International law Noerr has today announced the onboarding of a team of 11 DJBW lawyers including three partners and an of counsel in its Warsaw office, effective 1 January 2017.
DJBW is an independent Polish law firm founded by ex-White & Case managing partner Witold Daniłowicz and former White & Case partner Witold Jurcewicz, together with Radoslaw Biedecki and Ludomir Biedecki. DJBW is a recognized transactional and corporate brand on the Polish legal market, servicing domestic and international clients from various sectors.
Noerr has operated in Poland since the 1990s and has built a strong regional advisory force in Central Eastern Europe, advising on some of the largest investments in CEE and Poland in all key areas of business law. Most recently, clients who regularly rely or have relied on the Noerr’s expertise include Daimler, Deutsche
Telekom and Lone Star. Witold Daniłowicz, who will be senior office partner at Noerr’s Warsaw office, commented: “We are excited to become part of Noerr, and we are keen to leverage the strategic fit. Our local market knowledge and experience combined with the international platform of Noerr will be a powerful response to the challenges and opportunities posed by the Polish market.”
Jörg Menzer, regional managing partner of Noerr’s CEE offices in Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Prague and Warsaw, added that: “The arrival of this outstanding team of Polish lawyers will further enhance our capabilities in Poland, which is one of our core CEE markets. We will build on Noerr’s existing strengths and aim to broaden our service offering to our international client base, while also making a strong statement to our competitors in the market about our ambitions going forward. We see further growth opportunities in Poland and we aim to take a bigger share.”
Radosław Biedecki, a corporate M&A lawyer with extensive experience in real estate and financial services sector, will join as a partner and new office head of Noerr’s Warsaw practice.
Ludomir Biedecki, a capital markets and M&A lawyer with in-depth experience of advising on both debt and equity transactions, will also join as a partner and co-head of the Corporate M&A and Private Equity Practice in Warsaw.
Witold Jurcewicz will join as of counsel and will concentrate on building up the arbitration practice in Warsaw.Noerr advises local and international clients in all key areas of business law in Poland including corporate M&A; banking and finance and capital markets; real estate investment; litigation and arbitration; employment and labour law; and has industry expertise in the automotive, energy, media, telecoms, IP and IT sectors.
Noerr is a leading international law firm with offices in Germany, London, New York, Brussels, Alicante and in Central Eastern Europe as well as Russia. The firm has been present in Poland for some two decades and it has advised major German and international companies on their strategic investments. Noerr stands for excellence and entrepreneurial thinking. With well-versed teams of strong characters, Noerr devises and implements solutions for the most complex and sophisticated legal matters. United by a set of shared values, the firm’s 500+ professionals are driven by one goal: the client’s success. As one of the top European law firms, Noerr is also well established internationally: with offices in eleven countries and a global network of top-ranked “best friends” law firms.