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Edyta Zalewska

Senior Associate | Warsaw

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Experience

Edyta is a qualified advocate listed in Warsaw.

She gained professional experience in law firms in Poland and abroad. She has been associated with B2RLaw since 2014.

Corporate & Commercial Litigation | Arbitration | Competition Litigation | Business Criminal Litigation | Employment Disputes

At B2RLaw, Edyta is a member of the dispute resolution team and manages the practice of corporate disputes. She advises and represents clients in all phases of proceedings, both before arbitration and public courts. She specializes in resolving disputes in the field of commercial law, unfair competition and commercial criminal law.

Her experience includes independent and comprehensive handling of proceedings from various sectors of the economy, including the preparation of comprehensive procedural strategies and defense lines. She also advises clients at pre-trial stage and participates in settlement negotiations.

Edyta represents Polish and foreign clients before courts and law enforcement agencies at all levels in Poland in the field of commercial disputes, in particular in the scope of disputes arising from the performance of commercial agreements and regarding corporate disputes and acts of unfair competition.

Edyta also has wide experience in conducting white collar crimes cases, both as an defendant and a representative of the victim. She advises and represents clients (including collective entities) on matters related to the risk of criminal liability and advises entities injured as a result of a crime.

Her scope of interest focuses on corporate dispute issues. She represents clients at general meetings of companies and provides crisis management support services.

She represents clients in the courtroom, both on the side of companies and their shareholders.

She has experience in multi-threaded disputes regarding the questioning of resolutions of company bodies, disputes between shareholders, between shareholders and the company as well as between the company and the previous authorities.

Competition

Edyta has wide experience in representing entities from the FMCG industry in cases concerning acts of unfair competition. She also advises entrepreneurs on matters concerning breach of business secrets and other acts of unfair competition, committed by both former employees and associates of companies, as well as their competitors.

Investigations

Edyta provides legal assistance in relation to compliance policy, including conducting internal audits and forensic investigations, including irregularities and abuse of managers, actions to the detriment of companies and support in other crisis situations.

Edyta actively participates in the creation and implementation of internal compliance procedures and conducts training for members of governing bodies of the companies and management regarding their rights and obligations, as well as issues of management responsibility.

Competence

QUALIFICATION Advocate
LANGUAGE Polish, English, Italian
MEMBERSHIP Advocate registered with the Warsaw Bar Association since 2017
EDUCATION - The Warsaw Bar Association, Advocacy Training (2016)
- University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration, Postgraduation studies in intellectual property law, (2016)
- Maria Sklodowska Curie University in Lublin, Faculty of Law and Administration, Master Degree (2013)
- Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey, Law, Erasmus LLP Scholarship (2012)
- Maria Sklodowska Curie University in Lublin, International Relations Bachelor’s Degree (2011)

Credentials

  • Defense of a member of the management board of a public company accused of fraud involving property of significant value, ended with the full dismissal of all charges.
  • Representing a Polish company, part of an international capital group that is a victim in a case involving the commission of a series of unfair competition acts.
  • Representing a foreign entity from the manufacturing industry, which is a minority shareholder of a Polish company in a corporate dispute. The case ended with a settlement.
  • Representing a Polish company from the energy industry, which is a part of an international capital group, in cases concerning a dispute with the company's former contractor under contract law, including proceeding before the Supreme Court.
  • Representing a Polish company from the energy industry, which is a part of an international capital group, in enforcement of claims from former management.
  • Representing a Polish company from the IT industry, which is a part of an international capital group, in the proceeding regarding damage compensation in criminal proceedings.
  • Representing a foreign entity from the energy industry in a case against one of the leading European banks.

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