Former CMS Partner Katarzyna Debinska-Pietrzyk has joined DWF Poland as Local Partner.
DWF describes Debinska-Pietrzyk as "an advocate with many years of transactional experience" and reports that "in her 17 years of professional experience she has conducted a number of significant M&A Real Estate transactions." According to the firm, "she specializes in acquisitions through the purchase/sale of shares or assets (individual assets or portfolios). She has particular experience in providing legal assistance in relation to investments in shopping centres and other commercial real estate. She advises investors, developers and private equity funds operating on the Polish market."
Debinska-Pietrzyk had been with CMS since 2017, making partner in spring of 2018 (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on May 7, 2018). Before that she worked for over 11 years at Baker McKenzie.
"I am very pleased that Katarzyna has joined our real estate team, considering that one of the priorities of DWF Poland is to significantly development our activity in this sector, which is a leading part of our global network," said Michał Pawlowski, Managing Partner of DWF Poland. "We aim to expand our offer to clients operating in this area in Poland and in Central and Eastern Europe, and Katarzyna's joining the firm is one of the elements of this strategy."