Adam Kowalczyk, the former Head of Litigation at PwC Legal in Warsaw, has joined Bird & Bird as Partner, bringing with him former PWC Legal Senior Associate Grzegorz Jan Kostrzewa and Associate Katarzyna Czech.
According to Bird & Bird, ”Kowalczyk advises clients on heavyweight commercial and regulatory disputes, compliance, and investigations, and he has considerable experience in international arbitration proceedings.” He joins Bird & Bird's Dispute Resolution team in Warsaw, and will work closely with the firm's Financial Services and Automotive sector groups.
Kowalczyk graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow in 2008 and immediately joined DLA Piper. After several years there he moved to Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where he worked for six years, before joining PwC Legal in 2016.
Slawomir Szepietowski, Managing Partner of Bird & Bird, said: "Enlarging our Dispute Resolution team with experienced specialists, particularly in the area of regulatory disputes, is a natural way to boost our regulatory capabilities and demonstrate our success in the field of disputes. I am very pleased to welcome Adam and his team to Bird & Bird. Their knowledge and vast experience will bring real value to our clients."
Peter Knight, Head of the International Dispute Resolution practice at Bird & Bird, added: "I'm delighted to welcome Adam – an extremely experienced practitioner – to the firm. Adam strengthens our compliance and investigations team and will be central to our enhanced disputes practice in Central and Eastern Europe.”