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21 lawyers and 16 departments recommended in Chambers Europe 2023

On March 16, the next part of this year's Chambers and Partners ranking was released. Throughout the whole year, over 200 independent analysts collected information on the most complex and significant transactions on the market. The experience of individual lawyers, their level of commitment to clients' matters and professional service were also taken into account. On this basis, a Chambers Europe 2023 ranking was created, in which our lawyers are again taking leading position:

Environment | Band 1
Daniel Chojnacki Band 1

Daniel Chojnacki offers substantial experience in environmental law assisting multinational clients with transactional and regulatory mandates, as well as court proceedings relating to both local and EU law. He is noted in the market for his expertise in waste management.

Project and Infrastructure | Band 1
Marcin Krakowiak Band 3 | Tomasz Darowski Band 3

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.

Public Procurement | Band 1
Katarzyna Kuźma Band 1 | Wojciech Hartung Band 2 | Tomasz Michalczyk Band 4 

Katarzyna Kuźma undertakes a variety of public procurement matters, ranging from bid submissions to appeal proceedings before the National Appeal Chamber.

Tomasz Michalczyk advises on a variety of public procurement mandates, including contentious matters, competitive dialogue procedures and contract awards.

Wojciech Hartung is active in the infrastructure and energy sectors, where he advises clients on contentious and non-contentious contractual public procurement matters. 

Life Sciences | Band 2

Michał Czarnuch Band 2 | Tomasz Kaczyński Band 4 | Marcin Pieklak „Up and Coming”

Marcin Pieklak advises domestic and international pharmaceutical companies on a range of matters, with a focus on reimbursement.

Michał Czarnuch is an established name in the life sciences sector. He advises international pharmaceutical companies on reimbursement and distribution issues.

Tomasz Kaczyński handles a range of matters including litigations as well as reimbursements and distributions. 

Dispute Resolution
 | Band 2
Józef Palinka Eminent Practitioner | Paweł Lewandowski Band 3

Eminent practitioner 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. "He is effective," a source says.

Paweł Lewandowski possesses broad experience in construction disputes, often advising clients within the energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors. He is very active. He's always well prepared," a source says. 

Energy & Natural Resources | Band 2

Rafał Hajduk Band 1 | Paweł Grzejszczak Band 2

Paweł Grzejszczak is an experienced lawyer who is often seen advising clients on international transactional matters, including for state-owned energy and natural resources companies. A source describes him as "diligent but practical, with a steely determination to protect the client's interest."

Rafał Hajduk is a top-tier lawyer in Poland who possesses key expertise in large-scale energy transactions on both a domestic and an international scale. He is especially active on wind power projects. 

Tax | Band 2

Artur Nowak Band 2 | Joanna Wierzejska Band 2 (Tax Consultants)

Artur Nowak acts on a range of tax mandates including tax litigation and VAT matters. His clients include prominent Polish financial institutions, media companies and private individuals.

Joanna Wierzejska is advising on post-M&A tax restructuring mandates and tax planning.

Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
| Band 3
Krzysztof Zakrzewski Eminent Practitioner | Marek Świątkowski Band 4 

Krzysztof Zakrzewski is highly respected for his many years of experience in the Warsaw market. Krzysztof Zakrzewski offers strategic advice on transactions in a variety of industry sectors.

Marek Świątkowski advises on acquisitions and sales, including those involving share acquisitions. Clients say Marek Świątkowski is "very reliable and dedicated to his clients," as well as having "deep understanding of our business and strategic goals." 

Restructuring/Insolvency | Band 4

The team at Domański Zakrzewski Palinka is active on a wide variety of in-court and out-of-court restructurings and insolvencies, acting on all sides of such transactions. The team acts on bankruptcies and reorganisations with further strength in related disputes. It represents distressed companies as well as creditors in liquidation mandates. The firm is particularly active for banks as well as municipalities. 

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.

Banking & Finance | Band 5

Domański Zakrzewski Palinka enters the rankings on the back of strong market feedback. The team acts on acquisition and corporate financing mandates, and frequently assists clients with debt refinancings. The practice also advises on project financing, advising on matters in the renewable energy sector. The department is active in the real estate sector and frequently assists domestic and international banks.

White-Collar Crime
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.

Tomasz Darowski Band 2

Tomasz Darowski co-leads Domański Zakrzewski Palinka's construction team. He has considerable experience in infrastructure and construction projects, advising both private and public entities.

Jarosław Łukawski Band 4

Jarosław Łukawski acts on merger control matters and antitrust investigations. He is also adept at advising on the compliance aspects of distribution strategies and pricing agreements. 

Capital Markets: Debt
Rafał Grochowski Band 4

Rafał Grochowski of Domański Zakrzewski Palinka is well versed in DCM, with a focus on project finance-related matters. He regularly advises banks on bond issuances by municipalities to fund municipal projects.

Agata Mierzwa Up & Coming

Agata Mierzwa of Domański Zakrzewski Palinka enters the rankings thanks to continual positive client feedback and high levels of activity on notable mandates. She advises domestic and international clients on corporate restructurings, terminations, employee transfers and data protection matters. She also represents clients in appeals against decisions by the Polish social security authority.

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