Firm Profile > Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa > Warsaw, Poland

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa
RONDO ONZ 1
00-124 WARSAW
Poland

Intellectual property Tier 1

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa's 'highly skilled' IP practice is jointly led by Marek Rosiński, who is on the firm's European IP steering committee, and trade mark attorney Marcin Fijałkowski. The group's core focuses span industrial property issues (including trade mark and patent prosecutions and industrial design protection), trade mark and patent enforcement and litigation, copyright and advertising work, IP transactions and unfair competition claims. The firm's international presence allows the group to handle trade mark portfolios globally. On the litigation front, lawyers have significant experience before the Polish and European patent offices and advise on patentability, validity, freedom to operate and infringement issues. Senior associate Katarzyna Tobiasz-Dumania is another name to note and is regularly instructed in IP prosecution and litigation cases.

Testimonials

Katarzyna Tobiasz-Dumania is an excellent patent attorney with a good eye to technical details, while Marcin Fijałkowski provides a firm legal background to litigation.

Baker McKenzie is a great firm to work with. Its IP team is highly skilled, and knows how to nail down complicated legal matters.

Brilliant lawyers and brilliant practitioners with a hands-on approach at the same time.

Key clients

3M

CEDC International

Boryszew

Berlin-Chemie

Ecolab

PRA Group

La Mer Technology

The Body Shop International

Magellan Life Sciences

Lingaro

British American Tobacco

Private equity Tier 1

The team at Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa assists private equity clients at all stages of their projects, including investment and financing, buy-outs, exits and recapitalisation transactions. In March 2019, it benefited from the arrival of Magdalena Nasiłowska from DLA Piper, who brings with her substantial transactional experience in Poland and around the CEE region. The team is led by Tomasz Krzyzowski, who focuses on takeovers via share or asset acquisitions, in addition to company and portfolio reorganisations.

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Key clients

MCI EuroVentures

The Carlyle Group

Pinebridge New Europe Fund II-A

Value Quest

HIG

Corynthian Group

InfraCapital

PKO TFI

Empirio Capital

ForeVest Capital

OSHEE Polska

CS Group

Tax Tier 1

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa's team comprises tax advisers, lawyers and economists, allowing it to advise clients on the full spectrum of tax matters. Under the leadership of Sławomir Boruc, the group is noted for litigation in relation to VAT and corporate tax work, as well as excise matters. On the advisory front, the group routinely handles cross-border restructurings and general tax optimisations, in addition to transfer pricing advice (an area where counsel Tomasz Chentosz takes the lead). Transactional work is another key area, and the group has a strong track record assisting with real estate deals and M&A projects.

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Testimonials

The tax team is extremely professional, reactive and has a very good knowledge of our company’s business and history that is fundamental in order to structure the work in the most efficient way.

Knowledge and understanding of how the business runs – this is unique. Detailed oriented, proactive in finding solutions and very professional attitude.

Open to listen and understand, creative thinking and problem-solving type of approach.

Tomasz Chentosz is extremely competent, has an extraordinary knowledge of our company and business, he always proactively indicates potential risks or areas of attention and proposes effective solutions. His way of working inspires complete trust.

Key clients

Generali Real Estate

DWS

InSite

Niam

Atrium European Real Estate

TMT Tier 1

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa's team combines firmwide expertise in digital media, technology and data privacy, with local industry knowledge, providing multinational clients with solid TMT-related services. The group has developed a strong practice in matters pertaining to digitisation, innovation, cybersecurity and regulatory advice, including in relation to fintech. Department head Marek Rosinski is noted for handling strategically important matters, recently advising MasterCard on the introduction of new fintech products in Poland. Counsel Monika Gebel is another name to note, with a specialism in new technology law, e-commerce and video game law, as well as IP, advertising and consumer protection issues.

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Excellent knowledge of local market regulations and procedures, quick reactions, prompt communication, high availability, very approachable

Radoslaw Nozykowski comprehensively explains issues in a clear manner and offers alternatives for us to choose from while providing advice on what he thinks would work best, quick to respond – even out of normal working hours

Very experienced team in legal support for various IT solutions and agreements and GDPR implementation.’

Key clients

JP Morgan Chase

ElectroMobility Poland

Novo Nordisk

British American Tobacco

Fiserv

MasterCard

Accenture

Visa Europe

Lingaro

Helios

Banking and finance Tier 2

In additional to financing work, which spans project, acquisition, real estate, trade and corporate finance, the team at Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa has a strong regulatory practice. The group also regularly handles syndicated financing and refinancing transactions, as well as securitisations and financial restructuring. On the regulatory front, the group is often instructed on the development of new financial products and services, as well as maters pertaining to e-finance. Banking litigation is another area of expertise, and lawyers regularly defend Polish banks against claims brought by their customers. Key to the firm's offering is its cross-border banking and finance capability, which draws on its global network. Ireneusz Stolarski heads the department, which lost Tomasz Kaczmarek to DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k in September 2019.

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Testimonials

This is the top team in Warsaw with respect to finance. they understand the client and have deep knowledge of the renewable sector in Poland.

Irek Stolarski – exceptional lawyer. he knows how to find the right solution for the problems during negotiations.

Well composed senior team.

Very professional, experienced team.

Krzysztof Haladyj – very experienced, responsive, knowledgeable.

Key clients

Suez Zielona Energia

Suez Polska

Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas

Credit Agricole

ABC Data

PKO Bank Polski

Bank Pekao

Mashav Energia/Mashav Potęgowo

NWAI Brokerage House

Capital markets Tier 2

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa's team excels in both ECM and DCM transactions, with a practice encompassing debt exchanges, bond issuances, IPOs and share deals. The group is also strong for regulatory advice, and is regularly instructed on domestic and international compliance. On the equity side, it is well versed in cross-border transactions, assisting in 2018-2019, with the migration of a Warsaw-listed company from the Netherlands to Cyprus and tender offers for listed companies. The group, which sits within the banking and finance department, is led by Ireneusz Stolarski. Counsel Michał Głowacki leads on some DCM matters, while Krzysztof Haładyj has expertise in securities issuances.

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Testimonials

Deep understanding of the debt capital market developments in Poland and excellent cooperation with bankers and issuers on bond transactions.

Professionalism at every stage of the transaction. Open to new ideas. Problem-solving attitude.

Great legal advice, understanding of the business, very flexible, great assistance in every project we have done together.

Extremely dedicated and loyal team, listening to the needs and expectations of the client.

Key clients

Ghelamco Invest

Credit Agricole Bank Polska

Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas

Bank Pekao

Pekabex

NWAI Dom Maklerski

Trigon Dom Maklerski

Ovostar

Credit Value

Dom Development

Marvipol S.A.

PHN S.A.

Cyfrowy Polsat

Societe Generale

AmRest

Sodexo

Ronson

PKP Cargo

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa divides its practice into international commercial and trade, led by Weronika Achramowicz on the one hand, and corporate and M&A on the other, which Achramowicz jointly leads alongside Tomasz Krzyzowski. Typical commercial work includes joint ventures, market entries, foreign direct investment, supply chain management, commercial contracts (global distribution, franchise, manufacturing agreements) and sanctions compliance. On the corporate and M&A front, the group handles domestic and cross-border deals, as well as company reorganisations. In March 2019, Magdalena Nasiłowska joined from DLA Piper.

Key clients

SPX Flow

Hunter Douglas

Mapletree

TVH Parts Holding

Spectrum Brands

Acteeum Central Europe

Wind Power Invest A/S

Dyson Limited

Viskase Companies

Ardagh Group

General Electric

Task Retail Technology

Leo Group

Standard Chartered Bank

Mekonomen

Value Quest

JUKI

Competition/antitrust Tier 2

Led by counsel Mikołaj Piaskowski, the team at Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa assists a multinational client base with merger control issues, antitrust, state aid and unfair competition matters. It also has significant experience of consumer protection law and public procurement. Senior associate Michał Derdak, who joined from CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Pośniak i Bejm sp.k. in November 2018, is noted for his expertise in distribution systems.

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Testimonials

The team clearly understands what is going on in the business. We receive very pragmatic advice from the team based on the in-depth knowledge and analysis of the topic.

Mikolaj Piaskowski communicates risks quickly and effectively. Mikolaj has great knowledge and attitude towards the clients.’

Key clients

MCI Euroventures

PineBridge

AmRest

Aflofarm Farmacja Polska

CPF Poland

Agfa Graphics Asia

JPF Germany

Equinix

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Mondelēz

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Financial services litigation is a key area of expertise for Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa's team, which is led by Łukasz Hejmej and includes Sebastian Pabian, who handles regulatory and corporate disputes for financial institutions, as well as white-collar criminal investigations and defence. The group is also well versed in infrastructure and construction disputes involving civil and criminal proceedings, and has developed a practice in disputes relating to the oil and gas industry; a capability bolstered by the arrival of Paweł Samborski from White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k. in July 2019.

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Testimonials

High-level specialists with profound understanding of the insurance business.

Sebastian Pabian is a top specialist. He knows business and the law. He is very professional and trustworthy.’

Key clients

Nokia Group

mBank

Getin Noble Bank

Chubb European Group SE Branch in Poland

AIG Europe

TUiR Allianz Polska

Artsana

PKO BP

Aegon Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń na Życie

Vienna Life TU na Życie

PKO Leasing

Deutsche Bank Polska

Raiffeisen Bank Polska

Employment Tier 2

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa's team is noted for providing day-to-day advice on a range of issues including HR policies, dismissals, employment restructurings and industrial relations. The team has established an employment litigation sub-group, which has a strong track record in representing employers before the Polish courts. Managing partner Piotr Rawski heads up the department alongside counsel Michał Lisawa, who arrived from CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Pośniak i Bejm sp.k. and specialises in sensitive terminations and redundancies, data protection in HR, bonus schemes and discrimination and harassment cases.

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Testimonials

Exceptional quality of of legal assistance – including knowledge, availability, communication, reaction time.

Piotr Rawski has exceptional experience in supporting his client in contact with trade unions – day to day communication, collective disputes, and CBA negotiations. His abilities as a negotiator are excellent.

Key clients

Amazon

Biogen

Celgene Management

Dolby Laboratories

Standard Chartered Bank

Ushio Europe

CBRE

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa's team has a broad focus, advising on matters including energy, heat, oil and gas projects. Particular areas of expertise include offshore wind projects, power plant developments and waste projects, acquisitions of conventional and renewable assets, and new technologies including e-mobility and smart cities. The group is also well-versed in regulatory issues. Michał Piekarski, whose experience includes working in-house for an energy company, leads the team, and counsel Piotr Ciepiela is noted for his expertise in the regulatory aspects of transactions in the energy sector.

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Testimonials

Despite its size, it is highly skilled, with a very reliable team of lawyers.

Exceptional knowledge and experience in renewable projects, including offshore wind projects.

Michał Piekarski is an expert in the field of renewable projects with skills in and knowledge of offshore wind. He also has business experience, that is reflected in his commercial, open-minded approach.

Key clients

Wind Power Invest

Vestas Deutschlan

Vattenfall Windkraft

Synthos

Chugoku Electric Power

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna

Polenergia International

RAFAKO

SUEZ Zielona Energia

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

The multi-disciplinary team at Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa provides a full service to clients operating in the healthcare and life sciences industries, with expertise in regulation, reimbursement, distribution and advertising matters. The group is also noted for contentious work, including representing defendants against patient claims. In addition, transactional work is another active area, and the group is often instructed on M&A transactions involving healthcare companies and their portfolios. The department, which is led by IT and IP expert Marek Rosiński, houses corporate and regulatory lawyer Paweł Hincz and senior associate Juliusz Krzyżanowski, whose experience is in pharmaceutical, medical and food law and drug reimbursement.

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Testimonials

Paweł Hincz and Juliusz Krzyżanowski are truly dedicated lawyers. I know I can trust them. They are always available and their advice is concise and practical.

Marek Rosiński has excellent knowledge and business understanding.

Totally individual approach to the client. Responsible and honest advice.

Key clients

CSL Behring Beteiligungs- und Verwaltungs

Les Laboratoiores Servier

Aflofarm Farmacja Polska

Association of Polish Pharmaceutical Wholesalers Employers

American Chamber of Commerce in Poland

Boehringer Ingelheim

Ascensia Diabetes Care Poland

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Insurance Tier 2

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa's team has experience of all aspects of insurance law, handling insurance and reinsurance claims, policy drafting and regulatory issues. It also advises insurance-sector clients on corporate, M&A and compliance issues. The group is jointly headed by regulatory expert Paweł Wajda, whose practice also spans constitutional and EU law issues, and insurance litigation and regulatory disputes specialist Sebastian Pabian.

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Testimonials

The team supports insurance companies in the most complicated and strategic matters. They know the business and the law.

Sebastian Pabian is a top specialist, who knows and understands business.

Understanding the problems of the industry resulting not only from legal regulations but also having a wider social context. Excellent ability to cooperate and present the industry’s arguments in relation with the supervisory body. Creativity in the search for new legislative solutions.

Key clients

Polish Insurance Association

Vienna Insurance Group

Colonnade Insurance Branch in Poland

Chubb European Group SE Branch in Poland

Meiji Yasuda

Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń I Reaskuracji Warta

Aviva

Public procurement Tier 2

Agnieszka Ferek leads the team at Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa, which advises a wide range of private sector clients on all stages of public procurement procedures and issues relating to the performance of contracts. Corporate lawyer Tomasz Krzyzowski is another key name and brings experience in cross-border transactions.

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Real estate Tier 2

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa stands out for its expertise in commercial, residential, logistics and infrastructure development projects, as well as real estate sale and acquisition transactions in Poland. The residential sector is a particular strength for the group, which advises sellers and buyers, including major asset managers, on portfolio transactions. Department head Małgorzata Pietrzak-Paciorek is also chair of the firm's global real estate steering committee, and is a highly experienced transactional real estate specialist. Mateusz Grabiec has a strong track record in real estate and construction. Joanna Wojnarowska left the firm in mid-2020.

Key clients

Mapletree Investments

Zeitgeist Asset Management

HOCHTIEF Development Poland

Centerscape Investments Poland

Corum Asset Management

Polski Holding Nieruchomości (PHN)

ASBUD Group

White Star Real Estate

Regus (IWG)

Dom Development

Acteeum

Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa advises clients on GDPR regulation and local privacy laws. In particular, it has developed a niche in the intersection between GDPR and data monetisation. The group is also called upon to assist clients with day-to-day privacy matters, as well as projects involving big data. The department's client list includes major multinational data-driven companies, fintech businesses and other technology-rich enterprises. TMT expert Marek Rosinski jointly takes the lead, alongside counsel Magdalena Kogut-Czarkowska, who is a specialist in privacy and GDPR.

Testimonials

The firm has a team of specialists that combines knowledge of the specifics of the regulated market with the requirements of the new European data protection law.

They seem to have a very good understanding of the European regulation as well as the local practice in Poland and they were always in a position to understand our needs as an international group.

Very good team to assist with any data protection issues. They are client-minded, dedicated and combine legal expertise with understanding of business needs and specifics of a given sector.

Key clients

Novo Nordisk

Lingaro

Wonga

BZK Group

MasterCard Europe

Visa Europe

Berlin Chemie

ABC Data

GetResponse

Dropbox

Chipita Poland

Please visit https://www.bakermckenzie.com/en/ to know more about our Firm.

Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Weronika Achramowicz  photo Ms Weronika Achramowicz
Mr Slawomir Boruc  photo Mr Slawomir Boruc
Mr Tomasz Chentosz  photo Mr Tomasz Chentosz
Mr  Karol Czepukoj? photo Mr Karol Czepukoj?
Ms Agnieszka Ferek  photo Ms Agnieszka Ferek
Mr Marcin Fijalkowski  photo Mr Marcin Fijalkowski
Mr Michal Glowacki  photo Mr Michal Glowacki
Mr Marcin Gmaj  photo Mr Marcin Gmaj
Mr Mateusz Grabiec  photo Mr Mateusz Grabiec
Mr Krzysztof Haladyj  photo Mr Krzysztof Haladyj
Mr Lukasz Hejmej  photo Mr Lukasz Hejmej
Mr Piotr Jaskiewicz  photo Mr Piotr Jaskiewicz
Ms Katarzyna Kopczewska  photo Ms Katarzyna Kopczewska
Mr Tomasz Krzyzowski  photo Mr Tomasz Krzyzowski
Mr Michal Lisawa  photo Mr Michal Lisawa
Ms Magdalena Nasilowska  photo Ms Magdalena Nasilowska
Mr Radoslaw Nozykowski  photo Mr Radoslaw Nozykowski
Mr Sebastian Pabian  photo Mr Sebastian Pabian
Mr Mikolaj Piaskowski  photo Mr Mikolaj Piaskowski
Mr Michal Piekarski  photo Mr Michal Piekarski
Ms Malgorzata Pietrzak-Paciorek  photo Ms Malgorzata Pietrzak-Paciorek
Ms Sylwia Piotrowska  photo Ms Sylwia Piotrowska
Mr Piotr Rawski  photo Mr Piotr Rawski
Mr Marek Rosinski  photo Mr Marek Rosinski
Mr Ireneusz Stolarski  photo Mr Ireneusz Stolarski
Mr Pawel Wajda  photo Mr Pawel Wajda
Ms Joanna Wojnarowska  photo Ms Joanna Wojnarowska
Mr Piotr Wysocki  photo Mr Piotr Wysocki
Mr Rafal Zakrzewski  photo Mr Rafal Zakrzewski