Małgorzata Grzelak heads the Warsaw Labor & Employment team. Małgorzata’s practice focuses on labor, employment and immigration law, as well as related compliance, corporate and commercial issues. She advises clients in the production, commercial and service sectors, with a particular focus on advising IT/technology, shared services centers/BPO and medical technology/products companies.
Małgorzata provides advice to corporate clients in the course of their operations in Poland, including all aspects of setting up a business presence in Poland, the structuring of labor and employment relations, immigration, and various corporate and contract law issues.
She counsels both local and international entrepreneurs conducting business in Poland with respect to contract, collective and individual labor law, as well as trade union and works council relations. Małgorzata’s work often includes advising on posted workers’ rules, as well as complex business immigration matters.
Compliance work forms a significant part of Małgorzata’s practice. She advises clients on the increasingly important data protection aspects of employment relations and on internal investigations processes, including bullying, harassment or white collar crime. In addition, her practice focuses on the protection of employers’ interests, including restrictive covenants and unfair competition actions. Małgorzata also advises clients on various aspects of occupational safety and health regulations.
She has served as counsel in numerous merger and acquisition transactions and restructuring processes, particularly focusing on employee takeovers and the legal aspects of remuneration systems and labor organizations.
She also advises on closing operations in Poland, including mass redundancies.
Małgorzata has been continuously recommended for her employment work in The Legal 500 EMEA. Most recently, she has been recognized in Chambers Europe 2019 as up and coming, as well as recommended in The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 for Poland – Employment.