Senior Managing Partner

Plac Piłsudskiego 1


+48 223 269 600

Patent star 2022

Trade mark star 2022




Practice areas:

Patent litigation
Trade mark litigation

Industry sectors:

Artificial intelligence
Computer technology & services
Life sciences

Piotr is recognized as an expert in commercial litigation, investment arbitration, technology transfer, IP protection and Life Sciences.

He is a co-founder of several well-known Polish pioneering law firms, including the first private law firm in Cracow that specialized in providing services to private businesses set up at the end of the 1980s, and to the first foreign investors in Poland. The law firm currently operates as SPCG. 

In 1990, Piotr Kochański brought the Washington, D.C.-based Hogan & Hartson to Poland (only the third US law firm to be introduced to Poland), which he then developed and co-ran as the Polish Partner until February 1996. Subsequently he joined White & Case from New York and, as a MB member of the Polish branch, developed from scratch one of the very first teams of Polish lawyers and experts in the then brand new Intellectual and Industrial Property Law area, and also headed IP, technology transfer, commercial litigation and commercial arbitration legal practices.

Piotr’s track record includes numerous precedent setting and international IP cases across a distinguished and impressive career. Piotr is widely regarded as one of the leading IP and life sciences lawyers in Poland. He is a highly recognized lawyer, ranked by numerous international rankings, including the Managing Intellectual Property ranking as a Patent Star, the Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Europe, Global Law Experts, and PLC Which Lawyer.



  • The Jagiellonian University of Kraków (Master of Law, 1985)
  • George Washington University (Teching Visiting Scholar, 1993-95)
  • The University of Warsaw (Postgraduate studies on ADRs – Negotiations, Mediations, Arbitration, 2008)

Network Memberships:

  • The Warsaw Bar Association
  • The Washington D.C. Bar Association


Last updated 25th August 2020