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

Poland > Insurance Tier 1

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP advises a wide range of clients across the entire insurance industry, including both life and non-life insurers and reinsurers, financial institutions, banks, and intermediaries. Its expansive offering covers projects, transactions, outsourcing, reorganisations, disputes and regulatory advice on a domestic and cross-border scale, and it is also supported by the firm’s international network. Beata Balas-Noszczyk leads the team and was one of the drafters of the Insurance Activity Act. Counsel Bartosz Romanowski has strong expertise in advising financial institutions on day-to-day matters, as well as representing them in regulatory proceedings. Senior associate Karol Ruszkowski is also a core member of the team. Maryla Surowiec moved to an in-house role.

Practice head(s):

Beata Balas-Noszczyk

Other key lawyers:


‘A highly qualified team with very good business understanding making them able to find the best solutions.’

‘Excellent knowledge and solution oriented.’

Key clients

Wefox Insurance AG

Digital Care Sp. z o.o.

mBank S.A.

Credit Agricole Group

UNIQA Polska Group

NN Group

CACI Life dac

CACI Non-Life dac

Lloyd’s Group

Stellantis Assurance

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

Work highlights

  • Advising NN Group on all relevant aspects of their insurance activity, in particular on distribution models and regulatory matters.
  • Advising on the corporate and regulatory aspects of the merger of insurance companies from UNIQA Polska Group and AXA Polska Group.
  • Assisting mBank with day-to-day advice on various regulatory issues, in particular in terms of bancassurance matters.

Poland > Tax Tier 1

The team at Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP is noted particularly for its expertise in the real estate, construction, technology and insurance sectors; tax planning, transactional, and compliance support in these areas forms the cornerstone of the firm’s practice. The group in Poland is able to co-operate with a network of practitioners based throughout France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, the Netherlands and the UK to assist with mandates relating to any of those jurisdictions. Counsel Zbigniew Marczyk is highly regarded for his specialisation in the tax aspects of the true-sale securitisation of receivables and other ABS transactions. Andrzej Dębiec heads up the practice.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Zbigniew Marczyk; Dorota Walerjan; Jan Starybrat


‘The tax team demonstrates a hands-on attitude, diligence and care for the client’s matters. They think and act out-of-the-box, exceeding expectations.’

‘Special thanks go to Jan Starybrat for his exceptional involvement and support. His services are always of high quality and very helpful.’

‘Wide knowledge, clear summarising, quick responses.’

‘Simple clarification of tax rules, clear recommendations.’

Key clients

ABC Data




Aqua Ventures International

Astaldi SpA Oddział w Polsce



Bank BNP Paribas S. A.

Bank Millenium

Bank PKO BP S. A.

BBI Development S.A. (and its subsidiaries)

Berlin HYP


Bookink Holdings

CalPERS: California Public Employees’ Retirement System




CPI Property Group S.A.

Credit Agricole



Digital Care











Friedrichs Company








Intrum Justitia




Leoff Holding / Gutenberg Capital



mBank S.A. (Commerzbank Group)



Millennium Bank

Ministerstwo Infrastruktury


Mondial Assistance

Mylan (Viatris)

Nationale Nederlanden Group / NN Group


One Versicherung


PATRIZIA Frankfurt Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft

Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A.



PSA Group


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




Unicredit Bank


Vamix NV (Vandemoortele Group)




Webuild (previously Astaldi)

Whelen Engineering


Xcity Investment Sp. z o. o. (PKP Group)


Złota 44

Work highlights

  • Advised the arrangers, Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank and StormHarbour Securities, on the securitisation of a portfolio of lease receivables worth approximately €490m, originated by Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy.
  • Assisted IBM with the global separation and reorganisation of its managed infrastructure services business across more than 65 jurisdictions worldwide.
  • Advised CPI Property Group, as part of a cross-border team, on the joint takeover offer by CPIPG and Aroundtown for the entire issued share capital of Globalworth Real Estate Investments, a Guernsey incorporated company whose shares are traded on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange.

Poland > Competition/antitrust Tier 2

The team at Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP 'consists of great specialists in their field'; dawn raids and compliance issues, M&A-related matters, appeals against the decisions of the Polish Competition Authority, private enforcement cases, and cartel proceedings all make up part of the firm's broad practice. Counsel Piotr Skurzyński leads the team, and is instructed largely by leading names from the financial, telecoms, pharmaceutical, retail and FMCG sectors. Recently, the firm has increasingly been focusing on mandates relating to foreign direct investments.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Skurzyński

Other key lawyers:

Hanna Parkot


‘Clarity of advice, not overcomplicated legal language.’

‘Very rational and pragmatic approach in advising clients.’

‘Great antitrust advice for both Europe and specifically Poland, deep expertise. Practical trainings. Relevent resourcing. Good balance between cost and quality. Very happy to partner with them!’

‘The team consists of great specialists in their field, with extensive substantive knowledge and extensive practical experience. The pro-business approach and the ability to understand business and its needs are certainly unique on the market.’

‘So far, I have had the pleasure of working mainly with Piotr Skurzyński. He stands out above all because he understands the business and looks for solutions that meet the client’s needs. He has enormous substantive knowledge and a lot of practical experience. In addition, he is also a very nice person with a great sense of humor, which makes working with him a real pleasure.’

Key clients


Santander Consumer Bank


BNP Paribas


Kraft Heinz




Makro Cash and Carry Polska S.A.


Hitachi Energy

mBank (Commerzbank Group)

Nationale Nederlanden Insurance


PVH Europe

Air Products

Ergo Group

Rain Technologies Inc.

Raiffeisen Centrobank AG




Work highlights

  • Representing Veolia Energia Warszawa in cartel proceedings before the Polish Competition Authority, and in subsequent court proceedings.
  • Representing Santander Consumer Bank in proceedings before the Polish Competition Authority concerning consumer protection issues, and appealing a decision to impose a fine of €10m.
  • Representing Uber in proceedings conducted by the Polish Competition Authority concerning alleged infringement of collective interests of consumers.

Poland > Banking and finance Tier 3

The team at Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP predominantly advises on lending transactions, although the firm does also have a robust borrower client base; the group handles the gamut, from straightforward bilateral facilities to complex syndicated financings, with a particular focus on real estate financings. Experienced partner Piotr Zawiślak remains very active within the group.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Zawiślak


‘Committed team, performs well.’

Key clients

BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A.

mBank S.A. (Commerzbank Group)

Goldman Sachs International

Barclays Bank PLC

BNP Paribas Group

Norddeutsche Landesbank and Deutsche Hypothekenbank

Berlin Hyp AG

Santander Bank Polska S.A.

Ghelamco Poland

Standard Chartered Bank

Work highlights

  • Advising Gutenberg Capital on the purchase of Power Park Opole.
  • Advised global alternative investment manager Ares Management on the acquisition and financing of three logistics centres located in Wrocław, Gdańsk and Sosnowiec.
  • Advising ING Bank, as arranger, and ING Bank Śląski, as investor, on the securitisation of lease receivables originated by Santander Consumer Multirent.

Poland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP typically advises on high-value, cross-border transactions, most often in the technology, insurance, healthcare and real estate sectors. Counsel Tomasz Żak heads up the practice, and oversees a workload spanning M&A deals, joint ventures, reorganisations, and corporate governance and commercial contracts matters. Managing partner Beata Balas-Noszczyk also provides support to the team, and is noted for her ‘extended understanding of business issues‘.

Practice head(s):

Beata Balas-Noszczyk; Tomasz Żak

Other key lawyers:

Tomasz Grygorczuk; Piotr Kwasiborski; Tomasz Pietrzak


‘Hogan Lovells team offers a high quality of service, including not only appropriate legal advice and in-depth analysis on various legal issues, but also deep industry knowledge. They are appreciated for their excellent drafting skills, ability to stick to a very tight schedule, being professional and approachable in day-to-day contact with the client and other advisors.’

‘Hogan Lovells is flexible in respect of a fee structure in case of unexpected modification of the scope of services agreed.’

‘Beata Balas-Noszczyk represents a high quality legal expertise combined with an extended understanding of business issues. At the same time Beata is a very responsive, communicative person with a positive attitude.’

Key clients




Saur Polska sp. z o. o.

Interpublic Group (IPG)

Viatris (formerly Mylan)

HR Management Group

Gothaer Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń S.A.

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

Kapsch TrafficCom and Axxès

Cinema3D S.A.

FCB Inferno Limited

Union Knopf

Shire plc.

Arcus Infrastructure Partners





IBM (International Business Machines Corporation )


ERGO Group

ABC Technologies

BBI Development


Aviva Group

UNIQA Polska Group

AXA Polska Group

Ingredion Incorporated

Work highlights

  • Advised Mylan on the Polish aspects of its global merger with Upjohn, a Pfizer subsidiary, which resulted in the establishment of Viatris, a NASDAQ-listed company.
  • Advising IBM on the global separation and reorganisation of its managed infrastructure services business across more than 65 jurisdictions worldwide.
  • Advising the Aviva Group on the sale of its 51% stake in Santander Aviva Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń na Życie (life insurance business) and Santander Aviva Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń (non-life insurance business) to the Allianz Group.

Poland > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Practitioners at Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP bring a ‘practical and creative approach‘ to court and arbitration cases spanning the gamut of issues, including those related to construction and infrastructure, fraud, employment, and product liability. Claims relating to the financial services sector are a particular strength. Wojciech Marchwicki heads up the practice. Marek Wroniak left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Maryna Bakal; Aleksandra Połatyńska


‘Hogan Lovells’ litigation team has a strong team of talented lawyers. I like how they combine extensive legal knowledge with a practical and creative approach.’

‘Wojciech Marchwicki has exceptional legal knowledge and a very practical approach. I admire his dedication to providing services of the highest quality. He is very responsive and always available to come up with creative solutions.’

Key clients




M&G Investments


BNP Paribas

CACI Life and CACI Non-Life

Jones Lang Lasalle


“Never Again” Association


Societe| |Generale

Boston Scientific


Work highlights

  • Representing Piotr Wawrzecki in a challenge to the judgement reached in a trial under the communist regime.
  • Representing Guivisa, a steel parts manufacturer, in a court dispute resulting from a major construction contract concerning Stadion Śląski in Chorzów.
  • Representing BNP Paribas in proceedings initiated by PKN Orlen, relating to damages for breach of competition law.

Poland > Public procurement Tier 3

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP advises public entities, private companies, and concessionaires on infrastructure projects, including on tender proceedings and agreement negotiation. Andrzej Dębiec is head of the practice, and is supported by counsel and tax advisor Dorota Walerjan. Mateusz Dereszynski left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Andrzej Dębiec

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

BBI Development S.A



Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej Sp. Z.o.o


Aecom Polska Sp. Z.o.o


Work highlights

  • Representing Guivisa in a court dispute resulting from a major construction contract concerning a large sports infrastructure investment.

Poland > Real estate Tier 3

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP’s real estate department advises domestic and international investors and financial institutions on long-term lease agreements, construction and development contracts, and project financing matters, in addition to representing clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings. Shopping centres, offices, warehouses, and residential developments are all assets which the team regularly deals with. Katarzyna Dębińska-Pietrzyk leads the team after joining the firm in June 2022 from DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k, aided by counsel Bartosz Clemenz.

Practice head(s):

Katarzyna Dębińska-Pietrzyk

Other key lawyers:


‘High level of professionalism and very high levels of negotiation skills.’

‘Katarzyna Dębińska-Pietrzyk is outstanding.’

Key clients

Ares Management

Gutenberg Capital

BerlinHyp AG

Och Ziff Management Europe Limited

CPI Property Group

ISOC Group

Prologis Inc.

Kravco Company LLC

Bacoli Properties

BBI Development

Xcity Investment


Work highlights

  • Advising CPI Property Group on the joint takeover offer by CPIPG and Aroundtown for the entire issued share capital of Globalworth Real Estate Investments.
  • Advising Corum on the acquisition of the Axis and Kapelanka 42A office buildings in Kraków from Niam.
  • Advising Futureal Investment Partners on the acquisition of the Wratislavia Tower mixed-use development in Wrocław city centre from Royalton Partners.

Poland > Capital markets Tier 4

Operating as part of Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP‘s banking and finance department – and under the guidance of its head Piotr Zawiślak – the capital markets offering is instructed by arranging banks, lenders, credit enhancers, sponsors and borrowers. Securitisation and debt restructuring are areas of particular focus. On the ECM side, work typically involves advising companies planning for a stock exchange listing.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Zawislak


‘Engaged people, up-to-date technology, very good co-operation.’

‘Piotr Zawislak – very professional, good knowledge of legal and business aspects, good accesibility/availability.’

Key clients

Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A.

BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A.

Santander Bank Polska S.A.

mBank (Commerzbank Group)

Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy S.A.

Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

Santander Leasing S.A.


UniCredit Bank AG

Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A. (Citigroup)

Banco Santander SA

Citibank NA

Work highlights

  • Advised ING Bank, as arranger, and ING Bank Śląski, as investor, on a securitisation of lease receivables originated by Santander Consumer Multirent.
  • Advised Santander Bank Polska and Santander Leasing, as originators, on synthetic securitisations of loan and lease portfolios.
  • Advising CACIB, as arranger, on the securitisation of lease receivables of Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy.

Poland > Employment Tier 4

The employment offering at Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP is jointly overseen by Andrzej Dębiec and senior associate Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk. The group sits within the corporate department, and utilises the firm’s global network to advise international clients on the labour aspects of M&A transactions. It also handles employee mobility and remuneration matters. Marek Wroniak left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Andrzej Dębiec; Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk

Other key lawyers:

Paulina Przewoźnik-Lewinski; Aleksandra Sudak-Przybyła


‘They are very professional, but also very friendly and flexible with clients.’

‘Knowledgeable, attentive, available, and practical in their advice.’

‘A friendly and very supportive team that put their hearts into what they do.’

‘Great expertise, knowledge of local practices, a pragmatic approach, and availability of senior advisors.’

‘Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk is a specialist with long-lasting experience in labour law and is perfect in finding easy solutions to complex issues. She has a very pragmatic and business-oriented approach.’

‘Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk is very attentive to client needs.’

‘Paulina Przewoźnik-Lewinski is very communicative, practical, and provides comprehensive advice.’

‘Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk is someone very professional and very human at the same time. She has huge knowledge about labour law in practice, she is very proactive in satisfying client needs, and she always makes sure the client considers all possible options and the whole context.’

Key clients



Equinix Poland



Mylan Group



TI Poland


Texas Instruments



Honeywell Group

Centrum Pro Bono

Work highlights

  • Advised Intel Corporation on employment aspects of the RemoteMy App acquisition.
  • Advised Amdocs on remote work and employee benefits.
  • Advised Equinix on internal integration processes.

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
Energy regulatory
Banking transactional
Infrastructure, energy, resources and projects
Financial services
Intellectual property and media
Mergers and acquisitions
Private equity
Number of lawyers : 2,500+
at this office : 75+
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