Our Team

We serve a wide variety of clients, ranging from federal, state and local governments to domestic and foreign private investors and corporations of all sizes.

Our Team

We serve a wide variety of clients, ranging from federal, state and local governments to domestic and foreign private investors and corporations of all sizes.

Joanna Żmuda

Polish and German Attorney with more than 25 years experience

Senior Partner and founder of RWP Żmuda Kancelaria Prawnicza Sp.k.  

  • Foreign investments
  • Company law
  • Commercial law
  • International contract law
  • Real estate law
  • M&A
  • Business succession
  • Banking Law
  • Arbitration

Joanna Żmuda is an Attorney at law at Advocate’s Bar Council in Warsaw and Rechtsanwalt at Rechtsanwaltskammer Düsseldorf. 

Since the beginning of 90’s Ms. Żmuda provides legal services to foreign and domestic business entities, international corporations and individuals. 

As Polish-German Attorney has extensive expertise in Polish and German legal systems, as well as the EU law and International law.

She specializes in foreign investments and legal services for international clients, corporate counselling, M&A and international transactions. 

Ms. Żmuda participated in many share deals/asset deals, in which she was preparing Due diligences.  She engages in the establishment, merger, transformation and liquidation of companies, as well as foreign branches of companies, and economic operators.

During her long-standing professional practice in Poland and Germany, she gained comprehensive experience in litigation before Polish and German Common courts, including Administrative courts. 

Membership Advocate’s Bar Council in Warsaw, Rechtsanwaltskammer Düsseldorf, Deutsch-Polnische Juristenvereinigung, International Bar Association (IBA), Polish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce

Languages: Polish, German, English, Russian

Publications: 

  • Umowa spółki z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością / GmbH-Vertrag (Wydawnictwo Prawo i Praktyka Gospodarcza), 2004
  • Merger Control in Poland, IBA Newsletter 2/98
  • Bau- und Architektenrecht in Polen (MittBl. ARGE Baurecht 1/97, 11)
  • Legal and Tax Guidelines for Investing in Poland (IBA Newsletter 4/95)  
Joanna Michałek Szczepaniak Rechtsanwältin mit Zulassung in Polen

Joanna Michałek - Szczepaniak

Legal Counsel

Partner at RWP Żmuda Kancelaria Prawnicza Sp.k.

  • Labour law
  • Contract law
  • E-commerce
  • Public economic law
  • Industrial property law and Copyright
  • Insolvency law
  • Litigation in Poland and Germany

Joanna Michałek-Szczepaniak since over 10 years advises Polish and German entrepreneurs and international corporations.

She graduated from the University of Łódź and Georg-August Universität Göttingen (German Civil Law, Business Law, International Private Law). She completed legal training at the District Chamber of Legal Counsels in Łódź. She is a legal counsel since 2008. 

Ms. Michałek-Szczepaniak specializes in broadly understood business law, including contract law and employment of foreigners in Poland.

She has a long-standing experience in conducting court disputes in civil, business and labour matters.

Membership: District Chamber of Legal Counsels in Warsaw, Polish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce

Languages: Polish, German

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