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Kochanski & Partners > The Legal 500 Rankings
Banking and finance Tier 3
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. 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.
Dispute resolution Tier 3
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.
Energy and natural resources Tier 3
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.
Intellectual property Tier 3
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.
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.
Kochanski & Partners > Firm Profile
We combine technological progress, experience and expertise to create innovative legal solutions and offer our clients top quality services.
We never rest in the face of the challenges of an ever-changing world – but take steady steps into the future.
Our team of nearly 100 top lawyers work in interdisciplinary groups, fusing expertise with an innovative business approach. Our unconventional approach has been recognised in prestigious international and Polish rankings.
Meet Kochański & Partners – the law firm of tomorrow.
|Media; IP||Piotr Kochanskiemail@example.com||+48 602 218 217|
|Corporate||Rafal Rapalafirstname.lastname@example.org||+48 608 444 650|
|Arbitration||Marek Jezewskiemail@example.com||+48 795 548 314|
|Private equity & Cross Border||Gabriel Olearnikfirstname.lastname@example.org||+48 782 500 073|
|Banking & Finance||Agnieszka Serzyskoemail@example.com||+48 608 317 176|
|Mr Szymon Balcerzak||View Profile|
|Dr iur Michal Bedkowski-Koziol||View Profile|
|Ms Agnieszka Chajewska||View Profile|
|Mr Pawel Cholewinski||View Profile|
|Ms Agnieszka Choromanska-Malicka||View Profile|
|Ms Katarzyna Cybulska||View Profile|
|Mr Kacper Czubacki||View Profile|
|Ms Dominika Durchowska||View Profile|
|Ms Agata Dziwisz||View Profile|
|Ms Karina Falat||View Profile|
|Mr Aleksander Galos||View Profile|
|Ms Anna Gwiazda||View Profile|
|Ms Anna Jargut||View Profile|
|Dr Marek Jezewski||View Profile|
|Mr Michal König||View Profile|
|Ms Joanna Kośmider||View Profile|
|Mr Piotr Kochanski||View Profile|
|Mr Daniel Kozłowski||View Profile|
|Dr Jacek Kozikowski||View Profile|
|Ms Monika Maćkowska-Morytz||View Profile|
|Mr Maciej Mackiewicz||View Profile|
|Dr Andrzej Malec||View Profile|
|Ms Karolina Marciniszyn||View Profile|
|Mr Pawel Mardas||View Profile|
|Mr Gabriel Olearnik||View Profile|
|Dr Joanna Ostojska-Kolodziej||View Profile|
|Mr Mateusz Ostrowski||View Profile|
|Mr Andrzej Pałys||View Profile|
|Ms Magdalena Papiernik||View Profile|
|Mr Karol Polosak||View Profile|
|Mr Rafal Rapala||View Profile|
|Mr Marcin Rzysko||View Profile|
|Dr Agnieszka Serzysko||View Profile|
|Ms Sylwia Uzieblo-Kowalska||View Profile|
|Mr Wojciech Wrochna||View Profile|
|Mr Krzysztof Zieba||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 100
LanguagesEnglish French German Italian Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish
MembershipsAmerican Bar Association Union IP PTMG INTA Land Transport Chamber of Commerce British-Polish Chamber of Commerce Polish-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce Polish - Spanish Chamber of Commerce Polish - German Chamber of Industry and Commerce
OtherOther offices : Cracow
At Kochański & Partners, we believe that diversity makes us unique, hence our commitment to building a work environment based on openness and mutual respect, offering everyone equal opportunities for development. We focus on professionalism which, according to our philosophy, is not related to gender, age, origin, skin colour, religious belief or sexual orientation, but is more to do with commitment, passion and individual history. Through our workplace diversity, we support all our colleagues in their professional goals, and grow stronger together.
Kochanski & Partners is the exclusive legal partner of the working group on a standard for cloud computing implementation in banks, established by the Polish Bank Association (ZBP) and the Banking Technology Forum.
The K&P Transaction Advisory and Analysis team has prepared a report on the structure of the M&A market in Poland. The report presents an in-depth analysis of current trends in the M&A market and phenomena affecting its structure in the first half of 2019.
Echo Polska Properties N.V. (EPP) has acquired from Echo Investment S.A. another building of the O3 Business Campus office complex in Krakow under the right of first offer (ROFO) contract. The office building, constituting the second stage of the O3 Business Campus office was valued at EUR 49.2 million.
We advised US investment firm Davidson Kempner Capital Management on the high profile GBP 180 million financing granted to Pepkor Europe of the Steinhoff Group
Kochański & Partners law firm (K&P) advises EPP on its EUR 91.1 million acquisition of King Cross Marcelin shopping centre in Poznan – EPP’s first entry into Poznan.
Kochanski & Partners (K&P) 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.
Kochanski & Partners Law Firm has advised Coca-Cola HBC Polska sp. z o.o. in the negotiations and execution of a lease agreement for office and warehouse space in the Business Garden office complex in Warsaw.
GC Summit – Central & Eastern Europe invites the most esteemed in-house counsel from the CEE’s most prolific companies to discuss their changing roles as in-house leaders and the challenges, issues and opportunities they are facing in 2019 and beyond. Between comprehensive panel discussions and the opportunity to meet and engage with fellow in-house counsel, GC Summit – Central & Eastern Europe promises to be a practical, forward-looking event bringing together the region’s top legal minds.
For many years now, we have observed with great concern the growing level of economic crime and abuse affecting Polish companies. This has made us aware not only of the inherent weakness of the system, but also of the limited effectiveness of ad hoc actions, which do not significantly reduce the problem while consuming large amounts of money.