Taylor Wessing dominated this week’s lateral partner recruitment, with eye-catching expansion both at home and abroad.
In Poland, the firm has taken on a ten-lawyer team from Deloitte Legal. The group is led by partners Łukasz Szymański and Zbigniew Korba, who together will strengthen the firm’s banking and finance and real estate capabilities in the region. As a result of this team hire, Taylor Wessing’s lawyer headcount has swelled to more than 30 in Poland.
Raimund Cancola, Taylor Wessing’s managing partner for Central and Eastern Europe, said: ‘Zbigniew and Łukasz are renowned in the Polish legal market for the calibre of their expertise, and are highly regarded amongst peers. The appointment of this excellent team provides more great opportunities for us and our clients nationally, regionally and globally.’
And in London, the firm has appointed data protection partner Victoria Hordern and pensions partner Anna Taylor, who join from Bates Wells and Linklaters respectively. Hordern advises on all aspects of EU and UK data protection and privacy compliance, including GDPR implementation, employee privacy compliance and online privacy issues.
Taylor on the other hand is a leading name in the pensions market, with substantial experience of advising both trustees and employers on all legal issues concerning pension arrangements.