He graduated with distinction from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in 2001, where he received an award sponsored by the Lexis Nexis Publishing House for the best graduate from the Law Faculty in that year. He also completed courses in German law and American law organised at the Jagiellonian University and subsequently studied German and American law at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. Marek defended his PhD thesis on corporate law in 2006. Prior to joining Weil in 2006, he worked for a leading law firm in Krakow and for several years at an international organisation in Geneva. He qualified as a legal advisor in 2009.
A specialist in commercial, corporate and capital markets law, Marek has advised clients, including private equity funds, in complex M&A transactions and joint ventures. His experience also covers mergers of major companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, as well as takeovers of listed companies. He was one of the leading lawyers advising a Polish listed company on a successful defence against a hostile takeover. His experience in capital market transactions includes advising both issuers, selling shareholders and underwriters in connection with public and private offerings of shares to both Polish and international investors, as well as sales of shares in accelerated bookbuilding processes.
Marek is the author and co-author of several academic publications including his book on authorised share capital increases.
Marek is fluent in English and German and conversant in French.