Zieba & Partners (Z&P) has hired Aleksandra Polak as Counsel to its Company Law/M&A/Private Equity & Venture Capital practice. Aleksandra joins Z&P from Maruta Wachta where she held the position of Senior Associate.

Aleksandra has a strong track record of involvement in big-ticket transactions in M&A, private equity, and venture capital and has wide experience in shareholder disputes and corporate governance. Aleksandra is one of three lawyers in Poland ranked as a Next Generation Lawyer by Legal500 in Commercial, Corporate and M&A, and is described as being ‘creative, engaging, open-minded and ambitious’.

Aleksandra graduated with honours from Jagiellonian University and studied under the American Law Programme run by the Columbus School of Law Washington DC. She is currently doing her MBA at Imperial College London. Prior to joining Zięba & Partners, she also worked at Greenberg Traurig.

Adam Piwakowski, Partner, advises, „we have known Aleksandra to be an exemplary transaction lawyer and are very pleased that she has decided to join us. I and many of the Z&P team have worked with Aleksandra. With TMT an important focus for us, Aleksandra brings a wealth of experience with respect to transactions involving technology and telecommunications companies.”

Over the past month Zieba & Partners has hired three other lawyers, namely, Associate Mikołaj Stępkowski (IP), and Junior Associates Paulina Grunt (Dispute Resolution) and Ewa Kołodziejska (Compliance & Investigations).

Rafal Zieba comments, „if you look at recent rankings you will see that we started off the business with 32 lawyers. Our lawyer headcount now equals 40 and we expect to have 50 lawyers by the end of the year. This rapid growth is as a result of client demand with both existing clients enhancing their relationship with us, as well as new clients coming on board appreciating the way we do things different.”

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