Crisis Legal Solution (CLS) is a law firm focused on finding effective and practical solutions to complicated legal or crisis situations. We handle cases regarding criminal law relating to business, fraud, white collar crime and embezzlement. Moreover, we provide extensive legal support in crisis situations concerning conflicts of interest or conflicts between partners. We also help ensuring compliance with Polish and international law.
As a multidisciplinary team of lawyers, specialists and experts, we are a combination of a law firm and an advisory company focused on finding the simplest solutions regarding legal services. By combining two complementary competences – expert knowledge in the field of economic criminal law and crisis management skills – we are able to offer custom solutions during the implementation of projects entrusted to us. What makes CLS stand out is an extremely practical but at the same time comprehensive approach aimed at efficiency in resolving legal complications that our clients face.
We specialize in handling cases concerning narrow branch of criminal law regarding crisis situations in business. We understand a crisis situation as one that disturbs the smoothness of company’s operations, and its solution requires a lot of subtlety, confidentiality, non-standard thinking, risk management skills and in-depth knowledge of the law. We work on cases regarding all kinds of economic crimes, embezzlement as well as ensuring compliance between the way the business operates and the prevailing legal norms.
resolution of disputes
protection of client's reputation and image
protection of intellectual property and company’s secrets
investigative audit and computer forensics
support provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Our team consists of legal experts as well as specialists in the field of security, crisis management and communication. The main partners in the company are Tomasz Oczkowski, PhD and Bartosz Pastuszka.
Tomasz Oczkowski, PhD
Partner and co-founder of CLS. Thanks to his extensive knowledge and experience regarding law, he is the main specialist when it comes to cases concerning various crimes. He specializes in dealing with matters related to criminal law, compliance and dispute settlement both in court and in amicable proceedings.
Tomasz is a lawyer, solicitor and a member of supervisory boards. He had over 20 years of practice in the field of legal services for business, he also has legal experience of several hundred court cases. He was repeatedly appointed as an expert in cases concerning unfair business practices and took part in the legal part of audits of companies during acquisition processes. He mediated in negotiations regarding the sale of enterprises, and also participated in disputes involving tax settlements and fraud.
Education and research activities
Tomasz graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, where he also completed solicitor training program (1997). He holds a post-doctoral degree in legal sciences and is an adjunct in the Department of Criminal Law of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń,
He is an author and co-author of number of publications regarding criminal law. He was a moderator or speaker at several scientific conferences.
Since 2016, he has been a member of the Second-Degree Board of Appeal to the Minister of Justice for solicitor’s examinations, he also acts as an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration in Lublin.
Partner and co-founder of CLS. He is a security expert with many years of experience in the corporate security industry. He is responsible for managing projects related to crisis management, strategic business security as well as preventing fraud and economic crimes.
Bartosz is a busiessman and specialist in risk management. Currently, he works on expansion of a global brand called React Risk Advisory operating in the security industry. His previous company, IBBC Group, became a leader on the Central and Eastern Europe market, and then was bought by Pinkerton Agency (Securitas Group), the oldest investigative agency in the world.
He was a consultant to companies and organizations regarding strategic analyses and business intelligence both in Poland and around the world. He has extensive experience in risk management as well as providing corporate security. He also has expertise concerning conducting risk overviews, industrial espionage, investigative audits as well as employee checks.
Education and research activities
Bartosz graduated from the Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw and completed the Resilient Leadership course at the University of Maryland. He is also in possession of detective license.
He is an author of various tools and system solutions for eliminating pathologies in the business environment, including: BSS (Background Screening Service), IPR Protection System and Etycznalinia.pl.
In addition, he is a security coach and gives guest lectures at the University of Warsaw. He was repeatedly invited as a speaker at conferences concerning security, business ethics and risk management.
Due to confidentiality clauses and the very nature of our work, we are unable to reveal the specifics of the projects we have completed. However, as soon as we put out all the fires we currently work on, we will share the general outline of the projects CLS has managed so far.