30 years

30 years

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen

In 2020, we celebrate with pride and great joy the 30th anniversary of our law firm Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy on the Polish legal market.

Thirty years is enough time, both in the professional life of a person and even more so in the life of a firm, to gain the knowledge, experience and potential necessary to continue with confidence in the following years. Although the year 2020 has unexpectedly put us all to the test, we are sure that we are entering the next decade of our activity as a strong and well-integrated team with an appetite for new challenges. We are proud that our expertise and skills developed during all these years of activity are based on many years of experience gained during our operation as part of international law firms.

Our anniversary is an opportunity to take a look at where we are, recall some memories, but also to say thank you. On this occasion we would like to express our gratitude for the trust and thank our Clients, contractors and business partners with whom we have built successful business relations for many years. We have been working continuously with many of our Clients practically since the beginning of our activity. This is a reason for satisfaction for us, because it gives us the feeling that what we do builds the trust of our Clients who appreciate our support in their business activities.

We would also like to thank all members of our team, with whom we have taken up many challenges together, both those thrown at us by fate and the ones we have chosen for ourselves, with which we have dealt successfully thanks to their commitment and creativity while at the same time carrying out many innovative and demanding projects. Unquestionably, our advantage is that we have a stable team. We would not be able to celebrate our anniversary today without all the people who during those 30 years contributed their work to building the reputation of our law firm.

Respectfully yours
Włodzimierz Radzikowski
Dorota Szubielska
Gabriel Wujek

10 Memories for the 30th Anniversary
(1990-2020)

Generation after generation

(1990)

Hello, this is Warsaw

(2002)

Energy lawyer

(2004)

At the Supreme Administrative Court

(2006)

Coal supply

(2008)

Good cooperation

(2008-2011)

Good lawyers, after all

(2012)

Whatever it takes

(2012)

The judges are people too

(2015)

Is there any lawyer onboard the plane?

Memory is fleeting, but the lens of the camera allowed us to preserve many memories from the life of our law firm

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

Privatization of Fabryka Maszyn Papierniczych "Fampa" (paper machinery plant) – the first Polish privatization involving a trade investor – Beloit Corp

Levi Strauss entering the Polish market

Launch of the Polish operations of insurance company Commercial Union

First privatization and IPO of a Polish bank – BRE Bank

Privatization of Wizamet – Gillette

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

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

Privatization of the remaining part of FSO and its acquisition 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 Seit

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

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

Privatization of Hotele Warszawskie Syrena – BAU Holding

Takeover through a merger of Polski Bank Rozwoju by BRE Bank – BRE Bank

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)

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

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

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

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

First de-merger – Optimus

"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

Start of collaboration with the international law firm Chadbourne & Parke

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

First constitutional appeal accepted for review by the Constitutional Tribunal sitting as a full bench - 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

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 litigation cases 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

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

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.)

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

Successful cases before the Supreme Court brought against the President of the Energy Regulatory Office as a 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

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

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

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

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

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 recovery of time-barred tax liabilities recognized as an undue benefit

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, with its estimated value exceeding PLN 7 billion – PKN ORLEN

Execution of preliminary agreement for sale of 100% shares of Multimedia Polska to UPC Polska

RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, supported by our Firm, started trading activities in natural gas and electricity as a direct member of the Polish Power Exchange (PolPX)

Test case won before the Supreme Administrative Court: there is no obligation to pay the tax on civil law transactions (TCLT) in the situation where a joint-stock company is transformed into a registered partnership as regards contributions made to the joint-stock company on which the TCLT had not been charged

Legal advice to Polski Koncern Naftowy ORLEN S.A. on the project involving a retrofit of the TG1 turbine generator set at CHP Płock

Change of the legal form from a limited partnership to a general partnership