Deloitte Legal strengthens its market position

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Deloitte Legal strengthens its market position

A dozen recognized lawyers will join the law firm in the near future

Warsaw, 21 October 2020

The law firm Deloitte Legal is growing even stronger, and expanding the depth and breadth of its capabilities. A dozen lawyers working for White&Case are set to join its ranks within the next three months, which will be accompanied by the appointment of a new Managing Partner for Deloitte Legal. In the first quarter of 2021, this role will be assumed by Tomasz Ostrowski, who – together with Zbigniew Korba, and Robert Pasternak, who have been leading the law firm thus far – will focus on developing the offering of its services further strengthening its market position. The expansion of the Deloitte Legal team is one of the cornerstones of the firm’s long-term strategy to grow its legal advisory capabilities in the area of banking and finance.

We are proud to announce that Deloitte Legal will be joined by a recognized team of such acknowledged experts in law. With a wealth of experience and knowledge, they will undoubtedly bring valuable insight for our clients. Expanding our legal advisory capabilities is also one of the core elements of Deloitte’s strategy in the long term. Our prior experience and expertise in banking and finance, combined with strong legal support for this area, will put us in an excellent position to provide comprehensive assistance and advice to the clients of Deloitte Legal

– says Adam Mariuk, Partner in Charge, Tax & Legal, Deloitte Poland.

The team of prominent lawyers joining Deloitte Legal have advised clients, including banks, borrowers, investors, on investment as well as venture capital/private equity funds for many years. Tomasz Ostrowski stands at the helm and will assume the role of Managing Partner for Deloitte Legal after nine years as a Partner at White&Case. Earlier, he had worked at the Warsaw office of Clifford Chance. His experience includes the provision of advisory services relating to the financing of acquisitions, business ventures, and real estate transactions. He also offers insight into corporate finance and financial restructuring projects. He holds a diploma from the University of Warsaw and has been an attorney-at-law since 2007.

From 2 November, the Warsaw office of Deloitte Legal will be joined by the following Local Partners and Partner Associates: Aneta Urban (Local Partner), Katarzyna Jakubiak (Local Partner), Sylwia Opiatowska (Partner Associate) and Michał Oleś (Partner Associate). We have hired junior lawyers as well, including Mariusz Bujacz, Anna Stawińska, Dominika Wróblewska and Kinga Smarduch. Dagmara Grochala will provide administrative support to the new lawyers as their assistant.

My colleagues and I will join Deloitte Legal, bringing our capabilities and experience to be combined with that of the existing legal team. I am convinced that together with Deloitte’s lawyers we will prove enormously successful, and aim to provide effective services to both existing and future clients of the firm”, says Aneta Urban, Advocate, Local Partner. “The pandemic has posed numerous challenges for the banking sector, with many changes, including legislative ones, still likely to come. We are ready to provide our clients with assistance and professional advice”, adds Katarzyna Jakubiak, Attorney-at-Law, Local Partner.

Currently, Deloitte Legal delivers its services through 65 lawyers, including 47 qualified as attorneys-at-law and advocates. Deloitte Legal Poland is part of Deloitte Legal Central Europe, a legal practice with 300+ lawyers serving clients across 16 jurisdictions in the region.

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