Bird & Bird appoints Finance & Financial Regulation expert Piotr Lesinski as partner in Warsaw

International law firm Bird & Bird has appointed Finance & Financial Regulation expert Piotr Lesinski as a partner in Warsaw. He joined the firm on 4 September 2023.

Piotr is a leading debt capital markets and finance regulatory lawyer in Poland. He is joining the firm from the Banking and Finance Department of Allen & Overy in Warsaw. Piotr’s practice particularly focusses on debt capital market transactions, including Eurobonds, domestic bonds, covered bonds and securitisation. His regulatory advice involves a wide range of financial regulatory matters, particularly matters related to CRD/CRR and BRRD.

Piotr has a fantastic reputation in the field of Finance & Financial Regulation, as demonstrated by his outstanding client references, as well as his rankings in key legal directories. He has been ranked in Chambers Europe in Capital Markets Debt for Poland for 17 consecutive years, and he continues to retain his ranking in the Capital Markets Hall of Fame in Legal 500 for the past 10 years.

His appointment is part of Bird & Bird’s strategy to grow its Finance & Financial Regulation practice in Poland. Piotr’s extensive experience advising clients on debt instruments will make him a valuable addition to the existing team in Poland, as well as the international Finance & Financial Regulation practice.

Michael Juenemann, Giuseppe D’Agostino and Joss Hargrave, co-heads of Bird & Bird’s international Finance & Financial Regulation practice, comment: “We are very excited to have Piotr join the team at Bird & Bird. His regulatory and debt capital markets knowledge, especially in the CEE market, is second to none, which will be instrumental in helping our clients navigate complex matters in the finance industry.

Slawomir Szepietowski, head of Bird & Bird in Poland, says: “I am delighted to welcome Piotr to our Warsaw office, particularly as we enter a period of rapid change when it comes to Polish financial regulation. Piotr’s experience in banking and regulatory capital issues will perfectly position the team to service clients both in Poland and internationally.

Piotr adds: “I am very happy to be joining Bird & Bird’s Finance & Financial Regulation practice. The firm’s focus on new technology and digital transformation truly sets it apart and places the firm in an excellent position to compete with other international firms in the region. I’m looking forward to joining a team where I can continue to add value for clients.


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