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Tomasz Derda

Tomasz Derda


Tomasz Derda

Tomasz Derda has strong experience in advising on corporate and employment matters in Poland.

He has extensive experience in advising on general corporate matters, including restructurings, M&A transactions and due diligence of companies.

He has advised on many complex employment issues, including litigation and dispute resolution, works councils and unions and the employment aspects of all types of corporate transactions.

Tomasz focuses particularly on consumer goods and retail, energy & infrastructure, transport & logistics, as well as the private equity sector.

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Warsaw, Law and Administration Faculty 2000
  • University of Warsaw, Management Faculty 2003
  • University of Warsaw, Cours d'Introduction au Droit Français et Européen 2003
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2005
  • Admitted as an attorney-at-law (radca prawny) in Poland

Professional bodies

  • Member of the Warsaw Bar Association (OIRP w Warszawie)

Awards and citations

  • He's very calm and friendly, he likes to close the transactions.
    Chambers Europe 2023, Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability – Poland
  • Tomasz Derda regularly assists clients from financial services with sales and disposals.
    Chambers Global 2022: Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability – Poland
  • Tomasz Derda frequently assists clients from financial services with sales and acquisitions, in addition to cross-border work.
    Chambers Europe 2021: Corporate/M&A - Poland
  • Tomasz Derda represents banks as well as corporate entities in acquisitions and sales, including cross-border matters. A client describes him as "very engaged and very hard-working," adding that "through the night he was able to prepare documents for the next morning."
    Chambers Europe 2020: Corporate/M&A – Poland
  • Tomasz Derda advises on transactional mandates across a number of different sectors, including private equity, healthcare and insurance. He is characterised by sources as a "sound and hard-working" practitioner.
    Chambers Global 2019, Corporate/M&A - Poland
  • Counsel Tomasz Derda advises on transactions as well as company restructurings with a focus on retail, transport, energy and private equity sectors. Clients describe him as "proactive" and "keen to get the deal done."
    Chambers Global 2018, Corporate /M&A - Poland