We are delighted to announce that, in line with our traditional New Year’s celebrations, new members have joined the ranks of the firm’s partners and counsel.
Wojciech Kulczyk of the Competition and Consumer Law team and Krzysztof Sikorski of the Energy team have been promoted to partner, while Magdalena Zielińska-Kuć of the IP & TMT and Life Sciences teams and the firm’s Italian Desk has been promoted to counsel.
We would like to sincerely congratulate Magda, Krzysztof and Wojtek on their promotions.
We are delighted to have you with us!
OUR NEW PARTNERS:
Wojciech Kulczyk – Attorney-at-law
Member of the Competition and Consumer Law team. He primarily advises clients on competition law matters, including with respect to cartels, distribution agreements, and other vertical relations and practices constituting an abuse of a dominant position.
He is also responsible for coordinating the firm’s work on complex merger and foreign direct investment (FDI) notifications. He is one of the top-ranked Polish specialists on merger controls and foreign investment regulations. He has actively participated in numerous high-profile merger control cases, including complex procedures involving, so-called, Phase II proceedings.
He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.
He began his career at WKB as a fourth-year law student as an intern with the Competition and Consumer Law team and has also supported the Energy and Insurance teams.
He also gained professional experience at the Brussels office of a leading American law firm.
Wojciech is a university lecturer and has spoken at numerous competition law conferences and training sessions and is the author or co-author of many specialist publications, including the Commentary to the Act on Competition and Consumer Protection (Wolters Kluwer, 2016).
Krzysztof Sikorski – Attorney-at-law
Member of the Energy team and the firm’s German Desk. He primarily advises clients on energy law matters, including in respect of renewable energy sources]. He specialises is regulations related to investments in RES installations and commercial contract law, including power purchasing agreements (PPAs).
He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the Faculty of Law at Humboldt University in Berlin.
He supervises due diligence in connection with planned M&A transactions, with a particular focus on energy projects. He advises clients on all issues related to energy law, including representing them before the courts and administrative bodies.
He has worked with WKB for over 12 years. He gained professional experience at a leading energy law firm in Germany, as well as at a leading UK firm as part of an internship organised by Associated European Energy Consultants.
Krzysztof is a university lecturer and has spoken at numerous energy law conferences and training session and is the author or co-author or many specialist publications, including the Commentary to the Act on Electromobility and Alternative Fuels (C.H. Beck, 2020).
OUR NEW COUNSEL:
Magdalena Zielińska-Kuć – Advocate
A driving force behind the growth of the Food Law team. Member of the Intellectual Property and TMT and Life Sciences teams as well as the firm’s Italian Desk. She specialises in advising on a broad range of food law related matters as well as product law and international trade law, with a particular focus on the Italian market.
She is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and has studied at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome and interned at the Consorzio Nazionale Riscossioni in Rome.
She advises businesses active in the food industry on all aspects of food law. She regularly supports leading retail chains and food produces in questions concerning the law relative to product marketing, labelling, and advertising. She also advises on the conclusion of commercial contracts, including agreements on the international sale of goods, distribution arrangements, and franchising. She represents clients during inspections and proceedings concerning fines and product recalls and conducts proceedings related to food quality and safety, as well as adulteration.
She has extensive litigation experience, including in relation to the performance of commercial contracts, unfair market practices, and acts of unfair competition. She supports clients in preparing and engaging in advertising as well as marketing innovative products, including so-called borderline products which are not subject to clear legal definitions.
She supports Italian-speaking clients in doing business in Poland and advises entities active on the Italian market.
She regularly provides training to entrepreneurs and businesses and speaks at international conferences. She is the [current / incumbent] coordinator for online alcohol trading at the Chamber of Digital Economy and sits on the management committee of the AgriFood Commission UIA. She is also a member of several international bar associations: AIGLI (International Association of Italian-speaking Lawyers), Legalmondo, Multilaw, and UIA.