Wierzbowski Eversheds has announced that Ewa Lachowska-Brol, Ewa Szlachetka, and Gerard Karp have become the fifth, sixth, and seventh equity partners at the firm.
With over 25 years of professional experience, Lachowska-Brol manages the Wierzbowski Eversheds Labor Law practice, and according to the firm, "she specializes in providing comprehensive advice on employment law for leading Polish and international companies. She has been with the firm since 2000, after spending eight years as a Senior Manager & Head of Legal Division of the Tax and Legal Department at PWC, and became a Partner in 2008.
Szlachetka, who has over 20 years of experience herself, focuses on both Corporate/M&A and Banking and Finance. According to the firm, "she specializes in corporate and legal support for M&A transactions, including acquisitions of public companies and restructuring of capital groups," in addition to working in capital markets. She advises on transactions conducted by private equity and venture capital funds. She joined the firm as a Partner in 2014, after spending two and a half years as a Partner at Gessel, four years before that as a Senior Associate at CMS, and eight years before that as an Associate with Baker & McKenzie.
Karp works in the firm's Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Compliance practices. He specializes in the law of data protection, new technologies, IT, Internet, and electronic communications. He has been with the firm since 2006, and he became a Partner in 2014 (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on February 3, 2014).
Krzysztof Wierzbowski, Managing Partner of Wierzbowski Eversheds, commented: “Inviting Ewa Lachowska-Brol, Ewa Szlachetka, and Gerard Karp to join the group of equity partners is an expression of appreciation for their contribution and commitment to the development of their practices as well as our entire organization. I am delighted that the new equity partners have expressed their willingness to increase their responsibility for selected areas of our firm, and that from now on we will jointly decide on the direction of our business. I also hope that in the near future the group of Equity partners will expand further.”