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Poland > Dispute resolution Tier 2

The ‘diligent and creative‘ team at RöHRENSCHEF excels at handling complex commercial litigation mandates involving global sector leaders. The firm’s expertise ranges from insurance disputes involving professional liability, to cases with a nexus to the real estate, construction and media sectors, to class actions. Practice head Marcin Radwan Röhrenschef leads in a precise manner‘, capably assisted by managing partner Katarzyna Petruczenko, whose core client base comprises international insurers. February 2022 saw a significant strengthening of the partner bench, with the internal promotions of Sylwia Zielezińska, Dominika Leszczyńska, Jakub Adamski and Mateusz Kotowicz.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Radwan Röhrenschef; Katarzyna Petruczenko

Other key lawyers:


‘They understand the business and offer very practicable solutions.’

‘Katarzyna Petruczenko is very accessible and is able to explain Polish proceedings in a simple way.’

‘Experienced in complex and tough disputes.’

‘Diligent and creative, open to difficult cases.’

‘The team has profound knowledge of the Polish legal system and the litigation procedures in Poland. In addition, they are capable of advising in multi-jurisdictional litigation cases, and are well aware of the challenges of these complex projects.’

‘Marcin Radwan-Röhrenschef leads in a precise manner.’

Key clients

Coucal Ltd

Volkswagen AG

Dual Corporate Risks Ltd.

Erbud S.A.

BLOCK a.s.


Ryvu Therapeutics S.A.

Szymon Hołownia election committee

Siemens Mobility Sp. z o.o.

Europejski Property sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Representing Ryvu Therapeutics in a construction dispute against Mota-Engil Central Europe.
  • Representing MSA and DEFT Polska in a dispute over payment for deliveries made and compensation for actual damage and lost profits.
  • Representing ClientEarth Prawnicy dla Ziemi in litigation against the manufacturer and seller of eco-pea coal, which concerns the prevention of greenwashing marketing of the product.

Poland > Construction Tier 3

RöHRENSCHEF's team handles litigation, arbitration and mediation in the construction space with clients from a wide range of sectors, including railway, road, energy, civil engineering, engineering and technology. The team is jointly led by managing partner Marcin Radwan-RöhrenschefKatarzyna Petruczenko, and Sylwia Zielezińska. Senior partner Marina Skarbek-Kozietulska is also a notable team member who assists clients with regulatory matters involving ESG.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Radwan-Röhrenschef; Katarzyna Petruczenko; Sylwia Zielezińska

Other key lawyers:

Marina Skarbek-Kozietulska


‘The team has good experience with global infrastructure companies and is familiar with their policies and processes.’

‘True experts in construction law.’

‘A perfect combination of outstanding legal expertise and technical knowledge, and very diligent and experienced in contacts with the construction industry.’

‘Dedicated and supportive individuals with talent who can so easily explain reasons behind the prepared solutions.’

‘Sylwia Zielezinska understands very well the managerial approach and has vast experience in the construction market.’

‘Sylwia Zielezińska has singular knowledge of construction law and a strong business orientation.’

‘Marcin Radwan Rohrenschef is very dedicated and displays outstanding professionalism.’

‘What makes Marcin Radwan-Rohrenschef stand out is his down-to-earth approach and this is complemented by superb flexibility.’

Key clients

Ryvu Therapeutics S.A.

Erbud S.A.

Europejski Property Sp. z o.o.

Block AS

Work highlights

  • Representing Ryvu Therapeutics S.A. in a construction dispute against Mota-Engil Central Europe S.A.
  • Representing consortium MSA a.s. and DEFT Polska Sp. z o.o. in a dispute over payment for deliveries made and compensation for actual damage and lost profits.
  • Advising Block a.s. with respect to its construction investments in Poland.


Rö is a multi-disciplinary law firm operating since 2010. We have gained recognition by resolving disputes. We have established strong practices that offer comprehensive advisory services in the area of infrastructural investments and claim management. We have a high level of competence and experience in mergers and acquisitions, and in matters related to construction, public procurement, banking or environmental law.

Our team is composed of experienced lawyers with attorney-at-law or legal advisor qualifications to guarantee that the clients are provided with top quality services.

Our clients and peers respect our professionalism and absolute dedication to clients’ interests. They appreciate the fact that they obtain the best value.

The efficiency of services provided by Rö has been consistently recognized in numerous Polish and international rankings, including the Legal 500 EMEA (Band 3 in construction), Chambers and the Ranking of Polish Law Firms by the renowned Rzeczpospolita daily. This year, the latter has recommended us in several categories, including in particular construction disputes, public procurement, dispute resolution and arbitration, litigation, but also mergers and acquisitions, banking law, environment protection, white-collar crimes, real estates and new technologies.


Dispute resolution, arbitration and international arbitration: 

Rö lawyers excel at handling complex commercial litigation mandates involving global household-name companies where there is a lot at stake for the parties involved, either monetarily or reputationally. We are highly experienced in representing multinational companies in challenging arbitration matters. We provide solid out-of-court advice to our clients via effective negotiations with the other sides and aim to steer matters towards an amicable resolution whenever reasonable. However, when litigation looks to be the best course of action, we prepare effective strategies for our clients and take steps to mitigate their risks already prior to the court proceedings.

Leading individuals: Marcin Radwan-Röhrenschef, Katarzyna Petruczenko, Marina Skarbek-Kozietulska


Sylwia Zielezińska leads the team that handles complex infrastructural and construction disputes involving global household-name companies. Our team represents clients in different sectors, including railway, motorway, industry and energy, civil engineering, design and engineering and technology. The variety of the work handled by the practice underlines the team’s top expertise and renown in Poland.

The year 2022 brought further expansion of the construction department by entering into close cooperation with a law firm based in Rzeszów (a Polish city located near Ukrainian border) – an associated office, dedicated to projects located in the area of south-east Poland. In 2023 we opened a fully operating branch in Rzeszów.

Leading individual: Sylwia Zielezińska

Corporate M&A:

We advise Polish and international entities and represent industrial, institutional and private equity investors on various types of M&A transactions and investments. We are committed to provide legal, tactical and commercial advice that meets international standards at all stages of the M&A process and during the post-closing period to ensure that the client generates maximum long-term value on the investment. This, combined with strong expertise and experience in other specialized fields of the law, has earned us growing recognition on the market.

Leading individuals: Dominika Leszczyńska, Marcin Radwan-Röhrenschef

Banking litigation: 

Recent highlights of our banking litigation team include the representation of the Polish bank with 462 branches throughout Poland in disputes with a group of its ex-partners operating the bank’s branches, who made compensation claims against the bank. Another highlight is the representation of the Bank in the number of phishing disputes brought against the Bank by the clients.

Leading individual: Katarzyna Petruczenko, Mateusz Kotowicz, Marcin Radwan-Röhrenschef

CIS desk: 

The firm has unique capacity of working and representing the clients from the former CIS States in a broad range of disputes varying from international disputes in the gas and oil sector, through insurance disputes, to commercial disputes. The Russian and Ukrainian native speakers in the team offer the comfort of seamless communication to the clients and in-depth understanding of business issues.

Leading individual: Marina Skarbek-Kozietulska

Insurance litigation: 

Katarzyna Petruczenko leads the Rö insurance team. Rö handles a range of matters related to insurance overage litigation. The amount of claims where Rö provided coverage advice for foreign insurers in Poland exceeds PLN 1,5 billion. The firm is associated with global law firm KENNEDYS. Recent highlights include ongoing monitoring of Poland-based claims for major insurers on the European market.

Leading individual: Katarzyna Petruczenko, Mateusz Kotowicz

Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, International Arbitration Marcin Radwan-Röhrenschef marcin.radwan@ro-legal.com +48 22 266 09 00
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration; International Arbitration; Insurance Litigation Katarzyna Petruczenko katarzyna.petruczenko@ro-legal.com +48 22 266 09 00
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration; International Arbitration; CIS Desk Marina Skarbek-Kozietulska marina.kozietulska@ro-legal.com +48 22 266 09 00
Construction, Public Procurement, Dispute Resolution Sylwia Zielezinska sylwia.zielezinska@ro-legal.com +48 22 266 09 00
Corporate M&A, Dispute Resolution Dominika Leszczyńska dominika.leszczynska@ro-legal.com +48 22 266 09 00
White-collar crimes, TMT, Dispute Resolution Jakub Adamski jakub.adamski@ro-legal.com +48 22 266 09 00
Banking litigation, Dispute Resolution Mateusz Kotowicz Mateusz.kotowicz@ro-legal.com +48 22 266 09 00
Photo Name Position Profile
Jakub Adamski photo Mr Jakub Adamski Senior Partner, Attorney-at-law
Mateusz Kotowicz photo Mr Mateusz Kotowicz Senior Partner, Advocate
Dominika Leszczyńska photo Ms Dominika Leszczyńska Senior Partner, Attorney-at-law
Marta Litwinska-Werner photo Prof Marta Litwinska-Werner Of Counsel, Attorney-at-law
Katarzyna Petruczenko photo Ms Katarzyna Petruczenko Managing Partner, Attorney-at-law
Marcin Radwan-Röhrenschef photo Dr Marcin Radwan-Röhrenschef Managing Partner, Advocate
Marina Skarbek-Kozietulska photo Ms Marina Skarbek-Kozietulska Senior Partner, Advocate
Sylwia Zielezińska photo Ms Sylwia Zielezińska Senior Partner, Attorney-at-law
Number of partners : 7
Number of lawyers : 17

 is a dispute resolution firm handling demanding cross-border disputes for foreign investors, insurers and international entities. The firm is associated with global law firm KENNEDYS.  

Recent highlights include: 

  • advice on a complex M&A transaction involving a Czech company investing in the medical industry in Poland; 
  • jurisdictional dispute of a Spanish sub-contractor sued in Poland in relation to construction works; 
  • class actions against a German car manufacturer; 
  • co-counsel in the Merhav Ampal v. Egypt investment treaty arbitration; 
  • representing a French industrial company idispute regarding bank guarantee issued by a Polish bank; 
  • advice to four Ukrainian film companies on potential dispute with Polish director regarding payment for services; 
  • representing an EU Agency before the ECJ on an employment dispute; 
  • representing a British insurer on personal damages case; 
  • advice to Russian industrial company on dispute with Polish company regarding delivery contract; 
  • advice to a Danish insurer on dispute before a German court regarding meat delivery. 

CIS Desk: 

The firm has unique capacity of working and representing the clients from the former CIS State in a broad range of disputes varying from international disputes in the gas and oil sector, through insurance disputes, to commercial disputes. The Russian and Ukrainian native speakers in the team offer the comfort of seamless communication to the clients and in-depth understanding of business issues. 

CLIENT: Minna Huhtaniska
TESTIMONIAL: Rö assisted Valmet Automotive in a dispute with the supplier. The team worked closely with us and delivered exceptional service. Received advices were clear and incisive and delivered well on time for our internal review and discussion.

CLIENT: Eike Duckwitz
TESTIMONIAL: The firm lawyers are strategically and business-oriented, focusing on the understanding of the business goals of the client. The most important – the firm lawyers are passionate about the law and the dispute resolution, but also about the clients’ products and processes (which they are always trying to understand).