Nabarros set for Polish recruitment

LONDON firm Nabarro Nathanson has moved to larger premises in the Polish capital of Warsaw, further expanding its presence in the country.

The firm, which opened in Poland more than four years ago, recently relocated to

offices in the centre of Warsaw, upgrading from 500 to 670 sq metres of office space.

Practice head Michael Davies says additional Polish lawyers will be signed as part of the firm's growth, and interviews for lawyers in the “middle and junior” ranks have been conducted.

“What we essentially practice here is Polish law, so the expansion will be through lawyers on the Polish side,” says Davies. “It's highly unlikely that we will be bringing in any more ex-pats.”

The team includes Polish, German and UK lawyers, as well as New York practice Weil, Gotshal & Manges with which Nabarros has a worldwide co-operative agreement.

Three partners – Davies, UK solicitor Steven Shone and local lawyer Tomasz Dobrowalski – work out of the office, along with 14 fee earners.

Caseload includes corporate acquisitions, fund management and energy advice, and Nabarros has also established a strong real estate practice.

The firm acts for two of the foreign fund manager groups in Poland's mass privatisation programme, and is involved in the first foreign funding of a Polish power plant's modernisation.