Ewa Lachowska-Brol and Ewa Szlachetka have assumed the role of Co-Managing Partners of Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland in Warsaw, replacing Tomasz Zalewski, who has decided to end his association with the firm.
Lachowska-Brol has been affiliated with the firm since its founding in 2000, heading the firm's Labor Law team that entire time. Before joining Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland she worked for eight years with PwC. She is a law graduate of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin.
Szlachetka joined the firm in 2014 as a Partner, moving over from Gessel, where she had spent the previous two and a half years. She heads the firm’s Corporate, M&A, and Capital Markets teams. She is a law graduate of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. In addition to Gessel she has spent four years with CMS and eight years with Baker McKenzie.
“Entrusting the role of Co-Managing Partners to Ewa Szlachetka and Ewa Lachowska-Brol is the result of a decision to implement the concept of joint management,” said Senior Partner Krzysztof Wierzbowski, who founded the firm and served as Managing Partner until 2017. “Both of these partners are committed to work together based on our key values and the strategy developed over the past year. We are handing over the management of the firm to colleagues who for years have contributed to the firm’s development and built its reputation. I am confident that their broad experience in managing their own practice teams as well as active participation in firm-wide decision-making processes will enable them to effectively achieve their goals. Ewa Szlachetka and Ewa Lachowska-Brol will combine the new function of Co-Managing Partners with continuing to head their respective practices.”
In a joint statement released by the firm, Lachowska-Brol and Ewa Szlachetka commented: “We would like to thank Tomasz Zalewski for his contribution to the growth of the entire firm, his participation in the success of the practice teams he has headed, and the past year of intense work at the position of managing partner. For us, this new role is a huge honor, but also means many new challenges. This year the firm celebrates its 20th anniversary and we enter the third decade of our operations with clearly defined goals. We intend to continue implementing the recently launched strategy involving expansion of our competencies in the digital field and supporting businesses across all areas of their operations affected by the digital transformation. We seek to respond optimally to clients’ needs by implementing innovations in firm management and in our services, exploiting the synergies from being part of a global brand and relying on the talented people who want to realize their potential with us.”