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Deloitte Legal, Ostrowski, Gizicki i Wspólnicy sp.k. > The Legal 500 Rankings
Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2
The 'dedicated and hard working team' at Deloitte Legal, Ostrowski, Gizicki i Wspólnicy sp.k. utilises its specialisms in financial, tax and labour law in its financial restructuring practice, assisting lenders and borrowers with the spectrum of in- and out-of-court restructuring and insolvency issues. The group is particularly known for debt and corporate restructurings, but it also handles distressed asset investments, risk disposal for financial institutions and corporate liquidations. Department head Agnieszka Ziółek is 'well known for her negotiating skills' and focuses on advice to financial institutions. Senior managing associate Patrycja Bolimowska is a certified restructuring adviser with substantial disputes experience. The financial restructuring practice was given a boost in February 2020 with the arrival of senior associate Paweł Skura from Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich sp. k..
Other key lawyers:
Patrycja Bolimowska; Paweł Skura
‘Dedicated and hard working team. High performance and business approach.’
‘The Deloitte Legal Restructuring & Insolvency Poland Team is praised for its really short time in answering sometimes very challenging legal issues. Reaction time is what makes them outstanding.’
‘Agnieszka Ziolek is well-known for her negotiating skills as well as always quick responses to ongoing legal issues.’
Vistal Gdynia S.A.
CVI Dom Maklerski sp. z o.o
AMC Capital IV
Raiffeisen Bank International AG (Joint Stock Company) Branch in Poland
Banking and finance Tier 3
In October 2020, Deloitte Legal, Ostrowski, Gizicki i Wspólnicy sp.k. hired a large part of White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.'s banking team, including Tomasz Ostrowski (who took over as managing partner) and transactional specialist Aneta Urban. This followed the arrival of Mateusz Ordyk from PwC Legal Zelaznicki sp.k. at the beginning of 2020, boosting the firm's coverage of fintech regulatory issues. The firm is well-known for undertaking high-level regulatory projects for financial institutions, but it is also strong on the transactional side, where it handles leasing matters, real estate finance, corporate finance, acquisition finance and asset finance transactions. The team is led by 'calm and business-oriented' Zbigniew Korba, who handles both regulatory and transactional work.
Other key lawyers:
Agnieszka Ziółek; Mateusz Ordyk; Tomasz Ostrowski; Aneta Urban; Katarzyna Jakubiak
‘Zbigniew Korba is well known for his expertise in banking and finance and general corporate area. Calm, business-oriented, always looking for solving any issues having in mind interest of all the parties involved.’
PKO BP S.A.
Santander Consumer Bank S.A.
Caterpillar Financial Services Sp. z o.o.
Alior Bank S.A.
ING Finance Sp. z o.o.
TUW Polski Zakład Ubezpieczeń Wzajemnych
mBank Hipoteczny S.A.
Svenska Handelsbanken AB
Raiffeisen Bank International AG SA, Branch in Poland
Mercedes Benz Bank Polska S.A.
Toyota Bank S.A.
FCE Bank Oddział w Polsce
Bank of China (Luxembourg) S.A. Poland Branch
Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A. (CitiBank)
Credit Agricole Bank Polska S.A.
Deutsche Bank Polska S.A.
Insurance Tier 3
The insurance law practice at Deloitte Legal, Ostrowski, Gizicki i Wspólnicy sp.k. is geared to advising on the daily operations of insurance companies, as well as assisting with issues arising from cooperation agreements between the companies, reorganisation projects and the establishment of insurance businesses in Poland. The group benefits greatly from Deloitte's consultancy practice, enabling it to draw on actuaries, insurance-focused tax advisers and auditors. Heading the team is insurance regulatory expert Łukasz Szymański.
‘Łukasz Szymański is very helpful and provides great assistance.’
Mercedes-Benz Leasing sp. z o.o.
Alphabet Fleet Management sp. z o.o.
Private equity Tier 3
Deloitte Legal, Ostrowski, Gizicki i Wspólnicy sp.k.'s group advises on the buy- and sell-side of private equity deals, working closely with the consultancy side of the firm in relation to tax advisory. The team, which sits in the wider corporate department, is jointly headed by Piotr Siezieniewski and Ryszard Manteuffel.
Piotr Siezieniewski; Ryszard Manteuffel
MCI Capital S.A.
Tar Heel Capital
CIC Corporate Finance
HAG Asset Management
Deloitte Legal, Ostrowski, Gizicki i Wspólnicy sp.k.'s M&A department is closely linked to the firm's CEE regional offices and consultancy arm, giving it the ability to provide a comprehensive service in relation to cross-border transactions. Jointly heading up the practice are commercial law expert Piotr Siezieniewski, corporate and securities law specialist Ryszard Manteuffel and Robert Pasternak.
Piotr Siezieniewski; Ryszard Manteuffel; Robert Pasternak
‘The team was willing and able to take responsibility for negotiations when and where needed, while leaving me (the customer) in charge. They were able to understand the customer’s needs and translate that into legal terms. Securing the customer’s interest and at the same time argue with counterparts at a legal level.’
‘I would like to commend Jacek Korzeniewski and Piotr Siezieniewski from Deloitte legal Poland (Warsaw office) for there commitment and excellent support they both went beyond what I expected. ’
‘Nice, friendly relationship, stable, not changing contact person who knows and deals with all matters of our company’
‘Hands-on approach, very good business sense and not overthinking’
‘Availability, flexibility, general open-minded approach.’
Inter Cars S.A.
MCI Capital S.A.
Tar Heel Capital
Wirtualna Polska Holding S.A.
Unilever Polska S.A.
JSW Innowacje S.A.
CIC Corporate Finance
HAG Asset Management
Deloitte Legal, Ostrowski, Gizicki i Wspólnicy sp.k. > Firm Profile
The firm: Deloitte member firms have a long-standing reputation for helping clients to address complex, cross-border issues. Skilled and experienced Deloitte Legal* lawyers work together with other Deloitte professionals in tax, consulting and financial advisory to guide their clients through a project in a co-ordinated way around the world. Deloitte Legal, present in over 80 countries, is able to provide holistic guidance around strategic business decisions as well as offer support services that can increase efficiency and reduce the cost of some routine legal activities.
Areas of practice
Corporate and mergers and acquisitions services: Deloitte Legal* provides a full range of corporate and transactional law services from complex advisory services related to major business life events (including advising in restructuring and mergers and acquisitions processes) through to general secretarial services.
Banking and finance: the finance and banking team offers legal advisory services provided by specialists with substantial experience obtained in international legal firms and financial institutions. Deloitte is a member of Loan Market Association and monitors innovations related to introduction new standards of financial documentation. It shares its knowledge and experience with its clients in the form of workshops and courses. Its services include: transactional support, due diligence, regulatory support, corporate services, takeover of assets by banks, services for the insurance sector, services for investment funds.
Real estate: the real estate team operating within Deloitte Legal* has many years of vast experience in supporting domestic and international real estate transactions. In response to its clients’ expectations and needs Deloitte Legal* offers comprehensive legal services related to real estate transactions. With its experience it is able to create significant added value. Its services include: pre-transaction stage, due diligence advisory, transaction structuring, real estate acquisition, commercialisation of shopping centers, logistics and office space, planning and construction-related procedures, contracts to carry out architectural and building projects, general contractor agreements, real property leasing – sale and leaseback, creating real estate funds and shaping their structure, real estate and asset management, litigation.
Commercial law solutions: companies are facing an increasing number of business challenges globally including more rigorous regulations and enforcement by local authorities in the countries where they operate. As experienced advisers with a practical focus, Deloitte Legal* can help clients meet these challenges and develop commercial solutions. It offers a broad base of commercial business law services in multiple jurisdictions. Its experience and global reach allow it to provide businesses facing complex legal regulations and challenges with personalised, tailor-made services.
Employment and pension solutions: turbulent economic times require companies to be agile and flexible in their staffing to remain competitive. Complex polices, frequent legislative changes and global operations make managing employee relations and compliance with employment law challenging for businesses. Deloitte Legal* provides businesses with the advice they need to make informed decisions and comply with a multitude of regulatory and procedural requirements.
Antitrust and competition: the competition and consumer law team provides full scope legal advisory for clients from various sectors and is best known from strategic advice in complicated M&A transactions, especially horizontal mergers and strategic advice for B2C businesses regarding consumer law issues. Its expertise includes assessment of distribution agreements in FMCG sector, as well as of consortium agreements between competitors, strategic advice on agency and franchise agreements (especially HSD and traditional trade) and high level advice with respect to consumer law issues in B2C relations. It also represents clients in antimonopoly proceedings and consumer related cases before Polish and European administrative bodies and courts.
* “Deloitte Legal” means the legal practices of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firm affiliates that provide legal services. For legal and regulatory reasons, not all member firms provide legal services.
|Managing Partner, Banking & Finance||Tomasz Ostrowskiemail@example.com|
|PE, Corporate/M&A, Commercial law||Piotr Siezieniewskifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ECM, Corporate/M&A, Commercial law||Ryszard Manteuffelemail@example.com|
|Real Estate||Artur Lisickifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Restructuring & Insolvency||Agnieszka Ziółekemail@example.com|
|Project Finance, Energy & Infrastructure||Michał Zieniewskifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Litigation, Private Clients, Family Business||Robert Uhlemail@example.com|
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Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 2,000+ at this office : 90+
LanguagesEnglish French German Italian Polish Russian
MembershipsDeloitte Legal worldwide network
OtherOther offices : Cracow Other offices : Katowice Other offices : Lódz Other offices : Poznan Other offices : Szczecin Other offices : Wroclaw
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Robert Pasternak, Managing PartnerRobert Pasternak, managing partner of Deloitte Legal, Pasternak, Korba & Partners Law Firm LLP discusses how the firm is adapting to clients' changing needs.
What do you see as the main points that differentiate deloitte legal, pasternak, korba & partners law firm llp from your competitors?
We have a presence globally, where our clients need us, with over 1750 legal professionals in more than 75 countries, yet remain close to our local market as one of the largest Polish law firms. We care as much about our clients’ long term success as we do for the short term outcome of a project. Our services are interdisciplinary, covering most business issues. We offer a one-stop-shop service. Our skilled and experienced lawyers work together with other Deloitte member firm professionals in tax, consulting and financial advisory to guide clients through significant projects in a coordinated way.
What really matters to us is to win great clients and to make an impact on their businesses. Deloitte Legal is able to provide holistic guidance around strategic business decisions as well as offer support services that can increase efficiency and reduce the cost of some routine legal activities.
Which practices in your member firm do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?
Deloitte Legal continuingly invests in key areas of strategic importance, to meet our clients’ needs. We are developing our M&A practice to prepare for a forecasted upturn in M&A, both in Poland and the wider Central European region, by enhancing our team’s capabilities in private equity, venture capital, public M&As and public to private transactions. Our professionals have vast experience of transactions in the Polish market, in a wide range of industries. Our German desk, led by Grzegorz Gajda, can support clients with headquarters in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
What is the main change you have made in your firm that will benefit clients?
Having built a solid foundation for our general practice, we are focusing now on developing deeper understanding of our clients’ business challenges in their industry context. As a result, we can deliver more complete solutions for our clients that address business as well as legal challenges. For example, our M&A practice, which is building specific capabilities related to private equity, can offer clients’ legal as well as sectoral, business and technical knowledge to add greater value.
How is technology changing the way you interact with your clients and the services you can provide them?
Digital natives are used to obtaining the information they need online – increasingly also in our field of business. We are moving towards an interactive presentation of information about legal topics to help our clients keep up-to-date with developments in this area. Deloitte Legal in Poland is a leader in legal knowledge sharing, publishing legal alerts, newsletters, reviews and podcasts, and organising webcasts (14 webcast in 2015, viewed by around 6000 participants). Our approach is designed to educate, support and encouraging dialogue with Deloitte Legal professionals.
Currently over 7000 readers subscribe to Deloitte Legal free-of-charge publications, including:
- Banking and Finance: The most important changes in the law and the comments of lawyers
- Legal Alerts: Information about changes in law
- Legal Alerts: Life science and healthcare – major changes in pharmaceutical law for legal experts
Can you give us a practical example of how you helped a client add value to their business?
Our knowledge of the business environment gives us an opportunity not only to meet clients’ expectations, but to exceed them. We strive to understand our clients’ business needs as well as their business environment. Our teams are experienced in industry-appropriate solutions, methodologies and transaction structures.
- We introduced the more beneficial model of the consolidation for the group of the companies, as part of international consolidation. We adopted the model which allowed to avoid any disturbances in commercial relations with the customers and provide the background for smooth business changes.
- Our support of a group of the largest energy consumers in Poland (dozen of companies) resulted in very substantial savings.
- A new remuneration system, developed and implemented by our team for the employees of 16 companies from client capital group, significantly increased efficiencies and the client’s group financial effectiveness.
- In connection with an M&A due diligence engagement, our team identified a quick and efficient solution where a proposed acquisition held insufficient permits and faced existing legal issues, recommending set-up of a (fast and cost-effective) NewCo and application of new permits.
- Well drafted and solidly executed strategy regarding a complex dispute between IT companies of a value reaching PLN 8m related to alleged unfair competition acts resulted in an amicable solution where our client’s interests were safeguarded.
In a significant number of projects, we cooperate with other Deloitte member firm teams, including tax, consulting and financial advisory. As a result we are able to support our clients in many areas which may affect their business, and to find solutions which provide lasting business value, continuing after the legal engagement is complete.
Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three year’s time?
Increasingly, clients expect their legal advisers to have a deep understanding of their needs and industry or sector specifics. Clients are looking for strategic directions from their law firms to make bold, prudent business judgments. This is crucial in specific market areas, where regulatory changes are frequent and the regulatory framework is a key concern for businesses.
Accordingly, we understand that legal aspects of an issue should not be viewed in isolation, but as a part of the complex challenges that our clients face. With our interdisciplinary structure, insightful knowledge of various industries, sectors and business generally, we can provide holistic guidance around strategic business decisions. We help our clients identify opportunities and risks at an early stage, to remain prepared for changes in the regulatory and economic environment.
In the next three years, we will focus on delivering strategic business support. As a firm we will continue to grow in size but also in our capacity to support industry sectors. We will continue to offer multidisciplinary advice, working alongside our Deloitte member firm colleagues in tax, assurance, consulting and corporate finance.
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