Warsaw

The Warsaw office was established in 1991 and is one of the most experienced law firms in Poland.

About Weil's Washington DC Office

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.

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 biggest investments ever made by private equity funds in Poland. We advised on the largest initial public offering ever conducted in Central and Eastern Europe, and on the biggest IPO 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.

Awards and Recognition

  • Ranked Band 1 in Capital Markets: Equity and Corporate/M&A in Poland by Chambers Global 2017
  • Ranked Band 1 in Capital Markets: Equity; Corporate/M&A; Private Equity; Restructuring/Insolvency in Poland by Chambers Europe 2017
  • Ranked the number one law firm by Rzeczpospolita every year since 2013 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.