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Experienced lawyers

Embrace every challenge in a career that brings out the best in your work – and you.

Allen & Overy Warsaw opened in 1991 as one of the first international legal practices in Poland. We act for a wide range of Polish and international clients providing comprehensive legal advice on Polish, English and European law in all major practice areas. As such, we play an important part in Allen & Overy’s Central and Eastern European regional practice.

Continual development is one of the major elements of a successful legal career. It plays an important role in meeting client requirements and in contributing to our worldwide strategy. To become an experienced lawyer with us, you need to have a naturally high standard of legal skills as well as other essential skills such as problem analysis and judgment, creativity, strategic planning and the principles of clear and persuasive thinking.

Practice areas

Banking & Finance

Banking & Finance

Allen & Overy is at the heart of the world’s banking and financial markets. Few practices can match the quality of our people, the breadth of our client base, our global reach and our top tier position across the full range of financial products. We advise our clients on the full spectrum of financing disciplines. 

Banking Litigation & Insolvency

Banking Litigation & Insolvency

We have a unique practice focusing on banking litigation matters. We are proud to have a team of lawyers who have been working together on banking litigation matters for many years. We advise leading multinational corporates and financial institutions entrust us with their most complex disputes. We not only act for financial institutions in major lender/borrower disputes and debt litigation, but are also regularly instructed by banks in complicated insolvency and restructuring disputes, as well as contentious enforcements of security, including mortgages, pledges and financial collateral.

Capital Markets

Capital Markets

We have a particularly strong track record advising clients on many ground-breaking capital market transactions. In many cases our lawyers have assisted in devising novel structures to meet Polish requirements and to satisfy clients’ demands. The wide scope of work includes local and international equity offerings, eurobonds, convertible bonds as well as projects in Polish financial markets.

Competition & Antitrust

Competition & Antitrust

The Polish-based Antitrust and EU team is one of the market-leading practices covering all aspects of Polish and EU antitrust law. As an integrated part of Allen & Overy’s U.S.-European Antitrust group, the Warsaw team meets its challenge with ease, having developed expertise both in the provision of strategic advice and in litigating competition matters, in close cooperation with our Brussels Competition team.  

Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A

We handle the full range of transactional and multi-disciplinary work, and provide advice on all corporate matters. Clients value our integrated and seamless legal services, whether they are raising capital, buying or selling businesses, outsourcing, restructuring and carrying out other corporate or corporate finance transactions.  

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property (IP) team advises clients on the full spectrum of IP matters, including protecting trademarks and brands, domain names, software and copyright, designs, know-how, business names, database protection and exploiting IP rights in joint ventures, licensing agreements and development arrangements, and technology transfer agreements.

Property/Commercial Litigation

Property/Commercial Litigation

The Intellectual Property (IP) team advises clients on the full spectrum of IP matters, including protecting trademarks and brands, domain names, software and copyright, designs, know-how, business names, database protection and exploiting IP rights in joint ventures, licensing agreements and development arrangements, and technology transfer agreements.The commercial litigation department deals with wide variety of litigation and arbitration lawsuits. Our team represents major international companies in their high-profile and exceptionally complex patent and trademark disputes which involve a significant amount of technical expertise. The Warsaw commercial litigation team is regularly called on to represent major financial institutions and multinational corporate clients in high-profile consumer protection cases.

Real Estate

Real Estate

The Warsaw Real Estate team advises clients on all aspects of real estate in Poland and abroad. We provide advice on the full spectrum of real estate work, including property finance, property development, construction, operation and maintenance, sale and purchase agreements, leases, tax, leasehold, zoning and planning, environmental and green-field projects.  

Tax

Tax

We provide advisory services in the full scope of tax law, including corporate income tax, value added tax, personal income tax, transfer tax, excise tax, and real estate tax. We work not only on a stand-alone basis but also form an integral part of the full legal service provided by Allen & Overy in Warsaw and globally.  

Employee stories

Olga Wiśniewska-Łukasiuk

Olga Wiśniewska-Łukasiuk

Senior Associate - Competition / Antitrust

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Weronika Groskejc

Weronika Neja

Associate - Banking & Finance

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Working environment

Allen & Overy’s Warsaw office is located in the “Browary Warszawskie” complex. 

Browary Warszawskie is located in the creative and innovative heart of Warsaw and reflects the quality of design and construction that is essential to our ambitions. The area as a whole is an excellent spot to combine work, rest and recreation. 

Our new offices reflect our aspiration to create a new innovative space for our clients and staff. 

The client area hosts both formal and informal meetings. Each client room is equipped with state-of-the-art wireless conferencing technology that can be used with any device to provide smooth, unrestricted communication with people around the world. Our new premises also features a front-of-house area containing a roof terrace and an interior garden.

We strive to make our workplaces environmentally sustainable by using energy- and water-saving technology. Browary Warszawskie is conveniently located with strong public transport links and a specially designed infrastructure to encourage cycling. Browary Warszawskie also includes electric car-charging stations.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new home

Learning and development

The A&O Business School will provide you with the commercial and personal skills that you need to navigate through an ever-changing business landscape. We offer exceptional professional and personal development, training, mentoring and practical support – all of which will allow you to progress in your career.

The A&O Business School offers a variety of excellent courses relevant to your career stage, with an emphasis on practical skills and business insight, to complement our advanced legal knowledge training. The school also offers a unique opportunity to interact with, and learn from experts, peers and partners and gain valuable insights from the world of business. From cutting-edge content to world-class coaches, our partners work on the design of the courses and act as faculty members to share their experience and expertise.

The A&O Leadership Centre equips our partners with the leadership skills to inspire others, encourage innovation and develop strong and enduring relationships with our clients. The Centre offers a combination of programmes, master classes, personal coaching, mentoring and access to relevant experience and opportunities, so you can tailor your personal development to your own needs and aspirations.

Benefits

We’ll equip you for the future, both yours and ours, whatever it may bring. We believe that enjoyment and satisfaction at work go hand in hand. That’s why we’re proud to offer a competitive and innovative employment package that’s committed to the health, success and well-being of all of our people.

Our membership of fitness centres provides opportunities for personal training. Allen & Overy Warsaw participates in the MultiSport programme. This is a unique product which gives the widest access to sports and recreational facilities in over 2,400 locations nationwide.

Alternatively, for those who would rather visit the theatre than the gym, we are happy to refund the cost of tickets to certain plays and performances.

Additionally, the private medical centre is available free of charge to all staff. English lessons are also available to all staff once a week.

Our locations

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • Latin America
In addition to countries where we have offices, we also have a number of International Desks advising clients on large scale international transactions in Europe.

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Joanna Sobka
Joanna Sobka

CEE Regional Head of HR, Human Resources

Warsaw

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