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DWF boosts gaming and insurance capabilities in Warsaw

04 May 2020
DWF | Global Network
DWF, the global legal business, boosts gaming and insurance offering with the addition of gaming licensing specialist Anna Wietrzyńska-Ciołkowska as local partner in Warsaw, Poland. 

Anna joins from DLA Piper where she was a counsel in the corporate practice group and the head of knowledge. She has over 15 years of professional experience in transactional, regulatory and restructuring matters. She focuses on gaming, betting, licensing and the insurance sector."

Anna advises clients on the establishment and licensing of gaming and betting operations in Poland. She gives counsel to the multi-jurisdictional provision of gaming and betting services to Polish residents, promotional lotteries, sports betting, supplies of gaming machines, acquisition of gaming companies and structuring cooperation among shareholders in those companies. Her work also covers the outsourcing of gaming and betting functions, restrictions related to payments and advertising, as well as tax matters. Prior to joining DWF, Anna was involved in the legislation process representing the offshore gaming and betting sector.

Anna provides corporate, transactional and restructuring advice for insurers and insurance brokers, including legal assistance in the processes of sale of shares or insurance assets/business, mergers of insurers or transfer of insurance portfolios as well as ongoing corporate advice.

Michał Pawłowski, DWF's Managing Partner in Poland, said: "We are delighted to welcome Anna to the expanding DWF team in Poland. Her vast expertise in the insurance sector and exceptional and unique experience in providing legal advice to gaming clients will broaden our offering in Poland."

Anna added: "DWF is a dynamic and innovative legal business, employing business-oriented, skilful pragmatic lawyers and tax advisors. I believe that with its strategy of not only providing excellent services but also understanding clients’ needs, engaging its people and doing things differently, it will continue to be a game-changer in the legal services sector. With my knowledge and experience, we should achieve many synergies in servicing clients from corporate, gaming, betting and insurance sectors."

DWF launched in Poland in May 2019. The established and highly-experienced team specialises in commercial legal services including corporate and M&A, litigation, banking, finance and restructuring, energy and environment, venture capital & private equity and intellectual property across a broad range of sectors. 

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