Making a difference while staying
Meet Paweł Halwa, office managing partner
of our Warsaw office
In 2011, Paweł joined Schoenherr as a partner, and
today he is managing our Polish office. This
not only advising clients but also representing and
leading the Warsaw office,
entailing all responsibilities
that come with that: from leadership and management
decision making. What he appreciates most about
our firm is that we manage to be substantial
make an impact, and still be personal.
Who are you and what does your typical
workday look like?
Hi, I'm Paweł.
My job is ensuring the smooth operation of our office
clients in legal challenges, especially in
corporate/M&A, banking & finance, and capital
A typical workday for me includes cycling training (not
daily, but three times a
week), sending my nine-year old
son off to school, and then starting work. I spend most
my day then participating in meetings and calls, and
in the evening, I focus on drafting and
What has been your most fun experience
at Schoenherr so far?
That was probably last year’s Christmas party, where
we finally got to celebrate together with
from all our offices – so much fun!
What I find particularly cool about Schoenherr
is that …
… we are more about collaboration than hierarchy.
Our firm manages to be big enough to make a
difference, and at the same time be personal, fostering
individual development, and also
handling our clients'
What was the best advice you ever got?
A former colleague and friend gave me the advice to
stick to what you are doing and not be
temporary issues. Staying focused on one thing over a
longer period of time
leads to amazing results.
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