Dr Marek Świątkowski


"A lawyer's role is to eliminate or mitigate risks for the client. If this turns out to be impossible, then he has to enable the client to take a conscious decision as to whether a risk is acceptable."

vcard +48 22 557 86 17     marek.swiatkowski@dzp.pl
  • Adviser to both sellers and buyers in over 100 M&A and due diligence transactions.
  • He provides advisory service to numerous private entities on company sale and restructuring.
  • Advices to private equity funds on acquisitions in Poland.
  • He is adviser on restructuring processes preceeding and during bankruptcy to both creditors and bankrupt entities.
  • Attorney ad litem in arbitration proceedings based on investment treaties and adviser to investors and the State Treasury in numerous BIT-based proceedings.
  • Advises entrepreneurs investing in special economic zones.
  • Arbitrator at the Arbitration Court of the Polish Chamber of Commerce.
  • Member of the District Chamber of Legal Advisers in Warsaw.

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Chambers Global 2019 - 5 Partners ranked in 3 categories

News | 15.02.2019

Once again we are pleased to announce that our firm has been ranked in the Chambers Global research. Our experts have been recognised in 3 categories.

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International Franchise Handbook - 2nd Edition

Publication | 15.04.2017

31 countries and law firms provided input regarding the national franchise law in their respective country. The Poland overview of International Franchise Handbook was written by Marek Świątkowski.

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Comment on Ioan Micula and others vs. Romania

Publication | 15.10.2014

On 2013, the Arbitral Tribunal rendered an Award holding that Romania had violated the Bilateral Investment Treaty between Sweden and Romania by failing to ensure fair and equitable treatment.

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Successful end to ARX investment

Deals corner | 19.12.2013

DZP advised ARX Equity Partners on exiting an investment in a leading Polish plastics producer ERGIS-EUROFILMS S.A. The exit was carried out through the sale of shares in a company holding a controlling shareholding in ERGIS-EUROFILMS S.A. to its current managers.

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PLL LOT succeeds in selling shares in subsidiary

Deals corner | 09.04.2013

Domański Zakrzewki Palinka provided legal advisory to Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A. on the sale of a block of shares in Casinos Poland sp. z o.o., a company operating on the casino and betting market.

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DZP advises on the sale of shares in second largest airline in Poland

Deals corner | 22.02.2013

DZP provided legal advisory to Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A. on the sale of a block of shares in EuroLOT S.A. The share sale was the largest transaction of this type on the Polish market and project value was over PLN 100 million.

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Sale of PLL LOT subsidiary

Deals corner | 28.12.2012

DZP provided legal advice to Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A. on the sale of shares in a subsidiary, Petrolot Sp. z o.o. Petrolot provides aircraft fuelling services at 12 Polish commercial and flying club airports and it is the largest company providing services of this type in Poland.

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Four-year arbitration case settled in favour of Republic of Poland

Deals corner | 05.09.2012

On 5 September this year, an ad hoc arbitration tribunal in administrative proceedings before the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague dismissed in full a claim brought by the company TRACO Deutsche Travertin Werke GmbH against the Republic of Poland.

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Advisory to PLL LOT on the sale of LOT AMS

Deals corner | 20.03.2012

DZP advised PLL LOT S.A. on the sale of LOT AMS Sp. z o.o., an aircraft servicing and repair company. Transaction value in the range of several hundred million zloty.

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Restructuring of the Aldik group

Deals corner | 02.02.2012

DZP advised shareholders in the Aldik group on a project to restructure companies in Poland and abroad. The services we provided also covered full-range legal advisory on the sale of the Aldik Nova group from Lublin to the Maxima group.

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Comprehensive study of Polish arbitration in new publication

News | 25.01.2012

The Court of Arbitrationt at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with experts from Polish and international law firms, has prepared a guide to Polish arbitration entitled Arbitration in Poland.

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Hewitt on Joint Ventures - Poland

Publication | 30.09.2011

This material is an extract first provided to Sweet & Maxwell for publication in "Hewitt on Joint Ventures" (5th edition, 2011) and is reproduced by agreement with the publishers.

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Investment Treaty Arbitration

Publication | 30.08.2011

Significant changes in the area of international arbitration concerning the protection of foreign investments which have taken place during the last 30−40 years have influenced arbitration in Poland.

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PLL LOT – sale and lease-back of an office building in Warsaw

Deals corner | 10.05.2011

The Law Firm advised PLL LOT S.A. on the sale and lease-back of an office building in Warsaw at ulica 17 Stycznia 43 in which PLL LOT S.A. has its registered office.

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