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Wozniak Legal Offices
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Private client Tier 1
Wozniak Legal advises private clients on a range of issues, including family and inheritance, charity law, defamation, immigration law and the restitution of property. Clients include a mix of high-net-worth individuals and their families, estates, trusts and charities, based in Poland and abroad. Founding partner Grzegorz Woźniak heads the team, with expertise in the business operations and transactions of Polish and foreign enterprises. Grzegorz Dudek is another key member of the team and is developing a reputation in the not-for-profit sector; he is also handling a variety of restitution claims.
Other key lawyers:
Grzegorz Dudek; Katarzyna Kowalczyk; Krystyna Siwicka; Natalia Styś; Filip Kowalczyk
‘The team at Wozniak Legal, headed up by Grzegorz Wozniak have been extremely efficient, professional and competent. With our case they have been handling everything in English and this has never been a problem for any member of the team. They are flexible when they have needed to be with their working hours due to the difference in time zones. ’
‘With what has been an involved and complicated situation Wozniak Legal have dealt with everything that has come their way with nothing less than complete confidence and competence. We have felt as though our case has received the very best professional legal advice. ’
‘Clients get the best of both worlds – the quality of an international law firm and the sound knowledge of the Polish market and clients’
‘Grzegorz Woźniak is an excellent professional who is focused on strategy. His considerable influence, his experience, his knowledge, and his swiftness in understanding relevant information and visualising new perspectives are his biggest qualities.
‘Filip Kowalczyk is an excellent lawyer with vast strategic knowledge in relation to financial litigation. He remains clear in his advice and always stays calm in stressful situations and has great capacity when it comes to analysing alternatives and their possible outcomes. The whole team is very knowledgeable and always available to check on my case.’
Wozniak Legal > Firm Profile
Woźniak Legal is a dynamic, rapidly expanding Polish law firm with international capabilities, focused on providing a complete legal service to entrepreneurial businesses and individuals. With over 20 lawyers in our Warsaw office, we are well suited to provide a full range of services to fast-growth businesses at all stages of their life cycle. While we are based in Warsaw, we’re connected and we operate internationally.
The firm was established in 2007 by Grzegorz Woźniak, who acquired his professional experience with Allen & Overy Warsaw, where he worked for 14 years and was involved in many transactions and litigation cases.
We offer our clients seamless legal advice in all aspects of their commercial transactions, including joint ventures, takeovers, sale of shares, real estate issues, corporate reorganisations and competition & antitrust issues. We also offer our clients legal advice in private client area ranging from wealth planning and inheritance to divorce and family as well as restitution of property.
To support our clients’ international strategies, we have developed strong relationships with the legal communities in many of the world’s major jurisdictions. London remains our main point of reference, in terms of the quality of our services, our values and approach. The firm is a member of The Law Society of England and Wales (International Division) in London which provides us with invaluable insight and contacts with international legal practitioners.
Areas of practice
We provide advice on the likely implications for businesses operating in and trading between the United Kingdom and Poland, including commercial terms, dispute resolution, compliance issues, employment issues and practical advice on steps to protect and strengthen the business.
Corporate and M&A
We advise on a wide range of matters, including:
- drafting and negotiating commercial agreements
- corporate governance
- impact of EU legislation on commercial transactions in Poland
- other commercial aspects of transactions, including regulatory and financial issues
- M&A financial strategy
- joint ventures
- private equity-based transactions
We offer our clients seamless legal advice in all aspects of their transactions, including competition & antitrust issues. Our knowledge encompasses merger control, antitrust litigation and business planning. We have significant experience in the construction, electronics, pharmaceuticals and financial sectors. We successfully represent our clients before the relevant regulatory agencies and the courts.
Compliance & Regulatory
We advise and represent clients, large and small, in all economic sectors in the following areas:
- personal data protection (GDPR)
- anti-money laundering (AML)
- antitrust compliance
- mandatory disclosure rules (MDR)
- corporate criminal liability (CCL)
- anti-bribery and corruption
We have significant expertise in charities, wealth planning, asset management, inheritance, family law and the restitution of the nationalised property.
We offer our clients legal advice on a range of issues, including family and inheritance, charity law, defamation, immigration law, wealth planning, asset management and the restitution of the nationalised property. Our clients include a mix of high-net-worth individuals and their families, estates, trusts and charities, based in Poland and abroad.
Our extensive range of immigration and nationality services are designed to assist corporate and private clients, as well as education providers, in making successful applications and ensuring ongoing compliance with the immigration law.
We use our years of experience and contacts within the Polish immigration authorities to resolve complex matters in an efficient and straightforward manner, particularly those involving unusual or urgent situations, immigration non-compliance and previous refusals.
We offer our clients legal advice on issues ranging from commercial litigation, real estate and construction to white collar crimes and defamation. We have also significant expertise in international arbitration and domestic arbitration.
We act for businesses that range from owner-manager operations to multinational entities with disputes which cross several jurisdictions. We have litigators embedded in every practice area from corporate, M&A, competition law, employment and real estate.
Personal Data Protection
The task of managing data is becoming increasingly complex for individuals and companies alike. The Personal Data Protection came into effect across the European Union on 25 May 2018, changing the way companies around the world collect and handle personal data.
We advise our clients on how best to achieve their strategic objectives whilst complying with this evolving regulatory regime. We can highlight gaps in compliance and explain how to implement the policies and procedures needed, as well as dealing with any incidents that may occur while processing personal data.
Employment and Global Mobility
We provide practical advice to our clients in all areas of employment law and propose effective responses to the raft of new legislation, case law and regulatory changes. We work hard to ensure that we understand our clients’ businesses and work with them to achieve full compliance. We also advise on all aspects of the global mobility of employees, including tax and social security issues.
Our expertise ranges from commercial transactions to complex real estate finance and closed-end fund transactions. We regularly work on high level, complex deals – often with an international element – including mergers and acquisitions, leases, developments, construction and management agreements.
Nearly every transaction or operation we handle has tax consequences which need to be considered. Our experienced tax lawyers can be trusted to deliver bespoke and pragmatic advice across the whole range of our sectors to satisfy our clients’ requirements, and to ensure efficiency in transactions by identifying the risks.
|Managing Partner||Grzegorz Woźniakemail@example.com||+48 602 352 580|
|Brexit Hub||Grzegorz Woźniakfirstname.lastname@example.org||+48 602 352 580|
|Corporate and M&A||Maciej Kiragaemail@example.com||+48 22 623 83 88|
|Competition/Antitrust||Grzegorz Dudekfirstname.lastname@example.org||+48 22 609 04 80|
|Compliance & Regulatory||Kinga Procekemail@example.com||+48 22 623 83 83|
|Private Client||Grzegorz Woźniakfirstname.lastname@example.org||+48 602 352 580|
|Immigration||Krystyna Siwickaemail@example.com||+48 22 623 83 87|
|Dispute Resolution||Filip Kowalczykfirstname.lastname@example.org||+48 22 609 09 61|
|Personal Data Protection||Agnieszka Kołodziej-Aniśkoemail@example.com||+48 22 623 83 81|
|Employment and Global Mobility||Filip Kowalczykfirstname.lastname@example.org||+48 22 609 09 61|
|Real Estate||Piotr Drzazgaemail@example.com||+48 22 609 08 40|
|Tax||Grzegorz Dudekfirstname.lastname@example.org||+48 22 609 04 80|
|Mr Piotr Drzazga||Partner, Advocate||View Profile|
|Mr Grzegorz Dudek||Senior Associate, Attorney-at-law||View Profile|
|Mr Maciej Kiraga||Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Agnieszka Kołodziej-Aniśko||Lawyer||View Profile|
|Mr Filip Kowalczyk||Partner, Attorney-at-law||View Profile|
|Ms Kinga Procek||Junior Associate||View Profile|
|Ms Krystyna Siwicka||Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Grzegorz Wozniak||Managing Partner, Attorney-at-law||View Profile|
LanguagesPolish English Italian French German
MembershipsIBA (International Bar Association) The Law Society of England & Wales
CLIENT: Ernst Christoph Lehmann-Bärenklau – President Global McDonald’s Business at Farm Frites Holding
COMPANY/FIRM: Farm Frites
TESTIMONIAL: “Grzegorz Wozniak is a highly knowledgeable and resourceful lawyer. His skills in handling the M&A transactions and greenfield projects are really impressive. Grzegorz and his team offer us the top quality advice comparable to the big international UK and US law firms and an indepth understanding of the Polish market.”
CLIENT: Erik Folden – Director at Arla Foods amba
COMPANY/FIRM: Arla Foods
TESTIMONIAL: “Filip Kowalczyk of Wozniak Legal is second to none in the field of commercial fraud and white collar proceedings in Poland. Wozniak Legal has handled recently a very delicate case for us concerning commercial fraud and forgery of documents and they did a very good job. The work was coordinated by Filip Kowalczyk. Filip has a unique ability to understand the business context of every case he handles which is particularly important in white collar crimes.”
CLIENT: Monika Blaszczyk – Member of the Board at Wienerberger Ceramika Budowlana sp. z o.o. (part of Wienerberger AG)
TESTIMONIAL: “It’s no secret that strategic planning and risk management are critically important for today’s executives. Wozniak Legal knows how to adopt, implement and monitor an integrated approach to business problems. They are always one step ahead.”
CLIENT: Ewa Magnucka-Bowkiewicz – CEO at Fundacja DKMS
TESTIMONIAL: “Wozniak Legal are more than just transaction lawyers, they care. They care about their clients and the advice they give whether it is a delicate corporate issue or highly specialised area as bone marrow transplantation or data protection issues. Grzegorz Dudek is an excellent and versatile lawyer. It’s a pleasure to work with!”
CLIENT: Stephan Schumacher – Director at DKMS gemeinnützige GmbH
TESTIMONIAL: “Wozniak Legal is our favourite Polish law firm. Wozniak Legal are based in Warsaw, but they’re connected and they operate internationally. This is excellent thing because if we need an international component in our projects, they are ready to help. They helped us a lot in establishing an entity in Chile. The requirement for international advice will grow in the future so it is good to have a law firm which is so well connected and can act globally.”
CLIENT: Jan Korenc – CEO at Koenig & Bauer (CEE) sp. z o.o. (part of Koenig & Bauer AG)
COMPANY/FIRM: Koenig & Bauer
TESTIMONIAL: ” Wozniak Legal are excellent commercial lawyers with deep understanding of the Polish market. Grzegorz Wozniak and Filip Kowalczyk know how to deal with the most complex matters. Each time we have a problem, we can count on them. Wozniak Legal are based in Warsaw, but they’re connected and they operate internationally through their legal network New Circle which is the ex-Allen&Overy team of lawyers in Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, France and other countries. This is very useful.”
CLIENT: Ben Habib – CEO at First Property Group plc
COMPANY/FIRM: First Property
TESTIMONIAL: “Piotr Drzazga is a reputed practitioner, well prepared to handle all types of real estate transactions. A skilled negotiator, he has a deep understanding of the commercial aspects of the deals. Having worked with him for over a decade, I appreciate his business-oriented style and pragmatic approach to handling the legal work.”