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Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.

UL. KS. SKORUPKI 5, 00-546 WARSAW, POLAND
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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wsp√≥lnicy sp. k.¬†has developed an impressive niche in the intersection between the banking sector and technology.¬†Marta StanisŇāawska¬†and group head¬†SŇāawomir Szepietowski¬†are the sole legal advisers to the Polish Banks Associate in relation to the development of its payment services standards. Counsel¬†Jakub Ziemba¬†is another key individual.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 5

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wsp√≥lnicy sp. k.'s team is led by¬†RafaŇā Dziedzic, who has extensive experience in M&A transactions.¬†Dziedzic advised the New York Stock Exchanged-listed CryoLife on the Polish aspects of its $225m acquisition of Jotec.¬†Ida Komorowska-Moj¬†departed to¬†Kochanski & Partners¬†in November 2017, while the team welcomed PaweŇā Bajno¬†from Norton Rose Fulbright¬†in January 2019.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.

The team at¬†Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wsp√≥lnicy sp. k.¬†handles a variety of investment and domestic arbitration, construction and IP disputes and white-collar criminal law matters.¬†BartŇāomiej Niewczas, who leads the team, has expertise in complex construction disputes, and is supported by criminal law specialist¬†Arkadiusz Matusiak¬†and¬†Jakub Ruiz, whose areas are contentious IT and technology matters.¬†Adam Kowalczyk¬†joined the team from¬†PwC Legal Pawlowski ŇĽelaznicki Sp. K, where he was head of the litigation, regulatory disputes and white-collar crime department, in September 2018.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.'s Karolina Stawicka leads the team and has 'a professional attitude'. Together with Katarzyna Piechocka, she is advising Skanska on matters pertaining to collective and individual employment law, with a focus on global mobility and immigration. Also recommended are  Paulina Grotkowska-Harrington and Katarzyna Magnuska.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 4

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.

The team at¬†Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wsp√≥lnicy sp. k.¬†stands out for its gas sector expertise and for its experience in handling commercial solar mandates. Highlights for practice head¬†Andrzej Nentwig¬†included advising PGNiG on various matters pertaining to contracts, tariffs and regulations. He also advised the joint venture of Sun Investment Group and E-Energija on the acquisition of a portfolio of 43 photovoltaic projects in Poland. Associate¬†ŇĀukasz Petelski¬†is another key name. The group was greatly boosted by the arrival of¬†PaweŇā Bajno¬†from Norton Rose Fulbright¬†in January 2019.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.'s core areas of expertise include trade marks, design, research and development, and patents. The group often works closely with the firm's 'excellent international network' to advise multinational clients on their IP portfolios in Poland. 'Outstanding' and 'highly effective' co-head Marta Koremba successfully represented Swiss Pharma International in a trade mar infringement claim against a competitor that has put an identical drug onto the market under a similar trade mark. Fellow co-head, 'excellent patent litigator' Piotr Dynowski, is representing Nokia in a number of civil and criminal proceedings against counterfeiters in Poland. The group welcomed Tomasz Zalewski from Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland in January 2019.

Leading individuals

Piotr Dynowski - Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wsp√≥lnicy sp. k.'s team receives praise from multiple clients for its 'business acumen'. Its broad practice includes regulatory work, including data protection, telecoms, media and gambling, as well as commercial, marketing, advertising, IP and e-commerce law. Head of data protection¬†Izabela Kowalczuk-PakuŇāa¬†advised Media Direction on its digital marketing activities and issues related to the implementation of GDPR.¬†Piotr Dynowski¬†leads on technology and communications issues and¬†Kuba Ruiz¬†leads the digital law team.¬†Tomasz Zalewski, who has considerable experience in major IT projects,¬†joined from¬†Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland¬†in January 2019.

Leading individuals

Izabela Kowalczuk-PakuŇāa - Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wsp√≥lnicy sp. k.

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