PARTNERS

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.

He advises on the investment process, including developing the structure of the investment and the forms of capital raising. He deals with capital restructuring transactions of companies and capital groups.

Andrzej represents both domestic and foreign investors, as well as investment and private equity funds, and companies from the TMT sector.

He has been repeatedly recognized by The Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Europe and Best Lawyers. In 2017, he is recommend in the field of corporate, commercial and M&A, and TMT. Andrzej is a member of the International Bar Association.

Legal Advisor, Partner
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 business and financial services, and TMT sectors. She advises on opening shared services centers in Poland.

Ewa advises on the process of building the HR strategy, human resources management and human resources policies rationalization, as well as on international transfers of employees. She advises on making global business policies compatible with Polish law.

Ewa was a management board member and chief legal officer at Netia S.A., a telecom company listed on Nasdaq and the Warsaw Stock Exchange. 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 recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 in the field of employment law. She is a member of the program board of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights.

Legal Advisor admitted to the New York Bar, Partner
Head of the Business Services Industry

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.

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, among others at the Commercial Division of the Voivodeship Court in Poznan.

Legal Advisor, Partner
Head of the Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring Practice Areas

Maciej specializes in mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets transactions. He advises on public equity and debt capital transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs) and secondary public offerings (SPOs). He deals with leveraged buyouts, corporate finance and restructuring transactions, 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, and financial institutions.

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 2018, and the Legal 500 EMEA 2017.

Legal Advisor, Partner
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 deals with capital market transactions, including private and public offerings.

He advises on company restructurings through mergers, transformations or de-mergers (divisions).

Szymon is recommended by Legal 500 EMEA 2017 in the field of corporate, commercial and M&A and IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate 2018 in M&A and private equity.

Legal Advisor, Partner
Head of the Project Finance Practice Area

He advises the largest Polish telecommunications, media and technology companies on strategy development and launching new products and services on the TMT market. 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 (KIGEIT) and a Vice-Chairman of the Council of the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT). He serves as an arbitrator for the Standing Arbitration Consumer Court at the Office of Electronic Communications.

Andrzej is recommended by The Legal 500 2017 and Chambers Europe 2017 in the field of TMT. His practice has been high ranked by the Polityka Insight Ranking 2017, which distinguishes the best regulatory law firms in the Polish market.

Ph.D. Graduate in law Sciences, Partner
Head of the TMT Practice Area

Marcin specializes in court and administrative proceedings, and insolvency and restructuring law.

He develops litigation strategies and represents clients before common courts, including the Supreme Court, voivodship administrative courts, the Supreme Administrative Court, as well as public administration bodies. He also represents clients in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation and arbitration proceedings.

In addition, he represents bankrupts, creditors and bankruptcy trustees in all stages of insolvency and restructuring proceedings.

He was named a Rising Star by Dziennik Gazeta Prawna and Wolters Kluwer ranking.

Legal Advisor, Partner
Co-Head of the Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring Practice Areas

Patryk has over 17 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.

Legal Advisor, Partner
Head of the Real Estate Practice Area

Piotr specializes in competition law, employment, intellectual and industrial property law, with a particular focus on trademark issues. He advises Polish and international clients, including companies from the business services sector. He represents clients in proceedings before civil and commercial courts of all instances.

Before joining CDZ, he worked for the Polish Antimonopoly Office (now UOKiK), and acted as a head of the legal department, and board member of CANAL+ Polska (now nc+), the first commercial television station in Poland.

Piotr cooperates with the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and the Polish Society of Anti-Discrimination Law, 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.

Legal Advisor, Partner
Head of the Competition, IP and Data Protection Practice Areas

Jolanta has over 20 years’ experience in corporate work, M&A and commercial transactions.

She advises on the formation, merger, division, transformation and liquidation of companies. She develops plans and strategies for sale or acquisition, including spin-off transactions. She also deals with the restructuring and structuring of capital groups. Jolanta advises on acquisitions and disposals of shares, general rights and obligations, as well as on cross-border transactions.

She advises a range of international companies in connection with their business operations in Poland.

Jolanta is recommended by the Legal 500 EMEA 2017 in the field of Corporate, Commercial and M&A.

Legal Advisor, Partner
Head of the Corporate and Commercial Law Practice Area

Weronika specializes in individual and collective labor relations, personal data protection, and anti-discrimination law. She supports international entrants to the Polish market, in particular clients from the business services sector.

She advises on all stages of hiring and terminating contracts with employees. She adapts global employment policies and procedures to the requirements of Polish law.

Weronika participates in employment restructuring, downsizing and layoffs, including negotiations with trade unions. She deals with employee aspects during M&A transactions. She represents employers in court proceedings.

Weronika was named a Rising Star by the ranking of the nation-wide law newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna and Wolters Kluwer.

Advocate, Partner
Head of the Employment Law Practice Area

Aleksandra has over 10 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, start-up and seed investments. In addition, she specializes in restructuring and optimization of holding structures, with an emphasis on non-bank financing and financial settlement of transactions.

She advises on acquisitions of companies, enterprises and parts of enterprises, and structuring joint ventures. She develops and negotiates transactional documentation. She supervises and coordinates due diligence investigations and M&A deals.

Legal Advisor, Partner
Co-Head of the of the M&A and Private Equity Practice Areas

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