Jarosław Chałas

Managing Partner
  • Founder of Chałas & Partner Law Firm.
  • Specialises in M&A transactions, restructuring and commercial contracts.
  • Adviser and transactor of large-scale privatisation projects of domestic key enterprises.
  • Adviser to companies and capital groups on restructuring and investments projects.
  • A member of management of a number of companies as, in particular, President of a Supervisory Board of Messenger Service Stolica SA (now UPS Polska Sp. z o.o.), a member of a Supervisory Board of Mostostal Zabrze Holding SA, President Deputy of Radomska Wytwórnia Telekomunikacyjna SA
  • A coordinator in Poland by Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, international law firms network.
  • Business Centre Club expert on business law.
  • Arbitrator of the PKPP Lewiatan Court of Arbitration.
  • Arbitrator of the Arbitration Court at the Cracow Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • Independent Expert of the Consulting Engineers Association (SIDiR).
  • A member of the Management Board of Baltic Business Forum.
  • One of the most frequently cited expert by leading media in Poland.
  • Speaks Russian, English.
  • Author of numerous publications and many books. One of the most influential legal experts in Poland. He hosted two original legal programs in TVP3 and TVN-CNBC.
  • Winner of many awards and distinctions, among others Optimist of the Year 2017, Personality of the Year 2016, Top-5 managing partners of Gazeta Finanowa 2016, Manager of the Year 2010.

 

Halina Kwiatkowska

Partner
  • Specialises in corporate and transactional advisory, with particular expertise in M&A transactions.
  • Tax and labour law specialist
  • Advises on complex commercial companies restructuring projects, including mergers, transformations and divisions.
  • Adviser in capital acquisition processes both from public market and private equity.
  • Arbitrator of the Arbitration Court at the Cracow Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • Author of numerous publications, co-author of a numer of commentaries, including Commentary on Labour Code, Commentary on the Act on Business Information Disclosure.
  • Speaks English, Italian.

Maciej Priebe

Partner
  • Has knowledge and many years of experience in the field of intellectual property law, with particular emphasis on industrial property rights.
  • He deals with consulting in the area of ​​obtaining and managing trademark rights, industrial designs, utility models and patents, in the territory of Poland, the European Union and a number of other countries around the world.
  • An expert in the field of valuation of industrial property rights, for transaction, evidence and information purposes. He advises on the development of business and tax strategies including industrial property rights.
  • Speaker at numerous trainings and conferences, in particular concerning the rights to trademarks.
  • Author of publications on industrial property law. He provides statements and comments for the media, including Radio TOK FM Economic Report.
  • Professional representative before the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland and the Office of the European Union for Intellectual Property in Alicante.
  • He speaks English.
Piotr Staroń

Piotr Staroń

Partner
  • Legal adviser specializing in business disputes. His experience includes domestic and international disputes including, among others, agreements on the protection and promotion of investments, construction disputes, including FIDIC, real estate law disputes, banking law, company law, telecommunications law, competition protection, and disputes regarding M&A transactions in the field of bankruptcy and restructuring.
  • He has experience in matters related to medical malpractice, protection of personal rights, liability for administrative decisions, liability for public administration activities, claims in the field of planning and spatial development, road and airport investments, expropriation of real estate.
  • Represents clients in proceedings before UKE, UOKiK and KNF.
  • He also represents clients in administrative proceedings, before administrative courts and the Supreme Administrative Court, in particular in matters relating to building permits, development conditions, protection of monuments, occupancy permits and restitution claims.
  • He also has experience as an arbitrator of the Arbitration Court of the Polish Chamber of Commerce.
  • Author of numerous publications, co-author of a numer of commentaries, including Commentary on Labour Code, Commentary on the Act on Business Information Disclosure.
  • He speaks English. He translated from English and published a book by Iain Morley entitled “Devil’s advocate. A short treatise on how to be really good in court”.
Joanna Uchańska

dr Joanna Uchańska

Partner
  • Attorney at law and doctor of legal sciences – PhD thesis entitled: “Patent for the biotechnological invention and its quality in comparative law analysis”.
  • Lawyer with many years of experience in the IP industry and in the field of human rights and humanitarian law. She advises individual clients as well as business entities.
  • In particular, she deals with industrial property law, civil law and the protection of personal rights, as well as legal aspects of life science, primarily in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical, food and beauty industries.
  • She is a member of industry organizations, including the National Council of Supplements and Nutrients. Lecturer at the Jagiellonian University. For many years, she is a lecturer in post-graduate studies in penal and economic criminal law, and medical law at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University.
  • She is an author of several dozen scientific and industry publications on intellectual property (patent law) law, civil law and medical, pharmaceutical and food law, including co-author of the second edition of “Patent Law” by M. du Vall, edited by E. Traple.
  • She is a speaker at numerous conferences, trainings and workshops in Poland and abroad (in Europe and the Far East).
  • She participates in legislative works as part of public consultations, including concerning industrial property rights, patent law and the law of combating unfair competition. She is a co-founder of an international project dealing with the patentability of inventions and creation of a unique patentability test method.