Joining forces is the beginning, staying together is a progress, working together is a success.
~Henry Ford

Katarzyna Knapek

Lawyer-partner

In her daily practice she focuses on providing complex legal services for business clients. She is experienced in legal services of transport, industry, construction, manufacturing, medical and pharmaceutical entities. She has participated in conducting due diligence projects for foreign customers in English.

She is qualified in a law company and corporate advice, including M&A. Her constant professional development guarantees high quality of her work. She is fluent in English and Italian.

She is also interested in non-fiction literature, modern European cinematography and running.

Tomasz Rybczyński

Lawyer-partner

Undisputed specialist in criminal law, penal fiscal and tax law. His legal practice is related to penal, economic and medical law. He represents his clients in front of the public prosecutors, criminal courts, the police, heads of tax offices, as well as the directors of customs chambers.

He has complex knowledge and experience in the field of European and international criminal law, including the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights.

He speaks fluent English. Privately interested in history, socializing board games and sports.

Karolina Szmit

Lawyer-partner

Her professional interest is civil law. She deals with providing services of legal assistance to entrepreneurs conducting its operations both within the country and abroad.

Within her duties she is also engaged in contract law, public procurement law, labor law and social security law, competition and consumer protection law. She has extensive experience in legal entity service of construction and production industry also in English.

She speaks fluent English and German. In her privet life she is interested in modern art and architecture, as well as skiing.

Karolina Uzdowska

Lawyer-partner

In 2018, she successfully passed a bar examination. In 2014, she graduated with honors from law studies at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia.

Professionally deals with issues related primarily to civil law and current law support for business entities, including in particular the field of industrial property law. She also has extensive experience in conducting criminal and family cases. The Clients’ clients praise her professionalism and commitment to introducing matters.

Michalina Cykowska

Trainee advocate

Trainee advocate in a second year of traineeshipat the District Bar Council of Katowice. In 2016 she graduated from law studies  at the Faculty of Law, Cannonic Law and Administration of the Jean Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

Her professional practice includes civil and family law. She gained her experience during her work  in silesian law offices and practice in the courts. She is fluent in English. Privately, she is interested in fashion, reads non-fiction literature and train downhill skiing.

Barbara Hamerlik

Trainee advocate

Trainee legal adviser at the District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Katowice. In 2017, she graduated from law studies at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia in Katowice. She has experience in providing comprehensive legal support to polish and foreign business entities operating in various industries, including industrial investments.

Her main interests include commercial law and business law. During her studies she was the Chair of the Scientific Circle of Public Economic Law at the University of Silesia and participated in international conferences. She is fluently speaks English.. Privately, she loves old cinema and italian travels.

Justyna Tlatlik

Trainee advocate

Trainee attorney at the District Bar Council in Katowice. In 2016 she graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia with honors. PhD student at the Faculty of Labour Law and Social Policy of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia since 2016, gained her experience by working in law firms and during internships in courts. During her studies, an active member of Students’ Legal Clinic, where she was a coordinator.

Her main interests include labour law and intellectual property rights. In the Law Firm she deals with disputes between entrepreneurs, as well as with cases against banks over claims related to foreign currency loans. In 2015, she completed a training course to work as a mediator. She speaks English fluently.

Urszula Klisiewicz – Makuła

Trainee advocate

A third year trainee advocate at the District Bar Council in Katowice. In 2015, graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia in Katowice with a Master’s degree. Co-author of the publication “Legal First Aid Kit – Lex without tears”, published in cooperation with the Association of Polish Judges “Iustitia”. During her studies she was actively involved in the university life. She was an initiator and founder of the “Iustitia” Trial Criminal Law Scientific Association, in which she was also the Chairwoman. Speaker and co-organizer of scientific conferences on criminal law.

She deals with civil law, criminal law and legal services for business entities. Her interests also include issues related to bankruptcy law, copyright and personal data protection.
She has gained her experience working in public administration units, law firms and practices in courts and the Public Prosecutor’s Office.
A cat lover, interested in cooking, classical music and the culture of the interwar period.

Mateusz Jaracz

Trainee advocate

Trainee Advocate at the District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Katowice. In 2017 graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Silesian University in Katowice.

His professional career is primarily focused on criminal law. He also has extensive experience in providing services to business entities as well as in civil law cases. In his free time, interested in economics and keen on running.

Sylwia Petelicka

Trainee advocate

Trainee Advocate at the District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Katowice. Passed the bar exam in 2019. In 2015, she graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia in Katowice with a Master’s degree.

As part of her professional career, she deals with civil law, criminal law and commercial law. Her interests also include issues related to commercial law.

In her free time, she loves mountain hiking and cinema, and is interested in cooking art.

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Anna Cierpioł

Advocate

Passed the State Bar Examination in 2018. In 2014 she graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia with honours.

Graduate of postgraduate studies in medical law and bioethics at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

Professionally, she deals with issues related primarily to civil law and the day-to-day services for business entities.

Her professional interests mainly include medical and contract law.

She is fluent in English.

Anna Bednarz – Bańkowska

Advocate

Passed the State Bar Examination in 2018.

Professionally, she deals with issues related to civil law and the day-to-day services for business entities. Her professional interests include criminal law, including commercial criminal law and fiscal criminal law.

Gained her professional experience in law firms, prosecutor’s offices, common courts and the Ministry of Justice.

She is fluent in English. Passionate about distant travels and crime stories.

Anna Słowikowska

Dr canon law

A specialist in canon law. She deals with carrying out the processes of annulment of marriage. In the area of her practice, dr Anna Słowikowska supports people who are going to complain or have already complained to the Episcopal Court.

Her interests include the relations between the entities secular law and canon law.
She speaks fluent English, Italian and Latin. In her free time she is interested in landscape architecture.

Jakub Leraczyk

Legal advisor

Legal advisor dealing mainly with matters of tax , administrative and financial law as well as civil and economic-related service businesses. He has extensive experience in representing in front of tax authorities and the common courts, especially the administrative courts in administrative and tax processes.

He fluently speaks English. He is fond of cinema, photography and biking.

Aleksandra Karpińska

Lawyer

Her scientific interests include proceedings to take evidence in civil lawsuits. Her main fields include providing legal assistance to individual clients in civil and family law as well as criminal law. In cooperation with foreign law firms, she also conducts cases for clients living abroad. Fluent in English and Spanish. Interested in literature and unconventional medicine.

Passed the bar exam in 2016. She graduated from the general training at the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution in Kraków. A doctoral student in the Department of Civil Procedure at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Silesian University in Katowice since 2014.

Jolanta Damec

Lawyer

Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. A long-time employee of the customs and tax administration, including the Ministry of Finance (individual interpretations in the field of excise duty).

Specialist in the field of customs law and excise duty, she worked as a customs agent. He has extensive knowledge in the field of case-law in matters of excise duty. She specializes in the management of tax warehouses and bonded warehouses.

Legal assistance in solving disputes and problems