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Legal 500 EMEA 2018 recommendations for DZP

12.04.2018

A new edition of the Legal 500 EMEA publication and ranking has just been published. We are pleased to inform you that our law firm and experts will be rewarded again.

Below we present information about recommended teams along with the publisher's commentary and opinions of the surveyed clients. As in the case of other rankings, the criteria for the assessment of lawyers and individual teams were primarily: experience and completed projects, as well as customer relations, whose opinion is one of the most important factors.

This year we have been distinguished in categories:

TOP TIER RANKING:

Dispute Resolution

Domański Zakrzewski Palinka’s ‘professional’ team is ‘well-informed about the market’ and has a diverse client base, including Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, ING Group and Bilfinger Infrastructure. Practice head Józef Palinka and senior associate Maciej Orkusz acted for the City of Wrocław in a multimillion-złoty dispute with Hydrobiel, while Paweł Lewandowski and senior associate Łukasz Wojdalski represented Kajima Poland in an PLN 8m claim for remuneration under a construction contract. Tomasz Darowski is another name to note.

Energy & natural resources

Leading Individuals: Rafał Hajduk, Paweł Grzejszczak

Domański Zakrzewski Palinka’s group combines ‘excellent industry knowledge with deep understanding of EU regulations’ to handle transactions, projects and cases across conventional, nuclear and renewable energy sectors. Marcin Krakowiak is advising a consortium that includes Astaldi on a waste management project in Gdansk. Rafal Hajduk, who joined from Norton Rose Fulbright, is recommended alongside Paweł Grzejszczak.

Public Law

Leading individual: Katarzyna Kuźma

Domański Zakrzewski Palinka houses ‘highly competent lawyers’ who assist public and private sector clients with every stage of projects. The ‘insightful, results-oriented’ Katarzyna Kuźma heads the practice. Marcin Krakowiak is recommended, as is newly promoted partner Anna Glapa.

TIER 2

Corporate and M&A

At Domański Zakrzewski Palinka, Andrzej Foltyn and Magdalena Skowrońska advised LC Corp on its acquisition of Open Life Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń’s shares from Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń Europa, while Bartosz Marcinkowski advised InfraCapital on its joint venture with Nokia. The ‘highly committed’ Krzysztof Zakrzewski, Robert Niczyporuk and Piotr Andrzejczak are also recommended. Przemysław Furmaga and Paweł Pioruński made partner.

Tax

Joanna Wierzejska and Artur Nowak are key contacts at Domański Zakrzewski Palinka. The team handles the tax aspects of M&A as well as assisting clients with litigation and investigations. Its client base spans private equity funds, foreign and national corporations, and local authorities.

Construction

Domański Zakrzewski Palinka’s team delivers ‘extraordinary legal service, informed by its broad knowledge of the market’, to clients such as Astaldi and Budimex. ‘Knowledgeable’ practice head Tomasz Darowski and senior associate Jerzy Sawicki, who is ‘really engaged and responsive to clients’ needs’, are key contacts.

Employment

Leading individual: Bogusław Kapłon

At Domański Zakrzewski Palinka, ‘experienced leader’ Boguslaw Kapłon is ‘always well informed and able to answer any questions’, and ‘inspires confidence’. The group ‘demonstrates superior understanding of clients’ needs’ in contentious and non-contentious matters. Newly promoted partner Agata Mierzwa provides ‘concrete advice’.

TIER 3

Banking & Finance

Domański Zakrzewski Palinka’s group advises banks on regulatory matters as well as on refinancings and new product launches. Practice head Magdalena Skowrońska provided regulatory advice to Ferratum on consumer lending and to Bank of America on payment products. Andrzej Foltyn led a team handling the restructuring of the credit unions system in Poland for Bank Guarantee Fund.

Insurance

Leading individual: Julita Zimoch – Tuchołka

Julita Zimoch-Tuchołka is a key contact at Domański Zakrzewski Palinka. The group handles contentious claims for, and dispenses non-contentious advice to, insured entities as well as insurers.

IP

The ‘business-oriented, responsive and proactive’ lawyers at Domański Zakrzewski Palinka specialise in trademark protection matters. ‘Efficient, communicative’ practice head Aleksandra Auleytner and ‘dedicated’ senior associate Jarosław Konecko, who has ‘excellent legal and market knowledge’, are key contacts. Clients include Garmin, Kompozyty and Przekrój Polska.

Restructuring & Insolvency

Regulated sectors are one of the focus areas of Domański Zakrzewski Palinka’s group. The team advised WGE Development on the first restructuring of a bond issuer under the new legislation. Bartosz Marcinkowski and Marek Świątkowski are key contacts.

TMT

Domański Zakrzewski Palinka’s practice maintains a strong focus on media, publishing and gaming. Practice head Aleksandra Auleytner is advising TVN on licensing, regulatory and compliance matters. Visa, Wydawnictwo Bauer and Media-Saturn are also clients.

Please go to: http://www.legal500.com/firms/12181/14384 for details of the Legal 500 EMEA recommendations.