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 40 attorneys are based in Warsaw, including Polish legal advisors and advocates, as well as U.S. 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 was named to The Legal 500’s “Hall of Fame” in Commercial, Corporate & M&A Law in 2018
- Ranked Band 1 in Capital Markets: Equity and Corporate/M&A in Poland by Chambers Global 2019
- Ranked Band 1 in Capital Markets: Equity; Corporate/M&A and Private Equity in Poland by Chambers Europe 2019
- Ranked Top-Tier in Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Energy and Natural Resources, Investment Funds, Private Equity, and Restructuring/Insolvency in Poland by The Legal 500 2018
- Ranked the number one law firm by Rzeczpospolita for servicing the highest number of prominent transactions in Poland over the past year in 2019 and 2013-2017
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 in 2017. 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 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 Have No Fear Foundation, the only organization in Poland that assists survivors of priest pedophilia; the Specialist People Foundation, dedicated to helping people with autism; students from the Warsaw University of Technology working on the “PW-Sat2” project, the second satellite designed by members of the Students’ Space Association to test out a new and innovative deorbit technology, launched into orbit at the end of 2018 onboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket; the Bator Tabor Foundation, which runs rehabilitation camps for children; the Cancer Fighters Foundation, which organizes special events for children treated in oncological centeres; the Non-Iron Foundation, which promotes the idea of educating through sport; the Forum for Dialogue Foundation, dedicated to facilitating new connections between contemporary Poland and the Jewish people; and numerous cases assigned to Weil by the Pro Bono Center, which coordinates pro bono matters between law firms and non-governmental organizations.