Former PwC Legal Partner and Head of TMT/IP & Data Protection Gerard Karp has joined DWF as a Partner and Head of the firm's newly established Personal Data Protection, Cyber Security, and Technology Compliance practice in Poland. Former PwC Counsels Marian Giersz and Pawel Dudojc will be joining him in DWF's new practice as Counsels.
According to DWF, Karp specializes in personal data protection, IT, and electronic communication. "His longstanding experience has seen him advise clients on diverse and complex aspects at the intersection of internet law, IT, privacy rights, and the broadly defined digital market. Gerard, for the last 15 years, has advised the largest national and international entities on key projects regarding personal data protection, e-commerce, IT, and cloud solutions."
Prior to joining PwC in 2017, Karp was a Partner with Eversheds Sutherland, where he spent almost 11 years. In 2006, he spent nine months with White & Case as an Associate in the firm's TMT practice.
"It's a great pleasure to join such a prestigious legal business, with so many exceptional lawyers on board, which in addition is growing at such a rapid pace," Karp stated.
"I'm delighted to welcome Gerard, Marian, and Pawel to DWF in Poland," added DWF Poland Managing Partner Michal Pawlowski. "This is an important step in the development of our offering in Poland for the benefit of our clients and is in line with the market trends and our strategy."
"I am delighted that Gerard is joining DWF to lead our new Personal Data Protection, Cyber Security and Technology Compliance practice in Poland," commented Global Head of the Technology, Media & Communications Sector at DWF, Stewart Room. "His experience and reputation in the market aligns with our business' deep pedigree in supporting clients through a huge range of technology and regulatory matters. I look forward to working closely with Gerard, Marian, and Pawel in establishing a successful team in Poland."