Małgorzata Grzelak heads the Warsaw Labor & Employment team. Małgorzata’s practice focuses on labor, employment and immigration laws, as well as related corporate and commercial issues. She advises clients in the production, commercial and service sectors, with particular focus on advising IT/technology, shared services centers/BPO and medical technology/products companies.
Małgorzata provides advice to investors outside Poland in the course of their commercial activities on investment processes, including all aspects of setting up a business presence in Poland, acquisition or leasing of real estate, 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 and real estate law. 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 with the development of principles and procedures for employee takeovers and the legal aspects of remuneration systems and labor organizations, and often including significant real estate components. She also advises on closing operations in Poland, including mass redundancies.
Małgorzata is recognized in Chambers Europe 2019 as up and coming, recommended in The Legal 500 EMEA 2018 and listed in PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook 2009. Małgorzata is co-author of “EU Competition Law: ECJ Judgments in 1990 – 2004” and “EU Competition Law: CFI Judgments in 1990 – 2004,” as well as Legal Guidance for Establishing Corporations in 40 Countries & Regions and a chapter on Polish Immigration Law in Inside the Minds: Immigration Law Client Strategies in the EU.