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Piotr Skurzyński named head of Competition practice at Eversheds Poland

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07-12-2015

Wierzbowski Eversheds has announced the appointment of Piotr Skurzyński as Of Counsel and head of the Competition practice in Poland effective on 7 December. The practice was previously headed by Paulina Józefczuk, who over the next several months will be supporting one of the law firm’s key clients through a secondment. 
Piotr Skurzyński is an attorney at law. He specializes in Polish and EU competition law in all its facets. He has considerable experience advising on state aid, consumer rights, and a wide range of issues of European Union law. He is also experienced in projects related to regulation of infrastructure sectors, in particular telecommunications, energy and railways. 
Before joining Wierzbowski Eversheds, Skurzyński worked at the Warsaw office of international law firm Linklaters for over 10 years. His broad experience includes advising large international clients from various sectors (in particular energy, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, wholesale and retail chains and manufacturers of FMCG). He has represented clients before the Polish competition authority (the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection) as well the European Commission in proceedings concerning alleged agreements restricting competition and abuse of a dominant market position. He also worked on a number of cross-border M&A deals, advising on the compliance of transactional documents with competition law, and represented clients in complex merger control proceedings before the Polish competition authority and the European Commission. He is experienced in preparation of competition law compliance programmes and has conducted a number of workshops in this area. At his previous position his duties included organization and supervision of the work of a team of junior lawyers as well as delivery of their work product to clients. 
Piotr Skurzyński is a member of the Polish Competition Law Association and the author of numerous publications on competition law. He has been recommended by the international directory Chambers & Partners Europe as a competition law specialist every year since 2011. 
He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw and completed the course of study at the Centre for English and European Law at the University of Warsaw organized in conjunction with the University of Cambridge. 
According to Krzysztof Wierzbowski, managing partner of Wierzbowski Eversheds, it is inspiring that professionals of such renown are joining our firm. He said that the range of skills and experience offered by Piotr Skurzyński harmonize perfectly with the firm’s growth strategy and the needs of its clients. 
“We are very pleased to welcome Piotr Skurzyński to our law firm and expect a lot from this change,” said Krzysztof Wierzbowski. “I believe that Piotr’s knowledge and experience will give us a strong impulse to further strengthen our presence on the Polish and international markets and open the way to working with many new clients. I am also confident that we will find many business synergies with the firm’s other practices, such as the recently launched Regulatory Risk and Compliance practice.” 
As Piotr Skurzyński explained his decision to join Wierzbowski Eversheds, “I am happy that Wierzbowski Eversheds has entrusted me with the task of heading the Competition practice and developing it further. My own experience to date should complement the extensive knowledge and competencies the firm has already developed, creating a team with great possibilities and able to provide our clients services of the highest quality.” 

Wierzbowski Eversheds has announced the appointment of Piotr Skurzyński as Of Counsel and head of the Competition practice in Poland effective on 7 December. The practice was previously headed by Paulina Józefczuk, who over the next several months will be supporting one of the law firm’s key clients through a secondment. 

Piotr Skurzyński is an attorney at law. He specializes in Polish and EU competition law in all its facets. He has considerable experience advising on state aid, consumer rights, and a wide range of issues of European Union law. He is also experienced in projects related to regulation of infrastructure sectors, in particular telecommunications, energy and railways. 

Before joining Wierzbowski Eversheds, Skurzyński worked at the Warsaw office of international law firm Linklaters for over 10 years. His broad experience includes advising large international clients from various sectors (in particular energy, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, wholesale and retail chains and manufacturers of FMCG). He has represented clients before the Polish competition authority (the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection) as well the European Commission in proceedings concerning alleged agreements restricting competition and abuse of a dominant market position. He also worked on a number of cross-border M&A deals, advising on the compliance of transactional documents with competition law, and represented clients in complex merger control proceedings before the Polish competition authority and the European Commission. He is experienced in preparation of competition law compliance programmes and has conducted a number of workshops in this area. At his previous position his duties included organization and supervision of the work of a team of junior lawyers as well as delivery of their work product to clients. 

Piotr Skurzyński is a member of the Polish Competition Law Association and the author of numerous publications on competition law. He has been recommended by the international directory Chambers & Partners Europe as a competition law specialist every year since 2011. 

He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw and completed the course of study at the Centre for English and European Law at the University of Warsaw organized in conjunction with the University of Cambridge. 

According to Krzysztof Wierzbowski, managing partner of Wierzbowski Eversheds, it is inspiring that professionals of such renown are joining our firm. He said that the range of skills and experience offered by Piotr Skurzyński harmonize perfectly with the firm’s growth strategy and the needs of its clients. 

“We are very pleased to welcome Piotr Skurzyński to our law firm and expect a lot from this change,” said Krzysztof Wierzbowski. “I believe that Piotr’s knowledge and experience will give us a strong impulse to further strengthen our presence on the Polish and international markets and open the way to working with many new clients. I am also confident that we will find many business synergies with the firm’s other practices, such as the recently launched Regulatory Risk and Compliance practice.” 

As Piotr Skurzyński explained his decision to join Wierzbowski Eversheds, “I am happy that Wierzbowski Eversheds has entrusted me with the task of heading the Competition practice and developing it further. My own experience to date should complement the extensive knowledge and competencies the firm has already developed, creating a team with great possibilities and able to provide our clients services of the highest quality.” 

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