New Banking & Finance team joins Bird & Bird in Warsaw

19 May 2011

Bird & Bird has recruited a team of six lawyers to its International Banking & Finance Practice Group. The team, who have joined from local boutique firm LEXdirekt, will be based in our Warsaw office.

The new team, headed by Partners Aleksandra Widziewicz and Slawomir Szepietowski, bring with them many years experience in providing legal services in banking and finance.  Their joining will significantly strengthen the banking and finance offering for Bird & Bird’s central European network and compliment the Warsaw office’s corporate and technology groups.

Maciej Gawronski, Head of Bird & Bird's Polish office commented: “We are delighted to welcome the new team members to Bird & Bird. This expansion of our capabilities in the banking and finance sector will greatly benefit our clients and we look forward to working with the team.”

Zdzislaw Wieckowski, Head of Corporate/ M&A Group for Poland added: “Poland remains an exciting market. This addition to our transactional capabilities is well timed to meet growing demand among local and international companies for consistent, top-quality advice and value-added service.”

Aleksandra Widziewicz concluded: “We are pleased to join Bird & Bird. We believe that our combined teams will offer our current and potential clients unique value in finance & banking as well as in the IT, media, life science and energy industry sectors, among others, as well as enhancing our cross-border capabilities.”