Legal services in 34 countries on 5 continents!

Our Legal Office provides an expansive spectrum of services in sports law and international law – in particular with respect to dispute resolution and overseas debt recovery, as well as contract negotiations of a transboundary character.

OUR AREA OF EXPERTISE

Sports law

We provide legal services to entities acting in the sports sector – including both individual clients, such as players, couches and intermediaries, and entities such as clubs, academies and sports societies. We render our services listed below throughout Poland but equally eagerly and frequently abroad. In principle, we:

  • carry out legal audits and due diligence analyses of sports clubs;
  • provide legal assistance in the process of purchasing sports clubs;
  • provide legal assistance to sports clubs and academies, including representing them before bodies of sports associations;
  • prepare and negotiate contracts of players, couches and intermediaries;
  • prepare and negotiate sponsorship and sports marketing contracts (commercial use of image);
  • provide legal assistance in the process of transfer of players;
  • manage sports disputes, including representing Clients before bodies of the Polish Football Association, the Polish Volleyball Association, FIFA, FIBA, as well as in arbitral proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne;
  • prepare interpretations of regulations issued by sports associations;
  • prepare legal opinions on the functioning of sports clubs and associations.

We have extensive professional experience in providing legal services to sports clubs and academies, as well as to entities working in the sports marketing sector. We advise both players and sports clubs and participate in domestic and international transfers of players.

 

Debt recovery

We provide legal assistance in debt recovery on pre-judicial, judicial and enforcement stage. We have wide-ranging experience in managing legal disputes related to debt recovery and representing Clients in bankruptcy proceedings. In this respect, as part of our daily work, we support Clients not only in Poland, but also in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Hungary and countries of the Balkan Peninsula. In particular, we:

  • exchange correspondence with contracting parties on the pre-judicial stage;
  • prepare settlement agreements aimed at non-judicial dispute resolution;
  • represent Clients before state and arbitral courts;
  • represent Clients in clause and interim proceedings;
  • represent Clients in enforcement proceedings as well as in proceedings on disclosure of the debtor’s assets;
  • represent Clients in bankruptcy and arrangement proceedings.

Our Team represents our Clients in numerous enforcement proceedings, providing legal assistance at each stage.

 

Court proceedings and arbitration

We provide legal services in representing Clients before state courts, administrative courts, administrative authorities as well as before bodies of sports associations and arbitral tribunals. State borders do not constitute a limitation for us also in this field, therefore we support our Clients both domestically and abroad. We are deeply convinced that there is no such place where we would not be able to help our Clients. In particular, we represent clients in:

  • sports disputes, including before bodies of sports associations and arbitral tribunals;
  • disputes related to debt recovery;
  • disputes arising from contractual obligations;
  • disputes related to company law;
  • compensation proceedings;
  • disputes related to infringement of personal rights and breach of the use of image;
  • disputes related to labour and social security law;
  • disputes related to property law, including establishing a trustee of joint property and acquisitive prescription;
  • inheritance disputes;
  • disputes related to family law, including divorces and establishment of parental custody and contacts with children.

Currently, our Team manages a great many of court proceedings, including in particular disputes related to contract law, property law, sports law and family law. Our Legal Office has extensive experience in representing Clients before state courts, administrative courts, including the Supreme Administrative Court of Poland, before bodies of the Polish Football Association, the Polish Volleyball Association, FIFA, FIBA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.

 

Real estate law

We provide legal services to property developers, real estate agents, architects, housing communities and purchasers of real estate on both primary and secondary market. Our Legal Office offers assistance in the investment process, also with respect to legal and administrative aspects. In particular, we:

  • prepare and evaluate agreements related to real estate trading, including developer agreements, rental agreements as well as real estate brokerage agreements;
  • prepare and evaluate agreements related to the investment process, including contracts for construction services as well as for architectural and construction designs;
  • represent Clients in negotiating contracts related to land and residential properties;
    evaluate legal status of real estate;
  • advise and represent Clients in proceedings before administrative authorities and administrative courts concerning spatial planning and building construction supervision;
  • advise and represent Clients in disputes arising from realization of construction investments or resulting from sales or rental of commercial spaces and dwellings;
  • provide legal assistance in the field of the functioning of housing communities and the management of joint property;
  • advise and represent Clients in legal proceedings concerning real estate ownership, including acquisitive prescription and management of joint property.

Our Team evaluates and prepares numerous contracts related to real estate, and has extensive experience in cooperating with various entities on the real estate market.

 

Labour and social security law

We provide legal assistance in the field of labour law to both employees and employers. We have experience in cooperating with employment agents on domestic and foreign labour markets. Our services include in particular:

  • evaluating and preparing documentation related to labour law, including work regulations, employment contracts, non-competition agreements and management contracts;
  • representing Clients in legal proceedings concerning appeals against termination of employment contracts, compensation for damages arising from termination of employment contracts, compensation proceedings related to employment relationship, ascertainment of employment relationship;
  • representing Clients in proceedings before the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) as well as in proceedings before courts concerning appeals from decisions of ZUS regarding the amount and legitimacy of allowances and other benefits;
  • preparing legal opinions on interpretation and application of labour law.

Our Team has experience in managing disputes arising from the application of labour law, including providing comprehensive legal assistance to human resources departments in order to minimize the risk related to employment decision-making.

 

Functioning of companies, associations and foundations

We provide legal services in the field of functioning of commercial companies, civil law companies, as well as associations and foundations. We have extensive experience in providing legal assistance to partnerships and capital companies of various business profiles. Furthermore, our Legal Office participates in providing legal support to associations and foundations, often on a pro publico bono basis. We offer in particular:

  • comprehensive legal service to companies, associations and foundations;
  • preparation of founding documents – agreements and statutes, managing registration proceedings in the National Court Register (KRS);
  • preparation of rules of procedure of supervisory boards, drafts of resolutions and minutes of companies’ governing bodies;
  • assistance in registration proceedings, including preparation of relevant application forms and addendums;
    conducting legal audits and due diligence analyses;
  • preparation of legal opinions on interpretation and application of company law.

Our Team offers comprehensive services to business entities and assistance on every stage of their functioning.

 

Protection of personal rights and image

We provide legal assistance in the field of protection of personal rights and image. We prepare and evaluate agreements concerning commercial use of image and represent our Clients in proceedings regarding protection of their personal rights, including protection against online infringements. In particular, we:

  • evaluate and prepare agreements on commercial use of image, including image of athletes;
  • issue letters concerning requests for cease of actions aimed at or resulting in violation of personal rights, including online violations;
  • represent Clients in legal proceedings concerning protection of personal rights.

 

Personal data protection

We provide legal advice on the protection of personal data, with particular consideration of the provisions of GDPR. We conduct training courses on practical application of the provisions of GDPR. In particular, we provide legal assistance in respect of:

  • evaluating compliance of implemented solutions with GDPR;
  • preparing documentation required by legal provisions on personal data protection, including privacy policies, regulations on data processing, as well as agreements on entrusting personal data processing;
  • evaluating and preparing agreements on personal data processing, including agreements with data protection officer;
  • conducting training courses on practical application of the provisions of GDPR.

 

Family and inheritance law

We provide legal assistance in the field of family and inheritance law, supporting our Clients in divorce proceedings, proceedings concerning parental custody and division of assets, as well as succession proceedings, including inheritance division. Our services include in particular:

  • counselling and representation of our Clients in proceedings concerning relations between spouses, including economic relations, as well as relations between parents and children;
  • preparation and evaluation of agreements on division of assets and parental settlement agreements;
  • counselling and representation of our Clients in succession proceedings, including proceedings concerning reserved portions and inheritance division;
  • preparation and evaluation of agreements on division of inheritance.

 

PRO BONO PUBLICO 

Apart from its daily activities, our Team co-organizes and participates in numerous charity campaigns and provides pro publico bono legal aid.

FOUNDER

Maciej

Bałaziński

FOUNDER / MANAGING PARTNER
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PARTNERS

Urszula

Wach-Górny

LEGAL COUNSEL
OFFICE IN KRAKÓW
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Katarzyna

Kempa-Tylus

LEGAL COUNSEL
OFFICE IN RADOMSKO
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TRAINEES

Konrad Twardowski

LEGAL COUNSEL TRAINEE
OFFICE IN KRAKÓW
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Krystian Nowak

LEGAL COUNSEL TRAINEE
OFFICE IN KRAKÓW
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Karolina Letniowska

ATTORNEY TRAINEE
OFFICE IN GDAŃSK
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OF COUNSEL

Tomasz Bałaziński

LEGAL COUNSEL
OFFICE IN TYCHY
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Piotr Ćwiertnia

ATTORNEY
OFFICE IN KRAKÓW
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CONTACT DATA:

OFFICE IN KRAKÓW

PODZAMCZE ST. 22/1,
31-003 CRACOW

(+48) 12 422 70 35
(+48) 12 422 70 35

 

Our Office is open between 9am and 5pm, but you can find us at work significantly later or considerably earlier too.

Contact us

  • OFFICE IN GDAŃSK
    ŻAGLOWA ST. 11,
    80-560 GDAŃSK
  • OFFICE IN RADOMSKO
    TYSIĄCLECIA ST. 4/1,
    97-500 RADOMSKO
  • OFFICE IN TYCHY
    RYBNA ST. 59 B,
    43-100 TYCHY