Dr Marek Świątkowski

Partner

"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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