Of Counsel, Warsaw
Tomasz Manicki is a Polish qualified lawyer (adwokat), specialising in white collar crime, related civil litigation (asset tracing, asset recovery), as well as internal and governmental investigations (including wider management of crisis situations), compliance programmes and regulatory procedures (AML, codes of conduct, etc.). He renders ongoing business advice to clients operating in highly regulated industries and provides legal support to entities facing the threat of criminal or administrative penalty. He mainly represents corporate clients, either as a defence counsel or as co-prosecutor. His experience includes both domestic proceedings and international criminal investigations conducted in cooperation with international law firms and governmental agencies (FCPA). He represents clients from all industries, with a particular focus on: finance, infrastructure, energy, pharma and transportation. Tomasz often cooperates with leading accounting auditors and forensic experts.
Every year, Tomasz Manicki is recommended by the Chambers and Legal 500 in the field of Dispute Resolution. For several years now, he has been giving lectures on procedural and compliance issues during professional seminars addressed, in particular, to representatives of financial institutions.
Tomasz has led many of Polish white collar crime and litigation cases, including:
- Representing a financial institution undergoing governmental investigation in respect of the largest AML investigation conducted by the principal law enforcement agencies in Poland (GIIF, ABW, MF) and involving a number of Asian banks, companies and individuals
- Advising a U.S.-based client in an internal investigation (including IT forensic), and follow-up self-disclosure of potential abuse in performing government contracts, up to the enforcement stage in front of the U.S. authorities
- Representing the brokerage house of a Polish bank in the multiple civil and commercial proceedings (involving asset tracing) in connection with the largest brokerage multi-million fraud committed by a director against a group of VIP clients
- Advising a U.S.-based client in connection with serious allegations concerning numerous violations of Iran sanctions by its Polish subsidiary
- Providing a diverse range of advice in connection with the business operations of numerous regulated companies undergoing governmental investigations and exposed to potential sanctions, including legal assistance to their senior staff prosecuted for their alleged misconducts
2003 – 2007 apprenticeship at the Warsaw Bar Association
2000 – 2001 grantee of the Kosciuszko Foundation (New York) at Georgetown University Law Center (Washington, DC)
1995 – 2000 legal studies (Master of Law), Warsaw University