Mr Tomasz Zalewski > Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k. > Warsaw, Poland > Lawyer Profile

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.
UL. KS. SKORUPKI 5
00-546 WARSAW
Poland

Work Department

Commercial practice

Position

Tomasz is a Partner in our Commercial department, based in Warsaw.

Career

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.

Languages

He speaks Polish and English.

Lawyer Rankings

Poland > TMT

(Leading individuals)

Tomasz ZalewskiBird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.

At Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.Piotr Dynowski, Tomasz Zalewski, Paweł Lipski and Izabela Kowalczuk-Pakuła lead the team. The practice assists with regulatory work related to data protection and acts for clients in the gambling, gaming and fintech areas. In addition, it also assists with new tech issues, with cloud computing, cybersecurity and blockchain matters constituting key elements of its focus. The group also advises on delivery models, fee schemes, business continuity and digital transformation projects.

Poland > Public procurement

Tomasz Zalewski heads the commercial practice and Magdalena Zabłocka-Foulkes  leads the PPP and infrastructure practice at Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k. The team represents clients in disputes before the National Appeal Chamber as well as lower courts. Notably, the firm has particular experience advising on construction, infrastructure and IT projects, assisting contractors and contracting authorities with related sector issues. In addition, clients can benefit from its strong track record in PPP transactions, works concession schemes and matters impacted by public finance regulations. ‘Extremely meticulous’ associate Julita Hoffmann is a key contact for work concerning European Union funds.

Poland > Intellectual property

The team at Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k. is led by’ Marta Koremba, patent expert Piotr Dynowski, digital transformation specialist Paweł Lipski and the ‘forward-thinkingTomasz Zalewski. The group is able to draw on expertise in the firm’s international offices to assist with hard (patent litigation, freedom to operate analysis, technology licensing, R&D projects) and soft IP (copyrights, unfair competition, commercial advice). Brand management support is another area of strength and the team assists with trade mark litigation, anti-counterfeiting proceedings, domain name disputes and the protection of geographical indications.