For more than 25 years, Weil has been widely recognized 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 and finance, and tax practices. Transactional support is provided by experienced lawyers in the fields of real estate, competition law, employment matters, environmental and energy law, and TIPT.
Approximately 70 attorneys are based in Warsaw, including Polish legal advisors and advocates, as well as U.S.- and U.K.-qualified attorneys. We often cooperate closely with Weil’s other offices worldwide to provide the highest quality of legal services in connection with cross-border transactions.
Awards and Recognition
- Co-Managing Partner of the Warsaw office Pawel Rymarz named to “Hall of Fame” by The Legal 500 in Commercial, Corporate & M&A Law
- Ranked Band 1 in Capital Markets: Equity and Corporate/M&A in Poland by Chambers Global
- Ranked Band 1 in Capital Markets: Equity; Corporate/M&A; Private Equity; Restructuring/Insolvency in Poland by Chambers Europe
- Ranked Top-Tier in Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Energy & Natural Resources, Investment Funds, Private Equity and Restructuring/Insolvency in Poland by The Legal 500
- Ranked the number one law firm by Rzeczpospolita for four consecutive years for servicing the highest number of prominent transactions in Poland over the past year
- International Law Firm of the Year 2010 in Poland award from the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence and the Law Firm of the Year in Poland award from the IFLR European Awards 2013
Pro Bono Initiatives and Community Service
The Warsaw office of Weil provides extensive pro bono legal assistance to the community, for which we received the Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year award from Rzeczpospolita this year. We have been a key partner of the Strategic Litigation Program run by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights. We provided legal assistance in connection with the establishment of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, and were honored by the Museum with a special award for our pro bono work.
In the past year we have continued working 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 Ashoka Foundation, which supports social entrepreneurs; the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra; and the Specialist People Foundation, dedicated to helping people with autism; the Bator Tabor Foundation, which runs rehabilitation camps for children; the Journalists Association aimed at improvement of journalism in Poland; the Beata Musica Foundation, which supports talented young Polish musicians; and numerous cases assigned to Weil by the Pro Bono Center, which coordinates pro bono matters between law firms and non-government organisations.