Bird & Bird Partner Marta Koremba has become an Equity Partner in Bird & Bird's international network, and Bird & Bird Warsaw Head of Employment Karolina Stawicka and Head of Financing Transactions Maciej Georg have been promoted to Partner.
Koremba has been with Bird & Bird since 2013. According to the firm, “[She] has extensive experience in litigating disputes involving intellectual property rights (trademark protection rights, patent rights and industrial design rights) and unfair competition and manages large international trademark portfolios. Marta advises clients from various economic sectors ranging from life sciences and FMCG sectors to aviation and sports sectors.”
Koremba holds an LL.M. from the University of Warsaw and an LL.M. from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Before joining Bird & Bird, she spent two years with Nowosielski, Gotkowicz, Kosmus i Partnerzy, almost four years with the Kondrat Patent and Law Office, half a year with the Radoslaw Chmura Law and Patent Office, and over two years with Kochanski Zieba Rapala & Partners.
“Marta Koremba's appointment as equity partner is in recognition of her role in establishing great relationships with clients and within the Bird & Bird network over many years,” commented Slawomir Szepietowski, Managing Partner of Bird & Bird in Poland. “The work she and her team do is vital for maintaining the firm's position on the market, particularly in the present challenging times. Another equity partner in Warsaw confirms the growing position of the firm on the market and within the Bird & Bird network.”
Bird & Bird describes Stawicka as "one of the co-founders of the firm in Poland where she has successfully developed the Labor Law practice from the very beginning." In addition to labor law, she also specializes in litigation, including civil and criminal law cases involving corruption and business secrets. She has an MA from the University of Warsaw. Before joining Bird & Bird in 2008, she spent three years with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, a year with Northern Ireland Public Sector Enterprises, over a year with the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a year with Wardynski & Partners, a year with the Foundation for Polish Science, and a year with FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz.
Maciej Georg has been with the firm since 2015. Bird & Bird describes him as "an expert in managing financing transactions [with] extensive experience in representing both domestic and international banks and financial institutions and borrowers. He advises on financing transactions for real estate and energy projects and on corporate financings and LBO projects.” He has a Magister’s degree in Law from the University of Warsaw. Before joining Bird & Bird, he spent almost ten years with Soltysinski Kawcki & Slezak, almost four years with Linklaters, two and a half years with Hogan & Hartson, and five years with K&L Gates.
Szepietowski added that he is “delighted to welcome Karolina Stawicka and Maciej Georg as Partners. Maciej is my right-hand man in the financing and financial regulations practice, leading our transactional team. He is a solid, experienced practitioner, appreciated by clients and a great colleague in our team. Maciej is also very helpful to other practitioners in the firm in building business relationships, including with clients outside the financial sector. This is a well-deserved promotion, which confirms Maciej's competence, achieved results and professionalism.”
He also said that “Karolina co-founded Bird & Bird in Poland. Since then, she has built a strong employment law team that is recognized by clients and the market. Karolina is an experienced practitioner who understands the needs of clients from different sectors of the economy. She also supports us in developing our relationships with large international clients. I am confident that together with Karolina we will further strengthen our position in regulatory and strategic business advisory. I wish Karolina and Maciej the best of luck and great success in their new roles.”