Firm Profile > Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.j. > Warsaw, Poland

Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.j.
UL. PI?KNA 18
WARSAW 00-549
Poland

Energy and natural resources Tier 1

Clients praise the energy and climate team at Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.j. for its 'ability to anticipate the complex challenges', drawing on 'huge energy sector knowledge, experience and passion'. The group is co-led by energy sector specialist Igor Muszyński, who has experience in advisory and transactional work related to all energy sub-sectors and is also regularly instructed in energy litigation and mediation. Przemysław Kałek, who leads the team alongside Muszyński, focuses on regulatory matters and also has expertise in competition law, and regularly advises power and gas companies on anti-trust issues arising from distribution system operations. Joanna Nowak-Paradowska is a key name for energy project finance work.

Testimonials

The energy practice is capable of providing highly professional, business oriented support, based on a thorough knowledge of the legal regulations. The availability and the devotion shall be underlined.

Przemyslaw Kalek and Joanna Nowak-Paradowska are praised for their constant attention, availability, client focus and market knowledge.

Members of this team have been handpicked for their ability, knowledge, problem solving ethos and professionalism. Without a doubt, their clients receive outstanding, clear-cut advice offered in a straightforward way that adds value to their business transactions.

Key clients

PKN ORLEN

PKP Energetyka

innogy Polska

innogy Renewables Polska

innogy Stoen Operator

ENERGA

Energa Operator

RWE Supply & Trading

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna

Rheinbraun Brennstoff GmbH

TAURON Polska Energia

Polish Power Transmission and Distribution Association

Zespół Elektrowni Pątnów Adamów Konin

SPV Taiga Mistral

Fortum Power and Heat Polska

Mondi Świecie

Tax Tier 2

The tax department at Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.j., under the leadership of Dorota Szubielska, focuses on tax litigation, representing clients including banks, investment funds, real estate developers and energy and manufacturing companies in a range of disputes before the Polish courts and tax administrators. The group also specialises in contentious direct and indirect tax issues. Piotr Karwat  has expertise in fiscal control and tax proceedings, including administrative and court proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

We work closely with Dorota Szubielska, one of the best tax lawyers in Poland.  We feel in good hands here and are really grateful for such exceptional results.

Unique composition of law knowledge and practice. Perfect communication skills. Creativity and flexibility.

Key clients

Millenium Bank

LPP

Fabryka Samochodów Osobowych

Mondi Świecie

Tele-Fonika Kable

EDP Renewables

innogy Renewables

Look Finansowanie Inwestycji Łukasiewicz i Wspólnicy

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Areas of focus for Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.j.'s litigation team include cases concerning the energy industry, anti-monopoly, privatisation and re-privatisation, as well as white-collar criminal defence and investigatory matters. Commercial arbitration and mediation is another strong area for the team and practice leader Marcin Boruc is often called upon as an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Confederation of Lewiatan. Adam Zwierzyński was promoted to the partnership in 2019.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Pure professionals with knowledge of what is behind the scenes – therefore it makes it easier to evaluate the possible outcome of legal actions.

I think what makes the team unique is their creativity and ability to look at the problem from a different perspective.’

Adam Zwierzynski has all the traits of a great attorney. He is quick, driven and highly competent.

Key clients

innogy Stoen Operator

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna

PKP Energetyka

Herbapol Lublin

Mondi Świecie

Elektrownia Pątnów II.

Fabryka Samochodów Osobowych

Hydrobudowa Polska

Agrifarm

Banking and finance Tier 4

Real estate financing is a core competency of Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.j.'s team, which also regularly handles refinancing projects. In particular, the group has experience in financing for residential projects, advising both major Polish banks and Polish developers. Another area of expertise is advising banks on financing for office and retail developments. Martyna Kamińska-Tabaka and Agnieszka Piasecka jointly lead the practice.

Testimonials

I believe their experience lets them work on complicated and requiring specialist knowledge matters.

I appreciate Martyna Kamińska-Tabaka’s profound knowledge and transactional experience. She is a very professional, talented and business oriented lawyer.

Key clients

Santander Bank Polska

Alior Bank

Futureal Group

Polchar

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

One client notes that the group at Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.j. 'stands out as focused on building long-term relations with clients'. Under the leadership of founding partner Włodzimierz Radzikowski, who is fluent in English and Russian, the team has developed a sophisticated corporate and M&A practice advising foreign and domestic companies on their activity in Poland. Sectors where the group stands out are energy and natural resources, manufacturing, real estate and pharmaceuticals. Gabriel Wujek is also recommended for issues including joint ventures, international and commercial contracts.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Very experienced in corporate law with an attitude of problem solving in a pragmatic way.’

The firm stands out as focused on building long-term relations with clients. The company’s strength is the stable team with long-term perspective aligned with that of their clients.’

We work on regular basis with Włodzimierz Radzikowski. I trust him not only in legal issues but also in business ones. Over those years we have worked out a good understanding and also friendship.’

Key clients

ZF Polpharma

Mondi Świecie

Fabryka Samochodów Osobowych

Mondi

Global City Holdings

Multimedia Polska

innogy Polska

Lagerdere Travel Retail

PKN Orlen

Tauron Polska

The firm:The lawyers of Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.j. have been practising in Poland since 1990 and over the past 30 years they have played a significant role in the process of transforming the Polish economy. Their experience encompasses advising on the first privatisation of a formerly state-owned company and the first privatisation of a Polish bank, as well as many other pioneering projects. By working with key government institutions and agencies they have helped shape the Polish legal system in the areas of energy, tax, general commercial law and investment protection. In the process of building Poland’s market economy, they have played a key role in projects requiring pioneering and innovative solutions. The experience gained through these projects gives this team the abilities and insight to think creatively and to provide clients with ground-breaking legal advice in new and unfamiliar situations. A number of solutions implemented by these lawyers have become a standard in the Polish legal market or have been incorporated into Polish law. They have been consistently recognised by Polish and international professional publications for their achievements in the fields of corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, tax, energy, banking and finance, dispute resolution and real estate.

Areas of practice

Mergers and acquisitions, corporate, restructurings and privatisations, capital markets: The lawyers’ long-established experience encompasses their representation of domestic and international clients in corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, foreign investment, management buyouts as well as mergers and de-mergers. They also advise on private equity/venture capital transactions as well as on capital markets transactions, including IPOs and other debt and equity securities offerings. These lawyers have substantial experience in advising clients on corporate matters, including corporate governance and disclosure obligations of public companies and application of regulations on trading in financial instruments. They provide comprehensive legal services in all stages of the transactional process, starting from the legal due diligence phase through negotiations to implementation. They represent both multinational corporations operating in Poland and Polish companies in their operations and investment projects in other countries.

Energy: The energy practice is widely regarded as a leading one in the Polish market. The team has unique knowledge of generation, distribution and trading in electricity, heat and gas. Utilising their broad experience, these lawyers advise Polish and international clients on mergers and acquisitions of energy companies and financing of energy projects. The energy practice has a wealth of experience in renewable energy matters, in particular those involving wind farm projects and PV projects. They advise in the projects regarding construction of power plants and generation units, assisting in drafting and negotiating EPC and different types of service and maintenance contracts. They successfully represent major energy companies in connection with high-profile energy industry related disputes. The firm represents clients in cases brought before the President of the Energy Regulatory Office, the President of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection, the Court of Competition and Consumer Protection and has won several landmark cases in the energy sector, including exemption from the obligation to submit energy tariffs for approval of the Energy Regulatory Authority.

Tax and customs: The highly reputable tax practice is particularly regarded for its effectiveness and accomplishments in tax litigation cases, which results from the profound knowledge of tax law, procedures of administrative authorities and administrative courts as well as many years of practice and an individual approach to each case. The lawyers advise clients in connection with foreign investments, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures, securities offerings and other corporate transactions. They represent clients before tax authorities, tax inspection bodies, administrative courts, the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Tribunal. Their services are rendered to multinational corporations, banks and investment funds, real estate developers, and other global and local companies regarding issues related to all taxes and other public levies, such as turnover taxes (VAT and excise duty), corporate and personal income tax (CIT and PIT), real estate tax, and customs duties.

Real estate: This experienced team represents international and Polish developers, institutional investors and lenders in a variety of office, retail, warehouse, residential and hotel projects throughout Poland. The lawyers started from acquisitions of warehouses and distribution centres by the first foreign investors entering the Polish market, through advice on development projects, acquisition, sale or lease of office space as well as housing and commercial buildings, to the financing of complex development and investment projects. They provide advice on a wide range of legal matters, including due diligence, reprivatisation claims, lease, financing, acquisition, sale, management and construction. They also have experience in assisting clients in matters connected with securing the financing for their projects and in litigating breaches under lease, investment and other real estate contracts.

Banking and finance: The team represents both lenders and borrowers in debt financing transactions in Poland and abroad. The lawyers’ experience includes project finance and real estate financing, M&A transactions including leveraged buyout financing, and financing for projects and investors in fossil and renewable energy, production and infrastructure sectors. They also provide opinions on financing structures prepared by banks under EU and Polish law compliance regime, including State aid regulations.

Dispute resolution: These lawyers have extensive experience and many achievements in dealing with complicated multi-jurisdictional litigation. They have represented clients in a number of landmark, high-value cases and in the first class action in Poland. They assist Polish and international corporations and investors at common courts of all instances and before regulatory and supervisory authorities. They stand out particularly in disputes with Energy or Tax law background where lawyers can draw on synergy with the firm’s renowned Energy and Tax departments. They also have broad and outstanding experience in alternative dispute resolution – arbitration and mediation. These lawyers have served as arbitrators at Polish and foreign arbitration institutions.

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and acquisitions, corporate, restructurings and privatisations, capital markets Włodzimierz Radzikowski wradzikowski@rslegal.pl +48 22 520 50 00
Tax and customs Dorota Szubielska dszubielska@rslegal.pl +48 22 520 50 00
Tax and customs Piotr Karwat pkarwat@rslegal.pl +48 22 520 50 00
Real estate Mariusz Stawiarczyk mstawiarczyk@rslegal.pl +48 22 520 50 00
Banking and finance Martyna Kamińska-Tabaka mkaminska@rslegal.pl +48 22 520 50 00
Banking and finance Agnieszka Piasecka apiasecka@rslegal.pl +48 22 520 50 00
Dispute resolution Marcin Boruc mboruc@rslegal.pl +48 22 520 50 00
Energy and natural resources Przemysław Kałek pkalek@rslegal.pl +48 22 520 50 00
Energy and natural resources Joanna Nowak-Paradowska jnowak@rslegal.pl +48 22 520 50 00
Photo Name Position Profile
 Edward Bieliński  photo Edward Bieliński Associate
 Marcin Boruc  photo Marcin Boruc Partner
 Martyna Dyga  photo Martyna Dyga Associate
 Joanna Jabłońska  photo Joanna Jabłońska Associate
 Przemysław Kałek  photo Przemysław Kałek Partner
 Martyna Kamińska-Tabaka  photo Martyna Kamińska-Tabaka Partner
 Piotr Karwat  photo Piotr Karwat Partner
 Mateusz Kornacki  photo Mateusz Kornacki Civil LawTax LawReal Estate Law
 Dariusz Michalski  photo Dariusz Michalski Partner
Mr Igor Muszy?ski photo Mr Igor Muszy?ski Partner
 Joanna Nowak-Paradowska  photo Joanna Nowak-Paradowska Partner
 Agnieszka Piasecka  photo Agnieszka Piasecka Partner
 Sylwester Pieckowski  photo Sylwester Pieckowski Partner
 Włodzimierz Radzikowski  photo Włodzimierz Radzikowski Senior Partner
 Zbigniew Skórczyński  photo Zbigniew Skórczyński Partner
 Mariusz Stawiarczyk  photo Mariusz Stawiarczyk Partner
 Emilia Studnicka  photo Emilia Studnicka Associate
 Dorota Szubielska  photo Dorota Szubielska Senior Partner
 Maciej Urbaniak  photo Maciej Urbaniak Cooperating lawyer
 Gabriel Wujek  photo Gabriel Wujek Senior Partner
 Tomasz Zbiegień  photo Tomasz Zbiegień Cooperating lawyer
 Adam Zwierzyński  photo Adam Zwierzyński Partner
Number of lawyers : 22
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