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  • Poland

    17-06-2009

    The European Legal 500 directory in its 2009 edition recommends Wierzbowski Eversheds and its lawyers in 9 practice areas: banking and finance, capital markets, competition/antitrust, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, employment, intellectual property, projects and real estate.

    Editorial quotes:

    • Banking and finance

    At Wierzbowski Eversheds, Marek Czarny advised Telekomunikacja Polska on revolving credit facilities and on a €400m finance contract with the European Investment Bank.

    • Capital markets

    Wierzbowski Eversheds’ Judith Y. Gliniecki acted on the first reverse merger and private placement transaction by a Polish company (Sunset Suits). Grzegorz Kott is also recommended.

    • Competition/antitrust

    ‘I like the team’ at Wierzbowski Eversheds, reports one interviewee, adding that ‘they are getting stronger and stronger’. Małgorzata Modzelewska de Raad acted for Telekomunikacja Polska on a precedent-setting decision issued by the Polish Supreme Court and advised Empik on an EC merger notification. A ‘professional approach and readiness to work at very short notice’ is appreciated by clients.

    • Corporate and M&A

    At Wierzbowski Eversheds, Krzysztof Wierzbowski’s group is praised for ‘reaching all milestones on time’. The firm advised Rolls-Royce on restructuring matters and a management buy-out. BURDA/Hachette Group is also a client for corporate and merger matters, and the firm has a strong IT and telecoms practice.

    • Dispute resolution

    Wierzbowski Eversheds’ Henryk Romańczuk is a respected real estate litigator. Ewa Łachowska-Brol acts on labour law actions and Małgorzata Modzelewska de Raad is recommended for IP-related disputes. The firm is retained by GDDKiA in an international construction arbitration concerning the A4 highway, and Arwid Mednis conducted successful administrative litigation for major telecoms operator Telekomunikacja Polska. ‘They are the best of their breed’, says one client.

    • Employment

    Wierzbowski Eversheds’ Ewa Łachowska-Brol is the key employment lawyer. The team has acted on the termination of over 300 employees, as well as offering day-to-day advice provided to the firm’s corporate clients.

    • Intellectual property

    Wierzbowski Eversheds’  ‘reliable’ IP expert Magdalena Orzelska-Bratkowska, trade mark specialist Tomasz Zalewski, and telecoms sector lawyer Arwid Mednis are the principle names. The team has advised Empik with trade mark licensing issues, while eBay is also a client.

    • Projects, energy and natural resources

    Wierzbowski Eversheds is known for its infrastructure and PPP talents. It represented the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways on contractual matters concerning the second section of the A2 Expressway.

    • Real estate

    Wierzbowski Eversheds’ construction-focused group advised on real estate investments concerning a prestigious project in Warsaw’s city centre, and acted for the City of Wroclaw in relation to the construction of a new sports stadium for Euro 2012. Henryk Romańczuk remains a prominent figure in property litigation.

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