Dariusz Dobkowski has joined Kochanski & Partners as an Equity Partner, while Marek Krol joined the firm as a Partner. Markiyan Malskyy and Karol Polosak have been elevated to Equity Partners and Monika Mackowska-Morytz was appointed a Partner, while Managing Partner Piotr Kochanski will Head the firm’s Technology practice.
Joining from KPMG, Dobkowski and Krol will also Head the firm's Global Commercial practice and Banking & Finance practice, respectively. Dobkowski is a co-founder of KPMG Law in Poland and has been at its helm for over twenty years, before joining Kochanski and Partners.
Prior to joining Kochanski & Partners, Krol spent four years with KPMG as Partner Associate. Earlier, he spent three years as a Partner with Magnusson and almost six years as a Partner with Chadbourne & Parke. Before that, Krol spent three and a half years with CMS and almost nine years as a Partner with White & Case, between 1998 and 2007. He started his career as a Senior Lawyer with KPMG in 1996.
Malskyy has been with Kochanski & Partners since 2022. Before that, he spent almost 14 years with Arzinger, two of which as a Partner. Earlier, Malskyy spent a year with J&L Consulting and six months with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Paris office. He is Kochanski's Head of the International Commercial Arbitration practice and the firm's Ukrainian Desk.
Polosak, a Corporate and M&A specialist, has been with Kochanski & Partners for his entire career, starting in 2010 as a Legal Assistant and becoming a Junior Associate in 2013. In 2014, he became an Associate and, in 2017, a Senior Associate before being promoted to Counsel in 2019 and to Partner in 2021. He leads the firm’s Corporate Transformation and Consolidation practice.
Former Counsel Mackowska-Morytz, an expert in data protection law, compliance, new technologies, and cyber security, has been with Kochanski & Partners since 2019. Prior to that, she spent over a year with Kaczmarczyk Orzechowski Legal Services, two and a half years as a solo practitioner, and over a year with KJP Kurcman Jedrzejewski. She began her career as a Lawyer with Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne, where she spent two years starting in 2011.
“For many years I have been impressed by the visionary development plan that Piotr Kochanski has drawn up for the firm,” Dobkowski commented. “I, therefore, had no hesitation in accepting the offer to join this ambitious project. I see it as a personal challenge, but at the same time I have no doubt about the result in terms of added value for the market, clients, and the firm itself that will come from combining our potential and experience.”
“The firm’s international cooperation and its focus on leading the projects of its global clients provide an ideal environment for implementing client projects around the world,” Krol said. “The current global situation, changes in capital flows, Poland’s changing role in the international arena, and challenges related to environmental protection and sustainable development in the broadest sense pose challenges for lawyers, who also bear a great responsibility for their success.”