JDP Drapala & Partners > Warsaw, Poland > Firm Profile

JDP Drapala & Partners
00-203 WARSAW

Poland > Construction Tier 1

JDP Drapala & Partners has a sizeable construction team which supports some of the largest construction companies, both domestic and international, throughout all stages of their projects, advising on real estate acquisition, contract negotiation, and procurement. The practice is also active in the disputes sphere, with recent highlights including obtaining the first binding court ruling on price adjustments following increases in the cost of materials in the construction industry. Leadership of the team is shared between Przemysław Drapała and Andrzej Sokołowski; both also co-head the litigation and arbitration practice group, bringing their considerable experience as litigators to the department. Other key figures within the team include Wojciech Bazan, Ludwina Klein, Jakub Majewski and Wojciech Merkwa.

Practice head(s):

Przemysław Drapała; Andrzej Sokołowski


‘The team is highly flexible in terms of client care, approach and effectivity. They can find solutions.’

‘This is a wide team which is dealing with construction-related issues. What is remarkable, partners and associates fit perfectly both into the rest of the team, as well as understanding the client and the essence of the problem.’

Key clients

Warbud S.A.

Mirbud S.A.



Sinohydro Corporation Limited

Stecol Corporation

Aldesa S.A

Bowim S.A.

Max Bögl Stiftung & Co. Kg

Bilfinger SE

OHLA ŽS, a.s.

Eiffage Construction S.A.S

Elfeko S.A.

SPiE Elbud Gdańsk S.A.

Enprom Sp. z o.o.


Eurovia Polska S.A.

Webuild S.p.A.

Astaldi S.p.A.

Impresa Pizzarotti S.p.A.

Toto Costruzioni S.p.A.


Budimex S.A.

DAX Cosmetics Sp. z o.o.

LOTTE Wedel Sp. z.o.o.

Mostostal Warszawa S.A.

Metrostav a.s.

Nokia Solutions and Networks Sp. z o.o.

Siemens sp. z o.o.

Eltel Networks Energetyka S.A.

Gulermak Agir Sanayi Insaat

AB Kauno Tiltai

Mitsubishi Power Europe GmbH

Intercor Sp. z o.o.

Rafako S.A.

Unibep S.A.

Mosty – Łódź S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advising a consortium of contractors – comprising Nokia Solutions and Networks sp. z o.o., FONON Sp. z o.o., SPC-2 Sp. z o.o. and Herkules Infrastruktura Sp. z o.o. – on all aspects of the development of a nationwide turnkey ERTMS/GSM-R network for the operator of the Polish Railways.
  • Advising a consortium of contractors – Przedsiębiorstwo Usług Technicznych Intercor sp. z o.o., Sinohydro Corporation Limited, Stecol Corporation – on the construction and modernisation of the Czyżew–Białystok section of the Rail Baltica railway route.
  • Representing Impresa Pizzarotti & C. S.p.A. in numerous cases filed against GDDKiA arising from four different projects, preparing and simultaneously submitting three statements of claim and representing the client in ten additional cases, as an intervening party, and in several cases against subcontractors.

Poland > Public procurement Tier 1

According to clients, working with JDP Drapala & Partners provides a ‘guarantee of the highest quality‘. The team advises across the full spectrum of public procurement matters, with a specialisation in the infrastructure, energy and services sectors. The practice is a key resource for both international and domestic corporates, frequently representing bidders in contract award proceedings, including appearances before the National Appeals Chamber. Wojciech Merkwa leads the team and regularly advises foreign contractors bidding for Polish projects. Other key names to note include the ‘extremely competent and helpful’ Łukasz Paweł Goniak, and Piotr Duma, who is an expert in construction disputes and public contracts. Aleksandra Blukacz, Wiktor Kulig and Iwo Franaszczyk are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Wojciech Merkwa


‘JDP is a perfect example of what thoroughness looks like. Brilliant at making the complex simple and also capable of suggesting out-of-the-box solutions to not-typical cases.’

‘My main contact is Wojciech Merkwa. His contact and approach made me feel served quickly and effectively, without needless delegations which I believe was the key to completing the process in such a short time. It is also worth mentioning Łukasz Paweł Goniak, Piotr Duma, Aleksandra Blukacz because there was excellent teamwork where one can see their huge involvement and thorough preparation.’

‘The distinguishing factors of this law firm are the very good high level of professional qualification of its team of lawyers, who are characterised by an outstanding knowledge of the law and the latest court rulings, as well as the ability to apply them in practice, taking into account the needs and expectations of the client.’

‘Wojciech Merkwa is characterised by the highest level of legal knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to resolve difficult practical issues. Particularly valuable is the ability to handle unusual and complicated cases and the ability to implement non-standard solutions.’

‘Definitely the best team of lawyers I have ever had the opportunity to work with. Working with JDP is a pleasure and a guarantee of the highest quality.’

‘The communication tools proposed by the law firm are convenient and fully sufficient.’

‘Wojciech Merkwa and Łukasz Paweł Goniak supported us at the stage of the procurement proceedings, as well as before the National Board of Appeals. The contract, which we were particularly keen on, was won.’

Key clients

NOKSEL Çelik Boru Sanayi A.Ş.

Yoruk Yapi Insaat A.S. Kazi Ozalp Mahallesi

PAUL HARTMANN Polska Sp. z o.o.


Lubawa S.A.

Primost Południe sp. Z o.o.

IMB Podbeskidzie sp. z o.o.

Przedsiębiorstwo Budownictwa Inżynieryjnego i Kolejowego Sp. z o.o.

ILF Consulting Engineers Polska Sp. z o.o.

Polski Związek Pracodawców Budownictwa

New Energy Transfer


FABE Polska sp. Z o.o.

DROGOPOL sp. z o.o.

Gulermak Agir Sanayi Insaat/ Gulermak sp. z o.o.

Mobilis sp. z o.o.

Torpol S.A.

Siemens sp. z o.o.

Transprojekt Gdańsk sp. z o.o.

Metrostav Infrastructure a.s.

Warbud S.A.

Mota-Engil Central Europe S.A.

Torkol sp. z o.o.

Polimex Infrastruktura sp. z o.o./ Polimex Mostostal S.A.

Track Tec Construction sp. z o.o.

NDI sp. z o.o.

Polbud – Pomorze sp. z o.o.

PDM Dębica S.A.


Przedsiębiorstwo Usług Technicznych INTERCOR sp. z o.o.

Trakcja S.A.

Muzeum Getta Warszawskiego

Mosty Łódź S.A.

Roverpol sp. z o.o.

Intop Warszawa sp. z o.o.

Unibep S.A.

EvoBus Polska sp. z o.o.

Schuessler-Plan Inżynierzy sp. z o.o.

PRK 7 Nieruchomości sp. z o.o.

Przedsiębiorstwo Robót Drogowo-Mostowych sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Represented a national organisation, which is an affiliation of infrastructure and construction companies, in proceedings before the National Appeals Chamber to challenge the provisions of tender documentation relating to the road construction sector.
  • Advised a multinational consortium consisting of Gulermak Agir Sanayi Insaat Ve Taahhut (Turkey), Gülermak sp. z o.o. (Poland), Alstom Transport (France) and Arcada Company (Romania) on bidding for a tender for design and execution of infrastructure works, traffic automation, and connection of the electricity supply related to the investment objective of the Cluj Metro Line I.
  • Advised PORR S.A. on the tender for construction of an oncological hospital in Wrocław.

Poland > Dispute resolution Tier 2

JDP Drapala & Partners has ‘exceptional knowledge and competence in the construction sector’ in particular, and is also noted for its knowledge of the infrastructure industry. The team frequently handles litigation and arbitration proceedings before domestic and international courts and institutions. Its client base includes publicly-listed companies, manufacturers, and technology suppliers. Przemysław Drapała and Andrzej Sokołowski co-lead the disputes department, as well as the infrastructure group. Wojciech Bazan is praised as a ‘very skilful, pragmatic and effective attorney’ and he has expertise in disputes surrounding the termination of agreements.

Practice head(s):

Przemysław Drapała; Andrzej Sokołowski

Other key lawyers:

Wojciech Bazan; Jakub Majewski


‘The litigation team of JDP has a very good tactical and strategic approach to conducting disputes. They are using all formal instruments in an extremely effective way. They are very pragmatic in the assessment of the cases. They cooperate smoothly with our company during the case.’

‘Wojciech Bazan is a very skilful, pragmatic and effective attorney. He has a very good tactical and strategic approach.’

‘Exceptional knowledge and competence in the construction sector.’

‘Przemysław Drapała’s unique experience in the construction sector, as well as his business approach to disputes, makes cooperation very effective.’

‘The dispute resolution practice at JDP Drapala & Partners is distinguished by an extraordinary ability to apply the possibilities and tools to non-standard and difficult cases.’

‘When we approach JDP with a problem, we are sure that we will be offered a solution that will protect the company from a legal perspective and at the same time will take into account business needs. What sets JDP’s lawyers apart is their understanding of the issues facing the construction industry and their ability to tailor litigation and non-litigation solutions to the specifics of the industry.’ 

‘Przemysław Drapała and Wojciech Bazan are key individuals handling our cases. They stand out not only with extraordinary legal knowledge, but also with extensive experience, thanks to which they perfectly understand the market and know the practical problems it faces.’

‘Wojciech Bazan supports us not only in court but also in mediation proceedings. In one case, thanks to his experience of what is important in settlements for public entities and the involvement of our company’s team, in six months we managed to negotiate a settlement in a dispute that could have taken several years.’

Key clients

IMPEL S.A. and its subsidiaries

Impresa Pizzarotti & C. S.p.A.

WeBuild S.p.A.

Magna Nowoczesne Technologie Produkcji



Pojazdy Szynowe PESA

Bilfinger Engineering & Technologies GmbH

Babcock Borsig Steinmuller GmbH

Bilfinger Piping Technologies GmbH

Bilfinger MCE Berlin GmbH

Babcock Noell GmbH


Swietelsky Rail Polska

Work highlights

  • Representing Impresa Pizzarotti & C. S.p.A. in dozens of cases against the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways arising from four different projects.
  • Representing the claimants, PORR S.A., PEBEKA S.A. and PNiUIK Sp. z o.o., a consortium consisting of a member of the PORR Group and a member of the KGHM Group, against PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A., the Polish national operator of railways, in a case concerning the construction of a railway tunnel to Chopin Airport.
  • Representing WeBuild in court proceedings concerning a road investment in Poland performed for GDDKiA.

Poland > Real estate Tier 3

The JDP Drapala & Partners team advises on some of the most complex real estate mandates, including joint ventures, office lease agreements, and acquisitions and sales of properties across a range of asset classes. The practice is increasingly active in the warehousing and retail sectors, and frequently collaborates with the firm's litigation team to handle contentious cases. Maciej Chrzan leads the team and has ‘excellent expertise’ in transactions involving the purchase, sale and lease of commercial properties. Michał Urbański is another key team member who is acclaimed for his ability to ‘explain even very complicated legal matters in a simple way’.

Practice head(s):

Maciej Chrzan

Other key lawyers:

Andrzej Sokołowski; Marcin Chomiuk; Michał Urbański; Dominik Grzegorzewski


‘Maciej Chrzan is one of the most reasonable real estate lawyers I had the pleasure of working with. Great understanding of both legal and business aspects of the transaction, always looking for solutions rather than problems.’

‘I had the opportunity to work with the real estate team of JDP in connection with a portfolio sale of more than thirty retail properties. The team, although not big, was able to handle the said sale very efficiently and within agreed deadlines. The team is very well organised and responsive. Despite very tight timeframes for completion of the project, I have always felt confident as regards the quality of the services and the timing.’

‘Maciej Chrzan is very pragmatic and demonstrates sound judgement while handling legal aspects of complex business projects. He always stays focused on business goals and we have never got stuck in a project discussing legal details.’

‘JDP is acting highly professionally. Their real estate team is particularly experienced in large transactions and provides hands-on advice always assessing risks with a sense of proportion.

‘I have been working with Michał Urbański for almost two years now and doing so I can say that choosing him to advise on project is a 100% guarantee for success. He does not only have excellent knowledge of laws relevant for real estate but also is confident in negotiations. He is absolutely reliable, highly responsive and last but not least he is a pleasant person.’

‘Michał Urbański is a professional who is able to explain even very complicated legal matters in a simple way. If necessary, he takes over the initiative and guides his customer through the negotiation and contract development process but never forces his opinions or own solutions. Dominik Grzegorzewski is a promising talent with an exceptional attitude to the client.’

‘The team combines real estate and real estate financing expertise in one hand. It makes it extremely easy for us to handle high-end projects such as acquisition of developed properties on a portfolio basis combined with debt financing. The team easily defines and understands business goals, is extraordinarily easy to communicate with, and flexile as regards the billing and pricing.’

‘What we value most is the way the team communicates. They are high-profile business lawyers and still very empathic and authentic. Pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

JAF International

Trei Real Estate



HiH Invest Real Estate

Work highlights

  • Advised Trei Real Estate Poland and Trei Real Estate GmbH on a cross-border financing for a loan facility of €73.5m disbursed by Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG.
  • Advised BestSecret on the conclusion of a lease agreement for a new built-to-suit warehouse of approximately 80,000 square metres, and extension option of around 40,000 square metres, delivered by Panattoni.
  • Advised Trei Real Estate Poland on the acquisition of 56 retail properties, held previously by the client under long-term leasing structures, from three different financial institutions.

Poland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

JDP Drapala & Partners is often engaged by foreign firms to act as local counsel on high-value cross-border transactions, and the firm has a strong focus on German-speaking countries as well as clients entering the Polish market. The commercial, corporate, and M&A group has an increasing focus on the technology sector. The practice is chaired by Marcin Chomiuk, who has significant experience acting on both the buy and sell side of M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Chomiuk

Other key lawyers:

Magdalena Bartnik; Marcin Lewiński; Adrian Andrychowski; Maciej Chrzan


‘I have been working with JDP on a major M&A project for several months. JDP is able to help us comprehensively, not only in terms of legal advice, but also tax and insurance.’

‘It has highly qualified specialists in various fields, so it can advise comprehensively and be the only provider to work on a project, which allows for greater efficiency, safety, and coherence in many areas.’

‘Marcin Lewiński has taken on the difficult role of leader/coordinator of the M&A process, and he performs it very well. He is responsive, specific, looks at the problem broadly, and is flexible. In addition, he is very communicative and uses his experience gained at a Big4 law firm, which makes him have a slightly different way of working.’

‘Marcin Lewiński is very knowledgeable in his field and he is dynamic and communicative. He listens to the client’s needs and tries to implement them, being an ambassador for the client throughout the work, for which I am very grateful to him.’

‘Great collaboration, business focus and flexibility. Wide portfolio of experts.’

‘Marcin Chomiuk has extraordinary knowledge and experience in German law, connecting experience from litigation, M&A, and financing.’

Key clients

ALD Automotive


Apleona Group



Terminal, Inc.

Adezz Group & Pro

Laumann Group


Scope Fluidics



Sanhua Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised ALD, a subsidiary of Société Générale, on the Polish part of the acquisition of LeasePlan Group for €4.9bn.
  • Advised EQT Mid Market Europe and EQT Mid Market Asia III funds on the Polish part of the sale of BBS Automation to MDAX-listed Dürr Group.
  • Advised Laumann Group on the acquisition of a majority stake in Ponzio Polska sp. z o.o.

Poland > Employment

The employment practice at JDP Drapala & Partners was launched in January 2021 when counsel Joanna Ostojska-Kołodziej joined the firm from Kochanski & Partners. The team is particularly known for advising clients from the IT sector looking to expand their businesses into Poland.

Poland > Energy and natural resources

JDP Drapala & Partners' energy and renewables practice, which was formed in January 2023, is particularly active in transactions related to solar power plants and onshore wind farms. The group is headed up by Michał Drozdowicz, who joined the firm from Eversheds Sutherland Poland at that time.

Since its establishment in 2005 JDP Drapała & Partners has been providing effective legal solutions to domestic and international clients – in particular companies operating in sectors such as: construction, infrastructure, real estate, new technologies, production, transport, services, but also banks and investment funds.

With 8 partners and 80 other lawyers, JDP advises in complex commercial transactions and in the day-to-day operations of medium-sized and large enterprises. A significant part of services is representation in court and arbitration proceedings, as well as tax consultancy and advice in the field of labour law.

Having one of the largest litigation and arbitration practice teams, and infrastructure department on the Polish market (larger than the departments of international law firms), JDP is a Polish leading law firm specialising in legal advice and legal representation regarding large construction and infrastructure projects, including in particular projects in the area of railways, roads, bridges, power facilities, transmission networks and public and industrial facilities.

In the above mentioned areas JDP has won many precedent-setting and ground-breaking judgments influencing the entire industry, paving the way for introducing system solutions that can improve the market situation and facilitate cooperation between employers and contractors.

JDP is highly recognised on the market for its well-established German Desk, offering advice in German in all areas of economic law for the largest international concerns, especially in the area of DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). JDP also offers advice in Italian and French. As a result, JDP is also often chosen as a go-to adviser for a large number of top-tier foreign law firms that do not have their own offices in Poland.

For several years, JDP’s clients’ recognition has been reflected in high positions in international rankings, such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500.

JDP regularly wins accolades in: Construction; Dispute Resolution; Arbitration; Public Procurement; Real Estate; Commercial, Corporate & M&A.

Practice areas
Litigation and arbitration: JDP has a strong reputation in representing Polish and foreign entities in proceedings before common courts as well as in both domestic and international arbitration (the Polish Chamber of Commerce, Lewiatan, ICC, VIAC, DIS, UNCITRAL). Clients value especially JDP’s vast experience and efficiency in litigating or arbitrating complex cases concerning construction and infrastructure investment projects. In this area, JDP has handled about a dozen precedent-setting cases (including before the Supreme Court), often contributing to the formation of the Polish case law.

Infrastructure and construction industry: JDP is one of the leading law firms on the Polish legal market in providing legal advice to general contractors, subcontractors, investors and design companies implementing complex construction and infrastructure investment projects (roads, engineering, large-scale projects, power engineering, public utility facilities, sports facilities, industrial facilities). For over 17 years JDP has been advising its clients on the largest infrastructure and construction investment projects in Poland and representing parties in related court and arbitration proceedings. In terms of Construction/Construction disputes category, JDP and Prof. Przemysław Drapała have been placed in Top Tier in The Legal 500 EMEA since 2018.

Public procurement: JDP is highly experienced in providing legal advice to Polish and foreign entities at all stages of public procurement procedure (both regular and sectoral), in particular with regard to infrastructure, energy and services sectors, and represents its clients in proceedings before the National Appeals Chamber. In several cases complaints filed by JDP with common courts against judgments issued by the National Appeals Chamber have led to precedent-setting rulings.

Transactions M&A and corporate law: JDP provides comprehensive support in commercial transactions, including advice on cross-border aspects of commercial law, in particular acquiring (M&A) and restructuring capital companies, as well as ongoing support to commercial companies. JDP’s transaction and contract counselling team is best known for its ability to provide legal and tax support in short time and in business-oriented way, at the same time ensuring comfort of legal and tax security, even in the most complex legal cases. Due to JDP’s in-depth knowledge and extensive experience gathered for plenty of years, the team is in position to provide legal and tax advice to the biggest corporate groups and conglomerates operating within different sectors of business, including in particular global automotive, transport & logistics, real estate, construction and FMCG markets.

Real estate: JDP provides legal advice on all types of projects relating to trading in and financing real estate transactions at a national and cross-border scale. The real estate team has significant experience in advising top international brands from all over the world in their ever-increasing number of real estate deals in Poland, in particular industrial giants who invest in expanding their production facilities in Poland. The clients include: building owners and managers, property developers and construction companies.

Contracts (commercial): JDP combines expertise with business expectations while providing legal security to clients, particularly with regard to situations that no one expected at the time of concluding the contract. That is why JDP specialises in preparing complex “tailor-made” contracts and supports clients taking into account their individual situation. Working closely with foreign law firm partners, JDP carries out projects extending beyond the Polish jurisdiction, providing clients with comprehensive services for their cross-border ventures.

Employment practice: JDP supports its clients with respect to individual and collective labour law matters, both from a domestic and cross-border perspective. JDP provides ongoing legal services to HR departments and managerial staff, advises clients on selecting the right form of cooperation with employees, drafts necessary employment-related documents, draws up rules and regulations and internal policies, develops effective salary and incentive schemes. Thanks to close cooperation between lawyers from various fields, in particular personal data protection, and tax advisers, JDP offers optimised solutions, taking into account all aspects of contractual parties’ interests.

Personal data protection: JDP supports clients in the implementation of data protection projects and of the GDPR. This applies in particular to mobile applications, websites, software and other personal data processing technologies used in business. JDP advises clients on services and marketing activities using new technologies and other projects that require the collection of information about users, clients, employees (e.g. in connected cars or monitoring systems), also when international transfers are involved. JDP supports clients in regulating data processing within groups of companies. The team has experience in auditing already implemented projects and entire companies for compliance with data protection regulations, also in terms of industry requirements.

Taxes: JDP’s tax law team is a group of tax advisers with over twenty years of experience in their specialisation. The team provides tax advisory services to domestic and foreign entrepreneurs with respect to tax settlements related to current business activities, as well as transactions and restructuring processes, taking into account international tax law. JDP experts also represent taxpayers before tax authorities and tax inspection authorities at all stages of the proceedings and in court and administrative proceedings. Clients receive tax support regarding investments, including those related to real estate, capital concentration processes, divisions and transformations of companies, as well as transfer prices.

Compliance: We advise businesses that already have a compliance system in place and those that want to implement such system or its elements in their companies. We assist our clients in all stages of devising a compliance system, including risk management, procedures development, training sessions and information campaigns, internal investigations and public authorities inspections. Our services also include auditing compliance systems as part of a review and improvement process. Our teams are aware of how important compliance is and how it should be developed and adjusted to a given company to be effective. Therefore, depending on what the client needs, we also focus on selected areas, using the expertise of our lawyers and advisers across various fields.

Corporate and commercial disputes: Our experienced team represents domestic and international clients in all types of corporate and commercial disputes. The team comprises both litigators and lawyers with extensive experience in handling corporate matters, M&A and international projects. Our expertise includes, but is not limited to, registration procedures, proceedings regarding corporate bodies’ resolutions and shareholder rights. We also provide advice in matters concerning the liability of corporate-body members. Our services in the area of commercial disputes concern in particular transactional and post-transactional (post-M&A) disputes, in which we successfully represent our clients.

IP/IT/advertising and media law: The primary focus of our IP/IT/Advertising and Media Law Practice is to legally secure intellectual property which, in the changing reality, is inherent to each business. We create legal frameworks for the online presence, including drafting legal documentation for electronic services such as apps, online portals and other new technology products. Our experts support entities from the IT and new technologies sectors by:

  • choosing an appropriate legal model for their businesses,
  • reviewing contracts, including contracts on software implementation,
  • drafting service agreements and agreements on IT infrastructure support.

We have extensive expertise in providing legal advice to the marketing and advertising industries, regarding in particular:

  • protecting creative concepts,
  • design agreements,
  • agreements with subcontractors,
  • securing IP rights arising during advertising campaigns.

White-collar crime: We provide comprehensive legal advice on criminal matters, tax offences and white-collar crimes. We act for our clients as a defence counsel, counsel to an aggrieved party and auxiliary prosecutor. Our services span legal support in internal investigations through to devising internal regulations to limit the risk of violations. We provide day-to-day legal assistance to entities subject to the regulations on combating money laundering and terrorism financing; we carry out legal audits, design procedures and assess risk in light of domestic and EU legislation. The results that we deliver to our clients come from the combination of legal inputs from all our teams.

Energy and renewables: We advise Polish and foreign clients on energy issues with a particular focus on renewables. We provide legal services for investments in the energy infrastructure, including among others: conventional and renewable energy sources, transmission and distribution grids, energy storage. Our team conduct legal and tax due diligence checks for purposes of acquiring, or financing the acquisition of, and performing RES projects in Poland. We assist energy companies with fulfilling their regulatory obligations (concessions, permits, registrations, disputes over grid connections, tariffs).

Competition and consumer protection: We have extensive experience in advising Polish and foreign entities on all aspects of Polish and EU provisions regarding competition and consumer protection. We have a strategic approach and deliver practical and unconventional solutions that help our clients achieve their business goals in compliance with law. With the support of reputable foreign law firms, we are in a position to provide our clients with full-service legal advice on competition law and consumer protection all over the world.

Department Name Email Telephone
Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group; Infrastructure Practice Group Professor Przemysław Drapała, PhD przemyslaw.drapala@jdp-law.pl +48 22 246 00 30
Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group; Infrastructure Practice Group Andrzej Sokołowski andrzej.sokolowski@jdp-law.pl +48 22 246 00 30
Transaction and Contract Counselling Practice Group Marcin Chomiuk, PhD marcin.chomiuk@jdp-law.pl +48 22 246 00 30
Real Estate Practice Group Maciej Chrzan maciej.chrzan@jdp-law.pl +48 22 246 00 30
Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group; Infrastructure Practice Group Wojciech Bazan wojciech.bazan@jdp-law.pl +48 22 246 00 30
Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group; Infrastructure Practice Group Jakub Majewski jakub.majewski@jdp-law.pl +48 22 246 00 30
Public Procurement Practice Group Wojciech Merkwa wojciech.merkwa@jdp-law.pl +48 22 246 00 30
Employment Practice Group Joanna Ostojska - Kołodziej, PhD joanna.ostojska@jdp-law.pl +48 22 246 00 30
Tax Practice Group Magdalena Zasiewska magdalena.zasiewska@jdp-law.pl +48 22 246 00 30
Data Protection, Compliance Practice Group Anna Matusiak - Wekiera anna.matusiak-wekiera@jdp-law.pl +48 22 246 00 30
Energy and Renewables Practice Group Michał Drozdowicz michal.drozdowicz@jdp-law.pl +48 22 246 00 30
IP/IT Practice Group Ewa Mońdziel ewa.mondziel@jdp-law.pl +48 22 246 00 30
Competition and consumer protection Damian Kopera damian.kopera@jdp-law.pl +48 22 246 00 30
Photo Name Position Profile
Adrian Andrychowski photo Adrian Andrychowski Counsel at Transaction and Contract Counselling Practice Group; Adwokat (Attorney-at-law)
Magdalena Bartnik photo Magdalena Bartnik Senior Associate; Adwokat (Attorney-at-law)
Wojciech Bazan photo Wojciech Bazan Partner at Litigation and Arbitration, Infrastructure and Construction Practice Groups; Adwokat (Attorney-at-law)
Aleksandra Blukacz photo Aleksandra Blukacz Associate; Adwokat (Attorney-at-law)
Marcin Chomiuk photo Dr Marcin Chomiuk Partner heading the Transaction (Corporate M&A) and Contract Counselling Practice Group; Radca prawny…
Maciej Chrzan, LL.M. photo Maciej Chrzan, LL.M. Partner heading the Real Estate Practice Group;Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law)
Przemysław Drapała photo Professor Przemysław Drapała Partner heading the 50-person Litigation and Arbitration, Infrastructure and Construction Practice Groups;…
Michał Drozdowicz photo Michał Drozdowicz Partner heading the Energy and Renewables Practice Group; Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law)
Piotr  Duma photo Piotr Duma Counsel at Litigation and Arbitration, Infrastructure Practice Groups; Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law)
Iwo Franaszczyk photo Iwo Franaszczyk Senior Associate; Adwokat (Attorney-at-law)
Łukasz Paweł  Goniak, PhD photo Łukasz Paweł Goniak, PhD Counsel at Public Procurement Practice Group; Adwokat (Attorney-at-law)
Konrad Gortad photo Konrad Gortad Counsel; Adwokat (Attorney-at-law)
Dominik Grzegorzewski photo Dominik Grzegorzewski Associate
Michał Jagielski photo Michał Jagielski Tax expert ; Co-Head of Tax
Zbigniew Jara photo Zbigniew Jara Of Counsel at Transaction (Corporate M&A) and Contract Counselling Practice Group; Radca…
Barbara Kaczała photo Barbara Kaczała Counsel and Co-Head of German Desk; Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law)
Ludwina  Klein, LL.M. photo Ludwina Klein, LL.M. Counsel at Litigation and Arbitration, Infrastructure and Construction Practice Groups; Adwokat (Attorney-at-law)
Damian Kopera photo Damian Kopera Counsel and Head of the Competition & Consumer Protection Practice Group; Adwokat…
Wiktor Kulig photo Wiktor Kulig Associate
Marcin Lewiński photo Marcin Lewiński Counsel in the Corporate M&A and Commercial Practice Group; Adwokat (Attorney-at-law)
Jakub Majewski photo Jakub Majewski Partner at Litigation and Arbitration, Infrastructure and Construction Practice Groups; Adwokat (Attorney-at-law)
Anna Matusiak-Wekiera photo Anna Matusiak-Wekiera Head of Data Protection, Compliance Practice Groups; Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law)
Wojciech Merkwa photo Wojciech Merkwa Partner heading the Public Procurement Practice Group; Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law)
Mariusz Nowakowski, MLE photo Mariusz Nowakowski, MLE Counsel; Adwokat (Attorney-at-law)
Joanna Ostojska-Kołodziej photo Dr Joanna Ostojska-Kołodziej Head of the Employment Practice Group; Adwokat (Attorney-at-law)
Andrzej Sokołowski photo Andrzej Sokołowski Partner co-heading the 50-person Litigation and Arbitration, Infrastructure and Construction Practice Groups;…
Michał Urbański photo Michał Urbański Counsel at Real Estate Practice Group; Adwokat (Attorney-at-law)
Magdalena Zasiewska photo Magdalena Zasiewska Tax Adviser; Co-Head of Tax Practice Group
Number of partners : 8
Number of other lawyers : 80

Professor Przemysław Drapała, PhD, Radca Prawny (Attorney-at-law), Managing Partner 

JDP’s Partner Prof. Przemysław Drapała on future perspectives and how the firm turns challenges into successes

What do you see as the main points that differentiate JDP Drapała & Partners from your competitors?

What sets us apart from competing law firms is that we are an expert independent law firm focusing on a few selected fields of expertise, in which we provide practical legal counselling and legal representation of the highest quality. Expertise and experience in these areas backed by a well-established track record allow us to achieve tangible results for our clients. In addition to litigation, construction and infrastructure investment projects, we successfully advise on M&A transactions, real estate matters and public procurement. Within these practices, we combine over 15 years of experience with expertise. For the above reasons, more and more foreign clients choose our law firm instead of international brands.

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

We have already been observing a gradual growth in litigation & arbitration proceedings and M&A transactions. Disturbances to the economy and international trade caused by the pandemic have contributed to a larger number of disputes between companies (including disputes with public employers in Poland as part of the performance of procurement contracts) and take-overs in some industries. We have also been observing a more dynamical growth of work in the real estate practice thanks to an increased activity of investors, both foreign and domestic.

What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

Our experts regularly hold free (online) seminars on most recent or precedent-setting issues in respective industries, which are practical to our clients’ operations in Poland. A large number of our clients attend these seminars, and the feedback that we receive about them is very positive.

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

We recognise the importance of technology and how it changes the way legal services are provided to our clients. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have invested in technological improvements to our office, which now allow us to participate in a professional manner in remote court hearings, in videocalls with our clients and when providing webinars. Last year we have also updated our website to meet the current design and accessibility trends. In addition, we regularly use cloud solutions to exchange documents between our team and clients, while at the same time guaranteeing the standards of confidentiality and data protection.

Clients expect from the very beginning of our practice that we use the available and new technological solutions to be as efficient as possible in sharing our legal expertise and experience.

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

We represented a consortium (consisting of the largest construction company operating on the Polish market and one of the leading technology suppliers in Europe) in negotiations with a Polish public employer regarding claims for reimbursement for additional costs in one of the energy projects in Poland. As the negotiations did not bring the expected results, in November 2020 on behalf of the consortium we filed a lawsuit with a Polish court. After our statement of claim was delivered to the public employer, four months later the public employer decided to settle the case amicably after having reviewed our argumentation presented in the lawsuit. Under the settlement, our clients were paid over EUR 25 million as reimbursement, which was a huge success and allowed them to avoid further legal proceedings (information on this is publicly available).

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

In the next three years we want to strengthen our leading position in the selected fields of expertise by further growing the firm organically and by continuing to meet our clients’ needs. We see a great potential to further develop these practices. We will continue to maintain our current long-standing client base and at the same time try to reach out to new potential clients from specific industries such as construction or IT/Tech companies (in terms of M&A).As mentioned in the question, clients are indeed looking for stability and they prefer to work with a law firm, which will maintain the consistent high-quality level of legal advice delivered in a commercially-oriented way.