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Poland > Competition/antitrust Tier 1

WKB Lawyers‘s ‘go-to team‘ is instructed by notable local and international clients, including key players from the energy, luxury goods, financial services, pharmaceuticals, e-commerce and insurance sectors. The firm’s wide-ranging competencies cover issues ranging from cartels, leniency programs, distribution agreements and other vertical relations, to practices amounting to abuse of a dominant position and merger control filings. Alongside practice head Aleksander Stawicki, Bartosz Turno and Dorota Karczewska are the key names to note at the most senior level. The arrival of counsel Izabela Szewczyk-Krzyżanowska from the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection in June 2022 brough further in-house expertise into the group.

Practice head(s):

Aleksander Stawicki

Other key lawyers:

Bartosz Turno; Dorota Karczewska; Wojciech Kulczyk; Aleksandra Dziurkowska; Izabela Szewczyk-Krzyżanowska


‘Exceptional understanding, and a very pro-business team. They are timely, they come up with legally sound solutions that play well with companies and their business reality.’

‘The most reliable and timely lawyers we ever had the pleasure to work with. They understand our needs and go beyond what is asked of them, they understand the business perspective like no others and we would reccommend them to anyone seeking legal advice.’

‘WKB’s competition team is clearly a top competition team in Poland.’

‘Aleksander Stawicki is among the best competition lawyers in Poland. He is very experienced, very pragmatic and has a great in-depth knowledge of the Polish competition law. He quickly understands what his clients need.’

‘The firm provides comprehensive legal assistance with the participation of specialised teams of lawyers (taking into account the specificity of the commissioned case).

‘WKB lawyers are distinguished by a flexible approach to the case, taking into account its practical aspects. All WKB lawyers with whom we cooperated demonstrated a very high professional level, in particular Aleksander Stawicki, Bartosz Turno and Aleksandra Dziurkowska.’

‘This is a go-to team in Poland for EU and competition matters.’

‘Knowledge and competence – this goes without saying. But what distinguishes them from other advisors is the pursuit of the best possible understanding of the client’s specificity, needs and expectations.’

Key clients



Industrial & Commercial Bank of China



Volkswagen Financial Services

Agora S.A.


DNB Bank Polska

DBK Group

Pfeifer & Langen

Lidl Polska

Siemens Group

PKO BP, Pekao S.A.

Jeronimo Martins

Polska Liga Koszykówki S.A.

Warner Discovery TVN

Pekao Leasing

Stock Spirits

Tauron Polska Energia & Enea

Ekstraklasa S.A.

Work highlights

  • Representing Ekstraklasa in proceedings before the Polish Competition Authority related to contracts with bookmakers.
  • Representing DAF dealer DBK Group – as well as a number of its managers – in proceedings before the Polish Competition Authority and the courts related to an alleged cartel in the commercial vehicle sales market.
  • Representing the Goldman Sachs and Industrial & Commercial Bank of China in merger control proceedings concerning the formation of a joint venture aimed at the distribution of wealth management products.

Poland > Construction Tier 1

The construction group at WKB Lawyers sits within the firm’s infrastructure practice, and is primarily active in projects involving conventional and renewable energy, road construction, water and sewage systems, and transport. It also advises wind and PV farm developers, and supports clients through the entire lifecycle of project development. Warsaw-based Anna Flaga-Martynek and Marta Midloch in Poznań jointly lead the practice, and are praised as ‘among the best construction lawyers in Poland’. Senior associates Rafał Woźniak (Poznań) and Aneta Citko (Warsaw) are also notable in advising both contracting authorities and contractors. Senior associate Agata Kukawka left the firm in April 2022.

Practice head(s):

Anna Flaga-Martynek; Marta Midloch

Other key lawyers:


‘WKB’s construction team is among the top teams in Poland.’

‘Great commitment to the process and a knowledgeable team.’

‘Great people to work with.’

‘Good cooperation, commitment, experience and knowledge.’

‘The team is well established with experts in many fields. Very experienced in many topics with a pragmatic approach.’

‘Marta Midloch has a very pragmatic approach. She is very dedicated and very reactive. Her negotiation skills are excellent and she’s very solution-oriented. Her behaviour is very professional, her work of high quality.’

‘Anna Flaga-Martynek and Marta Midloch are among the best construction lawyers in Poland. Very experienced, very pragmatic, and with great in-depth knowledge of the law.’

‘Marta Midloch is an outstanding specialist. She cares a lot about the interests of her clients.’

Key clients

Stadtwerke München GmbH

Windfarm Polska III sp. z o.o.

EW Rywałd sp. z o.o.

European Energy

Eurowind Energy Sp. z o.o.

Baltic Green I sp. z o.o.

TOTO S.p.a. Costruzioni Generali

OGP Gaz System S.A.

Miejskie Wodociągi i Kanalizacja w Bydgoszczy sp. z o.o.

Chemwik sp. z o.o.

Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne w Poznaniu Sp. z o.o.

Enea Trading Sp. z o.o.

Nowe Jaworzno Grupa Tauron sp. z o.o.

Tauron Polska Energia S.A.

NEO Energy Group sp. z o.o.

Aquanet Retencja Sp z o.o.


Work highlights

  • Advised Miejskie Wodociągi i Kanalizacja w Bydgoszczy sp. z o.o. on the smart city project for modernisation and construction of a rainwater infrastructure in Bydgoszcz.
  • Advising Nowe Jaworzno Grupa TAURON on the execution stage of the 910MW Jaworzno power plant, which concerns representing the employer in the negotiation of annexes to the contract and settlements.

Poland > Insurance Tier 1

WKB Lawyers‘s insurance team acts for high-profile foreign and domestic insurers, brokers, and distributors. Its broad capabilities include handling insurance-related M&A transactions, disputes, competition law matters and consumer law mandates. Business insurance expert Jakub Pokrzywniak and co-founder Tomasz Kwieciński jointly head up the practice. Kwieciński has substantial experience in litigation and arbitration. Managing associate Marek Prętki has expertise in the non-life insurance sector, and also assists clients with regulatory mandates.

Practice head(s):

Jakub Pokrzywniak; Tomasz Kwieciński

Other key lawyers:


‘Careful work and prudent advice.’

‘Very good legal and analytical comprehension.’

‘Jakub Pokrzywniak is a very good lawyer in the field of insurance law. He has great knowledge but also practicality of proposed solutions.’

‘WKB represents the highest level of experience and competence.’

‘Jakub Pokrzywniak has excellent understanding of insurance and reinsurance practices and the legal environment.’


Key clients

Aviva plc

Aviva Insurance Ireland DAC

Alior Bank S.A.

Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń i Reasekuracji Warta SA


Chubb European Group SE Branch in Poland

Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń i Reasekuracji Allianz Polska S.A.

Powszechny Zakład Ubezpieczeń S.A.

Generali Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń S.A.

InterRisk TU S.A. VIG

Korporacja Ubezpieczeń Kredytów Eksportowych S.A.

Link4 Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń S.A.

TUW Polski Zakład Ubezpieczeń Wzajemnych

Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń na Życie Europa S.A.

Baloise Vie Luxemburg S.A

Open Life TU Życie S.A.

Nord Partner sp. zo.o.

Polskie Centrum Brokerskie Sp. z o.o.

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised Aviva on the Polish legal aspects of its exit from Poland through the sale of its entire shareholding in Aviva Poland companies to Allianz for a cash consideration of €2.5bn.
  • Advised Chubb European Group on the adaptation of several common law (UK) General Terms of Insurance to the requirements of Polish law and market practice.
  • Represented Uniqa TU in a cassation appeal to the Supreme Court.

Poland > Public procurement Tier 1

WKB Lawyers‘s public procurement team assists both public and private clients throughout the entirety of a project’s lifecycle, from the tender process to contract performance. An area of increasing focus is alternative dispute resolution, including representation of clients in out-of-court mediation procedures. The group has ‘exceptional levels of sector knowledge’ across a diverse selection of industries, including energy, construction and infrastructure, defence, and transport. Based in Warsaw and Poznań respectively, Jan Roliński and Agnieszka Chwiałkowska jointly lead the team; Roliński is a founding member of the management board of the Polish Public Procurement Law Association, while Chwiałkowska has expertise in energy and infrastructure-related mandates. Managing associate Jarosław Kola, also based in Poznań, is notable for advising economic operators and contracting authorities on public contract award procedures.

Practice head(s):

Jan Roliński; Agnieszka Chwiałkowska

Other key lawyers:


‘The team has good cooperation, commitment, experience, and knowledge.’

‘Jan Roliński and the team demonstrate exceptional levels of sector knowledge and of local trends in the procurement area.’

‘Jan Roliński is a brand himself. He matches top quality legal expertise with a balanced business approach.’

Key clients

Tramwaje Warszawskie sp. z o.o.

Centralny Port Komunikacyjny sp. z o.o.


Cellnex Poland sp. z o.o.

Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe sp. z o.o.

Arcadis sp. z o.o.

INSTAL-FILTER SA Industrial Air Protection Systems

Poczta Polska Dystrybucja S.A.

GE Power Sp. z o.o.

Operator Gazociągów Przesyłowych GAZ-SYSTEM S.A.


WEBUILD S.P.A. Oddział w Polsce


ENEA Group

Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne w Poznaniu Sp. z o.o.


Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A.

Grifols Polska Sp. z o.o.

Miejskie Wodociągi i Kanalizacja w Bydgoszczy Sp. z o.o.

Tauron Group

FBSerwis S.A.

Solaris Bus& Coach Sp. zo.o.

Nexera Holding Sp. z o.o.

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Nexera Holding on the construction of a modern FTTH fiber-optic access network in 14 different regions of Poland within several EU co-financed projects.
  • Advising GE Hydro SAS on a public procurement project run by PGE Energia Odnawialna regarding the conclusion of an EPC contract for Retrofit which governs the processor of the Porąbka-Żar Pumped Storage Power Plant.
  • Advising Centralny Port Komunikacyjny on the organisation of its investment process.

Poland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

WKB Lawyers fields a team of ‘capable partners and strong negotiators‘, who are ‘exceptional at running deals from kick-off until closing‘. The firm’s sector-specific approach is exemplified by practitioners such as Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska and Anna Wyrzykowska, who are particularly knowledgeable in the technology and real estate fields, respectively. At leadership level, Jakub Jedrzejak and Andrzej Wierciński  co-chair the M&A group, while Anna Wojciechowska oversees the corporate governance side.

Practice head(s):

Jakub Jędrzejak; Andrzej Wierciński; Anna Wojciechowska

Other key lawyers:

Ben Davey; Grzegorz Godlewski; Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska; Anna Wyrzykowska


‘Exceptional commitment, very good responsiveness and great negotiation skills.

‘Very helpful team with ability to mitigate potential deal-breakers.’

‘Jakub Jędrzejak is a true leader with a hands-on approach and in-depth knowledge of each and every aspect of the deal, entering the talks at key moments to successfully move forward.’

‘Capable partners and strong negotiators. Large team providing detailed knowledge of various legal areas.’

‘The team members we worked with were truly amazing – not only were they great lawyers, they were also great communicators who could evaluate the deal from our perspective and then act accordingly in negotiations. They flagged issues to us in a timely manner to help us address them quickly. Would recommend to anyone!’

‘Extended offering including many areas of expertise. Comprehensive legal solutions based on a unique combination of expertise, skills, and knowledge of various markets.’

‘The team is exceptional at running deals from kick-off until closing.’

‘I work with Anna Wojciechowska, and appreciate in particular her high standard of her work, she is reliable, keeps all deadlines, well organised and very responsive.’

Key clients


Orkla Group

Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A


TAURON Polska Energia S.A.




P. Van de Velde Group

Polskie ePłatności

ČEZ a.s.

Specialized Bicycles

Sea Wind Holding AG

Norddeutsche Vermögen Holding GmbH & Co. KG

PZU Group

Gaz-System Group

Energix Group

Ryanair Group

Stock Group

Ministry of State Assets

Work highlights

  • Advising Aviva on the Polish legal aspects of its exit from Poland through the sale of its entire shareholding in Aviva Poland companies to Allianz for a cash consideration of €2.5bn.
  • Advising INGKA Investments on the acquisition of an onshore wind farm, with a total capacity of 63MW, and a photovoltaic farm, with a total capacity of 29MW, from OX2.
  • Advising the Ministry of State Assets (as the leading shareholder) on the merger of three companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange – PKN Orlen, PGNiG and Grupa Lotos.

Poland > Dispute resolution Tier 2

WKB Lawyers continues to stand out as a go-to firm for construction and corporate disputes, particularly those with complex international elements, and has also been developing its reputation across a wide span of other areas, including competition, employment, EU law, and intellectual property. Increasingly, arbitration relating to post-M&A issues has become a core strength. Bartłomiej Jankowski and Jordan Zafirow are the key contacts at leadership level; both have broad practices, spanning all the group's specialisms.

Practice head(s):

Bartłomiej Jankowski; Jordan Zafirow

Other key lawyers:

Tomasz Kwieciński; Natalia Kabacińska; Wiktor Iwański; Anita Garnuszek


‘Availability, direct contact without too much formalism.’

‘The team is highly responsive and accommodating to our needs.’

‘They’re quick to respond, professional, and highly communicative.’

‘Anita Garnuszek was always on top of the arbitration proceedings and kept us duly informed regarding the progress. She had clearly delineated the strategy for the arbitration and dynamically reacted to the changing circumstances. As a client, we had received all the support we had required, and this had kept me confident throughout the process. Summing up, the high level or service allowed us to succeed.’

‘Co-operation is always excellent. The partners who support us are always open to new solutions, thoroughly prepared, communicative and available.’

‘Jordan Zafirow and Tomasz Kwieciński – expert level of legal knowledge.’

‘In my view, all of them excelled in being very pro-active and not leaving any aspect of the work to chance. They communicate very well across all case stakeholders, are very well researched into the details of cases, and are able to adapt to the situation during a hearing.’

‘Very competent and experienced firm. What makes them unique in my opinion is a very individual approach and ease in communication with a client, always available and open for discussion in order to find the best possible solution. The team is very creative as well as open-minded, always focused on the optimum solution for the client.’

Key clients

The State of Ukraine/Quinn Emanuell



CEZ Skawina

Tauron Dystrybucja

Master Management Group



DNB Bank Polska


BNP Paribas Bank Polska

ORBICO d.o.o.

Bilfinger Tebodin Poland

MZK Gorzów Wlkp.

Miejskie Wodociągi i Kanalizacja w Bydgoszczy sp. z o.o.

Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A.

Ekstraklasa S.A.

Zakład Unieszkodliwiania Odpadów

PUT Intercor

PKO Bank Polski S.A.


CEMEX Polska Sp. z o.o.

GE Power Sp. z o.o.

Aldesa Construcciones

Poland > Employment Tier 2

WKB Lawyers‘s employment team provides clients with support on a wide range of HR matters surrounding domestic and international M&A transactions, restructurings and collective redundancies, as well as acting in labour-related disputes. Practice head Wioleta Polak bolsters the team’s offering with her expertise in the employment aspects of public procurement law. In team development news, of counsel Agata Mietek joined from Kancelaria Ozóg Tomczykowski Sp. z o.o. in September 2021 and senior associate Mateusz Gajda from DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k. in March 2022.

Practice head(s):

Wioleta Polak

Other key lawyers:

Monika Walasek; Mateusz Gadja; Magda Kurowicka; Agata Mietek


‘The whole team is remarkable! Very efficient, very business orientated, and really pleasant to work with!’

‘The legal advisory is on the highest level. Clients receive a full package of information with all the potential risks.’

‘All services are performed with due diligence within the agreed timeframes, and the quality of service is as expected: very good. The team has the capacity to handle complex and sophisticated cases, including with cross-border or international elements.’

‘The partners and associates take great care in communication and clients can always count on proper and immediate legal assistance. All cases handled by the team are conducted in a highly professional manner and the range of knowledge required to carry out the work is outstanding.’

‘Wioleta Polak is highly responsive and really digs into the detail in order to provide comprehensive, commercial advice.’

‘Mateusz Gadja is a strong performer.’

‘Monika Walasek and Magda Kurowicka are great lawyers with the knowledge and experience to advise on any employment-related topic. They are always up to a challenge.’

‘Wioleta Polak is not only a magnificent lawyer but also a great leader.’

Key clients

ITC Infotech

Warsaw Aviation sp. z o.o.

Ryanair Sun S.A.

Salini Impregilo S.P.A.

Salini Polska sp. z o.o.

PZU Zdrowie S.A.

Centrum Rozliczeń ElektronicznychPolskie ePłatności S.A

BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A.

Accolade sp. z o.o.

Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Wodociągów i Kanalizacji w m.st. Warszawie Spółka Akcyjna

Toys ”R” Us Poland sp. z o.o.

ADP Polska sp. z o.o.

Alpha Solar sp. z o.o.

Premier Research Poland sp. z o.o.

Specialized Poland Spółka z o.o.

Ralph Lauren Poland sp. z o.o.

Games Workshop Limited (sp. z o.o.)

Aviva plc.

Energix Group

HeadFirst Source Holding B.V.

Iyuno Sweden AB


Poland > Energy and natural resources Tier 2

The energy practice at WKB Lawyers handles regulatory mandates, as well as legislative and power distribution matters, in the conventional and renewable energy space. The client roster includes companies from a wide range of sectors, including the electricity, gas, renewable energy, nuclear energy, oil, and mining industries. The group is jointly chaired by managing partner Jerzy Baehr and ‘exceptional lawyer’ Maciej Szambelańczyk from the Warsaw and Poznań offices, respectively. Counsel Krzysztof Sikorski is also a notable name in the latter location, typically advising on energy-related transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

Jerzy Baehr; Maciej Szambelańczyk

Other key lawyers:

Krzysztof Sikorski; Jakub Pokrzyniak


‘The team is exceptionally committed and focused on the assignments, and they are at the same time easily accessible as people.’

‘Good and professional cooperation. Work is carried out in a timely manner, using the latest knowledge from the legal environment.’

‘The staff is distinguished by high culture, personal touches, and a willingness to cooperate at every stage of the project.’

‘The team is distinguished by its huge knowledge and professionalism. Necessary changes and explanations regarding the projects are implemented on an ongoing basis.’

‘The law firm’s practitioners demonstrate wide knowledge of legal aspects in theory and in practice.’

‘The team demonstrates experience in the direct implementation of projects related to legal regulations and is familiar with the official and unofficial interpretations of the Energy Regulatory Office.’

‘Maciej Szambelańczyk is an exceptional lawyer who is always personally involved in complex cases. His ability to provide quality advice truly stands out.’

Key clients




Afcon Renewable Energy

Baltic Green


Carrtomil Investments

Danske Commodities


EDP Renewables

Enea Operator

Enea Połaniec

Enea SA

Enea Trading

Energa Group

Energix Renewable Energies Ltd.



Esso Deutschland

Eurowind Energy

European Energy

Gas Storage Poland

GE Power

Generation Capital

Greenevo Tech

GreenGenius Sp. z o.o.

ib vogt


IP Innovative Power


Ingka Investments B.V.

Izba Gospodarcza Gazownictwa

Koehler Renewable


Longyuan Power Overseas Investment Co. Ltd.


OGP Gaz System S.A.

PGE Baltica sp. z o.o.

PGE Energia Odnawialna



PKP Energetyka

Polish Wind Energy Association

Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe




Stadtwerke München



Szczecińska Energetyka Cieplna





WEX Europe

Yevulei Shemesh

Zabrzańskie PEC

Work highlights

  • Advised INGKA Investments on the acquisition of an onshore wind farm with a total capacity of 63 MW, and a photovoltaic farm with a total capacity of 29 MW, from OX2.
  • Advising Energix Group, Eurowind Energy, European Energy, ABO Wind, ABEI Energy, and Q-Energy on the development of renewable energy projects in Poland.
  • Advising Statkraft, PKP Energetyka, Eurowind Energy, and Viessmann on multiple purchase power agreements.

Poland > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

WKB Lawyers is singled out by one client as ‘the firm which always delivers results even within challenging deadlines‘; the team’s expertise spans contentious insolvency proceedings, out-of-court restructurings, and other pre-bankruptcy arrangements, as well as assistance with distressed transactions. Andrzej Wierciński and Jakub Jedrzejak are the key names at leadership level; the latter also acts as one of the co-heads of the M&A department. Marcin Smolarek, who oversees the banking and finance group, is another active senior group member. Counsel Piotr Grabarczyk is noted as a ‘great strategic thinker‘.

Practice head(s):

Andrzej Wierciński; Jakub Jedrzejak

Other key lawyers:

Marcin Smolarek; Piotr Grabarczyk; Klaudia Frątczak-Kospin; Wiktor Danielak


‘It is the firm which always delivers results even within challenging deadlines. They are very pragmatic in solving clients’ problems.’

‘I would like to particulary mention Piotr Grabarczyk who is a great strategic thinker and always keeps a cool head even in very stressful situations. He also knows how to bridge negotiation deadlocks bringing deals to successful closing.’

‘Dedicated, hard working, ready to help.’

‘Andrzej Wierciński and Piotr Grabarczyk – both with excellent theorethical abd practical backgrounds regarding the insolvency regulations. We really appreciate their attention to details while handling the case.’

‘Highly responsive which has been critical on the recent distressed matter we’ve worked on together. Provides seamless technical legal advice and commercial solutions for the client as a matter evolves and issues come up.’

‘The team provides commercial, timely and effective advice. We have engaged WKB in relation to a major European restructuring with Polish elements and the team have been quick to get up to speed and are available at all hours to provide the advice we needed, often against short timelines.’

‘The team have been very pro-active and very responsive. Piotr Grabarczyk has been a stand-out lawyer, always at hand to provide the Polish law advice that was needed and progressing transactions in an effective manner.’

‘Jakub Jędrzejak is an excellent practitioner.’

Key clients

BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A.

Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A.

CVI Dom Maklerski S.A.

UNIQA Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń S.A.

Davidson Kempner Capital Management S.A.

Zetland Capital

Schur Flexibles


Nowe Jaworzno Grupa TAURON sp. z o.o.

Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne S.A.

Barter S.A. and a group of commercial creditors of BM Kobylin sp. z o.o.

Port Lotniczy Gdańsk sp. z o.o.

Court receiver of Elsen S.A.

Teren Operations Poland sp. z o. o.

Work highlights

  • Represented Barter and a group of commercial creditors of BM Kobylin in proceedings relating to the amendment of an arrangement.
  • Successfully represented the court receiver of Elsen in litigation concerning certain fraudulent actions made to the benefit of a leading investment company prior to the opening of the remedial proceedings of Elsen.
  • Advised Teren Operations Poland, a Polish subsidiary of Forever 21 group, on a bankruptcy filing and subsequently represented the client in bankruptcy proceedings.

Poland > Banking and finance Tier 3

WKB Lawyers‘s broad workload ranges from advising on multi-jurisdictional restructurings, to large-scale energy and real estate financings, to novel structures in the payments and consumer finance sector. In terms of specialisms, securitisation, non-performing loans and bonds are the key areas of strength. Marcin Smolarek oversees the team, with support from counsel Michał Kalicki and managing associate Augustyn Wróbel.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Smolarek

Other key lawyers:


‘Very good performance, excellent knowledge.’

Key clients

PKO Bank Polski S.A.

mBank S.A.

ING Bank Śląski S.A.

Santander Bank Polska S.A.

BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A.

Pekao S.A.

J&T Banka, a.s.


Energix Renewable Energies

Avia Capital Partners

Selvita S.A.

Centrum Rozliczeń Elektronicznych PolskieePlatnościS.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisting Energix Renwables Energies with the financing of multiple wind farms in Poland.
  • Assisting Avallon MBO Fund with the financing of its acquisition of a majority stake in Globema.
  • Advising mBank, as lender, on the process of providing an acquisition facility to BGW, a Polish food group, for the purpose of financing the acquisition of all assets of alcohol plant Polmos Łańcut from United Beverages Group.

Poland > Capital markets Tier 3

On the ECM side, WKB Lawyers advises an ever-growing roster of clients on public offerings and flotations on the regulated market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, as well as assisting with tender offers for acquisition of majority stakes in listed companies, and take-private processes; Marta Midloch oversees this part of the practice. Midloch's counterpart, Agata Szczepańczyk-Piwek, leads on DCM work, including bond issues and securitisations.

Practice head(s):

Marta Midloch; Agata Szczepańczyk-Piwek

Other key lawyers:

Jakub Jędrzejak; Monika Obiegło


‘Very efficient team with great knowledge of the market.’

‘Agata Szczepańczyk-Piwek is a top lawyer.’

Key clients

mBank S.A.

mBank Hipoteczny S.A.

LCM Partners Limited

Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A.

Accolade Group

Bank Pocztowy S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised mBank and mBank Hipoteczny on two issues of covered mortgage bonds with an aggregate nominal value of zł600m.
  • Advised Bank Ochrony Środowiska on a zł500m green bond programme.
  • Advised LCM Partners and its portfolio companies on investments made through Polish non-standardised securitisation closed-end investment funds and issues of investment certificates.

Poland > Intellectual property Tier 3

The IP team at WKB Lawyers is adept at advising clients in the media sector and the online services industry. Senior partner and co-founder of the firm Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska sits at the helm of the practice, and advises on all aspects of IP protection enforcement, including those relating to copyright and industrial property. Other key members of the team include managing associates Paulina Maślak-Stępnikowska and Aleksandra Bączykowska.

Practice head(s):

Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska


‘The unique factors of the team are the following: an open-minded attitude, professionalism, and business oriented lawyers.’

‘The team is very practical and not only knows the law, but also knows how to be in-line with the law and realise business ideas and needs. This is the most distinctive and also the most important characteristic of the law firm.’

‘Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska stands out as a superb lawyer.’

Key clients

XL Energy Marketing sp. z o.o.

X-Trade Brokers S.A.


Work highlights

  • Advising Fremantle on the preparation of contracts for television productions.
  • Representing XL Energy in trade mark infringement cases related to the design of a drinks can.
  • Representing XTRADE Europe in a cross-border dispute spanning several European countries, including Poland, which relates to trade mark infringement.

Poland > Private equity Tier 3

WKB Lawyers is consistently instructed to assist with complex transactions for institutional investors, including private equity and other alternative assets funds, and is highly regarded for its 'ability to mitigate potential deal-breakers'. The team is particularly experienced in the food, fintech, and industrial manufacturing sectors. Jakub Jedrzejak and Ben Davey are the senior practitioners to note; the latter brings over 20 years' experience working in Australia to the group.

Practice head(s):

Jakub Jędrzejak; Ben Davey

Other key lawyers:

Dominik Kulpa; Andrzej Wierciński; Grzegorz Godlewski; Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska


‘Exceptional commitment, very good responsiveness and great negotiation skills.’

‘Very helpful team with ability to mitigate potential deal-breakers. Best price/quality ratio on the market.’

‘Jakub Jędrzejak is a true leader with a hands-on approach and in-depth knowledge of each and every aspect of the deal, entering the talks in key moments to successfully move forward.’

‘Dominik Kulpa – a model lawyer with great ideas and utmost persuation skills. Very skilful and always ready to help.’

‘I have found the WKB team to be very knowledgeable with regard to the transaction details. They provided us with valuable advice when constructing the transaction structure. The team performed within timelines that were sometimes very tight due to the nature of the process.’

‘Jakub Jędrzejak is very sharp on both strategy and the law. He truly cares about his clients and fights to get them the best possible outcome. He was pro-active and very forthcoming about the approaches that should be taken.’

‘Dominik Kulpa was available at all times for his clients and provided informed advice, taking into account also the business aspect of any issue. He is pragmatic, wise, business-oriented, and hardworking.’

‘It is a pleasure working with them.’

Key clients


Avia Capital


United Clinics s.à r.l. (portfolio company of Innova Capital PE fund)


Generation Capital Limited|and|Helios Energy Investments

Neo Energy Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Generation Capital and Helios Energy Investments on their equity investment in Greenway Holding, a holding company for a group companies which own a network of electric vehicle charging stations in Poland and Slovakia.
  • Advised Innova/6 SCA SICAV-RAIF, an alternative investment fund operating in Central and Eastern Europe, on its investment in three companies operating in the dental services market.

Poland > TMT Tier 3

WKB Lawyers‘s TMT team is active in matters involving fintech, IT, and media. Its offering includes advising on software development contracts, technology transfers, licensing disputes, and regulatory issues. The group’s client roster is broad ranging, and includes publishers, e-commerce platforms, and film and TV content producers. Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska leads the practice and supports major telecoms providers.

Practice head(s):

Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska

Other key lawyers:

Emanuel Wanat


‘Enthusiastic team that understands not only the legal aspects of the project being conducted, but also has a business understanding.’

‘The firm, and above all the people, manifest high substantive knowledge, which they combine with the company’s business approach.’

‘A combination of substantive knowledge with a partnership approach to the client.’

‘The people in WKB are very competent, well prepared for meetings, always thoroughly analyse all cases, and propose several well thought-out solutions, so you can choose the one that suits you the best. Fully committed so that you can feel secure that your case is in good hands.’

‘Courtesy, competence, commitment, good and thorough preparation for the case, and flexibility in terms of payment for services – these characteristics make them different from others.’

Key clients


Chubb Limited

Orkla Care S.A.


Lidl Sp. z o.o. sp. k

Jerónimo Martins SGPS, S.A.

FremantleMedia Polska Sp. z o.o.

Wolters Kluwer Polska

FremantleMedia Polska

Avia Capitals

Innova Capital sp. z o.o. sp. k.


Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego S.A.

Helios Energy Investments 5 LP

Generation Capital LTD

Bandwidth Inc

Ekstraklasa S.A.

Centrum Rozliczeń Elektronicznych Polskie ePłatności S.A.

Cludo sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised Quantum Flytrap on the development and licensing of a GUI used in the simulation of a quantum computing device.
  • Advised FremantleMedia Polska on the organisation of a television production during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Advised AI Estimo Software on a set of legal measures and agreements aimed at securing its proprietary, innovative AI technology, know-how, and other rights.

Poland > Data privacy and data protection Tier 4

WKB Lawyers's data protection team provides day-to-day advice for its clients, and also conducts audits of personal data processes and represents clients in proceedings before the Polish Data Protection Authority. Practice head Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska is active in advising TV content producers and broadcasters, and she is also strong in the cybersecurity space. Karolina Miksa departed in May 2022 for an in-house position at PayU.

Practice head(s):

Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska


‘They have good knowledge of the industry, not just law. They know how to combine legal expertise with the business needs of the client.’

‘They are easy to cooperate with, delivering solutions and not complications.’

‘A responsive, proactive, and diligent data protection team that finds pragmatic solutions to tricky problems.’

Key clients

Pho3nix Foundation

Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych

Centrum Rozliczeń Elektronicznych Polskie ePłatności S.A.

Fundacja PFR

Avallon MBO Fund

PIP Global Holdings andOddysey Investment Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised Pho3nix Foundation on projects relating to international operations, including the transfer of personal data outside of the EEA.
  • Supporting Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych by providing Data Protection Officer services.
  • Advised Polskie ePłatności S.A. on the acquisition of a majority stake in Team4U Sp. zo.o.

Poland > Real estate Tier 4

The real estate and property development practice at WKB Lawyers is active in acquisitions and disposals, as well as property development projects in the industrial, hotel, commercial, and office sectors. It also advises clients on greenfield and brownfield projects. Anna Wyrzykowska sits at the helm of the department.

Practice head(s):

Anna Wyrzykowska

Other key lawyers:

Bartosz Łaski


‘The firm is a very professional entity. It has extensive knowledge and experience, and clients receive professional answers to all inquiries.’

‘The lawyers are always available, quickly provide answers and information, and professionally prepare documents.’

Key clients

BNP Paribas Bank Polska



Karl Lagerfeld

Beiersdorf AG


Thales Polska


White Star



Stock Spirits

Marc O’Polo

REB Group

Knight Frank

Doxa Capital

ING Lease

Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable

Lincoln Properties

Work highlights

  • Advised PKO BP on a long-term lease agreement for the entire area of the new SKYSAWA building complex.
  • Advising Panattoni on various matters, including acquisition of greenfield and brownfield investments, negotiations of commercial lease agreements, and transactions with capital investors.
  • Advised Karl Lagerfeld on the process of entering the Polish market and assisted with negotiations of four lease agreements for commercial space in shopping centres in Poland.

The firm: WKB Lawyers is a leading Polish independent law firm with a strong team of solution-oriented lawyers advising domestic and international clients on the most complex transactions and cases, helping them achieve their goals in a rapidly changing world.

WKB’s international outlook and many years of experience in cross-border work, combined with its deep understanding of the Polish market, make the firm a reliable partner to seamlessly handle a vast array of matters.

Founded in 2004, WKB has been growing steadily both in team size and in its offering. In recent years the firm has invested significantly in strengthening, in particular, its banking and finance practice, which has demonstrated capabilities in various forms and aspects of domestic and cross-border financing transactions, as well as its foreign desk offering.

The firm, responding to global trends and anticipating the needs of entrepreneurs, has established, as one of the first in Poland, a multidisciplinary ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) practice. The team consists of lawyers representing a variety of specializations and industries, including banking and finance, environmental protection, consumer prtection, real estate, energy, infrastructure and public procurement to provide comprehensive advice to entrepreneurs, local governments and organizations.

Having adopted an industry-focused approach from the outset, the firm offers business-oriented and knowledgeable advice to clients from across many other sectors, including energy, infrastructure, construction and real estate, retail and FMCG, financial institutions, IT, telecommunication, technology, water and waste, municipal, chemical and defence.

The firm’s key clients in recent years include Ryanair, Santander, Uber, IKEA, EBRD, EDF, BNP Paribas, Naspers, ALLIANZ, PKN ORLEN, Panattoni, PGNiG,  ENEA, Aviva, MB Aerospace, TAURON, Poczta Polska, GE Power, Harley Davidson, and AEGON.

Areas of practice: WKB Lawyers advises clients across all areas of business law. Its hands-on partners offer full support in M&A and corporate matters and have been increasingly active in high-profile cross-border and domestic transactions, with a number of recent deals involving private equity funds and blue-chip companies, including in the energy and insurance sectors.

The firm also has a long-established reputation for its capabilities in, among others, competition law, intellectual property and TMT (including data protection), company restructurings and insolvency proceedings, public procurement and state aid matters, as well as EU funding.

Strong in dispute resolution, WKB boasts a team of experienced litigators with particular expertise in intellectual property, construction, public procurement, and EU funding-related disputes, who are also well-known for advising major Polish cities and utilities, as well as representing financial institution clients in complex and innovative multi-million-złoty cases (including in competition and consumer law matters).

WKB is also instructed to advise on an increasing number of strategic infrastructure investments (energy and gas facilities, public utilities, road infrastructure) as well as real estate projects (including major real estate transactions and property development processes for various types of markets). The firm is involved in the biggest energy projects in Poland, crucial for the country’s energy security.

The firm also boasts three foreign desks where experienced lawyers team up to provide French, German and Italian-speaking businesses with the assistance that is tailored to their needs and compatible with their business culture. WKB’s foreign experts advise on all sorts of matters (including M&A, as well as day-to-day operations and disputes) and draw in expertise from various practice areas such as company law, real estate, banking and finance, intellectual property, competition law and others.

Department Name Email Telephone
Aviation Aleksander Stawicki aleksander.stawicki@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
Banking and finance Marcin Smolarek marcin.smolarek@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
Business Criminal Law Aleksandra Stępniewska aleksandra.stepniewska@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
Capital markets Agata Szczepańczyk-Piwek agata.szczepanczyk-piwek@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
Company law/corporate governance Anna Wojciechowska anna.wojciechowska@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
Competition Aleksander Stawicki aleksander.stawicki@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
Consumer protection Dorota Karczewska dorota.karczewska@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
Data protection Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska agnieszka.wiercinska@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
Employment Wioleta Polak wioleta.polak@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
Energy Jerzy Baehr jerzy.baehr@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
Environment and natural resources Sergiusz Urban sergiusz.urban@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
French Desk Anna Wyrzykowska anna.wyrzykowska@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
Food Law Aleksander Stawicki aleksander.stawicki@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
German Desk Anna Wojciechowska anna.wojciechowska@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
Infrastructure projects Anna Flaga-Martynek anna.flaga@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
Infrastructure projects Marta Midloch marta.midloch@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
Insurance Jakub Pokrzywniak jakub.pokrzywniak@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
Italian Desk Jan Roliński jan.rolinski@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
Intellectual property and TMT Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska agnieszka.wiercinska@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
Litigation and dispute resolution Bartłomiej Jankowski bartlomiej.jankowski@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
M&A Jakub Jędrzejak jakub.jedrzejak@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
Public Procurement Jan Roliński jan.rolinski@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
Real Estate Anna Wyrzykowska anna.wyrzykowska@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
Restructuring and insolvency Andrzej Wierciński andrzej.wiercinski@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
State aid and EU funds Łukasz Czekański lukasz.czekanski@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
Tax Łukasz Czekański lukasz.czekanski@wkb.pl +48 22 201 00 00
Photo Name Position Profile
Jerzy Baehr photo Dr Jerzy Baehr Co-founder of WKB, head of the Energy Law practice
Aleksandra Bączykowska photo Ms Aleksandra Bączykowska Counsel at Intellectual Property & TMT team
Agnieszka Chwiałkowska photo Agnieszka Chwiałkowska Partner and co-head of the public procurement practice
Łukasz Czekański photo Łukasz Czekański Partner, head of the Tax Law team, he also co-heads the State…
Ben Davey photo Ben Davey Partner, international counsel
Domenico Di Bisceglie photo Domenico Di Bisceglie International partner, co-head of WKB’s Italian desk
Anna Flaga-Martynek  photo Anna Flaga-Martynek Co-head of the Infrastructure Projects practice.
Piotr Grabarczyk photo Piotr Grabarczyk Partner at WKB, co-head of the Restructuring and Insolvency team as well…
Bartłomiej Jankowski  photo Bartłomiej Jankowski Head of the dispute resolution practice
Jakub Jedrzejak photo Jakub Jedrzejak Partner, co-head of the M&A team.
Michal Kalicki photo Michal Kalicki Counsel at the banking and finance practice.
Dorota Karczewska photo Dorota Karczewska Partner at the Competition & Consumer Law practice.
Tomasz Kwieciński photo Dr Tomasz Kwieciński Co-founder of WKB, co-head of the Insurance practice, and co-head of the…
Paulina Maślak-Stępnikowska photo Ms Paulina Maślak-Stępnikowska Counsel at the IP/TMT practice
Marta Midloch photo Marta Midloch Partner, co-head of the Infrastructure Projects practice at WKB and a member…
Karolina Miksa photo Karolina Miksa
Maria Obara-Piszewska photo Maria Obara-Piszewska Member of the Intellectual Property & TMT team.
Jakub Pokrzywniak photo Dr hab Jakub Pokrzywniak Partner, co-head of the Insurance practice
Wioleta Polak photo Wioleta Polak Partner, head of WKB’s Employment Law practice, member of the Public Procurement…
Marek Pretki photo Marek Pretki Managing associate at the Insurance practice.
Jan Roliński photo Jan Roliński Senior partner and co-founder of WKB, head of the Public Procurement practice…
Marcin Smolarek photo Marcin Smolarek Partner at the Banking & Finance practice
Aleksander Stawicki photo Aleksander Stawicki Managing Partner at WKB, head of the Competition Law practice
Aleksandra Stępniewska photo Ms Aleksandra Stępniewska Aleksandra has many years of experience handling criminal law cases (including those…
Maciej Szambelańczyk photo Maciej Szambelańczyk Partner at the Energy Law practice.
Agata Szczepańczyk-Piwek photo Agata Szczepańczyk-Piwek Partner and head of the banking and finance practice.
Bartosz Turno photo Dr Bartosz Turno Partner at the Competition and Consumer Law practice.
Sergiusz Urban photo Dr Sergiusz Urban Partner, head of the Environment & Natural Resources practice
Monika Walasek photo Monika Walasek Managing associate at the employment law practice.
Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska photo Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska Managing partner of WKB, co-head of the firm’s Intellectual Property, TMT and…
Andrzej Wierciński photo Dr hab Andrzej Wierciński Senior partner and co-founder of WKB, co-head of the M&A team and…
Anna Wojciechowska photo Anna Wojciechowska Partner, co-head of WKB’s Company Law & Corporate Governance practice and the…
Rafał Woźniak photo Mr Rafał Woźniak Managing associate at the Infrastructure Projects practice.
Anna Wyrzykowska photo Anna Wyrzykowska Partner, head of the Real Estate & Property Development, head of the…
Jordan Zafirow photo Jordan Zafirow Partner at the Dipsute Resolution practice.
Bartosz Łaski photo Bartosz Łaski Counsel at Real Estate & Property Development practice.
No. of lawyers : 130

For us, at WKB, adopting the Diversity & Inclusion policy manifests itself in specific daily activities. Since the beginning of its operations, WKB has been employing and working with experts, regardless of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, social origin, religious belief, or political opinions. We believe that bringing together people from different backgrounds and different perspectives provides them with the environment to develop their skills. We strongly feel that the creation of such an inclusive environment is of great value for individuals and the company.

WKB Lawyers brand emphasizes that we all create one team of different people, regardless of their official position and background. work together on an equal basis for the success of our law firm.

Below we present selected examples of our activities and their effects:

  • The WKB team is gender-balanced (half of our employees/lawyers are women). This year we have promoted five female lawyers – four of them joined the ranks of WKB’s equity partners, one joined the ranks of WKB’s partners. Moreover, we do not discriminate based on age (we work with colleagues from the age of 20 to 70), nationality (employing international lawyers) or disability (one of our longest-employed lawyers is a person with disabilities).
  • We have established a multidisciplinary ESG team, as we put great importance on running our business in the spirit of ESG. We also want to effectively support our clients in their efforts towards sustainable development.
  • We encourage our people from different levels of the organization to implement their fresh ideas – e.g. for several years our colleague has been conducting educational projects for the Foundation operating for disabled persons
  • All employees have equal development opportunities – we organize trainings for all employees daily –in different fields: law, management, organization or communication. Experts with relevant experience share their knowledge with the less experienced ones. Each employee has a dedicated yearly training budget, which can be used for professional development
  • We’re implementing „Work-life balance” strategies. We have implemented flexible, individually tailor-made working patterns (e.g. for chronically ill people or those with special personal or family situations). We are a parental-leave-friendly organisation. We have also introduced numerous well-being benefits, including extensive medical care and sports packages.
  • We provided our staff with the opportunity to consult a psychologist during working hours. We know how much our life ( especially in the pandemic) was challenging and disrupting and we wanted to mitigate this change.
  • When each employee signs a contract with WKB, she/he also signs a book of procedures in which he/she commits to apply the principles of equal treatment and counteracting mobbing.


Aviva hereby confirms that the Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr sp.k. law firm provided the Company with legal services comprising comprehensive legal assistance connected with the acquisition of 100% of shares in Expander Advisors, one of the largest independent financial advisors in Poland, from private equity fund lnnova Capital.
WKB assisted the Company with full legal coverage in all stages of the transaction, including conducting the due diligence process, negotiations of the share purchase agreements and transaction documents.
The above services were performed duly, timely and in a highly professional manner.


I, the undersigned, acting as the General Counsel of the Stock Spirits Group hereby confirm that the WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehrs p.k. law firm provided advice to Stock Spirits Group (including to Stock Polska sp. z o.o.) on matters relating to banking law and commercial law, in particular through advising on the restructuring process with respect to Polish companies from the STOCK Group (leading spirits and flavoured vodka producer in Poland and in the Central and Eastern Europe). WKB’s advice included assistance in preparation of a restructuring step plan (together with client’s tax advisors) involving in particular transformations and mergers of Stock Group entities, as well as implementation of that plan, inclusive of drafting corporate documentation, corporate governance documentation, documents relating to issuance of bonds, as well as security documents connected with existing debt financing of the Stock Group.
The above services were performed duly, timely and in a highly professional manner.

Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas S.A. would like to express its positive opinion on cooperation with WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr Sp. k. in connection with the provision of legal services to BGŻ BNP Paribas by WKB Law Firm as part of the process of granting financing by BGŻ BNP Paribas to Good Food Products sp. z o.o. (“the Financing”).

As part of its services, the Law Firm provided comprehensive services in the process of granting the Financing, including the preparation of provisions of the loan agreement and relevant debt documents as well as the verification of fulfilment of conditions precedent for the disbursement of the Financing.
The above services were performed with due diligence in a timely and professional manner. WKB lawyers demonstrated in-depth knowledge of legal regulations and understanding of BG2 BNP Paribas’ business needs.
Having expressed our satisfaction with the above cooperation, we can recommend WKB law firm to its future clients.
Having expressed our satisfaction with the above cooperation, we can recommend WKB law firm to its future clients.

BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO INVESTMENTS (CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE) LTD with its registered office in London, at Globe House, 1 Water Street, London WC2R 3LA, United Kingdom, entered into the companies register under no. 2898824 (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) hereby confirms that WKB Wierciñski, Kwieciñski, Baehr sp.k. law firm provided the Company with legal services comprising full legal coverage with respect to all Polish-law related aspects of the acquisition of 100% of the shares in CHIC Group by the Company. WKB’s advice included due diligence, assistance in relation to negotiations and signing of the share purchase agreement and the other requisite transaction documents, as well as the competition clearance filing addressed to the President of the Office of Competition and Customer Protection.
The above services were performed duly, timely and in a highly professional manner.

Acting on behalf of Stena Recycling sp. z o.o. (hereinafter: “Stena”) I would like to express a positive opinion on the cooperation with the WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr sp.k. legal office (hereinafter: „ WKB”) in the scope of:
legal services related to the transaction of purchase of the Polish companies belonging to the Swedish capital group IL Recycling (i.e. First Recycling sp. z 0.0. and First Recycling Poznan sp. z o.o.), involving the preparation of the legal due diligence on the companies indicated above, the acquisition of shares of First Recycling sp. z 0.0. and the analysis of the scenarios of consolidation of the above mentioned companies with Stena.
The services indicated above concerned in particular the company and commercial law. The services were performed with the due diligence, in a timely and professional manner.
Expressing our satisfaction with the cooperation with WKB, we can recommend the WKB law office to her future mandators.