Bird & Bird has announced the promotions of Prague-based Counsel Vojtech Chloupek and Warsaw-based Counsel Piotr Dynowski to Partner, both effective from November 1st.
According to the firm, the appointments of Chloupek and Dynowski (along with the simultaneous promotion of new Brussels-based Partner Brent Springael), "occurred as an exception outside the usual May promotion round to address a strategic gap in the market."
Dynowski heads Bird & Bird's Polish IP, Tech & Comms, and Media groups. His practice covers IP, media and advertising, IT and e-commerce, gambling law, data protection, unfair competition, public procurement, protection of goodwill, and pharmaceutical law. He earned his law degree from the University of Warsaw in 2002, and followed that up with an LL.M. from Maastricht University in 2003. He began his legal career as a Junior Lawyer at the Jakubowski i Pluta law firm in 2000, where he stayed until moving to Lesnodorski, Sludarek i Wspolnicy in 2005. In February 2008 he joined Drzewiecki, Tomaszek i Wspolnicy, and moved over to Bird & Bird nine months later.
From 2005 to 2010, Dynowski lectured in intellectual property at the Polish Marketing Communication Association SAR. He also lectured at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, the Higher School of Liberal Arts and Journalism, and Concordia Design in Poznan. Currently, he is a lecturer at the Hugo Grotius Intellectual Property Law Centre in Warsaw and post-graduate program on protection of goodwill in information society at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow.
“This is a great achievement, a significant milestone in Piotr’s professional career, and a reflection of his tremendous efforts during his seven years with us building and developing our Intellectual Property but also Media and Telecoms practice,” said Maciej Gawronski, Managing Partner of Bird & Bird’s Warsaw office. "Piotr’s dedicated efforts in working tirelessly towards promoting Warsaw office have been recognised each year in our office's rankings and reputation. This is testament to his hardworking and innovative approach, as well as his firm performance. I hope that Piotr's new partner title will bring further recognition to our IP team and practice.”
Chloupek leads Bird & Bird’s Intellectual Property Group in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. He is expertised in contentious and non-contentious IP matters in various sectors, and also assists clients in connection with various competition matters. He joined Bird & Bird in 2009 after spending almost 5 years at Allen & Overy in Prague. He graduated from Charles University in 2004, and earned a Master’s from the University of Oxford that same year.
David Kerr, the CEO of Bird & Bird, commented on the firm’s new Partners: "I'd like to congratulation our new partners and wish them all the best in their new role. It is great to see talent developing in these areas and I look forward to seeing their continued progression."