Bird & Bird boosts its Commercial team with the appointment of Tech & Comms expert Tomasz Zalewski as partner in Warsaw

01-2019

International law firm Bird & Bird today boosts its Tech & Comms sector group with the appointment of Tomasz Zalewski as a partner in its Commercial team in Warsaw.

Tomasz provides comprehensive advice to companies in the technology, healthcare, energy, industrial automation, environmental protection, defence, retail and consumer space. He handles complex development ventures and projects connected with the application of new technologies and digital transformation.

Tomasz advises on all aspects of public procurement law and represents clients in procurement disputes before the National Appeal Chamber and the courts. He also has extensive experience advising on infrastructure and IT procurement projects, representing both contractors and contracting authorities.

Tomasz has advised clients on numerous large scale IT projects, involving the implementation of complex software in both traditional and SaaS models. He joins from Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland where he was Managing Partner and head of the TMT, intellectual property, technology and engineering teams.

He is an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration of the Audiovisual Market at the Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber of Commerce, and an expert at the Council of the Polish IT and Telecommunications Chamber. Tomasz also serves as an expert for the European Assistance for Innovation Procurement initiative.

Slawomir Szepietowski, Managing Partner of Bird & Bird Poland comments: "I am delighted to welcome Tomasz to Bird & Bird. This appointment is a key part of our strategy in the Warsaw office – to further strengthen our Commercial IT offering. His extensive experience advising on a number of significant IT cases makes Tomasz a natural fit for the Tech & Comms team at Bird & Bird."

Fabian Niemann, Co-Head of Bird & Bird's Tech & Comms sector group says: "Tomasz' longstanding expertise in the technology space is perfectly aligned with Bird & Bird's strategy - to be the number one international law firm for companies being changed by technology and the digital world. His particular interest in advising on blockchain, artificial intelligence and cyber security issues will boost our expertise in these areas, which are currently front of mind for our clients. I look forward to welcoming Tomasz to the team."

Tomasz adds: "The fast-changing world of technology has created a need for more regulation across all industries. Bird & Bird's strong technology focus and international network will help develop my practice and support the needs of my clients. I look forward to meeting my colleagues in Warsaw and around the world."