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Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP
Plac Trzech Krzyży 10/14
00-499 Warsaw

Poland > Insurance Tier 1

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP‘s impressive client roster covers the entirety of the insurance industry, and spans life and non-life insurers and reinsurers, financial institutions, banks, and intermediaries. The practice offers clients advice on a vast range of mandates, from product work and distribution, financing, and outsourcing, to M&A transactions, reorganisations, insurance business transfers, and reinsurance, as well as handling regulatory mandates. Jointly leading the group are managing partner Beata Balas-Noszczyk, head of the corporate and finance group, and counsel Bartosz Romanowski, chair of the financial institutions and insurance sector department. According to one client, Balas-Noszczyk ‘has exceptional knowledge of the financial market and especially the insurance sector’. Senior associate Karol Ruszkowski is notable for his work on the legal aspects of co-operations between insurers and banks.

Practice head(s):

Beata Balas-Noszczyk; Bartosz Romanowski

Other key lawyers:

Karol Ruszkowski; Dorota Walerjan


‘Deep knowledge of the industry. Very effective communication, quick decision making and recommendations.’

‘Beata Balas-Noszczyk has exceptional knowledge of the financial market and especially the insurance sector; ability to assess matters in a very broad perspective and propose a variety of business solutions. Very transparent communication.’

‘Very good business understanding, very solution oriented and always understand what the client is looking for.’

‘The team is always involved in the case they are working on – from the beginning of the notification and confirmation of the start of work to establishing that we have received what we expected. The support we receive is always at a very high level. Meetings organised at the beginning of work give us the opportunity to determine what we are asking for.’

‘Bartosz Romanowski is always 100% committed to the matter, has knowledge and extensive experience in the field of insurance and solutions related to the consortium model. He is the best insurance legal advisor we have ever worked with. The material received is always of the highest quality and on time. He was able to properly support us in the negotiations with insurance companies.’

‘Excellent legal skills and the best knowledge about the regulatory framework.’

‘Dorota Walerjan is the best advisor we have ever worked with; thanks to her commitment, experience and knowledge, we always receive the highest support.’

‘Excellent knowledge of the insurance and banking sector, high ability to translate legal and regulatory requirements into business efficient solutions combined with transparent and clear communication.’

Key clients

Nationale-Nederlanden Group

Wefox Insurance AG

Digital Care Sp. z o.o.

mBank S.A.

Credit Agricole Group

Bank Millennium S.A.

PSA Finance Polska Sp. z o.o.

CACI Life dac, CACI Non-Life dac

Lloyd’s Group

Stellantis Assurance

D.A.S. Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń Ochrony Prawnej S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Bank Millennium S.A. on a strategic bancassurance partnership and on the sale of shares in Millennium Financial Services sp. z o.o.
  • Advised the Nationale-Nederlanden Group on issues connected to the reverse merger process of heavily regulated and supervised life insurance companies.
  • Advised Digital Care Group on the process of obtaining a license to pursue insurance activities.

Poland > Tax Tier 1

Underpinned by a global network, the tax practice at Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP takes full advantage of its cross-border capabilities to assist clients with matters pertaining to international tax law. The team has expertise in the finance, insurance, IT, technology, and real estate and construction sectors. Andrzej Dębiec leads the practice, and brings significant experience handling optimisation projects, tax planning, M&A transaction structuring and disputes before the tax authorities and courts to his role. Zbigniew Marczyk is another active member of the practice and is well regarded for his knowledge of the tax aspects of the true-sale securitisation of receivables and other asset-backed securities transactions.

Practice head(s):

Andrzej Dębiec

Other key lawyers:

Zbigniew Marczyk; Dorota Walerjan; Jan Starybrat


‘The tax practice team members represent the highest professional standards. They constantly deliver premium support and are focused on finding the best solution regardless of the circumstances.’

‘Jan Starybrat – focused on detail and finding the best solution, takes ownership, very reponsive.’

‘Andrzej Dębiec – experienced, leads the practice.’

‘Good technical knowledge in the securitisation area.’

Key clients

ABC Data






Aqua Ventures International



BNP Paribas Bank Polska (and other companies from BNP’s Group )


BBI Development (and its group companies)

Berlin HYP


Booking Holdings

CalPERS: California Public Employees’ Retirement System





Corum XL

CPI Property Group

Credit Agricole Group



Digital Care




EFL (Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy)





ERGO Group



Friedrichs Company (Gottfried Friedrichs KG)



Hestia Capital Holding LLC






Intrum Justitia

JP Morgan


Kredyt Inkaso


Leoff Holding / Gutenberg Capital




Markem Imaje

mBank (Commerzbank Group)



Millennium Bank

Moliera 2 (IT Fashion)

Mondial Assistance

Mylan (Viatris)



Nationale Nederlanden Group / NN Group




One Versicherung


PATRIZIA Frankfurt Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft

Perkin Elmer

PLL LOT / Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT (member of Polish Aviation Group)



PSA Group

PZU Group

Rabot Dutilleul


Santander Group




Uber B.V./ Uber Poland

Unicredit Bank






Webuild (previously Astaldi)

Whelen Engineering



Złota 44

Work highlights

  • Advised Santander Corporate and Investment Banking, on the securitisation of a portfolio of auto lease receivables originated by VEHIS FIN1 SP. Z O.O.
  • Assisted Bank Millennium S.A. with the establishment of a long-term strategic business partnership with a third-party insurance partner, Europa (Talanx Group), as well as the conclusion of an agreement to sell 80% of the shares in Millennium Financial Services to Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń na Życie Europa S.A. and Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń Europa S.A.
  • Assisted PerkinElmer with a global reorganisation in which the PerkinElmer group of companies divested selected business lines to another group.

Poland > Competition/antitrust Tier 2

The team at Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP frequently represents clients in antitrust proceedings before the Polish Competition Authority and the European Commission, as well as in appeals and private enforcement cases. Its offering also extends to advisory services, including on merger filings and control processes. Assisting clients during dawn raids and investigations is another key area of work for the group. Counsel Piotr Skurzyński sits at the helm of the group.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Skurzyński

Other key lawyers:

Bartłomiej Wyjatek; Hanna Parkot


‘They have a very good understanding of the way our business works – we do not need to spend time on detailed explanations, everything clicked straight away. It is important for us that in emergency situations they are available to provide advice at short notice.’

‘The leader of the team, Piotr Skurzyński, has great experience and direct contact with the relevant authorities, but is also experienced in acting before Polish courts. I value his ability to seek and find creative solutions. Also, great interpersonal skills and overall very nice to work with.’

‘Hogan Lovells provides us with support in competition law. It has the capabilities to minimise legal risk exposure, with limited impact on business goals.’

‘Piotr Skurzyński is the best in class, specialising in antitrust law. Combination of his attitudes, including expertise, experience and orientation towards business needs makes cooperation with him an extraordinary experience.’

‘Credible and highly experienced team.’

‘Very practical and goal oriented.’

‘Piotr Skurzyński is a decent and reliable lawyer.’

Key clients


Santander Consumer Bank


BNP Paribas


Kraft Heinz



Makro Cash and Carry Polska S.A.


Hitachi Energy


Nationale Nederlanden Insurance


PVH Europe

Air Products

Ergo Group

Raiffeisen Centrobank AG




Polska Organizacja Handlu I Dystrybucji

Polska Izba Ubezpieczeń


Grupa Pracuj

Work highlights

  • Representing Veolia Energia Warszawa in cartel proceedings before the Polish Competition Authority and subsequent court proceedings.
  • Represented Santander Consumer Bank in a proceeding before the Polish Competition Authority concerning consumer protection issues and representing the Bank in the appeal against the decision to impose a fine of approximately €10m.
  • Assisting ID Logistics with securing the unconditional clearance decision of the Polish Competition Authority for the acquisition of Spedimex, a Polish logistics operator.

Poland > Banking and finance Tier 3

Securitisation expert Piotr Zawiślak leads the banking and debt capital markets group at Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP. The team's client roster includes banks, lenders, credit enhancers, sponsors and borrowers. The team’s offering is wide ranging, extending from bilateral facilities to complex syndicated financings, and the group has notable strengths in the real estate and infrastructure sectors.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Zawiślak

Key clients

mBank S.A.

Citibank N.A.

BNP Paribas Group

Norddeutsche Landesbank Hypothekenbank

Deutsche Hypothekenbank

Santander Bank Polska S.A.

Standard Chartered Bank

Berlin Hyp AG

Bank Millennium S.A.

Oriens private equity fund

Citigroup Global Markets Limited

ING Bank N.V.

Work highlights

  • Advising Bank Millennium S.A. on the establishment of a long-term bancassurance cooperation, as well as on the conclusion of an agreement to sell 80% of its shares in Millennium Financial Services sp. z o.o. to Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń na Życie Europa S.A. and Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń Europa S.A.
  • Advising Norddeutsche Landesbank and Deutsche Hypo on their merger and integration process.
  • Advising Oriens, a private equity fund, on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Transystem S.A.

Poland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP utilises its global network to provide clients with a seamless cross-border offering. Sectors of note for the team include the IT and technology, automotive, finance and insurance, pharmaceutical, and real estate industries. Managing partner Beata Balas-Noszczyk plays an active role in the M&A team, which is led by counsel Tomasz Żak, who has further expertise in reorganisations and corporate governance matters. Counsel Tomasz Grygorczuk leads the commercial offering. Marek Wroniak  retired in January 2023.

Practice head(s):

Beata Balas-Noszczyk; Tomasz Żak; Tomasz Grygorczuk

Other key lawyers:

Piotr Kwasiborski; Tomasz Pietrzak


‘Very professional and pragmatic. Very dedicated to the subject matter.’

‘High professionalism, high expertise and always prudent.’

‘The teams have shown excellent aptitude at dealing with the complex construction they were being faced with. We have specifically appreciated the dedication of the team, constant availability of key staff members, and excellent capacity at dealing with specific issues encountered in the countries involved with our deal.’

‘Outstanding command of all legal and fiscal technical parameters of the transaction.’

‘Partners’ and associates’ capacity to think out of the box and come up with innovative recommendations.’

Key clients

Nationale Nederlanden

Daimler Group

Oriens private equity fund


HR Group

International Finance Corporation

mFinanse S.A. and mBank S.A.

Interpublic Group



Arcus Infrastructure Partners



New Look Retailers





ERGO Group

ABC Technologies

BBI Development S.A.

Vestas Development

DTEK Renovables

Weener Plastics Group

Creative Associates International



J&J Worldwide Services


Panattoni Group

Saur Polska

ABC Automotive

ID Logistics Group

Neogen Corporation

Nova Ventures

D.A.S. Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń Ochrony Prawnej S.A.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Polish Development Fund

Work highlights

  • Advising ID Logistics France SAS on the purchase of Spedimex sp. z o. o.
  • Advising Nissan Automotive Europe SAS on the Polish legal and tax aspects of a project concerning the Polish branch of Nissan’s Hungarian commercial entity, Nissan Sales Central & Eastern Europe Kereskedelmi.
  • Advising Oriens PE Fund on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Transystem S.A.

Poland > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP boasts a ‘a very strong litigation team providing exceptional services’ in the financial, manufacturing, construction, energy, and infrastructure sectors. Its offering encompasses representation in commercial and corporate disputes, antitrust litigation, and product liability cases. Praised as an ‘excellent lawyer’, Wojciech Marchwicki leads the team and was promoted to the partnership at the beginning of 2023. Maryna Bakal is another notable member of the team with expertise in handling commercial disputes before Polish state courts and arbitration tribunals.

Practice head(s):

Wojciech Marchwicki

Other key lawyers:

Maryna Bakal; Aleksandra Połatyńska


‘The firm has great experience in my sector. I am fully convinced that they give their best attention to the cases referred to them. They analyse the referred cases in detail and suggest the most efficient solutions.’

‘All the individuals I have worked with are 100% professionals. They provide great expertise and are characterised by high communication skills, both in Polish and English.’

‘The team at Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP are ready take on any issue, no matter the complexity. Even the most complicated cases they seem to approach with braveness, intelligence and smart strategy. They are also ready to be innovative in solving unique and complex cases. They are diligent and always ready to learn and explore new legal avenues in defending their clients.’

‘Wojciech Marchwicki and Aleksandra Połatyńska, as well as their colleagues, are not only top-notch lawyers, but they also dedicate their time to the vulnerable and unrepresented and use law as a force for good.’

‘It is in general a very strong litigation team providing exceptional services.’

‘I work with Wojciech Marchwicki, head of the litigation department. He is a very good professional and very responsive, with profound knowledge. He shows a lot of creativity in coming up with solutions to any issues that come up during litigation.’

‘Wojciech Marchwicki is an excellent lawyer who very quickly understands complex issues and provides practical advice. He is smart on paper and on his feet, and he maintains great credibility in and outside the courtroom.’

‘Wojciech Marchwicki is a solution-oriented lawyer, negotiating the best possible deal for his clients.’

Key clients




M&G Investments


BNP Paribas

CACI Life and CACI Non-Life

Jones Lang Lasalle


‘Never Again’ Association


Societe Generale

Boston Scientific


Freedom for Eurasia


Work highlights

  • Represented a private client in a case which is a follow-up dispute relating to a historic case, and secured a favourable ruling before the Warsaw Court of Appeal.
  • Representing Guivisa, a steel parts manufacturer, in a court dispute resulting from a major construction contract for Stadion Śląski in Chorzów.
  • Representing BNP Paribas in proceedings initiated by PKN Orlen.

Poland > Capital markets Tier 4

Piotr Zawiślak chairs the capital markets team at Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP , which sits within the firm’s banking and finance department. It often advises arrangers, originators, and trustees on securitisation transactions, and debt restructuring is also a key part of the practice. On the ECM side, the group is active in assisting companies listed on stock exchanges, or those that are planning for listing, with their current activities, disclosure obligations, and corporate organisation.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Zawiślak

Key clients

Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A.

BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A.

Santander Bank Polska S.A.


Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy S.A.

Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

Santander Leasing S.A.


UniCredit Bank AG

Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A.

Banco Santander SA

Citibank NA

Work highlights

  • Advising Bank Millennium as originator on a PLN2.5bn synthetic securitisation of loan receivables.
  • Advising Santander Bank Polska S.A. as originator on a PLN2.8bn synthetic securitisation of a loan portfolio.
  • Advising Banco Santander S.A., as arranger, on a PLN1.3bn private cash warehouse securitisation of auto leases originated by Vehis, an Enterprise Investors portfolio company which operates as an online sales platform offering cars together with leasing.

Poland > Employment Tier 4

Sitting within the corporate department, the employment practice at Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP fields a vast client foster, featuring companies from the production, pharmaceuticals, e-commerce, software, telecoms, automotive and insurance sectors. Andrzej Dębiec jointly leads the practice alongside Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk; the former has significant expertise advising clients on the employment aspects of cross-border M&A transactions, while the latter is well versed at handling the dismissals of executives.

Practice head(s):

Andrzej Dębiec; Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk


Other key lawyers:

Paulina Przewoźnik-Lewinski; Aleksandra Sudak-Przybyła


‘I have worked with Hogan Lovells for more than 15 years. They provide professional advice and they are interdisciplinary which facilitates issues to be solved because problems are analysed in the large context.’

‘Hogan Lovells employees are very client focused, very high standards, personal culture, empathy.’

‘Great people with expert knowledge, and human and friendly approach.’

‘Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk is an open-minded lawyer, always giving the best of herself.’

‘Good understanding of the client’s business, proactive approach.’

‘Competent, reactive, professional.’

Key clients



Revvity (previously affiliated with PerkinElmer, Inc.)



Nationale-Nederlanden Group


CJ Europe

Equinix Poland


Viatris/Mylan Group



TI Poland / TI Automotive


Texas Instruments



Honeywell Group

Centrum Pro Bono




Habitat for Humanity



Work highlights

  • Advised Cygna Labs Poland on the transfer of employees due to the acquisition of the DDI business of NCC Group, and on the post-transition integration process.
  • Advising Amdocs on remote work, global mobility, immigration issues, working time optimalisation and employee benefits.
  • Advised Revvity on the employment aspects of the divesture of its business to an investment firm, New Mountain Capital.

Poland > Real estate Tier 4

Supported by a strong network of international offices, the team at Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP advises some of the largest investors, corporates, and financial institutions on matters related to transactional real estate deals. Its offering also covers tax-related issues, long lease agreements, contract negotiation, and litigation within the real estate sector. Katarzyna Dębińska-Pietrzyk stands at the helm of the practice, and regularly handles purchases and sales in relation to shares of assets, including both portfolio and individual real estate assets.

Practice head(s):

Katarzyna Dębińska-Pietrzyk


‘Deal oriented, strong network, professional, profound advice.’

‘Extremely client oriented: client first, flexible, sympathetic.’

Key clients

BBI Development

HR Group

Dürr AG

Corum XL

Abrdn Investments

Dover Corporation

Prime Holdings

Santander Bank Polska S.A.

BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A.

ib vogt GmbH

Oriens Czech Republic s.r.o.


Work highlights

  • Advised HR Group on the acquisition of the Polish operations of the Austrian Vienna House hotel company.
  • Advised Stuttgart-based mechanical and plant engineering company Dürr AG on its acquisition of BBS Automation Group.

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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
Energy regulatory
Banking transactional
Infrastructure, energy, resources and projects
Financial services
Intellectual property and media
Mergers and acquisitions
Private equity
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at this office : 75+
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