We are the largest of the Polish law firms. Since 1993 our experts have advised both Polish and foreign clients from almost all business sectors. We currently have over 150 experts in 3 locations – Warsaw, Poznan and Wroclaw.
We believe that close relations bring better solutions. Our efficiency is down to our close co-operation with our clients. Working within thirty inter-disciplinary groups of specialists, we take a holistic approach to problems. Despite our numbers and diversifications, what distinguishes us is our engagement, availability and full understanding of our clients’ needs. We combine traditional legal values – reliability, timeliness and risk elimination – with flexibility and goal-orientation. We would like our approach to become standard in the sector.
In many situations, finding the right solution is the outcome of in-depth analyses carried out by specialists in various fields. Our team specializes in almost all aspects of commercial law, meaning that we offer professional solutions to even the most complex issues.
All our clients’ matters are examined comprehensively by multi-disciplinary teams. We also use external experts if required, e.g. foreign law firms and business specialists from international consulting firms. To meet the needs of our foreign clients, we advise them in their own language: English, German, Spanish, Italian, French and Russian. We assist firms and investors from a variety of sectors and industries, including: construction, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, real estate, commercial networks and consumer goods, pharmaceutical and healthcare, public sector, technology, media and telecommunications, transport.
We have worked for years to maintain our good reputation and professional prestige, helped by our many years’ experience in advising on large complex projects, introducing innovative solutions and working with very demanding clients. The years of work and widening our expert knowledge enables us to resolve even the most complex legal issues.
This is also why we have for years taken first place in rankings of law firms drawn up by Rzeczpospolita daily and Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily. We have also been distinguished and recommended in international specialist rankings: Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, IFLR1000, ITR WorldTax and WTR1000.
Capital Markets and Financial Institutions
Competition and Consumer Protection
Corporate and Manda Practice
Defense and Space
Energy and Natural Resources
Infrastructure and Energy
IP and TMT
Labour and Social Security
Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring
Private Businesses and Investors
Public Finance and Public Services
Public-Private Partnerships and Concessions
Research and Development
Special Economic Zones
State Aid and EU Funds
Technology, Media and Telecommunications
April 2017: Rafał Hajduk has joined Poland member firm Domański Zakrzewski Palinka’s infrastructure and energy practice. An expert in transaction advice and legal services to businesses in the energy sector, Mr. Hajduk specializes in supporting energy infrastructure, particularly power generation, investments, in regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions in the energy sector and energy and derivatives trading. He is also the official Polish legal counsel to the European Federation of Energy Traders. Also joining Domański Zakrzewski Palinka’s infrastructure and energy practice are senior associate Grzegorz Filipowicz and associates Anna Konopka, Natalia Jankowska and Mateusz Koszel.
February 2017: For the third year in a row, U.K. legal publication The Lawyer has nominated Germany member firm GvW Graf von Westphalen for one of its 2017 “European Awards.” Now in their eighth year, the awards were the first initiative of their kind to reward and celebrate excellence across the European legal market. This year the awards will focus on and recognize the growing importance of cross-border instructions to firms across the continent. Besides GvW Graf von Westphalen, other SCG Legal member firms nominated for one of the 2017 “European Awards” are Ireland member firm Mason Hayes & Curran, Poland member firm Domański Zakrzewski Palinka, and Turkey member firm Moroğlu Arseven. This year’s awards ceremony will take place at Grange St. Paul’s in London on March 16, 2017. For more information about the event, go here.