Karina Aust-Niewiadomska


Karina Aust-Niewiadomska is an advocate admitted to practice in Poland, a partner in the dispute resolution department of Rymarz Zdort and the head of the white-collar crime practice.

She graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw in 2001, completed post-graduate studies in European Law at the University of Warsaw in 2004 and qualified as an advocate in 2006. She joined Rymarz Zdort, formerly known as Weil, Gotshal & Manges – Pawel Rymarz sp.k., in 2000.

A specialist in representing clients in criminal cases, in particular with regard to white-collar crime, Karina has extensive knowledge and expertise both in acting for injured parties and in defending those charged with wrongdoing in connection with their business activities.

She has advised on criminal proceedings related to: actions taken to the detriment of companies; insider trading; the actions of brokers and brokerage houses; and fraud, including securities fraud.

She also has extensive experience in civil and criminal matters related to the personal rights of individuals and corporations and has taken part in civil and administrative proceedings before common courts, public administration authorities, administrative courts and the Supreme Court.

The prestigious legal ranking publication Chambers & Partners has ranked her since 2017 and in its 2018 and 2019 editions it ranked her as one of the best specialists in Poland for white-collar crime defence. According to recent reports, Karina Aust-Niewiadomska advises on a wide range of white-collar crime cases. She represents corporate clients as well as individuals in fraud, corruption and embezzlement disputes. Clients appreciate her experience, reporting: “She has all the attributes needed by white-collar crime lawyers.”

Another prestigious legal ranking, The Legal 500, recommended Karina for dispute resolution and white-collar crime in its 2019 edition.

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