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Experience confirmed in the largest international ranking of law firms, Chambers Europe
We are pleased to announce that both DZP and our experts have once again been recommended in the Chambers Europe 2020 ranking that was published on 12th March.
As in previous years, the assessment criteria for lawyers were primarily projects completed and a professional approach to clients, whose opinions are the most important factor.
Environment | Band 1
Daniel Chojnacki Band 2
Clients note the team's diligence as well as the responsiveness to clients' needs.
Daniel Chojnacki advises on a broad array of environmental law issues. He advises domestic and international companies as well as government bodies. Waste management advice is an area of a particular activity, with a source reporting: "He is an excellent lawyer in waste management. He is absolutely fantastic in this."
Life Sciences | Band 1
Michał Czarnuch Band 2 | Marcin Matczak Band 2 | Tomasz Kaczyński Band 4
The team's dedication draws praise from clients, one describing the lawyers as open-minded, before adding: "It was very smooth co-operation."Another underlines its business-oriented approach.
Michał Czarnuch is well-versed in distribution and regulatory issues, particularly in respect of reimbursement. Clients appreciate his thoroughness, one citing his "systematic approach." He acts for international pharmaceutical clients and consumer goods conglomerates selling life sciences products.
Marcin Matczak advises on regulatory issues. Market commentators also note him for his academic work.
Tomasz Kaczyński is well practised in assisting pharmaceutical companies with disputes as well as distribution and advertising issues. Market commentators note his hands-on approach.
Public Procurement | Band 1
Katarzyna Kuźma Band 2 | Wojciech Hartung Band 2 | Tomasz Michalczyk Band 4 | Michał Wojciechowski „Associate To Watch”
Clients endorse the team for its scope, one praising its work "not only from the legal perspective but also the business and economic perspective." Another highlights the department's thoroughness, deeming the lawyers "very well prepared."
Katarzyna Kuźma moves up in the rankings following excellent peer and client feedback. She acts for both awarding bodies and bidders, and remains active in proceedings in the infrastructure sector. Clients relay her open-mindedness, one reporting that "Katarzyna is able to give different perspectives" as a result of her broad experience in public procurement matters, adding that "she is very pragmatic."
Michał Wojciechowski assists domestic clients with contract award procedures and proceedings before the National Appeals Chamber. Commentators cite his dedication to the customer, one praising him for his "client-orientation."
Tomasz Michalczyk represents clients throughout various stages of public procurement proceedings, from bid submissions to representation before the courts. His drive as a lawyer is acknowledged by peers.
Wojciech Hartung enjoys a client roster drawn from the energy and rail sectors. His ability in public procurement cases of a multi-jurisdictional scope is recognised by clients, one underlining his "excellent knowledge of European procurement law," further citing his "practical approach." Sources also note his academic work in the field.
Project and Infrastructure | Band 1
Marcin Krakowiak Band 3 | Tomasz Darowski Band 4
Clients praise the team for its responsiveness, one casting it as "very communicative," before explaining: "We can rely on them no matter the time and deadline." The group's dependability is highlighted by clients, one dubbing it "reliable."
Marcin Krakowiak holds a track record in advising clients from the energy and transport sectors on a wide range of infrastructure projects, including project finance and PPP mandates. His commercial acumen and proactive approach are endorsed by clients, one recognising him for working "not only from the legal, but also from a business perspective."
Tomasz Darowski's scope includes infrastructure projects and construction contracts, often representing the municipalities and also advising construction companies and investors. His foresight as a lawyer is underlined by clients, one saying that "he is a person able to assess risks in the implementation of certain solutions. It allows me to always choose the best option."
The team's meticulous approach is hailed by clients, one commending it for "always being very well prepared, digging into details to understand a very complex problem and coming up with interesting solutions."
Józef Palinka's work portfolio encompasses a variety of commercial disputes at both a domestic and cross-border level. He is particularly well known for handling complex construction disputes. His capabilities as an established litigator are underlined by interviewees, with a source confirming: "He's a very experienced lawyer."
Paweł Lewandowski's workload stretches from infrastructure and construction disputes to corporate conflicts for real estate clients.
The practice is noted for its high expertise, with one source reporting that "I am constantly satisfied with their business approach and proactive support."
Paweł Grzejszczak is an experienced energy lawyer, advising on regulatory and transactional issues across the heat, power and LNG sectors, representing energy companies. "He's very well respected," a source reports.
Rafał Hajduk is a leading practitioner in the energy market with many years of experience. He has particular expertise in investment into energy infrastructure projects, particularly in relation to renewables, as well as handling transactions in the sector.
Clients highlight the team's pragmatic approach, with a source saying that the lawyers "analyse problems from various perspectives and try to find the best solutions." Sources also commend the lawyers for being "always available," with a source reporting: "If we need them for a meeting, they're always able to assist us."
Artur Nowak is particularly recognised for his strong expertise in tax and customs litigation. "He wants to be involved in every detail of the case, which is important,"a source says.
Joanna Wierzejska frequently works for the pharmaceutical and banking industries clients, acting on mandates concerning VAT and restructuring. One client describes her as "always prepared and ready to help."
Sources highlight the team's business-oriented approach. One satisfied client identifies the practice's "ability to plan the negotiation strategy in the face of difficult matters" as well as "striving to understand the client’s concerns and objectives."
Eminent practitioner and managing partner Krzysztof Zakrzewski is best recognised for his strategic role within the team.
Marek Świątkowski advises both buyers and sellers on transactional matters, in addition to assisting with the establishment of joint ventures as well as corporate restructuring. "He came up with creative solutions when negotiations stalled," a client reports.
Hanna Gajewska - Kraczkowska „Senior Statespeople”
Hanna Gajewska-Kraczkowska is an esteemed white-collar crime practitioner, with a caseload comprising criminal investigations, liability advice and corruption investigations.
International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department
One interviewee advises that "one of their strong points is their extensive international relationships," and another says: "DZP always acts as a co-ordinator in international transactions, allowing us to safely navigate foreign legal matters."
Another client highlights the firm's network of international contacts: "A couple of years ago we were starting business in Eastern Europe, and DZP helped us to find a reputable law office to support our business venture. The firm also provided us with advice regarding contracts and financing through Polish banks."
Wojciech Dziomdziora Band 4
Wojciech Dziomdziora of Domański Zakrzewski Palinka is well prepared to act for media clients, particularly radio and TV broadcasters on regulatory cases. Market commentators acknowledge his specialist knowledge of broadcasting issues. He also advises on software licensing.
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