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Chambers Europe 2015 recommends DZP and its experts

27.04.2015

Today the new edition of Chambers & Partners - Chambers Europe was published. We are pleased to inform you that both our law firm and DZP’s experts have again been recommended in the following categories:

  • Ch Europe DZP 2015Projects & Infrastructure - Katarzyna Kuźma and Magdalena Zabłocka [Up-and-coming Katarzyna Kuźma is highlighted for her experience in advising the public partner in PPP projects. She also acts for foreign investors and clients in the engineering and construction sectors. She has particular expertise in water and sewage projects, and is noted for her knowledge of public procurement law. Magdalena Zabłocka joins the rankings as an associate to watch after impressing a number of market observers: "She is really very good – down to earth, with strong management skills." Another enthuses: "She knows all the rules on the public side."]
  • Public procurement - Wojciech Hartung, Katarzyna Kuźma and Tomasz Michalczyk [Wojciech Hartung is described as "a knowledgeable practitioner and someone who really understands new public procurement regulations." He is highlighted for his ability to advise on both Polish and EU matters, and also has notable expertise in construction and service concessions. Up-and-coming Katarzyna Kuźma is regarded by sources as a good partner and team leader. She heads the public procurement practice and "shows skill in proposing unconventional solutions to very difficult problems," say clients. She is also adept at advising on PPP matters. Tomasz Michalczyk joins the rankings as an associate to watch after winning praise from clients for his reliable and timely advice. His practice covers public procurement law, infrastructure projects and PPP issues.]
  • Life sciences - Marcin Matczak, Michał Czarnuch, Tomasz Kaczyński and Patryk Turzański [Marcin Matczak is regarded as "an extremely good lawyer" and is noted for his intellect and communication skills. "I would definitely recommend him for pharmaceutical law training; he is a very good speaker and was clear and easy to understand," reports one client. Matczak manages the sizeable team and is an expert in food law, medical devices and biotechnology products. "Technically very good and extremely responsive," Michał Czarnuch is also "client-oriented and a strong business partner," according to interviewees. "He really understands the business and our needs." He advises on reimbursement and distribution regulations. Up-and-coming Tomasz Kaczyński joins the rankings after impressing clients with his in-depth knowledge of reimbursement, distribution and regulatory matters. He is also noted for his commercial approach and is "very flexible in finding solutions," according to one interviewee. Associate-to-watch Patryk Turzański assists pharmaceutical clients with marketing strategy and is a valued member of the team. He also advises on advertising, competition and EU law.]
  • Energy & Natural resources - Paweł Grzejszczak [Department head Paweł Grzejszczak is noted for his regulatory knowledge. Clients see his "experience and creativity as win-win." "I appreciated the team's responsiveness and good legal judgement."]

  • Environment - Daniel Chojnacki [Sources say Daniel Chojnacki is developing rapidly as an environmental lawyer and moves up the rankings after being praised for his "open-minded approach to finding optimal solutions." A client continues: "He has profound knowledge of the relevant environmental laws combined with excellent business skills."]

  • Real Estate including Construction - Lech Żyżylewski and Tomasz Darowski [Handles real estate and construction work, with expertise in transactional mandates, contractual issues and public procurement. Also a good choice for litigation involving restitution and reprivatisation. Tomasz Darowski works primarily in infrastructure construction. He is also known for his work on the real estate aspects of public procurement mandates. Lech Żyżylewski heads the department and advises on investment projects, transactions and construction. Also commended for his experience in reprivatisation cases.]

  • Capital markets - Andrzej Foltyn [Clients emphasise Andrzej Foltyn's business understanding and strong people skills, commenting: "We value highly his strategic advice." He has wide-ranging experience covering M&A, capital markets and the regulation of financial institutions. "The team is very helpful; it listens to clients and understands what we really need."]

  • Employment - Bogusław Kapłon [Bogusław Kapłon is experienced in dealing with trade unions and collective bargaining agreements. Clients point out his "high level of knowledge and very good communication skills," and appreciate his "global view on problems."]

  • Private Equity [Polish firm reputed for acting on M&A matters for small private equity funds. Also advises on due diligence and fund structuring. Marek Świątkowski is the main contact.]

  • TMT [Full-service domestic firm advising on frequency allocation, regulation and everyday commercial matters. Equally adept at handling disputes, especially related to IP. Technology is another area of activity and includes advice on systems implementation, licensing agreements and data protection.]

Please go to http://www.chambersandpartners.com/guide/Europe/ for more Chambers Europe details.

CHG-firm2015Just to remind you, in March, both DZP and our experts have been recommended in the Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business ranking. We have been distinguished in 6 categories:

  • Corporate/M&A - Dr Marek Świątkowski, Krzysztof Zakrzewski (who was distinguished with the title "Eminent Practicioner") [Practice head and managing partner Krzysztof Zakrzewski has an excellent track record over many years according to sources. He advises domestic and foreign clients on investments and share transfers. Clients say Marek Świątkowski "has wide legal knowledge and broad experience of M&A transactions on the Polish market." He advised PLL LOT on the sale of a 39% stake in Eurolot to an investment fund.]
  • Corporate/M&A - Foreign Desks - Spanish Desk [Foreign Desks Katarzyna Kuźma heads a team advising Spanish-speaking clients. Dual-qualified lawyers fluent in both Spanish and Polish are able to advise on a variety of corporate matters affecting clients' interests in Poland.]
  • Banking & Finance - Magdalena Skowrońska [Clients appreciate practice head Magdalena Skowrońska's "practical approach to problem solving." She has particular experience of M&A in the financial sector and is recommended for her regulatory knowledge.]
  • Dispute ResolutionDr hab. Grzegorz Domański, Józef Palinka, Paweł Lewandowski [Senior statesman Grzegorz Domański remains widely respected in the market. He is described as "a great person and a great arbitrator" and is also an expert in corporate governance and securities regulations. Clients say Paweł Lewandowski is "a fighter" and appreciate the way he defends their interests in court. He represented BÖGL a KRÝSL in several claims against GDDKiA for injunctive relief. Jozef Palinka is open to different solutions and very well connected, according to sources. Clients praise his courtroom performance, saying: "He presented our arguments in a way that was understandable."]
  • IP - Dr Aleksandra Auleytner [Practice head Aleksandra Auleytner assists with a range of contentious and advisory IP matters and has particular experience in the area of new technologies. She is representing Wydawnictwo Bauer in a dispute with ZAiKS over the payment of royalties.]
  • Tax - Artur Nowak [Artur Nowak "is able to analyse the case from various angles and come up with creative solutions," according to one interviewee. He has a great reputation as a tax litigator and also impresses clients with his business approach.]

Please go to http://www.chambersandpartners.com for details of the Chambers Global recommendations.

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