Over the years, the members of our Common Law Desk have had an opportunity to provide multidisciplinary assistance to a wide range of clients from different common-law jurisdictions in Poland, on the basis of Polish law.
We have assisted clients in virtually all areas of the firm’s expertise (detailed list available here), including participation in some of the biggest M&A transactions (including multinational projects), project financing and refinancing (typically governed by or at least based on English law), high-profile international litigation and arbitration, assistance in establishing clients’ Polish presence (including incorporation or acquisition of companies, business and employee transfers, related restructuring, contract drafting, obtaining regulatory approvals, etc), as well as ongoing local assistance related to existing businesses.
Our interdisciplinary team contributes to virtually all the firm’s publications. Most of them are available here.
Tomasz Wardyński CBE, adwokat (Poland) and founding partner of Wardyński & Partners. He handles arbitration proceedings involving foreign and domestic entities. He also practises civil, commercial and competition law and has experience in negotiations on large public projects. He was one of the first lawyers in Poland to develop a practice in EU law and competition law. Tomasz Wardyński is Honorary Legal Adviser to the British Ambassador in Warsaw.
Anna Dąbrowska, partner, attorney-at-law (Poland) and solicitor of England and Wales (not practising). She is involved mainly in transactional work, focusing on corporate law. She has taken part in many mergers and corporate reorganisations, as well as share purchase transactions and business acquisitions.
Stanisław Drozd, partner, adwokat (Poland) and solicitor of England and Wales (not practising). He handles arbitration matters as well as dispute management, combining alternative methods for constructive resolution of complex commercial disputes.
Łukasz Lasek, partner, adwokat (Poland) and solicitor of England and Wales (not practising). He handles judicial and arbitration cases, particularly involving new technologies and intellectual property rights.
Marek Dolatowski, adwokat (Poland) and solicitor of England and Wales (not practising). He advises utilities and companies from the energy sector (including renewables) on regulatory, corporate, M&A, development and contractual matters, and represents clients before courts and regulatory authorities on energy-related issues.
Piotr Golędzinowski, attorney-at-law (Poland) and solicitor of England and Wales (not practising). He specialises in litigation and arbitration proceedings requiring deep knowledge of finance and accounting, particularly cases involving investment agreements and M&A.
Patrycja Polasz, LL.M. (LSE), adwokat (Poland) and solicitor of England and Wales (not practising). She has great experience in project finance, real estate financing, and refinancing of debt. She has advised banks and other lenders, as well as borrowers, in numerous transactions.
Maciej A. Szewczyk, attorney-at-law (Poland) and solicitor of England and Wales (not practising). He handles commercial law, particularly M&A transactions, as well as corporate law. He also provides ongoing legal assistance to companies operating in Poland. He coordinates the activity of the firm’s Common Law Desk.
Magdalena Świtajska, adwokat (Poland) and solicitor of England and Wales (not practising). She handles individual and collective labour law, in particular redundancies of senior managers and protected workers, restructuring, transfers, cross-border aspects of employment law, and employment-related civil and criminal matters.