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Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.k.

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Managing Partner: Włodzimierz Radzikowski
Number of partners: 14
Number of lawyers: 23
Languages: English, French, 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 28 years they have played a central role in transforming the Polish economy. Their experiences encompass 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. They are particularly well known for their work in developing the Polish legal framework 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 are consistently recognised by Polish and international professional publications for their achievements in the fields of corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, tax, energy, real estate, dispute resolution, banking and finance. These lawyers also have significant expertise in restructurings and privatisations, 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:
These lawyers’ long-established experience encompasses their respresentation of domestic and international clients in corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and privatisations, 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, including employment restructuring, financing, anti-monopoly issues, taxes as well as litigation, arbitration and mediation.
They represent both multinational corporations operating in Poland and Polish companies in their operations and investment projects in other countries.
Contact: Włodzimierz Radzikowski
Tel: +48 22 520 50 00
Email: [email protected]

Energy:
This energy practice is widely regarded as a leading one in the Polish market. This team has a unique knowledge of generation distribution and trading in electricity. Utilising their broad experience these lawyers advise Polish and international clients on mergers and acquisitions of energy companies, financing of energy projects, they successfully represent the biggest energy companies in Poland in connection with high-profile energy industry related disputes. They represent 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 won several test cases in the energy sector. This energy practice has a wealth of experience in renewable energy matters, in particular those involving wind farm projects.
Contact: Igor Muszyński
Tel: +48 22 520 50 00
Email: [email protected]

Tax & Customs:
This 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. These lawyers advise clients on tax planning 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
Tel: +48 22 520 50 00
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Piotr Karwat
Tel: +48 22 520 50 00
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. These lawyers started from acquisitions of warehouses and distribution centers 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 on matters connected with securing financing for their projects and in litigating breaches under lease, investment and other real estate contracts.
Contact: Mariusz Stawiarczyk
Tel: +48 22 520 50 00
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
This team represents both lenders and borrowers in debt financing transactions in Poland and abroad. These lawyers’ experience includes project finance and real estate financing, M&A transactions including leveraged buyout financing, and financing 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
Tel: +48 22 520 50 00
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Agnieszka Piasecka
Tel: +48 22 520 50 00
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
These lawyers have extensive experience and a number of achievements in dealing with complicated multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration cases as well as international trade negotiations and mediation. Their experience includes a number of landmark cases and the first class action in Poland. They represent Polish and international corporations and investors before courts of all instances as well as before regulatory and supervisory institutions. 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
Tel: +48 22 520 50 00
Email: [email protected]