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Firm Profile

WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr

Firm Profile

Warsaw

  • Profile
  • Plac Stanisława Małachowskiego 2
  • Warsaw
  • Masovian
  • Poland
  • 00-066

Firm profile submitted by WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr

Managing Partner: Jerzy Baehr, LL.D.
Number of partners: 17
Number of lawyers: 80
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish


WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr is a leading Polish independent law firm advising both domestic and international clients across all areas of business law.
WKB’s international outlook and cross-border experience, combined with thorough local market knowledge, make it a reliable partner across-the-board.
Key clients in recent years include: Ryanair, EBRD, EDF, PKN ORLEN, Panattoni, British American Tobacco, PGNiG, ENEA, IKEA, Aviva, MB Aerospace, TAURON, Poczta Polska, GE Power, Booking.com, Safran, Harley Davidson, and AEGON.

PRACTICE AREASAviation Banking & Finance Capital Markets Company Law & Corporate Governance Competition Law Criminal Law in Business Data Protection Employment Law Energy Environment & Natural Resources Infrastructure & PPP Insurance Intellectual Property & TMTLife Sciences Litigation & Dispute Resolution Mergers & Acquisitions Public Procurement Real Estate & Property Development Restructuring & Insolvency State Aid & EU Funds Tax

Banking & Finance:

The continuously growing practice has demonstrated capabilities in NPLs and bonds (including mortgage backed) and is particularly strong in financial restructuring and HYB issuances. Other areas of expertise include general lending (REF, LBO, and MBO), and project finance (including energy sector). The team often acts alongside top international firms on significant cross-border deals.
Contact: Marcin Smolarek
Email: [email protected]

Competition Law:
Recognised for its expertise in competition law and antitrust matters and proceedings, the team also has notable experience in compliance reviews and programmes, distribution and franchising networks, consumer law matters, unfair competition and unfair commercial practices. Team members have co-authored two editions of the ‘Commentary on the Competition and Consumer Protection Act’.
Contact: Aleksander Stawicki
Email: [email protected]

Energy:
Experienced in both conventional and renewable energy projects, the team is regularly instructed by major industry players. Recent highlights include significant investments in new power generation units in Poland, and involvement in the implementation of the Polish renewable energy auction system.
Contact: Jerzy Baehr
Email: [email protected] Infrastructure

Projects & PPP:
The team is recognised for its expertise in advising on strategic investments in key sectors of the Polish economy (such as the gas & energy industry, public utilities, construction of road infrastructure, and public transportation), and draws on this experience in assisting clients with realizing innovative infrastructure project plans.
Contact: Anna Flaga-Martynek
Email: [email protected]

Insurance:
WKB’s insurance experts are recognised for advising clients from across all segments of the sector (including insurers, domestic and foreign insurance brokers and policyholders) and their deep engagement in the industry. They have significant experience in representing insurance clients in high-value proceedings (including multi-milion złoty court disputes and competition and consumer law matters).
Contact: Jakub Pokrzywniak
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property & TMT:
WKB’s IP & TMT experts specialise in all aspects of intellectual property protection and enforcement, data protection, new technologies, IT contracts, cybersecurity, consumer matters, advertising and marketing, and protection of personal rights. The team boasts experienced litigators and represents many leading IP owners, including in the media, FMCG, retail, clothing and healthcare industries.
Contact: Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
The lawyers assist clients in proceedings before courts, tribunals and public administration agencies, including in pre-trial negotiations. Well-known for advising major Polish cities and utilities, the team has been increasingly active in complex insurance, construction and public procurement disputes, as well as disputes in the renewables sector.
Contact: Bartłomiej Jankowski
Email: [email protected]

M&A/Corporate:
The team, led by hands-on partners, offers full support on transactional and corporate matters. Recent engagements include a number of high-profile cross border and domestic transactions, notably for private equity funds and blue-chip companies, including in the energy and insurance sectors. The team also advises private and public clients from both local and foreign capital groups on restructuring projects and day-to-day matters.
Contact: Jakub Jędrzejak
Email: [email protected]

Public Procurement:
The team advises major Polish companies, including from the energy, construction and infrastructure sectors, as well as state and local government authorities on strategically important projects. The firm’s lawyers assist both contractors and contracting companies at all stages of contract award processes, as well as PPP and concession procedures (including representing clients in disputes). The team also participates in legislative works concerning the public procurement framework.
Contact: Jan Roliński
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Property Development:
Specialising in real estate transactions (including transaction structuring, financing and security), the team also has experience in property development (including in warehouse, commercial, residential and other markets), greenfield and brownfield investments, special economic zone projects, commercialisation, leases and similar arrangements.
Contact: Anna Wyrzykowska
Email: [email protected]

Restructuring & Insolvency:
The firm offers comprehensive services for creditors, debtors, entities undergoing insolvency proceedings or restructuring, and potential acquirers of distressed assets or businesses. Headed by Andrzej Wierciński, the team harnesses the commercial and strategic acumen derived from his many years of practical experience and frequently assists top international firms without offices in Poland on complicated cross-border insolvency matters.
Contact: Andrzej Wierciński
Email: [email protected]

French Desk, German Desk, Italian Desk:
Experienced lawyers team up to provide French, German and Italian-speaking businesses with assistance that is tailored to their needs and compatible with their business culture. The foreign desk services cover all sorts of matters (including M&A, as well as day-to-day operations and disputes) and draw in expertise from various practice areas such as company law, real estate, banking and finance, intellectual property, competition law and others.

Branches

  • 7 Paderewskiego Street,
  • 61-770,
  • Poznan,
  • Greater Poland
  • Poland
  • 61-770
  • Tel +48 61 855 32 20
  • Fax +48 61 851 32 52
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website : www.wkb.com.pl
  • Plac Stanisława Małachowskiego 2,
  • Warsaw,
  • Masovian
  • Poland
  • 00-066
  • Tel +48 22 201 00 00
  • Fax +48 22 201 00 99
  • Email : [email protected]