Ten Partners at Kochanski & Partners have been elevated to Equity Partner status in 2022. These are: Pawel Cholewinski, Aleksandra Ryzkowska, Jacek Kozikowski, Andrzej Palys, Wojciech Wrochna, Agata Dziwisz-Moshe, Anna Gwiazda, Michal Konig, Pawel Mardas, and Mateusz Ostrowski.
Cholewinski, Head of the Transactional Practices Group, including Real Estate and M&A, has been with Kochanski & Partners since 2012. Before that, he spent over a year with Weil Gotshal and Manges as an Associate and, earlier still, almost a year as an Associate with Stolarek & Grabalski. He became the Head of the Transactional Practices Group back in August (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on August 8, 2022).
Ryzkowska, Head of International Practice Development and the Chinese Business Desk, has been with the firm since 2021, when she joined as a Senior Associate. In 2020 she worked at Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka as a Junior Associate. Since 2019, Ryzkowska has also spent two years at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in China as an Intern in the Agricultural Department. Between 2016 and 2019, she was a Legal Advisor at Univerpol. She made Partner with Kochanski & Partners back in April (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on April 5, 2022).
Kozikowski, Head of Infrastructure and the Asian Desk, has been with the firm since 2015. He obtained his LLM degree and his Doctorate from Nagoya University. He was promoted to Partner with Kochanski & Partners in 2021 (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on November 4, 2021).
Palys specializes in court disputes, including commercial disputes, debt collection, and aviation law projects. He has been with Kochanski & Partners since 2011 and was promoted to Partner in 2021 (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on April 5, 2021).
Wrochna, Head of Energy, Natural Resources & Chemicals, has been with Kochanski & Partners since December 2016 (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on January 19, 2017) when he joined as a Counsel. Before that, he spent almost five years as a Senior Legal Advisor with PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna. Earlier, he spent five years as Counsel with Grynhoff Wozny i Wspolnicy, and, earlier still, two years as Advisor with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland. He began his career as an Advisor with the European Parliament, where he spent two years between 2005 and 2007.
Dziwisz-Moshe, Head of the Tax Practice, joined Kochanski & Partners in 2017. Prior to that, she spent eight years as an Advocate with GWW.
Gwiazda, Head of the Labor Law practice, has been with the firm since 2005. Prior to that, she spent over two years in solo practice after beginning her career with Chalas Wysocki and Partners in 2001.
Konig, Head of Commercial Disputes, joined Kochanski & Partners in 2015 as an Associate. In 2017, he was promoted to Senior Associate and, in 2019, he made Partner.
Mardas, part of the M&A team, has been with the firm since 2016 when he joined as a Counsel. He made Partner in 2019. Prior to Kochanski & Partners, he spent over seven years with SSW Pragmatic Solutions as a Senior Associate. Before that, he spent a year and a half as an Associate with Grynhoff Wozny i Wspolnicy, between 2007 and 2009. Earlier, Mardas spent a year and a half as a Lawyer with Karniol Malecki i Wspolnicy and, earlier still, over a year with BPH Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych as a Specialist Lawyer. He began his career as a Lawyer with Pawlak Gasior i Partnerzy, where he spent over two years between 2003 and 2005.
Ostrowski, part of the Civil Litigation team, has been with Kochanski & Partners since 2014. Before that, he spent three and a half years as an Assistant Judge with the Warszawa-Zoliborz District Court, between 2007 and 2010 and between 2013 and 2014. Between 2010 and 2012, Ostrowski spent a year as a Lawyer with Jachacy-Bednarek Malarecka and over a year with KA Magdalena Guzewicz, KA Veronica Afewu.
Kochanski & Partners CEO and CFO Monika Wojciechowska, CTO Michal Walczak, and Business Strategy & Development Director Bartosz Pawlowski were also elevated to Equity Partner, alongside the ten lawyers.