DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp. > Warsaw, Poland > Firm Profile

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.
I.L. PERECA 1
00-849 WARSAW
Poland

Poland > Employment Tier 1

DLA Piper‘s employment team consists of both lawyers and tax advisors and provides clients with day-to-day employment advice, as well as support on social security benefits regarding individual and collective labour law. The department is chaired by Agnieszka Lechman-Filipiak and includes senior associate Dominika Nowak, an expert in advising international companies entering Poland, in addition to counsel Michał Synowiec who focuses on labour law disputes. Further key strengths include trade union and employee relations, discrimination and diversity management, pensions, employee benefits, incentive issues and restructuring arrangements.

Testimonials

‘Unparalleled practical approach to complex legal issues; flexibility; creativity in terms of finding the most suitable solution.’

‘I really value the fact that DLA Piper helps us to implement unusual solutions like unlimited holidays and additional leave plans, these require an open mind and creative approach.’

‘The people are the greatest value; their high personal culture, willingness to help and, of course, professionalism and knowledge, inquisitiveness and never giving up, always putting the client’s good first.’

‘Agnieszka Lechman-Filipiak- High level of English and has a very good approach in explaining Polish employment law to foreigners.’

‘Dominika Nowak is a great lawyer with a pragmatic and creative mindset. I like working with her, which is why this has been a standing relationship for over 4 years now.’ 

‘Mr Hubert Hajduczenia – organisational skills, the competence and practical experience in the field of labour law, especially procedural aspects of labour law, the enthusiasm and readiness to engage in research and educational projects.’

Michlał Synowiec is a fantastic lawyer. He is incredibly responsive and helpful and always ready to go the extra mile for his clients. His advice is succinct and commercial and he excels at finding a practical solution.’

Key clients

Amgen

Ardagh

Credit Suisse

Duracell

Elavon

Emirates Airlines

Finastra

GSC

Houghton

Levi Strauss

Livanova

PGNIG

PKP

PORR

Revolut

ROSS Stores

SDL

Siemens

Synopsys

Teatr Kwadrat

TMF

Trakcja

Vertex

WizzAir

Work highlights

  • Assisted an Israel-based digital entertainment company in employment related aspects of entering the Polish market, including advising on relocating several hundreds of employees from Belarus to Poland.
  • Representing a teacher whose employment contract was not renewed due to her disability.
  • Advised Żabka Polska on the employment aspects of its acquisition of Maczfit Foods from Resource Partners.

Poland > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

The ‘truly outstanding‘ life sciences team at DLA Piper advises on regulatory and product liability mandates across a range of life science sectors, including pharmaceutical, medical devices, food and healthcare. The group is also active in telemedicine, representing companies marketing cardiovascular and neurological drugs and devices. Andrzej Balicki heads up the team and advises on both Polish and EU regulation matters regarding medicinal devices, pharmaceuticals, diet supplements and healthcare services. Senior associate Jolanta Dąbrowicz advises manufacturers and distributors of medicinal products and devices on regulatory and contentious issues.

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Testimonials

‘Truly outstanding life sciences team. Great understanding of the market combined with pragmatic approach. Top-notch team for all sector-related matters. Emphasis on diversity and the spirit of internal collaboration are clearly visible.’

‘The team is highly experienced in life science regulatory, distribution and procurement matters. They really understand all practical, legal and business aspects of distribution of medical products. They support us on both legal and business aspects.’

‘The team is simply outstanding. Top pharma team on the Polish market. Highly responsive and providing pragmatic solutions. Always keeping track with new regulatory developments. I like their approach to diversity; it is a very strong value that is clearly visible in their daily practice.’

‘DLA Piper’s team helps their pharmaceutical clients in regulatory and contractual matters. The team are committed professionals. Always ready to advise their customers. They are knowledgeable advisors, very business-oriented, easy to reach and supportive. The team supports us comprehensively in creating a model of distribution and marketing for a new product we intend to place on the Polish market.’

‘Andrzej Balicki has extensive experience in advising the life sciences sector and is highly respected in the industry. He is a creative and client-focused problem solver. He is certainly a leading regulatory lawyer in Poland. The other team member Jolanta Dabrowicz works closely to the client and shows experience in regulatory and contractual matters.’

‘Andrzej Balicki is a clear leader of the team and is my first contact point in all matters. He is very energetic, pragmatic and solution-oriented. Andrzej has market-leading regulatory knowledge. He has great understanding of legal and business aspects of public affairs projects. Andrzej is known for his strategic thinking and ability to implement it in practice.’

‘Andrzej Balicki – extensive experience in advising the pharmaceutical sector and is respected in the industry. He is a creative and client-focused problem solver.’

‘Jolanta Dabrowicz works closely with the client and shows experience in pharmaceutical and contractual matters.’

Key clients

Abbott

Allergan

Brass Research and Development

Clinmark

Ipsen

Kartos Therapeutics

Life Healthcare Group

Phibro Animal Health Corporation

Philips

Polpharma

Respiromix

Smith & Nephew

UCB Pharma

URGO Laboratoria Polfa Łódź

USP Zdrowie

Tymofarm

Żabka

Vedim

Work highlights

  • Advised Krajowa Rada Suplementów i Odżywek (KRSiO)(Polish Council for Supplements and Nutritional Foods) on the Ministry of Health’s legislative plan to introduce the so-called sugar tax.
  • Advising Tymofarm on a complex project aimed at introducing to the Polish market a newly registered herbal medicinal product.
  • Advising Kartos Therapeutics on clinical agreements templates used in Poland.

Poland > Insurance Tier 1

DLA Piper's insurance team is particularly praised for its 'great experience in advising on the financial market.' The practice offers both contentious and non-contentious support to domestic and international insurance companies and intermediaries. This includes regulatory matters, corporate transactions, litigation before the courts, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, and the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, and tax law advice. 'Exceptional' and dedicated-insurance lawyer Beata Mrozowska-Bartkiewicz  leads the group from Warsaw. Senior associate Dominika Wolf-Jezierska is also a key team member with significant experience in regulatory and contentious matters.

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Testimonials

‘Great experience in advising on the financial market and great personal contact with the client.’

‘A solid, factual basis goes hand in hand with professional service and knowledge of market needs. Good contact with the customer and efficient service.’

‘Mrs. Beata Mrozowska-Bartkiewicz is an exceptional lawyer with great knowledge and attitude.’

‘Cooperation with Beata Mrozowska-Bartkiewicz is carried out in an atmosphere of professionalism, at the highest professional level and in an efficient manner. She has the ability to recognise the needs of her clients and meet them head on.’

Key clients

Allianz

American Agricultural Insurance Company

ARAG

Colonnade

DRS WaG

Europa

Generali Group

Metlife

Open Life

Partner Reinsurance Europe SE

PKO Ubezpieczenia

Polska Izba Ubezpieczeń

Premfina

PZU Group

Polski Gaz TUW

TUW Polski Zakład Ubezpieczeń Wzajemnych

TUZ TUW

Ubezpieczeniowy Fundusz Gwarancyjny

Unum

Zavarovalnica Triglav

Poland > Public procurement Tier 1

The public procurement team at DLA Piper is particularly adept in the infrastructure, energy, construction, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, defence and aviation, life sciences and healthcare sectors. The practice advises local and international clients on public procurement and government contracting work, PPP mandates, issues relating to the drafting of legislation and parliamentary procedures, judicial reviews and regulatory challenges. The team is jointly lead by Krzysztof Kycia, Andrzej Balicki, Marta Frąckowiak and Adriana Mierzwa-Bronikowska, who are all based in Warsaw. Michał Orzechowski, Magdalena Zabłocka-Foulkes and Jolanta Dąbrowicz are also names of note.

Testimonials

‘The leading team regarding public procurement contracts for medical devices. Very approachable and always available. Diversity and the spirit of internal collaboration.’

‘The team is highly experienced in life sciences regulatory, distribution and procurement matters. They really understand all practical, legal and business aspects of distribution of medical products. They support us on both legal and business aspects.’

‘Highly reputable team in terms of medicinal product procurement and reimbursement. Very strong value of the team is diversity.’

‘DLA Piper’s procurement team is highly experienced in both highly complex matters as well as day-to-day public procurement advice.’

‘Adriana Mierzwa-Bronikowska – Very good knowledge of the industry. Practical and business approach to contract provisions. A range of knowledge that goes beyond legal aspects only.’

‘Michał Orzechowski specializes in both antitrust and contentious public procurement matters. He has unique experience in high profile cases at the intersection of public procurement and competition law, including the most prestigious defence procurements in the country. Regulatory team lead, Andrzej Balicki is an outstanding public and regulatory lawyer and has tremendous experience in public procurement procedures in regulated sectors.’

‘Andrzej Balicki has tremendous experience in medical device procurement cases. Jolanta Dąbrowicz smoothly manages contracts with hospitals.’

‘Andrzej Balicki, partner leading the team, is a role model of a trusted adviser, one of the best I have ever met. He has a unique ability to explain practical business implications of complex regulatory requirements. He always comes up with implementable solutions. Michał Orzechowski has innovative ideas on distribution topics. Jolanta Dąbrowicz is a great regulatory lawyer.’

Key clients

BaltCap

DEME

European Bank of Reconstruction and development

European Investment Bank

Gulermak

Hochtief

Ipsen Poland

IZIM

MIRBUD

Mota Engil

Philips

Polish Development Fund

Polpharma

Respiromix

SAUR Polska

SAUR SAS

Smith & Nephew

The Ministry of Funds and Regional Development

Work highlights

  • Advising Gulermak, European Investment Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, PPP Solutions, Pekao S.A. on a project aimed at the construction of a new tram line with a total length of ca. 4.5km in the City of Cracow.  
  • Advising Allergan on the structuring of its distribution network in the context of its participation in public tenders.
  • Acting for the Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy in preparing volume IV of the PPP Guidelines in Poland relating to the management of a PPP Contract.

Poland > Real estate Tier 1

Michał Pietuszko has sat at the helm of DLA Piper‘s real estate department since early 2021, taking over from Jacek Giziński , who is now co-managing partner. The team is active in handling both domestic and cross-border transactions, development projects and asset management across sectors such as office, retail, logistics, industrial, production and residential. Counsel Agnieszka Lehwark provides expertise in commercial real estate transactions and leases.

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Testimonials

‘DLA Poland gives a holistic approach to real estate and takes into consideration all consequences of certain decisions. The team’s strengths is their collaboration across their firm and pulling in resources when applicable and ensuring a smooth process for the client. From a real estate perspective, their understanding and delivery of specific and complex legal aspects was very good. The team has significant knowledge in the real estate sector and other aspects such as real estate tax.’

‘The team at DLA Piper Warsaw listens to us and how we and our clients like to do business. Always available anytime (even if on holidays) and we never ever have to chase for a response or an answer. They are transparent with fees and always update us with out-of-scope matters and the work in progress during a project which is appreciated.’

‘Cases referred to DLA Piper require detailed scrutiny due to their complexity. The company has various teams dedicated to various topics, so the client can be sure that it will be comprehensively served. Billings are fixed in advance and there is no element of surprise. In the case of complex matters, the costs are agreed upon before commencing the task.’

‘Special thanks to Sylwia Czerwik and Jacek Gizinski: they were able to get all issues resolved quickly and efficiently. Working together was very pleasant for us.’

‘My team has worked with Jacek Gizinski and his team on a number of real estate transactions, and we have always been happy. DLA’s availability and transparency has always been highly valued by us. On a recent deal, we also enjoyed working with Milena Mędrzycka, who was very professional and very responsive. We hope to engage them in more deals in the future.’

‘A very professional approach to the client of the entire DLA team, represented by Michał Pietuszko. During the negotiations, DLA focuses on closing the transaction and negotiating optimal solutions for the client that are acceptable to the other party. There is a very professional and very good cooperation with the law firm.’

Agnieszka Lehwark is great! She makes sure the deals close and focuses on results for the clients.’

‘I have worked closely with Mirosław Całka from the DLA Poland real estate team. Mirek has deep understanding of real estate and always considers the relevant options as they relate to the client. More importantly, in our business, Mirek always points out the legal matters and actual practice to help the client make informed decisions. He has gone over and beyond what is required to help Markaz execute on transactions.’

Key clients

Bank BNP Paribas

Bank Pekao

Bank PKO

DHL Exel Supply Chain

Elite Partners Capital

ING Bank

KGAL Investment Management & Co.

Kuwait Financial Center ‘Markaz’

LEGO

Marriott

Metro Cash & Carry

Panattoni

Proprium Capital Partners

Santander Bank

Savills Investment Management

Stena Fastigheter

Zeus Capital Management

Work highlights

  • Advising Panattoni on 31 transactions and projects across Poland, including 29 development projects concerning a total of 1,120,00 sq. m. of industrial space.
  • Advising KGAL on the acquisition of the Villa Office building in Warsaw from Echo Investment for €87m.
  • Advising Proprium Capital Partners on development projects concerning logistics centres in Sosnowiec, Gdańsk, Warsaw, Bolesławiec, and Łódź.

Poland > Banking and finance Tier 2

DLA Piper has a varied practice, encompassing real estate and project finance, securitisation deals and debt and loan restructurings, with a focus on distressed real estate assets. The team is also instructed in export finance matters, where it assists exporters and lenders. Group head Mariusz Hyla is an expert in real estate finance and asset finance, in addition to M&A and leveraged buyout financing. Counsel Bartłomiej Palusiak has a specialism in cross-border lending. Artur Sobol takes the lead in restructuring and insolvency mandates. Counsel Katarzyna Wacławek is ‘a very experienced lawyer with a focus on closing deals, and above all, a very nice and intelligent person to work with‘.

Practice head(s):

Mariusz Hyla

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Testimonials

‘Transactional knowledge and flexible approach.’

‘Katarzyna Wacławek is a very experienced lawyer with a focus on closing deals, and above all, a very nice and intelligent person to work with.’

‘The strength of DLA Piper is definitely its strong presence and knowledge of the local market and its legal/tax capabilities. That added to strong international experience provides the good service for securitisation transaction.’

‘The people understand my team and our clients. DLA Poland knows what we like and don’t like which is important because we have clients who are very particular about their legal process.’

‘They actually listen and try to accommodate to what we and our clients need. Katarzyna Wacławek and her team actually listen to us. We have found other lawyers in Poland tend to focus on their own process and how they want to do things, which does not work for our clients.’

Key clients

Alior Bank

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

Bank Millennium

Bank Ochrony Środowiska

Bank Pekao

Berlin Hyp

BNP Paribas Bank Polska

Commerzbank

Corestate Capital Holding

Credit Agricole

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

Elite Partners Capital

Erste Group Bank

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

European Investment Bank

Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy

Globalworth Poland Real Estate

Hyundai Engineering Co.

ING Bank

KGAL Investment Management

KUKE S.A.

Kuwait Financial Center

mBank

Permira

Permodalan National BHD

PFR (Polish Development Fund)

PKO Leasing

Pekao Leasing

PORR

PKO BP

Revetas

Rockastle Global Real Estate Company

Santander Bank Polska

Santander Consumer Bank

Santander Consumer Multirent

Saur

Stena Realty

Tosca Debt Capital

Trakcja

TriGranit

UniCredit Bank Austria

York Capital Management Europe

Work highlights

  • Advising PKO Leasing, the largest leasing company in Poland, on the largest ever securitisation transaction on the Polish market. It was the first Simple, Transparent and Standardised (STS) eligible transaction in Poland. Value: €570m.
  • Advising the borrower and its subsidiaries on the financial restructuring of the whole group. Approximate value of the transaction: €280m.
  • Advising the borrower on the refinancing of the Bonarka for Business office complex in Kraków. The loan was provided by ING and Helaba. Value of the transaction: €116m.

Poland > Capital markets Tier 2

DLA Piper‘s practice focuses on equity capital markets transactions, and it attracts a strong flow of mid-cap and upper mid-cap deals in Poland and abroad. The group has experience of IPOs, private placements and public M&A. The team is led by Jakub Domalik-Plakwicz, and includes counsel Wojciech Kalinowski, a transactional and regulatory specialist with an impressive track-record in public M&A. Senior associate Anna Chrabota-Bajson is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Jakub Domalik-Plakwicz

Testimonials

‘A team of highly committed lawyers, ready to provide services regardless of the time.’

‘DLA’s transactional team is highly professional, committed and responsive. They have very strong expertise in complex, public M&A transactions. This is one of top teams on the market. What stands out is excellent level of expertise, business-oriented approach and negotiation skills.’

‘Jakub Domalik-Plakwicz led the team on both transactions we had an opportunity to work with him on. He is a leading M&A lawyer with strong focus on public deals. He is highly professional and very strong in the negotiation room. Wojciech Kalinowski is also a name to note. He did a terrific job on both deals.’

‘In my view, the capital markets team led by Jakub Domalik-Plakwicz is one of 2-3 leading ECM teams in Poland right now. The team is very active in the market doing a lot of IPOs and public M&A deals. They are very goal-oriented, creative and hard-working.’

‘Jakub Domalik-Plakwicz is my “go-to” transactional lawyer. He demonstrates great expertise in both M&A and ECM and is excellent negotiator with a business-oriented approach. He brings great quality and peace of mind to the table when it comes to complex transactional work. I have also worked with Wojciech Kalinowski who did great job on the project.’

‘Very active and client oriented team, straightforward in contacts and focused at understanding the needs and finding the most suitable solutions.’

‘Jakub Domalik-Plakwicz is an excellent team leader, fine negotiator and solution-seeker.’

Key clients

Discovery

Liberty Global

Biomedycyna Polska

Dadelo

Dahlia Finance

OEX

Photon Energy

Polnord

PGS Software

BEWI

Work highlights

  • Advising the investment banks Biuro Maklerskie PKO BP, mBank and WOOD & Co. on the initial public offering of shares in Shoper S.A.
  • Advising Polnord on its €31.7m public offering of shares. It is one of the largest public offerings in Poland in recent years.
  • Advising Dadelo on its €18m initial public offering and admission to trading on the regulated market operated by the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Poland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

DLA Piper is a first port of call for clients from a wide variety of industries on their most complex and strategically-significant corporate and M&A mandates. The ‘trustworthy‘ group has experience of big-ticket transactions involving the technology, media and healthcare industries, among others. Following the departure of Marek Sawicki to White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy – Kancelaria Prawna sp.k., the practice is now led by ‘stand-out lawyerMarta Frąckowiak, who is noted for private M&A, reorganisations and restructurings and commercial contracts. Jakub Domalik-Plakwicz focuses on private equity, M&A and capital markets deals. Jakub Marcinkowski is another key practitioner.

Practice head(s):

Marta Frąckowiak

Testimonials

‘Jakub Domalik-Plakwicz is sharp, balanced and an excellent M&A/PE lawyer. I was impressed by his negotiation skills and commitment.’

‘Fully committed and professional approach, trustworthy for my clients. in my opinion the most professional M&A team in Poland. They maintain an excellent relationship with the client and can easily handle the most difficult topics, issues that are brought up during a M&A transaction processes.’

‘Jakub Marcinkowski is a top-notch, first class M&A lawyer and out-runs the vast majority of his peers. Definitely one of the most talented partners in Poland.’

‘The team provides efficient on market support and is incredibly agile – with a rare ability to get to facilitate the execution of a transaction without over-engineering, while at the same time not compromising on the integrity of the final product. Without doubt, a world-class team!’

‘Marta Frackowiak is a stand out M&A lawyer who is able to provide innovative solutions to complex solution problems – and a seasoned M&A lawyer who is able to carry large and sophisticated transactions with ease.’

‘Jakub Domalik-Plakwicz led the team on both transactions we had opportunity to work with. He is a leading M&A lawyer with strong focus on public deals. He is highly professional and very strong in the negotiation room.’

Key clients

Allegro

Arhelan

Copernicus

Foreign Expansion Fund Closed-End Investment Fund of Non-Public Assets

General Electric Company

GS Engineering & Construction Corp.

Hubert Burda Media

Hyundai Engineering, Korea Overseas Infrastructure & Urban Development Corporation

Katoen Natie

Life Healthcare Group

MCI.PrivateVentures

Mid Europa Partners

Multimedia Polska

Polish Enterprise Fund VIII

PORR

Resource Partners

Top System

Żabka Polska

Work highlights

  • Advising Mid Europa Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in GWD Concept (“Displate”) from its founders, Credo Ventures and Milton Capital.
  • Advising The Life Healthcare Group on the sale of 100% of the shares in Poland-based healthcare network operator Scanmed to Abris CEE Mid-Market III LP for PLN 340 million. It is the largest deal in the healthcare sector in recent years.
  • Advising Polish Enterprise Fund VIII, managed by Enterprise Investors, on the acquisition of a majority stake in the Polish software company Software Mind from Ailleron for €25 million.

Poland > Competition/antitrust Tier 2

Andrzej Balicki and counsel Michał Orzechowski jointly lead the team at DLA Piper, which sits within the firm’s wider regulatory and public affairs department. Balicki has sector focuses in the life sciences, food and beverage, and energy sectors and focuses on the abuse of dominant positions, whilst Orzechowski has expertise in public procurement. More generally, the team is active in merger control mandates and state aid cases, as well as representing clients in proceedings before the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection.

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Testimonials

‘The team is highly experienced in life sciences regulatory, distribution and procurement matters. They really understand all practical, legal and business aspects of distribution of medical products. They support us on both legal and business aspects.’

‘The team has a great and well-deserved reputation. They always find solutions in very challenging situations. DLA Piper has a market leading team in relation to all aspects related to the distribution of medical devices. What makes them even more unique is diversity. This is a value that is clearly visible in their daily practice.’

‘The practice is well known for combining its regulatory knowledge and antitrust awareness under the same roof. This makes their advice to-the-point and less theoretical compared to other firms. Their key competitive advantage is sectorial knowledge.’

‘The team has practical and outstanding experience and skills in legal matters regarding antitrust proceedings.’

‘They have solid knowledge, a “can do” approach, think strategically, creative mind-set, good commercial awareness and a pragmatic, solutions-oriented, point of view.’

‘Michal Orzechowski: he has unique experience in high profile cases at the intersection of public procurement and competition law.’

‘Andrzej Balicki: a renowned market expert in life sciences.’

‘Michał Orzechowski is a business-oriented advisor, ensuring appropriate legal service to the company at the highest quality level in a friendly atmosphere. He understands the aim of legal support is enabling business opportunities.’

Key clients

Allergan

Allegro.pl

AmeriGas

Discovery Communications

Generali

HCL Technologies

Hubert Burda Media

Lotos Air-BP Polska

Storskogen

Trek Bicycle Corporation

Żabka Polska

Work highlights

  • Advising Lotos Air-BP Polska, a joint venture between Lotos and BP, on its involvement in merger control proceedings before the European Commission concerning the high-profile acquisition of Lotos by Orlen.
  • Advising Żabka Polska, a portfolio company of CVC Capital Partners, on all competition law aspects of its acquisition of Maczfit Foods, a leader in dietary catering in Poland, from Resource Partners.
  • Representing Trek Bicycle Corporation in proceedings launched by and pending before the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK).

Poland > Construction Tier 2

DLA Piper's practice acts for clients in the construction, infrastructure, engineering and energy industries. Advice on procurement methods for projects involving commercial developments is also within the team's capabilities. Litigation expert Krzysztof Kycia and real estate specialist Jacek Giziński are co-managing partners and lead the team. Senior associates Szymon Sakowski and Piotr Witecki are also names of note for construction disputes.

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Testimonials

‘Practical experience, unparalleled knowledge in the construction industry, flexibility.’

‘It is a large practice and they have strength in depth with subject matter experts in property, tax etc. The service has been consistently good and always prompt.’

‘The team has unique experience in the field of construction, especially contracts under the public procurement law. I have been working with the team led by Mr Kycia, including Piotr Witecki for the past 9 years in different organisations. They also know how to serve me. When I ask a question they also indicate other areas the proposed solutions may have an impact on. They built up trust between us. They are a legal team of my choice in any legal matter. I know that they will watch my back.’

‘DLA Piper deserves praise for its outstanding experience in the construction sector and in particular construction-related dispute resolution, including complicated multi-party proceedings. They have specialists in all areas and offer the full scope of services for the sector, including procurement, projects, real estate, tax and environmental matter. They have practical knowledge of literally all types of construction projects and know how to use it best when a controversy arises.’

‘ Szymon Sakowski’s excellence in communication, speed of response, customer-service-oriented mindset, knowledge of Polish Law, Construction Law and case law have been truly exceptional. Szymon will make himself available out-of-hours without hesitation, picks up often complex issues very quickly, is extremely sharp, understands the contractor’s perspective and always takes the time to explains his advice clearly in relation to the law rather than just providing the law.’

‘Krzysztof Kycia has both the expertise and personality that allows me to trust him. He is recognised as an expert in the construction segment of the business. He will look for amicable solutions first and when there is a legal dispute he will run it with the highest professional standards and personal culture.’

‘Piotr Witecki is an expert in insolvency issues as well as construction contracts signed under the public procurement law. He is a very positive person as well so his attitude helps me with dealing with very difficult matters.’

‘Krzysztof Kycia has a wealth of experience in construction-related litigation and arbitration. This allows him to dive directly into the very heart of a given issue in a very short time. You’d always want to have him on your side. He is a trusted advisor for the board members and we often ask him for a second opinion on matters that are handled by other law firms.’

Key clients

Panattoni Europe

Herkules

PORR

Elite Partners Capital

Mota-Engil

Mott MacDonald

OX2

PKP Energetyka (CVC Group)

DEME Group

Saur

Trakcja (COMSA group)

Work highlights

  • Advising Panattoni Europe on the construction aspects of 29 development projects across Poland, including advising on development management agreements and general construction contracts.
  • Representing PKP Energetyka in a number of high-value disputes concerning contracts for the construction of railway lines.
  • Representing Trakcja in a number of disputes against employers regarding the design and build of national roads and expressways in Poland.

Poland > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Data protection and data privacy law, including data breach responses, audit and data mapping and compliance, are key areas of focus for the team at DLA Piper. In particular, the group acts for domestic and international clients in highly regulated sectors, such as banking, insurance, pharmaceutical and media. The group also handles complex GDPR implementation projects. Ewa Kurowska-Tober leads the practice and is also firm's global co-chair in this area; she has expertise in IT and advanced technologies law, and is particularly active in highly regulated sectors. Senior associate Magdalena Koniarska advises clients on personal data protection and data transfer.

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Testimonials

‘The team understands the client’s needs very well and responds very quickly to the changing realities of the particular case they are handling.’

‘Each member of the team is an outstanding professional, each of them is characterised by very large knowledge supported by many years of experience, which is visible in the actions of the team.’

‘High competence of lawyers, rich experience in legal issue. Understanding client needs and business.’

‘The team is dependable.’

‘They are always well organised and professional.’

‘Their workshops are very useful, informative and valuable. I am always very content.’

‘They give short, clear, specific opinions, their opinions are good and professional and they have substantive knowledge.’

Key clients

Allegro (with Cinven, Permira, and Mid Europa Partners as the majority owners)

Ardagh

AUDI

Axalta

BASF

BNP Paribas

BorgWarner

Cap Gemini

Cognizant

Credit Suisse

DataTag

Dentsu Aegis

Equinix

HSBC

ING Bank

LEGO

LEVI Strauss

mBank

Mid Europa

Moroccan Oil

Naspers

PEKAO SA

Philips

Prada

PZU

Revolut

Rituals

TelePerformance

UK Department of Digital Culture, Media and Sport

Vodafone

Żabka (a CVC Partners company)

Work highlights

  • Advised mBank on day-to day data protection matters related to its operations in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe, including analysis of applicable data retention policies in light of sectorial regulations and advising on a potential GDPR infringement in Slovakia which resulted in administrative proceedings being initiated before the local data protection authority.
  • Advising ING Bank on building and developing an innovative payment platform – Moje Usługi – for its clients, including guidance regarding privacy regulations, relevant notices and data flows.
  • Advising Audi on several IT and data protection projects relating to new services offered to its customers, including an app.

Poland > Energy and natural resources Tier 2

The interdisciplinary group at DLA Piper assists both domestic and international energy sector clients and has a particular focus on renewable energy transactions; the team is adept at handling mandates involving wind farms, photovoltaics, biogas and water. Łukasz Jankowski leads the practice with expertise in regulatory and real estate matters, receiving support from the transaction focused Jacek Giziński. Klaudia Lorent and Karolina Mądrzycka are both notable in the field of energy M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Good, organised and well informed about the subject of renewable energies in Poland.’

‘The law firm and the team that works for it in this department is extremely innovative, has enormous knowledge, but also focuses on fresh, new ideas, constantly enriching its knowledge. As a client, I feel taken care of in every respect.’

‘Very good knowledge of the sector and understanding of the task. Services provided by DLA Piper significantly helped with successful answering the legal question. DLA Piper has acted timely and efficiently, and prepared proper legal documentation. DLA Piper allocated proper team members to provide services. The services were provided within the pre-agreed budget and according to the agreed scope.’

‘Łukasz Jankowski, Mateusz Koszel and Paweł Makaruk are fantastic at dealing with very complex topics and at the same time requiring a modern approach. I recommend them to other companies that may need legal support in the field of energy.’

‘Łukasz Jankowski and Paweł Makaruk performed a great job. Flexibility in approach and good knowledge of the subject resulted in successful realisation of the task.’

‘Jacek Giziński and team are great to work with, very professional and available. Also very proactive in looking to assist the clients into new business.’

‘Jacek Giziński is an excellent M&A lawyer with a commercial attitude. Karolina Madrzycka assists him very well on all workstreams.’

Key clients

Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft mbH.

Canadian Solar Construction

EDP Commercial

EDP Renewables

Modus Energy Group

OX2 AB

OX2 Poland

PGE EO

PKP Energetyka

Respect Energy

Respect Energy Towarowy Dom Maklerski Sp. z o.o

Work highlights

  • Advising OX2 on the development and sale of a 63 MW wind farm, including preparing the transaction documentation and all the regulatory aspects of the deal.    
  • Advising Respect Energy, who will build a 203 MW solar farm in Poland for a value of €17.4m.
  • Assisting PKP Energetyka in negotiations concerning the purchase of electricity from renewable energy sources.

Poland > Intellectual property Tier 2

DLA Piper handles the full range of IP matters for domestic and international clients, spanning patents, trademarks, copyrights and unfair competition disputes in areas including fashion and new technologies and highly regulated industries such as banking, insurance and healthcare. Ewa Kurowska-Tober  is head of the department with a focus on copyrights, trademarks, unfair competition and advertising law. Counsel Krystian Maciaszek and senior associates Olga Leśniewska and Alicja Woln are also core members of the group.  

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘A good ability to organise and motivate the team, persistence in making the achievement of projects possible, and putting the extra time for completion of projects.’

‘Motivation, experience and attitude to work are strengths of the team.’

‘Good availability, collaboration, and timely responses.’

‘I have worked mainly with Krystian Maciaszek – very professional, outstandingly polite, responsive and helpful.’

‘Krystian Maciaszek is honest, has great technical knowledge of the law, is available and has good time responses.’

Key clients

Asmodee

Benjamin Moore & Co, B. M. Polska

DESKWISE

Elmer’s Investment

Flaconi GmbH

Fundacja PZU

HSBC

Krakatau

Levi Strauss & Co.

Louis Vuitton

NBA

ODDER SIDE

Premier League

Pro

PZU

Republic Technologies International

Sepio

Shoko

Spin Master

Uber

Warner Bros

Żabka

Zenimax Europe

Work highlights

  • Representing Zofia Chylak-Widmańska in IP matters, including handling several pre-trial and court cases against entities who offer products infringing the client’s rights.    
  • Representing Benjamin Moore & Co. and its Polish distributor in preliminary injunction and main court proceedings related to a trademark infringement matter.
  • Representing a large clothing and apparel brands in a trademark infringement case related to a dispute around the termination of several commissionaire agreements concluded by the client’s subsidiary with Poland-based agents.

Poland > Investment funds Tier 2

DLA Piper‘s investment funds practice brings together real estate, finance, M&A and private equity specialists, to provide clients with a full service. The group is most noted for its expertise in real estate investment funds, which it assists with cross-border structuring (with an emphasis on Luxembourg structures) and transactional advice, drawing on the firm’s tax and regulatory capabilities. Co-managing partner Jacek Giziński is a real estate and corporate lawyer with particular knowledge in special purpose vehicles. Finance expert Mariusz Hyla and head of corporate Marta Frąckowiak are both capable transactional lawyers.

Testimonials

‘Very proactive, balanced in opinions, efficient in handling negotiations’

‘I personally highly value Marta Frąckowiak and her personal negotiation style. I like her balanced legal advice and pragmatic stand-point.’

Key clients

Avallon

Corestate Capital Holding

Elite Partners Capital

Estlin Investments

KGAL Investment Management

Kuwait Financial Center ‘Markaz’

MCI.PrivateVentures

Mid Europa Partners

PFR (Polish Development Fund)

Polish Enterprise Fund VIII (managed by Enterprise Investors)

Stena Fastigheter

Work highlights

  • Advising Elite Partners Capital on preparing and structuring its investments in Poland.
  • Advising Foreign Expansion Fund Closed-End Investment Fund of Non-Public Assets managed by PFR Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych on investment- and M&A-related legal support, involving drafting and negotiating an investment agreement and advising on a transaction with Pekabex S.A.
  • Advising Kuwait Financial Center ‘Markaz’ in connection with preparing and structuring its investments in Poland.

Poland > Private client Tier 2

The private client team at DLA Piper offers advice to domestic and internationally-based high-net-worth individuals and their families, managers and executives across dispute resolution, corporate and M&A transactions and tax, real estate and employment issues. Tomasz Rudyk handles criminal and fiscal cases, Agnieszka Filipiak-Lechman is noted for her employment law expertise and Bartosz Matusik is a tax advisor.

Testimonials

Good cross-functional team and very pragmatic and practical.

Strong team members.

Bartosz Matusik: A high degree of professionalism, which is essential for reliable qualitative results.

Key clients

Zofia Chylak-Widmańska

Poland > Private equity Tier 2

DLA Piper utilises its expertise in corporate and M&A transactions to advise on high-value private equity deals in Poland. Clients include big names such as Mid Europa Partners and MCI.PrivateVentures, as well as the PFR Ventures wing of the Polish Development Fund. Jakub Marcinkowski leads the team. M&A department head Marta Frąckowiak continues to play an important role in the group, which also includes Jakub Domalik-Plakwicz. Counsel Wojciech Kalinowski has regulatory knowledge. Marek Sawicki left the firm in March 2021.

Practice head(s):

Jakub Marcinkowski

Testimonials

‘We were provided with top-notch service and a highly professional team. Jakub Domalik-Plakwicz and his team were recommended to us by one of the M&A advisors as one of the leading transactional teams on the market.’

‘Jakub Domalik-Plakwicz – corporate partner who led our legal team. He is sharp, balanced and an excellent M&A/PE lawyer. I was impressed by his negotiation skills and commitment.’

Key clients

Mid Europa Partners

Polish Enterprise Fund VIII (managed by Enterprise Investors)

MCI.PrivateVentures

Resource Partners

Żabka Polska (a portfolio company of CVC Capital Partners)

Life Healthcare Group

Foreign Expansion Fund Closed-End Investment Fund of Non-Public Assets, managed by PFR Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych (a part of the Polish Development Fund, PFR)

Allegro.pl (a portfolio company of Cinven, Permira and Mid Europa Partners)

PFR Ventures (a part of the Polish Development Fund, PFR)

Hubert Burda Media

Work highlights

  • Advising Mid Europa Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in GWD Concept (“Displate”) from its founders, Credo Ventures and Milton Capital.
  • Advising MCI.PrivateVentures, an investment fund from the MCI Group, on the sale of the Lithuanian company UAB Pigu to Mid Europa Partners.
  • Advising Polish Enterprise Fund VIII, managed by Enterprise Investors, on the acquisition of a majority stake in the Polish software company Software Mind from Ailleron for EUR 25 million.

Poland > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

At DLA Piper, Mariusz Hyla is the head of the finance, projects and restructuring department, while co-managing partner Krzysztof Kycia heads up the litigation and regulatory practice. Under their leadership, the firm handles restructurings and insolvencies with a nexus to sectors such as energy, infrastructure, manufacturing, retail, new media and healthcare. The lawyers in the department have expertise in corporate, insolvency, litigation, finance and tax law. Counsel Artur Sobol is skilled in debt restructurings and distressed acquisitions, while senior associate Magdalena Dec represents creditors and debtors in bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The restructuring and insolvency team at DLA Piper Warsaw is highly experienced in their area, capable of providing a valuable service on most complex cases. The team is extremely creative in identifying solutions. They also have in-depth knowledge of the legal procedures, enabling them to run the case in the best interest of the client.’

‘Cases referred to DLA Piper require detailed scrutiny due to their complexity. The company has various teams dedicated to various topics, so the client can be sure that it will be comprehensively served. Billings are fixed in advance and there is no element of surprise. In the case of complex matters, the costs are agreed upon before commencing the task.’

‘Capability of fast understanding of the contractual complexity of the particular contract; clarity in analysis, suggestions of solution options and straight-forward assessment of associated risks; high command of foreign language; specific legal expertise on the topic of “dividable performance” of industrial contracts in Polish law; capability of legal interpretation and rationalising without prior legal references; legal negotiation skill in reaching a commercially acceptable resolution; pragmatism, speed and clarity in response and action.’

‘Restructuring and insolvency cases are in the hands of Magdalena Dec, Senior Associate, who is distinguished by professionalism, speed of reaction and impressive knowledge. She always meets the set deadlines and is business oriented.’

‘We have made excellent experience with Mr. Krzysztof Kycia, country Managing Partner of DLA Piper Poland, who led the case with the support of his team. No doubt, the very satisfying result we achieved in this dispute were the result of his supreme legal expertise in this specialty of law, but also the result of his speedy and pragmatic actions to solve this difficult case to our utmost satisfaction.’

‘Mr. Piotr Witecki, Senior Associate, deserves special recognition for meticulous research work in a legally very complex case and in a demanding specialty of law, burdened by changes in law for which there had not been any prior legal reference.’

‘Mr. Piotr Witecki should be praised for his exceptional experience and legal knowledge. Ms. Magdalena Dec and Mr. Krzysztof Kycia need highlighting as top-class experts in the area.’

Key clients

Aerotunel

Centerbridge

Herkules

Hyatt International Corporation

METRO Properties

PFR

Philips Polska

PKP Energetyka

Springer Nature

Trakcja Group

Work highlights

  • Advising the borrower and its subsidiaries on the financial restructuring of the whole Trakcja Group.
  • Assisted PFR S.A. with financing projects aimed at covering losses suffered by companies as a result of the pandemic, helping them avoid bankruptcy.
  • Advising Aerotunel on the acquisition of a wind tunnel project in the Wrocław region as a part of pre-packaged bankruptcy proceedings.

Poland > Tax Tier 2

DLA Piper‘s practice combines expertise in tax law and economics, enabling the firm to offer a full service to corporate clients. The team is often instructed on standalone tax issues relating to private equity and venture capital projects. The department is led by Bartosz Matusik, who is a specialist in corporate and personal income tax and international tax law, as well as tax litigation. Counsel Pawel Chodzinski focuses on tax-driven structuring projects, and has particular expertise in the real estate sector. Senior associate Ewelina Jaworska is an adept tax litigator, with experience in fiscal and customs proceedings, as well as criminal tax cases.

Practice head(s):

Bartosz Matusik

Other key lawyers:

Paweł Chodziński; Ewelina Jaworska

Testimonials

‘The firm has a very competent team. The cooperation with the team worked very well.’

‘Special thanks to Paweł Chodziński and his team, who worked quickly and efficiently to get all issues resolved.’

‘Focus on detail, tailored for each client.’

‘All sorts of services and expertise under 1 entity, so no need to consult corporate or regulatory issues with other companies. Partners were involved all the time, this gave us great assurance.’

‘Great expert knowledge, thorough, good organization skills, considering the whole picture of issue not only tax matters, see links between disciplines (tax, M&A, other legal issues) and looks for the best and least painful solution for the client, professional in relations, approachable and easy to work with, Very contactable, often working late hours if this was required by the project.’

‘The DLA Piper Tax team in Poland are intuitive, thorough and crucially for us, understand how and when to be commercial. They go above and beyond to provide exceptional advice and are always flexible to our working needs.’

‘I have worked with the DLA Tax team in Poland on a number of deals now and have never been disappointed in the service received. Head of Tax, Bartosz Matusik, is incredibly knowledgeable and determined to produce quality results for his clients. Ewelina Jaworska deserves a particular mention for always going above and beyond. I always have confidence that she fully understands the matter at hand and her attention to detail is exceptional. She gets the technical/commercial balance just right and is always incredibly responsive.’

Key clients

Acciona Nieruchomości

Amgen

Astaldi

Boston Consulting Group

Cersanit

DBK Group

EDP

Gulermak

HP

KGAL

Merck

Metro Properties

Nest Bank

PFR Ventures

Philips Polska

Polpharma

Santander Consumer Multirent

Smith & Nephew

Société Générale

Stena Fastigheter

Warbud S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advising Stena Fastigheter, one of Sweden’s largest private real estate companies, on the tax aspects of its €70m acquisition of the Spark B building in Warsaw from Skanska.
  • Advising KGAL on the tax aspects of its €86.7m acquisition of the Villa Office in Warsaw from Echo Investment.
  • Providing comprehensive investment tax support to a fund managed by PFR Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych, involving drafting and negotiating an investment agreement and advising on a transaction.

Poland > White-collar crime Tier 2

Former prosecutor Tomasz Rudyk leads the corporate crime, investigations and compliance practice at DLA Piper; he specialises in fiscal cases, with extensive experience in internal investigations into violations of anti-bribery laws. More generally, the group is adept in handling compliance issues, anti-bribery matters, internal and external investigations and cybercrime cases, and also acts for clients in tax-criminal proceedings. Situated within the global firm, it is also equipped to advise on due diligence projects involving the FCPA and UKBA. Senior associate Dominika Wolf-Jezierska acts as a defence attorney and prosecutor, while senior associate Piotr Falarz focuses on investigations, compliance, anti-bribery and anti-corruption matters.

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Testimonials

‘Practical approach to complex legal issues and designing strategies to achieve the best possible result.’

‘DLA Piper (Poland) provides us tailor-made solutions in all aspects that we need them to.’

‘DLA Piper’s team helps their clients in criminal and compliance matters. The team is always up to date with the recent developments in law such us Whistleblowing Directive or changes to Polish criminal law.’

‘The lawyers, acting as defence attorneys, were very innovative and demonstrated outstanding experience concerning representation in the course of the criminal proceedings. They were committed to their work from the very beginning. In my opinion they are hard-working, open-minded and well-organized. I really appreciated their involvement and professionality. We’re cooperating since many years, but every single case and year brings us new challenges, easily manageable by the team of WCC DLA Piper Poland.’

Tomasz Rudyk, Partner of WCC team, has extensive experience in criminal and criminal-fiscal cases. Tomasz is a highly respected lawyer with more than 20 years on the market. He has comprehensive knowledge regarding criminal, criminal-fiscal law as well as compliance issues and he knows how to deal with unsolved cases. Dominika Wolf-Jezierska, Piotr Falarz and Magdalena Dec are also recognised specialists in terms of WCC cases on the Polish market.’

‘Tomasz Rudyk is a highly skilled lawyer with pragmatic approach and always dedicated to find best solutions to the arising problems during the trial. Dominika Wolf-Jezierska is very experienced in managing criminal cases and provides sound legal advice during the ongoing proceedings. She is always available, responsive and very devoted. I consider them as top specialists in this field of expertise. The great advantage of working with this team is their openness and communicativeness. They are both very honest in their opinions and advice.’

‘Tomasz Rudyk and Pawel Matej are highly professional and supportive partners.’

Poland > Dispute resolution Tier 3

DLA Piper's practice has expertise across litigation, arbitration, internal company investigations, alternative dispute resolution and regulatory law. In 2020, the group was highly involved in representing corporate clients in relation to proceedings arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, including cases concerning rebus sic stantibus claims. The department is led by co-managing partner Krzysztof Kycia, who is an expert in construction and infrastructure disputes. Counsel Piotr Olkowski has knowledge of public procurement law and is experienced in disputes related to tender procedures. Senior associate Anna Kopania is also recommended for her specialism in the liability of management board members.

Practice head(s):

Krzysztof Kycia

Other key lawyers:

Piotr Olkowski; Anna Kopania; Monika Leszko; Szymon Sakowski; Tomasz Rudyk

Testimonials

‘Knowledgeable team of experts; practical approach to complex legal matters’

‘DLA has a solid and relatively big dispute resolution team, which can manage complex and international litigation and arbitration cases really well. They are known for conducting complicated infrastructure disputes in different jurisdictions.’

‘Krzysztof Kycia and Tomasz Rudyk are effective and business-oriented litigators. Piotr Olkowski, counsel, is known for his exceptional knowledge of infrastructure and construction contract issues.’

‘They can provide a court with statements which are not only well argued but also really accessible, clear and convincing. Particularly important in financial cases where the value of the subject of the dispute is very significant and the legal and regulatory matters are difficult to settle by the court.’

‘Exceptional dispute resolution team at the Polish legal market. Unique experience in complex and sophisticated financial disputes. Krzysztof Kycia is great in strategic advisory. Szymon Sakowski is my go-to contact.’

‘Szymon Sakowski is an outstanding senior lawyer. Greatly combines outstanding legal knowledge with a business-like approach. I have full confidence in him.’

‘DLA Warsaw litigation team has unique abilities, know-how and experience to run litigation cases. They offer highly customized approach, taking into account all specific aspects of the case and the legal environment. We have worked with them on most complex cases and all such cases were handled with the utmost quality.’

‘Dispute resolution practice head Krzysztof Kycia is a smart strategist and brilliant tactician, one of the very best on the Polish market. His expertise in litigation and arbitration in construction/infrastructure, energy, and property sectors is hard to match.’

Key clients

Allegro.pl

ASM Global

Bank Ochrony Środowiska

British Airways

easyJet

EDP Renewables

DEME Group

General Electric

Generali

Herkules

Levi Strauss

Metro Properties

MoneyGram

Mota-Engil

Mott McDonald

OX2

PGE

Philips Polska

PKP Energetyka (CVC Group)

Polnord

PORR

Saur

SIBS

Stanley Black & Decker

Trakcja (COMSA group)

Verizon Technologies

WeWork

Work highlights

  • Represented Polnord in three court proceedings connected with its EUR 31.7 million public offering of shares.
  • Represented Herkules against Nokia Solutions and Networks (represented by SKS) in a EUR 10 million dispute arising from a consortium agreement for the design and construction of a GSM-R/ERTMS network across the Polish railway network for PKP PLK.
  • Representing energy sector companies in Poland (including PKP Energetyka, the largest non-state-controlled company) in multimillion-EUR disputes over compensation for damages caused by the state regulation of electricity prices supplied to end users in 2019.

Poland > TMT Tier 4

Ewa Kurowska-Tober leads the technology practice at DLA Piper; she is also the global co-chair of the firm’s data protection, privacy and security sub-group. The team offers support to clients in the highly regulated sectors, including emerging technologies (AI and blockchain), life sciences, insurance, media, banking and finance, on litigation as well as on data protection and privacy law issues, areas in which senior associate Magdalena Koniarska has particular expertise.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Legal services are provided by DLA comprehensively, in various legal aspects.’

‘Broad, up-to-date knowledge of individual team members on the DLA side.’

‘We always get clear and comprehensive explanations from DLA.’

Key clients

American Heart of Poland

Ardagh

AUDI

Axalta

BASF

BNP Paribas

BorgWarner

Cap Gemini

Cognizant

DataTag

Dentsu Aegis

Equinix

HSBC

ING Bank

Toyota Motor

LEVI Strauss

mBank

Mid Europa

Moroccan Oil

Naspers

PEKAO SA

Philips

Prada

PZU

Revolut

Rituals

TelePerformance

T-Mobile

UK Department of Digital Culture, Media and Sport

Vodafone

Żabka

Work highlights

  • Advising ING Bank on the launch, operation and modification of innovative tools offered to its clients, including an innovative online payments and invoice management platform.
  • Advising AUDI in relation to innovative tools offered to its clients.
  • Advising mBank on several IT projects including advising on purchase and launching of a new IT system for bank operations.

Global co-chairs: Roger Meltzer and Andrew Darwin
Co-chief executive officers: Simon Levine and Cameron Jay Rains
Number of partners: 1,500
Number of lawyers: 5,000
Languages: The firm speaks over 60 languages
Offices: Lawyers located in more than 60 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Please see https://www.dlapiper.com for further information about the firm.


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