Kacprzak Legal

Kacprzak Legal is a reputable Law Firm with over 20 years of experience in representing and advising Polish and foreign clients.

We offer our advice on the law in force in Poland, with particular emphasis on conflict law of private international law, international conventions, as well as analysis and interpretation of applicable laws, in the light of the practice used by courts and public administration bodies, and views of legal academics and commentators.

We specialize in providing innovative and effective legal solutions at the highest level. The team of Kacprzak Legal consists of the best specialists who ensure the highest quality of services and full pursuance of clients' interests.

Team

Marek Kacprzak

Attorney-at-law, managing partner

Sylwia Kacprzak

Attorney-at-law

Practice areas

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)

We support clients in planning and carrying out merger and acquisition projects. We conduct due diligence audits, recommend transaction models (share deal / asset deal) and draft contracts necessary to finalise transactions. We supervise the transition of the workplace. We provide advice at the stage of the integration of purchased entities with the buyer's corporate group.

Litigation, arbitration, mediation

Litigation, arbitration, mediation

We represent our clients before common courts, administrative courts, the Supreme Court and the Supreme Administrative Court, as well as before foreign courts in cross-border cases. We specialise in arbitration proceedings, including international arbitration proceedings and mediation.

Energy law

Energy law

We draw up and give opinions on contracts based on Energy Law. We represent our clients before the President of the Energy Regulatory Office and the Court of Competition and Consumer Protection. We provide assistance with licenses and tariffs. As well as this, we conduct audits of energy companies and support those operating in the off-shore.

Commercial law

Commercial law

We create and transform companies and provide ongoing legal services for entrepreneurs. We conduct litigation in the field of commercial law, including the liability of members of management and supervisory boards. We also advise on corporate bond issues.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

We prepare the legal framework for infrastructure projects (including roads, bridges, tunnels and cubature structures). We recommend project implementation methods (the optimal type of company or special purpose vehicles). We operate under Public Procurement Law and FIDIC. We conduct project and industrial property audits and handle disputes, including those about contractual penalties and damages.

Maritime law, shipbuilding

Maritime law, shipbuilding

We draw up contracts and general terms and conditions for shipbuilding projects. We advise on creating collateral contracts (maritime mortgages and the transfer of title). We conduct litigation regarding crashes, collisions, accidents, breakdowns, pollution of the marine environment as well as ship registration or arrest proceedings. We give opinions on contracts related to the transport of persons and cargo.

Transportation law

Transportation law

We advise on matters relating to domestic and international transport. We also represent the interests of carriers, forwarders, insurers, customs agencies and their contractors. We conduct proceedings related to road, sea, river, air, rail and multimodal transport of cargo.

Insurance law

Insurance law

We specialise in supporting Polish and foreign insurance companies. We conduct court proceedings in Poland and cooperate with renowned foreign law firms specialising in insurance law. We provide opinions on insurance contracts and guarantees.

Medical law

Medical law

We advise on the selection of the operation model for medical entities and design industry systemic solutions. We conduct consolidation proceedings and support clients in proceedings conducted by the National Health Fund from tender proceedings to the supervision of contract performance. We represent clients in disputes regarding contractual penalties imposed by the National Health Fund and concerning medical malpractice.

Bankruptcy and restructuring law

Bankruptcy and restructuring law

We represent debtors or creditors. We draw up, issue opinions on and lodge claims, as well as applications for bankruptcy or restructuring. As well as conducting audits of restructured enterprises, we handle the issues related to the liability of the company's governing bodies for their obligations.

Intellectual property rights

Intellectual property rights

We advise on the protection of trademarks and industrial designs and represent clients in cases of violations of industrial property and trade secrets. We prepare legal opinions on copyright and represent clients in disputes, including those before the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.

Labour law

Labour law

We draw up contracts based on individual and collective labour law. We prepare contracts for managers and conduct litigation, including disputes about mobbing. We advise on the employment of foreigners and also specialise in matters related to work at sea.

Recommendations

Recommendations

In recent years, Kacprzak Legal has been recommended in international rankings of law firms LEGAL 500 EMEA in the categories “Commercial, corporate and M&A (Corporate and M&A)” (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019), “Real Estate” (2008, 2010) and “Dispute Resolution” (2008, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022).

 

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Recent events

Amendment of the Code of commercial companies in 2022

2022-05-19

On April, 4th 2022 the President signed the Law on the Amendment of the Law – Code of Commercial Companies and other laws of February, 9th 2022. The major part of the new provisions will enter into force 6 months after their publication.

The changes mainly concern two areas: holding law (company law) and corporate governance. 

Risk Management in the Offshore Mining Industry and Wind Energy

2022-03-08

We would like to inform you that the partner of our law firm attorney-at-law Marek Kacprzak will give lectures in the postgraduate course “Risk Management in the Offshore Mining Industry and Wind Energy” of the Gdynia Maritime University.

Changes to the interruption of the statute of limitations

2022-01-21

The statutes of limitations in many cases are too short. This is the case, for example, in cases involving international carriage. Within the one-year statute of limitations period resulting from the CMR Convention, it is often impossible to establish the circumstances in which the damage occurred, its extent or the entities obliged to compensate for it. These are mostly proceedings involving international carriers, freight forwarders, insurers, often resolved with the participation of foreign law enforcement authorities or the judiciary. In many cases, the extension of the statute of limitations by the will of the parties is in the interest of all parties to the contractual relationship, as it prevents premature, often unnecessary litigation.