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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
The firm: Kochanski & Partners (K&P) was established in 1998 by Piotr Kochanski, advocate and member of the Warsaw Bar Council and the District of Columbia (Washington, DC) Bar. K&P currently consists of nearly 100, advocates, legal counsellors, tax counsellors and patent attorneys co-operating through offices in Warsaw and Cracow. It provides specialised services in ten key sectors, namely: energy, natural resources and chemicals; infrastructure and construction; real estate; financial services; technologies / data protection / forensic; pharmaceuticals, healthcare and life sciences; media and entertainment; defense and aviation; FMCG, retail and automotive and private equity.
By focusing on these key sectors, clients can be assured that the firm not only provides standard legal services, but its deeper understanding, knowledge and market intelligence of the industry sectors will ensure the absolute highest level of service, enabling it to deliver legal solutions tailored to those sectors without compromising its ability to assist in areas that it has traditionally been known for.
International practice: as a domestic law firm, it holds relationships with a select group of the largest and most recognised law firms operating in foreign jurisdictions. These relationships extend throughout the globe and leave no jurisdiction uncovered. It is the firm’s principle that it doesn’t just work with any law firm, but specifically selects the most reputable and award-winning firms in their jurisdictions, which ensures that clients receive the same level of service that they have come to expect with K&P. Moreover, these firms are ranked tier one in the sectors that they are known for – the same sectors that K&P specialises in. Through these relationships the firm is able to assist clients in developing their operations on the international market, whether by obtaining foreign finance, seeking foreign business partners or providing simple insight into foreign markets. These deeply integrated relationships allow it to work on cross-border matters seamlessly. The better the firm knows its partners, and the better they know the firm, the better it serves its clients.
Values: the firm’s services are based on five pillars set out below.
- Innovation – K&P takes pride in being one of the most innovative law firms globally, setting the standard for legal services in Poland. K&P does not follow, but paves the way in providing innovative products to its clients.
- Quality – K&P regards quality as an integral part of its services. It constantly monitors its services and is always looking for ways to improve and provide the best possible level of assistance to clients.
- Relationship – K&P believes in the importance of establishing and maintaining an excellent working relationship with clients. The better its relationship, the better they work together.
- Knowledge – the knowledge of K&P’s lawyers goes beyond legal. The firm makes an effort to know clients’ industries and markets, including trends, the economic and political climate, and other outside influences that affect business.
- Proactive – K&P’s knowledge and understanding of a client’s business and industry allows its lawyers to be proactive and anticipate problems before they arise, ensuring that it’s able to advise and protect clients effectively and efficiently, saving on cost in the long-run.
|Media; IP||Piotr Kochanskifirstname.lastname@example.org||+48 602 218 217|
|Corporate||Rafal Rapalaemail@example.com||+48 608 444 650|
|Arbitration||Marek Jezewskifirstname.lastname@example.org||+48 795 548 314|
|Private equity and Cross Border||Gabriel Olearnikemail@example.com||+48 782 500 073|
|Banking & Finance||Agnieszka Serzyskofirstname.lastname@example.org||+48 608 317 176|
|Dr Izabela Andrzejewska-Czernek||View Profile|
|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 Karolina Klunder||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|
|Mr Jacek Salata||View Profile|
|Dr Agnieszka Serzysko||View Profile|
|Ms Sylwia Uzieblo-Kowalska||View Profile|
|Mr Tomasz Wisiecki||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 ASPIRE Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT) 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
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.