Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners is one of few Polish independent full scope practice law firms. Established by a lawyer with significant experience with large international law firms over the last decade. The firm founder, Mr. Piotr Kochanski, was a partner with White & Case and Hogan & Hartson. Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners has quickly found its place in despite tough competition on the Polish legal market and it built up to the highest of professional standards.
The firm’s Founder – Piotr Kochanski is delighted with winning the IAIR Legal Award (Section: Poland) and agreed to comment about it to IAIR Magazine.
Could you let us know what it is, in your opinion, that brought you to win the IAIR Legal Awards (Section: Poland)?
It is a great honor for us to be given such an award from such an innovative and influential publication. This confirms our belief that our unique approach to client service continues to be appreciated. As IAIR (International Alternative Investment Review) is one of the fastest growing alternative investment magazines worldwide, without a doubt the IAIR LEGAL Award will help us gain wider recognition both in Poland and abroad.
What are the goals of your law firm for 2012?
We are a full scope business law firm in Poland with 3 branches across the country, providing
a multi-lingual service to international and local clients. Client service is of primary importance and we aim to offer our current and future clients more services tailored to their individual needs and contributing to resolving their business problems. We are continuously expanding and developing our departments to the benefit of our clients.
Could you give us an example?
Of course, one recent example is the formation of our New Connect Law Practice, which provides comprehensive legal advice on any and all issues related to the alternative trading system on the New Connect market, organized and regulated by the Warsaw Stock Exchange, which is the largest national stock exchange in CEE and one of the fastest-growing exchanges in Europe.
Your law firm is also up to date, especially in the IT sector…
Yes, in fact another example is the creation of our unique and innovative internet application called IRAAPORT, which allows clients to access their files and view the status of all work carried out remotely 24/7 from any corner of the globe.
What is the importance of focusing on new ambitious lawyers?
As we see it, quality also means building professional development and promotion opportunities for our lawyers, to help build an “at your service” mentality for the benefit of clients. When we employ new lawyers, we ask ourselves if they have what it takes to become one of our partners in the future. This is the foundation we build our firm on and it allows us to recruit high caliber talent, which is then reflected in the high quality, great value of our services.
2012 promises to be successful for you and for your clients…
So yes, more services and greater value for our clients will be our top priority in 2012.