Can I trust my legal partner?
Experience confirmed in the 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 2021 ranking that was published on 18th 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 say: "They consider the issues within a wide perspective," adding that the team offers "alternative solutions."
Daniel Chojnacki is praised by a client for his "very wide range of knowledge in all environmental aspects" and his "very thoughtful conduct in proceedings." He offers substantial experience in environmental and administrative law, assisting multinational clients with issues including waste collection, European environmental directives and emission controls.
Life Sciences | Band 1
Michał Czarnuch Band 2 | Marcin Matczak Band 3 | Tomasz Kaczyński Band 4 | Walery Arnaudow „Associate to watch”
Clients appreciate the team for its commercial acumen, one asserting that "they are business-oriented, straight to the point and communicate clearly." Interviewees further describe the lawyers as "open-minded, solution-driven and trying to find solutions in the most practical way."
Marcin Matczak advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters, spanning litigation, distribution and marketing issues. He is well prepared to act for domestic and multinational pharmaceutical companies.
Michał Czarnuch advises domestic pharmaceutical companies on reimbursement and distribution issues. Clients rate his hands-on approach, one describing him as "pragmatic and solutions-oriented."
Tomasz Kaczyński moves up in the rankings this year following positive client feedback. He regularly assists with litigation proceedings, reimbursement and distribution matters.
Walery Arnaudow enters the table following praise from interviewees. He often assists with litigious matters, reimbursement and distribution strategies.
Project and Infrastructure | Band 1
Marcin Krakowiak Band 3 | Tomasz Darowski Band 4
Clients laud the team as being "committed, both in terms of regulatory support and activity in transactions."
Marcin Krakowiak advises on PPP mandates in the transport sector, as well as financing and contractual matters for large-scale infrastructure projects.
Tomasz Darowski 's projects caseload spans financing, contractual, construction and contentious matters, predominantly in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Clients value his pragmatism, one asserting that he "focuses on solutions, not just the theoretical side."
Public Procurement | Band 1
Katarzyna Kuźma Band 2 | Wojciech Hartung Band 2 | Tomasz Michalczyk Band 4 | Michał Wojciechowski „Associate To Watch”
Clients rate the team for its multi-jurisdictional outlook, one citing its ability "to help with issues related to public procurement law that are covered not only by the Polish Public Procurement Act but also European law."
Katarzyna Kuźma undertakes a variety of public procurement matters, ranging from bid submissions to appeal proceedings before the National Appeals Chamber.
Michał Wojciechowski assists with public procurement procedures, including representations before the National Appeals Chamber and assistance with contract awards. Clients underline his scope as a practitioner, one confirming that he "provides us with the bigger picture."
Tomasz Michalczyk advises on a variety of public procurement mandates, including contentious matters, competitive dialogue procedures and contract awards. Interviewees highlight his commercial approach, one characterising him as "very calm, down to earth and analytical."
Wojciech Hartung is active in the infrastructure and energy sectors where he advises clients on contentious and non-contentious contractual public procurement matters. His results-driven style draws recommendations from interviewees, one asserting that "he always seeks the best solution for clients."
Dispute Resolution | Band 2
Józef Palinka Eminent Practitioner | Paweł Lewandowski Band 3
The department wins plaudits for its "accurate analysis, finding time for questions and suggestions, very good substantive preparation and engagement."
Another client adds: "We are satisfied with their support and advice," further continuing: "They are open to finding a solution and to advising the client."
Józef Palinka has particular visibility in construction disputes in both local and international conflicts, including construction arbitration. He additionally advises banks on contentious cases relating to financial products.
Paweł Lewandowski possesses broad experience in construction disputes, often advising clients within the energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors.
Energy & Natural Resources | Band 2
Rafał Hajduk Band 1 | Paweł Grzejszczak Band 2
Sources report the team has "good experience in energy infrastructure" matters.
Paweł Grzejszczak assists clients with both transactional and regulatory mandates, with experience advising electricity suppliers and utility operators in the heat and power sectors. He further handles LNG-related matters.
Rafał Hajduk is revered by clients for being "very commercially oriented and very pragmatic in finding solutions." He is highly experienced in representing clients in the energy sector with M&A, assisting with acquisitions and sales in solar and wind developments.
Tax | Band 2
Artur Nowak Band 2 | Joanna Wierzejska Band 2 (Tax Consultants)
Market commentators endorse the team's methodical style, one saying that "they're very efficient."
Artur Nowak is reputed among market commentators for his attentiveness, one describing him as "very active and reliable on projects," before adding: "He is very supportive of the client." He is particularly well known in tax and customs litigation.
Joanna Wierzejska handles VAT and restructuring matters on behalf of clients across a range of industries including banking and pharmaceuticals.
Corporate and M&A | Band 3
Krzysztof Zakrzewski Eminent Practitioner | Marek Świątkowski Band 4
Krzysztof Zakrzewski is highly respected for his many years of experience, with a client describing him as "perhaps the most trustworthy lawyer in Poland. " He offers strategic advice on transactions in a variety of industry sectors.
Marek Świątkowski focuses his work on establishing joint ventures and advising on corporate restructurings as well as assisting clients with transactions. "He is positive, he is creative and he can manage conflicts," a client says.
International & Cross-Border Capabilities | Band 4
DZP lawyers have handled many complex international projects for both Polish and foreign firms and advised on and negotiated numerous international foreign investments and acquisitions. DZP also acts in many international professional organisations.
Hanna Gajewska - Kraczkowska Senior Statespeople
Senior practitioner Hanna Gajewska-Kraczkowska is a well-regarded white-collar crime lawyer in the Polish market. Her practice spans from tax fraud cases to corruption investigations.
Jarosław Łukawski Band 4
Jarosław Łukawski assists with merger control matters. He is also well regarded for representing clients in antitrust investigations.
Wojciech Koczara Band 4
Wojciech Koczara joined Domański Zakrzewski Palinka in February 2021. He regularly advises international investors and developers on a range of real estate mandates including transactions, leasing and development.
Banking & Finance
Rafał Grochowski Band 4
Rafał Grochowski is recognised for his focus on public projects financing, where he often represents the borrowers. He also assists lenders.
Capital Markets: Debt
Rafał Grochowski Band 3
Rafał Grochowski is well versed in DCM with a focus on project finance-related matters, regularly advising banks on bond issuances by municipalities to fund municipal projects.
We would like to thank our clients for taking part in the research and for their engagement and confidence in our firm that helped us gain this recognition.
For full ranking please visit Chambers & Partners.
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