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Olesinski & Wspolnicy
CENTRUM MARSZALKOWSKA
MARSZALKOWSKA STREET 126/134
00-008
Poland

Poland > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

The team at Olesinski & Wspolnicy focuses on data privacy and data protection, including GDPR implementation and compliance projects. The group coordinates with the firm’s TMT team, led by Andrzej Boboli, to provide advice to the e-commerce industry. Another core focus of the practice includes projects involving new technologies, such as the acquisition and implementation of IT systems and the development of IT solutions and mobile applications. The practice is co-led by new technologies and e-commerce expert Magdalena Kaleta-Maniak and Ludmiła Łuczak who has a focus on data protection within HR departments.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Very good and efficient communication, professional knowledge at the highest level, partners always available and ready to help, professional and reliable advice, all in a friendly and pleasant atmosphere of cooperation.’

‘Very thorough in analysing all aspects of the particular matter and identifying all potential risks, are capable of using modern communication strategies and invest a reasonable amount of time in communicating with the client in order to establish the understanding of a problem and discussing potential solutions’

‘At O&W, they understand business, they act agilely, using modern project management methods and are constantly cooperating with the client, thanks to which they achieve faster and better results.’

‘Quick turnaround on requests and flexible for urgent matters. They have significant experience in data/privacy, which speaks volumes when working with them on any given issue. Their responses allow for advice that is not only rooted in well-researched legal advice but also actionable advice.’

‘I appreciate the direct approach to the customer from Ludmiła łuczak, who has a very wide range of knowledge. The service is also always provided with 100% commitment, availability, quick contact, very constructive and concrete opinions’

‘As our direct contact in all data protection cases, Magdalena Kaleta-Maniak is a great partner for business. She understands the business perspective, thinks fast, looks for a most practical solutions that allows securing legal compliance while allowing maximum flexibility for business processes. She is a great communicator, asking the right questions to get to the bottom of problem, understanding status quo and business needs.’

‘Andrzej Boboli is a recognised data protection expert, as one of the very few on the market also in the gaming area. Publishing books and interesting articles, his advice is based on extensive experience and solid legal analysis.’

‘I am very satisfied with the cooperation with Mrs Katarzyna Serwatka. She is a very competent, committed person who is available to help you at any time. She explains the legal issues with patience and clearness.’

Key clients

AI Busters Sp. z o.o.

Aneks Polska Sp. z o.o. sp.k.

AALBERTS SURFACE TREATMENT Sp. z o.o.

AKS Precision Ball Polska Sp. z o.o.

ATM Grupa S.A.

Black Swan sp. z o.o. ASI SKA

Booksy International sp. z o.o.

bValue sp. z o.o. ASI sp. k.

CCC S.A.

Curaden Polska Sp. z o.o.

DEVnet High Performance Solutions Sp. z o.o.

DIP Draexlmaier Engineering Polska Sp. z o.o.

DSV International Shared Services sp. z o.o.

DWS Draexlmaier Wyposażenie Wnętrz Samochodowych Sp. z o.o.

eobuwie.pl S.A.

Exlabesa Building Systems Sp. z o. o.

“ERBUD – Wspólne wyzwania” Fundacja im. Eryka Grzeszczaka

Fidiasz EVC

Gigaset Communications Polska Sp. z o.o.

GKN Driveline Polska Sp. z o.o.

GOK Regler und Armaturen Polska Sp. z o.o.

IFIRMA S.A.

IZOBLOK S.A.

JOST Polska Sp. z o.o.

Karmar S.A.

KIK Textil Sp. z o. o.

Kolej Gondolowa Jaworzyna Krynicka S.A.

Leoni Kabel Polska sp. z o.o

Limango Polska Sp. z o.o.

Omega Meble sp. z o.o.

Patronad sp. z o.o.

Placeme.pl Sp. zo.o.

Polskie Koleje Linowe S.A.

SFC-Solutions Piotrków Sp. z o.o.

SI-Consulting Sp. z o. o.

Sika Automotive Złotoryja Sp. z o.o.

SILBA ASI S.A.

Sitech Sp. z o.o.

Swimstone Sp. z o.o.

Ten Square Games S.A.

Tidio Poland sp. z o.o.

Tiny Dragon Adventure Games Sp. z o.o.

Tristone Flowtech Poland Sp. z o. o.

Versum sp. z o.o.

Viessmann Technika Grzewcza Sp. z o.o.

VOSS Automotive Polska Sp. z o. o.

Whirlpool Company Polska Sp. z o. o.

Whirlpool Polska Appliances Sp. z o.o.

WSP Polska Sp. z o.o.

XTPL S.A.

ZREW Transformatory S.A.

Transfer Multisort Elektronik Sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised Booksy International on its integration with Versum sp. z o.o. (moment.pl).
  • Advised Tidio on building and maintaining a legal compliance model in selected markets.
  • Supported CCC.S.A. on processing personal data in the HR department and with a particular focus on the circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Poland > Tax Tier 2

With a team based in Wrocław, Olesinski & Wspolnicy's practice is experienced in tax audits, proceedings and administrative cases focusing on income tax, VAT, transfer pricing and real estate tax. The group’s expertise spans the gamut of direct and indirect taxation, including entrepreneurs’ relief, and it is also well versed in mandatory disclosure regime issues. Tomasz Gałka has a contentious and non-contentious practice, covering M&A taxation and business structuring; he leads the practice with Wojciech Fryze, who is a specialist in direct tax. Konrad Misiewicz heads the VAT and compliance team.

Practice head(s):

Tomasz Gałka; Wojciech Fryze

Other key lawyers:

Konrad Misiewicz; Wojciech Niedźwiedzki; Karol Niemiec

Testimonials

‘Outstanding proactive collaboration.’

‘Very good and efficient communication, professional knowledge at the highest level, partners always available and ready to help, professional and reliable advice, all in a friendly and pleasant atmosphere of cooperation.’

‘The team’s key ability is understanding the business environment and searching for new ways and solutions.’

‘The people we work with have extensive knowledge of the world not only of taxes, but also of the accounting and legal environment. We can always count on a comprehensive analysis of the problem in these environments.’

‘Transparent way of working among colleagues. They behave very collegially and always help when problems arise. Very good knowledge of VAT tax. They respond very quickly to questions that arise and always have good approaches to solutions.’

‘If you have any questions, you get a quick answer and fix to the problem. Even with difficult questions, help is always given.’

‘Konrad Misiewicz is our main contact; he is very responsive and pragmatic’

‘I believe the partners of this practice have a very good knowledge about corporate income tax and are client-oriented.’

Key clients

Whirlpool Polska Sp. z o. o. [Ltd]

Dr Schneider Automotive Polska Sp.z o.o. [Ltd]

GKN Driveline Polska Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Hengst Filtration Poland Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

JOST Polska Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

JOYSONQUIN AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS POLSKA Sp. z o.o.

SRG Global Bolesławiec Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Sitech Sp. z o. o. [Ltd]

Tristone Flowtech Poland Sp. z o. o. [Ltd]

Umicore Autocat Poland Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

VOSS Automotive Sp. z o. o. [Ltd]

Volkswagen Motor Polska Sp. z o. o. [Ltd]

Winkelmann Sp. z o. o. [Ltd]

Volvo Polska Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

BNY Mellon (Poland) Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Selena FM SA [Inc]

Selena SA [Inc]

Viessmann Technika Grzewcza Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Aalberts Surface Treatment Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Sika Automotive Złotoryja Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Karina Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Limango GmbH

Limango Polska Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

eobuwie.pl SA [Inc]

Otto GmbH & Co. KG

ZREW TRANSFORMATORY SA [Inc]

DEVnet High Performance Solutions Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

OBJECTIVITY BESPOKE SOFTWARE SPECIALISTS Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Objectivity IT Solutions Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

SI – Consulting Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

TEN SQUARE GAMES S.A. [Inc]

Maruta Wachta Sp.J.

AKS Precision Ball Polska Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Asplex Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Endress + Hauser Polska Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Franklin Products Ltd.

Sonac Osetnica Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Work highlights

  • Advised Izoblok on the tax aspects of the sale of a majority share in the client to BEWi ASA, a company listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Picadilla on the tax aspects of the sale of assets related to the “Traffic Puzzle” game.
  • Advised Endress – Hauser on an application for APA (advance price agreement) in Poland.

Poland > Construction Tier 3

The Wrocław-based construction practice at Olesinski & Wspolnicy is jointly led by Filip Mroczkowski, who has expertise in cross-border mandates; Maciej Król, who has strengths in development investment ; environmental law expert Olga Płoucha and Joanna Lentka-Wróbel whose strength lies in real estate transactions. The group advises both domestic and international clients on the full spectrum of construction matters, including investment debt financing and expertise in environmental law.

Testimonials

‘Olesiński & Wspólnicy operate very efficiently. They provide high level legal support. The language of advice is, unlike that of other law firms, very accessible. They are very focused on the business aspect. That is very important for us.’

‘The team is well organised, responsive with quick response times to a given task or problem, organised, insightful analysis, look for several possible solutions and look for the best solution.’

‘The advantage is the large size of the team and the possibility of replacing its individual members with each other. An additional advantage is the wide range of the law firm’s practice, which allows for commissioning a wide range of cases.’

‘The OW team is the best team of lawyers I’ve ever had. The strengths of the team are their knowledge of each area of law (diversity), because OW teams have different specialists (eg. taxes, construction law, labour law, real estate law). OW is always available, describes the issue in detail, and after that we can discusses it in meetings.’

‘The team is very open-minded and understands the needs of the client and this approach to the client is unique compared to other companies. Opinions are prepared in a professional manner and are understandable to the client.’

‘The partner I daily collaborate with, Mr. Filip Mroczkowski, has managed to create a team of lawyers who are truly dedicated in their way of advising. That is mirrored in their as clear as possible legal communication, which considers the commercial angles of the presented problem, support to find a commercially attractive solution, as well as mastering simplifying complexity without in any way compromising legal issues. Additionally, it seems that there is good internal cooperation between the team members, which is something I’m sensing as a client in terms of better flexibility when relevant.’

‘We recommend Filip Mroczkowski. He has extensive legal and business knowledge. We value him for always having a matter-of-fact approach to the subject and the readiness to provide an optimal solution to the problem, both in legal and business terms.’

‘I would like to single out Maciej Król in particular; a key member of the team with good business sense and great knowledge. In addition, I appreciate Joanna Lentka-Wróbel.’

Key clients

Umicore Poland Sp. Z o.o.

Whirlpool Company Polska Sp. z o.o.

Whirlpool Polska Appliances Sp. z o.o.

Umicore Autocat Poland sp. z o.o.

Technonicol Insulation Sp. z o.o.

GARANT FILTER GmbH

WSP Polska Sp. z o.o.

Tristone Flowtech Poland Sp. z o.o.

Cooper Standard Automotive Piotrków Sp. z o.o

Cooper Standard Holdings Inc.

Cooper Standard Polska Sp. z o.o.

GUOTAI HUARONG (POLAND) Sp. z o.o.

EPPO Sp. z o.o.

PM Group Polska Sp. z o.o.

NISHINIHON SHOKO (POLAND) sp. z o.o.

Metroplan Polska Sp. z o.o.

Atlas Ward Polska Sp. z o.o.

Logiserv Group Sp. Z o.o. Sp. K.

GKN Driveline Sp. z o.o.

M.B.B. Logistics Sp. z o.o.

BeeWaTec Sp. z o.o.

Viessman Technika Grzewcza s.p. z o.o.

Sika Automotive Zlotoryja Sp. z o.o.

KSM Poland Sp. z o.o.

ICB PHARMA Tomasz Świętosławski, Paweł Świętosławski sp.j.

Paragon Siechnice Sp. Z o.o.

Tarcopol sp z o.o.

Cavatina Holding S.A.

UBM Development Sp. z o.o.

Diamentum Office Sp. z o.o.

Vantage Development S.A.

Eurologis sp. z o.o. sp. k.

Angel Poland Group Sp. z o.o.

Lokum Deweloper S.A.

KiK Textil sp. z o.o.

Dr. Schneider Automotive Polska Sp. z o.o.

Biotech sp. z o.o.

Spoton Transact LLC

Marco Pharma International LLC

Vita Polymers Poland Sp. z o.o.

Elemont Sp. z o.o.

AKS Precision Ball Polska Sp. z o.o

GEA Tuchenhagen Polska Sp. z o.o.

Toshiba Carrier Air-Conditioning Europe Sp. z o. o.

FEN Sp. z o. o.

Work highlights

  • Advising Umicore Poland on starting a pioneering investment in the construction of a plant producing the latest generation of cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries whose value is estimated at €660m.
  • Advising GUOTAI HUARONG (POLAND) on the construction of a new production facility worth nearly €30m.
  • Advising Viessman Technika Grzewcza s.p. z o.o. on the construction of a new factory of one of the world’s largest heating systems producers on a above 17-hectare site of the former airport.

Poland > Employment Tier 3

The HR and labour team at Olesinski & Wspolnicy is jointly chaired by Lucyna Brayshaw and Anna Chrobot from the firm’s Wroclaw office. The practice provides both Polish and international clients on a range of labour law mandates, including the prevention of mobbing, workplace accident prevention and global mobility matters. Ludmiła Łuczak is noted for her ‘knowledge and highly personal service.’

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The team was very communicative and responsive to business needs which we value most. Undoubtedly, the team members are extremely knowledgeable and thorough when providing advice and recommendations. Although the project involved several team members, everyone was kept informed of all parts and stages of the project.’

‘Although they are external advisors, they become members of the client’s team. This is very important to us. They try to get to know the specifics of the client, how things work and what values are important to the client. As a result, they are able to provide legal advice tailored to the client’s needs, both in terms of form, level of detail and providing the communication expected by the client. They are great professionals. They maintain full professionalism both in strategic projects – key projects for the client, as well as in day-to-day HR support. Apart from that, they are just nice people.’

‘Olesinski & Wspólnicy are very professional. We cooperated on many different cases, from various fields. They have always shown a great knowledge and interests inside topics which at the end covered the cases from many angles. You can count on them whether a simple law advise needed or on very complicated topics.’

‘The knowledge base in the team is quite broad and we were able to deal even with complex topics. This has enabled us to build a relationship and I know what to expect from each person. I know I can rely on them. I really appreciate the support in the form of a newsletter or blog and I often get updates on things we have worked on in the past in case of any changes. The knowledge base in the team is quite broad and we were able to deal even with complex topics.’

‘A very strong point is the quick response to the discussion of the problem and the communicative language that allows both parties to understand each other. Understanding the client and having a positive attitude towards him make the company stand out from the crowd.’

‘I always get a comprehensive service – not only legal advice, but also documentation preparation, trainings, translations. We can always meet to discuss the problems, explain our business needs. I appreciate the most working with: Ludmiła Łuczak, Katarzyna Jarczyk and Lucyna Brayshaw.’

‘Ludmiła Łuczak has professionalism, timeliness, knowledge and a highly personal service.’

‘I’ve been working with Natalia Komarzanska. She is an outstanding lawyer with high attention to detail. She puts the client’s interests first, and you can be confident her recommendations are backed by experience and intensive research. I know we’re in good hands whenever she represents our company in negotiations with third parties.’

Key clients

AALBERTS SURFACE TREATMENT Sp. Z o.o.

AKS Precision Ball Polska sp. z o.o.

Asplex sp. z o.o.

Atlas Ward Polska sp. z o.o.

Beewatec Sp. z o.o.

BITO Technika Magazynowa sp. z o. o.

Booksy International sp. z o. o.

Boundless Payroll Poland Sp. z o.o.

Boundless Technologies Limited

CCC S.A.

CCC Factory sp. z o.o.

CCC.EU Sp. z o.o.

Cimcool Polska Sp. z o.o.

Curaden Polska Sp. z o.o.

DeLaval Sp. z o.o.

DeLaval Operations Sp. z o.o.

Deutsche Plasser Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH oddział w Polsce

DEVELIA S.A.

Deviniti Sp. z o.o.

DEVnet High Performance Solutions Sp. z o.o.

Dr Schneider Automotive Polska sp.z o.o.

DIP DRAEXLMAIER ENGINEERING POLSKA sp. z o.o.

“DWS Draexlmaier Wyposażenie Wnętrz Samochodowych Spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością”

eobuwie.pl S.A.

EXLABESA BUILDING SYSTEMS SP. Z O. O.

Exlabesa Extrusion Opole Sp. z o.o.

Finder.com Polska Sp. z o.o.

Fly on the cloud sp. z o.o.

Franklin Products sp. z o.o.

Oddział w Polsce

GBT Polska Sp. Z o.o.

Gigaset Communications Polska Sp. z o.o.

Gino Rossi S.A.

GKN Driveline Polska sp. z o.o.

GOK Regler und Armaturen Polska Sp. z o.o.

GUOTAI-HUARONG (POLAND) Sp. z o.o.

HanseMerkur Krankenversicherung AG

Hauck Heat Treatment Sp. z o.o.

Hengst Filter Polska Sp. z o.o.

Hengst Filtration Poland Sp. z o.o.

Hitachi Vantara (Polska) Sp. Z o.o.

ICB Pharma Tomasz Świętosławski, Paweł Świętosławski sp.j.

IFIRMA S.A.

Infobip sp. z o.o.

Infobip Lab sp. z o.o.

INPLAG sp. z o.o.

INTERSPORT POLSKA S.A.

IT Kontrakt Sp. z o.o.

IZOBLOK S.A.

JOST Polska Sp. z o.o.

Karmar S.A.

Kaufland Polska Markety sp. z o.o. Sp. K.

KIK Textil Sp. z o. o.

KOLEJ GONDOLOWA JAWORZYNA KRYNICKA S.A.

Konica Minolta Buisness Solutions Polska sp. z o.o.

Krajowy Rejestr Długów Biuro Informacji Gospodarczej S.A.

KSM Poland sp. z o.o.

Leoni Kabel Polska sp. z o.o.

Limango GmbH

Lubawa S.A.

MAHA Maschinenbau Haldewang GmbH & Co. KG [Lp.]

MEA Polska sp. z o.o.

Metroplan Polska Sp. z o.o.

MKK3 Group

NESTLE Polska S.A.

Objectivity Sp. z o.o.

OSADKOWSKI S.A.

Paragon Siechnice Sp. z o.o.

Pfeifer Steel Production Poland Sp. z o.o.

PFEIFER Structures (PL) Sp. z o.o.

Picadilla Games Adziński, Porzucek, Czerenkiewicz sp.k.

PKL FOOD sp. z o.o. sp.k.

PKL HORECA sp. z o.o.

Polskie Koleje Linowe S.A.

Sagaris Sp. z o.o.

SAGARIS CONSTRUCTIONS Sp. Z o.o.

SCHILSNER Industry Group Sp. z o.o.

Selena FM S.A. [Inc.]

Selena S.A.

SI-Consulting Sp. z o. o.

Sidel Poland sp. z o.o.

Sieć Badawcza Łukasiewicz

Sika Automotive Złotoryja sp. z o.o.

Sitech Sp. z o. o.

SpotOn Poland Sp. z o.o.

SRG Global Bolesławiec sp. z o.o.

T- Systems Polska Sp. z o. o.

Tangara IP Sp. Z o.o.

Tarczyński S.A.

TEAMTECHNIK PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY SP. Z O.O.

Ten Square Games S.A.

THE HEART S.A.

Toshiba Carrier Air-Conditioning Europe Sp. z o.o.

Towarzystwo Finansowe “Silesia” Sp. z o.o.

Toys „R” Us Sklep Internetowy Sp. z o.o. Sp.k.

TPL Sp. z o.o.

Tristone Flowtech Poland Sp. z o. o.

UMICORE Poland sp. z o.o.

Viessmann Sp. z o.o.

Viessmann Technika Grzewcza Sp. z o.o.

Volkswagen Motor Polska sp. z o. o.

Volvo Polska Sp. z o.o.

VOSS Automotive Polska Sp. z o. o.

Voss Fluid Polska Sp. z o.o.

WE Sagaris Sp. z o.o. Sp. k.

Whirlpool Company Polska Sp. z o. o.

WHIRLPOOL EMEA SPA

Whirlpool Polska Appliances Sp. z o.o.

XTPL S.A.

Zakon Posługujących Chorym Ojcowie Kamilianie

ZEBRA SP. Z O. O.

ZREW TRANSFORMATORY S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Toshiba Carrier Air-Conditioning Europe sp. z o.o. regarding the relocation of executives who are Japanese citizens to Poland.
  • Acted for Nestle in designing and conducting a series of customised workshops for high level management staff on preventing mobbing and discrimination in the workplace.
  • Advised Selena during the design of mechanisms related to whistleblowers and creating internal procedures.

Poland > Capital markets Tier 4

Olesinski & Wspolnicy is able to drawn upon the expertise of practitioners in areas such as regulatory compliance, tax and M&A to provide the full suite of advice to clients involved in equity capital markets transactions. Michał Bogacz and Magdalena Tyrakowska-Szymczak are particularly knowledgeable about market abuse regulations, particularly in relation to IPOs, SPOs, bond issuances and public M&A. Senior associate Cyryl Szudra is another noted regulatory expert. All lawyers mentioned split their time between the firm’s Warsaw and Wrocław offices.

Practice head(s):

Michał Bogacz; Magdalena Tyrakowska-Szymczak

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The firm has a number of associates who specialize in many areas, allowing it to support clients in a complementary manner.’

The lawyers I work with are very knowledgeable and helpful.’

Olesiński i Wspólnicy sp.k. has unique perspectives on problem solving. The constant acquisition of knowledge and the use of new technologies in practice mean that the company approaches tasks in an original way. The team of Olesiński i Wspólnicy sp.k. is a harmonious group of people full of passion, sense of humour and professionalism.’

The people with whom I had the opportunity to work from the company are characterized by substantive knowledge, meeting deadlines and high personal culture. It is very important to feel that the people you work with are professionals who always keep their word.’

The team is diverse and opened to client needs. Very responsive and willing to consult new regulations with appropriate tax and other offices.’

Michał Bogacz is open to understanding his clients’ business and needs before starting the project. Very well organized himself and being a unique leader within his team.’

The team is composed of people with knowledge from various branches which allowed for the matter to be handled fully and competently. The team has long-term experience in dealing with complicated business matters.’

The individuals posses knowledge from all branch areas which allowed for the matter to be handled proficiently.’

Key clients

Lubawa S.A.

Silver Hexarion Holdings Limited

Tarczyński S.A.

Selena FM S.A.

CCC S.A.

DEVELIA S.A.

Archicom S.A.

INTERSPORT POLSKA S.A.

Lokum Deweloper S.A.

IZOBLOK S.A.

Libet S.A.

Ten Square Games S.A.

ATM Grupa S.A.

Impel S.A.

iFirma S.A.

Crist S.A.

XTPL S.A.

Syrius Investments S.a.r.l.

Vantage Development S.A.

Lokum Deweloper S.A.

Polskie Koleje Linowe S.A.

Kolej Gondolowa Jaworzyna Krynicka S.A.

eObuwie S.A.

CCC Factory sp. z o.o.

Atal S.A.

Horex.pl S.A.

Seacom S.A.

Aztec International S.A.

ZPUE S.A.

Erbud S.A.

Work highlights

  • Provided strategic and operational legal advisory services to Izoblok regarding the process of purchase of €16.5m shares in the company by BEWi ASA, listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Horex.pl S.A. on activities aimed at going public, which included conducting a pre-IPO process and raising capital for further development (ca. €1m) and transforming the legal form of the company into a joint stock company.
  • Advised Ten Square Games on implementing the new best practices of companies listed on the stock exchange (WSE). A comparison of the old and new best practices highlights a number of completely new areas (ESG, diversity policies) that require companies to adopt new, also strategic, approaches.

Poland > Real estate Tier 4

The Wroclaw-based real estate department at Olesinski & Wspolnicy is jointly led by Filip Mroczkowski Maciej Król Olga Płoucha and Joanna Lentka-Wróbel; their team is made up of real estate, tax, state aid and debt financing experts which enables it to comprehensively support clients. Asset classes of focus for the group include industrial, residential, office, commercial, and hotel sectors.

Testimonials

‘Olesinski & Wspólnicy are highly efficient and provide high quality legal support. The advisory language is very appropriate, unlike in other law firms. They are very focused on the business aspect. In addition to being lawyers they are also business partners. They advise at all times with the business objective in mind.’

‘Olesinski Law Firm team provides comprehensive legal support in the field of matters commissioned to the law office. In particular, they flexibly cooperates with the company’s internal legal department.’

‘Well organised, responsive, insightfully analysing issues, looking for several possible solutions and looking for the best solution.’

‘Communicativeness and flexibility in terms of the scope of the entrusted task, regardless of whether it is a lease or sale contract and looking for the best (from legal and economic point of view) solution to solve the problem.’

‘One of the most crucial strengths of the team is their high level qualifications, responsiveness and smooth contact. We appreciate their organisational skills and availability to meet deadlines.’

‘I appreciate very much the cooperation in scope of real estate due diligence and sale. O&W are well prepared with right questions and needs of investors. During sale procedure all documents are well prepared, so sale goes smoothly.’

‘Mrs. Olga Ploucha is success oriented, well prepared for procedures and flexible, and  Mr. Filip Mroczkowski is always well prepared, investors like to work with him and every time he is looking for a best way to make the procedure smooth and unproblematic.’

‘Mr. Maciej Król is very competent, professional, scrupulous and punctual.’

Key clients

Cavatina Holding S.A.

Whirlpool Company Sp. z o.o.

Whirlpool Appliances Sp. z o.o.

UBM Development Sp. z o.o.

Diamentum Office Sp. z o.o.

Develia S.A.

Vantage Development S.A.

Eurologis sp. z o.o. sp. k.

Angel Poland Group Sp. z o.o.

Lokum Deweloper S.A.

KiK Textil sp. z o.o.

Dr. Schneider Automotive Polska Sp. z o.o.

Biotech sp. z o.o.

Spoton Transact LLC

Marco Pharma International LLC

Vita Polymers Poland Sp. z o.o.

GKN Driveline Sp. z o.o.

Sika Poland sp. z o.o.

M.B.B. Logistics Sp. z o.o.

Logiserv Group Sp. Z o.o. Sp.k.

Umicore Poland Sp. Z o.o.

Umicore Autocat Poland sp. z o.o.

Technonicol Insulation Sp. z o.o.

GARANT FILTER GmbH

WSP Polska Sp. z o.o.

Tristone Flowtech Poland Sp. z o.o.

Cooper Standard Automotive Piotrków Sp. z o.o.

Cooper Standard Holdings Inc.

Cooper Standard Polska Sp. z o.o.

GUOTAI HUARONG (POLAND) Sp. z o.o.

EPPO Sp. z o.o.

PM Group Polska Sp. z o.o.

NISHINIHON SHOKO (POLAND) sp. z o.o.

Metroplan Polska Sp. z o.o.

Atlas Ward Polska Sp. z o.o.

BeeWaTec Sp. z o.o.

KSM Poland Sp. z o.o.

ICB PHARMA Tomasz Świętosławski, Paweł Świętosławski sp.j.

Paragon Siechnice Sp. Z o.o.

Tarcopol sp z o.o.

S Energy Sp. z o.o.

EWG TACZALIN sp. z o.o.

Tubex Holding GmbH

Energia Polska sp. z o.o.

Energia Polska Innowacje sp. z o.o.

Booksy International Sp. z o. o.

Sieć Badawcza Łukasiewicz – Instytut Metali Nieżelaznych Oddział w Legnicy

Gigaset Communications Polska Sp. z o.o.

Horex.pl S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Vantage Development S.A. on due diligence of real estate in the location of a historical centre of Gdansk, valued at over €50m.
  • Advised KiK Textil sp. z o.o. in managing the lease of over 380 stores throughout Poland during the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Advised Whirlpool Polska sp. z o.o. in a series of projects regarding purchase and lease of its key warehouses and offices in Poland.

Poland > TMT Tier 4

Olesinski & Wspolnicy's TMT team is led by Rafal OlesinskiJoanna Lentka-Wróbel, Andrzej Boboli and Magdalena Kaleta-Maniak. The practice advises both domestic and international clients, including those in e-commerce, TV studios and high-tech companies, as well as start-up companies from the gaming industry. Its offering includes implementing IT systems, developing distribution networks, brand development and media coverage.

Testimonials

‘O&W specialists combine the highest legal knowledge with advanced knowledge of new technologies and put their advice in a business context. O&W advisors are able to work under time pressure, meet agreed upon deadlines, and are contactable, responsive and timely to my requests and needs. I appreciate their easy to understand communication style. Key advisory services in TMT area include management of my company’s intellectual property, IP rights agreements and patent and brand protection.’

‘Since we started our cooperation with OW, they’ve been a great help for us in all aspects of running a successful company. The team responds promptly and comes back with solutions in a timely manner.’

‘The team is diverse and includes experts in different fields which allow a comprehensive analysis of a subject and as a result provides a risk adverse advice to the clients.’

‘Joanna Lentka-Wrobel is a great advisor. She has big experience in similar cases, which made her advice / comments very valuable.’

‘Andrzej Boboli has a very high level of expertise and is passionate about TMT. He built a strong team from the very beginning and it keeps developing. A great leader. When you have Andrzej on task, you know it will be done smoothly. Understanding business, interested in business also from the financial aspect and making sure the solutions are practical. He clearly cares about Polish business development and helps companies grow.’

‘Bartosz Kolarz has a solid legal background. Delivers tailor-made solutions, very smooth in contact with clients.’

‘Małgorzata Paja combines high legal knowledge with knowledge of new technologies. She has extensive knowledge of intellectual property and is able to present the key issues for me in a straightforward manner.’

‘Sebastian Kleszyk is a great advisor and lawyer. Professional approach to each case and his full commitment makes the client feel that he is represented by a good lawyer.’

Key clients

Acer Poland sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

ATM Grupa S.A. [Inc]

Burda Media Polska sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Booksy International sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

CCC S.A. [Inc]

CCC.EU sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Codedose Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Code Lighthouse sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Curaden Polska sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Deviniti sp. zo.o. [Ltd]

Dr Schneider Automotive Polska sp.z o.o. [Ltd]

eobuwie.pl S.A. [Inc]

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Poland sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Finder.com Poland sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Gigaset Communications Polska sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

GUOTAI – HUARONG (Poland) sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Helitrends sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

ICB Pharma Sp.j. [Rp]

“IDŹCZAK-MEBLE” Firma Produkcyjno-Handlowo-Usługowa Roman Idźczak

Impel S.A. [Inc]

Impel Facility Services sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Kaczmarski Group sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Kaczmarski Inkasso sp. z o.o. sp. k. [Ltd]

Kancelaria prawna RAVEN P. Krupa Sp.k [Lp]

KIK Textil sp. z o. o. [Ltd]

Krajowy Rejestr Długów Biuro Informacji Gospodarczej S.A. [Inc]

Kruk S.A. [Inc]

Limango GmbH [Ltd]

Limango Polska sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Maruta Wachta sp.j.[Rp]

Mechanistry sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

MKK3 sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Novum Finance sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Nowex Arkadiusz Nowacki [sole proprietorship]

Nutit a.s. [Inc]

Objectivity Bespoke Software Specialists sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Omega Meble sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Olga Tokarczuk [physical person, Noble prize winner]

Orthos Szpital Wielospecjalistyczny sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Patronad sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Pergamin sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Placemepl sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]

Revolmatic sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Scommerce.one sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

SI-Consulting sp. z o. o. [Ltd]

Sitech sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Smartfuture 21 sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Solwit S.A. [Inc]

Spoton Poland sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Swimstone sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Tarczyński S.A. [Inc]

Teleste sp. z o.o.

Satlan sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Ten Square Games S.A. [Inc]

Tesar Polska sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Tidio Poland sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Tristone Flowtech Poland sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

ULTER-SPORT sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Versum sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

VIVE Textile Recycling Sp. z o. o. [Ltd]

Whirlpool Company Polska sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Whirlpool Polska Appliances sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

XTPL S.A. [Inc]

ZREW Transformatory S.A. [Inc]

ZPUE S.A.[Inc]

Work highlights

  • Supported Booksy International in its integration with Versum.
  • Advised the rights owners of the ‘Traffic Puzzle’ mobile game on the sale of the title.
  • Advised Teleste in negotiating an agreement regarding implementation of a network video recorder solution for the leading terrestrial TV and radio broadcast infrastructure operator in Poland.

Poland > Dispute resolution Tier 5

At Olesinski & Wspolnicy, lawyers are well-versed in commercial disputes, often cooperating with colleagues in other departments to offer competencies across a range of practice areas, including in relation to construction and state aid, where the firm stands out. Taking the lead from the Wrocław office is Anna Chrobot, an experienced courtroom performer specialising in commercial and administrative litigation. Alongside Chrobot in Wrocław is senior associate Mateusz Kisiela, whose growing contentious practice spans construction, copyright, customs, competition and labour law.

Practice head(s):

Anna Chrobot

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘We particularly appreciate the fact that the litigation team is able to support us in disputes from different areas of our activity – these include disputes in the field of public aid, public procurement, contract law, unfair competition.’

The greatest advantage of this firm is supplementing legal advice with very reliable business advice. The office also has its own accounting office and analytical company, which additionally allows for comprehensive service for business entities. The key advantage, however, is the people working there with a great deal of experience in their specialisations.

As part of the litigation team, Anna Chrobot and Mateusz Kisiela handle our most important and strategic litigation for us. We particularly appreciate their full involvement in disputes and their extensive knowledge of civil procedure.’

We are constantly impressed byAnna Chrobot’s skills in the courtroom, questioning witnesses, delivering closing statements – this is the highest level.’

Mateusz Kisiela has been involved in all our disputes from the beginning, knowing them like no one else. We particularly appreciate Mateusz’s procedural knowledge and the quality of his court letters.’

Very professional dispute resolution and litigation team with a great understanding of the practical procedure. Lawyers react very quickly and contact with them is very good. Good team worth recommending.’

Mateusz Kisiela has flawless knowledge in procedural law, which directly influenced the favourable outcome of the case. Moreover, he was not afraid of conducting the dispute against the adopted line of jurisprudence, which made it possible to break it.

Key clients

Kaufland Polska Markety Sp. z o.o. Sp.j.

Kaczmarski Inkasso Małgorzata Kaczmarski (Kaczmarski Group)

Osadkowski S.A.

Krajowy Rejestr Długów BIG S.A.

Lubawa S.A.

Limango Polska Sp. z o.o.

GKN Driveline Polska Sp. z o.o.

GARANT-Filter GmbH

KIK Textil Sp. z o. o.

Sitech Sp. z o. o.

Hengst Filter Polska Sp. z o.o.

AKS Precision Ball Polska sp. z o.o.

Diamentum Office Sp. z o.o.

ATLAS WARD POLSKA Sp. z o.o.

Selena S.A.

Umicore Poland Sp. z o.o.

Sieć Badawcza Łukasiewicz – Instytut Metali Nieżelaznych Oddział w Legnicy

AKE Sp. z o.o.

VOSS Automotive Polska Sp. z o. o.

Sportbadge V.O.F.

Novum Finance Sp. z o.o.

eobuwie.pl S.A.

ZPUE S.A.

ICB Pharma Tomasz Świętosławski, Paweł Świętosławski Sp.j. [General partnership]

EPPO Sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Represented Lubawa in a case concerning the withdrawal by the State Treasury from a contract for the supply of field hospitals to the army and the return of mutual contractual benefits.
  • Represented Kaczmarski Group in a dispute concerning the payment of licence fees for the use of computer programs and centres around the ownership by the client of the copyrights in the licensed programs.
  • Represented Selena in a case related to the imposition of anti-dumping duties by state authorities on goods imported by the client from Asia.

A modern Polish advisory firm
OW is an experienced consulting firm in the area of professional services. We combine a wide range of competences, creating teams dedicated to specific projects. Within the OW Group, we offer legal and tax services, analytical support (O&W Analytics), accounting and payroll consultancy (GOBS), and extensive business support (Saurus Grow). Since 2005, we have provided comprehensive advisory services both to Polish firms, and international companies entering the Polish market.

As of today, OW consists of more than 180 specialists, with over 400 active clients, operating in more than 55 countries, and in dozens of areas of specialization.

We understand business because, just like many businesses, we work in an agile manner, apply modern project management methodologies, and work constantly with our partners to achieve speedier and superior results. Our effectiveness comes down to many factors, the most important ones being our knowledge of our clients’ business and the immediate application of this know-how so as to meet a precisely defined outcome. Over the last seventeen years, our track record of successfully carrying out hundreds of significant projects, many ground-breaking, speaks for itself.

OW, in addition to providing expert views and advice on the use of new technologies, also seeks to automate complex processes through the creation and implementation of innovative IT tools, and this plays a major role in our consulting. Together with our partners, we have developed many legal-tech tools which facilitate and automatize certain processes e.g. tax reporting, GDPR compliance, and whistleblowing (VAT Smart Tools, MDRnow, WhistBoard).

International competence
We possess comprehensive knowledge of the business culture in a broad range of countries, including the specific nature of their legal and tax systems. This, combined with our capacity to provide services in 7 languages, allows us to smoothly handle trans-national projects.

From the very beginning of our operations, OW advised entrepreneurs from German-speaking areas, and soon began offering dedicated advisory services to our Spanish-speaking clients. Now, we run three international desks: the German desk, the Spanish desk, and the Asia desk. The latter cooperates with personnel from China, Korea and Japan, who form one team to support Asian clients operating or starting operations in Poland. In fact, all our international desks are staffed by teams of experts who provide specialized and dedicated support to entrepreneurs from a given region. Based on our knowledge of the language, culture and fundamental legal institutions in these global locations, these desks liaise directly with clients intending to invest in Poland. They also serve international companies whose branches, representative offices or subsidiaries operate in Poland.

We cooperate with companies in the Moore Global network. Our active involvement in that network enables us to provide effective advice at an international level.

We are proud to work with international capital groups, publicly listed companies, and leaders of domestic and European markets in sectors such as the automotive industry, e-commerce, chemicals, textiles, food, IT, energy and construction.

Operating in alignment with our values
We support the concept of the economy of values and so aim to operate in alignment with the values of OW. To this end, we have created and cultivated relationships by actively participating in the Open Eyes Economy Summit movement. We also implement our values in the work we do to benefit animals and the planet. Recently, our fight for animal rights was recognized by the newspaper Rzeczpospolita in the pro bono category in their 17th Ranking of Law Firms.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Managing Partner Rafał Olesińskirafal.olesinski@olesinski.com+48 717500701
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Małgorzata Łamek-Bogacz  photo Małgorzata Łamek-Bogacz Manager, Attorney-at-Law
Andrzej Łobodziński  photo Andrzej Łobodziński Senior Manager, Attorney-at-law
Ludmiła Łuczak  photo Ludmiła Łuczak Manager, Attorney-at-law
Jacek Łuczyński  photo Jacek Łuczyński Manager, Attorney-at-law
Andrzej Boboli  photo Andrzej Boboli Manager, Attorney-at-law
Michał Bogacz  photo Michał Bogacz Partner, Attorney-at-law
Lucyna Brayshaw  photo Lucyna Brayshaw Partner, Attorney-at-law
Anna Chrobot  photo Anna Chrobot Partner, Attorney-at-law
Katarzyna Czekajło-Zajkowska  photo Katarzyna Czekajło-Zajkowska Counsel, Attorney-at-law
Wojciech Fryze photo Wojciech FryzePartner, Attorney-at-law
Tomasz Gałka  photo Tomasz Gałka Partner, Tax Advisor
Marta Hausmann-Kostka  photo Marta Hausmann-Kostka Senior Manager, Attorney-at-law
Bartosz Jeziorski  photo Bartosz Jeziorski Manager, Attorney-at-law
Magdalena Kaleta-Maniak  photo Magdalena Kaleta-Maniak Manager, Attorney-at-law
Joanna Karczewska  photo Joanna Karczewska Manager, Attorney-at-law
Natalia Komarzańska  photo Natalia Komarzańska Manager, Legal Department
Justyna Korycka photo Justyna KoryckaPartner, Attorney-at-law
Maciej Król  photo Maciej Król Manager, Attorney-at-law
Joanna Lentka-Wróbel  photo Joanna Lentka-Wróbel Senior Manager, Attorney-at-law
Magdalena Maślak-Gościmińska  photo Magdalena Maślak-Gościmińska Manager, Attorney-at-law
Konrad Misiewicz  photo Konrad Misiewicz Senior Manager, Tax Advisor
Natalia Mosur  photo Natalia Mosur Senior Manager, Attorney-at-law, LL.M.
Filip Mroczkowski  photo Filip Mroczkowski Partner, Attorney-at-law, LL.M.
Wojciech Niedźwiedzki  photo Wojciech Niedźwiedzki Manager, Tax advisor
Karol Niemiec  photo Karol Niemiec Manager, Tax advisor
Rafał Olesiński  photo Rafał Olesiński Managing Partner, Attorney-at-law
Samanta Osowska  photo Samanta Osowska Manager M&A, Attorney-at-law
Olga Płoucha  photo Olga Płoucha Manager, Attorney-at-law
Katarzyna Pamuła-Wróbel  photo Katarzyna Pamuła-Wróbel Director
Magdalena Sarna  photo Magdalena Sarna Tax Compliance Manager
Paweł Sitnik  photo Paweł Sitnik Manager, Transfer Pricing Expert
Joanna Skibicka-Mroczyńska  photo Joanna Skibicka-Mroczyńska Manager, Tax advisor
Cyryl Szudra photo Cyryl SzudraManager, Attorney-at-law
Piotr Traczyk  photo Piotr Traczyk Manager, Tax Department
Magdalena Tyrakowska-Szymczak  photo Magdalena Tyrakowska-Szymczak Partner, Attorney-at-Law
Tomasz Wróblewski  photo Tomasz Wróblewski Senior Manager, Attorney-at-Law
Advisors (attorneys / tax advisors) : 100
Polish
English
German
Spanish
Chinese
Japanese
Korean

At Olesiński & Wspólnicy, we believe that only by acting in accordance with our values can we fully enjoy our success. Among these values, what has united us most over many years is our love for animals and respect for nature. Every day we work pro bono to protect animals – we fight for their rights, we conduct proceedings in cases of animal abuse, or we seek out new homes for those who have been abandoned. In fact, many of our employees have adopted dogs and cats into their homes. Our lawyers also help the Ekostraż Foundation, regularly advising them, and this has led to many successes in court proceedings regarding animal abuse. In addition, we train volunteers and support social animal protection inspectors, who we teach how to act when collecting neglected animals. As part of our ongoing mission to help, we respond to police questions concerning the regulations which should be applied during interventions.

In 2020, we celebrated O&W’s 15th anniversary in line with our values – by continuing our tradition of helping the Ekostraż Foundation. We launched a fundraiser and made a donation to build an enclosure for animals at the Ekostraż shelter in Wrocław so that these creatures would be able to play and socialize in a supportive environment. A number of O&W staff will also be engaged in the process of building the shelter itself.

As 70% of the O&W team are women, they prove that competence is not a matter of gender, but of talent, passion and commitment. We support our female staff in many ways, and every year, on International Women’s Day, we engage in the ‘Shoe Box’ project in aid of women in need.

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, there is the ‘Art of Support’ Programme through which we foster the activities of young artists who are at the starting points of their careers. We wish to help people with talent to develop their businesses and so we offer them financial support as well as legal or marketing consultancy.

In 2019, we received one of the most prestigious Polish rankings – a distinction for pro bono activities by a law firm – in the daily newspaper Rzeczpospolita.

We support the concept of an economy of values. As part of this, we create and cultivate relationships by actively participating in the Open Eyes Economy Summit movement.


Development is an inseparable aspect of our business. At OW, we have been advising international companies entering the Polish market and developing their activities in Poland since 2005. At the same time, we support companies carrying out cross-border projects or planning to expand outside Poland.

In order to provide specialized and dedicated support to entrepreneurs, our experts work at three international desks, devoted to various regions:

  • the German desk,
  • the Spanish desk,
  • the Asia desk (China, Japan and Korea).

Our international desks are made up of attorneys, tax advisors, and certified accountants, and features exclusive support for German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean companies provided by native speakers on our staff. This allows us to provide professional legal and tax advice in up to 7 languages.

To complement our international expertise, we cooperate with trusted consulting companies belonging to the Moore Global network, which enables us to provide effective advice on an international level.

We are proud to work with international capital groups, publicly listed companies and leaders of domestic and European markets in sectors such as the automotive industry, e-commerce, chemicals, textiles, food, IT, energy, and construction.

As OW, we have been working with foreign chambers of commerce and industry for years and take part in international industry conferences, cooperating with, among others, the Polish-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce.