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Poland > Construction Tier 2Construction is a core focus for the Warsaw-based team at act BSWW legal & tax, which has a particular emphasis on commercial, residential, warehousing and infrastructural projects for both domestic and international companies. The group is adept at handling public procurement procedures and litigation, negotiations and executions of agreements, performance bonds and settlements. Advising on environmental protection, zoning and permitting is also within the group’s remit. Managing partners Marek Wojnar and Michał Wielhorski jointly lead the group.
Other key lawyers:
ECC Real Estate
- Advising a Polish developer on the implementation of three residential projects in Kraków.
- Advising Globalworth on several dozen construction works agreements, preparation of design documentation (incl. as part of Design & Build system), investment project supervision and technical supervision.
- Advising PATRIZIA on a number of agreements for complete refurbishment of several office buildings in Warsaw.
Poland > Capital markets Tier 3
Capital markets transactions are a core area of strength for act BSWW legal & tax, which houses experts in equity and debt offerings and a client base of brokers and issuers. The team is co-led by managing partners Piotr Smołuch and equity capital markets expert Piotr Wojnar, who is instructed in IPOs and public M&A, alongside Janusz Szeliński. Sebastian Sury is another name to note for public and private bond placements.
Piotr Smołuch; Piotr Wojnar
Other key lawyers:
Janusz Szeliński; Sebastian Sury
‘Quick legal service during any business hours.’
‘Professional approach and knowledge in our market area. Open to new ideas, able to implement the right construction in the documents. Capital markets is a specific type of law, BSWW law firm leads the way in this narrow group of specialists.’
‘Knowledge, flexibility, availability, fast service.’
‘Strong experience concerning bond market transaction – especially conducted in private debt structure, but not only.’
‘Piotr Smołuch is business oriented, having deep understanding of business perspective and surroundings, good negotiations skills. Sebastian Sury prepares high quality of documents, is helpful in negotiations process and has wide knowledge concerning not only legal rules, but also market standards.’
‘The team is very flexible, responsive and innovative in terms of handling the legal project. They provide a hands-on attitude and are always ready to adjust to the ever-changing deal structure. What matter the most is that they provide senior or partner-level advice each time, regardless of the transaction size or complexity. The project team is usually very broad so they can manage a few different transaction tasks simultaneously.’
‘Piotr Smołuch is our point of contact at the firm. Piotr is responsive and has a very pragmatic business approach. He is always on top of the assigned projects. Very versatile and knowledgeable about capital markets and corporate matters.’
‘Janusz Szeliński is a very efficient lawyer. Very proactive and solution-oriented. He provides us with ongoing legal support and advices on information policy.’
CVI Dom Maklerski
Green House Development
Home Construction & Design
Michael / Ström Dom Maklerski
- Advised investment funds managed by Pekao TFI S.A., which developed – in cooperation with Bank Pekao S.A. and Pekao Investment Banking S.A. – on the structure of a program involving the PLN2.5bn issue of bonds of the Warsaw municipal waste company (Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Oczyszczania w m. st. Warszawie sp. z o.o.), aimed at financing the modernization and extension of the municipal waste incineration plant, as well as the construction of a waste segregation plant for Warsaw.
- Advised Cordia International Zrt., the main shareholder of Polnord S.A., on a public tender offer for all remaining shares of Polnord S.A., aimed at subsequent delisting of the entity from the regulated market. Also advised Cordia Poland on the first bond issue in Poland to finance its further expansion in the Polish market.
- Advised Comp S.A. on the fourth (final) stage of the sale of 100% shares in PayTel, a Polish payment institution, to a Portuguese company, Sibs-SGPS.
Poland > Real estate Tier 3
The real estate practice at act BSWW legal & tax is a core focus for the firm and is jointly chaired by managing partners Michał Wielhorski and Marek Wojnar . Key mandates for the team include large commercial and office developments, as well as residential, hotel and leisure industrial and logistic projects; the group is geared to support clients throughout the development process, from due diligence to financing and permitting. Leasing expert Alicja Sołtyszewska is a key name, as is transaction expert Marta Kosiedowska and Mateusz Prokopiuk who has a focus on the sale and acquisition of undeveloped land.
Other key lawyers:
‘An integrated team with perfect information flow between lawyers.’
‘My experience is that the individuals from BSWW are extremely well business oriented and know how real estate world works.’
‘act BSWW legal & tax is highly qualified in real estate law. They come across with a perfect mix of understanding the client business and legal knowledge. They have strong real estate team with excellent footprint in the industry.’
‘Full spectrum of legal / tax advice. Flexible and transparent fee structure. Seniority and experienced staff engaged in the process. Legal advice business orientated – not in generating extra hours but in solving client’s challenges.’
‘High level of engagement of senior partners in the pending projects. Problem resolving approach.’
‘Marta Kosiedowska is our trusted advisor. We’ve been working together for years. She is an excellent lawyer with solid experience. Marta is very strong in real estate transactions and leasing. She is reliable, capable and pragmatic.’
‘Alicja Sołtyszewska is providing to our company all services. She can handle any service that we need at the moment. We understands the value of the contract and provides the highest level of service. It provides comfort during negotiations, becasue you know that you can count on her.’
‘act BSWW has very strong team, which is led by Alicja Sołtyszewska in our case. The communication is smooth and does not require any additional action from our side.’
CPI Property Group
Globalworth Poland Real Estate
P3 Logistics Parks
- Advised management boards of disposed companies on the transaction involving the sale of 11 A-class office properties from the portfolio of BUMA Group, with a total leasable area of approx. 125,000 m².
- Advised STRABAG on the sale of a downtown Warsaw-based property to a hotel chain.
- Advised Rank Progress on a range of land acquisitions across Poland, with a total value of over €5m for new investment projects.
Poland > White-collar crime Tier 3
The white-collar crime team at act BSWW legal & tax handles cases related to business transactions, including fiscal cases and criminal liability for workplace accidents. This incorporates providing advice to executives facing allegations of economic crime, such as corporate bribery. The department is jointly led by managing partner Piotr Wojnar and Piotr Pośnik. Senior associate Piotr Giżyński is also building a strong white-collar criminal law practice.
Other key lawyers:
‘act BSWW legal & tax is well-positioned to assist on complex matters related to criminal law. They have advised on numerous white-collar crime mandates, many of which were widely publicised.’
‘BSWW can boast of a large team of specialists in various areas of law. The BSWW team is characterised by great commitment, availability and professionalism.’
‘The team gives the client very wide business and industry knowledge.’
‘act BSWW legal & tax is a highly-skilled and experienced team advising on complex matters related to criminal law. The law firm provided us with comprehensive legal services, including development of a defence strategy.’
‘We cooperate with Piotr Pośnik in all matters. Piotr Posnik has extensive knowledge in the field of law, he is committed, available, he can listen to the client, and also criticise not the best ideas.’
‘Mr Piotr Posnik has excellent knowledge, experience and knows a variety of industry sectors.’
‘Piotr Pośnik is our trusted advisor. We have been working with him for years. We value him for impressive experience, energy and proactive approach. He always thinks ahead to be able to react in advance. He advises clients from many different sectors on high-profile criminal procedures and he has numerous successes in this field of law.’
‘I would like to recommend Piotr Pośnik. He is a seasoned professional, perfectly skilled in dispute resolution and white-collar crime cases. He stands out for his engagement and effectiveness. I value his solution-oriented approach.’
- Representing a client in a matter where criminal charges have been pressed against managers acting for and on behalf of a company from the energy sector.
Poland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5act BSWW legal & tax advises domestic and foreign corporates and investment companies on their corporate and commercial activities in Poland. The team assists clients with reorganisations, demergers and joint ventures, as well as handling commercial agreements, registration procedures and licensing. Jacek Bieniak's practice spans corporate law and public procurement. He co-heads the group with Piotr Wojnar and Marek Wojnar. Marta Kosiedowska is an up-and-coming lawyer of note.
Jacek Bieniak; Piotr Wojnar; Marek Wojnar
Other key lawyers:
Marta Kosiedowska; Janusz Szeliński
‘Highly qualified and competent lawyers. Always attainable and fast working. Never had an invoice where I felt that this was to expensive for the services granted.’
‘Marta Kosiedowska is a stand out professional not only at BSWW but also compared to any competitors.’
Comp Platforma Usług
Foto Volt Eko
Gaudi Gothic Advisory
Polski System Korzyści
Supernova Polska Limited
- Advising Air France-KLM on its day-to-day operations in Poland. The firm’s services include representing the air carrier in a wide range of court and administrative proceedings.
- Advised Polot Media on a joint venture with Polsat – one of Poland’s leading DTH and DTT platforms.
- Advised Comp on the fourth, final next stage of the sale of 100% shares in PayTel, a Polish payment institution, to a Portuguese company, Sibs-SGPS.
Poland > Banking and finance Tier 6act BSWW legal & tax has a strong track record acting for clients on the financing of real estate investments across Poland, including those relating to shopping centres, office complexes and residential developments. It advises on investment credit facilities, leasing and investments from external sources. The group is also knowledgeable about alternative models, including receivables discounts. Managing partner Michał Wielhorski, who heads up the practice, has a solid roster of international developer clients. Senior associate Mateusz Prokopiuk is another key practitioner.
Other key lawyers:
‘Well-experienced, meritocratic and punctual.’
‘Michał Wielhorski is experienced and organized, reasonable, open for discussion and ready to find compromises.’
- Advised BUMA Group on debtor-side financing processes for residential projects.
- Advised one of the leading international developers on over €16m refinancing of an office project.
- Advised Adventum International, a real estate investment fund, on the refinancing of Poznań Financial Centre.
Poland > Dispute resolution Tier 6act BSWW legal & tax's litigation team specialises in disputes arising from commercial agreements and compensation. Jacek Bieniak takes the lead and is a specialist in public procurement and corporate law. Marek Miszkiel represents creditors and debtors in bankruptcy proceedings. The firm has a separate and equally recognised white-collar criminal defence practice led by Piotr Pośnik.
Other key lawyers:
Piotr Pośnik; Marek Miszkiel; Giuseppe La Rosa; Dominika Michalska
‘The BSWW company is characterized by great professionalism and commitment. They employ many specialists from various fields of law and others. BSWW specialists are available, committed, and provide full legal care for the client’
‘We cooperate with Piotr Pośnik in all cases conducted by BSWW. He is involved in the cases, available, has extensive knowledge and skills, is able to listen to the client, but also critically address questionable issues.’
‘High reliability, very deep professional knowledge, complex team dedicated to the case and personal involvement of senior partners.’
‘Jacek Bieniak has deep knowledge in the specialized fields of law, fast responsiveness, ability to adapt to the opponent’s actions, ability to advise on strategic steps, reliability and high communication and case/matter management.’
‘act BSWW legal & tax is a team of hands-on lawyers with strong track record in litigation. They represent entities operating across a broad range of industries. The firm is highly experienced in commercial disputes, debt recovery and the pursuit of claims.’
‘Piotr Pośnik specialises in complex commercial and corporate disputes. He is extraordinarily skilled in dispute resolution. He is incredibly good to work with, very knowledgeable, sharp-minded and always focused on client’s needs. He is efficient and responsive.’
act BSWW legal & tax > Firm Profile
For nearly twenty years, act BSWW legal & tax has been building a reputation for excellence among Polish and international clients by delivering reliable legal services and advising on prestigious transactions and high-profile disputes. The law firm offers comprehensive legal consulting and in-depth knowledge in a broad array of law fields across diverse industry verticals. Its team consists of 70 experienced and skilled practitioners.
act BSWW lega & tax is one of the founding members of act legal, a European law firm.
act legal has in total almost 400 lawyers, tax consultants and business experts. Across ten countries act legal covers the economic heart of Europe. act legal offers demanding corporate clientele high-level, cross-border or regional legal advice being the attractive alternative to major international law firms.
act BSWW legal & tax’s team provides comprehensive legal services across many sectors of the economy, including real estate, construction, capital markets, finance, energy, telecommunications, IT, and automotive to name but a few.
|Corporate / M&A, Investment, infrastructure and energy, Bankruptcy and restructuring, Litigation and arbitration, Italian Desk||Jacek Bieniakemail@example.com||+48 22 420 59 59|
|Capital markets, Bonds, Corporate / M&A||Piotr Smołuchfirstname.lastname@example.org||+48 22 420 59 59|
|Real estate and construction, Investment financing||Michał Wielhorskiemail@example.com||+48 22 420 59 59|
|Real estate and constrution, Aviation law, Luxurious yachts and boats, Italian Desk||Marek Wojnarfirstname.lastname@example.org||+48 22 420 59 59|
|Corporate law, Capital markets, White-collar crime||Piotr Wojnaremail@example.com||+48 22 420 59 59|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 70
LanguagesEnglish German Italian Polish Russian
act BSWW legal & tax is one of the founding members of act legal.
act legal is made up of 10 leading continental European law firms with a total of around 400 lawyers, tax consultants and business experts.
It covers major European business centres:
act legal provides advisory services by combining extensive local knowledge with international professionalism.
As a one-stop solution for efficient and high-quality legal advice in Europe, act legal’s professionals offer a unique approach, integrating entrepreneurial thinking and working knowledge of real estate with broad industry experience across domestic and cross-border issues.