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Olearnik Leaves Dentons to Head Private Equity for Kochanski Zieba & Partners in Warsaw

Olearnik Leaves Dentons to Head Private Equity for Kochanski Zieba & Partners in Warsaw


Former Dentons Counsel Gabriel Olearnik has joined Kochanski Zieba and Partners as Partner and Head of Private Equity.

Olearnik graduated from University College London and King's College London, qualifying to practice as a Solicitor in the UK. During his time in London, he was an associate at Halliwells for one year, and then at Mayer Brown for another two, and for many years also served as the Secretary General of the Polish City Club in London. He moved to Dentons upon his return to Poland in August 2010.

According to KZP, "his more than ten years of professional experience has covered a wide range of business, organizational and financial issues related to fundraising, acquisitions, joint ventures, sales and contracts as well as real estate transactions. More recently, during the last three years, Gabriel has advised on Central European (including German) deals with a total value of EUR 6.25 billion."

“Gabriel Olearnik joining KZP's team is a consequence of the continuous development of our law firm," said KZP Managing Partner Rafal Zieba. "I am very pleased to welcome Gabriel who is a private equity specialist, and with most private equity and real estate funds being international in nature, his UK-grown understanding of international funds, combined with his deep awareness of the Polish market positions us strongly to assist such international funds transactions in Poland. Moreover, in combination with Adam Piwakowski, we have two UK-qualified international partners of Polish heritage that are in a position to help Polish companies in their international ventures."

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