About us

Our law firm offers legal services in all branches of Polish and German law. Both for businesses as well as for private individuals.


Our goal is to provide all Clients with high quality legal services.


We offer complex legal support in all branches of law. Our mission is to provide You with competent, comprehensive and effective legal aid. We work based on clear and transparent principles, trust, loyalty and care for Your interests. We approach each case individually to provide You with tailored solutions best suited to protect Your interests.


Private law

  • drafting and reviewing contracts,
  • pleading before Polish and German courts in civil cases,
  • legal advice on real estate matters (purchase and sale of real estate, joint property, encumbrances, lease and landlord-tenant law)
  • insurance claims,
  • civil liability claims,
  • advice for the agricultural sector (contracts for arable land, delivery of crops, contracting) and for the Groups of Agricultural Producers (GPR).

Business law and international trade

  • drafting and reviewing of commercial contracts,
  • representing businesses in court and administrative disputes in Germany and in Poland,
  • support in commercial negotiations,
  • contracts in international trade,
  • representing creditors in bankruptcy proceedings,
  • day-to-day full-service legal support for businesses,
  • advisory for transport companies, carriers and shipping agents, including international transport of goods,
  • intellectual property law and personal data protection,
  • competition and anti-trust law,
  • legal advice on foreign investment in Poland and Germany.

Company law

  • forming and registering commercial companies,
  • legal advice on joint-venture companies,
  • legal advice on sale or purchase of companies, businesses, shares and stocks,
  • M&A transactions, including cross-border M&A,
  • transformation, mergers, de-mergers and liquidation of companies,
  • advice on disputes within the company and disputes between the shareholders,
  • representation in court cases regarding expulsion of a shareholder, annulment of resolutions, dissolution of the company, liability for damages to the company,
  • day-to-day full-service legal support for partnerships, companies, conglomerates and capital groups, foundations and associations.

Administrative and environmental law

  • applying for concessions, licences and permits,
  • legal advice on administrative proceedings,
  • legal advice for regulated industries (energy, agriculture, food, media, defence, dual-purpose technologies),
  • representing Clients in administrative proceedings and before administrative courts in Poland and Germany,
  • legal advice for metallurgical industry, mines, metalworks, production plants and agricultural companies regarding environmental regulation and laws on industrial waste,
  • legal advice on Polish and German regulations on collection and recycling of consumer goods packaging,
  • representing Clients before environmental agencies and administrative courts in cases relating to cross-border waste shipment and cross-border environmental impact,
  • legal advice for renewable energy sector.

Labour law

  • drafting labour contracts, work and remuneration regulations, managerial contracts, non-competition agreements and other legal documents,
  • representation of employers and employees before labour courts,
  • employee negotiations and collective agreements,
  • legal advice on Company Social Benefit Funds (ZFŚS) and Employee Capital Plans (PPK) and drafting of necessary legal documents,
  • representation in cases regarding work accidents, overtime compensation, termination of employment and all other employee claims.

Dispute resolution and white-collar crime

  • representation before Polish and German courts in civil, commercial, employment and administrative cases,
  • representation before courts of arbitration and arbitration tribunals,
  • representation of investors in international arbitration arising out of bilateral investment protection treaties (BIT),
  • legal assistance for victims in criminal cases during the entire proceeding (from the initial investigation by the state organs until the end of criminal trial),
  • representation of victims in criminal court cases, both as subsidiary prosecutor and in private complaint cases.

Rafał Królikowski

(attorney in Germany)

Fachanwalt für internationales Wirtschaftsrecht
(certified specialist attorney for international commercial law)


admitted to bar in Poland as a registered foreign lawyer
(professional rights equal to a Polish solicitor – radca prawny, including the full right to plea before Polish courts)


I offer legal advice in three languages (Polish, German and English) in two jurisdictions (Poland and Germany).


Both acting for multinational stock companies, middle-sized enterprises, family businesses and private individuals. I strive to treat each Client with the same respect and attention to his or hers case.


I have pleaded before Polish and German courts of all tiers, including in precedent cases before the Polish Supreme Court. For example, due to a cassation appeal prepared by me, it is easier for business people to exclude from a commercial partnership a partner, who is in conflict with the other partners and whose conduct may interrupt the partnership’s business.


I have advised on multimillion transactions and investments, including cross-border transactions. I also have experience in civil, employment, criminal and family cases, which are not less – but sometimes even more – important.


My professional focus is Polish and German civil, contracts and commercial law, company law, international trade, real estate law, administrative and environmental law, labour law as well as civil procedure and court disputes.


I have previously worked for reputable law firms in Warsaw, Düsseldorf and Cologne, both established local and international firms.


I have studied law at the University of Cologne and University of Warsaw. I have completed the judicial preparatory service with the Circuit Court of Cologne (Landgericht Köln).


Since 2014 I’m an attorney (Rechtsanwalt) admitted to the Bar in Germany. I’m member of the Bar Chambers of Cologne (Rechtsanwaltskammer Köln). Since 2015 I’m also admitted to the Bar in Poland in the same scope as a Polish solicitor (radca prawny), including the full right to plea before Polish courts. I’m also certified by the Bar Chambers of Cologne as a Fachanwalt für internationals Wirtschaftsrecht, that is specialist attorney for international commercial law. This title is granted to only few attorneys, who due to their broad professional experience, scope and amount of handled court cases can be considered experts in this area.

Contact us

Kancelaria Prawna Rafał Królikowski, Rechtsanwalt


Registered office and address for correspondence:
Os. B. Śmiałego 13/24
60-682 Poznań


Address for visitors:
ul. 27 Grudnia 9/8
61-737 Poznań


Meetings after prior appointment only.

tel. +48 606 30 35 87
e-mail: krolikowski@ra-krolikowski.eu

Legal information

Entity responsible for the website is:

Kancelaria Prawna Rafał Królikowski, Rechtsanwalt

Os. B. Śmiałego 13/24

60-682 Poznań


tel. +48 606 30 35 87

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VAT No.: PL 6692358122

REGON: 380128576


Authorised representative:

Kancelaria Prawna Rafał Królikowski, Rechtsanwalt – the authorised representative is Mr. Rafał Królikowski.


Professional titles and membership in professional organisations:


Rafał Królikowski has the professional titles „Rechtsanwalt” and „Fachanwalt für internationales Wirtschaftsrecht“ under the law of the Federal Republic of Germany and is a Member of the Bar Chamber of Cologne (Rechtsanwaltskammer Köln).


He is also admitted as a registered foreign lawyer with the Regional Solicitor’s Chamber in Poznań (Okręgowa Izba Radców Prawnych w Poznaniu) and according to art. 13 et seq. of the Polish Act of 5th July 2002 on providing legal aid in the Republic of Poland by foreign lawyers (Journal of laws of 2002, no. 126, pos. 1069 with subsequent amendments) has the professional rights in Poland equal to a Polish solicitor (radca prawny), including the right to plea before Polish courts.


The competent professional authorities are:


Rechtsanwaltskammer Köln

Riehler Str. 30, 50668 Köln

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Okręgowa Izba Radców Prawnych w Poznaniu

ul. ul. Chwaliszewo 69, 61-105 Poznań

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VAT number

VAT no.: PL6692358122


Professional liability insurance

German attorneys under the provisions of the Federal Attorney Ordinance (BRAO) are obliged to maintain a statutory professional liability insurance policy. The minimal sum of the insurance is 250.000,00 EUR.


The insurer for the statutory professional liability insurance policy of Rechtsanwalt Rafał Królikowski ist:

HDI Versicherung AG

HDI-Platz 1

30659 Hannover



Furthermore Rechtsanwalt Rafał Królikowski is covered in Poland by a statutory civil liability insurance for Polish solicitors (radca prawny).


Professional regulations

The following professional rules apply to a Rechtsanwalt (German attorney):

Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO),

Berufsordnung (BORA),

Fachanwaltsordnung (FAO),

Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG),

Berufsregeln der Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Union (CCBE).

The above professional rules can be accessed on the website of the Federal Bar Chamber (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer), www.brak.de, in the section „Berufsrecht" in German and English.


The following professional rules apply to a radca prawny (Polish solicitor):

ustawa z dnia 6 lipca 1982r. o radcach prawnych

ustawa z dnia 5 lipca 2002r. o świadczeniu przez prawników zagranicznych pomocy prawnej w Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej

Kodeks Etyki Radcy Prawnego

Kodeks Etyki Prawników Europejskich

Regulamin wykonywania zawodu radcy prawnego

The above professional rules can be accessed on the website of the National Chamber of Solicitors (Krajowa Izba Radców Prawnych), www.kirp.pl, in the section „Biblioteka prawa” in Polish.


Extrajudicial Dispute Resolution


EU platform for extrajudicial consumer dispute resolution: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/.


In Germany, the competent consumer conciliation board for disputes over proprietary interests resulting from a client engagement concerning legal services is the  Conciliation Body of the German Federal Bar (Schlichtungsstelle der Rechtsanwaltschaft), Rauchstraße 26, 10787 Berlin, Germany, www.schlichtungsstelle-der-rechtsanwaltschaft.de,e‐mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..