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Chambers Europe recommendations for DZP

25.04.2013

The new edition of Chambers Europe was published at the end of April 2013. We are pleased to inform you that both our law firm and DZP’s experts have again been recommended in the following categories:

  • Batop ranked in CHP 2013nking and individually Magdalena Skowrońska ["Department head Magdalena Skowronska elicits gratitude from clients who laud the ease with which she translates legal jargon into business advice. She is creative and "really takes the bull by the horns," say sources."]
  • Capital markets and individually Andrzej Foltyn ["This leading local firm is particularly recognised in the field of equity capital markets and mainly advises public companies and financial institutions. Sources praise its knowledge of the local market and its client-oriented approach. It recently advised on the PLN 166.5 million secondary public offering of Getin Holding. Market commentators praise Andrzej Foltyn for his highly practical advice."]
  • Corporate/M&A and individually Krzysztof Zakrzewski and for the first time in this category Marek Świątkowski ["Krzysztof Zakrzewski is recognised by both clients and peers as "one of the most experienced lawyers in Poland," and is noted for his in-depth knowledge and solution-oriented approach. "Marek Świątkowski is described as a calm and extremely diligent lawyer. He led the team advising PLL LOT on several M&A-related issues."]
  • Dispute Resolution and individually Grzegorz Domański, Józef Palinka and Paweł Lewandowski ["Renowned academic and name partner Grzegorz Domański is noted as a leading light for his arbitration expertise. He also handles corporate law and capital markets. Group head Jozef Palinka wins plaudits from clients for his courtroom skills and long-standing experience. He recently assisted Energa Operator with a PLN120 million dispute with PSE Operator over transmission charges. Paweł Lewandowski elicits praise as a skilful litigator with "innovative ideas". Key highlights include acting for Bauer on a dispute with ZAiKS regarding a claim for royalties."]
  • Employment and individually Bogusław Kapłon ["The employment team of this large local player benefits from the firm's tax expertise, and with offices in different parts of Poland it is well positioned to provide a nationwide service. The group assists clients with general employment law, labour-related transactional issues and sensitive court proceedings. It wins praise for its specialist knowledge combined with service tailored to clients' needs. Department head Boguslaw Kaplon is described as a communicative and well-oriented lawyer, and is singled out for his target-driven approach."]
  • Energy and natural resources and Paweł Grzejszczak - both law firm anf Paweł Grzejszczak are recommended for the first time in this category ["This large local firm gains a growing presence on the Polish energy market. Combining the energy and infrastructure departments places it in a perfect position to advise on construction projects, a feature that attracts a number of major domestic clients. The team handles both traditional as well as unconventional energy, and provides regulatory advice as well as transactional support. Most notably it acted for PGE EJ 1 on the construction of a nuclear power plant. Paweł Grzejszczak has a long-established market presence, and is recommended for his excellent presentation skills and patient approach."]
  • Environment and Daniel Chojnacki - both law firm anf Daniel Chojnacki are recommended for the first time in this category ["This multidisciplinary firm attracts environment-related instructions from a number of high-profile local and international players, such as Baker Hughes, LOT Polish Airlines and the Wrocław City Office. Energy-related mandates are complemented with instructions coming from the public sector, where the group recently advised on the new law relating to the management of municipal waste. The team regularly handles EIAs and represents clients in environment-related litigation. Up-and-comer Daniel Chojnacki wins praise from interviewees for his expert handling of environmental cases. He has extensive experience of both Polish and EU law."]
  • IP and individually Aleksandra Auleytner and Janina Ligner–Żeromska ["New department head Aleksandra Auleytner represented Mastiff Media in relation to the TV productions of You Can Dance, Perfect Housewives, and Clash of Choirs, and advised it on celebrity disputes. Janina Ligner-Żeromska is recommended for her patents expertise. She acted for Teva on court action regarding pharmaceutical patents."]
  • Life sciences and individually Marcin Matczak and Michał Czarnuch ["This Polish outfit is acknowledged by market sources for its strength in life sciences matters. Clients especially appreciate the team's familiarity with life sciences regulations. Marcin Matczak is this firm's leading figure in life sciences and one of the most prominent figures in the sector. He is recognised by interviewees as a lawyer with a scientific and theoretical approach to law. His vast expertise allows him to advise many significant players in the Polish life sciences market on areas as broad as food law, pharmaceutical advertising and anti-competitive arrangements. Michał Czarnuch continues to be regarded as this team's rising star. He is appreciated by sources for his knowledge of pharmaceutical litigation and distribution matters."]
  • Public Procurement and individually Wojciech Hartung ["One of the largest firms in the country, DZP is capable of covering a huge variety of sectors and has accumulated vast experience in public procurement procedures. As a result, the team continues to be extremely popular as counsel to both domestic and foreign clients, as well as private and public entities. In a recent mandate, OHL Group instructed the firm on a number of large infrastructure projects, including the construction of a tunnel under the Martwa Wisla River in Gdańsk. The group also advised Sener on appeals relating to the development of the construction concept for section II of the Warsaw underground railway. Other clients include the City of Warsaw, DB International and Baxter Polska. Wojciech Hartung covers public procurement, construction concessions and PPP projects, and has established himself as one of the most visible practitioners in this field. His involvement in legislative work allows him to remain abreast of the most recent developments in the market."]
  • Real Estate including Construction and individually Lech Żyżylewski ["This sizeable local firm houses a strong team that handles both real estate and construction matters. It has remained busy assisting property sellers and buyers as well as developers with their investments. Recent mandates include acting for SEGRO Poland on the acquisition of a 13 ha area for the development of a logistics centre. The group is also increasingly active in reprivatisation. Lech Zyzylewski leads the real estate department, and is often instructed by both domestic and foreign investors on real estate projects and transactions, as well as on real estate management. He is also significantly experienced in restructuring."]
  • Restructuring/Insolvency ["This sizeable domestic firm fields a renowned restructuring and insolvency team. It is mainly active in the local market and assists clients with a number of restructurings, insolvencies and reorganisations. Marek Świątkowski heads the firm's corporate practice and is the clients' first point of contact."]
  • Tax and individually Artur Nowak ["Market commentators enthuse that Artur Nowak is "a well-known and successful tax lawyer." He recently advised BRE TUiR on the transfer pricing structure of transactions."]

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