Pawel Zdort

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Pawel Zdort

Pawel Zdort is a legal advisor admitted to practice in Poland and is the co-managing partner of the Warsaw office.

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?, 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 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's extensive practice encompasses M&A, capital markets and private equity matters. He advises a wide range of clients from the private and public sectors, as well as institutional clients. He also acts on hostile takeovers and assists with corporate governance issues. As one market commentator says: ‘Clients feel very safe with him [knowing] that he will give 100% for them. It's better to have him on your side.’ He is a leading M&A lawyer. He is described as having ‘a great understanding of business,’ and as other sources add: ‘We are dealing with someone who does not waste your time and gives succinct advice.’ Market commentators recognise him for his extensive work in the private equity area, describing him as a ‘top-tier lawyer.’

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.

In the 2016 edition of another international legal ranking, Best Lawyers, Pawel Zdort has been awarded the “Lawyer of the Year” title.

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.

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