About us

Prof. Marek Wierzbowski and Partners - Advocates and Legal Counselors is a law firm, organized as a partnership, of  over thirty lawyers including four partners, specializing in business law, with particular expertise in securities, mergers and acquisitions, the restructuring of companies, privatization, corporate matters, insolvency law, banking and insurance, real estate, EU law, competition and anti-trust law, energy and telecommunications law, administrative law (including pharmaceutical and mining law) and in litigation, including international and domestic arbitration. The Firm also renders selected services in tax law.

Prof. Wierzbowski, who was previously a partner in major international law firms Weil,Gotschal and Manges and later Linklaters, established the Firm in 2004.

For four years in a row, we have been ranked first amongst Polish law firms in terms of the number of IPO's completed (rankings published by the stock exchange’s daily paper "Parkiet” since June 2007 ) The last ranking showing our leadership was published at Parkiet of May 28-29, 2011 for the period 2010 –till May 2011. In the Deal Watch rankings for 2009, the Firm was ranked fifth among law firms acting in Poland concerning M&A transactions (ex aequo with Linklaters and Gide Loyrette Nouel). Currently Deal Watch puts at a the 7th place in the ranking concerning number of serviced M&A transactions, done in 2010.
We are listed among other top firms by major international rankings and directories (Chambers Europe, ILFR, Legal 500).

The Warsaw Stock Exchange has granted us the titles "WSE IPO Partner - Primary Market Leader", "WSE Partner for SME" and "New Connect Authorized Advisor".



Prof. Marek Wierzbowski & Partners



Prof Marek Wierzbowski & Partners is ranked in the IFLR1000

Teo partners of our ala Firm Jarosław Mackowiak and Marek Wierzbowski moderated a panel on  business activity of local governments during the II European Congress of Local Governments. The panelists included Filip Grzegorczyk undersecretary of stwte in the Ministry of State Treasury, sabina Noeosilska mayor of the city Kędzierzyn Koźle and  Witold Stępień marszałek of Województwo Łódzkie.

Supreme Administrative Court rejected motion to reopen the case concerning acquisition of immovable property of the company owned by the State Treasury which was represented by dr Maćkowiak, ending the dispute concerning ownership of land belonging to the mentioned Company.

Polish Financial SupervisionAuthority on the meeting on 29 February approved the prospectus of ARCHICOM SA. Prof. Wierzbowski & Partners acted as a counsel in the proceedings before the Authority and drafted the prospectus.

Due to the efforts made by our Firm’s Tax department, coordinated by tax advisor Łukasz Adamczyk, our Law Firm once again succeeded in obtaining for our Client reimbursement of unduly paid tax on civil law transactions in the amount exceeding one million zloty. The profit obtained for our Client was particularly high due to the fact that the amount of the returned tax was increased by more than several hundred thousands of zlotys of interest due, calculated as from the date on which they were levied up. This success clearly shows that there are real chances for reimbursement of tax on civil law transactions on contributions in kind to commercial companies, due to the incompatibility of the national legislation with the European Union law.

Furthermore, our Tax department has recently won an important case before the Administrative Court. In this precedent-setting verdict, the Administrative Court ruled that transformation from a limited liability company into a limited partnership shall be exempt from tax on civil law transactions. The judgment is particularly important because such transformations are often implemented as part of the restructuring carried out by entrepreneurs.

On February 15, 2016 shares of SARE SA debuted on the main market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Proceedings before KNF regarding approval of the prospectus and the process of IPO was conducted by our Law Firm’s lawyers – Miłka Kuźnicka and Marcin Marczuk. The introduction of shares of Sare SA was the first debut on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in 2016.

On the December 18, 2015 shares of 11 Bit Studios SA debuted on the main market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Proceedings before KNF regarding approval of the prospectus was conducted by our Law Firm’s lawyers – Miłka Kuźnicka and Marcin Marczuk. Shares of 11 Bit Studios SA were transferred form alternative market without public offer.

On June 25  prof. Wierzbowski presided over  Annual General Meeting of Warsaw Stock Exchange.

CH Beck is printing a newest Commentary to the Polish Law on Bonds, written by a team of authors including Arkadiusz Famirski, vice head of the Legal Department of the Polish Financial supervision Authority, professor Marcin Dyl, president of the Chamber of Fund and Asset Management and former head of the Legal Department of the Polish SEC, and a group of lawyers of our firm: Marcin Marczuk, Sławomir Jakszuk, Miłka Kuźnicka,  Karolina Ernt i Joanna Róg; Marek Wierzbowski is the co-author and editor of the Commentary. Poland adopted new Law on Bonds on January 15, 2015, and entered into force on July 1, 2015, widely expanding and relaxing legal standards for offerings of bonds.

Prof. Wierzbowski was a speaker on the conference organized by the Ministry of the State Treasury “25 years of economic transformation in Poland”. The conference gathered group of former ministers of privatisation, or ministers of the State Treasury and large number of the presidents and of the largest Polish companies including ARP, Enea, Grupa Azoty, GPW, KGHM, Polish Defence Holding, PGNiG, PGE, PZU etc.

Prof. Marek Wierzbowski i Partnerzy - Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni
ul. Mokotowska 15 A lok. 17
00-640 Warszawa
Tel. 022 312 41 10, fax: 022 312 41 12

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