Firm Profile > Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners > Krakow, Poland

Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners
30-212 KRAKÓW

Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

Data protection and privacy and cybersecurity are core areas for specialist TMT firm Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners, where lawyers provide a fuller service that includes compliance audits and internal training of data controllers, privacy polices, consulting on data issues arising from new technologies, cross-border data transfers and the protection of trade and business secrets. Xawery Konarski ('a leading figure commanding respect for his depth of knowledge and networking capabilities') heads the team. Jan Byrski focuses on data protection in the financial services sector; administrative law expert Grzegorz Sibiga has a niche in the right to access public information and personal data protection, with experience in proceedings with the regulators.

Practice head(s):

Xawery Konarski

Other key lawyers:

Jan Byrski; Grzegorz Sibiga; Katarzyna Syska


‘This team has an amazing depth of knowledge and expertise and lots of difficult cases under their belt. It also has first-class connections to other privacy experts and regulators in their jurisdiction and is capable of coordinating large scale multi-jurisdictional projects throughout CEE.’

‘Xawery Konaski is a leading figure commanding respect for his depth of knowledge and networking capabilities’

Piotr Wasilewski is a steady coordination hand

‘Very comprehensive knowledge of their clients business, in particular in the IT sector and a wealth of experience predating the GDPR in all matters relating to data protection. ’

‘Xawery Konarski is very well versed in all the relevant data protection issues for IT firms which makes him an invaluable partner when ensuring day-to-day compliance with data protection law. ’

‘Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners is a well-renowned legal office that combines academic knowledge and functional approach in assisting companies from the IT sector in various areas of business. Their professionalism and understanding of market challenges makes the cooperation effective business-wise and exceptionally convenient.’

‘Katarzyna Syska is a specialist in the field of personal data protection, demonstrates knowledge, professionalism and commitment required to make day-to-day cooperation productive. Her inquisitive and methodical approach allows her to thoroughly examine the challenges and propose accurate recommendations.’

Xawery Konarski, an expert in the field, has deep understanding of all aspects of data protection law, in particular in the area of new technologies. His advice proves crucial for fully understanding both legal challenges and market tendencies in a broad perspective.

‘ Each of the lawyers of the Law Firm deserves special recognition.’

Key clients

Polski Standard Płatności Sp. z o.o.

AV System Sławomir Wolf Sp. j.

Intellectual property Tier 1

The IP team at Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners, which is led by Elżbieta Traple and Paweł Podrecki, represents clients active in the film production, TV, press, gaming and fashion industries. Clients include the Polish Filmmakers Association. The team assists with trade marks, patents, advertising, copyright and anti-counterfeiting and is frequently sought out to handle cases before the Polish Patent Office, EUIPO, and Polish courts. The 'very proactive and excellentAnna Sokołowska-Ławniczak  is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Elżbieta Traplew; Paweł Podrecki

Other key lawyers:

Anna Sokolowska Lawniczak


‘The team has a fantastic knowledge of the IP, IT, competition, data protection laws. ’

‘I had a chance to work with Anna Sokolowska Lawniczak, a very thorough and well prepared IP lawyer with excellent relations with her clients.’

‘Anna Sokolowska Lawniczak, she is a trade mark attorney and attorney at law and I like her dedication to the work, especially in contentious matters. Always willing to spend her time clarifying local law issues, she is a very proactive and excellent lawyer. ’

Key clients

Lotte Wedel sp. z o.o.



Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich (Polish Filmmakers Association)


Fundacja Darka Michalczewskiego

MTM Industries sp. z o.o.

Polfa Tarchomin S.A.

ZF Polpharma SA

Totalizator Sportowy

Competition/antitrust Tier 2

Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners' team advises clients on all competition law issues, representing them in antitrust and merger control proceedings and advising on compliance issues involving distribution networks, pricing policies and antitrust risk mitigation. The team is co-led by Paweł Podrecki, whom clients rate for his expertise in competition and intellectual property, and Tomasz Targosz. Counsel Katarzyna Menszig-Wiese is developing a solid antitrust practice.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Podrecki; Tomasz Targosz

Other key lawyers:

Katarzyna Menszig-Wiese


‘The firm combines practice advisory with academic background and this makes it unique.’

‘Prof. Pawel Podrecki provides exceptional advisory due to its extensive knowledge in the area of competition and IP law. I admire his understanding of the client’s needs, time of response and reaction in urgent matters. Last but not least his international contacts are very useful in foreign matters.’

Dr. Tomasz Targosz presents flexible approach when it is necessary to find the legal solution that would be appropriate for the client’s business. ’

Key clients

Fabryka Farb i Lakierów Śnieżka S.A.

Emitel S.A.

Lotte Wedel Sp. z o.o.

Auchan Polska Sp. z o.o.

Polska Organizacja Handlu i Dystrybucji (POHiD)/ Polish Trade and Distribution Organisation (POHiD)

Stowarzyszenie Producentów Cementu / Polish Cement Association

Stowarzyszenie Producentów Betonu Towarowego / Polish Association of Ready Mixed Concrete Producers

Związek Pracodawców Branży Internetowej IAB Polska/ Union of Employers in the Internet Sector (IAB Polska)

Henkel Polska

Grupa Maspex Sp. z o.o.

OTCF Sp. z o.o (marka 4F)

Samsung Electronics Polska sp. z o.o.

Siemens Sp. z o.o.

Siemens Healthcare Sp. z o.o.

Brawo sp. z o.o.

Diasorin Poland sp. z o.o.

Ringier Axel Springer Polska sp. z o.o.

TDLM MARS sp. z o.o. sp k.

TMT Tier 2

Led by new technologies specialist Xawery Konarski, the TMT practice at Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners has extensive experience across the full range of sector issues. Experts in internet, media and e-commerce, the boutique practice also handles data protection, IT-telco, fintech and public procurement. Agnieszka Wachowska is 'skilled at negotiating complex agreements' and has a deep knowledge of telecoms lawPiotr Wasilewski and Grzegorz Sibiga are other key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Xawery Konarski

Other key lawyers:

Agnieszka Wachowska; Piotr Wasilewski; Grzegorz Sibiga


‘We appreciate the depth and breadth of their technology practice, in particular for their knowledge and practical insights into digital products, media channels and telecommunications.’

‘Xawery Konarski is a very respected senior professional and can readily steer any project irrespective of its complexity.’

‘The team is highly specialized and has a deep knowledge of the IT sector. Many lawyers in the team have in-house experience which makes it easier for them to engage with technical specialists which are often the key to solving legal problems related to IT projects. ’

‘Agnieszka Wachowska has a breadth of sector specific knowledge and has a solid grasp of issues which can arise in IT projects. She is skilled at negotiating complex agreements relating to the realisation of IT contracts or resolving claims relating to IT projects.’

Key clients

Agencja Rozwoju Mazowsza S.A.

Skarb Państwa – Generalny Dyrektor Dróg Krajowych i Autostrad (GDDKiA) / State Treasury – General Director for National Roads and Motorways (GDNRM

PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny

Skarb Państwa – Główny Inspektorat Transportu Drogowego (GITD)

PayTel S.A.

DotPay S.A.

Polski Standard Płatności Sp. z o.o.

Asseco South Eastern Europe S.A. (ASEE SA)

Centralny Ośrodek Informatyki/ Center for Informatics Technology

AV System Sp. j.


PKO BP Finat Sp. z o.o.

Cashless Trade Development Foundation (Fundacja Rozwoju Obrotu Bezgotówkowego, “FROB”)

Orange Polska S.A.

Polska Izba Informatyki i Telekomunikacji (PIIT)

Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A.

Polska Izba Informatyki i Telekomunikacji

Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia

Centrum Informatyczne Resortu Finansów

Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Jan Byrski  photo Mr Jan Byrski Partner, Attorney-at-law;
Mr Xawery Konarski  photo Mr Xawery Konarski Attorney-at-law. Senior Partner
Mr Wojciech Kulis  photo Mr Wojciech Kulis Partner, Attorney-at-law;
Mrs Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig  photo Mrs Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig Attorney-at-law. Partner.
Mr Paweł Podrecki  photo Mr Paweł Podrecki Attorney-at-law. Senior Partner
Mrs Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak  photo Mrs Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak Partner
Mr Tomasz Targosz  photo Mr Tomasz Targosz Attorney-at-law. Partner.
Professor Elżbieta Traple  photo Professor Elżbieta Traple Attorney-at-law. Senior Partner.
Mrs Agnieszka Wachowska  photo Mrs Agnieszka Wachowska Legal advisor, Partner.
Number of lawyers : 60
Contact : Xawery Konarski (

Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners is one of the leading law firms on the Polish market. The firm’s lawyers have been carefully selected on the basis of their knowledge of law, practical skills, fluency in foreign languages and vocational experience gained during apprenticeships and fellowships abroad. Many of the firm’s lawyers are considered leading experts in their respective fields in Poland.

The firm often represents clients in court litigation and in administrative proceedings, combining experience in procedural law with a deep understanding of the legal and factual issues relevant for the particular case. Apart from representing given clients, the firm – while serving chamber of commerce – also represents whole sectors (ie FinTech, IT&telco, insurance and Internet). The firm’s lawyers have produced numerous publications, including books and monographs concerning civil, intellectual property, internet, advertising and pharmaceutical law.

Intellectual property: The firm’s services in the field of intellectual property include in particular:

  • Comprehensive legal assistance and representation in copyright matters, including enforcing copyright before courts
  • Drawing up agreements for use of works for producers, publishers, and cultural institutions
  • Advising entities running digital platforms and providing subscription movie channels
  • Advising and representing Polish and foreign organisations for the collective administration of copyright and related rights
  • Drafting agreements dealing with a full range of issues relating to the production of audiovisual programmes

The legal assistance the firm provides with respect to industrial property focuses on redress against IP infringements (patent and trademark rights, domain names), representation before the Polish Patent Office and OHIM in disputes concerning invalidation of exclusive rights, and drafting assignment, licensing, know-how and research and development agreements. In collaboration with patent attorneys the firm also renders intellectual property services, providing representation before the Polish Patent Office, OHIM and European Patent Office in Munich.

Technologies media and telecommunications: The firms TMT practice group is one of the most experienced in Poland, and constantly advises a large number of Polish and foreign entities operating in the sector. At the moment the firm serves more than 50 TMT clients, some of them not only in Poland but – the through CEE Legal HUB – also in 20 CEE jurisdictions. The legal services the firm provides in this area are focused on five main fields:

  • Telecommunications, radio and television broadcasting
  • E-commerce
  • Internet law
  • Intellectual property and new technologies (e.g. VoD platforms)
  • E-government
  • cybersecurity

IT: The firm provides comprehensive advisory services relating to agreements for production and implementation of custom-made IT systems as well as standard systems adapted according to the needs of specific clients. The firm draws up agreements for creation of system specifications, performance of pre-implementation analyses, production and implementation of an IT system and maintenance services (guarantee and post-guarantee). In the field of IT law, our service include:

  • Audits of the legality of software
  • Assistance with IT contracts negotiation (in all models of software distribution)
  • Handling disputes in the IT industry
  • Ensuring effective protection of IT systems and their components
  • Implementation of a system for tax deduction of 50% of the cost of revenue in IT companies

Data protection, GDPR: Protection of information, including personal data, has for many years been one of the leading areas of interest for the firm and at the moment the firm serves on a permanent basis more than 60 controllers. The firm has extensive experience in proceedings conducted by the President of the Personal Data Protection Office and in proceedings before administrative courts, including the Supreme Administrative Court. The firm also actively participates in legislative works on new regulations concerning personal data protection, including adaptation of Polish laws to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Competition: The firm provides clients with a whole range of services in this regard, including representation in litigation proceedings, legal assistance and advice in negotiations, and representation in proceedings before the Chairman of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection and the European Commission. The competition practice group provides above all the following services:

  • Legal analysis of sales networks in respect of their compliance with competition rules
  • Legal advice on the principles of franchise activities
  • Legal analysis of partnership agreements in respect of their compliance with competition law
  • Cases of abuse of dominant position
  • Preparation of corporate mergers and acquisitions
    The firm has extensive experience in unfair competition issues, including advertising and protection of business secrets.

Financial institutions and payment services (FinTech): Financial institutions and payment services (FinTech) is one of the key expertise areas of the firm, both with regard to the relations between financial institutions and supervisory authorities and between institutions and their clients (consumer), as well as outsourcing partners. The range allows the firm to offer legal assistance to:

  • Banks, crediting institutions.
  • Clearing agents, acquirer
  • Providers of payment services, in particular payment institutions and payment services offices
  • Payment schemes
  • Mobile payment providers
  • Agents of financial institutions (outsourcing partners)
  • Service providers in the area of money transfers and bill payments
  • Insurance companies and reinsurance companies

Dispute resolution and arbitration: The firm’s legal team handles all aspects of court litigation and arbitration proceedings. In particular, the firm represents clients in disputes concerning:

  • Intellectual property, in particularly copyright, patent and trademark infringements
  • Unfair competition
  • General and commercial contract, tort law and real estate
  • Press law, including cases concerning the protection of personal interests
  • Antitrust matters
  • Administrative matters, including disputes before administrative courts concerning investment processes
  • Criminal proceedings, in particular involving copyright and industrial property
  • Labour matters
Department Name Email Telephone
Xawery Konarski +48 22 850 10 10
Number of lawyers : 60
Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT)
Competition Law Association
British-Polish Chamber of Commerce