The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

RONDO ONZ 1, 00-124 WARSAW, POLAND
Tel:
Work +48 22 445 31 00
Fax:
Fax +48 22 445 32 00
Email:
Web:
www.bakermckenzie.com

Poland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa's group stands out for its ability to handle cross-border mandates, leveraging the firms global presence. In one highlight, team head Ireneusz Stolarski assisted Suez Zielona Energia with the financial closing of a PPP project, and now provides ongoing advice on finance issues, including a planned refinancing and an EU grant. Krzysztof Haładyj and counsel Tomasz Kaczmarek are also key practitioners.

Leading individuals

Ireneusz Stolarski - Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

Next Generation Partners

Tomasz Kaczmarek - Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

[back to top]

Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa's 'extremely dedicated' team, which provides 'outstanding support during the toughest moments', handles the gamut of capital market transactions, including debt exchanges, bond issuances and IPOs. The department is led from the banking and finance group by Ireneusz Stolarski and includes Krzysztof Haladyj (who is 'willing to look for flexible solutions tailored to clients'), Michal Glowacki (who 'responds quickly to new situations') and regulatory expert Paweł Wajda. Highlights for the group included advising the state-owned oil and gas company PGNiG and a consortium of banks including Pekao and ING Bank Polski on the establishment of a €1.2bn bond issuance programme. In another key matter, it advised PKN Orlen on its €1bn acquisition of the remaining shares of the Czech-listed Unipetrol.

[back to top]

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa provides a full service to corporate clients in relation to M&A and post-acquisition work, with a niche in the healthcare and life sciences industry. It draws on its strong presence across Asia to assist a range of Asian clients with investments in Poland. Principal partner Tomasz Krzyżowski advised PKN Orlen on its €1bn acquisition of a major stake in Prague-listed Unipetrol. Jacek Balicki assisted Aflofarm Farmacja Polska with the acquisition of Trec Nutrition, while, in a separate matter, Piotr Rawski advised Greenyard on the €93m acquisition of Mykogen. Weronika Achramowicz leads on consumer goods industry matters.

Leading individuals

Tomasz Krzyżowski - Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

[back to top]

Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 2

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa handles competition and consumer protection matters from both a contentious and non-contentious perspective. The team works closely with the firm's global competition and antitrust group, particularly in the Brussels office, to advise on multi-jurisdictional projects and transactions. It is also highly experienced in assisting clients before, during and after dawn raids. Department head Mikolaj Piaskowski successfully represented Sika Holding in merger control proceedings before the PCA concerning its acquisition of a controlling stake in Fidelio Holding and its subsidiaries. He is also advising Hewlett Packard Enterprise on state aid and other competition issues relating to its reorganisation. Katarzyna Manteuffel is another key name, with expertise in consumer protection, unfair competition regulation and product safety matters.

[back to top]

Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa's Łukasz Hejmej and Tomasz Krzyżowski are representing Alcatel-Lucent Polska in a number of civil and criminal proceedings concerning counterclaims between the client and ORSS in relation to two projects financed with EU development funds. Sebastian Pabian is representing Vienna Life TU na Życie in Supreme Court proceedings regarding the limitation period that should be applicable to claims resulting from unit-linked insurance policies. Counsel Sylwia Piotrowska, who has arbitration experience, is another key individual.

[back to top]

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa supports the firm's wider offering, advising clients on general employment matters, restructuring, lay-offs, immigration matters and litigation. Managing partner Piotr Rawski leads the team, and is advising Amazon on employment matters relating to the establishment of an entity in Poland, as well as representing the client in a court proceeding. Senior associate Paulina Łabęcka is another key name.

[back to top]

Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 2

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa advises clients in the conventional, renewable and nuclear energy sectors, as well as heat, oil and gas. Agnieszka Ferek is advising Suez Zielona Energia on all regulatory and contractual issues relating to a £3.5bn waste-to-energy plant project in Poznań. Practice head Michał Piekarski provides Elgas Energy with operational support services and representation before the Energy Regulatory Authority in a number of matters. Marcin Gmaj is also recommended.

Next Generation Partners

Michał Piekarski - Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

[back to top]

Healthcare and life sciences
Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

In addition to M&A transactions in the healthcare space, Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa's team handles issues related to drug approvals, pricing, reimbursement, license agreements and product marketing. On the contentious front, the team has experience in defending drug manufacturers against patient claims. Department head Marek Rosiński is instructed by Berlin-Chemie on day-to day advice pertaining to its operations in Poland, including medicinal product distribution and regulatory compliance. Paweł Hincz, who joined in 2017 from WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr, advised Boehringer Ingelheim on reimbursement discussions with the Ministry of Health. Senior associate Juliusz Krzyżanowski, who moved to the firm along with Hincz, is noted for his vast expertise in healthcare law and regularly represents pharmaceutical wholesalers in proceedings before the Chief Pharmaceutical Inspector.

Next Generation Partners

Juliusz Krzyżanowski - Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

[back to top]

Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa's team handles insurance and reinsurance claims, policy drafting, regulatory, corporate and compliance issues. 'A devoted and precise lawyer', Sebastian Pabian is advising Vienna Insurance Group subsidiary InterRisk Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń on a new model of group insurance distribution. Of counsel Paweł Wajda is advising the Polish Insurance Association on strategies for handling third-party liability claims. Ireneusz Stolarski is another name to note.

[back to top]

Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa's 'hands-on and top notch' team, noted for providing 'excellent service', handles intellectual property (IP) portfolios for domestic and international corporates with operations in Poland. Marek Rosinski leads the team, which includes Marcin Fijałkowski and senior associate Katarzyna Tobiasz-Dumania, who is recommended for contentious issues, both of whom are commended for their 'responsiveness' and 'knowledge of the legal issues'.

Leading individuals

Marek Rosiński - Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

[back to top]

Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 2

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa's team handles private equity matters in Poland and across the CEE region on both public and private transactions. Weronika Achramowicz advised CVC Capital Partners on the Polish part of its €900m exit from Paroc Group. Managing partner Piotr Rawski and Anna Zmitrowicz assisted Maj Invest with its acquisition of Icotera Group. Tomasz Krzyżowski and Jacek Balicki are also recommended.

[back to top]

Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 2

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa's team is led by Agnieszka Ferek, who advised Suez Zielona Energia at all stages of a public procurement procedure, and subsequently on issues arising out of the contract's performance, in relation to waste management services. Tomasz Krzyzowski advised Nokia and InfraCapital on a joint venture to develop and operate fibre-optic broadband networks across Poland, in a project co-financed by the EU.

Leading individuals

Agnieszka Ferek - Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

[back to top]

Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

Complex sale and acquisition transactions are a staple for Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa's team, which advises developers, investors and investment funds, as well as tenants and buyers. Highlights for practice head Małgorzata Pietrzak-Paciorek included advising Metexi Group on various contentious and non-contentious matters, including the sale of a residential building in Warsaw to Bouwfonds Investment Management. Joanna Wojnarowska advises Regus Business Centre on all issues relating to the entirety of its Polish real estate portfolio. Przemysław Kucharski left the firm to found Kucharski & Partners in December 2017.

Leading individuals

Małgorzata Pietrzak-Paciorek - Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

[back to top]

TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa's team, which is led by Marek Rosiński, stands out for its 'clear communication, efficient work, excellent product and client-oriented approach'. It advises clients on a range of privacy and outsourcing issues. In a particularly notable matter, Jakub Falkowski assists Nokia Solutions and Networks with all Polish issues regarding its CEE-wide collaboration space, Nokia Garage. Magdalena Kogut-Czarkowska acts for Netflix on its local day-to-day business operations, including copyright, advertising and privacy matters. Radoslaw Nozykowski is also a key name.

Leading individuals

Marek Rosiński - Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

Next Generation Partners

Magdalena Kogut-Czarkowska - Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

[back to top]

Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa's key competencies include tax litigation, indirect and transactional tax issues. The 'detail-oriented' group, which has 'unique understanding of how businesses run' is also well-versed in transfer pricing, drawing on the firm's global presence. Department head Slawomir Boruc represented Bowin in a dispute with the Polish tax authorities before the European Court of Justice, successfully arguing that fiscal criminal proceedings initiated against the client do not automatically lead to the suspension of the five-year tax limitation period. Piotr Wysocki is recommended for income and international tax issues, while Katarzyna Kopczewska has developed an active transactional tax practice.

Leading individuals

Sławomir Boruc - Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

[back to top]


Further information on Baker McKenzie

Please choose from this list to view details of what we say about Baker McKenzie in other jurisdictions.

United Arab Emirates

Offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Argentina

Offices in Buenos Aires

Australia

Offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane

Austria

Offices in Vienna

Belgium

Offices in Brussels and Antwerp

Bahrain

Offices in Manama

Brazil

Offices in Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Sao Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro

China

Offices in Beijing and Shanghai

Chile

Offices in Santiago

Canada

Offices in Toronto

Colombia

Offices in Bogota

Czech Republic

Offices in Prague

Germany

Offices in Berlin, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, and Munich

Egypt

Offices in Cairo

Spain

Offices in Madrid and Barcelona

France

Offices in Paris

Hong Kong

Offices in Hong Kong

Hungary

Offices in Budapest

Indonesia

Offices in Jakarta

India

Italy

Offices in Rome and Milan

Japan

Offices in Tokyo

Kazakhstan

Offices in Almaty

London

Offices in London

Luxembourg

Offices in Luxembourg

Myanmar

Offices in Yangon

Morocco

Offices in Casablanca

Mexico

Offices in Juarez, Tijuana, Monterrey, Mexico City, and Guadalajara

Malaysia

Offices in Kuala Lumpur

Netherlands

Offices in Amsterdam

Peru

Offices in Lima

Philippines

Offices in Manila

Poland

Offices in Warsaw

Qatar

Offices in Doha

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration

Russia

Offices in Moscow and St Petersburg

South Africa

Offices in Johannesburg

Sweden

Offices in Stockholm

Singapore

Offices in Singapore

South Korea

Offices in Seoul

Saudi Arabia

Offices in Riyadh and Jeddah

Switzerland

Offices in Zurich and Geneva

Taiwan

Offices in Taipei

Thailand

Offices in Bangkok

Turkey

Offices in Istanbul

Ukraine

Offices in Kiev

United States

Offices in Washington DC, Palo Alto, New York, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, and Los Angeles

Venezuela

Offices in Valencia and Caracas

Vietnam

Offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

Legal Developments by:
Baker McKenzie

  • The New Turkish Code of Obligations: Important Changes for Leases of Residential & Business Premises

    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the “Lease Law”) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the “Obligations Code”). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
    - Esin Attorney Partnership

Legal Developments in Poland

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to