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Bakowski Law Firm
01-541 WARSAW

Poland > Real estate Tier 3

The ‘very attentive’ team at Bakowski Law Firm advises on the construction, development, sale and acquisition of properties across a range of asset classes, including office, residential and commercial spaces. Investment funds, as well as both domestic and international corporates, turn to the team for advice on their production plant, road, renewable energy, telecoms, coal mining, and road and railway projects. Igor Bąkowski co-leads the team and is highly experienced in assisting a range of corporates with their real estate and development matters. Maciej Ligier co-heads the team with Bąkowski and, in addition to his transactional real estate capabilities, he also represents clients in contentious cases before common and arbitral courts.

Practice head(s):

Igor Bąkowski; Maciej Ligier


‘Very attentive team. Engaged and well prepared for each meeting. ’

‘Igor Bąkowski is an exemplary leader. Very committed with high attention to detail.’

‘Always good service and supportive approach.’

‘Focused, dedicated, reliable.’

‘High level of specialisation in this area. Very good understanding of the local market. Trustworthy and diligent.’

‘Very good understanding of the local law’s specifics and nuances.’

‘The team is reliable, responds promptly to inquiries, billing is transparent.’

‘The lawyers I work with are always very helpful and focused on finding the most optimal and practical solutions. They are very effective in finding agreements with the other side of the conflict and the negotiated settlements are very beneficial for us.’

Key clients

CD Projekt S.A.


PIT-Radwar S.A.

Zurad sp. z o.o.

EDC Holdings Ltd

Slovenské elektrárne a.s. (SEAS)

Arcona Properties

Prema S.A.

Prema-Inwest S.A.

SM Lazurowa



PCR Industri

SPDC Holding

SPDC International

Eskulap medical clinics

Work highlights

  • Advising CD PROJEKT S.A. on real estate investment projects, regulatory matters, urban zoning matters, and the creation of a modern office hub in Warsaw.
  • Advising Honeywell on numerous building technology solutions projects in Poland.
  • Advising EDC Holdings Ltd on due diligence, negotiations, and regulatory matters regarding the acquisition of large real estate complex in southern Poland for a mining project.

Poland > TMT Tier 3

Bakowski Law Firm supports start-ups and large companies which are active in the IT, new technologies, and telecoms industries, and its offering includes support with the preparation and negotiation of complex license agreements, outsourcing agreements, and cloud computing contracts, amongst others. It is also skilled at creating advertising campaigns, and promotional and marketing products or services for its client base. Telecoms law expert Zuzanna Łaganowska sits at the helm of the practice. Aldona Hapyn is another key team member, and regularly advises investment funds and financial institutions.

Practice head(s):

Zuzanna Łaganowska

Other key lawyers:


‘Always helpful, with an individual attitude to every single case. Apart from the massive dose of professionalism, this team is a group of great people.’

‘Excellent understanding of my needs, empathy, and professionalism.’

‘They go over and above all others.’

‘Great team.’

‘Zuzanna Laganowska is an outstanding lawyer, extremely professional. Any time of the day or night she would go the extra mile to make sure our legal matters were taken care of.’

Key clients


Quantifier Sp. z o.o.

Calmsie Sp. z o.o.

Medidesk Sp. z o.o.

Horyzont Media Sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advising PIT-RADWAR S.A. on the construction of telecoms devices for the armed forces.
  • Advising Quantifier Sp. z o.o. on the creation of an internet platform for managing the organisation’s carbon footprint.
  • Advising PIT-RADWAR S.A. on SAP software implementation, the purchase of licences, and the purchase of software support and development services.

Poland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Since Bakowski Law Firm‘s establishment, it has focused on representing companies in possession of Polish and foreign capital who are operating on the Polish market; its offering encompasses advice to these clients on M&A transactions, commercial and corporate mandates, foreign direct investments, and regulatory issues. The senior practitioners in the group are the ‘amazing‘ Aldona Hapyn and Igor Bąkowski.

Practice head(s):

Aldona Hapyn; Igor Bąkowski


‘Igor Bąkowski is always readily available to discuss matters and is clear in answering questions.’

‘Bakowski Law Firm has been with us for so many years so they are almost like our staff. Everyone from the firm is just amazing, committed and focused on our company interests.’

‘Aldona Hapyn is amazing!’

‘Aldona Hapyn is very intelligent and understands our domain well.’

‘Very professional and diligent. Good understanding of not only the local law but also of the broader perspective; in particular, the differences between common law practices and continental law practices.’

‘Calm and well-balanced approach. Very thoughtful and careful before giving a legal opinion, making sure that all the intricacies of the law are taken into consideration. Listen to the business guidelines coming from the clients, adjusting the legal strategy accordingly.’

‘Very experienced and responsive team for M&A transactions and commercial assistance. Good working methodology, helpful step-by-step guidance, and explanation about what matters in the transaction and how to protect our company. Negotiated hard and supported our side very well.’

‘Igor Bąkowski and Aldona Hapyn are very experienced in M&A transactions and handling the due diligence and negotiation process. They worked hard to meet tight deadlines and prepared and negotiated detailed and professional transaction documentation. The team is very good at explaining complex legal matters in a business way and in reaching the client’s business needs.’

Key clients



US Tech Solutions

Awra Group


Calmsie Sp. z o.o.

Qantifier Sp. z o.o.



SPDC Holding

SPDC International

PCR Industri

Horyzont Media

Eskulap medical clinics

Habitat for Humanity

SkillsPoland sp. z o.o.

Well and Done

Polish Recycling Association

Zurad sp. z o.o.

PIT-Radwar S.A.

EDC Holdings Ltd

Slovenské elektrárne a.s.

Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

Belgacom International Carrier Services

CK Source Sp. z o.o.

deVere Group

BC Partners

Przyjaciele Kawy Sp. z o.o.


ELI Inc.

Holistic Physio Sp. z o.o.

Prema S.A.

Prema-Inwest S.A.

Bywater Properties


Mozaic Group of Poland LLC

Tech-food S.A.

TNK Poland Sp. z o.o.

TRT – Trade Sp. z o.o.


Uab Bod Group


Kosmetyka Naturalna Sp. z o.o.

RMI Sp. z o.o.


Work highlights

  • Assisted Honeywell with expanding its building technology solutions projects in Poland.
  • Advised SPDC Holding and SPDC International, major companies in the innovative recycling space, on several M&A transactions and investment agreements connected with expansion on the Polish market.
  • Advised PIT-RADWAR, a major developer and producer of telecoms equipment and innovative solutions for the military, on the restructuring of its portfolio companies and negotiation of numerous national and international commercial contracts.

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 real estate, TMT, telecommunications and new technologies.

Through the years it has assisted in the construction, development, letting 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 and advising companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Currently, the firm assists clients from Poland, USA, UK, Germany, France,  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, TMT, new technologies, data protection, cyber securoty, regulatory advice, tax law, commercial law and labour law.

The firm has an extensive practice in TMT matters, particularly in advising IT companies, telecommunication companies, e-commerce companies and in complex new technology businesses.

The firm provides unique expertise and solutions in data protection matters and cyber security matters.

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.

The firm 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.

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
TMT Dr Zuzanna Laganowska
Investment funds, REITs Igor Bakowski
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Aldona Hapyn
Commercial litigation Maciej Ligier
Company Dr Zuzanna Laganowska
Real estate and construction Maciej Ligier
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
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…
Zuzanna Łaganowska photo Zuzanna Łaganowska Partner in the Firm. She specializes in TMT matters, new technologies, IT…
Number of lawyers : 10