Emilia Barabasz Attorney

Contracts, copyright and related rights, cultural and scientific law, commercialization of scientific research, European funds, human rights

The owner of the Firm. She has been an attorney at law at the Warsaw Bar Association since 2012. In her practice, she focuses on intellectual property (in particular copyright and related rights as well as commercialization of scientific research), cultural and scientific law and legal support for projects financed from European Union funds. She has a particular focus on advising cultural institutions, foundations, authors, artists and other entities operating in the field of culture, arts and science.

A graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw and the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism at the University of Warsaw, specializing in European integration, where she graduated with honors.

She is the Chairwoman of the LGBT+ Group of the District Bar Council in Warsaw and a co-founder of the lgbt+prawnicy initiative. She works pro bono to win equal rights for LGBT+ persons in Poland. She focuses on the rule of law in Poland and is a co-author of the report Analysis and assessment of legislative activities of the authorities of the Republic of Poland in the period from the beginning of the work of the Sejm of the 8th term (i.e. 12 November 2015) till the end of 2017 in terms of their compliance with the Constitution of the Republic of Poland of 2 April 1997.She represented pro bono foreigners in court and administrative proceedings against the Border Guard as part of the action ” Attorneys on the border” (Terespol, 2017). For her “consistent commitment and support of citizens in their activities for the protection of human rights”, she received a distinction from the Ombudsman Prof. Adam Bodnar in 2019. Awarded “Merit for Equality” by the Polish Society of Anti-Discrimination Law.

She teaches copyright and related rights at the New Theatre Practices Lab at the SWPS University in Warsaw.

She works in Polish and English.

Agnieszka Gargas-Zielińska Legal counsel

Copyright and related rights, access to public information, GDPR, European funds, company law

Legal counsel in the District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Warsaw since 2020.

Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia. As an Erasmus+ scientific exchange student, she completed a semester at Université Paris-Est-Créteil. She was granted a scholarship for the best students by the Rector of the University of Silesia. She has organized and participated in scientific conferences. During her legal counsel training, she completed an internship at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg. She has acquired experience, while working in law firms in Katowice and Warsaw.

For years, she has been actively involved in non-governmental organizations, in particular those dealing with urban issues and social control of local government activity. She cooperates pro bono with the Watchdog Poland civic network.

In the Firm she focuses on issues related to copyright and related rights, legal services for R&D projects financed from EU funds and personal data protection.

She works in Polish, English, and French.

 

Antonina Dębska Attorney trainee

personal rights, GDPR, copyright and related rights, human rights

Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, attorney trainee. A student of postgraduate studies “Information and personal data security in administration and business” at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University. She defended her Master’s thesis entitled “Impact of human rights protection on the system of personal rights protection” supervised by Ph.D. Beata Janiszewska. A co-founder and for many years the President of the Paulina Kuczalska-Reinschmit Student Academic Circle. A co-founder of a series of meetings “On the ground of the University”. She completed her internship at the Ombudsman’s Office.

She coordinated and implemented projects on civic education and human rights. She conducted projects under the Youth in Action, Erasmus+ and Solidarity Corps programs. She cooperated among others with the Representation of the European Commission in Poland, the Center for Citizenship Education and the Schuman Foundation.

She has gained her professional experience while working with representatives of the creative industry, event and marketing agencies.

As part of the College of Inter-area Individual Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Warsaw, she also studies journalism and media studies with a specialization in press, advertising and publishing photography.

In the Firm she deals with the protection of personal rights,  personal data protection and copyright and related rights.

She works in Polish and English.

Martyna Krzysztofińska Legal counsel trainee

commercialization of research results, European funds, intellectual property, human rights

She graduated with honors from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, combining her interest in human rights and European Union law in her master’s thesis. She gained international experience while studying at the Panthéon-Assas University in Paris and doing an internship at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Brussels, where she co-organized and participated in numerous official events at the European level concerning such issues as non-discrimination, the rule of law and the protection of human rights activists.

She is actively involved in the United Nations Association in Poland, where she acts as the Coordinator of the Program “Poland 3D: Debate, Diplomacy, Dialogue”, implementing projects in the field of civil society and diplomacy. She is a graduate of the English language specialization International Organizations at the European Academy of Diplomacy. In the Law Firm she is involved in issues related to intellectual property protection, in particular legal services to R&D projects financed from the EU funds, copyright contracts and providing services to cultural institutions.

She works in Polish, English, and French.