Roman graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of Nicholas Copernicus University (UMK) in Toruń in 1978 with degrees in both Public Administration and Law. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree at the University of Detroit Law School in 1982 and a year later was admitted as a member of the Bar Association of the State of Michigan. He is entered in the List of Foreign Attorneys of the District Advocate Council in Warsaw. Roman Rewald is the head of the Warsaw office’s pro bono committee.
After qualifying as a US attorney, Roman practised law for eight years in Detroit. After returning to Poland in 1991, he acted as counsel to the World Bank on legal issues related to financing residential developments in Poland and to the Minister of Finance with regard to the privatisation of the banking system. He joined the Warsaw office of Weil in 1992 and was appointed partner in 1999.
Roman advises on corporate, energy law and real estate matters. With extensive experience in foreign joint ventures, real estate acquisitions, banking and M&A deals, his clients include a variety of foreign and Polish banks, financial institutions and commercial corporations. In addition to being a regular speaker at conferences concerning foreign investment in Poland, he is a board member and former chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland. Since February 2013, he has been the president of the Lewiatan Mediation Center, the leading ADR mediation facility in Poland, which is organised by the Polish Employer’s Confederation “Lewiatan”. Roman also serves on the board of the Ronald McDonald Foundation in Poland.
In 2014, Roman Rewald received one of Poland’s highest civilian honours, the Officer's Cross of the Order of Rebirth of Poland Polonia Restituta, for contributions to the country’s economic transformation.
One of the most prestigious legal rankings The Legal 500 in its 2014 edition recommended Roman again in the area of real estate, naming him as a “key contact”. Roman has repeatedly been recommended by PLC Which Lawyer? for corporate real estate matters in Poland. The most recent edition of another legal ranking, Best Lawyers, has also recommended Roman Rewald as one of the leading lawyers in Poland for real estate.
Roman was a published member of the University of Detroit Law Review and is the author of several commentaries and publications in specialist and business magazines and periodicals. He is also a frequent commentator on legal and business issues on various Polish radio and television programs.
Roman is fluent in Polish, English and conversant in Russian.