Practices

Practices

  • Capital Markets

    We advise Polish companies planning to go public on the Warsaw Stock Exchange or obtain capital through securities issues. We handle bond issues, including senior and convertible bonds, and deal with international securities offerings.

    We represent clients before the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) in issues related to violations of securities regulations. We prepare legal audits and advise public companies regarding disclosure obligations arising from their activities.

    We advise on the choice of appropriate financial instruments, including transactions dealing with private equity and venture capital firms.

    HEAD
    • Maciej Kotlicki

    KEY LAWYERS
    • Piotr Rychta

    • Małgorzata Sas-Madej

    Other team members
    • Marcin Gaca

  • Competition Law

    We advise and represent clients in matters involving unfair competition and antimonopoly law. We represent clients in litigation dealing with unfair competition practices, including trademark counterfeiting.

    We take part in antimonopoly proceedings (including notification of concentration of enterprises) before the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK), its court, and the European Commission.

    We draft contracts covering services to consumers, and review existing agreements for the presence of prohibited contractual terms and conditions.

    HEAD
    • Piotr Kryczek

    KEY LAWYERS
    • Karolina Nowak-Różycka

    • Dariusz Zimnicki

  • Corporate and Commercial Law

    Corporate Law

    A company’s corporate function is the engine that drives its success.

    We incorporate and register commercial law companies as well as Polish branches and representative offices of foreign corporations. We organize and hold meetings of shareholders, boards of directors and supervisory boards. We develop and provide legal opinions on internal regulations required by statutory law as well as on the principles of corporate governance.

    We advise corporate governing bodies on matters such as mergers, divisions, transformations and takeovers of companies. We represent and advise entities seeking permits, licenses and concessions. We develop complex legal corporate structures such as company groups, holdings and consortiums and assist clients in restructuring their corporate groups. Additionally, we advise on liquidations of commercial law companies.

    Moreover, we assist in resolving conflicts among partners/shareholders and with companies’ governing bodies.


     

    Commercial law

    We take the time to ensure each contract reflects our client’ objectives and protects their interests. Our advice covers the full spectrum of commercial and business law issues.

    We assist clients in their ongoing business and trading requirements, advising them on their strategic contracts and providing in-house teams with day-to-day support, templates, guidance notes and other tools for negotiating commercial contracts.

    We handle all aspects of contractual work, from drafting to negotiation. We create business contracts with suppliers, customers or collaborators. We also identify and manage commercial contractual risk issues.

    We guide our clients through the entire lifecycle of their business, providing practical legal solutions to their business operations.

    HEAD
    • Jolanta Okoniecka

    KEY LAWYERS
    • Anna Skórka

    • Eliza Szulc-Sierańska

    • Aleksandra Szyszko-Kamińska

    Other team members
    • Radosław Rudnik

  • Employment Law

    We advise across the full spectrum of labor and employment law, including mergers and acquisitions, as well as day-to-day legal advice. We handle workforce planning and structuring in business service centers.

    We offer practical business solutions to minimize legal and labor risks. We support clients in human capital management, and defining and implementing HR strategies.

    We advise on all stages of hiring and terminating contracts with employees. We develop and review employment contracts and management agreements, internal policies and employment bylaws. We advise on salaries, benefits and incentives, holiday schemes for employees, working time flexibility, personal data protection, non-competition and confidentiality matters. We guide our clients at all steps of employment relations, either individual or collective.

    We navigate our clients in downsizings, group layoffs, as well as dealing and negotiating with trade unions. We also handle international transfers of employees (TUPE), and adapt global employment policies to comply with Polish law.

    We represent clients in employment litigation, including mobbing and discrimination related cases.

    HEAD
    • Weronika Papucewicz

    Co-Head
    • Piotr Kryczek

    • Ewa Don-Siemion

    KEY LAWYERS
    • Agata Iwanow

    • Karolina Nowak-Różycka

    • Dariusz Zimnicki

  • Insolvency and Restructuring

    Insolvency
     

    We advise and represent clients at each stage of restructuring or bankruptcy proceedings. We handle the development and structuring of reorganization concepts, including the preparation of insolvency proceedings and drafting insolvency plans. We negotiate with creditors, draft requests for opening restructuring proceedings and declaring bankruptcy.

    We represent creditors in bankruptcy adjudications, including presentation of claims and disputes regarding the bankruptcy claims list and protection of debtor’s collateral on behalf of secured creditors.

    We represent debtors, creditors and trustees in bankruptcy, restructuring and court proceedings. We also advise bankruptcy trustees, court supervisors or administrators on all matters relating to insolvency and debt recovery.

     

    Restructuring
     

    We handle complex issues that arise in reorganizations, restructurings, workouts, liquidations, and distressed acquisitions and sales.

    Our clients turn to financial restructuring when reorganizing and/or acquiring core businesses, shedding excess assets or divisions, and reformulating long-term objectives.

    We advise investors, lenders, shareholders or other stakeholders facing financial under-performance on all levels of the capital structure. We deliver restructuring solutions and help build a platform for recovery.

    We work closely with our project finance, corporate and commercial law, capital markets, and litigation teams to deliver seamless and integrated advice.

    HEAD
    • INSOLVENCY

      Krzysztof Żyto

       

    • RESTRUCTURING

      Maciej Kotlicki

    Co-Head
    • UPADŁOŚĆ

      Marcin Bącal

    KEY LAWYERS
    • Małgorzata Sas-Madej

    • Dariusz Zimnicki

    Other team members
    • Artur Ciepłowski

    • Radosław Rudnik

  • Intellectual Property

    We represent clients in litigation over intellectual property rights violations and advise on matters relating to the protection of trademarks, and the resolution of conflicts in this field.

    We negotiate and draft contracts for entertainers, and provide legal opinions regarding advertising and promotional campaigns. We also negotiate and draft transfers of intellectual property rights and licensing agreements.

    In addition, we advise on the intellectual property rights implications of M&A transactions.

    HEAD
    • Piotr Kryczek

    KEY LAWYERS
    • Mariusz Busiło

    • Karolina Nowak-Różycka

  • Litigation

    We represent clients (companies and individuals) before courts of general jurisdiction and arbitration courts in business, corporate, civil and labor law disputes.

    We specialize in insolvency and restructuring law, healthcare and unfair competition. We partner with trustees and creditors, including in cases related to pursuits of claims from board members, arising from bankruptcy petition late filing.

    We represent clients in inheritance and family law matters, such as matrimonial property, including tax issues. In addition, we advise on proceedings seeking the execution of foreign courts’ judgments in Poland, as well as Polish courts’ judgments abroad.

    We advise on the choice of effective litigation strategies and focus on providing results-driven solutions that minimize legal risks and avoid long court proceedings.

    HEAD
    • Krzysztof Żyto

    Co-Head
    • Marcin Bącal

    KEY LAWYERS
    • Artur Ciepłowski

    • Aleksandra Hulewicz

    Other team members
    • Weronika Bałenkowska

    • Justyna Buchwald-Krzak

    • Marcin Lizurek

    • Radosław Rudnik

    • Klara Święs

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    We advise on cross-border and domestic M&A transactions, company reorganizations, demergers, joint ventures, and equity investments. Our practice handles sell- and buy-side transactions for private equity and venture capital funds.

    We develop transaction structures, conduct due diligence investigations, assist in eliminating or limiting legal risks, prepare all the necessary documents, and obtain the required legal consents.

    Our clients include private equity funds, investment funds, investment groups operating in the real estate market, companies from the TMT sector, private investors and start-up companies.

    HEAD
    • Andrzej Chajec

    Co-Head
    • Maciej Kotlicki

    • Szymon Skiendzielewski

    • Aleksandra Szyszko-Kamińska

    KEY LAWYERS
    • Jolanta Okoniecka

    • Piotr Rychta

    • Małgorzata Sas-Madej

    • Anna Skórka

    • Eliza Szulc-Sierańska

    Other team members
    • Weronika Bałenkowska

  • Personal Data Protection

    We help clients to minimize the legal risks associated with data protection and privacy law while obtaining, using, storing and transferring personal data or information.

    We advise on internal data protection compliance, such as HR; external data protection compliance; policies, processes and guidelines for data protection compliance; data security; and data protection issues connected with commercial transactions and outsourcing projects.

    We support clients in dealing with cross-border data transfers; social media at the workplace; Internet and email use; whistle-blowing; and data protection consent issues.

    HEAD
    • Piotr Kryczek

    KEY LAWYERS
    • Mariusz Busiło

    • Karolina Nowak-Różycka

    • Weronika Papucewicz

  • Practices
  • Project Finance

    We manage transactions related to project finance and securities financing, as well as assets financing and refinancing, and acquisition finance.

    We prepare investment documentation and loan agreements, and conduct negotiations (including leveraged buy-outs (LBO), management buy-outs (MBO) and financial transactions in the real estate market.

    Our clients include private equity funds, investment funds, investment groups operating in the real estate market and private investors.

    HEAD
    • Szymon Skiendzielewski

    KEY LAWYERS
    • Piotr Rychta

    • Piotr Zapalski

    Other team members
    • Weronika Bałenkowska

    • Marcin Gaca

  • Public Procurement

    We advise both purchasing bodies and bidders taking part in contract tender procedures.

    We advise public sector clients on procurement strategy, risk management and document development. For companies participating in public projects and procurement, we structure and develop bids, proposals and other documents, and assist throughout the bidding process.

    We also represent clients in proceedings before the National Appeal Chamber and courts of general jurisdiction.

    HEAD
    • Krzysztof Żyto

    KEY LAWYERS
    • Aleksandra Hulewicz

    • Marcin Lizurek

  • Real Estate and Construction

    We advise on real estate mergers and acquisitions and real estate and construction financing related to land, buildings (office, shopping centers, shopping centers, hotels), and premises. We advise on lease or tenancy agreements.

    We provide legal advice regarding administrative aspects of real estate investment and development processes, the transfer of ownership of real estate properties, land use and agricultural commercialization procedures.

    In addition we advise on equity origination, securitization, the formation of real estate investment funds, and joint venture structuring.

    We represent clients before courts, construction supervision authorities and public and local administration bodies. We purchase real estate from bankruptcy trustees and through other types of tender.

    HEAD
    • Patryk Galicki

    Co-Head
    • Szymon Skiendzielewski

    KEY LAWYERS
    • Anita Woźniak

    • Piotr Zapalski

    Other team members
    • Magdalena Boguska

    • Szymon Żyto

  • Tax Law

    We provide advice on the full spectrum of tax aspects of M&A transactions, splits and transformations, on corporate and personal income tax, VAT, excise tax, and transfer pricing. We take you through the process of obtaining an Advance Price Agreement (APA).

    We represent clients in proceedings before tax authorities and Administrative Courts, including the preparation of appeals and cassation appeals.

    We provide clients with comprehensive bookkeeping, accounting and payroll services, as well as on-going tax support.

    HEAD
    • Wojciech Dmoch

      tax@cdz.com.pl

  • TMT

    We provide TMT companies with full-service legal advice in the areas of regulatory issues, M&A, joint ventures, asset protection, restructurings, information governance, technology development, commercial contracts with customers and suppliers, personal data protection and IP.

    We represent clients in proceedings before telecommunications market regulators involving radio spectrum reservations, and the development of telecommunications products and services. We develop and negotiate inter-operator cooperation agreements, wholesale network access agreements and network infrastructure agreements, as well as commercial contracts for the supply of goods and services for the telecommunications industry.

    Our clients include leading alternative telecommunication operators, the largest mobile network operators in Poland and one of the major satellite platforms in Europe. We also advise MNO’s and MVNO companies, telco infrastructure operators and mobile broadcasters that offer cutting-edge services based on the world’s most advanced mobile technologies, including LTE- A.

    HEAD
    • Andrzej Abramczuk

    KEY LAWYERS
    • Andrzej Chajec

    • Mariusz Busiło

    Other team members
    • Justyna Buchwald-Krzak

    • Krzysztof Chyba

    • Marcin Gaca

INDUSTRIES

Industries

  • Healthcare

    We advise on all aspects of operating healthcare facilities, including regulatory issues, personal data protection (in particular medical data), employment and healthcare informatization.

    We advise on negotiating and performing agreements with the National Health Fund (including refunds for health services provided beyond agreed limits). We draft and negotiate clinical trial contracts. We conduct audits of medical records.

    We handle public procurement procedures, legislative issues, representation in disputes with the National Health Fund. We represent healthcare companies and doctors in court cases.

    HEAD
    • Krzysztof Żyto

    Co-head
    • Ewa Don-Siemion

    KEY LAWYERS
    • <p>Marcin Bącal</p>
    • <p>Agata Iwanow</p>
    • <p>Klara Święs</p>
  • IT

    We provide comprehensive legal advice during the implementation of IT projects. We prepare, review and negotiate supply, implementation and maintenance contracts as well as licensing agreements for IT solutions.

    We advise on the processes of outsourcing IT services and perform software legality audits. We represent clients in disputes in the IT industry.

    We also advise on copyrights and data protection with respect to the purposes and methods of data processing in IT systems.

    HEAD
    • Andrzej Abramczuk

    KEY LAWYERS
    • <p>Mariusz Busiło</p>
    • <p>Karolina Nowak-Różycka</p>
  • Business Services

    The business services industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Polish economy. Thanks to the large number of university graduates and IT specialists, an impressive diversity of languages spoken and good infrastructure, Poland has become a powerhouse for nearshoring.

    We take care of the entire lifecycle of business service centers from the formation of the company, through structuring employment policies to assistance with leasing office spaces.

    We support leading organizations representing the business services sector in Poland.

    HEAD
    • Ewa Don-Siemion

    Co-head
    • Weronika Papucewicz

    KEY LAWYERS
    • <p>Dariusz Zimnicki</p>
  • TMT

    No part of the global economy moves faster than the technology, media and telecoms sector. Technological developments never stop, and market innovation constantly brings challenges. We know the business, law and regulations. We think ahead.

    Our multi-disciplinary team shares industry knowledge and expertise across legal disciplines. We work together to deliver insight into the complexities of the commercial and regulatory TMT environment.

    We advise on the full range of transactional activity from M&A to commercial and financing agreements, to regulation and litigation, outsourcing to compliance, and on niche areas from data protection to IP.

    Our lawyers have worked for both operators and regulators and are therefore well placed to understand, advise and assist our clients on all aspects of this dynamic business.

    HEAD
    • Andrzej Abramczuk

    KEY LAWYERS
    • <p>Andrzej Chajec</p>
    • <p>Mariusz Busiło</p>

    Other team members

    • Justyna Buchwald-Krzak

    • Krzysztof Chyba

    • Marcin Gaca

  • Start-Ups

    Our advice is designed to give entrepreneurs the tools they need to grow and succeed. We provide pioneering legal solutions. We understand that to our clients, it is not law that matters most, but business.

    We specialize in investments in start-ups, both on the side of investors and of shareholders and entrepreneurs.

    Our clients include those that develop new technologies and innovative business models.

    HEAD
    • Andrzej Chajec

    Co-head
    • Aleksandra Szyszko-Kamińska

  • Private Equity

    Opportunities abound for a firm that is capable of making sound decisions in a fast-paced environment. We understand the dynamics of the industry, its central players, their organizational structures and unique challenges.

    We advise on structured mergers and acquisitions, financings, the provision of venture capital to start-up businesses, and assist investment funds with their investments and co-investments.

    We have extensive experience advising private equity investors, banks, management teams, debt financing providers, investee and portfolio companies on the full range of private equity transactions.

    HEAD
    • Andrzej Chajec

    Co-head
    • Maciej Kotlicki

    • Szymon Skiendzielewski

    • Aleksandra Szyszko-Kamińska

    KEY LAWYERS
    • <p>Jolanta Okoniecka</p>
    • <p>Piotr Rychta</p>
    • <p>Małgorzata Sas-Madej</p>
    • <p>Anna Skórka</p>
    • <p>Eliza Szulc-Sierańska</p>

    Other team members

    • Weronika Bałenkowska

  • Private Clients

    With our understanding of the dynamics of private and family matters, we offer solutions to assist clients to structure and preserve, or exit from, family arrangements and businesses; and to resolve personal requirements.

    We advise on a personal level, combining personal protection rights, family law, corporate and financial law, as well as commercial and private disputes.

    HEAD
    • Krzysztof Żyto

    KEY LAWYERS
    • <p>Marcin Bącal</p>
    • <p>Aleksandra Hulewicz</p>

    Other team members

    • Weronika Bałenkowska

    • Marcin Lizurek

  • Energy

    The energy sector is developing with unprecedented speed. The way in which it is structured and operated will evolve with the introduction of complex new technologies.

    We understand the complexities and challenges facing the energy industry. Our practice is driven by a broad understanding of key business technology and processes, and is particularly focused on energy regulation.

    Our advice covers all aspects of renewable energy, electricity generation, energy trading, electricity transmission, electricity and gas distribution and supply.

    HEAD
    • Mariusz Busiło

CDZ

Agata specializes in individual and collective labor relations and personal data protection. She represents business and healthcare entities in court and administrative proceedings.

She deals with issues related to the processing and transfer of personal data, including outside the European Union. She advises on internal regulations, employment agreements, holiday schemes for employees, and methods of flexible working time.

Agata provides healthcare companies with day-to-day legal advice. She drafts and negotiates clinical trial agreements, and participates in health records audits and due diligence investigations during M&A transactions.

Agata Iwanow

Legal Advisor

CDZ

Magdalena specializes in real estate law. She deals with administrative matters related to the investment process. She advises companies from the real estate industry on a day-to-day basis.

She participates in real estate mergers and acquisitions for private equity and investment funds, as well as for owners of office, industrial and warehouse facilities.      She conducts due diligence investigations with a particular emphasis on environmental aspects, spatial planning and monument protection.

She develops and evaluates agreements for real estate commercial lease, tenancy and sale.

Magdalena Boguska

Trainee Advocate

CDZ

Aleksandra specializes in litigation. She represents clients before common courts and the Supreme Court.

She deals with disputes associated with family law. She represents clients in divorce cases and disputes related to child custody and the division of their marital property.

Aleksandra also specializes in court disputes with an emphasis on commercial contracts, contractual disputes in the construction sector, particularly those relating to Conditions of Contract under FIDIC.

Aleksandra Hulewicz

Legal Advisor

CDZ

Artur specializes in litigation with a particular emphasis on civil and criminal law. He represents clients before common courts and law enforcement authorities.

He provides bankruptcy trustees with a comprehensive legal advice on all matters connected with insolvency proceedings. He deals with debt collection, including drafting restructuring agreements with debtors.

Artur Ciepłowski

Advocate

CDZ

Eliza specializes in corporate, civil and commercial law. She advises on the formation of Polish and foreign business entities, including international holding structures. She handles restructuring projects.

She advises on mergers, divisions and transformations of companies and capital groups. She coordinates and participates in due diligence investigations.

Eliza Szulc-Sierańska

Legal Advisor

CDZ

Justyna specializes in telecoms, corporate and commercial law. She advises TMT companies on a day-to-day basis. She participates in investments related to the development and operation of telecommunication networks and projects connected with the use of new technologies and Internet.

She represents clients in court and administrative proceedings.

Justyna Buchwald-Krzak

Legal Advisor

Anita advises on real estate transactions, investment and infrastructure projects, as well as on real estate and construction law.

She advises on real estate financing including securitized financings, sale-leasebacks, and the formation and negotiation of joint ventures, as well as sale and perpetual usufruct agreements and lease and tenancy contracts.

Her clients include operators of shopping centers and hypermarkets, investment and private equity funds, owners of office and industrial developments and investors in the real estate market.

Anita Woźniak

Legal Advisor

CDZ

Karolina specializes in intellectual property law with an emphasis on personal data protection and unfair competition. She provides clients with employment law advice on a day-to-day basis, as well as in M&A transactions.

She advises on licensing agreements, technology and intellectual property transfer agreements. She also develops and negotiates delivery, implementation and IT service agreements.

She deals with personal data transfers to third countries or international organizations, and data processing system in IT business and outsourcing centers, including employees’ data.

Karolina represents clients in dispute resolution related to infringements of intellectual and industrial property rights and trademarks, among others, before the European Union Intellectual Property Office.

Karolina Nowak-Różycka

Legal Advisor

CDZ

Klara advises healthcare companies on a wide range of day-to-day matters, including regulatory issues, the protection of personal data, in particular medical data, and employment. She deals with court and administrative proceedings.

She advises on contracting with the National Health Fund (NFZ), including surplus medical services. She prepares clinical trial agreements and participates in health records audits.

Klara Święs

Lawyer

CDZ

Krzysztof specializes in telecoms, new technologies and copyright law. He advises clients from the telecommunications sector, including fixed operators, MNOs and MVNOs companies.

He advises on shaping telecommunications services and frequencies management. He prepares regulations for the provision of telecommunications services, value-added services (VAS), and Internet access.

He represents telecoms operators in court and administrative proceedings before common courts, the Court of Competition and Consumer Protection and the President of the Office of Electronic Communications.

Krzysztof Chyba

Legal Advisor

  • Legal 500

Mariusz advises private entities and public administration on regulatory matters connected with energy law. He deals with the regulatory and commercial aspects of telecommunications and media law, competition law, copyright and Internet law.

He has participated in a broad range of legislative work, such as the drafting of laws and regulations related to the telecommunications, media and information and communication technologies sectors, working in particular for the Polish Office of Electronic Communications.

Mariusz has contributed to the work of European Commission working groups, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT).

Mariusz is the Vice Chairman of the Personal Data Protection and Information Management Committee and an expert in electromagnetic fields issues at The Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT) and is a member of the Council of The Chamber of Commerce for Electronics and Telecommunications (KIGEiT) on behalf of the Copyright Protection Section.

Mariusz Busiło

Lawyer
Head of the Energy Practice Area

CDZ

Małgorzata specializes in business, commercial and capital markets law. She advises on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and restructuring transactions. She develops transaction and financing documentation, negotiates investment agreements, and coordinates and participates in due diligence investigations. 

She advises on equity and debt transactions including IPOs, secondary, and follow-on stock offerings, and debt issuances. She deals with corporate restructuring, mergers and divisions of public companies, de-listing, dual listing, and share buy-back programs.

She advises public companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and represents clients in court proceedings related to corporate governance.

Małgorzata Sas-Madej

Advocate

CDZ

Marcin specializes in telecoms and business law, with a particular emphasis on corporate and commercial law.

He provides companies from the TMT sector with day-to-day legal advice, including regulatory issues, information management and commercial contracts.

He participates in project finance and project funding through bank loans or bond issues. He advises on the exercise of statutory rights and obligations of commercial companies, and on statutory obligations of public companies listed on the regulated market.

Marcin Gaca

Trainee Attorney-at-law
 

Piotr specializes in securities law and capital market transactions, including private and public offerings of financial instruments.

He advises on the introduction of securities into the regulated and alternative trading systems. He drafts prospectuses, information documents and memorandums and participates in proceedings before the Polish Financial Supervision Authority.

Additionally, Piotr deals with mergers and acquisitions, the purchase and sale of shares in public and private companies, as well as public calls to sell shares.

Piotr Rychta

Legal Advisor
Head of the CDZ Office in Lodz

CDZ

Marcin specializes in litigation with a particular emphasis on administrative, commercial and corporate law. He participates in the preparation of procedural strategies, lawsuits and pleadings.

He is a team member of restructuring, insolvency and enforcement proceedings, as well as of due diligence investigations during M&A transactions. He drafts IPO prospectuses.

Marcin Lizurek

Trainee Advocate

CDZ

Piotr has over 15 years’ experience in real estate law. He advises on real estate mergers and acquisitions, investment and development, and real estate finance.

He advises on planning and development matters, land use, construction law, capital raising and financing project developments.

He negotiates agreements for real estate commercial lease, tenancy and sale, and the establishment of limited property rights on properties. He also advises on development contracts and agreements for the establishment of separate ownership of non-residential premises.

He represents clients before perpetual law courts and public administration bodies in real estate investment proceedings.

Piotr Zapalski

Legal Advisor

Dariusz specializes in commercial and labor law, investment process and intellectual property. He advises clients from the BPO/SSC, IT and telecommunication sectors, as well as real estate companies.

He supports clients in leasing commercial space and advises on contracts for the preparation of design documentation and the delivery of infrastructure (including IT systems) and services. In addition, he advises on corporate issues and compliance, and adjusts global procedures to Polish law requirements.

Dariusz Zimnicki

Legal Advisor
Head of the CDZ Office in Krakow

CDZ

Radosław provides companies from the TMT, real estate and BPO/SSC sectors with day-to-day legal advice, in particular with corporate and employment law. He advises on real estate investments and TMT transactions.

In addition, he represents clients in court and administrative proceedings with an emphasis on construction and real estate development, civil and labor law.

Radosław Rudnik

Legal Advisor

CDZ

Szymon deals with real estate and construction law. He participates in developing and evaluating real estate contracts, including sales, lease, and tenancy. He is a team member of due diligence investigations during development and real estate transactions.

He drafts legal opinions and contracts with general contractors, construction works contracts, design and developer contracts.

Szymon Żyto

Lawyer

CDZ

Weronika deals with financing and refinancing transactions in the real estate market, corporate restructuring, and M&A deals.

She participates in developing and evaluating transaction documentation related to the granting of credits, loans and other financial instruments, and transaction securities documentation.

Weronika Bałenkowska

Trainee Attorney-at-law

CDZ

Anna specializes in M&A and restructuring transactions for companies and capital groups, including mergers, transformations and divisions.

She also deals with corporate and commercial law. She advises on setting up businesses, branches and representative offices of foreign companies, as well as on their resolution or liquidation. She provides clients with on-going corporate advice.

Moreover, she advises on corporate disputes, including appealing against resolutions of shareholders’ meetings and general meetings.

Anna Skórka

Advocate

Andrzej has over 20 years’ experience in transactional work, principally in venture capital, M&A and privatization transactions. He specializes in corporate law, commercial law, telecoms law and private equity transactions. He prepares and supervises international issuances of securities.

He advises on the investment process, including developing the structure of the investment and the forms of capital raising. He deals with capital restructuring transactions of companies and capital groups.

Andrzej represents both domestic and foreign investors, as well as investment and private equity funds, and companies from the TMT sector.

He has been repeatedly recognized by The Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Europe and Best Lawyers. In 2017, he is recommend in the field of corporate, commercial and M&A, and TMT. Andrzej is a member of the International Bar Association.

Andrzej Chajec

Legal Advisor, Partner
Head of the M&A and Private Equity Practice Areas

Ewa specializes in advising international clients on employment law with a particular emphasis on the business and financial services, and TMT sectors. She advises on opening shared services centers in Poland.

Ewa advises on the process of building the HR strategy, human resources management and human resources policies rationalization, as well as on international transfers of employees. She advises on making global business policies compatible with Polish law.

Ewa was a management board member and chief legal officer at Netia S.A., a telecom company listed on Nasdaq and the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Earlier Ewa worked for Shearman & Sterling in New York where she represented investment banks on TMT and energy transactions and worked on US financial regulatory matters.

Ewa is recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 in the field of employment law. She is a member of the program board of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights.

Ewa Don-Siemion

Legal Advisor admitted to the New York Bar, Partner
Head of the Business Services Industry

Krzysztof specializes in dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency law. His practice is focused on representing clients in court and insolvency proceedings. He has extensive expertise in civil procedure.

Krzysztof represents bankruptcy trustees of companies operating in the real estate, TMT and healthcare sectors in court proceedings against debtors as well as on matters connected with insolvency proceedings.

Krzysztof is an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw. For ten years, he worked as a judge, among others at the Commercial Division of the Voivodeship Court in Poznan.

Krzysztof Żyto

Legal Advisor, Partner
Head of the Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring Practice Areas

Maciej specializes in mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets transactions. He advises on public equity and debt capital transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs) and secondary public offerings (SPOs). He deals with leveraged buyouts, corporate finance and restructuring transactions, and Polish and English corporate law.

Maciej advises both Polish and international investors, including, among others, private equity and investment funds, companies from the TMT industry, and financial institutions.

In addition, he advises clients on disputes against public companies or their shareholders, mainly concerning tender offers and delisting from the Warsaw Stock Exchange. He also advises public companies on a day-to-day basis, including on corporate governance, securities law issues and stock exchange requirements.

Maciej is recommended by The IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate 2018, and the Legal 500 EMEA 2017.

Maciej Kotlicki

Legal Advisor, Partner
Head of the Capital Markets Practice Area

Szymon advises private equity and investment funds, Polish and international companies as well as private investors on M&A deals, joint ventures and real estate transactions.

He advises on financing and refinancing transactions that form part of real-estate investment and development projects. He deals with capital market transactions, including private and public offerings.

He advises on company restructurings through mergers, transformations or de-mergers (divisions).

Szymon is recommended by Legal 500 EMEA 2017 in the field of corporate, commercial and M&A and IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate 2018 in M&A and private equity.

Szymon Skiendzielewski

Legal Advisor, Partner
Head of the Project Finance Practice Area

He advises the largest Polish telecommunications, media and technology companies on strategy development and launching new products and services on the TMT market. He advises and represents clients in proceedings before regulatory authorities.

Andrzej is a Member of the Council of the Chamber of Commerce for Electronics and Telecommunications (KIGEIT) and a Vice-Chairman of the Council of the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT). He serves as an arbitrator for the Standing Arbitration Consumer Court at the Office of Electronic Communications.

Andrzej is recommended by The Legal 500 2017 and Chambers Europe 2017 in the field of TMT. His practice has been high ranked by the Polityka Insight Ranking 2017, which distinguishes the best regulatory law firms in the Polish market.

Andrzej Abramczuk

Ph.D. Graduate in law Sciences, Partner
Head of the TMT Practice Area

Marcin specializes in court and administrative proceedings, and insolvency and restructuring law.

He develops litigation strategies and represents clients before common courts, including the Supreme Court, voivodship administrative courts, the Supreme Administrative Court, as well as public administration bodies. He also represents clients in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation and arbitration proceedings.

In addition, he represents bankrupts, creditors and bankruptcy trustees in all stages of insolvency and restructuring proceedings.

He was named a Rising Star by Dziennik Gazeta Prawna and Wolters Kluwer ranking.

Marcin Bącal

Legal Advisor, Partner
Co-Head of the Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring Practice Areas

Patryk has over 17 years’ experience in real estate law and mergers and acquisitions. He specializes in real estate transactions, financing and refinancing investments, as well as restructuring processes.

He handles sale transactions of office, industrial and retail properties, including real estate sale-and-leaseback transactions.

He advises international investment funds and private equity firms, Polish and foreign investors, developers and financial institutions.

Patryk is recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA in the field of real estate and by Chambers Europe 2017 in construction law.

Patryk Galicki

Legal Advisor, Partner
Head of the Real Estate Practice Area

Piotr specializes in competition law, employment, intellectual and industrial property law, with a particular focus on trademark issues. He advises Polish and international clients, including companies from the business services sector. He represents clients in proceedings before civil and commercial courts of all instances.

Before joining CDZ, he worked for the Polish Antimonopoly Office (now UOKiK), and acted as a head of the legal department, and board member of CANAL+ Polska (now nc+), the first commercial television station in Poland.

Piotr cooperates with the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and the Polish Society of Anti-Discrimination Law, and is actively involved in pro bono activities for a number of foundations and private individuals.

Piotr is recommended by Legal 500 EMEA 2017 in the field of employment law.

Piotr Kryczek

Legal Advisor, Partner
Head of the Competition, IP and Data Protection Practice Areas

Jolanta has over 20 years’ experience in corporate work, M&A and commercial transactions.

She advises on the formation, merger, division, transformation and liquidation of companies. She develops plans and strategies for sale or acquisition, including spin-off transactions. She also deals with the restructuring and structuring of capital groups. Jolanta advises on acquisitions and disposals of shares, general rights and obligations, as well as on cross-border transactions.

She advises a range of international companies in connection with their business operations in Poland.

Jolanta is recommended by the Legal 500 EMEA 2017 in the field of Corporate, Commercial and M&A.

Jolanta Okoniecka

Legal Advisor, Partner
Head of the Corporate and Commercial Law Practice Area

Weronika specializes in individual and collective labor relations, personal data protection, and anti-discrimination law. She supports international entrants to the Polish market, in particular clients from the business services sector.

She advises on all stages of hiring and terminating contracts with employees. She adapts global employment policies and procedures to the requirements of Polish law.

Weronika participates in employment restructuring, downsizing and layoffs, including negotiations with trade unions. She deals with employee aspects during M&A transactions. She represents employers in court proceedings.

Weronika was named a Rising Star by the ranking of the nation-wide law newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna and Wolters Kluwer.

Weronika Papucewicz

Advocate, Partner
Head of the Employment Law Practice Area

Aleksandra has over 10 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, start-up and seed investments. In addition, she specializes in restructuring and optimization of holding structures, with an emphasis on non-bank financing and financial settlement of transactions.

She advises on acquisitions of companies, enterprises and parts of enterprises, and structuring joint ventures. She develops and negotiates transactional documentation. She supervises and coordinates due diligence investigations and M&A deals.

Aleksandra Szyszko-Kamińska

Legal Advisor, Partner
Co-Head of the of the M&A and Private Equity Practice Areas

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Other team members
Justyna Buchwald-Krzak
Krzysztof Chyba
Marcin Gaca