Firm Profile > Bakowski Law Firm > Warsaw, Poland

Bakowski Law Firm
UL. CZARNIECKIEGO 86/88 LOK. 4
01-541 WARSAW
Poland

Real estate Tier 3

At Bakowski Law Firm, the real estate team acts for on international investors operating within the Polish market. Focusing on the construction, development and sale of commercial offices, it also handles residential projects as they pertain to acquisitions and regulation. It attracts clients from sectors such as defence (it recently assisted with the adaptation of ex-military fortress buildings in Warsaw), mining, gaming and state infrastructure. Investment specialist Igor Bakowski and litigator Maciej Ligier are the practice heads.

Practice head(s):

Igor Bąkowski; Maciej Ligier

Testimonials

Not only did the transaction involve large sums and cross borders jurisdictions, but it was a very complex deal involving a great deal of problem solving. We are very certain that without the assistance of Bakowski Law, this transaction would not have completed had we been with an alternative law firm. ’

‘The lawyers at Bakowski Law really do care about their clients and they do their best and often go above and beyond to ensure that they are able to help clients both in terms of the current work requirement but also in terms of forward planning, thus being proactive rather than reactive to events.’

‘The head partner Igor Bakowski has sacrificed personal time with family to fit into our business needs and has worked tirelessly to provide us with the appropriate advice and help whenever he has been called upon. Igor believes in our project and one of the biggest compliments that we can give him is to class him as a colleague and friend rather than an external solicitor. ’

‘Employees approach topics comprehensively, care about clients and show proactivity.’

‘What makes their practice unique is their expertise. Their knowledge and experience is unmatched. They have an expert on every kind of issue, within all kinds of business sectors. We needed help with our IT license agreements, they were able to help. We needed protection of our personal data, they were able to help with that too. They have done, and can do, it all.’

‘What makes the individuals stand out is their commitment to the client. They listen attentively to your needs and are always responsive along the process. They work hard to provide clear explanations and to keep you comfortable. Mr. Bakowski will jump in whenever needed, to provide his advice. With Bakowski, you always know that you are taken care of, along every step. ’

‘The practice at Bakowski Law is really very unique. The team of lawyers including Managing Partner Igor Bakowski feel like an extension of our team rather than an external Law Firm. In this respect they are extremely unique in their ability to make themselves available at short notice and unsociable hours (late evenings and weekends) to fit into the requirements of our business with regards to international phone calls with our own partners and financiers.’

Key clients

EDC Holdings Ltd

Slovenské elektrárne a.s.

State Treasury Property Management

Polish Investment and Trade Agency – PAIH (Polska Agencja Inwestycji i Handlu)

BYWATER PROPERTIES Sp. z o.o.

Arcona Properties

PREMA S.A.

PREMA-INWEST S.A.

SM Lazurowa

Bomm Sp. z o.o. Sp. k.

TMT Tier 4

New technology expert Zuzanna Laganowska leads the TMT practice at Bakowski Law Firm. The team assists with the preparation and negotiation of licence agreements, outsourcing agreements and cloud computing contracts. In addition, it regularly advises clients on the creation of advertising campaigns and promotional/marketing services. The client portfolio includes a significant number of players in the IT, telecoms and new technology sectors. Aldona Hapyn is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Zuzanna Laganowska

Other key lawyers:

Aldona Hapyn

Testimonials

‘We are very happy with the services that we receive from Bakowski Law Firm. They are a very thorough and efficient group that are always happy to assist at any time. ’

‘Availability of lawyers team and open mind thinking oriented on problem solutions in wide spectrum.’

‘I personally worked with one outstanding lawyer (Aldona) who prepared the contract according to the requirements I needed. The cooperation was on a very high level and the availability was excellent. The response was almost immediate. She was able to use her knowledge and her experience during negotiations.’

Key clients

BELGACOM INTERNATIONAL CARRIER SERVICES

NASK (National Research Institute supervised by the Ministry of Digital Affairs)

The firm: Bakowski Law Firm was founded in 2007, bringing together the long-term expertise of its partners acquired in the biggest American, British and Polish firms in Poland and Brussels. The firm has quickly grown from four lawyers to ten lawyers and is a well-established law firm advising on some of the biggest and most complicated transactions, particularly in the real estate and investment sectors.

Through the years it has assisted in the construction, development, letting, tax optimisation and sale of several commercial and office centres and numerous residential developments. It advised on the development and operations of production plants, road and railway construction companies, coal mining and trading companies, renewable energy projects and telecommunication projects.

From its establishment the firm has advised several investment funds and venture capital funds from the UK, US, Luxembourg and Poland, particularly active in real estate, infrastructure and project finance, as well as trade companies, IT companies and companies from the new technology sectors in their operations, regulatory issues and disputes in Poland.

The firm successfully represented its clients in real estate reprivatisation and compensation for property taken over by the State in Warsaw and Poland.

The firm assisted in numerous mergers and acquisitions, acquisition of shares in privatised State companies, preparation of IPOs, creation and management of investment funds, bond financing and advising companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Currently, the firm assists clients from the UK, France, Luxembourg, Germany, US, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and other countries.

Areas of practice: Bakowski Law Firm provides complex legal services concerning business activity and investment in Poland, including real estate law, project financing, regulatory advice, tax law, commercial law and labour law.

The firm’s lawyers have extensive knowledge and experience in providing legal services for real estate projects starting from the development of the corporate structures for the project and its financing through the construction process and completion of the project. The firm also assists in the negotiation of complex lease agreements.

The firm advises in the creation and management of investment funds and REIT vehicles.

It assists in the creation and management of corporate and holding structures, setting up companies, branches and agencies, investment funds, reorganisation and restructuring of companies, as well as on tax optimisation.

It also provides tailored legal assistance for individual investors in their business in Poland.

The firm provides complex advice in mergers and acquisitions, and conducts due diligence audits of companies. Its lawyers prepare IPOs and advise companies listed on the stock exchange.

In the corporate finance area it advises on bond financing, syndicated loans and venture capital schemes.

It assists telecommunication companies, IT companies and companies active in the new technology sectors. It also advises companies from the energy sector, including renewable energy producers and coal trading companies on all issues regarding their operations.

The firm provides comprehensive services to companies in the tax law area including tax optimisation, tax analysis of cross-border transactions, due diligence and transfer pricing documentation.

The firm also assists in real estate reprivatisation and obtaining compensation for property taken over by the state.

Lawyers from the firm represent its clients in proceedings before civil and administrative courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings.

Department Name Email Telephone
Real estate and construction Igor Bakowski
Real estate and construction Dr Zuzanna Laganowska
Investment funds, REITs Igor Bakowski
Tax Igor Bakowski
Tax Dr Zuzanna Laganowska
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Igor Bakowski
Commercial litigation Igor Bakowski
Commercial litigation Maciej Ligier
Company Dr Zuzanna Laganowska
Company Igor Bakowski
Energy, infrastructure, project and asset finance Igor Bakowski
Energy, infrastructure, project and asset finance Dr Zuzanna Laganowska
Court, administration and arbitration proceedings Igor Bakowski
Court, administration and arbitration proceedings Maciej Ligier
Telecommunications Dr Zuzanna Laganowska
IT, IP and new technologies Dr Zuzanna Laganowska
Reprivatisation Igor Bakowski
Photo Name Position Profile
 Zuzanna Łaganowska  photo Zuzanna Łaganowska Partner in the Firm. She specializes in the assistance to companies developing…
Mr Igor Bakowski  photo Mr Igor Bakowski Partner in the Firm. He has a long track record in assisting…
 Aldona Hapyn  photo Aldona Hapyn Senior Associate in the Firm. Aldona has a long track record in…
 Maciej Ligier  photo Maciej Ligier Partner in the Firm. Maciej has extensive experience in advising on real…
Number of lawyers : 10
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