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Kochanski & Partners
00-078 WARSAW

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 MarciniszynPawel 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.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

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.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Media; IP Piotr Kochanski +48 602 218 217
Corporate Rafal Rapala +48 608 444 650
Arbitration Marek Jezewski +48 795 548 314
Private equity & Cross Border Gabriel Olearnik +48 782 500 073
Banking & Finance Agnieszka Serzysko +48 608 317 176
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Szymon Balcerzak  photo Mr Szymon Balcerzak
Dr iur Michal Bedkowski-Koziol  photo Dr iur Michal Bedkowski-Koziol
Ms Agnieszka Chajewska  photo Ms Agnieszka Chajewska
Mr Pawel Cholewinski  photo Mr Pawel Cholewinski
Ms Agnieszka Choromanska-Malicka  photo Ms Agnieszka Choromanska-Malicka
Ms Katarzyna Cybulska  photo Ms Katarzyna Cybulska
Mr Kacper Czubacki  photo Mr Kacper Czubacki
Ms Dominika Durchowska  photo Ms Dominika Durchowska
Ms Agata Dziwisz  photo Ms Agata Dziwisz
Ms Karina Falat  photo Ms Karina Falat
Mr Aleksander Galos  photo Mr Aleksander Galos
Ms Anna Gwiazda  photo Ms Anna Gwiazda
Ms Anna Jargut  photo Ms Anna Jargut
Dr Marek Jezewski  photo Dr Marek Jezewski
Mr Michal König  photo Mr Michal König
Ms Joanna Kośmider  photo Ms Joanna Kośmider
Mr Piotr Kochanski  photo Mr Piotr Kochanski
Mr Daniel Kozłowski  photo Mr Daniel Kozłowski
 Dr Jacek Kozikowski  photo Dr Jacek Kozikowski
Ms Monika Maćkowska-Morytz  photo Ms Monika Maćkowska-Morytz
Mr Maciej Mackiewicz  photo Mr Maciej Mackiewicz
Dr Andrzej Malec  photo Dr Andrzej Malec
Ms Karolina Marciniszyn  photo Ms Karolina Marciniszyn
Mr Pawel Mardas  photo Mr Pawel Mardas
Mr Gabriel Olearnik  photo Mr Gabriel Olearnik
Dr Joanna Ostojska-Kolodziej  photo Dr Joanna Ostojska-Kolodziej
Mr Mateusz Ostrowski  photo Mr Mateusz Ostrowski
Mr Andrzej Pałys  photo Mr Andrzej Pałys
Ms Magdalena Papiernik  photo Ms Magdalena Papiernik
Mr Karol Polosak  photo Mr Karol Polosak
Mr Rafal Rapala  photo Mr Rafal Rapala
Mr Marcin Rzysko  photo Mr Marcin Rzysko
Dr Agnieszka Serzysko  photo Dr Agnieszka Serzysko
Ms Sylwia Uzieblo-Kowalska  photo Ms Sylwia Uzieblo-Kowalska
Mr Wojciech Wrochna  photo Mr Wojciech Wrochna
Mr Krzysztof Zieba  photo Mr Krzysztof Zieba
Number of lawyers : 100
American Bar Association
Union IP
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
Other 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.

K&P acts as legal counsel on cloud computing implementation standard for banks

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.

Ringier Axel Springer Poland consolidates dispute resolution services by choosing K&P

Ringier Axel Springer Poland (RASP), a part of the leading CEE multimedia Ringier Axel Springer AG group, has consolidated its dispute resolution services by choosing Kochański & Partners as its legal advisor in Poland.

K&P Authors a Report on M&A Market Structure in Poland

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.

K&P has advised EPP on the acquisition of the O3 Business Campus II

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.

K&P advised Davidson Kempner Capital Management on the high profile GBP 180 million financing

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

K&P has advised EPP on the acquisition of King Cross Marcelin shopping centre

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 advised Groupe Beneteau on the acquisition of Delphia Yachts

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 has advised Coca–Cola HBC Polska on the lease of new headquarters

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.

K&P has successfully advised on the sale of an office building located in the centre of Warsaw

Kochański & Partners has advised an investment fund managed by the Griffin Estate Group on the sale of the office building located in the centre of Warsaw.

New opportunities for Japanese capital in Poland

Report authored by the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) and Kochański & Partners Business Law Firm shows the opportunities for Japanese investors in Poland.

Kochański & Partners – special sponsor of GC Summit Central & Eastern Europe Legal500

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.

Kochański & Partners – Founder of the Anti-Fraud Association

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.