Ms Katarzyna Kuźma > Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka > Warsaw, Poland > Lawyer Profile

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka
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Work Department

Infrastructure and Energy Practice


Heads the public procurement and environmental protection teams and specialises in Polish and EU law. Heads the team serving Spanish and German-speaking clients. Advises on complex investment projects carried out through partnership structures (PPP, concessions) and other forms of public-private cooperation, particularly with the participation of foreign entities. Advises private and public entities at all stages of public procurement procedures, when applying legal protection measures, and during performance of public contracts. Has extensive experience in advising clients in the construction, energy and waste management sectors. Has provided strategic advice to foreign entities expanding onto the Polish market and Polish businesses wishing to expand abroad.


Katarzyna joined DZP in 2006. She previously worked for over six years in renowned Spanish law firms in Barcelona. During her time in Barcelona she obtained a Spanish advocate (abogada) authorisation.


Polish, English, Spanish, German. 


Vice-president of the Public Procurement Law Association
Member of the AIJA-International Association of Young Lawyers
Member of the International Bar Association
Member of the Chamber of Advocates in Barcelona
Member of the District Chamber of legal Advisers in Warsaw
Member of the Polish Confederation Lewiatan

Lawyer Rankings

Poland > Energy and natural resources

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka‘s infrastructure and energy practice stands out as a key resource for entities operating in the conventional power, renewable energy, nuclear and cogeneration sectors, including major domestic and international energy producers. The team has substantial experience in advising on complex issues related to mining, infrastructure and waste management projects, and offers guidance on state aid, PPP and construction law issues within the energy sector. The team is led by co-led Rafał Hajduk, who ‘accurately combines knowledge from different fields of law and branches of the economy‘; recently, he has been increasingly active in advising on renewable projects, such as onshore and offshore wind and solar matters. Marcin Krakowiak shares leadership responsibilities with Hajduk, bringing particular expertise in greenfield investments to her role. Paweł Grzejszczak and Katarzyna Kuźma are also noteworthy, with the latter heading up the public procurement and environmental protection teams and serving as a key contact for energy companies seeking advice on these matters.

Poland > Public procurement

(Leading individuals)

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Leveraging its ‘true understanding’, the team at Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka handles matters across the full spectrum of Polish and EU public procurement, concessions and PPP issues. Contractors bidding for public contracts in a range of sectors, from energy and construction, to healthcare and defence, turn to the team, which has recently advised on some of the most complex PPP projects on the Polish market. Spearheading the practice are the ‘fully hands-on’ Katarzyna Kuźma, a key point of call for clients in the construction, energy, and waste management sectors seeking advice on infrastructure investments, and Marcin Krakowiak, who also serves as the infrastructure and energy department head. Tomasz Michalczyk is lauded by a client for his ‘creative solution-oriented attitude’ towards guiding contractors and contracting authorities through all stages of procurement procedures, particularly in the road and rail sectors. Wojciech Hartung specialises in issues involving public-public cooperation and competition law matters, while Tomasz Krzyżanowski, a recent addition to the team from Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners, is experienced in the IT and TMT sectors. Marcin Gajdek regularly provides advice to clients with a focus on the Spanish market.