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European Legal 500 recommends our law firm

  • Poland


    In April, Legalease published its new edition of the European Legal 500 directory for 2010. For years we have been highly rated in the presentation of top law firms. This year we earned a record number of recommendations, in 10 different fields of law: banking and finance, capital markets, competition/antitrust, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, employment, intellectual property, projects, real estate and TMT.
    Editorial quotes:

    • Competition/antitrust
      Małgorzata Modzelewska de Raad’s team at Wierzbowski Eversheds succeeded in substantially reducing the largest fine ever collectively imposed on a company by the Polish competition authorities, and acted for the Polish incumbent telecom operator in an Article 82 case before the European Commission.
    • Banking and finance
      Projects-focused Wierzbowski Eversheds offers ‘high-value, innovative legal advice that speeds up the chance of success’. The team advised on the financing for the construction of a state-of-the-art sewage treatment plant and acted on the financing for the modernisation of the tram network. Marek Czarny has ‘extensive knowledge of public infrastructure finance and good negotiation skills’.
    • Capital markets
      Wierzbowski Eversheds’ Grzegorz Kott acted on the conversion of a joint-stock holding company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange into a European company as part of the restructuring of a group of companies.
    • Corporate and M&A
      Wierzbowski Eversheds has been especially busy with restructuring work. The practice acted on the restructuring of Heidrick & Struggles and advised on the acquisition of IT company Mobica. Managing partner Krzysztof Wierzbowski and Bożena Ciosek are recommended.
    • Dispute resolution
      Wierzbowski Eversheds’ Arwid Mednis acted on a successful appeal before the Supreme Administrative Court, which resulted in a large compensation order. Henryk Romańczuk is known for real estate litigation, and Małgorzata Modzelewska de Raad is recommended for unfair competition disputes.
    • Employment
      Wierzbowski Eversheds’ ‘experienced’ Ewa Łachowska-Brol ‘always has time for clients’. The team assisted with group layoffs at a company in liquidation.
    • Intellectual property
      Wierzbowski Eversheds assists eBay on counterfeiting matters and advises REAL on trade mark protection matters. Magdalena Orzelska-Bratkowska and trade mark specialist Tomasz Zalewski are recommended.
    • Projects
      Wierzbowski Eversheds represented GDDKiA in negotiations concerning the A1 motorway project and acted for the National Agency for Roads and Motorways in several public procurement projects relating to toll roads and expressways. Managing partner Krzysztof Wierzbowski is recommended.
    • Real estate
      Wierzbowski Eversheds advised Lenovo in connection with a real estate investment project. Managing partner Krzysztof Wierzbowski is the principal contact.
    • TMT
      The ‘knowledge, experience, and availability’ of Wierzbowski Eversheds’ telecommunications sector lawyer Arwid Mednis is praised. Telekomunikacja Polska is a regular client.

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