Magnusson Expands Polish Energy Practice with New Team

On the Move
  • Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

Magnusson is reporting that former Kochanski Zieba & Partners Partner Magdalena Mitas is joining the firm’s Warsaw office with her team.

Mitas, who focuses on energy, natural resources, infrastructure, construction, public procurement, and environmental law, will head Magnusson's energy practice in Poland. According to a statement released by Magnusson, "for more than 10 years Magdalena has been advising large domestic and international corporations, including listed companies. Her experience includes advice on all issues related to infrastructure and industrial projects, renewable and conventional energy investments, coal, coke and conventional gas plants, as well as production facilities in a variety of sectors. Magdalena also represented clients in a wide range of regulatory, competition and antimonopoly proceedings, as well as in commercial arbitration cases."

Prior to joining Magnusson in September 2016, Mitas was a partner and head of the energy practice at KZP. Before joining that firm in March 2011, Mitas worked for almost four years at DeBenedetti Majewski Szczesniak, for three years at the Andrzej Sikora law office, and for a year at the Sobolewski Szuwara law firm.

"I am delighted to welcome a Partner and practice head of Magdalena’s calibre," said Magnusson’s Poland Managing Partner Agnieszka Pytlas-Skwierczynska. "Together with her team, we add another dimension to our practice in Poland and in the region."

"Magnusson is a great platform for further growth, based on an impressive entrepreneurial culture, focused on team work and exploration of both new opportunities and synergies between practices," stated Magdalena Mitas.

This has been a busy year for Magnusson in Poland. The hire of Mitas and her team follows shortly after the news that former Chadbourne & Parke Partner Marek Krol had joined the firm in June (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on June 23, 2016), that new Dispute Resolution head Daniel Klementewicz had joined from Wolf Theiss (as reported on April 27, 2016), and that tax lawyer Tomasz Rysiak had been promoted to Partner (as reported on February 3, 2016).