Anna Frankowska is a US-qualified attorney, a partner in Weil’s corporate department and the head of the Warsaw office’s capital markets practice.
After graduating magna cum laude from St. Louis University in 1987, she received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law at Champaign-Urbana. After graduation she worked in a leading law firm in Chicago. Since returning to Warsaw in 1994, Anna has advised international investors on capital markets transactions and major privatisations. She joined Weil in 1996 and is the Firm’s leading capital markets expert.
Anna has represented both underwriters and issuers in connection with numerous public offerings of Polish companies, many of which involved concurrent offerings to Polish and international investors.
For many years Anna Frankowska has been recognised by international legal rankings such as Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, IFLR1000, PLC Which Lawyer?, Expert Guides and Best Lawyers, as well as local legal rankings of a leading Polish daily, Rzeczpospolita, and the Polish edition of Forbes, as one of the leading lawyers in Poland for equity and debt capital markets, M&A, corporate law, as well as banking and finance.
The prestigious legal ranking publication Chambers & Partners has ranked Anna for more than a decade as one of Poland’s finest specialists for equity and debt capital markets and M&A transactions. According to recent reports, “Anna Frankowska is a recognised practitioner acting for domestic and international clients on major capital markets transactions and privatisations. She advises on ECM and DCM transactions. Clients appreciate that ‘she speaks her mind and is very likeable.’”
Anna Frankowska has been voted by her peers Poland’s Best Lawyer for capital markets in the last four editions of the legal ranking prepared by Rzeczpospolita. The most recent edition recognises Anna Frankowska as the leader among the specialists in this area. Competitors praise Anna for her “experience and professionalism in adapting certain solutions applied on more advanced markets to the conditions of the Polish capital market.” Also, she has been repeatedly voted one of Poland’s Best Lawyers in the same ranking since 2007.
She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Strategic Litigation Program of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights.
Anna is fluent in English.