Karolina Lewandowska Associate

Speaks:  English, Polish

Qualified: 2019 - Solicitor of England and Wales

Primary office:  London

Karolina Lewandowska

Karolina is a London-based associate who advises a variety of stakeholders, including lenders, creditors, insolvency practitioners and debtors, on all aspects of corporate recovery and restructurings.

Prior to studying and qualifying in England and Wales, Karolina completed her Master's degree in law at the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland achieving an award for her thesis which focused on insolvency tests in Poland and England.

As part of her practice, Karolina often acts for clients based in and matters with a link to Central and Eastern Europe.

Karolina is a member of the firm's CEE desk.


  • Acting for buyers in relation to an asset acquisition from administrators of two companies, one of which was incorporated in the US.
  • Acting for a buyer in relation to a purchase of shares in a company based in the UAE from administrators of a UK lighting company.
  • Acting for a buyer based in Poland in relation an accelerated sale process.
  • Advising administrators on the validity of their appointment.
  • Advising lenders and office-holders on the validity of security documents.
  • Acting for the administrators of a group of companies in hospitality sector in relation to a pre-pack administration sale.
  • Advising the board of directors of a law firm in relation to directors' duties.
  • Advising Chapter 11 trustees of a US company on a potential liability for debts of its UK subsidiary.
  • Acting for Israeli liquidators in relation to obtaining documents from a UK bank and advising on potential claims against various parties.
  • Advising directors on the re-use of a company name following the company's liquidation.
  • Advising on the enforceability of letters of support provided within a group company.
  • Acting for office-holders in relation to applications to fix their remuneration.
  • Advising office-holders on claims against directors for breach of fiduciary duties and antecedent transactions.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2022

    • Career
      September 2022
      Gowling WLG (UK), Associate
    • Career
      January 2022
      Ashfords LLP, Solicitor
  • 2019

    • Career
      October 2019
      Knights plc, Solicitor
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England and Wales
    • Education
      University of Law, LPC
  • 2017

    • Education
      University of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law
  • 2015

    • Education
      Award for master thesis on "Insolvency test in Polish law in the context of comparative law" from the Nicolaus Copernicus University
    • Education
      Nicolaus Copernicus University, Masters of Law
    • Education
      Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland, Comparative Law Course
  • 2014

    • Education
      University of Maribor, Ljubljana Slovenia, Student Exchange Programme