Kondracki Celej > Warsaw, Poland > Firm Profile

Kondracki Celej
ul. Wspólna 35/3

Poland > White-collar crime Tier 3

Kondracki Celej’s white-collar crime group acts for both individuals and corporate clients as either victims or defendants of criminal acts, and it is also experienced in investigative co-operation with enforcement authorities. Marcin Kondracki is one of the founders of the firm and heads the practice; he handles cases involving fraud, bid rigging, and money laundering. Senior associate Adam Domański, who specialises in business and financial crime, is also notable.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Kondracki

Other key lawyers:


‘The firm has provided services related to white-collar crimes from the day it was founded. What makes this practice unique is how they approach each client.’

‘Their out-of-the-box thinking and search for solutions in non-standard ways translates into the successful defence of clients in pending litigation and advice on ongoing matters. The team makes every effort to always be available to the client and adjusts the solutions to the specific problem, along with ensuring the highest quality of services.’

‘A unique boutique combining M&A, corporate, and criminal experience in one law firm. The depth of knowledge in these fields allows them to succeed in high-profile white-collar cases.’

‘This law firm consists of experts in various fields of law with many years of experience. They combine their strengths to deliver comprehensive solutions to clients and support them in attaining their objectives.’

‘Their team is regularly recommended because of the high quality of services which is a result of teamwork, professionalism, efficiency, and innovativeness.’

‘Marcin Kondracki focuses on cultivating long-term relationships with clients based on mutual trust. He always identifies the key legal areas demanding the most attention in a given matter and devises and proposes optimal solutions for client.’

‘Marcin Kondracki and Adam Domański are characterised by very high professionalism and an individual approach to each client and their problems.’

‘Adam Domański, right hand of partner Marcin Kondracki, is a great help. Highly professional and resolute in the fight for the case and client, he suggests non-standard solutions that come out effectively.’

Key clients

Verdant Nature LLC Branch in Poland

Teleskop sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Representing the former Chair of the Board of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority in criminal proceedings involving allegations of allegedly accepting a bribe in exchange for favourable treatment of one of the largest banks in the Polish financial market.
  • Representing Teleskop, as the plaintiff, in criminal proceedings against a former CEO accused of mismanagement.
  • Assisting the Verdant Nature branch in Poland with ongoing compliance and regulatory issues for the minimisation of business risks.

The firm: Kondracki Celej is a boutique law firm specializing in transactional, venture capital and start-up advisory, commercial and criminal litigation, as well as compliance and real estate.

Kondracki Celej advises domestic and international entities, including private equity and venture capital funds and start-ups, on a wide range of areas of expertise such as investment, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, commercial, labor, consumer protection, intellectual property and data protection, as well as represents its clients in civil and business litigation.

In addition, Kondracki Celej offers services in the areas of criminal law, white-collar crimes, and penal tax law. The firm advises on the development of procedures aimed at reducing the risk of economic crimes, and represents clients in pre-trials and in court, acting on behalf of disadvantaged parties, their owners, and board members.

The firm is an active member of the Polish Private Equity Association, and in 2018 and 2019, Kondracki Celej was the only boutique law firm to be nominated to the “Legal advisor of the year” award organized by the Association.

Kondracki Celej is widely recognised as a leading venture capital and business criminal litigation legal advisory firm in Warsaw.

Practice areas
Business criminal litigation:
The business criminal litigation team of Kondracki Celej law firm consists of highly trained and dedicated professionals with years of experience, who have handled a wide variety of criminal law cases.

The team is led by Marcin Kondracki, an advocate with over 13 years of experience in the fields of criminal law, white collar and fiscal crimes and business criminal litigation.

The firm works for private and corporate clients such as financial institutions, investment entities, real estate developers, industry associations and companies in the pharmaceutical, distribution, FMCG, chemical and building sector, as well as for public institutions and (international) non-governmental organizations.

Kondracki Celej advises its clients on all aspects of criminal law provisions relevant to their companies. We represent corporate entities that become victims of criminal acts in criminal proceedings before governmental agencies (including Prosecutors Offices, Police, Central Anticorruption Bureau, etc) and courts. The firm’s lawyers represent managers, board members and employees summoned as witnesses in criminal proceedings, and against business related criminal charges.

The firm assists victims of crime to recover their losses and defends those who are subject to criminal prosecution, as well as advises clients on compliance matters, such as introduction of the efficient risk management procedures and mechanisms, preventing liability which may arise in relation to criminal offences committed inside organizations.

Kondracki Celej offers creative solutions to best address the resulting losses and to prevent future occurrence.

Venture capital / private equity: The experience in private equity and venture capital transactions is a competitive advantage to Kondracki Celej.

The firm has extensive experience advising domestic and international clients, including venture capital funds and emerging technology companies, on a wide range of domestic and cross-border venture capital and commercial transactions.

Our impressive yearly deal volume, our unique experience in advising on one of the most talked-about and largest venture capital rounds in Poland, and our deep knowledge of the venture capital market, gives us our deeper understanding of current market trends and standards,  and at the same time – an unparalleled competitive edge.  Kondracki Celej lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the commercial objectives of venture capital funds, as well as of the priorities, objectives and needs of their founders.

The VC/PE team at Kondracki Celej is a young and engaged one, demonstrating extreme dedication and engagement to each transaction, and boasting of in-debt knowledge of the venture capital market in Poland – thus ensuring a unique added value to every individual issue of our clients.

The VC/PE practice is led by Rafał Celej who has over 14 years of professional experience serving leading Polish and international companies, including Warsaw Stock Exchange listed companies, startups, international financial institutions and venture capital and private equity funds.

Venture Capital / Private Equity Rafał Celejr.celej@kondrackicelej.pl
White-Collar Crime Marcin Kondrackim.kondracki@kondrackicelej.pl
Partners : 3
Associates : 13
English (fluent)
Polish Private Equity Association