska Energia with compliance issues relating to the EU directive on markets in financial instruments II and all associated legislation. Grzegorz Banasiuk is recommended for public procurement and privatisation matters.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel handles bankruptcy proceedings and restructuring operations for companies with domestic and cross-border operations. Practice head Piotr Sadownik is advising the Polish road administration authority on a risk assessment relating to the potential impacts of a request to open bankruptcy proceedings by Portuguese company MSF Engenharia.

Competition/antitrust Tier 4

Gide Loyrette Nouel handles competition matters that arise out of business operations, proceedings before the authorities and compliance issues. Practice head Dariusz Tokarczuk is advising Auchan Polska on supply policy issues. Szymon Chwaliński is recommended for his expertise in competition, consumer protection and distribution law.

Intellectual property Tier 4

At Gide Loyrette Nouel, practice head Piotr Sadownik is representing L’Oréal  in claims brought by copyright holders pertaining to music used in the client's product advertising. Krzysztof Ciepliński is another name to note.

Private equity Tier 4

Gide Loyrette Nouel's team leverages the firm's corporate, finance, regulatory, tax and contract law expertise to provide a full service to private equity funds, their sponsors and investors. Department head Paweł Grześkowiak advised Enterprise Investors on the acquisition of a 38% stake in Unilink, in a deal that will consist of a capital increase and partial buy-out.

Tax Tier 4

Highlights for Gide Loyrette Nouel's Dariusz Tokarczuk included advising Lactalis Polska on the tax-efficient rearrangement of suppliers' schemes in relation to the limitations on the tax deductibility of royalties and intangible services. Ewa Żbikowska is another tax adviser of note.

When Gide opened an office in Warsaw in 1991, it was one of the first international legal practices acting in Poland under the new regime. In the past two and a half decades, Gide has been involved in a large number of projects, including the most important privatisations and investment transactions on the Polish market. Gide Poland provides legal advice in all key areas of business law and is one of the most recommended international law firms in Poland.

Gide’s Warsaw office employs over 40 lawyers and tax advisors, including five partners, and advises some of the leading players in Poland, ranging from financial institutions, banks, insurance companies, and foreign investors, to Polish companies and other entities, including state-owned companies and public institutions.

Our key specialisations include:

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers & Acquisitions/Corporate Dariusz Tokarczuk
Banking & Finance Pawel Grzeskowiak
Banking & Finance Robert Dulewicz
Banking & Finance Michał Śmiechowski
Capital Markets Dariusz Tokarczuk
Capital Markets Robert Dulewicz
Capital Markets Pawel Grzeskowiak
Capital Markets Michał Śmiechowski
Private Equity Pawel Grzeskowiak
Real Estate Transactions & Financing Marcin Muszel
Real Estate Transactions & Financing Blazej Czwarnok
Energy Piotr Sadownik
Energy Konrad Kosicki
Projects & Infrastructure Piotr Sadownik
Projects & Infrastructure Grzegorz Banasiuk
Dispute Resolution / Arbitration Piotr Sadownik
Dispute Resolution / Arbitration Krzysztof Cieplinski
Public Law Piotr Sadownik
Public Law Grzegorz Banasiuk
Restructuring and Insolvency Piotr Sadownik
Tax Ewa Zbikowska
Tax Maciej Grela
Intellectual Property Piotr Sadownik
Intellectual Property Krzysztof Cieplinski
Employment Law Pawel Grzeskowiak
Employment Law Joanna Jasiewicz
Competition Dariusz Tokarczuk
Competition Szymon Chwalinski
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Michał Śmiechowski  photo Mr Michał Śmiechowski
Mr Szymon Chwaliński  photo Mr Szymon Chwaliński
Mr Krzysztof Ciepliński  photo Mr Krzysztof Ciepliński
Mr Błażej Czwarnok  photo Mr Błażej Czwarnok
Mr Robert Dulewicz  photo Mr Robert Dulewicz
Mr Paweł Grześkowiak  photo Mr Paweł Grześkowiak
Mr Marcin Muszel  photo Mr Marcin Muszel
Mr Piotr Sadownik  photo Mr Piotr Sadownik
Mr Dariusz Tokarczuk  photo Mr Dariusz Tokarczuk
Number of lawyers : 550
at this office : over 40
Contacts : Dariusz Tokarczuk (
Contacts : Robert Dulewicz (
Contacts : Pawel Grzeskowiak (
Contacts : Piotr Sadownik (
Contacts : Marcin Muszel (
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