Former K&L Gates Partner Michal Petz has re-joined White & Case Warsaw as a Local Partner, bringing Senior Associates Wanda Kudrycka and Artur Kloc along with him.
According to White & Case, Petz, who is qualified in both the United States and Poland and who was an associate with the firm from 2008-2015 before joining K&L Gates, is "an advocate and US attorney with long experience in providing legal assistance to VC and PE funds on the European and US markets, as well as advising on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets regulations. He works for up-and-coming technology companies and many renowned VC funds."
"A part of White & Case’s strategy in the PE area is the ability to provide legal assistance at the VC investment stage, in particular for clients with global potential," said White & Case Warsaw Managing Partner Marcin Studniarek, who heads the office's M&A and Capital Markets practices. "The biggest global VC market is the US and as a US law firm we are in a good position to provide such services. In combination with our leadership in the field of capital markets and mergers and acquisitions, this allows us to identify and cooperate with the best clients, including both VC and PE funds and investment vehicles, starting from the early development stage to the exit from the investment. The new lawyers will work on projects in close cooperation with our offices in London, Milan, and the US (in particular Silicon Valley), starting from the first financing round, through finding a partner ensuring development and expansion, to the exit from the investment through an IPO or sale to a strategic investor."
“I am very pleased to welcome the three of them back on our team because they are coming back with new skills and each of them had the opportunity to work at White & Case in the past," he added. "I am happy about their decision because this means that our firm is dynamically changing and, thanks to its business potential, it creates a real opportunity for development for the best lawyers. The new team consists of renowned experts, and in my opinion it is the best team providing legal services in VC transactions in Poland. It is essential that, apart from having experience in providing legal advice on Polish law, among the new lawyers there are also US-qualified lawyers with extensive experience in providing legal advice on US law. For this reason, the team can provide services under US law also in Poland."