Former Pfeifer & Langen Poland Head of Legal Sylwia Stepniewska-Idzior has joined SMM Legal as a Partner and will head the firm’s German Desk.
According to SMM Legal, Stepniewska-Idzior has over twenty years of experience in providing legal advisory to businesses, especially from German-speaking countries. “She worked on investment projects worth hundreds of millions of euros. Applying trailblazing EU law-based ideas, she has participated in optimizing business solutions for an undertaking operating in a closed market, prepping it to safely enter and then strengthen its position in the open market.” According to the firm, she has “repeatedly worked on corporate mergers between companies valued at billions of zlotys. What is more, she has participated in dozens of negotiations, dispute resolutions, and the pursuit of effectively collateralized claims in transactions.”
Stepniewska-Idzior holds a Magister’s degree in law from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Prior to joining SMM Legal, she spent over 13 years in-house with Pfeifer & Langen Poland, a year with Roedl & Partner, and almost three as Legal Counsel with the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection.
“My experience in a large multinational corporation has taught me that clients, apart from being assured of legal security, want their attorneys to act as partners in business discussions,” Stepniewska-Idzior said. “Our work is not only about the diligent drafting of contracts or procedures, but also assisting our clients in setting development paths for their companies.”
“The Polish market continues to offer underutilized opportunities for foreign investment,” Przemyslaw Maciak, a Managing Partner, added. “Together with our new partner, we hope to help our clients discover its attractive potential.”
Originally reported by CEE In-House Matters.