Weronika Achramowicz, Marcin Chylinski, and Lukasz Hejmej have been elected as the new Managing Partners of Baker McKenzie's Warsaw office, taking over from Piotr Rawski who will be returning to practice at the end of his term.
Achramowicz co-leads the M&A and Commercial Law practice at Baker McKenzie. She has been with the firm for 18 years, joining in 2005 as an M&A Lawyer and becoming a practice Co-Head in 2019.
Chylinski is the Head of the Equity Capital Markets practice and is, according to the firm, a “highly-experienced practitioner on ECM and M&A transactions.” He’s been a Partner at Baker McKenzie since 2022 when he joined the team by moving from Rymarz Zdort (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on May 20, 2022). He had joined his previous firm back when it was still the Warsaw office of Weil, Gosthal & Manges, spending more than 20 years there, 13 of which as a Partner.
Lukasz Hejmej Heads the Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution practice of Baker McKenzie’s Warsaw office. He focuses on financial institutions’ liability, securities, and shareholder litigation.
According to Baker McKenzie, Rawski’s return to practice will combine local and international responsibilities. "Piotr has also been elected Chair of the firm’s global Policy Committee, a body bringing together Managing Partners from all Baker McKenzie offices. He is the first Pole ever to hold this position."
"This is not only a great moment for me personally, but also one for our firm," Rawski commented. "After two terms, it is a huge honor for me to hand over the management of our office to Lukasz Hejmej, Weronika Achramowicz, and Marcin Chylinski, who were unanimously elected as Managing Partners of Baker McKenzie in Warsaw. This is a true generational change, a bold and conscious move, with our focus firmly on the future. Thank you and hearty congratulations to all three!"