Dr Marek Swiatkowski > Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka > Warsaw, Poland > Lawyer Profile

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Work Department

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.

Lawyer Rankings

Poland > Restructuring and insolvency

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka‘s team includes licensed restructuring advisers and regularly handles in- and out-of-court restructuring projects and insolvency proceedings for debtors, creditors and investors in distressed assets. Additional areas of expertise include employment restructuring and state aid issues, as well as the representation of board members in criminal, civil and tax proceedings. The group is jointly led by Bartosz Marcinkowski and Marek Świątkowski, both of whom are specialists in corporate restructurings for domestic and international capital groups. Licensed restructuring adviser and senior associate Michał Cecerko focuses on debt restructurings and bankruptcy issues.

Poland > Private client

At Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka, the team advises private clients, their families and the companies they control on all aspects of their legal and tax issues, including in relation to family trust funds. The group has extensive experience advising on family businesses, and has recently been particularly active in relation to succession issues. Heading the team are Poznań-based company law and M&A specialist Piotr Andrzejczak; Warsaw-based tax adviser Joanna Wierzejska; and, also in Warsaw, Marek Świątkowski who specialises in M&A, commercial contracts and insolvency issues.

Poland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka‘s team is praised for its ‘versatility, availability and commitment‘, handling transactions including leveraged buyouts, management takeovers, joint ventures, reorganisations and restructurings. The group is led by ‘well-connected‘ Krzysztof Zakrzewski, who is instructed by local and international corporates on investment and acquisition projects on the public and private markets. Marek Świątkowski is recommended for his foreign investment experience, while Piotr Andrzejczak is noted for his work for Polish entrepreneurs.