Commercial, Transport & Employment Law


Commercial, Transport & Employment Law


Elzbieta Burzynski is an experienced lawyer and Radca prawny admitted to the bar in both Germany (2021) and Poland (2010), specialising in commercial law, Polish law/cross-border law and transport and forwarding law.

Other areas of expertise include dunning procedures, labour law (including actions for unfair dismissal), business consultancy (including drafting company agreements)and drafting/reviewing contracts and general terms and conditions.

Elzbieta offers over 15 years of experience in Polish law and over 5 years in labour law.

Ela Advises

  • Companies and private individuals in both German and Polish in the areas of labour law, transport law and civil law
  • Polish companies setting up a limited liability company in Germany
  • German entrepreneurs who want to expand their business in Poland

Experience Highlights

  • Recovery of toll fees in 55 cases
  • Application for worker leasing licences
  • Application for transport licences
  • Extensive experience in Polish law and cross-border litigation between Poland and Germany
  • Trademark infringement against Greiwing Truck& Trailer GmbH & Co. KG
  • Competition law case against Black Red White Polstermöbel GmbH & Co. KG
  • Expedited European order for payment for German clients seeking to recover debts from Polish-based debtors

Career History

Previous Law firms

  • 2006 – 2011 – Legal advisor/ trainee lawyer in Skory i Sołtys Spółka Partnerska Radców Prawnych.
  • 2015 – 2016 – Research assistant in DD Legal Attorneys at Law & Tax Advisers
  • 2016 – 2017 – Research assistant in Garbe & Dittmann Attorneys at Law
  • 2017 – 2023 – legal advisor/ associate in Werner Law Office
  • 2023 – present – Werner & Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB, Partner


  • 2006 – Okręgowa Izba Radców Prawnych we Wrocławiu
  • 2010 – DPJV (German Polish Lawyers Association)
  • 2011- PETA Germany e.V.
  • 2016 – Hanseatic Bar Association
  • 2016 – German Bar Association (DAV)
  • 2016 – Hamburg Bar Association


  • 1996-2001- Studied law at the University of Wrocław.
  • 2001-2002- LL.M – postgraduate studies at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel Subject: “The leasing contract in a German and Polish
  • legal comparison”
  • 2006-2009 – legal traineeship at the District Chamber of Legal Advisers in Wrocław
  • 2009 – Entry in the list of legal advisors in Wrocław (admission).
  • 2021-Admission to the Bar at the Hanseatic Bar Association.


  • 2004 – 2005 – Member of the Willy Brandt Centre – Cross-Border Litigation, mentor for German doctoral students, organisation of academic events on Polish-German issues,
  • 2010 author for the ERGO magazine “Poradnikprzedsiebiorcy” inter alia the articles:
  • “Insolvency of the employer and the rights of the employee”,
  • “Divorce” with the energy provider,
  • “Is Spread in Credit Currency Legal?”





Elzbieta is a partner in gunnercooke Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, whose registered office is Kurfurstendamm 15, 10719, AG Charlottenburg, HRB 224488 B. All lawyers of gunnercooke Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH are admitted in Germany to practise as Rechtsanwalt or Rechsanwaltin and are members of and regulated by the relevant local Bar (Rechtsanwaltskammer)