Mr Pawel Cholewinski > Kochanski & Partners > Warsaw, Poland > Lawyer Profile

Kochanski & Partners
00-078 WARSAW

Work Department

Real Estate Practice, M&A Practice, Private Equity Practice


Partner, Head of Commercial Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate


Paweł specializes in corporate, commercial and civil law. He also has expertise in competition law. Paweł advises clients on M&A transactions, including share and asset deals, at every stage of the transaction, including structuring, due diligence, negotiation of all documents, and supervising the work of legal teams located in various jurisdictions. He also advises on restructuring of business operations (including particularly mergers, spin-offs and transformations, debt restructuring), as well as investments in real estate of an industrial, commercial and residential type.

On a daily basis he advises clients from the TSL, FMCG, food and beverage, real estate, media and advertising, chemical, automotive, IT sectors, as well as PE funds, banks and financial institutions.

Prior to joining the Firm, Paweł worked for the Warsaw office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges.


Polish, English


The Warsaw Bar of Legal Advisors


The University of Warsaw (Master of Law, 2007), American Law Studies, The University of Warsaw (2007)

Lawyer Rankings

Poland > Real estate

Kochanski & Partners is skilled in acting for both domestic and international businesses on the full range of real estate transactions; examples include acquisitions, developments, environmental aspects, planning, leasing and financing. Pawel Cholewinski has expertise in share and asset deal transactions and co-leads the team with corporate lawyer Rafal Rapala .

Poland > Private equity

Private equity transactions are a staple for the team at Kochanski & Partners, which has an impressive array of funds clients, notably in the real estate sector. The group assists investment committees and management boards with all stages of the fund’s lifecycle, and has experience in acting for funds entering the Polish market. Rafal Rapala heads the transactional team, working closely with real estate practice head Pawel Cholewinski. Pawel Mardas takes the lead on M&A, and as such, has extensive knowledge of private equity deals, as well as restructurings and reorganisations of assets.

Poland > Restructuring and insolvency

Kochanski & Partners‘ corporate department handles both consensual and in-court restructurings, in addition to assisting clients with debt recovery work. In addition to acting for clients on domestic mandates, cross-border matters also fall within the team’s realm of expertise. Practice head Rafal Rapala is assisted by real estate expert Pawel Cholewinski and litigator Mateusz Ostrowski. Karol Połosak is skilled in restructuring and bankruptcy matters.

Poland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Kochanski & Partners has close links with private equity houses, which it regularly advises on Polish deals, restructurings and day-to-day corporate issues. The team is co-led by Rafal Rapala and Pawel Mardas, who are seasoned M&A lawyers, and real estate-focused partner Pawel CholewinskiKarol Polosak is another key team member.