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5 new lawyers at JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS (JD&P)

In early January 2017, JARA DRAPAŁA & PARTNERS Law Firm (JD&P) gained five new lawyers.

The Tax Team was joined by Magdalena Zasiewska — a tax adviser with over twenty years of practice, including at companies from the Great Four, previously employed as a director at PWC. She became the Head of Tax at JD&P. Magdalena Zasiewska is an expert on Polish and international tax law. She has advised on business restructuring and M&A processes. She was also involved in tax proceedings of Polish and foreign companies. Her clients included entities from key sectors of the economy, such as the energy sector, commerce, real estate and FMCG. She is the author of numerous Polish and foreign publications and editor of the commentary to the OECD model agreement on avoiding double taxation. She is also a Member of the National Council of Tax Advisers in its current term.

By commencing cooperation with Magdalena Zasiewska, we want to bring attention to the Tax Team at our Law Firm and put more emphasis on providing complementary tax advisory services — commented Zbigniew Jara, Managing Partner at JD&P.

The Court and Arbitration Proceedings Team, led by Professor Przemysław Drapała (Partner) will be strengthened by three lawyers: Piotr Duma (Associate), Artur Krępa (Junior Associate) and Iwo Franaszczyk (Junior Associate).
Piotr Duma is an experienced legal adviser within the scope of conducting court and arbitration disputes concerning construction and infrastructural investment projects as well as advisory services for entities from the real estate and investment funds sectors. For the past five years, he has worked in the trial department of Dentons law firm. He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw (2010).

Artur Krępa also has experience within the scope of infrastructural, real estate and corporate disputes. He specialises in court proceedings, arbitration proceedings and securing proceedings. He obtained his professional experience in international and boutique law firms, advising, amongst others, clients from the construction and financial industries. He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at Jagiellonian University (2014) and is a trainee legal adviser.

Iwo Franaszczyk is a trainee attorney. He graduated from the Koźmiński University Law School in Warsaw (2016) and studied Management at the University of Warsaw. His professional experience includes conducting domestic and foreign arbitration disputes, extra-judicial recovery of claims and contract management.

The Court and Arbitration Proceedings Team at our law firm has been developing dynamically over the past years. Clients value our expertise, experience and effectiveness, in particular in the area of disputes concerning infrastructure investments. I am glad that this development is also noticed by talented court lawyers, who have decided to join us — said Professor Przemysław Drapała (Partner).

The HR changes at JD&P law firm also affect the Company Law Team, led by Zbigniew Jara (Managing Partner). It was recently joined by Aleksandra Cichecka (Junior Associate). She specialises in corporate matters of companies and contractual advice, advice within the scope of commercial law, public procurement law and competition law. She graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw (2015).

The decision to welcome five new people to our firm was based on the continuous, dynamic increase in the number and weight of commissioned cases, and thus on the Law Firm’s development, primarily when it comes to three main teams: Company Law, Court and Arbitration Proceedings, and Tax. We have ambitious plans for the future. For this reason, I am happy that we are entering the new year as a Team, stronger and even more determined to continue our success story — summed up Zbigniew Jara, JD&P Managing Partner.