Bird & Bird appoints new partner in Warsaw

13 October 2014

Bird & Bird is pleased to announce the appointment of Rafał Dziedzic as a partner in its Warsaw office and head of its Corporate and M&A practice in Poland.

Rafał specialises in mergers and acquisitions and has 17 years of experience in handling large transactions on Polish and international markets, including those conducted in other jurisdictions, as well as in providing ongoing corporate advice for companies from many sectors.

In recent years, Rafał has been involved in some of the most prestigious M&A transactions in Poland. He advised on one of the largest acquisitions ever made by a Polish company and on numerous privatisations in the market.

His clients include top international companies from the agricultural, chemical, FMCG, pharmaceutical, health, mining, public services, real estate and steel sectors. He also advised financial institutions on M&A transactions.

Rafał joins from Gide Loyrette Nouel where he worked from the beginning of his career and where he was  head of the Mergers and Acquisitions department.

Maciej Gawroński, head of Bird & Bird's Warsaw office, said: "Our clients who have worked with Rafał before congratulated us on winning him for our firm. He is well-known for his in-depth experience, knowledge and market understanding, which combined with the know-how and reputation of the whole Bird & Bird team will allow us to build a strong and stable corporate practice in Poland, focusing in particular on M&A transactions. Rafał will help us strengthen our market advantage in the areas where Warsaw office is already a proven leader - advising on transactions where new technologies and intellectual property play a key role. We hope that with Rafał on board we will welcome many new exciting challenges and interesting projects."

Rafał said: "I am very excited about joining Bird & Bird and especially its energetic and forward-thinking Warsaw team. I do believe that I will contribute to the development of corporate practice both in Poland and at the international level. I am convinced I will successfully combine my professional experience with the possibilities offered by Bird & Bird's international network."