Firm Profile > PwC Legal Żelaźnicki sp.k. > Warsaw, Poland

PwC Legal Żelaźnicki sp.k.
00-633 WARSAW

Investment funds Tier 2

PwC Legal Żelaźnicki sp.k.'s investment funds group, which is led by Jacek Pawłowski, is housed within the firm's corporate reorganisations and M&A department. It offers clients corporate and regulatory advice, as well as representing them before the Polish Financial Supervision Authority. Expertise includes developing and establishing funds, with a particular focus on real estate assets. The group is also able to draw on the firm's wider expertise in regulatory compliance, tax, accounting and business advice. Mateusz Ordyk specialises in financing transactions, while Wojciech Trzciński, promoted to partner in October 2019, is an investment fund transaction expert.

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Key clients

Skanska Commercial Development Europe

Skanska TFI


Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

PwC Legal Żelaźnicki sp.k.'s department is led by Gerard Karp (who acts as the firm's CEE privacy leader), and advises a variety of Polish industry associations, including the Polish Banking Association, and major companies on GDPR implementation and post-implementation projects. It also provides clients with ancillary services, such as an IT tool that supports daily compliance duties, data protection risk analysis and compliance monitoring.

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A specialist team with a deep understanding of the law.

Dagmara Jaskulak is very strong on the law and provides pragmatic and commercial advice.

Key clients

The Insurance Guarantee Fund

USP Pharmacia

Atrium Real Estate Management

Association of Polish Banks

Mayor of Warsaw

Lyreco Polska

DB Cargo Polska

Adama Polska



Gulermak Agir Sanayi Insaat Ve Taahhut Anonim Sirketi


Grupa OLX

White-collar crime Tier 3

PwC Legal Żelaźnicki sp.k. is mostly noted for its ability to handle economic and criminal tax issues, drawing on deep firm-wide expertise in regulatory litigation and forensics. The group also assists clients with tax transparency and risk minimisation, as well as compliance. In addition, the group has experience handling matters involving semi-criminal corporate liability. Counsel Michał Rams heads the department and specialises in economic criminal law.

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Michał Rams has extraordinary communication skills and personal engagement.

If you reach the team with an issue they are very supportive and they quickly come up with the solution needed. This customer focus is highly appreciated.

Key clients

Jerzy Krzanowski


Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

At PwC Legal Żelaźnicki sp.k., the team works closely with the firm's international office network to advise domestic and multinational clients on the Polish aspects of cross-border transactions and reorganisations. The department is jointly led by managing partner Cezary ŻelaźnickiJacek Pawłowski, who has particular experience in M&A involving family-owned businesses, and corporate reorganisation specialist Beata Kiedrowicz.


Operational efficiency, ease of access and making contact.

Excellent work from Beata Kiedrowicz and Bartlomiej Wlodarski. Not only the quality of their legal advice, but the full availability at any time, any matter, different languages, different cultures and different business approach were dealt in a very close and professional manner.

We received full advice on any matter concerning our operation, even further than our expectations (global approach). That makes us believe that their knowledge of the domestic concerns may enrich the result of the work.

Key clients

Reckitt Benckiser plc

Eli Lilly and Company

General Electric Group


Reprograf Grafikus


William Demant Holding

USP Zdrowie

SGL Carbon Polska

Banking and finance Tier 5

PwC Legal Żelaźnicki sp.k.'s financial services group stands out for financial regulatory matters, with a particular focus on the implementation of EU law in financial and capital markets. Recent work includes advising Polish bank, PKO BP, on the establishment of a branch in the UK and on the possible legal implications of Brexit; a matter that was led by department co-head Mateusz OrdykAleksandra Bańkowska, who also leads the team and was promoted to partner in October 2019, has experience in banking transactions, regulatory compliance and representing clients before the Polish Financial Conduct Authority.

Key clients


FCA-Group Bank Polska

Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski

Skanska TFI

Solven Finance


PwC Legal Poland offers comprehensive support in areas of law relevant to the business

Mergers and acquisitions, contracts, employer-employee relationships, functioning on a competitive market – all these aspects of business activities call for expertise in legal matters. Our lawyers are experts who combine their knowledge of law with their experience of its application in business.

Cooperation with PwC consultants from other service lines (tax advisory, business advisory, cybersecurity, audit) enables us to offer comprehensive services to businesses, including legal matters

We combine our knowledge of law with a broad business awareness which takes into account the specific characteristics of our clients’ industries. And all under the name of PwC – a recognized firm which provides comprehensive professional services.

PwC Legal Practices:

  • Corporate law
    Corporate advisory comprises full legal support related to business activities in Poland. Pursuing a long-term business strategy, taking into account current legal aspects, is the basis for the effective operation of modern enterprises

The market environment and legal regime undergo dynamic changes. At each stage of business operations, the support of a legal advisor who has the appropriate knowledge, experience and business approach to clients and their needs, is very important.

  • Labour LawThe Labour law is a part of business operations. Knowledge of the applicable provisions and proposed changes is important for effective management.
    Our lawyers have extensive experience in advising corporate clients on labour law.
  • Finance and Banking
    Legal advisory for financial institutions.
    Under our financial and banking practice, we provide advice on legal issues connected with the activities of financial institutions, including banks, insurers, investment companies and investment funds.We offer financial advice in respect of acquisition finance, project finance, financing real estates, debt financing, as well as advice related to seeking capital through the Securities Exchange, through both IPOs and SPOs.

We also provide advice in mergers and acquisitions relating to financial institutions, including companies listed on the Securities Exchange.

  • Real estate
    Our strength lies in our long experience in legal advisory in respect of real estate projects
    We provide advice to Polish and foreign entities in respect of planning and implementing investments;
    We seek safe and optimum solutions which allow our clients to accomplish their business goals in a rapidly changing environment;
    Our Clients benefit from synergy resulting from our ability to engage both tax and business advisors in their projects;
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

  • Competition law
    The experience of the competition law team in PwC Legal comprises, among other things, telecommunication, insurance, pharmaceutical, FMCG, financial, oil and gas, mining, energy, real property, and IT services sectors.We provide comprehensive advisory on concentration control, compliance with the competition (antitrust) law, including cartels, abuse of dominant position, fighting unfair competition, and we perform audits of compliance with the competition law, prepare and implement a broadly understood educational process relating to knowledge of competition law for company employees.
  • M&A
    Merger and acquisition transactions are multi-stage, sophisticated projects which require comprehensive support of professional legal advisorsThe role of a legal advisor is to ensure the legal safety of transactions by analysing the legal situation of the target entity and preparing the necessary transaction documentation. It requires an appropriate level of legal knowledge, experience, and understanding of the clients business needs.
  • Legal CoE (Centre of Excellence)
    Legal Centre of Excellence provides assistance in the area of legal process outsourcing and fulfillment of regulatory compliance dutiesThe idea behind Legal CoE is to combine expertise of regular legal practice of PwC Legal with an access to cost-efficient team of legal and para-legal professionals. Legal CoE team is supervised and supported by experienced lawyers of PwC Legal ensuring top-quality of the services. The application of dedicated methodology and IT digital solutions provides for significant cost and time-saving effects under the framework of PwC network.


Department Name Email Telephone
Cezary Żelaźnicki +48 519 507 081
Photo Name Position Profile
 Cezary Żelaźnicki  photo Cezary Żelaźnicki PwC Legal Poland Partner, Attorney-at-law
 Aleksandra Bańkowska  photo Aleksandra Bańkowska PwC Legal Poland Partner, advocate
 Artur Gątowski  photo Artur Gątowski Partner at PwC Legal Poland, Attorney-at-Law
 Gerard Karp  photo Gerard Karp Partner at PwC Legal Poland, TMT/IP and Personal Data Protection Leader, Advocate
 Beata Kiedrowicz photo Beata Kiedrowicz Partner at PwC Legal Poland, Attorney-at-Law
 Małgorzata Mroczkowska-Horne  photo Małgorzata Mroczkowska-Horne Partner at PwC Legal Poland, Attorney-at-Law
 Jean Rossi  photo Jean Rossi PwC Legal Poland Partner
 Wojciech Trzciński  photo Wojciech Trzciński PwC Legal Poland Partner, Attorney-at-Law

PwC Legal Declaration of diversity

Today’s world is subject to constant changes – primarily due to the ongoing globalization and development of technology. Such evolution brings new chances and opportunities, but also the challenges and difficulties, that our organization is facing.

What is Diversity for us?

Diversity is the understanding that each of us represents unrepeatable set of innate and acquired features, which make us unique. It is respect for features and experiences, that are different from our own. It is building bridges of understanding among people, based on the differences between them. In this way, we can fight with discrimination in PwC Legal together, and strive to achieve common goals.

Why do we talk about Diversity?

Diversity of the community means, that together we can achieve more. However, we need to find answers to the questions, that bother us, about how to implement the principles of gender equality, age, race, religion and other factors, that make us differ from each other. That’s why we need Diversity Management – by taking action to promote greater inclusion of our people from different backgrounds into the organization structure. Thanks to Diversity, we want to do everything, what we can, to enable our people to fully use their potential – for the welfare of PwC Legal and our clients. Promoting Diversity, we hope to strengthen trust in our local community – to the organization, but above all – to trust people in each other.

How do we care for Diversity?

Bearing in mind the above, PwC Legal undertakes to take care of the atmosphere and organizational culture and manage diversity within the organization, in particular through:

  • increasing our people’s awareness of diversity and its level within PwC Poland structures;
  • support for future parents and people bringing up children;
  • promoting the voice of women in the organization and consideration of female perspective on matters relevant to the organization;
  • enabling employees to actively participate in the life and activities of the organization regardless of their position;
  • considerate the position of minorities in the organization – in particular in terms of age, nationality and culture, religion, sexual orientation and disability;
  • equal treatment of individual social groups;