Over 25 years of legal advising
in Poland

our-team

Law Firm

The law firm of Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.k. was established in 1990 by Gabriel Wujek who was soon joined by other lawyers, most of whom are with us until today.

We are a team of over 20 legal advisors, advocates, tax advisors and lawyers who, in their everyday work, demonstrate utmost diligence in looking after the client’s interest, seek the best solutions and support the client in the decision-making process.

For over 25 years, the law firm has been contributing to the development of the Polish economy by rendering legal advice in numerous pioneer transactions, restructuring and privatization processes as well as precedent-setting cases in such sectors as automotive, banking, paper, pharmaceutical, energy, fuels, food processing, cement, steel, alcoholic beverages, telecommunications and real estate.

Our clients include international corporations and financial institutions, major Polish companies as well as SMEs, banks, investment funds, developers, associations, foundations, public administration offices and local government bodies.

Competences





Our lawyers’ experience highlights

Selected projects, matters and clients

  1. Establishment of the law firm and start of cooperation with the international law firm of Altheimer & Gray

  2. Privatization of Fabryka Maszyn Papierniczych “Fampa” (paper machinery plant) – first Polish privatization involving an industry investor – Beloit Corp

     

    Levi Strauss entering the Polish market

  3. Launch of the Polish operations of insurance company Commercial Union

     

    First privatization and IPO of a Polish bank – BRE Bank

     

    Privatization of Wizamet – Gillette

  4. First privatization based on debt-to-equity conversion – Huta Lucchini Warszawa 

     

    Privatization of Fabryka Samochodów Rolniczych w Poznaniu (agricultural vehicles factory) with the participation of Volkswagen and conversion of debt into equity in the company which took over FSR – Ministry of Industry and Trade

     

    Acquisition of warehouses and production plants for a foreign investor – Pepsi-Cola General Bottlers

  5. Launch of FSO’s assembly line for Opel Astra in result of a joint venture agreement signed between FSO and General Motors (Adam Opel AG) – Ministry of Industry and Trade

  6. Privatization of the remaining part of FSO and its take-over by Daewoo – Ministry of Industry and Trade 

     

     Privatization of Fabryka Samochodów w Lublinie (truck manufacturer) with the participation of Daewoo and involving debt-to-equity conversion – Ministry of Industry and Trade

     

    Privatization of Huta Szkła Okiennego (glassworks) in Sandomierz with the participation of Pilkington – Ministry of Industry and Trade 

     

    Privatization of Zakłady Przemysłu Tytoniowego (tobacco processing factory) in Radom – with the participation of investment fund Seita 

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    Launch of the first modern logistics park in Poland – Warszawskie Centrum Dystrybucyjne

     

    Privatization of Ruch, the biggest press distributor in Poland – Hachette

     

  8. Privatization of Hotele Warszawskie Syrena – BAU Holding

  9. Take-over through a merger of Polski Bank Rozwoju by BRE Bank – BRE Bank 

  10. First in Poland simultaneous merger of two non-listed companies with a third stock exchange listed company – companies producing cables belonging to the Elektrim holding group

     

    Launch of the first Power Exchange in Central Europe – Towarowa Giełda Energii (Polish Power Exchange) 

  11. Opening of the first high-rise office building since 1990 – Warsaw Financial Center

     

    Launch of the first Polish facility for landfill gas exploitation and processing in Łęgajny near Olsztyn – Hedeselskabet and Łęgajny Renewable Energy Generation 

  12. Launch of the first High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission link between Poland and Sweden under the Baltic Sea – Svenska kraftnät

     

    Acquisition of Lukas Bank – Crédit Agricole

  13. First public offering of a foreign company’s shares in Poland – International Trading and Investments Holdings S.A. Luxembourg

     

    First de-merger – Optimus

  14. “Optimus tax case” successfully resolved before the Supreme Administrative Court

     

    Financial restructuring with the participation of seven banks, the State Treasury and a foreign investor – Fabryka Samochodów Osobowych Daewoo-FSO Motor, currently Fabryka Samochodów Osobowych

     

    End of collaboration with Altheimer & Gray

  15. Start of collaboration with the international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke

     

    Public offering of TVN shares – the third largest IPO at the Warsaw Stock Exchange in 2004 

  16. First constitutional appeal accepted for review by the Constitutional Tribunal sitting as a full bench (regarding the grounds of a constitutional appeal specified in the PPSA Act) – Wrigley Poland

     

    Public offering of LOTOS Group shares – the second largest IPO at the Warsaw Stock Exchange in 2005 

     

     

    Signing of a credit facility for the construction of the first power plant after Poland’s accession to the European Union, financed without a long-term power purchase agreement in place – Zespół Elektrowni Pątnów-Adamów-Konin

     

     

    First class action in Poland – representing Gallaher Polska 

  17. Global offering of Multimedia Polska shares – the largest IPO at the Warsaw Stock Exchange in 2006 

     

    Dispute won before the Supreme Court, conducted in four parallel litigations and an ad hoc arbitration, against a US distributor and a Polish producer regarding manufacturing, sales and distribution of Luksusowa vodka on the US market – V&S Luksusowa Zielona Góra S.A. (V&S Group) 

     

    Feasibility study on the development of the first LNG import terminal in Poland, in Świnoujście – PGNiG

     

    First Polish case before the European Commission in connection with unlawful state aid – Zespół Elektrowni Pątnów-Adamów-Konin

  18. Launch of the production of Chevrolet cars in Warsaw – Fabryka Samochodów Osobowych

  19. First judgment of the Supreme Court recognizing and enforcing a U.S. court judgment in a civil case

     

    Successfully ended EUR 860 million international dispute initiated by Vodafone Americas Inc. before the Vienna International Arbitration Court (VIAC) regarding the sale of client’s ownership interest in Polkomtel – TDC A/S

     

    Successful first civil case before the Supreme Court in which the General Prosecutor requested that a final judgment of the Court of Appeal be set aside on the grounds that it was contrary to applicable laws – Górnośląski Zakład Elektroenergetyczny S.A. (currently Tauron Dystrybucja S.A.)

  20. Precedent-setting real property tax case won before the Supreme Administrative Court related to taxation of wind farms (II FSK 202/08) – Polish Wind Energy Association

  21. Successful cases before the Supreme Court brought against the President of the Energy Regulatory Office in result of which our clients were released from the obligation to submit electricity tariffs for approval – Vattenfall Sales Poland and RWE Polska

     

    An investor agreement on a joint venture project with Abacus Mining & Exploration Corporation regarding the Afton-Ajax deposit in Canada – KGHM Polska Miedź

     

    Start of operation of the biggest wind project in Poland, Margonin wind farm – EDP Renewables 

  22. Case won before the Supreme Administrative Court and the Provincial Administrative Court regarding an overpayment resulting from an unlawfully applied enforcement measure

  23. International franchise agreements with Marriott International regarding Courtyard by Marriott Hotel and five-star Renaissance Hotel located at the Chopin Airport in Warsaw – Przedsiębiorstwo Państwowe „Porty Lotnicze” and Port-Hotel

     

    Acquisition of Polfa Warszawa – Polpharma

     

    One of the most high-profile arbitral proceedings in the history of Polish arbitration, ended with settlement, regarding control over a CHP station in Świecie – Mondi Świecie

  24. Settlement with Lockheed Martin Corporation ending a dispute over performance of an offset agreement and a contract for supply of F-16 aircraft after negotiations conducted since 2006 – PHZ Bartimpex

  25. Acquisition of the Printpack Poland packaging plant – Mondi AG

     

    Successfully represented a taxpayer who sued the State Treasury before a common court for compensation on the grounds of unlawful enforcement

     

    Case won before the Director of the Customs Chamber regarding an overpayment of excise duty on gaming machines

  26. Signing of agreements with European power exchanges in connection with Market Coupling and Price Coupling – Towarowa Giełda Energii (Polish Power Exchange)

     

    Case won before the Supreme Administrative Court regarding an overpayment of personal income tax unduly charged by the remitter

     

    Case won before a common court regarding a claim of the State Treasury for return of time-barred tax liabilities recognized as an undue benefit

  27. Constitutional appeal upheld by the Constitutional Tribunal, lodged on behalf of Fabryka Samochodów Osobowych S.A., which alleged unconstitutionality of provisions specifying the amount of enforcement costs in administrative enforcement proceedings

     

    Change of the form of collaboration with Chadbourne & Parke to “best friends” 

     

    Signing of a 5-year contract with PGNiG on natural gas supply for the entire PKN ORLEN Group in Poland of estimated value exceeding PLN 7 billion – PKN ORLEN

Recognitions

“The team is very flexible. The lawyers understand the commercial aspects of the matters, not just the legal ones.”

“The firm is really renowned and good at regulatory work.”

– Chambers Europe 2016, Poland, Energy and Natural Resources –

“Knowledgeable, creative and engaged – a very good team.” 

“It understands our business and our needs as a client.”

– Chambers Europe 2015, Poland, Corporate/M&A –

“A very effective team.”  

“We can see that the team knows what it is doing.”

– Chambers Europe 2016, Poland, Tax –

“The practice’s work is punctual and reliable, and they are open to the client’s needs.”

– Chambers Europe 2014, Poland, Real Estate –

“The team is very responsive, open-minded and flexible. It really looks at our legal issues from a business perspective and always tries to find the best solution for us.”

– Chambers Europe 2015, Poland, Banking and Finance –

“The team shows a comprehensive and flexible approach to dealing with issues.”

“Meticulous and imaginative work.”

– Chambers Europe 2015, Poland, Dispute Resolution –

recognitions
news

News

Our energy practice recognized as leader in the international ranking 2018 IFLR1000 by the International Financial Law Review

RWE Supply & Trading GmbH successfully admitted to PolPX thanks to our Law Firm’s support

Our energy practice recognized as leader in the international ranking by Legal 500 EMEA 2017

Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy recognized in the international ranking by Chambers Europe 2017

Our energy practice listed in the 2nd Ranking of Regulatory Law Firms by Polityka Insight

Dorota Szubielska and our tax team recognized in the 2016 Ranking of Tax Advisors by Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily

Our banking and finance practice and Sylwester Pieckowski, head of our dispute resolution practice, listed in an international ranking of law firms by Chambers Global 2017

Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy advised on execution of preliminary agreement for sale of 100% shares of Multimedia Polska 
to UPC Polska

Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy advised PKN ORLEN S.A. on a long-term natural gas supply agreement with PGNiG S.A.

Energy law practice of Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy 
ranked in the first tier in international rankings


Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy won a case 
before the Constitutional Tribunal regarding enforcement costs 
charged in administrative enforcement proceedings

Dorota Szubielska named “Tax Advisor of the Decade in Tax Litigation” in the anniversary edition of Rzeczpospolita daily’s ranking

Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy
continues collaboration with
Chadbourne & Parke as “best friends”