He graduated, with distinction, from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw in 1998 and qualified as a legal advisor in 2003. Pawel is a renowned specialist in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and private equity transactions. His clients include public and private companies, private equity funds, underwriters and various institutional clients from a variety of industries. He also has broad experience in corporate governance and hostile takeover defense issues. He joined Weil in 1996.
For many years Pawel Zdort has been recognised by international legal rankings such as Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, IFLR1000, PLC Which Lawyer? and Expert Guides, 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 corporate and M&A, equity capital markets, private equity and energy & natural resources.
The prestigious legal ranking publication Chambers & Partners has ranked Pawel since 2007 as one of the best specialists in Poland for corporate/M&A, capital markets and private equity, including currently being ranked in Band 1 for equity capital markets, corporate/M&A and private equity. According to recent reports, top-ranked Pawel Zdort is known for his strength in advising on a wide range of transactional matters for private equity houses, real estate companies and investors. He is widely recognised, with an impressed client noting that he is a “very creative person who has strong interdisciplinary knowledge and leadership skills and who is helpful in difficult moments.” He retains a top ranking for his ECM capabilities, regularly assisting both underwriters and issuers. Sources roundly praise his skills, also noting that he is “focused on how to solve legal issues and find the right balance between parties and a fair solution on difficult topics.”
Another prestigious legal ranking publication, The Legal 500, has since 2013 ranked Pawel as a “Leading Individual” for equity capital markets and in its 2018 edition it ranked him as a “Leading Individual” for M&A and private equity.
Pawel Zdort has been voted by his peers one of Poland’s Best Lawyers for stock exchange debuts, capital markets and securities in eight editions of the legal ranking prepared by Rzeczpospolita, and recommended for M&A/privatisations/restructuring in seven editions.
Pawel is fluent in English.