Domański Zakrzewski Palinka



Practice area

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Domański Zakrzewski Palinka is the largest domestic law firm providing full spectrum of services across the board. The firm is strong in project work and has notable expertise in M&A too. It is one of the go-to firms for domestic transactions.

In the banking space the firm has a healthy portfolio of international banks, financial holdings and investment companies as its clients. The firm's transactional expertise includes advising on the polish aspects of cross border financings, refinancings and debt restructurings. Foreign payment services also look to firm's local law expertise to advise them on regulatory matters in relation to establishment and operation of services in Poland. 

In capital markets work the firm has picked up work in private placement and bond issues for issuers advising them on Polish law. 

The firm stands out for its expertise in energy and infrastructure sector. Active on road infrastructure, railway and waste management projects, the firm advises a mix of international construction and industrial companies and infrastructure funds on public procurement, tender bids and financings. The firm's expertise also lies in PPP projects where it has developed a strong presence in renewable projects – photovoltaic and offshore wind mostly. 

The firm is also active in oil and gas sector. Advisors to Polish operators, the firm advises on a range of contracting and tender processes on both regional and domestic pipeline and LNG projects. It has also picked up work on the largest merger in the Polish market representing domestic oil company as one of the merging party. Elsewhere, the firm's corporate team represents a host of industry leading Polish companies on acquisitions, sales, joint ventures and mergers under Polish law. 

Recent Deal Data highlights

•Baltic Gas

•Gdańsk thermal waste treatment plant PPP

•Gestamp Automocion €400 million 3.25% high yield bond issue

•Jaworzno 910MW power plant

•Owens Corning $900 million financing 

•Lotos Group and PKN Orlen merger

•Szczecin waste incineration plant

•Zarząd Komunalnych Zasobów Lokalowych PLN178 million financing

Client feedback

"Professional and competent." – Capital markets: debt

"Domański Zakrzewski Palinka gave us professional impression about the company. It has lots of experts in one place, lots of experience on the field we were interested in and strong recommendations from others." – M&A

"Highly responsive and quality work." – M&A

"Professional, hands-on approach. Very good quality, customer-oriented and great value for money." – M&A

"The staff was professional with excellent law knowledge and high communication and negotiation skills. All M&A processes were perfectly prepared." – M&A

"High quality of consultancy, excellent knowledge of the market and the business environment, good understanding of client's needs and responsiveness." – Project development

"The scope of work commissioned was carried out properly with care to ensure compliance with ToR requirements and securing the interests of the employer. Great attention to details that makes it impossible to appeal the offer." – Project development

"Good quality of services and very good communication." – Project finance

Katarzyna Kuźma

"High analytical skills supported by good substantive preparation, professional preparation of discussion materials and punctual preparation of commissioned works."

Marcin Krakowiak

"Marcin has excellent knowledge of law and Polish business perspectives. He can effectively solve complicated legal regulations and advise on business matters. He has the ability to explain complex legal issues in a way that is understandable for non-lawyers."

Marek Świątkowski

"Excellent lawyer, very solution-oriented and responsive."

Michał Przychoda

"Effective, communicative and timely."

"Open, responsible and accessible."

Paweł Pioruński

"Very professional, hands-on approach and extremely good customer service. Highly Recommended!"

Piotr Andrzejczak

"He was responsible for the whole process, supervising other members of the team. Piotr is very professional, always prepared, discreet and concrete. Maintains good business relations and keeps calm. He is communicative and very friendly."

Damian Szczygielski and Marek Świątkowski

"Excellent law knowledge, excellent communication and negotiation skills."

Magdalena Skowrońska, Piotr Jackowski and Bartosz Karolczyk

"Very professional, always open minded, helpful and easy to cooperate with and always meet the deadlines."