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Trio Leaves Penteris to Establish LegalKraft

Trio Leaves Penteris to Establish LegalKraft

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Former Penteris Partners Artur Swirtun, Dawid Demianiuk, and Tomasz Rysiak have left that Polish firm to establish the LegalKraft law firm.

The LegalKraft founders were accompanied on the move by two senior associates from Penteris. 

“We all worked together in the same firm for more than a decade and felt it was the right time to do something else, modern and different,” said Dawid Demianiuk.

The founding partners describe LegalKraft as a "modern independent boutique law firm focused on transactions, both in M&A and real estate." According to them, “LegalKraft operates within the following fields of practice: commercial and corporate, tax, dispute resolution, and banking and financing."

“As an independent boutique law firm we are free to cooperate with other Polish and international law firms, either in the areas we do not focus on or in cases where it simply is in our clients´ best interest,” Demianuk added.  

LegalKraft describes Artur Swirtun as being experienced in “international corporate and commercial cross-border transactions, focusing on Swedish and other Nordic companies from various industries.” Swirtun began his career at the Warsaw office of Magnusson in 1998, staying with it through its January 2020 separation from Magnusson and rebranding as Penteris (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on January 2, 2020). Swirtun received his Bachelor’s degree from the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Law and Administration, and his Master’s Degree from the Lund University.

According to LegalKraft, Dawid Demianiuk specializes in "high-profile investment cases" and "advising top-tier investors in Polish real estate sector.” He spent twelve years at Magnusson/Penteris. Demianiuk obtained his Master’s in Law at the University of Warsaw in 2013. 

Tomasz Rysiak provides commercial advice to clients doing cross-border business in Poland, Scandinavia, and the Baltics. Prior to establishing LegalKraft, Rysiak spent two years as a consultant at Ernst & Young, before joining Magnusson in 2007. 

“We believe that our combined experience gained over the years of advising top-tier investors acting on the Polish market gives us an unique opportunity to fill a niche of demand for law firms that are capable of managing large and complex transactions, but at the same time offering a one-stop-shop approach in response to the various needs of their clients,” Demianiuk noted.

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