Bratislava-based lawyer Katarina Bielikova and Warsaw-based lawyer Grzegorz Skowronski have been promoted to Partner at Wolf Theiss.
Katarina Bielikova, who joined Wolf Theiss in 2015, is member of the firm's Slovakian Banking & Finance and Corporate and M&A teams. According to Wolf Theiss, “she has over 13 years of experience advising on incoming investments into the Slovak Republic, handles large-scale mandates spanning multiple jurisdictions and provides full coverage in key legal areas including corporate, banking and finance, M&A and private equity, commercial and financial law issues, real estate acquisitions and development.“
“Katarina is a long-standing member of our firm,” says Claus Schneider, Managing Partner of Wolf Theiss. “We welcome her as partner and are looking forward in developing together further services which benefit our clients”.
Bielikova graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Commenius Univeristy, and holds a doctorate from the Paneuropska Vysoka Skola. Before joining Wolf Theiss, she worked as at Bielikova & Partners and DLA Piper. She was also a legal advisor to the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunication of the Slovak Republic, and was involved in the preparation of energy legislation for the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic.
"I am very delighted to be a part of Wolf Theiss and further build and strengthen our regional practices in Slovakia, especially the M&A and Banking & Finance practice groups for the benefit of our local as well as international clients," Bielikova stated.
Grzegorz Skowronski, who also joined the firm in 2015, is a member of Wolf Theiss's Polish Real Estate and Construction team where, according to Wolf Theiss, "he has extensive experience with real estate M&A transactions and development deals, as well as joint ventures, leases and general construction agreements.“
“Grzegorz has been one of the pillars of our Real Estate team during the strong growth of the practice in past years,” said Tomasz Stasiak, Co-Managing Partner and Head of the Real Estate and Construction Practice at Wolf Theiss Warsaw. “There are more exciting projects ahead of us in this dynamically growing real estate sector. With our team strengthened by Grzegorz’s promotion, we’re certain to deliver top quality service to our clients.”
Skowronski is a graduate of both the University of Warsaw and Edinburgh University. Before joining Wolf Theiss, he worked in Baker McKenzie, Hochtief Development Poland, and Copernicus Securities.
“My period at Wolf Theiss has been tremendous, both in terms of our practice's growth, as well as the expansion of the firm in Poland,” Skowronski said. “It’s been a real privilege to work with a team of such ambitious and talented lawyers and be able to participate in the largest transactions on the domestic property market.”