Our Team

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Each member of our team counts with highly specialised skills.

 

Krzysztof Wiater, Ph.D.

Krzysztof Wiater, Ph.D.

MANAGING PARTNER

  • Strategic Advice & Business Consultancy
  • Defence, Insurance, Energy

Aviation & Defence<br /> Corporate M&A<br /> Insurance

Openminded, effective and visionary Krzysztof leads the firm’s focus on the future of legal services and the role lawyers can play as business advisors. With over two decades of experience across multiple business sectors Krzysztof is a versatile, highly adaptable professional and key problem solver with proven track record. </p> <p>Krzysztof has outstanding expertise in aerospace, aviation & defence sectors, advising both domestic and international companies on groundbreaking and strategically important projects. He advises clients on all issues related to public procurements and offset contracts, including structuring projects and negotiating with the Ministry of National Defence. </p> <p>He has bredth of experience on matters ranging from high-value mergers and acquisitions, privatisation and corporate restructuring cases, in particular in energy and insurance sectors. </p> <p>Over the years he has built excellent working relationships with public institutions and governmental agencies by representing them in a number of significant transactions.

T: +48 787 07 01 07<br /> E: krzysztof.wiater@ngllegal.com

Krzysztof Wiater, Ph.D.
Grzegorz Godlewski

Grzegorz Godlewski

PARTNER, ATTORNEY‑AT‑LAW

  • Corporate M&A
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Competition, Antitrust & State Aid

Corporate M&A<br /> Insolvency & Restructuring<br /> Competition, Antitrust & State Aid

Grzegorz specialises in corporate law, with a particular focus on M&A transactions. He advises Polish and foreign corporations in national and international M&A transactions and joint ventures. </p> <p>Moreoever, Grzegorz assists clients in connection with acquisitions and sales of troubled companies and distressed assets both in bankruptcy court and through out-of-court transactions.</p> <p>Additionally, he specializes in state aid issues (including investment incentives), assisting the beneficiaries and entities providing support. Grzegorz also advises in merger control notifications, both in Poland and on the European Union level.</p> <p>Grzegorz practice covers a range of industries, he has particular expertise working with energy (conventional and renewable, mining and upstream), insurance, shipbuilding and healthcare clients.

T: +48 605 94 98 99<br /> E: grzegorz.godlewski@ngllegal.com

Grzegorz Godlewski
Maciej Wesołowski

Maciej Wesołowski

PARTNER, ATTORNEY‑AT‑LAW

  • Energy

Energy<br /> Regulatory<br /> Transport

Maciej specialises in providing regulatory advice to entities from the energy sector. He advises clients on issues related to licences, tariffs, grid connections, support systems, stranded cost payments, and other issues related to the generation, trading in, transmission, and distribution of electricity and gaseous fuels.</p> <p>Maciej advises electricity producers as well as sector investors (both conventional and renewable energy projects). In addition, he has extensive experience in public procurement law, competition law, and environmental law.</p> <p>Maciej represents clients in energy regulation cases before various public administration authorities, including the President of the Energy Regulatory Office, common courts, the Competition and Consumer Protection Court in Warsaw, and administrative courts - including the Supreme Administrative Court. He also supports clients in legislative processes. </p> <p>In the years 2007 - 2010, Maciej worked in the legal department of the Energy Regulatory Office and before that he trained and qualified as a judge.

T: +48 607 45 99 92<br /> E: maciej.wesolowski@ngllegal.com

Maciej Wesołowski
Magdalena Zwolińska, Ph.D.

Magdalena Zwolińska, Ph.D.

PARTNER, ADVOCATE

  • Employment & Pensions

Employment & Pensions<br /> Chemicals

Magdalena specialises in all aspects of employment law. Her comprehensive experience covers the preparation of various types of employment-related agreements and contracts, as well as internal labour-related documents and agreements between trade unions and employers. </p> <p>Magdalena also advises on employment restructuring, covering outsourcing, group dismissals and cross-border employee transfers. Her litigation practice includes disputes determining the existence of employment relationships, overtime and remuneration, mobbing, and discrimination. She prepares and runs in-company investigations into complaints of mobbing and harassment.</p> <p>Magdalena has authored many articles in Polish publications such as Rzeczpospolita, Gazeta Prawna, and Serwis Prawno Pracowniczy. In addition, she often appears as a legal expert on a variety of TV and radio programmes.</p> <p>Magdalena graduated with a Master of Laws degree from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and holds a PhD in criminal law. She completed her legal training as a judge, and is now practicing as an advocate.<br />

T: +48 605 94 93 21<br /> E: magdalena.zwolinska@ngllegal.com

Magdalena Zwolińska, Ph.D.
Filip Opoka

Filip Opoka

PARTNER, ATTORNEY‑AT‑LAW

  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Electromobility & Smart Cities

Energy<br /> Renewable Energy<br /> Environment

Filip provides regulatory advice to clients from the gas and energy sectors, with a particular focus on wind energy producers. He also advises on environmental law and electromobility issues. </p> <p>He supports clients in administrative proceedings for the granting of licences for trading in electricity, gas, and other fuels, as well as in proceedings for the granting of connection conditions and the conclusion of grid connection agreements.</p> <p>He has participated in numerous projects concerning the acquisition of wind farms (including off-shore), involving the analysis of sector-specific agreements such as GCAs (grid connection agreements), TSAs (energy transmission agreements), GCPAs (green certificate purchase agreements), and PPAs (energy sale agreements).</p> <p>Filip advises clients on environmental protection issues, in particular those related to waste management and water law. He worked on a project related to the drafting of the Act on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and also supported a client in a dispute with the leader of a provincial assembly in connection with the revocation of a water permit.</p> <p>

T: +48 608 30 61 66<br /> E: filip.opoka@ngllegal.com

Filip Opoka
Jarosław Jatczak

Jarosław Jatczak

PARTNER, ATTORNEY‑AT‑LAW

  • Corporate M&A
  • Insolvency & Restructuring

Corporate M&A<br /> Insolvency & Restructuring

Jarosław advises on mergers and acquisitions, disputes and restructuring. </p> <p>He worked on many privatization processes of heating companies, privatization of the first subsidiary of a state railway group, represented an investor (the State Treasury) in a dispute over the construction of a terminal on the western border.</p> <p>For many years he advised the largest Polish bus and trolleybus manufacturer, including </p> <p>a management buyout financed from a mezzanine fund combined with obtaining comprehensive operational financing.

T: +48 509 56 69 77<br /> E: jaroslaw.jatczak@ngllegal.com

Jarosław Jatczak
Agnieszka Piskorska

Agnieszka Piskorska

PARTNER, ATTORNEY‑AT‑LAW

  • Real Estate

Real State <br /> Environment <br /> Corporate M&A

Agnieszka knows how to lead clients through complex legal issues while not losing sense of the practical implications of these complexities for their business. She builds very good relations with her clients based on trust and reliance on her expertise and ability to hear and respond with tactful advice on even very difficult matters. </p> <p>She has over 20 years of experience in versatile property matters, specializing in commercial, office and industrial property transactions. Whether an investor, landowner, developer, landlord or tenant – all find professional assistance and always reach a satisfactory result in their negotiations. </p> <p>Agnieszka advised on numerous real estate transation, including big multitenant commercial office acquisitions. She has also worked on public-private partnership projects and public procurement (infrastructure, networks and energy), greenfield projects and construction law. </p> <p>Agnieszka knows how to join practicing law with teaching. She was a lecturer at Poznań University of Technology trying to set a glimpse of understanding of legal matters in future engineers.<br />

T: +48 602 586 130<br /> E: agnieszka.piskorska@ngllegal.com

Agnieszka Piskorska
Jarosław Witek

Jarosław Witek

PARTNER, ATTORNEY‑AT‑LAW

  • Aerospace, Aviation & Defence
  • Government & Public Sector

Defence and offset<br /> Commercial Contracts<br /> Government contracts

Legal expert. Recognised practitioner with over 11 years of experience. Appreciated for precise, practical and straight-forward advice, hard work and commitment to clients’ success. </p> <p>Jarosław advises clients on the full range of commercial contracts - from sale of goods or services agreements, including distribution and agency agreements, to more compound and strategically important collaboration arrangements. </p> <p>He has also extensive experience in defence, public security and aviation sectors, in particular defence and security procurements (supply agreements, offset agreements).</p> <p>Jarosław advises clients under both the regular procedures of the Public Procurement Law and under the procedures of internal regulations of the Polish Ministry of National Defence. He assists suppliers at all stages of defence procurement proceedings, starting from preparing bids and proposals to final implementation. </p> <p>He was involved in a number of negotiations of the supply agreements with the MoD’s Armament Inspectorate and, if and when applicable, offset projects connected with the supply, including negotiations of final offset implementation agreements concluded with designated Polish partners.<br />

T: +48 663 96 98 99<br /> E: jaroslaw.witek@ngllegal.com

Jarosław Witek
Bartosz Sankiewicz

Bartosz Sankiewicz

PARTNER, TAX ADVISER

  • Tax

Income taxes<br /> International tax law and restructuring<br /> CIT, VAT, PIT, real estate tax

Bartosz focuses in the first place on comprehensive approach and good understanding of wider business context in order not to solve clients’ problems as stand alone issues. Clients appreciate Bartosz for provision of adequate solutions and presentation of complicated tax matters in an easy-to-understand manner for entrepreneurs. </p> <p>Bartosz is a certified tax advisor with over 11 years of experience in particular in the area of income taxation and international tax law. </p> <p>He advised in restructuring projects, due diligence analysis, structuring of financing, intragroup reorganizations, real estate tax audits and ongoing tax advisory. </p> <p>Before joing NGL, he worked for Crido Taxand, Ernst&Young and Deloitte.<br />

T: +48 502 38 58 88<br /> E: bartosz.sankiewicz@ngllegal.com

Bartosz Sankiewicz
Lidia Wesołowska

Lidia Wesołowska

COUNSEL, ATTORNEY‑AT‑LAW

  • Dispute Resolution & Arbitration

Dispute Resolution<br /> Administrative Proceedings<br /> Due Diligence Reports

Lidia is a goal-oriented person with strong drive for finding practical approach to solving problems. Thanks to over 12 years of experience in various areas of law she is able to analyse legal problems in a multifaceted manner and quickly propose solutions.</p> <p>Lidia represents clients before courts and administrative authorities in proceedings concerning mainly real estates, including compensation cases awarded under special laws and construction disputes. She conducts also commercial litigation.</p> <p>Lidia has extensive experience in perpetual usufruct. She conducts real estate due diligence audits. Lidia was also involved in projects regarding the return of nationalised properties. She advices on real estate development projects, mostly at the stage of real estate acquisition. </p> <p>Lidia represents entrepreneurs from a wide range of sectors, including companies operating in the installation industry, in the development industry, in the energy industry and self-government legal person, as well as individuals.<br />

T: +48 660 42 88 21<br /> E: lidia.wesolowska@ngllegal.com<br />

Lidia Wesołowska
Paulina Bednarczyk

Paulina Bednarczyk

LIMITED PARTNER, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

  • Operations
  • Process Transition & Optimisation

Operations<br /> Process Transition & Optimisation

Enthusiastic, people focused and assertive, with unsurpassed work ethic Paulina builds effective teams and healthy organisations. With extensive knowledge of firm processes she offers objective insight into company operations and possible improvements. </p> <p>Paulina has more than 19 years of experience in the professional and legal services industry gained while working for the Shared Services Centre, law firms and Big Four consulting firms. </p> <p>For three years as Head of GSC she was responsible for the creation and development of the DLA Piper Global Shared Services Centre in Warsaw, covering four areas of the firm's support: marketing, HR, finance and IT. She was responsible for, among others, recruitment plan, employee development and retention programme, company finances and process transit.</p> <p>Earlier, for over 5 years she worked for DLA Piper in the financial department, including for over 3 years in the position of Financial Manager where she was responsible for the company's finances. Prior to that, she was an auditor in Deloitte, where she led projects focused on the telecommunications industry. She is a certified auditor and ACCA.

T: +48 501 10 04 50<br /> E: paulina.bednarczyk@nglservices.pl

Paulina Bednarczyk
Dr Anne-Marie Weber-Elżanowska, LL.M.

Dr Anne-Marie Weber-Elżanowska, LL.M.

COUNSEL, ADVOCATE

  • German Desk
  • Corporate M&A

German Desk<br />Corporate M&A

Anne-Marie leads NGL Legal’s German Desk. She pairs her strong academic background with a practical, solution-focused approach to assist clients in complex business transactions as well as<br />in solving legal challenges surfacing in their day-to-day business.<br /> Benefiting from her German origin, Anne-Marie has extensive experience in advising foreign clients from German-speaking countries in entering the Polish market and conducting their business. In particular, she specializes in cross-border mergers<br />and acquisitions and helps clients overcome the corporate governance challenges associated with the adoption of foreign business models in companies incorporated in Poland. She also provides Polish clients with legal support in projects carried out<br />in German-speaking countries.<br /> As adjunct of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw (Business Law Department) Anne-Marie lectures corporate law and civil law. She has accumulated<br />a substantial list of publications.</p> <p>

T: +48 604 11 66 66<br />E: anne.weber-elzanowska@ngllegal.com

Dr Anne-Marie Weber-Elżanowska, LL.M.
Paweł Białobok

Paweł Białobok

SENIOR ASSOCIATE, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW

  • Real Estate
  • Construction Law

Real Estate<br /> Construction Law & Agreements in Construction Process<br /> Restitution Claims

Expert understanding clients’ needs. Practitioner with over 10 years of experience. Appreciated for availability, reliable and detailed advice as well as hard work and commitment. </p> <p>Paweł specialises in issues connected with construction law and zoning, contracts concerning implementation of construction investments, issues concerning restitution claims towards real estates and limitations in real estate trading.</p> <p>Paweł drafted and negotiated real estate sale agreements among others for international operator of large area commercial objects and international fuel stations operator. He also drafted and negotiated construction works agreements for industrial plants.</p> <p>He also advised clients from renewable energy sector in matters concerning legal assessment of the implementation of the building process, within the framework of due diligence analyses of the entities being windfarm operators.</p> <p>He also advised companies from the energy sector (including the renewable energy sector) on issues related to the preparation, negotiation and analysis of agreements concerning the establishment of transmission easement.

T: +48 695 20 70 12<br /> E: pawel.bialobok@ngllegal.com

Paweł Białobok
Anna Krzanicka-Burda

Anna Krzanicka-Burda

SENIOR ASSOCIATE, ATTORNEY‑AT‑LAW

  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Litigation

Restructuring & Insolvency<br /> Litigation

Anna provides legal services in bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings. She represents mainly creditors, in particular banks and other financial institutions as well as manufacturers and suppliers of goods and services. </p> <p>She also advises creditors, debtors and purchasers in the course of the simplified bankruptcy procedure (pre-pack). </p> <p>When it comes to court proceedings, she focuses mainly on issues related to insolvency, including transactions detrimental to creditors as well as commercial and construction disputes.</p> <p>Anna is a co-author of "Restructuring. Bankruptcy. Practical issues" by Wolters Kluwer and many other publications regarding restructuring and bankruptcy issues.</p> <p>Moreover, Anna has extensive training experience. She provided trainings at countrywide legal conferences. Anna also provides trainings and workshops regarding restructuring and bankruptcy issues for clients, particularly from the financial sector.<br />

T: +48 730 90 06 07<br /> E: anna.krzanicka@ngllegal.com<br />

Anna Krzanicka-Burda
Joanna Prusak

Joanna Prusak

SENIOR ASSOCIATE, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW

  • State Aid & EU Funds
  • Commercial Law

State Aid, EU Funds<br /> Commercial Law<br /> Real Estate

Experienced attorney-at-law with strong analytical skills. Detail-oriented and devoted to assisting clients with their legal needs.</p> <p>She has worked with domestic and international clients across a variety of industries and business sectors, including chemical, energy, packaging and FMCG. She often advises enterprises implementing their investments and innovative ideas in special economic zones and in technological parks.</p> <p>Joanna has a considerable experience in State aid, and in particular, in regional investment aid. She assists her clients in disputes concerning State aid and EU funds, including complaints against unlawful State aid submitted to the European Commission.</p> <p>Joanna has also been involved in several real property transactions.<br />

T: +48 48 607 88 88 96<br /> E: joanna.prusak@ngllegal,com

Joanna Prusak
Aleksandra Szostak

Aleksandra Szostak

SENIOR ASSOCIATE, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW

  • Finance & Projects
  • Restructuring & Insolvency

Finance & Projects<br /> Restructuring & Insolvency

Aleksandra supports clients in corporate, real estate and acquisition financing and refinancing projects. She specialises in drafting and negotiating loan documentation, including facility agreements and security documents.</p> <p>She advises both creditors and debtors on the legal aspects of debt restructuring. She has worked on major corporate debt restructuring projects in the construction, chemical and telecommunication sectors.</p> <p>She has also advised issuers and bondholders on the issuance of bonds.<br />

T: +48 660 72 03 30<br /> E: aleksandra.szostak@ngllegal.com

Aleksandra Szostak
Tomasz Kaźmierczak

Tomasz Kaźmierczak

SENIOR ASSOCIATE, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW

  • Competition Law
  • Public Procurement 

Competition Law<br /> Public Procurement<br /> Consumer Protection Regulations

Attorney-at-law combining his pro-business assessment with a know-how gained during his work for the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection.</p> <p>Tomasz specialises in regulations related to the broadly understood competition and consumer protection law. He advises in the area of distribution policy, marketing campaigns, sales regulations, products recall, relations with competitors and notifying the intention of concentration. </p> <p>Tomasz also advises companies in the field of a safe and effective participation in the public procurement procedure, which is often complicated and highly competitive.</p> <p>Having working experience gained in the public authority, as well as in the leading Polish law firm, mostly in the FMCG and life sciences sectors, Tomasz successfully represents his clients before public administration authorities and public sector entities.

T: +48 602 68 05 48<br /> E: tomasz.kazmierczak@ngllegal.com

Tomasz Kaźmierczak

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