Krzysztof Bąk - Attorney-at-law, Associate



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Attorney-at-law with the Transaction Team. He specialises in commercial law, including company law, M&A transactions, contract law including intellectual property law, consumer law and data protection. He provides day-to-day legal advice to businesses. He has experience in providing comprehensive legal advice to Polish and foreign entities, he has also advised on a number of restructurings, including transformations, mergers and take-overs (both share deals and asset deals) requiring carrying out due diligences regarding both the purchaser and the seller. His experience also includes providing legal advice on pharmaceutical law and administrative proceedings.

  • restructuring of a large entity from the confectionery industry involving designing and implementing succession in the business activity with numerous tax and administrative law aspects, including those related to an unusual situation of the entity in light of excise tax;
  • carrying out numerous due diligences and share deals with respect to Polish limited liability companies and joint-stock companies, including transactions involving establishment of pledges, registered pledges and mortgages, including in particular for companies from the transport, chemical, food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries;
  • providing legal advice to foreign entities after starting operations in Poland, including registration of branches and companies, also with respect to requirements associated with the regulated activity on the Polish market;
  • providing legal advice with respect to intellectual property in the course of negotiating of an international contract from the arms industry;
  • providing legal advice on implementation of key software in the pharmaceutical industry;
  • cooperating and coordinating implementation of GDPR provisions in the pharmaceutical and food industries;
  • assisting in numerous procedural projects, including in particular with respect to administrative and court-administrative proceedings in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as disputes concerning intellectual property.
  • since 2020 – JDP DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS
  • 2017–2020 – Kondrat i Partnerzy
  • 2016–2017 – Schoenherr
  • 2015–2016 – JWMS Jakubowski, Wiese, Mazgaj, Staszek s.c. in Cracow
  • 2014 – Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland
  • 2016–2018 – Regional Bar Association in Warsaw; adviser trainee
  • 2009–2015 – Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Faculty of Law and Administration
  • The examination for legal advisers passed with distinction (2019)
  • 2nd place in the Lewiatan Arbitration Competition – the case concerned a corporate dispute regarding issue of warrants (2017)
  • Polish
  • English