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Iwona Her

Partner

Iwona Her is an attorney-at-law admitted to practice in Poland, a partner in the corporate department of Rymarz Zdort and the head of the antitrust and competition law practice.

She graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw in 2001, also completing, with distinction, a course in English and European law organised by the British Centre for English and European Legal Studies at the University of Warsaw in co-operation with the University of Cambridge, and qualified as an attorney-at-law in 2008. She joined Rymarz Zdort, formerly known as Weil, Gotshal & Manges – Paweł Rymarz sp.k., in 1999.

In 2012, based on a recommendation from the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, Iwona became a non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network, an association of competition agencies from all over the world devoted exclusively to competition law enforcement.

A specialist in antitrust, M&A and corporate law, Iwona has significant experience in Polish and European Union competition law matters, including in respect of merger control proceedings, cartels or abuses of dominance, and consumer protection. She has also advised on distribution agreements, co-operation agreements, joint ventures and state aid.

Iwona advises companies from various sectors, such as the financial, fuels, chemicals, energy & gas, telecommunication, transportation, FMCG, heavy industry (steel and coal), and real property sectors.

The prestigious legal ranking publication Chambers & Partners has since 2013 ranked Iwona as one of the best specialists in Poland for competition/antitrust. According to recent reports, Iwona Her enjoys a strong reputation in the market for her experience in merger control. She often assists high-profile clients with court proceedings in Poland and the EU. She also handles abuse of dominance and merger clearance matters. One client mentions that she is “very responsive and quick.” “She knows how to combine clients’ expectations with clients’ goals,” says another interviewee.

Another prestigious legal ranking publication, The Legal 500, has since 2016 recommended Iwona for competition/antitrust. In the 2018 edition of another publication, IFLR1000, Iwona was recommended as a “Notable Practitioner”, and since 2019 she has been singled out as one of a select few “Highly Regarded” lawyers for M&A.

Recent news

Rymarz Zdort supports Polish energy group PGE in the finalisation of a JV agreement for the implementation of two offshore wind farms with a total capacity of 2500 MW

7 May 2021

Rymarz Zdort advised Polish energy group PGE in the finalisation of a joint venture agreement, announced on 10 February this year with Danish company Ørsted, the purpose of which is the development, ...

Rymarz Zdort supports Polish energy group PGE in the finalisation of a JV agreement for the implementation of two offshore wind farms with a total capacity of 2500 MW

Rymarz Zdort advises Brookfield on its investment in Polenergia

25 February 2021

Rymarz Zdort advised BIF IV Europe Holdings Limited, an affiliate of Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. ("Brookfield"), in connection with its investment in Polenergia S.A. (“Polenergia”), one of...

Rymarz Zdort advises Brookfield on its investment in Polenergia

Rymarz Zdort supports Polish energy group PGE in the implementation of two wind farm projects in the Baltic Sea with a capacity of up to 2.5 GW

16 February 2021

Rymarz Zdort advised Polish energy group PGE in the conclusion of a joint venture agreement with Danish energy concern Ørsted, involving the development, construction and operation of the Baltica-3 W...

Rymarz Zdort supports Polish energy group PGE in the implementation of two wind farm projects in the Baltic Sea with a capacity of up to 2.5 GW

Bank Pekao acquires certain assets and rights, as well as certain liabilities of Idea Bank, in the course of a resolution process commenced by the Bank Guarantee Fund

4 January 2021

Rymarz Zdort has advised Pekao in the acquisition of certain assets and rights, as well as certain liabilities of Idea Bank, in the course of a resolution process commenced by the Bank Guarantee Fund....

Bank Pekao acquires certain assets and rights, as well as certain liabilities of Idea Bank, in the course of a resolution process commenced by the Bank Guarantee Fund

Innova Capital sells controlling stake in Trimo

21 August 2020

Rymarz Zdort, as the lead transactional counsel, advised Innova Capital in connection with the auction sale of 100% of the shares in Trimo d.o.o. to Kingspan Group plc. Slovenian company Trimo is a...

Innova Capital sells controlling stake in Trimo

100% of the shares in Virgin Mobile Polska have been sold to P4

10 August 2020

Rymarz Zdort advised the sellers on the transaction of the sale of 100% of the shares in Virgin Mobile Polska sp. z o.o. to P4 sp. z o.o., the operator of the Play mobile telecommunications network. ...

100% of the shares in Virgin Mobile Polska have been sold to P4
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