Analysis of Poland’s Legal Market: Chambers Europe 2023 vs. Chambers Europe 2024 Rankings

Directories and Rankings

The 2024 edition of Chambers Europe has brought significant changes to the Poland section, with notable movements across various firms and individual lawyers. This year’s analysis reveals key trends and shifts in the rankings and provides insights into the dynamic and evolving Polish legal landscape.

Executive Summary

This year, there were a total of 235 movements in the rankings, comprising 48 firm rankings and 187 individual rankings. Among these, 1 lawyer and 3 firms climbed to Band 1, while 70 new entries were made across different practice areas, with 15 new firms and 55 new individuals. Conversely, 36 firms and individuals were removed from the rankings​​.

Key Findings

  • Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market and Dispute Resolution were the most active practice areas, each accounting for 14% of the overall moves.
  • Life Sciences saw the most firms added, while Projects and Infrastructure experienced the least changes​​.
  • Banking & Finance had the most changes among individual rankings, with significant movements including the addition of 4 new individuals to the Up and Coming category and 8 individuals moving up​​.

Firm Rankings Overview

  • The practice areas with the highest number of moves were Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market and Dispute Resolution, each with 7 moves.
  • Life Sciences saw the highest number of firms added to the ranking, particularly in Band 4.
  • Projects and Infrastructure had no movements, indicating continued stability in this sector​​.

Individual Rankings Overview

  • Banking & Finance experienced the highest number of changes, with 17 movements including new entries and upward shifts.
  • Practice areas like Construction and TMT saw no changes, while Environment and Restructuring/Insolvency had minimal movements.
  • Several practice areas adjusted their ranking categories, with new bands added in some areas and others removed​​.

Best Performing Firms and Individuals

  • Dentons emerged as the best-performing firm with significant improvements across multiple practice areas.
  • Wolf Theiss and Gide Loyrette Nouel were among the firms that climbed to Bands 1 and 2 in the Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market category.
  • In the individual rankings, Janusz Tomczak and Inga Dulska were notable climbers, achieving higher band placements in their respective fields​​.

Practice and Individual Performance

Graphs in the report highlight the total number of improvements (upward movements and new entries) across firms and individuals. Notable firms such as Baker McKenzie, DLA Piper, and SK&S showed strong performances in various practice areas​​.


The 2024 Chambers Europe rankings reflect a competitive and evolving legal market in Poland. For firms and practitioners, staying informed about these changes is crucial for strategic positioning and understanding the competitive landscape. As the legal market continues to evolve, these insights from Chambers Europe provide valuable guidance for both existing players and new entrants as they aim to make their mark in the coming year.

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