Leading Polish Banking and Finance Attorney Joins Chadbourne's Warsaw Office

Addition of Marek Krol Bolsters Firm's Warsaw Finance Practice

Oct 11, 2010, 12:05 ET from Chadbourne & Parke LLP

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The international law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that top Polish banking and finance attorney Marek Krol has joined the firm as an international partner and in the Warsaw office.

Mr. Krol was most recently a partner at CMS Cameron McKenna, where he served as head of the banking and finance department. Previously, he led the structured finance department at White & Case.

Mr. Krol advises clients on banking and finance transactions, including project financing, real estate investments, syndicated loans, air transportation and maritime equipment purchase financing, loan repayments, bond issues, debt instruments and securitization. He has extensive experience advising on real estate finance projects involving hotels, office buildings and commercial and recreational centers. Mr. Krol has represented clients in negotiations for the acquisition of large commercial properties, obtaining administrative approvals, fund formation and negotiating lease agreements with commercial building owners.

Mr. Krol previously worked for the Polish government in the legal department of the Ministry of Foreign Economic Cooperation, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He also served at KPMG Poland and as legal director in a major Polish bank, where he advised on the formation of bank syndicates financing some of the largest investment projects in Poland.

"Marek's inside knowledge of the Polish banking system, as well as his project finance experience, make him an excellent fit for Chadbourne," said Chadbourne Managing Partner Charles K. O'Neill. "As our Warsaw office prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary, the addition of Marek to our finance team demonstrates our commitment to the Polish banking and finance industry and enhances our ability to provide clients with sound legal advice on even the most complex transactions."

"Chadbourne is very pleased to welcome Marek as we strengthen our finance practice in Warsaw," said Wlodzimierz Radzikowski, Managing Partner of Chadbourne's Warsaw office. "His robust experience and skill in the banking and finance sectors make him a tremendous asset to our team and our clients."

Mr. Krol is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration and the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Warsaw.

About Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, private funds, corporate finance, venture capital and emerging companies, energy/renewable energy, communications and technology, commercial and products liability litigation, arbitration/IDR, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, special investigations and litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates and government contract matters. Major geographical areas of concentration include Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. The Firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, London, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, Kyiv, Almaty, Dubai and Beijing. For additional information, visit: http://www.chadbourne.com.

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