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 & Public Security
  • Corporate M&A

Strategic Advice & Business Consultancy<br /> Defence & Public Security<br /> Corporate M&A

Open-minded, 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 a proven track record. </p> <p>Krzysztof has outstanding expertise in aerospace, aviation & defence sectors, advising domestic and international companies on the 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 a breadth of experience on matters ranging from high-value mergers and acquisitions to corporate restructuring cases, particularly in the 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.</p> <p>

T: +48 601 579 760 <br /> E: krzysztof.wiater@ngllegal.com

Krzysztof Wiater, Ph.D.
Agnieszka Piskorska

Agnieszka Piskorska

PARTNER

  • Real Estate

Real Estate

Agnieszka knows how to lead clients through complex legal issues while not losing the sense of the practical implications of these complexities for their business. She builds excellent relations with her clients based on trust and reliance on her expertise and ability to hear and respond with tactful advice on even complicated matters. </p> <p>She has 25 years of experience in versatile property matters, specialising in commercial, office, and industrial real estate projects. 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 transactions, including significant multitenant commercial and office acquisitions. She has also worked on public-private partnership projects and public procurements (infrastructure, networks, and energy), greenfield projects, and construction law.</p> <p>Agnieszka knows how to join practising law with teaching. She was a lecturer at the Poznań University of Technology, trying to set a glimpse of understanding legal matters in future engineers.

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

Agnieszka Piskorska
Maciej Wesołowski

Maciej Wesołowski

PARTNER

  • Energy, Oil, Gas & Renewables

Energy, Oil, Gas & Renewables

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 Energy Regulatory Office's legal department, and before that, he trained and qualified as a judge.<br />

T: +48 607 459 992<br /> E: maciej.wesolowski@ngllegal.com

Maciej Wesołowski
Magdalena Zwolińska, Ph.D.

Magdalena Zwolińska, Ph.D.

PARTNER

  • Employment & Pensions

Employment & Pensions

Magdalena specialises in all aspects of employment law. Her comprehensive experience covers the preparation of various types of employment-related agreements and contracts and 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 Ph.D. in criminal law. She completed her legal training as a judge and is now practicing as an advocate.</p> <p>

T: +48 605 949 321<br /> E: magdalena.zwolinska@ngllegal.com

Magdalena Zwolińska, Ph.D.
Filip Opoka

Filip Opoka

PARTNER

  • Energy, Oil, Gas & Renewables
  • Electromobility & Smart Cities
  • Environment

Energy, Oil, Gas & Renewables<br /> Electromobility & Smart Cities<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: +48 608 306 166<br /> E: filip.opoka@ngllegal.com

Filip Opoka
Paweł Sawicki

Paweł Sawicki

PARTNER

  • White Collar & Investigations
  • Cybercrime & Cybersecurity
  • Risk & Compliance

White Collar & Investigations<br /> Cybercrime & Cybersecurity<br /> Risk & Compliance

Paweł combines comprehensive experience with an understanding of clients' needs and position in often critical situations. His unorthodox thinking allows him to identify the real causes of the problem and find solutions to seemingly unwinnable cases. </p> <p>He mainly deals with criminal law, including business criminal law, and specialises in court proceedings and internal investigation proceedings. He has led dozens of projects, including internal investigations into corruption, fraud, abuse of power, and acts to the detriment of companies. </p> <p>He acts as a defender in criminal proceedings and represents the victims (mainly companies - victims of abuse). He advises clients on strategies for implementing compliance and cybersecurity policies. </p> <p>For the last ten years, he worked in the law firm Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak, where he helped create the Department of Criminal Commercial Law from the very beginning. Additionally, for nearly ten years, he advised the world's largest producers of computer programs associated in BSA - The Software Alliance - on, among others, legal and criminal aspects of copyright protection.</p> <p>Paweł has the following certificates: Approved Compliance Expert (ACE), Approved AML Compliance Officer (AMLCO) and Approved Whistleblowing Compliance Officer (AWCO). Paweł also conducts lectures on compliance at Poznań University of Economics and Business and the Compliance Institute.

T: +48 519 199 900<br /> E: pawel.sawicki@ngllegal.com

Paweł Sawicki
Agnieszka Majka

Agnieszka Majka

PARTNER

  • Products & Health
  • German Desk

Products & Health<br /> German Desk

Skillful litigator and regulatory attorney and an inspirational leader. She eagerly builds awareness of her clients’ businesses to provide tailored insights and stands by her clients as a trusted advisor whenever advice or action is sought.</p> <p>Agnieszka heads the Products & Health practice that covers all matters related to product liability, safety, and compliance, as well as industry-specific work for the Life Sciences sector. She has particularly notable expertise in product liability. She handles complex product disputes, advises on product compliance and safety issues, whether it be a medical device, sophisticated machinery, or new technologies.</p> <p>Her regulatory practice embraces sector-specific advice and assistance in the area of medical devices, medicinal products, food supplements, cosmetics, new technologies in health care, and e-health. This includes clinical trials, marketing, labeling, advertising, and false advertising claims. Agnieszka frequently coaches her clients in compliance and assists in complex internal investigations and dawn-raids if sector-specific expertise is needed.</p> <p>She has significant experience advising foreign clients from German-speaking countries, entering the Polish market, and conducting their business.

T: +48 694 896 708<br /> E: agnieszka.majka@ngllegal.com

Agnieszka Majka
Jarosław Witek

Jarosław Witek

PARTNER

  • Defence Procurement
  • Offset Projects
  • Public Security

Defence Procurement<br /> Offset Projects<br /> Public Security<br />

Legal expert and recognised practitioner with over 12 years of experience. Appreciated for precise, practical, and straightforward advice, hard work, and commitment to clients' success. </p> <p>Jarosław advises clients on the full range of commercial contracts - from the sale of goods or services agreements, including distribution and agency agreements, to more compound and strategically important collaboration arrangements. </p> <p>Jarosław supports the clients at all stages of a transaction, i.e. from planning and establishing the key objectives of anticipated cooperation, through drafting standard commercial documentation (including letters of intent and memorandums of understanding) to negotiating commercial contracts that meet clients' objectives and mitigate the risk associated with engagement in business relationships. </p> <p>Jarosław has advised clients from a wide range of sectors, including in particular technology and manufacturing. </p> <p>He also has extensive experience in defence, public security, and aviation sectors, in particular defence and security procurements (supply agreements, offset agreements).<br />

T: +48 663 969 899<br /> E: jaroslaw.witek@ngllegal.com

Jarosław Witek
Tomasz Ciećwierz

Tomasz Ciećwierz

PARTNER

  • Corporate M&A
  • Private Equity
  • Financial Services

Corporate M&A<br /> Private Equity<br /> Financial Services

Tomasz is a highly valued expert in mergers and acquisitions. Over the years, he established himself as a trusted advisor to clients from various industries, who appreciate his dedication, diligence, pragmatic and problem-solving approach, and deep understanding of the business dynamics of each deal he advises on. </p> <p>He has over 12 years of experience in M&A, in particular in private equity deals. He advises clients active in various sectors on private and public transactions, share and asset deals, business sales, LBOs, MBOs, consolidations and divestments, joint ventures, and corporate restructurings. </p> <p>Tomasz has a strong track record in transaction work for financial institutions, particularly banks, investment, and pension funds, to whom he also provides regulatory advice. He also specialises in the legal aspects of migration projects (including between financial institutions).</p> <p>

T: +48 607 098 210<br /> <br /> E: tomasz.ciecwierz@ngllegal.com

Tomasz Ciećwierz
Lidia Węcławowicz

Lidia Węcławowicz

COUNSEL

  • Litigation
  • Administrative Proceedings

Litigation<br /> Administrative Proceedings

Lidia is a goal-oriented person with a strong drive for finding a practical approach to solving problems. Thanks to over 13 years of experience in various law areas, she can analyse legal issues in a multifaceted manner and quickly propose solutions.</p> <p>Lidia represents clients before courts and administrative authorities in real estate proceedings, including compensation cases awarded under special laws and construction disputes. She also conducts commercial litigation related to business contracts.</p> <p>She conducts real estate due diligence audits and advises on real estate development projects, mostly at the real estate acquisition stage. She was also involved in several projects regarding the return of nationalised property. </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 persons, as well as individuals.<br />

T: +48 660 428 821<br /> E: lidia.weclawowicz@ngllegal.com

Lidia Węcławowicz
Paweł Białobok

Paweł Białobok

COUNSEL

  • Real Estate
  • Construction

Real Estate<br /> Construction

Expert understanding clients' needs. A practitioner with over 12 years of experience. Appreciated for availability, reliable and detailed advice, as well as hard work and commitment.</p> <p>Paweł specialises in construction law and zoning issues, contracts concerning the implementation of construction investments, matters concerning restitution claims towards real estate, and limitations in real estate trading.</p> <p>Paweł took part in drafting due diligence analyses of the real estate estates' legal status for international investment funds. Paweł drafted and negotiated real estate sale agreements for a global 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 banks in analysing the legal status of real estate for transactions connected with financing the acquisition of real estate assets or financing the implementation of the investment process.<br />

T: +48 695 207 012<br /> E: pawel.bialobok@ngllegal.com

Paweł Białobok
Przemysław Tacij

Przemysław Tacij

COUNSEL

  • Litigation & Arbitration

Litigation & Arbitration<br />

Przemysław is an experienced litigation lawyer arguing cases before courts and in arbitration. He was recognized as the Key Lawyer in the ranking published by The Legal 500 (Legalease) 2021 in the Dispute Resolution practice area.</p> <p>He represents Polish and international clients in commercial disputes before Polish state courts, arbitration tribunals, and the Supreme Court and focuses mainly on building, transportation and financial industry sectors.</p> <p>Przemysław represents both investors and contractors in cross-border disputes concerning construction work and supply contracts. He also advises on claims under agency agreements and acts on behalf of insurers in disputes resulting from insurance protection contracts.</p> <p>He represents companies regarding resolutions of shareholders' meetings and disputes with former management board members. He also has experience in national and international arbitration cases and post-arbitration proceedings.</p> <p>Przemysław graduated with distinction (summa cum laude) from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. He is also a graduate of the Center for American Law Studies – a joint initiative of the University of Warsaw and the University of Florida. He has been an advocate since 2016. For almost ten years, he worked for an international law firm and advised clients in disputes.<br />

T: +48 606 789 795<br /> E: przemyslaw.tacij@ngllegal.com

Przemysław Tacij
dr Michał Nowakowski

dr Michał Nowakowski

COUNSEL

  • FinRegTech
  • New Tech
  • AI

FinRegTech<br /> New Tech<br /> AI

Michał describes himself as passionate about everything at the intersection of new technology and regulation, particularly the Fintech and RegTech environment and artificial intelligence. </p> <p>He specialises in financial regulations, especially concerning corporate banking (he was a legal advisor in the Trade & Treasury Solutions area in one of the leading banks) and payment services sector (PSD2), as well as widely understood compliance and dynamically developing FinTech area, including bank-fintech cooperation. He is an expert in EU financial law. He has experience in financial market regulation gained while working for the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (market abuse), the National Bank of Poland (macroprudential supervision) and the Bank Guarantee Fund (forced liquidation and restructuring). </p> <p>He is an expert in using new technologies, including widely understood "artificial intelligence" and ICT risk and data management. He perfectly recognises business needs while taking into account the risks that affect the business. When working with new technologies, he pays special attention to the challenges of processing different categories of data and adhering to the principles of privacy, data protection, and ethics by design and default. </p> <p>Michał has experience in working for financial institutions, including in the broadly defined area of digital transformation and automation and elimination of redundant processes and research and development (R&D), as well as in the public sector, including international bodies and institutions such as the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He is Chair of the working group at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister on Artificial Intelligence in the Financial Sector and Deputy Chair of the analogous group on Law and Ethics.<br />

T: +48 668 002 336<br /> E: michal.nowakowski@ngllegal.com

dr Michał Nowakowski
Mateusz Walczak

Mateusz Walczak

Senior Associate

  • Corporate M&A

Corporate M&A

Mateusz is an advisor particularly valued for his commitment and developing solutions tailored to the client's objectives and needs.<br /> He specialises in M&A transactions (domestic and cross-border), including those involving private equity and venture capital funds and strategic investors.</p> <p>He has advised on dozens of share deal and asset deal transactions in various jurisdictions providing services to both buyers and sellers. He has worked with entities in multiple industries, including automotive, lending, insurance intermediaries, healthcare, IT, pharmaceuticals and road and motorway construction.</p> <p>He has drafted and negotiated joint venture, shareholder and investment agreements and provided support in obtaining merger clearance from the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection.</p> <p>He also has experience in corporate advisory, in particular in corporate reorganisation and preparation of commercial contracts.

T: +48 515 361 994<br /> E: mateusz.walczak@ngllegal.com

Mateusz Walczak
Celina Bujaska

Celina Bujaska

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

  • Products & Health
  • Cannabis Law

Products & Health<br /> Cannabis Law

Celina is appreciated for her ability to understand complex business projects and products and provide in-depth and comprehensive legal analysis. She is highly committed to her clients and the cases that she handles. Her advice is straightforward, reliable, and business-oriented.<br /> Celina has extensive experience in assisting clients from the Life Sciences sector. She also advises on other products and services offered to professional entities (B2B) and consumers (B2C). Celina supports clients in regulatory and compliance matters and represents them in disputes at the pre-litigation stage, before Polish courts, and in administrative proceedings.<br /> She assists in matters throughout a product’s entire lifecycle. Her practice encompasses clinical trials, launching and registration of new products, distribution, advertising, product safety, and post-marketing surveillance.</p> <p>In the area of dispute resolution, Celina focuses, particularly on product liability matters. Also, she has experience conducting internal investigations, particularly for clients from the life sciences sector.</p> <p>Celina coordinates the NGL Cannabis Law Team.

T: +48 694 897 098<br /> E: celina.bujalska@ngllegal.com

Celina Bujaska

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