Adam Kowalczyk

Adam Kowalczyk


Adam is Head of Poland Litigation and Investigations.

Since 2007 he has been involved in more than 100 high-stakes, complex commercial disputes and special cases, being instructed by private and public companies from various sectors, local governments, state-owned entities, and high-net-worth individuals.

Apart from his experience in commercial disputes, Adam is a highly regarded business criminal defense and investigations lawyer, specialising particularly in internal inquiries, business fraud and corruption, money laundering, sanctions compliance, insider trading, as well as tax-criminal law.

Before joining the firm, he headed the litigation & investigations department at an international law firm in Poland, and prior to that he held the same role at a BIG-4 firm.

I am very impressed by the client focus and exceptional effectiveness of Adam Kowalczyk. His unique problem-solving skills and availability have been a valuable asset to me.
Legal 500
Adam Kowalczyk – very client focussed, understands what is needed to get things done.
Legal 500



Warsaw Bar Association (Advocate)


MA, Faculty of Law and Administration, Jagiellonian University, 2008
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