Clifford Chance appoints Agnieszka Janicka as Managing Partner in Warsaw

Clifford Chance has today announced that Agnieszka Janicka has been appointed managing partner for the firm's office in Warsaw. Agnieszka's four year term begins 1 May 2018. She succeeds Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz who has led the Warsaw office since 2008.

Agnieszka has been a partner at Clifford Chance since 1999 and heads the Warsaw Corporate and M&A practice. She joined the firm when it first opened its office in Poland, 25 years ago.  She is widely acknowledged as a leading M&A advisor, with recent highlights including advising leading private equity funds on their investments in targets such as Allegro.pl, Poland's largest online shopping site, and Hortex, an iconic Polish consumer goods brand; and representing PZU, the largest Polish insurer on its acquisition of Bank Pekao from UniCredit Group.

Matthew Layton, Clifford Chance Global Managing Partner commented, "I am delighted that Agnieszka will be taking on the leadership of our highly-successful office in Warsaw.  We are recognised as having an excellent team that clients and the market consider to be the leading players in their fields.  I know that Agnieszka and the wider team are highly motivated to build on their strong market position, to ensure that we deliver ever greater value to our clients.  I would also like to thank Grzegorz who has done a fantastic job over his time as managing partner.  During his time in post, the office has gone from strength to strength."

Agnieszka Janicka said, "I am honoured and excited to have the opportunity to lead the firm in Warsaw as we celebrate our 25th anniversary.  We have a phenomenally talented team, at all levels within the firm, who share a strong commitment to our clients and to further developing the legal sector in Poland.  I am passionate about what we can and will achieve together."

Agnieszka and fellow partners Grzegorz Namiotkiewicz and Bartosz Krużewski are recognised by Chambers & Partners 2018 and by Rzeczpospolita, in the most recent edition of the most prestigious annual ranking of law firms in Poland, as heading the top-rated practices in their respective areas of Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance, and Dispute Resolution, as well as securing individual recognition as leading practitioners in their fields. 

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