The Warsaw office was established in 1991 and is one of the most experienced law firms in Poland.
Ranked in the top tier for Corporate/M&A and Capital Markets in the latest editions of Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, The Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and PLC Which Lawyer?
Voted Best Universal, M&A and Capital Markets Law Firm in Poland in the latest issue of the annual survey conducted by the Polish edition of Forbes.
Weil is widely-recognised as a leader among international law firms in Poland. The Warsaw office has top-tier M&A, private equity, capital markets and privatization practices, as well as leading dispute resolution, banking & finance and tax practices. Transactional support is provided by specialists in the fields of real estate, competition law, employment/employee matters, environmental and energy law, and IP/IT.
Approximately 70 attorneys are based in Warsaw, including Polish legal advisors and advocates, as well as US- and UK-qualified attorneys. We often co-operate closely with Weil’s other offices worldwide to provide the highest quality of legal services in connection with cross-border transactions.
We service a broad spectrum of clients, including many of the largest Polish companies as well as leading international entities. These clients are involved in a wide range of industries, including banking, media and entertainment, energy, telecommunications, utilities and automotive. Our most prominent representations include advising on the largest foreign acquisition ever made by a Polish company and the largest foreign acquisitions ever made by a Czech company, as well as advising on some of the largest investments ever made by private equity funds in Poland. We advised on the largest IPO ever conducted in Central and Eastern Europe, and on the largest initial public offering ever conducted on the Warsaw Stock Exchange by a Polish private company. We also deliver excellent results representing our clients in a range of dispute resolution, litigation and regulatory matters.
Achievements, Community Service and Pro Bono
The Warsaw office of Weil provides extensive pro bono legal assistance to the community. We co-operate closely with the Ashoka Foundation, which supports various non-governmental organizations, and we provide free legal services to ten-odd different associations and foundations, including the Children’s Cancer Relief Foundation, the Volunteer Centre, and the Friends of the Integration Association. We are a key partner of the Strategic Litigation Program run by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights. We have been providing legal assistance in connection with the creation of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, and were honoured by the Museum with a special award for our pro bono work. We have also recently worked on a number of other pro bono matters, including advising: the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, which maintains the memorial and protects the remains of the concentration camp at Auschwitz; the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra; and the Specialist People Foundation, dedicated to helping people with autism, as well as the Client Earth Foundation.
In April 2012, the Warsaw office was singled out for a special award for its pro bono service in the annual ranking of law firms in Poland by Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.
“Recommended for its prompt advice and in-depth knowledge.”
— Chambers Europe 2012 on the Banking & Finance practice of the Warsaw office
“This sizeable group is an undisputed leader across the entire spectrum of capital markets work. (…) Sources say: ‘Outstanding practice.’ ‘Consistently excellent quality and execution.’”
— Chambers Europe 2012 on the Capital Markets practice of the Warsaw office
“This international firm’s corporate practice continues to be recognised as a first-class operation. (…) Sources say: ‘It has access to the biggest deals in the market.’”
— Chambers Europe 2012 on the Corporate/M&A practice of the Warsaw office
“Sources say: ‘Thorough and responsive.’”
— Chambers Europe 2012 on the Dispute Resolution practice of the Warsaw office
“This leading group is highly valued for its in-depth understanding of the local market, combined with its international know-how. (…) Sources say: ‘Definitely a top-notch practice.’”
— Chambers Europe 2012 on the Private Equity practice of the Warsaw office
“This outstanding practice is highly recommended for its exceptional advice and transactional capabilities.”
— Chambers Europe 2012 on the Restructuring/Insolvency practice of the Warsaw office
“This compact practice provides a high-end tax service, and is commended for its transactional advice. (…) Sources say: ‘A highly reputable and extremely strong team.’”
— Chambers Europe 2012 on the Tax practice of the Warsaw office
“Weil, Gotshal & Manges ‘houses extremely competent and dedicated lawyers.’”
— 2012 edition of the Legal 500 on the Capital markets: Debt practice of the Warsaw office
“Weil, Gotshal & Manges fields a ‘group of truly professional lawyers.’”
— 2012 edition of the Legal 500 on the Banking and finance practice of the Warsaw office
“Weil, Gotshal & Manges is ‘top notch on all counts.’”
— 2012 edition of the Legal 500 on the Capital markets: Equity practice of the Warsaw office
“Weil Gotshal & Manges has established itself among the market leaders in capital markets. (…) Clients have been thoroughly impressed by the firm’s quality. ‘Weil ranks as absolute top franchise in the Polish market.’”
— 2012 edition of the IFLR 1000 on the Capital Markets practice of the Warsaw office
“The firm continued to attract high value mandates, predominantly in the energy sector.”
— 2012 edition of the IFLR 1000 on the Project Finance practice of the Warsaw office