Firms To Watch: Employment

The employment practice at JDP Drapala & Partners was launched in January 2021 when counsel Joanna Ostojska-Kołodziej joined the firm from Kochanski & Partners. The team is particularly known for advising clients from the IT sector looking to expand their businesses into Poland.
Led by Bartlomiej Wlodarski, the employment practice at PwC Legal Żelaźnicki sp.k. assists clients with the structuring and implementation of complex reorganisations.  

Employment in Poland


The employment practice at CMS is well regarded for its expertise in handling negotiations with trade unions. Other strengths of the practice include immigration advice, internal investigations, and sensitive terminations of top management. The team is a popular choice among clients in the financial services, TMT, real estate, life sciences, manufacturing, retail and automotive sectors. Practice head Katarzyna Dulewicz benefits the team with her significant experience handling restructurings, executive terminations and incentive compensation programmes. Other notable names in the practice include Maciej Andrzejewski, Agnieszka Kałwa and Tomasz Sancewicz.

Responsables de la pratique:

Katarzyna Dulewicz


Autres avocats clés:

Maciej Andrzejewski; Agnieszka Kałwa; Tomasz Sancewicz; Agnieszka Siewniak

Les références

‘Very commercial, practical and responsive. Provide high quality advice that is not too legalistic.’

‘Tomasz Sanciewicz provides a really excellent service. Extremely practical and commercial advice coupled with sound knowledge of the law. Really knows our business and how we operate and is able to tailor his advice accordingly. Very responsive and is our go-to person.’

‘Tomasz Sanciewicz is knowledgeable, clear, commercial and a pleasure to work with.’

Principaux clients

Alstom Konstal SA

Aon UK Limited

Atlantia S.p.A.

Baader Global SE

Baloise Assurances a Luxembourg S.A.

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

Bank Pekao S.A.

Bausch & Lomb Poland

Bechtel Ltd

Becton Dickinson

Beeline.Com Limited

Berlin Hyp AG

Birkenstock International GmbH



British Telecom (BT) plc

Build A Rocket BOY Ltd.

CA Immo Real Estate Management Poland

Calenergy Resources Limited

Choice Logistics INC

CMC Markets UK Plc

CompatibL Technologies LLC

CooperVision International Limited


Crowe U.K. LLP

Dice Technology LTD

Dipocket Limited

Dirk Rossmann GmbH


Electronic Arts

Ework Group AB

Franke Management AG

Giga Sourcing

Gilead Sciences

GoStudent GmbH


Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A.

Harmony Energy Limited

Hazelcast, Inc


HFC Prestige International

Holontil Investments

Honeywell International Inc.

Huntsman Corporation

Icon Clinical Research (earlier PRA Inc.)

Intel Corporation

Intelligent Apps GmbH

Itech Media Services Ltd.

Jamf Software Poland

Jefferies GmbH

JMC Recruitment Solutions Limited

Joris Ide NV

Korn Ferry

Lamett Europe NV

Legalzoom Poland

LEONI Bordnetz-Systeme GmbH

Leopold Kostal GmBH & Co. KG

Littelfuse Europe GmbH

MA Edupartners Limited

Maandag Holding B.V.

Mammoet Europe BV

MID Europa Partners

MNK Partners SARL

Mobile Force

Mondi AG

Motorex AG


NG Concept

NorSea Wind GmbH


Opel Finance Poland

Orion Engineered Carbons GmbH

Oskar Frech GmbH + Co. KG.

Partner in Pet Food


Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A.

Primark Limited

PRISMA European Capacity Platform GmbH

ResearchGate GmbH

Ringier Axel Springer

SB Advanced System Ltd




Solterra Renewable Energy Ltd

Sonnedix UK Services Ltd

Stuart Polska

Syneos Health

The Juice PLUS Company Europe GmbH

TJX Poland

Touch Panel Control Ltd.

Universal Music

Valmet Technologies

Vay Technology

Vink Holding B.V

Vistra International




Xperi Holding Corporation

Zensar Technologies (UK) Ltd

Zonemedia Management Limited

ZTE Corporation

Principaux dossiers

  • Assissted Honeywell with putting in place a remote work system in 12 jurisdictions.
  • Assisted Free Now with the evaluation of its business model.
  • Assisted Becton Dickinson with the implementation of a remote working system for its employees.


Core areas of focus for the employment practice at Dentons include dismissals, employee incentive plans, and internal investigations, as well as employment issues following M&A transactions, restructurings and downsizings. The team takes full advantage of its full-service structure by combining its expertise in the tax, corporate, competition, white-collar and data protection spheres to provide comprehensive advice to clients. Underpinned by a global network, the team has significant experience coordinating due diligence and advising on cross-border M&A transactions. The practice is led by Aleksandra Minkowicz-Flanek, who regularly advises clients in the banking, food, automatics and advanced technology sectors. Magda Słomska specialises in individual and collective labour matters.

Responsables de la pratique:

Aleksandra Minkowicz-Flanek

Autres avocats clés:

Magda Słomska; Marta Kolarz; Tomasz Lasyk

Les références

‘I dealt with Aleksandra Minkowicz-Flanek. This was a unique experience. She provided me with legal knowledge and additionally suggested some tactics. She spent time to positively challenge my way of thinking which was extremely useful.’

‘I felt myself exceptionally treated. Aleksandra Minkowicz-Flanek dedicated proper time to really understand the case and my individual situation. This made her advice to me perfectly fitting my needs.’

‘Very good experts, with good communication skills.’

Principaux clients

EPAM Systems

Geodis Poland

Coca-Cola Services


Genuine Parts Company

Forto Poland

MHC Mobility



Principaux dossiers

  • Advised AXA IM Alts on selected employment aspects concerning its sale of Data4 to Brookfield Infrastructure.
  • Advised Genuine Parts Company on employment matters connected with the establishment of the GPC Global Technology Centre in Kraków.
  • Advised a major manufacturer of non-alcoholic beverages on a cross-border project aimed at the optimisation of employment documents.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

At DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k., the employment practice handles a range of matters related to trade union and employee relations, discrimination, pensions, employee benefits and incentives. More specific areas of expertise for the team include workforce mobility matters, such as long-term and short-term secondments, cross-border remote work arrangements, and employment-related tax and social security issues. Heading up the practice is Agnieszka Lechman-Filipiak, who has significant experience advising clients in the finance, technology, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors. Michał Synowiec is a key name for labour litigation and internal investigations, while Hubert Hajduczenia has extensive experience in individual and collective redundancies, as well as disputes. Dominika Nowak is also recommended.

Responsables de la pratique:

Agnieszka Lechman-Filipiak

Autres avocats clés:

Michał Synowiec; Dominika Nowak; Hubert Hajduczenia

Les références

‘Very responsive team with a pragmatic approach and a sharp business focus.’

‘Dominika Nowak is great to work with, accessible and very responsive. Great lawyer and just such a nice person. She’s strong on general advice, as well as individual cases up to litigation.’

‘A strong and responsive team who help to take some of the mystery out of the highly regulated Polish legal landscape.’

Principaux clients





Credit Suisse



The Bank of New York Mellon

London Stock Exchange Group




Levi Strauss

PGNIG (Polish Oil and Gas)

PKP (Polish State Railways)





Societe Generale



Teatr Kwadrat






Principaux dossiers

  • Representing PVH Group in a dispute with a state authority regarding the reimbursement of subsidies received under the Covid-19 aid package.
  • Advised Amerigas on the process of spinning off a shared services centre within its structure.


At Raczkowski, the practice advises on a multitude of matters related to HR management, including compliance, global mobility and remuneration. Łukasz Kuczkowski leads the practice and has vast experience implementing, negotiating and terminating collective agreements. Dominika Dörre-Kolasa manages the employee personal data protection work, while founding partner Bartłomiej Raczkowski oversees the broader practice. Katarzyna Dobkowska and Iwona Jaroszewska-Ignatowska are also key contacts; the former specialises in social security matters, especially global mobility of employees, while the latter has expertise in matters related to wage and hour working time.

Responsables de la pratique:

Łukasz Kuczkowski


Autres avocats clés:

Bartłomiej Raczkowski; Dominika Dörre-Kolasa; Katarzyna Dobkowska; Iwona Jaroszewska-Ignatowska; Janusz Tomczak; Katarzyna Serwińska; Michalina Kaczmarczyk

Les références

‘Very high quality and responsive without simply quoting regulations. They just provide me with a solution ready to implement, taking into account the current situation and future situations that could appear. I can trust them.’

‘I work with Iwona Jaroszewska-Ignatowska. She always asks about our needs and tries to know the client’s demands and requirements by asking a lot of questions or giving examples. Goes far beyond the purely legal sphere in advising clients, taking into account the fact that we are dealing with people and any solutions used by the employer will affect people and the company’s reputation.’

‘Strong employment specialists; broad team; produce great client alerts; thought leaders.’

Wardynski & Partners

Clients praise the employment practice at Wardynski & Partners for its ‘exceptional diligence in handling numerous complex aspects‘ of the gamut of relevant issues. The team is well regarded for handling litigation, transactions, internal investigations and crisis management, as well as its ability to ‘understand the needs of international companies‘. Sectors of focus for the practice include infrastructure, construction and healthcare. Szymon Kubiak, Magdalena Świtajska and Marcin Wujczyk are the trio jointly leading the department; Kubiak and Wujczyk are experienced in both individual and collective labour law matters, while Świtajska oversees the dedicated global mobility offering.

Responsables de la pratique:

Szymon Kubiak; Magdalena Świtajska; Marcin Wujczyk

Les références

‘Very solution oriented, understanding well the business specifics and challenges, pragmatic, very responsive, always trying to find the best solution for the client.’

‘My experience shows that they are always very well prepared, and their communication is concise and timely.’

‘The individuals I collaborate with stand out for their remarkable professionalism, setting them apart from the competition. I highly value their dedication, commitment to excellence, and deep expertise in their respective fields. Their ability to tackle complex challenges and provide strategic guidance has been instrumental in our success.’

Principaux clients

Bristol-Myers Squibb Polska Sp. z o.o.

Brown Brothers Harriman (Poland) Sp. z o.o.

Frank Recruitment Group (currently: Tenth Revolution Group)

H+H Polska Sp. z o.o.

Ørsted Group

Universal Music Group

Victualic Poland sp. z o.o.

3Shape A/S

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Ørsted on its business activities in Poland, mainly in relation to the development of offshore projects requiring sector-specific knowledge.

Baker McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Sp.k.

At Baker McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Sp.k., the employment and compensation practice is a popular choice among clients in the IT, e-commerce, pharmaceutical, retail, manufacturing and real estate sectors. For clients in the local market, the team advises on structures of employment, remote work issues and immigration matters. The team is also active in employment litigation, as well as advising on the HR aspects of transactions. Specialising in collective and individual redundancies, Piotr Rawski  jointly leads the practice alongside Michal Lisawa, who was promoted to the partnership in July 2023.

Responsables de la pratique:

Piotr Rawski; Michal Lisawa

Autres avocats clés:

Karolina Gozdzikiewicz; Magdalena Chochowska; Bartłomiej Babańczyk

Les références

‘Excellent market knowledge and ability to recommened well-balanced solutions with a sense of urgency. I feel that our company’s interest is well represented and it’s a partner-partner cooperation based on trust.’

‘Very close cooperation with Bartłomiej Babańczyk and I could’t wish for a better partner. I appreciate his extensive knowledge and deep understanding of the local legislation, quick consultations with other experts in cases where specific legal expertise outside of his scope is required.’

‘The legal advice is provided in a very precise way.’

Principaux clients

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Haleon

Japan Tobacco International (JTI)

Standard Chartered

Hewlett Packard


Foot Locker





Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted both GSK and Haleon with reorganisations, outsourcings, and post-transaction integrations.
  • Assisted Foot Locker with several employment projects, including changing its pay structure and implementing the EU Work-Life Balance and Transparency Directives.
  • Assisted Grammarly with the urgent relocation of its personnel to Poland after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, including support with immigration, employment and benefits aspects.

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.

The employment practice at Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k. handles a range of work, including transactions with an HR focus, TUPE transfers and restructurings, incentive programmes, compliance, and disputes. Global mobility and immigration are key specialisms of the team, especially for clients in the TMT, IT, banking, automotive, energy, retail and media sectors. Karolina Stawicka leads the team, which benefits from her expertise in compliance-related projects, internal investigations and labour disputes. Michał Olszewski is a key name for issues concerning terminations of employment relations and the employment of temporary workers.

Responsables de la pratique:

Karolina Stawicka


Autres avocats clés:

Michał Olszewski; Paula Koczara; Paulina Grotkowska

Les références

‘The B&B team stood out by its flexibility and “make it work” attitude.’

‘Really appreciated Karolina Stawicka for her willingness to compromise in order to meet our needs as well as being reachable 24/7 if needed.’

‘The team provides in-depth explanations of immigration cases, anticipating potential obstacles and adhering to all immigration laws.’

Principaux clients

Dayco, LLC

Huuuge Games Group

Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo S.A.

ClearCourse Group

TLDR Technologies, Inc.

European Lawyers in Lesvos (ELIL)

TFG Asset Management sp. z o.o. (Hostel Wilcza)

Customs Support Group B.V.

Nutricia Polska / Danone

Remote Technology Group

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo S.A. on its merger with PKN Orlen S.A.
  • Advising ClearCourse on a number of employment, data protection and immigration-related issues.

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

The labour law and social security practice at Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka has expertise in trade union relationships, including collective agreements between employers and trade unions. The practice is also active in the employment litigation sphere, especially matters regarding fatal accidents in the workplace and sensitive management disputes. Bogusław Kapłon has significant experience negotiating with trade unions on collective bargaining agreements, remuneration systems and other employee benefit schemes. Kapłon jointly leads the practice alongside Agata Mierzwa, who is praised for her expertise in corporate restructurings, employee transfers and data protection matters.

Responsables de la pratique:

Bogusław Kapłon; Agata Mierzwa

Autres avocats clés:

Justyna Tyc-Brzosko

Les références

‘They are a great group of professionals, always ready to support, very often ad hoc.’

‘The practice is experienced in finding solutions for big and complicated organisations so that smaller organisations can instantly benefit from this. The communication is maintained direct and easy so you feel welcome and important. Finally, the solutions advised are pragmatic and straightforward.’

‘Always available when needed with quick response times, positive and optimistic nature, very good personal attitude.’

Principaux clients









mFInanse (mBank group)

Super-Pharm Holding

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing mFinanse, from the mBank group, in social security-related litigation before the Supreme Court and proceedings in front of the Social Security Authority.
  • Advising Bauer in connection with the entry of the union Inicjatywa Pracownicza into two of the Bauer Group companies.
  • Advised on the employment aspects of the PLN1bn acquisition by the Wurth Group of publicly-listed Polish company TIM.

Eversheds Sutherland Poland

At Eversheds Sutherland Poland, the employment practice covers a range of matters, including organisational changes, termination of employment contracts, internal regulations, and cooperation with trade unions. Its expertise also covers audit of employee records, court proceedings, irregularities in the work process, and remuneration. The practice is led by Ewa Łachowska-Brol whose broad offering covers employment terms, appointment of employee representatives and internal regulations. Adam Nierzwicki and Paweł Lasota are also notable names in the team.

Responsables de la pratique:

Ewa Łachowska-Brol


Autres avocats clés:

Adam Nierzwicki; Paweł Lasota

Les références

‘Professional, competent, available, business oriented, supportive, credible.’

‘Ewa Łachowska-Brol has exceptional knowledge, experience and practice.’

‘Adam Nierzwicki – reliable support in labour law matters.’

Principaux clients


Avery Dennison

Biocomponents Ltd.


Camlock Systems Limited

Certis Belchim Crop Protection

Eastman Chemical B.V.



ECS Cable Protection sp. z o.o.

Experian Polska Sp. z o.o.

Gallo Vineyards Inc.

Greenman Holding Limited

Iron Mountain

Johnson Controls

Logstor International Sp. z o.o. /Kingspan


Nordic Houseware group A/S


Parakar Broup B.V.


Rolls Royce



Turkish Airlines

URBN Outfitters



Greenberg Traurig Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokinski Sp. k

Clients praise the labour and employment practice at Greenberg Traurig Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokinski Sp. k for its ‘unique knowledge of equity incentive plans and senior management employment matters'. Other areas of expertise include post-merger integration processes and employment-related issues for IT companies establishing a presence in Poland. Anna Halas-Krawczyk heads up the practice and has extensive knowledge of top-level management contracts and incentive plans. Natalia Wołkowycka is also an active member of the practice.

Responsables de la pratique:

Anna Hałas-Krawczyk


Autres avocats clés:

Natalia Wołkowycka; Angelika Makar

Les références

‘We work a lot with the employment team because of their unique knowledge of equity incentive plans and senior management employment matters. The entire team is very responsive, clear and communicative. They provide a good quality of work and are capable of working under pressure to deliver.’

‘Very knowledgeable, agile and business oriented, propose creative and pragmatic solutions.’

‘The team is very well diversified with a very market-focused team leader in Anna Hałas-Krawczyk.’

Principaux clients

Bank Handlowy Citi Bank

Persistent Systems

Innovaderm Research

Allianz SE

Żabka Polska

CVC Capital Partners

Stock Spirits Group

CORE Foundation

Oxfam Foundation

Tripledot Studios

EPIC Games

Abris Capital Partners

Innova Capital


Lee Hecht Harrison/Adecco Group

Porsche Inter Auto Polska (Volkswagen Group)

Affidea Group

Expander Advisors sp. z o.o.

Scanmed S.A.

Endego sp. z o.o.

Symfonia Sp. z o.o.

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Symfonia sp. z o.o. on the implementation of a management incentive program for senior management involving significant cross-border corporate and employment aspects.
  • Advising Persistent Systems, a multinational technology services company listed on the National Stock Exchange of India, on its establishment in Poland in collaboration with IBM.
  • Assisted Innovaderm Research with the set-up of its operations in Poland.

Olesinski & Wspolnicy

At Olesinski & Wspolnicy , the employment practice is skilled at handling matters related to individual and collective labour, global mobility, remuneration systems for managers, and social security. The team is jointly led by Lucyna Brayshaw, Anna Chrobot  and Andrzej Łobodziński. Chrobot is skilled at handling restructuring processes, while Łobodziński has expertise in HR issues related to M&A transactions, and Brayshaw has experience handling collective redundancies and negotiations with trade unions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Lucyna Brayshaw; Anna Chrobot; Andrzej Łobodziński


Autres avocats clés:

Magdalena Maślak-Gościmińska; Ludmiła Łuczak

Les références

‘Informative about changes, provide detailed and reliable information timely.’

‘Very friendly and pleasant to work with. The billing is transparent and discussed with the client. The offer was tailored to the client’s needs. Excellent time management and a focus on making clients feel comfortable.’

‘Very polite and courteous, quick and competent advice.’

Principaux clients

Ajinomoto Poland Sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]

„EPDC Sp. z o.o.” [Ltd.]

Gates Business Services Europe Sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]

Mobile Infrastucture Design Sp.z o.o. [Ltd]

Rebel Wolves Sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]

Tekra Sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]

Yusen Logistics (Polska) Sp.z o.o. [Ltd.]

Diehl Controls Polska” Sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]

Atlas Ward Polska sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]

Booksy International sp. z o. o. [Ltd.]

Boundless Technologies Limited

Brose Sitech sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]

CCC S.A. [Inc.]

DataWalk S.A. [Inc.]

DeLaval Sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]

“Diehl Controls Polska” Sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]

DIP Draexlmaier Engineering Polska sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]

Franklin Products Sp. z o. o. [Ltd]

Gates Polska Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Gigaset Communications Polska Sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]

GKN Driveline Polska sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]


Hengst Filter Polska sp. z o.o. [Ltd.] and Hengst Filtration Poland sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]

Hitachi Vantara (Polska) Sp. Z o.o. [Ltd.]

ICB Pharma Tomasz Świętosławski, Paweł Świętosławski sp.j.

Infobip sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]



JOST Polska sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Kaufland Polska Markety sp. z o.o. Sp. K. [Ltd.]

KIK Textil Sp. z o. o. [Ltd.]

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Polska sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]

Krajowy Rejestr Długów Biuro Informacji Gospodarczej S.A. [Inc.]

LightApply Sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Limango GmbH [Ltd.]

Lubawa S.A. [Ltd.]

Objectivity Sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]

Picadilla Games Adziński, Porzucek, Czerenkiewicz sp.k

Polskie Koleje Linowe S.A. [Inc.]

Selena FM S.A. [Inc.]

Sidel Poland sp. z o.o. [Ltd]

Silekol sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]

SpotON Poland sp. z o.o.[Ltd]

Tarczyński S.A. [Inc.]

Ten Square Games S.A. [Inc.]


Toshiba Carrier Air-Conditioning Europe Sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]

Tristone Flowtech Poland sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]

UMICORE Poland sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]

Viessmann Sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]

Volkswagen Motor Polska sp. z o. o. [Ltd.]

Voss Automotive Polska sp. z o.o. [Ltd.]

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Ten Square Games S.A. on the process of planning and executing the collective redundancies of approximately 25% of its staff.
  • Assisted Tarczyński S.A. with the process of reviewing, modifying and completing internal law rules and documentation.
  • Assisted Polskie Koleje Linowe S.A. with the process of transferring part of the employing establishment due to the conclusion of an agreement on the lease of real estate and the sale of movable property and assignment of software.

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak

The employment practice at Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak is well versed in employee investigations, harassment matters, employee dismissals, and relevant litigation. Agnieszka Fedor leads the practice and regularly handles collective labour disputes. Filip Sodulski has broad experience in transactions, as well as a focus on internal ethical proceedings.

Responsables de la pratique:

Agnieszka Fedor


Autres avocats clés:

Filip Sodulski; Katarzyna Pikiewicz

Les références

‘Excellent employment team with a wide range of knowledge and expertise. Particularly impressed with quick response times – when a matter is urgent they often respond the same day.’

‘Cooperation with SkS is at the highest level in every field, starting with communication and ending with the service provided. Also noteworthy are the conferences which they organise and at which they provide very valuable information for clients.’

‘The greatest added value for me is the ease of communication and the ability to provide clear and transparent information starting from the simplest to the much more complicated matters.’

Principaux clients




Strategic Staffing Solutions




BC Budivelnyk



Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Shein on all labour matters related to setting up operations in Poland.
  • Assisting Wix with the full range of employment-related matters concerning the setting up and adjustment of labour and contractual relations with software developers, as well as immigration matters.
  • Assisted Flyr with projects associated with the implementation of solutions related to the engagement of software developers, as well as drafting and adjusting employment documentation for a Polish entity.

WKB Lawyers

The employment practice at WKB Lawyers is experienced in advising on the HR aspects of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, restructuring, and collective redundancies, as well as being ‘very experienced in employment disputes‘. The team is a popular choice among entities financed with public funds, including state-owned energy and fuel companies. Practice head Wioleta Polak is well regarded for her expertise in individual and collective labour law issues, employment restructurings, and pay and retention structures.

Responsables de la pratique:

Wioleta Polak

Autres avocats clés:

Mateusz Gadja; Magda Kurowicka; Agata Miętek

Les références

‘The team is always very helpful, they share the issue and provide one person to contact the company they cooperate with.’

‘They answer all the client’s questions very quickly, using understable language. They are always ready to meet and help in any matter.’

‘The team did an outstanding job and is very experienced in employment disputes. They have a very good understanding of our business and its challenges. Highly effective.’

Principaux clients

Warsaw Aviation sp. z o.o.

Ryanair Sun S.A.

PZU Zdrowie S.A.

Centrum Rozliczeń ElektronicznychPolskie ePłatności S.A

BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A.

Accolade sp. z o.o.

Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Wodociągów i Kanalizacji w Warszawie Spółka Akcyjna

ADP Polska sp. z o.o.

Specialized Poland Spółka z o.o.

Ralph Lauren Poland sp. z o.o.

Games Workshop Limited (sp. z o.o.) Oddział w Polsce

Aviva plc.

Energix Group

Iyuno Sweden AB


Premier Research Poland Sp. z o.o.

Baran Książek & Bigaj

At Baran Książek & Bigaj, the employment practice handles negotiations with trade unions, anti-mobbing proceedings and litigation relating to termination of management. The practice is a popular choice among clients in the banking, pharmaceutical, financial, and oil and gas sectors. Daniel Książek and Paweł Krzykowski jointly lead the practice; the former specialises in disputes with trade unions, while the latter has expertise in matters related to non-competition agreements and confidentiality agreements. Wojciech Bigaj is also an active member of the practice.

Responsables de la pratique:

Daniel Książek; Paweł Krzykowski


Autres avocats clés:

Wojciech Bigaj

Les références

‘Unquestionable expertise within labour law and related regulations. Regular communication and updates on any important law changes. No question remains unanswered, even if it requires the law firm to consult with other experts.’

‘It is not easy to understand “legal language” and convoluted legislation. So, what I value a lot is the fact any individual I met in Baran Książek & Bigaj is able to explain all the issues and rules in a perfectly clear way. They always provide alternatives and share different scenarios allowingme  to consider and take the best decisions.’

‘The law firm specialises in handling employee matters, is very meticulous and factual in service, has a team ready for quick help in any circumstances.’

Principaux clients

Pudliszki Sp. z.o.o.

Politechnika Opolska

SIG sp. z o.o.

Greenvolt Power Poland Sp. z o.o.

Lineage Logistics

Dierre Polska sp. z o.o.

AstraZeneca Pharma Poland Sp. z o.o.

HemPoland sp. z o.o.

IKEA Retail Sp.z o.o.

PfizerPolska Sp. zo.o., Pfizer Trading Polska Sp. z o.o.

Sanofi-Aventis Sp. z o.o.

ING Bank Śląski S.A.

Netto Indygo Sp. z o.o.

DHL Express (Poland) Sp. z o.o., DHL Parcel Polska Sp. z o.o.

Medicover Sp. z o.o.

TNT/FedexExpress Poland International Sp. z o.o.

Siemens Sp. z o.o.

Robert Bosch Sp. z o.o.

PKO Bank Hipoteczny S.A.

Stock Spririt Group


BP Europa SE Polska

Pentacomp Systemy Informatyczne S.A.

HJ Heinz Polska sp. z o.o.

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented Ikea in a case where the HR manager was accused of restricting an employee’s rights.
  • Represented Tauron Polska Energia S.A. in an unlawful termination case.

Clifford Chance

The employment group at Clifford Chance is a popular choice among private equity funds in Poland seeking employment advice on termination of employment, management incentive plans and day-to-day issues. The team can also be seen regularly handling restructurings and collective redundancies, as well as disputes concerning bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination. Tomasz Derda heads up the practice and brings corporate expertise to employment matters.

Responsables de la pratique:

Tomasz Derda

Autres avocats clés:

Grzegorz Nowaczek; Joanna Kamińska; Aleksandra Ulatowska

Les références

‘Collaboration and the team set-up significantly help with achieving the client’s goals.’

‘Grzegorz Nowaczek – outstanding in collaboration, kindness, flexible approach, engaged, trustworthy, loyal and solution oriented.’

‘Very responsive and practical team providing high quality advice. They understand our business and know the important stakeholders.’

Principaux clients






CBRE Investment Management








Adyen N.V.

HES International

Ringier Axel Springer


Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Prosus on all aspects of employment law in Poland.
  • Advised Allegro on employment aspects related to the operation of a stock option plan based on the participants’ entitlement to shares.

Gide Loyrette Nouel

At Gide Loyrette Nouel, the employment practice’s advisory offering includes assistance with restructuring and relevant issues in M&A transactions. Other areas of focus include negotiations with trade unions, and individual and collective disputes. Practice head Paweł Grześkowiak has experience handling negotiations relating to collective bargaining agreements and individual disputes concerning work and pay conditions. Joanna Jasiewicz is also an active member of the practice.

Responsables de la pratique:

Paweł Grześkowiak


Autres avocats clés:

Joanna Jasiewicz; Magdalena Kalinowska; Urszula Wójcik

Les références

‘Joanna Jasiewicz is very knowledgeable and a go-to lawyer within employment legal matters.’

‘Professionalism, and a good atmosphere of cooperation.’

‘Culture and commitment to ongoing projects.’

Principaux clients






LVMH Group | Louis Vuitton





P3 Logistic Parks

B&B Hotels Group

Leonardo/ PZL -Świdnik

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting the LVMH Group with its ongoing employment-related needs, in particular in the termination of employment contracts concluded with managers and internal employment policies.
  • Assisting Diasorin Poland spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością with ongoing employment issues, mainly involving the optimisation of working time and the reorganisation of its Polish subsidiary.
  • Assisting ETi European Food Industries Spółka Akcyjna Oddział w Polsce, a branch of the Turkish confectionery manufacturer, with employment law issues, such as developing internal policies for the company.

NGL Legal

NGL Legal‘s team is ‘distinguished by excellent knowledge of market realities‘ and has significance experience advising clients in heavy industries, such as mining and energy. The team regularly assists with individual employment matters, such as contracts, as well as restructuring, internal regulations and the employment aspects of M&A transactions. The team is headed up by Magdalena Zwolińska, who has experience handling agreements between trade unions and employers.

Responsables de la pratique:

Magdalena Zwolińska

Autres avocats clés:

Marta Murek

Les références

‘NGL Legal’s employment practice is distinguished by excellent knowledge of market realities, substantive recommendations, excellent communication with the client, and sensitivity to client needs in a broader business perspective.’

‘Magdalena Zwolińska is a great, reliable, client-oriented, business-oriented legal partner.’

‘They support us in the most difficult labour law topics, and we have a lot of such topics because we employ thousands of employees. They are able to resolve a difficult topic and make their recommendations in a very accessible and clear way. In my opinion, what makes them stand out in the market is their approach to the client and their courage in handling complex cases.’

Principaux clients

KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.

Keystone Business Advisory sp. z o.o.

PKP Cargo S.A.

PGE Energetyka Kolejowa S.A.

Hanwha Corporation

Grupa Żywiec S.A.

Playtech plc

Raj Bhar Engineering sp. z o.o.

Techtronic Industries Eastern Europe sp. z o o.

Schindler Polska sp. z o.o.


Solenis Poland sp. z o.o.

Travel Free Poland sp. z o.o.

Ejendals AB

Symfonia Sp. z o.o.

Simmons & Simmons

Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Puławy S.A.

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Grupa Żywiec S.A. on its cooperation with social partners, including the collective dismissals process.
  • Represented PKP Cargo S.A. in a collective dispute with 12 trade union organisations concerning wage increase.
  • Advised Hanwha Corporation on the legalisation of residence and work of foreigners in Poland.


The multi-faceted employment practice at Penteris combines its knowledge of corporate, restructuring, reorganisation, tax and M&A work to provide wide-ranging employment advice to clients. Collective labour and social security issues are key areas of focus, and the team often assists with cross-border labour projects. Praised for her ‘deep expertise and specialisation‘, Agnieszka Pytlas leads the team. Piotr Bobrowski and Jeremiasz Kuśmierz are also noted.

Responsables de la pratique:

Agnieszka Pytlas


Autres avocats clés:

Piotr Bobrowski; Jeremiasz Kuśmierz

Les références

‘It is reassuring that we can place our trust in the professionals at Penteris. The team is always responsive, always competent, and always focused but friendly.’

‘Agnieszka Pytlas has deep expertise and specialisation, a proven track record of success, excellent communication abilities, a strong focus on client needs, innovative problem-solving skills, the capacity for effective teamwork and collaboration, and an ongoing dedication to professional growth and development.’

‘Jeremiasz Kuśmierz is well versed in all corporate and compliance matters critical for our organisation. He is always on-hand to help and provide his professional know-how to support us.’

Principaux clients

The Lutheran World Federation

dsm-firmenich (DSM Nutritional Products)

Flexlink (Coesia Group)



Nokian Tyres



Claire’s Poland

Venture Labs

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting DSM Nutritional Products with its employment matters in Poland.
  • Providing comprehensive employment-related assistance to Flexlink, including advising on trade union-related issues, whistleblowing regulations, and new rules on remote and hybrid working.
  • Advising Northpass on the negotiation of employment contracts for IT developers.

Sadkowski I Wspólnicy

The employment practice at Sadkowski I Wspólnicy has experience advising employers operating in the transport, logistics, construction, energy, finance and trade sectors. Practice head Marzena Łabędź regularly supports employers in negotiations with social partners as part of collective bargaining agreements, as well as representing employers in court. Adam Wielgus is also an active member of the team.

Responsables de la pratique:

Marzena Łabędź

Autres avocats clés:

Marta Pietrzak; Marcin Frąckowiak; Monika Kolasińska; Adam Wielgus; Ewelina Miłobędzka

Les références

‘ An exceptionally dynamic law firm that constantly monitors and processes changes in regulations.’

‘I cooperate with Marzena Łabędź and Ewelina Miłobędzka. Both are distinguished by their full professionalism, extensive legal knowledge, they can solve every case, and they can boast of numerous won cases in the labour court.’

‘Expertise, communication, understanding of business needs.’

Principaux clients

Fiege sp. z o.o.

Stoelzle Częstochowa Sp. z o.o.

FM Polska sp. z o.o

Paul Hartmann Polska Sp. z o.o.

Grupa Unimot


ESAB Polska Sp. z o.o.

Westwing sp. z o.o.

Tarczyński S.A.

Packeta Poland sp. z o.o.

Servier Polska sp. z o.o.

PKP Intercity S.A.


LS Airport Services S.A

Cirkle K Polska Sp. z o.o.

Circle K Business Centre Poland Sp. z o.o.

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing a company from the railway industry in a case concerning compensation and additional payment for work during night shift and overtime hours before the Supreme Court.
  • Assisting UNIMOT with due diligence of Olavion prior to the acquisition of shares in the company.
  • Advising STOLZLE Częstochowa Sp. z o.o. on the posting of employees to related entities in France and Austria, including the development of guidelines and documents.

Wiewiórski Legal

The employment and international mobility practice at Wiewiórski Legal has significant experience advising on matters related to remote working and trans-border work solutions. Other areas of focus include TUPE processes related to acquisitions, divestments and reorganisations. Marek Maciej Wiewiórski jointly leads the practice alongside Magdalena Szeptycka; the former is a key name for collective redundancies and cooperation with trade unions, while the latter specialises in employment advice for HR departments.

Responsables de la pratique:

Marek Maciej Wiewiórski; Magdalena Szeptycka

Autres avocats clés:

Anna Kasędra

Les références

‘In my opinion the knowledge of the team is above and beyond, they are always very supportive, and promptly respond to all my queries. The team always presents the risks, and the ways to mitigate them, in which I perceive the very high and true professionalism they have at work.’

‘Comprehensive analysis of the topic and risks based on regulations and case law. Propose specific solutions tailored to the specifics of the business.’

‘Detailed analysis of the client’s needs, multiple meetings to clarify concerns and propose solutions. Flexible adaptation of solutions to the specifics of the business while minimising risks.’

Principaux clients

Lyreco Polska

Lyreco Advantage




Kraft Heinz



Imagination Technologies




Boart Longyear

Coherent Solutions


Factor Law

Huber Group

Consult.Red/Red Embedded


Dawn Meats/Dunbia

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisted Controlant with a TUPE project aiming to transfer the staff employed in Poland to a new Polish subsidiary.
  • Assisted Dawn Meats/Dunbia with the commencement of regular operations in Poland.
  • Assisted Lyreco Advantage with the implementation of new internal regulations on remote working in view of the forthcoming changes to Polish labour law with regard to this form of work.

Wolf Theiss

The team at Wolf Theiss regularly assists clients with the employment law aspects of cross-border M&A transactions. Other areas it is usually instructed on include the termination of employees and management, workforce restructuring, and settlement negotiations in employment disputes. Data protection and immigration law-related matters are additional areas of strength. Agnieszka Nowak-Błaszczak leads the team and has significant experience supporting employers in enterprise acquisitions and reorganisation processes.

Responsables de la pratique:

Agnieszka Nowak-Błaszczak

Les références

‘Agnieszka Nowak-Błaszczak stands out as an exceptional partner, showing not only speed and responsiveness while providing legal support, but most importantly understanding the business and client’s needs properly.’

‘Being an international company opening its office in Poland, we have been facing tons of difficulties in adapting to local peculiarities. Working with Wolf Theiss helped us a lot to better understand the local rulings, to adapt our global policies to the Polish environment and bring our processes in compliance with the law.’

‘Broad outlook, deep knowledge of law, its practical implementation and understanding of our industry specifics are core factors which distinguish the Wolf Theiss team.’

Principaux clients

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

HTEC Group


Bright Machines

Heidrick & Struggles


Dow Jones

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising the International Rescue Committee on day-to-day employment matters and immigration issues.
  • Advising Morningstar on collective redundancies and on closing its operations in Poland.
  • Advising Bright Machines on day-to-day employment matters.

Zawirska Ruszczyk Sp. k.

The employment specialists at boutique law firm Zawirska Ruszczyk Sp. k. advise clients on a range of matters, including the implementation of amendments to Polish labour law, internal work policies, redundancies and compliance-related issues. It can also be seen handling negotiations with trade unions and employee-related court disputes. Patrycja Zawirska specialises in complex reorgansiations and restructurings, while Grzegorz Ruszczyk handles disputes regarding the termination of employment contracts; the duo jointly head up the practice.

Responsables de la pratique:

Patrycja Zawirska; Grzegorz Ruszczyk

Autres avocats clés:

Marta Rogocz; Andrzej Orzechowski

Les références

‘This practice stands out for its unique approach to addressing employment law challenges and providing seamless solutions for clients. What potential clients should know about the team’s strengths and key capabilities is their deep expertise in employment law and unique approach to the customer.’

‘I highly recommend Patrycja Zawirska for anyone seeking expert legal counsel in the field of employment law. Her extensive knowledge and experience in this area have proven invaluable to me and many others. Her dedication to clients, attention to detail, and ability to navigate complex employment issues makes her an exceptional choice for legal representation.’

‘Zawirska Ruszczyk is distinguished by excellent knowledge of market realities, substantive recommendations, excellent communication with the client, and sensitivity to client needs in a broader business perspective.’

Principaux clients

Elsevier (RELX group)

The Walt Disney Company

TrueBlue (PeopleScout)

Polskie Sieci Energetyczne S.A

PFR Nieruchomości S.A.

Sapiens Software Solutions

FAI Service (Tracky Service)

Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport

Telemond Holding

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Elsevier Poland on all employment law matters, including preparation of new remote work policies.
  • Advising The Walt Disney Company on all employment law matters in Poland, including preparation of new remote work policies.
  • Advising Telemond Holding on all employment law matters.

B2R Law Jankowski Stroinski Zieba

B2R Law Jankowski Stroinski Zieba‘s employment practice, which is overseen by Paulina Wyrostek, plays a key role in the firm’s wider commercial law practice group, which is led by Roman Iwański. The firm is particularly well known for assisting international companies with issues applicable to their Polish subsidiaries, advising on relocations, and assisting with market entry.

Responsables de la pratique:

Roman Iwański; Paulina Wyrostek

Les références

‘B2R are very responsive, practical and commercial. Great value for money. Very experienced in providing advice on Polish law issues for international clients.’

‘Roman Iwański is our main contact person and he is excellent. Very responsive and practical.’

‘This an innovative and modern law firm, involved in many socio-cultural initiatives. Young, efficient team, available at any time.’

Principaux clients

Project Gutenberg – Jerzy Wójcik

Shaw Development

Allvue Systems

UAB 360 IT

Netlfow, UAB (PL: Radically Better Internet)

GTS International Limited


ADN Polska sp. z o.o./ ADN Connection S.A.R.L.

NFQ Technologies

OKIN Facility

Helping Hand 24






Orope Poland

The Village Network

Wojciech Graczyk

Europejska Akademia Dyplomacji

Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA)

University of Notre Dame

CEE Attorneys Lithuania

Francisco Partners

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing the former publishing director of Gazeta Wyborcza in an employment dispute with his former employer Agora.
  • Advised Sprout Social on its $140m acquisition of Tagger Media.
  • Assisted Allvue Systems with the relocation of its Ukrainian office to Poland following the outbreak of the war.

BSJP bnt Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sroka Nilsson Zamorska Sp.k.

BSJP bnt Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sroka Nilsson Zamorska Sp.k.‘s employment practice is a popular choice among large entrepreneurs from the industrial and logistics sectors. Its work regularly features C-level executive, mobility and immigration-related matters, as well as a range of related litigations. The practice is jointly led by Christoph Garschynski and Ewa Boryczko, who are both ably supported by Aleksandra Wylecioł.

Responsables de la pratique:

Christoph Garschynski; Ewa Boryczko

Autres avocats clés:

Aleksandra Wylecioł


The employment practice at CRIDO is especially adept at assisting clients with mandates concerning the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on employers. Another area of expertise for the team is advice regarding inflation and high employment costs. Practice head Edyta Defańska-Czujko has significant experience in employment restructuring, particularly employee outsourcing and group redundancies. The practice welcomed senior associates Karolina Kalinowska from Zawirska Ruszczyk Sp. k., and Agnieszka Anusewicz from Raczkowski in January 2023 and June 2023, respectively.

Responsables de la pratique:

Edyta Defańska-Czujko

Autres avocats clés:

Sabina Carbol-Majnusz; Karolina Kalinowska; Agnieszka Anusewicz

Les références

‘The team has different experiences and specialisations, so it provides case handling in several aspects – if needed. It presents the legal context in a way that is understandable to the client.’

‘Direct and fast accessibility, ongoing provision of information, great attention to detail, great human contact.’

‘We highly recommend Crido for their agility, depth of knowledge, and forward-thinking approach, qualities that have greatly benefited our partnership with them at our company.’

Principaux clients

iSpot Poland Sp. z o.o.

Dr Irena Eris S.A.

Foundation Dajemy Dzieciom Siłę [We Give Children Strength]

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised on the employment aspects of iSpot’s acquisition of Cortland.

Deloitte Legal, Ostrowski, Gizicki i Wspólnicy sp.k.

The employment law and benefits practice at Deloitte Legal, Ostrowski, Gizicki i Wspólnicy sp.k. is regularly seen providing clients with day-to-day employment advice. It takes full advantage of its cross-disciplinary structure to assist clients with multifaceted matters which include a combination of tax, social security and corporate law issues. Since the departure of Katarzyna Sarek-SadurskaAgata Jost, who returned to the practice in June 2023, has taken over leadership.

Responsables de la pratique:

Agata Jost

Les références

‘Thanks to their commitment, knowledge and determination, they provide us with the highest standard of services. They support us by providing professional help in difficult cases. Projects are always carried out with in-depth analysis and a solution that satisfies us 100%.’

‘The individuals we work with stand out by their extremely professional approach to the subject. Their comments and observations are always very valuable for our legal solutions.’

‘An individual approach to the client means that even difficult legal changes are carried out without complications. Their help is comprehensive and invaluable.’

Principaux clients

Cemex Polska sp. z o.o.

MM Kwidzyn

Netguru S.A





Principaux dossiers

  • Advised clients from various sectors on the introduction of sobriety checks for employees in accordance with a new law.
  • Advised an international IT firm on the termination of cooperation with a former Board President, who was an employee, due to improper behaviour towards another co-worker.
  • Advising KARL STORZ on the employment aspects of its acquisition of the organised part of Medim sp. z o.o.’s business, covering the distribution of KARL STORZ products on the Polish market.

EY Law

Underpinned by a global reach and multidisciplinary approach to its work, the employment practice at EY Law has ample experience advising clients from the production, automotive, IT, real estate, and banking and finance sectors. Typical mandates for the practice include employee share purchase plans, collective redundancies, remuneration structures for top management, and transfers of employment units. Zuzanna Zakrzewska heads the practice and has expertise in employee benefits and executive compensation.

Responsables de la pratique:

Zuzanna Zakrzewska


Autres avocats clés:

Ewa Gajda-Kozłowska; Michał Włodarczyk

Les références

‘The EY Law employment team has a business-oriented approach and offers extremely professional, prompt and comprehensive advice.’

‘They are very responsive and always give us clear, practical and straight-to-the-point recommendations. They are always up to date with current employment regulations too.’

‘Super supportive and resourceful. Always replying professionally, and on point.’

Principaux clients

Borgwarner Inc.

BEC a.m.b.a. Branch in Poland


Elearningforce International APS

Cloudflight GmbH

Avanade Consulting sp. z o.o.

Efinity Sp. z o.o.

Carrefour Group

Maruboshi Central & Eastern Europe Sp. z o.o.

Plastic Repair System

Globant Espana SAU

United Technologies International Operations, Inc. S.A. Branch in Poland

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Borgwarner Inc. on the employment aspects of its global intragroup reorganisation, including the TUPE transfer of over 1,000 employees to a new entity.
  • Assisted Elearningforce International APS with the employment-related aspects of entering the Polish market, including the relocation of employees from Belarus to Poland.
  • Advised Cloudflight GmbH on its global matrix structure from the perspective of Polish employment law.

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Sitting within the corporate department, the employment practice at Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP fields a vast client foster, featuring companies from the production, pharmaceuticals, e-commerce, software, telecoms, automotive and insurance sectors. Andrzej Dębiec jointly leads the practice alongside Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk; the former has significant expertise advising clients on the employment aspects of cross-border M&A transactions, while the latter is well versed at handling the dismissals of executives.

Responsables de la pratique:

Andrzej Dębiec; Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk


Autres avocats clés:

Paulina Przewoźnik-Lewinski; Aleksandra Sudak-Przybyła

Les références

‘I have worked with Hogan Lovells for more than 15 years. They provide professional advice and they are interdisciplinary which facilitates issues to be solved because problems are analysed in the large context.’

‘Hogan Lovells employees are very client focused, very high standards, personal culture, empathy.’

‘Great people with expert knowledge, and human and friendly approach.’

Principaux clients



Revvity (previously affiliated with PerkinElmer, Inc.)



Nationale-Nederlanden Group


CJ Europe

Equinix Poland


Viatris/Mylan Group



TI Poland / TI Automotive


Texas Instruments



Honeywell Group

Centrum Pro Bono




Habitat for Humanity



Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Cygna Labs Poland on the transfer of employees due to the acquisition of the DDI business of NCC Group, and on the post-transition integration process.
  • Advising Amdocs on remote work, global mobility, immigration issues, working time optimalisation and employee benefits.
  • Advised Revvity on the employment aspects of the divesture of its business to an investment firm, New Mountain Capital.

Kochanski & Partners

The labour law team at Kochanski & Partners assist clients with the employment aspects of restructurings and M&A transactions, as well as collective labour matters, such as negotiations with labour unions, and related disputes. Skilled negotiator Anna Gwiazda heads up the practice and has considerable experience, capably supported by Angelika Stanko.

Responsables de la pratique:

Anna Gwiazda

Autres avocats clés:

Angelika Stanko

Les références

‘Pragmatic and practical advice on setting up an entity and navigating employment in a completely new country.’

‘Anna Gwiazda is excellent at navigating the Polish labour laws and advising on best practice with a pragmatic approach.’

‘A partnership relationship, great commitment, very involved in joint projects, good sense of business needs. Full confidence in the recommended legal solutions.’

Principaux clients

Reckitt Benckiser




Aras Software





Accor Services Poland

Forza Foods


Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Reckitt Benckiser on the implementation of a remote working project in three Reckitt Benckiser group companies, including a manufacturing company and a trading company.
  • Supporting HAVI Logistics with the implementation of hybrid working regulations.
  • Advising Philips on its workation project, which combines remote work abroad with vacations.

Kopec & Zaborowski

The employment practice at Kopec & Zaborowski is well versed at handling matters related to the transfer of workplaces and employees, restructuring of the workplace, collective labour and disputes. Izabela Dziubak-Napiórkowska heads the practice and has expertise in individual and collective labour law, being especially at representing employers in court. Managing partner Marta Kopeć remains an active team member.

Responsables de la pratique:

Izabela Dziubak-Napiórkowska

Autres avocats clés:

Marta Kopeć

Les références

‘Marta Kopeć puts the client’s needs first. I knew that by turning to her for help, I would not regret it, and my interests would be safeguarded. She explained to me at the very beginning what options we have and how we can act to win the case. Her belief in victory was also shared with me. In addition to having extensive experience in the area of labor law and HR, she has an extraordinary business sense, which was useful in handling my case.’

‘Kopec & Zaborowski are specialists in their field – they handle cases with the required professionalism and provide the client with the necessary support. They work brilliantly together as a team and also cooperate very well externally.’

‘In my opinion the best law firm specialising in employment law, both looking from the side of the company and the employee. They are efficient.

Principaux clients

Burda Media Sp. z o.o.

EDISON school

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Poland Sp. z o. o.


ZIKO Apteka Sp. z o.o.


Linklaters‘ employment practice advisory offering spans day-to-day HR issues, whistleblowing, discrimination and remote working practices. The practice is praised for its ‘great knowledge of the financial services sector‘ and regularly advises multinational and domestic companies in that sphere. Monika Krzyszkowska-Dąbrowska leads the practice and has experience handling terminations at management level, as well as individual and collective redundancies. Another active member of the practice is Łukasz BurakowskiKatarzyna Magnuska joined the practice from Wardynski & Partners in September 2023.

Responsables de la pratique:

Monika Krzyszkowska-Dąbrowska

Autres avocats clés:

Łukasz Burakowski; Katarzyna Magnuska

Les références

‘The Linklaters team provides extremely high-quality employment advice, always explaining our options in a clear, pragmatic manner.’

‘It is a pleasure to deal with Linklaters.’

‘The team has great strength and depth, and great knowledge of the financial services sector. Partners are actively involved with advice.’

Principaux clients

Arcelor Mittal






Perfetti Van Melle


Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting Agfa, from an employment law perspective, with recent strategic transformation projects.
  • Advising Cornerstone Investment Management, a major private equity investment management firm, on its acquisition of Ecowipes, in cooperation with Kartesia, a European specialist financing provider.
  • Advising on TUPE as well as transactional and strategic issues in relation to the acquisition by the Perfetti Van Melle Group from the Mondelez Group of a chewing gum business in Europe and North America.

PCS Paruch Chruściel Schiffter Stępień | Littler Global

Specialist HR law firm PCS Paruch Chruściel Schiffter Stępień | Littler Global is typically instructed by employers to handle a range of matters including employment disputes and trade union relations. It also has experience in matters related to global mobility, immigration, workplace bullying and harassment. The key senior names to note are Sławomir Paruch, Łukasz Chruściel, Karolina Schiffter, Robert Stępień and Karolina Kanclerz. In spring 2023, the practice welcomed Krzystof Gasior and Piotr Kuzniak, from Ellint, Zawirska Ruszczyk Gąsior and Wojewodka i Wspolnicy Sp.k., respectively.

Responsables de la pratique:

Sławomir Paruch; Łukasz Chruściel; Karolina Schiffter; Robert Stępień; Karolina Kanclerz

Autres avocats clés:

Krzystof Gasior; Piotr Kuzniak

Les références

‘Łukasz Chruściel – brilliant lawyer with exceptional knowledge of labour law. Łukasz is extremely professional, confident and business oriented.’

‘The biggest strength and key capability of the team is undoubtedly their ability to provide best-in-class legal advice which, in turn, translates into a feeling of safety for the client.’

‘Excellent knowledge of all the nooks and crannies related to Polish labour law, expertise, hands-on advisory, excellent command of English.’

Squire Patton Boggs Krześniak sp.k.

At Squire Patton Boggs Krześniak sp.k., the labour and employment practice has expertise in the technology, financial services, media, manufacturing and energy sectors. The practice regularly handles matters related to investigations, whistleblowing, diversity and inclusion, as well as the globalisation of HR policies and procedures. Practice head Małgorzata Grzelak has significant experience handling employee dismissals, reorganisation projects and mass redundancies.

Responsables de la pratique:

Małgorzata Grzelak

Les références

‘Customer-oriented approach, throughout analysis, comprehensive advice, always with a view of de-risking the client.’

‘Małgorzata Grzelak has a great understanding of our needs, is very efficient, has my trust.’

‘The team consistently demonstrates a prompt and efficient approach to communication, ensuring that all enquiries are addressed in a timely manner. They are always readily available to provide updates and guidance throughout the legal process. They are able to cut through the waffle to deliver legal advice that is commercial, pragmatic and easy to translate to the business.’

Principaux clients