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Taylor Wessing Poland > The Legal 500 RankingsTaylor Wessing Poland's client base ranges from small innovative manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and medical devices to large hospital companies and global enterprises. The firm's key areas of expertise are manufacturing and distribution agreements; licensing and collaboration; contentious mandates, particularly in relation to patents and product liability; data protection and intellectual property; and regulatory issues. In January 2022, practice head Przemyslaw Walasek welcomed senior associate Bartosz Świdrak from Fairfield, thus strengthening the bench further.
Other key lawyers:
‘Availability, wide range of knowledge, trustworthiness.’
‘Good customer service approach.’
‘Bartosz Świdrak is a distinguished lawyer specialising in medical devices. On all occasions, he provided quick, correct and clear answers to the questions asked.’
Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers
HAMMERmed Medical Polska
- Advised BioMaxima on the transfer of its listing from NewConnect to the main trading floor of the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
- Assisting InspireMD with the launch of clinical trials for medical devices, including drafting and negotiating clinical trial agreements with research sites and investigators in Poland.
- Providing ongoing advice to BTL Polska, including assisting with issues relating to new EU regulations and advertising regulations.
Poland > Banking and finance Tier 4In the period between December 2021 and February 2022, Taylor Wessing Poland acquired a 10-practitioner strong team from Deloitte Legal, Ostrowski, Gizicki i Wspólnicy sp.k., significantly boosting its banking and finance capabilities in terms of both strength and depth. The arrivals included widely recognised partners Zbigniew Korba and Łukasz Szymański – the former of whom now heads up the practice – as well as experienced counsels and senior associates. The firm is now equally well equipped to provide both transactional and regulatory support to key industry players.
Zbigniew Korba; Łukasz Szymański
Other key lawyers:
Antoni Goraj; Marta Gocał; Paweł Skura
‘Skilled and problem-solving professonials. Prompt responses and perfect balance between compliance with laws and practical approach.’
‘Łukasz Szymański is a trustworthy lawyer who gets things done.’
‘Strengths: quality of cooperation, speed of operation, flexibility and comprehensiveness in the field of client service.’
‘High openness, accessibility, cooperativeness, flexibility and a broad view of the topics discussed.’
‘The banking and finance team combine creative thinking with top execution capacity and practical implementation. All members of the team are highly knowledgeable business lawyers with considerable experience in advising international clients.’
‘Łukasz Szymański is an experienced lawyer in advising foreign and domestic clients. He is always striving to simplify rather than complicate matters through out-of-the-box solutions, cultural sensitivity, and business understanding.’
‘Zbigniew Korba is really a brilliant and diligent lawyer.’
‘They perform their roles perfectly, senior lawyers are totally engaged in day-to-day works, and Zbigniew Korba is proactive on each material step in the transaction, finding always solutions satisfactory to both parties and pushing the process forward. Working with them is always a pleasure.’
Mercedes-Benz Bank Polska S.A. w likwidacji
Svenska Handelsbanken AB S.A. Oddział w Polsce
PKO BP S.A.
Banca IFIS S.p.A.
Santander Bank Polska S.A.
Raiffeisen Bank International AG
- Advised PKO BP on the €57m financing of a logistics park constructed by Panattoni.
- Advising Svenska Handelsbanken AB on various issues relating to the closure of its operations in Poland.
- Advising Mercedes Benz Polska on its reorganisation of operations in Poland, including setting up a consumer finance company and commencing the voluntary liquidation of a bank.
Andrzej Mikosz; Olav Nemling
Other key lawyers:
Jakub Pitera; Katarzyna Matusiak; Patrycja Sojka
‘Very hands-on and focussed. Also fun to work with.’
‘Olav Nemling – very experienced in M&A; very good communication in both German and English.’
GS Staalwerken Groep B. V.
Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers AG
MLP Group S.A.
- Advised GS Staalwerken Groep on the management buyout of shares in Smulders Polska, a company which the client owns.
- Assisted Hauck & Aufhäuser Investment Banking and mBank with their roles as exchange trustee and settlement agent, respectively, on the exchange offer by Frankfurt-listed Vita 34 AG, Leipzig to the shareholders of Warsaw- listed stem cell bank Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych.
- Advised BioMaxima on the transfer of the company’s listing from NewConnect to the main trading floor of the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
Other key lawyers:
‘Very pro-client approach, good business feeling, and a good ability to provide high-quality products on time.’
‘Przemysław Walasek has a good business feeling and provides professional advice.’
TikTok Information Technologies UK Limited
Alois Dallmayr Kaffee oHG
Brand Loyalty Special Promotions B.V.
Primavera Life GmbH
OKRE Development sp. z o.o.
- Advising the owner of the TikTok app on various IP-related matters and assisting the client with negotiations of co-operation agreements for marketing and advertising services.
- Advising a large pharmaceutical company on the management of its trade mark portfolio in Poland in connection with a global M&A transaction.
- Advised OKRE Development on the preparation and negotiation of a design contract for residential buildings in the context of a new land development project.
Poland > Dispute resolution Tier 6Taylor Wessing Poland is differentiated by its dedication to alternative dispute resolution methods; according to one client, 'a unique feature of the firm is its ability to mediate in several languages'. This focus is further exemplified by practice head Ewelina Stobiecka , who co-founded the International Mediation Centre. Away from ADR, intellectual property disputes and private enforcement litigation are the other key strengths.
Other key lawyers:
Krystian Stanasiuk; Sebastian Morgała
‘Promotes and strongly supports alternative dispute resolution methods in Poland. It builds a network of contacts and strives to reach decision-makers in the public sector.’
‘Strong persistence and commitment of the Taylor Wessing team, led by Ewelina Stobiecka.’
‘We very much appreciate the competences of the Warsaw branch of TaylorWessing. Each time, the answer and assistance are provided immediately. Taylor Wessing takes a holistic approach, taking into account all aspects of the engagement, often pointing to additional aspects of the issue.’
‘Ewelina Stobiecka shows commitment and creativity.’
‘We perceive the cooperation as very fruitful and each time we receive reliable support.’
‘Alternative dispute resolution methods and the popularisation of mediation as a business-effective instrument of conflict resolution clearly distinguishes the Taylor Wessing team in the market.’
‘A unique feature of the firm is its ability to mediate in several languages, both locally and internationally.’
‘Ewelina Stobiecka is a real professional, she has bright knowledge and on the other hand is able to transfer it in an easy way. She is always searching for the most suitable solution. She is very contained and self-confident.’
Holmen sp. o.o.
TikTok Information Technologies UK Limited
Villeroy & Boch
- Representing the owner of TikTok in a number of contentious intellectual property matters.
- Represented a client before the Arbitration Court in a case concerning refusal to pay compensation for a mining accident.
- Advised on a strategy for resolving a dispute arising in connection with the operation of an e-toll system in Poland.
Taylor Wessing Poland > Firm Profile
The firm: Founded in 1986 and formerly known as e|n|w|c Attorneys at Law, Taylor Wessing CEE today is the CEE/SEE Competence Centre of Taylor Wessing, a leading international law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers working across 33 offices in 20 countries. Taylor Wessing is a full-service law firm, working with clients in the world’s most dynamic industries. The firm takes a single-minded approach to advising its clients, helping them succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues. A focus on the industries of tomorrow has enabled Taylor Wessing to develop market-leading expertise in technology, media and communications, life sciences, private wealth and energy.
Taylor Wessing CEE has offices in Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, Kiev, Klagenfurt, Prague, Vienna and Warsaw and advises investors in Central and Eastern Europe from the initial stages of their projects onwards.Its lawyers all have international experience. Their familiarity with the rules of the game and the local cultures in these emerging markets play an important part in the success of the work for these clients. Taylor Wessing CEE is committed to providing its clients with top quality advice and service both on the basis of long-term relationships and in connection with individual legal projects. Teams of specialists deliver rapid and reliable legal and business advice.
International work: With eight offices in six CEE countries, Taylor Wessing CEE shows great competence in Central and Eastern Europe. An Italian Desk exists in Budapest, Kiev, Vienna and Warsaw. In addition, Taylor Wessing has a further 25 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and has particular expertise in advising clients in North America, Brazil and India.
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|Mr Jan Adamus||Jan is a senior assicate at Taylor Wessing. He focuses on leading…||View Profile|
|Mr Antoni Goraj||Antoni is a proficient banking & finance lawyer with a special focus…||View Profile|
|Ms Magdalena Jaczewska-Żurek||Magdalena is a senior associate at Taylor Wessing. She is a member…||View Profile|
|Ms Marta Janowska||Marta is mainly active in Compliance and also supports clients in Corporate,…||View Profile|
|Dr Konrad Kohutek||Konrad Kohutek is a counsel at Taylor Wessing Warsaw in Poland. He…||View Profile|
|Mr Zbigniew Korba||Zbigniew is a partner at Taylor Wessing and heads the Banking &…||View Profile|
|Ms Katarzyna Matusiak||Katarzyna Matusiak is a senior associate and a member of the Corporate,…||View Profile|
|Mgr Andrzej Mikosz||Andrzej Mikosz is a partner in the Corporate, M&A and Capital Markets…||View Profile|
|Mr Olav Nemling||Olav Nemling is a partner at Taylor Wessing Warsaw, Poland. He specialises…||View Profile|
|Dr Jakub Pitera||Jakub Pitera is a partner in the corporate/M&A & capital markets team…||View Profile|
|Mr Marcin Przybysz||Marcin Przybysz is a senior associate at Taylor Wessing in Warsaw, Poland.…||View Profile|
|Dr Anna Rataj||Anna Rataj is a senior associate and a member of the Corporate,…||View Profile|
|Mr Marcin Sroga||Marcin Sroga is a counsel and a member of the Tax team…||View Profile|
|Mr Krystian Stanasiuk||Krystian Stanasiuk is a partner at Taylor Wessing Warsaw, Poland. He specialises…||View Profile|
|Ms Ewelina Stobiecka||Ewelina Stobiecka is a partner at Taylor Wessing in Poland. She heads…||View Profile|
|Mr Łukasz Szymański||Łukasz is a renowned legal expert on the Polish market and even…||View Profile|
|Mr Przemyslaw Walasek||Przemysław Walasek is a partner at Taylor Wessing in Warsaw and Head…||View Profile|
|Mr Marcin Zimny||Marcin Zimny is a counsel at Taylor Wessing in Warsaw, Poland. Having…||View Profile|
|Mr Bartosz Świdrak||Bartosz is a senior associate in the IP/IT team, having in-depth experience…||View Profile|
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