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Jolanta Zarzecka-Sawicka
partner, attorney-at-law
Fields of law: 

Head of the Labour Law practice.

Jolanta specialises in all aspects of employment law and has extensive experience in advising in matters relating to individual and collective labour law, including collective redundancies. She represents companies, banks and financial institutions in court disputes connected with termination of employment and other employment matters. She has represented two leading banks in court disputes connected with rewards and bonuses, top executives and collective redundancies, as well as other clients in court disputes connected with termination of employment, mobbing and discrimination. Jolanta has also represented two large financial institutions in the complex process of collective redundancies, including the preparation of rules thereof, announcements to the labour office and negotiations with employees.

Additionally, Jolanta’s experience includes the preparation of contracts and employment agreements, corporate labour laws (labour rules, remuneration, social fund), matters related to the sale of a company and the transfer of employees. She also advises on remuneration, reward and bonus systems, and has on many occasions negotiated managerial contracts with top management (including the management board of a leading bank), as well as terms of dismissals.

With regard to M&A transactions, Jolanta has participated in a large number of acquisitions of companies as well as enterprises. She also has wide experience in employee restructuring projects.

Jolanta has been a speaker at several training sessions and seminars conducted for in-house lawyers and HR directors on topics relating to the optimisation of collective redundancies, trade unions, mobbing and discrimination, termination of contracts, working hours, etc.

Jolanta graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, the English Law School at the University of Cambridge, the American Law School at the University of Florida, and the Summer Law School of Columbia University (New York). She is a member of the Polish Employment Lawyers Association and the European Employment Lawyers Association.

Before joining FKA Jolanta worked for 10 years in Linklaters, one of the British Magic Circle law firms.

FKA’s Labour Law practice is frequently recommended by Legal 500 EMEA.

Fluent in: 
Polish, English, French and Russian