dr Patryk Filipiak

attorney-at-law. Partner

dr Patryk Filipiak

dr Patryk Filipiak

attorney-at-law. Partner

Attorney, senior partner and founder of FILIPIAKBABICZ Legal Office. President of Board and founder of Zimmerman Filipiak Restrukturyzacja S.A. Licensed restructuring advisor (lic.no.: 624). Expert in the field of insolvency and restructuring law, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as well as commercial companies law.

Co-author of the new Restructuring Law. For his legislation works in this regard he was awarded the medal of the Minister of Justice for his contribution to the justice system.

World Bank expert in the area of insolvency law. Member of the Ministry of Development permanent working group on commercial law. Between 2012 and 2015 he was an expert in the Ministry of Justice working group that drafted the new Polish Restructuring and Bankruptcy Law.

Member of the INSOL EUROPE, an international association of specialists dealing with bankruptcy and restructuring of companies. Member of the Polish Association of Restructuring Practitioners, as well as Insolvency Law Section of the Allerhand Institute.

In 2015 he was awarded a LEX VERITAS IUSTITIA medal of the Ministry of Justice “Zasłużony dla wymiaru sprawiedliwości” for research and work at the Working Group on the Bankruptcy and Rehabilitation Law. Awarded by the Regional Attorneys’ Council in Poznań for the best result achieved in the attorney’s examination in 2010. In the same year, he passed the restructuring advisor's licence examination.

Speaks English and German.

Strengths

  • Proficient in the problems of insolvency law, commercial insurance law and civil procedure. Author of over a dozen academic papers in these fields and a co-author of the legal commentary to the regulation no. 1346/2000 on insolvency proceedings.
  • Specialises in crisis management, restructuring of commercial entities at risk, managing the assets of insolvent firms and persons, as well as protection of creditors rights in connection with the insolvency of their debtors.
  • He has a broad theoretical knowledge, that allows to use law in the most effective way in given conditions. Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (AMU), awarded with the Rector's Medal. He completed a one-year university degree course in law at Trier University in Germany, and German Law School (Studium des Deutchen Rechts) at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. In June 2012 he defended his Ph.D. thesis on legal aspects of cross-border insolvency (the Ph.D. supervisor was prof. Feliks Zedler).
  • Charismatic, committed, perfectly managing his time and duties.

Passions

  • Combining professional and pedagogical activities. Member of the Chair of Civil Procedure and a lecturer at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, where he teaches bankruptcy and restructuring law at Law and Administration Faculty. Cooperates with  Polish School of the Judiciary and Prosecution Service, where he runs trainings for judges in bankruptcy proceedings. He was a speaker at many conferences and congresses dedicated to bankruptcy and restructuring law.
  • Running an expert blog on the topic of restructuring and insolvency.

Experience: selected projects

  • Co-author of the Restructuring Law commentary, Consumer Bankruptcy Law commentary, as well as a EU-Regulation 1346/2000 on bankruptcy proceedings commentary. Co-author of the System of Bankruptcy and Restructuring Law, as well as numerous other publications in the field of bankruptcy law, commercial insurance law and civil procedure.
  • In his professional practice, he specialises in bankruptcy and restructuring law, commercial companies law and M&A. He also has a rich experience in the scope of handling commercial disputes, intellectual property law and personal data protection. His area of expertise and experience include in particular: conducting proceedings before the restructuring and bankruptcy court, creating and implementing restructuring plans, acquiring new financing, crisis consultancy for companies, including big entities threatened with bankruptcy, entities operating in the form of capital groups with foreign capital, supervision over the correctness of conducting business activity (he gained his experience, serving as a member of the supervisory board of many companies, including a public company), providing services for commercial companies, including public companies in the energy industry (construction project of the biggest conventional power plant in Europe, as well as projects regarding the construction of wind farms), securing the assets of the company from destruction, harm or misappropriation by third persons, estimating the value of the companies and their particular assets.
  • As a part of his practice he dealt, among others, with providing services for private equity funds and public companies. He skillfully managed legal teams that were planning and conducting acquisitions of companies. He provided legal assistance in companies' debuts on the New Connect market.
  • Ever since he became a restructuring advisor, he served as a temporary court supervisor, a supervisor and a receiver in many proceedings held before the bankruptcy court which concerned companies operating in various industries, including construction, real estate, food industry, retailing and metal manufacturing.