Awards and accolades

We are able to boast of an impressive number of awards and remain the undisputed leader in many prestigious rankings and winners of the most significant awards in the legal industry in Poland, Europe and the world.

The Lawyer European Awards 2023

Our law firm has been recognised in this year’s edition of a competition aimed at acknowledging the best law firms in Europe organised by the editorial board of the UK periodical “The Lawyer”. We received the “Law Firm of the Year: Central Europe” award. We were also shortlisted as finalists in two other categories:

  • European Law Firm of the Year
  • European Managing Partner of the Year (Paweł Rymarz)

“The Lawyer” is the UK’s leading legal weekly and an information portal for business lawyers. The key criteria by which jury members assess law firms in this competition include the implementation of strategy, financial results, the quality of legal assistance provided and human resources management. The jury included general counsel of prominent corporations and representatives of leading UK law firms.

Chambers and Partners ranking

Both the practices and the lawyers of Rymarz Zdort Maruta are ranked at the top of Chambers and Partners’ rankings.

In the Chambers Global 2023 edition, we were among the highest ranked law firms in five areas of law:

  • Band 1 – Corporate/M&A, Equity Capital Markets,
  • Band 3 – International & Cross Border Capabilities,
  • Band 4 – Banking & Finance,
  • Band 5 – Dispute Resolution.

In the Chambers Europe 2023 ranking, the indicated practices of Rymarz Zdort Maruta were ranked as follows:

  • Band 1 – Corporate/M&A, TMT, Equity Capital Markets, Private Equity,
  • Band 3 – Energy & Natural Resources, Restructuring/Insolvency, Competition/Antitrust, Tax,
  • Band 4 – Banking & Finance,
  • Band 5 – Dispute Resolution.

The Legal 500 ranking

The Legal 500 is the world’s leading legal directory highlighting the law firms and practice teams that provide the most cutting edge advice. For years, our law firm’s practices have been recognised and recommended.

In the 2023 Legal 500 EMEA, we received the following recognitions: 

  • Tier 1 – Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Energy, Privacy & Data Protection and TMT;
  • Tier 2 – Public Procurement, Capital Markets, Competition Law, Restructuring And Insolvency, Tax Law, Criminal Business Law and Dispute Resolution; and
  • Tier 3 – Banking & Finance and Real Estate.

IFLR1000 ranking

In the 2022 IFLR1000 rankings, we were named as a leading law firm in Poland in seven areas: M&A, Capital Markets: (Debt), Capital Markets (Equity), Banking, Project Development Power, Project Development Infrastructure and Project Finance.

Forbes’ “Best Law Firms List”

“Poland’s Best Law Firms 2023” is based on recommendations from lawyers working in law firms (peer-to-peer surveys) and business clients (e.g. in-house lawyers in corporate legal departments) in 25 different areas of law.

Recognised practices: Recognised practices: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, TMT, Administrative & Public Law, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Intellectual Property, Private Equity, Criminal Business Law, Settlement of court disputes (arbitration, litigation, mediation), Information Technology and Tax.

Mergermarket

Mergermarket provides information, data and analyses, and presents a comprehensive and in-depth picture of global M&A transactions. For 2022, we were named the best Central and Eastern European law firm in M&A services “CEE Legal Adviser of the Year”.  

ITR World Tax ranking

International Tax Review (ITR) is a global news and analysis service that provides leading business information in respect of all corporate tax issues. In 2022, our tax practice was ranked in Tier 4 in the General Corporate Tax category. Our tax advisors have also received individual accolades in specific tax areas. 

The “Rzeczpospolita” ranking

The ranking of law firms organised by “Rzeczpospolita” is one of the most important events on the Polish legal market. Both quantitative and qualitative results are taken into consideration when compiling the results of the ranking. In this year’s ranking, we were not only among the top law firms in terms of the number of lawyers, but also among the law firms that handled the largest transactions on the Polish market in 2022. We also became the leader of the ‘Best of the Best’ category, which includes those law firms that received the most accolades for both their entire team and individual lawyers in the 21st edition. We were recognised in the following ten areas:

  • Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions (1st place)
  • TMT (1st place)
  • Private Equity (1st place)
  • Capital Markets and Regulatory (1st place)
  • Privacy and Personal Data Protection (1st place)
  • Public Procurement Law (1st place)
  • Restructuring and Bankruptcy (2nd place)
  • Competition and Antitrust Law (2nd place)
  • Intellectual Property Law (2nd place)
  • Energy and Natural Resources (2nd place)

“PSIK Awards 2023” competition

The PSIK Awards are organised by the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (PSIK) to recognise private equity and venture capital fund managers, advisors, banks and law firms for their achievements on the Polish PE/VC market. Candidates for the PSIK Awards are proposed by PSIK members, who form a panel of independent judges to decide on the selection of finalists. The winners of individual categories are decided by voting within the PSIK community.

Our law firm has been named the winner of the PSIK Awards in the category of Legal Advisor of the Year 2023 – Private Equity.

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