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

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

Krzysztof Wiater, Ph.D.
Grzegorz Godlewski

Grzegorz Godlewski

PARTNER

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

Corporate M&A<br /> Restructuring & Insolvency<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: +48 605 949 899<br /> E: grzegorz.godlewski@ngllegal.com

Grzegorz Godlewski
Maciej Wesołowski

Maciej Wesołowski

PARTNER

  • Energy, Oil, Gas & Renewables
  • Regulatory
  • Transport & Logistics

Energy, Oil, Gas & Renewables<br /> Regulatory<br /> Transport & Logistics

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: +48 607 459 992<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, 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: +48 605 949 321<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
Elżbieta Rablin-Schubert

Elżbieta Rablin-Schubert

PARTNER

  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets

Banking & Finance<br /> Capital Markets

Dynamic personality, creative mind and strong business focus make Elżbieta a highly effective lawyer and negotiator. An advocate with over 15-years of experience in international law firms, Ela specialises in project financing in forms of credit facilities, debt securities and sale of receivables as well as she has considerable expertise in financing of infrastructure projects. </p> <p>Over the years she led projects for 9 airports (e.g. in Kraków, Modlin, Wrocław), 4 football stadiums (e.g. in Wrocław and Gdańsk), over 20 transport companies (e.g. Przewozy Regionalne, Pomorska Kolej Metropolitalna, Metro Warszawskie), and energy sector. She also advised in major projects of real estate finance (e.g. Plac Unii City Shopping, Miasteczko Wilanów, Złota 44) corporate finance and acquisition finance. </p> <p>Elżbieta often engages in the most innovative projects of structured financing: she led the first Polish PPP projects in the education and health sector, the first leasing of municipal real estates, the first issue of revenue bonds for inter-commune association and municipality. </p> <p>She has assisted in many domestic and cross-border transactions, providing extensive and efficient advice for domestic and foreign clients. Since 2015 regularly recommended as trusted advisor in key legal directories Chambers & Partners (Capital Markets: debt) and Legal 500 (Banking & Finance).<br />

T: +48 503 746 614<br /> E: elzbieta.rablin-schubert@ngllegal.com

Elżbieta Rablin-Schubert
Agnieszka Piskorska

Agnieszka Piskorska

PARTNER

  • Real Estate

Real Estate

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.<br /> 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 transations, including big 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 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. </p> <p>

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

Agnieszka Piskorska
Jarosław Witek

Jarosław Witek

PARTNER

  • Defence Procurement
  • Offset Projects
  • Public Security

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

Legal expert in defence, public security and aviation sectors, in particular defence and security procurements. Recognised practitioner with over 12 years of experience. Appreciated for precise, practical and straight-forward advice, hard work and commitment to clients’ success. </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>Jarosław 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.</p> <p>Jarosław has security clearance and admission to Polish confidential information (up to "secret" level), confidential information of the European Union (EU Secret), and NATO (NATO Secret).

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 trusted advisor to clients from various industries, who appreciate his dedication, diligence, pragmatic and problem-solving approach, as well as deep understanding of 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 strong track record in transaction work for financial institutions, in particular banks, investment and pension funds, to whom he also provides regulatory advice. He also specialises in legal aspects of migration projects (including between financial institutions).<br />

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

Tomasz Ciećwierz
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 real causes of the problem and find solutions to seemingly unwinnable cases. </p> <p>He mainly deals with criminal law, including primarily business criminal law, and specialises in court proceedings and internal investigation proceedings. He has led dozens of projects, including in particular 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 cyber-security policies. </p> <p>Additionally, for nearly 10 years he advised 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).</p> <p>

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 in advising foreign clients from German-speaking countries entering the Polish market and conducting their business.<br />

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

Agnieszka Majka
Aleksandra Szostak

Aleksandra Szostak

COUNSEL

  • Banking & Finance
  • Restructuring & Insolvency

Banking & Finance<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: +48 660 720 330<br /> E: aleksandra.szostak@ngllegal.com

Aleksandra Szostak
Paweł Białobok

Paweł Białobok

COUNSEL

  • Real Estate
  • Infrastructure & Construction

Real Estate<br /> Infrastructure & Construction

Expert understanding clients’ needs. 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 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: +48 695 207 012<br /> E: pawel.bialobok@ngllegal.com

Paweł Białobok
Lidia Węcławowicz

Lidia Węcławowicz

COUNSEL

  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Administrative Proceedings

Litigation & Arbitration<br /> Administrative Proceedings

Lidia is a goal-oriented person with a strong drive for finding a 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.<br /> Lidia represents clients before courts and administrative authorities in proceedings concerning mainly real estate, including compensation cases awarded under special laws and construction disputes. She conducts also commercial litigation.<br /> 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 advises 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.

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

Lidia Węcławowicz
Katarzyna Wusaty

Katarzyna Wusaty

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Investment Process
  • Regulatory Advice

Energy & Natural Resources<br /> Investment Process<br /> Regulatory Advice

In her actions, Katarzyna focuses on the creative search for solutions and does not follow the beaten track.<br /> She focuses on providing legal advice on regulatory, contractual, and corporate issues for entities operating in the energy and natural resources sectors. She supports clients in negotiating key purchase and investment contracts and advises energy companies on their current operations.</p> <p>Katarzyna has extensive experience in matters relating to securing clients' contract positions in transactions concluded in the energy sector. She has participated in the negotiation and construction of a number of agreements concerning the execution of investments related to the construction and reconstruction of strategic facilities for companies from the energy and infrastructure sector.</p> <p>Her experience also includes providing legal advice and drafting legal opinions in the field of public procurement law, energy law, and civil law.

T: +48 669 123 030<br /> E: katarzyna.wusaty@ngllegal.com

Katarzyna Wusaty
Małgorzata Studniarek

Małgorzata Studniarek

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

  • Corporate M&A
  • Reorganisation Processes

Corporate M&A<br /> Reorganisation Processes

Małgorzata advises clients on M&A transactions, in particular those involving private equity investors. She also specialises in corporate reorganisation and restructuring processes. </p> <p>Małgorzata has gained significant experience, representing clients from the public and non-public sectors in their capacity of both sellers and acquirers in share and asset transactions.</p> <p>She is an effective team leader, in particular in the area of due diligence coordination. Furthermore she is actively engaged in drafting and negotiating transactional documentation and prepares ancillary corporate documentation.</p> <p>Małgorzata also works on restructuring processes and business reorganisations, assisting clients in mergers, divisions and transformations of companies. She also provides an ongoing corporate advice to her clients.<br />

T: +48 48 606 351 262<br /> E: malgorzata.studniarek@ngllegal.com

Małgorzata Studniarek
Joanna Prusak

Joanna Prusak

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

  • Competition, Antitrust & State Aid
  • Real Estate

Competition, Antitrust & State Aid<br /> Real Estate

Experienced attorney-at-law with strong analytical skills. Detail-oriented and devoted to assisting clients with their legal needs.<br /> 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 to implement their investments and innovative ideas in special economic zones and in technological parks.</p> <p>Joanna has 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.

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

Joanna Prusak
Celina Bujalska

Celina Bujalska

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

  • Products & Health

Products & Health

Celina is appreciated for her ability to understand complex business projects and products, and to provide in-depth and comprehensive legal analysis thereof. She is highly committed to her clients and cases that she handles. Her advice is clear, reliable, and business-oriented.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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. In the area of dispute resolution, Celina focuses, particularly on product liability matters. </p> <p>In addition, she has experience in conducting internal investigations, in particular for clients from the Life Sciences sector.<br />

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

Celina Bujalska
Marcin Pabis

Marcin Pabis

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

  • Copyright
  • Contracts in IT/Tech

Copyright<br /> Contracts in IT/Tech

Marcin specialises in intellectual property law in the field of IT. He knows and understands the problems of the new technology industry, successfully providing solutions to facilitate business.<br /> He has extensive experience in drawing up, auditing, and negotiating contracts in the IT industry, including contracts for software sales, implementations, SLAs, and outsourcing of development teams.<br /> He has advised clients on copyright and the challenges faced by new technology companies in particular in balancing the interests of software houses and their customers.<br /> He gained experience in several IT companies, among others as Head of Legal in a large software house.<br /> Marcin graduated from postgraduate studies in public procurement, intellectual property, and employment law.<br />

T: +48 784 613 169<br /> E: marcin.pabis@ngllegal.com

Marcin Pabis
Edyta Stefanowicz

Edyta Stefanowicz

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

  • Employment

Employment

Edyta thoroughly analyses problems and proposes optimal solutions. Her accuracy gains clients’ trust. She has experience in providing day-to-day legal services to entrepreneurs. She prepared legal opinions and information, created contracts, and internal documents (procedures, regulations).<br /> She is particularly familiar with litigation issues. She represented clients in proceedings before common courts, mainly in the field of employment law and civil law. Extensive experience in employment litigation included representing employers (including, among others, a large transport and logistics company and one of the largest authorised dealer of passenger cars in Poland) in litigation initiated by employees.<br /> She provided support to entrepreneurs in the field of individual and collective labour employment law, in particular in matters related to employment and termination of the employment relationship, employees' liability in relation to the maintenance of order in the workplace and for damage suffered by employer, creation, and amendment to internal sources of employment law (work regulations, remuneration regulations) and issues related to employee council and relations with trade unions.<br />

T: +48 609 857 923<br /> E: edyta.stefanowicz@ngllegal.com

Edyta Stefanowicz

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