Ms Anna Maria Pukszto > Dentons > Warsaw, Poland > Lawyer Profile

Dentons
UL. ZAJECZA 4
00-351 WARSZAWA
POLAND
Poland

Work Department

Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy; Dispute Resolution

Position

Anna Maria Pukszto, partner in Dentons’ Warsaw office, heads both the Litigation and Arbitration practice group and the Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy practice group.

She is a recognized expert in restructuring and insolvency, including cross-border bankruptcies and distressed asset acquisitions and a litigator with a focus on the financial services sector.

Anna was a World Bank consultant in a project involving assessments of the Polish Bankruptcy and Rehabilitation Law and instruments serving to protect creditors’ rights under Polish law.

She handles class action proceedings and litigations regarding the liability of investment fund companies, custodians, lenders and the validity of banking and investment products. She has represented clients before the Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

She has been involved in high-profile disputes regarding foreign investments in Poland and commercial transactions under LCIA, ICC and VIAC arbitration rules and in related post-arbitration proceedings.

Career

  • Dentons partner and head of the Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy team since 2008
  • Head of the Litigation and Arbitration team since 2020
  • Vice-president of the Lewiatan Court of Arbitration, 2011-2020
  • With Dentons since 2000

Languages

Polish, English

Memberships

  • Association of Insolvency Practitioners
  • INSOL Europe
  • Admitted to the Polish bar (2002)

Education

  • Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, 1998, Master of Laws

Lawyer Rankings

Poland > Restructuring and insolvency

(Hall of Fame)

Anna PuksztoDentons

Dentons‘ practice has a notable strength in handling consensual and in-court restructurings and bankruptcies for financial institutions. Complementing the core offering, the team also provides support in relation to insolvency avoidance and insolvency litigation. Anna Maria Pukszto chairs the department, which works closely with the firm’s tax, real estate, corporate and capital markets groups. Tomasz Trocki, who leads the consensual restructuring team, joined in August 2020 from Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich sp. k.. Counsel Stanisław Sołtysik is adept at contentious matters in this area.

Poland > White-collar crime

The white-collar criminal law practice at Dentons sits within the litigation and arbitration department and assists clients in a range of business-related criminal proceedings before the Polish authorities regarding cybercrime, fraud, corruption and asset stripping. Other areas of focus include compliance, corporate liability issues, anti-money laundering matters and risk management. The practice is led by Anna Maria Pukszto, who is supported by senior associate Joanna Kornaszewska, who is notable for her expertise in criminal litigation.

Poland > Dispute resolution

Dentons‘ team is commended for its ‘high level of professionalism, great availability and a very good network‘. The department, which is led overall by Anna Maria Pukszto, is divided into sub-groups including: construction, real estate, white-collar criminal defence, regulatory disputes, corporate and administrative disputes. The construction practice, headed by Agnieszka Wojciechowska, is frequently sought out by clients. Katarzyna Bilewska leads the corporate disputes practice, while Michał Jochemczak leads on arbitration. Patrick Radzimierski is the name to note for civil litigation, with a practice that spans product liability, healthcare and IP disputes. Managing counsel Radosław Góral focuses on unfair competition cases and regulatory litigation.