After graduating from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw in 1991 and receiving an LL.M. degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1994, Piotr was admitted to the Bar Association of the State of New York in 1996. Prior to joining Weil’s Warsaw office in 1997, he worked at Weil’s New York office and other international law firms in Chicago and in Paris. While working abroad, in addition to being regularly involved in M&A transactions, he also worked on various investment and financial projects in Central and Eastern Europe.
Piotr focuses on M&A and private equity transactions. He has led a significant number of domestic and cross-border transactions advising many private equity houses, including most recently: Argan Capital, Argus Capital, Bridgepoint, Enterprise Investors, EQT, Mid Europa Partners, Montagu and Warburg Pincus.
For many years Piotr Tomaszewski has been recognised by international legal rankings such as Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, IFLR1000, PLC Which Lawyer? and Expert Guides, as one of the leading lawyers in Poland for private equity and venture capital, corporate law and M&A, energy & natural resources.
The prestigious legal ranking publication Chambers & Partners has since 2008 ranked Piotr in Band 1 for private equity in Poland and in its 2018 edition it also ranked him as one of a select few Notable Practitioners in this field in Europe. According to recent reports, Piotr Tomaszewski is hailed by sources as “the king of private equity,” with others adding that he is “one of the best on the market.” He has substantial experience in assisting both domestic and international private equity clients with a broad range of cross-border matters. His speciality in the financial and investment sectors continues to attract a range of work from private equity houses. One client reports that he is a “very good manager of projects.”
Another prestigious legal ranking publication, The Legal 500, has since 2018 ranked Piotr as a “Leading Individual” for private equity and has recommended him for M&A. According to the most recent report, Piotr Tomaszewski is considered to be a private equity heavyweight. Another legal ranking, IFLR1000, has since 2018 singled Piotr out as a “Notable Practitioner” for private equity and in its 2019 edition it singled him out for M&A.
Piotr is fluent in English.