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MAGNUSSON EXPANDS IN POLAND WITH NEW BANKING PARTNER

2011-11-15

Magnusson boosts its banking and finance practice with arrival of Patryk Laskorzyński, who joins the Warsaw office as partner as of 1 January 2012.

Magnusson boosts its banking and finance practice with arrival of Patryk Laskorzyński, who joins the Warsaw office as partner as of 1 January 2012.  Patryk Laskorzyński focuses on banking, corporate finance, capital markets and currency markets. He advises banks and other financial institutions on a wide range of legal matters, such as financing projects including structured finance, restructuring, M&A, regulatory including representation in contacts with the Polish Financial Supervisory Authority. He also assists in public offerings and transactions on the capital and currency markets.

Prior to joining Magnusson, Patryk headed the banking and finance department of DLA Piper in Poland and before that, he was with Allen & Overy. Examples of projects he has handled include, among others, advice to Banco Santander S.A. in the acquisition of BZ WBK S.A. for in excess of EUR 4 billion, as well as advice to European Investment Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on regulatory matters and on financing for the acquisition of trams by the City of Warsaw (EUR 250 million) and by the City of Kraków (EUR 60 million).
Patryk holds an LL.D. degree and is admitted in Poland as a legal advisor (radca prawny) and an attorney-at-law (adwokat). He is also a graduate of Executive Master of Business Administration studies at Institute of Economics of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

We are delighted to welcome Patryk to Magnusson and deeply believe that he will add a new dimension to our banking and finance practice. His arrival will further enhance our ability to advise banks and financial institutions in Poland and firm-wide - 
comments Andrzej Tokaj, managing partner of Magnusson Warsaw.

The arrival of Patryk Laskorzyński follows a series of lateral hires which have boosted Magnusson's banking and finance practice during past 18 months. Key hires include in particular leading Swedish experts Miri Chiko-Radomski, Björn Wendleby, Liselotte Calander, as well as highly experienced Henry Hiljander in Finland.

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