Criteria for Members

In looking for new members, LAWorld seeks:

  • Independent firms owned by their principals who are active in their practices
  • Medium sized in their jurisdictions with the ability to devote the personal attention of its partners to their clients
  • An entrepreneurial commercial approach to solving client problems
  • Active in the International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Broadly based commercial, corporate, business practices with litigation capabilities
  • Communicate electronically, with a committment to using the latest technology in the delivery of legal services and with their own, well maintained, website
  • Firms which have an international dimension to their practice with a determination to promote and develop international work to their existing and prospective clients
  • English speaking lawyers at a senior level, as well as lawyers speaking the language(s) of the host country and neighbouring countries
  • Attendance of the principals to the annual LAWorld Conference and to be active participants within the network.
  • Ideally not already members of another similar association

LAWorld News

Sydney law firm adds new senior corporate and commercial lawyers to its team

Polczynski Lawyers, LAWorld member firm in Sydney, Australia, has appointed three new senior lawyers to its team which enhances the commercial and corporate advisory capability of the practice.  

Danny Adno has joined the firm as special counsel in the firm's corporate and commercial practice group and Georgina Wu and Monique Cowden have joined the firm as senior lawyers in the commercial disputes practice group.

Danny Adno has more than 12 years experience as a transactional and advisory corporate and commercial lawyer, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. Danny assists clients buying and selling shares and assets, corporate re-organisations, private equity transactions, joint ventures, capital raisings and exits and has been engaged by clients to advise, negotiate and prepare a range of commercial contracts. 

Georgina Wu has 10 years experience as a lawyer having worked in Shanghai as a corporate and commercial lawyer and for the past 6 years as a commercial disputes lawyer in Sydney.  Georgina is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese and so Polczynski Lawyers to provide a comprehensive service to Chinese clients.

Monique Cowden has more than 5 years experience as a commercial disputes lawyer.  Monique was the winner of the 2013 Lawyers Weekly Best 30 Under 30 in the Dispute Resolution category and the winner of the same award in 2014 in the Pro Bono category.

The appointment of Danny, Georgina and Monique marks an exciting period of time for Polczynski Lawyers and is part of the continued growth and development of the firm.

For more information please contact Stephen Polczynski, Managing Partner  

spolczynski@plawyers.com.au   

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