Awards and distinctions

6 team recommendations and 11 individual recommendations for CRIDO lawyers in The Legal 500 ranking

13 April 2023
3 min

The great streak of CRIDO’s experts is not coming to an end. After the tax awards from Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, the Chambers Europe ranking, and the Forbes recommendations in the list of the best law firms, CRIDO has now received over a dozen team and individual recommendations in The Legal 500 ranking.

In the Top Tier, CRIDO was recognised in the Private Client category. Recommended lawyers included Mateusz Baran, Katarzyna Żółcińska, and Michał Klimowicz. The “Rising Star” title was awarded to Michał Klimowicz for the second consecutive year, while the “Next Generation Partner” title went to Mateusz Baran (for the sixth time).

Tier 2 recommended lawyers in the Real Estate category included Joanna Winter-Szymańska and Jakub Ziółek, who was also distinguished as “Leading Individual”.

The Crido lawyers stand out as the people to turn to when the situation gets hard. Their knowledge of the real estate market and the individual capabilities of each counsel ensure a guarantee of receiving solid work, preceeded by a carefully-constructed, bulletproof strategy. They have been irreplaceable in the process of solving some of the most demanding aspects of managing real estate portfolios” reads the opinion of a Real Estate team.

Such feedback gives us great satisfaction and motivates us to further efforts. The number of recommendations for CRIDO lawyers in the prestigious international ranking that is The Legal 500 is the best confirmation of the quality of our legal services. These distinctions prove that we strive to meet the needs of our customers in the best possible way, every day. I would like to thank all the wonderful people who make up our firm,” says Jakub Ziółek, managing partner of CRIDO's legal team

Mateusz Baran received a Tier 3 recommendation in the Investment Funds category, and Dr. Katarzyna Witkowska and Dr. Sebastian Zieliński in the White Collar Crime category.

In Tier 4, The Legal 500 recommended Mateusz Baran, Przemysław Furmaga, Andrzej Dunikowski, and Barbara Kwaśnicka in the Commercial, Corporate and M&A category. Meanwhile, Edyta Defańska-Czujko received a recommendation in the Employment category.

The Legal 500 ranking is created in a two-stage process, based on surveys sent to law firms and on client feedback. In the first stage, The Legal 500 requests information on areas of practice and details of works undertaken in the previous year. This entails interviews with lawyers specialising in respective fields. “It helps us get a clear picture of the direction the law firm is taking and its strategy,” The Legal 500 analysts say. Next, they contact over 300,000 clients, asking for feedback on the lawyers. They also conduct interviews with investment banks and corporate financial and legal departments that regularly collaborate with law firms. In The Legal 500 ranking, the hierarchy of law firms is divided between different levels (tiers) according to their assigned market position.