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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance
Poland<br />


We use our Polish experience of over three decades – and our international capability – to help our clients make the most of domestic, regional, and international business opportunities. Well-established in the Polish market

We opened our Warsaw office in 1992 and today we have a team of over 110 lawyers, including 10 partners. Most of our lawyers are qualified in Polish law, several are dual qualified, and all are fluent in Polish and English.

Top-tier work across a range of sectors and legal areas

We have close working relationships with leading banks and financial institutions, and top-tier corporates. We work with domestic and international clients. Polish companies value the way we put the firm's resources to work on their behalf. International companies know that our on-the-ground capability delivers results. And all our clients rely on our technical excellence, pragmatic advice and client-focused approach.


  • International Law Firm of the Year
    IFLR Europe Awards 2024
  • The most innovative law firm of the year 2022
    Rzeczpospolita 2023 Ranking of Law Firms
  • 1st place in the category "the largest transactions concluded with the legal assistance provided by the law firm in 2022"
    Rzeczpospolita 2023 Ranking of Law Firms
  • International Law Firm of the Year
    IFLR Europe Awards 2023
  • Europe Law Firm of the Year
    Chambers Europe Awards 2023
  • International law firm of the year
    IFLR Europe Awards 2022
  • Law Firm of the Year: Poland
    Chambers Europe Awards 2021
  • Law Firm of the Year: Poland
    IFLR European Awards 2020
  • Central & Eastern Europe M&A Legal Adviser of the Year
    MergerMarket Europe M&A Awards 2019

Directory and client comments

Chambers Europe 2024

  • Band 1 in Banking & Finance in Poland
  • Band 1 in Capital Markets: Debt in Poland
  • Band 1 in Competition/Antitrust in Poland
  • Band 1 in Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability in Poland
  • Band 1 in Dispute Resolution in Poland
  • Band 1 in Private Equity in Poland

Client comments

Clifford Chance is a superb team with an excellent track record in handling complex cross-border M&A transactions, as well as the creation of high-impact joint ventures. The team has impressive experience across a range of industry sectors including financial services, media and IT. The law firm is also highly active on private equity deals. Clifford Chance's enviable client roster features high-profile domestic, European and international corporates.

Clients enthuse that Clifford Chance's team is "absolutely excellent - totally professional, really commercial, always available - superb."
Chambers Europe 2023: Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability – Poland


Clifford Chance is a market-leading practice group representing both lenders and borrowers. The law firm is active on the full range of banking and finance transactions, covering areas such as acquisition and project finance as well as debt refinancing. The legal practice boasts a client roster of sizeable domestic and regional banks as well as developmental financial institutions. Clifford Chance also acts on project financing in the energy sector. The law firm benefits from its global network and is frequently sought out by international clients.

One client notes: "They offer a good mix of fighting for the client without creating unnecessary pressure or conflict with the other side of the deal."
Chambers Europe 2023: Banking & Finance – Poland


Clifford Chance fields a highly respected real estate team that also offers strong expertise in construction matters. The law firm's client roster includes international investors, contractors and property developers. Its extensive international network allows the team to effectively tackle cross-border mandates. The practice is active on transactions featuring a range of property assets, including office buildings, shopping centres and logistics parks. The law firm also represents clients in construction disputes and assists with construction contracts. Additionally, Clifford Chance houses a strong real estate financing practice group.

According to one client: "The team of Clifford Chance is responsive, engaged and professional."
Chambers Europe 2023: Construction/Real Estate – Poland


Clifford Chance has an outstanding team with a comprehensive dispute resolution practice covering high-stakes arbitration, including investment arbitration, as well as commercial disputes and white-collar crime matters. The team advises banks and other financial institutions, in addition to blue-chip international corporate clients from a broad array of industries. The law firm handles commercial litigation, with activity involving construction, financial regulatory, energy and shareholder disputes.

" It’s a team that handles some of the most important cases in the Polish market," one client enthuses.
Chambers Europe 2023: Dispute Resolution – Poland


Clifford Chance advises Cellnex Telecom on the acquisition of the remaining 30% in OnTower

Clifford Chance advised Cellnex Telecom S.A., Europe’s leading operator of wireless telecommunications infrastructures, on the Polish aspects of its acquisition of the remaining 30% stake in OnTower Poland sp. z o.o., the Polish telecommunications infrastructure company.

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