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Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.k.

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Managing Partner: Włodzimierz Radzikowski
Number of partners: 15
Number of lawyers: 24
Languages: English, German, Italian, Russian

Firm Overview:
The lawyers of Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.k. have been practicing in Poland since 1990 and over the past 30 years they have played a central role in transforming the Polish economy. Their experiences encompasses advising on the first privatisation of a formerly state-owned company and the first privatisation of a Polish bank as well as many other pioneer projects. By working with key government institutions and agencies they have helped shape the Polish legal system in the areas of energy, tax, general commercial law and investment protection. In the process of building Poland’s market economy, they have played a key role in projects requiring pioneering and innovative solutions. The experience gained through these projects gives this team the abilities and insight to think creatively and to provide clients with groundbreaking legal advice in new and unfamiliar situations. A number of solutions implemented by these lawyers have become standards in the Polish legal market or have been incorporated into Polish law. They have been consistently recognised by Polish and international professional publications for their achievements in the fields of corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, tax, energy, banking and finance, dispute resolution and real estate. These lawyers also have significant expertise in restructurings, project finance as well as capital markets and private equity transactions. This team prides itself on providing practical, business-oriented legal solutions.

Main Areas of Practice:
Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate, Restructurings & Privatisations, Capital Markets:
The lawyers’ long-established experience encompasses their respresentation of domestic and international clients in corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, foreign investment, management buyouts as well as mergers and de-mergers. They also advise on private equity/venture capital transactions as well as on capital markets transactions, including IPOs and other debt and equity securities offerings. These lawyers have substantial experience in advising clients on corporate matters, including corporate governance and disclosure obligations of public companies and application of regulations on trading in financial instruments. They provide comprehensive legal services in all stages of the transactional process, starting from the legal due diligence phase through negotiations to implementation. They advise in all areas that emerge in the course of business transactions, They represent both multinational corporations operating in Poland and Polish companies in their operations and investment projects in other countries.
Contact: Włodzimierz Radzikowski
Email: [email protected]

Energy:
The energy practice is widely regarded as a leading one in the Polish market. The team has unique knowledge of generation, distribution and trading in electricity, heat and gas. Utilising their broad experience these lawyers advise Polish and international clients on mergers and acquisitions of energy companies and financing of energy projects. They advise in the projects regarding construction of power plants and generation units, assisting in drafting and negotiating EPC and different types of service and maintenance contracts. They successfully represent the major energy companies in connection with high-profile energy industry related disputes. The firm represents clients in cases brought before the President of the Energy Regulatory Office, the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, the Court of Competition and Consumer Protection and has won several land mark cases in the energy sector, including exemption from the obligation to submit energy tariffs for approval of the Energy Regulatory Authority. The energy practice has a wealth of experience in renewable energy matters, in particular those involving wind farm projects and PV projects.
Contact: Igor Muszyński
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Przemysław Kałek
Email: [email protected]

Tax & Customs:
The highly reputable tax practice is particularly regarded for effectiveness and accomplishments in tax litigation cases, which results from the profound knowledge of tax law, procedures of administrative authorities and administrative courts as well as many years of practice and an individual approach to each case. The lawyers advise clients in connection with foreign investments, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures, securities offerings and other corporate transactions. They represent clients before tax authorities, tax inspection bodies, administrative courts, the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Tribunal. Their services are rendered to multinational corporations, banks and investment funds, real estate developers, and other global and local companies regarding issues related to all taxes and other public levies, such as turnover taxes (VAT and excise duty), corporate and personal income tax (CIT and PIT), real estate tax, and customs duties.
Contact: Dorota Szubielska 
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Piotr Karwat
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
This experienced team represents international and Polish developers, institutional investors and lenders in a variety of office, retail, warehouse, residential and hotel projects throughout Poland. The lawyers started from acquisitions of warehouses and distribution centres by the first foreign investors entering the Polish market, through advisory on development projects, acquisition, sale or lease of office space as well as housing and commercial buildings, to the financing of complex development and investment projects. They provide advice on a wide range of legal matters, including tax planning, structuring, title search including due diligence, reprivatisation claims, lease, financing, acquisition, sale, management and construction. They also have experience in assisting clients in matters connected with securing the financing for their projects and in litigating breaches under lease, investment and other real estate contracts.
Contact: Mariusz Stawiarczyk 
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
The team represents both lenders and borrowers in debt financing transactions in Poland and abroad. The lawyers’ experience includes project finance and real estate financing, M&A transactions including leveraged buyout financing, and financing for projects and investors in fossil and renewable energy, production and infrastructure sectors. They also provide opinions on financing structures prepared by banks under EU and Polish law compliance regime, including State aid regulations.
Contact: Zbigniew Skórczyński 
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Agnieszka Piasecka
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Martyna Kamińska-Tabaka
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
These lawyers have extensive experience and numerousof achievements in dealing with complicated multi-jurisdictional litigation. They have represented clients in a number of landmark, high value cases and in the first class action in Poland. They assist Polish and international corporations and investors at common courts of all instances and before regulatory and supervisory authorities. They stand out particularly in disputes with Energy or Tax Law background where lawyers can draw on synergy with the firm’s renowned Energy and Tax departments. They also have broad and outstanding experience in alternative dispute resolution – arbitration and mediation. These lawyers played a critical role in the establishment of the Polish Arbitration Association and the Arbitration Court at the Polish Confederation LEWIATAN and have served as arbitrators at Polish and foreign arbitration institutions.
Contact: Marcin Boruc 
Email: [email protected]