Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka > Warsaw, Poland > Firm Profile

Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka
00-669 WARSAW

Poland > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Noted for its ‘wide spectrum of expertise in pharmaceutical law‘, the team at Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka is adept at handling the gamut of regulatory issues relating to the registration and advertising of drugs, in addition to acting in post-registration proceedings. Praised by clients for being the ‘highest legal specialist with the deepest understanding‘, practice head Katarzyna Czyżewska regularly advises clients on the reimbursement, financing, and distribution of drugs and healthcare services, in addition to assisting with issues relating to clinical trials. Maciej Huzior left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Katarzyna Czyżewska

Other key lawyers:

Agnieszka Kulawiak; Natalia Łukawska


‘Reactivity, adaptability, and excellent knowledge of the pharma sector.’

‘Katarzyna Czyżewska is strongly invested in clients’ interests, and has excellent knowledge of the pharma sector. Agile.’

‘Wide spectrum of expertise in pharmaceutical law and labour, they are general law experts. Very close collaboration, usually give very fast responses.’

‘I would like to point out Katarzyna Czyżewska, she often engages personally and is a great expert. Katarzyna has a very wide perspective – giving not only legal advice but also advice within a business context.’

‘They are specialists in IP law. They have vast knowledge with regards to the life sciences market, not only in terms of the legal environment but also from a very practical perspective. Their legal advice to pharma companies and associations is truly supportive of market practice. ’

‘Katarzyna Czyżewska is the highest legal specialist with the deepest understanding of the pharma market, providing the most tailor-made solutions. Her knowledge and practical support results in her finding the most optimal legal solutions for clients.’

‘Natalia Łukawska is a highly qualified lawyer, truly understanding the market and also greatly supporting businesses with her practical approach.’

Key clients











Work highlights

  • Advised Izba Gospodarcza Farmacja Polska on the new versions of draft laws in Poland, which involved public discussions and consultations.

Poland > Intellectual property Tier 3

Boutique IP law firm Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka focuses its practice on soft IP matters, including copyright, personal rights, and unfair competition. Sectors of expertise include publishing, music, media and entertainment. Leading the practice is experienced litigator Krzysztof Czyżewski, ably supported by Darkusz Tarabasz who is experienced in assisting with copyright-related transactions in the film production market.

Practice head(s):

Krzysztof Czyżewski

Other key lawyers:

Dariusz Tarabasz


‘Very good and effecitve communication, individual approach to clients and specific cases, knowledge of the sector and its specifics.’

‘Direct contact with the partner, partner’s availability, reliability, accessibility, accuracy in proposing solutions, honesty.’

‘Availability, proposing solutions, reliability, looking at the client’s case from a broader perspective.’

‘Krzysztof Czyżewski is a brilliant lawyer and has never let me down.’

Key clients

Akson Studio

Burda Media

Ringier Axel Springer (Newsweek)

Grupa Żywiec S.A.

Paprika Studios


Natur Produkt Zdrovit

Wydawnictwo Poznańskie

Wydawnictwo Pascal

Wydawnictwo Literackie

Work highlights

  • Representing Domino Films in a case before the Supreme Court concerning unfair competition on the audiovisual market and misappropriation of clientele.
  • Representing Ringer Axel Springer and its brand Newsweek before an appellate court in a case concerning the limits of inspiration and plagiarism in art and the scope of the fair use doctrine.

Poland > TMT Tier 4

The team at Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka ‘has great experience in media law and knows the entertainment industry very well’. Its offering also extends across video games, books, newspapers, and advertising, with recent activity in the new technologies space, advising on AI, the metaverse, and NFTs. Krzysztof Czyżewski sits at the helm of the practice. Senior associate Kamil Rzeczkowski left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Krzysztof Czyżewski


‘The team has great experience in media law and knows the entertainment industry very well. They work for many Polish producers, both on the film and series side.’

‘The features distinguishing this law firm from the competition are its business-oriented approach and broad expertise in the audiovisual market.’

‘Krzysztof Czyżewski has great experience in audiovisual matters. He also has a good gut feeling that helps him efficiently assess and analyse complex topics.’

‘Krzysztof Czyżewski is very thorough and simply the best in Poland dealing with copyright and creative issues.’

Key clients


Akson Studio

East Studio

Domino Films

Burda Media


Ringier Axel Springer


Paprika Studio

Spirit Animal

Work highlights

  • Advised Akson Studio on creating and distributing a series of podcasts.
  • Advising press and media creator and distributor Burda Media Polska on matters concerning online advertisement, especially with regard to sensitive products.
  • Represented Ringier Axel Springer and its magazine Newsweek in litigation proceedings.

Czyżewscy kancelaria adwokacka has been established based on our experience in providing services to entities operating in the life sciences sector on one hand, and in the intellectual property and media sector on the other. While forming our law firm, we adopted a unique model of a boutique law firm with a view to providing our clients with bespoke legal services, taking into account not only legal regulations, but also the specific nature of markets they operate on.

We have an extensive experience in working for the pharmaceutical industry, covering all aspects of medicinal products on the market. We are also recognized specialists in the legal aspects of financing health care services, food law, cosmetics and medical devices. We actively participate in public consultations regarding newly created legal acts in the field of law of our interest.

We also provide legal assistance to participants of the film, media, publishing and advertising market. We offer comprehensive support for film and television production, we support press publishers, advertisers, we help clients in all matters related to the protection of their personal rights and know-how. We are also active in the area of ​​new technologies.

We run complicated and often precedent court trials, including trial before courts of appeal and the Supreme Court.

Our efforts to create a highly specialized law firm, dedicated to the clients have been appreciated by the market already in the first year of our business and continue to be appreciated. Every year Czyżewscy law firm is distinguished by the most important rankings of law firms, both national and international, as well as appreciated by customers and key industry organizations (Chambers&Partners Europe and Global, The Legal 500, Media Law International, IP Stars, WTR, Who’s Who Legal, “Rzeczpospolita”).

Areas of practice
Pharmaceuticals: We have extensive experience in working for the pharmaceutical industry, covering all aspects of medicinal products on the market. Our advice to pharmaceutical companies includes regulatory issues, pharmacovigilance and compliance. We advise our clients on matters related to the production of drugs and their distribution, as well as on advertising and promotion of medicinal products. We support them in crisis situations in media. We offer specialist advice on particular categories of medicinal products: biologicals, radiopharmaceuticals, blood drugs, veterinary medicines, vaccines, homeopathic medicines.

Reimbursement: We are recognized experts in the field of legal aspects of financing of health care services. We support clients at all stages of reimbursement, including assistance in completing and submitting reimbursement applications, price negotiations, developing risk-sharing instruments and interpretation of the Reimbursement Act provisions. We also advise on matters related to the financing of the services by NHF (National Health Fund). Our legal services in this field cover reimbursement of medicinal products and of medical devices.

Food / food supplements:  The legal consultancy provided by the law firm on matters connected with food and nutrition primarily covers the issues of safety of food marketed in Poland. In this respect we offer services that mainly comprise consultations concerning food composition and contamination or enrichment of foodstuffs. We advise on health and nutrition issues, food labeling regulations and on marketing and manufacturing of particular food types. We assist clients in matters related to distribution.

Clinical trials:  The law firm provides legal assistance in conducting clinical trials, particularly for research sponsors. We draft contracts for conducting of clinical trials and advise on matters relating to obtaining permits and reviews necessary for their conduct. We deal with the issues of liability for damage arising in connection with the research and related to research funding. We support our clients in regulatory issues, and in the protection of personal data in clinical trials context.

Cosmetics: The law firm provides legal assistance to companies operating in the cosmetics industry, specifically focusing on regulatory matters connected with marketing and using of cosmetics, as well as on distribution. Our services comprise legal advice on the rules of operating and placing products on the market, as well as their labeling and advertising. In our practice, we take a special interest in the borderline products, and the application of the relevant provisions of law falling within the scope of regulations concerning various product categories: cosmetics, drugs, food and medical devices.

Medical devices: The law firm offers legal assistance to entities engaged in manufacturing or marketing of medical devices. We advise on the issues of marketing and use of medical devices, as well as on their clinical evaluation. We deal with questions of medical devices safety, including liability for medical incident issues. We offer assistance in matters connected with suspending or restricting medical devices from being placed on the market or put into service, and with recalling them.

Healthcare services / medical law:  As part of healthcare services and market specialisation, the law Ffrm offers legal assistance to entities involved in the healthcare services sector, both to healthcare facilities, companies operating on the market of products and services addressed to hospitals, and to individuals. We advise on legal aspects of rendering medical services. Our interests cover both patients’ rights and their protection issues, as well as liability for medical malpractice and the principles of medical practice.

Public procurement: We offer legal assistance to our clients involved in the procedures for the award of a public service contract, with particular emphasis on tenders for the supply of medicinal products to hospitals. In addition, we represent clients in the appellate proceedings before the National Board of Appeal.

Legislation:  We actively participate in the public consultation on the newly created legal acts concerning areas of law we are particularly interested in. We monitor legislation for our clients, as well as consult new legislative solutions. The law firm advise on the matters of legislative process.

Litigation: Our law firm devotes its full commitment to services in the area of protecting the interests and rights of its clients before administrative, civil and criminal courts. We represent our clients before the Supreme Court and the Supreme Administrative Court. We provide comprehensive litigation services, from trial strategy development, advice on securing evidence, through the pre-trial call stage, protective proceedings, to participation in the main proceedings.

Competition:  We represent clients in disputes relating to the protection of their interests in dealings with competitors. We advise how to combat manifestations of unfair competition, misleading advertising, imitation, parasitic use of reputation. We help to protect customers, know-how and confidential information. We support clients in the construction of B2B and B2C co-operation schemes, as well as advise on drawing up strategies for licensing and distribution of goods or services. We also provide legal assistance for the protection of competition. We give opinions on the compatibility of distribution agreements and conditions of distribution from the point of view of compliance with competition law, as well as assess the risk of establishing of abuse of a dominant position.

Personal data:  We advise our clients how to legally process personal data. We solve problems that arise in connection with the acquisition of personal data, in particular by the entities operating on pharmaceutical, advertising, technology and e-commerce markets. We deal with legal issues related to the transfer of personal data abroad. We assist our clients in implementation of GDPR’s provisions in their organizations; in this respect, we perform extensive audits, draft all forms and clauses, perform trainings or even serve as a privacy officer at our clients’ organizations. Our services within the GDPR implementation also include processing of personal data in digital environment.

Trademarks and patents: The law firm advises its clients on how to protect their reputation, brand and innovation. We support them in building effective strategies to protect their industrial property. We implement prepared strategies in this respect. We help in constructing and negotiating agreements relating to the protected elements. We represent our clients also in disputes, even at the registration stage and after obtaining of exclusive rights. We protect our clients exclusive rights, both against unauthorized use and against infringements involving a fraudulent, also parasitic use.

Advertising law: We are vastly experienced in working for the whole advertising industry. We offer comprehensive legal assistance in respect of advertising activities, both whole campaigns and their particular stages. We also secure the interests of our clients in tender procedures. The law firm issue opinions on advertising materials as well. We draft and negotiate documents describing the rules related to rendering of advertising services and acquiring the rights to their results. We advise on matters of sensitive products advertising, particularly medicinal products, gambling, tobacco or alcohol.

E-commerce: We provide comprehensive assistance for customers operating on the e-commerce market. We legal support both administrators of Internet services, online shops, but also service suppliers, both ordered as well as those supplied electronically. We draft regulations or other documents necessary to conduct this type of business and we take care of it, to remain consistent with the changing legal requirements. We support the creation of effective models of cooperation B2B and B2C. We assist in the compliance of consumer rights. We advise how to lawfully conduct advertising and promotional activities on the Internet and how to resist unfair competition in this field.

Commercial / civil law:  We advise our clients on general commercial / civil law matters on daily basis. In particular, we help the companies from the life sciences sector prepare and negotiate contracts, as well as seek payments for overdue invoices in courts. We assist our clients in commercial transactions, also in a form of due diligence analysis, and in matters concerning termination of long-term contracts.

Consumer protection law: Our scope of expertise also covers matters related to consumer protection law. We help our clients handle consumer claims cases, we review regulations of our clients’ eshops or promotional contests, we assist the clients in all cases involving retail distribution or relations with patients / consumers.

Media:  While providing legal services to our clients from the life sciences sector, we also benefit from our practice within the scope of IP / media law. For example, our legal assistance in matters related to advertising / promotion of medical devices, medicinal products, food or cosmetics is enriched by our experience from the cooperation with media providers.

IT: We provide legal advice both to entities producing or distributing software as well as to entities wishing to use such software. We draft or negotiate contracts for the implementation of comprehensive IT solutions as well as for individual programs. We advise on the issues of ordering or rendering services on the ICT market. We support computer games and mobile applications manufacturers, and administrators of entire Internet platforms.

Personal right: The law firm assists its clients in all matters involving the protection of personal rights, especially those concerning the protection of reputation, image, privacy, honor, and the clientele, both in terms of handling transactions as well as disputes. In litigation we act both on behalf of a claimant as well as a defendant. We navigate our clients through media crisis incidents. We secure commercial marketing of personal rights.

Department Name Email Telephone
Pharmaceuticals Katarzyna Czyzewska
Clinical trials Katarzyna Czyzewska
Pricing and reimbursement Katarzyna Czyzewska
Healthcare Katarzyna Czyzewska
Food Katarzyna Czyzewska
Cosmetics Katarzyna Czyzewska
Cosmetics Dariusz Tarabasz
Medical devices Katarzyna Czyzewska
Medical devices Dariusz Tarabasz
Ecommerce Krzysztof Czyzewski
Personal rights Krzysztof Czyzewski
Competition Katarzyna Czyzewska
Film and media Krzysztof Czyzewski
Advertising Katarzyna Czyzewska
Advertising Krzysztof Czyzewski
Publishing Krzysztof Czyzewski
Music and entertainment Krzysztof Czyzewski
IT and data protection Katarzyna Czyzewska
Litigation Krzysztof Czyzewski
Photo Name Position Profile
Katarzyna Czyżewska photo Mrs Katarzyna Czyżewska Katarzyna Czyżewska heads the Life Sciences practice at Czyżewscy Law Firm. Advocate…
Krzysztof Czyżewski photo Mr Krzysztof Czyżewski Krzysztof Czyżewski, partner, head of IP and TMT practice at Czyzewscy Law…
Number of lawyers : 16
Contacts : Krzysztof Czyzewski
Contacts : Katarzyna Czyzewska

Irena Rej
„Farmacja Polska” Chambers of Commerce

Katarzyna Czyzewska, in our opinion, deserves recognition, not only because of her professional approach, due care and diligence, but what we respect most, for keeping the highest ethical standards in her work and in the relations with clients. Our experience driven from the cooperation with the Firm entitles us to recommend the Firm as a solid partner who provides the services on permanently professional level.

Maciej Strzembosz
Prasa & Film

My company has worked with Krzysztof Czyzewski since we met. He is one of two best lawyers in Poland in his field, but his ratio of price to quality is impossible to beat. He is professional, thoughtful, decisive, creative and flexible. He is a friend who got me out of trouble several times by firmly standing up on my side. He is great for good times and excellent for bad times and in creative industry you are always one step from disaster. So having him in my corner helps a lot. And let know people on the other side that I won’t be their prey.

Katarzyna Kozłowska
Wajda Studio & Wajda School

Wajda Studio & Wajda School recommends with complete confidence Czyzewscy kancelaria adwokacka due to the work carried out with professional approach. Taking into consideration the quality of legal services provided, we use the Office’s consultancy in particularly important and key issues.

It is extremely valuable that the detailed scope of legal services of the Czyzewscy kancelaria adwokacka is adapted to the individual needs of the client with an attitude to find optimal proposals for a comprehensive approach to specific legal issues and cooperation with the Wajda Studio & Wajda School partners.

We would like to emphasize that the services provided are based on the work of the entire team of lawyers, their sound substantive knowledge, excellent skills and commitment to the implementation of entrusted matters. They are characterized by their effectiveness and speed of action. All matters taken by the Office on our behalf are analyzed at length.

Magdalena Brzezowska
Advanced Accelerator Applications Polska Sp. z o. o.

We have been cooperating with Czyzewscy law firm since the beginning of AAA’s operations in Poland, that is five years. Although we deal with a fairly narrow department of pharmacy, which is the production and distribution of radioactive products – we always receive opinions at a very high level. Employees from Czyżewscy law office are willing to help and always available, so we do not wait long for help. In addition, they have extensive knowledge of Polish healthcare in many aspects (tenders, reimbursement, financing).

Violetta Furmianiuk – Zaorska
Aktiv Media

As a Film and TV producer and the owner of Aktiv Media I have worked and cooperated with Krzysztof Czyzewski from Czyzewscy kancelaria adwokacka for the last 7 years.

Krzysztof Czyzewski represents Aktiv Media in all business negotiations and the construction of all contracts with major TV stations and film distributors. Krzysztof has an outstanding knowledge of copyright law and always has an individual and highly professional approach, which guarantees that every contract and negotiation is carried through effectively.

I can always rely on Krzysztof for any advice and help whenever I need it. I can recommend Krzysztof Czyzewski without any hesitation.

Irena Gruca-Rozbicka
Foundation For Supporting Film Education FILMPRO

Our cooperation with Czyzewscy kancelaria adwokacka has a unique, unusual character. Together, we organized a series of cyclical educational events for film producers, screenwriters and cinematographers. These initiatives have been very positively received. I’m convinced that they have contributed to the improvement of the relations between participants of the audiovisual market in Poland.

Andrzej Rosner
Wydawnictwo Pascal

I have known Krzysztof Czyzewski for several years now and have cooperated with him while running my previous publishing houses (Twój Styl, Rosner & Partners). However right now, when I am the president of Wydawnictwo Pascal, it has become a full scale, day to day cooperation. I am happy with the service I receive as it gives me full comfort in running our business. All recommendations are reliable and backed up by thorough legal analyzes. Krzysztof Czyzewski – as for a lawyer – has a unique feature – instead of telling me “it can’t be done” or “it is prohibited” he looks for solutions, even for most difficult problems and quite often he finds them. Additionally he does it fast – keeping deadlines which are unthinkable for other lawyers.

Anne-Lise Doucement
Les Laboratoires Servier

Katarzyna Czyzewska is an expert in Polish law, she also fully understands her clients’ constraint and perspectives. We have been cooperating with her for many years and we know we can rely on her to find the most effective solution for her client’s interest.

Agata Wierzchowska
Wydawnictwo Literackie

We are happy to recommend reliable and professional legal services of Czyzewscy kancelaria adwokacka.

The scope of legal services provided by the Firm is tailored to the needs of our Company, which are focused mainly on issues related to intellectual property law. The lawyers, with who me have a chance to cooperate, Krzysztof Czyzewski, in particular, are properly qualified, have good legal knowledge and professional experience. The Firm is devoted to their work and services provided. All activities are based on thorough analysis, are done on time and offered solutions are comprehensive and optimal to protect the interests of our Company.

Krzysztof Czyzewski, with whom, we have cooperated for years, is always happy to assist, predicts future problems and give good recommendations.

Agnieszka Voitel
Sanofi Poland

We work with Czyzewscy law firm, and mainly with Katarzyna Czyzewska, for more than 4 years. We ask for a legal support on either the daily matters and the strategic projects. The lawyers from that law firm always aim to find solutions fitting to our needs, presenting client oriented support. The advices are practical, catching the major points of our concerns, not being too general or wordy. Especially Katarzyna has a wide knowledge not only of widely understood pharma law but the whole industry as such, what significantly improves the advices she gives. Dorota Hawliczek

Creative Poland Society

I truly recommend Czyzewscy Legal Firm as a partner in business. We have been cooperating since the beginning of the Czyzewscy company. Our work is mostly focused on intellectual property, preparation and negotiation of contracts in this area. We work on agreements with co-producers, partners and artists. The level of cooperation is estimated at 12 on a scale of 10. The contact is immediate, the orders are executed on time. Lawyers know the industry, they train constantly, they know the latest changes and trends and related changes in the law. Long cooperation also results in discounts on services. The company is more focused on clients needs and opportunities than other law firms. Krzysztof Czyzewski is the best, we have worked together since 2006. Always competent, flexible and on time.

Paweł Biniek
Medion Art Studio

I have cooperated with Czyzewscy kancelaria adwokacka in projects produced by my company MedionArt Studio. They help us to deal with production contracts, agreements with broadcasters and other needed to run our TV business. We have worked together since 2010. I am happy to recommend their legal services to all participants of the media market. They have never disappointed me and we could have always relied on their professional advice.

Maciej Wernio

Polish Society of Cinematographers Together with Czyzewscy kancelaria adwokacka and German Society of Cinematographers we organized two seminars about contracts and negotiation strategies for cinematographers. Seminars were held at the Camerimage International Film Festival in Poland. According to participants’s feedback both events were very successful, mainly thanks to the commitment and professionalism of Krzysztof Czyzewski from Czyzewscy kancelaria adwokacka.

Maciej Strzembosz
Polish Producers Alliance

Krzysztof Czyzewski works with KIPA (Polish Producers Alliance) as a legal expert, but also as an educator. His courses for young producers are always packed, and even experienced ones are often in attendance. He makes copyright law intricacies more friendly to everyone.

Michał Wronecki

As an advertising agency we need an open-minded, creative and solution focused law partner with an above–the-average expertise in the intellectual property law, understanding of marketing and commercial business and able to make quality recommendations under time pressure. Krzysztof Czyzewski and his team are our solution for that matter. We recommend them without any hesitation.