Firm Profile > DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k > Warsaw, Poland

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

Poland > Capital markets Tier 2

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k's team advises issuers and investment banks on IPOs, and public company M&A, and it also assists shareholders with corporate governance disputes. The group is supported by a strong tax department, and tax structuring is handled in-house. Jointly leading the team are managing partner Michał Pawłowski, transactional lawyer Filip Urbaniak and Rafał Woźniak, who is entirely focused on capital markets law. Senior associate Magdalena Trzepizur is experienced in initial and secondary public offerings, as well as bond issuances.

Practice head(s):

Michał Pawłowski; Filip Urbaniak; Rafał Woźniak

Other key lawyers:

Magdalena Trzepizur; Krzysztof Kropidłowski; Krzysztof Jagiełło

Key clients

mBank S.A.

Meyra Group S.A.

LC Corp

Poland > Construction Tier 2

Construction matters account for a considerable part of DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k's workload. In particular, the team - which is led by Maciej Jamka and Rafał Morek - has a strong reputation for its work in dispute resolution where it handles matters connected to FIDIC contracts (in particular Red Book, Yellow Book and Silver Book), joint venture agreements, subcontracting, design services and the implementation of infrastructure projects. The firm also represents clients in cases impacted by extension of time (EoT), errors in design, non-payment and breach of warranty. In mid 2020, real estate expert Joanna Wojnarowska joined the practice from Baker McKenzie while Piotr Kunicki remains a key contact for bid preparations.

Practice head(s):

Maciej Jamka; Rafał Morek

Other key lawyers:

Joanna Wojnarowska; Piotr Kunicki

Testimonials

‘DWF Poland Jamka sp.k. has an excellent approach to the client, offering full legal support with their knowledge and experience combined with availability and commitment. DWF emphasizes a team approach to each case so that the client gets multiple perspectives and unparalleled attention to detail. This is an advantage over other law firms that are mostly based on individuals.’

‘Advocate Rafal Morek is a leader in the construction team at DWF. He is an experienced, open-minded professional with very deep knowledge of the construction sector. Fast working with an outstanding ability to create the entire strategy of each case. A great team leader. ’

‘Joanna Wojnarowska – very experienced lawyer. Understands not only law but also key business practices. The advice is always very clear.’

Key clients

Uriel Renovables, S.A.

Polski Koncern Naftowy ORLEN S.A.

Vias y Construcciones S.A.

Orange Polska & its subsidiary TP Teltech

Polskie LNG S.A.

Valard Polska sp. z o.o.

Electren S.A.

Przedsiębiorstwo Usług Technicznych Intercor Sp. z o.o.

Vias y Construcciones S.A., Polaqua Sp z o.o.

Construcciones Rubau S.A., Rubau Polska sp. z o.o.

Zeitgeist Asset Management

IWG (formerly Regus)

Poland > Dispute resolution Tier 2

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k's dispute resolution department is most known for representing clients in international litigation and arbitration proceedings. The core practice spans white-collar criminal defence, construction, public procurement and financial litigation, but the group also has experience in EU and human rights litigation. Jointly leading the team are Maciej Jamka, who has experience in investment treaty arbitration and construction disputes, and infrastructure dispute expert Rafał Morek. Counsel Ewelina Wętrys is developing a strong reputation for commercial disputes and international treaty arbitrations.

Practice head(s):

Maciej Jamka; Rafał Morek

Other key lawyers:

Piotr Kunicki; Ewelina Wętrys; Maciej Antoniak; Elżbieta Buczkowska

Testimonials

‘From DWF’s Dispute Resolution team I have worked in one of ICC international arbitration cases with their counsel, Ewelina Wetrys who I strongly recommend.’

‘Ewelina Wetrys is a talented attorney whose legal advice is of excellent quality. You can absolutely trust her expertise and judgment. She is a top specialist in arbitration cases and a perfect choice for any cross-jurisdictional matters. When dealing with complex cases she has a practical approach, is dedicated, creative and efficient. I am impressed by her profound understanding and expertise in commercial arbitration.’

‘Really professional team with a lot of knowledge in the field of litigation, infrastructure, construction, and company law They provide efficient solutions and strong alternatives to every tough situation a company might face during the whole dispute proceedings stage. Besides, I appreciate that they provide brilliant strategy suggestions during pre-litigation stage and help to reinforce legal grounds of client both prior and during litigation stage.’

‘It is no doubt that Ewelina Wetrys is a savvy and smart lawyer – a top-notch choice for international arbitration and litigation cases. She has an excellent legal judgement and great analytical skills. Her business-wise perspective, attention to detail, ability to see the big picture and industry knowledge is also among her strongest features. I value how quickly she grasps complex technical issues and the forceful arguments and creative strategies she comes up with. Her pleadings are clear, persuading, concise and effective. You can see heart and passion for what she does professionally.’

‘Ewelina’s organisational, management and inter-personal skills are also exceptional. She perfectly coordinates work with external international barristers, advisers and experts.’

‘The listening and understanding capabilities of the team, as well as its consistency in terms of organization, strategy and advice are particularly noticeable. The team demonstrates complete humility and through this attitude is able to obtain total trust from the client, which is key to work hand in hand. This adds to full professionalism and expertise in what they do (dispute resolution).’

‘Maciej Jamka is particularly and personally involved in all aspects of the works, while having total trust, respect and share of works with its team. He is the kind of person, who you want to work with, as he manages to be at the same time excellent in its general practice and very humble and sincerely attentive to your situation and concerns while remaining persuasive and firm when need be.’

‘The team with a very big experience on several fields of legal activity, especially in construction contracts litigation. A very good knowledge of the current changes in conditions of construction contracts, a very good interpretation of FIDIC and application to current problems in executed contracts. Capability to structure the process and describe the targets as well as way of accesses. Able to build several scenarios and describe a critical path for the problem. In comparison to other firms they have capability to work on day to day basis with the teams of their clients and to focus on the most important issues in a short time. Very good communication skills and clear structure of recommendation.’

‘The team is very hardworking, and with a lot of experience in the construction sector. They are always proposing ideas and presenting possible scenarios and risks in order to find the best solution and take the best decision for our interests.’

‘Elzbieta Buczkowska is a very reliable person, always with a good and reassuring attitude. She is very professional, she listens to you very carefully by paying close attention to every detail. She gives you a lot of recommendations and she is always willing to help and find the best outcome. Also Mr. Rafal Morek, he is also very professional and resourceful.’

‘Extensive knowledge and solid experience, professional approach to clients.’

‘Extensive knowledge and experience, the ability to flexibly approach the matter and deal with a crisis situation.’

‘High level of quality in providing legal advice, high engagement in client’s cases, availability, taking care of all details relevant for the case, business approach.’

Key clients

Polski Koncern Naftowy Orlen S.A.

Enter Air Sp. z o.o.

Orange Polska S.A.

Orlen Koltrans S.A.

Electren S.A.

Grupa Azoty Police S.A.

Huta Zabrze S.A.

MSF Engenharia S.A.

Construcciones Rubau S.A., Rubau Polska sp. z o.o.

Allianz S.p.A.

Poland > Energy and natural resources Tier 2

At DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k, Karol Lasocki and Oskar Waluśkiewicz lead the team, which acts for clients including the Polish Wind Energy Association and Uriel Renovables. In one highlight, it advised Solaque Holding on the sale of a wind farm portfolio to Fonnes (a subsidiary of Taaleri). Counsel Wiktoria Rogaska is a key name for environmental matters.

Practice head(s):

Karol Lasocki; Oskar Waluśkiewicz

Other key lawyers:

Wiktoria Rogaska

Testimonials

‘The DWF Team is the fully complete renewable energy legal practice in Poland. They are ultimately specialized in the renewable energy area, with years of experience, which really distinguishes them in a positive manner. It is an easy choice when you have a tough legal issue related to the renewables sector – wind or solar.’

‘Karol Lasocki stands out as lawyer with deep industry knowledge. You can feel that he understands the renewable energy business in all practical aspects, which gives considerable comfort.

Wiktoria Rogaska is a renowned specialist in permitting matters for renewable energy sources. She is also a serial winner of renewable energy cases in courts.’

Key clients

Solaque Holding Ltd.

KGAL

URIEL Renovables

RWE Renewables

Tauron Polska Energia S.A.

Eolos Polska (Terna Group)

Polish Wind Energy Association

GEO Renewables

Gaz-System S.A.

BayWa Re

Elektrociepłownia Stalowa Wola (Stalowa Wola Heat and Power Plant)

Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo (Polish Oil and Gas Company)

Elawan Energy Polska sp. z o.o.

Poland > Insurance Tier 2

The insurance team at DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k was established following the arrival of Paweł Stykowski from Eversheds Sutherland Poland; he was joined by Anna Wietrzyńska-Ciołkowska (formerly DLA Piper) in May 2020. The group is developing a reputation for advising insurance companies and distributors on regulatory projects, as well as handling insurance litigation and individual insurance claims. Stykowski, is able to draw on considerable experience, including being involved in advising the Polish FSA on the implementation of insurance regulations. Wietrzyńska-Ciołkowska is a corporate lawyer with a focus on transactions and regulatory issues in the insurance sector, particularly concerning warranty and indemnity insurers.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Stykowski

Other key lawyers:

Anna Wietrzyńska-Ciołkowska

Testimonials

They have the knowledge and experience necessary to represent insurance companies in complex matters.’

Anna Wietrzyńska-Ciołkiewicz is a very experienced and highly qualified lawyer.’

Paweł Stykowski is extraordinary, very helpful and provides in-depth knowledge of insurance law.’

Key clients

Polska Izba Ubezpieczeń

Poland > Real estate Tier 2

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k's 'very experienced' real estate team is led by transactional specialist Joanna Wojnarowska. A member of the executive committee of Poland's Urban Land Institute, she oversees a team that advises on acquisitions, financing, zoning, construction, permits, structuring and the repositioning of assets. The practice also has expertise in dispute resolution, an area in which it regularly handles contentious ownership, leasing and title matters. Clients include local and international developers, institutional lenders, investment funds and non-traditional sponsors.

Practice head(s):

Joanna Wojnarowska

Testimonials

‘The real estate team led by attorney Joanna Wojnarowska is very experienced in the real estate sector, knowing the structures and models of the transactions, very much oriented to achieve the goal, also by securing the best interests of the client. Efficient and smooth cooperation. The team is capable to work under time pressure which is very important in many complicated deals. Dedicated to the client and its needs. ’

‘The real estate branch is led by attorney Joanna Wojnarowska, who is a very good negotiator, widely experienced in the real estate sector and complicated transactions. She is unique in terms of negotiation capabilities, amicable way of finding solutions and ability to achieve the goal. Joanna is one of the best real estate advisors to cooperate with.’

‘Very business oriented. Exceptional legal and business knowledge.’

‘Joanna Wojnarowska – excellent experience. Very good communication. Clear advice.’

Key clients

Zeitgeist Asset Management

Asbud Group

IWG (formerly Regus)

HOCHTIEF Development Poland

White Star Real Estate

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Corum XL

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

Bank of New York Mellon

RWE Renewables

Multikino S.A.

Uriel Renovables, S.A.

Tauron Polska Energia S.A.

i2 Development S.A.

Xeos sp. z o.o.

GEO Renewables S.A.

Eme Aero – JV of Lufthansa Technik and MTU Aero Engines

Nałęczów Zdrój S.A.

Poland > Competition/antitrust Tier 3

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k's competition team is valued by one client for its 'personal dedication to each case, fresh approach, great attention to detail, and most of all, ability to deliver pragmatic-tailored solutions'.  In addition to advisory work, the group has a strong contentious practice, representing clients in cartel cases, antitrust private enforcements and merger control proceedings before the Polish and EU authorities. The team is now led by counsel Lech Najbauer following the departure of Elżbieta Buczkowska who joined Baker & McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa in December 2020.

Other key lawyers:

Lech Najbauer

Testimonials

‘I believe DWF’s Warsaw office is one of the biggest legal teams in Poland. That gives me confidence they can deal with any kind of project that comes their way. Further, being part of DWF gives them the ability to provide a single point of contact for several jurisdictions. This is of special interest to me, a competition lawyer, as multi-jurisdictional merger filings are exactly the kind of work that DWF’s competition team is able to handle.’

Key clients

Sonoco Products Company

Knauf Group

Enter Air

Polish Bicycle Assosiation (Polskie Stowarzyszenie Rowerowe)

Tauron Polska Energia S.A.

Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA

Astrazeneca Pharma Poland

Fiskars Brands

DNB Nord Polska S.A.

Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe Igazownictwo S.A. (PGNIG)

Minova Ekochem SA

LOFT37 sp. z o.o.

Polskie Zakłady Lotnicze sp. z o.o. / A Sikorsky Corporation

Flügger A/S

Wonga

Sport Project sp. z o.o.

PORTA KMI POLAND sp. z o.o. Sp.K.

Batlis Investment S.A.

ITI Neovision S.A. (CANAL+)

Sinohydro

Polpharma Capital Group (Zakłady Farmaceutyczne Polpharma SA, Polfa Warszawa SA, Medana Pharma SA, Biuro Handlowe Polpharma sp. z o.o.)

Polish Wind Energy Association

TVN S.A. / Discovery Group

PZU SA (Powszechny Zakład Ubezpieczeń SA) / PZU Życie SA

GetBack S.A.

Poland > Intellectual property Tier 3

At DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k, the IP team, which is led by the 'extremely knowledgeable' Oskar Tułodziecki, has experience acting for audio-visual producers, publishers and broadcasters. The group advises on the protection of trade marks, litigation, enforcement, customs protection and handles criminal proceedings in relation to anti-piracy. Marta Wysokińska is the name to note for matters concerning fair competition, trade secrets, IT and film production.

Practice head(s):

Oskar Tułodziecki

Other key lawyers:

Marta Wysokińska

Testimonials

‘Oskar Tulodziecki: He has a number of associates, but I usually deal directly with him and he delegates and supervises as needed. Mr. Tulodziecki provides a very high level of service. He is extremely knowledgeable, careful, precise in his research and opinions, with excellent business judgement and real-world skills. He and his entire team also have excellent English-language skills, which is important in dealing with complex legal documents and issues among multinational parties who speak different languages.’

‘DWF Poland has a very strong team lead by Oskar Tulodziecki, very reliable with significant expertise in all IP matters.’

‘Oskar Tulodziecki has very long and deep experience – he works for premium clients in the IP area.’

Key clients

Nintendo

Start International Polska

Costa Coffee

Polska Fundacja Narodowa (PFN)

Motion Picture Licensing Company

Polartec LLC

Polish History Museum

Marianum Media

Marine Teknik Inc.

Enterprise Investors

Poland > Public procurement Tier 3

The team at DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k has extensive experience advising domestic and international clients on public procurement matters, government contracts and regulatory issues. Led by Piotr Kunicki, the team advises on projects concerning roads, railways, energy, special vehicles and defence. Notably, the firm assists the Polish Association of Construction Employers in relation to projects handled by the General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways. Associate Lukasz Gembis is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Kunicki

Other key lawyers:

Lukasz Gembis

Testimonials

‘Really professional team with a lot of knowledge in the field of litigation, public procurement, infrastructure, construction, and company law. They provide efficient solutions and strong alternatives to every tough situation a company might face during the whole dispute proceedings stage. Besides, I appreciate that they provide brilliant strategy suggestions during pre-litigation stage and help to reinforce legal grounds of the client both prior and during litigation stage’.

The dispute resolution team is an amazing team formed by members highly skilled, committed, and hardworking which provide efficient and exceptional legal advice, as well as best availability and strong legal solutions for each situation that might arise. They are experts in the field, and capable of leading the client through the best solution even under high pressure situations. In this sense, I highly recommend the brilliant team members’.

Piotr Kunicki is an amazing lawyer with a huge knowledge of company law, public procurement, and arbitration and litigation.’

‘Piotr Kunicki – very high personal culture, experience and a practical approach to the topic. Lukasz Gembis – open minded.’

Key clients

Przedsiębiorstwo Usług Technicznych Intercor Sp. z o.o.

Construcciones RUBAU S.A.

Instal Warszawa S.A.

EthosEnergy Sp. z o.o.

Schweerbau GmbH

Integrale IT Sp. z o.o.

Sinohydro Corporation Ltd.

Valard Polska Sp. z o.o.

Graph’IT Sp. z o.o.

Bozankaya A.S,

Paramedica Polska Sp. z o.o.

Stecol Corporation

Mosty Katowice Sp. z o.o.

Poland > Tax Tier 3

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k's team is part of the firm's European tax practice, and advises foreign and domestic clients on Polish and international tax issues arising from the firm's transactional practices. In addition to advisory work, the group assists with administrative enforcement proceedings related to tax arrears and tax litigation before the Polish tax authorities. Adrian Jonca heads the department and leads on tax litigation, supported by associate Konrad Suchojad. Senior associate Katarzyna Stec is noted for her knowledge of direct and indirect taxation.

Practice head(s):

Adrian Jonca

Other key lawyers:

Katarzyna Stec; Izabela Plis; Konrad Suchojad

Key clients

TFI PZU S.A.

Administrator of Alpine Bau GmbH

C&A Polska sp. z o.o.

Uriel Renovables

Erste Bank AG

KGAL

Polish Wind Energy Association

Heesung Electronics Poland sp. z o.o.

Eolos (Terna Group)

Karimpol Group

Schweerbau GmbH

Corum XL

Waagner Biro Sp. z o.o. wlikwidacji

Administrator of Aegate Limited

Poland > White-collar crime Tier 3

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k's white-collar and criminal compliance practice spans crisis management and internal investigations, injured-party representations, the implementation of compliance procedures and the criminal defence of individuals and corporates. Counsel Maciej Antoniak heads the team and has an active advisory practice on top of his business criminal representations. Senior associate Łukasz Gembiś has experience in cases involving anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regulations.

Practice head(s):

Maciej Antoniak

Other key lawyers:

Łukasz Gembiś; Michał Szumbarski

Key clients

Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A.

Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka S.A.

Orange Polska S.A.

Orlen Koltrans S.A.

Huta Zabrze S.A.

PZL Mielec Sp z o.o. (Subsidiary of Lockheed Martin)

Xella Polska SP. z o.o.

GEO Renewables S.A.

Dobra Energia dla Olsztyna Sp. z o.o.

Flugger A/S

Poland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

M&A is a core strength at DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k, which excels in cross-border transactions. The group provides a full-service, utilising the firm's finance, regulatory, corporate governance and employment departments. Practice head Michał Pawłowski has expertise in public M&A. Filip Urbaniak is another name to note with significant transactional experience.

Practice head(s):

Michał Pawłowski

Other key lawyers:

Filip Urbaniak; Rafał Woźniak; Adrian Jonca; Marcin Trepka; Izabela Szczygielska

Key clients

i2 Development S.A.

CDRL S.A.

GPW S.A.

Enter Air S.A.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Santander Bank Polska

Lubelski Węgiel “Bogdanka” S.A.

Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A.

Grupa EKOTECH

Enterprise Investors

SMT Stanlay Marine Technik

H.I.G. Capital

PKO Leasing S.A.

Geo Renewables

KGAL

Dobra Energia dla Olsztyna

Poland > Banking and finance Tier 5

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k is building a notable transactional and regulatory team, with experience in acquisition, real estate and leasing finance, as well as secured and syndicated lending structures. The group is co-led by Adam Stopyra, who is a regulatory expert with a specialism in the implementation of EU directives, and Tomasz Kaczmarek.

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 4,000 people across 31 key locations and has steadily grown its international presence in response to client demand. In 2019 and 2020 DWF expanded its international footprint by opening a new office in Warsaw, Poland and acquired Mindcrest Inc. to establish offices in Chicago and New York, USA, and Pune, India. DWF also acquired RCD in Spain and now has offices in Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia, Spain 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
 Maciej Antoniak  photo Maciej Antoniak Counsel, Head of White Collar Crime at DWF Poland
 Katarzyna Dębińska-Pietrzyk  photo Katarzyna Dębińska-Pietrzyk Local Partner
 Łukasz Gembiś  photo Łukasz Gembiś Senior Associate
 Maciej Jamka  photo Maciej Jamka Senior Partner, Head of Litigation and Arbitration Practice at DWF Poland
 Adrian Jonca  photo Adrian Jonca Partner, Head of Tax Practice and German Group at DWF Poland
 Tomasz Kaczmarek  photo Tomasz Kaczmarek Local Partner, Head of Banking and Finance Transactional Practice at DWF Poland.
Dr Piotr Kunicki  photo Dr Piotr Kunicki Partner, Head of Public Procurement Department at DWF Poland
Dr Karol Lasocki  photo Dr Karol Lasocki Partner, Head of the Energy Department and the Innovative Energy Department at…
 Małgorzata Lesiak-Ćwikowska  photo Małgorzata Lesiak-Ćwikowska Counsel
 Rafał Morek  photo Rafał Morek Partner
 Michał Pawłowski  photo Michał Pawłowski Managing Partner at DWF Poland
 Katarzyna Stec  photo Katarzyna Stec Senior Associate
 Oskar Tułodziecki  photo Oskar Tułodziecki Partner, Head of Intellectual Property Department at DWF Poland
 Filip Urbaniak  photo Filip Urbaniak Partner
 Ewelina Wętrys  photo Ewelina Wętrys Counsel
 Oskar Waluśkiewicz  photo Oskar Waluśkiewicz Partner
 Rafał Woźniak  photo Rafał Woźniak Local Partner
 Joanna Wojnarowska photo Joanna Wojnarowska Partner, Head of Real Estate Practice at DWF Poland.
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Email: enquiries@dwf.law Website: www.dwfgroup.com Tel: 0333 320 2220

The Firm

DWF is a listed legal business 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 strategy is to offer clients an integrated legal management approach through three streamlined and efficient global divisions of Legal Advisory, Mindcrest and Connected Services.

Legal Advisory is DWF’s traditional law firm arm. The division provides commercial intelligence and deep sectoral experience to deliver premium legal advice to clients.

Mindcrest is an established and well-known brand that provides outsourced and process-led legal services through which DWF standardises, systematises, scales, and optimises legal work.

Connected Services is DWF’s collection of products and business services that enhance the Group’s legal offerings. The division complements the Legal Advisory and Mindcrest teams through the provision of non-legal services such as claims management, costs and regulatory consulting.

Together, the three divisions support DWF’s single Integrated Legal Management approach through which DWF seamlessly combines any number of these services to deliver bespoke solutions to its clients with efficiency, price certainty and transparency. This approach enables DWF to offer solutions that combine traditional law firm services with new, modern legal and business services relevant to today’s companies, and the challenges and opportunities they face.

DWF employs over 4,000 people across 30 key locations and has steadily grown its international presence in response to client demand.

In 2019 and 2020, DWF expanded its international footprint by opening a new office in Warsaw, Poland and acquired Mindcrest Inc. to establish offices in Chicago and New York, USA, and Pune, India. DWF also acquired RCD in Spain and now has offices in Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia, Spain 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.

INTERNATIONAL OFFICES Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Qatar, Poland, Spain, UAE, USA

*USA, *Colombia, *Panama, *Argentina, *Turkey, *South Africa

* Associations

Chairman: Jonathan Bloomer

Managing Partner and DWF Group CEO: Sir Nigel Knowles

Number of UK partners: c. 230

Number of qualified lawyers in the UK: c. 905

PRACTICE AREA CONTACTS

Legal Advisory: Paul Rimmer

Mindcrest: Mark Qualter

Connected Services: Jason Ford

Public Sector: Jonathan Branton

Energy: Slava Kiryushin

Financial Services: Martin Pugsley

Retail, Food & Hospitality: Dominic Watkins

Technology: Stewart Room

Transport: Jonathan Moss

Insurance: Claire Bowler

Real Estate: Melanie Williams

UK OFFICES

Belfast: 42 Queen Street, BT1 6HL

Tel: 028 9023 0230 Fax: 028 9024 4644

Birmingham: One Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway, B4 6GA

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Bristol: 120 Redcliff Street, BS1 6HU

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Edinburgh: No. 2 Lochrin Square, 96 Fountainbridge, EH3 9QA

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Glasgow: 110 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3HD

Tel: 0141 228 8000 Fax: 0141 228 8310

Leeds: Bridgewater Place, Water Lane, LS11 5DY

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Liverpool: 5 St Paul’s Square, Old Hall Street, L3 9AE

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London: 20 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 3AG

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Manchester: 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, M3 3AA

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Newcastle: Central Square South, Orchard Street, NE1 3AZ

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Southampton: Network Eagle Lab, Portland Terrace, Southampton, SO14 7SJ

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