Clifford Chance has announced today that Agnieszka Janicka has been appointed Managing Partner of the firm's Warsaw office, with a four year term to begin on May 1, 2018.
Janicka succeeds Partner Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz, who has led the Warsaw office since 2008.
Janicka has been a partner at Clifford Chance since 1999 and heads the Warsaw Corporate and M&A practice. She joined the firm when it first opened its office in Poland 25 years ago. According to the firm, "she is widely acknowledged as a leading M&A advisor, with recent highlights including advising leading private equity funds on their investments in targets such as Allegro.pl, Poland's largest online shopping site (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on October 20, 2016), and Hortex, an iconic Polish consumer goods brand (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on November 6, 2017); and representing PZU, the largest Polish insurer on its acquisition of Bank Pekao from UniCredit Group (as reported on December 13, 2016)."
Matthew Layton, Clifford Chance Global Managing Partner, commented, "I am delighted that Agnieszka will be taking on the leadership of our highly-successful office in Warsaw. We are recognized as having an excellent team that clients and the market consider to be the leading players in their fields. I know that Agnieszka and the wider team are highly motivated to build on their strong market position, to ensure that we deliver ever greater value to our clients. I would also like to thank Grzegorz who has done a fantastic job over his time as Managing Partner. During his time in post, the office has gone from strength to strength."
Agnieszka Janicka said, "I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to lead the firm in Warsaw as we celebrate our 25th anniversary. We have a phenomenally talented team, at all levels within the firm, who share a strong commitment to our clients and to further developing the legal sector in Poland. I am passionate about what we can and will achieve together."