Former WKB Partner Magdalena Zienkiewicz has moved with two colleagues to Norton Rose Fulbright in Warsaw, where she will head the firm's Polish real estate practice.
According to Norton Rose Fulbright, Zienkiewicz "has extensive experience advising on real estate transactions, construction matters, planning and land development issues. She also advises clients on matters related to the acquisition of real estate, construction projects, and leasing warehouse, commercial and office space. This is in addition to numerous real estate and corporate due diligence projects and commercial real estate portfolio transactions."
Lindsay Morgan, Norton Rose Fulbright Head of Real Estate for Europe, Middle East and Asia commented: “Magdalena is an excellent addition to the Norton Rose Fulbright team and will further strengthen our real estate offering both locally and internationally. Currently, the real estate market in Poland is extremely attractive to investors and our aim is to ensure our clients receive a full service offering in this growing market and benefit from a broader offering of advisory services tailored to their business needs.”
Piotr Strawa, Head of the Warsaw office at Norton Rose Fulbright commented: “We are delighted to welcome Magdalena to the firm. Her broad skill-set and industry insight will further enhance our offering to clients. We can offer a tailored approach to help them achieve their aims and Magdalena will be a great addition to the local practice.”
Zienkiewicz brings colleagues Jan Wszolek and Jakub Kowalczyk with her from WKB. She explained that: “This is a very exciting opportunity for us as a team. Norton Rose Fulbright provides an excellent opportunity for growth but also presents a challenge, one which we are ready to rise to. We look forward to strengthening the real estate offering to both local and international clients and I look forward to working with the global team and building upon its successes.”
Editor's Note: Jerzy Baehr, Managing Partner at WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr commented to CEE Legal Matters that: "As a firm, we were fond of our long-lasting cooperation with Magdalena Zienkiewicz and her team. We are pleased about the fact that WKB was the place where they have gained significant professional experience that has been noticed by the legal market. We wish all the best to Magdalena and those members of the team who have decided to further develop their careers outside of WKB.
WKB’s Real Estate & Property Development practice is undergoing exciting changes and anticipates a period of intensive growth under the leadership of the new practice head Anna Wyrzykowska, who in her professional career has been successfully combining broad experience in real estate transactions and real estate development projects with deep knowledge of company law and corporate matters."