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Court disputes are an unavoidable part of business. We realise that the outcome of court or arbitration proceedings has a direct impact on a firm’s financial standing and that a lengthy trial or enforcement is a calamity for many businesses. Thus we try to ensure that the effect of our services translates into success in court and that the services we provide are as effective as possible in terms of both time and cost. The Practice is composed of 20 specialists working under the leadership of four Partners who have extensive experience in negotiations, arbitration and representing clients in court.
DZP’s lawyers represent Polish and foreign clients in disputes, acting for them in negotiations with business partners and before Polish and international institutions. Our experts act in common courts, the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Tribunal, and also in Polish and international arbitration tribunals.
We dedicate ourselves to each matter and our clients are kept regularly informed of the course of proceedings. Our know-how aids the market feeling that we gained in working with entities operating in various business sectors.
The Law Firm has handled numerous prominent cases in Poland for clients in, e.g. construction and infrastructure, industry, transport and communications, trade, finances and insurance, and also in the real estate and state administration sectors.
Deals corner | 17.08.2020 DZP represented UOS Drilling S.A. as the claimant in a complex technical dispute with a subcontractor and its insurer over improper performance of the contract.
Deals corner | 11.02.2020 DZP has advised SPAR Polska from the Bać-Pol Group, the current operator of the chain in Poland, in a high-profile dispute with SPAR International and SPAR Group over the right to the SPAR brand in Poland.
News | 11.04.2019 A new edition of Legal500 EMEA has been just published. We are very pleased to inform you that once again both our law firm and individual experts have been recommended in several categories.
Deals corner | 28.02.2019 DZP’s support for Lotos Kolej covered advice and representation of the company in court and mediation proceedings which ended in the settlement being signed.
News | 15.02.2019 Once again we are pleased to announce that our firm has been ranked in the Chambers Global research. Our experts have been recognised in 3 categories.
Alert | 14.09.2018 It imposes further obligations on collective entities and tightens up the rules for their liability under the new provisions.
News | 12.04.2018 A new edition of Legal500 EMEA has been just published. We are very pleased to inform you that once again both our law firm and individual experts have been recommended in several categories.
News | 12.03.2018 We are very pleased to announce that both our law firm and our experts have once again been recommended in the Chambers Europe 2018 ranking that was published last week.
Deals corner | 11.01.2018 Having reviewed the positions of social partners and TVN the Chairman of the National Broadcasting Council has repealed a decision imposing a penalty of almost PLN 1.5 million on TVN.
News | 26.05.2017 We are pleased to announce that we have created a Criminal Law Team in DZP's Dispute Resolution Practice. The team is headed by Dr Hanna Gajewska-Kraczkowska.
News | 13.04.2017 In a new edition of Legal 500 EMEA DZP is a leader in Public Law and Dispute Resolution and Julita Zimoch-Tuchołka, Paweł Grzejszczak and Rafal Hajduk are recommended as Leading Individuals.
Deals corner | 11.04.2017 We have represented Obrascón Huarte Lain (OHL) in a precedential case in which OHL demanded that funds owed to OHL be excluded from the bankruptcy estate of Hydrobudowy Polska (HBP).
Deals corner | 30.01.2017 Obrascón Huarte Lain proved that the contracting authority (municipal company) had had no grounds for demanding payment under the guarantee for proper performance of contract.
Deals corner | 12.12.2016 We represented PKP Intercity in an arbitration over the payment of a contractual penalty by Alstom for delayed supply of Pendolino trains. The award is EUR 42.3 million with interest.
News | 13.04.2016 A new edition of Legal 500 EMEA publication and ranking has been just published. DZP is Top Tier ranked in Public Law, Dispute Resolution and Insurance categories. Moreover, Paweł Grzejszczak and Julita Zimoch-Tuchołka are both recommended as Leading Lawyers.
Deals corner | 24.02.2016 Our lawyers finally saw the successful end of a case that had lasted over 6 years to set aside an award issued by the Court of Arbitration in Warsaw in a case between Taifun Real sp. z o.o. and Exatel SA.
Deals corner | 29.01.2016 Advisory to PORR Polska Infrastructure SA, ZUE SA and Przedsiębiorstwo Budowy Kopalń PeBeKa SA in a dispute with the City of Poznan and the company Poznańskie Inwestycje Miejskie.
Deals corner | 15.01.2016 DZP acted for two companies (Spanish and the Dutch) from the Spanish Uriel Inversiones capital group in a dispute over payment of an additional fee. This dispute ended successfully for our client.
Deals corner | 18.12.2015 A full-range legal assistance to PKP Intercity SA with two contracts for the supply of modern trains. Twenty Flirt trains are to be supplied by the Stadler-Newag and Dart trains are being supplied by Pesa.
Deals corner | 30.11.2015 We acted successfully for KP which was banned from distributing flavoured beers in specific packaging, based on an injunction obtained by main competitor, Żywiec SA Group.
News | 01.10.2015 A monograph entitled Amendments to the Code of Civil Procedure edited by Dr hab. Agnieszka Góra-Błaszczykowska has recently been published. It contains a chapter written by Bartosz Karolczyk, Associate in DZP’s Dispute Resolution Practice.
News | 31.08.2015 The 2015 annual publication in the Ius Commune Europaeum series, i.e. Evidence in Contemporary Civil Procedure, contains an article entitled "Preclusion of Late Allegations and Evidence as a Tool to Increase the Efficiency of Civil Proceedings In Poland". The author is Dr. Bartosz Karolczyk, Associate at Domański Zakrzewski Palinka.
News | 19.12.2014 We are very pleased to inform you that on December 18th, 2014 Krzysztof Zakrzewski has been appointed to the Arbitration Board of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce.
Deals corner | 18.12.2014 On 18 December the Regional Court in Poznan, X Commercial Appeal Department, dismissed an appeal against a National Appeal Chamber judgment in a case concerning waste collection in the Poznan agglomeration, thereby upholding decisions passed by the National Appeal Chamber.
Event | 24.11.2014 We are pleased to invite you to participate in the fourth Central-Eastern Europe Fraud & Risk Conference to be held in Warsaw at the Sofitel Victoria Hotel on 24-25 November.
News | 01.07.2014 The Partners in the law firm Domański Zakrzewski Palinka are pleased to announce that on 1 July 2014 their circle was augmented by Paweł Paradowski, advocate.
News | 10.04.2014 A new edition of Legal500 EMEA has been just published. We are very pleased to inform you that once again both our law firm and individual experts have been recommended in several categories.
Deals corner | 20.02.2013 Experts from DZP's Infrastructure and Energy Practice and Litigation Practice have advised the Czech company Bogl a Krysl, k.s., which has created numerous consortia with Polish partners, on the performance of key prestigious road projects in Poland, including sections of the A2 motorway.
Deals corner | 26.04.2012 DZP represented the City of Warsaw in several court cases which ended successfully for our client. Over the past two months we have won positive judgments for the City in prestigious civil and administrative cases.
Deals corner | 24.04.2012 When representing Bauer in the Court of Appeal, on 24 April 2012 we obtained a final judgment which dismissed ZAiKS’ claim for royalties to be paid to co-creators of audio-visual works.
Deals corner | 16.04.2012 DZP represented the company Karimpol and on 16 April 2012 obtained a landmark judgment from the Supreme Court which stated that an arbitration court is bound by an earlier arbitration court award or state court judgment.
Deals corner | 01.03.2012 DZP represented development company SJM Development in a dispute with an investor, Dominikański Investment, over rescission of a development agreement.
Deals corner | 30.09.2011 The Law Firm represented Energa-Operator in a dispute with PSE Operator over transmission charges. The value of the dispute was over PLN 120 million.
Publication | 26.08.2010 The law on class action is one of this year’s most important legislative changes. It is unquestionably a step towards improving the efficiency of court proceedings and facilitating access to courts for people who cannot afford to start a lawsuit by themselves.
From 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies in Poland and other European Union countries. We would therefore like to give you several details on the subject of how DZP processes personal data.
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