Firm Profile > CDZ Chajec, Don-Siemion & Partners > Warsaw, Poland

CDZ Chajec, Don-Siemion & Partners
UL. WSPOLNA 70
00-687 WARSAW
Poland

Employment Tier 2

Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Legal Advisors has niche expertise in advising multinationals on their shared-services hubs in Poland, with a high-profile client roster, which includes AON and Booking.com. The group, which is co-led by Ewa Don-Siemion and Piotr Kryczek, is well-versed in cross-border employment matters, optimising employment costs and working time issues, outsourcings, group layoffs and foreign secondments.

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Testimonials

The advisors presented all discussed topics with expertise and clarity, and of course great examples.’

Most of all we cooperate with Ewa Don-Siemion, who is the most professional, open and amiable person in one. Her vast knowledge and experience combined with great interpersonal skills and very high culture make her a perfect person to cooperate with.’

Key clients

AON

Alexander Mann Solutions

Schibsted Tech Polska

Booking.com

Computacenter Poland

Grid Dynamics

Nielsen Poland

OCADO Technology

Real estate Tier 3

Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Legal Advisors handles the full spectrum of real estate transactions including office, retail and hotel schemes and matters involving the development process. Finance is another area of expertise for the group, as is the formation of real estate investment funds, and sector-specific M&A, joint venture structuring and restructuring issues. Corporate lawyer Patryk Galicki jointly leads the team with Piotr Zapalski.

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Key clients

TASC Infrastructure

ArtN (a multifunctional project of revitalizing the post-industrial space of the former factory Norblin; an investment by Capital Park Group)

Capital Park

CD Invest

Centerscape Investments Poland

Polish developers

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

The team at Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Legal Advisors separates its practice into a distinct insolvency team, led by Krzysztof Żyto and a restructuring group that Maciej Kotlicki heads. In terms of insolvencies, the group handles pre-bankruptcy and bankruptcy proceedings, for both creditors and debtors. It also represents bankruptcy trustees following adjudications, and advises on asset sales and agreements between creditors. On the restructuring side, it has significant experience in reorganisations, workouts, liquidations and distressed M&A transactions. Marcin Bącal left the firm.

Testimonials

The flexibility and openness to deal with non-standard projects are what make the firm stand out from the crowd.

Krzysztof Żyto has a wide range of expertise, understanding issues at a business as well as legal level.

Key clients

CP Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamknięty

Capital Partners Investment I Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamknięty

Capital Partners

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

The team at Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Legal Advisors handles cross-border and domestic M&A, alongside company reorganisations, demergers, joint venture projects and equity investments. It has developed a strong practice in the TMT and real estate sectors, as well as start-up investment activity. Corporate and commercial work is led by Jolanta Okoniecka; while co-founding partner Andrzej ChajecMaciej Kotlicki and Szymon Skiendzielewski take the lead on M&A transactions.

Key clients

Capital Partners Investment Fund

Capital Partners

Oaktree Capital Management

IT Kontrakt

TASC Infrastructure

CP Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamknięty and Capital Partners Investment I Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamknięty

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Legal Advisors' department has experience representing clients before Polish courts at all levels. Expertise encompasses litigation, negotiation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. The group's banking litigation practice has developed rapidly, and it often represents consumers pursuing claims against banks in relation to Swiss Franc-backed loans. The department is led by Krzysztof Żyto, an expert in insolvency proceedings. Marcin Bącal left the firm.

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Testimonials

The team is very responsive to any queries a client may have and proactively provides creative solutions for the clients’ specific issue.

Key clients

GetBack

Private equity Tier 4

The team at Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Legal Advisors specialises in cross-border and domestic M&A transactions, portfolio company reorganisations, de-mergers, joint ventures and equity investments. TMT and M&A are particular areas expertise, as is real estate, and the group has developed a solid track-record in advising investors in technology start-ups in Poland. Name partner Andrzej Chajec jointly leads the department alongside Maciej Kotlicki and Szymon Skiendzielewski.

Testimonials

A flexible and experienced team.

Piotr Rychta and Maciej Kotlicki are lawyers who know exactly what businesses expect. They are open-minded and always look for new ways to resolve problems connected to every transaction.

Key clients

Symbio S.A.

IT Kontrakt

Capital Partners Investment Fund

Capital Partners S.A.

Oaktree Capital Management

CP Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamknięty

Capital Partners Investment I Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamknięty

We offer more than just legal advice: In the end, it’s all about QUALITY. About commitment to legal excellence, outstanding client service, and ability to develop forward-thinking legal solutions.

We always apply legal expertise in the context of your business needs and issues.

Our approach is practical, solution-based and innovative. We don’t waste your time or money on legal theories.

We work alongside your company, help you grow, manage and optimize your business, implement new technologies, forge new partnerships, resolve conflicts and meet your obligations.

We have offices in Warsaw, Krakow and Lodz.

What We Do: Our expertise covers transactional, corporate, litigation and regulatory issues. We handle complex situations by deploying multi-skilled teams.

As a member of Interlaw, the International Association of Independent Law Firms, we advise on cross-border matters by working in integrated teams from almost 100 jurisdictions. We guide clients through the local legal and business environment.

We support leading organizations representing the shared services sector in Poland.

Our work is internationally recognized: We have nine standout practices ranked by The Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Europe and IFLR1000. In 2019 we have been recommended in the field of corporate, commercial and M&A, banking and finance, capital markets, dispute resolution, employment, private equity, real estate, restructuring and Insolvency, and TMT. Our lawyers are recommended as leaders in their respective practice areas.

Areas of practice: We are a full service law firm with a strong transactional record, well-known for telecoms expertise, active in the media and technology sectors, and known for private equity transactions.

We have solid experience with the business services sector where we offer complex employment and HR solutions. We have advice on opening shared services centres in Poland.

Real estate is one of the core areas of our activity. We represent Polish and foreign entities, such as investment funds, developers and investors. We provide advice on all types of real estate transactions, including project finance.

We advise on corporate and commercial issues, mergers and acquisitions (also including transactions between public companies), IPOs and other capital markets transactions.

Department Name Email Telephone
Private Equity Andrzej Chajec andrzej.chajec@cdz.com.pl
Corporate and Commercial Law Jolanta Okoniecka jolanta.okoniecka@cdz.com.pl
Employment and Labour Law Ewa Don-Siemion ewa.don-siemion@cdz.com.pl
Legal Process Outsourcing Ewa Don-Siemion ewa.don-siemion@cdz.com.pl
Data Protection Piotr Kryczek piotr.kryczek@cdz.com.pl
Real Estate and Construction Patryk Galicki patryk.galicki@cdz.com.pl
Project Finance Szymon Skiendzielewski szymon.skiendzielewski@cdz.com.pll
Capital Markets Maciej Kotlicki maciej.kotlicki@cdz.com.pl
Restructuring and Insolvency Krzysztof Zyto krzysztof.zyto@cdz.com.pl
Dispute Resolution Krzysztof Zyto krzysztof.zyto@cdz.com.pl
Real Estate and Construction Piotr Zapalski piotr.zapalski@cdz.com.pl
M&A Andrzej Chajec andrzej.chajec@cdz.com.pl
Competition Law Piotr Kryczek piotr.kryczek@cdz.com.pl
Intellectual Property Piotr Kryczek piotr.kryczek@cdz.com.pl
Securities and Venture Capital Investments Maciej Kotlicki maciej.kotlicki@cdz.com.pl
Photo Name Position Profile
 Krzysztof Żyto  photo Krzysztof Żyto Krzysztof specializes in dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency law. His practice is…
 Andrzej Chajec  photo Andrzej Chajec Andrzej has over 20 years’ experience in transactional work, principally in venture…
 Ewa Don-Siemion  photo Ewa Don-Siemion Ewa specializes in advising international clients on employment law with a particular…
 Patryk Galicki  photo Patryk Galicki Patryk has over 17 years’ experience in real estate law and mergers…
 Maciej Kotlicki  photo Maciej Kotlicki Maciej specializes in mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets transactions. He advises…
 Piotr Kryczek  photo Piotr Kryczek Piotr specializes in competition law, employment, intellectual and industrial property law, with…
 Jolanta Okoniecka  photo Jolanta Okoniecka Jolanta has over 20 years’ experience in corporate work, M&A and commercial…
 Szymon Skiendzielewski  photo Szymon Skiendzielewski Szymon advises private equity and investment funds, Polish and international companies as…
 Piotr Zapalski  photo Piotr Zapalski Piotr has over 16 years’ experience in real estate law. He advises…
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