Law Firm

About us

The Traple Konarski Podrecki & Wspólnicy Law Firm was created from a law office set up in 1993 by Professor Elżbieta Traple, Ph.D., attorney at law, who was joined in 1999 by partner Xawery Konarski, attorney at law, and subsequently by partner Paweł Podrecki, Ph.D., attorney at law. In 2006 the Warsaw office was opened. In 2009 Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig, attorney at law and Tomasz Targosz, Ph.D., attorney at law joined the partners team, followed two years later by Jan Byrski, Ph.D., attorney at law and Wojciech Kulis, attorney at law. In 2016, Agnieszka Schoen, attorney-at-law, Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak, PhD, patent attorney, Agnieszka Wachowska, legal advisor, and Rafał Klimek, legal advisor, became our partners.

The Firm is now made up of more than 50 lawyers, include attorneys at law, legal advisors, doctors of law, patent attorneys, bar trainees, Ph.D. students and junior lawyers. The Firm’s team has been selected taking into account their practical skills and theoretical knowledge of the law, fluency in foreign languages and professional experience gained during apprenticeships and fellowships abroad.

The Firm, on a regular basis, provides legal assistance to both Polish and foreign businesses operating across a wide spectrum of sectors, as well as to public entities. It also acts as a regular expert for numerous commercial and business organisations and associations of artists. The Firm is based in Cracow, but the lawyers also work from the local office in Warsaw. We provide legal services in Polish, English, French and German.

Market position

The market position of any firm is determined not only by knowledge of the law, but, above all, by the firm’s experts’ knowledge of its clients’ industries and economic sectors. Therefore, the Firm’s partners and other lawyers are working with industry-specific and commercial organisations, engaging in the development of good practices and legal solutions to match the needs of businesses and their customers.

Organisations we work with include:

  • ITechlaw – International Technology Law Association
  • Polish Chamber for IT and Telecommunications
  • Polish Chamber of Insurance
  • Competition Law Association
  • Polish Trade and Distribution Organisation
  • Union of Employers in the Internet Sector (IAB Polska)
  • Foundation for the Development of Non-cash Payments (FROB)

Recommendations

The Firm has established a reputation in the legal services market for meeting the most sophisticated demands and expectations of its clients. This has been repeatedly confirmed by the top positions awarded to the Firm in law firm rankings, both domestic and international.

  • Rzeczpospolita – from 2005 the second top legal service provider and from 2010 leader in the “intellectual and industrial property and copyright law”
  • Rzeczpospolita – in 2008-2014 and 2016 runner-up, in 2015 – leader, and in 2017 – recommendation in TMT category
  • Chambers Europe 2018 – Band 1 in TMT practice, Band 2 in Intellectual Property practice
  • Chambers Global 2018 – Band 2 in Intellectual Property
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2018 – Intellectual Property – Tier 2, TMT – Tier 2, Competition/Antitrust – Tier 2
  • The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2018 – Silver Band
  • Polityka Insight Regulatory Law Firms Ranking 2017 – Personal Data – Band 1, Telecommunications – Band 1, Competition – Band 3
  • IP LawExperts Poland 2014

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Academic research

The partners in the Firm are involved in research and teaching at the Chair of Civil Law and the Chair of Intellectual Property Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University. Furthermore, the Firm’s lawyers include academics representing the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Law. Between them, our lawyers have produced more than 200 academic publications, including books and monographs concerning, first and foremost, civil law, intellectual property law, new technologies law, advertising law and pharmaceutical law.

Career

Traple Konarski Podrecki i Wspólnicy is a law office which combines traditional values pertaining to the work ethos of a lawyer/legal adviser, and an innovative approach to the provision of legal services. Our Law Offices offers opportunities of professional development – e.g. legal apprenticeships – to lawyers  who wish to gain experience and polish their practical skills.
The Law Office is divided into departments managed by partners and employing senior lawyers, lawyers and junior lawyers.
We are looking for talented people setting high standards, focused on development and self-fulfilment, able to responsibly run the projects they are entrusted with.
We are looking for graduates of law schools, trainee attorneys and advisers, as well as independent attorneys and legal advisers, who excel in their academic career, are fluent in foreign languages, and have special interest in intellectual property law, TMT, advertisement and promotion law or pharmaceutical law, who aim to develop their skills and are communicative.
If you are interested in career with Traple Konarski Podrecki and Partners Law Office, please send your CV and application letter.




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