Links names new Poland chief

Linklaters has reshuffled its Warsaw management team, appointing a new managing partner for the office after the retirement of long-standing Poland chief Tadeusz Komosa.

Corporate partner Cezary Wisniewski will take the helm in Poland. Meanwhile, Jolanta Tropaczynska will replace Wisniewski as Poland corporate head.

Komosa has been managing partner in Warsaw since he joined Linklaters in 2001 and will retire at the end of October this year.

He said: “During the last eight years, I have had the privilege of managing and developing a first-rate team of excellent lawyers and business services staff. It is time for a change and for this team to further develop and strengthen without my continued involvement.”

The move comes just weeks after Linklaters completed a review of its Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) offices. The firm decided to axe four of its six CEE offices and create a new group combining the Emerging Europe, Middle East and North Africa practices, called EEMENA.

Nick Eastwell, EEMENA managing partner, said: “Poland is an important market within the EEMENA region and has huge potential for continuing growth.”