April 20, 2012
The Warsaw office of global law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 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. The results of the survey by the Polish daily were announced on April 14, 2012.
Weil’s Warsaw office, along with the firm’s other 20 offices, has long been committed to providing pro bono legal assistance to its community, with a goal that each lawyer performs at least 50 hours of pro bono legal work each year. Warsaw’s partners, associates and paralegals work on a number of pro bono matters, including, to name a few:
- the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, which maintains the memorial and protects the remains of the concentration camp at Auschwitz
- the Ashoka Foundation, which supports various non-governmental organizations
- the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights
- the Museum of the History of Polish Jews
- the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra
- the Specialist People Foundation, dedicated to helping people with autism
- the Client Earth Foundation
- individuals seeking residency permits
Weil’s Warsaw office is widely regarded as one of the best in Poland, with top-tier M&A, private equity, capital markets and privatization practices, as well as leading dispute resolution, banking & finance and tax practices. In addition to being ranked by Forbes magazine as the number one ‘universal law firm’ in Poland, the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) recently said that "Weil ranks as [the] absolute top franchise in the Polish market".