Market position

The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners – independent, international rating institutions – assessed the legal services market in Poland. In 2015 the conclusions are as follows:

  • GWW has the best TMT practice in Poland – the law firm is the leader;
  • GWW is recommended in six areas of law – corporate advisory and M&A, energy and natural resources, real estate and construction law, litigation and arbitration, intellectual property and tax law;
  • 12 GWW lawyers received individual recommendations in their leading practice areas.

 

In the international law firm Rankings, GWW has continually been the leader in legal advisory for telecommunications, media and new technologies (TMT) companies since 2007. For example, in the current Chambers Europe 2015, according to clients representing the B2B segment and peers, it is hard to find another law firm with such in-depth knowledge of technical and economic issues in the TMT sector. 

At the same time, our tax practice under the GWW Tax brand in the Ranking of tax firms and advisors published by Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, March 2015, achieved the following in the group of big firms employing 10 or more tax advisors:

  • 1st place – in the category of "best firm", i.e. those that had the greatest achievements last year, and
  • 2nd place – in the category of "most effective firm", measured by indicators such as revenue per professional staff member and success in disputes before tax authorities.

 

We have received numerous international distinctions:

  • Client Choice Award in the categories “World's Best Law Firm for Client Care, Poland” (GWW) and “Individual Winners, Telecommunications, Poland” 
  • nomination for the Chambers Europe Award for Excellence in the category "National Law Firm of the Year”. That award is granted to law firms that stand out from the competition in terms of the professionalism of services, client care, and success in implementing innovative business solutions within their companies.

We are among the leaders of the biggest and best law firms. Our experience and skills are also attested to by Polish rankings of legal and tax advisory firms (Rzeczpospolita, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, Forbes) and by renowned, independent international institutions monitoring the legal services market (Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers, World Tax, International Tax Review). For many years we have been rated as a “Leader in TMT” (technologies, media and telecommunications), and have been recommended in the main areas of the law - this applies both to GWW and to its individual lawyers.

 
 

In 2013, we were recommended for advice for corporate and M&A, private equity, energy and natural resources law, construction law, real estate, litigation and arbitration, intellectual property and tax.

Our tax practice at GWW, run under the brand GWW Tax:

  • since 2010 has unfailingly been in the top five in the category "Most Effective Tax Advisory Firms" and “Best Tax Advisory Firm 2011” in the group of large companies employing 10 or more tax advisors. (Ranking of tax advisors and firms, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, March 2014).
  • is in second place in the Legal 500 ranking among leading tax advisors in Poland (Legal 500 EMEA, 2013 edition).
  • is in second place in the Legal 500 ranking among leading tax advisors in Poland (Legal 500 EMEA, 2013 edition).
    • Andrzej Próchnicki, tax advisor, GWW Tax partner is a Polish leader within the scope of income taxes. In the VIII Ranking of tax advisors and firms published in Dziennik Gazeta Prawna in March 2014 won first place in the best tax advisors group, "Income Taxes" category.
    • Artur Cmoch, tax advisor, managing partner of GWW Tax, won second place among the best tax advisors 2013, "tax optimisations" category and third place among the best tax advisors 2010 in the category “Income Tax” (Ranking of tax advisors and firms, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, March 2014 and March 2011).
    • Leszek Białoń, tax advisor, partner of GWW Tax, took third place among the best tax advisors 2013 in the “Mergers and Acquisitions” category (Ranking of tax advisors and firms, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, March 2014) 

 

In 2013, nine GWW partners received individual recommendations. They were awarded a "recommended lawyer" or "leader" title within the scopes of their primary specialisations:

TMT (telecommunications, media, new technologies)
Rafał Duczek, attorney at law, partner (has a great feeling for market conditions and understands the essence of the telecoms business)
Wacław Knopkiewicz, attorney at law, partner
Wojciech Krupa, lawyer, partner

Energy and natural resources
Wacław Knopkiewicz, attorney at law, partner
(they are praised for their experience)

Real property, Construction industry
Wacław Knopkiewicz, attorney at law, partner
Joanna Sebzda-Załuska, attorney at law, partner (has excellent knowledge of building law)
Jacek Wilczewski, attorney at law, partner (very efficient and effective)
Paweł Wójcik, attorney at law, partner (has excellent knowledge of building law)

Corporate law, Mergers and Acquisitions
Tomasz Maliński, attorney at law, partner
Krystian Szostak, attorney at law, partner

Private Equity
Tomasz Maliński, attorney at law, partner

Dispute resolution
Krystian Szostak, attorney at law, partner 

 

We are also one of only a small number of firms named as a company recommended by companies from the 500 List (Rzeczpospolita, May 2010).

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