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Allen & Overy boosts its Litigation practice in Warsaw with a new partner hire

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Allen & Overy (A&O) is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Kowalczyk as a partner in its Litigation practice in Warsaw.

Adam joins A&O from Bird & Bird, where he was a partner since 2018. Adam has over 17 years of experience as a general commercial litigator, as well as white-collar crime and investigations specialist. He acts for financial institutions, private and public companies from various sectors (infrastructure and transport, energy & utilities, chemicals and heavy industry), local governments, state-owned entities, and high-net-worth individuals.  Apart from resolving complex commercial disputes, Adam specialises in internal inquiries, business fraud and corruption, money laundering, sanctions compliance, insider trading and tax crimes.

Adam joins with a team of three professionals, including Grzegorz Kostrzewa, counsel, and Jacek Becker and Mateusz Kosowicz, associates. The combined Litigation team headed by partners Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozłowska, Bartosz Merczyński and Adam Kowalczyk will consist of three partners, two counsels and fifteen associates.

Arkadiusz Pędzich, managing partner of the CEE region and the Warsaw office, commented: "We are excited to welcome Adam to our team and to further expand our dispute resolution offering. His network and skills will enable us to serve our clients with the best service and solutions in this demanding and fast-changing market.”

Martin Magal, Head of the CEE Dispute Resolution practice added: "Adam’s appointment reflects our strategic ambition to further grow our Dispute Resolution practice in Warsaw and in the CEE region. Adam and his team will bring depth of expertise to our litigation, investigations and white-collar crime offering.”

Adam added: "I’m thrilled to be joining the Allen & Overy team. I look forward to bringing my expertise to A&O’s platform and client base and working with the reputable team in the Warsaw office and beyond.”