He graduated with distinction from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow in 2008 and has also completed postgraduate studies in capital markets law organised by the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. Jacek qualified as a legal advisor in 2012. Prior to joining Weil in 2009, he worked in the capital markets department of an international law firm.
A specialist in capital markets and M&A transactions, financial institutions and regulatory matters, as well as commercial and civil law, Jacek has advised Polish and international issuers of securities, investment banks, selling shareholders, the Ministry of State Treasury, investment firms and private equity funds. He has worked on the largest and most prestigious initial and secondary public offerings of shares (including privatisation transactions), rights issues, accelerated bookbuilding transactions, public and private M&A transactions, public and private issues of bonds and convertible bonds, as well as bancassurance transactions. He has also advised a wide range of leading financial institutions on regulatory matters and proceedings before the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, as well as Polish companies on corporate matters.
The prestigious legal ranking publication Chambers & Partners has ranked Jacek Zawadzki since 2011 as one of the best specialists in Poland for equity capital markets. According to recent reports, Jacek Zawadzki is a “hard-working lawyer who brings knowledge to the table.” He is a noted ECM specialist who advises on IPOs and share offerings. A client says: “He has no problem in dealing with clients and senior members of the board and is very good at managing clients. He is a guy who is always there.”
Another prestigious legal ranking, The Legal 500, recommended Jacek for insurance in its 2019 edition. Jacek was also singled out as one of the rising stars of the legal profession in a ranking published by a leading Polish daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna in 2013.
Jacek is fluent in English.