Mr Tomasz Zalewski > Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k. > Warsaw, Poland > Lawyer Profile
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Mr Tomasz Zalewski
Tomasz is a partner in our Commercial department, based in Warsaw.
Tomasz has over 20 years of legal experience and a pragmatic business focused approach. He advises clients in projects related to digital business transformation. He has advised on numerous large scale IT projects, involving comprehensive implementation of complex software in both traditional and SaaS models.
Tomasz advises on all aspects of public procurement law, and represents clients in procurement disputes before the National Appeal Chamber and the courts. He has particular experience advising on infrastructure and IT projects, representing both contractors and contracting authorities.
Many of his clients are companies within the IT and technology sectors, although he does also work with clients in the healthcare, energy, industrial automation, defence and retail & consumer space.
His professional interests also include legal aspects of the application of the latest technologies, such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, and cybersecurity. He has significant experience of advising tech start-ups.
He is an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration of the Audiovisual Market at the Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce, and an expert at the Council of the Polish IT and Telecommunications Chamber. He also serves as an expert for the European Assistance for Innovation Procurement initiative.
Tomasz is recognised by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal as a leading individual in TMT, IP and public procurement.
Polish and English
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In 2019, Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k. benefited from the arrival of IT and technology experts Tomasz Zalewski and Paweł Lipski from Eversheds Sutherland Wierzbowski, who now jointly lead the team alongside regulatory expert Piotr Dynowski. The practice, which handles regulatory, corporate, advertising, IP and competition law work, has developed particular expertise in the fintech sector. It also has strong coverage of issues related to gambling, cloud computing, IT projects and blockchain technology, as well as more traditional media and telecoms work.
The public procurement group at Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k. was established in 2019 by the arrival of Tomasz Zalewski and Julita Hoffmann from Eversheds Sutherland Wierzbowski and Magdalena Zabłocka-Foulkes from Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka. Zalewski, who heads up the department, is an expert in government contracting, with experience advising contractors and contracting parties on infrastructure and IT projects. Hoffmann is noted for handling disputes before the National Appeal Chamber, as well as supporting beneficiaries of EU grants in financial adjustments arising from the violation of procurement procedures. Zabłocka-Foulkes is an expert in PPP transactions.