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Wojciech Szybkowski
LEGAL COUNSEL • PARTNER

Wojciech is a partner at SKJB Szybkowski Kuźma Jeleń.

Wojciech helps our clients grow their businesses by investing in and selling various types of commercial real estate, such as office buildings, shopping centres and industrial schemes. He is a trusted adviser to a range of international investors, property developers, lenders and renters. He provides pragmatic, solution-driven, realisable legal strategies and solutions to our clients for the development, acquisition, commercialisation, operation and disposal of commercial real estate.

Wojciech advises investors, developers and operators on transactions, such as M&A, corporate finance, leases and management agreements in the hotels and leisure sector.

Wojciech assists manufacturers and retailers in expanding their businesses by making greenfield investments in new manufacturing and distribution facilities.

Wojciech also advises clients on M&A transactions and joint ventures.

Wojciech lives in Warsaw with his wife Eliza and their daughter Maria. Wojciech is a member of the Polish National Committee of UNICEF.

Before setting up SKJB, Wojciech practiced law at CMS Cameron McKenna, White & Case, DZP (a member of Andersen Legal at that time), Wierzbowski & Szubielska (a member of Landwell – PricewaterhouseCoopers at that time) and Deloitte & Touche.

Selected experience:

Real estate

  • Europe’s leading property developer – a joint venture investment in NoVa Park, a shopping centre in Gorzów Wielkopolski.
  • Europe’s leading property developer – a number of residential development projects in Poland.
  • Real estate business division of the world’s leading financial institution – the acquisition of the Andersia Tower in Poznań.
  • Real estate business division of the world’s leading financial institution – the acquisition of Deloitte House, a prime office building in Warsaw.
  • Real estate business division of the world’s leading financial institution – the acquisition of Forum Gliwice, a shopping centre in Gliwice.
  • Real estate business division of the world’s leading financial institution – the acquisition of the International Business Center, a prime office complex in Warsaw.
  • World-leading e-commerce company – lease and sale and leaseback of several large fulfilment centres in Poland.
  • World-leading investment management organisation – the acquisition of Focus, a prime office building in Warsaw.
  • World-leading investment management organisation – the acquisition of Green Corner and Nordea House, an office complex in Warsaw.
  • World-leading investment management organisation -the acquisition of Grunwaldzki Center, a prime office building in Wrocław.
  • World-leading investment management organisation -the acquisition of a portfolio of Fashion House Outlet shopping centres in Gdańsk, Piaseczno and Sosnowiec.
  • World-leading investment management organisation – the acquisition of Rondo 1, a prime office complex in Warsaw.

Development of production and distribution facilities / green field investment

  • Global manufacturer of wood-based products – the development of a manufacturing facility in Poland.
  • International provider of hygiene solutions headquartered in Germany – advising on the development of an industrial facility in Poland.
  • World-leading conglomerate company – the development of a manufacturing facility in Poland.
  • World-leading e-commerce company – the development of several large fulfilment centres in Poland.
  • World-leading producer of aerospace and transportation equipment -the development of a manufacturing facility in Poland.

Hotels & leisure

  • European insurance company – the sale of the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Cracow.
  • International restaurant company – the acquisition of a restaurant business in Poland.
  • Leading international financial institution on a joint venture investment in a portfolio of hotels in Poland.
  • Leading international hotel operator – franchise agreements for hotels in Bulgaria and Poland.
  • Poland’s leading football club – a long-term lease of a football stadium.
  • Real estate business division of the world’s leading financial institution -the acquisition and lease of the Andersia Hotel in Poznań.
  • World-leading investment management firm – the acquisition and leasing of the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Cracow.

M&A and joint venture

  • European manufacturer of boats and yachts – the purchase of a Polish manufacturer of boats and yachts.
  • European company in the food sector-the sale of a Polish dairy company.
  • Global investment firm – joint venture in relation to a residential development project in Poland.
  • Global financial institution – joint venture a residential development project in Poland.
  • World’s leader in telecommunication sector-the purchase of a leading Polish telecommunication company.
  • Leading Polish real estate company – joint venture in relation to a shopping centre in Poland.
  • Leading European property developer – joint venture in relation to a shopping centre in Poland.
  • Leading European property developer – joint venture in relation to several residential development projects in Poland.

Education

University of London, International Programmes (Intercollegiate: University College London and Queen Mary), LL.M. in International Business Law

Catholic University of Lublin, Faculty of Law and Administration, Master of Law

Memberships

Member, District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Warsaw

Agnieszka Kuźma
ADVOCATE • PARTNER

Agnieszka is an advocate and partner in SKJB legal company. She specialises in real estate and construction law, administration law and commercial law. She advises Polish and international companies operating in the real estate sector. Agnieszka advises on all real estate transactions, including acquisitions (share and asset deals), divestiture, sale-and-lease-back and joint venture.

She provides legal services in relation to project commercialisation and represents investors in raising financing and re-financing for real estate projects.  Agnieszka advices Clients during construction and investment processes, and is an author of specialised legal opinions concerning building procedures and other civil law and real estate law issues.

Agnieszka graduated from the Faculty of Law at Warsaw University. She also completed the Centre of American Studies conducted by the University of Florida.

She is fluent in English.

Selected experience:

  • World’s leader in e-commerce – advising on the development and long-term lease of numerous largefulfilment centres in Poland.
  • Leader in wood-processing industry – complex advisory in connection with the planning and development of a modern manufacturing facility in Poland.
  • One of the largest groups in the commercial property sector in Poland – legal support in connection with design, selection of a general contractor and construction of the modern office building on Warsaw.
  • World’s leading investment management organisations – advising on the acquisition of Rondo 1, a prime office complex in Warsaw.
  • World’s leading investment management organisations – advising on the acquisition of Green Corner and Nordea House, an office complex in Warsaw.
  • Real estate business division of the world’s leading financial institution – advising on the acquisition of International Business Center, a prime office complex in Warsaw.
  • World’s leading asset manager – advising on a forward purchase of Turawa Park, a shopping centre in Opole.
  • World’s leading investment management organisation – advising on the purchase of a portfolio of Fashion House Outlet centres in Piaseczno, Gdańsk and Sosnowiec.
  • Private client – advising on a number of purchases of residential real estate in Poland.
  • Various Clients – representing Clients in administrative proceedings, court and administrative proceedings and court proceedings with respect to the restitution claims.
Anna Jeleń
ADVOCATE • PARTNER

Anna is an advocate and partner in SKJB Legal Company. She specialises in civil law, in particular real estate and commercial law. She advises clients from the real estate sector, in particular, with respect to, the verification of the, legal status of real properties and preparation of due diligence reports, sale and purchase of real properties and enterprises, joint venture deals, property financing, negotiating lease agreements (including built-to-suit agreements), construction contracts, as well as, representing clients before courts and administrative authorities.

She graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at Jagiellonian University. During her studies she also completed the Centre of American Law and the International Business and Trade Summer Law Programme, joint initiative of the Catholic University of America and Jagiellonian University.

Between 2008 and 2017 Anna was a member of the Real Estate and Construction Department at CMS Cameron McKenna. Between 2007 and 2008 Anna worked in the Civil Rights Department in Legal Clinic of the Jagiellonian University.

During her studies, Anna was awarded scholarship from the Ministry of Higher Education and Science twice. She is also the author of a number of articles on various civil law matters and the co-author of the “Properties lexicon” published by Wolters Kluwer Polska. She is fluent in English.

Selected experience:

  • Europe’s leading property developer – advising on a joint venture with a European property developer in relation to NoVa Park, a shopping centre in Gorzów Wielkopolski.
  • Europe’s leading property developer – advising on a joint venture with a Polish property developer in relation to a number of residential development projects.
  • International provider of hygiene solutions headquartered in Germany – advising on the development of an industrial facility in Poland.
  • Real estate business division of the world’s leading financial institution – advising on the acquisition of International Business Center, a prime office complex in Warsaw.
  • Two world’s leading insurers – advising on warranty and indemnity insurance cover with respect to numerous acquisitions of commercial real properties, by way of portfolio and single asset deals.
  • World’s leading investment management organisation – advising on the purchase of a portfolio of Fashion House Outlet centres in Piaseczno, Gdańsk and Sosnowiec.
  • World’s leading investment management organisation – advising on the purchase of Focus, an office building in Warsaw.
  • World’s leading investment management organisations  advising on the acquisition of Grunwaldzki Center, an office building in Wrocław.
  • World’s leader in electrical solutions – advising on the development of a production facility in Poland.
  • World’s leading manufacturer of aerospace and transportation equipment – advising on the development of a production facility in Poland.
Anna Brzoza-Ostrowska
LEGAL COUNSEL • PARTNER

Anna Brzoza-Ostrowska is a qualified legal advisor and a partner in SKJB. 

Anna has over 19 years’ experience in the Polish market and specialises in commercial real estate transactions, commercial leases, legal issues related to real estate asset management and investment processes in particular involving warehouse space and office space. She represents funds operating in the real estate sector, leading developers in the warehouse market and investors on the purchase, sale and lease of commercial property and the realisation of development projects. Before joining SKJB in 2021, Anna Brzoza-Ostrowska was a partner in a real estate department of reputable international law firm. 

Krzysztof Malik
ADVOCATE • PARTNER

Krzysztof is an advocate and partner at SKJB law firm. Krzysztof specialises in rendering legal services in the area of employment law and personal data protection especially in the scope of cross border data transfers and GDPR implementation. He advises clients with respect to collective and individual labor law in the EU. He has extensive experience in legal aspects of planning and implementing organizational structures of newly-established companies as well as restructuring of the existing ones, including monitored collective dismissals and outsourcing of employees. He advises clients in all legal aspects connected to the process of hiring, modification and termination of employment with key employees including non-competition, confidentiality and motivation systems.

Krzysztof also advises clients in the area of competition law and represents clients during proceedings in front of Office and Competition and Consumer Protection.

As a reputable negotiator, he helps clients in cooperation with trade unions and other employees’ representatives. Krzysztof is also an expert in issues connected with the liability of members of the management board of companies for breach of collective and individual labor law provisions.

He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at Jagiellonian University. He is an author of publications regarding processions of employees’ biometric data and has lead numerous seminars and conferences organized for clients in Poland and abroad. He is fluent in English.

Selected experience:

  • Leading global concern in the pharmaceutical sector – advising on the Polish aspects of the global takeover of a product business line in 18 countries, along with the transfer of employees, negotiation with trade unions, creating new work structure in Poland;
  • Polish leading insurance company – advising on: reorganization and implementation of the organizational structure, termination of the employment contracts with top executives of the company as well as planning and securing the legal aspects of the merger of two insurance companies and outsourcing of employees;
  • Key trade union active in the biggest Polish air transport company – advising on the legality of the protest actions and strike, representing trade union in two collective disputes with the employer concerning the introduction of new rules of payment of remunerations and thorough changes in the organization of work and conditions of work, representing members of the management board of the trade union before the Labour;
  • One of the biggest Japanese corporation – advising on the takeover of a Polish company acting in the FMCG sector; employment of top level executives and employees responsible for the manufacturing process;
  • Advising a company from the FMCG sector with regard to the disciplinary dismissal of a representative of top management staff in connection with unfair competition acts, breach of company secrets and detriment of the employer through transfer of confidential information to competition;
  • Leading telecommunication company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and its subsidiaries on employment of management board and collective dispute carried out with a trade union concerning the conditions of work and pay conditions;
  • Europe’s leading railway and bus company – advising on termination of employment contracts with the members of the management board and employment of key employees; 
  • One of the largest international consulting companies from the construction & real estate sector – advising in the scope of employment of top executives and termination of management contracts; 
  • European market leader in repair and renovation of automobiles – advising on the cross-border transfer of the managers, negotiations of the conditions of payment of remuneration and non-competition clause; 
  • One of the largest international financial corporation – advising on internal policies preventing discrimination and workplace bullying, as well as advising on a strategy of defending top managers against workplace bullying charges both based on labour and criminal law; 
  • One of the largest and most innovative Polish Job Agency – building employment structure, optimization of the rules of remuneration for key employees, advising on audits and inspections carried out by the public and local authorities.  
Piotr Brzózka
ADVOCATE • SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Piotr is an advocate with over 6 years’ experience in practicing law. He specializes in real estate, corporate law and litigation. He was involved in carrying out legal due diligence as well as negotiating lease and sale agreements. Piotr represented developers before courts in various civil and administrative proceedings, including bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings.

Piotr advises clients also in the area of corporate law as well as personal data protection especially in the scope of GDPR implementation.

Before joining SKJB, Piotr was practicing at White&Case and other Polish law firms. He speaks English and German.

Piotr graduated from Warsaw University, Law Faculty. He also completed also the British and European Law School conducted by the Warsaw University in cooperation with Cambridge University.

Urszula Krupa
LEGAL COUNSEL • SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Urszula graduated from the Faculty of Law of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. During her studies, she undertook internships in law firms, she was also a volunteer and coordinator of the office of free legal advice at the Lublin branch of Ars Legis - St. Ivo Helora Association. Her previous experience and interests focus on real estate law. Urszula also deals with administrative proceedings and environmental law.

She spends her free time in the Tatra Mountains, she is also interested in culture - cinema, theatre and literature.

In 2019 Urszula completed her legal training at the Lublin Bar Association and she is now a legal counsel.

Urszula obtained the best result at the final legal counsel exam organised by the Lublin Bar Association in Lublin this year.

Agata Biernadska
ADVOCATE • SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Agata is an advocate and senior associate at SKJB. She has many years of experience in legal advisory, in particular in negotiating lease and sale agreements regarding real estate and conducting legal due diligence exercises. In her professional career she has advised among others one of the largest warehouse developers in Poland on lease agreements, advised tenants of office space and coordinated the preparation of a shopping center for sale. Her interests also include law of commercial partnerships and companies.

Prior to joining SKJB, Agata worked in Łaszczuk and Partners and CMS. She completed internships in international law firms.

She is fluent in English. Her passion is photography.

Izabela Kultys
LEGAL COUNSEL • SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Izabela Kultys is a legal counsel with over 6-yers’ experience in advising clients on the real estate market. She advises on real estate acquisitions, leases as well as joint venture transactions. She also specializes in conducting due diligence investigation and preparing transaction documentation. She has experience in providing advisory services to companies as well.

Before joining SKJB, Izabela was practicing at international law firm for 4 years and before that in a law firm specialising in real estate and at a notary’s office.

She speaks English.

Piotr Kuczyński
LAWYER

Piotr is a trainee advocate at Warsaw Bar Association. He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw and two-year diploma course in British and European law organized by British Law Centre.

Before joining SKJB, Piotr worked for more than 2,5 years at consulting firm EY, where he advised on tax and legal matters in HR area (i.e. implementation of alternative remuneration structures or PIT/social security issues resulting from assignments). His professional interests also include real estate law.

Piotr spends his free time following his biggest passion – cooking. He also travels around the world.

Aleksandra Szałacha
ASSOCIATE

Aleksandra is a trainee advocate at Warsaw Bar Association. She graduated with honors from the Faculty of Law and Administration at University of Warsaw.

Before joining SKJB, Aleksandra was practicing at CMS Cameron McKenna and other Polish law firm.

Her experience and fields of interests are focused on commercial, real estate and construction law.

Aleksandra is interested in theatre, literature and philosophy.

 

Aleksandra is fluent in English.

Joanna Dzieniszewska
ASSOCIATE

Joanna specialises in real estate law and investment process. She is involved in preparing agreements, including construction works agreements, sale agreements, lease agreements as well as other transactional documents. She conducts real estate due diligence analysis and offers clients ongoing advice on the investment process.

Joanna graduated from Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Nicolaus Copernicus in Toruń and she is a scholarship holder of Rector’s scholarship for the best students. She also graduated from Comparative Law School conducting by University of Nicolaus Copernicus in cooperation with International Studies Center in Salzburg. Nowadays she is a trainee attorney at law in the Warsaw Bar Association. 

She gained experience working in Polish reputable law firms, where she practiced real estate law, procedural law and intellectual property law.  

A long-time volunteer committed to helping children.

She spends her free time testing new recipes and listening to true crime podcasts. She is also interested in literature and painting.

Aleksandra Mielniczuk
ASSOCIATE

Aleksandra is a trainee attorney at law at Warsaw Bar Association. She graduated from Maria Curie Sklodowska University in Lublin. During her studies, she actively participated in organisational and scientific activies at the University, including being a Vice President of the Students’ Self Government of Faculty of Law And Administration of the University. Aleksandra was also a scholarship holder of Rector of the Maria Curie Sklodowska University for the best students.

Before joining SKJB, Aleksandra was practicing law at a Polish law firm in Lublin.

Her experience and fields of interest are focused on corporate and administrative law.  

Aleksandra is interested in cycling and crime novels.

Katarzyna Boryń
ASSOCIATE

Katarzyna graduated from the Faculty of Law at Catholic University of Lublin. Her interests are focused on criminal and sports law.

During studies she got experience in Warsaw law offices. She took part in project: ,,Law in action” organised  in Lublin. Katarzyna served an apprenticeship in Prosecutor’s Office – District Warsaw Wola and in 3rd Probation Office in District Court Warsaw Praga-North.

She is interested in sport and Scandinavian literature.

Michalina Skarżyńska
ASSOCIATE

Michalina graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. She was an Erasmus exchange student at the University of Nova de Lisboa in Portugal. She also completed the Centre of American Law Studies. In January 2021  Michalina will commence advocate traineeship.

During her studies she gained experience in Warsaw law firms, as well as in international ones, where she practiced real estate law. She also provided free legal advice at the Law Clinic at the University of Warsaw.

Michalina spends her free time travelling and practicing sport.

Michalina is fluent in English.

Julita Rusak
OFFICE MANAGER

Julita jest kierownikiem biura w SKJB.

Uzyskała licencjat z Europeistyki na Uniwersytecie Warszawskim. Obecnie nadal kontynuuje naukę. Jest studentką Wydziału Zarządzania na Uniwersytecie Warszawskim. Długoletnie doświadczenie zdobywała m.in. zapewniając pełną obsługe administracyjną dla takich firm jak: Centrum Medyczne Polmed, PZU S.A., Centrum Energetyczne oraz Nespresso.

Julita sprawia, że biuro SKJB działa efektywnie. Chce się rozwijać i zdobywać nowe doświadczenia zawodowe.

Wolny czas lubi spędzać z przyjaciólmi kibicując polskim drużynom sportowym. Interesuje się również filmem i muzyką.

Aldona Sujecka
FINANCE AND KNOW-HOW MANAGER

Aldona is a Finance and Know-How Manager. She has a broad experience working for international law firms. She has worked among others in Baker & McKenzie, CMS Cameron McKenna, Wardyński and Partners. She got her Master’s degree from the University of Warsaw, Institute of Applied Linguistics. In 2021 she completed postgraduate studies in "Human Resources and Payroll" at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) in Warsaw.

She was an Erasmus exchange student at the Inholland University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands and completed the Dutch course at the University of Tilburg (the Netherlands). She graduated with honours from the high school in the USA. Among others, she has language certificates from Institut Français Chambéry-Annecy and Université de Nancy 2.

One of her hobbies is learning foreign languages. She is interested in floristry and perfumes. In her spare time she likes reading books and going to the cinema, she also enjoys travelling.

Kinga Kruk
Office Manager

Kinga is an administrative and office assistant and supports lawyers. She graduated from the Warsaw Management University - the Faculty of Law and Administration in Warsaw.

She has many years of experience as an assistant and office manager in companies from the construction sector. At SKJB, Kinga deals with administrative matters and is responsible for the smooth operation of the office.

Magda Kiziak
PARALEGAL

Magda is a law student at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. She is interested in commercial law and property law.

In her free time she develops her passions connected with art history and cinematography.

She is fluent in English. 

Maciej Wilk
PARALEGAL

Maciej is a student of law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. His interests include real estate law and intellectual property law.

He spends his free time on his greatest passion – sports, especially football.

He is fluent in English and speaks basic German.