Team of Attorneys Joins From Wierzbowski Eversheds
NEW YORK — August 5, 2008 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Center – The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today it has hired a team of four attorneys to strengthen its practices in infrastructure, public-private partnerships (PPP), M&A and real estate in Poland.
Michał Kurzyński, Jacek Kosiński, Adriana Bronikowska and Krzysztof Łyszyk are joining Chadbourne’s Warsaw office from Wierzbowski Eversheds. Mr. Kurzyński will be an International Partner, Mr. Kosiński and Ms. Bronikowska will be European Counsel and Mr. Łyszyk will join as an associate. All the attorneys are admitted in Poland.
“We are hiring this team of attorneys as part of Chadbourne’s strategic response to client needs in Europe and elsewhere,” said Chadbourne Managing Partner Charles K. O’Neill. “We identified a growing interest among clients in the PPP, roads and other public infrastructure projects, and we moved quickly to bring in the legal talent needed to meet their needs.”
“The arrival of four attorneys with their unique experience in PPP will fit well into the Warsaw office and also Chadbourne’s firmwide project and infrastructure practices, which are global leaders,” said Warsaw office Managing Partner Włodzimierz Radzikowski. “Poland needs rapid improvement of its public infrastructure, and this exceptional multiprofile team will enable Chadbourne to play a major role in this process.”
Mr. Kurzyński is an expert in the areas of infrastructure and public-private partnerships. His experience includes advising the Polish government on a successful bid for the UEFA EURO 2012 Soccer Championship, and representing the state road management agency GDDKiA in several toll road projects. He will lead Chadbourne’s infrastructure and PPP practice in Warsaw.
Mr. Kosiński has more than 10 years of experience with real estate and construction law, as well as in administrative proceedings. He has taken part in major real estate transactions carried out in the Polish market, including shopping malls and supermarkets.
Ms. Bronikowska has experience on projects involving toll roads, sports and leisure and waste water treatment infrastructure. She has also advised on UEFA EURO 2012 and represented the state road management agency GDDKiA in its pioneering PPP projects.
Mr. Łyszyk has advised on numerous M&A transactions and has wide experience in developing corporate structures for complex projects and transactions. He also has worked on restructuring deals and disposals of corporate assets.
Chadbourne’s project finance group is an internationally recognized leader in transportation projects. A number of matters in which the Firm has represented principals have been recognized as landmark transactions.
Chadbourne’s Colorado Northwest Parkway project was named “North American Transport Deal of the Year” by Project Finance magazine. The Firm’s Cross-Israel Highway financing transaction was named a “Deal of the Year” by both Project Finance International and Project Finance magazines. In Latin America, Chadbourne’s Rosario-Victoria Connection Bridge financing in Argentina was named a “Project Finance Deal of the Year” by Project Finance magazine.
About the Warsaw Office
The Warsaw office was founded in 1990 and, in its early years, was especially active in privatization and real estate development. It has a strong reputation in the areas of real estate, mergers and acquisitions, corporate, tax and energy. Chadbourne lawyers have represented numerous Polish ministries and other state institutions, in addition to local enterprises, multinational corporations and other Western investors, as well as international financial institutions. The office’s lawyers and practices have been honored in Chambers Global and Chambers Europe directories, including recognition in real estate, energy and natural resources, dispute resolution, banking and finance, corporate/M&A and tax.
About Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, private funds, corporate finance, energy, communications and technology, commercial and products liability litigation, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, special investigations and litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates and government contract matters. Major geographical areas of concentration include Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East and Latin America. The Firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Houston, Mexico City, London (a multinational partnership), Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, Kyiv, Almaty, Dubai and Beijing. For additional information, visit www.chadbourne.com.