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B2RLaw announces lawyer promotions


B2RLaw has announced nine lawyer promotions, including Piotr Leonarski to Counsel and Head of B2R’s Tax Practice in its 2021/2022 promotion round. This represents the greatest amount of promotions that have been made in one year.

The lawyers that have been promoted are:

+ Piotr Leonarski to Counsel,

+ Krystyna Jakubowska to Senior Associate,

+ Radosław Kowalski to Senior Associate,

+ Dawid Malinowski to Senior Associate,

+ Ewelina Chabowska to Associate,

+ Maria Markowska to Junior Associate,

+ Karolina Szybińska to Junior Associate,

+ Filip Wójtowicz to Junior Associate,

+ Julia Bujkowska to Paralegal.

In a joint statement, Senior Partners Bartłomiej Jankowski, Rafał Stroiński and Rafał Zięba advise, “This past year has been full of transition for B2RLaw, Poland and the world as a whole. Our firm continues to grow and thrive based on the contributions, loyalty and energy of our employees. Each of our promoted lawyers has already made tremendous contributions to the firm and to the clients we serve. We congratulate all those promoted and are extremely enthused about each and every one of them. We very much look forward to growing together within B2R”. 

Piotr Leonarski is an Advocate and a Tax Advisor. Piotr advises clients from various sectors on daily tax matters He focuses mainly on indirect taxes (especially VAT), tax disputes, tax matters related to mergers and acquisitions, and real estate tax.

Krystyna Jakubowska is an Advocate and a member of the Corporate & M&A Practice Group. She focuses her practice on advising corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on the private equity sector. Krystyna participates in M&A transactions at all their stages, particularly on drafting transaction documents and providing opinions on Warranty & Indemnity policies. She has participated in a number of M&A projects acting for both buyers and sellers.

Radosław Kowalski who has just passed his Attorney-at-law trainee Bar exams, is a member of the Employment and Commercial law Practice Groups. Radosław specializes in providing ongoing services to Polish and foreign entrepreneurs in matters related to employment law. His experience includes ongoing legal advisory, drafting and issuing opinions on civil and commercial law cases, including contracts.

Dawid Malinowski is an Advocate and a member of the Disputes Practice Group. Dawid has experience in representing clients in matters of commercial criminal law, under which he participates in the preparation of pleadings, develops strategies and arguments in pending proceedings, represents clients before law enforcement authorities and the courts. Dawid takes part in the work of teams involved in resolving commercial disputes. He prepares pleadings and actively participates in the development of procedural tactics, in particular in the field of unfair competition and corporate disputes.

Ewelina Chabowska is an Attorney-at-law trainee and a member of the Real Estate and Construction practices. Ewelina advises on real estate transactions and takes part in due diligence exercises. She advises on construction projects, in particular on the assessment of construction contracts and participates in the resolution of construction disputes.

Maria Markowska is an Advocate trainee and a member of the Disputes and Corporate Finance Practice Groups. Maria participates in the conduct of multi-faceted corporate disputes, in particular in court proceedings concerning appeals against the resolutions of bodies of capital companies and in disputes between shareholders and partners. Maria also has experience in financing transactions, with a focus on acquisition and asset financing.

Karolina Szybińska is a member of B2RLaw’s litigation team. She deals with broadly understood civil law and disputes between business entities, in particular in the field of disputes regarding the protection of personal rights and claims for payment.

Filip Wójtowicz is an advocate trainee and a member of B2RLaw’s litigation team. He advises on civil law projects, including in particular commercial litigation, corporate disputes and labour law proceedings. He also advises on criminal and criminal-fiscal litigation, as well as administrative and tax litigation and arbitration. Filip develops litigation and negotiation strategies, drafts pleadings and provides ongoing legal services of clients’ disputes.

Julia Bujkowska is a third year law student at the University of Warsaw. She has an interest in EU Law, Administrative Law and Civil Law. Julia supports the real estate team on a daily basis, assisting in conducting due diligence and providing comprehensive support to lawyers in handling cases and transactions.

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