Firm Profile > Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.j. > Warsaw, Poland
Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.j. Offices
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Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.j. > The Legal 500 Rankings
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.
‘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.‘
innogy Renewables Polska
innogy Stoen 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
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.
‘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.‘
Fabryka Samochodów Osobowych
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.
‘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.‘
innogy Stoen Operator
PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna
Elektrownia Pątnów II.
Fabryka Samochodów Osobowych
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.
‘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.‘
Santander Bank Polska
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.
‘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.’
Fabryka Samochodów Osobowych
Global City Holdings
Lagerdere Travel Retail
Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.j. > Firm Profile
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.
|Mergers and acquisitions, corporate, restructurings and privatisations, capital markets||Włodzimierz Radzikowskiemail@example.com||+48 22 520 50 00|
|Tax and customs||Dorota Szubielskafirstname.lastname@example.org||+48 22 520 50 00|
|Tax and customs||Piotr Karwatemail@example.com||+48 22 520 50 00|
|Real estate||Mariusz Stawiarczykfirstname.lastname@example.org||+48 22 520 50 00|
|Banking and finance||Martyna Kamińska-Tabakaemail@example.com||+48 22 520 50 00|
|Banking and finance||Agnieszka Piaseckafirstname.lastname@example.org||+48 22 520 50 00|
|Dispute resolution||Marcin Borucemail@example.com||+48 22 520 50 00|
|Energy and natural resources||Przemysław Kałekfirstname.lastname@example.org||+48 22 520 50 00|
|Energy and natural resources||Joanna Nowak-Paradowskaemail@example.com||+48 22 520 50 00|
|Edward Bieliński||Associate||View Profile|
|Marcin Boruc||Partner||View Profile|
|Martyna Dyga||Associate||View Profile|
|Joanna Jabłońska||Associate||View Profile|
|Przemysław Kałek||Partner||View Profile|
|Martyna Kamińska-Tabaka||Partner||View Profile|
|Piotr Karwat||Partner||View Profile|
|Mateusz Kornacki||Civil LawTax LawReal Estate Law||View Profile|
|Dariusz Michalski||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Igor Muszy?ski||Partner||View Profile|
|Joanna Nowak-Paradowska||Partner||View Profile|
|Agnieszka Piasecka||Partner||View Profile|
|Sylwester Pieckowski||Partner||View Profile|
|Włodzimierz Radzikowski||Senior Partner||View Profile|
|Zbigniew Skórczyński||Partner||View Profile|
|Mariusz Stawiarczyk||Partner||View Profile|
|Emilia Studnicka||Associate||View Profile|
|Dorota Szubielska||Senior Partner||View Profile|
|Maciej Urbaniak||Cooperating lawyer||View Profile|
|Gabriel Wujek||Senior Partner||View Profile|
|Tomasz Zbiegień||Cooperating lawyer||View Profile|
|Adam Zwierzyński||Partner||View Profile|