Legal 500 Ranking for 2018 has been announced: Kochanski & Partners highly commended!


We are delighted to announce that both the entire Kochanski Zieba and Partners and certain individual Lawyers were recognized and nominated in 6 categories of the prestigious Legal 500 Ranking for 2018:


  1. Banking & Finance;
  2. Commercial, Corporate & M&A;
  3. Dispute Resolution;
  4. Energy and Natural Resources;
  5. Intellectual Property;
  6. Real Estate.



Kochanski & Partners’s rankings in particular categories:


Banking & Finance – ranked: tier 3

Ranked one tier higher than last year. The promotion was reasoned as follows:

Kochanski & Partners’s Financial Services Sector provides “very efficient and fast conduct of negotiations” as well as “top quality and speed of drafting”. It’s client base is dominated by major banks, such as Lloyds Bank, HSBC and ING Bank. Szymon Gałkowski, Head of Practice, has “substantive competence and a high level of engagement, knowledge and experience”. Klaudia Szymańska-Rutkowska, Senior Associate, is another name to note.


Commercial, Corporate & M&A – ranked: tier 4

Ranked in the same high tier as last year.

Our “Highly professional” Commercial, Corporate & M&A team has “deep industry knowledge and a wide network”. The “business-minded, communicative and competent” Rafał Rapala handled a cross-border merger within the Mitsubishi Electric group, while Paweł Cholewiński advised Infracapital on its acquisition of Duon Dystrybucja from Fortum Group. Ida Komorowska-Moj joined Kochanski & Partners from Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.


Dispute Resolution – ranked: tier 3  

Ranked in the same high tier as last year.

The skills of Kochanski & Partners’s Arbitration and Litigation teams span investment arbitration, domestic litigation and portfolio claims. Head of the Arbitration Team, Marek Jeżewski, is representing Darley Energy in an investment dispute with the Republic of Poland, pertaining to the bidding process for a potash mining concession. The Litigation Practice is led by Konrad Orlik.


Energy and Natural Resources – ranked: tier 3

Ranked in this category for the first time.

Kochanski & Partners’s Energy, Natural Resources and Chemicals Sector represents energy companies in international arbitration proceedings, investment disputes and broader multi-jurisdictional matters. Aleksander Galos is a key contact person. Marek Jeżewski is recommended for high-stakes contentious work.


Intellectual Property – ranked: tier 3

Ranked in the same high tier as last year.

The Intellectual and Industrial Property Practice team “shows initiative while focusing on clients’ needs”. Highlights included managing Hasco Lek’s portfolio and handling IP enforcement for Pandora. Karolina Marciniszyn, Head of Practice, has “outstanding knowledge and legal skills”; Piotr Kochański is also recommended.

Karolinie Marciniszyn is also individually awarded as “Leading individuals”.


Real Estate – ranked: tier 3

Ranked in the same high tier as last year.

Kamil Osiński and Rafał Zięba are key contacts at Kochanski & Partners’s “professional, helpful and proactive” Real Estate team. Highlights included advising Echo Polska Properties on its €264m acquisition of seven office buildings. Skanska and Griffin Real Estate Fund are also clients.


Details on nominations with the original comments are available under the link below:


Goal achieved!


Our goal for 2018 – holding tier 3 in all categories – has been achieved! And with the new specialists on the team and the transactions we carry out, we can confidently predict that our Corporate and M&A Practice will also reach tier 3 next year.

A further point of note is the fact that, only except for our Intellectual and Industrial Property Law practice, we have improved our rankings in each category in the last 2 years.

We would like to congratulate all the commended Practices, as well as the lawyers listed individually in the Legal 500 Ranking for 2018. Your commitment and hard work are Kochanski & Partners’s greatest asset.