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Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka > The Legal 500 Rankings
Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1Healthcare and life sciences boutique Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka has a strong regulatory practice, advising clients on issues including clinical trials, pharmacovigilance, batch recalls and manufacturing. It is also noted for assisting clients with ancillary issues, including personal data protection, anti-monopoly and unfair competition law, trade marks, public tenders, litigation and employment. In addition to the pharmaceutical industry, the group is instructed by clients in the cosmetics, food and medical device industries. Katarzyna Czyżewska is the key name, with solid experience in the regulatory aspects of pharmaceutical law.
‘Excellent English, very prompt and to-the-point advice, good knowledge; not only of law but also of market practices and approach taken by the authorities.‘
‘Strong expertise in Polish regulatory law.‘
‘Delivers practice-oriented and easy-to-digest advice that helps businesses to make decisions.‘
Advanced Accelerator Applications
Intellectual property Tier 3Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka is a go-to firm for film and media law issues, under the leadership of Krzysztof Czyżewski, and handles domestic and international projects for a variety of film studios and independent producers. The group also assists with copyright portfolio management and disputes, with particular expertise in the publishing industry. Other areas of strength include trade secrets issues, unfair competition claims and matters relating to the protection and commercialisation of video game and virtual reality IP. Maciej Jamiołkowski focuses on trade mark issues.
Ringer Axel Springer (Newsweek)
Wajda School & Wajda Studio
TMT Tier 4Film and television production are core areas of expertise for the team at Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka, which regularly handles domestic and international media law-related projects. Other areas of expertise include the publishing sector, and the group is regularly instructed on licensing, distribution, defamation and publicity issues. The team's lawyers also have experience in IP and TMT litigation, particularly in relation to copyright and unfair competition. Developing areas for the group, which is led by founding partner Krzysztof Czyżewski, include trade secrets and video game law.
‘Really good & reliable lawyers. They have much bigger knowledge in copyright issues and entertainment contracts than any other east European law firm I have worked with‘
‘Krzysztof Czyzewski is not only a lawyer with a great legal knowledge but also a person understanding the business and the client expectations‘
‘The team is always reachable and responsive. You are always asked for details in order to settle the facts first and not waste time later on or found the opinion inaccurate‘
Wajda School & Wajda Studio
Advanced Accelerator Application
Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka > Firm Profile
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, Legal 500, Media Law International, IP Stars, “Rzeczpospolita”).
|Clinical trials||Katarzyna Czyzewska|
|Clinical trials||Karol Piekarczyk|
|Pricing and reimbursement||Katarzyna Czyzewska|
|Medical devices||Katarzyna Czyzewska|
|Medical devices||Dariusz Tarabasz|
|Personal rights||Krzysztof Czyzewski|
|Film and media||Krzysztof Czyzewski|
|Music and entertainment||Krzysztof Czyzewski|
|Music and entertainment||Maciej Jamiolkowski|
|IT and data protection||Katarzyna Czyzewska|
|IT and data protection||Maciej Jamiolkowski|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 16
LanguagesPolish English French
OtherContacts : Krzysztof Czyzewski Contacts : Katarzyna Czyzewska
„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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Czyżewscy is a local law firm with a strong international practice. Although the firm is based only in Warsaw, Poland, the scope of works provided to Clients abroad is significant.
While providing legal services to international companies, Czyżewscy law firm often offers assistance in the scope exceeding borders of Poland. This small, boutique law firm from Poland either directly advises international Clients on legal issues, e.g. concerning EU law, or cooperates with local advisors from other countries in providing services covering several jurisdictions. Clients also entrust Czyżewscy with a task of coordinating legal services in supranational regions, e.g. in CEE region. We work for 5 out of Top10 world biggest pharmaceutical companies.
As a well reputed local law firm with a very strong market practice covering life sciences / pharmaceutical law, IP law or media law, Czyżewscy are often appointed by Clients who do not even have their representative offices established in Poland, for assisting them in starting their operations in Poland. The range of Clients so far assisted by Czyżewscy covers entities from several countries, including member states of the European Union, United States, Canada, Vietnam, Israel, Russia, Australia and others. Czyżewscy law firm is well positioned to not only advise such Clients on the Polish law, but also to help them understand local environment and overcome problems which might arise due to the Client’s lack on knowledge of the specificity of the Polish market.
Czyżewscy work on many international projects, including:
· assisting in international movie co-productions;
· advising to international networks, broadcasters, VOD/OTT platforms, as well as to international companies producing pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, medical devices, food or other products;
· negotiating international contracts and working on international deals;
· working on cross-boarder collaborations of companies;
· designing distribution schemes covering more than one country;
· assisting Clients from abroad in the launch of their products or services in Poland / CEE region / EU.
An important part of Czyżewscy’s practice is helping Polish Clients start their international expansion. To this end, the law firm works on protecting the Client’s brand and intellectual property abroad (e.g. by obtaining protection rights of the Client’s trademarks in the EU or internationally), checks on the local regulatory requirements or appoints local law firms, to help Clients enter other markets, advises on international activities of the Clients.
Czyżewscy is a team of lawyers with significant experience on international projects or works for international Clients. The team members offers legal assistance in English, as well as in German, French or Spanish.