K&P Archives - 2016

Kochanski Zieba & Partners advise GENERAC HOLDINGS INC. on the acquisition of MOTORTECH HOLDING

Kochanski Zieba & Partners (K&P) has advised the New York Stock Exchange listed Generac Holdings Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of power generation equipment and other engine powered products, on the acquisition of assets of MOTORTECH Holding GmbH & Co. KG  (“MOTORTECH”). The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close in […]

Bioethics and Public Health

On Saturday, 10 December 2016, at the National Scientific Conference “Bioethics and Public Health” organized by the Committee for Bioethics at the Presidium of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Center for Bioethics & Biolaw of the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Warsaw and the Polish Division of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics […]

K&P advised ING Lease on the termination of leasing and sale of a real property in the total amount of EUR 27 million

Kochański & Partners (K&P) has advised ING Lease on a transaction regarding termination of a leasing agreement, sale of a real property to the lessee and termination of an option sale agreement. The advice included preparation and negotiation of transaction documents, including agreement terminating leasing agreement, escrow account agreement and real estate sale and purchase […]

Arbitration Academy

On 6 December 2016, Marek Jeżewski, Ph.D., Advocate, Partner and Head of Arbitration Practice at Kochański & Partners will conduct a workshop on “The Right of States to Regulate: New Case Law, New Treaties, New International Law” as part of the “Arbitration Academy” project. “Arbitration Academy” is a series of meetings held at the Faculty […]

K&P advised Employees Provident Fund on the cross-border refinancing in the total amount of EUR 94 million

Kochański & Partners (K&P) has advised Employees Provident Fund (Malaysian governmental social security institution) regarding credit facilities granted by the bank from Singapore for the purpose of refinancing of the acquisition of the portfolio of properties located in Luxembourg, France and Poland. The advice involved performing a due diligence of the real properties, as well […]

K&P advised on the restructuring in the total amount of EUR 36 million

Kochański & Partners (K&P) has advised UK firm managing the funds in Europe on the financial restructuring of the credit facilities extended by HSBC Bank Polska and Bank BZ WBK S.A. with regard to the portfolio of 8 properties in Poland in the total amount of EUR 36 million. The transaction involved also corporate restructuring […]

IFLR 1000 Financial & Corporate 2017

Kochański & Partners is a recommended law firm according to the 27th annual edition of the IFLR1000’s Financial & Corporate Law Ranking 2017, in categories: Banking and M&A. Kochański & Partners added capital markets associate Edyta Rękawek from KPMG Legal during the research period along with Andrzej Zając from Greenberg Traurig (…).  Clients have spoken in positive […]

Smogathon – new anti-smog technologies

Paweł Gruszecki, Legal Counsel, Partner, Head of New Technologies & Telecommunications at Kochanski Zieba & Partners, will be a mentor during the SMOGATHON – BOOTCAMP EDITION in Krakow, which is to take place from 26 to 28 November this year. Smogathon is a yearly anti-smog event during which young entrepreneurs, scientists, inventors, and engaged citizens […]

FinTech Digital CEE Congress

Szymon Gałkowski, Advocate, Partner, Head of Financial Services Practice at Kochański & Partners, will participate in a panel discussion at FinTech Digital CEE Congress which will be held on November 22 and 23, 2016 in the Westin Hotel in Warsaw. Szymon will participate in the following discussion panel: “Models and Best Practices in Financing and Scaling […]

Michał König (K&P) as a coach of the University of Warsaw team in the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot

The team representing the University of Warsaw was 6th in the general classification of the international legal competition “Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot“. 59 teams from around the world reached the finals. At the same time fifth-year law student – Agata Kruczyk – ranked second in the world in the category of “best speaker”. […]

The new rules of supervision by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority in the banking sector

Klaudia Szymańska-Rutkowska, Senior Associate at Kochański & Partners will co-run a workshop “The new rules of supervision by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority in the banking sector” on 15-16 November 2016 in Warsaw at the Westin Hotel, organized by MM Conferences. In her lecture, Klaudia Szymańska-Rutkowska will focus on increasing the powers of the Polish […]

NEW PARTNER AT THE NEW TECHNOLOGIES & TELECOMMUNICATIONS PRACTICE AT KOCHAŃSKI ZIĘBA & PARTNERS LAW FIRM

Kochański & Partners is pleased to announce that Paweł Gruszecki has joined the firm as Head of New Technologies and Telecommunications. Paweł will be responsible for projects relating to, i.a., technology, IT and telecommunications companies. He will also be responsible for developing the legal assumptions underlying business models for startups. Paweł Gruszecki graduated from the […]

Financial Times ranking: Most innovative law firms in 2016

For the second time in its history, Kochanski Zięba & Partners has been recognized and ranked as one of the most innovative law firms in Europe in the Financial Times annual ranking: Most innovative law firms in 2016. This year, we have been recognized under the Innovation in Business Development and Knowledge Sharing category. Kochanski […]

12th Warsaw International Banking Summit

Szymon Gałkowski and Paweł Gruszecki from Kochański & Partners will participate in a panel discussion at the 12th Warsaw International Banking Summit Conference, which will be held on October 5 and 6, 2016 in the Sheraton Hotel in Warsaw. Szymon and Paweł will participate in the following panels: “Service Providers in the Financial Market. Traditional Entities vs. New Players: Potential […]

The new principles of sound remuneration policies in financial institutions

Dr Joanna Ostojska – Kołodziej from Kochański & Partners will participate in a workshop on the new principles of sound remuneration policies in financial institutions which will be held on October 3 and 4, 2016 in Warsaw. Joanna will speak about the procedural aspects of implementing Sound Remuneration Policies. Click here to see the full conference program: […]

CEE Capital Markets Awards

We are pleased to announce that on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 Szymon Gałkowski, Partner, Head of Financial Services at Kochanski Zieba & Partners, will be a speaker at the CEE Capital Markets Awards Summit. Advocate Gałkowski will give a speech on: Dual Listings: The Case for Minimizing Risks by Maximizing the Investor Base. Or the […]

Kochanski Zieba & Partners (K&P) ranked as the No.1 Polish law firm

K&P is celebrating a historical victory in this year’s Warsaw Business Journal ranking, having placed first in the category of Polish law firms. Book of Lists XXI is the largest ranking of companies in Poland, issued by the Warsaw Business Journal. Over the past 20 years it has been the foremost guide to the business […]

Dr Marek Jeżewski at the University of Cambridge

For the upcoming weeks, Dr Marek Jeżewski, Advocate, Partner at Kochański & Partners, will be a Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. At the invitation of the Centre Dr Jeżewski will be broadening his knowledge and conducting research on international investment law. Dr […]

Kochański & Partners has advised Skanska Group in connection with one of the largest transactions on the Warsaw land investment market concerning the future development of a state-of-the-art office complex including high-rise towers

Kochański & Partners (K&P) has advised the Skanska Group on the acquisition from the Boryszew Group S.A. of real property located in the center of Warsaw, adjacent to Łucka Street, and shall advise on the related investment process. The net value of the transaction amounted to approx. PLN 96 million; which places the transaction as […]

K&P will provide a workshop for the FILM Law School

We are pleased to announce that on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th July Kochański & Partners will provide a workshop for the FILM Law School organised by ELSA Łódź (The European Law Students’ Association – ELSA Poland). Sylwia Sylwestrzak, Legal Counselor, Partner, will give a speech on: Legal aspects of the actor – producer relationship. Agnieszka Choromańska-Malicka, Advocate, […]

K&P win a case before the European Court of Human Rights

By judgment dated 14 June 2016, the European Court of Human Rights (the “ECHR”) allowed an application lodged on behalf of Krzysztof Koniuszewski, a journalist from a weekly magazine Auto Świat, by lawyers from Kochański & Partners against the Polish Government. In 2006, Auto Świat published five articles by Krzysztof Koniuszewski regarding the quality of […]

European Medal 2016 in the “Innovative Service” category for Kochański & Partners

Also this year, Kochański & Partners has been awarded the European Medal in the Finals of the 27th Edition of the awards organized by Business Centre Club under the auspices of the European Economic and Social Committee. In 2016, we received an honorable mention in the “Innovative Service” category for legal advice on the groundbreaking […]

Kochański and Partners Win a Case for Investigative Journalist Wojciech Cieśla against Przedsiębiorstwo Farmaceutyczne LEK-AM sp. z o.o.

Newsweek’s investigative journalist Wojciech Cieśla was accused of defamation of character of pharmaceutical company Przedsiębiorstwo Farmaceutyczne LEK-AM sp. z o. o. in the press articles titled “Afera Lek-Am, czyli recepta na kasę” and “Łapiński, Lek-Am i uzbecka insulina” published in Newsweek Polska weekly magazine and on newsweek.pl website. On 10 June 2016, the District Court […]

Kochanski Zięba & Partners as a partner of 6th CECL Conference Company Law Reform in Central and Eastern Europe

Kochanski Zięba & Partners as a partner of 6th CECL Conference Company Law Reform in Central and Eastern Europe: Legal Borrowing, Leapfrogging and Innovating for a Competitive Regulatory Environment. We are pleased to invite you to the 6th CECL Conference Company Law Reform to be held on 9-10th June 2016, in Warsaw, Stock Exchange, Listing Hall. Dr Marek Jeżewski, Advocate, Partner and Head […]

Kochanski Zięba & Partners as a partner of HAWLE HYDRO SUMMIT 2016.

Kochanski Zięba & Partners as a partner of the biggest event in the water and sewage sector in 2016 in Poland. We are pleased to invite you to the HAWLE HYDRO SUMMIT 2016 Conference to be held on June 2, 2016, in Fabryka Armatury, Koziegłowy near Poznań. Magdalena Mitas, Partner and Head of the Energy […]

Kochanski Zieba & Partners has advised Redefine Properties Limited on the largest transaction in the history of the commercial property market in Poland – the value of the transaction exceeded PLN 5 billion

Redefine Properties Limited based in the RPA, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, has acquired shares in Echo Prime Properties B.V. from Echo Investment S.A. The aim of the transaction was to enable the buyer to take control of a portfolio of 18 commercial properties located in 11 cities across Poland, including offices and retail shopping […]

138th Largest INTA Annual Meeting this year in Orlando!

Each year K&P’s lawyers take part in an international conference organized by INTA (International Trademark Association). This year’s event shall take place in Orlando (USA) on 21-25 May 2016 and it will 138th Annual Meeting. K&P will be represented by Karolina Marciniszyn Trademark & Patent Attorney, Partner, Head of the Intellectual & Industrial Property Law Practice at Kochański & […]

Advocate Szymon Gałkowski will be one of the speakers at the 6th Financial Directors Forum

Szymon Gałkowski, Advocate, Partner at Kochański & Partners will be one of the speakers at the 6th Financial Directors Forum on May 11-12, 2016 in Warsaw. In a panel discussion on INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS IN OBTAINING FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT Szymon will speak about development opportunities abroad afforded by dual listings and IPOs on foreign stock exchanges. […]

Law Firm Ranking of daily Rzeczpospolita 2016

For another year in a row, Kochański & Partners holds one of the top positions in the Law Firm Ranking of daily Rzeczpospolita. This year we were ranked number 9 for the number of lawyers and rose to number 7 for revenues. We were also recognized in the category “Largest Transactions of 2015– Capital Markets […]

Dr Michał Będkowski-Kozioł will be one of the speakers at the “Law and Energy” International Scientific Conference

Dr Michał Będkowski-Kozioł will be one of the speakers at the “Law and Energy” International Scientific Conference dedicated to the legal regulations on renewable energy sources in Poland and Germany. The conference will be held on 26 April 2016 at the Faculty of Law and Administration of Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza, Collegium Iuridicum Novum in Poznan. The Partner […]

Foreign exchanges are easier than you think – IPO and Dual Listing seminar

Kochański & Partners (K&P) and ProPrimo 􀀀invite you to attend a joint seminar where we will present you the topic of a foreign IPO and Dual Listing. Foreign IPO and Dual Listing (listing securities on more than one exchange) are the best ways to find investors and to provide your company with many other benefits. The pool of […]

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2016

The law firm Kochanski Zieba & Partners has been ranked in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2016 guide in 9 areas of law: Banking and Finance, Commercial, Corporate and M&A , Competition/Antitrust, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Energy and Natural Resources, Intellectual Property, Real Estate and Construction, Restructuring and Insolvency. In addition, eight Partners […]

Magdalena Mitas, a panelist during the XXIII Europower Energy Conference.

Magdalena Mitas from Kochanski Zieba and Partners will be a panelist during the XXIII Europower Energy Conference, which will be held on 13th and 14th of April 2016, at the Westin Hotel in Warsaw. On the first day of the conference, during a debate on “The new shape of the energy sector – new business […]

Magdalena Mitas nominated in EXPERT GUIDES 2016

Magdalena Mitas from Kochański & Partners has been recommended in the 12th edition of the Energy Guide – EXPERT GUIDES 2016 The World’s Leading Lawyers Chosen by Their Peers as one of the leading specialists in that practice area. It is worth noticing that EXPERT GUIDES does not accept entries and the guides are made based […]

Mr. Piotr Kochański and Ms. Karolina Marciniszyn have been listed as “IP STARS 2016”

Mr. Piotr Kochański and Ms. Karolina Marciniszyn have been listed as “IP STARS 2016” in the international independent annual Intellectual Property survey organized by the prestigious Managing Intellectual Property magazine. Kochański & Partners law firm has been ranked Tier four in the category “Trade mark contentious/copyright”. The rankings have been compiled based on verification and […]

K&P Among Firms Advising on EUR 1 Billion Real Estate Portfolio Deal in Poland

Kochanski Zieba & Partners (acting as Polish counsel), Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (as South African Counsel), and Pinsent Masons (as UK counsel) advised Redefine Properties Limited on its acquisition of a majority stake in Echo Prime Properties B.V. The seller was advised by Weil, Gotshal & Manges. The deal, concluded on March 1, 2016, consists of […]

FORBES: Are More Polish Company IPO’s Set For Listing On London Stock Exchange?

Poland’s Work Service Group, Eastern Europe’s biggest company in the staffing and human resources (HR) sector, which listed this Thursday (18 February) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in a ‘technical’ dual-listing alongside its home market via the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) could signal the start of other Polish companies listing on the British stock […]

Kochanski Zieba & Partners has advised Redefine Properties Limited on the largest transaction in the history of the commercial property market in Poland – the value of the transaction exceeded 1.1 bln EUR.

Kochański & Partners (K&P) law firm together with the London office of the international law firm Pinsent Masons and South African law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyer advised Redefine Properties Limited based in the RSA, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, on the acquisition of a 75 % stake in Echo Prime Properties BV from Echo […]

K&P at the Legal Apprenticeship and Job Fair

Kochański & Partners shall take part in the 6th edition of the Legal Apprenticeship and Job Fair, which is held on 15-16 March 2016 at the premises of the University Library in Warsaw. The fair is organized by the following: BCSystems Legal Recruitment & Business Advisory, the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University […]

Magdalena Mitas, conference: “Problematic aspects of the easement of the industry”

Magdalena Mitas, Partner at Kochanski Zieba and Partners will be a speaker at the “Problematic aspects of the easement of the industry” conference, which will be held on 14-15 March 2016 at the Westin Hotel in Warsaw. The conference will address, among other things, issues related to the usucaption of an easement in industry and […]

“Damages in International Arbitration” conference

A conference regarding “Damages in International Arbitration”, organized by the Centre for Dispute Resolution at the Faculty of Law and Administration at Warsaw University will take place in the Auditorium of the Old Library of the University of Warsaw (Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28). Carried out in the form of an Oxford debate, the conference will focus […]

Historic Dual Listing of a Polish Company on the London Stock Exchange.

Kochański & Partners (K&P) law firm advised Work Service S.A., a company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, on the admission of all its shares on the standard listing segment of the Official List of the UK Listing Authority, and to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (dual listing). The services […]

Kochański & Partners Win a Case for an Investigative Journalist from Newsweek Polska against Browary Regionalne Jakubiak.

The Newsweek’s journalist was charged with defamation of character of Browary Regionalne Jakubiak Sp. z o. o. through the publication of a press article titled “Dygotki husarza” in Newsweek Polska weekly magazine on September 29, 2014 and on the newsweek.pl website. On February 10, 2016, the District Court for Warsaw – Mokotów in Warsaw acquitted […]

Kochański & Partners Shortlisted for the Polish Business Leader Award.

Kochański & Partners (K&P) is pleased to announce that it has been shortlisted for the Polish Business Leader Golden Award 2015 in the 25th year of the awards organized by the Business Centre Club (BCC). This nomination is a recognition of our high standards and innovative approach on the legal market, original client communication solutions […]

Kochański & Partners short-listed in the category ‘Law Firm of the Year: Central Europe’

We are pleased to advise that Kochański & Partners (K&P) has been short-listed by the most prestigious international legal magazine with the largest global readership – ‘The Lawyer’ in the category ‘Law Firm of the Year: Central Europe’ for its annual European Awards 2016. The Lawyer is a leading weekly British magazine for commercial lawyers […]

Kochański & Partners to have the largest legal office in Kraków.

Kochański & Partners (K&P) are in the process of moving their office in Kraków to new premises located at Pilotów 2E having signed a lease and undertaking fit-out works, which will in effect be Kraków’s largest legal office. The new office will have capacity for in excess of 100 lawyers, as well as support staff. […]

Kochański & Partners honoured for its support for the development of mediation in Poland.

Kochański & Partners Business Law Firm has been honoured by Centrum Mediacji Lewiatan (Lewiatan Mediation Centre) and Forum Obywatelskiego Rozwoju (Civic Development Forum) for its support for the development of mediation in Poland, in particular for its firm “YES” to court-referred mediation in the Commercial Mediation Year 2015. On 28 October 2015, at a conference […]

Promotions at Kochański & Partners

In its 2015 year end round of promotions, Kochanski Zieba & Partners is pleased to advise that Paweł Borowski, advocate, has been promoted to be a Partner and head the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Life Sciences sector practice. Paweł joined  K&P in July 2014. He represents clients in pharmaceutical matters, particularly with respect to clinical […]

New rules of arbitration with US entities.

Magdalena Papiernik and Michał König in Dziennik Gazeta Prawna on the new draft of the investment section of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) prepared by the European Commission.