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01 . About our Law Firm :

We offer top-notch legal counselling dedicated to selected industries. In particular, we assist companies operating in sectors such as construction, infrastructure, real estate, modern technologies, production, transport, services, as well as banks and investment funds.

Our clients appreciate our knowledge, experience and commitment to the development of their business. For several years, our clients’ recognition has been reflected in our high positions in international rankings, such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500. We regularly win accolades in: Construction; Dispute Resolution; Arbitration; Public Procurement; Real Estate; Commercial, Corporate & M&A.


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02 .Our achievements:

20 May / 2024 01 / 85

JDP advised on Sanok Rubber Company S.A.’s acquisition of shares in BSP Bracket System Polska sp. z o.o.

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25 April / 2024 02 / 85

JDP advised on a minority shareholder’s withdrawal from a company and termination of cooperation with a management board member

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19 March / 2024 03 / 85

JDP advises Nutricia from the Danone Group on expanding a production plant worth PLN 230 million

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15 March / 2024 04 / 85

JDP advised Axon Lab AG in MedTech acquisition

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01 February / 2024 05 / 85

JDP supported Best Secret Poland sp. z o.o. in the conclusion of sale-and-leaseback agreements with Deutsche Leasing Polska S.A.

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29 November / 2023 06 / 85

JDP advised a litigation fund in a multimillion-PLN investment in consumer claims in Poland

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08 November / 2023 07 / 85

JAF Group AG acquired of 100% of shares in DLH Global S.A. JDP advised on the transaction.

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30 October / 2023 08 / 85

The largest renewable energy projects in Central and Eastern Europe – regulatory issues of a transaction

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23 October / 2023 09 / 85

Extensive involvement of JDP lawyers contributed to commencing the construction of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum

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08 September / 2023 10 / 85

Joint venture in the offshore sector – comprehensive legal and tax advice

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25 August / 2023 11 / 85

JDP successfully advised Trei Real Estate in obtaining over EUR 70 million funding for its day-to-day operations

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01 / 15

They have an excellent understanding of the local conditions and put in a big effort to be flexible and understand the client.



Chambers Europe 2024

02 / 15

Przemysław Drapała is a great lawyer running a very good practice of construction lawyers.



Chambers Europe 2024

03 / 15

Wojciech Merkwa can find an adequate solution to every problem.



Chambers Europe 2024

04 / 15

Przemysław's strong academic background and years of experience make him my first choice when in need of assistance with a complex legal issue. He is certainly one of the best construction lawyers in Poland.



Chambers Europe 2023

05 / 15

Wojciech Merkwa is very dedicated and responsive. He is able to quickly provide precise solutions to the issues at hand. A good strategist, he is thorough and tenacious in public procurement matters while also being very down to earth.



Chambers Europe 2023

06 / 15

The team is highly flexible in terms of client care, approach and effectivity. They can find solutions.



The Legal 500 EMEA 2024

07 / 15

JDP is a perfect example of what thoroughness looks like. Brilliant at making the complex simple and also capable of suggesting out-of-the-box solutions to not-typical cases.



The Legal 500 EMEA 2024

08 / 15

Team is available on short notice, very engaged and takes the initiative. They bring together a lot of expertise from different team members. Team has a lot of practical experience that they are happy to share.



The Legal 500 EMEA 2023

09 / 15

A very open and friendly team and still highly professional. The main feature that distinguishes them from other lawyers is their ability to explain complex topics in a very simple way.



The Legal 500 EMEA 2023

10 / 15

Extremely good collaboration; they have unique skills of explaining complicated topics in an understandable and clear fashion. The quality of service provided is very high and they take over all topics connected to an issue and lead the customer through the process.



The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

11 / 15

JDP Drapala & Partners are one of the best teams in the area of public procurement that I’ve had the opportunity to work with. This industry requires not only professionalism at the highest level but also keeping track of what is going on the market. With this team I can be sure that the given matter is handled at the highest possible level.



The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

12 / 15

The team is customer-oriented in providing individual support, has exceptional commitment and availability, excellent expertise and multilingual support.



Legal 500 EMEA 2022

13 / 15

JDP understands foreign firms that enter the Polish market and is able to ‘bridge the gap’ with not only the language but also a different approach.



The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

14 / 15

They are top-ranking experts in construction law and procedural questions, able to manage with the needs of a fast pace context.



Chambers Europe 2022

15 / 15

Wojciech Merkwa enters the table following positive client feedback. He focuses on public procurement matters in the railway sector. Clients rate his commercially savvy style, one observing that “he is reliable, responsive and focused on the client’s needs.”



Chambers Europe 2021

03 .Fields of Expertise

We focus on a few selected fields of expertise, in which we provide legal counselling and legal representation of the highest quality. Expertise and experience in these areas allow us to achieve tangible results for our clients. In addition to litigation, construction and infrastructure investment projects, we successfully advise on M&A transactions, the real estate sector, public procurement, labour law and personal data protection.

Our clients operate, among others, in the following industries: construction, property development, automotive, industrial production, distribution of specialised equipment, tools and robots, transport, financial services and modern technologies and FMCG.

04 . Industries

Infrastructure and construction industry

Infrastructure and construction industry

On the Polish legal market we are one of the leaders in providing legal advice to general contractors, subcontractors, investors and design companies implementing complex construction and infrastructure investments (roads, engineering, large-scale projects, power engineering, public utility facilities, sports facilities, industrial facilities). We have been advising our clients for over 15 years on the largest infrastructure and construction projects in Poland and representing parties in related court and arbitration disputes.

In The Legal 500, an international ranking of law firms, (for 2018, 2019 and 2020), our law firm was recognised as a Leading Firm (Top Tier) in the Construction/Construction disputes category, and Prof. Przemysław Drapała was awarded the Leading Individual in Poland title in this category.

Our lawyers have unique experience in disputes concerning (i) remuneration increases due to unpredictable market changes (e.g., increase in prices of materials and services in the construction market); (ii) claims of the parties arising in connection with withdrawal from a contract, and (iii) prohibition of payment under a bank guarantee (unjustified drawing on the guarantee).

Moreover, we successfully advise our clients on matters concerning, among others, claims for delays in construction site handover, faulty design documentation, payment and increase of remuneration, settlement of completed additional and substitute works, general construction costs, charged liquidated damages, performance of warranty or guarantees of quality, as well as other claims arising in the course of the execution of construction investment projects.

Selected projects:

Road and bridge infrastructure:

  • Advising the general contractor for the Zakopianka section with the longest tunnel in Poland (section of the S-7 expressway), contracting authority: General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA); project value: PLN 1 billion;
  • Advising the general contractor for the S-5 (Wrocław-Poznań) expressway section; contracting authority: GDDKiA, project value: over PLN 1 billion;
  • Advising the general contractor for the extension of the S-8 expressway (Mężenin-Jeżewo section); contracting authority: GDDKiA; project value: over PLN 440 million;
  • Advising the general contractor for the extension of the S-8 expressway (Wiśniewo-Mężenin section); contracting authority: GDDKiA; project value: over PLN 434 million;
  • Advising the general contractor for the S-6 (Nowogard-Płoty) expressway section; contracting authority: GDDKiA, project value: almost PLN 400 million;
  • Advising the general contractor for the S-51 (Olsztyn-Olsztynek) expressway section; contracting authority: GDDKiA; project value: over PLN 321 million.

Railway infrastructure:

  • Advising the general contractor for the GSM-R system; contracting authority: PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A., project value: approximately PLN 2.8 billion;
  • Advising the general contractor for Łódzki Tunel Średnicowy (cross-city tunnel in Łódź); contracting authority: PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A.; project value: over PLN 1.6 billion;
  • Advising the general contractor for the modernisation of railway line sections No. 61 and No. 700 (Częstochowa-Fosowskie); contracting authority: PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A., project value: over PLN 270 million;
  • Advising the general contractor for the construction of the Warsaw West-Warsaw Okęcie railway line (rail connection for Okęcie airport); contracting authority: PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A., project value: over PLN 230 million;
  • Advising the general contractor for the modernisation and revitalisation of railway line section No. 201; contracting authority: PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A., project value: over PLN 100 million.

Energy Infrastructure:

  • Advising the investor in connection with the EPC performance of the investment project involving the construction of a power plant with a 600 MWe gas-steam unit; project value: over PLN 1.6 billion;
  • Advising the general contractor for the modernisation of a boiler furnace system in units 7–12 in PGE Bełchatów Power Plant; contracting authority: PGE GIEK; project value: over EUR 475 million (over PLN 1.9 billion);
  • Advising a consortium of Polish and foreign companies on the EPC modernisation of units 4–6 in Turów Power Plant; contracting authority: PGE GiEK; project value: over PLN 625 million.

Industrial facilities / Large-scale infrastructure:

  • Advising general contractors for the National Stadium in Warsaw; contracting authority: State Treasury – Ministry of Sports and Tourism and the National Sports Centre (SPV), project value: over PLN 1.5 billion;
  • Advising general contractors for the PGE Arena stadium in Gdańsk; contracting authority: City of Gdańsk and BIEG 2012 Sp. z o.o., project value: over PLN 780 million;
  • Contract counselling, also during the guarantee and warranty period, for the leading general contractor listed on the Italian stock exchange in connection with the development of one of the largest passenger terminals in Poland (contract value: approximately PLN 370 million);
  • Advising the general contractor for the municipal police station in Łódź;
  • Advising the general contractor for the municipal police station in Piotrków Trybunalski;
  • Contract counselling for a Polish company implementing an investment (an exhibition pavilion) in Italy, as well as representing the company in a number of litigations.

Water infrastructure:

  • Advising general contractors for the modernisation of the Nysa water reservoir with regard to flood safety in litigation with the public contracting authority;
  • Advising the general contractor for the construction of a yacht marina in Szczecin in litigation with the public contracting authority;
  • Advising the general contractor for the programme and spatial concept and comprehensive technical documentation for the restoration of the Kożuszna Canal river;
  • Advising the general contractor for the modernisation and improvement of the Flood Canal and the Old Oder River in litigation with the public contracting authority;
  • Advising the general contractor for the modernisation of the Świnoujście-Szczecin waterway (the Piast Canal and Mielin Canal) in litigation with the public contracting authority.
Professor Przemysław Drapała, PhD - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Managing Partner - JDP Law Firm
Professor Przemysław Drapała, PhD

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Managing Partner

Andrzej Sokołowski - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner - JDP Law Firm
Andrzej Sokołowski

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner

Wojciech Bazan - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Partner - JDP Law Firm
Wojciech Bazan

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Partner

Real Estate

Real Estate

We provide legal and tax advisory services to all participants in the real estate market, including owners and managers of facilities, using commercial and service, warehouse, production and office space, investment funds, developers, as well as banks financing real estate transactions. We provide clients with specialised legal and tax advice and solutions in relation to real estate transactions, including joint venture real estate projects. We provide legal and tax support to project owners and managers in the ongoing management of their property portfolio.

We are familiar with the needs and expectations of market participants in terms of:

  • Acquisition and disposal of commercial, office and industrial properties;
  • Taxation of real estate transactions with VAT and PCC;
  • Regulating the legal status of a real estate property after its acquisition or before its sale;
  • Execution of logistic, warehouse and industrial investments in build-to-own and build-to-suit formulas;
  • Implementation of greenfield and brownfield projects;
  • Commercialisation (lease) of commercial and office buildings and real estate leasing;
  • Cooperation with banks in the field of domestic and cross-border real estate financing and securing of such financing;
  • Support in negotiating loan agreements for the purchase or refinancing of real estate, establishment of collateral;
  • Handling development projects from the construction permit through the construction process itself, to the sale or commercialisation of facilities;
  • Conducting real estate due diligence for buyers and sellers;
  • Ongoing management of a portfolio of mixed-use facilities.
Maciej Chrzan, LL.M. - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner - JDP Law Firm
Maciej Chrzan, LL.M.

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner

Michał Urbański - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel - JDP Law Firm
Michał Urbański

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel

Automotive

Automotive

We provide services to entities in the automotive sector by offering innovative solutions to legal and tax problems in all aspects of their operations. We advise both established vehicle manufacturers by supporting their sales activities, and suppliers and contractors in the automotive industry in a broad sense.

In particular, we:

  • advise clients on drafting general terms and conditions of contracts used in the automotive industry in professional and consumer trade;
  • advise clients on financing the acquisition of vehicles in retail (financing of end buyers) and wholesale (financing of dealers) in both legal and tax aspects;
  • support clients in all legal and tax issues concerning the development of a dealer network within the country;
  • provide legal and tax services for marketing campaigns conducted by our clients;
  • provide the necessary legal and tax services related to the day-to-day operations of car assembly plants and car component manufacturers at all levels of the supply chain (manufacturer – tier 1 supplier – tier 2 supplier);
  • advise clients on financing and acquisition of machinery, equipment and technological lines;
  • represent clients in product quality and dangerous product liability proceedings;
  • construct innovative legal solutions in response to the dynamic technological development of the industry.
Maciej Chrzan, LL.M. - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner - JDP Law Firm
Maciej Chrzan, LL.M.

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner

Marcin Chomiuk, PhD - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner | Head of M&A, Corporate and Commercial Practice  - JDP Law Firm
Marcin Chomiuk, PhD

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner | Head of M&A, Corporate and Commercial Practice

Barbara Kaczała - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel | Co-Head of German Desk - JDP Law Firm
Barbara Kaczała

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel | Co-Head of German Desk

Modern technologies

Modern technologies

We support our clients in numerous projects in the field of intellectual property, R&D, information technology and modern technologies. We provide services both in the cases where IP/IT is only a part of a larger whole, and where intangible assets constitute the core of the project. We develop and implement comprehensive legal solutions that enable our clients to achieve their long-term goals. We look at projects from a broad perspective, regardless of the area affected by new technologies: robotics, medicine, mobile applications, to name but a few. Owing to our knowledge of the new technology market and our understanding of our clients’ business needs we are able to provide legal services on an individual basis.

In particular, we:

  • draft implementation agreements and SLAs for IT systems;
  • prepare IP licences ranging from franchise agreements to offset agreements;
  • draf contracts for construction investments in the new technologies sector, including wind farms;
  • secure intellectual property rights in connection with external funding, marketing campaigns and projects in the new media areas;
  • support the process of obtaining software licences in the EULA model;
  • write regulations of services provided by electronic means and via mobile applications;
  • ensuring compliance of the personal data processing used in business processes based on new technologies.
Marcin Chomiuk, PhD - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner | Head of M&A, Corporate and Commercial Practice  - JDP Law Firm
Marcin Chomiuk, PhD

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner | Head of M&A, Corporate and Commercial Practice

Anna Matusiak-Wekiera - Radczyni prawna (Attorney-at-law) | Head of Data Protection | Compliance Practice - JDP Law Firm
Anna Matusiak-Wekiera

Radczyni prawna (Attorney-at-law) | Head of Data Protection | Compliance Practice

Magdalena Bartnik - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate - JDP Law Firm
Magdalena Bartnik

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Production | Industry 4.0

Production | Industry 4.0

We know and understand the challenges of manufacturing and industry. We go hand in hand with the dynamics and diversity of these sectors by offering expert insights. For many years we have been advising leading members of the automotive sector on all aspects of their business. We are a trusted partner for the new technology industry, including robotics and industrial automation. We follow the principle of a comprehensive approach – we support our clients at the start of their activity by assisting at the laying of the foundation stone for the investment and we accompany them at the start-up of the first production line. We successfully support them in the construction of plants by advising on the purchase of land, participating in the selection of a general contractor, negotiations, as well as during the construction itself. We ensure the clients’ legal comfort in all areas: from real estate to construction law and contracts. We have experience in obtaining permits to conduct business in special economic zones. We draft contracts for entities at various levels of the supply chain. We provide legal security in crisis situations of missing and delayed deliveries, as well as in the case of deliveries of defective goods. We negotiate complex restructuring agreements.

In particular, we:

  • draft and review contracts for OEMs, Tier 1, Tier 2 and further subcontractors; in particular, we specialise in complex supply, tooling and R&D contracts;
  • prepare general conditions of sale and purchase;
  • advise clients on the acquisition of process lines and equipment;
  • develop solutions securing the client in case of non-payment by the counterparty;
  • comprehensively support the legal side of the production plant construction process;
  • develop and implement legal and tax concepts for doing business safely in Poland;
  • represent clients in court proceedings in cases concerning warranty and guarantee claims.
Marcin Chomiuk, PhD - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner | Head of M&A, Corporate and Commercial Practice  - JDP Law Firm
Marcin Chomiuk, PhD

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner | Head of M&A, Corporate and Commercial Practice

Barbara Kaczała - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel | Co-Head of German Desk - JDP Law Firm
Barbara Kaczała

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel | Co-Head of German Desk

Production automation and industrial robotics

Production automation and industrial robotics

We provide legal advice on the acquisition of industrial robots, production lines, industrial machinery and production automation in general. We support entities interested in the acquisition in the selection of an appropriate contract model and its negotiation. When working for machinery manufacturers or distributors, we prepare contract templates and general terms and conditions, and negotiate exceptions proposed by contractors. Our advisory services in the field of civil and commercial law are complemented by the experience of our experts in financing (e.g. leasing contracts, special forms of securing contracts) and tax law (e.g. all kinds of investment incentives in the form of tax allowances). If it is not possible for the counterparties to reach an amicable agreement, we represent our clients in court disputes.

In particular, we:

  • support the process of verification of the client’s potential counterparties;
  • advise the client on the choice of the contract template tailored to the client’s business needs;
  • analyse the contract template and general conditions that the client receives;
  • conduct contract negotiations in order to properly secure the client’s interests;
  • support clients in the event of issues with the removal of defects under warranty or guarantee;
  • prepare a withdrawal from the contract in the event of the counterparty’s non-performance of their contractual obligations;
  • represent clients in court disputes;
  • advise clients in the event of bankruptcy or restructuring of counterparties.
Wojciech Bazan - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Partner - JDP Law Firm
Wojciech Bazan

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Partner

Micro and shared mobility

Micro and shared mobility

We advise clients in the fast-growing micro and shared mobility sector, including multi-platform urban mobility providers in the field of taxis, carsharing as well as scooter and city bike operators. When working for these entities, we prepare and update contract templates as well as general terms and conditions of service. We also assist clients in day-to-day operations by drafting and reviewing agreements to market and implement new solutions in mobile applications for clients. Our advice on civil and commercial law is supported by the experience of our experts in the field of personal data protection, taxes, as well as financing (short-term lease, rental and leasing agreements).

In the field of urban mobility, we conduct active legal monitoring, reacting to new legal solutions that may affect the industry. We also support our clients in administrative proceedings and in building and maintaining relations with state and local government institutions.

In particular, we:

  • draft contract templates and general terms and conditions of providing services to the client, taking into account consumer, competition and personal data protection regulations;
  • prepare legal and tax implementations of new solutions in mobile applications for clients, e.g. in respect of invoicing or transaction settlements;
  • analyse and provide our opinion on contracts which the client receives from the counterparties in the field of, among others, the servicing of equipment, marketing and advertising, as well as financing;
  • conduct contract negotiations in order to properly secure the client’s interests;
  • prepare solutions in the event of the counterparty’s failure to perform its contractual obligations;
  • support our clients in the process of building relationships with public entities and local governments;
  • analyse proposed legal solutions on the national and local level in terms of their impact and alignment with the current legal framework;
  • represent clients in administrative proceedings;
  • we provide comprehensive support in the area of personal data protection at each business stage, from developing business processes to their modification or removal.
Anna Matusiak-Wekiera - Radczyni prawna (Attorney-at-law) | Head of Data Protection | Compliance Practice - JDP Law Firm
Anna Matusiak-Wekiera

Radczyni prawna (Attorney-at-law) | Head of Data Protection | Compliance Practice

Magdalena Bartnik - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate - JDP Law Firm
Magdalena Bartnik

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Financial transactions

Financial transactions

As a law firm, we regularly advise our clients in Polish and cross-border transactions involving financial products. As part of our practice, we provide services to both financial and non-financial sector entities. We specialise in financing and refinancing transactions in which we advise (both banks and borrowers) on developing transaction structures, preparing the relevant documentation (including the establishment of collateral) and implementing the prerequisites for the disbursement of funds. We also advise entities offering financial products (especially leasing and loans) on preparing documentation templates (both for B2B and B2C trade). We have extensive experience in developing debt restructuring plans, including established security instruments.

In particular, we:

  • advise clients on financing and refinancing agreements (both on the side of borrowers and lenders);
  • support clients in negotiations conducted by banks and investors;
  • develop and establish collateral instruments (in particular mortgages, pledges, registered pledges, sureties, guarantees, assignment agreements or bills of exchange);
  • prepare comprehensive documentation of financial products, in particular leasing and loans;
  • implement cash pooling structures;
  • create documentation of trade in receivables (factoring);
  • develop and implement debt restructuring plans (both for individual entities and groups of companies);
  • conduct due diligence processes of financial documentation;
  • assist the management boards in assessing and managing the risks of participation in lending to group companies;
  • adjust the structures of securities established on assets located in Poland as part of cross-border financing to the requirements of the Polish law;
  • design and analyse tax financing and collateral structures, both domestic and with foreign elements;
  • prepare legal opinions, capacity opinions and enforceability opinions.
Maciej Chrzan, LL.M. - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner - JDP Law Firm
Maciej Chrzan, LL.M.

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner

Michał Urbański - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel - JDP Law Firm
Michał Urbański

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel

Marcin Lewiński - Attorney-at-law in the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team. - JDP Law Firm
Marcin Lewiński

Attorney-at-law in the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team.

Transportation and logistics

Transportation and logistics

We provide consultancy services to companies in the transport industry, involved in both freight and passenger transport by any means – be it air, land or sea. Owing to our interdisciplinary experience, we have a good understanding of the needs and requirements of the industry. We are also able to provide expert services to our clients operating internationally with the help of our extensive network of contacts with foreign lawyers. We assist our clients in the conclusion of freight forwarding contracts, the acquisition of logistics centres, the financing of business development, as well as in matters relating to labour law and the acquisition of vehicles for use in their operations. We also successfully represent our clients in disputes concerning the performance of transport activities, as well as in disputes with counterparties.

In particular, we:

  • assist clients in concluding contracts for the purchase and leasing of transport vehicles;
  • give opinions and prepare contracts of freight forwarding, transportation, storage, safekeeping, lease of warehouse space;
  • advise clients on securing receivables in transport (pledge on goods);
  • assist clients in the acquisition and financing of the acquisition of logistics centres and warehouses;
  • advise clients on international transport of goods based on the CMR convention;
  • assist clients in matters related to the labour law concerning employees of transport companies (e.g. posting of employees, drivers’ working time);
  • successfully handle litigation cases related to the transportation business.
Adrian Andrychowski - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel - JDP Law Firm
Adrian Andrychowski

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel

Barbara Kaczała - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel | Co-Head of German Desk - JDP Law Firm
Barbara Kaczała

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel | Co-Head of German Desk

The recycling and "green recovery" industry

The recycling and

Guided by our concern for the environment, we support recycling companies and any other companies that are committed to conserving natural resources. We offer our services to companies engaged in traditional recycling (e.g. of tyres), as well as to companies focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions (e.g. involved in the construction of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles – EV). Our interdisciplinary team successfully assists our clients in every sphere of their business in this industry. In particular, we support our clients in obtaining financing for their business development, securing their intellectual property rights and providing contractual advice on EPC investments.

In particular, we:

  • provide our clients with comprehensive advice on the construction and expansion of recycling plants;
  • support our clients in the process of negotiating and concluding contracts concerning their business;
  • advise clients on all issues related to real estate law, in particular on land remediation obligations;
  • assist clients in the process of obtaining financing for their business;
  • advise clients on securing their intellectual property rights;
  • successfully conduct litigation against our clients’ counterparties.
Adrian Andrychowski - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel - JDP Law Firm
Adrian Andrychowski

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel

FMCG

FMCG

We are familiar with the specific nature of the fast moving consumer goods market and the needs of the market participants. We know how important in the FMCG market are responsiveness and simplicity in formulating and presenting legal content. After all, each of us expects an efficient warranty service for small appliances or a clear presentation of special offers in a marketing leaflet.

In particular:

  • We advise manufacturers of small appliances on developing distribution networks and warranty service networks;
  • We advise hygiene products manufacturers and manufacturers of food storage products on product-related aspects;
  • We advise FMCG companies on the legal and tax aspects of investment processes and on the development of production sites;
  • We advise FMCG market participants on the legal aspects of promotional campaigns and on building marketing strategies, we prepare regulations for special offers;
  • We advise FMCG market participants on all aspects of intellectual property protection, including trademarks and utility models, and on combating unfair competition;
  • We advise FMCG market participants on the development of loyalty programmes and on personal data protection.
Marcin Lewiński - Attorney-at-law in the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team. - JDP Law Firm
Marcin Lewiński

Attorney-at-law in the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team.

Agri-food industry

Agri-food industry

For many years we have been a trusted partner for businesses in the agri-food industry. We advise agricultural producer groups on regulatory and registration matters, as well as on day-to-day operations by providing legal support in projects involving the acquisition and sale of enterprises, individual assets, and organised parts of an enterprise. We carry out transactions of sale and purchase of agricultural real estate combined with comprehensive due diligence. We specialise in advisory services for entities selling fruit and vegetables. Our knowledge of the industry allows us to successfully handle legal processes related to the sale and disposal of agricultural and food products. We support clients in meeting their waste and packaging management obligations. Our client portfolio includes, among others, renowned producers of table apples, Chinese cabbage and asparagus.

In particular, we:

  • comprehensively support the legal process of construction of production plants;
  • develop business restructuring solutions and implement strategies for company and asset acquisitions;
  • advise clients on the acquisition of process lines, equipment and machinery;
  • draw up harvest assistance contracts including social security aspects;
  • provide ongoing legal and tax advice;
  • develop and implement legal and tax concepts for doing business safely in Poland.
Andrzej Sokołowski - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner - JDP Law Firm
Andrzej Sokołowski

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner

Barbara Kaczała - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel | Co-Head of German Desk - JDP Law Firm
Barbara Kaczała

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel | Co-Head of German Desk

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Meet our experts

Our team consists of 86 lawyers with the highest qualifications. They are graduates of the best universities in Poland and abroad, and have gained experience in both domestic and international markets.

Their competence and practical knowledge allow the JDP law firm to cooperate on an on-going basis with reputable foreign law firms and advisory companies and to complete projects throughout Europe.

Jakub Abramowicz

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Adrian Andrychowski

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel

Magdalena Bartnik

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Wojciech Bazan

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Partner

Edyta Bębenek

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Mateusz Biciutko

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Aleksandra Blukacz

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Karol Brunejko

Associate

Marcin Chomiuk, PhD

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner | Head of M&A, Corporate and Commercial Practice

Maciej Chrzan, LL.M.

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner

Małgorzata Daniluk

Radca prawny | Associate

Dorota Dąbrowska

Tax Adviser | Tax Manager

Adriana Denys-Starzec

Associate

Professor Przemysław Drapała, PhD

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Managing Partner

Michał Drozdowicz

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner
Head of Energy and Renewables Practice

Piotr Duma

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel

Aleksander Eggink

Associate

Patricia Elbers-Szymańska

Associate | Senior Client Relationship Manager

Iwo Franaszczyk

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Tomasz Głozowski

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Tax Adviser | Associate

Konrad Gortad

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel

Łukasz Paweł Goniak, PhD

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel

Arkadiusz Górski

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Justyna Góźdź

Radca prawny | Associate

Daria Gromotka

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Dominik Grzegorzewski

Associate

Łukasz Grzybek

Associate

Maciej Grzybowski

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Michał Jagielski

Tax expert | Co-Head of Tax

Karolina Janczura-Królasik

Associate in the Real Estate Team.

Zbigniew Jara

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Rechtsanwalt | Of Counsel

Barbara Kaczała

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel | Co-Head of German Desk

Justyna Kamionowska

Associate

Ludwina Klein, LL.M.

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel

Aleksandra Kopacz

Associate

Damian Kopera

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel
Head of Competition & Consumer Protection

Kinga Kosz

Associate

Jan Kot

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Antoni Kotarba

Associate

Tomasz Krawczyk

Associate

Artur Krępa

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Paulina Kucharska

Associate

Piotr Kuczyński

Associate

Jacek Kudła, PhD, LL.M.

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Wiktor Kulig

Associate

Daria Kułaga

Associate

Jakub Kuś

Associate

Bogusław Lackoroński, PhD

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Of Counsel

Marcin Lewiński

Attorney-at-law in the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team.

Maria Łabno

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Jaśmina Łyczewska

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Karol Macias

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Jakub Majewski

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Partner

Anna Matusiak-Wekiera

Radczyni prawna (Attorney-at-law) | Head of Data Protection | Compliance Practice

Wojciech Merkwa

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner
Head of Public Procurement Practice

Ewa Mońdziel

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Mariusz Nowakowski, MLE

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel

Anna Nowodworska

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Klaudia Olejniczak

Associate

Joanna Ostojska-Kołodziej, PhD

Adwokatka (Attorney-at-law) | Head of Employment Practice | Counsel

Marcin Pater

Associate

Michał Pater

Associate

Paula Pierzankowska

Associate

Aleksandra Pisarek

Associate

Karolina Pomarańska

Associate

Hanna Puchała

Adwokatka (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Julia Rogosz

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Agata Ruszel

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Hubert Sobkowiak

Associate

Andrzej Sokołowski

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner

Justyna Solarska

Adwokatka (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Antoni Stawicki

Associate

Maciej Stępień

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Rafał Stronk

Associate

Martyna Strzelińska

Associate

Natalia Szewczyk

Associate

Mateusz Tkaczyński

Associate

Honorata Twaróg

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Michał Urbański

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel

Monika Wojtuch

Associate

Anna Wójcik

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Oskar Wypchło

Associate

Kinga Zagrajek

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Magdalena Zasiewska

Tax Adviser | Head of Tax

Agata Żuchowska

Associate

Natalia Żurawska

Associate

Jakub Abramowicz - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Associate - JDP Law Firm

Jakub Abramowicz

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Attorney-at-law in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. He represents clients in proceedings before common courts, in particular complex infrastructure disputes across the railway, road, energy, and building sectors, including those based on FIDIC standards. He advises regarding contractual penalties for withdrawal from construction contracts, contractual penalties for delays, remuneration for additional and substitute works. He also provides day-to-day legal advice on the performance of infrastructure projects. Author of numerous publications on bill of exchange law and settlement of additional works.


Professional experience
  • since 2019 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2017–2019 Sarbiński & Sobczyk
Education
  • 2019–2022 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2013–2018 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
Selected publications
  • “Bills of exchange under Polish law, part I”, Business Law Journal No. 2/2019
  • “Bills of exchange under Polish law, part II”, Business Law Journal No. 7/2019
  • “Remuneration for additional works under construction contracts”, Monitor Prawniczy No. 16/2019 – commentary to the judgment of the Supreme Court of 11.01.2017, IV CSK 109/16, LEX No. 2238237
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Adrian Andrychowski - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel - JDP Law Firm

Adrian Andrychowski

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel

Transaction and Contract Counselling Team

Attorney-at-law in the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team. He specialises in conducting court proceedings, in particular proceedings associated with corporate disputes, M&A transactions and cross-border trading. He has represented clients in proceedings regarding liability for breach of representations and warranties given with respect to the sale of enterprises and in complicated corporate disputes over validity of resolutions on election of management board members. He has also represented foreign investors in disputes arising from breach of a shareholders’ agreement. He specialises in asset tracing and recovery matters. He also has experience in providing transaction advice to foreign entities carrying out investment projects in Poland.


Selected projects
  • representation of investors in complex post-transaction disputes resulting from breaches of representations and warranties given with respect to the sale of enterprises;
  • representation of a German manufacturer of technologically advanced machines on recovering assets worth over PLN 50 million;
  • representation of shareholders in a complex corporate dispute regarding validity of resolutions on election of management board members;
  • representation of a Danish administrator of bankrupt’s estate in a cross-border dispute regarding pursuing claims for delivery of marine fuel;
  • representation of a group of American shareholders in a start-up against a Polish shareholder in a dispute regarding the performance of a shareholders’ agreement;
  • conducting of litigations against and for management board members in connection with their subsidiary liability for company’s debts;
  • provision of pre-litigation advice to foreign real-estate funds;
  • legal advice to an English IT company on establishment of a Polish branch;
  • legal advice to an English investor operating in the renewable energy and recycling sector on investing in a tire pyrolysis plant.
Professional experience
  • since 2019 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2014–2019 Woźniak Legal
Education
  • 2014–2017 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2008–2013 Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Faculty of Law and Administration
  • 2011–2012 School of American Law in cooperation with the Catholic University of America and the Jagiellonian University
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Magdalena Bartnik - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate - JDP Law Firm

Magdalena Bartnik

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Transaction and Contract Counselling Team

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) in the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team and in the Employment Practice.
Advises on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and restructuring processes. Supports clients at every stage of the transaction – from the development of its structure, through the coordination of due diligence, to the negotiation of documentation and the closing of the transaction. She provides day-to-day corporate advice to Polish and foreign companies with respect to civil law, corporate governance and compliance.
Magdalena specializes also in labour law, especially transactional and restructuring aspects thereof – including, in particular, the due diligence processes, the employment of the management board and their non-competition obligations as well as transfers of employment establishments. She drafts and assists in implementing the motivational programmes based on share subscription and phantom shares.
She also advises on the entry of foreign investors into the Polish market (so-called greenfield).


Professional experience
  • since 2018 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2016–2018 GM Legal Grot i Wspólnicy
  • 2016 Peltzer Suhren Rechtsanwälte, Hannover, internship
Education
  • 2018–2019 University of Warsaw, British Law Centre, Diploma in English and European Law
  • 2017–2019 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2010–2015 Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Faculty of Law
  • 2013–2014 Leibniz Universität Hannover in Hannover, Faculty of Law
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
  • German
Wojciech Bazan - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Partner - JDP Law Firm

Wojciech Bazan

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Partner

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Attorney-at-law in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team.

He has been involved in some of the largest court disputes in Poland regarding issues such as contract termination, contractual penalties and remuneration indexation (before common and arbitration courts). Author of a strategy for court proceedings and main counsel in several disputes encompassing a large number of separate court cases. Clients also entrust him with handling appeal and cassation proceedings.

Wojciech provides day-to-day legal advice on large-scale infrastructure and construction projects (e.g. roads, airports, waste incineration plants, energy facilities) and contracts for the supply of technologically advanced machines (production lines and industrial robots). His experience also includes representation in disputes heard by international arbitration courts (e.g. a dispute before the ICC concerning a project carried out for an Asian counterparty on the African continent), including investment disputes (BIT).

He represents clients in proceedings regarding declaring judgments issued by foreign arbitration and common courts enforceable. He was the main counsel in proceedings covering claims with a total value exceeding PLN 600 million; thanks to his active involvement the case was concluded with a favourable settlement agreement. In 2016 he was a laureate of the prestigious competition “Rising Stars Lawyers — leaders of tomorrow”; in 2023 he was recognised in the ranking “50 lawyers worth following on LinkedIn”.


Selected projects
  • representation of general contractors (international concerns and Polish listed construction companies) in court trials against GDDKiA and PKP PLK regarding settlement of contracts for Polish largest road sections and railway lines, and payment of contractual penalties (the value of some disputes exceeded PLN 200 million; FIDIC standards);
  • representation of clients in complex court disputes including over ten parallel proceedings;
  • legal advice and representation regarding the extension of two largest airports in Poland;
  • legal advice and representation of manufacturers of complex machines, robots and railway vehicles;
  • representation of clients in court proceedings after withdrawal from contracts;
  • representation of a global clothing manufacturer in seeking debt claims from Polish counterparties (court proceedings, bankruptcy and enforcement proceedings);
  • member of the team representing a foreign investor in investment arbitration against Poland (ICC Rules);
  • representation of general contractors (the largest international and Polish listed construction companies) in court proceedings concerning unlawful call for payment of funds under the guarantee by a contracting authority (so-called proceedings blocking the use of a guarantee);
  • representation of clients in court trials concerning payment demands based on a promissory note.
Professional experience
  • since 2015 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, since 2021 Partner
  • 2011–2014 Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak
  • 2011 Zhonglun W&D, internship
Education
  • 2013–2016 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2007–2012 Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Faculty of Law
  • 2010–2011 The School of American Law at Chicago-Kent Law School
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
  • Italian
Edyta Bębenek - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Associate - JDP Law Firm

Edyta Bębenek

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Transactions M&A and Corporate Law
Contracts (Commercial)

Attorney-at-law in the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team. She specialises in corporate law and M&As. Edyta advises on due diligences both on the buy and sell sides. Her experience also includes comprehensive corporate advice to Polish and foreign entities, including establishing companies, implementing capital-related changes and liquidating companies. She also handles reorganisations of companies and groups of companies, including Polish and multinational groups. Edyta also advises investment funds, including regarding transactions carried out by these entities.


Professional experience
  • since 2024 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2022-2023 CK Legal Chabasiewicz Kowalska i Wspólnicy
  • 2021-2022 FORUM Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych
  • 2017-2020 Oleś, Rysz, Sarkowicz
Education
  • 2019–2022 Cracow Bar Association, attorney trainee
  • 2017–2018 School of French Law at the Jagiellonian University in collaboration with the University of Orléans
  • 2013–2018 Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Faculty of Law and Administration, Law
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
  • French
Mateusz Biciutko - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Associate - JDP Law Firm

Mateusz Biciutko

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. He advises clients in proceedings before common courts, in particular regarding infrastructure disputes. He has gained his experience in top Polish construction companies performing complex infrastructure projects for public contracting authorities. He also provides day-to-day legal advice on the performance of construction projects, including in particular on negotiations regarding amendments to construction contracts, performance of substitute works and pursuing claims relating to additional works.


Selected projects
  • legal advice to a consortium performing construction works in a “design and build” model with respect to claims and contract risk management
  • day-to-day legal advice to a general contractor with respect to a construction project, including negotiation of settlements to be concluded with third parties asserting claims against the general contractor
  • comprehensive legal advice on a construction project with respect to negotiation of contracts with subcontractors for construction works, supplies and services, including support in the process of direct payment by an investor to these entities from the perspective of the general contractor
Professional experience
  • since 2022 JDP Drapała & Partners
  • 2021–2022 Wolf Theiss P. Daszkowski
  • 2019–2021 POLAQUA
  • 2019 Budimex
Education
  • 2020–2022 Bydgoszcz Bar Association, adviser trainee
  • 2014–2019 University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Aleksandra Blukacz - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Associate - JDP Law Firm

Aleksandra Blukacz

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Public Procurement Team
Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Attorney-at-law in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. She supports clients in proceedings before the National Appeals Chamber and common courts in particular from the construction and infrastructure sectors. She provides day-to-day legal advice on public procurement law at the stage of the tender procedure and the contract performance. She also has experience in pursuing claims in litigation and in enforcement proceedings, and in providing advice on property law.


Professional experience
  • since 2020 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2018–2019 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, internship
  • 2017–2018 CEE ATTORNEYS Szmigiel, Papros & Gregorczyk, internship
  • 2017 European Parliament, Brussels, internship
  • 2016–2017 PRA Group Polska, internship
Education
  • 2020–2023 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2019–2020 British Law Centre at the University of Warsaw
  • 2014–2019 Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
  • French
Karol Brunejko - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Karol Brunejko

Associate

Energetyka i Źródła Odnawialne

Associate in the Energy and Renewables team. He specialises in energy law, with a particular focus on RES investments.
He advises Polish and foreign entities from the energy sector on regulatory, contract and corporate matters. He also assists clients in proceedings before the Polish Energy Regulatory Office. His experience also includes legal advice on investment processes, including in particular obtaining
administrative permits (construction, environmental, localisation permits) required to construct renewable energy sources.
He coordinates and draws up numerous due diligence reports regarding the RES sector. He has also been involved in M&A transactions in the RES sector.


Education
  • 2011 – 2018 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
Pro bono
  • since 2014 – Director at the Legal Advice Bureau (organisation providing free legal advice to students in Warsaw).
Professional experience
  • since 2023 – JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2022 – 2023 GNZ Legal Gorzelnik Nentwig Ziębiński
  • 2018 – 2021 Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
  • Russian
Marcin Chomiuk, PhD - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner | Head of M&A, Corporate and Commercial Practice  - JDP Law Firm

Marcin Chomiuk, PhD

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner | Head of M&A, Corporate and Commercial Practice

Transaction and Contract Counselling Team

Partner, Head of the Transaction (Corporate M&A) and Contract Counselling Team. Expert on corporate law, M&A transactions, and contract advice. He specialises in advising leading automotive, production, and new-tech companies. Marcin has supervised M&A transactions both on the buy and sell sides and has supported clients in forming complex joint ventures. His experience also includes cross-border transactions carried out in cooperation with international law firms. He provides strategic and contract advice to businesses from the new technology sector, and he advises clients on implementing Industry 4.0. Marcin supports businesses on entering the Polish market, through acquisition, forming joint ventures, or establishing an own structure in Poland, including on constructing production plants or creating services networks. His assistance on company law and M&A transactions includes providing strategic advice on corporate disputes and post-M&A matters, where he combines corporate practice with theory. Co-author of the commentary to the Commercial Companies Code for the publishing house C.H.Beck; member of the Editorial Board of Monitor Prawa Handlowego; has degrees in law and economics obtained in Poland and abroad.


Selected transaction projects
  • advising a German industrial investor in connection with a joint venture implemented with Polish partners, concerning the construction of a facility producing offshore wind farm foundations;
  • advising a German industrial investor in connection with the acquisition of shares in a domestic electro-filter producer, followed by reorganisation of the corporate and operating structure;
  • providing legal services for a post-merger project at the stage of integration of production entities (limited liability companies and a joint-stock company), forming part of a leading automotive manufacturer’s group, into a capital group in Poland;
  • developing the strategy for and executing the exist of an industry investor who was a minority shareholder in a production company;
  • conducting legal and tax-focused due diligence reviews of target entities based in Poland and developing red flag reports on behalf of renowned international law firms.
Selected infrastructure projects
  • advising a Polish construction company joining a French capital group in a joint venture project with domestic and French partners concerning the construction of the biggest commercial centre in western Poland;
  • advising a general designer of a new power unit at the Jaworzno III Power Plant during the negotiations and implementation of the contract with the general contractor;
  • providing ongoing legal advice for an investor in connection with an investment project encompassing the construction of a power plant with a 600 MWe gas-steam unit.
Academic activity
  • lectures and training for the Polish-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the Polish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Poland, on subjects including framework conditions for industrial activity in Poland, conducting business on the German market and legal aspects of conducting business on the German market
  • lectures at the School of German Law, Law Faculty of the University of Białystok
  • member of the Editorial Board of Monitor Prawa Handlowego published by C.H. BECK
Professional experience
  • since 2007 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, since 2015 Partner
  • 2004–2006 Polish-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Warsaw – legal and economic advice on conducting business in Poland and Germany
Education
  • 2013 Scholarship at the Max-Planck-Institut für Ausländisches und Internationales Privatrecht in Hamburg, Germany
  • 2020 Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego in Warsaw, PhD in Civil Law
  • 2004–2005 School of German Law at the University of Warsaw
  • 2001–2003 University of Freiburg, Germany, Faculty of Law, Economics
  • 2000–2001 University of Halle/Saale, Germany, Faculty of Law
  • 1998–2003 University of Białystok, Faculty of Law
  • 1996–1999 Warsaw School of Economics, Finance and Banking
Languages
  • Polish
  • German
  • English
  • Slovak
Maciej Chrzan, LL.M. - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner - JDP Law Firm

Maciej Chrzan, LL.M.

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner

Real Estate Team

Attorney-at-law, Partner who manages the Real Estate Team. For over ten years he has specialised in providing day-to-day and transactional legal advice to clients from the real estate, construction and automotive sectors. He handles transactions involving purchase, sale and lease of commercial properties. He also supports clients in financing and refinancing projects regarding investments in the real estate market. Moreover, he advises clients on joint ventures and restructuring of corporate groups, and antitrust questions.


Selected projects
  • legal advice to a seller, a German commercial group, on the sale of over 100 supermarkets to the largest discount store operator in Poland;
  • legal advice to a seller, a German commercial group, on sale of nearly 20 supermarkets to a French commercial group;
  • legal advice to BMW on the long-term lease of a warehouse with an area of approx. 30,000 sq. m. in the “built-to-suit” formula;
  • legal advice to Ontex on the long-term lease of a production building with an area of approx. 26,000 sq. m. in the “built-to-suit” formula;
  • legal advice to a Polish company belonging to a German group on the sale of industrial and office properties;
  • legal advice to entities from Mercedes-Benz group on the purchase of properties destined for car showrooms and service centres;
  • legal advice to a holder of commercial facilities on the day-to-day management of over 100 commercial facilities with an area of 1,000–2,000 sq. m., including regulation of the legal status of the properties, management of relationships with lessees, lessors, and neighbours;
  • legal advice to a German bank on the cross-border financing and refinancing of the acquisition of office premises in Warsaw and commercial facilities in Gdańsk and Katowice;
  • legal advice to a German property fund on the cross-border restructuring of the financing of facility portfolios in four European jurisdictions in connection with bankruptcy of a bank acting as an insurance agent;
  • legal advice to a holder of commercial facilities on the financing and refinancing of commercial facilities, as part of domestic and cross-border financing;
  • legal advice to a Polish investor belonging to a German group on the new-build construction of a galvanising plant in central Poland;
  • legal advice to a Dutch investor on the new-build construction of a food production plant in a special economic zone in western Poland;
  • legal advice to Unternehmensgruppe-Melitta on the cross-border reorganisation of the group and the corporate structure of Polish companies from the group;
  • day-to-day legal advice to a leading Canadian provider of services for the automotive sector on the financing of operations in Poland and use agreements;
  • day-to-day legal advice to a German manufacturer of premium brand vehicles concerning all aspects of its operations, including the operations financing in the form of leasing and factoring.
Professional experience
  • since 2009 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, since 2015 Partner
  • 2005–2009 Beiten Burkhardt
  • 2005 P + P Pöllath + Partners, Rechtsanwälte und Steuerberater, Munich (Germany)
  • Warsaw Bar Association, member
Education
  • 2003–2005 Regensburg University, Fundamentals of German Law for Law Graduates of Foreign Universities Magister Legum – LL.M., postgraduate studies
  • 1998–2003 University of Regensburg, Faculty of Law
  • 1998–2003 Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
Languages
  • Polish
  • German
  • English
Małgorzata Daniluk - Radca prawny | Associate  - JDP Law Firm

Małgorzata Daniluk

Radca prawny | Associate

Postępowania sądowe i arbitrażowe
Infrastruktura i budownictwo

Attorney-at-law in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, and the Infrastructure Team. She advises clients on disputes related to constructure and infrastructure projects (including in particular real estate development and road projects).
She specialises in civil and commercial disputes before common and arbitration courts, including in particular with respect to infrastructure disputes. Her experience also includes advice on administrative law to entities from the construction and real estate sectors, procedures to regulate the legal status of real estate, and real estate due diligence. Her interests also include planning and zoning as well as real estate management.


Professional experience
  • since 2023 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2015–2022 NAWRAT & MARIAŃSKI
  • 2014 Olszewski, Tokarski i Wspólnicy, internship
Education
  • 2016–2020 Warsaw Bar Association, adviser trainee
  • 2008–2013 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration, Law
  • 2007–2009 University of Warsaw, European Centre, European Studies
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Dorota Dąbrowska - Tax Adviser | Tax Manager - JDP Law Firm

Dorota Dąbrowska

Tax Adviser | Tax Manager

Tax Team

Tax adviser with over twenty years of practice. Expert on Polish and international tax law. She provides services to businesses operating in the construction, leasing, automotive and investment sectors. She has extensive experience in taxation of investment processes, real estate deals, leasing agreements, business financing agreements, as well as intra-group settlements and transfer pricing documentation.


Her advice includes in particular
  • advice on investment and restructuring processes;
  • advice on real estate trading;
  • advice on financial and leasing transactions;
  • advice on WHT matters;
  • advice on transactions with affiliated entities and preparation of tax documentation;
  • advice on taxation of Polish and foreign employees and managers;
  • advice to and representation of taxpayers in disputes with tax authorities.
Selected projects
  • tax advice on transferring a sales function of a production-commercial company and rules of determining a transfer price;
  • tax advice regarding a structure and taxation of a real estate project;
  • tax advice regarding the withholding tax on foreign intangible services provided for a Polish company;
  • tax advice to a German leading construction company on several transactions of selling production and commercial properties;
  • tax advice to an owner of shopping centres on their sale;
  • optimisation of trading shares in a real estate company for one of German leading construction companies;
  • tax advice to a German group of companies on cross-border taxation of goods deliveries to trade chains in Poland;
  • preparation of a comprehensive transfer pricing documentation to a client specialising in production and sale of construction materials;
  • advice on tax issues relating to leasing and lease of vehicles to a leading company from the automotive sector;
  • representation of a German company before a Polish tax office regarding VAT return;
  • representation of a German client in tax proceedings and before the administrative court regarding the withholding tax on capitalised interest on shareholder’s loans.
Professional experience
  • since 2010 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2001–2009 Beiten Burkhardt
  • 2000 Pünder
  • 2000–2001 Clifford Chance
  • 1998–1999 Rödl & Partner
  • 1992–1997 Chamber Office in Opole (head of department)
Education
  • 1993–1994 Financial Studies Centre, Warsaw School of Economics, part of the Ministry of Finance’s programme
  • 1986–1991 Wrocław Academy of Economics, Faculty of National Economy
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Adriana Denys-Starzec - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Adriana Denys-Starzec

Associate

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. She specialises in civil and commercial cases, in particular construction and infrastructure disputes. She has extensive experience in handling disputes between shopping centres and lessees, especially those based on the rebus sic stantibus clause. Her experience also includes rendering legal services to creditors in bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings regarding their contractors. She provides day-to-day legal advice on court proceedings as well as infrastructure and construction projects.


Professional experience
  • since 2022 JDP Drapała & Partners
  • 2018–2022 Rychłowski & Urbański
  • 2017 Lexstone Lawyers, Jersey, internship
Education
  • since 2021 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • since 2020 Doctoral School of Social Sciences at the University of Warsaw, Law
  • 2019–2020 Center for American Law Studies at the University of Warsaw
  • 2015–2020 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration, Law
Pro bono
  • 2017–2018 Legal Advice Bureau at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw
  • since 2021 Leader of the Legal Team in the Two Lines Association
Academic activity
  • Lecturer on public procurement at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, 2020/2021 spring semester
  • Participating in legal conferences, including international events
  • Academic publications on civil law, EU legislation, copyright, and medical law, including in the Medical Law Review, European Law in Practice and Scientific Publisher of the Adam Mickiewicz University
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
  • German
Professor Przemysław Drapała, PhD - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Managing Partner - JDP Law Firm

Professor Przemysław Drapała, PhD

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Managing Partner

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Partner heading the 50-person Litigation and Arbitration Team and the Infrastructure Team. For over 20 years he has been representing Polish and foreign entities in complex court and arbitration proceedings, regarding in particular construction and infrastructure projects. He also advises and represents companies from the automotive and real estate industries, manufacturers, technology suppliers as well as financial institutions. Ranked as “Leading Individual” in Poland in “Construction/Construction Disputes” by the international ranking The LEGAL 500 (2018 – 2024). He also advises leading contractors and private investors on execution of complex infrastructure and industrial projects.
He has served multiple times as an arbitrator in domestic and international arbitration proceedings (ICC, Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit, National Chamber of Commerce – KIG, Court of Arbitration Lewiatan). Professor in Civil Law, Head of the Civil Law Department at Kozminski University in Warsaw. He has authored over 100 publications in the field of civil law, commercial law and arbitration, member of the Board of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, member of ICC Poland, member of Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit, member of the Polish Arbitration Association, chairman of the Expert Group on Law and Legislation of the Polish Association of Construction Employers, member of the Public Procurement Council, member of the International Nuclear Law Association (INLA).


Selected court proceedings
  • representing a general contractor in court proceedings against a contracting authority concerning a claim for remuneration and damage redress in connection with construction of the National Stadium in Warsaw (value of dispute: over PLN 139 million, names of litigants published in mass media);
  • representing a general contractor in court proceedings against an employer regarding an amendment to an agreement, increase of remuneration and extension of a time for completion in connection with construction of a national road section (value of dispute: over PLN 325 million);
  • representing a general contractor in court proceedings initiated by a contracting authority regarding payment of a contractual penalty with respect to two public utility projects (value of dispute: over PLN 200 million);
  • representing a consortium in court proceedings against a public contracting authority regarding increase of remuneration and return of contractual penalties in connection with construction of the A4 motorway section (value of dispute: over PLN 200 million);
  • legal representation of a consortium in court proceedings against an investor regarding increase and payment of remuneration in connection with construction of a new power unit (value of dispute: over PLN 250 million);
  • legal representation of a consortium modernising three power units in one of the leading power plants in Poland in court disputes regarding payment of remuneration for additional works, costs of extension of time for contract completion and payment of contractual penalties (total value of disputes: over PLN 170 million);
  • legal representation of general contractor in court proceedings instituted by a public contracting authority regarding payment of contractual penalties for delay in connection with a hydrotechnical project (total value of disputes: almost PLN 180 million);
  • legal representation of a general contractor in court proceedings before the Supreme Court concerning withdrawal from a contract for construction of the Białystok city stadium by a contracting authority (value of dispute: over PLN 134 million);
  • legal representation of a general contractor in court proceedings against an investor regarding claims arising in connection with withdrawal from a road project contract due to mining damage (value of dispute: over PLN 100 million);
  • representing a general contractor in three court proceedings against a public investor regarding increase and payment of remuneration under three contracts for expressway sections construction (value of disputes: PLN 123 million, PLN 109 million, PLN 92 million);
  • representing a general contractors in court proceedings against an investor concerning payment of contractual penalties in connection with modernisation of a section of the Warsaw West–Warsaw Okęcie railway line (value of dispute: over PLN 72 million);
  • representing a general contractor in court proceedings regarding payment of remuneration in connection with construction of a metro line section (value of dispute: over PLN 60 million);
  • representing a general contractor in court proceedings against an investor concerning a claim for damage redress in connection with construction of a section of the Gdańsk Southern Bypass (value of dispute: over PLN 65 million);
  • representing an European market leader from the automotive industry in court proceedings against former board members for redress of damage inflicted on the company (value of dispute: over PLN 60 million);
  • representing a general contractor in court proceedings against an investor concerning a claim for remuneration and damage redress in connection with construction of a section of the Warsaw Southern Bypass (value of dispute: over PLN 62 million);
  • representing a general contractor of renovating and modernising a railway line in proceedings against an investor concerning a claim for remuneration and damages (value of dispute: over PLN 54 million);
  • representing a general contractor in court proceedings against an investor in connection with construction of Trasa Górna (“Upper Route”) road in Łódź (value of dispute: approx. PLN 23 million);
  • representing an investor from the automotive industry in court proceedings against a general contractor modernising and extending an industrial plant concerning a claim for payment of contractual penalties and damage redress (value of dispute: over PLN 20 million);
  • representing a Polish IT company in a precedent-setting court dispute with a stock exchange investor regarding redress of the so called stock exchange damage.
Selected proceedings before the Supreme Court
  • drafting a cassation appeal and legal representation of one of general contractors before the Supreme Court in proceedings concerning the Białystok city stadium (value of dispute: over PLN 134 million);
  • drafting a cassation appeal and legal representation of a general contractor before the Supreme Court regarding payment of a contractual penalty by a public contracting authority (value of dispute: over PLN 47 million);
  • drafting a reply to a cassation appeal and legal representation of a leading construction company in proceedings before the Supreme Court concerning the repealing of the ICC International Court of Arbitration’s award (value of dispute: over PLN 30 million);
  • drafting a reply to a cassation appeal and legal representation of a listed construction company before the Supreme Court in proceedings with a contracting authority being a self-government unit regarding groundless use of a performance bond (value of dispute: over PLN 33 million);
  • drafting two cassation appeals and legal representation of an investor from the automotive industry before the Supreme Court in cassation proceedings regarding liability of an enterprise purchaser in connection with a seller’s bankruptcy (value of dispute: over PLN 26 million);
  • drafting a cassation appeal and legal representation of a Polish investor before the Supreme Court in proceedings concerning the invalidity of an investment agreement (value of dispute: over PLN 12 million);
  • drafting a cassation appeal and legal representation of a private investor before the Supreme Court in proceedings concerning a subcontractor’s claims for payment of remuneration based on joint and several liability (value of dispute: over PLN 11 million);
  • drafting a cassation appeal and legal representation of a general contractor before the Supreme Court concerning claims for an increase of remuneration due to an extraordinary and unpredictable increase in prices;
  • drafting a cassation appeal and legal representation of one of the parties to cassation proceedings before the Supreme Court concerning interpretation and performance of a joint venture contract;
  • drafting a cassation appeal and legal representation of an entity eligible to purchase real estate before the Supreme Court in proceedings concerning the exercise of a pre-emption right (value of dispute: over PLN 10 million).
Selected arbitration proceedings
  • legal representation of a Polish manufacturer in arbitration proceedings before the National Chamber of Commerce concerning claims under a vehicle delivery contract (value of dispute: over PLN 104 million);
  • legal representation of a Polish general contractor in proceedings before the ICC against an investor in connection with construction of a national road section (value of dispute: over PLN 30 million); the outcome was that common courts and the Supreme Court dismissed the complaint to repeal an award of the ICC International Court of Arbitration;
  • legal representation of a Polish general contractor in proceedings before the ICC against an investor in connection with an infrastructure in Poland (value of dispute: over PLN 22 million); successful representation in proceedings before common courts regarding the repealing of an award of ICC International Court of Arbitration;
  • legal representation (together with a foreign law firm) of a company which owns a retail chain in arbitration proceedings before Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit in a dispute concerning breach of representations and warranties given in an asset deal agreement (value of dispute: over PLN 32 million);
  • legal representation of a Polish general contractor in arbitration proceedings before the National Chamber of Commerce against a private investor regarding renovation of a prestigious real estate complex (value of dispute: over PLN 68 million);
  • legal representation of a Polish client in arbitration proceedings before the National Chamber of Commerce concerning claims for contractual penalties for late delivery (value of dispute: PLN 26 million);
  • legal representation of a Polish consortium leader in proceedings before the Court of Arbitration Lewiatan against a consortium member in connection with settlement of construction of an expressway section (value of dispute: approx. PLN 30 million);
  • legal representation of a Polish private investor in arbitration proceedings before the National Chamber of Commerce against a consortium in connection with construction of an industrial plant (value of dispute: over PLN 14 million);
  • legal representation of a general contractor in arbitration proceedings before the National Chamber of Commerce for payment of remuneration set off against a contractual penalty for delay in the course of a large-scale investment project (value of dispute: approx. PLN 10 million);
  • legal representation of a Polish branch of an international designing and engineering company in proceedings before the ICC against an Indian leading general contractor; the dispute concerned an infrastructure project in Libya;
  • legal representation of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of orthodontic products (seated in the Netherlands and in the USA) in two arbitration proceedings before the ICC against a Polish contracting party; the dispute regarded breach of an exclusive distributorship agreement (value of dispute: over USD 7 million);
  • legal representation of one of the world’s largest petrochemicals companies in post‑arbitration proceedings (award of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce) and enforcement proceedings as well as arrangement proceedings of a Polish debtor.

(Experience as an arbitrator)

  • acting as the presiding arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings before the ICC between a group of German companies and a group of Austrian companies regarding breach of share deal agreements;
  • acting as the sole arbitrator in arbitration proceedings before Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit between a Polish company and a German company regarding breach of a sale and purchase agreement;
  • acting as an arbitrator in ad hoc arbitration proceedings managed by the National Chamber of Commerce between a Polish contractor and a public contracting authority regarding an energy project (value of dispute: almost PLN 400 million);
  • acting as an arbitrator in arbitration proceedings before the National Chamber of Commerce between Polish companies regarding non-performance of a real estate sale agreement (value of dispute: over PLN 25 million);
  • acting as an arbitrator in proceedings before the Court of Arbitration Lewiatan in a dispute regarding agreements for lease in shopping facilities;
  • acting as an arbitrator in proceedings before the Court of Arbitration at the Polish-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
Selected experience in legal advice
  • advising a consortium on construction of ERTMS/GSM-R infrastructure on railway lines across Poland; contracting authority: PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. (project value: PLN 2.8 billion);
  • advising a general contractor performing a key railway project in Łódź, contracting authority: PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. (project value: over PLN 1.6 billion);
  • advising a general contractor constructing a section of the Gdańsk South Bypass; contracting authority: General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA) (project value: over PLN 1.1 billion);
  • advising a general contractor constructing a section of Zakopianka road with the longest tunnel in Poland; contracting authority: General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA) (project value: PLN 1 billion);
  • advising a general contractor constructing a section of the Warsaw South Bypass; contracting authority: General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA) (project value: over PLN 908 million);
  • advising an investor in connection with EPC construction of a power plant with a 600 MWe gas-steam unit (project value: over PLN 1.6 billion);
  • advising a general contractor modernising a boiler furnace system of units in Bełchatów Power Plant; contracting authority: PGE GiEK (project value: over EUR 475 million);
  • advising a consortium of Polish and foreign companies executing EPC modernisation of units in Turów Power Plant; contracting authority: PGE GiEK (project value: over PLN 625 million);
  • advising general contractors during construction of the National Stadium in Warsaw; contracting authority: State Treasury – Ministry of Sports and Tourism and the National Sports Centre (project value: over PLN 1.5 billion);
  • advising general contractors during construction of the PGE Arena stadium in Gdańsk; contracting authority: City of Gdańsk and BIEG 2012 Sp. z o.o. (project value: over PLN 780 million);
  • advising a leading general contractor on extension of one of the largest passenger terminals in Poland (contract value: approx. PLN 370 million);
  • advising a consortium on construction of a railway line Warka-Radom, contracting authority: PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. (project value: PLN 700 million);
  • advising a contractor modernising railway line sections No. 61 and 700; contracting authority: PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. (project value: over PLN 270 million).
Academic activity
  • Associate Professor at the Civil Law Department at Kozminski University in Warsaw
  • since 2013, member of the Problem-Focused Team for service contracts in the new Civil Code
  • since 2009, member of the Problem-Focused Team at the Civil Law Codification Commission in charge of developing the general part of the obligations law
Professional experience
  • since 2008 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, Partner; since 2020 Managing Partner
  • 2001–2007 Gleiss Lutz
  • 1997–1999 Rödl & Partner
Education
  • 2011 Habilitation in Civil Law
  • 2001 PhD in Civil Law
  • 1990–1995 University in Toruń, Faculty of Law and Administration
  • 1993–1994 Scholarship at Regensburg University, Germany
  • 1995 Scholarship at Hamburg University, Germany
  • Double scholarship at the Max-Planck-Institut für Ausländisches und Internationales Privatrecht in Hamburg
Publications

Author of over 90 publications on civil and commercial law and arbitration, including System Prawa Prywatnego [Private Law System], vol. 5, 6 and 7 (Prawo zobowiązań – część ogólna, Prawo zobowiązań – część szczegółowa [Obligations law – general part, Obligations law – specific part] C.H. Beck, 2006–2020); co-author together with judges of the Supreme Court of a commentary to the Civil Code (Kodeks cywilny. Komentarz. Zobowiązania – część szczegółowa [Civil Code. Commentary. Obligations – specific part]), J. Gudowski (ed.), Wolters Kluwer, 2013–2017); author of monographs “Umowy odnoszące się do osób trzecich” [Contracts relating to third parties] (C.H. Beck, Warsaw 2016); “Prowadzenie cudzych spraw bez zlecenia” [Negotiorum gestio] (C.H. Beck, Warsaw 2010), “Przejęcie długu, przejęcie praw i obowiązków z umowy” [Take-over of debt and rights and obligations under an agreemen] (C.H. Beck, Warsaw 2016)

Languages
  • Polish
  • German
  • English
Michał Drozdowicz - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner<br /> Head of Energy and Renewables Practice - JDP Law Firm

Michał Drozdowicz

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner
Head of Energy and Renewables Practice

Energy and Renewables Team

Attorney-at-law, partner, head of Energy / Renewables, with over twenty years of experience in advising Polish and foreign companies on, among others, crucial domestic investment projects regarding (conventional) energy sources and energy infrastructure.

He specialises in energy law with a focus on renewable energy. Michał advises clients on renewables development and acquisition projects, including in particular due diligence checks in M&A transactions and RES financing, primarily in the PV sector. He supports clients in regulatory issues, key aspects of energy agreements, including connection agreements, component supply agreements, construction contracts, O&M agreements, and long-term power purchase agreements between producers of energy and corporate recipients (PPA, cPPA).

Before joining JDP, he gained experience in global law firms, being in charge of the national energy practice in one of them. Michał has been regularly recognised in international legal rankings (Chambers & Partners, Who’s Who Legal, IFLR 1000, Legal 500). In 2020, he was granted the Lexology’s Client’s Choice award.


Selected projects
  • legal advice to an institution financing an RES producer on the provisions and parties’ rights and obligations under a power purchase agreement (vPPA) regarding energy produced from a photovoltaic power plant portfolio with a total capacity of over 70 MW, negotiated and concluded for more than 14 years between an RES producer and an end user (retail chain);
  • legal advice to an institution financing an RES producer on the provisions and parties’ rights and obligations under a power purchase agreement (vPPA) regarding energy produced from a photovoltaic power plant portfolio with a total capacity of 45 MW, negotiated and concluded for more than 12 years between an RES producer and an end user (food sector);
  • legal advice to an institution financing an RES producer on the provisions and parties’ rights and obligations under a power purchase agreement (vPPA) regarding energy produced from a photovoltaic power plant portfolio, negotiated and concluded for more than 11 years between an RES producer and an end user (industrial sector);
  • legal advice to an institution financing RES producers involving counselling and conducting a due diligence check regarding the financing of the construction of a photovoltaic power plant including over 250 photovoltaic installations with a total capacity of over 300 MW by more than 40 companies;
  • legal advice to an RES developer involving drafting and negotiating “turnkey” agreements, including photovoltaic power plant construction and maintenance agreements, key component supply agreements, O&M agreements for purposes of constructing photovoltaic power plants, real estate security agreements, participation in the auction procedure and regulatory issues related to obtaining concessions for power production;
  • legal advice to global high-tech companies, including the Fortune500 companies, on legal regulations regarding restrictions in power consumption and supply to data centres of these companies in Poland, including legal advice on securing an appropriate power supply level for data centres;
  • legal and contract advice to a heat power company on claims regarding the connection to a power grid in relation to a new power generating unit;
  • legal advice to an investor involving counselling and negotiation of claims regarding an agreement for design and construction of a 400/110 kV power station;
  • legal advice to a foreign fund involving counselling and legal due diligence regarding an investment agreement to finance the construction of a portfolio of photovoltaic power plants with a total capacity of 66 MW;
  • legal advice to a foreign investor involving counselling and legal due diligence regarding the acquisition of a portfolio of photovoltaic projects with a total capacity of around 80 MW;
  • legal advice to an investor involving counselling and legal due diligence regarding the acquisition of a portfolio of wind energy projects with a total capacity of around 101 MW;
  • legal due diligence for a foreign investor regarding the acquisition of a portfolio of photovoltaic projects with a total capacity of over 800 MW at various stages of the development, including RTB;
  • legal advice to a Lithuanian operator of a transmission system regarding a cooperation agreement with a Polish operator of a transmission system in connection with the construction of an HVDC submarine cable Harmony Link with a nominal capacity of 700 MW (Żarnowiec – Darbenai connection) – over 300 km in a project crucial for synchronising the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian power systems with the European system;
  • legal advice to a leading Polish energy company on preparing and selecting a foreign partner for a project involving offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea;
  • contract advice regarding a main agreement and an LTSA and bidding in the utilities-sector competitive dialogue and technical dialogue regarding the supply and 10-year maintenance of a set (10) of compressor units for three gas compressor stations (Goleniów, Gustorzyn and Odolanów) within the Baltic Pipe program (project value: around PLN 550 million);
  • legal advice to an investor on negotiations regarding amending a contract for the construction of power units no. 5 and 6 at the Opole Power Plant. The amendment concerned force majeure events that occurred during over four years of the construction and additional performances on the general contractor’s part, where the amount of the general contractor’s remuneration was confirmed on the condition of meeting the deadline for the delivery of units no. 5 and 6 as agreed in the amendment (value of the entire project: around PLN 11.5 billion);
  • legal advice to a contractor from a consortium on negotiating an amendment to a contract for the construction of a state-of-the-art 1075 MW supercritical parameter unit at the Kozienice Power Plant. The amendment extended the time for project completion by several months in relation to the originally planned deadline for reasons independent of the parties (value of the entire project: around PLN 5.1 billion);
  • legal advice to, including representation of, contractors in a utilities-sector tender for the construction of a 450 MW power unit at the Turów Power Plant (project value: around PLN 1 billion);
  • legal advice to an investor on preparing and selecting a contractor regarding the construction and the functioning of the Gdańsk Oil Terminal – project of strategic importance for the development of the Polish economy and energy security (project value: around PLN 800 million);
  • legal advice to, including representation of, a winning consortium of contractors in a utilities-sector tender for the construction of a 910 MW power unit at the Jaworzno III Power Plant (project value: around PLN 5.4 billion);
  • legal advice to, including representation of, a winning consortium in a utilities-sector tender for the construction of two power units (5 and 6) at the Opole Power Plant with an installed capacity of 1800 MW (project value: around PLN 11.5 billion).
Professional experience
  • since 2023 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2019–2022 Eversheds Sutherland Poland
  • 2012–2019 Dentons
  • 2008–2012 Wierzbowski Eversheds (now Eversheds Sutherland Poland)
  • 2006–2008 Schampera Dubis Zając i Wspólnicy (now SDZLEGAL Schindelm)
  • 2004–2006 Kancelaria Radcy Prawnego Michał Drozdowicz
Education
  • 2000–2004 Olsztyn Bar Association, adviser trainee
  • 1994–1999 Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Piotr Duma - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel - JDP Law Firm

Piotr Duma

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Attorney-at-law with the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. He has many years of experience in litigating cases connected with infrastructure investments (road building, including cases based on FIDIC standards) and advice on broadly understood real estate sector. He has provided advice, among others, to general contractors at the contract implementation stage and in disputes associated with important infrastructure investments. He has also supported investment funds in the process of asset purchase and management. He has represented clients in litigation and arbitration, among others within the scope of contractual penalties for withdrawal from construction contracts, contractual penalties for delays, fees for additional and substitute works.


Professional experience
  • since 2017 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2011–2016 Dentons Europe
  • 2009–2011 State Treasury Solicitors’ Office
Education
  • 2011–2014 Warsaw Bar Association, adviser trainee
  • 2005–2010 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Aleksander Eggink - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Aleksander Eggink

Associate

Transakcje M&A i prawo spółek
Umowy (Commercial)

Associate in the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team, attorney trainee at the Warsaw Bar Association. He specialises in company law, M&A and contract (commercial) advice. His experience includes commercial advice to foreign entities, especially from the German-speaking (DACH) area.


Professional experience
  • since 2023 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2022–2023 Von Zanthier & Dachowski Rechtsanwälte, branch in Berlin
  • 2021–2022 Wardyński i Wspólnicy sp. k.
  • 2020 PwC sp. z o.o. sp. k.
Education
  • 2023 School of German Law, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw
  • since 2023 Warsaw Bar Association, attorney trainee
  • 2022–2023 Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Law, Erasmus + programme
  • 2018–2021 SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Finance and Accounting
  • 2018–2023 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration, Law
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
  • German
Patricia Elbers-Szymańska - Associate | Senior Client Relationship Manager - JDP Law Firm

Patricia Elbers-Szymańska

Associate | Senior Client Relationship Manager

Transaction and Contract Counselling Team

Associate in the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team. She specialises in M&A transactions, and corporate, commercial and contractual law. She advises, in particular, German-speaking clients. She has supported clients in restructuring of corporate groups belonging to international holdings. She advises entities from the production and automotive sectors on drafting general terms and conditions of agreements as well as delivery agreements.


Selected projects
  • day-to-day legal advice to a German automotive concern with respect to corporate and contract law and court disputes;
  • legal advice to one of the largest shale gas extraction companies in Poland;
  • day-to-day corporate advice to a German investment fund on the expansion of its operations in Poland;
  • day-to-day legal advice to a Canadian automotive concern with respect to corporate matters and contract law;
  • participation in restructuring of corporate groups belonging to international holdings operating in Poland, including participation in the sale of enterprises, their organised parts or assets.
Professional experience
  • since 2013 Management Board of the Polish-Austrian Lawyers Association, member
  • since 2009 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
Education
  • 2011–2012 University of Warsaw, postgraduate studies, Corporate Law
  • 2003–2009 University of Mannheim, Commercial Companies Law and Labour Law, Germany
  • 2006–2007 Uniwersytet Pàzmàny Pèter in Budapest, Faculty of Law
Languages
  • German (native)
  • Polish
  • English
  • Hungarian
Iwo Franaszczyk - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate - JDP Law Firm

Iwo Franaszczyk

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team
Public Procurement Team

Attorney-at-law in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. He specialises in domestic and cross-border proceedings conducted before common and arbitration courts. He has experience in legal advice for the construction and railway sectors, as well as advice within the scope of public procurement and corporate law.


Professional experience
  • since 2017 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2016 Kocur i Wspólnicy
  • 2014–2015 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, internship
  • 2013 Volkswagen Bank Polska, Credit Risk Department, internship
Education
  • since 2016 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2011–2016 Kozminski University, Law School
  • 2011–2016 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Tomasz Głozowski - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Tax Adviser | Associate - JDP Law Firm

Tomasz Głozowski

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Tax Adviser | Associate

Tax Team

Associate in the Tax Team. He has extensive experience in supporting clients in disputes with tax authorities, related to tax and custom-fiscal inspections as well as tax and court-administrative proceedings.

He also provides advice on M&A transactions and company restructuring.

In addition to tax advice, he also holds seminars on tax matters for companies, financial institutions, manufacturers and local government units. Author of academic publications; lecturer at the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce.


Selected projects
  • tax advice to a Polish listed company on acquiring an enterprise of an independent fuel logistics operator and asphalt production and sales facilities, including due diligence and advice on the transaction structuring;
  • tax advice in VAT-related proceedings against entities involved in carousel frauds;
  • tax advice in tax proceedings regarding CIT refund to taxpayers from a tax group operating in the publishing industry;
  • tax advice in penal-fiscal proceedings against members of executive staff.
Professional experience
  • since 2022 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2020–2022 Andersen Tax & Legal Matyka i Wspólnicy sp.k.
  • 2020 Domański Zakrzewski Palinka sp.k.
  • 2018–2020 Sadkowski i Wspólnicy sp.k.
  • 2016–2018 TaxLab sp. z o.o.
Education
  • 2020–2022 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2016–2019 University of Warsaw, Finance, accounting and insurance
  • 2014–2019 Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration, special educational programme “Business Law”
Distinctions

Scholarship within the Santander Universidades programme for social involvement, initiatives for the university and special academic and non-academic achievements.

Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Konrad Gortad - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel - JDP Law Firm

Konrad Gortad

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Attorney-at-law in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. He specialises in legal advice on infrastructure projects (including road and railway infrastructure) executed based on FIDIC standards, including in a “turnkey” formula. He has represented investors and general contractors in numerous court and arbitration proceedings conducted, among other things, based on the arbitration rules of ICC and the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw.


Professional experience
  • since 2019 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2015–2019 Clifford Chance
  • 2014–2015 Linklaters
Education
  • since 2016 The Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, PhD studies, Civil Procedure
  • 2015–2018 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2009–2014 Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Łukasz Paweł Goniak, PhD - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel - JDP Law Firm

Łukasz Paweł Goniak, PhD

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team
Public Procurement Team

Attorney-at-law in the Public Procurement Team, the Litigation and Arbitration Team, and the Infrastructure Team. He provides comprehensive advice to Polish and foreign entities in the construction, road, transport and energy sectors, including in particular projects performed in the public procurement process and in the PPP formula. He advises both at the bidding and the performance stages. He has supported his clients in the largest infrastructure projects in Poland and in unique European infrastructure projects. He has also supported contractors in international tenders for projects within the NATO SECURITY INVESTEMENT PROGRAMME (NSIP) conducted on the basis of NATO directives.


Selected projects

Public procurement:

  • legal advice on competing for and performing the largest infrastructure projects in Poland (e.g. Warsaw Metro construction, construction of the tunnel in Świnoujście, construction of the Kraków Northern Bypass);
  • legal advice to a company from the largest Polish companies group in the power sector, including in the area of public procurement, i.a. for the modernisation of a hydroelectric power plant;
  • comprehensive legal advice to the largest Turkish pipe supplier in the proceedings conducted in order to conclude a framework agreement for the onshore part of the Baltic Pipe (the possible value of the contract under the framework agreement – approx. PLN 3 billion);

Legal advice to contractors on international tenders for projects within the NATO SECURITY PROGRAMME (NSIP) conducted on the basis of NATO directives.

Public-private partnerships:

  • legal advice on projects involving, among other things, the construction or expansion of transport infrastructure, including legal representation of the winning bidder in the proceedings regarding designing and constructing the Kraków Fast Tram – the largest PPP project of its kind in Europe;
  • legal advice on a number of projects in the area of waste management (construction of incineration plants) and improvement of energy efficiency of buildings, as well as roads construction and maintenance.

Representation of contractors and contracting authorities in numerous proceedings before the National Appeal Chamber and Regional Courts:

  • representation of a client in unique proceedings concerning an in-house contract for waste management for the City of Warsaw;
  • representation of a client in an unprecedented dispute regarding recognising an underground metro station as a building within the meaning of the Construction Law.
Professional experience
  • since 2021 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2017 – 2021 KKLW/Jacek Kosinski Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni
  • 2016 – 2017 Siedlecki Law Firm
  • 2013 – 2016 Jacek Krężelewski Law Firm
  • 2008 – 2013 TVP S.A., journalist
Education
  • 2017 Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, defence of a doctoral thesis
  • 2014 – 2017 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2007 – 2012 Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Faculty of Law and Administration
  • 2006 – 2011 Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Faculty of Political Science and International Studies
  • He also completed a number of courses in media and new technologies law and EU law, including at such prestigious universities as King’s College London and University of Texas at Austin.
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Arkadiusz Górski - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate - JDP Law Firm

Arkadiusz Górski

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Transaction and Contract Counselling Team

Attorney-at-law in the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team, in the Corporate and commercial disputes specialisation. He specialises in white collar crimes, including proceedings concerning alleged regulated market abuse (also in light of the Market Abuse Regulation), criminal fiscal proceedings and matters regarding administrative fines imposed on entrepreneurs. He represents clients as a defence counsel and an auxiliary prosecutor attorney.

He devises and audits internal regulations intended to mitigate entrepreneurs’ liability under the AML, whistleblowing, criminal compliance provisions.

Lecturer on white collar crimes and AML at the postgraduate studies at the Jagiellonian University. His publications could be read in Parkiet, Doradca Restrukturyzacyjny, Czasopismo Prawa Karnego i Nauk Penalnych, Przegląd Sądowy, Monitor Prawniczy, and others. Co-author of the Commentary to the act on counteracting money laundering and terrorist financing published by C.H. Beck (2021).


Selected projects
  • defending clients in criminal proceedings involving alleged fraud, acting to the company’s detriment, power abuse, misappropriation, VAT fraud, unauthorised access to information, bribery at executive positions, money laundering, participation in an organised criminal group;
  • defending clients in capital market-related criminal proceedings in connection with alleged stock market manipulation, unauthorised offering of financial instruments, insider dealing;
  • representing clients in proceedings regarding administrative fines imposed by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority on issuers and investment firms;
  • devising AML and compliance internal regulations (e.g. whistleblowing, anti-bribery, compliance and internal control system), also in light of the DPSN 2021 requirements.
Professional experience
  • since 2022 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2017–2022 Królikowski Marczuk Dyl adwokaci i radcowie prawni sp.p.
  • 2016–2017 Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland
Education
  • 2020–2021 Kozminski University, postgraduate studies, Compliance Analyst and AML
  • 2017–2019 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2011–2016 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Justyna Góźdź - Radca prawny | Associate - JDP Law Firm

Justyna Góźdź

Radca prawny | Associate

Prawo zamówień publicznych

Associate in the Public Procurement Team. She advises clients on public procurement law at all stages of tender procedures, including assisting and representing clients in proceedings before the National Appeals Chamber.

She has gained her experience in law firms specialising in public procurement law. Justyna has supported clients in tender procedures (individually or as a member or chair of tender boards) and provided legal advice to contracting entities and contractors, during tender procedures and contract performance, including those regarding infrastructure projects.

Her experience includes advice to local government units, research units, authorities supervising the Polish financial market, state-owned entities and their corporate bodies, including those operating in the water management sector.
She has also provided ongoing legal support to a budget division of a local government unit regarding civil proceedings concerning claims for pecuniary and non-pecuniary compensation.


Selected projects
  • conducting a tender procedure (as a member of a tender board) regarding flood protection in the area of the Central Oder; project value: around PLN 125 million net,
  • conducting several tender procedures for a research institute, including proceedings co-financed from third-party funds (e.g. European funding),
  • conducting tender procedures (as a member and chair of a tender board) for a local government unit; total value: up to PLN 50 million,
  • providing comprehensive legal advice to a leading Polish entity operating in the sector of medical ambulances, including legal assistance in several tender procedures and representation before the National Appeals Chamber,
  • providing comprehensive legal advice to a leading construction company, including assisting this entity in tender procedures and at the stage of the contract performance, including court proceedings regarding contractual claims,
  • providing comprehensive legal advice to uniformed services units, including the police, in particular drawing up legal opinions on the interpretation of legal provisions governing the status of uniformed services and their internal regulations.
Professional experience
  • since 2024 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2022 City of Warsaw – City Cleaning Authority
  • 2021–2024 PIERÓG & PARTNERZY
  • 2018–2021 ĆWIK I PARTNERZY SP. P.
Education
  • 2021–2022 Jagiellonian University in Cracow, postgraduate studies, Public Procurement Law
  • 2019–2021 Warsaw Bar Association, attorney-at-law trainee
  • 2013–2018 Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw
Selected publications
  • 2023 Co-author of the publication titled “Application of the Civil Code in Public Procurement – Selected Issues”, Przetargi Publiczne
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Daria Gromotka - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Associate - JDP Law Firm

Daria Gromotka

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Transaction and Contract Counselling Team
Real Estate Team

Associate in the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team. She specialises in providing day-to-day legal advice to companies, including corporate advice. She also provides contractual advice and advice in the field of commercial law. She has been involved in transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. She supports clients from the automotive, production, commercial and real estate sectors. She has gained experience in the fuel industry while advising on issues regarding energy law: procedures conducted by the Energy Regulatory Authority, concession procedures; civil law: dealer, franchising, lease and sales agreements; intellectual property law and labour law.


Professional experience
  • since 2019 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2018–2019 BP Europa SE Spółka Europejska Polish Branch
  • 2017 Europa SE Spółka Europejska Polish Branch, internship
Education
  • 2020–2022 Warsaw Bar Association, adviser trainee
  • 2019–2020 Cracow Bar Association, adviser trainee
  • 2018–2021 Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Faculty of Law and Administration, Intellectual Property and New Media Law
  • 2017–2018 School of American Law at the Jagiellonian University in cooperation with the Catholic University Columbus School of Law in Washington
  • 2013–2018 Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Faculty of Law and Administration, Law
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
  • German
Dominik Grzegorzewski - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Dominik Grzegorzewski

Associate

Real Estate Team

Associate in the Real Estate Team. His core area of expertise includes real estate law, renewables and company law. He supports clients at all transaction stages regarding real estate acquisition (including asset deals and share deals), lease agreements (offices, warehouses, BTS) and negotiations. In his practice, he also conducts due diligence checks of real estate and prepares comprehensive transactional documentation. Moreover, he advises with respect to all real estate aspects regarding construction law, agricultural property purchase and sale, zoning and RES projects. He represents clients before administrative authorities and courts in cases related to real estate.


Professional experience
  • since 2021 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2019–2020 Nowakowski Tarsalewski Adwokaci
  • 2018–2019 Office of enforcement officer Jacek Lewandowski at the District Court for Łódź-Widzew in Łódź
Education
  • since 2021 Łódź Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2015–2020 University of Łódź, Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Łukasz Grzybek - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Łukasz Grzybek

Associate

Litigation and Arbitration
Infrastructure and Construction
Public Procurement

Associate in the Public Procurement Team, the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. He provides day-to-day legal advice on public procurement, both at the stage of contract award and contract performance; he provides ongoing legal assistance to clients in proceedings before the National Appeals Chamber, common courts and public institutions.

He has advised local government units and municipal companies, held training sessions in public procurement, and provided day-to-day legal advice to contracting entities and contractors; he has been involved in investment projects worth up to PLN 2 billion, and provided comprehensive legal advice on public procurement and infrastructure projects.


Selected projects
  • coordination of a contractor’s legal team in two road projects carried out for the State Treasury – General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways with a total value of PLN 0.5 billion;
  • legal advice on a tender procedure for Special Economic Zones with a total value of around PLN 150 million gross;
  • participation and legal advice on investment projects (i.a. road projects) with a value of up to PLN 2 billion;
  • representation of contracting entities in tender procedures;
  • training sessions in public procurement, including the new public procurement law and contracts co-funded with EU funds;
  • day-to-day legal advice:
    • on public contracts, including those co-funded with third-party funds (e.g. EU) worth up to PLN 50 million gross;
    • to local government units, municipal companies (including multi-discipline ones) and commercial companies;
  • representation of contracting entities and contractors:
    • before the National Appeals Chamber;
    • in disputes with institutions managing EU-funded projects (i.a. with respect to the legitimacy of the funding adjustment).
Professional experience
  • since 2023 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2023 SMM Legal Maciak Mataczyński Czech Sp. k.
  • 2021–2022 DSK Depa Szmit Kuźmiak Jackowski Sp.k.
  • 2016–2021 Kancelaria Radców Prawnych Zygmunt Jerzmanowski i Wspólnicy Sp. k.
  • 2015–2016 SPS Tax & Law Szkudlarek i Wspólnicy Sp. k.
Education
  • since 2021 Poznań Bar Association, attorney trainee
  • since 2020 SWPS University, Doctoral Studies
  • 2011–2016 SWPS University, Faculty of Law
Distinctions
  • Rector’s scholarship for the best students in the years 2012-2015 (four times)
Academic activity

Participation in academic conferences, including:

  • National Academic Conference held at the University of Bialystok entitled “Post-pandemic Reality. How has the coronavirus changed the world?”, author of a paper entitled “Public procurement in times of a crisis – key changes to counteract the effects of the CoViD-19 pandemic.” (2023)
Publications
  • 2018 Co-author of the publication “Vademecum wójta, burmistrza, prezydenta” [Handbook for the commune head, mayor, president], C.H. Beck
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Maciej Grzybowski - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate  - JDP Law Firm

Maciej Grzybowski

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Senior Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. He provides legal advice on civil, administrative, commercial, corporate and economic law. In addition to drawing up court pleadings and representing clients before courts, his experience also includes supervising contracts (also those based on FIDIC standards) in terms of formal issues, including contracts performed by international entities. He also negotiates contracts, draws up opinions and assesses risks.


Professional experience
  • since 2023 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2016–2023 Katarzyna Kantorska Law Firm
Education
  • 2017–2019 Regional Bar Association in Szczecin
  • 2010–2015 University of Szczecin, Faculty of Law and Administration, Law
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Michał Jagielski - Tax expert | Co-Head of Tax - JDP Law Firm

Michał Jagielski

Tax expert | Co-Head of Tax

Tax Team

Expert in guiding large companies through changes in tax regulations. He gained experience in the largest international consulting companies. He specialises in tax processes and procedures and has extensive experience in developing and managing tax matters and risks in large global corporate groups. He has been involved in many projects related to business development (e.g. switching to the franchise model) and growth (e.g. expansion to foreign markets). Michał also advises with respect to tax reliefs and exemptions.


Selected projects
  • advising companies from IT and related sectors on tax reliefs and exemptions;
  • devising and implementing tax procedures for a large international construction company;
  • advising a large service company implementing the franchise model;
  • launching a global entertainment company on the Polish market (including the TP model).
Professional experience
  • since 2022 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2019–2022 Andersen Tax & Legal
  • 2010–2019 PwC
Education
  • 2005–2010 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Karolina Janczura-Królasik - Associate in the Real Estate Team.   - JDP Law Firm

Karolina Janczura-Królasik

Associate in the Real Estate Team.

Contracts (Commercial), Real Estate

She specialises in acquisition (share deal and asset deal), financing and sale of real estate, including joint venture transactions. She conducts due diligence of real estate and prepares comprehensive transactional documentation. She supports clients in reviewing the legal and actual status of real estate, lease agreements for office, warehouse and commercial premises, as well as administrative decisions issued in the investment process.


Professional experience
  • from 2023 JDP Drapała & Partners
  • 2021–2023 DWF Poland Jamka sp. k.
  • 2020–2021 Allen & Overy, A.Pędzich sp. k.
  • 2019–2020 Greenberg Traurig Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokiński sp. k. (previously Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.)
Education
  • 2016–2021 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
  • 2018–2019 British Law School
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
  • French
Zbigniew Jara - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Rechtsanwalt | Of Counsel - JDP Law Firm

Zbigniew Jara

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Rechtsanwalt | Of Counsel

Transaction and Contract Counselling Team

Attorney-at-law, Of counsel. A long-established expert on corporate law, M&As, commercial law, joint ventures, cartel law, as well as project development and financing. As part of the M&A practice, he advises Polish and international concerns on complex transactions, including cross-border M&As and joint venture agreements, e.g. to a German owner on the restructuring and subsequent sale of more than 210 discount stores, or to a German concern in connection with the construction of a facility producing offshore wind farm foundations in respect of the structure (SPV) and terms of cooperation with Polish partners, and the subsequent sale of its shares in the joint venture. He has also supervised corporate restructuring processes in a number of enterprises representing various sectors of the economy.
Author of publications in Polish and German on commercial law and cartel law, with subjects including: the exercise of voting rights from ownership interests/shares, contesting resolutions of meetings of shareholders/partners, representing limited liability companies in agreements with management board members, reporting and confidentiality obligations during due diligence reviews, manager buyouts (MBO) in joint-stock companies, and cross-border mergers. Author and editor of the Commentary on the Commercial Companies Code, C.H.Beck (3rd. ed. 2020) and Beck-online.


Selected projects
  • comprehensive advice to a German owner on the restructuring and subsequent sale of more than 210 discount stores (the operational part) to a leader on the Polish market;
  • comprehensive advice in respect of the structure (SPV) and terms of cooperation (joint venture) between a German concern and Polish entities in connection with the construction of a factory producing offshore wind farm foundations;
  • comprehensive advice to a German agricultural concern on the restructuring and subsequent merger of a number of joint-stock companies in Poland.
Academic activity
  • 1996–1997 Lecturer at the School of German Law at the University of Warsaw
Professional experience
  • since 2020 Of Counsel, JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2005–2019 JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS (JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS), Founding Partner, Managing Partner
  • 1997–2005 Gleiss Lutz, Warsaw office, Co-founder, Managing Partner
  • 1994–1996 Gurland & Lambsdorff, Frankfurt am Main
  • Member of the Deutscher Anwaltverein
Education
  • The Universities of Wrocław and Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Publications
  • Kodeks Spółek handlowych. Komentarz [Code of Commercial Companies. Commentary] (in the C.H. Beck Large Comment series), 2nd edition, Warsaw 2017
  • Kodeks Spółek Handlowych. Komentarz Online [Code of Commercial Companies. Online Commentary], published by C.H. Beck, 2nd edition, Warsaw 2017
  • Polnisches Kartellrecht [Polish cartel law] [in:] Handbuch des Wirtschaftsrechts in Osteuropa. Länderteil Polen, C.H. Beck, Munich 2015
  • Kodeks Spółek handlowych. Komentarz [Code of Commercial Companies. Commentary] (in the C.H. Beck Large Comment series), Warsaw 2014
  • Kodeks Spółek Handlowych. Komentarz Online [Code of Commercial Companies. Online Commentary], published by C.H. Beck, Warsaw 2014
  • Spółka akcyjna. Wzory dokumentów z komentarzem [Joint-stock companies. Model documents with commentary], Heymanns, Warsaw 2004
  • Numerous publications on company law, commercial law and cartel law, with subjects including: the exercise of voting rights from ownership interests/shares, contesting resolutions of meetings of shareholders/partners, representing limited liability companies in agreements with management board members, reporting and confidentiality obligations during due diligence reviews, manager buyouts (MBO) in joint-stock companies, and cross-border mergers
Languages
  • Polish
  • German
  • English
Barbara Kaczała - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel | Co-Head of German Desk - JDP Law Firm

Barbara Kaczała

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel | Co-Head of German Desk

Transaction and Contract Counselling Team

Attorney-at-law in the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team. She specialises in commercial and corporate law, compliance, and contract law. She provides day-to-day advice to entities with German and Swiss capital, including in particular drafting and negotiating contracts, such as complex contracts on distribution, supplies, and implementation of technological lines. She supports clients in the contract performance, also in crisis situations where a party does not perform a contract or performs it improperly. Her clients include international production and retail chains. She also has experience in helping foreign investors enter the Polish market, including obtaining permits for operating in Special Economic Zones. Her advice is focused on the client’s business needs and ensuring the highest level of legal security. She successfully represents clients in disputes regarding the contract performance.


Selected projects
  • participation in a project involving establishment of a company with Swiss capital, operating in the area of fastening technologies for the automotive industry, in a Special Economic Zone, including preparation and submission of an offer, carrying out of a legal due diligence of the property to be acquired, and provision of legal assistance with purchasing a property, participation in negotiations with the Zone, drafting of an agreement on hall construction based on the FIDIC standards, and participation in the negotiations with a general contractor; value of the transaction: PLN 22 million;
  • participation in purchasing an organised part of an enterprise (including movables in the form of sanitary appliances, rights and obligations under commercial contracts with customers and employment contracts) by a company with German capital; representation of a purchaser in the negotiations;
  • carrying out of a legal due diligence of an enterprise – a company operating in the sector of cullet sale and waste glass collection;
  • representation of an employer in court proceedings regarding Social Insurance Institution’s (ZUS) refusal to issue certificates on declaring Polish law the applicable law for social insurance (A1); obtaining favourable judgments for the client before the Appellate Court obliging ZUS to issue such certificates.
Professional experience
  • since 2020 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2018–2020 Rödl Kancelaria Prawna (Rödl & Partner)
  • 2016–2018 Roedl, Majchrowicz-Bączyk Kancelaria Prawna (Rödl & Partner)
  • 2014–2016 Koksztys Kancelaria Prawa Gospodarczego
Education
  • 2015–2018 Wrocław Bar Association, adviser trainee
  • 2012–2013 Humboldt University in Berlin, Erasmus programme
  • 2009–2014 University of Wrocław, Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics
Languages
  • Polish
  • German
  • English
Justyna Kamionowska - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Justyna Kamionowska

Associate

Transactions M&A and Corporate Law

Associate in the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team, attorney trainee at the Warsaw Bar Association. She specialises in commercial, corporate and contract law. She provides day-to-day advice to Polish and foreign entities, with a main focus on drafting and negotiating commercial contracts and security documents. Her experience includes legal advice on contract performance and crisis situations involving non-performance or improper performance of contracts. She also carries out due diligences as part of M&As.


Selected projects
  • legal advice to a creditor as part of a cross-border restructuring of debt exceeding PLN 40 million;
  • comprehensive legal advice to a leading European fashion e-commerce platform on concluding four sale-and-lease-back agreements for advanced storage and sorting systems;
  • legal advice to a contractor on negotiating and concluding agreements for the implementation of robotic technological lines.
Professional experience
  • since 2022 JDP Drapała & Partners
  • 2022 DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.
  • 2020–2021 Ombudsman for Children’s Office
  • 2019–2020 Court Enforcement Officer at the District Court for Warszawa Praga-Południe in Warsaw, Court Enforcement Officer’s Office no. VIII
Education
  • since 2024 Warsaw Bar Association, attorney trainee
  • 2018–2023 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration, graduation with honours
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Ludwina Klein, LL.M. - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel - JDP Law Firm

Ludwina Klein, LL.M.

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Attorney-at-law in the Litigation and Arbitration Team and the Infrastructure Team. She advises clients on construction projects (railway, roads, power engineering, buildings, including industrial and public facilities). She represents clients (mainly general contractors and designers) in complex disputes, including disputes relating to contracts based on FIDIC standards; Ludwina supports clients in particular regarding indirect costs incurred in the extended time for completion, contractual penalties, payment for additional works and (contractual and statutory) indexation of contractual remuneration. She provides strategic and day-to-day legal advice on the performance of construction projects across all the sectors mentioned above, at all stages, including during the guarantee period. Ludwina also supports her clients in preparing contract-related correspondence, drafting and negotiating contract documents and settling construction works (also after contract withdrawal). She represents clients in cases heard by international and Polish arbitration courts (proceedings conducted under regulations of ICC, SCC, SAKiG). Author of publications in the field of arbitration; co-author of the Commentary to the Rules of the Lewiatan Court of Arbitration.


Selected projects
  • legal advice to a consortium of a general contractor on the construction of a railway station, including representation of the client in several multi-million-claim disputes and in mediation proceedings regarding claims against a contracting authority relating to the extension of the time for completion and claims regarding additional works;
  • representation of a consortium of a general contractor in multi-million-claim disputes, including proceedings for an injunctive relief, associated with performance of a large-scale facility and regarding contractor’s claims relating to the extension of the time for completion of works and to additional works, as well as claims of the contracting authority relating to contractual penalties and demands for payments under a guarantee;
  • representation of a general designer and its subcontractors in multi-million-claim disputes involving many parties relating to the modernisation of a large-scale facility and counter-claims for damages of a general contractor and a contracting authority;
  • representation of a general contractor in a multi-million-claim dispute relating to the modernisation of a railway line and claims against a contracting authority relating to the extension of the time for completion and a claim for payment of remuneration;
  • representation of a designer in a dispute relating to a project involving a large-scale facility and claims of a contracting authority for allegedly improper contract performance (a statement of claim filed by a contracting authority was dismissed by the Regional Court as the Court accepted the defence of lack of jurisdiction, an appeal filed by a contracting authority was dismissed by the Court of Appeal, a cassation appeal filed by a contracting authority was not accepted to be heard by the Supreme Court);
  • comprehensive legal advice to an investor, manufacturer of lubricants, on a project involving extension of a large-scale facility, including day-to-day advice on relationships with a general contractor and subcontractors, development of a pre-litigation strategy, and representation in court disputes regarding investor’s claim for payment of a contractual penalty and a recourse claim relating to direct payment to a subcontractor;
  • comprehensive legal advice to a contractor on three contracts for construction of regional roads, with respect to relationships with a contracting authority and consortium members;
  • representation of one of the largest construction companies in Poland in proceedings regarding an appeal against a judgment issued by the National Appeals Chamber regarding exclusion of the appellant’s bid from a tender procedure;
  • representation of a Polish subsidiary of an international steel and mining corporation in arbitration proceedings conducted pursuant to the rules of the ICC with respect to a real estate transaction;
  • representation of a Polish subsidiary of an international manufacturer and distributor of wire ropes in arbitration proceedings conducted pursuant to the rules of the ICC with respect to an M&A transaction;
  • representation of an international manufacturer and distributor of premium beverages in arbitration proceedings conducted pursuant to the rules of the SCC with respect to an M&A transaction;
  • representation of an investor in a construction dispute against a general contractor regarding liability for defects of a building under a quality guarantee;
  • representation of a general contractor in a multi-million-claim dispute relating to the construction of an expressway section, regarding claims against a contracting authority for payment of unpaid part of a lump-sum remuneration, reimbursement for indirect costs incurred due to the extension of a time for contract completion, payment for additional works, and declaration of non‑existence of an investor’s claim for payment of a contractual penalty;
  • representation of a general contractor in a multi-million-claim dispute relating to the construction of a bypass, regarding claims against a contracting authority for an increase of remuneration due to an extraordinary change in circumstances on the building production market manifested in an unpredictable increase in prices of materials, equipment, labour and subcontracting services, reimbursement for indirect costs incurred due to the extension of a Time for Completion, and payment for additional works;
  • representation of a general contractor in a multi-million-claim dispute relating to the construction of an expressway section, regarding a claim against a contracting authority for an increase of remuneration due to an extraordinary change in circumstances on the building production market manifested in an unpredictable increase in prices of materials, equipment, labour and subcontracting services;
  • representation of a general contractor in a multi-million-claim dispute relating to the construction of a building facility, regarding claims against a contracting authority for payment of unpaid part of a lump-sum remuneration, reimbursement for indirect costs incurred due to the extension of a time for contract completion, payment for additional works, and declaration of non‑existence of a contracting authority’s claim for payment of contractual penalties.
Professional experience
  • since 2020 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2017–2019 CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang
  • 2015–2017 CMS Cameron McKenna
  • 2012–2014 Wardyński i Wspólnicy
  • 2010–2011 SALANS
Education
  • 2010–2011 University of Warsaw in cooperation with Università degli Studi di Catania, School of Italian and European Law
  • 2010 Università di Bologna and University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Summer School in International Commercial Contracts
  • 2009–2010 York Law School, University of York, Master of Laws in International Commercial and Corporate Law (LL.M.)
  • 2008–2010 Leslie Silver International Faculty, Leeds Beckett University, Diploma Language Studies (Dip)
  • 2002–2008 University of Wrocław, Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
  • Italian
Aleksandra Kopacz - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Aleksandra Kopacz

Associate

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. She provides legal advice to contractors and subcontractors, and ongoing support in court proceedings, in particular with respect to infrastructure disputes, including those based on FIDIC standards, regarding contractual penalties for withdrawal from construction contracts, contractual penalties for delays, and remuneration for additional and substitute works. Her professional interests also include copyright matters.


Professional experience
  • since 2022 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2021–2022 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, internship
  • 2019–2020 MKZ Partnerzy Michalak Kosicka Zawolski i Partnerzy Radcowie Prawni, internship
Education
  • since 2023 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2017–2022 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
  • Spanish
Damian Kopera - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel <br /> Head of Competition & Consumer Protection - JDP Law Firm

Damian Kopera

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel
Head of Competition & Consumer Protection

Competition & Consumer Protection Law Team

Attorney-at-law with over ten years of experience. Head of the Competition and Consumer Protection Practice. He specialises in legal advice to leading Polish and foreign entities from the banking, financial and insurance sectors as well as the FMCG, chemical, automotive, real estate and production industries. He has extensive experience in advising on Polish and EU legislation on competition, including concentration control, antitrust-related aspects of entities’ collaborations and unilateral actions of dominant entities, contract advantage, unfair market practices and practices infringing the collective interests of consumers. Damian advises on M&A transactions (from planning and structuring the transaction to its closing), assists in implementing compliance programmes, reviews sales and marketing strategies, advises on inspections or searches by antitrust authorities, carries out audits, represents entities in proceedings before the President of the Competition and Consumer Protection Office and court appeal proceedings, and holds training sessions on competition and consumer protection.


Selected projects
  • representing several entities in antitrust proceedings concluded with a decision stating that the clients and other entities set up a JV without the approval by the President of the Competition and Consumer Protection Office, and imposing a fine of around PLN 234 million in total; advising on appealing against this decision,
  • advising one of the largest banks in Poland on appealing against a decision stating that practices infringing the collective interests of consumers had been applied and imposing a fine of around PLN 29 million,
  • advising a client on appealing against a decision stating that the Act on Contract Advantage had been breached by one of the largest retail chains in Poland and imposing a fine of around PLN 723 million,
  • advising a client on antitrust aspects of one of the largest transactions in Poland in the telecommunication sector (transaction value: around PLN 7 billion),
  • supporting the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights pro bono in preparing a report on Poland’s execution of the European Court of Human Rights judgment issued in the case R.R. vs Poland.
Professional experience
  • since 2024 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2022–2023 NGL Legal
  • 2020–2022 Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak
  • 2018–2020 Grupa Azoty S.A.
  • 2015–2018 Baker McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy
  • 2013–2015 Clifford Chance Janicka, Krużewski, Namiotkiewicz i Wspólnicy
Education
  • 2020–2021 Polish Academy of Sciences, post-graduate studies, Competition Law
  • 2018–2019 SGH Warsaw School of Economics, post-graduate studies, Compliance
  • 2016–2017 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration, Company Law
  • 2014–2017 Warsaw Bar Association, attorney trainee
  • 2011–2013 Centre for British and European Law, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration in association with Juris Angliae Scientia
  • 2008–2013 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Kinga Kosz - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Kinga Kosz

Associate

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team and the Infrastructure Team. She specialises in advising contractors and subcontractors and provides ongoing legal advice on court proceedings, focusing on infrastructure disputes. She supports clients in disputes regarding contractual penalties for contract withdrawal, contractual penalties for delay, remuneration for additional works, and contract termination. Her interests also include restructuring and bankruptcy law.


Professional experience
  • since 2022 JDP Drapała & Partners
Education
  • 2018–2023 – Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Law
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Jan Kot - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Associate - JDP Law Firm

Jan Kot

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Litigation and Arbitration
Infrastructure and Construction Industry

Attorney-at-law in the Litigation and Arbitration Team and the Infrastructure Team. He specialises in commercial disputes. His experience includes advising top entities from the infrastructure and energy (including RES) sectors as well as real estate developers and investment funds. He has supported clients in disputes regarding compensation arising between consortium members carrying out infrastructure projects, payment of contractual penalties, payment for additional and substitute works, rebus sic stantibus cases, and corporate disputes regarding the takeover of control over a company. Jan also has experience in handling cases with cross-border elements, including international arbitration.


Selected projects
  • day-to-day legal advice to entities carrying out construction projects, including marine, rail, road and building projects;
  • representation of a consortium member in a dispute with the other consortium members on the performance of a large infrastructure project (claims for damages);
  • representation of a general contractor in a dispute regarding withdrawal from a contract for the construction of regional roads;
  • representation of a general contractor in a dispute regarding the construction of a specialised building (including the contractor’s claims regarding additional and substitute works performed and the employer’s claim for contractual penalties);
  • representation of general contractors in several proceedings against PKP PLK and GDDKiA regarding payment for additional and substitute works performed (total value of the claims: over PLN 300 million);
  • representation of a listed company in a dispute regarding the invalidation of an emergency issue of shares worth over PLN 100 million;
  • representation of a company from the energy sector in a dispute against the State Treasury regarding damage exceeding PLN 80 million, caused by a breach of the EU regulations.
Professional experience
  • since 2024 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2019–2024 DLA Piper
  • 2019 Linklaters
Education
  • 2018 University of Melbourne, Melbourne Law School, scholarship programme
  • 2013–2018 Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Faculty of Law
  • 2017 Leiden University, Faculty of Law, scholarship programme
  • 2016–2017 American Law Program at the Jagiellonian University in cooperation with the CUA Columbus School of Law
Distinctions
  • 2017 Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) scholarship
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Antoni Kotarba - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Antoni Kotarba

Associate

Litigation and Arbitration
Infrastructure and Construction Industry

Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. He advises clients on court and arbitration proceedings regarding infrastructure disputes over remuneration indexation, additional works and contractual penalties for delay. He also specialises in day-to-day legal advice on construction projects. His experience also includes legal advice on banking and finance matters.


Professional experience
  • since 2022 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2021 – 2022 Leśny i Wspólnicy, internship
  • 2020 – 2021 NGL Legal Wiater, internship
  • 2019 District Court in Piaseczno, I Civil Division, internship
Education
  • 2018 – 2023 Kozminski University in Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
  • 2021 – 2022 Students Legal Clinic at the Kozminski University in Warsaw, civil law section
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Tomasz Krawczyk - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Tomasz Krawczyk

Associate

Transaction and Contract Counselling Team

Associate in the Corporate and Commercial Disputes Team. He specialises in court proceedings, in particular corporate disputes. His experience also includes representing clients in proceedings to challenge corporate resolutions, disputes regarding the shareholder status and the proper representation of a company in legal transactions.

Tomasz has experience in handling post-M&A disputes involving, among other things, pursuing claims under option agreements or claiming compensation by a purchaser for defects in a purchased enterprise. Additionally, he has been involved in multiple criminal proceedings and proceedings based on the provisions of the act on combating unfair competition.


Selected projects
  • participation in several court proceedings to challenge corporate resolutions, including representation of a sued joint-stock company in injunction proceedings and examination proceedings regarding the validity of convening and holding a general meeting in which the powers of the company’s management board and shareholders who participated in the general meeting were questioned;
  • participation in court proceedings in which a third party claimed declaring that persons from whom he purchased a real property were authorised to represent the company – corporate dispute where a third party claiming to be a shareholder participated in appointing a management board member who was supposed to sell a real property to this third party;
  • participation in court proceedings regarding the so-called company hijacking, including representation of a joint-stock company concerning which an application for registering changes in a corporate body’s composition was filed by persons claiming to be newly appointed management board members;
  • representation of a company from an international group specialising in real property services in court proceedings regarding using a trade secret by a former management board member to solicit current customers and employees of the company for a new employer;
  • participation in court proceedings for payment based on an option agreement – representation of an international company specialising in technologies for the railway infrastructure sector in a dispute regarding using a put option;
  • participation in court proceedings regarding an enterprise purchase – representation of an international company operating in the food sector concerning pursuing claims related to defects in an enterprise purchased in Poland;
  • representation of a company from the real estate sector in criminal proceedings (preparatory and court proceedings) against a former management board member who appropriated high-value property of the company in the period when he was holding his function as a president of the management board;
  • participation in court proceedings regarding a lawsuit filed by a consumer against a bank regarding using the WIBOR index in a mortgage agreement – representation of the bank; the legal advice during the proceedings included, among other things, preparing an appeal as a result of which the second instance court changed the injunction decision of the lower court and dismissed the motion for injunction in all respects.
Professional experience
  • since 2021 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2019-2021 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, internship
Education
  • since 2022 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2016-2021 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration (graduation with honours)
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Artur Krępa - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Associate - JDP Law Firm

Artur Krępa

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Attorney-at-law in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. He specialises in advising top construction companies on the performance of infrastructure projects, with particular focus on legal advice to general contractors, investors, subcontractors and designers. He represents clients in court proceedings regarding in particular abuse of a performance bond and contractual penalties for late payment of remuneration for additional and substitute works. In his career, he has also advised clients from the recruitment, finance and production sectors.


Professional experience
  • since 2017 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2016 Dentons Europe Oleszczuk
  • 2014–2016 Kocur i Wspólnicy
  • 2014 DLA Piper, internship
  • 2014 CMS Cameron McKenna LLP, internship
Education
  • 2016–2019 Warsaw Bar Association, adviser trainee
  • 2009–2014 Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Faculty of Law and Administration
Distinctions
  • distinction for a written work — defendant’s memorandum — during the 21st edition of the arbitration competition Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2014)
  • 3rd and 5th place in the team category in the arbitration competition Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot (2013, 2014)
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Paulina Kucharska - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Paulina Kucharska

Associate

Transaction and Contract Counselling Team

Associate in the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team. She advises on M&A transactions (including share deals, asset deals and joint ventures). She carries out and coordinates due diligence checks. Her experience includes day-to-day corporate advice to Polish and foreign entities, with a particular focus on carrying out reorganisation processes (mergers, transformation, division), devising and implementing corporate governance mechanisms, and handling capital changes in companies. Moreover, she advises clients on creating and negotiating commercial agreements.


Selected projects
  • legal advice on acquiring a majority shareholding in a global supplier of aluminium systems by a global leader in profile extrusion and PVC façade solutions and surface technologies;
  • legal advice to a European leader from the integrated facility management sector on taking over a company being the main provider of facility management services in Poland;
  • legal advice on devising a complex joint venture structure between a European garden and outdoor designer and one of the key manufacturers of metal products. The transaction included a transfer of shares in Dutch and Polish companies;
  • legal advice on reorganising Polish companies belonging to an international group being one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of car parts providing original equipment to key manufacturers;
  • participation and coordination of a legal due diligence check involving CEE and EMEA jurisdictions.
Professional experience
  • since 2021 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2019 Allen & Overy, A. Pędzich, Banking & Finance
  • 2017 Malecha Krzemiński Noga Law Office
Education
  • since 2022 Warsaw Bar Association, adviser trainee
  • 2016-2021 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration, Law
  • 2015-2018 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration, Local Government and Regional Policy
Piotr Kuczyński - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Piotr Kuczyński

Associate

Litigation and Arbitration
Infrastructure and Construction Industry

Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. He specialises in court proceedings regarding in particular infrastructure projects, including those based on FIDIC standards, with respect to contractual penalties and remuneration for additional and substitute works. He provides day-to-day legal advice on court proceedings and supports clients during performance of infrastructure and construction projects.


Professional experience
  • since 2023 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2022 – 2023 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, internship
Education
  • since 2024 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2018 – 2023 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
  • 2019 – 2022 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Political Science and International Studies
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Jacek Kudła, PhD, LL.M. - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate - JDP Law Firm

Jacek Kudła, PhD, LL.M.

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Litigation and Arbitration
Infrastructure and Construction Industry

Attorney-at-law in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. He represents clients in proceedings before common and arbitration courts, in particular in complex infrastructure disputes, including those based on FIDIC standards. He has extensive experience in advising clients on complicated civil and commercial disputes before common courts, mediation proceedings and settlement negotiations. He represents both private and state-owned entities in disputes regarding infrastructure projects, real estate, and contractual and tort liability. Author of publications on civil proceedings.


Selected projects
  • representation of one of the largest Polish developers of office premises in multi-million disputes with buyers regarding guarantees;
  • representation of an investment fund in complicated court disputes encompassing more than ten simultaneous proceedings (value in dispute: EUR 50 million);
  • representation of general contractors (including multinational corporations and Polish construction companies) in court proceedings against GDDKiA and PKP PLK regarding settlements of contracts for road sections and railway lines, and contractual penalties (part of the disputes with a value of over PLN 50 million);
  • representation of public entities in numerous proceedings regarding e.g. refusal to recognise a judgment of a foreign court, release of seized goods with a substantial value from administrative enforcement, return of contractual penalties for a delay in the performance of a public contract, tort liability for actions taken by public authorities;
  • representation of a global hotel chain in disputes with service providers and contractors;
  • representation of large domestic entities (supplier of toys; the largest cosmetics wholesaler) in disputes regarding industrial property protection and unfair competition.
Professional experience
  • since 2023 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2020–2023 Dentons
  • 2016–2020 State Treasury Solicitors’ Office
  • 2012–2014 Nowicki&Ziemczyk
  • 2009–2010 Szlenbaum&Kiełczewski
  • 2007–2008 Constitutional Tribunal, intern
Academic activity
  • 2018 Doctor of Juridical Science; doctoral thesis prepared under supervision of prof. dr. hab. Karol Weitz on domestic jurisdiction in insurance cases, defended with honours at the Civil Law Division, Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw; 1st place in the Financial Ombudsman Competition (2019)
  • 2011–2017 doctoral student/lecturer at the Civil Law Division, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw
  • Author of academic publications on civil proceedings, and commentaries to certain provisions of the Civil Procedure Code edited by P. Rylski (Legalis)
Education
  • 2019 entry to the list of attorneys-at-law kept by the Warsaw Bar Association
  • 2013–2017 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2011–2018 doctoral studies at the Civil Law Division, Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw; doctoral thesis defended with honours on 8 October 2018; degree of Doctor of Juridical Science
  • 2011–2013 The Rhenish Friedrich Wilhelm University of Bonn, Faculty of Law (LL.M.), graduated with distinction
  • 2009–2010 School of German Law at the University of Warsaw
  • 2006–2011 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration, diploma with honours
  • 2019 1st place in the category of doctoral theses in the Financial Ombudsman Award Competition for the best doctoral thesis on customer protection in the financial market
  • 2018 distinction for the doctoral dissertation awarded by resolution of the Civil Law Division of the Faculty of Law at the University of Warsaw
  • 2010–2017 scholarship of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for scientific achievements, doctoral scholarship and scholarship for the best doctoral students at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, Thomas-Berberich Stiftung
  • 2011–2012 Stiftung für die Deutsche Wissenschaft and DAAD scholarships
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
  • German
Wiktor Kulig - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Wiktor Kulig

Associate

Public Procurement Team
Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Associate in the Public Procurement Team, the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. He provides legal advice at each stage of contract award procedures, with particular focus on construction and infrastructure projects. His legal services concentrate on providing day-to-day legal advice, in particular at the stage of the contract performance. He also supports clients in appeal proceedings before the National Appeal Chamber and common courts.


Professional experience
  • since 2022 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2021–2022 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, internship
  • 2020–2021 Dentons (Dentons Europe Dąbrowski i Wspólnicy sp. k.), internship
  • 2019–2019 SPCG (T. Studnicki, K. Płeszka, Z. Ćwiąkalski, J. Górski sp.k.), internship
Education
  • since 2022 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2017–2022 Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
  • German
Daria Kułaga - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Daria Kułaga

Associate

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. She specialises in litigation before common courts, including in particular infrastructure disputes, including those based on FIDIC standards, regarding contractual penalties and remuneration for additional and substitute works. She provides legal advice to companies from the construction and infrastructure sectors.


Professional experience
  • since 2022 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2020–2022 Hogan Lovells, lawyer
  • 2019 Hogan Lovells, internship
  • 2018 Góralski & Goss Legal, internship
Education
  • since 2021 Warsaw Bar Association, adviser trainee
  • 2022 University of Warsaw, English Studies
  • 2020 University of Warsaw, Law
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
  • German
Jakub Kuś - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Jakub Kuś

Associate

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. He specialises in court proceedings, in particular infrastructure disputes, among others based on FIDIC standards. He has experience in advising companies from the construction and railway sectors, and providing legal support on public procurement matters and disputes over contractual penalties for withdrawal from construction contracts, contractual penalties for delays, remuneration for additional and substitute works, using or defending against using bank and insurance guarantees, withdrawing or defending against withdrawing from a contract, settling a contract in connection with the contract withdrawal. In JDP he provides legal support in court proceedings and infrastructure and construction projects.


Professional experience
  • since 2022 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2020–2022 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, research assistant
  • 2019–2020 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, internship
  • 2018 Sławomir Góźdź Law Office, internship
Education
  • since 2023 Warsaw Bar Association, adviser trainee
  • 2017–2022 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
Distinctions
  • Rector’s scholarship for the best students at the University of Warsaw for the best students for the academic years 2017–2022 (five years in a row)
  • 3rd place in the University of Warsaw Arbitration Moot 2019
Academic activity
  • 2022 Nationwide Scientific Conference “Impact of foreign law on Polish private law”
  • 2021–2022 Civil Law Science Club “Lege Artis”, chairman
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Bogusław Lackoroński, PhD - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Of Counsel - JDP Law Firm

Bogusław Lackoroński, PhD

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Of Counsel

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Attorney-at-law in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. He specialises in civil law and administrative law. Author of over 70 scientific publications in the field of civil law (general part, property law, law of obligations) and public law. His publications on civil law deal with such issues as liability for the so called indirect damage, rebus sic stantibus clause, obligations denominated in foreign currencies, construction contracts and cooperative law. Co-author of the Commentary to the Civil Code edited by Konrad Osajda (Legalis – electronic edition, C.H. Beck – 2013 and 2017 printed editions), commentary to the act on repayment of certain outstanding amounts owed to companies resulting from performance of public contracts (Wolters Kluwer – Lex 2012 electronic edition, C.H. Beck – 2013 printed edition). Author of the commentary to the act of 21 June 1990 on return of benefits groundlessly gained to the detriment of the State Treasury or other state-owned legal persons (C.H. Beck – Legalis 2018, ed. K. Osajda).


Scientific activity
  • habilitated doctor of juridical science
  • since 2019 assistant in the Regional and Global Studies Department, Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw
  • 2012–2019 assistant professor in the Section of Law and International Institutions, Institute of International Relations, Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw
Professional experience
  • since 2019 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2014–2017 Bureau of Research of the Chancellery of the Sejm
  • 2010–2014 Salans/Dentons
  • 2007–2011 Dąbrówka Municipality Office
  • 2006–2007 Clifford Chance
Education
  • 2007–2011 Warsaw Bar Association, adviser trainee
  • 2006–2011 full-time PhD studies at the Institute of Civil Law, Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw – PhD thesis defended with honours on 18.04.2011 – degree of Doctor of Juridical Science in the field of law
  • 2005–2008 British Law Centre and European Law Centre at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw
  • 2002–2007 master’s degree in International Relations in the field of European Integration, Institute of International Relations at the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science at the University of Warsaw, honours degree
  • 2002 passed examination for candidates for members of supervisory boards of state-owned companies
  • 2001–2006 master’s degree in law sciences, Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, honours degree
Selected publications
  • Time-related consequences of legal transactions, pub. C.H. Beck, series: Private Law Institutions, Warsaw 2019
  • [in:] Commentaries to Private Law. Volume I. Civil Code. Commentary. General part. Introductory provisions of the Civil Code. Notary Public Act, ed. K. Osajda, Warsaw 2017
  • [in:] Commentaries to Private Law. Volume II. Civil Code. Commentary. Ownership and other real rights. Act on land and mortgage registers and on mortgage. Act on registered pledge and register of pledges, ed. K. Osajda, Warsaw 2017
  • [in:] Commentaries to Private Law. Volume IIIA. Civil Code. Commentary
  • [in:] Commentaries to Private Law. Volume IIIB. Civil Code. Commentary. Obligations. Specific part. Act on payment deadlines, ed. K. Osajda, Warsaw 2017
  • Act of 21 June 1990 on return of benefits groundlessly gained to the detriment of the State Treasury or other state-owned legal persons. De lege lata and de lege ferenda comments [in:] Law and State. Jubilee book for 200th anniversary of the General Counsel to the Republic of Poland, ed. L. Bosek, Warsaw 2017
  • Civil liability for indirect infringement of personal interests, pub. Wolters Kluwer Polska, series: Monographs, Warsaw 2013
  • [in:] Act on repayment of certain outstanding amounts owed to companies resulting from performance of public contracts. Commentary, pub. C.H. Beck, series: Beck’s Short Commentaries, Warsaw 2013
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Marcin Lewiński - Attorney-at-law in the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team. - JDP Law Firm

Marcin Lewiński

Attorney-at-law in the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team.

Transaction and Contract Counselling Team

Attorney-at-law in the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team. Marcin advises on M&A transactions and business reorganisations (mergers, demergers, transformations). He has extensive experience in handling and coordinating local and cross-border projects, including those under foreign laws involving foreign advisors and different stream advisors.

He conducts and coordinates due diligence reviews on both sides of the transaction (buyer & vendor due diligence).

He advises on all aspects of corporate law, including in particular establishment or winding-up of entities in Poland, devising and modifying of shareholding structures, creating and implementing corporate governance rules, converting receivables to equity and transferring funds to the shareholders.

He also handles drafting and negotiating of commercial contracts, including establishment of associated securities.

He has been recognized by Legal 500 as a recommended lawyer in the field of Corporate, Commercial and M&A.


Selected experience
  • Acquisition of 100% of the shares in one of the biggest facility management service providers, including a complex legal due diligence of the target, associated with assistance on financing and regulatory aspects.
  • Acquisition of 100% of shares in a Polish shared service centre owned by a leading energy service provider in Poland preceded by thorough due diligence of the Polish target conducted on a multinational level associated with financing security documentation.
  • Establishment of a high-tech IT logistics joint venture between Swiss and Polish companies with particular focus on IP rights related to an innovative IT solution, including establishing financial securities among entities involved in the transaction.
  • Cross-border reorganisation of entities owned by an Asian company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, operating in the real estate, aviation, beverage and restaurant chain sectors, including the cross-border merger of Polish and Hungarian companies associated with the transfer of the employment establishment, preceded by the transfer of assets and liabilities and the sale of shares.
  • Spin-off of two business lines of the leading global manufacturer of health, hygiene & home products based in UK, including: (i) coordination of incorporation of target entities in the CEE region, (ii) due diligence of over 100 commercial contracts in relation to their transferability and (iii) structuring and implementation of the demerger of the Polish joint-stock company
  • Complex restructuring of debts in a leading Polish private-owned heat and power group of companies including devising restructuring scenarios and corporate implementation.
Professional experience
  • since 2019 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2014–2019 PwC Legal Pawłowski, Żelaźnicki
  • 2012 Zawisny & Zawisny P.C., New York
  • 2011 T. Studnicki, K. Płeszka, Z. Ćwiąkalski, J. Górski
Education
  • 2014–2017 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2013–2014 University of Warsaw, postgraduate studies, Corporate Law
  • 2008–2013 Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Cracow University in Cracow
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
Maria Łabno - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate - JDP Law Firm

Maria Łabno

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Litigation and Arbitration Infrastructure and Construction Industry

Attorney-at-law in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. She specialises in court and arbitration proceedings, in particular regarding construction and infrastructure projects (primarily for the energy, road and tram sections) and production. She assists clients in developing strategies to resolve disputes amicably, including in negotiating settlement agreements; she also advises on post-arbitration and enforcement proceedings. Her extensive experience includes day-to-day legal advice on contract performance, including infrastructure projects and contracts awarded in the public procurement regime. Her clients include both investors and contractors. She effectively handles criminal proceedings and advises clients on managing crisis situations.


Selected projects
  • representation of a leading manufacturer of rolling stock in several court and arbitration cases regarding claims arising from a rolling stock delivery agreement;
  • contract advice and representation of leading construction contractors in proceedings seeking to increase their remuneration due to an unpredictable change in circumstances, i.e. an increase in costs of project performance on the construction production market, on the basis of the rebus sic stantibus clause;
  • representation of a contracting entity in complex court proceedings regarding a contractor performing an offshore project in a dispute covering claims regarding i.a. contract withdrawal;
  • representation of a leading contractor in multi-million court cases, including proceedings seeking injunctive reliefs, arising in connection with building projects and project payments (including a groundless set-off, contractual penalties and damages);
  • legal advice to an investor in connection with the performance of an EPC project regarding the construction of a power plant with a 600 MWe gas and steam unit (construction of the largest low-emission heat and power plant in Poland);
  • legal advice on sanction regimes, including special solutions regarding counteracting the promotion of aggression towards Ukraine;
  • acting as a counsel to harmed companies at all stages of criminal proceedings in white-collar crimes, including crimes related to the performance of public contracts.
Professional experience
  • since 2023 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2021–2023 Linklaters
  • 2015–2021 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2013–2015 Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak, Katowice, Warsaw
  • 2012–D. Abłażewicz M. Imieliński Law Office, Katowice
  • 2011–2012 M. Fras. Ł. Kolny Law Office, Katowice
Pro Bono
  • Coordinator of pro bono activities at Linklaters (2021–2023);
  • Member of the Organising Committee of the Lewiatan Arbitration Competition organised by the Lewiatan Court of Arbitration (2017-2022);
  • Member of the Legal Team of the Bohaterów Wieży Spadochronowej scout troop of the Polish Scouting and Guiding Association (2013-2019);
  • Coach of the Team of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia at the 21st edition of the Willem C. arbitration competition. Vis International;
  • Member of the Students’ Legal Bureau of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Silesia, Civil Law Section (2010–2012).
Education
  • 2014–2017 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • since 2013 University of Silesia, Doctoral Studies, Law
  • 2010–2011 Karl–Franzes Universität in Graz (Austria), Law
  • 2008–2013 University of Silesia, Master Studies, Law
Publications
  • Skuteczność skarg o uchylenie wyroków sądów polubownych [Effectiveness of actions to set aside arbitral awards]; Przegląd Prawa Handlowego 4/2022;
  • Charakter prawny gwarancji przy sprzedaży w świetle nowelizacji przewidzianej ustawą o prawach konsumenta a jej kwalifikacja kolizyjno-prawna [Legal nature of the guarantee of sale in the light of the amendment provided for by the Consumer Rights Act and its qualification in terms of a conflict of laws]; Transformacje Prawa Prywatnego 3/2015.
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
  • German
Jaśmina Łyczewska - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Associate - JDP Law Firm

Jaśmina Łyczewska

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. She specialises in proceedings before common courts, in particular in infrastructure disputes, among others based on FIDIC standards, regarding contractual penalties for withdrawal from construction contracts, contractual penalties for delays, remuneration for additional and substitute works. Moreover, she provides legal services regarding court proceedings and legal advice on infrastructure and construction projects.


Professional experience
  • since 2017 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2016–2017 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, internship
  • 2016 Kalinowski Wojciński Korzybski, internship
Pro bono
  • 2014–2016 Academia Iuris foundation, volunteer
Education
  • 2018–2021 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2012–2017 Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
  • 2011–2016 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Journalism and Political Studies, Institute of International Relations
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Karol Macias - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate - JDP Law Firm

Karol Macias

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Transaction and Contract Counselling Team

Attorney-at-law in the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team. He has extensive experience in providing legal advice to and representing Polish and foreign top companies in civil, commercial and corporate disputes. He has successfully supported and represented clients in numerous proceedings before Polish common courts and international arbitral tribunals. His experience also includes providing legal advice on damages. He represents entities from the banking, private equity, infrastructure and energy sectors.


Selected projects
  • representation of a Polish leading energy company in several proceedings over claims regarding the purchase of a wind farm;
  • representation of a Spanish construction company in secondary bankruptcy proceedings in Poland;
  • representation of a railway company in court proceedings instituted by railway carriers;
  • representation of an investor (being part of a British investment fund) in disputes regarding the construction of a shopping centre;
  • representation of an American real estate fund in a court dispute with a Central European real estate investment fund regarding re-fund of costs of finishing works in one of the most prestigious A-class office complex in Warsaw;
  • representation of portfolio companies belonging to a British corporate group in several court proceedings regarding contractual penalties and damages arising from a contract termination, and numerous enforcement proceedings;
  • representation of a leading Polish rolling stock manufacturer in arbitration proceedings against a Russian company before the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce;
  • representation of and advice to portfolio companies of one of the largest private equity investors specialising in real estate in Central and Eastern Europe in three simultaneous ad hoc arbitrations in accordance with the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
Professional experience
  • since 2022 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2014–2021 Linklaters C. Wiśniewski i Wspólnicy
  • 2012–2014 District Court for Warszawa-Śródmieście in Warsaw
Education
  • 2013–2015 Warsaw Bar Association, adviser trainee
  • 2006–2011 Kozminski University, Faculty of Law
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Jakub Majewski - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Partner - JDP Law Firm

Jakub Majewski

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Partner

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Attorney-at-law in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. He specialises in legal advice on the execution of complex construction projects concerning, among others, road and railway infrastructure (executed based on FIDIC standards) as well as communication and energy infrastructure. He also advises on the execution of large-scale projects (including execution of public utility facilities). He represents clients in litigation and arbitration with respect to, among others, contractual penalties for withdrawal from construction contracts, contractual penalties for delays, remuneration for additional and substitute works as well as indirect costs (overheads and construction general costs) in the extended time for completion. He advises participants of the construction process (general contractors, subcontractors, designers and investors) on mutual relationships, participates in negotiations concerning amendments to contracts, settlement of construction works (also after withdrawal from a construction contract), acceptances and claim adjustment procedures concerning construction and other damage. He represents clients in criminal proceedings regarding construction projects.


Selected projects
  • legal representation of a general contractor on the performance of a telecommunication project carried out for PKP PLK; project value: over PLN 2 billion;
  • legal representation of a general contractor on the performance of railway projects carried out for PKP PLK; projects value: over PLN 200 million;
  • legal representation of a general contractor on the performance of a road project for the General Director for National Roads and Motorways; project value: approx. PLN 230 million;
  • legal advice to a general contractor on the performance of road projects carried out for a local-government unit; projects value: over PLN 110 million;
  • legal representation of a general contractor in proceedings regarding the performance of railway projects carried out for PKP PLK; value in dispute: over PLN 87 million;
  • legal representation of a general contractor in proceedings against a public contracting authority regarding change of technology of viaduct construction for a “design and build” project; value in dispute: over PLN 24 million;
  • legal representation of an investor in proceedings against a general contractor regarding an industrial project in the paper industry; value in dispute: approx. PLN 24 million;
  • legal representation in proceedings against a general contractor and insurers regarding an industrial project in the cosmetics industry; value in dispute: over PLN 22 million;
  • legal representation of general contractors (top national and international construction companies) in court proceedings against GDDKiA regarding settlement of contracts for construction of motorways and expressways in Poland and payment of contractual penalties (including disputes exceeding PLN 100 million and FIDIC contracts);
  • legal representation of general contractors (top national construction companies) in court proceedings regarding performance guarantees and in disputes against Polish subcontractors;
  • assistance and advice during implementation and settlement of large-scale construction contracts with GDDKiA and PKP PLK;
  • legal advice on issues related to intellectual property rights, including in particular disputes regarding copyrights to architectural designs and project documentation in the context of large-scale construction contracts;
  • legal representation of parties in post-M&A arbitration and court proceedings (i.a. representations and warranties, accounting, insolvency and capital markets issues);
  • legal representation of parties to cross-border supply agreements and financing agreements in court proceedings;
  • legal representation of banks and construction companies as creditors in insolvency proceedings including insolvency proceedings with cross-border aspects;
  • legal advice on disputes related to loan, lease and agency agreements.
Professional experience
  • since 2014 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2013–2014 Röhrenschef
  • 2011–2013 Allen & Overy
Education
  • 2013–2015 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2007–2012 Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Faculty of Law and Administration
Distinctions
  • distinction for written work — defendant’s memorandum in a competition for the Werner Melis award in the 18th edition of Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
  • German
Anna Matusiak-Wekiera - Radczyni prawna (Attorney-at-law) | Head of Data Protection | Compliance Practice - JDP Law Firm

Anna Matusiak-Wekiera

Radczyni prawna (Attorney-at-law) | Head of Data Protection | Compliance Practice

Transaction and Contract Counselling Team

Attorney-at-law with the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team. She specialises in personal data protection. She advises clients on compliance of business processes with data protection regulations, GDPR implementation, post-implementation audits; she also performs duties of a data protection officer. For several years she has been providing legal advice on data protection to companies and other entities processing personal data, also being an information security administrator (currently data protection officer).
Member of the Committee for Data Protection at the Polish Chamber of Commerce; in the years 2016–2018 member of the Expert Committee for reforming data protection regulations in the European Union at the Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data. She gives lectures on legal issues at a university; author of publications on data protection in specialist quarterly “ABI EXPERT”.
She is a certified auditor of internal quality management systems pursuant to ISO 9001:2000 standard and a lead auditor of information security management systems pursuant to ISO 27001 standard.


Academic activity
  • since 2016 data protection lecturer at the post-graduate studies at Kozminski University in Warsaw: protection of personal data and classified information
  • since 2016 participating in numerous seminars and conferences as a speaker and lecturer on data protection upon invitation of, among others, the Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data (currently President of the Personal Data Protection Office), the Regional Bar Associations in Warsaw and Cracow, Allerhanda Institut in Cracow and others
  • 2014 lecturer at the post-graduate studies at the University of Social Sciences in Warsaw: personal data protection
Professional experience
  • since 2020 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS; legal advice
  • 2015–2020 legal advice on data protection to public and private entities
  • 2016–2019 Institut of Industrial Chemistry of Prof. Ignacy Mościcki in Warsaw; legal advice; information security administrator and data protection officer
  • 2018 Orange Foundation in Warsaw; data protection officer
  • since 2016 mytaxi Polska Sp. z o. o.; information security administrator and data protection officer
  • 2015–2018 companies from the group of Mennica Polska; information security administrator and data protection officer
  • 2002–2013 legal office of CIECH S.A.; legal advice also to companies from the group of CIECH
Education
  • 2006–2009 Warsaw Bar Association; adviser trainee
  • 2004–2005 School of German and European Law at the University of Warsaw
  • 2004–2006 Harvard Business School Publishing and Canadian Institute, Strategic Leadership Academy; Improvement of Management Skills
  • 2002–2003 Warsaw School of Economics, post-graduate studies, Company Law
  • 1997–2002 Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
  • German
Wojciech Merkwa - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner<br /> Head of Public Procurement Practice - JDP Law Firm

Wojciech Merkwa

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner
Head of Public Procurement Practice

Public Procurement Team
Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Attorney-at-law in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. Head of the Public Procurement Practice. He provides comprehensive legal advice to contracting authorities and contractors. He has also participated in proceedings before the National Appeals Chamber and the regional court. He specialises in contract law, infrastructure projects and law of the European Union. Author of publications in the field of public procurement and Community funds. Member of the Public Procurement Law Association. Lecturer at the post-graduate studies in the field of public procurement. He has gained experience in working at an institution supervising projects co-financed from EU funds, including as the head of the public procurement auditing division.


Selected projects

He provides day-to-day advice on largest infrastructure projects in Poland. Examples include:

  • construction of the section Czyżew – Białystok on the railway line E75 being part of the so called Rail Baltica (largest Polish railway tender in history);
  • construction of the ERTMS/GSM-R system on PKP PLK railway lines (second largest Polish railway tender in history);
  • design and construction of the Warsaw incineration plant;
  • design and construction of the exhibition and breeding pavilion for Asian fauna and flora in the Łódź Zoo;
  • construction of road S16 Olsztyn (S51) – Ełk (S61) section Borki Wielkie – Mrągowo;
  • modernisation of breakwaters in the Gdańsk North Port.
Professional experience
  • since 2015 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2013–2015 WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr
  • 2011–2013 public procurement auditing division in the unit responsible for execution of projects co-financed from EU funds, manager
Education
  • 2010–2013 Warsaw Bar Association, adviser trainee
  • 2003–2008 University of Rzeszów, Faculty of Law
  • 2007 University of Genoa, Faculty of Law
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
  • Italian
Ewa Mońdziel - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate  - JDP Law Firm

Ewa Mońdziel

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Transaction and Contract Counselling Team
Consumer law

Attorney-at-law in the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team. She specialises in legal advice in the field of new technologies law, intellectual property law, and contract law. She advises companies from the IT, medtech, automotive, and financial services sectors. Her experience also includes comprehensive advice to Polish and foreign companies on M&A transactions requiring a due diligence at the buy and sell sides.


Selected projects
  • advice with respect to copyright and civil-law claims of software creators arising from a cross-border agreement;
  • advice on negotiating and concluding agreements on industrialisation of a biotechnological solution;
  • advice on negotiating and concluding agreements on creating, customising, implementing, and maintaining software, including mobile apps;
  • carrying out a legal due diligence with respect to standard agreements, including identifying and modifying unfair contract terms;
  • drafting agreements on acquisition of rights to Internet domains and sui generis rights to databases.
Professional experience
  • since 2021 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2020–2021 Law firm of one of the “Big Four” companies
  • 2015–2019 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2014 German-Polish law firm in Berlin
  • 2013 Polish-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Warsaw
Education
  • 2016–2019 Warsaw Bar Association, adviser trainee
  • 2014–2015 ICC Arbitration and ADR Training Program organised under the patronage of the ICC International Arbitration Tribunal at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University
  • 2013 The Summer School of Comparative EU-US Law organised by the Faculty of Law at the University of Białystok in cooperation with Michigan State University College of Law
  • 2012–2013 School of German Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Białystok in cooperation with Humboldt University in Berlin (Germany)
  • 2010–2015 University of Białystok, Faculty of Law
Languages
  • Polish
  • German
  • English
Mariusz Nowakowski, MLE - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel - JDP Law Firm

Mariusz Nowakowski, MLE

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Attorney-at-law in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. He specialises in legal advice on construction projects, including in particular road, railway, energy and industrial projects. He supports clients in the negotiation, performance and settlement of construction contracts in Poland and abroad, including contracts based on FIDIC standards (claim management). He represents clients in numerous proceedings regarding increase and payment of remuneration increased due to an unexpected change in circumstances of contract performance, including increase in production costs, on the basis of the rebus sic stantibus clause. He has extensive experience in handling disputes regarding payment of remuneration for additional or substitute works, pursuing or defending against contractual penalties for non-performance or improper performance of a contract, using or defending against use of a guarantee/security deposit, withdrawing or defending against withdrawal from a contract, contract settlement between consortium members. He also handles cases regarding, i.e. disputes over lease agreements, combating unfair competition, proceedings before market regulatory authorities as well as restructuring of companies.


Selected projects
  • contract advice to and representation of leading contractors performing construction contracts with respect to increase of remuneration due to an unexpected change in circumstances, increase of performance costs on the construction production market, on the basis of the rebus sic stantibus clause, based on FIDIC standards;
  • legal advice to a Polish company carrying out a project in Italy as well as representation of this company in a number of court proceedings;
  • legal advice to a Polish company belonging to a German corporate group operating in the construction sector in court proceedings regarding the largest projects in large-scale construction (multiarena) in Poland;
  • legal advice to a Polish company specialising in construction of engineering objects in arbitration proceedings regarding performance of a road contract in southern Poland and in a number of court proceedings;
  • day-to-day legal advice to a Polish design company belonging to a German corporate group in a number of court and pre-litigation proceedings as well as on performance and settlement of civil-law contracts concluded by this entity, including legal advice on copyright disputes;
  • representation of companies from the largest Polish corporate group from the fuel-energy sector in court proceedings regarding settlements with contracting parties;
  • legal advice to an automotive service provider from Canada as well as representation of this entity in a number of court and enforcement proceedings;
  • legal advice to a Polish listed company searching for and exploiting natural gas and petroleum fields in a dispute regarding making gas boreholes in south-eastern Poland;
  • legal advice to a Polish listed company, distributor of IT hardware in court proceedings regarding performance of a contract concluded as a result of a tender procedure;
  • legal advice to a leading bank in proceedings before the Head of the Competition and Consumer Protection Office.
Professional experience
  • 2012–2017, since 2018 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2017–2018 Spaczyński, Szczepaniak i Wspólnicy
  • 2011–2012 individual law firm, Lublin
Education
  • 2010–2013 Lublin/Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2008–2009 Leibniz Universität Hannover, Faculty of Law
  • 2005–2010 Maria Curie-Skłodowska Uniwersytet in Lublin, Faculty of Law
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Anna Nowodworska - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate - JDP Law Firm

Anna Nowodworska

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Transaction and Contract Counselling Team

Attorney-at-law in the Transaction (Corporate M&A) Team. She advises Polish and foreign companies with respect to M&A, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, corporate governance and business development in Poland. She gained her experience in international law firms and in UniCredit AG in Munich where she advised on public companies bonds, government bonds and bonds of financial entities.


Professional experience
  • 2015–2022 Wolf Theiss
  • 2013–2015 Noerr
Education
  • 2016–2019 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2008–2013 University of Warsaw, Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
  • German
  • French
Klaudia Olejniczak - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Klaudia Olejniczak

Associate

Transaction and Contract Counselling Team

Associate in the Corporate and Commercial Disputes Team. She specialises in court proceedings, including in particular complex corporate disputes over the validity of resolutions of corporate bodies, determination of the shareholding structure, broadly defined financial services litigation, including representation of financial institutions in court proceedings regarding invalidity of provisions under contracts concluded with consumers, and acts of unfair competition.

For the past three years, she has also been handling civil and commercial proceedings regarding large infrastructure projects in Poland concerning primarily contractual penalties, withdrawal from construction contracts and remuneration for additional and substitute works. She has also advised entities from the construction, infrastructure and real estate sectors.

 


Professional experience
  • since 2020 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2020 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, internship
  • 2019–2020 Bartosz Głowacki Law Firm, internship
Education
  • since 2021 Regional Bar Association in Warsaw, advocate trainee
  • 2020-2021 post-graduate studies, Public Procurement Law
  • 2019–2020 TechLawClinic – international project co-financed from the Erasmus+ programme
  • 2018–2020 School of German Law at the University of Łódź
  • 2018–2019 University of Münster, Germany
  • 2015–2020 University of Łódź, Faculty of Law and Administration
Awards
  • 2016–2020 rector’s scholarship for the best students of the University of Łódź for academic achievements and high average grade
Publications
  • Szansa dla byłych członków zarządu spółki z o.o. na skuteczną obronę [Chance for effective defence for former management board members of limited liability companies]; Rzeczpospolita, 04.2023
  • Roboty budowlane: jakie roszczenia przysługują wykonawcy w razie przedłużenia okresu realizacji inwestycji [Construction works: what claims contractors have if the time for project completion gets extended]; Rzeczpospolita, 05.2021
  • Kiedy dojdzie do opóźnień – czyli jakie roszczenia mogą przysługiwać wykonawcy robót budowlanych w związku z przedłużeniem okresu realizacji inwestycji? [When delays happen – what claims construction contractors may have due to an extension of the time for project completion?] Raport Sekocenbud, 06.2021
  • Spory z zakresu robót budowlanych – zdarzenia z budowy należy dokumentować zanim dojdzie do sporu [Disputes over construction works – construction site events should be documented before a dispute arises]; Rzeczpospolita, 04.2021
Joanna Ostojska-Kołodziej, PhD - Adwokatka (Attorney-at-law) | Head of Employment Practice | Counsel  - JDP Law Firm

Joanna Ostojska-Kołodziej, PhD

Adwokatka (Attorney-at-law) | Head of Employment Practice | Counsel

Transaction and Contract Counselling Team

Attorney-at-law in the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team, head of the Employment Practice. She advises employers on individual and collective labour law issues, day-to-day employee matters and crisis situations; she develops effective remuneration and incentive systems, participates in complex procedures of employment restructuring and layoffs, and advises in connection with transferring the entire or part of a work establishment. She also represents employers in the proceedings before employment tribunals, if a settlement is not possible. She is an author of a number of scientific publications on civil law and popular science publications in the field of labour law.


Academic activity
  • since 2020 lecturer in the Warsaw Bar Association on labour and civil law, advocate trainees programme
  • 2015 Doctor of Juridical Science; she wrote her thesis under the supervision of Prof. Dr Hab. Krzysztof Pietrzykowski, entitled “Judicial sex change” at the Institute of Civil Law, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw
Professional experience
  • since 2021 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2016–2020 Kochański & Partners
  • 2009–2015 Tomczak i Partnerzy
Education
  • 2011–2013 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2010–2014 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration, PhD studies, doctoral thesis defended with honours
  • 2009 Center for American Law Studies at the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration, in cooperation with the University of Florida College of Law
  • 2009 Karel de Grote Hogeschool in Antwerp, International Business Course, Erasmus programme
  • 2005–2010 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration, master’s thesis defended with honours
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Marcin Pater - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Marcin Pater

Associate

Transaction and Contract Counselling Team

Associate in the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team. Advocate trainee at the Cracow Bar Association. He specialises in comprehensive legal advice on a range of commercial law aspects (including contract law) and labour law to foreign clients, particularly from the German-speaking countries. His experience also includes legal advice on elements of the German legal system. He is a certified Senior OHS Inspector.


Selected projects
  • participation in a project related to a German diesel emissions scandal, including ongoing legal support for German lawyers (German law);
  • participation in a project involving obtaining state aid for the construction of one of the largest factories in the automotive sector in the Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone (project value: approx. EUR 2 billion).
Professional experience
  • since 2023 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2023 Olesiński i Wspólnicy sp.k., Cracow branch
  • 2022–2023 Noerr Żelich sp. k., Warsaw
  • 2021–2022 Rödl Kancelaria Prawna sp.k., Cracow branch
  • 2019–2021 Fujitsu Technology Solutions sp. z o.o., Katowice branch (IT projects coordinator)
  • 2019 TIGGES Rechtsanwälte und Steuerberater Partnerschaft mbH, Düsseldorf branch, Germany
  • 2018–2019 Marek Płonka i Wspólnicy sp. k., Katowice branch
Education
  • since 2023 – University of Hagen, Faculty of Law, Law (German)
  • 2023 School of Austrian Law, Faculty of Law and Administration, Jagiellonian University in Cracow
  • since 2022 Cracow Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2021–2022 Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Germany), Master of Laws (LL.M)
  • 2021–2022 AGH University in Cracow, postgraduate studies, Occupational Health and Safety
  • 2018–2019 School of German Law, Faculty of Law and Administration, Jagiellonian University in Cracow
  • 2015-2020 University of Silesia in Katowice, Faculty of Law and Administration, Law
Pro bono
  • 2018-2020 Legal Bureau, University of Silesia in Katowice, civil law and labour law
Języki
  • Polish
  • German
  • English
Michał Pater - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Michał Pater

Associate

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. He supports clients in disputes regarding construction and infrastructure investment projects (in particular from the road, railway and energy sectors). He also has experience in the field of the industrial and intellectual property law. His academic interests include mainly the public banking law, and as a hobby he studies rhetoric and legal argumentation.


Selected projects
  • International Academic Conference “Security and Regulation of the Energy Market”
  • Logic Research Club at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Łódź, founder
Professional experience
  • since 2020 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2019 Baker McKenzie
  • 2019 Liberty Motors, Legal Department, internship
  • 2018–2019 Mosty Łódź, Legal Department, internship
  • 2017–2018 Sebastian Kostecki Law Firm, internship
Pro bono
  • Student Legal Advice Center at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Łódź
Education
  • 2015–2020 University of Łódź, Faculty of Law and Administration
Selected publications
  • Legal status of e-scooters and their users – planned regulations and solutions used in other countries – Internet Quarterly on Antitrust and Regulation
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
  • Spanish
Paula Pierzankowska - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Paula Pierzankowska

Associate

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. She specialises in proceedings before common courts, in particular disputes regarding infrastructure projects. She provides day-to-day legal advice on litigation and the performance of infrastructure and construction projects.


Professional experience
  • since 2022 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • since 2020 C.H. Beck publishing house, editor of legal publications
  • 2021–2022 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, internship
Pro bono
  • Student Legal Advice Center of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw
Education
  • Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Aleksandra Pisarek - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Aleksandra Pisarek

Associate

Transaction and Contract Counselling Team

Associate in the Transaction and Contract Counselling Team and the Employment Practice. She specialises in legal advice to business entities, including corporate advice to companies. She provides day-to-day advice on employment, company and commercial law, contract law and mergers and acquisitions. She has participated in M&A projects, including due diligences. Her experience in the field of employment includes day-to-day advice on individual and collective labour law matters and employment of foreign workers.


Professional experience
  • since 2021 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2019–2021 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, internship
  • 2017 Kancelaria Adwokacka Adwokat Andrzej Jakubowski in Katowice, internship
Pro Bono
  • 2017–2020 Students Legal Clinic at the Kozminski University in Warsaw
  • 2017 Court Watch Foundation
Education
  • 2016–2021 Kozminski University in Warsaw, College of Law
Awards
  • 2017–2021 Rector’s scholarship of the Kozminski University in Warsaw
  • 2017–2021 Scholarship of the Kozminski Foundation
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Karolina Pomarańska - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Karolina Pomarańska

Associate

Transactions M&A and Corporate Law
Employment practice

Associate in the Employment Practice. She advises Polish and foreign entities on individual and collective labour law matters. She also supports clients in M&A transactions, including employment due diligences.


Professional experience
  • since 2023 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2022 – 2023 Eversheds Sutherland Poland
  • 2022 Greenberg Traurig Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokiński
Education
  • since 2024 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • since 2023 University of Warsaw, postgraduate studies, Labour Law
  • 2018 – 2023 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
  • 2023 Université Catholique de Louvain, Erasmus programme
  • 2020 – 2021 British Law Centre, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration in collaboration with the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge
Pro bono
  • 2022 – 2023 Labour Law Legal Advice Centre at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Hanna Puchała - Adwokatka (Attorney-at-law)  | Associate - JDP Law Firm

Hanna Puchała

Adwokatka (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Litigation and Arbitration
Infrastructure and Construction Industry

Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. She specialises in proceedings before common courts, with a particular focus on infrastructure and construction disputes. She advises on claiming receivables in court and enforcement proceedings. Her experience also includes civil and commercial (corporate) disputes and white collar crimes.


Professional experience
  • since 2024 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2021 – 2023 Crido Legal
  • 2020 – 2021 GSW Legal
Education
  • 2020 – 2022 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2019 Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculty of Law
  • 2014 – 2019 University of Silesia in Katowice, Faculty of Law and Administration
PRO BONO
  • 2017 – 2018 Legal Bureau, Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia in Katowice
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Julia Rogosz - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Associate - JDP Law Firm

Julia Rogosz

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. She specialises in proceedings before common courts, in particular in infrastructure disputes, also based on FIDIC standards, regarding contractual penalties for withdrawal from construction contracts, contractual penalties for delays, remuneration for additional and substitute works. Moreover, she provides legal services regarding court proceedings and legal advice on infrastructure and construction projects.


Professional experience
  • since 2021 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2019–2021 PricewaterhouseCoopers Polska (PwC)
  • 2019 Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak
  • 2017–2019 Ernst & Young (EY)
  • 2016 The Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland, internship
  • 2016 Ministry of Finance, internship
Pro bono
  • 2017–2018 Student Legal Advice Bureau at Kozminski University, civil law section
Education
  • 2020–2022 Warsaw Bar Association, adviser trainee
  • 2018–2019 University of Warsaw, American Law School
  • 2014–2019 Kozminski University, Faculty of Law and Administration
  • 2014–2019 Kozminski University, Faculty of Finance and Accounting
Awards
  • Golden Laurel of Kozminski University for outstanding academic achievements, Law 2019
  • 2nd place in Tax Everest 2020 national competition for the best master’s thesis
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Agata Ruszel - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Associate - JDP Law Firm

Agata Ruszel

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. She specialises in domestic proceedings before common courts with particular focus on infrastructure disputes, including cases based on FIDIC standards, regarding contractual and judicial indexation, remuneration for additional and substitute works, and contractual penalties for withdrawal from construction contracts and for delay. She has experience in providing day-to-day contractual advice and legal advice on construction and infrastructure disputes before common courts.


Professional experience
  • since 2019 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2018–2019 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, internship
  • 2018 Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak, internship
  • 2016–2017 Szymańczyk Roman Deresz Karpiński, internship
  • 2015 Siwek Gaczyński & Partners, internship
Pro bono
  • 2017–2018 Student Legal Advice Bureau of the University of Warsaw, civil law section
Education
  • 2020–2022 Warsaw Bar Association, adviser trainee
  • 2014–2019 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Hubert Sobkowiak - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Hubert Sobkowiak

Associate

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. He specialises in court proceedings, in particular in infrastructure disputes, including those based on FIDIC standards and regarding remuneration for additional and substitute works. Moreover, he provides legal services regarding court proceedings and legal advice on infrastructure and construction projects.


Professional experience
  • since 2020 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2018–2020 Miśkowicz Pach i Partnerzy
Pro bono
  • 2017–2018 Member of the Student Legal Advice Bureau at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow
Education
  • since 2021 Warsaw Bar Association, trainee advocate
  • 2015–2020 Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Faculty of Law and Administration
  • 2019–2020 China-European Union School of Law at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Andrzej Sokołowski - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner - JDP Law Firm

Andrzej Sokołowski

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Partner

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Attorney-at-law, Partner in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. He is an expert in handling complex and multifaceted court and arbitration proceedings, including in particular construction and infrastructure projects, i.a. expressways, railways, sports facilities, logistics centres and shopping centres. He has successfully represented clients before common courts, the Supreme Court and arbitration courts (ICC, National Chamber of Commerce, Court of Arbitration Lewiatan). He advises contractors, subcontractors and private investors on performance of construction projects. He has conducted many complex proceedings, e.g. court disputes concluded in 2019 with settlements with PKP PLK S.A.; under the settlements the general contractor revitalising railway sections obtained over 40 million zloty.


Selected projects
  • legal advice to and representation of a general contractor performing sections of railway lines No. 201 (Kościerzyna–Gdynia) and 213 (Reda–Hel) in three disputes against an investor regarding, among other things, payment for additional and substitute works and contractual penalties charged by the investor;
  • legal representation of a general contractor in a dispute with a public contracting authority regarding contractual penalties for delay in removing several hundreds of defects of a group of complex facilities;
  • legal representation of a company from the automotive industry in three court disputes regarding a preliminary real estate purchase agreement;
  • legal advice to and representation of a general contractor performing one of the sections of S-6 expressway in a dispute against an investor regarding payment for additional and substitute works, costs related to the extension of the time for completion and additional costs arising from an extraordinary increase in prices on the construction market;
  • legal advice to and representation of a general contractor performing the so called Łódź Upper Route and W-Z Route in two disputes against an investor regarding payment for additional and substitute works and indirect costs relating to the extension of the time for completion of said project;
  • legal advice to and representation of a general contractor performing the Gdańsk Southern Bypass in three disputes against an investor regarding payment for additional and substitute works and an increase of costs of the project performance for reasons attributable to the investor and due to an extraordinary increase in prices;
  • legal advice to and representation of a general contractor performing the Warsaw Southern Bypass in two disputes against an investor regarding payment for additional and substitute works and an increase of costs of the project performance for reasons attributable to the investor;
  • legal advice to and representation of general contractors performing the National Stadium in Warsaw;
  • legal representation of a private investor in proceedings regarding removal of defects of a cosmetic products mixing facility and damages for these defects in a dispute against a general contractor and an insurer;
  • legal advice to a general contractor constructing the municipal police station in Łódź;
  • legal advice to a general contractor constructing the municipal police station in Piotrków Trybunalski.
Professional experience
  • since 2007 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, since 2015 Partner
  • 2005–2007 Regional Courts in Łomża and Warsaw, District Court for the Capital City of Warsaw in Warsaw, court referee
  • 2003–2005 MLEKPOL, in-house lawyer
  • Białystok Bar Association, member
Education
  • 2000–2001 University of Halle–Wittenberg, Faculty of Law
  • 1996–2001 University of Białystok, Faculty of Law
Languages
  • Polish
  • German
Justyna Solarska - Adwokatka (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate - JDP Law Firm

Justyna Solarska

Adwokatka (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Attorney-at-law in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. She represents clients in proceedings before common courts, regarding in particular infrastructure disputes, including cases based on FIDIC standards, with respect to contractual penalties for withdrawal from construction contracts and for delay and remuneration for additional and substitute works. She has represented clients before common and arbitration courts in civil, criminal and commercial (including in particular corporate disputes) proceedings. She also has experience in advising businesses in compliance procedures.


Professional experience
  • since 2021 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2017–2021 NOERR Biedecki
  • 2014–2016 DJBW Daniłowicz Jurcewicz Biedecki i Wspólnicy
Education
  • 2021-2022 Lazarski University, post-graduate studies, Investment and construction process for lawyers
  • 2016–2018 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2010–2015 Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Antoni Stawicki - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Antoni Stawicki

Associate

Litigation and Arbitration
Infrastructure and Construction Industry

Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. He provides day-to-day legal assistance in court proceedings and legal advice to entities from the construction and infrastructure sectors. He started gaining experience in civil proceedings while he was involved in various projects during his studies.


Professional experience
  • since 2023 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2022–2023 Hipsz Magdziak Kancelaria Radców Prawnych
  • 2021–2022 Głowacki i Wspólnicy
Education
  • since 2024 Warsaw Bar Association, attorney-at-law trainee
  • 2018–2023 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Maciej Stępień - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate - JDP Law Firm

Maciej Stępień

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Taxes

Attorney-at-law in the Tax Team. He gained experience while working with experts from top international consulting firms.
The core area of his specialisation includes CIT and VAT matters that often require an interdisciplinary approach combining legal and tax expertise.
He has been involved in numerous projects regarding the assessment of tax implications of international cash flows (also in light of the withholding tax regulations). He has also advised clients on asset transfers (including real estate transfer), and identifying and minimising tax risks during tax audits (including due diligence).
His experience also includes day-to-day assistance in the form of the so-called hotline and advice on the VAT compliance (also to foreign companies operating in Poland).


Selected projects
  • devising and implementing tax procedures for a company belonging to a global group specialising in manufacturing and selling passenger lifts and escalators, with the primary focus on structuring and documenting responsibilities of persons whose actions affect the tax situation of the company in terms of VAT;
  • carrying out a tax analysis of intra-group cash flows regarding dividends, interest and royalties made within a global group manufacturing and distributing paints, enamels and varnishes in terms of the withholding tax regulations, and assisting in obtaining a ruling on applying preferential rules regarding the withholding tax;
  • advising on the restructuring of a Polish group operating in the catering sector including preparing the most advantageous and safe tax scenario allowing the accession by an external investor and the assessment of tax implications of each stage of the restructuring (including transfer of real estate);
  • carrying out tax due diligence and tax advice on the sale of logistics real estate assets by a top Polish manufacturer and distributor of furniture to a foreign investor;
  • assessing the possibility of applying the preferential 50% rate of tax-deductible costs for employees’ salaries in companies with the State Treasury’s participation in light of the introduction of a creative activity catalogue in the PIT act;
  • advising on applying innovation tax reliefs in an entity being a Polish manufacturer and distributor of garden architecture.
Professional experience
  • since 2023 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2017–2023 Andersen Tax & Legal Matyka i Wspólnicy sp.k.
  • 2016–2017 Małkowski Kowalska Kancelaria Radców Prawnych sp.j., internship
Education
  • 2016–2018 Warsaw Bar Association, adviser trainee
  • 2010–2015 Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Rafał Stronk - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Rafał Stronk

Associate

Zespół Postępowań Sądowych i Arbitrażowych
Zespół Infrastruktury

Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team and the Infrastructure Team. He specialises in court proceedings and issues regarding liability for damages.

His experience includes supporting entities from the pharmaceutical, food, construction and railway sectors. Among other cases, he advised on a dispute concerning contractual penalties charged to a subcontractor performing an advanced metal structure and contractual penalties charged to a supplier of an Internet connection system in high-speed trains.

Rafał has also assisted clients in cases regarding unfair competition, liability for a hazardous product, liability of former management board members and annulment and invalidation of company resolutions. He has supported clients in administrative proceedings before the President of the Competition and Consumer Protection Office and the Regional Inspector of Trade Inspection.

He provides legal advice before and during litigation.


Professional experience
  • since 2024 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2023 Hogan Lovells LLP (Warsaw)
  • 2022–2023 KRK Kieszkowska Rutkowska Kolasiński Kancelaria Prawna, internship
  • 2021 Rymarz, Zdort, Maruta, Wachta, Gasiński, Her i Wspólnicy (formerly: Rymarz Zdort), internship
  • 2021 Wardyński i Wspólnicy, internship
  • 2020 State Treasury Solicitors’ Office, internship in the Department of Studies and Analyses
  • 2019 Constitutional Tribunal, internship in the Legal Service Office
  • 2019 Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights, internship
Education
  • since 2024 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • since 2022 Doctoral School of Social Sciences at the University of Warsaw
  • 2017-2022 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration, graduation with honours; individual course of study for the best students
Distinctions
  • 2024 First place in the 10th Competition organised by the Scientific Society of Civil Litigation Scholars for the “Polish Civil Litigation” Prize for the best master’s thesis in the field of civil procedure
  • since 2021 Project “Good faith in constitutional law” (2020/39/B/HS5/02298) funded by the National Science Centre within the OPUS 20 programme, scholarship
  • 2021 Winner of the “Career Programme” organised by the Polish Business Council
  • 2018–2021 Scholarship of the Rector of the University of Warsaw
Selected publications
  • Admissibility of an individual claim by an aggrieved former participant in a class action for a further part of compensation, “Polski Proces Cywilny” 2023, No. 2, p. 330–339
  • Effect of joining an action alongside one of the parties to the original action and a third-party notice in light of the constitutional principle of the right to be heard [in:] A. Orzeł-Jakubowska (ed.), T. Zembrzuski (ed.), Constitutional aspects of litigation
  • author of more than a dozen presentations at international and national scientific conferences on civil procedure, civil law, constitutional law and human rights
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Martyna Strzelińska - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Martyna Strzelińska

Associate

Litigation and Arbitration
Infrastructure and Construction Industry

Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. She specialises in litigation before common courts, concerning in particular infrastructure disputes, including those based on FIDIC standards and regarding contractual penalties for construction contract withdrawal and remuneration for additional and substitute works, claims for time for completion extension, performance bond claims, and subcontractors’ claims. She provides legal advice to companies from the construction and infrastructure sectors.


Professional experience
  • since 2023 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2021–2023 Jakubaszek & Wspólnicy
  • 2020–2021 Anna Kamińska Law Firm
  • 2018 Instal Lublin
Education
  • since 2022 Warsaw Bar Association, adviser trainee
  • 2016–2021 John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Natalia Szewczyk - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Natalia Szewczyk

Associate

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. She specialises in proceedings before common courts, in particular in the field of infrastructure disputes, including cases based on FIDIC standards, regarding contractual penalties and remuneration for additional and substitute works. She provides advice in court proceedings and on the performance of infrastructure and construction projects.


Professional experience
  • since 2021 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2017–2021 Kłoda Toczko Spółka Partnerska Adwokaci, internship
Education
  • since 2022 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2016–2021 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
Awards
  • 2018 Rector’s scholarship for the best students of the University of Warsaw for academic achievements and high average grade
  • 2021 Graduate degree with distinction from the Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Mateusz Tkaczyński - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Mateusz Tkaczyński

Associate

IP/IT

Associate in the IP/IT team. He specialises in intellectual property law and new technologies law. He has experience in advising on real estate aspects and corporate aspects of business operations. His academic interests include new technologies law and international law, with a particular focus on aviation law and space law.


Professional experience
  • since 2024 JDP Drapała & Partners
  • 2022-2023 CMS
  • 2020-2021 MC2 Innovations
Pro bono
  • since 2018 Organiser of public events on civil rights and education (including with the Commissioner for Human Rights Adam Bodnar)
Distinctions
  • Universitas Lodziensis Alumno Laude Dignissimo Medal for outstanding service to and for the benefit of the University of Łódź (2024)
  • Distinction for service to and for the benefit of the University of Łódź (2022)
  • Finalist of the Student Nobel Prize as one of the ten most socially active students in Poland (2021–2022)
  • Scholarship of the Rector of the University of Łódź for academic achievements (2020-2023)
  • Santander Universidades scholarship for academic achievements and social activity (2020, 2022)
Education
  • since 2024 Warsaw Bar Association, attorney trainee
  • since 2023 Doctoral College, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Łódź (Ph.D. thesis on space law)
  • 2018-2023 University of Łódź, Faculty of Law and Administration, Law
Języki
  • Polish
  • English
Honorata Twaróg - Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Associate - JDP Law Firm

Honorata Twaróg

Radca prawny (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Litigation and Arbitration
Infrastructure and Construction Industry

Attorney-at-law in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. She specialises in providing legal advice on the performance of construction and infrastructure projects, and representing entities (especially investors and general contractors) in court proceedings. Her experience also includes providing legal advice to entities from the real estate, energy, and e-commerce sectors, and carrying out due diligence checks of real estate.


Professional experience
  • since 2023 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2021–2022 DECISIVE Worldwide Szmigiel Papros Gregorczyk
  • 2019–2021 Jakubaszek & Wspólnicy
  • 2018–2019 Nowicki & Ziemczyk adwokaci i radcowie prawni
  • 2016–2018 Jacek Stefaniuk adwokaci & radcy prawni
  • 2015–2016 Bąkowski Kancelaria Radcowska
Education
  • 2018–2021 Warsaw Bar Association, adviser trainee
  • 2012–2017 Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
Języki
  • Polish
  • English
Michał Urbański - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel - JDP Law Firm

Michał Urbański

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Counsel

Real Estate Team

Attorney-at-law in the Real Estate Team. Expert in legal advice on the real estate trading, including joint ventures, financing transactions, lease agreements, construction law, administrative law and reprivatisation proceedings. He advises foreign and domestic entities in preparing and carrying out all stages of real estate transactions, from planning to preparing necessary documentation, negotiations with contracting parties to signing documents and potential further actions. He provides legal advice with respect to day-to-day portfolio management and restructuring and indebtedness of corporate groups, on the side of both borrowers and lenders. He advises clients mainly from the real estate industry but he also supports entities from other sectors, such as the production or automotive sectors, on real estate matters.


Selected projects
  • comprehensive legal advice to a Spanish investment fund on transactions involving purchase of office complexes in Poland, value of each transaction: at least EUR 20 million;
  • legal advice to a top Polish car dealer on the purchase of a building property in Warsaw worth over PLN 60 million;
  • legal advice to a top German automotive concern on the lease of warehouse space of over 30,000 sq. m. provided by a top warehouse developer in the BTS formula;
  • legal advice to a Belgian manufacturer of hygiene products on the lease of warehouse space of over 20,000 sq. m. provided by a top warehouse developer in the BTS formula;
  • legal advice to international developers regarding agreements on purchase of building properties in Poland, including preliminary purchase agreements
  • legal advice to international developers regarding investor’s representation agreements;
  • legal advice to a top German automotive concern regarding agreements on purchase of a number of building properties in Poland intended for service centres;
  • legal advice to a Japanese food concern on the management of Polish properties on which production plants are located;
  • legal advice to Polish companies constructing wind farms on obtaining project financing;
  • legal advice on the restructuring of the Polish part of a corporate group of a foreign investment fund including in particular in-kind contribution of assets in Polish companies to a new holding company and transfer of an enterprise in the form of an office complex;
  • legal advice to a German food concern on negotiating a lease agreement for office premises in Poland;
  • legal advice to a foreign shareholder of a company owning a hotel in the Old Town in Cracow in a corporate dispute;
  • legal advice to a Polish company on negotiating an agreement on sale of a historical palace in Cracow;
  • preparation, for heirs of a former owner of a manufacturing plant, of a constitutional complaint regarding declaration of invalidity of decisions issued pursuant to the Act of 3 January 1946 on takeover of basic branches of the national economy by the state.
Professional experience
  • since 2015 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2011–2015 Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak
Education
  • 2010–2013 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2008–2009 Center for American Law Studies, University of Warsaw and Levin College of Law, University of Florida
  • 2005–2010 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Monika Wojtuch - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Monika Wojtuch

Associate

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. She specialises in court proceedings, in particular in infrastructure disputes, among others based on FIDIC standards, with respect to contractual penalties, remuneration for additional and substitute works, and costs of contract performance in an extended time for completion. She also provides legal services regarding court proceedings, infrastructure and construction projects, and bankruptcy and restructuring procedures.


Professional experience
  • since 2021 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2021 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, internship
  • 2019–2021 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, assistant
  • 2019 LSW Leśnodorski, Ślusarek i Wspólnicy, internship
  • 2017 Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego, internship
Education
  • 2016–2021 Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
  • 2015–2018 Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Administration and Social Science, Administration
Pro bono
  • Student Legal Advice Bureau at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Anna Wójcik - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate - JDP Law Firm

Anna Wójcik

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Senior Associate

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Attorney-at-law in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. She specialises in disputes in civil cases, regarding in particular infrastructure projects (contractual penalties for the withdrawal from a construction contract or for delay, and remuneration for additional and substitute works), banking transactions (loans, bank guarantees), and criminal cases, regarding in particular frauds, forging documents and promissory notes, and abuse of powers in managing company’s affairs.
Her experience includes representing clients from the construction, banking and fuel sectors before common courts, arbitration courts and law enforcement authorities.


Selected projects
  • legal advice to a general contractor on the construction of a refinery installation, including legal representation in several disputes against a contracting authority and subcontractors, regarding the performance of a project, performance bond, and quality guarantee;
  • legal representation of a general contractor on the construction of a building, including legal representation in disputes regarding encashment of bank guarantees securing payment of remuneration for the project completion;
  • legal representation of a general contractor in a dispute regarding refund of an unduly encashed bank guarantee;
  • legal representation of a contractor in a dispute with a manufacturer of defective building materials;
  • legal representation of a contractor in disputes with subcontractors in connection with the performance of a contract;
  • legal representation of building materials manufacturers regarding frauds committed by their employees;
  • legal representation of banks in consumer disputes regarding credit agreements;
  • legal representation of shareholders of partnerships in disputes regarding an abuse of powers by the management board in running the company’s affairs;
  • legal representation of shareholders of partnerships regarding forging of documents and promissory notes.
Professional experience
  • since 2021 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2020–2021 Ożóg sp. z o.o. Pytlak Deja sp. k.
  • 2018–2020 Viroux & Partners Kancelaria Adwokacka Adwokat Elżbieta Viroux
  • 2015–2018 T. Studnicki K. Płeszka Z. Ćwiąkalski J. Górski sp. k.
  • 2014–2015 Affre i Wspólnicy sp. k.
Pro bono
  • since 2020 Women’s Rights Centre Foundation, volunteer
  • 2012–2013 Student Legal Advice Center at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw
Education
  • 2020–2021 Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Faculty of Law and Administration, postgraduate studies, Penal Commercial Law and Penal Fiscal Law
  • 2015–2018 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2014 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, scholarship
  • 2019–2014 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Oskar Wypchło - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Oskar Wypchło

Associate

Postępowanie Sądowe i Arbitrażowe
Infrastruktura i Budownictwo

Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, and the Infrastructure Team. He gained experience in top Polish law firms and in the legal department of a leading general contractor performing infrastructure projects. He specialises in court proceedings regarding mainly infrastructure disputes. His experience includes legal advice to the construction, railway and energy sectors. He handles disputes regarding contractual penalties for contract withdrawal, contractual penalties for delay, remuneration for additional works, payments in connection with contract withdrawal. He provides day-to-day legal advice on court proceedings and infrastructure and construction projects.


Selected projects
  • 2022 – National Scientific Conference ‘Influence of foreign law on Polish private law’
  • 2021 – 2022 Civil Law Science Group ‘Lege Artis’, Vice-President
Professional experience
  • since 2023 JDP Drapała & Partners
  • 2022 – 2023 DWF Poland Jamka sp. k., junior associate
  • 2021 – 2022 Budimex S.A., internship
  • 2020 – 2021 Kochański & Partners Sp. k., internship
  • 2019 – Królikowski Marczuk Dyl, internship
  • 2018 – 2019 Sławomir Góźdź Law Firm, internship
Education
  • 2017 – 2022 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration, graduation with honours
  • 2021 – 2022 American School Law
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Kinga Zagrajek - Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Associate - JDP Law Firm

Kinga Zagrajek

Adwokat (Attorney-at-law) | Associate

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Attorney-at-law in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. She specialises in complex court disputes, including in particular infrastructure disputes (with some claims exceeding PLN 250 million). Her experience includes legal advice to leading, entities (mainly international companies) from the construction and infrastructure sectors especially regarding the performance and settlement of construction works, including based on FIDIC standards, withdrawal from construction contracts, post-withdrawal payments for works, contractual penalties for delay and payments for additional works. She also advises entities from the industrial sector.


Professional experience
  • since 2019 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2018–2019 Rączkowski Kwieciński Adwokaci Law Firm
  • 2018–2018 Rączkowski Kwieciński Adwokaci Law Firm, internship
  • 2017–2017 Błażejowska Nowakowski Radcowie Prawni Law Firm, internship
Education
  • 2022–2023 SGH Warsaw School of Economics, post-graduate studies, legal and economic foundations of the investment and construction process
  • 2019–2022 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2013–2018 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Magdalena Zasiewska - Tax Adviser | Head of Tax - JDP Law Firm

Magdalena Zasiewska

Tax Adviser | Head of Tax

Tax Team

Head of the Tax Team. Tax adviser with over twenty years of experience, including in Big Four companies. Expert on Polish and international tax law, including restructuring, mergers and acquisitions of enterprises, tax proceedings for both Polish and foreign entities. She advises Polish and foreign clients, including French-speaking entities, from key sectors of the economy (energy sector, trade, real estate, FMCG). Author of numerous Polish and foreign publications. Editor of the commentary to the OECD model convention on double taxation.


Her advice includes in particular
  • advice on restructuring processes such as mergers, divisions, sale of enterprises;
  • transaction advice;
  • advice regarding the withholding tax and principles of taxation of taxable establishments;
  • advice on investment processes;
  • advice to and representation of taxpayers in disputes with treasury administration, including in mutual communication procedures;
  • advice on improving tax efficiency of the conducted business.
Selected projects
  • advice to a leading German construction company on multiple sale of production and commercial properties;
  • optimisation of trading in shares of a real estate company to one of German leading construction companies;
  • advice to a German corporate group on cross-border taxation of delivery of goods to retail chains across Poland;
  • representation of a German company before a Polish tax office with respect to the VAT refund;
  • representation of a Swedish company before a Polish tax office with respect to the withholding tax refund;
  • representation of a German entity in tax proceedings and before the administrative court regarding the withholding tax on capitalised interest on shareholder’s loans;
  • advice to a German manufacturer of building materials regarding taxation of employees posted to foreign affiliated companies;
  • development of a joint venture structure for Polish operations of an international financial group.
Professional experience
  • since 2017 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2007–2016 PricewaterhouseCoopers, Director
  • 2004–2007 Deloitte Doradztwo Podatkowe, Senior Manager
  • 1999–2004 Ernst & Young, Senior Manager
  • 1993–1999 Gide Loyrette Nouel law firm in Paris and in Warsaw, tax adviser
Education
  • 1990–1991 Université Paris IX, Dauphine, DESS Administration fiscale
  • 1980–1986 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • French
  • English
Agata Żuchowska - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Agata Żuchowska

Associate

Litigation and Arbitration Team
Infrastructure Team

Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. She specialises in proceedings before common courts, in particular in the field of infrastructure disputes, including cases based on FIDIC standards, regarding contractual penalties and remuneration for additional and substitute works. She provides advice in court proceedings and on the performance of infrastructure and construction projects.


Professional experience
  • since 2021 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2019–2021 JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS, internship
Education
  • since 2022 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • since 2018 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management, Finances and Accounting
  • 2017–2021 Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
Natalia Żurawska - Associate - JDP Law Firm

Natalia Żurawska

Associate

Litigation and Arbitration
Infrastructure and Construction Industry

Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Team, the Infrastructure Team. She specialises in proceedings before common courts, in particular in the field of infrastructure disputes, including cases based on FIDIC standards, regarding contractual penalties, remuneration for additional works, and construction contract withdrawals. She provides day-to-day legal advice on court proceedings and supports entities from the construction and infrastructure industries. Her experience also includes providing legal advice on commercial contracts, including agency agreements.


Professional experience
  • since 2023 – JDP Drapała & Partners
  • 2022–2023 Noerr Żelich Sp. k., internship
Education
  • since 2024 Warsaw Bar Association, advocate trainee
  • 2018-2023 University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration, graduation with honours
Languages
  • Polish
  • English
  • German