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Dispute Resolution — Poland


Clifford Chance - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Practice head Bartosz Krużewski is a top-ranked practitioner who is particularly skilled at advising domestic and international clients on post-merger disputes and has extensive experience in high-profile contentious construction cases. He is also a sought-after arbitration counsel and arbitrator. "He can communicate legal strategy in simple words," a client says.

Marcin Ciemiński's broad practice encompasses commercial, civil and insurance law litigation. He is particularly active in white-collar crime investigations, including corruption allegations. His communication skills are much valued, as one source says: "He is down-to-earth and gives precise and to-the-point answers," and another source adds: "He's very easy to work with," explaining further that "he's service-minded and responds very quickly."

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Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak - Dispute Resolution Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Senior statesman Stanisław Sołtysiński is an eminent corporate law and international arbitration specialist who is very highly regarded in the market.

Dariusz Skuza has many years of experience as litigator under his belt, focusing on commercial and civil litigation, in addition to acting on arbitration cases. He has also served as a judge. "He is the best lawyer on lawsuits we have ever encountered," enthuses one source.

Andrzej Szlęzak predominantly acts as an arbitrator and also has a strong track record of representing domestic and international clients on high-stakes arbitration matters as counsel.

Jacek Siński enters this year's rankings as a result of positive market recognition. He focuses on civil and commercial litigation, including regularly acting on corporate and contract disputes. According to one client, "he tries to understand the core of a problem and the business concepts."

Rafał Waszkiewicz goes a tier up in the rankings as a result of increased visibility and positive feedback. He acts on large construction disputes in addition to handling general commercial litigation matters. "He understands business needs," a source says.

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SK&S’ Litigation Department, headed by Dariusz Skuza, provides advice on dispute resolution before the civil courts, courts of arbitration and the Supreme Administrative Court. We represent clients in all types of proceedings at all stages, from comprehensive case preparation and management, collecting evidence and filing statements of case, to settlement negotiations and participation in proceedings and the enforcement of judgments.

SK&S has successfully represented the Polish Government in international arbitration disputes and managed numerous disputes regarding the protection of foreign investments. Many proceedings conducted by the Litigation Department concern the protection of intellectual and industrial property and unfair competition. We have also had significant success in administrative proceedings before the Supreme Administrative Court and in arbitration proceedings.

Since SK&S’ inception, the Litigation Department has conducted significantly more than 3000 cases enabling our attorneys to gain the broadest possible experience in many courts which allows us best help and support our clients.

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CMS - Dispute Resolution Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Described as an "outstanding specialist in consumer protection," managing partner Małgorzata Surdek is reputed for defending financial institutions on high-profile class action cases. She also handles contentious insurance cases and is active in public procurement litigation. A client admires "the way she leads the case and her team, as well as the way she formulates her argumentation."

Anna Cudna-Wagner joined CMS from Linklaters in May 2017. She focuses on banking and insurance sector disputes, including disputed derivative transactions. One source praises her determination: "She wins all the cases that she can, and she still tries to win those she cannot."

Counsel Joanna Młot advises domestic and international clients on disputes related to construction, real estate and regulatory issues. "She clearly sees the heart of the problem," observes one source, adding: "She diagnoses risk fast and proposes very interesting solutions."

Counsel Katarzyna Kucharczyk assists with the team's key instruction, particularly in relation to construction disputes, and also represents clients in unfair competition cases. Sources point out her attention to detail.

Andrzej Szumański is is a highly respected arbitrator. He is especially experienced in matters related to companies and securities, as well as domestic and international trade law. He is also known for his academic work.

About the Team (content provided by CMS)

CMS has one of the largest and most experienced specialist litigation and arbitration teams in Poland. The team is able to provide effective support and assistance in a wide variety of disputes – from simple claims to complex, high-value disputes.
Our specialisation is multi-dimensional. We are a top advisor in class actions, arbitration, consumer protection, public procurement, construction and unfair competition disputes. We have also won recognition for regularly advising clients in other areas of dispute – such as employment, corporate, intellectual property, competition and product liability.
We also deal with disputes that require industry-specific knowledge, for instance construction disputes, disputes related to claims under insurance policies, and disputes with regulators of the energy, telecommunications or financial markets. Our litigation lawyers work closely with colleagues from various sector teams who can offer industry-specific insight.
We conduct proceedings before administrative courts, and have advised in criminal proceedings (in particular in the area of commercial penal law) and enforcement proceedings.
The independent international reviewers Chambers and Legal 500 constantly recommend our team as one of the leading dispute resolution practices in Poland.

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Dentons - Dispute Resolution Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Wojciech Kozłowski advises clients from a broad range of sectors on commercial litigation, including representing clients in disputes against the regulatory bodies. He recently co-led the team representing a consortium of Saipem, Techint and PBG in the EUR60 million EPC contract dispute with Polskie LNG in relation to the construction of an LNG regasification terminal.

Piotr Machnikowski is recognised as an active arbitrator and is also respected for his academic credentials.

Head of the arbitration practice Michał Jochemczak appears as both counsel and arbitrator. His areas of expertise include disputes relating to the energy, construction, real estate and financial sectors. He is praised by clients for his fast and detailed responses.

Anna Maria Pukszto is active on a wide array of commercial disputes, with particular expertise in insolvency-related matters. She continued to act for SIAC Construction on a number of disputes against GDDKiA relating to the construction of the A4 motorway in Poland, with an aggregate value of EUR190 million. One client appreciates her "very thorough and precise advice," adding: "She always outlines advantages and disadvantages in strategy, and then looks at mitigating risks."

Patrick Radzimierski represents clients in civil and administrative law proceedings, including in large-scale construction cases. "He comes back with new ideas and plenty of solutions, anticipating movements and coming up with good strategic proposals," a client reports.

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Domański Zakrzewski Palinka - Dispute Resolution Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Jozef Palinka is a widely respected disputes lawyer acting on a range of arbitration and litigation matters. He has recently been involved in high-profile disputes relating to currency options products, representing the banks.

Paweł Lewandowski assists clients with construction and energy-related disputes. He acted for OHL on a high-stakes litigation concerning a claim against PBG over sharing the cost of a construction project. Sources point out his strong communication skills.

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Court disputes are an unavoidable part of business. We realise that the outcome of court or arbitration proceedings has a direct impact on a firm’s financial standing and that a lengthy trial or enforcement is a calamity for many businesses. Thus we try to ensure that the effect of our services translates into success in court and that the services we provide are as effective as possible in terms of both time and cost. The Practice is composed of 12 specialists working under the leadership of three Partners who have extensive experience in negotiations, arbitration and representing clients in court.

DZP’s lawyers represent Polish and foreign clients in disputes, acting for them in negotiations with business partners and before Polish and international institutions. Our experts act in common courts, the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Tribunal, and also in Polish and international arbitration tribunals.

We dedicate ourselves to each matter and our clients are kept regularly informed of the course of proceedings. Our know-how aids the market feeling that we gained in working with entities operating in various business sectors.

The Law Firm has handled numerous prominent cases in Poland for clients in, e.g. construction and infrastructure, industry, transport and communications, trade, finances and insurance, and also in the real estate and state administration sectors.

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K&L Gates - Dispute Resolution Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Practice head Maciej Jamka is active in both arbitration and significant local litigation cases, particularly in relation to constriction matters. He has an enviable track record in investment arbitration cases and also regularly acts as an arbitrator in commercial arbitration cases. "He guesses business needs before they are articulated," a client says, adding that he can predict "the next step of the other party" as well as "what will happen in the process."

Wojciech Sadowski handles a wide array of commercial disputes and also comes highly recommended for international arbitration matters, appearing both as arbitrator and as counsel. He recently co-led the team representing Orlen Koltrans in a dispute against PKP in relation to a railway accident that resulted in the destruction of two trains and some railway infrastructure.

Rafał Morek climbs up the ranks as a result of strong feedback from market commentators. He has considerable experience in alternative methods of dispute resolution as well as litigation. Sources praise him for his experience as an arbitration counsel. "He looks for constructive solutions suited to the situation," a client reports.

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Wardyński & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Monika Hartung is an experienced lawyer specialising in commercial disputes and regularly acts as arbitration counsel. She has a particular focus on post-M&A contentious matters. She recently represented an Israeli investor in its EUR16 million case against a seller concerning a failed land purchase transaction in Poland. "She is very clear and punctual," observes one client.

Native German speaker Harald Marschner is qualified to practise in both Poland and Germany. He regularly advises German clients on Polish-related matters, including court proceedings.

Senior statesman Tomasz Wardyński is an eminent name in the Polish arbitration market. He acts as an arbitrator on high-calibre international arbitration proceedings.

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Drzewiecki Tomaszek & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Practice head Zbigniew Drzewiecki is an established disputes lawyer in the Polish market. He is known for his work on high-value public procurement and protecting consumers in class action cases. One client comments: "His business experience allows him to develop very successful litigation strategies."

Jarosław Kołkowski joined the team from Weil, Gotshal & Manges in early 2017. He advises domestic and international clients on a wide range of commercial litigation matters, with a particular focus on the energy sector.

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Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak - Dispute Resolution Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Practice head Paweł Pietkiewicz advises leading domestic and multinational clients on a wide spectrum of litigation and arbitration matters. He acts as both an arbitration counsel and an arbitrator. One client describes him as "thoughtful in approach, covering all different possibilities."

Andrzej Wysokiński is widely respected for his expertise in financial disputes, especially arising from restructuring and insolvency. He represented one of the leading Polish banks against SIAC Construction in relation to a payment in regard to the financing the bank provided to a consortium, of which SIAC Construction was a member, to construct a motorway.

About the Team (content provided by Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak)

The Litigation and Arbitration Team at Greenberg Traurig’s Warsaw office combines the experience of the firm’s transaction and counseling practice, in particular in the area of M&A, privatization, corporate law, banking and finance, telecommunications, energy, real estate and taxation, with the ability to use a strategic approach towards the most complex, including cross-border, litigation cases before arbitration tribunals, common courts and other authorities.

Greenberg Traurig’s Warsaw office represents clients before all Polish courts, including the Supreme Court and the Supreme Administrative Court and the Constitutional Tribunal as well as arbitration courts in Poland and abroad. The Warsaw office represents its clients in proceedings before state administration bodies, in particular the President of the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) and the Financial Supervision Authority and in appeal proceedings against the decisions of these offices (in particular before the Competition and Consumer Protection Court in Warsaw).


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Kubas Kos Gałkowski - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Senior practitioner Andrzej Kubas is a respected academic with very solid experience in advising on contentious civil and commercial law matters. He is also a well-respected name in the international arbitration market. Sources note he handles significant cases.

Rafał Kos has a solid reputation as an active litigator and arbitration counsel.

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Łaszczuk & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Founding partner Maciej Łaszczuk has a remarkable track record as an arbitrator, acting on commercial and investment arbitration cases. He is also a highly regarded commercial litigator.

Managing partner Justyna Szpara is sought after by domestic and international clients for substantial commercial litigation cases. She also acts as an arbitrator and represents clients as arbitration counsel in commercial and investment arbitration cases. "She has the ability to understand all the complexities of an issue and come up with brilliant solutions," comments one source.

About the Team (content provided by Łaszczuk & Partners)

Our dispute resolution practice provides effective advice to Polish and international clients.

Key areas of specialisation:

  • commercial litigation, including proceedings before the Supreme Court of Poland
  • commercial arbitration
  • post-arbitration litigation
  • administrative proceedings
  • investment treaty arbitration

Advice on:

  • construction and infrastructure disputes (eg. over payment for construction work, liability for defects, delay in project completion)
  • M&A disputes
  • employment disputes
  • IP disputes (unfair competition, copyright, industrial property rights)
  • insurance disputes
  • business, financial and white-collar crime, including frauds and cybersecurity issues
  • aviation law, including airline liability for delayed or recalled flights

Examples of work:

  • counselling in investment arbitration against the Polish government by an investor with regard to change in legislation (the amount in dispute EUR 60 million)
  • counselling in a dispute over delay in completion of construction of a ring road in a city in Poland
  • counselling in an international ad hoc arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules seated in New Delhi, India, regarding a joint venture agreement between a Polish and an Indian company
  • counselling in an ICC arbitration concerning put option regarding shares in a real estate development company with the amount in dispute exceeding EUR 100 million
  • counselling in over EUR 90 million arbitration dispute concerning validity of a call option regarding a heat and power plant and call option price mechanism

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Linklaters - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Practice head Cezary Wisniewski is a respected arbitrator acting for both domestic and international clients, with particular experience in investment arbitration. He is also involved in the firm's key litigation cases.

Counsel Zbigniew Kruczkowski is an experienced commercial litigator who is particularly well versed in competition law and shareholder disputes. Sources note his in-depth analysis and the calmness of his approach.

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White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k. - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Practice head Michał Subocz is particularly known and respected for acting on construction disputes. He also acts as arbitration counsel and recently represented Acciona Infraestructuras and Mostostal Warszawa in a commercial arbitration case in relation to a high-value project for the modernisation of a coal preparation plant.

Counsel Piotr Bytnerowicz enters the rankings this year as a result of positive market feedback. He is active on the team's most significant disputes, which often relate to construction. One source notes "the clarity and aptness of his conclusions and arguments," as well as "his creativity in solving problems."

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To learn more about our practice, please visit: whitecase.com/law

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DLA Piper Wiater sp.k. - Dispute Resolution Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Practice head Krzysztof Kycia has significant experience in public procurement, construction and infrastructure disputes. "He is realistic in his judgements," reports one client. He represented PGE GiEK in a court dispute challenging the decisions of the energy regulator on state aid in the form of reimbursement of so-called stranded costs.

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Gide Loyrette Nouel - Dispute Resolution Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Department head Piotr Sadownik is a well-recognised practitioner with a strong track record in advising domestic clients and international investors. He has particular expertise in infrastructure and energy-related matters. He is praised for his understanding of clients' needs.

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SPCG Studnicki Płeszka Ćwiąkalski Górski - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Senior statesman Zbigniew Ćwiąkalski is an established name in dealing with contentious business cases related to white-collar crime. He is also a reputed academic.

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Department head Andrzej Miklas is an experienced disputes lawyer with a particular focus on corporate disputes. He recently represented PKP in a litigation case against Budimex in relation to compensation of damages for a breach of share purchase agreement.

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WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Bartłomiej Jankowski enjoys a solid reputation in the Polish disputes market. He focuses on construction and infrastructure disputes, including roads, waste water and heating projects. He is also experienced in contentious commercial and corporate matters. "He can lead the conversation in such a way that he can throw his opponent off balance with his arguments," says one impressed client.

Tomasz Kwieciński's expertise encompasses contentious public procurement and insurance matters. He represented Air Products in arbitration proceedings for damages in relation to the termination of a long-term technical gases delivery contract valued at PLN15 million. "He is a very experienced lawyer who judges the situation very well," observes one source.

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Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich Sp. k. - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 5

第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Notable for representing financial services clients in insolvency and class action cases in addition to general commercial disputes.

Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozłowska and Bartosz Merczyński are key contacts for clients.

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Baker McKenzie - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 5

第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Active on commercial disputes, with a particular practical knowledge of infrastructure-related litigation.

Łukasz Hejmej and Sebastian Pabian are key contacts for clients.

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The focus areas of Baker McKenzie´s Warsaw dispute resolution practice are: 

  • Insurance and financial institutions litigation/arbitration
  • Construction and infrastructure disputes
  • International arbitration proceedings (regardless of the jurisdiction)
  • Corporate litigation/arbitration
  • Compliance and internal investigations 
  • Consumer litigation (including group actions)


Since Łukasz Hejmej and Sebastian Pabian have joined the team we have a great portfolio of financial institutions clients – banks as well as insurers (such as AEGON Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń na Życie S.A., AIG Europe Limited Sp. z o.o. Branch in Poland, PKO Leasing S.A., Chubb European Group Limited Branch in Poland, Getin Noble Bank S.A., TUiR Allianz Polska S.A.).


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Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 5

第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Notable team with broad expertise in commercial litigation as well as arbitration matters. Significant experience in advising clients in the TMT, infrastructure and aviation sectors.

Senior associate Maciej Jóźwiak is a key contact for clients.

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Senior Statesperson

Zbigniew Ćwiąkalski

SPCG Studnicki Płeszka Ćwiąkalski Górski

From the Chambers Global guide

Senior statesman Zbigniew Ćwiąkalski is an established name in dealing with contentious business cases related to white-collar crime. He is also a reputed academic.

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Senior Statesperson

Kubas Kos Gałkowski

From the Chambers Global guide

Senior practitioner Andrzej Kubas is a respected academic with very solid experience in advising on contentious civil and commercial law matters. He is also a well-respected name in the international arbitration market. Sources note he handles significant cases.

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Senior Statesperson

Stanisław Sołtysiński

Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

From the Chambers Global guide

Senior statesman Stanisław Sołtysiński is an eminent corporate law and international arbitration specialist who is very highly regarded in the market.

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Band 1

Bartosz Krużewski

Clifford Chance

From the Chambers Global guide

Practice head Bartosz Krużewski is a top-ranked practitioner who is particularly skilled at advising domestic and international clients on post-merger disputes and has extensive experience in high-profile contentious construction cases. He is also a sought-after arbitration counsel and arbitrator. "He can communicate legal strategy in simple words," a client says.

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Paweł Pietkiewicz

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak

From the Chambers Global guide

Practice head Paweł Pietkiewicz advises leading domestic and multinational clients on a wide spectrum of litigation and arbitration matters. He acts as both an arbitration counsel and an arbitrator. One client describes him as "thoughtful in approach, covering all different possibilities."

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Band 1

Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

From the Chambers Global guide

Dariusz Skuza has many years of experience as litigator under his belt, focusing on commercial and civil litigation, in addition to acting on arbitration cases. He has also served as a judge. "He is the best lawyer on lawsuits we have ever encountered," enthuses one source.

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Wardyński & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Monika Hartung is an experienced lawyer specialising in commercial disputes and regularly acts as arbitration counsel. She has a particular focus on post-M&A contentious matters. She recently represented an Israeli investor in its EUR16 million case against a seller concerning a failed land purchase transaction in Poland. "She is very clear and punctual," observes one client.

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Band 2

K&L Gates

From the Chambers Global guide

Practice head Maciej Jamka is active in both arbitration and significant local litigation cases, particularly in relation to constriction matters. He has an enviable track record in investment arbitration cases and also regularly acts as an arbitrator in commercial arbitration cases. "He guesses business needs before they are articulated," a client says, adding that he can predict "the next step of the other party" as well as "what will happen in the process."

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Band 2

Łaszczuk & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Founding partner Maciej Łaszczuk has a remarkable track record as an arbitrator, acting on commercial and investment arbitration cases. He is also a highly regarded commercial litigator.

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Band 2

Domański Zakrzewski Palinka

From the Chambers Global guide

Jozef Palinka is a widely respected disputes lawyer acting on a range of arbitration and litigation matters. He has recently been involved in high-profile disputes relating to currency options products, representing the banks.

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Band 2

Wojciech Sadowski

K&L Gates

From the Chambers Global guide

Wojciech Sadowski handles a wide array of commercial disputes and also comes highly recommended for international arbitration matters, appearing both as arbitrator and as counsel. He recently co-led the team representing Orlen Koltrans in a dispute against PKP in relation to a railway accident that resulted in the destruction of two trains and some railway infrastructure.

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Band 2

Małgorzata Surdek

CMS

From the Chambers Global guide

Described as an "outstanding specialist in consumer protection," managing partner Małgorzata Surdek is reputed for defending financial institutions on high-profile class action cases. She also handles contentious insurance cases and is active in public procurement litigation. A client admires "the way she leads the case and her team, as well as the way she formulates her argumentation."

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Band 3

Marcin Ciemiński

Clifford Chance

From the Chambers Global guide

Marcin Ciemiński's broad practice encompasses commercial, civil and insurance law litigation. He is particularly active in white-collar crime investigations, including corruption allegations. His communication skills are much valued, as one source says: "He is down-to-earth and gives precise and to-the-point answers," and another source adds: "He's very easy to work with," explaining further that "he's service-minded and responds very quickly."

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Band 3

Anna Cudna-Wagner

CMS

From the Chambers Global guide

Anna Cudna-Wagner joined CMS from Linklaters in May 2017. She focuses on banking and insurance sector disputes, including disputed derivative transactions. One source praises her determination: "She wins all the cases that she can, and she still tries to win those she cannot."

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Band 3

Zbigniew Drzewiecki

Drzewiecki Tomaszek & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Practice head Zbigniew Drzewiecki is an established disputes lawyer in the Polish market. He is known for his work on high-value public procurement and protecting consumers in class action cases. One client comments: "His business experience allows him to develop very successful litigation strategies."

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Band 3

Bartłomiej Jankowski

WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr

From the Chambers Global guide

Bartłomiej Jankowski enjoys a solid reputation in the Polish disputes market. He focuses on construction and infrastructure disputes, including roads, waste water and heating projects. He is also experienced in contentious commercial and corporate matters. "He can lead the conversation in such a way that he can throw his opponent off balance with his arguments," says one impressed client.

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Band 3

Kocur & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Michał Kocur of Kocur & Partners is a highly regarded disputes lawyer who advises clients from a broad range of industries including real estate, construction and healthcare. "What is particularly impressive is how solid his understanding of the case has been as early as at the pitching stage," enthuses one source. He also acts as an arbitrator.

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Band 3

Kubas Kos Gałkowski

From the Chambers Global guide

Rafał Kos has a solid reputation as an active litigator and arbitration counsel.

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Band 3

Wojciech Kozłowski

Dentons

From the Chambers Global guide

Wojciech Kozłowski advises clients from a broad range of sectors on commercial litigation, including representing clients in disputes against the regulatory bodies. He recently co-led the team representing a consortium of Saipem, Techint and PBG in the EUR60 million EPC contract dispute with Polskie LNG in relation to the construction of an LNG regasification terminal.

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Band 3

Zbigniew Kruczkowski

Linklaters

From the Chambers Global guide

Counsel Zbigniew Kruczkowski is an experienced commercial litigator who is particularly well versed in competition law and shareholder disputes. Sources note his in-depth analysis and the calmness of his approach.

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Band 3

Paweł Lewandowski

Domański Zakrzewski Palinka

From the Chambers Global guide

Paweł Lewandowski assists clients with construction and energy-related disputes. He acted for OHL on a high-stakes litigation concerning a claim against PBG over sharing the cost of a construction project. Sources point out his strong communication skills.

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Band 3

K&L Gates

From the Chambers Global guide

Rafał Morek climbs up the ranks as a result of strong feedback from market commentators. He has considerable experience in alternative methods of dispute resolution as well as litigation. Sources praise him for his experience as an arbitration counsel. "He looks for constructive solutions suited to the situation," a client reports.

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Band 3

Marcin Radwan-Röhrenschef

Röhrenschef

From the Chambers Global guide

Marcin Radwan-Röhrenschef of Röhrenschef advises on a wide range of commercial disputes, including in the field of administrative and bankruptcy law, as well as contentious cases related to infrastructure projects. Sources praise his responsiveness and strong interpersonal skills.

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Band 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel

From the Chambers Global guide

Department head Piotr Sadownik is a well-recognised practitioner with a strong track record in advising domestic clients and international investors. He has particular expertise in infrastructure and energy-related matters. He is praised for his understanding of clients' needs.

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Band 3

Łaszczuk & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Justyna Szpara is sought after by domestic and international clients for substantial commercial litigation cases. She also acts as an arbitrator and represents clients as arbitration counsel in commercial and investment arbitration cases. "She has the ability to understand all the complexities of an issue and come up with brilliant solutions," comments one source.

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Band 3

Andrzej Wysokiński

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak

From the Chambers Global guide

Andrzej Wysokiński is widely respected for his expertise in financial disputes, especially arising from restructuring and insolvency. He represented one of the leading Polish banks against SIAC Construction in relation to a payment in regard to the financing the bank provided to a consortium, of which SIAC Construction was a member, to construct a motorway.

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Band 4

Marcin Asłanowicz

Wolf Theiss

From the Chambers Global guide

Marcin Asłanowicz of Wolf Theiss represents clients in commercial litigation cases and is also recognised for his work as arbitration counsel. A client praises his focus on important things in a case and his creative approach.

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Band 4

Przemysław Drapała

Jara Drapała & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Przemysław Drapała of Jara Drapała & Partners enters this year's rankings in recognition of his standing in the Polish disputes market. He regularly handles high-profile construction and infrastructure disputes. He is praised by sources for being "always very convincing and able to support his stance with persuasive arguments." 

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Band 4

Michał Jochemczak

Dentons

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of the arbitration practice Michał Jochemczak appears as both counsel and arbitrator. His areas of expertise include disputes relating to the energy, construction, real estate and financial sectors. He is praised by clients for his fast and detailed responses.

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Band 4

Jarosław Kołkowski

Drzewiecki Tomaszek & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Jarosław Kołkowski joined the team from Weil, Gotshal & Manges in early 2017. He advises domestic and international clients on a wide range of commercial litigation matters, with a particular focus on the energy sector.

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Band 4

Tomasz Kwieciński

WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr

From the Chambers Global guide

Tomasz Kwieciński's expertise encompasses contentious public procurement and insurance matters. He represented Air Products in arbitration proceedings for damages in relation to the termination of a long-term technical gases delivery contract valued at PLN15 million. "He is a very experienced lawyer who judges the situation very well," observes one source.

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Band 4

DLA Piper Wiater sp.k.

From the Chambers Global guide

Practice head Krzysztof Kycia has significant experience in public procurement, construction and infrastructure disputes. "He is realistic in his judgements," reports one client. He represented PGE GiEK in a court dispute challenging the decisions of the energy regulator on state aid in the form of reimbursement of so-called stranded costs.

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Band 4

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Department head Andrzej Miklas is an experienced disputes lawyer with a particular focus on corporate disputes. He recently represented PKP in a litigation case against Budimex in relation to compensation of damages for a breach of share purchase agreement.

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Band 4

CMS

From the Chambers Global guide

Counsel Joanna Młot advises domestic and international clients on disputes related to construction, real estate and regulatory issues. "She clearly sees the heart of the problem," observes one source, adding: "She diagnoses risk fast and proposes very interesting solutions."

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Band 4

Sylwester Pieckowski

Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.k.

From the Chambers Global guide

Sylwester Pieckowski of Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.k. heads the litigation and ADR practice at the firm. He is a long-standing senior practitioner with an active practice in mediation and arbitration. He recently advised HYDROBUDOWA POLSKA on its bankruptcy litigation proceedings against the GDDKiA seeking payment of damages for termination of the A-H Highway Tarnów-Dębica construction agreement.

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Band 4

Anna Maria Pukszto

Dentons

From the Chambers Global guide

Anna Maria Pukszto is active on a wide array of commercial disputes, with particular expertise in insolvency-related matters. She continued to act for SIAC Construction on a number of disputes against GDDKiA relating to the construction of the A4 motorway in Poland, with an aggregate value of EUR190 million. One client appreciates her "very thorough and precise advice," adding: "She always outlines advantages and disadvantages in strategy, and then looks at mitigating risks."

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Band 4

Patrick Radzimierski

Dentons

From the Chambers Global guide

Patrick Radzimierski represents clients in civil and administrative law proceedings, including in large-scale construction cases. "He comes back with new ideas and plenty of solutions, anticipating movements and coming up with good strategic proposals," a client reports.

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Band 4

Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

From the Chambers Global guide

Jacek Siński enters this year's rankings as a result of positive market recognition. He focuses on civil and commercial litigation, including regularly acting on corporate and contract disputes. According to one client, "he tries to understand the core of a problem and the business concepts."  

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Band 4

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.

From the Chambers Global guide

Practice head Michał Subocz is particularly known and respected for acting on construction disputes. He also acts as arbitration counsel and recently represented Acciona Infraestructuras and Mostostal Warszawa in a commercial arbitration case in relation to a high-value project for the modernisation of a coal preparation plant.

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Band 4

Rafał Waszkiewicz

Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

From the Chambers Global guide

Rafał Waszkiewicz goes a tier up in the rankings as a result of increased visibility and positive feedback. He acts on large construction disputes in addition to handling general commercial litigation matters. "He understands business needs," a source says.

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Up and Coming

Piotr Bytnerowicz

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.

From the Chambers Global guide

Counsel Piotr Bytnerowicz enters the rankings this year as a result of positive market feedback. He is active on the team's most significant disputes, which often relate to construction. One source notes "the clarity and aptness of his conclusions and arguments," as well as "his creativity in solving problems." 

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Up and Coming

Katarzyna Kucharczyk

CMS

From the Chambers Global guide

Counsel Katarzyna Kucharczyk assists with the team's key instruction, particularly in relation to construction disputes, and also represents clients in unfair competition cases. Sources point out her attention to detail.

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