Xawery Konarski

Attorney-at-lawSenior PartnerCo-Managing Partner

Bio

Xawery Konarski is a legal expert with more than twenty years of experience in new technologies. He is a Senior Partner and co-founder of the Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners Law Firm, where he supervises the Technologies Media Telecommunications (TMT) Practice, coordinating projects in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe.

Xawery Konarski serves as Vice-President of the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT) as well as President of the New Technologies Law Association (SPNT). He also acts as a legal adviser to the Internet Adverstising Buerau Polska and the Polish Chamber of Insurance (PIU). Furthermore, he is a member of the Sectoral Council for Telecommunications and Cybersecurity.

As a legal expert, Xawery Konarski has participated in the legislative work on a number of laws in the field of new technologies. He provides legal support to clients providing online services for projects involving the implementation of the Digital Services Act.

He is an arbitrator for the Arbitration Court for Internet Domains at the PIIT.

He is also a member of such organisations as the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the International Network of Privacy Law Professionals (INPLP), the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), and SABI-IOD (SABI Data Protection Officer Association).
Over the last seventeen years Xawery Konarski has been repeatedly recommended in Polish and international rankings of lawyers specialising in TMT and data protection (including Chambers Europe, Legal 500, and Rzeczpospolita).

He has won awards such as the Michał Serzycki prize awarded by the President of the Personal Data Protection Office for distinguished achievements serving to expand knowledge on privacy and the role played by data protection in many disciplines and communities.

Editor-in-chief of Kwartalnik Prawa Nowych Technologii published by C.H.Beck.

He is the author of several academic publications in the field of new technologies and personal data protection law.

He teaches post-graduate courses the field of new technologies and personal data protection law.


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Publications 1
27 Jun 2022

The Polish DPA rules about the right to access the personal data contained in trackers

In the article Xawery Konarski and Mateusz Kupiec describe the tasks of the President of the Personal Data Protection Office regarding the implementation of the right to access data in the context of online identifiers. The text was published on the website of the International Network of Privacy Law Specialists organization.

News 11
08 Apr 2024

Media Law International ranking

We’re thrilled to announce that in this year’s Media Law International ranking, Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners has once again achieved Tier 1 status and been recognized as one of the top recommended law firms!

From the editors:
“With distinct emphasis on advertising, media and promotional law, Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners brings together leading industry experts. Speaking about the firm, one client said it “earns a place among Poland’s most highly regarded individuals”. Lawyers frequently advise the Polish government on legal issues involving legislative reform. The practice advises multiple Polish and foreign entities operating in the industry.”

We appreciate this recognition!

Congratulations to the Media, Communication & Entertainment team:
Xawery Konarski,
Piotr Wasilewski, PhD
Anna Jelińska-Sabatowska,
Arkadiusz Baran,
Dariusz Krzak,
Bartłomiej Łącki,
Małgorzata Soppa-Garstecka,
Dominik Gabor,
Agnieszka Stasikiewicz,
Anna Ramotowska.

A big applause to the entire team for your exceptional work and dedication!

Complete rankings are available on the Media Law International website: https://www.medialawinternational.com/poland.html

27 Mar 2024

The Legal 500 (Legalease) EMEA 2024

We are proud to share that Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners has been recognized in 5 practice areas by The Legal 500 (Legalease) EMEA 2024!

14 Mar 2024

Chambers Europe 2024

We are pleased to announce that Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners has been honored in the prestigious ranking of the best law firms by Chambers and Partners Europe 2024.

18 Jan 2024

New practice at TKP: Digital services

Another new practice at Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners!

22 Jun 2023

XXI Rzeczpospolita Law Firm Ranking

TKP named among leading law firms in XXI Rzeczpospolita ranking. TKP had no less than nine leaders across four disciplines, placing it fourth in the TOP 11 law firm listing.

The jury in the ranking named TKP as the top law firm in Poland in four categories:

19 Apr 2023

Xawery Konarski was elected Vice-President of PIIT

We are pleased to announce that today Xawery Konarski was elected Vice-President of the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT) for the 2023-2026 term. Andrzej Dulka was re-elected as President of the Management Board, and Marta Broza (Orange Polska), Jacek Falkiewcz (Ericsson), Mirosław Śmiałek (Polkomtel), Wiesław Paluszyński (E-Konsulting) and Teresa Wierzbowska (Cyfrowy Polsat) became Vice-presidents.

The Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications is the oldest chamber of commerce in Poland associating Polish and foreign ICT companies, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Congratulations to all selected candidates!

03 Apr 2023

Media Law International 2023

We are pleased to inform you that in this year’s edition of the Media Law International ranking Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners Law Firm was, once again, amongst the recommended law firms and ranked TIER 1.

From the editors:
With distinct emphasis on advertising, media and promotional law, Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners brings together leading industry experts. Speaking about the firm, one client said it “earns a place among Poland’s most highly regarded individuals”. Lawyers frequently advise the Polish government on legal issues involving legislative reform. The practice advises multiple Polish and foreign entities operating in the industry.

16 Mar 2023

Chambers Europe 2023

Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners has been once again ranked in the Chambers and Partners Europe Guide 2023. We have received recommendation in 2 areas of our expertise and 5 of our lawyers have been recognised in the ranking.

27 Jun 2022

XX Rzeczpospolita Law Firm Ranking

TKP was named a leader three times and was given eleven individual and team recommendations in the 20th Rzeczpospolita ranking of law firms.

18 Mar 2022

Chambers Europe 2022

Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners has been once again ranked in the Chambers and Partners Europe Guide 2022. We have received recommendation in 3 areas of our expertise and 5 of our lawyers have been recognised in the ranking.
 

12 Apr 2019

Legal 500 EMEA 2019

This year’s edition of the acclaimed Legal 500 EMEA ranking sees Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners recognised in as many as three areas of practice: Tier 1 for Intellectual property and Tier 2 for both TMT and Competition/antitrust.

Events 5
27 Mar 2023

The Digital Services Act (DSA)

06 Jun 2023

On the agenda:

27 Mar 2023

LegalTech Forum 2023

30 Mar 2023

On the agenda:

20 Oct 2022

GC Summit Poland 2022

26 Oct 2022

We are looking forward to seeing you on October 26 The Legal 500  GC Summit: Poland. Anna Sokołowska-Ławniczak will give a lecture entitled “With the rise of technology, is it now harder to protect your brand?”. During the meeting our Law Firm will also be represented by Xawery Konarski and Beata Matusiewicz-Kulig.

20 Oct 2022

IR Global Annual Conference

22 Oct 2022 - 25 Oct 2022

TKP are delighted to attend the 2022 IR Global annual conference on October 22-25, 2022 in Barcelona. During the meeting our Law Firm will be represented by Xawery Konarski, Agnieszka Wachowska, prof. UEK Jan Byrski, PhD hab.

16 Oct 2022

2022 European Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

19 Oct 2022 - 21 Oct 2022

We are looking forward to seeing you on October 19-21 at ITechLaw 2022 European Conference in Zurich. Xawery Konarski will be the moderator of roundtable discussions about Web 3.0. Agnieszka Wachowska is going to take part in the Cybersecurity Insurance Session with the presentation: “Challenges to overcome and legal risks to address when outsourcing cyber security services”. This panel will discuss hot topics around cyber security insurance coverage and outsourcing cyber security services to third parties.

Blog 8
24 Oct 2023

User Content Moderation under the Digital Services Act – 10 key takeaways

One of the main objectives of adoption of the EU Regulation – the Digital Services Act (DSA) was defining the rules on content moderation by digital service providers. On the one hand, the DSA defines the procedure for and consequences of moderating or not moderating content, while on the other hand it also lays down the rights of users when their content is moderated. The fulfillment of these requirements has direct implications firstly with respect to the possible civil or criminal liability of intermediary service providers for distributing others’ content of an illegal or harmful nature, and secondly with respect to administrative liability under the Digital Services Act (e. g. a financial penalty imposed by the Digital Services Coordinator under Article 52(3) of the DSA).

05 Oct 2023

The Digital Services Act (DSA) and combating disinformation – 10 key takeaways

The scale of online disinformation is widely considered to be one of the most important challenges in terms of providing users with a “safe, predictable, and trusted online environment”.

28 Jan 2023

The GDPR and new technologies law – the ten most significant trends and legislative developments in 2023

Below are details of the ten most significant initiatives of data protection authorities, legislative proposals, and trends that are expected to have major implications as regards application of the GDPR in the new technologies sector in 2023.

12 Jan 2023

New technologies law – the most important legislative developments in 2023 in EU and Poland

Work is currently underway in Poland and the EU on more than fifty legislative acts that constitute the sources of new technologies law. A list of the most important of these acts is given below, divided into particular subject areas within new technologies (cybersecurity, e-privacy, e-commerce, innovation, Internet, telecommunications, intellectual property, and data management).

27 Dec 2022

Digital Services Act - the legal status of implementation in Poland

On October 19, 2022, one of the most important pieces of Internet legislation in the last two decades, the Digital Services Act, was passed. The DSA went into effect on November 16, 2022. The vast majority of its provisions will be effective as of February 17, 2024 (Article 93(2)). The implementation of the DSA will require European Union countries to enact legislation that defines the competencies of bodies that act as Digital Services Coordinators, responsible for overseeing the enforcement of the DSA (Article 49).

24 Mar 2022

Electronic Sport – legal framework in Poland

The Polish e-sports market is considered one of the most dynamic in Europe, and Polish players and teams have won the biggest tournaments in the world (e.g. in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive).

21 Dec 2021

Processing of personal data on the Internet – the Polish regulator's perspective

Over the last few years, the European Court of Justice has issued a number of important judgments relating to the processing of personal data on the Internet (Wirtschaftsakademie, Fashion ID, and Planet49). The European Data Protection Board has also issued a number of guidelines in this area (for example for processing personal data of social network users).

23 Jun 2021

Position of the Polish government on a proposal for a Digital Services Act

On 8 April 2021, the Polish government published its position on a bill concerning the Digital Services Act (DSA). The changes proposed by the government include:

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Agnieszka Wachowska

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Piotr Nepelski

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Dominika Nowak-Byrtek

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Marcin Ręgorowicz

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Joanna Dworak

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Dariusz Krzak

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Kamila Dymek

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