Dentons has strengthened its Banking and Finance practice in Warsaw with the arrival of Counsel Jaroslaw Beldowski, who moves from a Partner’s position at SMM Business Lawyers.
Previously, Beldowski was a Senior Advisor, Financial, Regulatory Affairs at CEC Governmental Relations, and for almost two years he served as Vice President and First Deputy of the President of the Management Board at Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, where he managed a team of over 400 people. He has also served as an Adviser to the Minister in the Ministry of Justice, where he managed the Strategy and Deregulation Department, responsible for the first tranche of professional services deregulation, and he was also Adviser to the Chairman of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority. In 2007-2010 he was the President of the Board at FOR (Civil Development Forum Foundation). Before that, at the Polish Central Bank, he was the Director of the Regional Branch at Gdansk and served as Head of the International Department where, among others, he managed a team responsible for cooperation with international financial institutions, e.g. the World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the International Monetary Fund.
Beldowski graduated from the Law and Administration Faculty of the University of Silesia as well as the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, where he obtained an LL.M. in European law.
"Providing our clients with access to the best specialists is what makes Dentons stand out from the competition, at both the regional and global level," said Arkadiusz Krasnodebski, Dentons Poland Managing Partner. "We are pleased that such a renowned and experienced expert is joining our Banking and Finance team."
"Jaroslaw Beldowski is another very experienced specialist to join the team in recent months," said Mateusz Toczyski, Dentons Partner and Head of the firm’s Banking and Finance practice in Poland and Europe. "This is proof positive of our strong position in this field of law, which is growing rapidly and requires specialist and broader expertise."