Paweł Zdort

Managing Partner

Paweł Zdort is an attorney-at-law admitted to practice in Poland, a managing partner of Rymarz Zdort, formerly known as Weil, Gotshal & Manges – Paweł Rymarz sp.k., and a co-head of the mergers and acquisitions practice.

He graduated, with distinction, from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw in 1998 and qualified as an attorney-at-law in 2003. He joined the firm in 1996. Pawel is a renowned specialist in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and private equity transactions. His clients include public and private companies, private equity funds, underwriters and institutional clients from a variety of industries. He also has broad experience in corporate governance and hostile takeover defence issues.

For many years Paweł Zdort has been recognised by international legal rankings such as Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, IFLR1000, PLC Which Lawyer? and Expert Guides, as well as the local legal rankings of a leading Polish daily, Rzeczpospolita, and the Polish edition of Forbes, as one of the leading lawyers in Poland for corporate and M&A, equity capital markets, private equity, and energy & natural resources.

The prestigious legal ranking publication Chambers & Partners has since 2007 ranked Paweł as one of the best specialists in Poland for corporate/M&A, capital markets and private equity, including currently ranking him in Band 1 for equity capital markets, corporate/M&A and private equity. According to recent reports, top-ranked Paweł Zdort is known for his strength in advising on a wide range of transactional matters for private equity houses, real estate companies and investors. He is widely recognised, with an impressed client noting that he is a “very creative person who has strong interdisciplinary knowledge and leadership skills and who is helpful in difficult moments.” He retains a top ranking for his ECM capabilities, regularly assisting both underwriters and issuers. Sources roundly praise his skills, also noting that he is “focused on how to solve legal issues and find the right balance between parties and a fair solution on difficult topics.”

Another prestigious legal ranking publication, The Legal 500, has many times ranked Paweł as a “Leading Individual” for equity capital markets and since 2018 it has ranked him in the same category for M&A and private equity.

Paweł Zdort has for many years been ranked as one of Poland’s best lawyers for stock exchange debuts, capital markets and securities as well as M&A and restructuring in the legal ranking prepared by Rzeczpospolita.

Recent news

MCI.PrivateVentures and AMC Capital IV Albatros sell ATM

20 October 2020

Rymarz Zdort advised the selling shareholders of ATM S.A., MCI.PrivateVentures (a subfund of MCI.EuroVentures 1.0) and AMC Capital IV Albatros S.à r.l. (a company advised by Mezzanine Management) on ...

MCI.PrivateVentures and AMC Capital IV Albatros sell ATM

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

Cordia International acquired shares in Polnord S.A.

16 April 2020

Rymarz Zdort attorneys advised Cordia International Zrt. on the acquisition of a majority equity stake in Polnord S.A. (representing 92.9% of the total number of votes and shares in the company). The ...

Cordia International acquired shares in Polnord S.A.

The coronavirus epidemic – planned remedies in the area of company law

25 March 2020

The state of epidemic emergency announced in Poland has created an unprecedented situation that is seriously affecting businesses and their business activity. In recognition of the problems that busin...

The coronavirus epidemic – planned remedies in the area of company law
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