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An expanded, i.e. European, part of the Chambers and Partners ranking has just been published. The Europe Guide is a supplement to the Global Guide results published in March and also distinguishes DZP and its experts again.
We are recommended in the following categories:
Life sciences - Marcin Matczak (1), Michał Czarnuch (2) and Tomasz Kaczyński ("Up and Coming")
[Sizeable practice group with a strong reputation for advising on a broad range of pharmaceutical and biotechnology matters. Boasts notable strength in the areas of clinical trials, the advertising and distribution of medicinal products and IP-related questions. Prominent domestic and international pharmaceutical companies feature in the department's client list.
Clients are deeply impressed by the firm's strength in this area, describing the team as "first choice for pharmaceutical law" while another client says: "They are one of my top choices".
Interviewees also underline that the firm has "a good reputation for life sciences matters". Clients mention the firm's activity in reimbursement mandates, with one saying: "The team is involved in shaping the new medical reimbursement law”.]
Projects & Infrastructure - Katarzyna Kuźma (4), Magdalena Zabłocka (4) and Marcin Krakowiak ("Up and Coming")
[Leading team best recognised for its expertise in infrastructure and energy projects. Assists with all aspects of projects, including regulatory advice. Regularly handles mandates from private and public clients. Also highly skilled in the transportation and waste management sectors.
Clients frequently praise the team's business acumen: "They always have a close approach to business, highlighting how to face risks and how to mitigate them". Sources also appreciate that the lawyers are "very reliable, with very comprehensive knowledge and expertise".]
Public Procurement - Wojciech Hartung (2), Katarzyna Kuźma (4) and Tomasz Michalczyk ("Associates to watch")
[Highly regarded firm with an excellent track record assisting international and Polish clients with public procurement matters. Recognised for its work on behalf of contracting authorities, the group also regularly acts for contractors on tender proceedings. Highlighted for its notable expertise in infrastructure, rail and energy projects.
Clients commend the department for its commercial approach and for giving "specific solutions tailored to the situation" before saying: "The team is very firmly rooted in the realities of business, proactive and willing to co-operate". Satisfied interviewees also highlight the lawyers for "understanding the needs and the client".]
Energy & Natural Resources - Paweł Grzejszczak (3) and Rafał Hajduk (1)
[Well-regarded team assisting international and domestic corporates with energy contracts between business customers. Notable in energy-related PPP projects, including construction of energy-generating facilities. Offers regulatory assistance.
A client praises the department's "very good knowledge of the energy market" while another client reports the team is "very helpful with commercial contracts".]
Banking & Finance - Magdalena Skowrońska (3)
[Mainly represents creditors. Best known for its expertise in financial services regulatory matters. Magdalena Skowrońska is a key contact at the firm.]
IP - Aleksandra Auleytner (4)
White-Collar Crime - Hanna Gajewska-Kraczkowska ("Senior Statesment")
TMT - Wojciech Dziomdziora ("Associates to watch")
Capital markets ("Recognised Practitioner")
The full ranking for DZP can be found at: http://www.chambersandpartners.com/europe/
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