Kubas Kos Gałkowski

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Leading independent law firm in Poland

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fields of expertise

Rankings & Awards

  • Who’s Who
    Since 2017
  • Chambers
    Since 2011
  • Legal 500
    Since 2009
  • Rzeczpospolita Daily Ranking
    Since 2006
  • Rising Stars
    Since 2012
  • Best Lawyers
    Since 2016
  • Forbes
  • Who’s Who Legal

  • Chambers

    Since 2011
  • Legal 500

    Since 2009
  • Rzeczpospolita Daily Ranking

    Since 2006
  • Rising Stars

    Since 2012
  • Forbes

  • Best Lawyers

    Since 2016
  • Chambers Global 2020

    Andrzej Kubas is highly praised by interviewees, who characterise him as an “excellent litigator and extremely experienced lawyer.” He maintains a stellar reputation within the market, with sources acknowledging his skills in civil and commercial litigation. He is also a respected academic.

    Rafał Kos is recognised by market sources to be an active litigator, with a track record in handling domestic and cross-border mandates.

  • Legal 500

    Kubas Kos Gałkowski “addresses all of the crucial issues in a detailed manner”. The firm routinely represents citizens in class actions against public entities, but also acts for a number of large companies, especially in infrastructure disputes. Andrzej Kubas heads the department. Dominik Gałkowski and Rafał Kos combine “logical thinking and easy communication”.

  • The most prestigious Polish ranking of law firm conducted by Rzeczpospolita – the leading daily newspaper in Poland.

    National ranking of law firms based on the number of attorneys-at-law – 34th place (promoted from 41st)

    Ranking of law firms in Małopolska – 3rd place

    Two distinctions for our activity during the pandemic:

    - for a website dedicated to legal advice during the epidemic

    - and for the internal organisation of the firm’s operation during the epidemic

  • Rising Stars – the most revered ranking of young lawyers, organized by the Gazeta Prawna Daily, the largest Polish business daily.

  • “Innovative Law Firm 2010” announced in FORBES magazine.
    The award was granted for the implementation of the innovative B2B Legal Help Desk (LHD) system, a tool facilitating more effective cooperation with the corporate client.

  • Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2020

    Recommended in the Lawyers category: Rafał Kos, PhD

    Who’s Who Legal: Rafał Kos is commended by peers for as „extremely active and visible with a highly international practice” in the arbitration sphere.

    Recommended in the Future Leaders category: Maciej Durbas

  • Best Lawyers 2019

    Recommended attorney in litigation category:

    - Rafał Kos, PhD

    - Kamil Zawicki

Cooperation with Polish Government, Parliament & President RP

In the frames of the actions on the improvement of legislation in Poland, Kubas Kos Gałkowski’s Partners actively participate in the works aimed at drafting new legal acts and collaborating with Polish Government, Parliament & President RP.

Current cooperation and completed projects:

2009 2012 2013 2015 2018 2019 2020

Professor Andrzej Kubas and Rafał Kos, PhD prepared a legal opinion on a draft bill on class actions. In addition, Rafał Kos, PhD was a professional during the Parliament’s Justice and Human Rights Committee sessions. The mechanism of class actions entered into force on July 19, 2010.

Rafał Kos, PhD and Dominik Gałkowski participated in the works of the Minister of Justice’s Expert Team for the amendment of the Insolvency and Rehabilitation Law which prepared recommendations in terms of specific changes in this law in Poland: legislative and institutional solutions. The new Restructuring Law, replacing the previous Insolvency law, entered into force in January 1, 2016.

Rafał Kos, PhD and Kamil Zawicki took part in the works of the Minister of Economy’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Expert Team. The comments made by the team have been taken into consideration in the new act, amending the Code of Civil Procedure in the scope of mediation and arbitration in 2016.

Kamil Zawicki took part in the works of the ADR Social Council for the Minister of Justice. The tasks of the Council included proposing and leading actions in the direction of the development of alternative dispute resolution methods, specifically: proposing solutions serving the development of ADR, providing opinions on draft acts in law as well as preparing and propagating the ethical principles of the work of a mediator and mediation proceedings and also mediator training standards.

Rafał Kos, PhD and Kamil Zawicki participated as experts of the Business Law Task Force for the Minister of Development, the duties of which included the identification of areas requiring the legislator’s intervention or indicating issues requiring extra-legislative measures. The team worked on amendments to the Class Action Act.

In 2018 Rafał Kos, PhD was appointed as an advisor of the President of Poland. Rafał Kos, PhD advises the President on issues connected with improving regulations in the scope of commercial law and conditions for stable development for Polish entrepreneurs. He is the President’s representative in the Presidential Entrepreneurship Council.

Rafał Kos, PhD was appointed as a member to the Jury of the Presidential Economic Award (17th and 18th edition).

Rafał Kos, PhD and Mirosław Cejmer, PhD participate in the works of the Ministry of State Assets on the proposal for a comprehensive reform of the law on the functioning of ownership supervision in commercial companies. Rafał Kos, PhD has been appointed member of the Corporate Law Reform Committee, the activities of which will be supported by a group of specialists forming five expert teams, including the Expert Team for Improving the Effectiveness of Supervisory Boards, composed of, among others, Rafał Kos, PhD and the Expert Team for Group of Corporation Law, including Rafał Kos, PhD and Mirosław Cejmer, PhD.

Key Clients

  • Internationally listed companies
  • European institutional investors
  • Polish top companies

See who we have worked with:

  • Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu SA
  • Alior Bank SA
  • Apia Real Estate s.a.r.l.
  • Austrian Airlines SA
  • Aviva TU na Życie SA
  • AXA Życie TU SA
  • Balmoral
  • Bank BPH SA
  • Bank Millennium SA
  • Bank Pekao SA
  • Bank PKO BP
  • Bank Zachodni WBK SA
  • Bankowy Fundusz Gwarancyjny
  • Benson Elliot Capital Management LLP
  • Bohle Polska sp. z o.o.
  • Boruta-Zachem SA
  • BP Poland sp. z o.o.
  • BRED Banque Populaire
  • Camaro Metall AG
  • Can-Pack Group
  • Ciech SA
  • CNH Industrial N.V. (Iveco)
  • Comarch SA
  • Conseko-Safege SA
  • Credit Agricole Bank Polska SA
  • Czech Airlines j.s.c.
  • Deutsche Bahn AG
  • Deutsche Bank Polska SA
  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Domar Małopolska SA
  • Douglas Polska sp. z o.o.
  • Edipresse Group
  • Eiffage Construction
  • Eurozone Equity Company SA
  • FoodCare sp. z o.o.
  • Fortum Power and Heat Polska sp. z o.o.
  • GATX Rail Poland sp. z o.o.
  • Generali Życie TU SA
  • GERDA sp. z o.o.
  • GGS Oil and Gas Systems BVBA
  • Groupe Auchan SA
  • Hochtief Polska SA
  • Investkredit Bank AG
  • KBP-TT sp. z o.o. (Kraków Business Park)
  • Konsorcjum Stali SA
  • Korporacja Gospodarcza „efekt” SA
  • Lafarge Cement SA
  • LG CNS Co., Ltd.
  • Lotos Group
  • mBank Hipoteczny SA
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co., Ltd.
  • Murapol SA
  • Narodowe Centrum Nauki
  • Neinver Polska sp. z o.o.
  • NiUW GLINIK sp. z o.o.
  • Nowy Styl Group
  • P4 sp. z o.o.
  • PGNiG SA
  • PLIVA Kraków Zakłady Farmaceutyczne SA
  • Polimex Mostostal SA
  • Polnord SA
  • Polskie Koleje Linowe SA
  • Pöyry Deutschland GmbH
  • PZU Group
  • Quantum Software SA
  • Rail Polska sp. z o.o.
  • Scan Energy A/S
  • Skalski Budownictwo sp. z o.o. S.K.A.
  • Skanska Group
  • Solaris Bus & Coach SA
  • Stock Polska sp. z o.o.
  • Tauron Group
  • Teleskop sp. z o.o.
  • Tesco Polska sp. z o.o.
  • TEVA Group
  • Toyota Motor Poland Company Limited sp. z o.o.
  • TU Allianz Życie Polska SA
  • TU na Życie Europa SA
  • TVP SA
  • UBM Polska sp. z o.o.
  • UBM Residence Park Zakopianka sp. z o.o.
  • UBS AG
  • Unis Steel Polska sp. z o.o.
  • VAMA Maschinenbau GmbH
  • Vattenfall IT Services Poland sp. z o.o.
  • Vilniaus Degtinė, AB
  • Vinci Group sp. z o.o.
  • Vitkovice Steel, as
  • VRG SA
  • Wojas SA
  • Żywiec Group SA

International Desk

International cooperation is a vital part of our operations. Thanks to our ties with international industry and commerce chambers as well as cooperation with law firms in Europe, North America and Asia, we are able to provide our clients with fast and effective legal solutions, also in large, complex cases. Such cooperation also enables us to offer comprehensive legal services in the area of international transactions, while taking the specificity of foreign jurisdiction into consideration.

  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Asian
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Asian
  • Our extensive experience in the provision of services to German-speaking clients has led us to create a German Desk. Members of the German Desk team speak German fluently and also possess practical knowledge of the economic realities as well as legal systems of Germany and Austria.

    The German Desk provides comprehensive legal services to clients from German-speaking countries. We conduct trans-border court and arbitration disputes plus negotiations and provide support in international transactions (in the area of Polish and German law as well as international agreements). We also offer consultancy services to businesses with German-speaking investors and have in-depth knowledge of the business customs and legal culture of our partners.

    The German Desk consists of a team of lawyers with extensive experience in providing services to German-speaking clients under the leadership of Mirosław Cejmer, PhD.

  • France has been the biggest foreign investor in Poland for the past five years. Business exchanges are continuing to intensify each year. Kubas Kos Gałkowski is proud to be able to provide legal services and aid in the development of business relations of French companies in Poland.

    The French Desk consists of a team of lawyers with extensive experience in broadly understood commercial law, with a fluent command of French and in-depth knowledge of the French business culture. The team provides high-quality legal and consultancy services to entities with an already established business as well as those just beginning their operations in Poland or intending to do so in the future.

    The department is headed by Wojciech Wandzel, attorney-at-law.

  • Kubas Kos Gałkowski has also made a point of creating a separate Italian Desk within its structure. The team provides services spanning a broad spectrum of matters related to business activities conducted in Poland and also provides legal assistance to Italian companies commencing or intending to commence business operations in Poland.

    The Italian Desk also carries out international projects that require the involvement of foreign law firms, leading us to establish regular cooperation ties with: Studio Legale Guida Senatore & Associates with its seat in Rome and branches in Naples, Milan, Bergamo plus Cava de’Tirreni.

    The department is headed by avv. Vincenzo Senatore

  • The professional experience of our lawyers acquired in Japan and in China, as well as the interest of Asian companies in investing in Poland have contributed to the establishment of the Kubas Kos Gałkowski Asian Desk. Our aim is to support Asian investors starting to intending to start business activities in Poland.

    The Asian Desk team are specialists possessing both education and experience in the scope of cooperation with countries of the Far East, specifically Japan, China and South Korea. Our preparation allows us to understand the specifics of the business and legal culture of the countries and to ensure versatile legal assistance. Within the framework of the submitted projects we cooperate with law offices from a majority of the Far East countries, including: Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, or Vietnam.

    The works of the department are led by Aleksandra Czubak, attorney at law.


New York: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Shearman & Sterling LLP

Washington: Clark Hill PLC, Jones Day, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group L.L.C., Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC, WilmerHale

Miami: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

London: Baker Botts LLP, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Lewis Silkin LLP, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, WilmerHale

Paris: Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Herbert Smith Freehills Paris LLP

Frankfurt: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, GvW Graf von Westphalen, HengellerMueller, King & Spalding, Shearman & Sterling LLP

Philadelphia: Cozen O’Connor, Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC

Beirut: Jaber Law Firm

Madrid: Cuatrecasas, L.C. Rodrigo Abogados

Bilbao: Cuatrecasas

Riga: TGS Baltic

Vilnius: SORAINEN, TGS Baltic

Kiev: Arzinger, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, Integrites, RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group L.L.C.

Odessa: Arzinger

Prague: Havel & Partners

Lviv: Arzinger

Bratyslava: Barger Prekop s.r.o.

Zürich: Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, LALIVE, Prager Dreifuss AG, Walder Wyss Ltd.

Geneva: LALIVE, Tavernier Tschanz

Tokyo: Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Perth: MinterEllison

Stockholm: Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå AB, Setterwalls Advokatbyrå AB, VINGE

Sofia: Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Attorneys and Counsellors at Law

Istanbul: AKSAN Law Firm

Minsk: Revera Law Firm

Helsinki: Hannes Snellman, HPP Attorneys Ltd

Beijing: Jia Yuan Law Office

Shanghai: AllBright Law Offices

Brussels: Altius, Covington & Burling LLP

Amsterdam: NautaDutilh

Vienna: BAIER Rechtsanwälte, Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH, zeiler.partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Seoul: Bae Kim & Lee LLC

Moscow: BGP Litigation

Belgrade: Joksović, Stojanović & Partner

Hong Kong: Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå AB

Milan: Galantini Heilbron Cocco-Ordini

Düsseldorf: HengellerMueller, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Budapest: Lakatos, Köves and Partners

Bucharest: Maravela Asociații

Ljubljana: Šelih & Partnerji

Lisbon: PLMJ

Tallinn: TGS Baltic

Copenhagen: Bech-Bruun

Munich: GLNS, HengellerMueller

Stuttgart: Menold Bezler, OPPENLÄNDER Rechtsanwälte

Ridgeland: Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC

San Juan: Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC

Fields of expertise

Dispute Resolution/ Arbitration

Corporate / M&A


Banking & Finance

Real Estate

Class Action


Energy Sector

Dispute Resolution/ Arbitration

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  • Representation of Deutsche Telekom Group in one of the largest disputes pending in Poland against Vivendi Universal on taking control over one of the mobile network operators. The proceedings had many subject matters and cover several dozens of proceedings before the common courts of law and arbitration courts in Poland and abroad. Value of the subject of litigation > EUR 1 billion (> USD 1 billion).
  • Representation of Ciech SA, leader of the chemicals industry in Poland, in proceedings initiated in the United States brought forth by one of the world's largest producers of chemical products against Ciech SA regarding claims connected with a trade agreement for the delivery of goods. Value of the subject of litigation approx. USD 100 million.
  • Representation of Zachem SA, one of the largest chemical plants in Poland, in proceedings brought forth by Air Products on the granting of an injunction to secure claims pursued before the London Court of Arbitration; the motion, in accordance with Kubas Kos Gałkowski's view, was dismissed in a final manner on 11th February, 2013. Value of the subject of litigation PLN 318 million (approx. USD 84 million).
  • Representation of Poyry Deutschland GmbH and Poyry Infra sp. z o.o. in court proceedings on payment against state owned railroad network operator PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe SA. Value of the subject of litigation approx. PLN 150 million (approx. USD 40 million).
  • Representation of the Tauron Group, one of the leading energy concerns in Poland, in a precedential, multi-thread dispute, regarding long-term contracts for the sale of electrical energy and the so-called Green Certificates (RECs) with quite a lot of companies belonging to various consortiums from the renewable energy sector (wind power). According to some press releases, the wind power companies estimate the total value of claims at several billion PLN, the amount of which the Tauron Group refutes.
  • Representation of P4 sp. z o. o.; a mobile network operator, in a case against other market players: Polkomtel sp. z o.o., Orange Polska SA, and T-Mobile Polska SA in proceedings on payment of damages on the grounds of an act of unfair competition against the formation of connection prices to the client’s network. Value of the subject of litigation approx. PLN 315 million (approx. USD 83 million).

Corporate / M&A

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  • Representation of the Gerda Group, British independently-owned companies manufacturing innovative design-engineered fire safety and security products, shareholder in the area of mergers and acquisitions (take-over of a company by a minority shareholder, arbitration disputes, company mergers).
  • Company legal risk due diligence, at the commission of Can-Pack SA, a leading manufacturer in the beverage packaging industry in Central and Eastern Europe, including the legal analysis of the company’s operations from the beginning of its operations and subsequently preparing the company SPA as well as handling the transaction.
  • Consultancy in the process of the issuance of convertible bonds for ZPC Mieszko SA, leading regional manufacturer of sweets, in the amount of over PLN 120 million (approx. USD 32 million) as well as the registration of bonds in the National Depository of Securities for the purpose of procuring financing for the transaction of takeover of shares in a Lithuanian company by ZPC Mieszko SA.
  • Legal assistance in the negotiations and conclusion of the preliminary sale agreement and definite sale agreement by Ciech SA, leader of the chemicals industry in Poland, of all Ciech's shares in Alwernia SA to the benefit of Alwernia Invest sp. z o.o., controlled by Kermas Limited - an international investment corporation. Value of the transaction: approx. USD 13.5 million.
  • Providing full scope of legal services for the seller in the process of negotiation, conclusion of the conditional share purchase agreement and prior restructuring of the shareholding structure of Farma-Projekt sp. z o. o. and the share transfer agreement thereof for the benefit of Recordati Industria Chimica e Farmaceutica S.p.A. (Italian pharmaceutical company). Value of the contract: PLN 71 million (approx. USD 19 million).
  • Representation of BP Polska sp. z o. o. in transactions concerning the petrol station chain expansion in South-Eastern Poland (ca. 80 locations).

Restructuring/ Insolvency

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  • Corporate restructuring in a group of companies, meant for improving the efficacy of the conducted activities and tax optimizing, including transactions with public listed companies, changes in the legal form of business operations and how the activities are conducted as well as the creation of new companies.
  • Representation of the owner of a company from the CD Locum Group, the operator of a shopping center, in insolvency proceedings. Value of the subject approx. PLN 300 million (approx. USD 79 million).
  • Restructuring of one of the largest European manufacturers of heavy mining equipment, negotiations with investors, corporate consultancy and renegotiation of agreements connected with financing by the banks.
  • Consultancy in insolvency proceedings of one of the Polish oil refineries and representation of the debtor in the post-insolvency proceedings and negotiations with the privileged creditors after the conclusion of the insolvency proceedings. “Glimar” SA Oil Refinery, value of the debtor’s estate > PLN 500 million (approx. USD 132).
  • Consultancy in the restructuring process of entities from the oil and gas sector (Lotos Group subsidiary companies).
  • Provision of legal services for of one of the largest ship plate manufacturers in Europe in the shipyard insolvency proceedings as well as other court proceedings, both civil and criminal, aimed at satisfying the client’s debts on account of the delivery of goods and damages for the materials being the property of the client.

Banking & Finance

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  • The comprehensive concept of equity participation of a foreign mortgage bank in Poland.
  • The comprehensive provision of legal services for one of the leading banks on the Polish market - Deutsche Bank SA with the following: current banking activities, corporate (including squeeze-out and delisting from the Warsaw Stock Exchange), court, regulatory matters, representation of in proceedings before the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection in the master of the interchange fee, the preparation of standard regulations and agreements.
  • Legal audit (Polish part) for listing Scan Energy A/S on the stock market in Frankfurt (due diligence ipo).
  • Preparation of a concept for privatization of a joint-stock company by issuing bonds convertible into shares, redemption of shares of a public company, and preparation of documentation for a brokerage house.
  • Representation of Wojas SA, one of the largest manufacturers of footwear in Poland, against BRE Bank (presently mBank SA) in the case on the establishment of an existence of BRE Bank’s claim towards the Client, rising from the premature closure of a JPY/PLN cross currency swap amounting to PLN 10 million (approx. USD 2.6 million).
  • Consultancy in preparing a precedential public offering for the purchase of Immofinanz AG shares as well as the accomplishing of the obligation of the offeror in place of the omitted local broker. The announced bid was the first voluntary tender offer of this type for the purchase of stocks of a foreign company, listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. An additional innovation was the resignation, in the Polish part of the bid, from the involvement of a local broker (brokerage house) and the settlement of the transaction between the national deposit systems of Austria (OeKB) and Poland (KDPW) with the use of the SWIFT system. The value of the offering exceeded EUR 422 million (USD 478 million).

Real Estate

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  • The preparation of a due diligence report for a British investor, within the framework of the investment regarding the purchase of 4 pieces of big box real estate located in Western Poland, structural consultancy in the area of the model of carrying out the transaction.
  • Provision of services related to the purchase transaction of the tallest, commercial building in Krakow, with the participation of the Saudi Arabian DMI Trust.
  • Representation of a group of owners in the matter of repealing the decision concerning the entry of their pieces of real estate into the Register of Monuments of the Krakow City Center, which is one of the few historic cities in Poland, where the historical center is also the administrative and commercial center.
  • The purchase of the historic Pałac Tarnowskich in Krakow by Irish investors, representation during the negotiations and the conclusion of the purchase agreement as well as the investment loan agreement.
  • Representation of Deutsche Bank PBC SA for the Buffalo Project (the expansion of a network of approx. 100 branches all over Poland). The cooperation included the negotiation of lease agreements with real estate owners in the areas in which the branches were located; the General Terms and Conditions of Lease sample documentation was prepared for the needs of the process. It was used in the negotiations allowing uniform standards to be maintained and, subsequently facilitating client’s own contract management.
  • Representation of an American client, a global leader concentrated on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, in negotiations of an office space lease agreement in the center of Krakow as well as further negotiations on the conditions for the agreement’s extension.

Class Action

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  • Representation of the injured parties, who incurred property damages as a result of the flooding of their estates in Sandomierz, a historic city in the Southern Poland which used to be one of the most important urban centers and its surroundings which as a result of negligence of the defendant Polish public agencies. Value of the subject of litigation at the moment of instigating the claim > PLN 17 million (approx. USD 4.4 million).
  • Representation of a group of entrepreneurs in a class action against Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych - a Polish state organization responsible for social insurance, in a precedential case for damages by misleading the entrepreneurs and allowing them not to pay contributions in the period in which they had, in their opinion, suspended their business activity. Value of the subject of litigation > PLN 235 thousand (approx. USD 60 thousand).
  • Representation of a group of claimants for the purpose of establishing compensatory liability of the defendant state bodies, resulting from the tortious execution of public authority in the scope of flood protection in the Płock Poviat – one of the largest poviats in Poland, rich both in historic and natural values. Value of the subject of litigation > PLN 15.5 million (approx. USD 4 million).
  • Representation of one of Poland’s largest banks (PKO BP SA) in a group action of the group of so-called Franc-debtors – persons that took out a mortgage loan denominated to the Swiss franc demanding the invalidation of their loan agreements; the case is in the initial phase, after serving the statement of claims, before the so-called certification. Value of the subject of litigation at the moment of instigating the claim > PLN 1.2 million (approx. USD 325 thousand).
  • Consultancy for CNH Industrial N.V. (owner of Iveco) in connection with possible group proceedings or other proceedings before Polish courts regarding compensatory claims resulting from the decisions of the European Commission dated 19 July 2016 (Issued in: Case AT. 39824 – Trucks Cartel).

Managing Partners

Professor Andrzej Kubas, PhD

Rafał Kos, PhD, LL.M.

Dominik Gałkowski

Kamil Zawicki

Barbara Jelonek-Jarco, PhD

Professor Andrzej Kubas, PhD

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Attorney at law, senior partner. Professor at Jagiellonian University (Krakow). A specialist in the scope of civil and commercial law, as well as transborder arbitration and litigation who supervises court and arbitration proceedings practices. Arbitrator of the Arbitration Court at the Polish Chamber of Commerce. An expert of the Justice and Human Rights Committee on class actions. A former member of the Legislative Council of the Prime Minister. As of 2014 Advisory Board Member of the Czech (& Central European) Yearbook of Arbitration. Former Vice-President of the Polish Bar Council and the Deputy Dean of the District Bar Council in Krakow. Distinguished by the Minister of Justice with the "Award of Merit to the Justice System” badge.

Rafał Kos, PhD, LL.M.

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Attorney at law. He has extensive experience in conducting cross border litigations and group proceedings. He is the Vice-President of the Confederation Lewiatan Arbitration Court in Warsaw (since 2014). Appointed as Permanent Arbitrator and Conciliator of the Arbitration Court at the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic of Poland (since 2020). He was a member of the following: the Parliamentary Justice and Human Rights Committee on Class Actions (2009); the Minister of Justice Team for the Amendment of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Law (2012); the Minister of Economy’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Expert Team (2013); and the Business Law Task Force at the Ministry of Economic Development (2015). Currently a member of the Corporate Law Reform Committee and expert teams at the Ministry of State Assets: for Improving the Effectiveness of Supervisory Boards and for Group of Corporation Law (2020). He has been recommended as a leading expert on arbitration in Who’s Who Legal, as well as on dispute resolution in Chambers and Partners and in the most prestigious Polish ranking of law firms conducted by the Rzeczpospolita daily. Member of the Polish Bar Council Arbitration Committee (since 2015) and The Board of Visitors at the Columbus School of Law of the Catholic University of America in Washington (since 2017). Deputy Supervisory Board Chairman of the PFR TFI (since 2018-2020). Member of the Supervisory Board of the PKO BP (since 2020).

Dominik Gałkowski

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Attorney at law, co-managing partner. A specialist in corporate law, insolvency law, banking law and public procurement law. An expert in the scope of legal due diligence and financial institutions, as well as corporate audits. He conducts projects regarding subjective changes in enterprises – mergers, acquisitions, and other forms of restructuring and insolvency. A corporate client advisor, mainly in matters regarding the trading of financial instruments, he represents them in both court and out of court matters as well as negotiations. An expert member of the Team of the Minister of Justice's for Insolvency and Rehabilitation Law (2012).

Kamil Zawicki

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Attorney at law, co-managing partner. An expert in the field of energy law, recommended in the Rzeczpospolita daily ranking. Specialises in the area of litigation and arbitration proceedings, including investment arbitration, as well as international trade agreements. Acts as an advisor to numerous companies from the energy law sector. Involved in a number of multi-thread court proceedings commissioned by one of the largest groups from the energy sector in a dispute set against the background of long-term framework agreements concerning electric power sales and green certificates. He supervises the Energy Law Department at Kubas Kos Gałkowski. Member of the Minister of Economy’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Expert Team (2013) and the Business Law Task Force at the Ministry of Economic Development (2015). Head of the Allerhand Institute Dispute Resolution Section. Member of the Czech (& Central European) Yearbook of Arbitration Editorial Board. Arbitrator at the Lewiatan Court of Arbitration, member of the Arbitration Court Arbitration Committee at the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Kalisz (2019) and the Social Committee for ADR at the Ministry of Justice (2015).

Barbara Jelonek-Jarco, PhD

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Attorney at law, co-managing partner. Assistant at the Chair of Civil Law at Jagiellonian University (Krakow). A specialist in substantive civil law, procedural law as well as insolvency law. An expert in the scope of warranty of public faith of the land and mortgage register. Her legal practice also focuses on companies law and private economic law. She provides comprehensive services in the scope of investment processes, especially concerning real estate and developer transactions, including strategic consulting on real estate transactions for foreign investors and capital groups. Of counsel in the course of numerous proceedings, including international arbitration proceedings, additionally in the area of disputes arising against Bilateral Investment Treatises. Laureate of the Gazeta Prawna – Rising Stars 2012 ranking.



Mirosław Cejmer, PhD

Grzegorz Pobożniak

Paweł Sikora


Agnieszka Trzaska-Śmieszek

Wojciech Wandzel

Julita Zawadzka, PhD


Mirosław Cejmer, PhD

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Attorney at law. Graduate of comparative law studies at the University of Bonn (M.iur.comp.), conducted research on German and community companies and consortium law at the local Institute of Commercial Law, under the supervision of Prof. M. Lutter and Prof. K. Schmidt. He specialises in Polish and European Community company law as well as concern law, and also the legal-comparative analysis of capital corporation issues and the capital market in Europe and the United States. He also concentrates on the fields of civil and commercial law. He was a member of the Civil Law Codification Committee task team, handling the preparation of provisions of the Civil Code on representation. Member of the expert team for Group of Corporation Law at the Ministry of State Assets (2020). Supervises the German Desk in the law firm and provides legal assistance to investors from German speaking countries. Author of articles and publications on company law in national and foreign press, as well as the European Company law series. A consultant for many European projects. At the invitation of, among others, the European Commission, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of France, and European economic organizations, he was a speaker at many international conferences and seminars devoted to Company Law, specifically the European Private Company.

Grzegorz Pobożniak

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Attorney at law. A specialist in representing clients in civil, administrative, and court administrative cases, as well as arbitration proceedings. He provides standing corporate services to commercial law entities, heading long-term projects in corporate and commercial matters. He supports clients in strategic and safe management - from negotiation tactics to the latest corporate instruments, and also in the implementation of long-term strategic projects. He is experienced in the handling of comprehensive investment processes, specifically in the scope of developer investments, as well as new technologies. Responsible for the compliance policy in the scope of personal data protection. Chair of the Ethics Subcommittee, which is part of the Commercial & Business Litigation Committee, at the American Bar Association.

Paweł Sikora

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Attorney at law. A specialist in the scope of corporate law and civil procedural law. He handles the provision of comprehensive legal services and prepares effective procedural strategies. Focused on IT and start-up projects as well as mergers, acquisitions, and other forms of restructuring and bankruptcy. A client advisor to domestic and foreign investors during negotiations on the signing of land lease, building and premises lease agreements at further stages of the investment process. He carries out projects in the scope of securing financial instruments at various stages of the investment. Kubas Kos Gałkowski representative at the European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA) and a member of the Dispute Resolution Section of the Allerhand Institute. Poland’s Representative at iBNex - International Lawyers Network as the Regional Honorary Advisor. The Head of the Arbitration Court Arbitration Committee at the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Kalisz.

Agnieszka Trzaska-Śmieszek

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Attorney at law. A specialist in civil substantive and procedural law. Represents clients in court proceedings, including group proceedings and provides consultancy services to commercial entities in the scope of the widely understood civil, commercial and companies law. Experienced in complicated civil cases, in which problems in the scope of private international law and international commercial arbitration occur, as well as in business matters, including disputes between company shareholders. In her practice, she has conducted successful negotiations aimed at the amicable settlement of disputes. Editor-in-chief of the portal on class actions in Poland and worldwide: www.ClassAction.pl. Laureate of the Gazeta Prawna – Rising Stars 2014 ranking. From 2018 an expert of The Law Reviews Expert Panel and the author of publications regarding class actions in Poland The Class Actions Law Review.

Wojciech Wandzel

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Attorney at law. A specialist in business law with a specific focus on banking law as well as civil procedural law. An experienced negotiator and procedural strategist. Provides support in the scope of handling financial transactions and financial turnover. He has conducted numerous legal analyses of large business entities with a specific consideration of the real estate transactions market and the provision of investment related services, also in the context of broadly understood reprivatization matters. A consultant on projects carried out in the banking, insurance, and industrial sectors. Co-Chair of the International Litigation Subcommittee, which is part of the Commercial & Business Litigation Committee, at the American Bar Association.

Julita Zawadzka, PhD

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Attorney at law. Assistant at the Chair of Civil Law at Jagiellonian University (Krakow). An expert on court proceedings in the scope of civil law, and also broadly understood commercial law, in which she represented companies, among others, from the construction, energy, financial, and trade sectors. Experienced in preparing procedural tactics in civil court proceedings. Represents clients in cases in the scope of re-privatization claims, administrative proceedings, and court-administrative proceedings. She has participated in projects in the scope of real estate transactions conducted for one of the largest real estate owners in Poland. Author of numerous academic articles, didactic publications and monographs on civil law, civil procedure, arbitration and constitutional law.

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