Hlegal

Our Team

We believe that to be a good lawyer, one needs to have true intellectual interest in the legal system.

At Hoffman i Wspólnicy, we have such an interest, and are enthusiastic about what we do. As a result, our lawyers have the expertise and are motivated to provide the best possible legal advice.

Monika Tabor-Gruszfeld

Senior Associate.

Polish, English.

mtabor@hlegal.pl
Monika Tabor-Gruszfeld

Focus on civil law and civil litigation.

Education


Monika holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Warsaw. She has completed both official training for attorneys-at-law and official training for judges.

She has authored a book on the law of housing cooperatives (with Piotr Hoffman).

Experience


Monika Tabor-Gruszfeld is an expert in civil litigation and civil law; she has authored multiple appeals in cassation to the Supreme Court in civil cases. Her experience includes, in addition to typical commercial litigation, also litigation in cases concerning:
– rights to real estate,
– the protection of privacy and reputation,
– inheritance, including wills and testaments,
– property aspects of family law, including disputes concerning the assets of former spouses.

Mateusz Łyjak

Attorney-trainee. Associate.

Polish, English.

mlyjak@hlegal.pl
Mateusz Łyjak

Focus on torts and corporate law.

Education


Mateusz holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Warsaw. He is currently in the course of his official training for attorneys-at-law.

Experience


Mateusz focuses on civil law, and especially on torts, the protection of privacy and reputation, and the liability of the State. He also has extensive experience in corporate law, in particular drafting internal documents, articles of association, and by-laws for companies and other legal entities.

Piotr Hoffman

Attorney-at-law. Managing Partner.

Polish, English, German.

Piotr Hoffman

Focus on litigation, EU law and competition.

Education


Piotr holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Master’s degrees in Computer Science and in Law, a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Warsaw (dissertation on formal software specification), and a Dr.iur. from the TU Darmstadt (dissertation on first-demand guarantees and suretyships in German law).

He was previously Assistant Professor at the Institute of Informatics of the University of Warsaw. He used to teach German law to judges at the National School for Judges and Prosecutors, and currently teaches EU law to future attorneys at the Warsaw Bar Association.

He has authored multiple papers on mathematics and theoretical computer science, as well as a book on the law of housing cooperatives (with Monika Tabor-Gruszfeld).

Experience


Piotr’s current focus is on litigation, EU law, and competition. He has argued cases during hearings in the Court of Justice of the European Union, in the Supreme Court (both in civil and criminal cases) and in the Supreme Administrative Court, as well as in international arbitration. He has overseen complex litigation, including both civil and criminal proceedings, spanning multiple jurisdictions, with values exceeding € 120 million.

Piotr’s experience also includes:
– advising a foreign corporation on an acquisition in Poland with a volume of ca. € 250 million,
– advising on complex intra-group restructurings, including cross-border mergers,
– advising on distribution agreements, in particular concerning conformity with EU antitrust law,
– advising on credit facility agreements with volumes up to over € 700 million.

Piotr has a deep understanding of the automotive industry, and his knowledge of German law helps him advise on complex cross-border cases.

Krzysztof Januszewski

Attorney-at-law. Partner.

Polish, English.

Krzysztof Januszewski

Focus on construction including FIDIC contracts.

Education


Krzysztof holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Warsaw. He also graduated from the British Law Centre at the Faculty of Law of the University of Warsaw.

Experience


Krzysztof’s focus has been on litigation in the construction industry, including contracts based on the standards of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers FIDIC, and on public procurement. His experience includes:
– representing a major Polish company from the construction industry in a number of disputes both in court and in arbitration,
– representing potential contractors in public procurement cases in the National Appeal Chamber and in court,
– advising contractors on issues arising during the performance of construction contracts (including claims for payment for additional work done, and requests for the extension of the time for completion).

Agnieszka Helsztyńska

Attorney-at-law. Of Counsel.

Polish, English, German.

Agnieszka Helsztyńska

Focus on criminal law.

Education


Agnieszka holds a Master’s degree in Law from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow.

Experience


She serves as counsel both for defendants and for victims of criminal offenses, especially defrauded corporations. Agnieszka has represented clients not only in complex proceedings relating to white-collar crime, but also in typical criminal cases (especially concerning traffic accidents, medical malpractice, drug offenses). She has also represented clients in cases concerning hate-crimes or stalking, and in #MeToo cases.

Agnieszka is active pro bono in cases concerning the defense of the rule of law and human rights in Poland: She represents judges persecuted for attempting to implement the rulings of the Court of Justice concerning judicial independence; clients who have been accused of participating in anti-governmental demonstrations in breach of COVID-19 regulations; and clients persecuted for taking part in demonstrations in defense of LGBT rights.

Agnieszka also represents clients in cases concerning family law, including in proceedings seeking divorce or child custody.