BWW TEAM

Małgorzata Banasik

Managing Partner

Attorney-at-law with many years of experience in providing legal services to the largest Polish companies operating in the energy, heating and gas sectors. Also supported companies from the chemical, new technologies, IT and telecommunications sectors.

Participates in international energy and infrastructure projects. Competently involved in legislative processes, including the implementation of EU regulations in Poland. Co-founder of the free gas market. Represents energy law companies before the President of the Energy Regulatory Office (ERO).

Co-creates documents regulating ongoing activities of energy companies, including those relating to LNG regasification services at the terminal in Świnoujście, using her experience and technical knowledge.

Supports clients in capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, transformations and restructuring. Currently, involved in creating new investment opportunities in the public-private partnership (PPP) formula, including institutional PPP.

Her strong position and activity on the legal market are based on experience in providing corporate services to companies listed on stock-exchange and state-owned companies, as well as many years of experience in investment, construction and infrastructure processes. Participated in many implementation projects in the IT sector, including SAP systems, also for telecommunications companies.

Conducts trainings and actively participates in conferences related to the gas market, heating sector and waste management.

In years 2019-2021, she was recommended in the THE LEGAL500 EMEA – Energy and natural resources ranking.

Aleksandra Woźniak

Managing Partner 

Attorney-at-law with many years of experience and extensive practice in the field of individual and collective labour law. As an experienced expert in the field of legal services for business entities, she efficiently establishes contacts and understands the business needs of clients. Gained her expert knowledge by cooperating with prof. Małgorzata Gersdorf for many years.

Aleksandra represents employers in cooperation with members of management boards and senior management (including the concerning principles of shaping remuneration of people managing certain legal entities), as well as parties in the course of pre-trial negotiations and in court disputes before administrative and common courts, the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Tribunal. She supports clients in contacts with the National Labour Inspectorate, the Chief Inspector of Personal Data Protection, the Social Insurance Authority (ZUS) and other authorities.

As part of individual labour law, prepares drafts of all types of contracts (including managerial contracts or non-competition agreements) and statements on the termination of employment contracts.

She has extensive experience in negotiations with trade unions. She participated in negotiations of company collective labour agreements and social packages on many occasions. Provided advice on agreeing the rules of remuneration, bonuses, work or the company social benefits fund. She dealt with consulting in the process of collective redundancies or in the process of the so-called transfer of undertakings (TUPE).

Participates in processes related to the termination of collective labour agreements and the implementation of new internal sources of labour law. Supports her clients at every stage of collective disputes, starting from negotiations, through the stage of mediation and strike referenda, up to the strike stage.

Author of numerous publications in the field of labour law. Co-author of a monograph on a limited liability company (C.H. Beck Publishing House) and co-author of a textbook for students and trainees entitled “Labour law – cases and exercises” and “Specimen pleadings in the field of labour law”. She conducts training in the field of labour law (counteracting mobbing, working time, termination of employment contracts).

A graduate of the German Law School at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw.

Basic specializations:

  • Negotiations with trade unions
  • Collective disputes
  • Litigation

 

Joanna Bernat

Partner | Attorney-at-law

Attorney-at-law and experienced practitioner focusing on issues of broadly understood public economic law, in particular the Public Procurement Law, Energy Law and the RES Act. Comprehensively advises clients on the implementation of investment projects, in particular in the area of construction of new and modernization of existing generation sources, including those implemented in the PPP and public procurement law formula. Prepares and reviews tender documents and draft contracts, successfully representing clients before courts, National Board of Appeal and public administration bodies.

She has also advised on numerous regulatory projects in the area of concessions, tariffs and network codes of the Polish transmission system operator and distribution system operators from the gas fuel sector (IRiESP and IRiESD). Responsible for the preparation of model sales, distribution and comprehensive agreements for companies from the gas fuel and electricity sector, taking into account aspects of competition and consumer protection.

Experienced in conducting due-diligence analyzes of companies from the heating and electricity sectors.

A graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw and the British Law Center (Diploma in an Introduction to English Law and the Law of the European Union).

Agnieszka Ferek

Of Counsel

Attorney-at-law with many years of experience in the field of legal advice on infrastructure projects in various sectors of the economy, both for public and private entities. Expert recommended in the Chambers Europe and Legal500 EMEA ranking.

For many years she was practicing PPP in an international law firm.Has an extensive experience in providing advisory services to public entities on the development of effectiveness assessments for various PPP projects and preparation of tender documentation, including draft PPP contracts. As part of services, she provides legal support in connection with drawing a loan financing the project and the performance of all project contracts, including EPC “turnkey” contracts and financing contracts.

As an experienced practitioner, she represents clients in negotiating project contracts, tender procedures and provides advice on related legal problems. Provides comprehensive consultancy as part of projects in the field of waste management and heating, especially those implemented in the PPP formula. Participates in the implementation of projects consisting of the design, construction, maintenance and operation of incineration plants with energy recovery or in projects for the construction of a combined heat and power plant, and then management of the constructed infrastructure. Participates in servicing the sale of shares in municipal companies.

Provides comprehensive legal advice in the first PPP project in Poland in the water sector, especially in the field of tenders for the construction and operation of sewage treatment plants in the public-private partnership formula. She conducts trainings in the field of PPP and public procurement law for private and public entities.

 

Krystyna Kubaj

Of Counsel

Specialist in the areas of corporate law, including public companies, expert in restructuring processes.

Has extensive experience in the field of real estate law, including comprehensive analysis of the legal status of real estate, real estate transactions, encumbrance on real estate and conducting infrastructure investments.

Provides comprehensive consulting in investment processes. Gained professional experience by providing comprehensive, permanent service to entities in the great chemistry sector and the entity managing the seaport, including handling projects related to the construction of a gas terminal in Świnoujście and handling transformation processes.

Agnieszka Mikołajczuk

Senior Associate

Attorney at law with many years of experience in the provision of services in the area of labour law for private entities and entities in the broadly understood public sector. Advises companies from the aviation, energy and medical sectors, as well as local government units. To the extent necessary for comprehensive service to employers, she also has the necessary knowledge in the field of civil law and social insurance. Co-author of the procedural strategy in a case recognized by the Supreme Court changing the jurisprudence regarding the repeal of the existing and introducing new regulations regarding the principles of remunerating employees.

Comprehensively advises companies in the creation, shaping and application of internal sources of labour law. Participates in the creation and implementation of restructuring projects in the area of ​​labour law. Supports HR departments in their day-to-day operations – advising, among others in the matters of establishing, changing and terminating employment contracts, settling remuneration, bonuses, imposing order penalties, determining periods of special protection for employees, consulting the termination of employment contracts with trade unions. Cooperates with clients in processes related to counteracting mobbing and related audits. She advises on matters relating to the representativeness of trade unions, collective disputes and contacts with trade unions.

Represents employers in litigations in the area of labour law, implementing a consistent procedural strategy that takes into account the client’s needs.

She gained professional experience, among others at the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights. Finalist of the first Constitutional Judicial Tournament organized by “Stowarzyszenie im. Prof. Zbigniew Hołda”, organized under the patronage of the President of the Constitutional Tribunal. Graduated with honours from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw.

Basic specializations:

  • Collective labour law
  • HR audits, due diligence
  • Internal sources of labour law

Aneta Dybińska

Associate 

Specialist in the field of energy, civil and administrative law. She deals with issues related to the energy market, in particular related to the area of ​​activity of the gas sector and renewable energy sources. Participated, among others in drawing up network codes, tariffs and price lists for energy companies.

Provides legal advice on the implementation of infrastructure investments, in particular in the area of planning and spatial development, environmental law and construction law. Has experience in conducting legal due diligence of real estate for investments in the aviation area.

She was a representative of the parties in many proceedings before common courts in commercial and civil cases. Also has experience in providing legal services to local government units.

A graduate of law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw and post-graduate studies at the Academy of Energy at the Warsaw School of Economics. Participant of trainings and conferences on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources (including PPAs). She was a volunteer at the Academia Iuris Foundation Maciej Bednarkiewicz.

Basic specializations:

  • Infrastructural investments
  • Gas market
  • Environmental law

Klaudia Domasiewicz

Associate | Attorney-at-law

Specialist in the area of company law, civil law and civil procedure. She has an extensive experience in providing legal services to the business entities and natural persons. In the past, she has provided comprehensive corporate services to the commercial companies and partnerships, including companies with State Treasury shareholding. She has advised on the transactions related to trading in shares and stocks, increase and reduction of share capital, and amendments to the articles of association of joint-stock companies. She also participated in the implementation of the codes of capital groups, as well as in the processes of dematerialisation of shares. She has experience in conducting legal due diligence of real estate.

She has represented clients before common courts and the Supreme Court, including representation in construction disputes concerning investments in the energy sector. She also has experience in conducting the court proceedings regarding claims under the so-called “Swiss franc loans”.

She graduated with honors from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw and the American Law Center co-organized by the University of Florida – F.G. Levin College of Law and the University of Warsaw. Graduate of the postgraduate studies “Academy of Companies” at the Warsaw School of Economics and the Postgraduate Study of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Warsaw. She supported the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights as part of her volunteer work.

Przemysław Bartoszek

Associate | Attorney-at-law

Specializes in civil law, energy law and public procurement law. Participated in the drafting  contracts for the construction of international gas pipeline connections and cooperation between transmission system operators. He prepared letters in proceedings before the Polish and Danish energy regulators. Participated in a public procurement procedure involving a large investment in the area of thermal energy and modern waste management.

Attorney trainee, a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw and a scholarship holder of the rector of that university, graduated with a very good grade. Completed an apprenticeship and worked, among others in the Office of the Constitutional Tribunal (in 2014-2015).

Klaudia Niewęgłowska

Associate | Attorney-at-law

Specialist in the area of labour law and social security law. Interested in issues related to both individual employment relationships and collective labour law. Mainly deals with issues related to the ongoing support of the HR and payroll area in connection with establishing and terminating employment relationships or the performance of obligations by employers during the employment relationship. She prepares and gives opinions on internal sources of labor law in establishments. She represents clients in court disputes in the area of labor law.

Experienced practitioner in the field of benefits from the Company Social Benefits Fund, as well as preventing mobbing and related audits. She also has experience in the area of offenses against employees’ rights and appeals against decisions of administrative bodies, including those related to occupational diseases.

Graduate of law and legal and managerial faculty at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. Obtained a bachelor’s degree in international relations, specializing in international security, at the same the university. Author of one of the chapters in the monograph “Intellectual property in business activity”.

Bartłomiej Kielasiński

Legal Assistant

Student at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, laureate of the scholarship of the rector of this university. He gained professional experience in the legal department of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights. He is mainly interested in civil law, as well as administrative proceedings and areas of substantive administrative law, especially environmental law. In the Law Firm he deals with matters related to the energy market, including area of the gas sector and waste management, implementation of construction projects, planning and spatial development and contract law, as well as monitoring changes in the legislation of European Union. Currently, he is also starting a scientific career; his article entitled “Forms of nature protection – current state and postulates”, after receiving positive reviews, was sent for publication in the monograph.

Jędrzej Zieliński

Legal Assistant

Student at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. He is particularly interested in issues related to the social insurance law, procedural labor law and issues related to the tax law, including in particular personal income tax.

In the Law Firm, he deals mainly with matters related to social insurance, termination of employment relationships as well as taxation of income from employment relationships and non-employment agreements.

He also develops his scientific career path by taking part in the research project financed by the National Science Center on the good faith in constitutional law. In December 2021, the monograph “Current problems of electoral law” was published by the Publishing House of the University of Warsaw and he is the author of the chapter entitled “Electoral Law and Process in the Opinions of the Venice Commission”.

Paweł Wieczorek

Legal Assistant

Student of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. He started the cooperation with the Law Firm after completing the third year of studies including the course in labor law. The winner of the National Competition on Labor Law organized by one of the prestigious international law firms, in which he was then offered an internship. He has been gaining professional experience since the beginning of his studies, working previously, among others in a foundation runs by one of its lecturers.

In the Law Firm, he mainly deals with matters related to the employment law in a broad sense. In particular, these are problems related to the termination of an individual employment relationship and the takeover of the employment enterprise by a different employer, as well as the relations between the employer and trade union organizations. He also often deals with the compliance, i.e. ensuring compliance of internal company standards with generally applicable law.

From the beginning of his studies, he has shown great interest in the scientific activities. For three years he has been an active member of the interdisciplinary seminar operating in the structures of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw under the supervision of, among others, former President of the Energy Regulatory Office and members of the Bureau of Studies and Analysis of the Supreme Court. In the third year of studies, he was the co-author of legal monograph published by C.H. Beck. Further publications are currently in preparation, including participation in preparing a monograph on a civil trial, which will be published by Wolters Kluwer. He also gives speeches at the scientific conferences in the areas of labor law, civil law and legal and procedural issues.

Justyna Zasim

Office Manager