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Poland

FKA

Warsaw

Main Office Address

ul. Królewska 16

00-103 Warsaw

Poland

Other Info

Primary Contact Lawyers

Leszek Rydzewski
Jolanta Sawicka

Firm Profile

FKA

FKA is a local company with global experience and in-depth knowledge of the local market. 

FKA was established in February 2009, on the foundation of M. Furtek & Partners, a law firm with eight years’ presence on the local market.

Two name partners (head of corporate and tax partner) and two other partners (corporate and employment) joined the firm after having worked for a number of years for an international law firm from the „Magic Circle”.

FKA is composed of highly experienced lawyers, who support many leading companies and financial institutions, both domestic and foreign.

Our priority is to understand the business needs of our clients and to ensure the highest quality of comprehensive legal advice in all matters relating to commercial activity.

Our main practices are: corporate law, including M&A and private equity, competition and antitrust, employment law, dispute resolution and arbitration, tax, financial institutions and restructuring.

The effects of our work have often been noted and valued both in Poland and internationally. For many years, we have been recommended by independent analysts from Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and Tax Directors Handbook (Tax Legal 500).

  • Competition
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Corporate (general)
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Finance and Banking
  • Finance and Banking Disputes
  • Intellectual property
  • International Arbitration
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Tax
  • Tax litigation and dispute resolution

Awards and Recommendations

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2017
  • Banking and finance: Leszek Rydzewski leads the practice at FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz and advised Kliniki Neuroradiochirurgii on the PLN105m financing of the construction of a hospital. Bank Millennium, Alior Bank and Pekao Leasing are also clients.
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A: At FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz, Tadeusz Komosa assisted Viking Malt with its purchase of Danish Malting Group from Carlsberg, and Edyta Jusiel, who is ‘a very competent transactional lawyer’ and ‘has all matters under tight control’, advised mBank on divesting Call Center Poland to CCIG Group.
  • Competition/antitrust: FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz’s workload includes merger control advice and consumer protection disputes. Senior associate Agnieszka Skrok is advising Uponor on merger control issues arising from its investment activity in Poland.
  • Dispute resolution: FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz is representing an estate administrator of GT Trading Finland in claims against GT Trading Polska for unjust enrichment and return of loans. According to one client, Marek Furtek is ‘among the top arbitration lawyers in Poland’.
  • Restructuring and insolvency: FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz’s team acted for mBank, as a creditor, in several restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings against debtors including Call Center Poland and Paech. Leszek Rydzewski and Marek Furtek jointly head the practice.
  • Tax Directors Handbook: FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz acts for clients including Ferratum, Orange Polska and Poczta Polska. Practice head Mariusz Aleksandrowicz advised Viking Malt on the tax aspects of its acquisition of Danish Malting Group from Carlsberg.
  • Leading individual: Mariusz Aleksandrowicz
  • Chambers Europe 2017
  • What the team is known for: Comprehensive corporate offering encompassing domestic and international M&A, reorganisations, demergers and joint ventures. Assists clients from a variety of industries.”
  • Notable practitioners:
  • Corporate/M&A: Edyta Jusiel advises on the full spectrum of corporate law and M&A transactions. She recently advised Elekta on the acquisition of RTA.
  • Tadeusz Komosa continues to be a critical player in corporate law and assists clients with a broad range of domestic and cross-border transactions. He recently assisted Viking Malt with issues connected to its acquisition of Danish Malting Group in Poland from Carlsberg.
  • Dispute Resolution: Marek Furtek of FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz is widely regarded as a well-established name in domestic and international arbitration matters. He has a particular focus on contentious infrastructure projects. He recently advised the administrator of a Finnish bankruptcy estate in a dispute with GT Trading Polska over an alleged unfair enrichment.
  • Tax: Mariusz Aleksandrowicz heads the tax practice at FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz. He has a long-established track record in assisting with tax matters relating to transactions.
  • Chambers Global 2017
  • Marek Furtek received an award in this year's edition of Chambers Global in the category "Most in demand arbitrators" (Band 2).
  • Polityka Insight: FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz was among the laureates of the Polityka Insight ranking "Regulatory Law Office 2017" (Banking) for the second consecutive year as one of the few local firms.
  • IFLR1000: Financial and corporate
  • Clients appreciate FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz’s work: “They did an excellent job with full attention to details and had full control over the process,” says one. Edyta Jusiel receives individual praise: “Very diligent with great technical knowledge”.
  • In banking and finance the team advises the likes of BNP Paribas, Ferratum Bank and Bank Ochrony Środowiska. During the research period the firm advised Kliniki Neuroradiochirurgii in connection with financing the construction of an oncology hospital for patients.
  • In the capital markets the firm advised Bank Ochrony Środowiska on adapting bond program documentation to the new bonds act.
  • In M&A the firm advised mBank on a sale of Call Center Poland to CCIG Group and acted for Orange Polska in connection with their sale of Contact Center to Arteria.
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2016: FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz represents clients from a broad range of sectors in litigation and arbitration.
  • Banking and finance: FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz’s clients include Alior Bank, which practice head Leszek Rydzewski advised on the financing of wind farm projects in Pomerania and Mazovia. Rydzewski also assisted PKO Bank Polski with restructuring Pamapol’s debt.
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A: FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz recently handled two M&A transactions for Orange Polska, including advising on the sale of a sports channel. The firm also assisted Zomato Media Private with the acquisition of dining portal Gastronauci.pl. Tadeusz Komosa leads the practice. Edyta Jusiel and Mariusz Aleksandrowicz, the firm’s head of tax, are also active in this area.
  • Competition/antitrust: At FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz, senior associate Agnieszka Skrok acted for Ferratum Bank in proceedings pertaining to the alleged violation of collective consumer interests, and assisted several banks with analysing loan agreement templates with respect to potentially abusive clauses.
  • Dispute resolution: FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz represents clients from a broad range of sectors in litigation and arbitration. Marek Furtek heads the practice.
  • Restructuring and insolvency: FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz’s clients include PKO Bank Polski and BNP Paribas; it advised the latter on restructuring Pamapol’s debt. The firm also acted for mBank in restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings concerning IT and media group PINO. Banking lawyer Leszek Rydzewski and disputes specialist Marek Furtek are the key names.
  • Tax: FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz advised Bank Ochrony Środowiska on tax issues pertaining to bond programme documentation. The firm handles day-to-day matters for PKN Orlen and is also acting for the client in litigation. Mariusz Aleksandrowicz heads the practice.
  • Chambers Europe 2016
  • What the team is known for: Assists clients with a wide range of transactional and corporate advisory matters. Areas of expertise include company law, investments, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and M&A deals. Acts for clients from a wide range of industry sectors.
  • Strengths: Fast and effective. The advice is always accurate and business-oriented. The lawyers don't hide behind legal jargon or make things complicated.
  • Notable practitioners:
  • Corporate/M&A: Edyta Jusiel is an experienced corporate practitioner, noted for advising both domestic and international clients on a range of corporate and transactional mandates. She often acts for clients from the telecommunications and healthcare sectors. Clients praise her availability.
  • Department head Tadeusz Komosa is a long-standing name in the Polish corporate market. He recently advised Zomato Media on its acquisition of shares in Gatronauci.pl.
  • Dispute Resolution: Marek Furtek of FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz is a well-known arbitrator. He also represents clients as counsel in arbitration, mediation and litigation cases.
  • Restructuring and Insolvency: Clients describe Leszek Rydzewski of FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz as "well organised, with good interpersonal skills." He recently assisted with the restructuring of debt owed to PKO Bank Polski and Bank Gospodarki Żywnościowej.
  • TAX: Mariusz Aleksandrowicz heads the tax practice at FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz. He is a highly recognisable figure in the market, with sources highlighting his long track record. Tax litigation is a particular strength.
  • Polityka Insight: FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz among laureates of Polityka Insight’s ranking “The ranking of regulatory law firms 2016” in Banking area.
  • FKA has received the largest number of points from all recommended law firms for the complexity of legal services in the area of banking. FKA is one of two local law firms that have received this award.
  • This is the first ranking of law firms in Poland organised by Polityka Insight. PI has chosen and rated law firms advising in five areas: banking, energy, competition, telecommunications and pharmaceutical law. The results are based on submissions gathered by PI’s analysts from the largest companies operating in regulatory sectors and from the law firms themselves.
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2015: The effective FKA is praised for its quick response times and communication.
  • Dispute resolution: FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz’s work includes acting for mBank and Millennium Bank in relation to toxic fx options. Marek Furtek and Leszek Rydzewski are joint heads of the team, with the latter leading in banking and finance disputes.
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A: Lawyers at FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz have ‘excellent project management skills and very good legal knowledge’. Edyta Jusiel ‘has great communication skills and gets good results’. Tadeusz Komosa heads the team, which routinely advises very high-profile clients on matters such as domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures, equity investments and demergers. Banking and telecoms are areas of significant activity.
  • Banking and finance: The ‘effective’ FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz is praised for its quick response times and communication. Leszek Rydzewski’s team acts for such clients as Bank Millennium, PKO Bank Polski and mBank in a mixture of contentious and non-contentious matters. Marek Furtek – the firm’s head of dispute resolution and arbitration – is active in this sector.
  • Competition/antitrust: Senior associate Agnieszka Skrok at FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz represented Bank Handlowy in eight court proceedings before the Court of Competition and Consumer Protection and the Court of Appeal. VIA SMS is another client, which the firm defended against allegations of abusive clauses in its loan agreement templates, and violation of collective consumer interests.
  • Restructuring and insolvency: FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz’s ‘proactive’ team provides ‘fully professional services, deep knowledge and the ability to explain complex legal issues’. Primarily it advises financial institutions as creditors and its work includes the renegotiation of credit facilities, the sale of assets and obtaining support from shareholders and investors. The ‘experienced’ Leszek Rydzewski heads the practice.
  • Tax: Mariusz Aleksandrowicz of FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz is ‘a top-class specialist who takes a comprehensive approach’. Clients include Poczta Polska.
  • Chambers Europe 2015
  • What the team is known for: FKA’s proactive team provides fully professional services, deep knowledge and the ability to explain complex legal issues.
  • Notable practitioners:
  • Tax: Mariusz Aleksandrowicz of FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz maintains his reputation as one of the best tax lawyers in Poland. He is particularly recommended for litigation and stands out for his vast knowledge and understandable explanations. "You can be sure that his advice covers all the issues," remarks one impressed interviewee.
  • Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators – Poland.
  • Marek Furtek of FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz is a well-known figure in the market and a respected arbitrator. He is president of the Arbitration Court at the Polish Chamber of Commerce.
  • Client Choice award 2015 for Mariusz Aleksandrowicz – Corporate Tax