Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka > Warsaw, Poland > Firm Profile

Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka
00-669 WARSAW

Poland > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Reimbursement of medicinal products and the pricing, advertising and promotion of healthcare services and products are areas of expertise for the life sciences team at Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka, a boutique firm with a focus on healthcare and life sciences. The team is also adept at assisting pharmaceutical companies in building up their compliance systems. Founding partner Katarzyna Czyżewska is head of the practice and is often involved in public consultations on law changes; she also focuses on pricing and reimbursement matters. Maciej Huzior and Karol Piekarczyk are also names of note.

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‘This is a boutique firm but with a sound knowledge of the pharma industry. Strongly client oriented and very pragmatic.’

‘Katarzyna Czyzewska is always very helpful. Sha makes herself always available and always gives very specific and pragmatic advice. She also knows extremely well the pharma industry.’

‘Katarzyna Czyzewska is a very trustworthy partner: always engaged and reliable, taking care about the details, understanding the client’s needs and very practical.’

‘The team at Czyzewscy kancelaria adwokacka is supportive and experienced, and their legal advice is valuable, based on a very good knowledge of the Polish life sciences market and law.’

‘They present a model customer approach, always being open to modify the offer if needed and to provide required support in needed time. The lawyers from that law firm always aim to find solutions fitting to the needs of client, presenting client oriented approach. The advice is practical, catching the major points of client’s concerns, not being too general or wordy.”

‘Katarzyna Czyzewska has a wide knowledge, not only of widely understood pharma law, but the whole industry which significantly improves the advice she gives. She is absolutely exceptional in terms of client approach – always open to plan the work meeting the clients’ needs (in terms of the granularity, fee arrangements and timing).’

Key clients

Izba Gospodarcza “Farmacja Polska”

Sanofi Group

Servier Polska


Advanced Accelerator Applications


CSL Behring




Work highlights

  • Advised Izba Gospodarcza “Farmacja Polska”, as well as other clients, on the currently processed changes in the Polish Reimbursement Law.
  • Assisted a pharmaceutical company in several proceedings concerning reimbursement of medicinal products.
  • Advised several clients on compliance in pharmaceutical companies through webinars.

Poland > Intellectual property Tier 3

The IP department at Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka handles mandates for clients in the film, TV, media, publishing, video gaming and music industries. Recently, the group has handled book to film adaptations, clearing rights and OTT distribution. The department is led by Krzysztof Czyżewski and senior associate Dariusz Tarabasz, who handle both transactions and court proceedings.

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‘The team has wide practical knowledge and is smart and available.’

‘Straightforward and straight to the point advice.’

‘I think this the team’s strength is in technology and collaboration. Also very personal approach to all cases.’

‘They are flexible and brilliant and never ever let me down.’

‘Krzysztof Czyżewski is always available when needed, even when out of the office. He takes the time to explain all the details of procedures.’

Most efficient lawyers I’ve worked with. Extremely fast and professional at the same time.

‘I work mostly with Krzysztof Czyżewski and he is simply the best.’

Key clients



Akson Studio

Aktiv Media


Wydawnictwo Poznańskie

Ringier Axel Springer


Wydawnictwo Literackie

Gortat Studio

Work highlights

  • Represented HBO in a court case concerning the use of a location site in a TV series.
  • Acted for Telemark as production counsel in three TV series produced for Netflix.
  • Successfully represented Wydawnictwo Pascal against trademark, copyright, unfair competition and title claims against a newly released book.

Poland > TMT Tier 4

The TMT team at Czyzewscy Kancelaria Adwokacka is led by Krzysztof Czyżewski, who focuses on advising film and TV clients on transactions and disputes affecting the media sector. The wider group advises clients across various other industries, including internet, e-commerce, software, video games, technology and medical devices, and also conducts media litigation and handles advertising-related matters too.

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‘The team has good flexibility, good contact and things get done quickly.’

The most efficient lawyers I have worked with. Extremely fast and professional at the same time.’

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Akson Studio

Aktiv Media

Studio Smile

HTL Strefa

Ringier Axel Springer

Stallergenes SAS


Gortat Studio

Work highlights

  • Acted for Aktiv Media as production counsel to all new TV series produced by the client for TVN and Discovery.
  • Representing Akson Studio in multiple TV and film productions.
  • Supporting KIPA in creating and conducting professional workshops for advanced and experienced executive producers.

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, The Legal 500, Media Law International, IP Stars, WTR, Who’s Who Legal, “Rzeczpospolita”).

Pharmaceuticals Katarzyna Czyzewska
Clinical trials Katarzyna Czyzewska
Clinical trials Katarzyna Czyzewska
Pricing and reimbursement Katarzyna Czyzewska
Healthcare Katarzyna Czyzewska
Healthcare Maciej Huzior
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
Competition Maciej Huzior
Katarzyna Czyżewska photoMrs Katarzyna CzyżewskaKatarzyna Czyżewska, partner and advocate, has many years of experience in providing…
Krzysztof Czyżewski photoMr Krzysztof CzyżewskiKrzysztof Czyżewski, partner, advocate, IP and media law expert and strategic adviser,…
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.

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.

The Clients

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.

The projects

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.

The team

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.