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Prof. dr hab. Ryszard Markiewicz

Prof. dr hab. Ryszard Markiewicz, Founding Partner of Markiewicz & Sroczyński. Professor of legal sciences, specialist in Polish and EU intellectual property laws. Prof. Ryszard Markiewicz has been the Chairman of the Copyright Commision and for many years a director or deputy director of the Intellectual Property Law Institute of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, one the most important European scientific and research centres for copyright and patent laws, competition and consumer laws, media law, etc.

 

Prof. Ryszard Markiewicz has notable achievements in the field of research and legislation related to copyright law, Internet and media law, protection of personal data and databases, unfair competition law and protection of moral rights. He is the author or co-author (mainly with Prof. Janusz Barta) of over a dozen landmark books in the above areas of law, including commentaries, handbooks and monographs, and some 200 other publications. Commonly recognized are his books on copyright, unfair competition, Internet and computer laws, privacy law and media law. Those books offer a detailed approach to the substantive and procedural issues, including penal and tax aspects, etc.

 

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Prof. dr hab. Ryszard Markiewicz, Founding Partner of Markiewicz & Sroczyński. Professor of legal sciences, specialist in Polish and EU intellectual property laws. Prof. Ryszard Markiewicz has been the Chairman of the Copyright Commision and for many years a director or deputy director of the Intellectual Property Law Institute of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow (www.ipwi.uj.edu.pl/), one the most important European scientific and research centres for copyright and patent laws, competition and consumer laws, media law, etc.

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Jarosław Sroczyński

Jarosław Sroczyński, Founding Partner of Markiewicz & Sroczyński, is a lawyer (graduate of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow) and an economist (graduate of the Academy of Economics in Cracow). He has 25 years experience of practice in the area of Polish and European Community competition laws. He specializes in the general areas of regulatory law, including privacy, energy and consumer laws. He advises on transactions related to licensing, distribution and franchising, etc. He also practices in unfair competition law and is developing private enforcement advice in antitrust and consumer cases.   J. Sroczyński was a partner, and for over 13 years head of competition and antimonopoly law practice, of one of the largest Polish law firms. He has also been associated with a major international law firm, in its Brussels office.

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Jarosław Sroczyński, Founding Partner of Markiewicz & Sroczyński, is a lawyer (graduate of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow) and an economist (graduate of the Academy of Economics in Cracow). He has 25 years experience of practice in the area of Polish and European Community competition laws. He specializes in the general areas of regulatory law, including privacy, energy and consumer laws. He advises on transactions related to licensing, distribution and franchising, etc. He also practices in unfair competition law and is developing private enforcement advice in antitrust and consumer cases.

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(PL) Dr Michał Markiewicz

Michał Markiewicz – Partner of Markiewicz & Sroczyński, attorney-at-law (radca prawny) and doctor of laws, assistant professor at the Intellectual Property Law Department of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University, editor of a prestigious scientific magazine “Jagiellonian University Journal of IP Law”. In 2017, Michał Markiewicz defended a doctoral dissertation entitled “Joint administration of copyright”. Dr Markiewicz won the Minister of Science and Higher Education Prize for this dissertation, in a competition for the best thesis in intellectual property law organized by the Polish Patent Office.

 

Since 2015, Michał Markiewicz is an attorney-at-law, member of the Cracow Bar. Dr Markiewicz is interested in issues related to intellectual property law, primarily copyright and civil law, in particular personal rights, including the right to image and protection of correspondence and contract law. Michał Markiewicz conduct lectures in the field of copyright, intellectual property law and internet law at the Jagiellonian University. He also conducted classes within the “IP Student” program at the Jagiellonian University and in the field of copyright law as part of attorney training by the Cracow Bar.   

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Prof. dr hab. Janusz Barta

Prof. dr hab. Janusz Barta, Senior Counsel to Markiewicz & Sroczyński. Professor of legal sciences, specialist in Polish and EU intellectual property laws. Prof. Janusz Barta has been a member of the Copyright Commision and for many years a director or deputy director of the Intellectual Property Law Institute of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, one the most important European scientific and research centres for copyright and patent laws, competition and consumer laws, media law, etc.   The professional biography of Prof. Janusz Barta is in many respects similar to that of Prof. Ryszard Markiewicz, as they have worked in close cooperation for several decades.   Prof. Janusz Barta is a leading Polish specialist in copyright, media and Internet laws, the protection of personal data and databases, unfair competition law and the protection of moral rights. He is the author of the first Polish monograph on the rights of composers of musical works. As author or co-author, primarily with Prof. Ryszard Markiewicz, he has published authoritative books and commentaries in several fields of Polish intellectual property law. Prof. Janusz Barta is also author or co-author of over 200 other publications, including monographs, articles, reviews and judicial comments, etc.

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Dr Sybilla Stanisławska-Kloc

Dr Sybilla Stanisławska-Kloc, Counsel to Markiewicz & Sroczyński. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland, a doctor of juridical science, an advocate, and arbitrator at the domain court of the Polish Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Copyright Commison. She is an assistant professor at the Institute of Intellectual Property Law of the Jagiellonian University and a permanent lecturer in civil law and copyright law at the Jagiellonian University and the Polish and European Law School in Ukraine. She has delivered lectures at the Jagiellonian University as part of the “IP Student” program.  Dr. Stanisławska-Kloc has completed her training at court (with a final judge’s examination) and advocate bar; she also fulfilled a legal trainee placement at a law firm in London. She has completed the Postgraduate School of Copyrights, Publishing and Press Law and the Postgraduate School of Competition Law at the Jagiellonian University. She is currently working on her habilitation thesis, which is on the protection of the right to authorship and the problems of plagiarism.

 

Dr. Stanisławska-Kloc has been working with the Bar Research Centre and was an expert (adviser) at the National Centre for Research and Development. During the years 2005-2007, she coordinated the Polish section of one of packages within the EU IPR-Helpdesk project. Approximately one hundred documents devoted to intellectual property were prepared under this project.

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Marcin Mioduszewski

Marcin Mioduszewski – legal counsel, graduated in legal studies from the Department of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University, where he is currently a PhD student. Mr. Mioduszewski specializes in intellectual property law, particularly in copyright in the information society, regulations concerning competition and consumer protection and telecommunications laws. His interests focus on the legal protection of software and the responsibility for materials made accessible on the Internet.

He has also completed a post-graduate course entitled “Information Society” at the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Computers at the Jagiellonian University. He speaks English fluently, as well as German and Arabic.

 

He has completed internships at the Legal Department of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Department of Trademarks and the Department of Public Procurement of Poland’s Patent Office.

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Dr Jakub Chwalba

Dr Jakub Chwalba obtained a degree in administration (MPA 2005) and law (MJur 2007) from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. He also completed Postgraduate Studies in Copyright, Publishing and Press Law at the Institute of Intellectual Property of the Jagiellonian University (2008).

In 2012, after completion of his doctoral studies at the Jagiellonian University, he defended his doctoral dissertation entitled An architectural work – subject of copyright protection. For his dissertation, dr Chwalba won the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Prize in a competition organised by the Polish Patent Office.

Since, 2008, dr Chwalba is an assistant professor at the Intellectual Property Law Department of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University. He focuses on intellectual property law and press law.

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Dr Michał Wyrwiński

Dr Michał Wyrwiński – legal counsel in Markiewicz & Sroczyński law firm. A graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University (2002 – First Class Honours). He is an attorney-at-law (radca prawny) and member of the Regional Bar Association in Rzeszów. In 2008, he completed his bar exams with top grades and was awarded a PhD degree in Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration (the Jagiellonian University). A scholar of the Foundation for Polish Science (2008).

He specialises in copyright law, consumer protection law, digital content, rendering electronic services, protecting personal rights and contract law.

Currently, he is an assistant professor at the Intellectual Property Law Institute (the Jagiellonian University) and he prepared a habilitation thesis on moral rights protection. He cooperated with the Polish-German Banking Law Centre, the Jagiellonian University (2002-2008) and with the Coordination Centre for Foreign Law Schools, the Jagiellonian University.

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Szymon Niżegorodcew

Szymon Niżegorodcew – Counsel to Markiewicz & Sroczyński GP and Counsel/Coordinator of legal services in the Orange Group. Graduated from the Department of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University. Mr. Niżegorodcew has worked as Legal Counsel at Bank Handlowy in Warsaw. Mr. Niżegorodcew has worked also as a General Counsel at EmiTel TP (TP Group), as a Secretary of the Management Board and as a Supervisory Board of PayTel.

He specializes in economic issues, including the extent of concentration of undertakings, antitrust law, abuse of dominant position and unfair competition. Mr. Niżegorodcew is also interested in regulated markets in banking, telecommunications and energy, as well as corporate services for large enterprises. Mr. Niżegorodcew has also experience in litigation in the district and administrative courts.

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Dominika Markiewicz

Dominika Markiewicz – legal counsel, graduated in legal studies from the Department of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University and from the Faculty of Law, Economics and Management at the University of Orléans (Master II). She is training in to become a legal counsel, as aplikantka radcowska.

She also finished Summer University of Continental Law in Paris, organised by The Fondation pour le Droit Continental at Paris Sorbonne University and graduated from the French Law Program – School of French Law administred by the University of Orléans. She participated in Erasmus programme at the Toulouse Univeristy.

During studies she collaborated with Section of Intellectual Property Law of Towarzystwo Biblioteki Słuchaczów Prawa Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego (TBSP UJ). She has been speaker at the polish – french conference “Competition law at the junction of European, domestic, public and private law”. She also participated in a number of activities deepening practical legal knowledge, including a workshop on competition law and a series of training courses on intellectual property and competition law “IP Student”, organized by the Institute of Intellectual Property Law at the Jagiellonian University and TBSP UJ in collaboration with law firms, as well as workshops on capital market and securities law.

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Zuzanna Ochońska

Zuzanna Ochońska graduated as Master of Law from legal studies at the Faculty of  Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. She is a trainee to become a legal counsel (radca prawny) at Cracow Bar Association. Ms. Ochońska is also a PhD student at the Intellectual Property Law Department of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University.

During her legal studies, Ms. Ochońska was Vicepresident of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Group of the Jagiellonian University students research organization  (TBSP UJ). She organized the Polish Students Mediation Competition „#mediUJ!”, was a finalist of the Polish Mediation Competition „Masters of Mediation (2013 through 2015), and completed a business mediation course.

Ms. Ochońska was also active in the Intellectual Property and Criminal Procedure Groups of TBSP UJ. She is a co-author of  publications e.g. “The issue of copyrights as an object contribution to the company”. She also worked as an intern in the Office of the Commissioner for  Human Rights (Ombudsman) and in a major publishing house Wydawnictwo Literackie.

Ms. Ochońska is interested in intellectual property law, competition law and personal interests protection.

She speaks English fluently.

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Klaudia Wojakowska-Grochot

Klaudia Wojakowska-Grochot graduated as Master of Law from legal studies at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. She is a trainee to become a legal counsel (radca prawny) at Cracow Bar Association.
Ms. Wojakowska-Grochot obtained Prime Minister’s and Jagiellonian University Rector’s scholarships for outstanding students.
She gained professional experience during her practice at law firms, where she advised both individuals and legal entities in the areas of civil and commercial law.
Ms. Wojakowska-Grochot also provided legal assistance to members of Polish Parliament and was managing, as a volunteer, the activities of several local legal clinics. As member of a 12-person Interpellation Deregulatory Panel, she was cooperating with numerous entrepreneurs from the Małopolska region. In 2014-2018, she was also member of the Municipal Council of the Biskupice municipality.
In her legal practice, Ms. Wojakowska-Grochot focuses on EU commercial law, competition and consumer laws, and new technologies law.
Klaudia Wojakowska-Grochot speaks English fluently.

Julian Tateno – graduated as Master of the Law from legal studies at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków.

Alumnus of the  Lesław A. Paga Foundation.

During legal studies,  Mr. Tateno held position of the Vice President for Academic Activities of the Cracow local group of the European Law Student Association of ELSA Poland and Vice-President of the Medical Law Research Group.

He gained professional experience at the Medical Law Section of the Jagiellonian University Legal Clinic, and thereafter in one of the leading capital groups on the medical market and in a recognized Cracow law firm.

His interests are focused on competition, consumer and regulatory law.

He speaks English fluently.

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Aneta Słaboń-Pawłowska

Office Manager at Markiewicz & Sroczyński GP. She graduated from the University of Economics in Cracow, in management and marketing studies.

She is fluent in English and also speaks German.

Mrs. Słaboń-Pawłowska organizes and supervises everyday matters of our office, she also coordinates billing and accounting matters. She is responsible for customer relations in the field of marketing and legal service agreements.

In addition, Mrs. Słaboń-Pawłowska coordinates the flow of incoming and outgoing mail, and manages contacts with suppliers of the firm. She also organizes and participates in the recruitment process.

Mrs. Słaboń-Pawłowska has significant experience in the organization of events for our law office.

In 2012, Mrs. Słaboń-Pawłowska co-organized a multiday event in Cracow, for a group of about 100 lawyers from around the world.