Rymarz Zdort Maruta > Warsaw, Poland > Firm Profile

Rymarz Zdort Maruta

Poland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Rymarz Zdort Maruta was formed following a merger at the beginning of 2023 between Rmyarz Zdort and Maruta Wachta. The strengthened firm excels in public M&A work, and has significant experience supporting both domestic and international clients with complex cross-border M&A transactions, especially in the energy sector. It has notable strengths in advising financial institutions, such as banks, brokerage houses, investment funds, and insurance companies, and the department is also increasingly active in the gaming space. Managing partners Paweł Rymarz and Paweł Zdort spearhead the practice, and Lukasz Gasiński heads up a sub-team dedicated to financial regulatory work. Jakub Zagrajek has a notable M&A practice with a focus on public companies. Jacek Zawadzki also takes an active role in the firm’s most significant mandates.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Rymarz; Paweł Zdort

Other key lawyers:

Lukasz Gasiński; Jakub Zagrajek; Jacek Zawadzki; Malgorzata Derus; Paweł Mazur; Aleksander Jakubisiak


‘The team led by Jakub Zagrajek is super helpful, knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to M&A and capital markets transactions, especially for projects involving listed companies. They work fast, understand the details, know market standards well, and work closely with clients to reflect theirneeds.’

‘Jakub Zagrajek is the only M&A senior lawyer that I know that connects profound legal expertise with business skills and financial knowledge, which gives a lot of comfort when dealing with complex transactional structures, management incentive schemes, JV deals, GP/LP structures. Super friendly and helpful, trustworthy and very experienced.’

‘Jacek Zawadzki and Paweł Zdort provide comprehensive services, an ability to bring solutions, experience, and an ability to solve problem before they are brought to the table.’

‘Quality comparable to best international law firms. Very experienced and knowledgeable team.’

‘Paweł Zdort is one of most experienced PE/M&A lawyers in Poland, and Jacek Zawadzki is very pro-active and involved, independent, and able to handle complex assignments.’

‘A team with outstanding experience, commitment, knowledge, culture, and pleasure of cooperation.’

‘Jakub Zagrajek has a hands-on approach, substantive knowledge in the field of finance, and direct contact. Paweł Mazur is committed, knowledgeable, and thinks logically.’

‘Unique and well-balanced knowledge and experience, not only in law, but also in the field of finance and technology.’

Key clients

Grupa Lotos

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A.

Techland S.A.

the Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund S.A. SICAV-RAIF

Unilink Group

Enterprise Investors

Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo S.A.

VH Invest AG

Commercial Banks Protection System S.A.

Kajima Partnerships Limited

Griffin Capital Partners

Building Material Distributors, Inc.

Robyg S.A.

Reikon Games

Play Group

Exact Systems

Market Pay Group, AnaCap

British Primary School of Wilanow

British Nursery of Wilanow

Vectra S.A.

Active Ownership Capital

Work highlights

  • Supported Grupa LOTOS with the completion of the next phase of the implementation of remedies connected with the acquisition of control by PKN ORLEN over LOTOS Group S.A., which involved transactions with Aramco Overseas Company B.V. and Hungary’s MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Public Limited Company.
  • Advised PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. on its acquisition from US-based fund CVC Capital Partners of 100% of the shares in PKP Energetyka S.A.
  • Advised Techland S.A., a major Polish video game developer, on the sale of approximately 67% of the shares in the company to Tencent Holdings Limited (Cayman Islands).

Poland > Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

At the beginning of 2023, Rymarz Zdort and Maruta Wachta merged to form Rymarz Zdort Maruta. Large-scale, sophisticated data protection projects involving multi-jurisdictional elements and cross-border data transfers now form a key part of the group’s offering. It also frequently represents clients in contentious mandates, and ‘what absolutely distinguishes them on the market is their primarily pragmatic approach’. 'Outstanding practitioner’ Marcin Serafin sits at the helm of the department, which also houses Paweł Tobiczyk, who boasts ‘extensive legal knowledge in the field of personal data protection', and Piotr Kalina, who was promoted to partner at the beginning of 2023. Previous co-head Sławomir Kowalski left the firm to found Just LAW at the beginning of 2024.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Serafin; Paweł Tobiczyk; Piotr Kalina

Other key lawyers:

Wojciech Piszewski


‘Rymarz Zdort Maruta, in my opinion, stands out for its professionalism, efficiency and deep legal knowledge combined with a practical approach to legal problems. The members of the team with whom I had the pleasure of working always offered effective legal solutions to problems.’

‘Paweł Tobiczyk has extensive legal knowledge in the field of personal data protection, and is always oriented towards practical help in solving legal problems. He always has time for the client, is responsive and cooperation with him is a pleasure.’

‘Probably the best team in Poland for privacy and technology. What sets them apart is the focus. Unlike most other firms that simply added capacity for this specialty when the need arose, Maruta (now part of Rymarz Zdort Maruta) was the firm built to do privacy and technology, so it’s their core.’

‘Marcin Serafin and Paweł Tobiczyk are market leaders. The have the right judgement and understand how to apply it to business.’

‘Rymarz Zdort Maruta’s real strength and added value lies in the fact that they offer full-scope support in the area of GDPR compliance combined with vast experience in niche areas of IT law. This combination is ideal for our needs. They also demonstrate international data protection competences, which is invaluable, as we work with suppliers from different countries.’

‘Marcin Serafin is an outstanding practitioner. He and his team deliver very high-value service to the client and represent great technical knowledge. They are competent, proactive and efficient.’

‘Without the slightest hesitation, I can say that this is the best law firm I have had the opportunity to work with! What absolutely distinguishes them on the market is their primarily pragmatic approach, which is hard to get in other law firms. You can see that the client’s interest is important to them, they are always looking for solutions and alternatives. I am absolutely certain that when I need their support, I will not get a rigid opinion written in artificial, legal language.’

‘Piotr Kalina and Marcin Serafin offer value-driven advice perfectly adapted to our business needs. They help us interpret complex data privacy and security laws and how they apply to our business operations.’

Key clients

National Cloud Operator

Work highlights

  • Represented a major Polish e-commerce company in its successful appeal to the Supreme Administrative Court after the Polish Data Protection Authority imposed a large fine for a data protection breach.

Poland > Energy and natural resources Tier 1

The energy sector is integral at Rymarz Zdort Maruta, with the firm routinely engaged in projects covering joint venture and M&A structures within the PV and gas sectors, with a particular specialisation in LNG projects. A recent area of expansion for the firm is atomic projects, with recent highlights including advising PGE on the development of Poland’s second nuclear plant. The team frequently collaborates with the firm’s dispute resolution department in order to handle contentious cases with an energy focus. Leading the team is Marek Durski, who is lauded by one client for being ‘ahead of the market in terms of his knowledge’; his wide-ranging practice covers M&A and privatisation transactions within the energy sector. Other key contacts include Łukasz Lech, an energy law expert, and Adrian Augustyniak, who focuses on regulatory issues concerning the energy sector. The firm recently bolstered its environmental and ESG offering with the addition of Agnieszka Skorupińska from CMS, who now leads a dedicated sub-group.

Practice head(s):

Marek Durski


‘Extremely strong legal knowledge combined with deep commercial understanding.’

‘Marek Durski is a leader in the field and a trusted advisor with best-in-class legal knowledge combined with a strong commercial sense.’

‘I like very much the holistic vapproach from Agnieszka Skorupińska and other team members to give a broader perspective. It’s very helpful in making business decisions in such a changing environment.’

‘I would single out Marek Durski, the head of the energy team. He is a very smooth negotiator and a lawyer who really knows how to combine the letter of the law with what the business needs.’

‘I would indeed highly recommend the energy team. The service and professionalism displayed from the get-go, along with the patience and business-oriented approach throughout the cooperation with the Rymarz Zdort Maruta team, are truly reflective of an outstanding law firm.’

‘They were there whenever we needed them and gave clear answers and explanations to our questions, always responding to calls and emails. I felt confident that our matters were in good hands.’

‘Marek Durski is ahead of the market in terms of his knowledge. He’s always available when needed and provides concise and targeted advice in line with commercial objectives.’

Key clients

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A.

Amber Infrastructure

Electrum sp. z o.o.

VH Invest AG

Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo S.A.


Energa S.A.

Last Energy

Enlight Renewable Energy


Work highlights

  • Advised Polska Grupa Energetyczna on the formation of PGE PAK Energia Jadrowa– a joint venture between PGE and ZEPAK, each with a 50% shareholding – for the development of Poland’s second nuclear power plant to be constructed in Patnow.
  • Advised Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo on a number of gas sale agreements with Equinor for natural gas from the Norwegian continental shelf to be delivered to Poland via the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline.
  • Advised Polish energy group PGE on the development of an offshore wind project with Orsted, which included providing advice regarding the formation of a JV, construction management, operations and maintenance issues, public procurement and project financing.

Poland > Private equity Tier 1

Rymarz Zdort Maruta's offering was broadened in January 2023 with the merger of Rymarz Zdort and Maruta Wachta. Advising clients on their investments in, and exits from, public and private companies remains a core focus. The healthcare, retail, FMCG, real estate, and financial services industries, as well as the technology, media, and telecoms sectors, are strong areas for the department. Managing partners Paweł Zdort and Paweł Rymarz jointly lead the team, and they are ably supported by Jacek Zawadzki and Jakub Zagrajek, who specialise in M&A transactions, capital markets, and corporate law issues. At the senior associate level, Malgorzata Derus is noted.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Zdort; Paweł Rymarz


‘The level of coordination between the respective work streams, in combination with significant partner involvement to act not only as a legal but as a tactical sparring partner for the client in optimising the sale process and the deal itself was notable and impressive.’

‘Paweł Zdort is clearly one of the most experienced M&A lawyers in the CEE. While he has a very solid overall team behind him, he gets personally involved in key moments where the client needs to take difficult decisions, and the vast experience then really shows.’

‘Jakub Zagrajek, one of the best partners in the M&A practice, is great to work with. Solution-oriented, clear-headed and highly responsive, he proved not only to be a highly skilled M&A lawyer, but also very pleasant to work with as part of a wider deal multidisciplinary team bringing different considerations to the table.’

‘Quality comparable to the best international law firms. Very experienced and knowledgeable team.’

‘Paweł Zdort is one of most experienced private equity and M&A lawyers in Poland, and Jacek Zawadzki is very pro-active and involved, independent and able to handle complex assignments.’

‘Unique balance and wide scope of knowledge and experience from the finance, law and technology perspectives. Pro-active approach.’

‘I highly value cooperation with Jakub Zagrajek. A pro-active approach and proven, high-quality education in the field of law and finance are a very strong advantage of Jakub and his entire team. This helps a lot in private equity projects.’

‘Paweł Zdort and Jacek Zawadzki are smart, creative, commercial-thinking lawyers experienced in private equity deals and they understand the relevant issues.’

Key clients

Innova Capital

DIF Capital Partners

CVC Capital Partners

Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund

Aberdeen Capital Management LLC

Active Ownership Capital

Unilink Group

Enterprise Investors

Inelo Group

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna


Exact Systems sp. z o.o.

P4 Sp. z o.o.


Work highlights

  • Advised the shareholders of Grupa Inelo S.A., comprising Innova Capital, European Telematics Holding and a group of individual minority shareholders, on a transaction involving the sale of 100% of the share capital of Inelo to W.A.G. payment solutions.
  • Advised the Unilink Group and the Enterprise Investors fund on a transaction involving the acquisition of the Unilink Group by Acrisure, a US-based fintech and insurance broker.
  • Advised PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in PKP Energetyka S.A from US-based fund CVC Capital Partners.

Poland > TMT Tier 1

Maruta Wachta and Rymarz Zdort joined forces at the start of 2023 to form Rymarz Zdort Maruta, and technology contracts and IT implementation projects are now the core specialisms of the strengthened TMT team. Managing and founding partner Marcin Maruta heads up the team alongside Michał Pękała, who oversees the dedicated video game and entertainment practice group as ‘a distinguished IT and video games law expert’. This group focuses on the creation and commercialisation of video games, and also fields Jakub Kowal, who is praised as ‘one of the leading lawyers in TMT and video games projects’. 

Practice head(s):

Marcin Maruta; Michał Pękała

Other key lawyers:


‘I am not aware of any other legal team in Poland that is focused on the game development industry. As such, in addition to their exceptional legal knowledge, each member of the team is well versed in the game development industry, its functioning, innovations, and its day-to-day problems.’

‘Michał Pękała is a very competent team leader; he is a distinguished IT and video games law expert. His pragmatic and client-oriented style, profound expertise and flexibility match his notable commitment. Michał has a wealth of experience relating to contract drafting. Importantly, he also has a deep understanding of what running a business is about.’

‘Jakub Kowal is a person for whom client satisfaction is put at the forefront. He has an excellent understanding of the specifics of running a business, which enables him to offer the client a full range of legal and business solutions. Jakub knows not only how to prepare the right contract for the business, but also how to take care of the employee side of the business.’

‘As every year, the TMT team at RZM has provided us with a multitude of legal advice. The ability to handle complex and sophisticated matters by Marcin Maruta and the TMT team is on another level, incomparable to any other law firm which we have ever worked with. They understand what needs to be done as if they were inside our heads.’

‘Marcin Maruta is a true expert, an outstanding example of a lawyer who knows his client and sector. It is simply a pleasure to work with Marcin and his team. I felt safe and sound regardless of the nature of the project.’

‘We are convinced that Michał Pękała is undoubtedly the best lawyer for the video games industry. It would not be enough to merely say he just knows the industry as, after many years of working closely with video game companies, it is like he has become part of the industry himself.’

‘Jakub Kowal is one of the leading lawyers in TMT and video games projects. He is an experienced lawyer who has been advising video games companies for several years. He is proficient in IT laws and by the accuracy of his recommendations and the quality of work he delivers, you can tell that he has been advising on numerous deals involving new technologies.’

‘Jakub Kowal has a significant level of industry knowledge. He is curious and always seeks to understand what information is necessary to clarify the business terms, so he can prepare and negotiate a solid agreement. Jakub is not only very responsive, but also acts proactively, foreseeing our questions and delivering additional practical comments that make his advice easily understandable.’

Key clients


PKO Bank Polski

Orange Group

Energa Group

Auchan Group

Lux Med sp. z o.o.

OLX Group


IFS Group


Centrum Informatyki Resortu Finansów


Huuuge Games

Operator Chmury Krajowej

4 FUN Media sp. z o.o.

Polska Izba Informatyki i Telekomunikacji

Work highlights

  • Advising ORLEN on the preparation of a framework agreement for the procurement process for VR system suppliers.
  • Advised T-MOBILE on an agreement based on cloud solutions to create a tool for aggregating marketing data.
  • Assisting a client with negotiating a contract for the supply, adaptation and implementation of automated parcel machines.

Poland > Banking and finance Tier 2

At the beginning of 2023, Rymarz Zdort and Maruta Wachta merged to form Rymarz Zdort Maruta, and the resultant banking and finance team excels in assisting with acquisition finance and M&A-related deals, including those concerning mezzanine structures. The group continues to have a notable focus on the sponsor side of mandates, representing domestic and foreign companies, although it has also been increasingly acting for lenders. Energy-related work and project financing constitute additional core areas of strength. Zofia Frydrychowicz and Jakub Rachwol jointy lead the team; the former has expertise in domestic and cross-border financings and debt restructurings, while the latter ‘possesses high-level expertise’ in corporate finance mandates.

Practice head(s):

Zofia Frydrychowicz; Jakub Rachwol

Other key lawyers:

Adrian Wieslaw; Sebastian Stepinski


‘Great expertise on project finance and great capacity for handling even the most complex legal structures. Zofia Frydrychowicz is a key contact.’

‘I would indicate Jakub Rachwol as the key person responsible for banking and finance. What distinguished them from competitors is a good feeling of important matters and comprehensive management of documents and issues.’

‘Collaboration went really smoothly. The members of the team, including the leading partner, were always availaible for discussion and prompt advice. The knowledge of the team in the subject area was on an excellent level. I could always count on reliable and transparent advice.’

‘I had a chance to cooperate with Jakub Rachwol. He not only possesses high-level expertise, but has also developed organisational skills that come in handy when running highly complex processes. He organised the work of his team in such a way that all activities were completed on time and in a well-organised manner.’

‘Experienced and very committed team who put big emphasis on delivering their services in line with the schedule. Very good cooperation and communication, and a deep team which is able to serve more complex transactions.’

‘Rymarz Zdort Maruta is one of the few law firms in Poland that is pretty much a gold standard for what a large law firm should be, with many senior lawyers being market leaders for the best part of the last 20 years. They demonstrate a typical no-nonsense approach, which is rather helpful when attempting to close difficult deals in the current market conditions driven by uncertainty and urgency.’

‘Jakub Rachwol is one of the younger partners at RZM, but very skilled and with an extremely helpful problem-solving approach. A masterclass in getting financing transactions done quickly and effectively.’

‘The law firm provides the highest quality of services and legal support. The services are performed comprehensively and professionally with the full involvement of lawyers. The team is fully available and active.’

Key clients

Grupa Maspex

Orlen S.A.



Projekt Solartechnik

ING Bank Slaski

Bank Pekao



Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego



Work highlights

  • Advised a consortium comprising PKO BP, BGK, mBank and PZU on an agreement on the settlement of claims related to the payment of a guarantee by way of the conversion of the debt that arose as a result of such payment into equity in Rafako S.A.
  • Advised ING Bank, as the lender, on the refinancing of Zabka’s existing financing.
  • Advised the founders of Exact System and the company itself on acquisition financing in relation to the purchase of a stake from a private equity fund exiting its investment in the company.

Poland > Competition/antitrust Tier 2

Rymarz Zdort Maruta has expertise in handling both domestic and cross-border competition and antitrust mandates. This offering includes support with merger control proceedings, M&A-related mandates, and cartel and abuse of dominance cases. It is also well equipped to handle consumer protection, state aid and foreign direct investment work. Iwona Her chairs the group, and she is supported by counsel Irmina Wątły and senior associate Tomasz Kordala, who has expertise in dawn raids, and distribution and commercial agreements.

Practice head(s):

Iwona Her

Other key lawyers:


‘Good collaboration with excellent knowledge.’

‘Very talented and experienced individuals who are always available and provide us with all the necessary information we ask for.’

‘A law firm with a high level of specialisation in the field of competition and consumer protection.’

‘Work performed in close and dynamic cooperation with the company’s internal department.’

‘Open to relationships and providing legal assistance in an efficient and clear manner.’

Key clients

Polskie Koleje Linowe S.A.

PKN Orlen S.A.

Vectra S.A.

Media Development Investment Fund

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A.

Griffin Capital Partners sp. z o.o.

Amber Infrastructure

Polish Development Fund

Bank Guarantee Fund

Echo Investment S.A.

Velo Bank

Centralny Port Komunikacyjny sp. z o.o.

On Tower Poland sp. z o.o.

Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Bounty Brands

The Sherwin-Williams Company

Work highlights

  • Advising PKN Orlen S.A. on the implementation of commitments attached to a clearance decision of the European Commission related to the acquisition of control by PKN Orlen S.A. over the entity formerly known as Grupa Lotos S.A.
  • Advising Centralny Port Komunikacyjny sp. z o.o. on two distinct yet interconnected transactions.
  • Representing Vectra S.A. in an appeal regarding the decision of the President of the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection imposing a significant financial penalty and remedies for an alleged infringement of collective consumer interests.

Poland > Dispute resolution Tier 2

The beginning of 2023 saw the merger of Rymarz Zdort and Maruta Wachta to form Rymarz Zdort Maruta. Its offering includes representation in a variety of commercial disputes, including those surrounding M&A transactions, construction work, and complex commercial contracts. It has appeared before the entire gamut of Polish courts, from first instance to administrative and appellate proceedings, as well as domestic and international arbitration institutions.  Defence against hostile takeovers is another area of expertise for the group. Krzysztof Sajchta, Karina Aust-NiewiadomskaŁukasz Żak and Damian Gudel are the key senior contacts.

Practice head(s):

Karina Aust-Niewiadomska; Damian Gudel; Krzysztof Sajchta; Łukasz Żak

Other key lawyers:

Michal Milewski


‘Top performance in all respects – briefs clear and concise, and very good cross-examination and oral presentations.’

‘Krzysztof Sajchta is a strategic thinker, very clear and prepared.’

‘Highly professional team with a great understanding of the challenges of the IT industry.’

‘Comprehensive approach to the case is definitely a strength of the team, which distinguishes the team from other law firms. The solutions recommended by the team headed by Krzysztof Sajchta took into account not only the company’s interests in a particular case, but also its leading policy and market position. Communication with the team was at the highest level, all information was provided promptly in a clear and understandable form. We highly recommend the team for all litigation cases.’

‘I appreciate Rymarz Zdort Maruta for not only knowing the law inside and out, but also for finding ways to work within the law to make things happen. The quality of the services provided by them is very high in my opinion, and their timeliness in delivering assistance should not go unmentioned.’

‘Rymarz Zdort Maruta’s dispute resolution lawyers are renowned specialists in their area of law and have a keen ability to seek out and formulate solutions to extremely complex legal issues. They have shown a high degree of commitment and great professionalism in their approach to all matters covered by their engagement.’

‘I cooperated with Krzysztof Sajchta and I am very satisfied with the work, from explaining the problem and potential consequences to looking for solutions in various areas. He has both standard solutions but also many ideas for additional and less obvious solutions. Krzysztof’s extensive knowledge and, above all, practical and procedural experience allowed me to feel safer.’

Key clients

Orlen S.A.

Bank Millenium S.A.

Baldero Investments sp. z o.o.

EuRoPol Gaz S.A.

Erbud S.A.

Malpka S.A.

Polenergia Group

ProService Finteco sp. z o.o.

Mediafinancial sp. z o.o.

Dom Maklerski BOS S.A.

Vectra S.A.

Fundusz Wczasow Pracowniczych sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Representing Orlen S.A. in a series of arbitrations against Gazprom PJSC and Gazprom export LLC, relating to price revision claims, claims over halted gas supplies and interest on overpayments for gas supplied over a six-year period.
  • Representing EuRoPol Gaz S.A. in a $1.5bn arbitral dispute against Gazprom export LLC regarding claims for transmission services and damages.
  • Representing Erbud S.A., the general contractor for the construction of a runway at Warsaw-Modlin Airport, in a dispute concerning the performance of construction work.

Poland > Public procurement Tier 2

The public procurement team at Rymarz Zdort Maruta was bolstered by the January 2023 merger with between Rymarz Zdort and Maruta Wachta, furthering the group’s capabilities in advising on public procurement contracts in the energy and natural resources areas, and complementing its existing strengths in the TMT sector. Practice head Bartłomiej Wachta is a notable authority in advising on IT contracts across both the public and private sectors, and is a frequent presence in the National Appeals Chamber. Marek Durski specialises in energy-related regulatory matters, encompassing licensing and interconnection issues, tariffs, EU law, and lobbying activities, in addition to advising on large-scale projects within the infrastructure and transport sectors.

Practice head(s):

Bartłomiej Wachta

Other key lawyers:

Marek Durski; Andrzej Granat; Michał Nawrocki; Zbigniew Okoń; Marta Mackiewicz; Martyna Nyszk


‘Smart, reliable, very creative, super knowledge of procurement law.’

‘The Rymarz Zdort Maruta law firm, due to its team of experienced lawyers specialising in many areas of law, is able to provide its clients with very high-quality legal services in every area of their activity and needs. Direct and quick access to lawyers serving my company competently and immediately supports our activities to the extent necessary for us.’

‘The area in which our company most often obtains legal support is public procurement law. In this respect, I receive direct reports and legal consultations from Bartłomiej Wachta and Michał Nawrocki . In the field of public procurement law, they represent the highest level of knowledge and experience in the country. The possibility of direct cooperation allows our company to operate in this field without fear of exposing the company to the risk of errors in participation in tenders and order fulfillment.’

‘A unique team of lawyers with many years of experience in copyright/IT law, public procurement law, software and taxes. A team always looking for constructive solutions through teamworking.’

‘I appreciate working with Rymarz Zdort Maruta as they have an individual approach to us. They support us in public procurement law but their services are far more effective and concern much more than this area. They are reliable but flexible, with very good substantive background. I appreciate their holistic approach to our company. They are more focused and oriented on seeking solutions than other companies.’

‘This is one of the best teams I have worked with so far. They focus on the right things and don’t waste time. Their experience helps them ask good questions which very often makes the whole process quicker and spares us difficulties later which is so important in public procurement procedures. Definitely, a team with a no-nonsense approach. I like them also because they deliver their work to a high standard even when under pressure.’

‘We have been working with Rymarz Zdort Maruta for some time and their team – from partner to associate – has always shown broad legal knowledge and a professional level of handling things. I was especially happy with the partners I have worked with: Marek Durski and Bartłomiej Wachta. In their case, knowledge and experience are combined with sincerity and a practical approach.’

‘The legal advice provided by Marta Mackiewicz and Bartłomiej Wachta shows that they has extensive experience in public procurement cases. Marta Mackiewicz’s practical knowledge of proceedings allowed her to secure the interests of the company in the best possible way. She approached the case comprehensively.’

Key clients

PGE Systemy S.A. / PGE Dystrybucja S.A.

Vitronic Machine Vision Polska sp. z o.o.

Forscope a.s.

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

Multiconsult Polska sp. z o.o.

Operator Chmury Krajowej (OCHK), the Polish National Cloud Operator


Advatech Sp. z o.o.

EcoVadis SAS

BonaSoft Sp. z o.o.

Last Energy Inc.

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A.

Paprec Energies Gdansk Sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Representing PGE Systemy S.A./PGE Dystrybucja S.A. in two proceedings regarding the creation of the LTE450 communication network for the energy sector.
  • Advising the Solidarity Transport Hub on the public procurement aspects of an investment process.
  • Advising the Polish National Cloud Operator, a technology company developing services related to data processing and storage, on the purchase of cloud services in accordance with public procurement law.

Poland > Real estate Tier 2

Complex M&A deals and joint ventures within the real estate sector are at the core of Rymarz Zdort Maruta‘s offering, with the team being a key point of call for domestic and international investors and corporates seeking advice on matters related to logistics parks, office buildings, retail parks, residential developments, and student housing. Leading the team is Piotr Fedorowicz, praised by a client for his ‘exceptional business acumen’; he excels in advising clients from the commercial property sector with a particular focus on office, warehouse and retail property projects. Paweł Zdort and Karolina Bąkowska are also key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Fedorowicz

Other key lawyers:


‘Rymarz Zdort Maruta stands out as a paragon of legal excellence. Their team exudes a profound mastery of the legal landscape, offering clients an unparalleled level of expertise. Meticulous in their approach, every case is handled with precision and care.’

‘The firm’s dedication to achieving the best outcomes for their clients is admirable. Their reputation for delivering top-tier legal services is proof of their unwavering commitment to professional integrity. Rymarz Zdort Maruta is an example of trust and reliability in the legal world, setting the bar high for excellence.’

‘Piotr Fedorowicz is an outstanding lawyer known for his exceptional business acumen. His sharp legal skills and pragmatic approach ensure clients receive top-tier guidance. Piotr’s keen eye for detail and strategic thinking make him an invaluable asset in any legal endeavor. His ability to merge legal expertise with a strong business sense sets him apart as a truly exceptional professional in his field.’

‘Karolina Bąkowska is a meticulous and deeply dedicated lawyer, known for her unwavering commitment to her clients. Her attention to detail is unmatched, ensuring that every aspect of a case is thoroughly examined. Karolina’s dedication shines through in her tireless efforts to achieve the best possible outcomes. All this makes her a standout professional in the legal field. Clients can trust in Karolina’s thorough and dedicated representation.’

‘Great experts in the real estate sector, handling complex projects exceptionally.’

‘Piotr Fedorowicz and Karolina Bąkowska remain key contacts.’

Key clients

AFI Europe


Echo Investment

European Logistics Investment



Griffin Capital Partners


Mennica Polska


M1 Real Estate

NDX Group



Student Depot

Trademarc Property


Zabka Polska


Work highlights

  • Advised 7R, a Polish warehouse developer, on the acquisition of joint control over the company by NREP via its Luxembourg-registered fund NREP Nordic Strategies Fund V Limited Partnership.
  • Advised Robyg on its joint venture with Yula Lux S.A.R.L, a company owned by Centerbridge Partners, concerning residential projects with a capacity of over 100,000 square metres of usable residential area in the Tri-City and Warsaw.
  • Advised Echo Investment on the conclusion of an agreement providing for the incorporation of its residential business into Archicom.

Poland > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Rymarz Zdort Maruta is well versed at advising Polish and international clients on domestic and cross-border restructuring and insolvency mandates. Its offering encompasses matters involving large numbers of creditors, the restructuring of capital groups, credit extensions, and in and out-of-court restructuring proceedings. Liquidation bankruptcy matters and distressed M&A transactions are also areas of expertise for the department. Licensed restructuring advisor Magdalena Pyzik-Walag sits at the helm of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Magdalena Pyzik-Walag

Key clients

Sportsdirect.com Poland sp. z o.o.

Arcade Beauty

Bank Millennium S.A.

Murapol S.A.

Polcom Group

XXXLutz Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Bank Guarantee Fund on the resolution of Getin Noble Bank.
  • Advised Sportsdirect.com on its acquisition of all the assets of the bankruptcy estate of Go Sport Polska sp. z o.o. from the bankruptcy trustee.
  • Advised Arcade Beauty and its Polish subsidiary, Socopol sp. z o.o., on the Polish law aspects of an out-of-court cross-border restructuring and recapitalisation.

Poland > Tax Tier 2

At Rymarz Zdort Maruta, the tax practice combines its tax expertise with the firm’s broader M&A strength to provide comprehensive advice on the tax aspects of M&A transactions and other business reorganisations. Its client roster spans a range of industries, and includes financial institutions, PE funds, real estate developers, energy firms and telecoms operators. Leszek Tokarski heads up the practice, and has a focus on tax litigation and audits.

Practice head(s):

Leszek Tokarski


Other key lawyers:

Marek Kanczew


The main attribute would be that they are very business oriented. They look at situations through the eyes of the client and treat the subject matter as though it was theirs. In all of their negotiations with the opposing advisors, they were very proactive, anticipating every situation and exploiting any weakness of the other side. Very very impressive!!’

‘They manage the risk.’

Key clients

Alseva Group

Grupa Lotos

Bank Millennium

Ghelamco Group

Polcom Group

British Primary School of Wilanow Sp. z o.o.

VeloBank S.A.

Bank BPH

Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

Tidio Poland Sp. Z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised Bank Millennium on consolidating its brokerage business into the capital group.
  • Advised the shareholders of the British Primary School of Wilanow Sp. z o.o. and the British Nursery of Wilanow Sp. z o.o. on the sale of 90% of their shares to the International Schools Partnership.
  • Advised Tidio Poland sp. z o. o. on the development of a remuneration structure for managers and the preparation of the necessary contracts, as well as reviewing internal regulations and rules for introducing remote working policies.

Poland > White-collar crime Tier 2

The ‘white-collar crime specialists’ at Rymarz Zdort Maruta are well equipped to handle a range of matters, from litigation to investigations, acting for both the injured parties and those accused of committing criminal offences. The team also regularly assists its clients with the implementation of internal compliance policies, particularly those relating to bribery, corruption and anti-money laundering. Karina Aust-Niewiadomska and Maria Szczepanska jointly lead the team. Damian Gudel and Krzysztof Sajchta are further key names.

Practice head(s):

Karina Aust-Niewiadomska; Maria Szczepanska

Other key lawyers:


‘Well experienced, logical thinking lawyers, who are really involved in the case.’

‘Dilligent work, analysis of the case files and good preparation for the hearings.’

‘Very close approach to clients; deep investigation of pros and cons; excellent legal knowledge.’

‘Appoach to meetings and preparation of strategies.’

‘White-collar crime specialists.’

‘I have worked with Karina Aust-Niewiadomska and I can surely say that she is a professional, hardworking and experienced attorney. She handles many difficult cases, especially white-collar crimes, and she is one of the best in the Polish legal market. Her experience and determination makes her effective and respected by her clients.’

‘Attention to client requests, the desire to look for solutions beyond those which are evident.’

‘Karina Aust-Niewiadomska and Maria Szczepanska are strong pillars of the team. They provide excellent advice, strategic approach and they are a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

ID Beauty International Distribution LLC

DESA Unicum Auction House

Eurolot S.A. in liquidation

Former members of the management board and the supervisory board of PKP Cargo S.A.

Bank Millennium S.A.

Centrum Rozliczen Elektronicznych Polskie ePlatnosci SA

Work highlights

  • Representing a major auction house in Poland in criminal proceedings concerning a painting by Jacek Malczewski.
  • Representing, as defence counsel, the former management board members and supervisory board members of a logistics company from the cargo railway sector in the course of preliminary criminal proceedings.
  • Representing a client based in Miami, ID Beauty International Distribution LLC, which is the victim of large-scale fraud, in proceedings before a district court in Poland.

Poland > Capital markets Tier 3

Rymarz Zdort Maruta's team was formed at the beginning of 2023 following the merger of Rymarz Zdort and Maruta Wachta. The practice has a strong focus on ECM mandates, covering Polish and international IPOs, secondary offerings and private placements, and rights issues and accelerated book-building processes. With a focus on ECM and securities regulatory mandates, Ewa Bober jointly leads the department alongside capital markets regulation specialist Filip Leśniak. Managing partner Paweł Zdort is another notable name in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Ewa Bober; Filip Leśniak

Other key lawyers:

Paweł Zdort; Jacek Zawadzki


‘Extensive professional practice and extensive knowledge of M&A projects.’

‘High professionalism. Business empathy. A business customer does not feel left alone. High standard of services provided.’

‘Best ECM track record in Poland.’

‘Ewa Bober is a standout.’

Key clients


Erste Securities Polska S.A.

Atlas Estates Limited


PKO Bank Polski

Work highlights

  • Advising ORLEN S.A. on the public offering of its shares to the shareholders of Grupa LOTOS S.A. in connection with the merger of ORLEN with Grupa LOTOS S.A. and seeking the admission and introduction of such new shares to trading on the regulated market operated by the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
  • Advising ORLEN S.A. on the public offering of its shares to the shareholders of Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo S.A. in connection with the merger of ORLEN with PGNiG and seeking the admission and introduction of such new shares to trading on the regulated market operated by the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
  • Advising PKO Bank Polski S.A. on an ABB transaction/block trade concerning the sale of shares in Orlen S.A. to domestic and foreign institutional investors, with a transaction value of more than PLN715m.

Poland > Intellectual property Tier 4

At Rymarz Zdort Maruta, the niche focus of the firm's IP and licensing practice is on software rights and licensing for the video games sector; clients appreciate the fact that it is 'one of the few firms that have this type of expertise in the region'. The team regularly assists clients with patent and trade mark registration. The practice is jointly lead by Michał Pękał, who has expertise in the creation of advanced licensing structures; Marcin Maruta, who focuses his practice on license audits, the cloud and paperless solutions; and Zbigniew Okoń, who is knowledgable on IP protection, licensing agreements, software implementation and maintenance agreements.

Practice head(s):

Michał Pękała; Marcin Maruta; Zbigniew Okoń


‘Marcin Maruta has impressive digital and governance knowledge.’

‘I rely on Rymarz Zdort Maruta for all my video game-related matters in Poland. They are one of the few firms that have this type of expertise in the region. They always are responsive to my requests and provide very professional work product in a timely manner.’

‘I am not aware of any other legal team in Poland that is focused solely on the gamedev industry. As such, in addition to their exceptional legal knowledge, each member of the team is well versed in the gamedev industry, its functioning, innovations, and its day-to-day problems.’

‘Michał Pękała is a very competent team leader, he is a distinguished IT and video games law expert. His pragmatic and client-oriented style, profound expertise and flexibility match his notable commitment.’

‘Rymarz Zdort Maruta’s lawyers are not only able to swiftly and precisely answer all our questions and clear our doubts of any IP-related questions we had, but also capable of proactively delivering new ideas and solutions to protect our interests and swiftly prepare all the necessary documentation. Undoubtedly, they can act this way due to their in-depth knowledge of the specifics of the operations of the video games industry and extensive expertise in the intellectual property aspects of video games.’

 ‘We strongly value their high responsiveness and ability to explain complex legal matters in plain and concise language, making their analyses and recommendations understandable to non-lawyers.’

‘We are convinced that Michał Pękała is undoubtedly the best IP lawyer for the video games industry.’

Key clients


PKN Orlen

Olga Tokarczuk



Something Random



Work highlights

  • Assisted Something Random with preparation of agreements on the transfer of intellectual property rights from another studio with an option for acquisition rights to other intellectual property; multilevel detailed analysis and internal due diligence of intellectual property rights to the games’ prototypes; and strategic advice on mitigating risks related to the use of software licensed on the basis of copyleft licenses.

Poland > Healthcare and life sciences

In November 2023, Rymarz Zdort Maruta kickstarted its life sciences practice through the recruitment of an experienced four-partner team, comprising Michał Czarnuch, Anna Partyka-Opiela, Marcin Pieklak and Tomasz Kaczyński, from Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka.

The firm: Rymarz Zdort Maruta was formed as a result of the merger of two leading law firms – Rymarz Zdort, a leader in many areas of transactional practice, and Maruta Wachta, a forerunner and pioneer in technology transformation.

Our firm combines the experience and quality of the global firm from which Rymarz Zdort emerged (for almost 30 years, it was part of an international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges, headquartered in New York), with the innovation of Maruta Wachta that comes from independently building and developing a law firm.

Areas of practice: We are the leader among legal advisors in Poland in the area of mergers and acquisitions and new technology law.  However, our services are structured in such a way as to cover all important aspects of business operations. We offer our clients first-class legal, tax and restructuring advice from highly qualified experts.

Our team of more than 150 attorneys and advisors is well-known for its involvement in the most high-profile and ground-breaking transactions and projects.

Being one of the undisputed leaders on the Polish market, we also have extensive experience in cross-border/international projects, in respect of which we have often coordinated teams of lawyers operating in various jurisdictions, or cooperated with other law firms as their partners. As an independent law firm, we are, in fact, in the perfect position to join forces with our clients’ preferred foreign law firms.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate/M&A, Private Equity Pawel Rymarz (Managing Partner) pawel.rymarz@rzmlaw.com +48 600 092 630
Corporate/M&A, Private Equity Pawel Zdort (Managing Partner) pawel.zdort@rzmlaw.com +48 600 092 653
TMT, IT Contracts Marcin Maruta (Managing Partner) marcin.maruta@rzmlaw.com +48 600 092 653
Venture Capital Aleksandra Dobrzynska-Grezel aleksandra.dobrzynska-grezel@rzmlaw.com +48 600 092 672
Corporate Law & Corporate Governance Dr Marek Maciag marek.maciag@rzmlaw.com +48 600 092 636
Capital Markets (Equity) Ewa Bober ewa.bober@rzmlaw.com +48 600 092 715
Banking & Finance, Capital Markets (Debt) Zofia Frydrychowicz zofia.frydrychowicz@rzmlaw.com +48 600 092 654
Banking & Finance, Capital Markets (Debt) Dr Jakub Rachwol jakub.rachwol@rzmlaw.com +48 609 092 876
Financial Regulatory Dr hab. Lukasz Gasinski lukasz.gasinski@rzmlaw.com +48 600 092 651
Financial Technology Michał Kulesza michal.kulesza@rzmlaw.com +48 604 469 735
Restructuring & Insolvency, Distressed Assets Magdalena Pyzik-Walag magdalena.pyzik@rzmlaw.com +48 600 092 682
Public Procurement Bartlomiej Wachta bartlomiej.wachta@rzmlaw.com +48 601 890 088
Tax Leszek Tokarski leszek.tokarski@rzmlaw.com +48 607 054 158
Data Privacy & Data Protection Marcin Serafin marcin.serafin@rzmlaw.com +48 501 255 984
Intellectual Property Zbigniew Okon zbigniew.okon@rzmlaw.com +48 510 200 663
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Dr Michal Nowakowski michal.nowakowski@rzmlaw.com +48 668 002 336
Energy & Natural Resources Marek Durski marek.durski@rzmlaw.com +48 607 033 277
Real Estate/Construction Piotr Fedorowicz piotr.fedorowicz@rzmlaw.com +48 600 092 376
Video Games & Entertainment Michal Pekala michal.pekala@rzmlaw.com +48 662 011 061
Competition/Antitrust Iwona Her iwona.her@rzmlaw.com +48 600 092 669
Employment, Personal Tax Marek Kanczew marek.kanczew@rzmlaw.com +48 600 092 413
Litigation/Arbitration Krzysztof Sajchta krzysztof.sajchta@rzmlaw.com +48 600 092 492
Litigation/Arbitration Damian Gudel damian.gudel@rzmlaw.com +48 697 795 601
Litigation/Arbitration Łukasz Żak lukasz.zak@rzmlaw.com +48 600 092 656
White-Collar Crime Karina Aust-Niewiadomska karina.aust-niewiadomska@rzmlaw.com +48 600 092 671
Ukrainian Desk, Private Equity Anna Zorya anna.zorya@rzmlaw.com +48 887 092 044
Life Sciences Michał Czarnuch michal.czarnuch@rzmlaw.com +48 887 092 062
Environmental and ESG Law department Agnieszka Skorupińska agnieszka.skorupinska@rzmlaw.com +48 887 092 051
Photo Name Position Profile
Karina Aust-Niewiadomska photo Ms Karina Aust-Niewiadomska Partner
Ewa Bober photo Ms Ewa Bober Partner
Michal Czarnuch photo Mr Michal Czarnuch Partner
Aleksandra Dobrzynska-Grezel photo Ms Aleksandra Dobrzynska-Grezel Partner
Marek Durski photo Mr Marek Durski Partner
Piotr Fedorowicz photo Mr Piotr Fedorowicz Partner
Zofia Frydrychowicz photo Ms Zofia Frydrychowicz Partner
Damian Gudel photo Mr Damian Gudel Partner
Iwona Her photo Ms Iwona Her Partner
Tomasz  Kaczynski  photo Mr Tomasz Kaczynski Partner
Marek Kanczew photo Mr Marek Kanczew Partner
Jakub Kowal photo Mr Jakub Kowal Senior Associate
Robert Krasnodebski photo Mr Robert Krasnodebski Partner
Jakub Krzemien photo Mr Jakub Krzemien Partner
Michal Kulesza photo Mr Michal Kulesza Partner
Filip Lesniak photo Mr Filip Lesniak Partner
Katarzyna Lukaszewicz photo Ms Katarzyna Lukaszewicz Partner
Marek Maciag photo Dr Marek Maciag Partner
Marcin Maruta photo Mr Marcin Maruta Managing Partner
Michal Milewski photo Mr Michal Milewski Counsel
Zbigniew Okon photo Mr Zbigniew Okon Partner
Anna  Partyka-Opiela photo Dr Anna Partyka-Opiela Partner
Michal Pekala photo Mr Michal Pekala Partner
Marcin  Pieklak photo Mr Marcin Pieklak Partner
Magdalena Pyzik-Walag photo Ms Magdalena Pyzik-Walag Partner
Jakub Rachwol photo Dr Jakub Rachwol Partner
Pawel Rymarz photo Mr Pawel Rymarz Managing Partner
Krzysztof Sajchta photo Mr Krzysztof Sajchta Partner
Marcin Serafin photo Mr Marcin Serafin Partner
Agnieszka Skorupinska photo Agnieszka Skorupinska Partner
Maria Szczepanska photo Ms Maria Szczepanska Counsel
Leszek Tokarski photo Mr Leszek Tokarski Partner
Bartlomiej Wachta photo Mr Bartlomiej Wachta Partner
Irmina Wątły photo Ms Irmina Wątły Counsel    
Jakub Zagrajek, CFA photo Dr Jakub Zagrajek, CFA Partner
Lukasz Zak photo Mr Lukasz Zak Partner
Jacek Zawadzki photo Mr Jacek Zawadzki Partner
Pawel Zdort photo Mr Pawel Zdort Managing Partner
Anna Zorya photo Ms Anna Zorya Partner
Number of partners : 30+
Number of other lawyers : 120+
The American Chamber of Commerce in Poland
The Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce (SPCC)
The Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (PSIK)
Women in Law Foundation
Paweł Rymarz : Managing Partner
Paweł Zdort : Managing Partner
Marcin Maruta : Managing Partner