Former Olesinsky & Partners' head of M&A Szymon Syp has joined Zieba & Partners as Head of the firm's Venture Capital practice and co-Head of M&A.
Syp specializes in corporate law, M&A (with a particular focus on VC deals), and capital markets law. According to Zieba & Partners, “he has advised on M&A transactions in the private and public market, including domestic and cross-border deals (for family businesses, PE/VC funds, listed companies, start-ups as well as conglomerates), the issuance of securities and complex restructuring processes of undertakings.”
“We are very pleased to welcome Szymon to team Zieba,” commented Managing Partner Rafal Zieba. “Poland is yet to produce a global brand in the same way that some of our neighbors have ... and we believe that this is to come. We are certain that this will emanate from Poland’s exciting tech industry .... Szymon also vastly strengthens our M&A and Capital Markets offering.”
“I am very pleased and excited to have joined Zieba & Partners who have a similar plan and mindset with respect to venture capital and the Polish tech industry,” stated Syp. “Our goal is to provide a 360-degree service to the blossoming Polish tech industry and to be the premium law firm for tech transactions, helping Polish companies and Polish VCs not only in Poland but on the global stage working closely with our unique international contacts and relations. The value of venture capital transactions in Poland shot up from just under PLN 156 million in 2018 to PLN 1.266 billion in 2019 and we predict this figure to grow dramatically over the years. I am confident Zieba & Partners will be at the heart of this growth.”
Syp is a graduate of the Maurer School of Law at the University of Indiana, holds a Ph.D. in law from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, and is a Ph.D. candidate with the Warsaw School of Economics at the University of Warsaw. Before joining Zieba & Partners he spent one year as Head of M&A at Olesinsky & Partners and four and a half years with Crido Legal.