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Dr Marek Swiatkowski
Corporate and M&A Practice
Partner specialising in business law, particularly mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, commercial contracts and restructuring. Marek has advised both sellers and buyers in over 100 M&A and due diligence transactions. He has also advised on company sale and restructuring, private equity funds on acquisitions in Poland, and on restructuring processes preceeding and during bankruptcy to both creditors and bankrupt entities. Marek is an attorney ad litem in arbitration proceedings based on investment treaties, adviser to investors and the State Treasury (Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Finance, Public Prosecutor’s Office) and arbitrator at the Arbitration Court of the Polish Chamber of Commerce.
Marek joined DZP in 1999.
Member of the District Chamber of Legal Advisers in Warsaw.
Piotr Andrzejczak, Joanna Wierzejska and Marek Swiatkowski jointly head the private client team at Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka. Andrzejczak is a company and M&A law expert, Wierzejska is skilled in handling tax advice and Swiatkowksi specialises in M&A, commercial contracts and transactions. The practice advises private entrepreneurs and their families on their legal and tax needs as well as succession planning and family trust fund matters. Core sectors of focus for the group include retail, production and pharmaceutical.
The restructuring and insolvency team at Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka is jointly led by Marek Swiatkowski, Bartosz Marcinkowski and Michał Cecerko, who was promoted to partner in July 2021. The practice offers the full-range of services to clients, which includes providing representation in proceedings before various Polish insolvency courts. The licensed restructuring advisers also handle issues over directors’ criminal liability in white-collar crime cases. The firm is also active in tax liability matters, as well as state aid mandates.
Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka‘s team has ‘high quality standards in terms of both case management and customer relations‘. Its varied workload includes leveraged buy-outs, management takeovers and joint ventures, as well as reorganisations and restructurings across a wide variety of Polish sectors. Managing partner Krzysztof Zakrzewski is the practice head, and draws on significant experience in M&A and commercial matters. Marek Swiatkowski and Piotr Andrzejczak are prolific in handling deals for buyers and sellers. Bartosz Marcinkowski is an expert in restructurings.
- Private client - Poland
- Commercial, corporate and M&A - Poland
- Restructuring and insolvency - Poland
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