Polish lawyer Dariusz Oleszczuk has joined Drzewiecki Tomaszek & Partners as a new partner. Oleszczuk was the founder and Managing Partner of the Warsaw office of legacy Salans, and the first CEO of Dentons Europe.
In 1991, Oleszczuk opened the Salans Warsaw office, which he subsequently managed for ten years. In 1999, he was elected a member of Salans' Global Board, a position he held for the next 14 years. Since 2005 he was elected Salans Global Managing Partner for three consecutive terms . According to a DT&P press release, "under his leadership, Salans more than doubled its size and revenues, expanding its geographical presence with six new offices, making it the sixth largest independent law firm in Europe in 2012. A year later, Oleszczuk led Salans into its tripartite merger with SNR Denton and Fraser Milner Casgrain, managing its merger talks with US firm McKenna Long & Aldridge (consumed later)."
Oleszczuk has more than 30 years of experience in representing international companies, private equity funds, banks, and other institutional clients in M&A, equity investments, corporate restructurings, structured finance, and large asset finance transactions.
At Drzewiecki Tomaszek & Partners, he will focus on developing the firm’s relationships with global and European law firms. He will lead the M&A and private equity practices, as well as the regulatory practice in energy, defense, cyber security, and TMT sectors.
Zbigniew Drzewiecki, Co-Managing Partner of Drzewiecki Tomaszek & Partners, said: “Dariusz is a top lawyer, widely admired by Polish lawyers for being the first and only Pole to head a global law firm. This is a great opportunity for our firm to move to the next level. He is a visionary of the legal profession and will help us to address challenges facing modern law firms in the current market, both now and in future.”
Andrzej Tomaszek, Co-Managing Partner of Drzewiecki Tomaszek & Partners said: “We are very excited by this development. Dariusz will bring to our firm the vast experience from acting both on the Polish and international markets. This will allow our firm to continue its dynamic development. He will help us to expand our relationships with leading global law firms.”
Dariusz Oleszczuk said: “I’m delighted with coming back to Poland. It will be a great pleasure to work together with the people I know for a long time and whom I trust. It gives me a lot of satisfaction to see that someone appreciates the value of my knowledge and experience. It’s exciting to be a lawyer again – we will shake the market.”