The Firm’s managing partner is Adam Morawski who personally supervises or engages himself in most matters dealt with by the Firm’s lawyers.
We retain Polish lawyers, educated in Poland and elsewhere, who work in several languages. Furthermore, the Firm has working relationships, on the of counsel basis, with Italian, French and American lawyers, which enables us to respond to the challenges of global business. Thanks to the experience gained in such firms as Baker & McKenzie, Gide Loyrette Nouel, Arthur Andersen, or Ernst & Young, all of our lawyers work by international corporate standards. At the same time we care about a good atmosphere at work and pleasant relationships with the clients, which not only strenghtens our efficiency but also helps us to derive satisfaction from contacts with other people.
Managing Partner, Founder
Adam Morawski is a Polish multilingual lawyer with international background. In 2006 he founded Morawski & Partners Law Firm and ever since has acted both as a promoter of foreign investment into Poland and as an adviser for domestic and international businesses expanding worldwide.
Adam has assisted large international corporate businesses, as well as SMEs and high net worth individuals.
He provides strategic advice, working mainly with Board Directors or acting as lead counsel for international projects; in 2018 he kept under his umbrella legal teams in 54 jurisdictions, coordinating a fintech project.
Adam takes an active part in negotiations and advises on all kinds of investment projects and transactions, including for fintech startups, as well as on financial services regulations, project development & finance, contracts, real estate law and development & construction procedures. Within the above areas he also represents Clients in court and arbitral proceedings.
Adam’s particular area of interest and expertise is in the field of negotiations, within which he has developed exceptional experience in strategic planning and negotiation techniques, proof of which is the completion of training within the Program on Negotiation for Executives, conducted in 2016 by Harvard University.
He holds degrees in Polish, French and EU law and gained his experience in international law firms, such as Baker & McKenzie or Gide Loyrette Nouel (in Paris). He held positions on various corporate entities, e.g. served as the Government’s representative on the Supervisory Board of Metronex SA; currently he serves as the Chairman of the Sight for Tomorrow Foundation, a charity whose main purpose is to help children with visual defects.
Adam works in English, Italian, French, Russian and Spanish. He lives in Warsaw with his wife (and the Firm’s partner) Bożena and their 3 children.
Bożena Morawska specialises in real estate law, commercial law and contracts. She has advised on the country’s largest development and management projects, e.g. regarding commercial centres and construction of water treatment plants. In the course of her 15 years’ work she has negotiated and drafted over 3,000 lease agreements.
Languages spoken: English and French.
tax adviser, of counsel
Patrycja Szafran is an experienced tax adviser specialising in tax structuring. Her experience comes from consulting work for corporations such as OBI Polska, Raiffeisen Bank or Gazeta Wyborcza – the country’s largest news daily. Her expertise combines CIT and VAT, as well as tax proceedings.
She works in Polish and English.
Bartosz Jankowski has over 15 years of experience in advice for financial institutions, most notably banks, insurance companies, brokerage houses, financial agents and fintechs. He specialises in consumer law in the financial market, bancassurance, cryptocurrencies, new technologies, personal data protection (including GDPR), commercial contracts, as well as capital markets. He also represents financial institutions and companies in litigation. He helped foreign investment funds to enter the Polish market and advised on building distribution channels for banking, insurance and investment products. He prepared documentation for financial products in private banking and consumer finance, including with regard to compliance, e.g. for AML and GDPR purposes.
Bartosz’s regulatory work involved both licensing procedures and representation in investigations conducted by regulators.
Bartosz’s experience comes from Allen&Overy’s banking & finance department and UniCredit Group, where he was the head of legal for Xelion brokerage house.
At Warsaw University Bartosz earned both a law degree and a postgraduate diploma in capital markets.
He works in Polish, English and Italian.
Justyna Bartnik specialises in corporate and commercial law and is the Firm’s head of the Italian Desk. She also deals with bankruptcy procedures and litigation, most notably involving international aspects, e.g. representing foreign clients in debt recovery proceedings. Her practice also includes employment law, as well as work permit and residence card procedures for foreigners seeking employment or setting up business in Poland.
Justyna has been the Firm’s associate since 2010. She is a Warsaw University law graduate and additionally holds a Diploma of the Italian and European Law School run jointly with Catania University. She spent a year studying at Padua University within the Erasmus programme.
Justyna works in Polish, English and Italian, and she is also learning Spanish.
Barbara Pietrzak, legal trainee – member of the Warsaw Bar. In her work she supports senior lawyers by providing research, mainly in the field of commercial, corporate and administrative law, as well as in matters concerning personal data. She continuously gains experience by working on legal opinions and pleadings, including for the purposes of our most complex practice, i.e. international projects. As a volunteer, she provided legal advice at the Law Clinic of the University of Warsaw.
Barbara is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. As part of the LLP Erasmus program, she completed a scholarship at the Università di Genova in Italy.
She works in Polish, English and Italian.
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