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

Dentons
UL. ZAJECZA 4
00-351 WARSZAWA
POLAND
Poland

Work Department

Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy, Litigation and Arbitration

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).

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

Leisure

Hiking and trekking.

Lawyer Rankings

Poland > White-collar crime

The criminal litigation and internal investigations team at Dentons handles the spectrum of business-related criminal proceedings, including in relation to cybercrime, fraud and corruption The group also has extensive knowledge in anti-money laundering issues. As well as its contentious practice, the team is strong for compliance issues, where counsel Marcin Świderski takes the lead. Senior associate Joanna Kornaszewska is noted for her criminal defence work, as well as her pro bono practice focusing on freedom of expression and anti-hate speech issues. The group sits within the litigation department and is coordinated by Anna Maria Pukszto.

Poland > Restructuring and insolvency

(Hall of Fame)

Anna PuksztoDentons

At Dentons, there is a core group focusing entirely on restructuring and bankruptcy issues. The team is most known for acting for creditors, including a number of large financial institutions in their disputes with debtors, with added expertise in insolvency proofing and out-of-court debt restructurings. The group also utilises the firm’s wider capabilities in tax, real estate, corporate transactions and capital markets. Anna Pukszto was appointed head of litigation and arbitration in February 2020, a move that combined the bankruptcy and dispute resolution practices under a point of contact. The arrival of Tomasz Trocki from Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich sp. k. in August 2020 was a major boost to the firm, adding another experienced financial restructuring expert. Counsel Stanisław Sołtysik is noted for insolvency proceedings.

Poland > Dispute resolution

Dentons splits its team into distinct practice groups, with lawyers specialising in construction, infrastructure and real estate litigation; white-collar criminal defence; regulatory disputes; corporate disputes and; administrative disputes. The Warsaw office is also able to work closely with the firm’s offices across the CEE region, and often coordinates cross-border litigation and arbitration matters. The practice group is led by Anna Maria Pukszto, who focuses on banking disputes and contentious insolvencies. Katarzyna Bilewska leads on corporate disputes, while Michał Jochemczak is in charge of the arbitration practice.