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

Poland > Real estate Tier 3

Bakowski Law Firm represents companies and investment funds entering into the Polish market on their real estate due diligence, transactions, M&A, investments and construction projects; it is also particularly active in the overseeing of commercial, office and residential developments. Sitting at the helm of the department are investment and transaction expert, Igor Bakowski, and litigator Maciej Ligier .

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The team treats every person like an individual and it feels as if we are friends rather than just clients. The firm and its partners are very experienced and very flexible with their working patterns.’

‘Igor Bakowski goes out of his way to solve problems and works around us including evenings and weekends.’

Key clients

CD Projekt S.A.

EDC Holdings Ltd

Slovenské elektrárne a.s.

State Treasury Property Management

Polish Investment and Trade Agency

BYWATER PROPERTIES Sp. z o.o.

Arcona Properties

PREMA S.A.

PREMA-INWEST S.A.

SM Lazurowa

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

Poland > TMT Tier 3

New technology specialist Zuzanna Laganowska leads the TMT group at Bakowski Law Firm, which is adept at preparing and negotiating complex license agreements, outsourcing agreements and cloud computing contracts. It also advises clients on creating advertising campaigns and marketing products. Aldona Hapyn is also a lawyer of note in the IT market.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Unique group of people, with great law knowledge.’

‘They are available and engaged in every problem I submitted.’

‘Very responsive and insightful when it comes to negotiating tricky deals.’

‘We get the answers needed quickly.’

‘Very good contact and good legal knowledge that fits to our industry profile.’

‘Punctuality and performance of work on time. Good communication.’

‘Aldona Hapyn has been our main point of contact for years. We appreciate her professionalism, willingness to find non-standard, yet mutual ways to resolve issues in our deals.’

Key clients

BELGACOM INTERNATIONAL CARRIER SERVICES

National Research Institute supervised by the Ministry of Digital Affairs

Poland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Bakowski Law Firm focuses on corporate and commercial work, advising on M&A and direct investment transactions, as well as assisting Polish start-ups with their operations. It is also able to assist clients with ancillary regulatory, trade, tax and real estate law issues. Also notable is that lawyers have experience in the TMT and new technologies sectors. Jointly leading the practice are founding partner Igor Bakowski and senior associate Aldona Hapyn.

Practice head(s):

Aldona Hapyn; Igor Bąkowski

Testimonials

‘Very good service. Fast and accurate.’

‘Always answers quickly.’

‘I was impressed with their responsiveness and attention to detail.’

‘Mr. Bakowski was very helpful and clear in his understanding of the issues. He was also very respectful.’

Key clients

EDC Holdings Ltd

Slovenské elektrárne a.s.

Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP)

SPDC Holding

SPDC International

Belgacom International Carrier Services (BICS)

CK Source Sp. z o.o. Sp. k.

deVere Group

BC Partners

BMJBC

Przyjaciele Kawy Sp. z o.o.

NAKAMACHI

ELI Inc.

HOLISTIC PHYSIO Sp. z o.o.

PREMA S.A.

PREMA-INWEST S.A.

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

BYWATER PROPERTIES SP. Z O.O.

SledovaniTV

Mozaic Group of Poland LLC

Tech-food S.A.

TNK Poland Sp. z o.o.

TRT – Trade Sp. z o.o.

TRT-Trade

UAB BOD GROUP

UNICOMS

Kosmetyka Naturalna Sp. z o.o.

RMI Sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP) on the programme “Legal support for start-ups”, where the law firm provided comprehensive legal advice and support to numerous growing start-up companies, particularly active in new technologies and IT.
  • Advised PIT-RADWAR S.A. a leading developer and producer of telecommunications equipment and innovative solutions for the Polish Military restructuring of its portfolio companies, corporate, commercial and regulatory matters.
  • Advised SPDC Holding in corporate, commercial and regulatory matters.

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
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
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Mr Igor Bakowski photo Mr Igor BakowskiPartner in the Firm. He has a long track record in assisting…
Aldona Hapyn photo Aldona HapynSenior Associate in the Firm. Aldona has a long track record in…
Maciej Ligier photo Maciej LigierPartner in the Firm. Maciej has extensive experience in advising on real…
Zuzanna Łaganowska photo Zuzanna ŁaganowskaPartner in the Firm. She specializes in the assistance to companies developing…
Number of lawyers : 10
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