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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1


Dentons fields a ‘highly capable, reliable and service-oriented’. ‘Incredibly diligent and proactive’ counsel Bartosz Nojek, who ‘works tirelessly to get a transaction across the finish line’, assisted practice head Mateusz Toczyski with advising Europa Capital on its refinancing of Spektrum Tower, involving a €66m loan from Berlin Hyp. Tomasz Braun joined G&T Braun Partners. Michał Mężykowski joined CMS in May 2018.

Leading individuals

Mateusz Toczyski - Dentons

Next generation lawyers

Bartosz Nojek - Dentons

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


Dentons’ group is prominent in the energy sector as well as acting for private equity funds, financial institutions and manufacturers. The team is led by Piotr Dulewicz, who together with Paweł Grabowski handled EDF’s €1bn sale of Polish energy assets to Polska Grupa Energetyczna. Senior associate Michał Wasiak is another name to note.

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Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 1


Dentons’ ‘client-oriented’ practice head Agnieszka Stefanowicz-Barańskaimmediately understands her clients’ needs’, while ‘up-and-coming’ senior associate Anna Gulińska is ‘a practical and swift communicator’. The duo assisted Liberty Global with the merger notification pertaining to UPC’s proposed PLN3bn acquisition of Multimedia Polska.

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Construction - ranked: tier 1


Dentons’ ‘business-focused and technically able’ group maintains a diverse client base, spanning contractors, subcontractors, developers, and public agencies. The team is acting for the consortium of Saipem, Techint and PBG in a dispute with Polskie LNG. It also advised Apsys on contractual matters for the construction of Posnania shopping centre. Counsel Piotr Staniszewski heads the transactional practice, while counsel Agnieszka Wojciechowska manages disputes.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1


Dentons’ ‘reliable’ group provides ‘great service’ to parties in high-stakes litigation and arbitration. ‘Professional, open-minded and creative’ leader Wojciech Kozłowski, Michał Jochemczak and counsel Agnieszka Wojciechowska are representing a consortium of Saipem, Techint and PBG in a claim against Polskie LNG arising from the €550m EPC contract for the construction of an LNG regasification terminal. Katarzyna Bilewska is also recommended, alongside counsel Radosław Góral. Stanisław Żemojtel joined from Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland.

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Employment - ranked: tier 2


Dentons’ team ‘understands clients’ commercial goals and provides practical solutions’. The group assists clients with the employment aspects of corporate transactions, as well as handling sensitive dismissals and cross-border employee transfers. ‘Smart, professional and efficient’ duo Aleksandra Minkowicz-Flanek and counsel Agnieszka Fedoroutshine other providers’ and ‘induce confidence in clients, which trust their expertise and strategy’.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 1


Dentons’ ‘top-class’ team is, for several energy clients, the ‘first choice for transactional support’. ‘Up to date on legislative changes and market trends’, the group operates in the conventional power and renewables sectors. Practice head Arkadiusz Krasnodębski is part of a team advising Enea on its acquisition of Engie Energia Polska. Tomasz Janas combines ‘outstanding knowledge with a commercial attitude’. Ewa Rutkowska-Subocz and Aldona Kowalczyk are also recommended.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2


Dentons’ ‘very professional and thorough’ team assists multinational corporations with IP protection, including trade mark prosecution and portfolio management. ‘Great managerIgor Ostrowski, who has ‘a wealth of experience, knowledge and business understanding’, handles brand protection matters for Nike. Senior associate Marek Trojnarski is ‘very professional, detail oriented and business friendly’; Aleksandra Politańska-Kunicka is also recommended.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1


Marcin Bartczak leads Dentons’ department, which handles corporate, commercial and regulatory matters for national and international clients. Counsel Inga Dulska was part of a team advising a global investment management corporation on restructuring its Polish business prior to the client’s market exit.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 2


Piotr Dulewicz and Paweł Grabowski are the key contacts at Dentons. The group advised Syntaxis Capital on its investment in and debt financing of Trans Polonia, and assisted Coast2Coast with financing the acquisition of Huty Szkla Krosno. In another highlight, the team acted for Rockcastle on its merger with New Europe Property Investments.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 1


Dentons’ ‘flexible, creative and innovative’ team houses ‘experts in the field’, including Aldona Kowalczyk who is assisting GE Power with the procurement process for the construction of Ostrołęka Power Plant. Counsel Anna Szymańskaalways seeks the best solution for her client’ and counsel Tomasz Korczyński is another name to note.

Leading individuals

Aldona Kowalczyk - Dentons

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1


Dentons’ ‘superb’ team ‘knows its clients and devises cost-effective solutions, tailored to their business requirements’. ‘Excellent negotiatorMonika Sitowicz advised CPI Property Group on its €650m acquisition of a retail portfolio from CBRE Global Investors. ‘Market icon and leader in real estatePaweł Dębowskidominates the sector with outstanding project management skills’. Piotr Szafarz heads the group. Bartosz Kordeczka made partner; Elżbieta Lis and Tomasz Stasiak are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Paweł Dębowski - Dentons

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1


Cross-border bankruptcies, restructuring transactions and distressed asset acquisitions are among Dentons’ core strengths. The group, which is led by Anna Pukszto, is assisting PKO Bank Polski and EBRD with refinancing their investment in a wind farm in Tychowo.

Leading individuals

Anna Pukszto - Dentons

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TMT - ranked: tier 2


Dentons’ team, which ‘adjusts to clients’ needs’, assisted Liberty Global with its $760m acquisition of Multimedia Poland, and advised Tata Communications on compliance issues. ‘Business-oriented’ counsel Karol Laskowskifinds solutions instead of presenting problems’. Igor Ostrowski heads the group. Counsel Magdalena Bartosik ‘goes above and beyond at all times’.

Leading individuals

Igor Ostrowski - Dentons

Next generation lawyers

Karol Laskowski - Dentons

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Tax - ranked: tier 1


Dentons’ ‘strong’ team includes ‘practical, solution-oriented specialists’, led by Karina Furga-Dąbrowska. It conducted tax reviews of Bioton’s marketing activities across its product portfolio. Cezary Przygodzki and counsel Tomasz Krasowski are also recommended.

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White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 2


Dentons’ workload includes handling internal investigations that have multi-jurisdictional implications, and defending individuals against allegations of bid-rigging, corruption and tax evasion. The team is representing a board member of a construction company against charges of tender-fixing during the procurement process for a €25m construction project. Agnieszka Wardak heads the practice.

Leading individuals

Agnieszka Wardak - Dentons

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Poland: Capital markets

Capital markets: Debt - ranked: tier 2


Bond issuances as part of wider restructuring strategies, particularly in the energy and manufacturing sectors, form a substantial part of Dentons’ work. Robert Dulewicz and counsel Michał Śmiechowski advised Haitong Bank as issue agent, hedging provider and bondholder on American Heart of Poland’s PLN125m bond issuance as part of its larger financial restructuring.

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Capital markets: Equity - ranked: tier 2


Jakub Celiński leads Dentons’ group, which provides ‘very high levels of service and noteworthy industry knowledge’. The team advised the managers, including Haitong Bank and Pekao Investment Banking, on GetBack’s IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. In another highlight, it advised Polimex-Mostostal on its €70m share capital increase by way of a private offering of 150 million shares to several energy companies.

Leading individuals

Jakub Celiński - Dentons

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