Firm Profile > Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP > Warsaw, Poland

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP
Plac Trzech Krzy?y 10/14
00-499 Warsaw
Poland

Insurance Tier 1

At Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP, the team acts for insurance companies in disputes, as well as advising on distribution projects, policies and transactions. Clients appreciate the team's regulatory knowledge and familiarity with the Polish FSA, which enables them 'to navigate the difficult local regulatory environment'. The department is led by Beata Balas-Noszczyk, '"the" expert in the insurance field', who was involved in drafting the Polish Insurance Activity Act. Counsel Bartosz Romanowski focuses on advising insurance companies on the day-to-day aspects of their activities, particularly in relation to regulatory compliance. Senior associate Karol Ruszkowski is developing a practice advising on the legal aspects of cooperation between insurers and banks. All lawyers mentioned have significant experience in proceedings before the Polish regulators.

Practice head(s):

Beata Balas-Noszczyk

Other key lawyers:

Bartosz Romanowski; Karol Ruszkowski

Testimonials

Hogan Lovells Warsaw is probably the best legal practice that we worked with from all countries. Hogan Lovells Warsaw are extremely knowledgeable, professional and they care about their clients. The quality of the work delivered is exceptional and they understand very quickly what the client needs. They are very friendly and welcoming.’

Lawyers from Hogan Lovells are extremely flexible, hard-working and have a problem-solving approach. Those are key features that make them unique on the market. I could always count on their recommendation to solve any problem, not only legal but business-related, that occur during the project.’

We collaborated mainly with Beata Balas-Noszczyk, “the” expert in the insurance field, able to come up with quick solutions for any point raised, business oriented, strong leader, always positive and inspiring

Very creative, they are looking for new legal interpretations, the new arguments challenging existing interpretations, more than to keen to listen to what a customer expects.’

The knowledge and understanding of the regulators and Polish FSA makes them able to navigate in a more difficult environment than most of the other countries in EU. Beata Balas-Noszczyk is the best lawyer within the life insurance and pension fund business.’

Key clients

Aviva Group

mFinanse S.A.

mBank S.A.

Credit Agricole Group

Generali Group

NN Group

CACI Life dac, CACI Non-Life dac

Lloyd’s Group

Gothaer Group

Polish Insurance Association

Public procurement Tier 1

A popular choice for pre-implementation analyses, the public procurement team at Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP is led by Andrzej Dębiec and counsel Bartosz Clemenz. Notably, the group also handles tender proceedings and advises on PPP contracts, bank loan agreements, sub-contracting and insurance matters. It also assists with matters pertaining to EU funding, state aid and public finance. Clients include state entities as well as private concessionaires

Practice head(s):

Andrzej Dębiec; Bartosz Clemenz

Testimonials

‘Hogan Lovells is a law firm that ‘gets it’. To a person, their attorneys and support staff are all aligned around the same concept.’

Key clients

BBI Development S.A

Alstom

Saur Polska sp. Z.o.o

Guivisa

Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej Sp. Z.o.o

Hochtief

Aecom Polska Sp. Z.o.o

Banking and finance Tier 2

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP's team has substantial expertise in mortgage bond issuances and securitisations, as well as real estate, energy and project finance. The group also advises its banking and financial institutional clients on debt restructurings. Piotr Zawiślak, who heads up the banking and finance team, focuses on the transactional side of the practice. Senior associate Mateusz Dereszyński is building a solid foundation in financing transactions, including in relation to syndicated lending and mezzanine finance. Rafał Grochowski joined Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Zawislak

Other key lawyers:

Mateusz Dereszyński

Key clients

Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A.

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

Alior Bank S.A.

mBank S.A

BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A.

Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A.

DnB Bank Polska S.A.

ING Bank Śląski

Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A. (Citigroup)

Berlin Hyp AG

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP's corporate and M&A team works closely with the firm's other departments to provide a full transactional service to domestic and multinational clients in Poland and across the CEE region from the Warsaw office. The team takes a sectoral approach to deals, with particular experience in real estate. Marek Wroniak, who heads up the group, has a specialism in international corporate transactions. Counsel Tomasz Zak is another transactional lawyer, with expertise in commercial contracts. Counsel Tomasz Grygorczuk is noted for public M&A.

Practice head(s):

Marek Wroniak

Other key lawyers:

Tomasz Żak; Tomasz Grygorczuk; Piotr Kwasiborski

Testimonials

‘The Hogan Lovells corporate team in Warsaw provides an excellent balance of local knowledge and familiarity with international market practice and M&A execution style. High-quality technical advice, with the client’s interests in mind. ’

‘Tomasz Zak has been a trusted adviser to our firm on a number of matters over the years. Direct, commercial and a good communicator. ’

‘Excellent knowledge of insurance, banking, bancassurance, M&A, more than a standard engagement in projects, thinking about business consequences and underlining this to the project very clearly’

Key clients

Saur Polska sp. z o. o.

Interpublic Group (IPG)

DH Private Equity Partners

Gdańsk Shipyard Group sp. z o.o.

Gothaer Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń S.A.

mFinanse S.A. and mBank S.A. (Commerzbank Group)

Kapsch TrafficCom and Axxès

Cinema3D S.A.

FCB Inferno Limited

FlixMobility GmbH (FlixBus)

Shire plc.

Arcus Infrastructure Partners

Honeywell

Tax Tier 2

There are three strands to the tax practice at Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP: financial services taxation, construction and real estate transactional tax issues and the tax aspects of securitisations. The group is led by Andrzej Dębiec, who is a qualified tax adviser with experience in transactional, advisory and contentious tax work across the financial and real estate sectors. Zbigniew Marczyk is an expert in securitisation tax, while counsel Dorota Walerjan specialises in advising on tax issues related to the insurance and banking sectors, as well as in relation to infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

Andrzej Dębiec

Other key lawyers:

Zbigniew Marczyk; Dorota Walerjan

Testimonials

Long-term cooperation lasting for over a dozen years, high professional qualifications, high quality of analyses and legal advice.’

Highly skilled people, prompt reactions for our questions , clear wording and easy language.’

Key clients

ABC Data

Aecom

Alior Leasing

Alstom

Amazon

Astaldi SpA Oddział w Polsce

Auchan

Aviva

AVON

Bank BNP Paribas S.A.

Bank Millenium

Bank PKO BP S.A.

BBI Development S.A. (and its subsidiaries)

Capital Partners

Friedrichs Company

HOCHTIEF Polska S.A.

CitiBank

Credit Agricole

EMF

Eneris

Ghelamco

Gülermak Ağır Sanayi İnşaat ve Taahhüt A.Ş

Honeywell

ING

Intrum Justitia

Kreditech

Lafarge

Lesaffre

Marubeni

MARS

mBank S.A. (Commerzbank Group)

Mondial Assistance

Nordea

Panattoni

Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A.

PSA Group

Rabot Dutilleul

RD BUD Sp. z.o.o. (Rabot Dutilleul Group)

Santander

Triuva (previous name IVG)

Unicredit Bank

Vamix NV (Vandemoortele Group)

Warta

Waterland

Willis

Zepter

CUPT

Dover

Digital Care

EFL

Millenium Bank

Cintra

Ministerstwo Infrastruktury

Provident

FMS-WM

EAA

FlixBus

Saur

Stowarzyszenie KLON/ JAWOR

Getin

PZU

Edenred

McKinsey

Calpers

Xcity Investment Sp. z.o.o. (P

Competition/antitrust Tier 3

At Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP, the antitrust and competition team advises domestic and international clients on competition law and state aid issues in Poland. The group is particularly known for cartel, abuse of dominance and merger control proceedings, as well as consumer-related cases. Counsel Piotr Skurzyński leads the group, with experience representing clients before the Polish competition authority and European Commission, in addition to courts at all levels.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Skurzyński

Other key lawyers:

Magdalena Kowara

Testimonials

‘Mr. Skurzyński is extraordinary, very helpful and provides in-depth knowledge of the competition law.’

‘We were extremely satisfied with the support and performance of the entire HL team. ’

‘The competition law team was headed by Piotr Skurzyński who was very solution-oriented and had an excellent economic understanding.’

Key clients

Amazon

Apple

BNP Paribas

Credit Agricole

BMW

FlixBus

Ford

Lesaffre Polska

Makro Cash and Carry Polska S.A.

Google

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

mBank (Commerzbank Group)

Nationale Nederlanden Insurance

Nike

Oculus VR

Allianz

PKO BP (the largest Polish retail bank)

City of Olsztyn/Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej

City of Wroclaw/Wroclawskie Przedsiębiorstwo Hala Ludowa

Groupon

Veolia

Avon

Dispute resolution Tier 3

At Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP, the disputes practice handles the spectrum of corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration, predominantly for the firm's international clients. Particular areas of focus are infrastructure disputes, product liability cases, as well as criminal litigation. Lawyers also spend a substantial amount of time on contractual and shareholders' disputes. Counsel Wojciech Marchwicki heads the department together with experienced litigator Marek Wroniak. Senior associate Przemysław Tacij has increasing experience in arguing cases before the Supreme Court.

Practice head(s):

Marek Wroniak; Wojciech Marchwicki

Other key lawyers:

Przemysław Tacij

Testimonials

The assigned lawyers understood very well and in a very short time the complexity of the case.’

Their performance as well as their engagement were outstanding. The documentation were always ready and delivered in time according to the agreed time schedule.’

‘Very professional and experienced team, specially in litigation procedures.’

‘Wojciech Marchwicki is a very professional, experienced lawyer in litigation procedures.’

‘Very strong and powerful team, having your back, always.’

‘Wojciech Marchwicki is probably one of the best for high-end and complex litigation in Poland’

‘Worked on a complex dispute with the team which was handled well.’

‘Wojciech Marchwicki worked hard and communicated clearly and most importantly got a positive outcome for us.’

‘Hogan Lovells is a market leader on Polish market for dispute resolution. Their staff are highly skilled, billing is always on time and estimated correctly. We highly appreciate that the associates remind us of any necessary course of action to be taken in a timely manner.’

‘High quality service, expertise of many teams from different fields, understanding of the client’s work and organization. Customer-oriented attitude. ’

‘The strength we notice as a client is their ability to respond quickly on complex international, multi-country issues. In our case there were claims and counter claims involving 4 companies in 4 different countries each with its own contractual difficulties. All were related and simultaneously disputed. This is not always the case even with large legal entities.’

Key clients

Alstom

ABB

Honeywell

Hochtief

Guivisa

M&G Investments

mBank (Commerzbank)

BNP Paribas

CACI Life and CACI Non-Life

Fundacja Malta

eBilet

Fleder/Flexider

Aviva

Porsche

Real estate Tier 3

Marek Grodek and Bartosz Clemenz jointly head the 'very reactive, skilful and competent' real estate team at Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP. Focusing on long-term lease agreements, development contracts and project finance, the team also handles real estate-related litigation and arbitration. Clients include major players from asset classes including retail, office space and residential housing. Mateusz Dereszyenski is the firm's key contact for financing matters.

Practice head(s):

Marek Grodek; Bartosz Clemenz

Other key lawyers:

Mateusz Dereszyenski

Testimonials

‘The team is very reactive, skilful and competent’.

‘What stands out is definitely their market connection and legal updates: both Marek Grodek and Bartosz Clemenz proved extremely reliable and delivered astute advice which enabled us to react appropriately and deliver the expected value.’

‘Focus-oriented on every detail of the transaction.’

‘Most of the time I communicate with Bartosz Clemenz being the lead person for the due diligence work and Mateusz Dereszyenski for the financing work. Both gentlemen communicate well and are knowledgeable of the subject task.’

Key clients

Och Ziff Management Europe Limited

ISOC Group

Prologis Inc.

Kravco Company LLC

Bacoli Properties

BBI Development

Xcity Investment

Cinema 3D

Centerscape Investments Polans sp. Z.o.o

Centerscape

Capital markets Tier 4

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP has a strong debt capital markets offering, which is embedded in the banking and finance department. It advises arranging banks, lenders, sponsors and borrowers on bond and mortgage bond issuances, as well as securitisation projects. The group is led by Piotr Zawiślak. Rafał Grochowski joined Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Zawislak

Other key lawyers:

Mateusz Dereszyński; Anna Kuczewska

Key clients

Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A.

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

Santander Bank Polska S.A.

Santander Leasing Sp. z o.o.

mBank (Commerzbank Group)

Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas S.A.

Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A.

DnB Bank Polska S.A.

UniCredit Bank AG

Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A. (Citigroup)

Alior Bank S.A.

Citibank NA

Employment Tier 4

Led by Marek Wroniak and senior associate Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk, the employment team at Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP covers a broad range of industries. In particular, it is notable for its work in pharmaceuticals, automotive and insurance, sectors in which it maintains a strong reputation for cross-border M&A transactions. The firm also has expertise in labour investigations and compliance programmes, which it handles with the firm's white-collar and fraud group.

Practice head(s):

Marek Wroniak; Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk

Testimonials

‘Marek Wroniak (a classic senior adviser, very good for judgement calls) Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk (extremely profound knowledge, very proactive) ’

‘The team is very responsive, quickly reacts to issues and provides comprehensive support.’

‘Hogan Lovells has been always open to the challenges and provides the highest standard of service.’

‘Quick reaction time. Very practical advice.’

‘Marek Wroniak – professional lawyer, good coordination and communication skills’

‘High level of expertise, strong commercial emphasis.’

‘Marek Wroniak – highly knowledgeable, responsive, extremely good understanding of commercial aspects’

‘On the top of a strong professional knowledge and experience in various complex legal matters in HR area HL team I used to cooperate with is very approachable and focused on building close and long term relationship with key clients.’

‘My main business partner in HL is Ms Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk. I highly appreciate her strong professional experience or great communication skills.’

Key clients

Equinix Poland

Lionbridge

Mylan Group

Infor

Amdocs

ABC Group

Dover

TI Poland / TI Automotive

Honeywell Group

Texas Instruments

mFinanse

Koch/Guardian

The firm: Change is happening faster than ever, and legal challenges come from all directions. To stay ahead, organisations need to anticipate what’s next. Hogan Lovells understands this and works together with its clients to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centres around the world. With 2,500 lawyers on six continents, Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world’s most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions and governments. The firm provides practical legal solutions that help clients identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities.

Whether a client is expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, Hogan Lovells can help.

The firm’s lawyers are straight-talking. They understand and solve the problem before it becomes one. And they deliver clear and practical advice that gets the job done.

A fast-changing and interconnected world requires fresh thinking combined with proven experience. That’s what Hogan Lovells provides. Progress starts with ideas. And while imagination helps at every level, the firm’s legal solutions are aligned with each client’s business strategy. The firm’s experience in cross-border and emerging economies gives it the market perspective to be the global partner of choice for its clients. The team at Hogan Lovells brings a diverse variety of backgrounds and experience which delivers a broader perspective. This ultimately makes for more rounded thinking and better answers for clients. Giving back to communities and society is fundamental to good business. And, it’s part of the firm’s core. Everyone at Hogan Lovells is asked to volunteer at least 25 hours a year as part of their normal work duties.

Warsaw office: Hogan Lovells in Warsaw provides commercially minded advice to clients operating in Poland and in the wider markets of Central and Eastern Europe.

It advises clients on the legal structures best suited to conducting business in Poland and on all aspects of Polish and EU competition law. It provides tailor-made solutions for corporate mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring processes, and management buy-outs. Its interdisciplinary teams of multilingual lawyers focus on specific industry sectors, including banking and finance and real estate. Clients seek their expertise on intellectual property issues, including protection of trade marks, patents and industrial designs, personal data processing, and internet and domain names.

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Administrative and public law
Antitrust and competition
Capital markets
Commercial
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Copyright
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Employment
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Environment
Banking transactional
Health
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Infrastructure, energy, resources and projects
Financial services
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Litigation
Mergers and acquisitions
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Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Tomasz Żak  photo Mr Tomasz Żak Counsel  
Mrs Beata Balas-Noszczyk  photo Mrs Beata Balas-Noszczyk Partner
Mr Bartosz Clemenz  photo Mr Bartosz Clemenz Counsel
Mr Andrzej Dębiec  photo Mr Andrzej Dębiec Partner
 Mateusz Dereszynski  photo Mateusz Dereszynski Senior Associate
Mr Rafał Grochowski  photo Mr Rafał Grochowski Partner
Mr Marek Grodek  photo Mr Marek Grodek Partner
 Tomasz Grygorczuk photo Tomasz Grygorczuk Counsel
Ms Ewa Kacperek  photo Ms Ewa Kacperek Counsel
 Magdalena Kowara  photo Magdalena Kowara Senior associate
 Piotr Kwasiborski  photo Piotr Kwasiborski Senior associate
Dr Wojciech Marchwicki photo Dr Wojciech Marchwicki Counsel
Mr Zbigniew Marczyk photo Mr Zbigniew Marczyk Counsel
 Bartosz Romanowski photo Bartosz Romanowski Counsel
 Karol Ruszkowski photo Karol Ruszkowski Senior Associate
 Maryla Surowiec photo Maryla Surowiec Senior Associate
Mrs Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk  photo Mrs Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk Senior Associate
 Dorota Walerjan photo Dorota Walerjan Counsel
Mr Marek Wroniak  photo Mr Marek Wroniak Partner
Mr Piotr Zawiślak  photo Mr Piotr Zawiślak As the head of the banking and finance team of the Hogan…
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