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After 27 years of a free market economy and parliamentary democracy, 17 years inside the NATO structure, and 12 years of membership in the European Union, it is easy to forget how much has changed in Poland since the fall of communism. Looking back (and having the perspective of over two decades of professional experience), it is safe to say that nothing would ever be the same after Poland’s transformation.

Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto has advised Equitin Partners Limited, a private equity fund in the financial services, FMCG, and healthcare sectors, on its acquisition of the 70% controlling stake in Time for Wax, a Polish beauty services chain. The sellers, Time for Wax's founders, were advised by Punda Lyszczarek i Wspolnicy (PLW).

Taylor Wessing has advised Warimpex Finanz- und Beteiligungs Aktiengesellschaft on the partial sale of its hotel portfolio to the Thai investor U City Public Company Limited. CHSH and Hogan Lovells advised U City on the transaction, which included participations in eight hotels in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Romania, two of which are partly (50%) owned by UBM Development AG.

In The Corner Office, we invite Managing Partners at law firms from across the region to share information about their careers, management styles, and strategies. For this issue, we asked them to describe the first major deal or client matter they generated themselves, and how they did it. 

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak has advised America's Mohawk Industries Inc. in a transaction involving the takeover of Polcolorit S.A., a company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Allen & Overy has advised Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A. in connection with financing provided to Trasa Lagiewnicka S.A. for the construction of a 3.7 kilometer stretch of the Lagiewnicka Route in Poland known as the Third Krakow Bypass. Polinvest advised Trasa Lagiewnicka on the deal.

David Shasha, an English solicitor with extensive experience in commercial law, M&A and financing, has joined Poland's DZP as Counsel.

Wolf Theiss Poland has added members to two of its practice groups: Stefan Feliniak joined to head the firm's Poland banking and finance practice and Pawel Bukiel joined the firm's dispute resolution team.

Poland Knowledge Partner

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