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  • Once you have read the Membership Application Documents and wish to initiate an application for membership, please complete and return the LAWorld Application Form to us. There is no cost or obligation at this stage.
  • Upon receipt of this application form at our Executive Office it is circulated to the LAWorld Committee and the Chair, who are Principal Partners of LAWorld member firms. There is one Committee member for each LAWorld region – Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America. Our current Chair is Steve Ng, Managing Partner of Ng & Shum, with offices in Hong Kong and mainland China.
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  • After the references have been reviewed by the Committee, it will decide if your application should be recommended to the entire membership. If so, your application will be circulated to our membership with a deadline for their comments.
  • The decision of the members is notified a couple of weeks later.
  • We will keep in regular contact with you during the application process

LAWorld News

Warsaw LAWorld member strengthens its legal team

This dynamic law office in Warsaw, Poland has just enlarged its legal team to thirty experienced lawyers, with two new attorneys: Marta Lobzowska-Werner and Pawel Zysko, a tax advisor, Kamil Kowalik and two attorney at law trainees, Marek Miszkiel and Jakub Nawrocki. 

Marta Lobzowska-Werner has many years experience of financial transactions and investments, which she gained in the Warsaw office of an international law firm. She participated in legal servicing of financial transactions of real estate investments, particularly including big commercial and developer projects, as well as financial transactions of several investment projects, including financing of one of the biggest investment projects in the last few years performed within the fuel industry in Poland. Marta is also experienced in retail lending, contract law and labour law, gained at the position of an in-house lawyer at a Polish branch of a lending institution.

Pawel Zysko has over seven years experience in legal counselling to commercial enterprises, acquired in the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA), the Tebodin company and in renowned Polish law firms. He specializes in consultancy for real estate trade and investment processes, in particular advising in the scope of lease agreements, developer agreements and analysis of properties’ legal status. Moreover, Pawel represents clients in court disputes and construction law, civil law, commercial law, companies law and administrative law.

Kamil Kowalik is a tax advisor with nine years experience gained mainly during his work in international and Polish consulting companies and tax authorities. Realized projects regarding M&A’s, national and international restructuring of capital groups, financing economic activity, national and international tax planning, tax due diligence, tax reviews as well as analysing financial models. Kamil conducts current advisory services in the scope of CIT and VAT and works for companies from different business sectors including developers, pharmaceutical, IT, environment protection, production, chemistry, food-processing, wholesale and retail trade as well as financial services.

The BWW Legal team can advise clients in Polish, English, German and Russian and there is an Italian Desk.  The firm is listed in independent legal directory “The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa” for real estate, corporate and M&A, banking & finance, dispute resolution, restructuring & insolvency, TMT as well as in tax advisory.

For more information please contact Michal Wielhorski m.wielhorski@bwwlaw.pl

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