Mr Slawomir Szepietowski > Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k. > Warsaw, Poland > Lawyer Profile

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k.
ul. Marszałkowska 107
00-110 Warszawa
Poland

Work Department

Banking & Finance

Position

Sławomir Szepietowski is the Managing Partner of Bird & Bird’s Warsaw office. He also heads the Banking and Finance practice in Poland.

Career

Since 1998 he has been working in banks and international law firms. He has vast experience in the provision of legal services to financial institutions, including public companies and investment funds on, corporate governance and regulatory matters. Sławomir has worked on various transactions encompassing lending debt, securities issue, derivatives, and private equity. He is an experienced coordinator of teams of lawyers leading specific business lines and projects. He has assisted several international start-up businesses, particularly with the entry of new financial institutions into the Polish market (cross-border activity, establishing branches of foreign entrepreneurs, opening new business lines).Sławomir also works with a large number of FinTech companies, helping them introduce new products and solutions into the market, such as social lending and crowdfunding platforms, paperless banking, introducing new payment methods for the e-commerce sector, advising new entities on providing online payments services and designing new models of granting consumer credit via the Internet.As a recognised expert in applying new technologies in the financial sector, Sławomir has contributed to preparing a report pinpointing the regulatory challenges for FinTech in Poland. He also serves as a legal partner of a new international technology hub in Poland, advising on matching start-ups with corporate clients.

Languages

Sławomir works in Polish and English.

Memberships

Sławomir serves as an appointed legal expert of the Polish Chamber of Commerce. He also served as a recommended arbitrator of the Arbitration Court at the Polish Bank Association. He has been recognised by the Polish Bank Association for his contribution to the development of Polish banking law and practice.

Education

Sławomir graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw.

Lawyer Rankings

Poland > Banking and finance

Bird & Bird Szepietowski i wspólnicy sp. k. is most known for having developed a strong financial regulatory practice, which works alongside the firm’s renowned TMT team to advise on high-profile fintech mandates. The group also handles finance transactions for lenders and borrowers, with an impressive line in green energy financings, as well as real estate finance matters and bond issuances. Managing partner Slawomir Szepietowski leads the team and has expertise in the entry of foreign financial institutions into the Polish market. Maciej Georg heads up the financial transactional offering, focusing on property and renewable energy deals. Of counsel Aleksandra Widziewicz has banking and insurance regulatory knowledge. Senior associate Marta Stanisławska advises financial institutions on corporate governance and new product lines and services.