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Legal 500 EMEA 2016 recommendations for DZP


A new edition of Legal 500 EMEA publication and ranking has been just published. We are very pleased to inform you that DZP is a leader (Top Tier ranked) in Public Law, Dispute Resolution and Insurance categories. Moreover, Paweł Grzejszczak who has already been distinguished by Legal 500, has joined Julita Zimoch-Tuchołka, and they are both recommended as Leading Lawyers.

This year we have been distinguished in categories:


  • Public Law
    [Domanski Zakrzewski Pemea-top-tier-16alinka’s public procurement team acts for clients including Motorola Solutions and EDF. Practice head Katarzyna Kuźma advised the former on a public procurement procedure operated by Energa Operator.]
  • Dispute Resolution
    [At Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka, Paweł Lewandowski and practice head Józef Palinka represented Ernst & Young in a PLN420m dispute before the Arbitration Court at the Polish Chamber of Commerce. Lewandowski defended the City of Warsaw against allegations brought by Mobilis that the public transport system had been set up in breach of EU competition law. ING Bank and the City of Wrocław are also clients.]
  • Insurance - Julita Zimoch-Tuchołka (Leading Lawyer)
    [Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka represented the insured in several court proceedings against insurers, and advised Mapfre Asistencia on acquiring BRE Ubezpieczenia. Julita Zimoch-Tuchołka heads the practice.]


  • Commercial / Corporate/M&A
    emea-leading-firm-16[Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka’s team ‘provides a very good level of service’ to clients including Getin Noble Bank, Bauer Publishing House and GlaxoSmithKline; Bartosz Marcinkowski advised the last of these on a three-part conditional transaction with Novartis. Practice head Krzysztof Zakrzewski advised US Scripps Networks International Group on the purchase of a controlling stake in TVN.]
  • Tax
    [Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka’s ‘excellent’ team is valued for its ‘professionalism’. Joanna Wierzejska heads the team, which includes the ‘attentive, responsive and intuitive’ Artur Nowak. The firm advised the Hochtief Group on devising a tax-optimal PPP agreement for the construction of a District Court building in Nowy Sącz.]
  • Employment
    [Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka’s practice head Boguslaw Kaplon advises clients on trade union relations, collective bargaining agreements and remuneration, among other things. The firm acts for high-profile clients from various sectors.]
  • Energy and natural resources - Paweł Grzejszczak (Leading Lawyer)
    [At Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka, practice head Paweł Grzejszczak and Bartosz Marcinkowski are key names. Highlights for Grzejszczak included preparing a contract for difference (CfD) report for PGE and advising Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo on a discount scheme for gas customers.]


  • Banking & Finance
    [At Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka, practice head Magdalena Skowrońska advised Goldman Sachs, as the facility agent, on the €780m refinancing of Orion Engineered Carbons Group. Andrzej Foltyn is assisting Idea Bank and Romanian International Bank with Getin Holding’s acquisition of VB Leasing Polska and VB Leasing Romania.]
  • Real Estate / Construction
    [At Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka, Lech Zyzylewski is the head of real estate and Tomasz Darowski leads the construction practice. Zyzylewski represents families in restitution claims pertaining to nationalised real estate; Darowski acted for Bilfinger Infrastructure in a dispute over the construction of a tram line.]
  • IP
    [The ‘experienced, practical and responsive’ Aleksandra Auleytner leads Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka’s ‘highly professional’ team, which includes the ‘open-minded, efficient and knowledgeable’ Jarosław Konecko. The pair represented Tomatis Development in a trade mark infringement case and acted for Visa International Service Association in opposition proceedings against the registration of the EVISA mark.]
  • TMT 
    [Aleksandra Auleytner heads Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka’s TMT practice, which advised Scripps Networks Interactive on purchasing a controlling stake in TVN. The team routinely assists Golden Media with its television productions.]

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