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What the team is known for

Strong department well-versed in class action claims, representing banks as well as insurers. Also has a solid track record in international arbitration matters, including investment and commercial arbitration. Active on a broad range of contentious matters, including regulatory matters, particularly in relation to financial services, as well as construction disputes and post-M&A disputes. Draws clients from a range of sectors, including transport and energy. Also active in white-collar crime-related cases.

Notable practitioners

Anna Cudna-Wagner specialises in advising on disputes in the financial services sector, often representing international banks. She also acts for clients in class action cases.

Joanna Młot is reputed for handling infrastructure and construction disputes. She also represents clients in commercial litigation.

Katarzyna Kucharczyk offers support to clients on corporate litigation as well as construction disputes. She also acts for clients in the insurance industry.

Małgorzata Surdek is adept at representing clients in litigation, particularly in contentious insurance, construction and class action cases in the financial services sector. She also acts as an arbitrator.

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Overview

Experienced litigators

Our 21-lawyer team is one of the biggest and most experienced on the Polish market and has multi-dimensional specialisations. Throughout the years we have won recognition as a top advisor in: 

  • class action defence,
  • construction, infrastructure and real estate disputes,
  • corporate/M&A disputes,
  • competition and consumer protection disputes, 
  • insurance claims, as well as
  • complex mediation.

Sector-specific understanding

We have unrivalled experience in the financial institutions and construction sectors, advising on our clients’ most complicated and sensitive disputes. Apart from financial institutions and construction companies, we are regularly instructed by companies from multiple sectors of the economy, including energy, aviation, life sciences, manufacturing, automotive, TMT, infrastructure, consumer products, and e-commerce. 

Arbitration experts

Our lawyers are experienced in international investment and commercial arbitration.  We represent our clients in arbitration proceedings conducted in accordance with the arbitration rules of ICC, LCIA, SCC, VIAC, KIG Arbitration Court, Lewiatan Arbitration Court, as well as ad hoc arbitration in accordance with UNCITRAL rules. 

Leading corporate crime advisor

Within the department, we have a 4-lawyer team specialised in corporate crime. The team advises clients on all aspects of business criminal law, including anti-bribery and corruption issues, AML, and criminal proceedings, and supports in forensic investigations.

Members

Surdek, Małgorzata (Head of Department)

Beneturski, Adam

Borucki, Mateusz

Bujak, Jan

Cudna-Wagner, Anna

Dyras, Julia

Gerlach, Mateusz

Jodkowski, Adam

Kópczyński, Maciej

Korzeniewski, Arkadiusz

Kucharczyk, Katarzyna

Kurowski, Maciej

Miąskiewicz, Bartosz

Minkiewicz, Mariusz

Młot, Joanna

Skrzesińska-Kłos, Aneta

Skrzypczyńska, Aleksandra

Sokołowska, Katarzyna

Szmit-Fąderska, Karolina

Woźniak, Aleksander

Zbytniewski, Marcin

Clients

ALE Heavylift

Arcadis

AXA

Bank BPH (GE Group)

Bank Millennium

Bank Ochrony Środowiska

Bombardier Transportation

Citibank

IBM

mBank (Commerzbank Group)

Mostostal Warszawa (Acciona Group)

PKO BP

Polskie Koleje Linowe

Schuler Group (Andritz Group)

UTI

VIG Makina

Industries

Automotive

Aviation

Banking & finance

Construction

Consumer Products

Defence

E-commerce

Energy

Infrastructure

Insurance

Lifesciences

Manufacturing

Real Estate

TMT

Dispute Resolution

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Location

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Pośniak i Bejm

Warsaw Financial Centre

ul. Emilii Plater 53

Warsaw

Masovian

Poland

00-113

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Poland

Dispute Resolution


Anna Cudna-Wagner
Band 4
Joanna Młot
Band 4
Katarzyna Kucharczyk
Band 4
Małgorzata Surdek
Band 2

Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators


Małgorzata Surdek
Band 3