Agnieszka Lechman-Filipiak heads the Warsaw Employment department and has more than 20 years of experience in advising on employment law and corporate law. She specialises in issues related to employment regulations, including social packages, group redundancies, transfers of undertakings to new employers, and collective disputes.
She also advises clients in preparing and implementing internal policies to prevent employee misconduct. Her areas of expertise also include managerial contracts, the delegation of employees, discrimination in employment, non-compete agreements, and the employment of foreigners. She advises international corporations and leading Polish companies from the finance, power, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing sectors.
Agnieszka has authored numerous articles in professional publications such as <em>Praca i Zabezpieczenia Społeczne</em>, <em>Dziennik Gazeta Prawna </em>and <em>Rzeczpospolita</em>. Furthermore, she is the author of a commentary to the amended Polish Labour Code.
Michał Synowiec is an attorney-at-law and has an MBA from the Polish Academy of Sciences. He has extensive experience in advising international corporations, state-owned companies, small and medium-sized enterprises and individuals on labour law issues. He specialises in representing clients in all types of employment-related disputes, in particular concerning the termination of employment contracts and related claims, overtime, the ascertainment of the existence of an employment relationship, harassment, discrimination, and non-compete agreements.
Michał also provides legal support in internal investigations concerning allegations of harassment, bullying, fraud, theft, corruption, and acts of unfair competition. In addition, he supports clients in their relationships with employee representative bodies, including trade unions and works councils.
Michał is the author of numerous labour law publications. He lectures and runs training courses on issues such as working time, termination of employment contracts, methods used by employers to protect themselves against disloyal employees, and anti-harassment and anti-discrimination procedures.
Weronika Papucewicz specialises in individual and collective labour law, personal data protection and anti-discrimination issues. She advises clients on all stages of the employment and termination of employees and supports them in bringing their global employment policies into line with Polish law.
Weronika advises multinational corporations, state-owned companies, and small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as supporting foreign clients entering the Polish market – in particular in the business services sector (SSC/BPO).
She has experience in employment restructuring processes, and group redundancies, including conducting negotiations with trade unions. She advises on the employment aspects of M&A transactions and also represents clients in court disputes concerning mobbing and discrimination.
Weronika runs training sessions and workshops on labour law and the protection of personal data in employment, and she has also spoken on employment issues at numerous specialist conferences.
Dominika Nowak advises clients on all aspects of employment and labour law. In particular, she supports international companies in establishing and developing their business activities in Poland by preparing, implementing, and modifying employee-related legal documentation (e.g. internal rules and bonus policies), preparing and negotiating the terms and conditions of employment for senior managers.
Dominika provides ongoing support to clients on individual labour law issues such as working time arrangements, discrimination, harassment, termination of employment, the financial and disciplinary liability of employees, and outsourcing. In addition, she advises on the employment law aspects of corporate transactions and collective redundancies, as well as on dispute resolution – both in court and out of court.
Dominika heads the DLA Piper Mobility practice, offering support on immigration matters such as the delegation of Polish and foreign employees and the legalisation of their stay and work abroad.
Hubert Hajduczenia advises clients on labour law and social insurance matters. He specialises in issues related to the termination of employment (both individual and collective redundancies) as well as the litigation aspects of labour law, non-compete agreements, acts of unfair competition (including the poaching of employees) and the transfer of employing establishments to new employers. He also supports clients on various ongoing labour law matters.
Hubert is the author of numerous articles in business newspapers (Gazeta Prawna and Rzeczpospolita) as well as in academic journals (Praca i Ubezpieczenia Społeczne, Państwo i prawo and Orzecznictwo Sądów Polskich).
Mateusz Gajda – PhD student in the Law and Administration Faculty of the University of Łódż, member of the International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment.
Mateusz Gajda advises both Polish and international clients on various aspects of employment law. In particular, he reviews and drafts employment contracts, non-compete agreements and internal policies and regulations. He also conducts employment-related due diligence reviews.
In addition, Mateusz supports clients in terminating employment contracts, including contracts with key employees, and also assists in the process of legalising the employment of foreigners in Poland.
Mateusz has authored a number of academic publications, including several in Monitor Prawa Pracy.