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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.  
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.

Mateusz Przychodzeń
LEGAL COUNSEL • SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Mateusz is a legal advisor with over 5 years’ experience in practicing law. He specialises in rendering legal services in the area of construction law, civil law and labour law. In his professional career he advised investors in negotiating and preparing construction contracts in scope hydrological investments, including contracts based on International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) books.

Prior to joining SKJB, Mateusz worked in several law firms and also as an in-house.

Mateusz graduated from Warsaw University, Faculty of Law. He also completed the Center for American Law Studies conducted by the Warsaw University in cooperation with University of Florida. He speaks English.

He is interested in sports, especially football, boxing and chess.

Joanna Dzieniszewska
LEGAL COUNSEL • 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. She is a legal advisor. 

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.

Piotr Kuczyński
ADVOCATE • ASSOCIATE

Piotr is an advocate. 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.

Marta Stefaniak
LEGAL COUNSEL • ASSOCIATE

Marta graduated with honours from the Faculty of Law at SWPS University. She is a legal counsel.

Prior to joining SKJB she worked for over 5 years in the legal department of Hines, a real estate company, where she was responsible for corporate advice to project companies, drafting construction contracts and coordination of sale and purchase transactions. Her professional interests include real estate law, commercial companies law and administrative law.

She is interested in motorization, as well as forensic anthropology and forensic medicine. She spends her free time reading books.

Natalia Styś
LEGAL COUNSEL • ASSOCIATE

Natalia is an attorney-at-law at the Warsaw Bar Association and associate in SKJB. She has several years of professional experience in advising on corporate, civil and administrative law. Before joining the SKJB team she worked in Polish and international law firms. Her professional interests include real estate law and investment process advisory.

Natalia graduated with distinction from the Faculty of Law and Administration at Warsaw University. During her studies she spent one year studying at Stockholm University in Sweden as a part of Erasmus+ programme. Natalia finished postgraduate studies in the field Law of New Technologies.

Natalia is fluent in English and has a communicative level of Spanish.

Natalia likes to spend her free time with family and friends.

Aleksandra Szykulska
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.

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.

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.

Maciej Wilk
ASSOCIATE

Maciej is a graduate 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.

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 and Administrative Assistant

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.

Daria Ciak
TRAINEE

Daria is a student of law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw.

She has already had her internship in the institutions such as the prosecutor's office and the court. She is a member of the New Technologies Law Group and Intellectual Property Law Group at her University of Warsaw. Since the beginning of her studies she has been active in ELSA (European Law Students' Association), where she held the position of International Conference Director. She was also active with the Rector's Plenipotentiary for Environment and Sustainable Development at the University of Warsaw. She graduated with honours from the School of Law and Economics of China.

She is fluent in English. Currently she’s learning Chinese.

Her interests include animated movies and animation in general.