Bird & Bird promotes partner in Poland

16 May 2013

Bird & Bird is delighted to promote Senior European Consultant, Patryk Galicki, to the position of partner. 

Patryk joined Bird & Bird in 2009. He has over 12 years' experience as a lawyer and has acted as attorney-at-law in Poland since 2005. He is currently head of the Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions team in the Polish office and his main areas of expertise are corporate law, real estate and civil law. 

Patryk has participated in a number of €multi-million acquisitions of office buildings and shopping malls throughout Poland as well as advising on leasing, financing and refinancing of real estate. He has significant experience in providing legal assistance to major international real estate funds, as well as advising on cross border M&A transactions and telecommunications matters.

Patryk’s appointment brings the total number of partners in the office in Poland, alongside Maciej Gawronski, who heads the office, and Slawomir Szepietowski, co-head of the firm’s Polish Banking and Finance Group.

David Kerr, CEO, Bird & Bird said: “I am thrilled to welcome Patryk to the partnership at Bird & Bird. The recent growth in our Polish office demonstrates the increasing importance of Poland in the global economy and the need to meet the growing requirements of both domestic and international clients.”

Maciej Gawronski, Head of Bird & Bird Poland, said: "We are delighted to be growing our team in Warsaw. Patryk has excellent experience in Corporate and M&A activity and his clients will continue to benefit from both his expertise and exposure to Bird & Bird's international reach."