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PARTNERS

Elżbieta Viroux
Founding & Managing Partner
Elżbieta Viroux, Founding & Managing Partner

Elżbieta Viroux is the founder and managing partner of Viroux & Partners. She is a highly regarded commercial practitioner and litigator with strong credibility and a reputation earned through executing exceptional and high value transactions and settling disputes for clients. She prides herself on being a “lawyer as a business advisor”, providing clients with the most efficient and innovative solutions by looking at their problems from a business perspective first. Major players on the market have sought her expertise. Elżbieta is skilled in individual attitude and problem solving. She is adept at understanding business and making it congruent with law. She is experienced in multi-level deal structuring in international transactions, M&A and company transformations. She represents clients in international litigations, including EU competition law disputes. She is an accomplished mediator, successfully acting as a leading counsel in international arbitrations (ICC, LCIA, UNICITRAL, VIAC, SCC, AAA, ICDR, SAKIG, Lewiatan, Swiss Rules). Her experience is extensive and ranges across a wide range of sectors, including industrial construction, real estate, energy and utilities, medical and pharmaceutics, the environment and recycling, new tech, and AI companies. Prior to the creation of Viroux & Partners, Elżbieta worked at other prominent, international law firms in Warsaw.


Practice areas of expertise
• M&A
• Commercial
• Construction
• Real Estate
• Litigation


Admitted to the bar
Admitted to the bar in Poland, 2013 (Legal advisor)


Education
University of Warsaw, Master of Law, 2008
University of Florida, American School of Law at Warsaw University, 2008
Stockholms universitet, LL.M. International Arbitration, 2009
Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II), LL.M. International Business Law, Field of Study M&A/ International Transactions/ International Financing, 2019


Languages
• Polish
• English
• French

e.viroux@viroux.partners
Laura Mazur
HEAD OF LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION
Laura Mazur, HEAD OF LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION

Laura Mazur is the head of the Litigation Department and specializes in complex, commercial litigation. She works closely with clients during all stages of their business activities; she advises on investment processes, contract negotiations and execution, and litigation. Laura is skilled in identifying risks, problem-solving, and creating litigation strategies. She is adept at protecting and preserving evidence for the purpose of dispute mitigation. She has an extensive experience in the construction, medical and energy sectors, providing her clients with daily, on-going legal services including, among others: drafting correspondence with investors and contractors, mainly focusing on implementation of contracts, financial settlements, conclusion of works, preparing case strategies for initiating or defending in proceedings for renumerations, contract penalties or other, and finally representation of clients in court. She has represented clients in domestic and international court proceedings and arbitrations (ICC, SAKIG, SIDIR, Lewiatan, Swiss Rules). Laura is a skilled negotiator and has acted as a mediator for numerous disputes. Prior to the creation of Viroux & Partners, Laura worked at another prominent, international law firm in Warsaw.

Areas of expertise
• Commercial
• Civil
• Litigation
• Execution
• Construction

Admitted to the bar
Admitted to the bar in Poland, 2018 (attorney-at-law)

Education
University of Warsaw, Master of Law, 2014
University of Warsaw, Mediation Clinic, 2012
University of Florida – Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Center for American Law Studies with University of Warsaw, 2012

Languages
• Polish
• English
• French

l.mazur@viroux.partners
Anna Wąsiewska
HEAD OF CORPORATE
Anna Wąsiewska, HEAD OF CORPORATE

Anna is the head of Corporate Department. She mainly advises clients in the real estate and construction sectors but has worked in a variety of industries. She has experience leading M&A transactions and advising on banking and finance matters. Anna works together with other departments of Viroux & Partners on commercial and regulatory issues. She provides comprehensive services to her clients at all stages of their business ventures, including, among others: advising on contractual negotiations, agreements on design and building of works, agreements on delivery, and copyright assignments, as well as representing clients before administrative authorities. She has extensive experience working on both asset and share deals. Anna is keenly interested in the business aspects of the firm's clients, and she follows trends and events in the real estate market. This extensive knowledge lends itself well to problem solving outside the usual scope of business issues. Anna is known to be a calm and level-headed lawyer, which is important during difficult negotiations. She focuses on issues relevant to her clients, assessing potential risks and the chances of their occurrence, and protects the key interests of her clients.

Areas of expertise
• M&A
• Corporate
• Commercial
• Construction
• Real estate
• Litigation


Admitted to the bar
Admitted to the bar in Poland, 2016 (advocate)

Education
University of Warsaw, Master of Law, 2011
Warsaw School of Economics, postgraduate studies - Legal and economic foundations of the investment process, 2012

Languages
• Polish
• English

a.wasiewska@viroux.partners
Zuzanna Maszczyńska
Head of Private Clients Practice
Zuzanna Maszczyńska, Head of Private Clients Practice

Zuzanna Maszczyńska heads the Private Client Department and is also a member of the Litigation and Arbitration practices. She provides comprehensive services to individual clients, their families, and companies related to them by capital or person. The scope of these services covers various areas of law, among others, civil law, family law, criminal law, as well as corporate matters, wealth planning and asset management. Zuzanna understands that a private client is client of all needs; she leads teams that combine lawyers of Viroux & Partners’ other practice groups to ensure her clients are receiving full-scope legal services. Beyond serving private individuals, Zuzanna represents clients in disputes concerning various commercial matters, including company law, trade contracts, tort and unfair competition. She also works with clients in in the construction industry, mainly in the infrastructure and machinery sectors. She has been a leading advisor in numerous, complex litigation matters. Among others, she has defended foreign companies doing business in Poland in cases related to breach of fair competition rules and represented clients in construction disputes over key construction projects in the country.

Areas of expertise
• Criminal
• Civil
• Family
• Wealth and Asset management
• Litigation
• Commercial
• Real Estate
• Construction

Admitted to the bar
Admitted the Warsaw Bar, 2010 (Legal advisor)

Education
University of Warsaw, Master of Laws, 2008

Languages
• Polish
• English

z.maszczynska@viroux.partners

Counsels

Paulina Wawer-Woźnicka
COUNSEL
Paulina Wawer-Woźnicka, COUNSEL

Paulina is Of Counsel and a member of the Corporate Department. She advises clients primarily in the construction industry and has a wealth of experience assisting developers, lenders, architects, engineers, owners, general contractors and subcontractors. She ensures her clients are able to carry out their construction projects, mainly regarding hotels, office buildings and apartment buildings, by negotiating and drafting customized contracts and reviewing complex agreements. Paulina provides comprehensive advice on real estate acquisition transactions and advice for real estate buyers (verification of developer contracts). She also supports new business ventures and company transformations at all stages, from legal formation through the sale of enterprises and day-to-day corporate and transactional issues, as well as handling claims under contracts. Paulina also has expertise in IP/IT legal matters, which is a great benefit to her clients.

Areas of expertise
• Construction
• Real estate
• Commercial
• IP/IT

Admitted to the bar
Admitted to the bar in Poland, 2016 (Legal advisor)

Education
University of Warsaw, Master of Law, 2011

Languages
• Polish
• English

p.wawer@viroux.partners
Marlena Wach
COUNSEL
Marlena Wach, COUNSEL

Marlena is a counsel in the Corporate Department. She has a PhD in law and is an expert with over 22 years of experience in financial markets, transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities, financing, AML, corporate law, company law, regulated markets, competition and consumer law, environmental law, mediation, arbitration and litigation. Marlena advises on data protection, technology, e-commerce, compliance, media and telecommunications law, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, big data. For many years she has been providing advisory services in the field of infrastructure, RODO, know-how, copyright protection, industrial property, public procurement, energy law, confidentiality and security. She is an expert in legal services for investment projects, audits, implementation of IT systems, conducting analyses on financing and financial and investment structures. Marlena is the author of over 60 journalistic and scientific publications, a former lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the SWPS University. She conducts trainings for business.

Areas of expertise:
• Commercial
• Corporate
• IP/IT

Education:
University of Warsaw, Master of Law

Languages:
• Polish
• English

m.wach@viroux.partners
Jakub Mazur
COUNSEL
Jakub Mazur, COUNSEL

Jakub is a member of the Corporate Department of Viroux & Partners. He advises clients from the publishing and information, telecommunications, financial and industrial sectors on company transformations and investment processes, such as share and asset deals, JVs, as well as on the design and implementation of corporate structures. He also specializes in issues of the public sector, administrative law and corporate governance in commercial and regulated sectors, where he supports clients in the performance and fulfillment of a number of public obligations and represents them in proceedings in which they participate, in the field of obtaining permits, concessions and licenses and their implementation. He has also advised on various financing transactions and transfer transactions on the capital market, and bankruptcy proceedings. Jakub also supports clients with decisions related to business development. He has extensive experience in solving everyday problems related to running a business, as well as representing clients in complex disputes in negotiations and national court proceedings. He participated as a speaker at meetings of public entities' bodies in order to explain legal issues. Prior to joining Viroux & Partners, Jakub cooperated with public law entities and advised them on their activities.

Areas of expertise
• Commercial
• Corporate
• Administrative and public law
• Litigation

Admitted to the bar
Admitted to the bar in Poland, 2014 (Attorney - at – Law)

Education
University of Maria Curie – Skłodowska in Lublin, Master of Law, 2010

Languages
• Polish
• English

j.mazur@viroux.partners
Magdalena Stanilewicz
COUNSEL
Magdalena Stanilewicz, COUNSEL

European law qualified, business-oriented lawyer (LLM) and manager (MBA) with over 25 years of professional experience in financial markets, transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities, financing, AML, corporate law, company law, regulated markets, in the field of investment companies / investment funds, and in publicly listed companies with a strong background across a range of commercial and regulatory legal matters.

Magdalena:
• gained professional experience in leading Polish investment and development companies and investment funds.
• advised domestic and international business entities on broadly understood business law, including the implementation of investment projects (infrastructure, residential and commercial and their financing by various types of debt and equity instruments).
• specializes in the restructuring of companies and the establishment and organization of investment funds, preparation of the fund's asset management process and implementation of investment transactions by the funds.

Areas of expertise
· M&A
· Investment Funds regulation
· Corporate and Corporate Governance
· Commercial
· Real estate
· Labor law

Admitted to the bar
Admitted to the bar in Poland, 2000 (Legal advisor)

Education
University of Gdańsk, Master of Law, 1996
University zu Köln, German and European Law School -postgraduate studies, 2004
Chicago Kent College of Law, LL.M International Program of Law, 2008
Kozmiński University, Postgraduate diploma “Compliance policy in an organization”, 2016
University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) and SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Mater of Business Administration, 2021

Languages
• Polish
• English

m.stanilewicz@viroux.partners
ADRIAN BEDNARSKI
COUNSEL
ADRIAN BEDNARSKI, COUNSEL

Adrian Bednarski - a graduate in law and business management, Court Mediator, Citizen Advisor and Certified Personal Data Inspector - has many years of experience not only as a lawyer, but also in accounting, human resources and payroll, or controlling. Acquired experience has established legal specializations in construction law, public procurement law, data protection, civil law, new technology law, or accounting regulations. In 2022, he became a student of the first Doctoral College at the University of Lodz. In his spare time, he is passionate about the landscapes of Italian islands and the latest trends in robotics.

Areas of expertise
· M&A
· Investment Funds regulation
· Corporate and Corporate Governance
· Commercial
· Real estate
· Labor law

Languages
• Polish
• English

a.bednarski@viroux.partners
dr Mariusz Tomaszuk
SENIOR ASSOCIATE
dr Mariusz Tomaszuk, SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Mariusz Tomaszuk, PhD in law, Senior Associate in the Litigation Team. He is a lawyer specializing in civil law and proceedings, enforcement proceedings and the enforcement of claims through alternative dispute resolution. He also has extensive experience in commercial and administrative law, which enables him to efficiently pursue claims and properly represent entities during litigation. Mariusz not only deals with litigation, but also advises at the pre-litigation stage and supports clients in cross-border problems


Education
University of Warsaw, Master of Law
University of Warsaw, B.A. in Political Science
University of Białystok, Faculty of Law, PhD


Languages
• Polish
• English
• Russian

m.tomaszuk@viroux.partners

Associates

Albert Stankiewicz
SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Albert Stankiewicz, SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Albert is a member of the Litigation Department of Viroux & Partners. He specializes in commercial litigation and execution as well as providing ongoing legal services to the clients. Albert is experienced in IP and competition law, especially in representing clients in disputes concerning commission, unfair competition and against consumers concerning unfair commercial practices.

Admitted to the bar in Poland, 2015 (advocate)

- Education –
University of Warsaw, Master of Law, 2011
University of Warsaw, postgraduate studies – IP, 2012

- Languages –
• Polish
• English

a.stankiewicz@viroux.partners
MARTA MICHALKIEWICZ
SENIOR ASSOCIATE
MARTA MICHALKIEWICZ, SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Marta is a member of the Litigation and Arbitration practice.
She specializes in international arbitration and commercial litigation. Marta is also experienced in consumer’s and IP law. She gained her professional experience working in the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection and renowned law firms in Warsaw and Paris. She participated in Legal French course held by French-Polish Chamber of Commerce (CCIFP).

Admitted to the bar
Admitted to the bar in Warsaw, 2021 (attorney-at-law).

Education
University of Warsaw, Master of Laws
Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), European Union Law
University of Florida – Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Center for American Law Studies with University of Warsaw

Languages
• English
• French

m.michalkiewicz@viroux.partners
Oskar Kozikowski
SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Oskar Kozikowski, SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Oskar is an associate at the Litigation and Arbitration practice. He is an attorney-at-law at the District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Warsaw. He gained his professional experience working in law firms in Poznań and Warsaw. Currently, his interests focus on restructuring and bankruptcy law. He supports the firm's clients in civil and commercial cases at all stages of court proceedings.

Education
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland), Master of Laws

Languages
• Polish
• English

o.kozikowski@viroux.partners
Dariusz Mizura
SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Dariusz Mizura, SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Dariusz is an Associate in the Litigation & Arbitration Department of Viroux and Partners.
He specializes in commercial litigation and criminal law. He gained his professional experience working in law firms in Warsaw. He is currently a student at the Faculty of German Law (LL.M.) University of Bonn.

Admitted to the bar
Admitted to the bar in Poland, 2018 (advocate)

Education
University of Maria Curie Skłodowska in Lublin, Master of Law, 2013
University of Warsaw, postgraduate studies – German Law, 2019

Languages
• Polish
• German

d.mizura@viroux.partners
PATRYK BORSUK
ASSOCIATE
PATRYK BORSUK , ASSOCIATE

Patryk is a member of the Litigation & Arbitration Department. He gained his experience working in law firms in Cracow. The areas of his activity are criminal law, family law and civil law. He will start advocate trainee at the District Bar in Warsaw at 2023.

Education
Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Master of Law

Languages
• Polish
• English

p.borsuk@viroux.partners
ALEKSANDER DŁUGOSZ
ASSOCIATE
ALEKSANDER DŁUGOSZ, ASSOCIATE

Aleksander is a member of the Corporate Department of Viroux & Partners. The areas of his activity are corporate and commercial law. He gained his professional experience working in law firms in Warsaw. His interests focus on company transformations and investment processes, as well as on the design and implementation of corporate structures. He is an advocate trainee at the District Bar in Warsaw.

Education
Lazarski University in Warsaw, Master of Law

Languages
• Polish
• English

a.dlugosz@viroux.partners
Roksana Sokół-Kowalczyk
ASSOCIATE
Roksana Sokół-Kowalczyk, ASSOCIATE

Roksana is a member of the Corporate Department. She gained her professional experience working in law firms in Wrocław. She supports the firm's clients in civil, corporate and commercial cases.

Admitted to the bar
Admitted to the bar in Poland, 2020 (Advocate)

Education
University of Wrocław, Master of Law, 2015
IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law, United States, LL.M. U.S., International and Transnational Law, 2016

Languages
• Polish
• English

r.sokol.kowalczyk@viroux.partners
Adrian Kowalczyk
ASSOCIATE
Adrian Kowalczyk, ASSOCIATE

Adrian is a member of the Litigation Department. He gained his professional experience working in law firms in Wrocław. He supports the firm's clients in criminal, civil and commercial cases.

Areas of expertise
• Commercial
• Litigation
• Criminal Law
• Family Law

Admitted to the bar
Admitted to the bar in Poland, 2019 (Advocate)

Education
University of Wrocław, Master of Law, 2015

Languages
• Polish
• English

a.kowalczyk@viroux.partners
Dominika Guz
Junior Associate
Dominika Guz, Junior Associate

Dominika Guz is a member of the Corporate Department of Viroux & Partners. Dominka joined to the team in 2023, prior to that she gained her professional experience working in law firms in Cracow and in Warsaw. She supports the firm's clients in civil, corporate, real estate and commercial cases. Her interests focus on company transformations and investment processes. She is a trainee attorney-at-law at Warsaw Bar Association.

Education
The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Master of Law
The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Postgraduated studies on tax and tax law, 2022

Languages
• Polish
• English

d.guz@viroux.partners
NATALIA KRAŚNIEWSKA
Junior Associate
NATALIA KRAŚNIEWSKA , Junior Associate

Natalia is a member of the Corporate Department of Viroux & Partners.
She gained her experience working in law firms and international law firm in Warsaw.
The areas of her activity are Corporate, Real Estate, Corporate Governance, Legal Compliance, ESG.

Education:
Lazarski University in Warsaw, Master of Law
University of Warsaw, postgraduate studies – Company Law

Languages:
• Polish
• English

n.krasniewska@viroux.partners
BARTOSZ KLIM
Junior Associate
BARTOSZ KLIM , Junior Associate

: Bartosz is a member of the Litigation & Arbitration Department of Viroux & Partners. The areas of his activity are civil law, civil proceedings and administrative law. He is an attorney trainee at the District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Warsaw.

Education
University of Warsaw, Master of Law, 2023

Languages
· Polish
· English

b.klim@viroux.partners
RAFAŁ STRONK
Junior Associate
RAFAŁ STRONK , Junior Associate

Rafał specializes in issues of civil proceedings, civil law and constitutional law.

He has experience in resolving disputes in the field of commercial law, construction law and civil law, especially with regard to product, tort and contractual liability.

He gained experience in dispute resolution and competition law departments in recognized Polish and international law firms. He also completed internships at the Office of the General Counsel of the Republic of Poland, the Constitutional Tribunal and the Office of the Polish Commissioner for Human Rights.

Rafał is a trainee advocate and a doctoral student at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences (University of Warsaw).

Education -
University of Warsaw, Master of Law, 2022
University of Warsaw, Doctoral School of Social Sciences, 2022 –
The Warsaw Bar Association, 2024 –

- Languages -
Polish
English

r.stronk@viroux.partners

Administration

KAMILA SOBIESKA
ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR
KAMILA SOBIESKA , ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR

Kamila Sobieska is dynamic and result-oriented professional with 20+years of experience in office management, supervision and administration. She provides confidential support to senior and high-level lawyers to ensure compliance with our Law Firm objectives and provides valuable cooperation at all organizational levels.

Education
Warsaw Management University, Master of Science in Management, 2004

Languages
• Polish
• English

k.sobieska@viroux.partners
DOMINIKA KOSTRO
ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
DOMINIKA KOSTRO , ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Dominika is an organized and detail-oriented Administrative Coordinator with proven experience in clerical roles. She is experienced in providing excellent customer service and support to ensure meeting the organizational goals.

Education
Collegium Humanum in Warsaw, fourth-year student of Psychology

Languages
•Polish
•English

d.kostro@viroux.partners
PAULINA STANISŁAWSKA
LEGAL ASSISTANT
PAULINA STANISŁAWSKA, LEGAL ASSISTANT

Paulina is a well-organized Legal Assistant who deals with the current affairs of the office, organizing documents and customer service. Moreover, Paulina provides organizational and administrative support.

Education:
University of Warsaw, law student

Languages:
- Polish
- English

p.stanislawska@viroux.partners

Viroux & Partners Sp. K.

ul. Okrzei 1a, XIIp.
03-715 Warszawa
NIP 1133076221