Weronika Achramowicz, Marcin Chyliński and Łukasz Hejmej are unanimously elected as the new managing partners of Baker McKenzie's Warsaw office. Piotr Rawski, the outgoing managing partner, returns to practice after the end of his term, and will combine local and international responsibilities: Piotr has also been elected Chair of the firm’s global Policy Committee, a body bringing together managing partners from all Baker McKenzie offices. He is the First Pole ever to hold this position.

"This is not only a great moment for me personally, but also one for our firm. After two terms, it is a huge honor for me to hand over the management of our office to Łukasz Hejmej, Weronika Achramowicz and Marcin Chyliński, who were unanimously elected as managing partners of Baker McKenzie in Warsaw. This is a true generational change, a bold and conscious move, with our focus firmly on the future. Thank you and hearty congratulations to all three!" – said Piotr Rawski, outgoing managing partner of Baker McKenzie Warsaw, who after five years passes on the baton to the next generation.

Weronika Achramowicz, an attorney-at-law, co-leads the M&A and commercial law practice. Within M&A, Weronika actively supports projects related to the European Green Deal and sustainable investing. She combines her transactional expertise with advice in the area of commercial law – corporate law, commercial contracts and international commercial law – focusing on companies operating globally within a cross-border environment. Weronika also leads a number of the firm's pro bono initiatives on entrepreneurship and women's empowerment.

Marcin Chyliński, attorney-at-law, head of the equity capital markets practice at the firm's Warsaw office, is a highly-experienced practitioner on ECM and M&A transactions. Marcin specializes in complex public and private securities offerings and M&A transactions (including cross-border and public transactions), as well as general corporate law advice, including on corporate governance matters. He has extensive experience in leading international teams of lawyers, providing legal advice to companies, financial institutions, selling shareholders, private equity funds, strategic investors and investment firms in numerous international and domestic, initial and secondary, public and private equity offerings and M&A transactions.

Łukasz Hejmej, attorney-at-law, heads the Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Practice at Baker McKenzie Warsaw. Łukasz’s focus is on disputes concerning the liability of financial institutions and arising from M&A transactions.

"It has been and continues to be a great honor to be part of this organization, to manage and work with the professionals from our Warsaw and Łódź offices. Trust, respect and empathy - you have cemented my belief in these values over the years - the core ingredients of management and leadership. It pleases me to have played my part as a ‘humble midwife’, but above all to have been a witness to outstanding accomplishments. Promotions, new rankings, financial results - we are the fastest growing Baker McKenzie office in the region. Hats off to you all for this result!" – summed up Piotr Rawski, the outgoing Managing Partner.

Baker McKenzie is one of the most frequently recommended law firms in Poland. We rank high in prestigious international legal rankings, including Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and Legal 500. For the past 12 years, Baker McKenzie has been recognized as the world's strongest law firm brand according to the Thomson Reuters Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index (former Acritas). Baker McKenzie's Warsaw office was established in 1992 and currently employs more than 170 lawyers and tax advisors, making us one of the largest law firms in Poland. In 2016, our office in Lodz commenced its operations. Our services range from providing comprehensive legal and tax advice covering almost all areas of commercial law.

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