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PAWEL 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 recent High Court case of Gnych v Polish Club Limited [2015] HCA 23

 

Practice area 
Wills, Estate and Probate Matters
Equity
Family Law
Family Provisions
Commercial Law
Intellectual Property
Dispute Resolution & Litigation

 

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 Polish and Russian.
 

Telephone

+61 2 9004 7972
 

Mobile

0457 713 354

Email

pawel@knaplawyers.com.au

Iwona Pruszynska  
 

LAWYER

Iwona has gained significant commercial and business experience both within the European Union and Australia.

In Knap Lawyers she is responsible for dealing with Polish corporate and individual clients.

 

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 a number of trainings conducted by the Office of the Prime Minister, Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission in Brussels and the French Antitrust Authority in Lyon. 


Iwona is the author of articles on European law and competition and consumer law in the Polish journal "Business".  She also writes for Polish national newspaper "Rzeczpospolita" mainly on international human rights and Australian law.


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 has permanently stayed in 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.
 


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 and 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

Telephone

+61 2 9004 7972


Email

iwona@knaplawyers.com.au

GEORGE STATHOPOULOS

LAWYER

George is a Public Notary and a Migration Agent. 
With over twenty 25 years of legal experience George had been committed to providing high quality legal and migration services to culturally diverse clients. He takes the time to understand the Client’s circumstances and their real needs.

 

George has a strong sense of justice and will do his utmost to ensure that our Clients receive all their proper and just entitlements.  

 

Practice area
Small Business Law
Property Law
Estate, Probate & Family Provisions Law
Commercial Law
Immigration Law

 

Qualifications
Diploma of Law ( S.A.B)
Bachelor of Economics (B. Ec. ) (Sydney University) 
Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and The High Court of Australia. 

 

Languages

George is fluent in Greek.

 

Telephone
+61 2 9004 7072

 

Mobile

0424 805 340

Email

george@knaplawyers.com.au