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Poland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Noerr‘s client base spans both local and international companies, and the practice assists them with their market entry, strategic and greenfield investments, and M&A transactions, as well as advising them on complex restructuring processes, joint ventures, and business expansions. Karol Kicun is the new practice head following his arrival in February 2023 from MJH Moskwa, Jarmul, Haładyj i Wspólnicy sp.k., and he brings with him notable expertise in cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions, and a client base of notable investment and PE funds. Renata Patoka joined the firm in January 2023 from SSWKrzysztof Banaszek is singled out by one client as a 'prominent name to remember'.

Practice head(s):

Karol Kicun

Other key lawyers:


‘Noerr was able to assist us with a highly difficult acquisition project with a combination of complex documents within extremely ambitious deadlines. They were available and reliable in their legal capacities. We were impressed by the way they provided their services.’

‘Professional approach, quick and flexible support in the area needed. Noerr quickly provided highly skilled experts. I also enjoyed the friendly contact with partners and associates.’

‘Krzysztof Banaszek excelled in very high qualification, background knowledge, experience from previous projects, ability and willingness to share and use his experience for the project we worked on. Furthermore, I want to mention his language skills, being able to provide legal documents in the same, highest quality in German as well as in English.’

‘Krzysztof Banaszek has a great business mindset and judgement, outstanding technical skills and very strong communication skills. He is focused, always available and works well under pressure. A great professional.’

‘Noerr Warsaw’s corporate and M&A team handles a large volume of high-profile, international deals across a variety of industries. The team has a strong track record in international and domestic corporate transactions and supports all types of corporate businesses.’

‘A prominent name to remember is Krzysztof Banaszek. Krzysztof is extremely knowledgeable, detail-oriented and genuinely an excellent lawyer. He mainly handles international M&A deals and has a great understanding of his clients’ business needs across multiple sectors.’

‘In my view, the firm provides legal services on a top international level. The team that we had an opportunity to work with delivered high-quality services, was focused and easily available and worked with highest standards. The projects we worked on were cross-border and with high levels of complexity. The services were provided in accordance with highest international standards.’

‘Karol Kicun is a business-oriented and committed specialist with strong, local expertise. He is very proactive and always tries to find a suitable solution. Very pleasant to work with.’

Key clients

TAG Immobilien AG



Inter-Cars S.A.

Wirtualna Polska Holding

Polish Development Fund Group

Industrial Development Agency JSC

Work highlights

  • Advised ILS, a subsidiary of Inter Cars S.A., on the creation of a joint venture with Danx, a logistics company.
  • Advised a company which specialises in the production and supply of adhesives on the acquisition of a manufacturer of a range of chemical and technical products.
  • Advised a global private equity firm on the acquisition of a business listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Poland > Real estate Tier 3

The real estate investment group at Noerr handles the gamut of relevant work, ranging from transactions, to advice on lease and tenancy agreements, to related litigation. The automotive, logistics, construction and retail sectors are particular areas of focus. Paweł Żelich heads up the department, which saw the arrival of two senior associates, Bartosz Ostrowski and Maciej Gorgol, from DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k in late 2022.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Żelich

Other key lawyers:

Poland > Banking and finance Tier 6

Noerr handles international financing projects for international companies, banks, and financial institutions. Senior names of note include Paweł Żelich, who was recently promoted to supervising partner of the practice; Paweł Hoc, who joined from Squire Patton Boggs Krześniak sp.k. in April 2022; and Paweł Samolewicz, who joined from Baker McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Sp.k. in February 2023. Former practice heads Konrad Werner  and Ludomir Biedecki departed in April and September of 2022 to join Kochanski & Partners and Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k., respectively.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Żelich; Paweł Hoc; Paweł Samolewicz


‘The team of lawyers was very professional and capable of providing adequate and practical solutions meeting clients’ expectations when advising on a complex transaction.’

‘Paweł Hoc was standing out during negotiations of the terms of the deal due to his excellent knowledge of Polish and German law and knowledge of the Polish and German languages. He showed off his skills and abilities, and his advice was rather unique and high calibre.’

‘Lawyers from this law firm use advanced technological tools. The banking and finance team is highly knowledgeable in their practice area, committed to their cases, very responsive, and quick to perform. They are good to negotiate with and very skilled when it comes to problem solving.’

‘Paweł Samolewicz and Paweł Hoc, with whom I had the opportunity to work, are very committed to their work, approach topics with an open mind, always meet their obligations on time, and have great negotiating skills. It was a pleasure to work with them.’

‘The Noerr team is goal oriented and willing to explore a wide range of options to best fulfil the needs of a given case. Their extensive experience allows them to think outside the box and have alternative solutions ready instantly.’

‘I had the pleasure of working with Paweł Hoc, who proved to be very communicative and efficient. Thanks to Paweł’s experience and dedication, we were able to sort out unexpected obstacles under extreme time pressure. His understanding of the field in which he advises makes it much easier to reach a consensus and deliver customised mechanisms facilitating each individual transaction.’

‘I worked with Paweł Hoc on a financing project. The cooperation with Pawel was excellent. I was impressed by his competence and sound judgement. Of course, he excelled in defending his clients’ interests, but at the same time he was always ready to find a reasonable solution that took into account the interests of both parties.’

‘The team we had an opportunity to work with is very experienced, with a background in large financing projects and in international law firms. This background is clearly visible in the quality and manner of provision of the services. All products we received from Noerr met the highest international standarda in the area of financing documents.’

Key clients


SAF Holland Group

Gubor Group


AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA

Work highlights

  • Advising Gubor Group on the Polish aspects of a refinancing transaction, including negotiations related to security interests agreements.
  • Advising AURELIUS Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the simultaneous acquisition of the dental bauer and Pluradent companies.
  • Advising SAF-Holland Group on an amendment to a €500m multi-currency term and revolving facilities agreement, according to which the Polish company from the group served as a guarantor.

In a rapidly changing world, Noerr anticipates developments, transforming change into advantage and charting new ways into the future. Covering the full depth and breadth of corporate and business law, its 500 advisors craft solutions with a strategic perspective. Together they help international corporations, family-owned businesses, financial investors and the public sector to achieve maximum possible impact, sustainability and resilience.

Noerr has offices in ten countries, partners with top law firms worldwide and is the exclusive member firm in Germany for Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 125+ countries.

Warsaw office: The Warsaw office comprises of over 20 highly experienced and specialised advisors. The firm provides its clients with legal assistance in English, Polish, German, and French. The range of Noerr’s advice extends from corporate law issues, real estate and construction through structural measures and business succession as well as banking and finance, capital markets, litigation and arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, life sciences and regulatory work. The practice is also well known for supporting investments – from start-ups to greenfield projects.

Department Name Email Telephone
Partner Paweł Żelich +48 604 225 796
Number of lawyers : 580
At Warsaw : 20+
IBA (International Bar Association)
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