Bird & Bird adds Forensic Services team based in Warsaw to bolster international investigations client offering

06-2020

International law firm Bird & Bird is pleased to announce the arrival of a new Forensic Services team based in Warsaw.

The team joins from PwC and is a decisive factor in supporting clients in challenging situations, such as internal investigations requested by management or owners, regulatory inquiries and investigations conducted by law enforcement authorities, as well as in disputes and due diligence reviews.

The team consists of Wojciech Czyżewski (Head of Forensic Services), who has over 14 years of professional experience, having managed projects for shareholders and Supervisory Boards; Jakub Kur (Head of Forensic Technology), who has been advising Polish and international clients on identifying and managing fraud risks since 2012; and Marcin Miazga (Digital & eDiscovery Services Manager), who specialises in obtaining electronic evidence and investigative analytics for clients in various industries in relation to investigations and incidents.

The team can support with internal and regulatory investigations, eDiscovery and Forensic Data Analytics, background checks, fraud prevention and post fraud support, as well as M&A and disputes. This allows Bird & Bird to:

  • conduct complex investigations using advanced forensic technology,
  • prevent and detect frauds, malpractices and compliance breaches by using the latest forensic technology and AI,
  • conduct post-event evaluations, risk mapping, creating and implementing guidelines, procedures and other preventive tools, and
  • use forensic technologies in due diligence, fact-finding, and documents production processes.

International Dispute Resolution Co-Head, Evelyn Tjon-En-Fa comments: "We are delighted to be joined in Warsaw by Wojciech, Jakub and Marcin, who are keen to support our investigations team globally. Forensic Services perfectly complement our cross-practice and cross-sector investigations team of practitioners focussed on white collar crime, civil fraud, and competition and regulatory investigations. Data forensics is a key element to any investigation and we truly have a competitive advantage with this new in-house team."

CEO David Kerr comments: "This is a major development for Bird & Bird, enabling us to provide clients with a quality, cost effective and seamless investigations service side by side our legal advice. It is a real differentiator for us in the field of complex investigations and corporate crises."