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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Recommendations

Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners is the only Polish law firm to be awarded in the prestigious Financial Times Innovative Lawyers 2014 ranking
KZRP has been found to be one of the most innovative law firms in the World in an independent and free ranking survey conducted by the elite British newspaper, the Financial Times. For the first time in the history of the publication of the report has a Polish law firm been acclaimed. A record number of 550 applications were submitted to the organizers this year. KZRP has been classified amongst several long-established leading global law firms.
KZRP, a laureate of the BCC’s and MFA’s Competition: Ambassador of Polish Economy 2014
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On 17 September, Mr. Rafał Rapala accepted the Ambassador of Polish Economy 2014 diploma from the hands of Minister Katarzyna Kacperczyk and Mr. Marek Goliszewski, President of the BCC, which was awarded to our Law Firm in the category: “Creator of 21st Century solutions” by the Business Centre Club and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This is the second time that our Law Firm has been awarded the title of Ambassador. Last year we were distinguished in the category: “Foreign companies’ partner”.

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Further details at: BCC website and at: Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website

KZRP has again been awarded a laureate of the European Medal BCC
medal_europejski_pl_maj_2014KZRP has again been awarded the European Medal in the Final of the 25th Edition of the Competition organized by the Business Centre Club in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Medal has been awarded in the field of Innovates for the IRAAPORT® system, an authorial, innovative information technology tool which allows for effective and professional management and communication with clients with respect to the provision of legal services. img_8388 Mr. Marek Goliszewski, President of the BCC, presented the European Medal to Mr. Rafał Rapala during a ceremonial Gala event which took place on 4 June 2014 at Teatr Wielki.
Recommendations for KZRP from Managing Intellectual Property 2014
mipKZRP was distinguished in the international legal ranking organized annually by the Managing IP and was placed 4th amongst recommended law firms in Poland in the field of Intellectual Property (tier 4). Piotr Kochański was individually distinguished in the field of Patent Rights (Patent Star) and, Karolina Marciniszyn and Krzysztof Zięba in the category of Trademark and Copyright Law (Trademark and Copyright Star).
The Legal 500 EMEA 2014 Recommendations for KZRP’s lawyers
legal500The Legal 500 EMEA international ranking of law firms has once again distinguished our Law Firm. The following have been individually distinguished: Piotr Kochański in the field of Intellectual Property, Rafał Rapala in the field of Mergers and Acquisitions, Tobiasz Szychowski in the field of Dispute Resolution, Piotr Gałuszyński and Jacek Czabański in the field of Banking and Finance and, Małgorzata Jarosińska in the field of Real Estate Law. Among the recommended practices were: Intellectual Property, Corporate Law, M&A, Litigation, Banking & Finance, Real Estate Law, Energy and Environmental Protection Law, and Tax Law.
The Chambers Europe 2014 Recommendations for KZRP’s lawyers
ce2014The Chambers Europe international ranking of law firms has once again distinguished our Law Firm. The following have been individually distinguished: Piotr Kochański in the field of Intellectual Property and Piotr Gałuszyński and Jacek Czabański in the field of Banking and Finance. Among the recommended practices were: Intellectual Property, Banking & Finance and Real Estate Law.
Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners law firm ranked higher in the Annual Daily Rzeczpospolita Ranking of Law Firms
RP_Kancelarie_wg_liczby_prawnikow_17042014The results of the annual ranking for 2014 of law firms were announced during a ceremonial Gala that took place on April 16, 2014 at the premises of the editorial office of Rzeczpospolita . Despite difficult years of crisis we have pushed ahead. We are placed 16th on the basis of the number of Advocates and Legal Counselors, 15th according to the number of Lawyers, 12th in the ranking of revenue and 3rd in the ranking of income. The result points to the constant, large dynamics of our Law Firm’s development. zobacz >>
KZRP has been distinguished in the ranking of Energy & Infrastructure Review CEE 2014 IFLR1000
iflr_ei_2014We are honored to inform that the international publishing house IFLR1000 has awarded Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners Law Firm a distinction in the legal ranking Energy & Infrastructure Review CEE 2014. The following have also been individually distinguished: Magdalena Mitas in the area of energy and infrastructure law and Piotr Gałuszyński in the field of projects financing. “Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners is a Polish independent firm with offices in Warsaw, Kraków and Lublin. Apart from Poland, the firm is also active in Slovak Republic, Sweden and Ukraine. In 2013 the firm has been busy in disputes, corporate restructuring, private equity and funds, project development, concessions and tax. It has served clients in the gas, power, renewable energy, defence, energy, industry and manufacturing sectors. Magdalena Mitas is head of the firm’s energy law practice. She advises on all matters related to conventional and renewable energy investments such as wind farms, biogas, hydro power plants, fossil-fuel power stations and coal and coke plant investments. Piotr Galuszynski is another prominent lawyer at the firm and joined from White & Case at the end of 2012. He is an expert in project finance. Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners is a member of independent law firm networks such as Mackrell International and International Lawyers Network. It is also on the energy and infrastructure panels of companies such as SEKAB Biofuels & Chemicals, SIAC Construction, CJR Wind and Blue Energy. “It adjusted to us,” one client says. “It’s not like we adjusted to a big law firm, and that is a nice feeling.” The firm acted for Siac Construction, a UK infrastructure and construction company, in an investment arbitration dispute against the Poland under the Polish-UK Bilateral Investment Treaty. The dispute is concerned with the Polish Motorways Construction Programme. It also advised the IKEA group and its Polish subsidiaries – Swedspan and Swedwood – on energy and environmental protection issues related to greenfield investments. This included the construction of a production plant in Orla, near Bialystok in Poland – the largest project conducted by IKEA group in the country”.
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Latest news

An interview with Paweł Borowski on the GazetaPrawna.pl portal, “An enterprising use of mediation. Reaching a settlement should be easier”
21 October 2014 The Gazeta Prawna website has published an interview with Paweł Borowski: “An enterprising use of mediation. Reaching a settlement should be easier”. A key issue with respect to finding efficient solutions, and should be taken note of, when taking a right and contemporary path, will be regulated in draft provisions concerning the method of selection of a mediator and the appropriate determination of qualifications required to conduct mediation – said Paweł Borowski with regard to a bill for the regulation of mediation in Business Law.
Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners Law Firm has won a case for the editors-in-chief of the daily “Fakt” tabloid newspaper and its website Fakt.pl against the General Inspectorate for Road Transport
20 October 2014 On 14 October 2014, the Court of Appeal in Warsaw dismissed an appeal in whole which was submitted by the General Inspectorate of Road Transport in a case brought against the editors-in-chief of the daily “Fakt” tabloid newspaper - G. Jankowski and R. Feluś, and the editors-in-chief of its accompanying website, fakt.pl - K. Sielicka and M. Wodziński, which recognized that the Judgment issued by the court of first instance corresponds with law.
Paweł Borowski in Dziennik Gazeta Prawna “Facilitating may be decisive in the timelines of decisions”
14 October 2014 Dziennik Gazeta Prawna published the statements of Paweł Borowski in the article “Facilitating may be decisive in the timelines of decisions”. Paweł Borowski is of the opinion that in order for the one-off data transfer rule to be effective, it is worth considering an extension to the functions of an electronic platform, which is already used for government services (e-PUAP).
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Conferences and seminars

All-Poland Scientific Conference devoted to the status of artist material contributions in audiovisual works
2014-10-29 Dr. Ireneusz Matusiak will be a speaker at an All-Poland Scientific Conference devoted to the status of artist material contributions in audiovisual works organized by the Law and Administration Faculty at the University of Law, and will discuss the following topic: “The rights of artists in their material contribution in audiovisual works and the practice for performance of entitlements provided in Article 70 section 21 point 4 of the Act on Copyright and Related Rights”.
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