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Allen & Overy strengthens global IP practice with appointment of Partner in Warsaw

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01 July 2015

Professor Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozłowska joins Allen & Overy’s Intellectual Property practice in Warsaw on 1 July 2015 as Partner and head of IP in Poland; she joins from DLA Piper where she was a Partner. 

Professor Szczepanowska-Kozłowska, an expert in both IP and technology, has experience in contentious and non-contentious matters including, patents, trademarks, copyright, competition and personal data protection law; she has represented clients before the common courts and arbitral tribunals. Her appointment will further strengthen A&O’s international IP practice, in particular in CEE, enhancing the team’s ability to advise key clients locally and globally.

Corporate Partner, Jacek Michalski, said: “A&O Warsaw is a sound platform for developing a comprehensive IP offering for Polish and foreign clients in one of the fastest growing economies in Europe. We are aware that international corporations attach huge importance to their legal advisors having strong IP teams locally in the regions where they operate, and Central and Eastern Europe is one of these key areas.” 

Professor Szczepanowska-Kozłowska said: “I am delighted to join the renowned team at A&O. I sincerely hope that my presence will support the further development of both the IP practice itself and the firm as a whole.”


iusz Pędzich, Managing Partner for A&O Warsaw and the CEE, added: “Allen & Overy’s global strategy assumes the strengthening of our IP practice, and therefore we are thrilled to welcome Professor Szczepanowska-Kozłowska on board. She is a remarkable lawyer, a role model for junior lawyers, and is perfectly suited to further the development of our local, regional and global IP team.”

For more information, please contact Dominika Tłuchowska at, or on +48 22 820 6147.