Poland: schoenherr strengthens Warsaw office
Central European law firm Schoenherr has hired Katarzyna Terlecka as partner for its Warsaw office. She will join the firm from the local offices of Allen & Overy on June 1st. At the same time, Florian Cvak, partner with Schoenherr focusing on Private Equity and M&A, will be appointed managing partner of the firm’s Warsaw office.
With the new partners in Warsaw Schoenherr aims to strengthen its local market position and to profit optimally from the opportunities the Polish market offers. The firm will announce further enforcements to the team in the coming weeks.
Schoenherr's managing partner Christoph Lindinger commented: "Poland is an important market, not just domestically but for the wider CEE region - especially regarding IPOs, privatisations, M&A and private equity as well as mainly in infrastructure, transport, real estate and telecoms. We had the feeling that we were not getting the most out of the opportunities it offers and felt the need for senior lawyers that could drive the business forward. We believe that Katarzyna and Florian have everything it takes to do just that. With their international experience they can also contribute to the further development of the talented group of attorneys in our Warsaw office. This is an investment into the development of our talent as well as our business."
Katarzyna Terlecka (36) joins Schoenherr from the local office of UK magic circle firm Allen & Overy, where she focused on local and cross-border mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures. She started her legal career at the Warsaw office of Clifford Chance in 1998. She focuses on advising foreign investors in private and public transactions, and has particularly advised financial institutions (banks, insurance companies and pension funds) as well as private equity houses.
Florian Cvak (35) will become managing partner of the Warsaw office and will service his client base in the region out of Warsaw. Over the last years he and his team consisting of Thomas Kulnigg (Attorney) and Miriam Simsa (Associate) focused on cross-border private equity and M&A work in Central Europe. Relocating to Warsaw was logical move for the team given that Warsaw continues to establish itself as one of the main hubs for Private Equity into the region.
"We have put a lot of effort in finding additional senior people that match that current team. Synergy and spirit was very important for our final decision," says Lindinger.