SK&S recommended in the Legal500 ranking – 2018

12.04.2018

We are proud to announce that in this year’s edition of The Legal 500 we have been recommended in 10 categories, and in as many as 3 categories we obtained the highest score (Tier 1).

Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak has been recommended as a TOP-TIER FIRM in 3 practice areas:

Competition/antitrust (Tier 1)
At Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak, practice head Krzysztof Kanton and senior counsel Jarosław Łukawski secured an unconditional clearance for Finaccess Capital’s merger with AmRest Holding. Royal Canin Polska instructed the team to challenge the regulator’s decision alleging restrictions of online sales.

Dispute resolution (Tier 1)
Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak’s ‘top-notch’ group, which is led by Dariusz Skuza, ‘provides invaluable advice’. Rafał Waszkiewicz is advising WorleyParsons in a dispute concerning Poland’s first nuclear power plant project. The group is also assisting Eltel Group with an unfair competition claim. Senior counsel Katarzyna Randzio-Sajkowska is ‘a first-class litigator who provides expert commercial advice’.

Intellectual property (Tier 1)
Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak’s ‘extremely knowledgeable, innovative and diligent’ team ‘takes the time to research novel issues’. The ‘commercially minded’ Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska ‘understands client’s needs’. Jacek Myszko, who has ‘a very good grasp of the law and business’, is also recommended alongside Szymon Gogulski and the ‘responsive’ Maciej Zwoliński.

Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak has also been recommended in the following 7 practice areas:

Banking and finance (Tier 4)
Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak’s lawyers provide ‘appropriate, business-oriented and legally sound advice’ to lenders and borrowers. The ‘knowledgeable, commercial’ Marcin Olechowski leads the group.

Commercial, corporate and M&A (Tier 3)
Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak’s group fields lawyers who are ‘knowledgeable about the law, efficient and highly competent’. Group leader Robert Gawałkiewicz advised Agora on its co-operation with Discovery Polska. Krzysztof Pawlisz and senior associate Andrzej Motyka make ‘a great team – with a practical approach and a good understanding of clients’ goals’; they acted for Solaris Bus & Coach on its joint venture with Stadler.

Employment (Tier 3)
Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak’s ‘top-notch’ group provides ‘accurate, business-oriented support’. Roch Pałubicki, who has ‘an outstanding aptitude for service’, and senior counsel Monika Krzyszkowska-Dąbrowska are key contacts. China Security & Fire and Solaris are clients.

Energy and natural resources (Tier 3)
Krzysztof Cichocki and Zbyszko Wizner are key contacts at Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak. The team handles contentious and non-contentious work, and is acting for Enea Operator in over a hundred proceedings against the Energy Regulation Office pertaining to the connection of wind farms to the distribution grid.

Private client (Tier 2)
Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak’s practice head Sławomir Łuczak devises tax-efficient strategies for clients with assets abroad, and advises family businesses on estate and investment planning. Stanisław Gordziałkowski is also noted.

Tax (Tier 3)
Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak’s team houses ‘outstanding tax lawyers who combine a business-minded approach with effective solutions’. Practice head Jaroslaw Bieroński ’foresees the consequences of actions and tailors his advice to clients’ needs’. Slawomir Luczak and Piotr Andrzejak are also noted.

White-collar crime (Tier 3)
Tomasz Konopka is the key contact at Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak, where the white-collar crime practice is ten years old this year. Active in a wide range of sectors, Konopka has extensive experience in representing clients in litigation and arbitration and before law enforcement agencies. Managerial non-compliance, bank fraud and tax fraud were all handled by the team in the last year.

2 lawyers are listed in elite “Leading lawyers” list:

Competition/antitrust – Leading individuals
Krzysztof Kanton

Dispute resolution – Leading individuals
Dariusz Skuza

22 lawyers are recommended in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2018 editorial:

Banking and finance
Marcin Olechowski

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Andrzej Motyka
Krzysztof Pawlisz
Robert Gawałkiewicz

Competition/antitrust
Jarosław Łukawski
Krzysztof Kanton

Dispute resolution
Dariusz Skuza
Katarzyna Randzio-Sajkowska
Rafał Waszkiewicz

Employment
Monika Krzyszkowska-Dąbrowska
Roch Pałubicki

Energy and natural resources
Krzysztof Cichocki
Zbyszko Wizner

Intellectual property
Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska
Jacek Myszko
Maciej Zwoliński
Szymon Gogulski

Private client
Stanisław Gordziałkowski
Sławomir Łuczak

Tax
Jarosław Bieroński
Piotr Andrzejak
Sławomir Łuczak