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Kochanski & Partners

METROPOLITAN BUILDING, PL PILSUDSKIEGO 1, 00-078 WARSAW, POLAND
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Krakow, Warsaw

Poland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Kochanski & Partners

Kochanski & Partners' team advises borrowers and lenders on a variety of issues, including real estate, acquisition and asset finance. It also assists banks and other financial institutions with regulatory matters and in disputes. Senior associate Klaudia Szymanska-Rutkowska advised a consortium of senior lenders, including Goldman Sachs Bank and Morgan Stanley Bank International, on a €900m acquisition financing to Advent International for its acquisition of IPH Group. Olgierd Świerzewski leads the team. Sławomir Morawski, who arrived from Noerr in March 2018 and briefly served as practice head, left the firm for an in-house position at ING Bank Slaski in December 2018.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Kochanski & Partners

Kochanski & Partners' M&A team includes Gabriel Olearnik, who became head of the private equity practice following a move from Dentons in August 2017.  Corporate work is led by Rafal Rapala, who specialises in corporate conflicts of ownership. He is currently advising Mitsubishi Electric Corporation on the Polish aspects of a major restructuring and subsidiary merger; and alongside Pawel Cholewinski, is assisting Axa Direct Solutions with its merger with Avanssur. Ida Komorowska-Moj left the team for Zieba & Partners in January 2019, where she leads the M&A, corporate and private equity teams.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Kochanski & Partners

Kochanski & Partners' core dispute competencies are small to mid-sized portfolio claims, domestic commercial litigation and arbitration, and international and investment arbitration across a variety of industries. Marek Jezewski, who leads the investment arbitration practice, is representing Muszynianka in a BIT dispute with Slovakia relating to a stalled investment project in the country. Senior associates Magdalena Papiernik and Michał König are recommended for arbitration matters. In January 2019, Konrad Orlik left the group to join new firm, Zieba & Partners.

Leading individuals

Marek Jeżewski - Kochanski & Partners

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 3

Kochanski & Partners

Kochanski & Partners' team is noted for applying 'international quality standards', particularly in relation to cross-border energy-sector deals. Team leader Aleksander Galos provides comprehensive legal advice to Energa, including in relation to its electricity supply operations. Lukasz Wolk and Pawel Gunia transferred over to new firm Zieba & Partners in January 2019.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Kochanski & Partners

Kochanski & Partners' team combines 'a deep understanding of the business reality' with 'vast knowledge of IP'. Highlights for Karolina Marciniszyn, Pawel Borowski and Krzysztof Zieba included successfully defending Hasco Group against a trade mark infringement claim raised by Swiss Pharma. Piotr Kochanski is another key practitioner.

Leading individuals

Karolina Marciniszyn - Kochanski & Partners

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  • KZP has advised EPP on the acquisition of King Cross Marcelin shopping centre

    Kochański Zięba & Partners law firm (KZP) advises EPP on its EUR 91.1 million acquisition of King Cross Marcelin shopping centre in Poznan – EPP’s first entry into Poznan.
  • Kochanski Zieba & Partners advised Groupe Beneteau on the aqcuisition of Delphia Yachts

    Kochanski Zieba & Partners (KZP) advised Groupe Beneteau (France), one of the two largest sailing and power boat manufacturers globally, on its transaction with Delphia Yachts – Poland’s leading boatbuilder. As a result of this transaction, the rights to sailing and power boat designs, and the building and marketing activities of the Delphia and Maxi Yacht brands were acquired.
  • Are you up to date on important Polish labour law matters?

    As an employer it is vital that you are informed on new labour law related issues that could negatively affect your organisation. In this legal insights we explore a number of these important legal points. read more...
  • Kochański Zieba & Partners wins the case of Jan Rokita against Konrad Kornatowski

    By its judgment dated 19 June 2015 entered in the case brought by Jan Rokita against Konrad Kornatowski (former Police Commander in Chief), the Regional Court in Warsaw allowed the claim and rendered unenforceable the 2009 judgment of the Court of Appeal ordering Jan Rokita to make a statement of apology to Konrad Kornatowski in Dziennik newspaper.
  • Kochański Zięba & Partners wins the case for the editors-in-chief of “Fakt” and Fakt.pl agains

    On 13 August 2015, the Court of Appeal in Warsaw dismissed in its entirety an action brought by the General Inspectorate for Road Transport against Robert Feluś and Grzegorz Jankowski for publication of a correction to the press release entitled “Libacja inspektorów od radarów ”. The article was published in “Fakt Gazeta Codzienna” on 27 September 2013.
  • Kochański Zięba & Partners wins a case for Ringier Axel Springer Polska (RASP) against Kata

    On 26 June 2015, the Regional Court in Warsaw dismissed in its entirety a claim filed by Katarzyna Tusk against Ringier Axel Springer Polska (RASP) represented by Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners Law Firm.
  • Kochański Zięba & Partners wins a case for a Former Editor-in-Chief of FAKT.PL

    On 1 October 2015, the Court of Appeal in Warsaw  reversed the judgment of the Regional Court in Warsaw announced on 2 February 2015 in the case brought by Marek Falenta against Michał Wodziński (the former editor of Fakt.pl) and dismissed the action for publication, on the fakt.pl portal, of corrections to the following press articles: “Tak żyje kelner od afery taśmowej” (“This Is How the Tape Scandal Waiter Lives”), “Tak ”Król węgla” chciał obalić Tuska?” (“Is This How the ‘Coal King’ Wanted to Overthrow Tusk?”), “Węglowy król: jakie ma haki na premiera?” (“The Coal King: What Does He Have on the Prime Minister?”), “Adwokat Falenty z pluskwą w teczce?” (“Falenta’s Lawyer With a Bug in His Briefcase?”), “Nowa hipoteza: Trio frustratów stoi za taśmami” (“The New Hypothesis:  There’s a Trio of Frustrated People Behind the Tapes”), “Tak mieszka król węgla od afery taśmowej” (“This Is How the Tape Scandal Coal King Lives”).
  • Employee monitoring in the modern business services sector

    As the modern business services market continues to experience explosive growth in Poland, it is worth keeping in mind the legal issues surrounding practices related to monitoring of employees. The line between lawful and unlawful monitoring practices is at times unclear, and issues of personal data protection also must be kept in mind.
  • Processing personal data in the BPO/SSC sector

    Personal data protection generates a large number of difficulties in the day-to-day activity of service centres. This results from the complicated processes surrounding the processing of personal data in international corporations and the unique nature of the BPO/SSC industry, but also from the restrictive requirements of Polish law regarding personal data. 
  • Common minimum wage in Germany

    New minimum wage act sets lowest hourly remuneration for workers at Euro 8.50 from 1 January 2015. This regulation will have crucial impact on undertakings from other countries providing their services in Germany. Foreign employers will have to comply with the new law and pay their employees staying in Germany at least Euro 8.50 per hour.