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Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk

Senior Associate

Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk
English, Polish, German
Practice Group
Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk joined the firm’s Warsaw office in 1999 and is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Department; responsible for the Employment Practice.

Agnieszka specializes in the engagement of key employees and senior managers, non-competition and non-disclousure covenances, flexible forms of employment and working time issues. She has broad experience in the transfers of work establishments (TUPE), group layoffs, and employees' restructuring. Agnieszka also provides corporate services and advice on the regular operation of companies. She is involved in M&A projects as an expert in employment matters. Agnieszka represents clients before the Polish courts in cases concerning labour and civil law.

Agnieszka has an LL.M. title in international arbitration proceedings. She is the author of articles on labour and commercial law, and gives lectures at MBA programmes and conferences for lawyers and business.

Agnieszka is a widely recognised lawyer and has been recommended by Legal 500 and Chambers Europe for her pro-active approach to clients and legal issues. She is actively engaged in pro bono legal advice and entrusted with the role of pro bono activities coordinator in Hogan Lovells Warsaw.

Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk is a member of the Warsaw Bar Association and the Labor Law Association. She speaks English and German.

'Marek Wroniak and Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk are recommended.'

Legal 500 EMEA 2014

Representative experience

Advising CIBER on the transaction covering the transfer of organized part of Polish enterprise (IT outsourcing business).

Advising eBay on employment issues, including working hours, termination principles, employee leaves and benefits, health and safety issues.

Advising Grohe on commercial and employment issues including employees' benefits, contracts with key managers and various corporate issues.

Advising Kantar Media on working time systems, possible form of employment and contracts for senior management.

Advising Schulke Polska (Air Liquide Group) on senior management litigation in Poland.

Advising Telecity Group on an M&A transaction in Poland, implementation of global compliance policies and regulations, in particular concerning whistleblowing and anti-bribery issues.

Advising Texas Instruments on Polish employment law, in particular on non-competition covenants, working time systems and overtime work.

Advising Agila (Mylan Group) on implementation of Bylaws, restrictive covenants, in particular global confidentiality agreements, non-solicitation and non-competition obligations.

Advising CTEK on the process of group lay-offs and liquidation of the Polish subsidiary.

Advising TI Automotive on cross-border aspects of employment law, in particular on global confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.

Education and admissions


  • LL.M., Europe University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), 1999
  • Scholarship, University in Utrecht, 1999
  • MA Law, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, 1998


  • The Employment Law Association, 2014
  • Member, The Warsaw Bar Association, 2001

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • The Warsaw Bar Association

Court admissions

  • Poland



Legal 500, EMEA



Legal 500



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