Łukasz Wołk

Advocate, Partner, Head of the Kraków office of KZP

Łukasz Wołk
phone:
+48 12 296 8700
mobile:
+48 882 680 913
office:
Cracow

Since 2001, Łukasz Wołk has been providing legal services to the largest companies in Poland in the chemical and energy sectors (Grupa Azoty S.A., Tauron PE S.A., Energa S.A., PKN Orlen S.A). He has advised on numerous acquisitions, sales and restructurings of companies in Poland and abroad. He has supervised and managed large-scale M&A transactions and performed due diligence for acquisitions of companies and businesses abroad by Polish telecommunications and chemical companies (transactions in Serbia, Germany and the Czech Republic). Łukasz has also provided legal services to developers with foreign capital operating in the Polish market. Furthermore, Łukasz Wołk also specializes in criminal law and criminal procedure as well as court litigation, including cases before domestic arbitration courts (The Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw, The Arbitration Court at the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Katowice), and before foreign arbitration courts including, among others, The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and The UEFA Court of Arbitration.

Currently, Łukasz Wołk serves as a Judge on the Disciplinary Board at the Kraków Bar of Advocates.

Prior to joining KZP, he was a Partner at Forystek and Partners, where he worked for nearly 17 years, and for 11 years as a Partner.

Languages: Polish, English

Membership: The Cracow Bar of Advocates. Bar exam passed in 2006 coming first among all examinees.

Education: Jagiellonian University of Kraków (Master of Law, 2000), Jagiellonian University of Kraków – Institute for Inventiveness and Protection of Intellectual Property (Postgraduate studies, 2001).

Chemical Industry:

  • Represented Grupa Azoty S.A. and its subsidiaries for 8 years (among other things, worked as an in-house lawyer at Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn S.A., Grupa Azoty ATT Polymers GmbH). Provided legal support in the first foreign acquisition in Germany, successfully represented the Company in arbitration proceedings in Stockholm, represented the Company in numerous restructuring projects in Poland and abroad.

  • Worked as an in-house lawyer at Orlen Oil Sp. z o.o.

  • Provided legal advice to Rafineria Trzebinia S.A. – legal services for the refinery and comprehensive services for its subsidiary, Naftowax Sp. z o.o.

  • Supervision and coordination of services provided to PKN Orlen S.A.


Energy Industry:

  • Represented companies from the Tauron PE S.A. group in precedential litigation with a housing cooperative regarding the cooperative's claims for the establishment of a transmission easement.

  • Represented Tauron PE S.A. in disputes with wind farms.

  • Ongoing legal assistance to Energa S.A. and supervision of services provided to the operator in Płock.


Sports Industry

  • Represented Wisła S.A. sports club before the UEFA tribunal in Lausanne

  • Supervision of comprehensive legal services provided to ZAKSA Kędzierzyn Koźle.


Food Industry

  • Represented one of the largest food manufacturers from the Małopolska region in a M&A process initiated by Heinz.


Telecommunications Industry

  • Represented Telefonika Kable S.A. in a M&A process involving companies in Serbia and Ukraine.


Construction Industry

  • Represented Polish and foreign developers and construction companies throughout the investment process during the development of prestigious projects in Krakow: Saritor Park (UK investor), Garden Residence (Greek investor), Prestige Properties Group (Polish investor – the most prestigious residential and construction project in Krakow).

  • Represented all Lindner Group companies in Poland in very significant litigations and arbitration proceedings (with a value of more than EUR 10 million).


IT Industry

  • Provided comprehensive representation services to the companies of the Norwegian Making Waves group (since the beginning of their operations in Poland).


Reprivatization

Successfully represented the heirs of many families in numerous reprivatization proceedings concerning real properties taken over by the State Treasury after 1945 (agricultural reform, decree on abandoned and post-German property, properties located in territories beyond the Bug River, expropriations on other grounds).

Criminal Cases

Acted as defense attorney in numerous criminal cases, especially economic crime cases.

Litigation

Acted as an attorney in numerous precedential civil cases before courts across Poland.

Management

Worked at the law firm Forystek & Partnerzy as the Partner responsible for internal HR matters for 11 years. At present, head of the Kraków office of Kochański Zięba & Partners, responsible for implementing the law firm’s development strategy in southern Poland.