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.
KZRP is a recommended law firm according to the international ranking of law firms, IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate 2015, in several categories: Banking and finance, M&A, Energy & infrastructure – disputes, Energy & infrastructure – project development, Energy & infrastructure – corporate, Energy & infrastructure – finance.
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.
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”.
Further details at: BCC website and at: Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website
KZRP 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.
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.
KZRP 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 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 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 international ranking of law firms has once again distinguished our Law Firm. Piotr Kochański has been individually awarded in the field of Intellectual Property. Among the recommended practices were: Intellectual Property, Banking & Finance and Real Estate Law.
The 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.
We 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. Magdalena Mitas has been distinguished in the area of energy and infrastructure law.
“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.
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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14 May 2015
On 14 May 2015, Rzeczpospolita newspaper published the results of this year's ranking of law firms.
KZRP was ranked 7th in terms of the total number of lawyers (up from 15th place in 2014). We were also ranked 14th in terms of the number of advocates and legal counsels (up from 16th place), 1st in terms of income and 8th in terms of revenue.
We were also ranked 7th in the table of leading transactions and were recognized in this category for providing advisory services to Siódemka S.A. in its acquisition by DPD from Abris Capital Partners.
14 May 2015
An article with the comments of Artur Piechocki entitled “How to be comment online without getting into hot water” was published in the May Issue of OIRP Radca Prawny. Legal counsels should not post especially where any content is published or commented in a manner which leaves much to be desired.
13 May 2015
PolskiPrawnik.pl publishes comments of Rafał Rapala, Kamil Osiński, Szymon Gałkowski and Paweł Cholewiński regarding the situation on the Polish trading market in the article entitled “Lawyers from KZRP commenting on the situation of the legal services market.”
11 May 2015
Karolina Marciniszyn and Krzysztof Zięba have been for the second time in a row selected as IP STARS in the international Managing Intellectual Property Ranking widely recognized by IP practitioners. The results of the ranking were officially announced at the INTA (International Trademark Association) conference held in San Diego, this year attended by both winners.
27 April 2015
(Polski) Dziennik Gazeta Prawna opublikował wypowiedzi Kamila Osińskiego w artykule „Rewitalizacja terenów grozi konfliktami gmin z mieszkańcami”. Samorządy będą tworzyć specjalne strefy. Zyskają prawo pierwokupu w stosunku do objętych nimi nieruchomości, a także możliwość ich wywłaszczania na cele publiczne, m.in. budownictwa czynszowego.
22 April 2015
A banks’ right to issue the BEO without having to conduct examination proceedings before a court has, on many occasions, been criticized by the doctrine, on the ground that this puts a party that is economically stronger in a better position. The aforesaid right was originally vested in the banks in order to ensure that the bank funds are adequately safeguarded.
14 April 2015
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Each year KZRP’s lawyers take part in an international conference organized by INTA (International Trademark Association). This year's event shall take place in San Diego (USA) on 2-6 May. KZRP will be represented by experienced experts in the field of intellectual and industrial property law: Rafał Zięba, Karolina Marciniszyn and Krzysztof Zięba. We invite you to arrange meetings with our lawyers.
Conferences and seminars
Artur Piechocki will take the floor at "The impact of consumer law on the telecommunications industry" conference organized by MM Conferences on 25 May 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel in Warsaw. He will address the issue of "The provision of telecommunications services by operators vs. new consumer law.”
Dr. Ireneusz Matusiak and Artur Piechocki will be the moderators of a debate entitled "The Internet as a global common interest" organized by the Parliamentary Committee for Administration and Digitization which is to be held on 9 June 2015 at the Polish Parliament offices.
(Polski) KZRP and MM Conferences are organizing a day-long workshop entitled “Commercial agreements in international trade”. The workshop will be held on 19 June 2015, in the Millennium Plaza building in Warsaw, and will be hosted by international law experts, such as Marek Jeżewski, Ph.D., and Jacek Kozikowski.
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Artur Piechocki will take the floor as a panelist during the European Cybersecurity Forum (CYBERSEC), the largest conference in Poland dedicated to cybersecurity. The Forum will take place on 28-29 September 2015 in Cracow.