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At a worldwide level, as part of INTERLAW, we assist our clients on cross-border matters by working in integrated teams with lawyers from top firms in major jurisdictions in EMEA, the Americas and Asia. We have significant experience in leading and participating in integrated multi-disciplinary teams to provide seamless client advice.
We are actively involved in international employment law projects
Our international expertise is strengthened by working closely with Transatlantic Law International (TALI), a dynamic global business law platform providing support on cross-border projects in 95 countries.
Andrzej has over 20 years’ experience in transactional work, principally in venture capital, M&A and privatization transactions. He specializes in corporate law, commercial law, telecoms law and private equity transactions. He prepares and supervises international issuances of securities.
Andrzej represents both domestic and foreign investors, as well as investment and private equity funds. He has been repeatedly recognized by The Legal 500, Chambers Europe and Best Lawyers. In 2017, The Legal 500 recommends Andrzej in the field of corporate law and M&A, and TMT, while Chambers Europe in the field corporate and M&A. Andrzej is a member of the International Bar Association.
Head of the M&A and Private Equity Practice Areas.
Ewa specializes in advising international clients on employment law with a particular emphasis on the SSC/BPO, financial services and TMT sectors.
She advises clients on opening shared services centres in Poland, structuring employment agreements for hundreds of employees, drafting internal regulations and transferring employees between Poland and other countries.
Ewa was a management board member and chief legal officer at Netia S.A., a telecoms company. Earlier Ewa worked for Shearman & Sterling in New York where she represented investment banks on TMT and energy transactions and worked on US financial regulatory matters.
Ewa is highly recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 in the field of employment law.
Attorney-at-law admitted to the New York Bar, Partner,
Head of the SSC/BPO Practice Area, Co-head of the Employment Law Practice Area.
Krzysztof specializes in dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency law. His practice is focused on representing clients in court and insolvency proceedings. He has extensive expertise in civil procedure.
He advises media and telecommunication companies with foreign ownership and has represented major Polish telecom operators. Krzysztof represents bankruptcy trustees of companies operating in the real estate, TMT and healthcare sectors in court proceedings against debtors as well as on matters connected with insolvency proceedings.
Krzysztof is an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw. For ten years, he worked as a judge at the Commercial Division of the Voivodeship Court in Poznan.
Krzysztof is recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 in the field of dispute resolution.
Head of the Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring Practice Areas.
Maciej specializes in M&A transactions, including leveraged buyouts, securities offerings, debt capital markets matters, restructuring law, and Polish and English corporate law.
Maciej advises both Polish and international investors, including, among others, private equity and investment funds, companies from the TMT industry, financial institutions and banks.
In addition, he advises clients on disputes against public companies or their shareholders, mainly concerning tender offers and delisting from the Warsaw Stock Exchange. He also advises public companies on a day-to-day basis, including on corporate governance, securities law issues and stock exchange requirements.
Maciej is recommended by The IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate 2017, and the Legal 500 EMEA 2017 in the field of TMT.
Head of the Capital Markets Practice Area.
Szymon advises private equity and investment funds, Polish and international companies as well as private investors on M&A deals, joint ventures and real estate transactions.
He advises on financing and refinancing transactions that form part of real-estate investment and development projects. He has been involved in many capital market transactions, including private and public offerings.
Szymon is recommended by Legal 500 EMEA 2017 in the field of corporate and M&A.
Head of the Project Finance Practice Area.
Andrzej advises the major TMT companies on the Polish market. He drafts and negotiates inter-operator and infrastructure lease agreements, as well as agreements with vendors of equipment and infrastructure for the development of telecommunications networks and for other telecom-related services. He advises and represents clients in proceedings before regulatory authorities.
Andrzej is a Member of the Council of the Chamber of Commerce for Electronics and Telecommunications and a Vice-Chairman of the Council of the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications. He serves as an arbitrator for the Standing Arbitration Consumer Court at the Office of Electronic Communications. Andrzej is highly recommended by The Legal 500 2017 and Chambers Europe 2017 in the field of TMT.
Ph.D. Graduate in law Sciences, Partner,
Head of the TMT Practice Area.
Piotr specializes in employment, competition, intellectual and industrial property law with a particular focus on trademark issues. His clients include international and large domestic corporations, and leading companies from the SSC/BPO and IT industries. He represents clients in proceedings before civil and commercial courts of all instances.
Piotr worked for the Polish Antimonopoly Office (now UOKiK), and later was a board member and Chief Legal Counsel of CANAL+Polska (now nc+), the first pay television station in Poland.
He cooperates with the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and is actively involved in pro bono activities for a number of foundations and private individuals.
Piotr is recommended by Legal 500 EMEA 2017 in the field of employment law.
Head of the Employment Law, Competition, IP and Data Protection Practice Areas
Patryk has over 16 years’ experience in real estate law and mergers and acquisitions. He specializes in real estate transactions, financing and refinancing investments, as well as restructuring processes.
He handles sale transactions of office, industrial and retail properties, including real estate sale-and-leaseback transactions.
He advises international investment funds and private equity firms, Polish and foreign investors, developers and financial institutions.
Patryk is recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA in the field of real estate and by Chambers Europe 2017 in construction law.
Head of the Real Estate Practice Area.
HARD CASES MADE EASY | EMPLOYMENT LAW WORKSHOPS FOR HR MANAGERS
Hiring and terminating employment contracts
On October 26, 2017 the ASPIRE board hosted the Legal Committee comprising law firms specializing in labor law for the BPO/SSC sector. They presented the most important legal issues related to operating business services centers in Poland.
Ewa Don-Siemion, CDZ Partner, talked on issues related to working time flexibility, employment contracts and employee data protection.
The ASPIRE board consists of the largest global outsourcing companies such as Motorola Solutions, IBM Software Lab, HSBC, Alexander Mann Solutions, Brown Brothers Harriman, State Street Bank and Cisco Systems.
On 24 October 2017, CDZ and the Wroclaw Agglomeration Development Agency (ARAW) organized a labor law business breakfast on “Partial legalization of background checks and other changes in personal data protection in employment”.
Ewa Don-Siemion and Weronika Papucewicz presented on issues including background checks of job candidates and employees – a bill prepared by the Ministry of Economic Development, the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on employment-related processes, and the Directive 2016/943 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information.
The event was attended mainly by companies from the business services sector, such as Capgemini, Electrolux, Nokia, 3M, LG Innotek, and Ocado.
On Tuesday 27 June 2017, CDZ and the Wroclaw Agglomeration Development Agency (ARAW) organized a breakfast with labor law on “Flexible Forms of Work Organization. Practical aspects of employee mobility” for BPO/SSC companies in Wroclaw. Ewa Don-Siemion and Weronika Papucewicz presented on issues including ways to make working time more flexible, task-based working time system, mobile employees, and home office vs. telework.
The participants of the event included NOKIA, Electrolux, 3M, MERCK, UPS, KINNARPS, Parker Hannifin, Redknee, among others.
On 27 April 2017, the Sofitel Wroclaw Old Town Hotel hosted a labour law business breakfast on “Employee benefits. How to construct bonus schemes and other incentive systems”
Ewa Don-Siemion and Weronika Papucewicz presented on issues including the functions and components of remuneration, determination of remuneration for a specific job position, and employee performance benefits. They also discussed how to construct a bonus system.
The event was attended mainly by companies from the business services sector, such as UPS, Credit Suisse, Electrolux, IBM, Nestle Purina and 3M.
The forum organized by the Puls Biznesu daily will focus on present regulations and planned amendments to employment law. The forum’s agenda will include such issues as non-compete clauses and unfair competition; types of contracts and minimum wage rates; mobbing and discrimination; and working time and overtime management.
Weronika will present the flexible forms of employment and selected issues connected with entering into a civil law contract instead of an employment contract.
On 28 and 29 March 2017, the Sheraton Hotel in Warsaw hosted the 17th edition of the Telecommunication and Media World Symposium, one of the key meetings of the telecommunications and media sectors in Poland, attended by representatives of the TMT sector, the government, and solution and new technology providers. This year’s edition attracted more than 550 participants.
Andrzej Abramczuk was a panelist during the Telecommunication and Media World Regulations session along with representatives of the Ministry of Digital Affairs, Facebook, the National Broadcasting Council, and the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications. They discussed such issues as the Personal Data Protection Act, data retention, the E-privacy Directive, asset concentration, and pluralism of content and regulations which affect the commercial market.