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Firm profile

Business Law Firm: We are a business orientated Law Firm dedicated to providing our clients with business solutions of the highest professional standards in various kinds of transactions as well as in dispute resolution and arbitration matters.

Success: Our reputation has been built by adapting and refining our skills to meet the challenges presented by Poland’s transformation.

Creative, effective and clearsighted: The Firm employs highly qualified, business orientated professionals with multilingual expertise in a wide range of Industries and Practice Areas.

Approach: To provide traditional but innovative solutions to the most challenging transactions and matters.

Local yet Global: Membership of the internationally recognized legal associations below means our Clients receive our full support in both local and cross-jurisdictional transactions.

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The Legal 500 EMEA 2013

The Mergers and Acquisition Practice is placed 4th. (tier 4): „Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners is advising new client Ikea on the structuring of a greenfield investment and the construction of a hardboard factory in Poland. Rafal Rapala heads the practice, which also acts for Griffin Investments and Siodemka”.

The Litigation and ADR Practice is placed 4th. (tier 4): „Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners’ ‘excellent’ team is praised for its understanding of the media industry and its ability to handle a large volume of cases in this area. Piotr Kochański is ‘well rounded’, and Rafal Zieba, Anna Cichońska and Tobiasz Szychowski are also recommended”.

The Intellectual Property Practice was awarded 3rd place. (tier 3): “Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners is currently advising Teva and Procter & Gamble on launching various brands in the Polish market. Other clients include Reckitt Benckiser, Pandora Jewelry CEE and Ringier Axel Springer. Practice head Karolina Marciniszyn is also recommended”.

The Real Estate Practice was also distinguished: Małgorzata Jarosińska heads Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners’ team, which recently advised Griffin Real Estate on the sale of a real estate portfolio” (other recommended firms).

The Tax Law Practice was also nominated “Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners provides day-to-day tax advice to Ringier Axel Springer Polska, TUI Poland and Tata Global Beverages. Andrzej Malec focuses on taxation relating to M&A and restructuring, and Tomasz Zaleski advises on income tax, VAT and tax risk” (other recommended firms).

The Energy Law and Environmental Protection Practices were also distinguished (other recommended firms).

IFLR 1000 2013

The international IFLR 1000 ranking has distinguished KZRP in the branch of Banking and Finance and, Mergers and Acquisition:

„Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners is a firm to watch out for. It is an independent Polish law firm with offices in Warsaw, Krakow and Lublin. It is made up of 24 partners and in the last year has taken on a number of associates and hired partners Piotr Galuszynski, Jacek Czabanski from White & Case.

The firm is a member of Mackrell International, a network of more than 60 medium-sized law firms, and International Lawyers Network, an association of 91 law firms.

Galuszynski advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Investment bank (EIB) in its €331 million financing to Stalowa Wola heat and power plant. This was one of the largest financings on the Polish market in the year 2012. “Galuszynski is very creative in looking for solutions and has a pleasant personality,” one client says.

Chambers Europe 2013

Jacek Czabański was individually distinguished in the international ranking of Chambers & Partners in the field of Banking and Finance:

“Jacek Czabanski recently left White & Case to join Kochanski Zieba Rapala and Partners. He is particularly praised for his strength in regulatory matters. He also focuses on structured finance projects, derivatives, and banking and foreign exchange regulations”.


KZRP is placed 18th in the category of the employed advocates and legal counselors and, 21st in the category of all employed lawyers. In the category of revenues we are placed 11th; however we are placed 5th in the category of income.

Dziennik Gazeta Prawna

KZRP is placed 4th in the law firms ranking with respect to employed lawyers and, 6th in the category of law firms that earn the highest revenue per advocate and legal counselor.

Dr. Marek Jeżewski was individually awarded, in the annual Competition of the daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna and the publishing house LexisNexis with the title “Rising Star”.

Tomasz Zaleski is placed 3rd in the Dziennika Gazeta Prawna Tax Counselors’ ranking.

Business Centre Club

KZRP is a laureate of two prestigious competitions organized by the BCC and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: we were awarded the European Medal 2013 for being an Innovative Law Firm and the title of the Ambassador of Polish Economy 2013 for international transactions.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2012

Kochański Zięba Rapala and Partners are recommeded in the Client’s Guide to The Europe, Middle East and Africa Legal Profession in Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution, Corporate and M&A.

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Latest news

Dr Michał Będkowski-Kozioł in the Review of Economic Legislation “The axiology of the energy sector’s regulation”
19 November 2014 An article by Dr. Michał Będkowski-Kozioł entitled: "The axiology of the energy sector’s regulation” (part 1) has been published in the Review of Economic Legislation (Przegląd Ustawodawstwa Gospodarczego) No. 11/2014. Part 2 will be published in the next issue of the PUG. Part one will discuss such issues as the location of the function of economic regulation in the context of the “economic constitution” of Poland, systematics of objectives (values) underlying the regulation of the energy sector under Energy Law, and environmental protection as a goal of regulatory interference in the functioning of the energy sector.
Dr Michał Będkowski-Kozioł in Dziennik Gazeta Prawna “More entitlements for electricity buyers”
19 November 2014 Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily newspaper has published remarks made by Dr. Michał Będkowski-Kozioł in an article entitled: “More entitlements for electricity buyers”. Polish energy law is not adjusted to a European Union directive. A recent judgment of the Court of Justice should allow for the admission of buyers to proceedings before the President of the Polish Energy Regulatory Office. Michał Będkowski-Kozioł: “this would paralyze the market”.
Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners Defend an Auto-Świat Journalist Before the European Court of Human Rights
17 November 2014 The European Court of Human Rights decided to pursue a complaint submitted to the Court by advocates from the Litigation and Arbitration Department of Kochański Zięba Rapala and Partners. The complaint was submitted on behalf of Krzysztof Koniuszewski – a journalist from Auto-Świat, a weekly magazine published by Ringier Axel Springer Polska – who was sentenced for defamation by a legally-binding decision of the Regional Court in Warsaw.
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Conferences and seminars

The Criminal Code for managers
Filip Kona and Katarzyna Komulainen will conduct training organized by Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners in cooperation with the British Polish Chamber of Commerce (BPCC) through the BPCC Academy entitled "The Criminal Code for managers" class="thumbfromcal"> 2014-12-03 Filip Kona and Katarzyna Komulainen will conduct training organized by Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners in cooperation with the British Polish Chamber of Commerce (BPCC) through the BPCC Academy entitled "The Criminal Code for managers" which will be held on 3 December 2014.
The New Consumer Rights Act – new obligations of entrepreneurs
2014-12-05 Dr. Michał Będkowski-Kozioł will speak during a conference entitled “The New Consumer Rights Act – new obligations of entrepreneurs” organized by MM Conferences on December 5, 2014 at the Golden Floor Center. Dr. Będkowski-Kozioł will speak about “The Consumer Rights Act – key areas of change in Polish law.”
The management of personal data protection in a capital group
2014-12-08 Sylwia Sylwestrzak will speak during a conference entitled “The management of personal data protection in a capital group” organized by MM Conferences at the Golden Floor Conference Center / Millennium Plaza in Warsaw on December 8, 2014. Sylwia Sylwestrzak will speak about the “Flow of personal data within a capital group”.
Photovoltaic micro installations – legal, technical and investment aspects
2014-12-09 Karolina Mordasewicz-Toczyska will be a speaker during a conference organized by MM Conferences "Photovoltaic micro installations – legal, technical and investment aspects" which will take place on 9-10 December 2014 in the Sheraton Hotel in Warsaw and will discuss the following topic: "Program Prosumer".
AML (Anti Money Laundering) Risk in practice
2014-12-12 Konrad Orlik and Filip Kona will speak about the “IV AML Directives in reference to current practices for the prevention of money laundering in obligated institutions” during a conference entitled “AML (Anti Money Laundering) Risk in practice” organized by MM Conferences on December 12 at the Golden Floor Conference Center / Millennium Plaza in Warsaw.
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