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DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k
PL. MALACHOWSKIEGO
WARSAW, 00-066
Poland

Construction Tier 2

Construction is a core competency for DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k, which entered the market following the firm's acquisition of K&L Gates' Warsaw office in 2019. The group handles construction projects across the public and private sector, advising on all aspects of the process, including design, warranty and liability and regulatory requirements. Particular areas of expertise include contracts based on FIDIC requirements, consortium agreements, subcontracting, issues related to design services, project implementation, project agreements and public procurement. The group is also instructed in a variety of construction litigation and arbitration. Disputes lawyer Maciej Jamka heads the team along with construction law all-rounder Rafał Morek. Piotr Kunicki is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Maciej Jamka; Rafał Morek

Testimonials

One word: Piotr Kunicki. Not sure exactly what goes on beyond the scenes, because Piotr does a fantastic job of managing the client interface and ensuring all of the support we need is either seamlessly managed or quickly followed up.

They are very hardworking, and with a lot of experience in the construction sector, which has been shown at the moment in our disputes.

It is a great team. We always feel supported.’

Key clients

Orange Polska

TP Teltech

MSF Engenharia

NDI

Valard Polska

China Overseas Engineering Group

Prochem

Lubelski Węgiel “Bogdanka”

Sando Budownictwo Polska

Rubau Polska

Construcciones Rubau

Vias y Construcciones

Rover Alcisa

Polaqua

Electren

Instal Warszawa

EthosEnergy

PUT Intercor

PKN Orlen

Dispute resolution Tier 2

The team at DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k was formed following the acquisition of K&L Gates LLP's Warsaw offices. The group is developing a practice in international litigation and arbitration proceedings, including representing clients before EU institutions and courts. Areas of particular note include white-collar criminal defence, construction, public procurement and financial litigation (an area headed by Maciej Antoniak). Litigator and arbitration specialist Maciej Jamka jointly leads the department with Rafał Morek, who has broad experience of domestic and international disputes. Counsel Ewelina Wętrys is also noted. 

Practice head(s):

Maciej Jamka; Rafał Morek

Testimonials

The team has an outstanding arbitration and litigation practice with many dedicated members with different industry-specific expertise.

It distinguishes itself by offering practical, innovative and out of the box solutions to complex matters. They’re sharp and provide very good quality legal and business advice.

I highly value the team of business-oriented lawyers who can efficiently handle complex matters. Their analysis and judgement has always been of the highest quality.

Key clients

Enter Air

Polski Koncern Naftowy Orlen

Orlen Koltrans

Scheidt & Bachmann

Paramedica Polska

NDI

TP Teltech

Multikino

Trakcja PRKiL

China Overseas Engineering Group

Electren

Huta Zabrze

Grupa Azoty Police

Xella Polska

Ojeocan Management

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

The energy team at DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k was formed following the firm's acquisition of the Warsaw offices of K&L Gates in 2019. The group has developed a strong reputation for renewable energy expertise, assisting the Polish Wind Energy Association and the Polish Photovoltaics Association with legislative matters, in addition to advising a selection of energy-sector companies on their operations in Poland. The department, which is headed by Karol Lasocki, includes Oskar Waluśkiewicz, who takes the lead on conventional energy matters.

Practice head(s):

Karol Lasocki

Testimonials

Holistic approach to the issues, availability.

Karol Lasocki demonstrates professionalism,  and is readily available to answer questions and concerns.

Key clients

E.ON Climate & Renewables

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

CEE Equity Partners

KGAL Investments

Green Genius

Eolos Polska

EDP Renewables

Polish Wind Energy Association

Ibereolica

Modus Group

Nordex

BayWa Re

Statkraft

GEO Renewables

Capital markets Tier 3

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k's entire team, which is jointly headed by transactional lawyers Michał Pawłowski and Filip Urbaniak moved across from K&L Gates in 2019. The group is able to advise public companies and capital market institutions on a range of transactions, including IPOs, M&A of listed companies and representing shareholders in corporate disputes involving public companies. Securities law is another area of expertise, and the group regularly draws on the firm's global derivatives, financial regulation and tax practices. Rafał Woźniak also has expertise in private offerings and bond issuances.

Practice head(s):

Michał Pawłowski; Filip Urbaniak

Testimonials

Team of dedicated and experienced professionals.

The team is client-oriented and understands challenges specific for business activities of their clients.

Rafał Woźniak is a remarkable professional in his practice. He is always devoted to make transactions a success.

Key clients

i2 Development

mBank

Warsaw Stock Exchange

Enter Air

CDRL

Santander Bank Polska

Enterprise Investors

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

H.I.G. Capital

PKO Leasing

Competition/antitrust Tier 3

Marcin Trepka leads the team at DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k, which advises private and state-owned companies across the energy, mining, financial and media sectors on a range of competition law issues. Key areas for the group are merger clearance proceedings, consumer protection and compliance issues, as well as cartel cases before the Polish Competition Authorities and courts. Another name to note is counsel Elżbieta Buczkowska, who has a focus on competition law proceedings before EU courts.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Trepka

Testimonials

A law firm with an excellent track record in high-value M&A and corporate transactions. Offers high-quality corporate and transactional advice and a thriving international network.

It provides the clients with team of dedicated and experienced professionals. They offer extensive support in each project. The team is client-oriented and understands challenges specific for the business activities of their clients.

Key clients

Koenig Bauer

Durst Phototechnik

PKO Leasing

GETBACK

Tauron Polska Energia

PZU

TVN

Minova Ekochem

PGNiG

Polpharma Capital Group

Rémy Cointreau Group

LOFT37

Polskie Zakłady Lotnicze

Flügger

Wonga

Sport Project

Batlis Investment

ITI Neovision

Sinohydro

Polish Wind Energy Association

Intellectual property Tier 3

Following DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k's acquisition of K&L Gates' Warsaw offices, the team continues to be led by Oskar Tułodziecki. The group is particularly noted for handling trade mark and design portfolio protection issues, with experience in litigation, customs protection procedures and criminal proceedings with respect to anti-piracy matters.

Practice head(s):

Oskar Tułodziecki

Testimonials

This intellectual property practice provides a very high level of service.

Oskar Tułodziecki provides a very high level of service. He is extremely knowledgeable, careful, with excellent business judgement and real-world skills.

Michal Ziolkowski – a true star – always there for his clients, always helpful.

Key clients

FG Wójcikowscy & Łyczakowski

CI Games

Bohoboco/Michał Gilbert Lach

Whisbear

Public procurement Tier 3

In 2019, the team at DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k moved from K&L Gates, after the firm took over its Warsaw offices. Former practice head Wladek Rzycki moved to Miller Canfield P.L.C.; the current public procurement department is led by Piotr Kunicki and retains extensive expertise in government contracts and regulatory issues. The group also has experience in regular and sectoral public procurement proceedings, particularly in relation to the transport sector; clients also stem from the defence industry.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Kunicki

Testimonials

Very knowledgeable on public procurement, but what is most helpful is their practical advice on what to do and how to be successful given the public procurement law.

Piotr Kunicki is goal oriented and professional with a very vast network of connections and an open mind. He can get the job done.

First of all, very high professionalism and skilful communication. The teams I have worked with are able to skilfully delegate a leader who deals with transparent and efficient communication between our team and the team of the law office. This allows us to optimise cooperation.

Key clients

Przedsiębiorstwo Usług Technicznych Intercor

Construcciones RUBAU

Instal Warszawa

EthosEnergy

Schweerbau

Shanghai Electric Power Construction Co

Sinohydro Corporation

Valard Polska

Graph’IT

AZD Praha

Paramedica Polska

Stecol Corporation

Real estate Tier 3

In mid-2019, the team at DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k experienced notable changes following the firm's takeover of K&L Gates' Warsaw offices. While Halina Więckowska moved to Gekko Taxens M. Sobońska-Szylińska i Wspólnicy and Piotr Łaska joined Baker Tilly Woroszylska Legal, the group benefited from the arrival of transactional real estate expert Katarzyna Dębińska-Pietrzyk from CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Pośniak i Bejm sp.k., who is a key name alongside Małgorzata Lesiak-Ćwikowska. Clients of the department include institutional and private investors, commercial developers, tenants and landlords, which the practice advises on the full spectrum of real estate matters including acquisitions and sales, financings and leasing work. Joanna Wojnarowska joined the firm in mid-2020 to head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Joanna Wojnarowska

Key clients

Immofinanz

Equilis Europe

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

Bank of New York Mellon

ING Bank Śląski

Multikino

Avestus Real Estate

MLP Group

Electra Poland

i2 Development

Xeos

GEO Renewables

Aberdeen Standard Life

Tax Tier 3

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k's team, which transferred from K&L Gates' former Warsaw operations, is integrated into the firm's European tax practice, which provides clients with on-going tax advisory services, assists with transactional tax matters and handles international and local tax planning and restructuring work; the practice also acts in tax litigation and administrative enforcement proceedings, and is able to assist multinationals with transfer pricing issues. Adrian Jonca leads the department, and has significant experience in VAT disputes. Senior associate Katarzyna Stec is another key name with experience in corporate and personal income tax, real estate tax, VAT and transfer tax mandates.

Practice head(s):

Adrian Jonca

Key clients

TFI PZU

Administrator of Alpine Bau GmbH

C&A Polska

Erste Bank

Modus Group

Polish Wind Energy Association

Heesung Electronics

Eolos

Karimpol Group

Schweerbau

Enter Air

White-collar crime Tier 3

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k's team, comprising lawyers who moved over from K&L Gates' Warsaw offices in 2019,  primarily acts for corporate clients. The group has a strength in handling compliance crisis management and internal investigations, but it also has experience representing companies in criminal proceedings as injured parties. In addition, lawyers are instructed to defend corporates and individuals in criminal litigation. Counsel Maciej Antoniak heads the department and is an expert in compliance procedures. Senior associate Łukasz Gembiś has experience in criminal proceedings, but also specialises in compliance matters and internal investigations.

Practice head(s):

Maciej Antoniak

Testimonials

They show true professionalism.

Vast knowledge and composure in every situation.

Key clients

Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa

Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka

Huta Zabrze

PZL Mielec

Orlen Koltrans

Xella Polska

Orange Polska

TVN

GEO Renewables

Flugger

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Following the takeover of K&L Gates' Warsaw operations, the team at DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k, led by Michał Pawłowski, has remained relatively stable. The group specialises in capital markets-related M&A, although it also handles private transactions. The group is able to provide clients with a full service, advising on the finance, regulatory, compliance, and corporate governance aspects of a deal, as well as administrative and employment law issues. A firm-wide strength, the group is well placed to advise financial institutions, particularly insurance companies. Filip Urbaniak is a transactional lawyer to note, as is Rafał Woźniak.

Practice head(s):

Michał Pawłowski

Testimonials

A law firm with an excellent track record in high-value M&A and corporate transactions.

Offers high-quality corporate and transactional advice and a thriving international network.

It provides the clients with a team of dedicated and experienced professionals. They offer extensive support in each projects. The team is client-oriented and understands challenges specific for business activities of their clients.

Key clients

i2 Development

CDRL

GPW

Enter Air

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Santander Bank Polska

Lubelski Węgiel “Bogdanka”

Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa

Grupa EKOTECH

Enterprise Investors

SMT Stanlay Marine Technik

H.I.G. Capital

PKO Leasing

DWF is the largest listed legal business in the world, with an award-winning reputation for client service excellence, effective operational management and innovation. The Company became the first Main Market Premium Listed legal business on the London Stock Exchange in March 2019. DWF has been named by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s most innovative legal businesses and has been independently recognised for its quality of legal advice, service delivery and responsiveness.

DWF’s stated purpose is to transform legal services through its people for its clients using its three principal strategic objectives: understanding our clients, engaging our people and doing things differently. DWF aims to deliver its strategy by building long-term relationships with its clients, recruiting talented individuals to maintain a high service level culture and continually innovating in its provision of complex legal services, managed and connected services to address client needs and increase its market share.

The business has core strengths in corporate banking, insurance and litigation and in-depth expertise in several chosen sectors, including insurance; public sector; energy and industrials; real estate; financial services; retail, food and hospitality; technology and transport.

In addition to its legal services, DWF provides a range of professional, business or consulting services, a number of which include or are enabled by technology products and solutions to its clients through its Connected Services division. This offering is complementary to the traditional legal services offered by DWF.

DWF employs over 4,300 people across 33 key locations and has steadily grown its international presence in response to client demand. In 2019 it expanded its international footprint by acquiring RCD in Spain, opening a new office in Dusseldorf in Germany, as well as a new office in Warsaw, Poland as part of its strategic growth plans.

DWF was the first UK legal business to achieve the ‘Disability Confident’ accreditation, which highlights the firm as an inclusive recruiter of disabled talent and is a Top 30 Employer for Working Families. The business also has its own charitable enterprise, the DWF Foundation, a registered charity aimed at providing funds and support to local charities and programmes focused on education, employability, health and wellbeing and homelessness.

Photo Name Position Profile
 Tomasz Kaczmarek  photo Tomasz Kaczmarek
 Piotr Kunicki  photo Piotr Kunicki
Dr Karol Lasocki  photo Dr Karol Lasocki
 Oskar Tułodziecki  photo Oskar Tułodziecki
 Oskar Waluśkiewicz  photo Oskar Waluśkiewicz
Ms Joanna Wojnarowska photo Ms Joanna Wojnarowska
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