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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s ‘fantastic’ team counts Bank Polska Kasa Opieki, the EBRD, the EIB and Blackstone Real Estate Advisors among its clients. Practice head Mariusz Hyla, who joined from Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP is recommended. Krzysztof Wiater is now with NGL Wiater sp.k..

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s ‘highly experienced’ department provides ‘outstanding service’ and is ‘able to address complex structural issues’. Counsel Jakub Domalik-Plakwicz is ‘a respected practitioner and excellent negotiator with a highly business-oriented and hands-on approach’. The team assisted Skanska Infrastructure Development with the disposal of a 30% stake in Gdańsk Transport. Marta Frąckowiak heads the corporate team. Krzysztof Wiater is now with NGL Wiater sp.k..

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Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 4

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DLA Piper’s ‘business-oriented’ group has a strong regulatory practice, and advised Philips Polska on the competition aspects of its distribution model. It is also acting for Saltex Europa in its appeal against the regulator’s decision alleging bid-rigging practices. Counsel Andrzej Balicki is ‘a practical and creative problem-solver’ with ‘top-notch technical skills’. ‘Professional and respected’ senior associate Michał Orzechowski is also noted.

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Construction - ranked: tier 3

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Krzysztof Kycia is a key contact at DLA Piper’s ‘business-oriented and responsive’ team, which ‘understands the technical and commercial aspects of mandates’. Porr Polska Infrastructure is a client.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s ‘diligent, responsive and knowledgeable’ group provides ‘high levels of service and smooth co-operation’ to clients such as Enter Air, Mott MacDonald and PGE Energetyka Odnawialna. ‘Good communicatorKrzysztof Kycia is ‘always available and very involved’.

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Employment - ranked: tier 2

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The ‘extremely responsive and pragmaticAgnieszka Lechman-Filipiak leads DLA Piper’s ‘excellent’ team, which is ‘a top choice for litigation’ and counts Amgen, Castorama, Levi Strauss Poland and Affidea among its clients. The group’s busy caseload includes handling conflicts with trade unions. Non-contentious highlights include managing the employment aspects of corporate transactions. Senior associate Michał Synowiec is also noted.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 3

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DLA Piper’s ‘proactive’ team has ‘deep sector knowledge’, and recently handled a compliance review for Towarzystwo Gospodarcze Polskie Elektrownie. Magdalena Mitas was a new arrival from Magnusson - Kancelaria Prawnicza in December 2018. Krzysztof Wiater and Maciej Wesolowski are now with NGL Wiater sp.k.. Joanna Przybyl left the firm.

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Insurance - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s group ‘perfectly understands business needs’ and assists insurers such as PZU, AXA Życie and PKO Życie with a wide range of regulatory, contractual and corporate matters. The ‘open-minded and innovative’ Beata Mrozowska-Bartkiewicz ‘brings positive results’, while ‘outstanding specialist’ Anna Grykin has ‘versatile market experience and brilliant ideas’.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s group ‘works very hard, takes the initiative and provides incredible service’. Ewa Kurowska-Tober is supported by ‘outstanding’ counsel Justyna Wilczyńska-Baraniak. Spin Masters, Conair Group and Showmax are clients.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s ‘top-notch’ team ‘proposes creative yet pragmatic solutions’. The team advised Boeing on the tender process for the provision of aircraft, conducted by the Polish Ministry of Defence. Counsel Andrzej Balicki has ‘market-leading regulatory knowledge’; Marta Frąckowiak is also noted. Krzysztof Wiater is now with NGL Wiater sp.k..

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s ‘strong’ team is ‘extremely focused on defined targets and crucial business goals’. ‘Experienced, commercial’ practice head Jacek Giziński and senior associate Agnieszka Lehwark, who joined from CMS, advised HB Reavis on its acquisition of developed land in Warsaw and Łódź.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s department manages out-of-court restructurings as well as bankruptcy proceedings. Counsel Grzegorz Godlewski advised Enea on the restructuring of Katowicki Holding Weglowy. Krzysztof Wiater is now with NGL Wiater sp.k..

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Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

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Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

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

DLA Piper

Counsel Tomasz Rudyk, who heads DLA Piper’s ‘solution-oriented and innovative’ team, is ‘a real expert, an outstanding leader and a brilliant lawyer, with extensive experience in crisis management and compliance’. The group represents clients in criminal proceedings arising from phishing, fraud and unfair competition, as well as managing dawn raids, whisleblowing investigations and trade secrets misappropriation. 'Down-to-earth’, ‘pragmatic senior associate Piotr Falarz provides ‘out-of-the-box solutions’.

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Poland: Capital markets

Capital markets: Equity - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s ‘responsive team’ has ‘business acumen and outstanding strength in depth’, and includes ‘leading specialist’ Jakub Domalik-Plakwicz, who joined from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. It assisted Rafako with its secondary public offering and advised Ipopema Securities as lead manager on the public offering of shares in Braster.

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Jakub Domalik-Plakwicz - DLA Piper

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Legal Developments by:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

Legal Developments in Poland

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  • KZP has advised EPP on the acquisition of King Cross Marcelin shopping centre

    Kochański Zięba & Partners law firm (KZP) advises EPP on its EUR 91.1 million acquisition of King Cross Marcelin shopping centre in Poznan – EPP’s first entry into Poznan.
  • Kochanski Zieba & Partners advised Groupe Beneteau on the aqcuisition of Delphia Yachts

    Kochanski Zieba & Partners (KZP) advised Groupe Beneteau (France), one of the two largest sailing and power boat manufacturers globally, on its transaction with Delphia Yachts – Poland’s leading boatbuilder. As a result of this transaction, the rights to sailing and power boat designs, and the building and marketing activities of the Delphia and Maxi Yacht brands were acquired.
  • Are you up to date on important Polish labour law matters?

    As an employer it is vital that you are informed on new labour law related issues that could negatively affect your organisation. In this legal insights we explore a number of these important legal points. read more...
  • Kochański Zieba & Partners wins the case of Jan Rokita against Konrad Kornatowski

    By its judgment dated 19 June 2015 entered in the case brought by Jan Rokita against Konrad Kornatowski (former Police Commander in Chief), the Regional Court in Warsaw allowed the claim and rendered unenforceable the 2009 judgment of the Court of Appeal ordering Jan Rokita to make a statement of apology to Konrad Kornatowski in Dziennik newspaper.
  • Kochański Zięba & Partners wins the case for the editors-in-chief of “Fakt” and agains

    On 13 August 2015, the Court of Appeal in Warsaw dismissed in its entirety an action brought by the General Inspectorate for Road Transport against Robert Feluś and Grzegorz Jankowski for publication of a correction to the press release entitled “Libacja inspektorów od radarów ”. The article was published in “Fakt Gazeta Codzienna” on 27 September 2013.
  • Kochański Zięba & Partners wins a case for Ringier Axel Springer Polska (RASP) against Kata

    On 26 June 2015, the Regional Court in Warsaw dismissed in its entirety a claim filed by Katarzyna Tusk against Ringier Axel Springer Polska (RASP) represented by Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners Law Firm.
  • Kochański Zięba & Partners wins a case for a Former Editor-in-Chief of FAKT.PL

    On 1 October 2015, the Court of Appeal in Warsaw  reversed the judgment of the Regional Court in Warsaw announced on 2 February 2015 in the case brought by Marek Falenta against Michał Wodziński (the former editor of and dismissed the action for publication, on the portal, of corrections to the following press articles: “Tak żyje kelner od afery taśmowej” (“This Is How the Tape Scandal Waiter Lives”), “Tak ”Król węgla” chciał obalić Tuska?” (“Is This How the ‘Coal King’ Wanted to Overthrow Tusk?”), “Węglowy król: jakie ma haki na premiera?” (“The Coal King: What Does He Have on the Prime Minister?”), “Adwokat Falenty z pluskwą w teczce?” (“Falenta’s Lawyer With a Bug in His Briefcase?”), “Nowa hipoteza: Trio frustratów stoi za taśmami” (“The New Hypothesis:  There’s a Trio of Frustrated People Behind the Tapes”), “Tak mieszka król węgla od afery taśmowej” (“This Is How the Tape Scandal Coal King Lives”).
  • Employee monitoring in the modern business services sector

    As the modern business services market continues to experience explosive growth in Poland, it is worth keeping in mind the legal issues surrounding practices related to monitoring of employees. The line between lawful and unlawful monitoring practices is at times unclear, and issues of personal data protection also must be kept in mind.
  • Processing personal data in the BPO/SSC sector

    Personal data protection generates a large number of difficulties in the day-to-day activity of service centres. This results from the complicated processes surrounding the processing of personal data in international corporations and the unique nature of the BPO/SSC industry, but also from the restrictive requirements of Polish law regarding personal data. 
  • Common minimum wage in Germany

    New minimum wage act sets lowest hourly remuneration for workers at Euro 8.50 from 1 January 2015. This regulation will have crucial impact on undertakings from other countries providing their services in Germany. Foreign employers will have to comply with the new law and pay their employees staying in Germany at least Euro 8.50 per hour.