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We offer unique combination

of knowledge and experience

of the team working

in different legal systems,

culture and business conditions.

We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through.

Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home.

~ Australian Aboriginal Proverb

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At the base of the brain, our most primal brain structures are responsible for fight or flight and meeting basic human needs. The need to find food, shelter and a mate and keep us alive. It is always asking “Am I safe?”

Heather Murphy

Forbes Councils Member

 

ABOUT US

CAP Lawyers runs offices in Poland, located in Warsaw and Australia in Sydney.

We offer unique combination of knowledge and experience of the team working in different legal systems, culture, and business conditions.

We work for individuals, entrepreneurs and business at the meeting point of two different legal systems: Civil and Common Law. We successfully implement cross-border projects that require specialist knowledge of various domestic and international legal concepts. 

Cap Lawyers has modern and progressive approach to law, our practice and how our firm is run.


We believe that law must conform and change as we change and for this reason, we constantly challenge the core and limits of legal concepts. 

We believe that a law should not be a self-referring construct of pure geometry, but a social process that deals with human activity, with cause and effect, with the past and the future. Making a real connection and building trust with our clients and colleagues is at the core of our philosophy. We are humans talking to humans.

To satisfy the demands of business growth on the global scale, we established cooperation with local law firms in various countries. We also actively cooperate with mediators, tax agents, sworn translators, liquidators, and receivers both in Australia and in Europe.

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OUR TEAM

Iwona Pruszynska

Solicitor

Iwona has gained significant commercial and business experience both within the European Union and Australia. In the years 2000 -2003 she occupied the position of the lawyer of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, having been the author of key antitrust decision against, among other things, National Health Fund in the media case on the application of the Supreme Chamber of Nurses and Midwives, within the "Orlen" JSC capital group and in the case of the President of the OCCP against TP SA. She has also been the co-author of the draft regulations implementing to Polish system EU law on competition and consumer protection. She was a member of several legal trainings conducted by the Office of the Prime Minister, Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission in Brussels, and the French Competition Authority in Lyon. 

In 2002, the Chairman of the National Chamber of Tax Advisors has entrusted her to establish and operate the Chamber Office and 16 of its branches. Within the operation of the National Chamber of Tax Advisors supervised and directed the work of the Board on legal advisory projects over tax legislation. She was responsible for the continued cooperation with the Ministry of Finance and the Financial and Tax Committees of the Polish Parliament. 

Since 2005 she shares her private and professional life between two continents, Europe and Australia.

In the years 2007-2012 she was associated with an Australian law firm Grace Lawyers Pty Ltd, where she was involved in bankruptcy proceedings and debt recovery for companies operating within the Australian market.

 

Since 2012 she manages CAP Lawyers and is engaged as a Polish and International law consultant to Knap Lawyers of Sydney and Concordia Law Office of Katowice.

 

Practice area:

  • Polish and Australian Wills,

  • Estate and Probate Matters

  • Polish and Australian Family Law

  • Family Provisions

  • Cross border Debt Recovery

  • International Commercial Law

  • Polish and Australia Consumer

       & Competition Law

  • Cross border Dispute Resolution

       & Litigation

 

Qualifications:

Graduate Diploma

of Legal Practice (GDLP)

(The Australian National

University, Canberra)

Admitted as a solicitor of the

Supreme Court of New South Wales

Postgraduate diploma in International Law (Sydney University, Sydney)

Master of Laws

(The Silesia University,

Katowice, Poland)

Master of European Law

(Lodz University, Lodz, Poland)

 

Professional bodies:

The Law Society of New South Wales

Law Council of Australia,

The International Law Section

 

Languages:

Iwona is fluent in English and Polish

Pawel

Knap

Australian law consultant

of Knap Lawyer

Pawel has gained significant commercial and business experience both internationally and in Australia as the commercial advisor for one of the leading franchisees.  He takes pride in assisting clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

 

Pawel has established his role in achieving outstanding results for his clients. He was an active member of the legal team at Drexler Litigation Lawyers that was successful in the High Court precedence case of Gnych v Polish Club Limited [2015] HCA 23

In Cap Lawyers he is responsible for dealing with Australian corporate and individual clients.

Qualifications:

Graduate Diploma

of Legal Practice (GDLP)

(The College of Law, Sydney)

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

(Western Sydney University) 

Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and The High Court of Australia 

 

Professional bodies:

 

The Law Society of New South Wales 

 

Languages:

Pawel is fluent in English, Polish

and Russian.

Monika

Pruszynska

Polish law consultant of Concordia Solicitors, Certified Mediator

Monika has graduated from University of Silesia in Katowice, Faculty of Law. She completed practical legal training (PLT) with the Silesia Bar Association in Katowice and has been admitted a Solicitor in 2009.

Monika specializes in comprehensive corporate legal services for business entities, including listed companies, in particular in the mining industry. In cooperation with Cap Lawyers, she conducts and coordinates the implementation of projects and cross border disputes resolution, both in Australia and Poland.

She represents clients in numerous court and court-administrative proceedings. As part of her professional practice, Monika focuses on indicating alternative ways of solving client's problems, conducts negotiations in concluding contracts, vindicates claims, conducts legal audits, connects, transforms, suspends, and liquidates business entities.

From 2012, she is a certified mediator.

 
 

PRACTICE AREAS

International Corporate

& Commercial Law

Cross border dept recovery

Cross border Wills & Estate

Family Provision

Family Provisions & Overseas Asset

Polish

& Australian Family Law

Child Abduction Convention

Cross border Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Conflict of Laws

Polish Passports & Visas

Pro Bono

& Human Rights

 

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OUR OFFICES

Office in Sydney: 

P: +61 02 8036 5530 / M: +61 401952034

   A: Level 5, Edgecliff Business Centre
203-233 New South Head Rd,
Edgecliff NSW 2027

Office in Warsaw: 

    Grzybowska Street 87, 00-844 Warsaw

M: +48 694 790 593

CONTACT US

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