Squire Patton Boggs has promoted the firm’s Head of Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC) in Poland, Michał Karwacki, to Partner in the firm’s Warsaw office.
Karwacki has some 15 years of transactional experience, with a special focus on the private equity and VC sectors. Since joining Squire Patton Boggs’ Global Corporate Practice in May 2014, Karwacki has led the firm’s private equity and VC team in Poland by developing close relationships with local PE Houses that are extremely active in their markets.
Karwacki is known for his skills in managing and advising on all aspects and stages of private equity and VC transactions, from matching potential deal partners, and structuring and negotiating the deal to closing and post-completion work. He has been involved in some of Poland’s leading transactions in the sector. A well-known commentator on the market and a key speaker at the recent 2015 Polish & CEE Private Equity Conference in Warsaw, Karwacki has been recognised by Chambers Europe 2014 as “a key figure with a strong track record in private equity”. He is also praised by clients and market observers in Chambers Europe as “a noteworthy lawyer who is thorough and committed”, and endorsed for his “energetic approach” as well as "efficiency, experience and excellent skill-set”.
Squire Patton Boggs is recognised as a leading adviser in the private equity and VC markets in Central and Eastern Europe. Since 2014 Karwacki has worked closely with colleagues in the firm’s Global Corporate Practice to develop the private equity and VC portfolio not just in Poland but also in neighbouring countries in the CEE region.
Peter Święcicki, Squire Patton Boggs’ office managing partner in Warsaw, says: “We’re delighted to have Michał as a Partner in Warsaw. He has proven to be an inspirational colleague, delivering commercially astute advice to valuable clients and enhancing our market reputation through excellent deals.”